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THQ's "biggest studio" opens in Montreal, "favourable economics"

Posted: 04.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Thanks to "Quebec's many advantages" like huge financial incentives for videogame developers, THQ has setup shop in Montreal.

It's all those "refundable tax credits" that make Montreal an ideal spot for the industry. They start with 60 staffers, and will grow to 500.

EA's "world-class" Medal of Honor reboot due "Fall 2010", site is up

Posted: 04.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Publisher EA has slapped the new and modern 'Medal of Honor' with a release window, and launched a new site of teasing hotness for it.

This "re-set and re-boot" for the long-time series will be out late 2010, and star Tier 1 Operators. They go on missions "no one else can".

Microsoft brings GOD to PC gamers, via Games for Windows Live

Posted: 04.12.2009 by Technet2k

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No the corporate giant isn't suddenly 'born again', but expanding their Games on Demand digital service to conquer include PC. It's not a port.

They didn't "create a cut-and-paste" version, it's all built for seamlessness and stuff. Resi Evil 5, Red Faction Guerrilla among launch titles.

Funcom and Xfire to give "unique live" Godslayer expansion demo

Posted: 04.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Age of Conan's new expansion is 'Rise of the Godslayer' and Funcom have teamed up with Xfire to give us a streamed "live demo" this month.

On December 7th, at 12pm PST, Funcom staffers will show off "never-before-seen" content from the upcoming MMO expansion for an hour.

Borderlands DLC 'on way to PC', Gearbox trademark Borderworlds

Posted: 04.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Console gamers have been able to enjoy the undead-infested DLC offering for Borderlands, but so to can PC owners, soon-ish.

Though Gearbox wish they "had a date for you", at least another update is in the pipeline. Could a Borderlands sequel be called 'Borderworlds'?

Take-Two claim Borderlands a "key franchise", sequel definite now

Posted: 04.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Gearbox Software can grin big because top bosses at Take-Two love Borderlands, because gamers love Borderlands.

Boss Strauss Zelnick and CEO Ben Feder of Take-Two hailed the new IP as a "key franchise" for them, thanks to its "successful launch".

Bayonetta demo arrives in this week's PlayStation Store update

Posted: 04.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Platinum Games' Bayonetta is nearly here but for now we can at least sample the demo, thanks to the latest weekly PlayStation Store update.

What else is there to be had? The usual suspects really, though a couple of Uncharted 2 motion comics mix it up. Plus LBP gets Ezio Auditore!

Edge of Twilight still has hope, Fuzzyeyes staff cut "to a minimum"

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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In response to the rumours over the closure of the Australian studio Fuzzyeyes, CEO Wei-Yao Lu has issued a statement to clear the air.

Yes they're near death but a defibrillator is on hand. This "problematic time" has seen staff layoffs and in-house development ceased.

Sony celebrates 15 years of PlayStation, the grey box launched 1994

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Well it barely launched in 1994, it was December 3rd after all. Sony is gleeful over 15 years of PlayStation and has put up a spiffing website.

That grey slab of a console launched in the US September 9th, 1995 and September 29th in Europe. Home gaming was never the same.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is for PC as well as console

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Ubisoft has admitted that next year's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will be prancing about platforms and like on PC, and not just consoles.

Previously they announced it was 2010 bound "for consoles and handhelds." This may hold true as the PC game might retail much, much later.

Sony launch SingStar holiday update, fixes errors "caused" by devs

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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If you've been pining over the loss of songs and videos from SingStar, because of Sony's balls-up, then not to worry because they're back.

They're "really sorry" for robbing gamers of songs, and user feedback "has been invaluable," they say. The update packs a punch.

Modern Warfare 2 update "a big one," notes taken "since release"

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Robert Bowling of Infinity Ward has revealed the first ever title update for Modern Warfare 2 is a biggun', and he'll spill its secrets pre-launch.

Before the landing of this whopper, it's likely a hotfix could arrive for the 'Javelin glitch', which Microsoft is already threatening with suspensions.

THQ "reinvigorating" licensed title portfolio with DreamWorks deal

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Publisher THQ and animated movie heavyweight DreamWorks have struck a deal, which brings kid-centric cinema mayhem to videogames.

That means the Kung Fu Panda sequel, Shrek's Puss in Boots and The Penguins of Madagascar are all heading for game development.

Treyarch need 'history subject matter' researched for Call of Duty

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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To get on staff for Treyarch's latest Call of Duty instalment, as it's their turn now to deliver in 2010, you need to hit the books (pre-Internet invention).

This tells us it'll be sticking with the past and not encroaching on Infinity's Modern Warfare. The dev must research for the "history and look of the level".

Terminal Reality has "exciting AAA Natal title," wants more coders

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Terminal Reality, who made Ghostbusters recently, are looking for new programmers to send into the coding trenches.

Those with a thing for the "bleeding edge" will love tackling difficulties on their "AAA Natal" project. It seems it'll have vehicle chases too.

Tragnarion announce 'The Scourge Project', for PC and Xbox 360

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Spanish developer Tragnarion Studios has been working both "co-op action" and "co-op storytelling" into their multiplatform third-person game.

Each player gets a "distinct perspective" on the core story, which is packed with boss fights, puzzles, special talents and a slew of multiplayer.

Use Modern Warfare 2's glitches, "receive suspensions from Live"

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Stephen Toulouse of Xbox Live has warned all would-be exploiters of Modern Warfare 2's 'Javelin glitch' that they'll be sent to the naughty corner.

While Infinity work on getting the "MW2 glitch fixed," that's no excuse to exploit it. First offense is 24 hour ban, more "can be 2 weeks!"

Homefront "can compete" with Call of Duty, sequel already planned

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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THQ and Frontlines: Fuel of War developer Kaos Studios are working on Homefront, a shooter set in an invaded America. Think Red Dawn.

Which is handy because John Milius, who wrote Red Dawn, is helping Kaos. It'll have "cliff-hangers" leading into DLC and Homefront 2.

EA unveil modern day 'Medal of Honor' reboot, set in Afghanistan

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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It's happened. Publisher EA has made it official that Medal of Honor will be returning to us on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next year. Bye bye WW2.

This delivers the "most authentic" present day war experience, say EA. It focuses on the "Tier 1 Operator", the most battle ready soldier.

Acti "owns the leadership" of first-person shooter, EA "want it back"

Posted: 03.12.2009 by Technet2k

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John Riccitiello is boss of EA and right now he wants that FPS crown back from Activision, to rip it from their fancy pants Call of Duty series.

Just like it was taken from Medal of Honor. He knows it won't "happen tomorrow" but that "innovation and quality" shall win over fans.