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Ueda: "I have an interest in making first person games"

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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Fumito Ueda has announced he has an "interest" in making first person games.

He also admitted that he has a particular love for Valve's first-person shooter Half-Life 2.

Dust 514 free of subscription charges

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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The news spurting from Fanfest in Reykjavik over the weekend suggests that CCP's upcoming console MMO Dust 514 won't charge players with a monthly subscription.

Instead, the game will use micro-transactions via the virtual items marketplace.

Vogster Entertainment lets you try CrimeCraft for free

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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Vogster Entertainment has announced that you can now try out CrimeCraft for free, and for an unlimited time.

The trial will provide players with access to the major features of the game, a generous offering when you consider the Premium sub costs $9.99 a month.

Pro Evo to work with motion control in the future

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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Future instalments of Pro Evolution Soccer could work with new motion control technology, such as the PS3's wand and Microsoft's Project Natal.

This is according to series creator Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka, who spoke to IGN about the matter.

Microsoft enabling video capture in all 360 games?

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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Microsoft could be developing a tool that allows for all Xbox 360 games to record and share video clips.

"We'd love to have video capture in our game, but why work on something that the platform holder is already developing?" an anonymous developer told Kotaku.

Dragon Age: Origins Character Creator on the way

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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Bioware has announced that a Dragon Age: Origins Character Creator will be released on October 13th, giving PC users the chance to design their characters in anticipation of the game's release in November.

"What we have managed to do is get the awesome BioWare dev dudes/dudettes to break off the Dragon Age: Origins Character Creator from the main game so you can download it as a separate application to your PC," explained BioWare community coordinator Chris Priestly.

Call of Duty 3 and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 added to Games on Demand

Posted: 05.10.2009 by JamieSI

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Microsoft has announced that it's bringing Call of Duty 3 and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 to the Games on Demand service on Xbox Live Marketplace from tomorrow.

Both of these games will be available to purchase for £19.99.

Developers concern over lack of 2010-11 titles

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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According to several companies that have spoken to GamesIndustry.biz, there is huge concern over the lack of commissions for 2010-11. As things stand, many feel that next year will arrive with a staleness and unoriginality that the industry isn't known for.

As publishers refrain from commissioning new ideas in favour of their core products, we could be in for a dull ride post 2009.

Molyneux: We never said Fable III isn't going to use Project Natal

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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Peter Molyneux's at it again. This time he clears up the situation round Fable III, highlighting how he "never said it's not going to use Natal."

Molyneux told website Game Kings the following:

"I am going to say itís going to use a controller. But Iíve never said itís not going to use Natal."

Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps and Achievement details announced

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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As Modern Warfare 2 gains momentum before release, gamers everywhere will be salivating at the news of the multiplayer maps and Achievements being uncovered.

This announcement comes after the release of a brand new trailer, and gives us map names such as "Rust", "Terminal", "High Rise" and "Scrapyard" to ponder over. The game's Special Ops missions also include match types such as "Body Count", "Snatch and Grab" and "Suspension".

Activision defends Modern Warfare 2 price

Posted: 05.10.2009 by JamieSI

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Activision UK managing director Andrew Brown has defended the publishers decision to price Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 at £55 RRP.

When Activision originally revealed the price, retailers warned of the effect that the increase would have on consumers, which is £5 more than other Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles on the market.

But Brown is confident that consumers will feel that they are getting a good deal with the content provided by Modern Warfare 2.

Black Bean Games announces WRC game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Posted: 05.10.2009 by JamieSI

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Black Bean Games have announced that it's working on a new World Rally Championship game for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The game is being developed by Black Bean Games and its in-house studio Milestone, who brought us MotoGP and SBK Superbike.

SCEA art director wanted God of War III as "a first-person shooter"

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Ken Fieldman of Sony Computer Entertainment America, their art director no less, tried "unsuccessfully to convince" God of War's Stig Asmussen to go FPS with number 3.

Fieldman says that Asmussen "didn't see the genius" or the potential of Kratos' "truly badass" weapons in a first-person shooter style. Fantastic news for God of Wars fans.

Star Wars The Old Republic fine print hints at micro-transactions?

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Some rather ambiguous wording has left speculation in its wake, that the upcoming MMO from BioWare and LucasArts could be micro-transaction supported. It's one possibility.

The other is that it merely refers to in-game currency. The signups for closed beta testing mention "points" that are "non-refundable and non-tradable," and used in a "Game store".

Gamers' ability to rally "is amazing," modder pays for Valve boss trip

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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It's a heart warming story that surprisingly hasn't been picked up by Disney yet. A Left 4 Dead modder by the name of Joe W-A has raised $3000 to fly out Valve bosses.

He started the 'Fly Gabe Newell' campaign after he quizzed him why he never got flown to Valve HQ, despite L4D2 boycotters getting airfare. Gabe Newell and Erik Johnson are Down Under.

Stardock's Wardell no fan of Games For Windows, too controlling

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Microsoft's Games For Windows label doesn't have support from Stardock Games, as CEO Brad Wardell says if they ever took over PC gaming then he's "done" making them.

Wardell isn't amused by their current strategy of title updates, especially if you go over the limit because then "you have to pay money." Luckily for Stardock many still avoid the label.

Ratchet and Clank Future demo too big, split in two seperate pieces

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Insomniac Games' Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time will be getting a demo before the US release date of October 27th. In fact it will be getting two at the same time.

The demo originally planned for fans was too big reveals the developers, and so they decided to split it. You therefore get a taste of Ratchet and Clank levels separately. Genius.

EA's Spore has "truly original" potential, Fox partner for feature film

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Publisher EA and Twentieth Century Fox have combined might to get Spore on the big silver screen, with Ice Age director Chris Wedge attached. Spore "provides the potential".

Spore is the creation of Maxis and Will Wright which has players design and control their very own species, and eventually a space faring civilization. EA and Fox see a film in it.

No western Bayonetta demo until Q1 2010, one for Japan next week

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Publisher Sega has ruined Christmas, or may as well have for gamers looking forward to PlatinumGames' Bayonetta getting a playable demo this year, unless you're Japanese.

If your PlayStation 3 happens to call Japan 'home' then you're in luck because next week a demo will release on the PlayStation Network. Bayonetta on PS3 has had some trouble.

Sony celebrate PSP Go launch with minis and full games on PSN

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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This week's PlayStation Store update is dominated by PSP thanks to the launch of Go this week. So on offer are 13 minis games like Tetris, Alien Havoc, Breakquest and others.

Also going for PSP are full title releases like FIFA 10, Iron Man, Beaterator, God of War, GTA: Liberty City Stories and more for higher price tags. PS3 meanwhile gets Brutal Legend demo!
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