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Next GTA "likely" in Take-Two's fiscal 2012, worth about $750m

Posted: 25.11.2010 by Technet2k

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Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey believes Take-Two and Rockstar will "likely" unleash the next GTA between April 1st, 2011 and March 31st, 2012.

He firmly states it will be another huge blockbuster for the studio and will sell upward of 16m copies worldwide, raking in approximately $750m.

Aninmus Project Update 1.0 DLC revealed for AC: Brotherhood

Posted: 25.11.2010 by Technet2k

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Ubisoft has announced the first DLC for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and its releasing entirely free, adding a new game mode and fresh locale.

The Advanced Alliance mode is more difficult than the original, with target finding a bigger challenge. Mont Saint-Michel is the new multiplayer map.

Konami's "reinvented" Castlevania hits 1m "remarkable sales"

Posted: 23.11.2010 by Technet2k

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The release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow in early October has now racked up 1 million sales in Europe and North America, pleasing Konami.

The series has "truly reinvented itself" and these "remarkable sales" stand as a "true testament" to the game's developers. Not out in Japan yet.

Portal 2 delayed until April 18th

Posted: 19.11.2010 by Technet2k

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Valve's Portal franchise ...and a delay? Yes it's true but this is the "shortest delay" yet in the studio's "proud tradition of delays", so there's little need to fret.

Apparently this is something to celebrate as it signals a "convergence of Valve Time and Real Time," they joke. It now retails April 18th in North America.

Disney and TT Games developing LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean video game

Posted: 18.11.2010 by JamieSI

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Disney Interactive Studios and TT Games today announced that it's developing LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The video games will be released simultaneously with the new film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" in May 2011.

Germany's USK says nein to Splatterhouse, banned from selling

Posted: 17.11.2010 by Technet2k

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The German ratings board USK is not impressed with Splatterhouse and have refused to classify it for sale, thus rendering the title banhammered.

The ultra-violent Xbox 360 and PS3 game was just too much and so won't be releasing November 26th, unlike most other places on planet Earth.

Bioware teases with first image of new game (Updated)

Posted: 17.11.2010 by JamieSI

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We don't know what this new game will be yet, but stay tuned to find out more soon.

Mass Effect 3?

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 DLC on forest moon of Endor

Posted: 17.11.2010 by Technet2k

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C'mon now, ever since you saw those furry little Ewoks cripple the Empire's 'best legion' of troops on that damn moon... you've wanted vengeance.

LucasArts are providing us with another 'what if?' DLC scenario with Starkiller for The Force Unleashed II. It assumes you went all Dark Side, you scamp.

Ubisoft wants to do right with Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood DLC

Posted: 17.11.2010 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft Montreal producer Vincent Pontbriand has admitted that the publisher wants to do better with DLC for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, as he feels that some fans felt cheated with the DLC that it released for Assassin's Creed 2.

"We wish to do better. I think people felt cheated at the impression that there was stuff that didn't make it into the game. It's frustrating since I can understand that view but it wasn't our intentions at all." said Pontbriand.

Capcom to "bridge a link" to Dead Rising 3 with more digital titles

Posted: 16.11.2010 by Technet2k

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The launch of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero was a hit for Capcom, providing a prologue to Chuck Greene's main role in Dead Rising 2 - they want more.

Capcom have said it's a sure bet they'll "bridge a link" to Dead Rising 3 with more digital bite size releases, but they "don't want to say episodic" - yuck.

Ubisoft delays Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Driver: San Francisco

Posted: 16.11.2010 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft has revealed during an investors call last night that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Driver: San Francisco have been delayed into Ubisoft's 2012 financial year.

These titles had previously been scheduled for release during Q1 2011, but this change means they could be released anywhere after April 1, 2011.

Marvel Pinball announced for PSN and XBLA

Posted: 16.11.2010 by JamieSI

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ZEN Studios and Marvel Entertainment has announced Marvel Pinball, a collaboration combining great comic book characters with a videogame pinball experience on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

Use your pinball skills to help Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Blade save the world from notorious Super Villains on four different pinball tables.

More Assassin's Creed in 2011

Posted: 16.11.2010 by JamieSI

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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is out today in the US and on Friday in the UK, but will Ubisoft develop another Assassin's Creed for 2011? And will it be Assassin's Creed 3?

Nothing is official at the moment but CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, revealed during a financial briefing call yesterday that there will be something Assassin's in 2011.

LEGO Star Wars III out early 2011

Posted: 15.11.2010 by Technet2k

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Hoping to ride on the huge success of TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network, we have LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

It takes place solely during the Clone War era with 20 story-based missions and 40 bonus levels. It's also got RTS style Clone vs. Droid battles.

Angry Birds coming to XBLA and PSN?

Posted: 15.11.2010 by JamieSI

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At the Social Gaming Summit in London, Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka revealed that the hit iPhone game Angry Birds will be appearing on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in the near future.

Little is known at the moment, but Vesterbacka did talk about the forthcoming Angry Birds multiplayer mode, and revealed that it will resemble “old school Worms”. Let's hope the multiplayer component will be ready in time for the XBLA and PSN versions.

Zombies!!! still planned for Xbox Live Arcade

Posted: 15.11.2010 by JamieSI

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We'll forgive you if you've forgotten about the Xbox Live Arcade version of Zombies!!!, because if we're honest we did too.

The previous developer was cut, although now it seems that development is being handled by Babaroga, who just released a version on Windows Phone 7.

Transformers: War for Cybertron sequel in 2012

Posted: 15.11.2010 by JamieSI

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Hasbro has revealed at a recent investors day that it's working on a sequel to Transformers: War For Cyberton that is planned for a release in 2012.

Activision should release this sequel on multiple platforms, and High Moon Studios are back as the developers.

Ubisoft tease Assassin's Creed: Ascendance, animated series

Posted: 11.11.2010 by Technet2k

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Publisher Ubisoft have released a teaser trailer for the upcoming animated series they're calling Assassin's Creed: Ascendance - rain and running.

It's a very short clip they tease us with and it comes from UbiWorkshop, the guys behind other such Ubisoft promotion work - short films, comics etc.

Terminal's "super compelling" Kinect Star Wars title out late 2011

Posted: 10.11.2010 by Technet2k

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Ghostbusters developer Terminal Reality is making LucasArts' very first Star Wars game for Microsoft's Kinect, but it's not due until Christmas 2011.

Kinect creative lead Kudo Tsunoda revealed the due date, saying it can make you "feel you're part" of Star Wars. What he's seen is "super compelling".

New L.A. Noire trailer Thursday

Posted: 09.11.2010 by Technet2k

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Stop the freaking presses! Rockstar will be throwing us a brand new trailer for Team Bondi's L.A. Noire this week, Thursday to be more precise.

It'll be with us 5pm GMT. The game has been in the works with Australia-based Team Bondi for a very, very long time. Its launch delayed into 2011.