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1C Company reveals Death to Spies: Moment of Truth

Posted: 23.03.2009 by JamieSI

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1C Company announced today the development of a sequel to the stealth-action title Death to Spies titled Death to Spies: Moment of Truth.

The game's main character is Semion Strogov, Captain of the 4th department of the Soviet counterintelligence service called SMERSH. SMERSH literally means in Russian Death to Spies, which was the name for a set of counterintelligence departments in the Soviet Army formed during World War II. Strogov is back from his previous missions and must now participate in a series of even more complicated and exciting military operations under the code name Death to Spies: Moment of Truth.

Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust coming to Xbox 360 and PC on March 27th

Posted: 20.03.2009 by JamieSI

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Codemasters announced this morning that Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust will be released on March 27th for Xbox 360 and PC, although there was no mention of the PlayStation 3 version.

Laden with illustrious voice talent to provide the laughs, gamers can now catch video interviews with Jay Mohr (Simpsons, Family Guy, West Wing, Scrubs) who voices Larry Loveage and Carmen Electra (Starsky & Hutch) who plays Ginger Vitus; both videos are now available to view from Strategy Informer.

Indie dev Paleo "apologize" for accidentally selling M.O.B. alpha

Posted: 20.03.2009 by Technet2k

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In a slight snag, Paleo Entertainment upped the "incorrect version" of their Merchants of Brooklyn game to Steam - it was an alpha build.

The dev has since corrected the mishap and issued an apology on their official forums, stating gamers should "log in/log out of Steam" in order to get the "correct version of M.O.B."

GarageGames revealed to have purchased Tribes IP "late last year"

Posted: 20.03.2009 by Technet2k

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The developer, made up of several ex-Tribes staffers, will be reviving the original Tribes game for fans and n00bs to see "what jetpacks are all about."

The studio says they bought the rights to all things Tribe last year "from Activision/Vivendi". GarageGames will be showcasing their browser-based Tribes 1 at GDC.

Atari: Ghostbusters needed polish, it's 'Gears of War Lite' "in a way"

Posted: 20.03.2009 by Technet2k

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Garrett Moehring, senior producer at Atari, said they realised the Ghostbusters game needed polishing the moment they nabbed it.

The team "didn't add a ton" because of that, but they did work to make it "much more accessible." It's "an action-shooter" with a Gears of War vein to it, though "not as complex."

Molyneux: Game characters "totally adapting" to players by 2016

Posted: 20.03.2009 by Technet2k

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Asked where the game narrative will be by 2016, in time for Edge's 300th issue, Peter Molyneux predicts truly adaptive player characters.

Videogames have a "uniqueness and adaptability" no other medium can enjoy. The gaming veteran also reckons we'll have an "equivalent" masterpiece to 'The Godfather' film by then.

Greenberg: PS3 is "hemorrhaging", PS2 owners "choosing Xbox"

Posted: 20.03.2009 by Technet2k

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Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has stoked the flames of war once again, slamming Sony's next-gen console for "months of year-over-year declines."

Recent NPD figures have given Greenberg new zeal. "PS3 was down in February two percent even with" Killzone 2's launch, the rival to Xbox 360 is "heading south" he proclaims.

Our industry has changed, stereotype "has hardly changed at all"

Posted: 20.03.2009 by Technet2k

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Sony's UK chieftain Ray Maguire has said the videogames industry has to do more to vanquish negative stereotyping that still surrounds us today.

It's partly our own fault for shock value ads back in the '80s and '90s, like "baths full of blood" for Resident Evil, "that's what they remember." Such narrow targeting left "a dangerous legacy."

Blizzard launch revamped and sleek Battle.net, it's "an evolution"

Posted: 20.03.2009 by Technet2k

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The brand new Battle.net has finally launched with it granting access to all Blizzard games through a single account for users.

Your World of Warcraft and Battle.net accounts can now merge, but only for North American ones for now. It's streamlined to link all things Blizzard together in a single technological terror.

PSN now peddling PSone's Silent Hill, SOCOM, Midnight Club DLC

Posted: 20.03.2009 by Technet2k

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The PSN Store has got its latest delivery of digital goodness to sell in PS3 land, and the neighbouring PSP isle.

SOCOM: Confrontation has arrived now for European shoppers, so has PowerUp Forever along with DLC for Call of Duty: World at War and Midnight Club L.A.; more knick-knacks inside.

Guitar Hero Metallica Demo Appears on Xbox Live

Posted: 20.03.2009 by JamieSI

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Major Nelson lets us know that a demo for Guitar Hero Metallica is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Get ready to thrash with Metallica and other rocking bands. Unleash your inner metal God and showcase your skill on guitar, drums, vocals and bass. Featuring the music of Metallica, Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Motörhead and more.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles South Central DLC Delayed on Xbox Live due to Bug

Posted: 20.03.2009 by JamieSI

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Rockstar Games informed Strategy Informer this morning that Midnight Club: Los Angeles South Central, set to release on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network today, has not yet gone live on Xbox LIVE due to an unforeseen bug in the title update.

"We are currently working as quickly as we can to resolve this issue, and we will notify everyone as soon as the DLC is made available. Thank you for understanding and your patience. Please note that this issue does not affect the DLC on the PlayStation Network - it is currently live and available for download." said a spokesperson.

Sony: Publishers all "fired up" for PS3 this year, size does matter

Posted: 20.03.2009 by Technet2k

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SCEA VP Peter Dille has said publishing houses are all excited, primed for a great year for the PS3 with devs "nowhere close" to stressing the console.

The size of your appliance matters too, thanks to Blu-ray the PS3 has the advantage says Dille. Killzone 2 clocks up 40 gigs on disc, that's something "you can't do" on rival platforms.

Paradox Interactive acquires publishing rights to East India Company

Posted: 20.03.2009 by JamieSI

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Paradox Interactive today announced that it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to the naval war strategy game, East India Company. The game developed by Finland based Nitro Games is based on the historical East India Companies of the 18th century. Players will enjoy building the world's largest trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in spectacular naval battle mode.

"East India Company is an excellent addition to the Paradox portfolio of quality games. With a combination of challenging gameplay and outstanding production value, East India Company is sure to impress the most demanding gamers", Says Fredrik Wester, Executive VP of Paradox Interactive.

Paradox Interactive Promises Groundbreaking Strategy Game for GDC

Posted: 19.03.2009 by JamieSI

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Paradox Interactive confirmed today that it has signed a brand new, and exciting strategy game to add to their line-up of games for 2009, which will receive its public unveiling at GDC in San Francisco with the development team on hand to talk about the game in more depth.

"A groundbreaking title that already has a groundswell of public anticipation behind it, the identity of this game will be revealed very shortly."
said a Paradox Interactive spokesperson.

Halo Wars Reaches One Million Sales

Posted: 19.03.2009 by JamieSI

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Microsoft announced today that Halo Wars has reached more than one million sales worldwide, making it the most sucessful real-time strategy game on any current generation console.

Full press release inside.

Microsoft confirms SEGA's Outrun Online Arcade hits XBLA April 15

Posted: 19.03.2009 by Technet2k

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The classic racer will be burning virtual pixel rubber this April 15th on XBLA, with a PSN release also in the works for PS3 gamers.

SEGA know their arcade stuff, so expect to suspend the laws of physics and jump in for some fast and manic racing. Heart Attack and Time Attack modes have been confirmed.

Midway teases "sweet new" game in the works, details "awesome"

Posted: 19.03.2009 by Technet2k

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The publisher's community manager has plastered on his Twitter that a demo of "an early-stage game" has hit his desk, "color me excited."

Another Midway spokesperson, equally sly, has said the unannounced project is "awesome" and that we should "stay tuned for more info". Hopefully they plan something for GDC.

UK study says "active gameplay" healthy, could help trim the fat

Posted: 19.03.2009 by Technet2k

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Nottingham Trent University studied between games that require "no real physical movement", and "interactive multimedia videogames".

They found energy use can be pumped up "approximately 42%" during "active gameplay" like that in Wii Sports. Kids who played 60 mins every day for a year could burn around "7.5lbs of body fat."

NHL 10 for PC and PS2 offers 'no profit', EA cans them apparently

Posted: 19.03.2009 by Technet2k

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According to Hockey Download's user 'Drezz', EA will be foregoing a PC and PS2 version of NHL 10 because revenue "wasn't high enough" last time around.

Instead focus has been shifted entirely onto the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the EA Sports franchise. This news from EA's Ryan Nicholas says 'Drezz', PC/PS2's NHL producer.
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