The board at Take-Two have rattled their briefcases and pens in disapproval once again at EA's offering of $26 a share. They say they'll explore more options after the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, a pivotal release for the company and one that EA wanted.
Take-Two says to "Not Tender Shares at $26 a Share" to their stockholders, not to feel pressure from EA's deadline tactic.
Irrgheist Games, developers of H-Craft Championship, has revealed that it is currently working on two projects for the PC. Both are racing themed games, but the first one appears to be a futuristic Street racing game named Sci-Fi City, whilst the second one is a Sci-Fi Rally game that will feature volcano-mountains and snowy woods.
During a press conference in Paris this morning, Electronic Arts have revealed a special Collector's Edition for the upcoming Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning MMORPG. The pack will include miniature models of warboss Grumlock and shaman Gazbag.
A 128-paged hardback novel, a 224-paged art book and in-game content bonuses too, pre-ordering nets even more goodies.
After the company’s announcement that they've bought the rights to the Tom Clancy name on books, movies and games investors see a 5.91 EURO rise in shares. This is the biggest rise for Ubisoft in two months bringing the total value at around 54.98 EUROS.
They had previously declined 29% this year before yesterday’s revival for the publisher, who's also tingly all over now for a film.
GT5 Prologue is but days away but many have been puzzled at whether they should just save their dosh and get the full game. Chris Hinojosa-Miranda, SCEA associate producer, has revealed that the full game is "about a year away."
Prologue has already enjoyed a huge pre-order platinum success here in Europe.
Producer Jeff Hickman has announced this morning that their MMORPG of Warhammer will be pushed back to an autumn release. It was originally slated for a Q1 release this year, which soon changed to Q2 as the studio wanted more time to polish the game.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is for the PC and is being developed by EA Mythic.
You might have heard about the Capcom 25th Anniversary DVD that comes packaged with the latest issue of the Famitsu magazine. This DVD also contain a new video for Resident Evil 5 that shows gameplay footage, models of the characters and weapons, along with an interview with the producer Jun Takeuchi.
NCSoft's Lineage II uses Epic's previous prodigy the Unreal Engine 2 so they're no strangers when it comes to licensing. Now they've gone and formed a two-game deal with Epic, they'll be using the latest engine to development a couple of new and unannounced MMOs.
UE3 is used in Epic's own Gears of War and UT3, they predict their next instalment of the engine will be near exclusive to the next generation of consoles.
The ERSB website is the industries ratings board in the U.S. and their listings tend to 'leak' news of certain games launching from time to time. Darwinia is marked as having an 'E' rating meaning for everyone and is carrying an Xbox360 listing.
Introversion Software's Darwinia was widely acclaimed when it was launched on PC, offering a truly unique spin and atmosphere to RTS and puzzle gameplay.
Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft big-wig, has revealed their devilish plans to give a Tom Clancy MMO the thumbs up now that they control the IP, and are free from royalty woes.
So what could a Clancy MMO cost the publisher I hear you wonder? Guillemot doesn't seem put off when he estimates figures between $40 and $50 million now that they can see "full return."
EA have been in talks with Starz Media, a film company commissioned to bring the animated film to the world through television and disc. Dead Space is a horror survival game, a team aboard mining vessel USG Ishimura pulls an artefact from a dig site and boom - alien menace!
The film is set to premier on October 31, the day EA's Dead Space game launches on next-gen consoles and PC.
Some RPGs really like to pride themselves at letting the player shape the world or at the very least the kingdom around them. Fallout 3 is no exception with a possible 200 different endings, Bethesda is keen to admit though that some variations will be minimal.
Still it’s a technical 200 endings; other features have apparently exploded in scope too.
Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six all have the Clancy brand plastered all over with the publisher having to cough up each time.
However Ubisoft have come to the conclusion it would be cheaper in the long run to invest now by buying the name and watch the future profits eat the cost.
EA has announced a key giveaway for the Battlefield: Bad Company
multiplayer beta test for the Xbox 360. Any gamer from North America or Europe with an Xbox Live Gold account can participate, all you'll need do is head over to FilePlanet.
There are a limited amount of keys, but they will also be available through IGN.com
, Planet Battlefield
and Voodoo Extreme
. So if you are too late for the FilePlanet batch, keep checking those sites. Additionally, for those in North America, Gamestop
will offer 5000 keys.
The beta test officially begins on March 25.
Crytek and EA have released the 1.21 patch for Crysis. This hotfix corrects a potential client and server crash exploit. It weighs in at 37MB and requires the 1.2 patch to be previously installed.
Download the Crysis 1.21 patch.
Paradox Interactive has unleashed a new Developer Diary for Supreme Ruler 2020. Written by David Thompson - Lead Designer, read on to discover the operational situation on his trip to last month's, Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
EA's Chris Corry feels there's a long journey to go through before a real-time strategy on the consoles can become as accessible and fluent as the master of strategy - the PC.
Even then he believes they could never compete with the mouse and keyboard, to which the RTS is so "inherently reliant."
Warren Spector has voiced the primary reason why he let Junction Point be acquired by Disney was he wants to be able to compete in the triple-A space, but knows as an independent developer that's just crazy these days.
Mounting costs and quality are major headaches for the little guys out there and Spector can now enjoy the "freedom" to create and develop.
Silverlode Interactive announced today that it has been focusing on getting things in place to resolve the remaining crashes that some users are experiencing whilst playing Saga, the newly released MMORTS.
Sony has confirmed that their latest firmware update for the PS3, arriving late March, will include BD-LIVE. This system will let users 'interactive' with movies by giving them access to "a variety of downloadable content, including bonus scenes, shorts, trailers, subtitles, ringtones that can be sent to mobile phones, images, and more."