Videogame legend Peter Molyneux, who led both Bullfrog and Lionhead Studios to prominence, will be honored at this year's BAFTA videogame awards with a special Fellowship recognition, a lifetime award given to Will Wright in 2009 and Shigeru Miyamoto in 2010.
505 Games has announced a new Kinect sports title that will put the gamer in the role of a competitive swimmer, which will be sponsored by Olympic champion Michael Phelps.
According to developer Blitz Games, Michael Phelps - Push the Limit will capture the player's movements to accurately simulate swimming, and eventually try to beat Phelps himself in competition.
If you're wondering why there are no longer any face plates in your local videogame retailer or why the Xbox 360 redesign prohibited them, it's simple - Microsoft discontinued them because no one was buying them.
Here's an odd one for you:
It seems despite Microsoft no longer supporting the original Xbox Live game servers, some die-hards Halo 2
fans are still playing
You all remember GTA: San Andreas right? Especially that scene...
Well if you ever filed a claim against Take-two for being offended by that infamous piece of code, then a check for an amount between $5 - $35 may be on its way to you.
In a some-what controversial move, Microsoft has confirmed it will be shutting down the Halo 2 servers upon the release of upcoming title Halo 3: ODST.
According to the software giant, Halo 2 is a major factor contributing to certain changes not being made, for example the 100 friends limit cap. Original Xbox titles have this cap hardcoded into them, and so they're unable to make the changes.
Capcom announced today that a new multiplayer mode for Resident Evil 5 will be released post-launch as paid digital content via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. The new mode, called Versus adds a deadly twist to Resident Evil 5's multiplayer, pitting players against each other in a contest of survival, a marked departure from the central co-operative nature of the game.
Versus allows up to four players to match wits in online battles across two very different game types. Slayer's Rule is a point-based game that challenges players to kill Majinis. In Survivor's Rule, players hunt the most dangerous game, each other! Players can begin the hunt as Chris, Sheva or other secret characters, and choose from either one-on-one or two-versus-two team matches for either of the two gameplay styles.
Don't like the idea of a film classification board rating games in the UK? Feel like standing up for your medium of choice?...
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It all appears to be kicking off at Sierra, one of the publishing labels of Vivendi Games'. It's all down to unrest in the company that all of its titles will have to be pitched to the head honcho's at Activision (and obviously they don't like that!).
Phil Harrison recently resigned from his position within Sony Computer Entertainment, but we can now confirm that he has been appointed as President and Directeur General of Infogrames Entertainment.
Your weekly look at all the games that will be available to buy for money this week.
Staff of Strategy Informer recently enjoyed playing
Geometry Wars: Galaxies on the Nintendo DS, and also gave it a whopping 8.2/10 in our Wii review
, so to celebrate our love for all things Geomentry Wars, we've decided to run a little competition to allow our European visitors the chance to win a copy of either the DS or Wii version.
UPDATE: The Competition has now closed, winners are announced inside!
We've published 6 new screenshots for game name, which is in development by company name and is currently set for release on the PS2, PSP and Wii.
So it's Friday and we all know that means: new games! Yes, my internet friends, today is the day that publishers and developers are on the edge of their seats waiting to hear if you, the reason for their existence, have gone out and bought the game that they have have used countless hours crafting and promoting.
Capcom is looking for gamers around the San Francisco Bay area next Friday. If you're selected then you'll get to see and play an announced project currently in development by Capcom. The fun doesn't end there either, gamers will also be showered with prizes and other goodies.
We've got more news from Financial documents today, but this one bring some sour news to the gaming industry. THQ has decided to scrap a few of its titles, and two franchises will also be wiped out of the development line.
Stuntman Ignition was released towards the end of last year and received average reviews from the media, for this reason THQ has scraped the series.
Zavvi has told MCV that they'll be increasing their games area by 15 percent, taking shelf space from the music section.
The reason for this increase is because during the Christmas season the store saw a big increase in the amount of game products that got sold. This will mark the second time its increased its range of gaming products.
The Competition Commission has confirmed that Game's acquisition of Gamestation is almost set and that the market shouldn't expect to see any substantial lessening of competition for the supply of gaming software, consoles and related accessories in the UK.
Game said: "The board of The GAME Group is pleased to note that the Competition Commission, in its final report published today, has unconditionally cleared the completed acquisition of Gamestation,"