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BioWare teases "Take Back Earth" trailer coming on 19th February

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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BioWare has posted a teaser for a new Mass Effect 3 trailer coming on the 19th February.

The teaser seems to be a reference to the famous and controversial Lyndon Johnson "Daisy" advertisement, except instead of nuclear explosions, it's a Reaper.

Squad tactical strategy game Fray goes into alpha

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Gamers who are disappointed that the Syndicate reboot went the first person shooter route should be interested that French developer Brain Candy and publisher Desura have announced that their new science fiction tactical strategy game Fray has gone into alpha. Gamers who support the game by preordering the game for the full $19.99/€17.99/£14.99 price tag will immediately get the alpha build to help test it.

Valve launch "basically useless" $100 virtual item for Team Fortress 2

Posted: 15.02.2012 by Technet2k

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It's the thought that counts, say Valve, so why not virtually pick yourself up a 'Something Special For Someone Special' ring for Valentine's Day? It'll only cost you $100 to show your love!

Basically you'll waste "as much as 1/6 less money" on this Valentine surprise, which when bought is giftable to that special someone. It spits out matching diamond rings.

Ubisoft announce first Anno 2070 DLC, 'Eden Project'

Posted: 15.02.2012 by Technet2k

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Futuristic set Anno 2070 will be getting even more ecologically friendly tech with the Eden Project DLC. It's the first time in the series that it leaves the past behind.

A new world event occurs with the DLC with "brand new technologies" for players to exploit to keep their islands healthy and profitable. There's also a new "Eden architecture line" for buildings.

Ubisoft "thrilled and kind of amused" of leaked 2012 line-up, it's "inaccurate"

Posted: 15.02.2012 by Technet2k

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2012 will see Assassin's Creed 3, Splinter Cell: Retribution, a new Brothers in Arms, Prince of Persia and Just Dance? Probably not as the alleged 'leaked schedule' is "inaccurate."

It shows gamers are "anxious to hear about" Ubisoft's line-up, and they're "thrilled and kind of amused" by it all. Sadly it's not true but we'll hear "directly" from Ubisoft soon for fiscal 2012-13.

Mass Effect 3 on PC "does not support controllers," says BioWare

Posted: 15.02.2012 by Technet2k

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Sorry game pad wielding PC junkies, but BioWare's Mass Effect 3 isn't giving you the time of day - officially at least. The PC version will not natively support game controllers.

Keyboard and mouse is where it's at for PC Mass Effect 3, much like it was with the previous titles. They "may or may not work," but BioWare doesn't officially support them.

38 Studios founding spurred by 'disappointment' in EverQuest II

Posted: 15.02.2012 by Technet2k

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Retired pitcher Curt Schilling reveals that his 'disappointment' in Sony's EverQuest II fueled him to form 38 Studios, and subsequently develop and release Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

"What were they thinking?" wondered the former Red Sox player. The studio is funded mostly by Schilling, with help from "high net-worth individuals". The Apple II hooked him on gaming.

Bethesda: Morrowind and Cyrodiil viewable in Skyrim 'for aesthetics'

Posted: 15.02.2012 by Technet2k

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Climb a tall mountain in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and you might be able to peek at neighboring lands Morrowind and Cyrodiil. Why? Because it would be odd if they were missing.

Todd Howard teases that "maybe we'll use it one day," but primarily it was to give players something to see if they looked in that direction. None of it is in high detail - it's just background.

New Resident Evil 6 details emerge

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JustCommunication

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New details have emerged regarding Capcom's latest Zombie-fest (that isn't really about zombies anymore), Resident Evil 6.

Amongst the tid-bits of information, (like the timeframe being 2013) it seems the game will be set in China, America and even Eastern Europe, with the story following three protagonists - Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and a third unidentified man.

Mad Riders coming to XBLA, PSN and PC in Spring 2012

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft confirmed today that Mad Riders, formally known as Project Haste, will be developed for the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and for the PC as a digital title this spring.

Mad Riders, developed by Techland, is an off-road arcade racing game that see players performing aerial stunts and racing on over 45 tracks from all over the world. To gain the edge on the competition, players will need to use their boost skill wisely and take advantage of shortcuts hidden in the tracks.

Aussie R18+ videogames rating aiming for 1st January 2013 ratification

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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It seems that Australian gamers will have to wait til the 1st January, 2013 to get an R18+ mature rating for videogames, according to Federal Minister for Home Affairs Jason Clare. This followed Clare's introduction of former-Minister Brendan O'Connor's legislation to Parliament yesterday, as promised.

MechWarrior Tactics website revealed, unveiling in 6 days

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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A new website for a game called MechWarrior Tactics has been spotted in the wild. The site features a countdown timer and a registration form asking for the player's "commander name", in addition to the usual email address request.

Street Fighter X Tekken launching 11th May on PC

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Capcom has announced that the PC version of the crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken will be arriving on the 11th May. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions were already scheduled to launch in North America on the 6th March and in Europe on the 9th March.

Minecraft creator states he can cover the $13M to create Psychonauts 2

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson is so devoted to the idea of helping Tim Schafer and Double Fine produce Psychonauts 2, he's pledged he could personally cover the entire $13M in development costs for the game.

Star Wars: The Old Republic landing on Australian, Asian shores on the 1st March

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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EA Australia has announced BioWare's licensed MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will land on Australian shores on the 1st March, along with Asian territories.

Preorder Mass Effect 3 on Origin, get Battlefield 3 free

Posted: 15.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Electronic Arts is offering a sweet deal to entice people into preordering Mass Effect 3 on Origin: they're giving away a free digital copy of Battlefield 3 for anyone who does so.

Dungeon Defenders celebrates 1M sales with free Valentine's Day DLC

Posted: 14.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Trendy Entertainment has announced that the developer will be celebrating 1M sales of Dungeon Defenders will free Valentine's Day-themed downloadable content on Steam.

The DLC, which is for the PC version only, is called the "Sky O' Love" Challenge Mission, and tailored for co-op play - preferably with a loved one. The mission has gamers playing matchmaker by pairing “Boy” mobs with their same-species, significant, “Girl” mob others! However, Mega Cupid isn’t too happy about his work being done for him.

Phineas and Ferb cavort as Disney Universe DLC today

Posted: 14.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Disney Interactive has announced that new DLC is available today for Disney Universe. The new downloadable content features the Disney Channel's popular show, Phineas and Ferb, including a Danville level as well as new costumes allowing players to dress up as Phineas, Ferb, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Agent P and Candace.

Darksiders II releasing on the 26th June

Posted: 14.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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THQ has announced via the official Darksiders Twitter feed that Darksiders II will be hitting retail this Summer on the 26th June.

According to the tweet, "Oh by the way.... You can get your hands on @Darksiders II on June 26th #Darksiders2"

Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters hitting UK on the 9th March

Posted: 14.02.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Deep Silver has announced that Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters will be landing on UK shores on the 9th March for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game had been released last Fall in North America.