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"Surprise Sony sequel" announcement coming on Friday, and more

Posted: 03.03.2010 by JamieSI

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The latest promo for GameTrailers TV reveals that a "surprise Sony sequel" will be announced on Friday, along with a new Mafia II trailer, the first footage from Puzzle Quest 2 and news on the upcoming Mass Effect 2 DLC.

This should be for a PlayStation 3 title, with us taking a guess at either LittleBigPlanet 2 or Killzone 3?

Survey: Gamers "show more interest" in Xbox 360 Final Fantasy XIII

Posted: 01.03.2010 by Technet2k

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MyVoucherCodes has posted a report that they believe shows the Xbox 360 Final Fantasy XIII will outsell the PS3 version, thanks to searches.

Most consumers have looked up the 360 title, 250k unique hits in fact, over PS3's 120k. Final Fantasy has always been a "huge draw for Sony".

BioWare: Dragon Age's Return to Ostagar DLC for PS3 March 11th

Posted: 25.02.2010 by Technet2k

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PlayStation 3 gamers will finally get the latest Dragon Age: Origins DLC next month, having finally "passed certification" with Sony for PSN.

BioWare will be "releasing an update" March 4th, to prepare the game for the DLC. The team "truly appreciate" the patience of PS3.

SEGA dates Alpha Protocol

Posted: 25.02.2010 by JamieSI

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SEGA and Obsidian has confirmed that Alpha Protocol, the upcoming RPG from the maker's of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, will be released in Europe on May 28.

Australia gets it slightly earlier on May 27, while the US has to wait until June 1.

Fallout creator Cain "played and finished" Fallout 3, "and I had fun"

Posted: 23.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Co-creator Tim Cain of Fallout jumped into Bethesda's Fallout 3 "as soon as it came out," and he enjoyed the ride and even replayed it.

It showed they had a "deep understanding" of the Fallout universe, and knowledge of "key aspects". Cain would have "done things differently".

Borderlands shifts over 3m copies boss Pitchford reveals at DICE

Posted: 22.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford announced during the recent DICE Summit in Las Vegas that new IP Borderlands has sold over 3m so far.

It was 2009's fastest-selling original IP and numbers for 2010 look good. Its third piece of DLC is on the way, hoping to attract even more.

EA ships over 3m for Dragon Age: Origins, "tremendous start" for IP

Posted: 19.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Publishing giant EA has now shipped over 3 million copies of BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins, the brand new fantasy RPG franchise.

Everyone at BioWare is "extremely pleased" with this news, and it's had a "great reception" with fans and critics. Expansion due next month.

Lack of Unreal coders led to The Last Remnants' framerate issues

Posted: 18.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Square Enix chief tech officer Julien Merceron says just because you have middleware doesn't mean you get away with "less programmers".

It's what caused The Last Remnant to suffer so on Xbox 360. This is one of the "traps with middleware", to underestimate fine tuning them.

Final Fantasy will "probably never" adopt first-person shooter style

Posted: 17.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Motomu Toriyama is a Final Fantasy XIII designer and writer, and he says the franchise will never go first-person, though third-person...

That's a different thing altogether, as it's a "more realistic fit". Toriyama-san admits FFXIII doesn't have "basic RPG" like "towns or shops."

Fallout: New Vegas "not a ghost town," has a "massive game world"

Posted: 17.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Bethesda's Pete Hines teases how Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas is a city "up and running," unlike Fallout 3's urban graveyards.

Vegas "still exists and thrives" despite the global nuclear war. To explore everything on offer could take "hundreds of hours" reveals Hines.

PS3 Dragon Age expansion "only available as a download" for PAL

Posted: 16.02.2010 by Technet2k

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BioWare's upcoming Dragon Age: Awakening will be available as a download title for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for all when March 16th is here.

However PAL territory PS3 gamers can only get it through the PlayStation Store, whereas Xbox 360 and PC can buy the retail package.

Kitase: FFXIII the "complete package", they're "not planning" DLC

Posted: 16.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Once again the Final Fantasy brass have flip-flopped on the DLC issue, with producer Yoshinori Kitase now denying any is in the works.

Final Fantasy XIII is "100 percent enjoyable" as it is says Kitase-san, and the team isn't "planning any DLC at this time." Is that Final?

Final Fantasy VII HD remake has Yoshinori Kitase "really interested"

Posted: 16.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Yoshinori Kitase is a JRPG veteran and legend, having been with Final Fantasy since forever. Once again he's asked about a VII remake.

The PSone had a lot simpler animation, and had no voice acting. Quality "is so high right now" thanks to next-gen. Would be "great experience."

Square Enix admits "altered" Xbox 360 comparison shots of FFXIII

Posted: 15.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Some recent assets of Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox 360 looked suspiciously clone like to PS3 footage, in fact they were completely identical.

Square has confessed they "mistakenly" included these comparison shots, that were "taken for pre-production" and not for public use.

Square "don't know how possible" 3D Final Fantasy XIII is, curious

Posted: 12.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Producer and designer Yoshinori Kitase admits they're "interested" in exploring a possible 3D Final Fantasy XIII. A 3D trailer already exists.

It's being shown in Japanese theatres, usually alongside James Cameron's Avatar. It could be made into a "wider release in the future."

Obsidian Entertainment also working on Wheel of Time game for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

Posted: 12.02.2010 by JamieSI

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Red Eagle Games and Obsidian Entertainment today announced that it's formed an agreement to create new video games based on Robert Jordan's fantasy series, The Wheel of Time for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

"The development team at Obsidian Entertainment has demonstrated time and again that they can successfully blend storytelling with technology to craft a superior RPG game experience," said Rick Selvage, Chief Executive Officer of Red Eagle Games. "Obsidian Entertainment is the ideal development partner to help Red Eagle Games take Jordan's beloved characters from the printed page to exciting new forms of interactive media."

Sega's Resonance of Fate out on March 26th in EU, for PS3 and 360

Posted: 11.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Japanese RPG 'Resonance of Fate' from Star Ocean developer tri-Ace is out late next month in Europe, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

It's picked up pretty good scores in Japan already, under the name 'End of Eternity'. It's a steampunk world with dark secrets to discover.

FFXIII bosses are confused by Wada's "this type of game" comment

Posted: 10.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Last month Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada cast doubt whether they repeat "this type of game" internally, referring to Final Fantasy XIII.

Wada-san noted the team should move on to "create and generate" next-gen "forms of play." Yoshinori Kitase doesn't quite understand.

SouthPeak dates 3D Dot Game Heroes for Europe

Posted: 10.02.2010 by JamieSI

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SouthPeak has confirmed that its retro RPG 3D Dot Game Heroes will release in Europe on May 14, 2010 for PlayStation 3.

Fans looking to get early hands-on with the game will be able to at the Midlands MCM Expo on February 20 at the Telford International Centre.

Fallout: New Vegas details out, has 'optional hardcore living' mode

Posted: 09.02.2010 by Technet2k

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According to gamer magazines, like PC Gamer, we'll be getting the chance to live it real tough like in studio Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas.

Dehydration, weighty ammo, no insta-heal - that's 'hardcore'. Elsewhere we have reputation alongside karma, and we're no Vault Dweller!
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