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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!

BioWare reiterates the "long-term" for Dragon Age and Mass Effect

Posted: 09.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Ray Muzyka of BioWare, that's Dr. Muzyka, has reaffirmed how committed they are to Dragon Age and Mass Effect with "dedicated investment".

BioWare have "stand alone products, expansion packs" in mind for their "long-term plans" for both new IPs. New gear DLC launched recently.

Sega delays Obsidian's Alpha Protocol again, is out "Summer 2010"

Posted: 08.02.2010 by Technet2k

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The reasoning behind Alpha Protocol's delay was to "position it better" and because devs wanted to really "polish the game up" for release.

It was due out last year but since then they've tweaked lighting, spruced up the inventory, and just generally bringing the "quality level up."

Square: Final Fantasy VII style "very hard" to make HD, no plans yet

Posted: 05.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Publisher Square Enix has dispelled, once more, rumours that they're working on a HD remake of Final Fantasy VII for PlayStation 3.

It's all down to graphics, as it would take "enormous time" to do it. Final Fantasy XIII is without towns because of quality demands.

Bethesda confirms Fallout: New Vegas for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

Posted: 04.02.2010 by JamieSI

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Bethesda has confirmed that the next chapter in the Fallout franchise, Fallout: New Vegas, will be released in Autumn 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor, and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.

Fallout: New Vegas "new stuff" expected today, Bethesda teases

Posted: 04.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Obsidian Entertainment, who consist of ex-Black Isle veterans, are handling Fallout: New Vegas using Fallout 3's engine.

It's not a direct sequel to events in Bethesda's Fallout 3, and is due out this year. We're told to keep our "eyes peeled" for new info today.

Square Enix announces global release for NIER

Posted: 03.02.2010 by JamieSI

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Square Enix has announced that NIER will have a global release on 23rd April 2010, for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

BioWare dashes PS3 hopes after Mass Effect 2 "PS3 code" is found

Posted: 03.02.2010 by Technet2k

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No, Mass Effect 2 won't be fighting the Collectors on the PlayStation 3 despite nosey fans having found some "PS3 code" in the game.

BioWare's Chris Priestly points out that the "Unreal Engine is cross platform", that's why it was found. Mass Effect 2 is for "PC and Xbox 360."

BioWare lets 'Return to Ostagar' DLC go live, again, for final time

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Dragon Age: Origin's latest DLC, Return to Ostagar, is now available for Xbox 360 and PC gamers but remains "pending" for PlayStation 3.

It was due out early January but was beset by evil forces, or coding bugs, either one. BioWare's QA procedures are to get overhauled.

Square Enix is "eager" to talk on US PlayStation.Blog this month

Posted: 01.02.2010 by Technet2k

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Sony America's Jeff Rubenstein has said that Square Enix will be posting "on the blog" this month, at first teasing Versus XIII details.

However Rubenstein reveals in a later comment that Square "ain't gonna talk" Final Fantasy Versus XIII yet, not with FFXIII still so close.

Borderlands' 'The Secret Army of General Knoxx' DLC is revealed

Posted: 29.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Gearbox Software has unveiled the third piece of DLC for Borderlands, called 'The Secret Army of General Knoxx', with no date yet.

It's the "biggest DLC" so far and takes player level caps higher. New enemies, gear, vehicles and a whole new area come with it.

CD Projekt "allocate all resources" to The Witcher 2, FPS on hold

Posted: 29.01.2010 by Technet2k

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CD Projekt RED's Marcin Iwinski reveals they've put first-person shooter 'They' on hold because of the "tough economy" - damn you economy!

Instead they've put all their mighty resources behind The Witcher 2 videogame, which actually more than makes up for the bad news.

BioWare: Dragon Age DLC "almost through certification", up soon

Posted: 28.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer BioWare has announced that Dragon Age: Origin's Return to Ostagar DLC is "back up very soon," it's being re-certified right now.

More new downloadable content is "coming in the next week or so" revealed boss Ray Muzyka. Return to Ostagar was pulled ages ago.

Rumour-mill: Final Fantasy XIII DLC? Mixed messages from Square

Posted: 28.01.2010 by Technet2k

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According to Square Enix, Final Fantasy XIII may or may not be getting downloadable content. It's all rather confusing with little consensus.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase says they've prepared DLC and it'll arrive "a little later in the west." Now he's quoted as saying they're "not considering it."

Hollywood's interest in Mass Effect "tremendous" reveals BioWare

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Project director Casey Hudson of BioWare confirms something we pretty much already knew, that Hollywood is salivating over Mass Effect.

Hudson says the team "don't just want" a movie to come out, they'd want "a great movie" - if such a thing was to "get done at all." They'll wait.

Gearbox: Level cap increase for Borderlands DLC, "it's awesome"

Posted: 22.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Borderlands will be getting a level cap raise in future DLC teases developer Gearbox. It's the "biggest DLC we have made" they add.

The studio team is working "really hard right now" on both a title update to squish bugs, and on the new downloadable content. Hooray!

Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition revealed

Posted: 20.01.2010 by JamieSI

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GameStop Italy is listing a Collector's Edition of Final Fantasy XIII, which is packed with items that will please any European fans who pre-order the game.

Priced at €79,98 (around £69), the bundle includes the game, either PS3 or Xbox 360, an Art book, the official sound track, some art cards and a comic. There aren't any pictures yet but if we find any we'll be sure to let you know.

RPG Last Rebellion's western dates, on PS3 March 12th in Europe

Posted: 18.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Nippon Ichi's Last Rebellion, a turn-based role-playing game, is coming to the west next month for North America and in March for Europe.

It's a PS3 exclusive featuring two lead characters; one warrior and one magic. It launches in Japan January 28th. It's rather close to FFXIII's date.

Rumour-mill: 'Tech demo' of GRIN's Final Fantasy: Fortress leaks

Posted: 18.01.2010 by Technet2k

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A two and a half minute clip, allegedly of GRIN's Final Fantasy: Fortress, has spilled on to the Internets. The Swedish developer is no more.

Just in case you forgot that. The host of the clip says the title is "still supported" by Square Enix, and continues work at an "undisclosed studio".

This May adds "modern retro" to PS3 with '3D Dot Game Heroes'

Posted: 14.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Finally our dream of seeing a 2D Kingdom evolve into a 3D world, and then beset by a fresh evil becomes a reality. Thanks '3D Dot Game Heroes'.

Gamers from the pop-tastic 80's will "fall to their knees and weep" when they see this "modern retro" release, hopefully in a good way.