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Rumour-mill: Edge of Twilight eclipsed, Fuzzeyes team stops work

Posted: 02.12.2009 by Technet2k

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RPG Edge of Twilight from developer Fuzzeyes Studios is allegedly dead in the Steampunk water, say sources. Work stopped months ago.

The Australian outfit may also be shuttering for good. Edge of Twilight was due out for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this year - not right now it's not.

Final Fantasy XIII demands "over 50 hours" of your life, says boss

Posted: 02.12.2009 by Technet2k

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Want to play some Final Fantasy XIII? Then prepare to submit "60 hours or so" your first time through, and that's for videogamers in the know.

FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama revealed the number during a mag interview, and that's just "main story". Stock those snacks higher.

Deus Ex 3 only for PC "so far," doesn't mean exclusive hints Eidos

Posted: 27.11.2009 by Technet2k

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All that talk of Deus Ex 3 going all hardcore and shunning consoles is circumstantial says Eidos, because they've only announced it on PC.

That doesn't exclude an Xbox 360 and PS3 release, just that it's totally coming to PC is all. Eidos "dunno where" where this info came from.

Puzzle Quest 2 reveal "exclusive" to GamePro, in January issue

Posted: 27.11.2009 by Technet2k

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A sequel to the very much addictive Puzzle Quest will have its beans thoroughly spilled by the January 2010 issue of GamePro magazine.

They provide the "first hands-on details" to the puzzle-RPG mixer, with the first screenshot already up. It's at least for the Xbox 360.

Eidos and Square Enix team up on Deus Ex 3, the first joint venture

Posted: 25.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Square Enix cracked open the piggy bank and bought Eidos, and now for the first time they're collaborating on a videogame - Deus Ex 3.

While Eidos Montreal is busy with the gameplay and such, the "people in Tokyo" are handling all the CG movies, reveals D'Astous.

Reaction to Borderlands' ending not "as strong as we had hoped"

Posted: 25.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Gearbox Software has talked about the ending to Borderlands, and how they had "lots of different iterations" they went through.

Most appear disappointed with the one they choose, which they'll be "keeping in mind" for the future. Want "more user feedback" next time.

Mass Effect 2 "surprise" actually site "revamp", nothing else noted

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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That teasing surprise for Mass Effect 2 this week from BioWare's community man has been revealed, and it's a website "revamp" to go live soon.

Yeah it's a major let down, unless it sports some new stuff for us to pick over? Apparently it's "looking really cool" says a biased BioWare.

BioWare hints at Mass Effect 2's "coming surprise" for this week

Posted: 23.11.2009 by Technet2k

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The infamous Evil Chris Priestly, otherwise known as that BioWare community guy, has dropped a citadel sized Mass Effect 2 tease.

Something is going to reveal this week on the official game site. Priestly has been occupied with meetings and "secret stuff", he says.

EA unveals more Dragon Age DLC, Grey Warden's "darkest hour"

Posted: 20.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Dragon Age: Origins may have launched for three platforms, and it may already have two big DLC offerings, but more is on the way - alright?

Developer BioWare has announced 'Return to Ostagar', where Grey Wardens had a hard time of it. You could discover King Cailan's "agenda."

New Divine Divinity II: Ego Draconis Screenshots

Posted: 19.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Mastertronic has released 4 new screenshots for Divine Divinity II: Ego Draconis.

Divinity II - Ego Draconis transports players back to the wide-open world of Rivellon, where they'll face the ultimate challenge of becoming a Dragon Knight. With up to 60 hours of gameplay, and the ability to play as either a knight or a dragon, Divinity II offers players an expansive experience packed full of lands to explore, dungeons to conquer and plenty of exhilarating ground and aerial combat.

Borderlands DLC "four to six hours" gameplay, size of starter zone

Posted: 19.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Paul Helquist of Gearbox Software says 'The Zombie Island Of Doctor Ned' is "about the same size" as a starter zone, like the Arid Badlands.

It'll add "probably four to six hours" of new gameplay. The DLC "detects what level you are" so you can start playing it straight away.

BioWare "would" consider FPS, sees RPG as "being pretty broad"

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Asked if the Canadian developer (don't hold it against them) would consider a first-person shooter, boss Dr. Ray Muzyka declared "we would."

The veteran sees the "definition of RPG" as being "pretty broad" with Mass Effect as prime example. It's "as much a shooter" as an RPG.

Wada: There's "not a lot of newness" to FFXIII, much is "expected"

Posted: 18.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Square Enix helmer Yoichi Wada has said that Final Fantasy XIII doesn't really have much new stuff, at least compared to what fans demand.

It having a "beautiful story" whilst being "emotional and moving" is all there, as you expect from Final Fantasy he said. Just not much 'new'.

Borderlands quite a scorcher, "best selling launch week" for new IP

Posted: 17.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Gearbox is chuffed their new IP Borderlands is doing so well, especially given the surrounding releases of big boy sequels.

The studio says it's the "fastest selling original property" videogame in 2009. Its total multiplatform sales beat PS3 Uncharted 2.

Record of Agarest War no longer PSN exclusive, heads to Xbox 360

Posted: 16.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Aksys Games have decided to spread their upcoming strategy RPG across both PSN and XBLA, for fear of WWIII from "apparent favoritism".

At least that's what the time traveller warned them, they say. Record of Agarest War will be available in spring for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Square Enix has dated Final Fantasy XIII in US/EU March 9th, 2010

Posted: 16.11.2009 by Technet2k

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It's finally happened, Square have slapped a western date on the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII, which hits Japan this December on PS3.

They spilled the beans via a "special announcement" on the main site, and that 'My Hands' from Leona Lewis is the official FFXIII theme.

More details on Final Fantasy XIII's Crystarium growth system here

Posted: 12.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Famitsu magazine has been digging deep into Final Fantasy XIII, and they've come up for air along with how this Crystarium thingy works.

Basically after each battle players are given Crystal Points, which can be spent across charts defining a character's "role" as you go.

Gearbox: More Borderlands is "no-brainer", just "water cooler talk"

Posted: 12.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Mike Neumann is Creative Director at Gearbox Software, he's also dished that they're pretty much going to make more out of the new IP.

Right now though any talk of a sequel to Borderlands is pure "water cooler talk", with the game consensus as one of "praise and love."

Square: Final Fantasy XIII gets "final touches" for western master

Posted: 11.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Yoichi Wada of Square Enix has revealed the Japanese master of Final Fantasy XIII is complete, with the western version nearly there.

Wada-san notes the last stages have gone "very smoothly this time." It also took a "tremendous amount of time" to develop this gen.

Gearbox release Borderlands' Zombie Island DLC November 24th

Posted: 10.11.2009 by Technet2k

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The first piece of downloadable content for Borderlands will arrive later this month, on both Xbox 360 and PS3 but no mention of PC yet.

It's called 'The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned' and has players tackle an undead army while trying to find a cure and bring peace to the cove.
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