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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.

BioWare defends "intro, four planets, finale" narrative structure

Posted: 10.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Some person has noticed a trend in BioWare story telling and decided to create a spreadsheet, which has drawn a writer's attention.

BioWare's Patrick Weekes has agreed with elements of the excel expose, but defends why they take that approach. Gamers "can understand it."

Square Enix puzzler solved, Final Fantasy XIII news November 13th

Posted: 09.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Publisher Square Enix decided to tease fans with an anagram puzzle, and planned to give out the answer today if unsolved by gamers.

The mighty collective brain cell power of Final Fantasy fans cracked it though, and found "Announcement Nov Thirteenth" the prize?

Product quiz reveals ambitious DLC for Mass Effect 2, new worlds

Posted: 03.11.2009 by Technet2k

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BioWare has already announced they have long-term DLC for Dragon Age: Origins, but now Mass Effect 2 looks to be getting the same.

A Microsoft Expert Zone quiz for retailers reveals big DLC coming to the sci-fi sequel, like new worlds, characters, gear packs and more.

Final Fantasy XIII's level up system is Crystalium, earn CP not EXP

Posted: 03.11.2009 by Technet2k

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All that levelling up through experience won't do for Final Fantasy XIII, so they've introduced the Crystalium System, with Crystal Points.

After each battle you get CP which can be spent on 'growing' roles with new skills and abilities, like unlocking more powerful Fire.

Gearbox patch Xbox 360 Borderlands, "will deploy fixes" to others

Posted: 30.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Gearbox Software have updated the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands with bug fixes, with the PS3 and PC editions to follow suit soon enough the studio affirms to users.

I'm sure Xbox 360 gamers are glad to hear the "introductory quests" should always progress as intended now, as will fellow platforms. They're "continuing work on support updates".

Petition springs up for PC Space Marine, Relic tease gamer impact

Posted: 29.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Relic Entertainment has said they're "always looking at feedback" from the community, and tease that a continued "strong desire" for PC could yield something.

An online petition is currently floating on the Internet, and it hopes to convince team Relic to bring their upcoming Warhammer 40K: Space Marine action/RPG to PC as well as console.

Final Fantasy XIII ad casting call shows Square revealing US date

Posted: 29.10.2009 by Technet2k

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A search for a script reader by the Liz Paulson Casting ad agency in Los Angeles has shown Square Enix's plans to reveal the US release date for Final Fantasy XIII in an ad.

It will offer an "exclusive never before seen look" of Square's latest before 'panning back' to unveil the US retail date, currently just spring 2010. It releases in Japan on December 17th.

Game-crippling bug found in Borderlands, there "isn't a fix just yet"

Posted: 28.10.2009 by Technet2k

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A rather nasty bug has been found in Borderlands, and not the colourful type you smoosh with guns or fists in-game. This bug is linked to all three platforms when going online.

It can cause, though it's frequency is "very low", all character skills to be wiped clean. Developer Gearbox hope to "repair as much" character data loss as possible, when fixed.

BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins goes gold, PS3 "alongside" others

Posted: 26.10.2009 by Technet2k

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The impending early November arrival of Dragon Age: Origins will be simultaneous across Xbox 360,PS3 and PC announces BioWare. The PS3 version won't be held back after all.

That news may be true for North America but the RPG developer is yet to extend the joy to UK shores, saying they'll have something "on that shortly." It's out November 6th in Europe.

Rumour-mill: Elder Scrolls V set 200 years after Oblivion, hints book

Posted: 26.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Bethesda is keeping any activity on a new Elder Scrolls game very close to their chest, but a newly synopsised novel from Greg Keyes has given fans a whooping hint.

The Elder Scrolls: Infernal City, Keyes' book, "partly bridges the gap" between Oblivion and the "next game". The events in the novel itself are set 45 years after The Elder Scrolls IV.

BioWare reveal PS3 Dragon Age: Origins for November 17th in US

Posted: 23.10.2009 by Technet2k

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The spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate is almost upon us, and developer BioWare has finally put PS3 gamer minds at ease by confirming a solid release date for their copies.

It will be arriving on Xbox 360 and PC early November. Bioware's Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck will be having a livechat with the EU PlayStation.Blog later today, revealing something.

Interplay countersuits Bethesda, cites terms violated and bad faith

Posted: 22.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Fallout IP holder Bethesda brought legal proceedings against Interplay for contractual breaches, no less than ten apparently, but now Interplay is angry enough to countersue.

They allege Bethesda went around blabbing to business partners that Interplay had no licensing rights, in bad faith, causing them a lot more financial hardship. Wants IP back.

Molyneux gives nod to Natal, micro-transactions store for Fable III

Posted: 22.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Lionhead Studios is busy working Fable III, which sees the player's hero become the reigning King or Queen of all Albion. Boss Peter Molyneux has confirmed it'll have Natal.

Not only will the latest Fable have motion tech, but an in-game store with micro-transactions will likely make an appearance. It would offer items, but features haven't been nailed down yet.

Namco admits "desire to make" Tales of Vesperia 2, is "thinking" it

Posted: 19.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Makoto Yoshizumi of Namco, the general manager, has said how he told staff not to "talk like a fan," when they asked about a Tales of Vesperia sequel during internal meetings.

There's "a desire to make part 2" at Namco confirmed Yoshizumi-san, and right now they're "thinking about it." Tales of Vesperia heads to PlayStation 3 soon, having enjoyed the Xbox 360.

Toulouse: Microsoft "hitting" Forza 3, Borderlands illegals with ban

Posted: 19.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Anyone caught playing ill gotten Forza Motorsport 3 or Borderlands will face a permanent ban from Xbox Live warns Microsoft's head bouncer, Stephen Toulouse.

Gamers who've managed to score a copy early, and have paid for said score, don't have anything to fear from them. Toulouse notes "if you got a receipt, play away"; others may cower.

BioWare date Mass Effect 2 for late January, spill on pre-order loot

Posted: 19.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Commander Shepard's return has been confirmed as January 29th in the UK and Europe, with developer BioWare also unveiling what pre-order goodies come with Mass Effect 2.

Terminus Gear and Inferno Armour each have their perks and will be available from retailers yet to be named, as DLC. Mass Effect 2 is BioWare's 'Empire Strikes Back' chapter.

Alpha Protocol is officially delayed, Sega push RPG to "Spring 2010"

Posted: 16.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Obsidian Entertainment's action-RPG Alpha Protocol was scheduled to be imminently with us, but then retailers went and started slapping a 2010 date on it. Sega finally speaks.

The publisher confirms the game no longer has a home in '09, and it'll instead be releasing in spring 2010. Obsidian "very happy" it has been delayed to give it the "best chance" next year.
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