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Piranha claims JoWood forced early release of Gothic 3

Posted: 05.05.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Now that JoWood is effectively no more, Piranha Bytes is pulling no punches over the treatment of the Gothic series by the publisher. In particular, Piranha claims that Gothic 3 was forced out the door too early by JoWood.

Fans uncover unused scene in Final Fantasy VII, Japanese only

Posted: 05.05.2011 by Technet2k

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14 years post launch isn't too long for fans to still be digging up gems. Final Fantasy VII which came out in 1997 has just had an unused scene discovered.

The melody 'Comical' was found but wasn't known what purpose it had, but now we all know. The scene has a manager of Shinra interrupt fun times being had.

EA tease "new ways to play" Mass Effect 3, after "larger market"

Posted: 05.05.2011 by Technet2k

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The most recent news for Mass Effect 3 is its delay into Q4, which means anytime from January to March next year. EA teases something else though.

Apparently there's "new ways to play" the third instalment, and its delay was because of "purposefully shifting it to address a larger market opportunity."

The Witcher 2 edited to meet Classification Board requirements in Australia

Posted: 04.05.2011 by JamieSI

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The Australian Classifications Board has allowed The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings to be released in the country after an edit was made to remove a choice to take on a sexual reward.

"The modification was a small change we requested the developer to make to one scene during one of the games side quests," a Namco Bandai spokesperson told GamePron.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution system specs revealed

Posted: 04.05.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The system requirements for Deus Ex: Human Revolution have been revealed, and surprisingly, they're quite mild. Gamers won't have to bust their wallet upgrading their system too much to run the game.

Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword released

Posted: 03.05.2011 by JonahFalcon

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TaleWorlds has released the next game in the Mount & Blade series, With Fire and Sword. This standalone expansion takes place in 17th century Eastern Europe, and is based on the novel of the same name by Henryk Sienkiewicz.

Bethesda reveals three DLC packs for Fallout: New Vegas

Posted: 03.05.2011 by JamieSI

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Bethesda Softworks today announced that three downloadable content packs will be released in the coming months for Fallout: New Vegas. The three packs will be released simultaneously for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Available on May 17th for Xbox 360 and PC and May 18th for PlayStation 3, Honest Hearts takes you on an expedition to the unspoiled wilderness of Utah's Zion National Park. Things go horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a tribal raiding band...

Diablo III 'in the home stretch'

Posted: 28.04.2011 by JonahFalcon

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In an interview with the New York Times, Diablo III game director Jay Wilson has revealed that the hotly anticipated action-RPG is nearly completion, “We’re definitely in the home stretch. We’re crunching. This is when the magic happens.”

SEGA revive Shining RPG series

Posted: 28.04.2011 by Technet2k

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The long established RPG series Shining by SEGA is making a comeback reveals creator Tsuyoshi Sawada; it's been 10 years since being "re-invented."

This new Shining title "sums up the whole series" and should address fan curiosity. Sawada-san wants to reveal it before they go "too far into the future."

BioWare release Dragon Age II items pack DLC, bundle offered

Posted: 28.04.2011 by Technet2k

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The first official DLC for Dragon Age II is now available and it comes in 3 flavours for each of the classes; Mage, Rogue and Warrior. New armour and items on sale.

You can buy each pack separately or get the bundle which sees each class with new gear, including for your companions. Altogether its 400 MSP or BioWare Points.

The Witcher 2 has gone gold

Posted: 28.04.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has officially gone gold, as is on target for its release for PC on May 17, 2011, reports Namco-Bandai in a press release.

CD Projekt confirms The Witcher II for consoles, 'unveils soon'

Posted: 27.04.2011 by Technet2k

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According to a report, CD Projekt's Michael Kicinski said on Polish TV that the studio has an "entirely new project" in getting The Witcher II on consoles.

Either E3 or gamescom will feature an announcement, which has long been rumoured. Tomasz Gop said it was "bound to happen" back in February.

Fallout: New Vegas 1.3 patch now live

Posted: 26.04.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The 1.3 patch for Fallout: New Vegas is now available via automatic update or patch download, reports Steam. The patch basically tweaks and configures weaponry.

The Witcher 2 will be released in 11 different languages

Posted: 24.04.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Developer CD Projekt Red is making sure The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be localized for nearly every gamer on the planet. The game, which is being released on May 17, will be localized in 11 languages.

Fable III PC developer walkthrough vid released

Posted: 23.04.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The PC version of Fable III will be coming out soon, and Lionhead Studios has released a debut trailer for this particular version.

King Arthur Collection announced

Posted: 22.04.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Paradox Interactive has announced King Arthur Collection, a bundle featuring King Arthur: The Roleplaying Wargame and all of the content released for it, the King Arthur: The Saxons expansion, the King Arthur: The Druids expansion, the King Arthur: Knights and Vassals DLC and the King Arthur: Legendary Artifacts DLC.

JoWood is no more

Posted: 21.04.2011 by JonahFalcon

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It is the end of an era as longtime European publisher JoWood has shuttered its doors for good, as it has declared insolvency. The company had filed for bankruptcy in January. The company had been founded in 1995.

JoWood might have been rescued, when last month two potential investors were interested in the company. The company failed to achieve its recovery plan, however. In the first nine months of this fiscal year, the company recorded a net loss of over €25 million.

Fable III available on Steam at launch

Posted: 21.04.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Fable III may be a Games for Windows Live title, but Microsoft isn't going to turn their noses at the money they'll get from releasing it on Steam at launch, too.

Bethesda would "like to see" PC Skyrim mods on the consoles

Posted: 21.04.2011 by Technet2k

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Todd Howard of Bethesda has said they hope it will be possible for the PC mod community to get their hard work onto Xbox 360 and PS3's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The studio big wig adds that "it works, it's how we made the game." Others have tried getting mods supported for console versions but certification stood in the way.

Howard: Skyrim "mostly a DirectX 9 game", could expand DX11?

Posted: 20.04.2011 by Technet2k

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Bethesda's Todd Howard has clarified earlier statements by adding that the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim team "aren't taking advantage" of DirectX 11's full suite.

It's "mostly a DirectX 9 game in terms" of shaders, he said, but that "doesn't mean" they won't beef it up with DirectX 11 tech later. Already have "gains" from it.
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