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Microsoft To Acquire Maker of Minecraft, Mojang for $2 Billion

by RJ Kon September 11, 2014
It is reported that the tech giant Microsoft is in advanced talks to acquire the maker of the most interesting game Minecraft. The deal is worth more thatn $2 billion. The sources say that the move was intended to make the most popular games from this maker to be available for the computer giant’s family [...]
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Tetris game turns 30: EA gives away prizes for Tetris Blitz players on iOS

by Nick Adamson June 6, 2014
Tetris is celebrating its 30th anniversary today. The addictive puzzle game was designed by Alexey Pajitnov, and shot to international recognition when it was released with the Nintendo Game Boy in 1989. It took until 1988 for the USSR to figure out exactly what videogame gold-dust it had on its hands. Consequently, a state-owned company called Elektronorgtechnica (ELORG [...]

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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby announced

by Ryan Burgesson May 8, 2014
Yesterday Nintendo revealed 3rd generation Pokemon remakes with Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, they are to be released on 3DS and will be available in November of this year. The press release read: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and [...]
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RUMOUR: Project Beast a new game by FromSoftware

by Ryan Burgesson May 3, 2014
A rumour has started to circulate that FromSoftware and Sony Japan Studio are teaming up again to bring us ‘Project Beast’. The pictures were originally found on 4chan so take it with a pinch of salt but from what we can see it looks pretty real at least to me.   Naturally people are drawn [...]

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare leaked ahead of its Sunday reveal

by Ryan Burgesson May 2, 2014
I don’t know nowadays what is actually a leak and what isn’t but I would put money on saying that this is latter. Still Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare information has been released and the most surprising thing is the fact Kevin Spacey features. Here is the ‘leaked’ trailer. Obviously a lot of this is [...]
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New Call of Duty to be revealed on May 4th

by Ryan Burgesson May 1, 2014
On the Call of Duty website a teaser has sprung up concluding rumours that were circling this week with supposed leaks by new COD developers Sledgehammer saying what the game could be about. The website can be found here. COD Ghosts really seemed to have one of the most tempered receptions of any Call of [...]

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Valve working on another arcade game for Japan

by Ryan Burgesson April 30, 2014
So it seems that Valve will be working with Japanese arcade experts Taito to release an arcade version of Left 4 Dead dubbed Left 4 Dead: Survivors You can view the rather odd trailer here. This isn’t the first time that Valve has released an arcade game though and that surprised me, it turns out [...]
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FromSoftware acquired by Japanese firm Kadokawa

by Ryan Burgesson April 28, 2014
During Kadokawa Shoten’s latest earning report today, they announced the purchase of Dark Souls Developer FromSoftware. Kadokawa are a huge Japanese corporation whose publishing expertise span from manga to games. Kadokawa’s plan is to almost merge their own games division with the talent of FromSoftware to help improve both subsidiaries. They mentioned that they will [...]
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PC games have surpassed console games in revenue

by Ryan Burgesson April 26, 2014
Industry analysts DFC have claimed that PC games have no well and truly taken over console games in terms of revenue with the likes of DOTA and LoL dominating. DFC Intelligence owner David Cole said: Among core gamers there is a heavy overlap with most console gamers also playing on a PC. The big difference [...]

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Dark Souls 2 PC hits some launch problems

by Ryan Burgesson April 25, 2014
Dark Souls 2 released today on Steam and maybe it was expected but a lot of users are having a torrid time getting to play their game. The most common seem to be a crash to desktop when the game starts leaving many people rather frustrated, another popular issue was the problem with pre-order DLC [...]
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Dark Souls 2 to unlock early on Steam

by Ryan Burgesson April 24, 2014
Namco Bandai has announced that they are being nice and are cutting a whole hour off of the time you have to wait to get your hands on Dark Souls 2 today. So this means you can be out there dying at 11pm in the UK or 3pm pacific (I am really not good with [...]

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Survarium to open up for a one day beta tomorrow

by Ryan Burgesson April 24, 2014
Vostok created Survarium as a kind of spirutal successor to the amazing STALKER games that were released on PC a while ago and now after a long time of closed betas many more people will be getting a chance to try the game out come tomorrow. There seems to be a bit of an image [...]
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Various 2K titles are saved from the Gamespy shutdown

by Ryan Burgesson April 23, 2014
2K announced yesterday that they have a contingency plan in place and will be moving their games over from Gamespy servers to Steamworks. 2K said in a statement: Beginning May 31, 2014, select legacy titles from the Borderlands and Civilization catalogs will temporarily go offline while service is transitioned to Steamworks, During the transition, players [...]

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The Witcher 3 is aiming at 30fps for consoles

by Ryan Burgesson April 22, 2014
In what may be very unsurprising news, CD Projekt Red have said that they are aiming at 30fps for consoles and are aiming for looks. Lead engine programmer, Balázs Török said: Right now we are aiming at having 30 fps on the consoles, What we want to have is really a beautiful world. This game [...]
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Single button system patented by Square Enix

by Ryan Burgesson April 19, 2014
It was shown today through the US patent office that Square Enix have patented a single button system for their RPGS. The system is best described by Hajime Tabata, Co-Director for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV: The present invention provides a game apparatus that can cast various attacks only by pressing the same operating button [...]

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Pitchford explains Borderlands: the Pre-sequel

by Ryan Burgesson April 17, 2014
At the Gearbox PAX Panel Randy Pitchford explained their decision behind putting the latest Borderlands game on last generation consoles. He said: We wanted 100 percent of the energy that was going to go into this game to be dedicated towards making the game better, bigger, and awesome, We wanted none of that attention diverted [...]
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Steams most popular games revealed

by Ryan Burgesson April 15, 2014
In a very interesting article found on Ars Technica, they have managed to get their hands on some rather telling Steam data. I recommend you read the whole article over there as it is a fascinating read but I just want to talk about one specific graph on there. If we take a look at [...]
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Spirtual successor to Left 4 Dead, Evolve receives new screenshots

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
Turtle Rock, developers behind the hugely successful Left 4 Dead series announced their new multiplayer shooter Evolve a few months back and now we have received a few more screenshots detailing the creatures we’ll be facing in the game. Here are the shots: I am really looking forward to this game, though it won’t have [...]

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Civilisation Beyond Earth leaked

by Ryan Burgesson April 12, 2014
On Neogaf it was found that Civilisation Beyond Earth was accidentally leaked as user miladesn found an ad for the game on Google. Firaxis were to set to announce a new game later today and it would seem that Google beat them to the punch. The original text was in French so Gaffer killercrow translated [...]
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David Polfeldt talks about developers reactions to The Division

by Ryan Burgesson April 11, 2014
David Polfeldt, Massive Entertainment’s Managing Director today spoke about some of the reaction to The Division from other big game developers. One that really stands out to me is that he says even Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear Solid fame was so impressed he said ‘It’s so good, ‘it makes me want to quit my [...]

 
 
 
 

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