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Archive for 29 April 2009

Iowa State University Responds To ESA Criticisms

The psychologist, Dr. Douglas Gentile of Iowa State University, has responded to claims from the ESA rubbishing his recent report on pathological gaming.

By Paul Younger | 29 Apr 2009 | Comments Off

Street Fighter IV PC Has GfW, No Cross Play

Capcom has announced that Street Fighter IV’s PC release will use Games for Windows Live, but will not support cross-platform play.In a post on the Capcom Unity forums, Christian Svensson, Capcom’s VP of strategic planning and business development, responded to a question by stating “Yes it is GFW Live… unfortunately though, there is no cross play with 360.”This is certain to upset PC fans who were hoping to kick their 360-owning friends in the teeth, and sure enough, there are plenty of responses along the lines of “Big disappointment,” to quote one.On the other hand, PC users have previously been told that they may get the “definitive” version of Street Fighter IV, so we suspect there’s more in store – such as the art filters that the PC version will contain.PC gamers will be able to switch from normal graphics through a variety of graphical filters, including sumi-e inking, watercolour, and poster.We’re still not sure when Street Fighter IV PC will be launching, but the announcement is to be made on 1 May.

By Paul Younger | 29 Apr 2009 | Comments Off

New Monsters For Hellgate: London

HanbitSoft has issued further details of what Korean players can expect in Hellgate patch 1.5.Seven monsters have been detailed, with some being brand new.The big one, apparently, is the Dragoon – a monster with a big sword, which buffs any other demons nearby, and can also fling magic your way and smash you over the head.

By Paul Younger | 29 Apr 2009 | Comments Off

Square Enix Hopes For More Acquisitions

Square Enix president, Yoichi Wada, has told the Financial Times that the company is open to further expanding its operations in the West by acquiring more publishers.

By Paul Younger | 29 Apr 2009 | Comments Off

Batman: Arkham Asylum PC Specs Revealed

An official Eidos moderator has posted the system requirements for PC version of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

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Two New Capcom Titles at E3

Capcom’s Twitter page has been updated with a teaser note which says that two new titles will be announced at E3.In a short addition to Twitter, Capcom simply state “[y]ou think we have great titles now?

By Paul Younger | 29 Apr 2009 | Comments Off