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Archive for 30 May 2012

Retro City Rampage gets a release window and cereal advert

Nostalgia meets modernity in Retro City Rampage, a title that’s presented as a cross between the early Grand Theft Auto games and an NES platformer, but has a spot of contemporary sandbox gameplay thrown in too.

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Fifa 13 [Interview] – What’s new to the game? Part 2

Part two of our interview with Fifa 13′s gameplay producer, Aaron McHardy, focuses on the iteration process and which boundaries are left to be pushed, the PC edition and the series’ long-term focus.

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CD Projekt’s new RPG is Cyberpunk

Another piece of news has emerged from CD Projekt Red’s conference, this time regarding the new futuristic RPG in development at the studio.

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Company of Heroes 2 [Preview] – The war in Russia

Seeing as how our Company of Heroes 2 presentation spent over 50 per cent of its duration focused on the history and politics of World War II’s Eastern Front, it’s clear that perspective and narrative accuracy are of paramount importance.

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Witcher 2 shifts 1.7 million worldwide, goes on sale

CD Projekt Red’s ‘summer conference’ is in full swing as I write this, and the team has just revealed that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has sold (to date) 1.7 million copies worldwide in its various incarnations.

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Crusader Kings II to add Muslim rulers in DLC

Paradox has announced Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, a forthcoming DLC for its grand medieval soap opera/strategy title that’ll allow you to play as any Muslim ruler in the game.

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SMITE closed Beta starts tomorrow

Hi-Rez Studios will be kciking off the Closed Beta for their PC action battleground title SMITE tomorrow. 
The Beta test will initially include seventeen playable gods from five mythological pantheons on a fire themed battleground map.

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Doom 3 BFG Edition arrives this autumn

Bethesda and id will be releasing the DOOM 3 BFG Edition this autumn for the 360, PS3 and PC, offering up “hours of new content” for Doom fans.

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Company of Heroes 2: Some may find it hard to play as Russia

Company of Heroes 2 game director Quinn Duffy has said that he’s aware some people may find it difficult to play as Russia as the good guys. 
However, in the end, Duffy believes the human side of the story will outweigh any existing political viewpoints held by a western audience.

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Author drops Assassin’s Creed copyright lawsuit

Sci-fi author John Beiswenger has decided to drop his copyright infringement lawsuit against Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft, although he has retained the right to reopen the case in future.

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Hitman Absolution – Attack of the Saints E3 Trailer [Video]

The latest trailer for Hitman: Absolution called Attack of the Saints, is IO’s E3 trailer showing more of Agent 47 in action as a hit squad moves in while he gets cleaned up in a rather drab looking motel.

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Apple: ‘we are in gaming now in a fairly big way’

Speaking at the D: All Things Digital conference this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook has acknowledged that Apple are a key player in the mobile gaming industry.

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Images of cancelled Amalur MMO Copernicus surface

Curt Schilling, boss of the now dead 38 Studios (Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning), has posted a selection of screenshots from the studios planned MMO.

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EA: ‘There’s no end to what we can do’ with Fifa

If you’ve read today’s hands-on preview of Fifa 13, then you’ll already know that we were largely impressed with the game’s new stand-out feature – First Touch Control.

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The reason behind Dragon Age 2 and Crysis 2 being banned from Steam…

It’s been a while, but Crysis 2 is finally available through Steam in the form of Crysis 2: Maximum Edition.

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Is this what Dead Space 3 looks like?

This could very well be the first image of Dead Space 3, showing a character kitted out in one the series mining armour suits and rocketing their way over a planet using a propulsion system in the boots.

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