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Archive for 21 August 2012

Undead Labs reveals State of Decay bringing more zombies to PC and 360

It’s been in development for a couple of years and today Undead Labs revealed State of Decay, previously known by the codename Class3.

By Paul Younger | 21 Aug 2012 | 5

Layoffs Hit Funcom

It’s bad news for Funcom today as it has been confirmed that staff have been let go.

By Paul Younger | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Blacklight devs working on Special Forces: Team X

Tim had a decent time playing Blacklight: Retribution, so there’s a reasonable chance that Zombie Studios can rework that magic for a downloadable third-person shooter.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

PopCap reportedly hit by layoffs, Dublin studio shut down

He may not seem the most likely source, but former 3D Realms co-owner George Broussard is a reliable figure for insider industry news.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Uncharted 3’s GOTY Edition coming next month

‘Game of the Year’ editions are great, aren’t they? If you’re patient (or busy) enough, you can pick up a terrific game with a whole load of DLC that’ll keep you occupied for hours on end.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Fallout 4 to be set in Boston, says random guy that we want to believe

What would a day of videogame news be without a juicy and totally unsubstantiated rumour from a completely unknown source?

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

War of the Roses rides out in October, pre-orders now being taken

2 October is the date on which you’ll be able to sign up for the House of York or Lancaster, as Paradox and Fatshark have announced that this is the release day for medieval multiplayer brawler, War of the Roses.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Aug 2012 | 2

Future Soldier’s Raven Strike DLC touted as ‘traditional’ Ghost Recon gameplay

Ubisoft seems to realise that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier really didn’t cut it for long-time (and long-suffering) fans of the Ghost Recon series.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

How to be the Champion of Resident Evil.net [Video]

Capcom has just released a video explaining the features of the Resident Evil.net, the online gaming ‘hub’ (think Rockstar Social Club and its equivalents) for Resident Evil 6.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Harmonix making next-gen combat game

It looks as though Harmonix, creators Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Dance Central, seem to be setting up to try their hand at a little combat.

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | 1

Starting over: Can Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn set things right? [Interview]

It’s no secret that Final Fantasy XIV was a failure. The players certainly see it that.

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | 4

The Splatters is Coming to Steam

Re-imagined Version Being Created for the PC Gaming Audience
TEL-AVIV – August 21, 2012 – SpikySnail Games, today announced that The Splatters™ is currently in development for PC and Mac, and will be available on Steam as soon as the game is ready for release.

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SNK PLAYMORE USA Announces Two More Vintage Pre-NEOGEO Era Arcade Classics Available Today as PlayStation Mini Titles

CHOPPER I and THE NEXT SPACE Return from the late 1980’s to Challenge a New Generation of Gamers
SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President: Ryo Mizufune) is proud to announce the North & South American release of 2 more nostalgic SNK Arcade Classics (“CHOPPER I” and “THE NEXT SPACE” as PlayStation® Minis titles on PSP® (also compatible with PS3™), via the “New Releases” category and the “SNK NEOGEO” Featured Publishers page available on the PlayStation®Store, from Tuesday, August 21st, 2012.

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Miner Wars 2081 – Speed-building in the In-game Editor

Prague, Czech Republic, August 21st –  Marek  Rosa, the creative director of Miner Wars 2081, introduces a new editor interface for Miner Wars 2081.

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Final Fantasy XIV: ARR includes: FF6’s Magitek Armor, FF7’s Golden Saucer and FF3’s Crystal Tower

Speaking to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida at Gamescom last week, we were made privy to some interesting titbits of info regarding nods and references to past Final Fantasy games.

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | 1

David Cage: There are no games for adults, more innovation needed

Speaking at a behind closed doors event at Gamescom last week, Quantic Dream founder and CEO David Cage said that there are “no games for an adult audience” and that more innovation is needed to if the videogame industry is going to succeed in prying older players away from movies and TV shows.

By John Robertson | 21 Aug 2012 | 5

RaiderZ developer diary #3 [Video]

The third dev diary from Perfect World of the monster hunting MMO RaiderZ is a mixed bag of combat, crafting, weapons, killing big monsters and even guitar smashing.

By Paul Younger | 21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard about to launch Diablo 3 v1.0.4 – Patch notes revealed

As we predicted a few days ago, the highly anticpated Diablo 3 v1.0.4 patch will be arriving during Tuesday’s maintenance window.

By Paul Younger | 21 Aug 2012 | 1