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Epic plans new studio with former Big Huge Games talent

5 comments Leo Chan - Jun 03, 12 4:46pm (PST)
[image1 width=233 height=217 float=right] The fallout of the 38 Studios closure will also affect its Baltimore-based subsidiary, Big Huge Games, which has struggled to weather as much of the storm as possible to keep a sinking ship afloat.  Now ...

EPRI: Console hardware used more energy than clothes washers in 2010

9 comments Leo Chan - Jun 16, 11 5:32pm (PST)
Thinking about going green through energy consumption?  If you're big on console gaming throughout the year, you may not be doing much of that with those intense gaming sessions of yours in front of the HDTV depending on how long you play. ...

Capcom re-brands winter as the Season of Street Fighter

0 comments Leo Chan - Nov 19, 08 12:56pm (PST)
[image1 link=yes width=250 height=141] Don't worry, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (phew) is cleared for release on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this November 25th and 26th, respectively.  As part of the upcoming ...

Final Fantasy XII Shipping

2 comments Leo Chan - Nov 01, 06 3:12am (PST)
Square Enix announces that Final Fantasy XII. the latest installment of its acclaimed console RPG series, has begun shipping to retailers and should be making its way to stores by the time you read this. Gamers who shop at GameStop/EB have bonus option ...

Peter Jackson, Microsoft Team Up For Xbox 360

0 comments Leo Chan - Sep 27, 06 9:41am (PST)
Microsoft's Xbox corporate VP Peter Moore announces at the X06 conference in Barcelona that his company has partnered with Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson and screenwriter Fran Walsh for two new Xbox 360 projects. One will be a new entry in ...

No FIFA & PES For PS3, No Problem?

0 comments Leo Chan - Aug 24, 06 7:41am (PST)
Microsoft revealed yesterday that it secured a one-year exclusivity term for Electronic Arts' FIFA 07 and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 6 on next-gen console platforms, meaning both games will only see release on the Xbox 360 with the PlayStation 3 ...

Xbox 360 Scores PES6, FIFA 07 (Next-Gen) Exclusivity Until 2007

0 comments Leo Chan - Aug 23, 06 4:10am (PST)
Looking to expand their appeal in the European gaming market, Microsoft confirms at the Leipzig Games Convention that both Electronic Arts' FIFA 07 and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (Winning Eleven 10 outside of Europe) will be exclusive releases for ...

Wii Controls Planned For Zelda: Twilight Princess

0 comments Leo Chan - Aug 21, 06 4:03am (PST)
Previously Nintendo admitted the Wii version of Zelda: Twilight Princess would not make use of the console's motion sensing controls for Link's signature sword slashing, citing potential fatigue associated with constant arm movements. However, it appears ...

Take-Two Reaches Settlement w/ FTC Over Hot Coffee

0 comments Leo Chan - Jul 21, 06 4:19am (PST)
Publisher Take-Two announces today that it has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its role in the GTA: San Andreas Hot Coffee "incident", putting a close the investigation it has been subject to since last year. Based on ...

Half-Life 2 Confirmed For Xbox 360, PS3

0 comments Leo Chan - Jul 14, 06 4:08am (PST)
Having already made a name for itself on PC, Half-Life 2 is now ready to earn its FPS stripes on next-generation consoles. Specifically, the PC release of HL2: Episode 2 will joined by versions for both Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360. The ...

Take Two Goes Under Investigation

0 comments Leo Chan - Jun 27, 06 4:31am (PST)
Though it has been almost a year since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas developer Rockstar and publisher Take-Two Interactive went under fire and scrutiny for the game's hidden Hot Coffee content, the repurcussions are still rippling back to the companies. ...

Zelda: Twilight Princess Gets Wii Twin Sister

0 comments Leo Chan - May 09, 06 4:13am (PST)
You already know Nintendo's upcoming Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will feature a degree of compatiblity with the motion sensing controls for their Wii console, and today the company further clarifies how we will expect to see this. The Wii ...

Take-Two Spends $25M to Sustain Grand Theft Auto

0 comments Leo Chan - Mar 14, 06 3:57am (PST)
Take-Two has ensured that Rockstar's key franchises, including Grand Theft Auto, will be on their plate for at least the next 3 years thanks to a new $25 million agreement made with "key Rockstar personnel": The agreement, outlined in a 10-Q filing ...

Nintendo Addresses Animal Crossing's Red Tulip Gloom

0 comments Leo Chan - Jan 31, 06 4:10am (PST)
Nintendo admits that a botched attempt to deliver a special item to players of Animal Crossing: Wild World via the Nintendo WiFi Connection is leaving many of them at risk of inconveniencing (not necessarily corrupting) their game files. Players ...

Rockstar to Release Special Edition GTA Games

0 comments Leo Chan - Sep 23, 05 4:11am (PST)
Now that San Andreas is free from the taint of its Hot Coffee (for now...), Rockstar has decided it's time to spruce things up in town again. To this end, they will release new, special edition game packages next month for both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox ...

GTA: San Andreas ESRB Rating Kicked Up a Notch

3 comments Leo Chan - Jul 21, 05 4:34am (PST)
The bruhahah surrounding the "Hot Coffee" mod for the PC version Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has forced Take Two and Rockstar to ultimately change the rating for the game from "M" (Mature) to "AO" (Adults Only). Originally placing the blame for the ...

EA: Valve's New Friend

1 comments Leo Chan - Jul 19, 05 3:47am (PST)
Vivendi Universal agreed to cease the distribution of retail editions of Valve Software's games earlier this year, after their relationship soured thanks to Valve's insistence on delivering their software titles including Half-Life 2 over their "Steam" ...

Clinton Steamed Over GTA's Hot Coffee

4 comments Leo Chan - Jul 14, 05 5:22am (PST)
The snowball rolling down that hill is starting to grow, as the "controversy" surrounding the reportedly hidden sexual content in Rockstar's wildly-popular Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game takes to Washington, D.C. A downloadable mod for the PC ...

GTA: San Andreas Under ESRB Investigation

13 comments Leo Chan - Jul 08, 05 4:43am (PST)
A Grand Theft Auto game coming under fire for its "unwholesome" influence on tender minds is not exactly something that has become unheard of these days, but this time some real trouble may be brewing for the series as the Entertainment Software Rating ...

Half-Life 2 Expansion Revealed

1 comments Leo Chan - Apr 08, 05 3:43am (PST)
Eurogamer discovers from browsing their copies of UK print magazine PC Gamer UK that Valve Software is readying the inevitable expansion pack to their critically acclaimed FPS, Half-Life 2. Currently titled "Aftermath", the expansion pack brings you back ...

Doom 3 Expansion & Xbox Port Due April

0 comments Leo Chan - Feb 09, 05 3:26am (PST)
id Software and Activision today confirm the April release of their upcoming Doom 3 titles. Mark those calenders for April 4th, the day both the Resurrection of Evil expansion pack for the original PC game as well as the Xbox console port are scheduled ...

Half-Life 2 Start-up Woes

0 comments Leo Chan - Nov 16, 04 6:24am (PST)
Though the official launch of Valve's Half-Life 2 action shooting game was met with much cheer, it wasn't long before Murphy's Law caught up with it. Many sites are reporting some bug problems, which Valve itself is trying to address at places like ...

Half-Life 2 (Officially) Released

0 comments Leo Chan - Nov 16, 04 3:08am (PST)
Though some of you may have picked up the game at retail already, it's only today that developer Valve will at last activate the Half-Life 2 Steam authentication servers that were previously holding people back from being able to play the game either ...

Halo 2 (Accidentally) Shipping

2 comments Leo Chan - Nov 05, 04 3:17am (PST)
Microsoft and Bungie just don't seem to be able to catch any breaks when it comes to Halo 2. First there was a pirated version that was leaked onto the Internet last month, and now many sites like GameSpot are confirming that certain retailers in the US ...

Half-Life 2 to Hit Arcades?

0 comments Leo Chan - Nov 02, 04 3:29am (PST)
PC IGN writes that Taito has teamed up with Valve Software to bring the hotly anticipated PC FPS action title, Half-Life 2, to the arcade scene. This special arcade release will run on machines featuring Taito's "Type-X" arcade hardware. According to ...
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