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GTA 5 will release at the perfect time, says Rockstar's Houser

46 comments Zak Islam - Nov 15, 12 2:12pm (PST)
Grand Theft Auto 5's release at the end of the current console cycle is perfect timing, so says Rockstar vice president Dan Houser, who is also the writer behind the Grand Theft Auto series. He stressed that the acclaimed developer is a ...

Mass Effect film adaptation moving forward, gets new screenwriter

7 comments Zak Islam - Oct 25, 12 3:32am (PST)
Legendary Entertainment is moving forward with the video game to movie adaptation for BioWare's Mass Effect franchise, with the studio hiring Morgan Davis Foehl to write the upcoming film's script. While Foehl isn't a big name in the ...

Medal of Honor: Warfighter Xbox 360 version includes HD texture install

0 comments Zak Islam - Oct 25, 12 3:05am (PST)
The Xbox 360 version of Medal of Honor: Warfighter includes a HD texture install that weighs in at 1.7GB. The installation, which is optional for players, offers "optimal visual quality" for the shooter. Medal of Honor: Warfighter already ...

RAGE mod tools due to arrive "real soon now", assures Carmack

2 comments Zak Islam - Oct 25, 12 1:36am (PST)
An evidently frustrated John Carmack has said that modding tools for RAGE is still forthcoming. They were due to become available alongside the post-apocalyptic first-person shooter upon its launch during October 2011, but it ultimately ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Season Pass outed, includes 4 map packs

9 comments Zak Islam - Oct 15, 12 5:12am (PST)
The official Call of Duty website has revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will receive an online season pass. The premature announcement, which has since been pulled, confirmed a price of £34.99 ($56) and the inclusion of four map packs. ...

Arkane Studios designer would "love it" if there wasn't a Dishonored 2

25 comments Zak Islam - Oct 15, 12 4:51am (PST)
Despite the game proving it's a commercial triumph for publisher Bethesda by becoming the biggest new IP launch in the United Kingdom, Dishonored designer Harvey Smith has stated he'd be content if a sequel did or didn't come into ...

Sleeping Dogs 'Nightmare in North Point' DLC adds zombies

3 comments Zak Islam - Oct 15, 12 4:40am (PST)
Sleepings Dogs' forthcoming Nightmare in North Point downloadable content pack will introduce zombies, as well as an all-new side-story to the open-world action title. The DLC offers "the developers' take on zombie fiction via Chinese ...

PSN maintenance due ahead of PlayStation Store redesign launch

31 comments Zak Islam - Oct 15, 12 4:28am (PST)
In order to prepare one's PlayStation 3 for the imminent re-launch of the PlayStation Store, a lengthy maintenance period will go live in the next hour. PlayStation Network maintenance begins today at 1 PM UK time and will run until 2 AM ...

Microsoft permanently banning Halo 4 pirates from Xbox LIVE

17 comments Zak Islam - Oct 15, 12 4:14am (PST)
Those who made the smart decision to play Halo 4 whilst signed into Xbox LIVE after downloading the shooter through torrents have been/will face a permanent ban from the service. Microsoft's Live enforcement team is sending emails to players ...

FIFA 13 holds off Dishonored in UK charts to maintain top spot

0 comments Zak Islam - Oct 15, 12 4:03am (PST)
Despite the positive critical reception it received before launch, Dishonored hasn't managed to replace FIFA 13 at the top spot in the UK software sales chart. Capcom's Resident Evil 6 tried to knock off the football title last week but also ...

Halo 4 leaked to torrent sites, Microsoft investigating

36 comments Zak Islam - Oct 14, 12 4:57am (PST)
Although there's still a good few weeks left until the launch of Halo 4, the 343 Industries-developed Xbox 360 exclusive has been leaked onto torrent sites. Torrent sites are hosting single ISOs of each disc (one for the campaign and one for the ...

Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1 outed for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

9 comments Zak Islam - Oct 11, 12 4:29am (PST)
Retailer listings has confirmed the Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1, a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 bundle that includes the likes of Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV's expansion packs. While Rockstar made the baffling decision to ...

FIFA 13 title update fixes Career Mode freeze, connection stability in Online Seasons

40 comments Zak Islam - Oct 11, 12 4:16am (PST)
A title update for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of FIFA 13 will be released sometime during this weekend. EA says it'll fix the game's Career Mode crash bug, as well as connection issues pertaining to the game's Online Seasons. ...

Resident Evil 6 sells over 670,000 copies during launch in Japan

4 comments Zak Islam - Oct 11, 12 3:47am (PST)
Although the game released to a poor critical reception, Resident Evil 6 has still proved to be a commercial triumph for Capcom. In fact, that game sold over 670,000 units during launch in Japan. An accumulative of 634,933 copies were sold on ...

Sleeping Dogs Street Racer Pack releasing next week, includes three new races

1 comments Zak Islam - Oct 11, 12 3:27am (PST)
Sleeping Dogs will receive the Street Racer DLC Pack next week, Square Enix has confirmed, which will introduce the inclusion of three new races. One of the races is Kamikaze, which sees players race up and down the tracks of the city's Victoria ...

PlayStation 3 sales surpass 5 million in the UK

5 comments Zak Islam - Oct 11, 12 3:15am (PST)
Since its release during the opening stages of 2007, Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 3's sales have surpassed five million. The announcement coincides with the launch of the re-designed, smaller and lighter super-slim version of the platform ...

Hitman Absolution's 5 difficulty levels detailed

6 comments Zak Islam - Oct 09, 12 5:03am (PST)
Hitman Absolution, IO Interactive's upcoming stealth title, has had its five difficulty levels detailed. Each level impacts checkpoints, Instinct and enemy AI. The details for each difficulty level can be seen below. The Purist mode, in ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 double XP weekend announced, exclusive to pre-orders

34 comments Zak Islam - Oct 09, 12 4:40am (PST)
Activision has announced that consumers who pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and download the accompanying Nuketown 2025 map will be able to partake in a double XP weekend during launch. The double XP weekend will take place from November 16 to ...

Forza Horizon demo now available for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers

0 comments Zak Islam - Oct 09, 12 4:26am (PST)
The Forza Horizon demo is now available on the Xbox Marketplace for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers. Non-Gold subscribers, meanwhile, receive the taster next week. The demo, which weighs in at 1.57 GB, contains several events such as street races and the ...

Borderlands 2 Mechromancer class launches a week early, available now

22 comments Zak Islam - Oct 09, 12 4:17am (PST)
Borderlands 2' fifth character class, the Mechromancer, was originally scheduled to launch on October 16. However, developer Gearbox Software has released the downloadable content pack a week early. The class will release on the PC, Xbox 360 and& ...

Rayman Legends no longer a Wii U launch title, delayed to 2013

1 comments Zak Islam - Oct 09, 12 4:08am (PST)
Ubisoft has confirmed one of the more promising Wii U launch titles, Rayman Legends, has been delayed from its initial November 30 release date. The game will now launch sometime during the first quarter of 2013. The publisher said they're " ...

Star Wars Angry Birds teased, game will be Rovio's "next big thing"

26 comments Zak Islam - Oct 08, 12 11:51am (PST)
A teaser image from Rovio has suggested that the developer has joined forces with Star Wars for its next Angry Birds title, which the firm is hoping to be "its next big thing". The image depicts one of the Angry Birds dressed in a Jedi ...

We’re not ready to show Master Chief’s face, says Halo 4 developer 343 Industries

31 comments Zak Islam - Oct 08, 12 11:50am (PST)
Continuing a tradition set by series' creator Bungie in 2001 with Halo: Combat Evolved, 343 Industries has said the studio is not prepared to reveal Master Chief’s face yet, or at all. Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor& ...

Resident Evil 6 on-disc DLC gets unlocked by modders

74 comments Zak Islam - Oct 08, 12 4:23am (PST)
Multiple videos have emerged that showcase Resident Evil 6's on-disc downloadable content packs being unlocked through modding - spoilers follow. The first on-disc DLC is a difficulty level entitled No Hope, with the modder showing a comparison ...

Killzone Trilogy will only be available at one retailer in the UK

4 comments Zak Islam - Oct 08, 12 4:02am (PST)
Financially troubled retailer GAME has grabbed the exclusive rights to sell the Killzone Trilogy in the United Kingdom, Sony has revealed. GAME has set a £39.99 price for the compilation, which includes PlayStation 3 titles Killzone 2 and ...
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