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BAD END: Bioware & Pandemic gobbled-up by EA

Posted by inpheaux on October 11th, 2007 at 7:14 pm

All bad news, all the time. Out of nowhere, EA has decided that it would be super neat if they went ahead and bought-out Bioware and Pandemic, to build upon their game-development Empire of Doom. If they were another less-established pair of independent developers, sure, this would be pretty decent news, since it would mean […]

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Rock Band: 360/PS3 – 23 NOV 2007 for $170, PS2 – 10 DEC 2007 for $160

Posted by inpheaux on September 28th, 2007 at 5:05 pm

Well, prices and dates are finally out, and frankly I'm pretty disappointed. Hear me out, OK. Sure, $170 is way better than $200, but there's only one version, they're making you buy a full set of Guitar, Drum Kit and Mic. I have absolutely zero interest in the Drums and Mic. Sorry guys, I just […]

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Last remnant of FASA closes up shop

Posted by inpheaux on September 12th, 2007 at 8:35 pm

About six years ago FASA Corporation, the Pen & Paper RPG Juggernaut responsible for such licenses as BattleTech and Shadowrun, abruptly closed up shop. Their works lived on, though, as their electronics division had recently been bought by Microsoft, and their PnP games were eventually licensed around to a variety of companies. Today, FASA Studio, […]

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QuakeCon Keynote Wrapup: Quake Wars release date, Quake Zero & Steam deal announced

Posted by inpheaux on August 4th, 2007 at 7:40 am

Well, it looks like the guys from id had a bit more up their sleeves than just naming Rage. Actually, they had a whole lot more. First up: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars got a release date. 2 OCT 2007, on PC, PS3, 360. There's also a new build playable right now at QuakeCon, which will […]

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Activision and Neversoft confirm Metallica’s “One” will be in GH3

Posted by inpheaux on August 3rd, 2007 at 9:51 pm

And it'll be a Master Track, naturally. Unfortunately, this is another one of those news items where everything you need to know is going to be in the post slug. Activision just sorta tossed it in as part of a corporate conference call. There just isn't much else to say. So here's a video from […]

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id’s new game gets a title, hints of a release on all platforms

Posted by inpheaux on August 3rd, 2007 at 9:34 pm

The product previously called "id Technology 5" has got a name now, as announced at Quakecon. That name is "Rage". Before ragging on this name, please remember that this is from the company that brought you such creative names as "Doom" and "Quake", and look how those turned out. During the Quakecon keynote, John Carmack […]

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EA drops online support for tons of games

Posted by inpheaux on August 3rd, 2007 at 4:04 pm

EA, in their infinite wisdom, has decided that if you haven't upgraded your yearly sports games in the past two years, that you must not care about playing games online. So they don't need to support you anymore. In one month, on 1 SEP 2007, EA will drop online support for the following games on […]

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GTA4 slips to 2008

Posted by inpheaux on August 2nd, 2007 at 9:49 pm

This is why as a developer you NEVER set a release date for a product that's more than a year in the future. Similarly, this is why as a consumer you NEVER believe a product release date set more than a year in the future. October 17th was just too good to be true. We […]

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E3 2007 – Unreal Tournament 3 in-game trailer & screenshots

Posted by inpheaux on July 12th, 2007 at 9:35 am

Epic & Midway released a ton of new UT3 content yesterday, including an awesome new trailer full of almost all in-game content and a bunch of new screenshots (which had been leaked last week). You NEED this. HD Trailer: BeyondUnreal, 3D Downloads, FileFront SD Trailer: YouTube BeyondUnreal has the box art & screenshots. The guys […]

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Microsoft @ E3 2007 – Games, Games, Games and an Olive 360

Posted by inpheaux on July 11th, 2007 at 2:06 am

Microsoft's E3 2007 Press Conference has come and gone, and there was a rather massive dearth of really earth-shattering stuff. Much like last year, really. Hell, last year I didn't even do a recap. Tonight's press event was all about games. Microsoft is past fiddling with hardware (maybe), and is seriously focusing on content. And […]

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