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Prey 2 cancelled, its official

If you were hoping that the long-development of Prey 2 meant that the developers were just perfecting its anus-door animation, I have some sad news: there will be no more anus doors, because there will be no Prey 2. It’s been officially confirmed by Bethesda, that the troubled production of …

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Mighty No. 9 is going for a third round of crowd funding

Keiji Inafune is attempting to crowd fund even more content for Mighty No. 9, his spiritual successor to Megaman. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year but Inafune attempted to gain more funding earlier this year by offering up more crowd funding incentives, such as an English language …

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Xbox Entertainment Studios has officially shut down

The Xbox division’s in-house made entertainment ambitions were short lived. It was announced earlier this year that Xbox Entertainment Studios, responsible for the Halo TV series and mini series, the upcoming Quantum Break series and several documentaries would be closing down and now it has fully disbanded, leaving an uncertain …

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Former EA head appointed Unity CEO

The former head of EA, John Riccitello, has now been appointed as the new CEO of Unity Technologies while company co-founder and ex-CEO, David Helgason, will be taking a step back to serve as the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Communications. Riccitello had resigned from EA during March of …

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Indie Dev resigns after Twitter rant at Gabe Newell

Indie developer, Mike Maulbeck, went on a little Twitter rant last night, which resulted in him claiming that he was going to “kill Gabe Newell”. Once the tweet spread around, Valve decided to pull his game, Paranautical Activity from Steam.  After embarrassing himself on the Internet, Maulbeck has now resigned. …

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Unity technologies is not up for sale

Last week it was reported that the Unity development platform may be up for sale, with presentations outlining the company’s business value hitting the desks of Microsoft and Google amongst other companies. However, Unity co-founder, Joachim Ante has since denied these rumors, stating that while several partners have tried discussing …

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The Unity development platform might be up for sale

Unity has been a hit with indie game developers, providing the tools to create high quality games on a budget. However, it looks like the platform may soon have a new owner as Unity is reportedly up for sale. A presentation outlining the value of the business is apparently doing …

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Sony developing social games for Project Morpheus

Sony has been working on its virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, for a while now but as we inch closer to consumer grade VR one thing is becoming more increasingly important to the likes of Oculus and Sony, headset users are going to need some social experiences. Virtual Reality may seem …

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Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord doesn’t look awful

I love Mount and Blade and especially its pseudo-sequel, Warband. I’ve put hundreds of hours into the franchise, be it in the native game or in modifications. It’s one of the most engrossing, expansive and challenging single player experiences I’ve ever had, but it did let fans down in one …

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Ryse gets fidelity boost on PC

Ryse: Son of Rome, originally an Xbox One exclusive, caused developer Crytek a lot of problems, as despite being a beautiful rendering of what new-gen games could look like, its gameplay was lacklustre, with quick time events galore and repetitive combat. However now in an effort to recoup a little …

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Final Fantasy XV is only 50% complete

Final Fantasy XV has been in development hell since 2006 but over the last two years some real progress has been made on the project. The game is around 55 per cent complete according to its new director and while a release date hasn’t been announced, he did say that …

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UK Games companies are worth £1.7 Billion

The UK gaming industry consists of just under 2000 companies, 1902 to be exact and they seem to be doing quite well as they have a reported total economic value of around £1.72 Billion. This estimate is double what the UK industry was deemed to be worth back in 2012, …

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Double Fine on why it’s rushing Spacebase release

Double Fine has one of the better legacies in the industry in terms of games put out. It’s responsible for Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Stacking, Costume Quest and its founder Tim Schafer was involved in some of the best point and clicks from the 90s and early 00s. However despite this …

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EA to re-establish ‘player first culture’

EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, has been making an effort to turn around the publisher’s image this year, admitting to mistakes and claiming that changes are coming. These changes have yet to really come in to play as game development is a long process but Wilson is looking to assure gamers …

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Attack on Titan UE4 concept excites fans

Attack on Titan is a snowballing phenomenon of an anime/manga, in the West as much as the East, but if you aren’t aware of it, it’s often described as Japan’s equivalent of the Walking Dead. Only with naked giants without genitals instead of zombies. Despite its popularity though, its only …

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DayZ producer addresses community concerns

DayZ launched on Steam’s early access program last year and since then, millions of excited fans have bought the game, dismissing the fact that it is far from being finished. As a result, users are starting to complain that these early access builds are still missing many features. Now DayZ …

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Carmack: Getting VR to run on Android is hell

Last week Samsung announced the Gear VR, an Android virtual reality headset developed by the guys over at Oculus. According to John Carmack, getting virtual reality running on Android was no easy task and due to the lack of native code development, creating applications for the platform is “no fun …

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Saints Row 4 gets official mod support- Devs release SDK

Saints Row IV is getting official modding support today as Volition Studios has released a software development kit to get the community started. The kit includes weapon models for the upcoming Gat out of Hell expansion pack, meaning we could see modded versions of new weapons before they are even …

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