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Microsoft shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft’s original programming plans have been cut short as it has been revealed that Xbox Entertainment Studios will be shutting down as part of the mass job cuts taking place at the company. The studio was in charge of the upcoming live action Halo projects and the Atari E.T landfill documentary. …

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Yogscast game cancelled, Kickstarter backers given other rewards

The Kickstarter funded game Yogventures, based on characters from the popular Youtube channel, Yogscast, has been cancelled, with developer Winterkewl going under. Yogscast staff have apologised to backers and have announced that they are now working with Nerd Kingdom, the developers of TUG, to try and deliver comparable rewards. In …

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Epic details more Fortnite enemies

Fortnite is the base building, zombie slaying, competitive, cooperative shooter that was showed off way back in 2012. While the idea of killing undead enemies and building a base has been done by many others at this point (Rust and Seven Days to Die, to name but a few) Epic …

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Famitsu scans show off new Monster Hunter 4G monsters

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, has a load of new information and images about the upcoming Monster Hunter 4G, the “ultimate,” version of Monster Hunter 4, much in the same way that the Wii U Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, was an improved version of the Wii’s edition. While we don’t have …

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Homefront: The Revolution Director leaves Crytek

It looks like the situation over at Crytek isn’t getting any better as it has been reported that the Director for Homefront: The Revolution has left the company. This follows on from recent reports of unpaid wages, employees leaving and others just not showing up to work at all anymore. …

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Gamestop wants to fund unique in-game content

Pre-order bonuses or those exclusive to specific retailers have been getting a bit ridiculous as of late. Watch Dogs showed us the new extremes of the segregated content and it may be set to get even more convoluted, as high street retailer Gamestop, wants to help fund game development in …

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Neversoft goes out in style before Infinity Ward merger

Neversoft is one of the longest running developers out there, with a game history that spans Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and the original PlayStation port of MDK. But today it’s no longer it’s own studio, as Activision, its parent company, recently announced that it would be merging with Infinity Ward …

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Grim Fandango getting PC version after all

There wasn’t really much doubt that Tim Schafer’s seminal Grim Fandango wouldn’t eventually hit PCs as well, when it was first announced at Sony’s E3 conference as an upcoming PS4 remastered title. However that doesn’t mean it’s not nice to hear for sure, as Double Fine has now officially announced …

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Cliff Blezinski signs with Nexon, met with Zynga

In case you hadn’t heard, Cliff Blezinski, one of the minds behind the development of Unreal Tournament and the Gears of War franchise at Epic Games, has a new gig. He’s opened his own studio, Boss Key Productions and he’s making a free to play, PC arena shooter, set to …

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Battleborn is Gearbox’s take on the MOBA

Oh boy, it’s another Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game guys, this time from Gearbox. I know, I know, you might be thinking that that market is getting as crowded as the open world survival sim and you may be right, but Gearbox is trying something a little different at least. …

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Crytek’s UK employees stopped going to work

It might have only just released Warface to the world like it’s business as usual, but all is not well at Crytek. We heard late last month that many staff at the UK arm of the developer were paid as little as £700 for a month’s work and now there’s …

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Cliff Blezinski announces end to retirement

Cliffy B, Cliff Blezinski, or simply that guy the made some of the biggest shooter franchises ever, has announced that his self-imposed retirement has come to an end. The news was posted on his official twitter account, stating that he was ready to make games again. It’s not a comeback …

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Crytek UK developers were only paid £700 last month

We already know that Crytek seems to be in financial trouble, the company has reportedly cancelled its sequel to Ryse Son of Rome after the Xbox One launch title flopped and staff are leaving left, right and centre. It turns out that the developers currently working on Homefront 2 haven’t …

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The next Zelda game could have multiplayer

The Legend of Zelda series might have one of the most convoluted timelines in gaming, but it’s also one of the most beloved. Whether you cut your teeth on the original back in the 80s, or Ocarina of Time on the N64, it’s a classic series. It’s always been single …

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Star Citizen has a pretty big dev team

Star Citizen has a lot riding on it, the game has been a kick-starter success with $46 million behind it already. Fortunately, Chris Roberts has a pretty big team working on the game to try and ensure that it will be a critical success too. The full development team actually …

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Capcom has abandoned its takeover protection scheme

It is now possible to buy Capcom as the publisher’s current investors have voted to abandon the company’s takeover protection plan. The protection plan was first implemented back in 2008 and has been consistently renewed since then, until now. A rigorous approval process was put in place to stop any …

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