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Speaking to trade mag MCV in a new interview, the Microsoft man claimed Kinect has provided a "shot of adrenaline" for the six-year-old home console, which is rumoured to be seeing a successor as soon as next year. Asked if Xbox is still growing at this "late stage in a console lifecycle", Lewis said: "We see it as about halfway through. But yes you are right, Xbox is defying the normal ...read more
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If you got yourself a golden Lancer or Hammerburst (or both) in Gears of War 2, worry not about your bling when Gears of War 3 launches on September 20 -- they'll transfer over, Epic producer Rod Fergusson told MTV Multiplayer. Other unlockables tied to older Gears of War games will mainly revolve around Achievements. "If you did something in Gears PC you get a chrome skin, if you did ...read more
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Crytek explored a new direction with its Crysis franchise in the development process for Crysis 2. With the original Crysis being a game that made a name for itself by literally being unplayable by large segments of the gaming community, Crytek looked to make the franchise more accessible to all walks of gamers. The game was designed for both consoles, and to be playable on most PC ...read more
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New Rainbow Six Might Be the Most Innovative Shooter in Years While Ubisoft's still-secret, yet-to-be named Rainbow Six game skipped an E3 appearance this year, it is still very much in the works we're told. Here is our first look at early, rough images leaked to us from the game, a game that promises to mix the former glory of the hard-as-nails tactical shooter with a brand new gameplay ...read more
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A class action suit was filed this week in San Diego, alleging that Sony made its online services less safe by laying off important staff just before the April security breach. The suit, against Sony Corporation of America, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International, is based on testimony from confidential witnesses (ex-Sony ...read more
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Call of Duty Elite, Activision’s subscription service for Call of Duty fans that offer stat-tracking, clan support, video sharing and social interaction, etc. Is not being developed by Modern Warfare 3 developers – Infinity Ward or Sledgehammer Games. It’s being developed by Beachhead Studios and the developers think Elite is a the next “logical” step for the best-selling FPS ...read more
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The official Windows Phone blog has posted a walkthrough of the new Games Hub feature in the upcoming Mango release of Windows Phone 7. As you can imagine, it borrows quite heavily from the popular features of the console Xbox Live, including a new "Recent" games browser, more ways to connect with Xbox Live friends right from the phone and new comparison views between accounts, similar to what's ...read more
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Following intel was posted on callofduty.com "Turns out Shangri-La isn't quite the paradise we expected it to be. We're taking heavy casualties and it's time to send in more troops. While your survival is paramount, we need you to take care of a few secondary objectives. If we can't contain the horde here, there's no telling what will happen next."Time Travel Will Tell (75G) – In Shangri-La, ...read more
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“A lot of the guys working on Modern Warfare 3 are the same guys who worked on Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare,” the executive told IndustryGamers. “A lot of them are Infinity Ward sort of lifers and have been there from the beginning.” Some have questioned Infinity Ward’s credit following the forced departure of studio leads Frank West and Vince Zampella, along with an ...read more
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It appears that PopCap (Bejeweled, Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies), which has been doing quite well for itself lately, might be bought by giant Electronic Arts in the foreseeable future. Rumor has it that $1 billion (USD) is the price to be paid for the casual games developer. With a purchase like this, which reaches 13% of the company’s market cap, EA is making it very clear that it will not ...read more
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