Prince of Persia

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action Adventure / Release: Dec 9, 2008 / ESRB: T

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Prince of Persia is 'paused' for now, needs 'time to breathe'

Prince of Persia is 'paused' for now, needs 'time to breathe'

Hey, remember Prince of Persia? So does Ubisoft. But that doesn't mean you can expect a new game in that franchise any time soon.

Ubisoft Montreal is the team responsible for both the 2008 reboot and the 2010 movie tie-in The Forgotten Sands. However, CEO Yannis Mallat confirmed that the series is currently taking a break. "I think it is fair to say that, right now, Prince of Persia is being paused."

Read more: 'I'm not scared at all for Prince of Persia fans' »

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Steam 2012 Holiday Sale now live

Steam 2012 Holiday Sale now live

Steam's holiday sale has started up, and is set to last through January 5. Today's initial offerings offer deals on a few games and the entire library of some series. These come alongside Flash Sales, a community vote for the next sale game, and various publisher packs.

Read more: Scribblenauts and Mirror's Edge for cheap »

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Prince of Persia Apple II source code released

Prince of Persia Apple II source code released

Lost, but not forgotten, for 20 years, the source code for the very first Prince of Persia on the Apple II was released today by creator Jordan Mechner. The code was unknowingly discovered by his father on 3.5" floppy disks in a box at the back of a closet, and salvaged with the help of a huge amount of vintage hardware.

Read more: Mechner had given up hope of finding it »

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Daily Filter: January 19, 2011

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Today's Filter is packed with images and footage of almost every Nintendo 3DS game we know about. We've also got media for a handful of other titles. Read more »

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Ubisoft Notes Prev-Gen Prince of Persia Titles for PSN; Digital Splinter Cell Listed in Financials

[Update: 2:00pm] According to Joystiq, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained "We plan to come with more games for full digital distribution, on XBLA/PSN. Either with current games like Beyond Good & Evil, the first three Splinter Cells, and the Prince of Persia trilogy." No pricing or detail on the Splinter Cell title listed in the presentation slide was noted.

[Original Story] Hidden deep within the slides detailing Ubisoft's first-half 2010-11 financial report, the publisher revealed that its future digital download offerings will include the Prince of Persia trilogy and an unnamed Splinter Cell title [PDF]. Read more »

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Daily Filter: October 26, 2010

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Today's Filter features video from BlizzCon 2010 as well as new media for The Ball, Tony Hawk: Shred, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, The Sims 3 Late Night, The Sims 3, Dungeon Defense, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Blood Drive, Shaun White Skateboarding, and Pac-Man Party. Read more »

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Daily Filter: October 25, 2010

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Today's Filter features new media for Diablo 3, Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011, LittleBigPlanet 2, GoldenEye 007 Wii, Medal of Honor, Epic Mickey, Chu Chu Rocket, Sonic Colors, The Sims 3, and Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. Read more »

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Daily Filter: October 21, 2010

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Today's Filter features a ShackVideo version of the Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D trailer as well as new screens for BioShock Infinite, DC Universe Online, and the PC version of Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle. There is also new video media for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, The Sims 3, Overgrowth, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Combat Arms. Read more »

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Electronic Arts Bringing Tetris, Monopoly, Sims, and NFS for Windows Phone 7 Launch

Electronic Arts has announced its launch line-up for the Windows Phone 7 platform, which will initially include four games and support for Xbox Live. That includes achievements, i.e. the real reason to play games on Windows Phone 7. WP7 devices will be available on November 8 in the US (October 21 in Europe and Asia).

A large list of launch games was also released by Microsoft at Gamescom 2010. EA's four titles are Need for Speed Undercover, Tetris, The Sims 3, and Monopoly. More details about all four titles can be found below from Microsoft's press release. Read more »

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Daily Filter: September 8, 2010

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Today's Filter features new video for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Supreme Commander 2, Crafting Mama, WRC: FIA World Rally Championship, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, The Sims 3, Under Siege, Shaun White Skateboarding, NHL 11, Mafia 2, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. Read more »

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Outland Revealed, to Appear at PAX 2010

Not long ago, Ubisoft revealed that a new game called Outland would be appearing at this weeks' Penny Arcade Expo, though provided few other details.

With PAX 2010 beginning tomorrow, IGN has previewed the Housemarque-developed offering, described as "a cross between retro platformers like Prince of Persia or Out of This World and the color-switching of shoot 'em up Ikaruga." Housemarque is also the studio behind PSN's Super Stardust HD and the upcoming twin-stick zombie shooter, Dead Nation. Read more »

"a cross between out of this world and (original) POP? Fuck yea! Two of my favorite classics.. If ..."
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The Sims 3 Console E3 2010 Preview

Quick Take: One of the most popular PC gaming franchises heads to the console world (again) with some new twists. The upcoming version of The Sims 3 has the classic elements of its PC counterpart with some new additions that deepen the gameplay.

While previous The Sims entries have been watered down in their transition to consoles, this one has a chance to surpass the original. Read more »

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EA Unveils E3 Lineup, Dates RISK: Factions

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts has issued a breakdown of the games it will display next week at E3 2010, offering new release dates and windows for a few titles in the process.

RISK: Factions, the downloadable Xbox 360-exclusive revamp of the classic board game, will arrive on June 23, 2010.

Meanwhile, EA SPORTS NBA JAM--a Wii exclusive--will hit in October alongside the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of the recently renamed NBA ELITE 11. Read more »

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The Sims 3 Console Trailer Advocates Promiscuity, Random Senseless Violence and Public Nudity

As The Sims 3 is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS this fall, publisher Electronic Arts has put out a new trailer examining the ...possibilities.

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"We shall see if the console crowd takes to this type of gameplay. I say they won't."
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Prince of Persia Retro Hits iPhone, iPad at $1

Just in time for today's release of the Prince of Persia theatrical film, publisher Ubisoft has revamped Jordan Mechner's original action-adventure and released iPhone, iPod touch and iPad versions through iTunes.

Dubbed "Prince of Persia Retro," the 55.3 MB download is priced at 99¢ and "designed for both iPhone and iPad," meaning that the game will automatically detect which device it's running on and modify its control layout / on-screen graphics accordingly.

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