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Thief trailer reveals new voice actor

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2013 4:30pm PDT

The debut trailer for Square Enix's upcoming Thief reboot has leaked onto the internet. While the publisher will undoubtedly attempt to squash this leak, you can watch said video (for now).

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"French Canadians swear like no other culture on earth, I'm sure. We had some Ubi Montreal guys ..."

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Report: Next Xbox controller to feature 'improved ergonomics'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2013 3:45pm PDT

Although the next Xbox will ship with an upgraded Kinect, you'll still use a controller with buttons to operate the system. As with PS4, it appears the move to the next generation means you'll have to pick up new controllers.

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"also, they would never do that for used games as you could buy one copy, then have each friend ..."

- evilbabygenius see all 35 comments

Carmageddon: Reincarnation coming to PS4, next Xbox

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2013 11:00am PDT

Carmageddon: Reincarnation is coming to next-gen platforms, PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox, thanks to a recent $3.5 million in private funding.

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"I disagree. I played the original just a few days before I played the iOS and other than touch ..."

- Finchypoo see all 10 comments

Thief will allow no-kill playthrough

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2013 2:35pm PDT

"Yes, you can complete the game without killing anybody--Garrett is a Master Thief, not a killing machine!"

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"when i play metal gear games i go through great lengths to make sure nothing is left alive ..."

- vitek r see all 26 comments

Nvidia VP reveals why they're not in the next-gen console race

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 14, 2013 10:00am PDT

Nvidia will be completely locked out of the market come next-gen, with Sony's PlayStation 4 confirmed to be using AMD chips, and the next Xbox largely rumored to do the same. So, what happened? How did Nvidia lose such a big market to its rival?

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"Reading between the lines makes me think they're not all that confident in the future of console ..."

- wytefang see all 109 comments

Thief's hero redesigned to be 'more mainstream'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 13, 2013 2:55pm PDT

"We wanted to keep the main DNA of who Garrett was; we didn't want to change that much because it was working already," game director Nicolas Cantin said. But, "we wanted to bring in more of the modern audience of the console market."

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"Even the picture the presented takes away from his personality and makes him look like a ..."

- xman11111 see all 173 comments

Kojima ponders 'pilot episodes' for next-gen games

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 12, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Game development costs will increase even further for the next generation of consoles, or will amongst developers who want to use all the extra horsepower to push polygons aplenty and tremendous textures. Given that so-called "AAA development" is already pretty dang expensiv...

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"Seems like this could be really terrible, or at least really weird. Imagine your favourite ..."

- Endymion_ see all 29 comments

Assassin's Creed 4 dev: pirates no longer 'for kids'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 11, 2013 10:00am PDT

You and I know pirates to be cheery drunkards, perhaps made of plasticine, who plunder cursed booty and battle sea monsters. Yet, Ubisoft Montreal claims, this is all fiction. The developer has said it is "giving pirates the HBO, reality treatment" in Assassin's Creed 4: Bla...

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"I don't see why... Planks are fun. And well... Hooks could make for some BRUTAL kills =]"

- darthfusion see all 52 comments

Microsoft outlines long-term Kinect plans

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2013 10:30am PST

Microsoft's Kinect may have started its life on the Xbox 360, but the company has ambitions to miniaturize it and improve it until it can function in TVs, laptops, and even tablets.

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"I would re-create all of Chad Johnson's/Occho Cinco's dances. ESPECIALLY the Girls Just Wanna ..."

- pgharavi see all 14 comments

Thief confirmed for next-gen consoles

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2013 8:45am PST

Thief 4, now simply renamed "Thief," is coming to next-gen platforms and PC sometime in 2014.

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"wtf you Americans like discarding logic when it comes to anything that makes sense "

- biofrog see all 61 comments

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag preview: refreshing a franchise

By Kat Bailey, Mar 04, 2013 6:00am PST

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag represents an opportunity to refresh the franchise at large. Building upon the excellent ship-to-ship action of Assassin's Creed 3, almost the entirety of AC4 is set on the high seas. It's deeper too. Think of it as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Wa...

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"Sorry, I was being sarcastic. After doing all that and uncovering everything in the first three ..."

- JeanLucAwesome see all 42 comments

Assassin's Creed 4 set for October 29, next-gen consoles confirmed

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2013 7:30am PST

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is coming on October 29 and will appear on next-gen consoles, according to a sneaky bit of access to Ubisoft's official site.

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"Don't bet on it the rumor right now is that Gran Turismo 6 coming to PS3 this year and will be ..."

- valcan_s see all 7 comments

Analysts: Next-gen games won't cost more to buy

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm PST

With next-gen games demanding even-better graphics, many are openly wondering: how much will next-gen games cost? Thankfully, we won't be entering the era of the $70 game--at least based on analyst predictions.

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"Will be interesting why dynamics change when the Steambox hits the console market."

- GodFather see all 29 comments

Crytek head says next-gen consoles 'impossible' to match PCs

By Steve Watts, Feb 19, 2013 10:30am PST

Crytek head Cevat Yerli talks about the hurdles faced by Sony and Microsoft, claiming it is "impossible" for a reasonably-priced console to match high-end gaming PCs.

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"Actually, most console games are barely rendered at 720p (at least on the Xbox, lots of games ..."

- satsun see all 44 comments

EA exec estimates next-gen R&D at $100 million

By Steve Watts, Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen recently spoke on the direction of the industry and what he expects to see from next-gen consoles and its own R&D costs.

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"It's nice to see there are still people willing to engage in civil discussions on a topic. I was ..."

- utopiafallen see all 61 comments