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The Witcher 3 will feature more 'personal' story, twist ending

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 08, 2013 3:00pm PST

The Witcher 3 promises to end CD Projekt's trilogy. Because this will be the last game starring Geralt, the story has been crafted to be much more personal than in The Witcher 2

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"Agreed. I like the idea of an ending to a great story. That there's closure at the end of it. ..."

- silverback1138 see all 13 comments

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the 'final episode' of the series, aiming for 2014 release

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 05, 2013 10:20am PST

"People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is," studio head Adam Badowski said in the announcement.

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"Matching Bethesda wouldn't be too hard seeing how shitty skyrim was. "

- bloodypalace see all 17 comments

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to next-generation consoles

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 04, 2013 9:05pm PST

The newly-released digital issue of Game Informer has revealed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As expected, it represents the series' move into the next generation.

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"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to PC (also, next-generation consoles) *FIXED"

- pantsburgh see all 20 comments

Next PlayStation launching this year, say sources

By Steve Watts, Feb 01, 2013 8:15am PST

Unnamed sources have claimed that the next PlayStation console will debut this month and launch this year. Microsoft's reveal is reportedly set for spring.

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"didnt some ceo or something just recently say sony had no interest in being first out of the gate?"

- rtrson see all 45 comments

Sony teasing 'see the future' with February 20 PlayStation event

By John Keefer, Jan 31, 2013 5:15pm PST

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai's comments about the competition going first in the console wars may have been nothing more than a smokescreen. Sony is teasing "See the future" on the official PlayStation site with an event date of February 20 at 6 p.m. ET.

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"This wouldn't really surprise me all that much if it were to happen. Seems logical especially ..."

- eloader2 see all 14 comments

Quantic Dream registers domain for 'PS4' project

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 22, 2013 1:30pm PST

Quantic Dream, developer of Heavy Rain and the upcoming Beyond, is likely working on a game for the next PlayStation, currently codenamed "Orbis."

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Sony CEO: Competitors can go first in console battle

By John Keefer, Jan 21, 2013 4:30pm PST

A lot has been speculated about the upcoming next generation consoles. Whether it's an eight-core AMD CPU for Sony's Orbis or Microsoft's Durango being released before Thanksgiving, nothing is definite. But Sony CEO Kaz Hirai seems content to sit back and see what the compet...

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"Not by a longshot. Perhaps you were too busy playing your Wii. "

- powerinfused see all 54 comments

Rumor: Sony considering biometrics, touch screen for Orbis (PS4) controller

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 18, 2013 3:15pm PST

Yet another Orbis rumor has surfaced, suggesting that the next PlayStation console will include biometric sensors and/or a touch screen.

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"If they expect developers to be dynamic based off of the player's bio-metrics.... think again. ..."

- dCoosh see all 14 comments

Report: Orbis (PS4) to use eight-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 18, 2013 12:30pm PST

Details surrounding the next PlayStation, codenamed Orbis, have reportedly leaked. "PS4" will have an eight-core AMD CPU, running at 1.6GHz, and a custom Radeon GPU, with 18 compute units at 800MHz.

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"i dont know of any 7 year old games that wouldnt be considered obsolete and somehow games come ..."

- logan see all 107 comments

How Luminous Studio is preparing Square Enix for the next-gen

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 03, 2013 12:15pm PST

Luminous Studio surprised many when it made its debut at E3 last year. Developed by Square Enix Japan, the presentation gave us a glimpse at what a next-gen Final Fantasy game could possibly look like. We chatted with Mike Fischer, president and CEO of Square Enix, about the...

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Carmack: Next-gen will still target 30fps

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 18, 2012 4:15pm PST

While the next generation of consoles will likely represent a significant jump in computational power, Carmack believes that next-gen games will still target 30 frames per second, much like this generation.

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"console exclusives? for me games are mouse and keyboard exclusives"

- landaishan see all 139 comments

Bungie's 'Destiny' exclusive to Xbox, launching in 2013, original Activision contract shows

By Andrew Yoon, May 21, 2012 4:15pm PDT

The original contract between Bungie and Activision lays out a plan for four sci-fi "action shooter" games from Bungie, codenamed "Destiny," released every other year, beginning in late 2013.

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"I swear I remember that Bungie saud they wanted to explore developing different types of games ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 7 comments

Rumor: PS4 won't be backward-compatible with PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 28, 2012 11:30am PDT

According to the latest rumor, "select developers" have already received dev kits for the PS4. Inside the box is an AMD x64 CPU and AMD Southern Islands GPU--a drastic change in architecture from the IBM/Nvidia core in the PS3.

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"Well, then maybe Sony should design the PS4 to have a additional slot that will accepted ..."

- headloser see all 66 comments