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Frontier Lays off a Number of Staff as 'The Outsider' Goes on Back Burner

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 21, 2011 4:00pm PST

Frontier Developments--maker of the Elite series and, more recently, Kinectimals--confirmed yesterday that it has laid off a number of staff after...


"It's a term you hear more commonly in the UK. Both Alice and this developer are British, so ..."

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Vague Hint from Telltale Leads to Walking Dead Rumors

By Steve Watts, Jan 21, 2011 10:30am PST

Telltale Games has snagged some revered intellectual properties lately, like Jurassic Park and Back to the Future, and now they may be moving...


"yeah and even more worried considering they cut the entire writing staff from the first season ..."

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UK TV Host Jonathan Ross Teases 'Unexpected Revivals' for 3DS Event

By Xav de Matos, Jan 17, 2011 12:30pm PST

UK television host Jonathan Ross, who famously announced his involvement in Fable 3 before the game was officially revealed, has teased that...


"probably going to just be already known revivals, like Kid Icarus, but new to the general UK ..."

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Registration Fuels Sequel Rumors

By Steve Watts, Jan 13, 2011 3:00pm PST

Final Fantasy XIII may be seeing an official sequel, if a new domain is any indication. Siliconera reports that the domain name...


"Let's be serious now... the last time Square-Enix made anything remotely incredible was when ..."

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Job Posting Fuels Raven Software Call of Duty Rumor

By Brian Leahy, Jan 05, 2011 3:00pm PST

A job posting on Raven Software's official website reveals that the company "is seeking a lead visual effects artist to drive the development of...


"Nahhh, it cant be Call of Duty. They said realistic, after all."

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Rumor: Photographs of Production Nintendo 3DS Fresh Off the Assembly Line

By Garnett Lee, Jan 03, 2011 10:15am PST

With a planned February 26 launch date for Japan looming, Nintendo's 3DS must be starting to roll off assembly lines. Chinese video game site TGBUS...


"In no way is stealing from you job "generally accepted by most people." Generally the largest ..."

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Unreal Development Kit Launches iOS Support, Jazz Jackrabbit Teased [Updated]

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 16, 2010 12:00pm PST

[Update: 4:40 12/16] As we thought, the Jazz Jackrabbit game is simply a tutorial project intended to ease devs into iOS development with the UDK. [Original] If yo


"so... yesterday this site was reporting the cancellation of a video game adaptation of Ender's ..."

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Rumor: SSX Revival In Development at EA Canada, 'Handled' by Former Skate Team Members

By Xav de Matos, Dec 08, 2010 9:10am PST

According to a Kotaku source, a new installment in EA's snowboarding series, SSX, has been in development at developer EA Canada for the last two...


"On Tour was absolute bollocks. I recall an interview with a producer or something at EA who ..."

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Reuters: Microsoft in Talks to License TV Network Content via Supported Devices

By Xav de Matos, Nov 29, 2010 3:30pm PST

Citing multiple sources, Reuters reports that Microsoft is in discussions with media content providers to offer its users television programming...


"This is really interesting. One the one side you have Netflix with an all-you-can-eat model. ..."

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Activision Reportedly Closes Bizarre and Budcat Studios [Update 2]

By Xav de Matos, Nov 16, 2010 10:55am PST

[Update: 4:30pm] Regarding the rumors of a closure at Budcat Creations, Activision released the following statement to Shacknews: We continue to...


"I remember that come out also, but you get the gist that two of Bizarre's last games were kinda ..."

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Blizzard Exploring 'Diablo-Related Project' on Consoles

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 16, 2010 5:40am PST

Blizzard has announced that it's hiring staff to explore what is described as a "Diablo-related project for consoles," after rumours were sparked...


"Yup. When you're at the top of the game you don't need to deliver until you want to. Everyone ..."

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Rumour: Sly 4 Teased in The Sly Collection

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 15, 2010 7:41am PST

A new entry in Sucker Punch's platforming steal 'em up series Sly Cooper may be in the works, as one player of The Sly Collection claims to have...


"Well I think there are plenty of good platformers actually. Ratchet & Clank come to mind, as ..."

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Rumour: APB Bought for $2.4 Million by K2 Network

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 11, 2010 9:55am PST

While rumours have been swirling about APB being bought by one company or another since developer Realtime Worlds folded, GamesIndustry.biz is...


"The game was hardly the failure, blame the company backing the game, or the way the pricing ..."

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Rumor: Sledgehammer's Call of Duty Takes Place in Space, Future

By Brian Leahy, Nov 09, 2010 4:30pm PST

We already knew Sledgehammer Games was working on a Call of Duty title for Activision, but details have been light. When will it take place? In...


"correct me if i am wrong here but didn't the guys from Inifinity Ward (now respawn) say their ..."

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Report: Metal Gear Solid Rising Coming in 2012

By Xav de Matos, Nov 08, 2010 2:40pm PST

While it was first revealed in 2009,


"Well, that slicing of ppl was kinda disturbing. More so than previous MGS games I've seen."

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