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Activision CEO on Plans to 'Take All the Fun Out of Making Video Games,' Go Beyond Consoles

By Chris Faylor, Sep 15, 2009 9:50am PDT

Occassionally villified Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has made another revelation bound to spark some interesting conversation, admitting...


"Because id had NOTHING to secure revenue until they finish their latest-greates PoS techdemo."

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Microsoft CEO Apologies for 'New Xbox 360 in 2010' Confusion

By Chris Faylor, Jun 22, 2009 5:30pm PDT

Following the furor that emerged over Steve Ballmer's apparent declaration that a new Xbox 360 would arrive next year, the Microsoft CEO has issued...


"Ya his backtracking was not unexpected as it really was a major fuckup for him to mention it. ..."

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Report: Microsoft CEO Says New Xbox 360 in 2010 (Update: 'There Will Be No New Console')

By Chris Faylor, Jun 18, 2009 3:56pm PDT

Update: Microsoft has flat-out denied that it will release an all-new Xbox 360 console in 2010. "There will be no new console," Microsoft product...


"If you just bump up RAM numbers (eDRAM and system), bump up the number of unified shaders, bump ..."

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Ubisoft CEO Predicts More Apple Gaming Hardware

By Chris Faylor, May 27, 2009 11:48am PDT

Yves Guillemot, CEO of Assassin's Creed and Imagine: Party Babyz publisher Ubisoft, today revealed his belief that Apple will continue to expand...


"He's smoking serious crack on Apple making a console. As long as Jobs is at the helm Apple will ..."

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Analyst Predicts Next-Gen Consoles Coming in 2013, HD Wii in 2010

By Nick Breckon, May 04, 2009 7:02pm PDT

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, the crystal ball of gaming, now predicts that the next generation of consoles will debut no sooner than...


"Problem is that the Intel's overclock just as well, and beat the Phenoms to a pulp in every ..."

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Blizzard Denies Xbox 720 Involvement

By Chris Faylor, Mar 30, 2009 10:35pm PDT

Famed World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has denied that it's in talks with Microsoft regarding the inevitable Xbox 360 successor, often referred...


"Depends on how far down the rabbit hole you go... not to mention drugs can have long term ..."

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Blizzard and Microsoft in Xbox 720 Talks

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 26, 2009 8:04am PDT

Blizzard executive Rob Pardo has revealed that the World of Warcraft developer is in active talks with Microsoft regarding the successor to the...


"I'd actually consider buying a console system if they not only designed one to work with a ..."

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Ubisoft Says Next-gen Consoles Coming by 2012

By Nick Breckon, Jan 22, 2009 1:35pm PST

Publisher Ubisoft is expecting the next generation of consoles to start shipping by 2012, according to statements made by CEO Yves Guillemot....


"Wrong. No GPU in PS4. R&D costs of producing Cell graciously redeemed by using multiple Cell ..."

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Rumor: Xbox 720 Enhances Xbox 360 Games via 'Forwards Compatibility'

By Chris Faylor, Oct 15, 2008 9:34am PDT

Xbox fansite Xbox Evolved claims that Microsoft is "testing the waters" with "forward-compatible" games for the next generation of Xbox hardware,...


"Good point. I think they definitely need to focus on things like that this time around, things ..."

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Halo 4 Rumor Update: Gearbox, id Staff Joining Microsoft's Halo Team

By Chris Faylor, Aug 28, 2008 9:48am PDT

Update: Gearbox has confirmed Yu's departure with Shacknews, adding that she served as director of platform technology, not technology director....


"Whats disturbin is that I immediately recognized her name as Kenneth Scott's significant ..."

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Rumor: Halo 4 Developed by Brothers in Arms Creator Gearbox, Launching Alongside Xbox 720 (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Aug 26, 2008 4:34pm PDT

Update: Gearbox Software has been approached by Microsoft to make a new Halo game, according to Variety. "Gearbox has definitely had...


"Kiddo, don't get your hopes up. I was sad when Dynamix tanked, but joyful when Vivendi gave ..."

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Epic and Crytek Expect Xbox 720, PS4 in 2012; WildTangent CEO Declares Consoles Dead

By Chris Faylor, Aug 19, 2008 10:03am PDT

While technology developers such as Epic Games and Crytek believe the next generation of consoles will appear in 2012, WildTangent CEO Alex St....


"I hope some day they stop worrying about the graphics and aim those efforts towards A.I. I can't ..."

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Unreal Engine 4 Due Next Console Generation; Estimated by Epic as 2012 to 2018, PC Coming Last

By Chris Faylor, Jul 24, 2008 10:31am PDT

Following Epic's statement that the next iteration of its popular Unreal Engine development tools will target the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox...


"Heh. At first I thought you'd gone to the trouble of making the crappier or less important games ..."

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