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Report: Next Xbox requires always-on Kinect

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 11, 2013 12:15pm PST

The next Xbox, codenamed Durango, will not only include an updated version of Kinect--it will require it. "It must be plugged in and calibrated for the console to even function."


"-Jerking off -Petting your cat inappropriately -Arguing with your stupid wife -yelling at ..."

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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


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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...


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.


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

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Report: Next Xbox coming before Thanksgiving 2013

By Steve Watts, Nov 30, 2012 8:15am PST

The next Xbox will be out in time for Thanksgiving sales in 2013, according to sources familiar with the launch timeline.


"Really interesting to see how this one turns out. I have a Wii U, and prefer to be a single ..."

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Whore of the Orient to be 'similar' to L.A. Noire

By John Keefer, Nov 14, 2012 4:15pm PST

Whore of the Orient, Team Bondi's follow-up to L.A. Noire, is apparently in pre-production and is aiming for a 2015 release, according to some job listing uncovered by super sleuth superannuation. The title will supposedly go into full production next year.


"Possibly, but they already have all the engine and technology stuff sorted out, all they need to ..."

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Whore of the Orient coming to next-gen consoles and PC

By John Keefer, Aug 30, 2012 10:00am PDT

Whore of the Orient, the next title from the director behind L.A. Noire, will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. A first image from the game was also revealed.


"Well say what you want about Team Bondi, they've got some incredible settings. First a pitch ..."

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Editorial: Bringing the magic back to Final Fantasy

By Steve Watts, Aug 07, 2012 2:15pm PDT

The next-gen Final Fantasy teaser from E3 got people talking, but it could hint at a much bigger (and much needed) series shift than just prettier visuals.


"Hmm... I hadn't thought about it that way... it's a good point and makes a lot of sense. The ..."

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Xbox 8 domains registered by Microsoft

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 03, 2012 10:00am PDT

Could the next Xbox be called "Xbox 8"? The name would make sense, given Microsoft's concurrent shifts to the number 8 across its other platforms.


"Well most likely we'll be on Windows 10 or 11 when their next system is out, so I'm not sure why ..."

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This is what a next-gen Final Fantasy could look like

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2012 8:45pm PDT

What would a next generation Final Fantasy look like? Imagine, if you will, a pre-rendered cutscene from Final Fantasy XIII, but running in real time.


"Don't confuse "graphics engine" with "art direction" - most engines can all do the same stuff at ..."

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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.


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

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Game development costs rise for next-gen consoles

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 04, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Developing games for next-gen consoles could be around twice as expensive as current-gen development, according to those already working on projects for Durango, Orbis, and Wii U.


"Half a month later --- it's clear that i "lost" it that few days - i really does sound like ..."

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Remedy hiring for next-gen console project

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 26, 2012 6:30am PDT

Max Payne and Alan Wake is gearing up to develop for the next generation of consoles, looking to fill more than 20 positions in the coming months, and saying it's "on the very brink of creating the games of the future."