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ESA Releases 2013 Report

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Ever wonder what the Entertainment Software Association gets up to? Well, take some time to check their recently released 2013 Report:

http://www.theesa.com/about/annualreports.asp

Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite:

“Through September 2013, ESA secured google’s removal of more than 1.5 million links to infringing games from its search results, a 1,200 percent increase over the number of links google removed in 2012. ESA also identified and requested that host sites remove more than 3.7 million URLs used to facilitate instant downloads of infringing copies of ESA members’ games.”

 

More “Borderlands” On The Way

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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New York, NY – April 9, 2014 – 2K and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, an all-new standalone Borderlands game set in-between the award-winning Borderlands and Borderlands 2, is currently in co-development by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available worldwide in fall 2014 on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

“Borderlands is one of 2K’s premiere franchises, and Borderlands 2 is the highest-selling title in the history of our company,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. “Fans are clamoring for an all-new, triple-A Borderlands experience, and we will deliver just that with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.”
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“Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure” Launch Trailer

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

APRIL 22, 2014!

Call of Duty: Ghosts “Devastation” DLC

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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“Age of Wonders 3″ Arrives

Monday, March 31st, 2014

DELFT, the Netherlands, March 31, 2014 – Triumph Studios, the team behind the successful Overlord and Age of Wonders series, announced today that Age of Wonders 3 is now available on Steam, GoG and retail in select territories with a recommended price of $39.99 (local prices may vary)

The third Age of Wonders title revives the classic fantasy strategy gameplay of the original, where kings, queens, and dark lords battle for the spoils of an ancient paradise. This iteration adds RPG-inspired classes and specialization, letting rulers craft empires of their own design and craft their own unique strategies and play styles.

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MOBA “Prime World” Now Available (PC)

Monday, March 31st, 2014

March 31, 2014 – Nival, the developer of world renowned strategy games, has announced that its award-winning MOBA, Prime World, is now available globally at http://en.playpw.com/, Steam, Amazon and Aeria. Prime World, enjoyed by 7 million players around the world, originally entered open beta in the fall of 2013 in English speaking territories. The game has seen many improvements and updates throughout the beta period, which players can now enjoy in its worldwide release. In addition to the English version, Nival just released versions in French and German, as well. Sprechen sie deutsch? To celebrate, Prime World players get over a week of double resource rates, so join the fun now to get this sweet bonus!

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“Gauntlet” Returns Summer 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014

BURBANK, Calif. – March 17, 2014 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Gauntlet, a completely modernized action RPG version of the celebrated dungeon crawler, will be available this summer via Steam for PC, offering full support for SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines shipping the second half of this year. The game will lead the launch of WB Games Vault, a direct-to-digital portfolio that will deliver paid games based on popular Warner Bros. and Midway brands, plus original IP, across multiple digital networks.

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“Murdered: Soul Suspect” Set for June

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

LOS ANGELES (March. 4th, 2014) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas today confirmed supernatural detective thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect will go on sale in North America June 3rd, 2014. Outside of the Americas, Murdered: Soul Suspect will go on sale June 6th, 2014.

Square Enix also announced US customers who preorder Murdered: Soul Suspect from select retailers* will receive an interactive digital strategy map. The map, accessible via computer or tablet, will help players unearth all of Salem’s secrets, including the location of hundreds of in-game items including quest givers, collectibles, and Easter Eggs.

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“Blackguards” DLC Released

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Hamburg, March 4, 2014 – Available now, Untold Legends is the first DLC for Blackguards, and features a new story of conflict and vengeance that sends players into the traumatic past of the former gladiator, Takate. Additionally a new teaser highlights the latest features:

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“Project Spark” Beta Now Available on Xbox One

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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Microsoft and Team Dakota today extend the “Project Spark” Beta Program onto Xbox One, enabling more fans and creators to have a direct impact on the final build.

Since the “Project Spark” Beta released on Windows 8.1 devices in December 2013, more than 250,000 fans signed up – with hundreds of new requests daily – taking advantage of the game’s revolutionary toolset to create custom adventures and unique worlds such as “Pinball Raid!,” “Blaze Jumper,” and “Colour.”

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“Divinity: Original Sin” Pushed to Spring 2014 Launch

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Currently available on Steam Early Access, Divinity: Original Sin, which exists largely because of a successful Kickstarter campaign, should be ready to go this Spring. Larian Studios recently released a short gameplay clip.

Irrational Games Rationalized; Layoffs Abound

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Ken Levine
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Ken Levine, founder of Irrational Games (recently of BioShock Infinite fame), made a somewhat startling announcement today regarding the studio:

When Jon Chey, Rob Fermier and I founded Irrational Games seventeen years ago, our mission was to make visually unique worlds and populate them with singular characters.

We built Rapture and Columbia, the Von Braun and The Rickenbacker, the Freedom Fortress and some of the nastiest basements a SWAT team ever set foot into. We created Booker and Elizabeth, the Big Daddy and the Little Sister, MidWives and ManBot. In that time, Irrational has grown larger and more successful than we could have conceived when we began our three-person studio in a living room in Cambridge, MA. It’s been the defining project of my professional life.

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“Broforce” Incoming

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Capetown, South Africa – In what industry pundits are calling the most obvious pairing ever, developer Free Lives and rogue publisher Devolver Digital are joining forces to bringBroforce to Steam Early Access in March 2014 with a full PC and console release this summer. Born during Ludum Dare 23, Broforce has been through an extended training montage over the past year and is now poised to dominate international politics and possibly end terrorism through a sheer show of force.

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EA Trolls Valentine’s Day with “Titanfall” Beta

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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The future of first person multiplayer action is upon us, and now’s your chance to be among the first to fall forTitanfall. Starting today, Respawn Entertainment and EA are inviting gamers to sign up and register for a chance to be a part of the upcoming Titanfall closed beta, a large-scale event coming February 14 to Xbox One and PC. For complete details on the beta and to register, please visit www.Titanfall.com/beta.

Already the winner of more than 80 awards from critics around the world, Titanfall is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Fans around the world from Tokyo to Seattle to London and beyond have been impressed with its thrilling and dynamic multiplayer gameplay featuring elite assault pilots and agile, heavily armored 24-foot tall titans.
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“Amnesia Fortnight 2014″ Overtakes Double Fine

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

San Francisco, CA—February 6, 2014—Double Fine has launched Amnesia Fortnight 2014, the latest iteration of its two-week internal game jam, on Humble Bundle. Amnesia Fortnight has generated many of the studio’s game ideas over the past five years, including Spacebase DF-9, Hack ‘n’ Slash, Costume Quest, Stacking and more.

Members of the public can now pay any amount for the chance to vote on dozens of ideas pitched by Double Fine staff members, with the top-ranked choices becoming two-week PC prototypes playable by contributors. Contributors decide the percentage that will go to charity.

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