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Max Payne 3 – second trailer

Published on 16/02/2012 by in games, rockstar
 
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Dear Esther

Published on 15/02/2012 by in games

Have written about this one before, but I’m delighted to read that sales of Dear Esther (at time of writing, site is down) on Steam have already covered development costs. Indeed, it was in profit after only six hours. Also, Eurogamer seemed rather positive about it this week. Now if everyone keeps buying it, can we

 
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Quick recap

Published on 15/02/2012 by in gamedev, games

Like many “gamers of a certain age”, I find that juggling work life with family life results in very few finished games. Worse, when I try to remedy the situation by returning to some half-completed saved game several months old, I find myself out of my depth due to completely forgetting how to play. Some games

 
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Double Fine Adventure

Published on 09/02/2012 by in gamedev, games

A few weeks ago a friend of mine told me to check out Kickstarter. I loved the idea but was disappointed by the selection of video game projects on there. My impression was that they were all just a bit amateurish, simply not strong enough to secure funding by more conventional means. If only more

 
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Who Killed Rare?

Published on 09/02/2012 by in gamedev, games

Who killed Rare? It wasn’t me. But do check out this interesting article by Eurogamer’s ever-reliable Simon Parkin for some clues. Includes a nice interview with ex-Rare (and ex Zoonami, RIP) man Martin “Goldeneye” Hollis. Man, Rare used to be such a big deal. During the N64 golden era I used to gaze at their double-page

 
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Max Payne 3 website launch

Published on 02/02/2012 by in games, rockstar

New site launched today right here.

 
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Disney acquires UTV Ignition majority stake

Published on 02/02/2012 by in gamedev, layoffs

Confirming what has been widely predicted for some time now, Disney has acquired a majority stake in El Shaddai and Quarrel publisher UTV Ignition. This comes less than a year after massive layoffs across much of Disney’s video games related interests, in that depressingly stupid pattern of layoffs, rehires and acquisition familiar to anyone who follows

 
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THQ Layoffs

Published on 02/02/2012 by in gamedev, layoffs

Sorry to read of THQ’s recent bad news. If anyone fancies a change of scene, you could do worse than consider a move to Scotland…

 
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Retail therapy

Published on 01/02/2012 by in games

Okay, I’ll try to be topical for once: Spelling in all caps Specialising in old tat No, I don’t want a guidebook Or a third party nun-chuck

 
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Plagiarism vs Inspiration

Published on 01/02/2012 by in gamedev

Over on Facebook today, the hardest working man in showbiz Brian Baglow kicked off an interesting debate with the following post. I don’t think he’ll mind if I re-post it here: Cloning is fine. If it wasn’t allowed, the industry as we know it wouldn’t exist. Zynga is simply following in the great traditions of

 
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