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Braben’s The Outsider appears to be dead

David Braben’s missing political thriller The Outsider for PS3 and Xbox 360 looks to have been scrapped. Development stopped back in 2011/2012 as Frontier prioritised its partnership with Microsoft, developing first-party titles such as Kinectimals, Kinect Disneyland and Zoo Tycoon, as well as the crowd-funded and hotly-anticipated Elite: Dangerous.Eurogamernow reports …

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The UK download chart is dead

The UK PC download chart has collapsed, MCV understands. It officially launched in May last year, but hasn’t been seen since MCV published the statistics for Q2 2013 last October. The chart was put together by UKIE and stat giant IPSOS. To build it they would receive data from publishers …

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End of days for End of Nations?

Trion Worlds’ MOBA RTS End of Nations has been officially put on hold”. Concerns were raised after the game’s website was taken offline and all mention of the PC title was removed from Trion’s website. Its Facebook page has not been updated since August. "As we informed EON’s community last …

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‘Nintendo was dead to EA very quickly’ after Wii U launch, source claims

An anonymous source has supposedly told one website that EA’s relationship with Nintendo was crippled shortly after the launch of Wii U. "Nintendo was dead to us very quickly," an ‘EA source’ told CVG when asked about the publisher’s sudden change of heart following Wii U’s arrival. "It became a …

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Tom Clancy passes away aged 66

One of modern gaming’s most familiar names has passed away. Tom Clancy, who became known to gamers after lending his name to dozens of military video games, has died at the age of 66. Clancy was of course best known to the wider world as an author of military fiction. …

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Blackberry boss says tablet computers will be dead in five years

The tablet computer industry – and in turn the iPad – will be dead within five years, the boss of Blackberry has claimed. In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” chief executive Thorsten Heins said, as reported by The Telegraph. Maybe a …

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Telltale wants to transfer your Walking Dead save from PS3 to PS4

The Walking Dead’s all-important narrative arc may not be lost in the transition to next-gen. Players of the game’s five episodes will have seen their characters develop across each release. While PC players will have no problem keeping hold of this vital progress data, the lack of compatibility between PS3 …

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SOE prepares to close down free-to-play FPS Bullet Run after just 7 months

Free-to-play FPS Bullet Run is to be closed down on March 8th. Sony Online Entertainment’s PC shooter only went live in August, but billing for the title has already been cancelled with any outstanding subscription charges having been refunded. Developer Acony will retain the rights to the code, but SOE …

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EA: High Street games retail to become extinct within a decade

A leading EA executive has predicted the death of High Street games retail within ten years. "We know that packaged goods work today, and the majority of our current revenue comes from that," EA Games’ executive VP Patrick Soderlund told CVG. "That’s still a viable business model. But in the …

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Xbox creator: ‘Games consoles are not dead’

The man who invented the Xbox has dismissed the notion that the console market is dying off. Seamus Blackley – who proposed the creation of Microsoft’s first console – now works on mobile games at Innovative Leisure. Yet he believes the likes of mobile and social will complement consoles, not …

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