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Top 100 Women in Games: Fiona Stewart

Fiona ‘Fee’ Stewart started her art career in the 1980s, working in publishing before going on to study fine art painting and printing at Bradford. From there she went on tolearn how to make 3D models/art assetsand animation for games. In the years since, she has become responsible for product …

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Minecraft on PS4 to feature touchpad support; PS3 upgrade discount confirmed

Mojang has detailed a number of new features scheduled for inclusion in the PS4 version of Minecraft. Developer 4J has implemented support for the DualShock 4’s touchpad for menu navigation and crafting, although it will remain completely optional. There will be a discount upgrade option for existing PS3 owners. The …

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TIGA criticises PEGI ratings pricing

UK game industry trade body TIGA has criticised PEGI for its punitive” pricing policy for game ratings that it claims is hurting small studios. Currently developers have to pay a fee for a game content rating every time they release a title on a different console, even if the content …

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Bethesda says Elder Scrolls Online subscription charge ‘was a mutual decision’

The implementation of a monthly subscription fee for the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online was not forced upon Bethesda by parent company ZeniMax. It would be fair to say it was a mutual decision,” Bethesda’s global marketing and PR boss Pete Hines told Games.On.Net. It wasn’t like they decided it, …

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UPDATE: Confusion over Xbox One’s pre-owned compatibility and internet requirements

The new Xbox One WILL NOT require a constant internet connection. Sort of. But it WILL limit pre-owned. We think. Wired reports that all games will require installation onto the console. Individual games will be tied to a user’s Xbox Live account. If a disc that has already been installed …

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Funcom ditches The Secret World subscription charges

As of today, a subscription is no longer required to play EA and Funcom’s The Secret World. There are no complicated rules or restrictions, no complex matrixes telling you what you can and cannot access,” the official blurb reads. Pay Once, Play Forever – it’s that simple.” Those who have …

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Steam pulls sex game from Greenlight, introduces $100 fee

The recent introduction of Steam Greenlight has undergone a somewhat troubled launch. Greenlight, for those not in the know, allows amateur devs to upload their games for the Steam userbase to vote on. Those that prove the most popular are then listed on Steam proper. The headline grabber of the …

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GAME is saved as deal is agreed

A deal has been agreed that has tonight seen GAME exit administration, MCV believes. Former front-runner turned write-off OpCapita has in a surprise development emerged as the victor, with its re-jigged offer for the trimmed-down GAME offsetting the doubts that saw its original approach shunned by lenders. OpCapita has reportedly …

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New EA scheme lets gamers download FIFA 12 before it hits shelves

Consumers will be able to download FIFA 12 days before the game hits store shelves, EA Sports has confirmed. It’s a part of EA Sports’ new ‘Season Ticket’ service which charges users an annual fee of 2,000 Microsoft Points or $24.99 in exchange for a range of digital benefits. As …

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OnLive introduces flat-rate plan

Cloud computing firm OnLive has made a major step towards addressing the single biggest complaints against the service so far – the price. A new payment option called PlayPack allows gamers unlimited access to a selection of titles for just $9.99 a month. The catch? Unlike the comprehensive PlayPass option, …

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