Tag Archives: james

24-year old cancer victim lives on in Creative Assembly’s Total War: War 2

Creative Assembly’s community manager Craig Paycock has paid tribute to a cancer victim who will now forever be remembered as a star of upcoming game Total War: Rome 2. Last summer a 24-year-old James visited the studio as part of a Special Day initiative organised by charity Willow Foundation, which …

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CoD: Black Ops gets new developer?

According to reports from G4, the site that broke many of the early headlines in the Activision-Infinity Ward saga, Raven Software has become the latest developer to be drafted in for work on the Call of Duty series. G4 claims that Raven, which is currently working on Activision shooter Singularity …

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New roles for Futures Binns and Maxwell

UK media group Future has announced the creation of two new senior roles within its games team. Former games publishing director James Binns is to become the head of Edge International and PC gaming. He will oversee the worldwide development of Edge-Online as well as PC print duo PC Gamer …

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Games of the Decade Staff Picks

Metacritic, Famitsu, Edge – any of these outlets will happily tell you which titles, by their own criteria, have been the most important of the last decade. But in these situations surely the world’s only weekly trade magazine for the video games industry must be seen as the only authority …

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GCHQ takes to Xbox Live

Where better to look for the modern day James Bond than in the murky waters of Xbox Live, right? That’s clearly what the UK government believes with news that super-secret intel organisation GCHQ is to run recruitment advertising on Xbox Live. Tomorrow will see the start of a six-week campaign …

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Avatar 3D will be HDMI only on 360

Ubisoft has added another technical requirement for those wanting to experience the upcoming James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game in its full 3D glory – an HDMI-enabled console. That’s not a problem for PS3, of course, and Wii owners aren’t getting the 3D treatment anyway.

 But it does mean that owners …

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Web games to rule all by 2013?

The rise of the web-based casual (and sometime not so casual) game has certainly been a quick one, but one of the sector’s leading execs believes bigger things lay ahead – indeed, he thinks global dominance is just around the corner. James Currier, the CEO of social games outfit WonderHill …

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EA lashes out at licensed games

Publisher EA has once again poured scorn over the licensed games market – a sector it was once famed for bossing. Following reportedly disappointing sales of recent console release The Godfather II, the president of the EA Games label Frank Gibeau told the LA Times that: We’re not going to …

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Bizarre working on two Bond titles

During the Activision Blizzard Q4 earnings call it emerged that two games based on James Bond are being developed by Bizarre Creations. Little is known about the two games. One is a racer that will see launch towards the end of 2009, while the other is a new James Bond …

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Modern Warfare 2 heads Activisions 2009 lineup

US publisher Activision-Blizzard has revealed a number of its key titles for the upcoming year, including confirmation of exactly what form the next Call of Duty will assume. A presentation at a conference held by in-game ads firm Massive revealed that Infinity Ward’s next shooter will be a direct sequel …

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