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Sega Europe: ‘Shenmue 1 and 2 remakes have our full attention’

Remakes of Shenmue 1 and 2 are still being actively discussed within Sega. The publisher told fans in May that it was trying to find a way to return the classic Dreamcast RPGs, which were first released in 2000 and 2001. European boss Jurgen Post told MCV this week that …

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Yooka-Laylee developers buoyed by Ratchet & Clank success

The commercial success of the new Ratchet & Clank reboot has excited the creators of Yooka-Laylee. Like Ratchet & Clank, Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer. It generated 2.1m via Kickstarter, and studio Playtonic admits it’s nervous that many of those interested in the game will already own it as a …

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Richard Garriott: ‘If crowdfunding failed, my career was over’

Ultima creator Richard Garriott has said that his four-plus decades of working in the games industry would have come to an end had the crowdfunding campaign for Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues failed to hit its target. Pitched as a follow-up to his hit ‘90s RPG series Ultima, Avatar …

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What we can learn from Fable Fortune’s Kickstarter

There were a few reasons for thinking that the Kickstarter campaign for Fable Fortune would do pretty well. For one, the free-to-play card game was associated with an iconic brand, Fable, and was being made by former Lionhead developers who, since the studio’s closure, have formed Flaming Fowl. Historically, this …

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Kickstarter games boss bullish despite ‘wobbly year’

The numbers may be down by more than 50 per cent, but Kickstarter games boss Luke Crane is positive about the performance of the crowd-funding platform. The figures – released by Ico Partners – show that just $8.2m was generated on Kickstarter during the first half of 2016, a significant …

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Star Citizen backer contacts California Attorney General for $2,500 refund

One gamer who backed the crowdfunding campaign for ambitious sci-fi title Star Citizen has gone to extraordinary lengths to secure a refund. As reported by PCGamesN, the backer – known only as Streetroller – is said to have received a refund of $3,000 though evidence of just $2,560 exists. Streetroller …

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Recreated ZX Spectrum manufacturer could take Elite Systems to court

Some backers of the Kickstarted Recreated ZX Spectrum fear that they will never receive the unit they paid for. An extensive Eurogamer report details what seems to be a troubled picture for the device, which was first announced back at the end of 2013. It was successfully funded to the …

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