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UPDATED: Criterion’s Ward is done with the racing genre

UK developer Criterion is stepping away from the racing genre to make something new”. At least, that’s the impression given by boss Alex Ward. Few studios have as rich a racing heritage as Criterion, whose past credits include the seminal Burnout series and 2010’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The …

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New Xbox won’t be backwards compatible – report

Microsoft’s new Xbox will not be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, according to a new report. Bloomberg says that the upcoming console will be built using an AMD X86 board – a PC standard that houses both the CPU and GPU on a single assembly. This means that Microsoft …

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OPINION: Xbox absence tells us nothing about next-gen

If you’re from this part of the industry – and pretty much almost everyone at GDC last week was or had been at some point in their life – the most asked and unanswered question of the show was around next-gen consoles. While Sony was there and shared somemore detail …

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BioWare "getting ready to develop new Mass Effect game"

Regardless of whether your Shepard lived to tell another tale at the end of Mass Effect 3, don’t expect your favourite gender-hopping space hero to return in the next game. That’s because BioWare has said it plans to tell a completely different story in the next Mass Effect game – …

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Next Wonderbook title gets UK release date

Sony’s second Wonderbook title for PS3 will be released in the UK and Europe in May. Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler is an original IP with a detective theme. It will again use the Wonderbook itself and the PlayStation Eye camera, although this time use of the PlayStation Move controller is optional. …

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Warner confirms third title in Batman: Arkham series

A third instalment in the Batman: Arkham series will be released this financial year. The low-key confirmation comes from Warner’s CFO and chief administrative officer John Martin, who told investors last week that: We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the …

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Obsidian pitching for a new Star Wars RPG

Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic II creator Obsidian is planning to pitch a brand new Star Wars RPG to Disney. The move, of course, comes as the world still comes to grips with the news that Disney, fresh from the acquisition of LucasArts, is working not only on …

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Read all about it: international games media brands set sights on UK

The biggest games magazines in North America and Europe are to launch in the UK, MCV can reveal. GameStop-owned Game Informer is about to start selling digital subscriptions to UK gamers via its gamestop.co.uk estore. Meanwhile, Gamereactor is to launch both digital and physical magazines, with the latter distributed as …

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Namco Bandai promises more Ni No Kuni stock later this week

Surprise chart hit Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch should be back on retail shelves later this week. The game has been in short supply since launch with retailers such as Tesco, Amazon and Play having been unable to fulfil all of their existing pre-orders. And those trying …

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Scribblenauts Unlimited suffers last minute delay on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo has announced a surprise delay to Scribblenauts Unlimited just three days before its planned UK release. No specific reason was given and, perhaps more surprisingly, no new date has been announced. We are sorry to announce that Scribblenauts Unlimited, a game developed by Warner Bros Interactive and 5th Cell …

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