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Microsoft and Rare are ‘evaluating what to do next’

Will the upcoming un-bundling of Kinect have any negative ramifications for Microsoft’s Rare studio? That was the question put to Xbox boss Phil Spencer by OXM, although the exec of course stressed the ongoing importance of the Kinect Sports, Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Donkey Kong Country, …

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EA says it won’t release a Need for Speed game this year

For the first time since 1996, there will be no new Need for Speed game on shelves this year. A new game is in development, however, and speaking to Kotaku Need for Speed’s executive producer Marcus Nilsson assured fans that the brand is alive and kicking. "It’s not like the …

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Next Call of Duty is leading on next-gen

PS4 and Xbox One are the lead platforms for this year’s as-of-yet unannounced Call of Duty. Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen-first development,” Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg told IGN. Obviously in the console-transition year, anyone who developed a cross-generational game last year had to deal with the fact …

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Is Illumiroom the Next Xbox’s secret weapon?

Microsoft’s Illumiroom technology could be one of the platform holder’s key drivers behind its new Xbox. As MCV reported in January following the tech’s unveiling at CES, Illumiroom uses a system that harks back to the old Philips amBX tech, but evolves it far beyond anything seen before. A projector …

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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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Molyneux’s next project is "really brave"

Those poor devs over at 22Cans are certainly being worked very hard. Peter Molyneux has for the first time spoken about his studio’s THIRD game, which is due for release some time after the successful Kickstarted Godus. "The world we live in now; it’s insanely fast. That’s why we had …

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Next Skyrim DLC allows you to design and build your own home

The second DLC release for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will allow players to construct their very own in-game home. Called Hearthfire, the download allows for gamers to purchase plot and plans and then construct a fully customisable dwelling that can be decorated and extended as its owners see fit. …

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OPINION: Microsoft and the Xbox 720 guessing game

The thing is, it’s not really Microsoft’s fault. It’s ours. Earlier this week MCV lamented Microsoft’s compulsion to lie to us all about an admission from its general manager Brian hall that the New Xbox is a ‘thing’. We lamented the necessity of lies in corporate culture. We lamented being …

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Pigs to take starring role in next Angry Birds?

The next version of Angry Birds may well be from the pigs’ point of view, as they try to protect the eggs they have liberated from the fascist feathered attackers. Pocket-lint claimsto have seen screenshots of the new game, which is expected to be available before Christmas. Like the original …

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