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"Half-Life 3 is not being worked on at this time"

One man close to Valve has delivered a crushing blow to the millions of gamers patiently waiting on Half-Life 3. Kotaku reports that John Patrick Lowrie, an actor who has starred in a number of Valve games and is married to the voice of GLaD0S Ellen McLain, has claimed that …

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Nintendo denies Miyamoto retirement reports

It’s a ‘misunderstanding’, Nintendo has claimed, as the company’s share price fell two per cent on news that Shigeru Miyamoto is to retire from his chief development role. The claim came directly from Miyamoto himself in an interview with Wired. "Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto’s role at Nintendo is not …

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EA scraps plans to include Battlefield 1943 in Battlefield 3

PS3 gamers hoping to find a free copy of digital-only title Battlefield 1943 included in their copy of Battlefield 3 are going to be disappointed. It has emerged that EA has not, as previously promised, bundled the multiple shooter in PS3 versions of the new Battlefield title. The Battlefield Twitter …

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Persson: ‘Piracy is not theft’

In a fascinating statement at GDC’s Indie Games Summit, the Swedish creator of indie PC hit Minecraft has lashed out at some of the ‘myths’ commonly perpetuated about games piracy. Piracy is not theft,” Markus Persson is reported by Edge as saying. If you steal a car, the original is …

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The end for (original) Xbox Live

Take heed, original Xbox owners – today is the last day that you’ll be able to take your console online. At midnight tonight Microsoft will permanently turn off the lights for one of the most pioneering online console services the world has ever seen. The move will also see online …

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Current 3D console tech limited

Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 lack the processing power needed to run ‘proper’ next-gen 3D titles, according to one console developer. Citing the fact that only a handful titles to date have even struck upon what was once championed as the defining standard of the current generation of consoles …

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Miyamoto: Our 09 games werent fun enough

Games, at the most basic level, are meant to be fun – and industry legend and head of Nintendo development Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted that the company’s games output last year was simply not fun enough. The fact that in 2009 we were not able to sell more than we …

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Nintendo: Were not good at core games

In his most brazen statement on the subject to date, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has admitted that the platform holder isn’t very good at making hardcore games – and furthermore, that core games aren’t a focus for the firm. The fact of the matter is we know we …

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Rocksteady to go beyond The Batman?

Warner Bros is hopeful that its library of prominent IPs will be available to its new development studio Rocksteady. It was initially expected that Rocksteady would – in the short-term – act as a dedicated Batman studio. But Warner Bros’ long-serving UK president Josh Berger says that the studio will …

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Konami: Saw is not a cash-in

Konami has dismissed accusations that Saw: The Game will be an uninspired film tie-in. The publisher is confident that fans of the gory saga will see the game as an authentic part of the franchise.It features voicework from star Tobin Bell and a brand new storyline set between the first …

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