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N-Space forced to abandon Nintendo due to lack of publisher demand

The CEO of Skylanders: Giants and Swap Force co-developer N-Space has said that his studio currently has no Nintendo games in development for the first time in a decade. The studio, which has ported and developed a host of titles from the likes of Activision and Disney to Nintendo machines …

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App Store getting Kids category; Official controller support coming to iOS

Amidst all the furore of Xbox and PlayStation at this year’s E3, a couple of important iOS announcement slipped under many people’s radars. The first is that Apple is introducing a Kids category to the App Store. As The Guardian notes, kid-specific downloads are currently found scattered throughout the Education, …

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EA pledges at least another 4 years of support for PS3 and Xbox 360

Publisher EA has reassured Xbox 360 and PS3 owners that it will continue to support the consoles. Speaking at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said that it will continue to develop and release titles for both machines until at least 2017, according to GameSpot. Of course, …

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Original iPhone will be declared ‘obsolete’ next month

Apple’s original iPhone of 2007 is to become obsolete in June, according to internal info. The documentation, picked up by9to5mac.com, shows the headset manufacturer will classify the original iPhone as ‘obsolete’ everywhere, except the US, from June 11th – this applies to all Apple products that were discontinued more than …

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OPINION: Tables turn at HMV as games suppliers fear retreat

The words look the same, but they are in a different order. Last year, we wrote about HMV meeting publishing top brass to beg them for support at a time when HMV’s relevance (and its bank balance) was in question. Now, games execs are having to remind HMV and its …

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OPINION: Should we be criticising Peter Molyneux more?

I am a huge admirer of Peter Molyneux. He’s ferociously intelligent, inspiringly ambitious and, perhaps most importantly, a really lovely guy who is great to spend time with. There are two reasons for opening this piece with that statement. One, for the sake of transparency. And two, because if it …

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‘Broke’ Hotline Miami dev offers helping hand to pirates

The creator of the superb indie hit Hotline Miami has offered technical support to those who pirate his game. I don’t really want people to pirate Hotline Miami, but I understand if they do,” Jonatan Soderstrom said on Twitter. I’ve been broke the last couple of months. It sucks. Yet …

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UPDATED: Wii U voice chat not universal, requires licensed headset

Voice chat will not be an out-of-the-box feature for Wii U, Nintendo has confirmed. That’s despite the fact that the high-tech Wii U GamePad actually houses a microphone. However, this will not be used as a default option for voice chat, Kotaku reports. Instead, users who wish to use the …

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Wii U twin GamePad games due some time in 2013

Titles that support two Wii U GamePads simultaneously are expected to arrive in 2013. Twin GamePad functionality was missing from Nintendo’s early Wii U previews but was added in after repeated requests from press and early users. However, Nintendo’s 100+ price for individual GamePads in Japan – and the omission …

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The cost of including multiplayer in Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line – a critical success and a commercial disappointment. It has a Metacritic score of 75 per cent, but that has to be considered in a wider context. Few titles have pushed the games press to think so hard, and few have dared to tackle a genre …

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