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Kingdoms of Amalur dev lays off entire staff

You would think that selling 1.3 million copies of your first game would be enough to guarantee long-term success. However, that’s now how it’s happened for Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 studios, who laid off its ...
 
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Aliens: Colonial Marines finally gets release date

First revealed all the way back in 2006 (after a cancelled 2001 title of the same name), Aliens: Colonial Marines was rapidly reaching Duke Nukem Forever levels of schedule slip. That is, until today, where Sega have revealed t...
 
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Australian Gamer and Gameplanet merge

Popular Australian site Australian Gamer has merged with New Zealand-based Gameplanet to create the Gameplanet ANZ Network. According to the press release that arrived at Rocket Chainsaw Towers earlier today, the two sites will...

 
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Square Enix makes $75 million profit

Thanks to the success of titles such as Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Deux Ex: Human Revolution, Square Enix has turned a tidy ¥6.06 billion (AU$75 million) profit for the financial year ending March 31. This is a massive turnaround...
 
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Blizzard to rescue lost GAME Diablo 3 pre-orders

In an outstanding show of support for those who have been left out in the cold by GAME’s entry into administration, Blizzard are offering to honour all pre-orders for GAME customers directly. While some GAME stores did re...
 
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What Happened to Black Mesa: Source?

First announced way back in 2005, Black Mesa: Source promised a full reconstruction of the original Half-Life in the Source engine, a vast improvement on Valve’s original port. Since then, we’ve had a 2008 trailer p...

 
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SW:TOR lost 25% of its subscribers last quarter

Its been a rocky start for EA’s MMO challenger Star Wars: The Old Republic so far, and things aren’t looking to get any better soon. While there was much crowing about the game’s impact on the subscriber numbe...
 
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Major Starcraft II updates incoming

Blizzard has detailed several upcoming changes to Starcraft II, most of them to coincide with the upcoming Heart of the Swarm expansion set. The changes include: Multiplayer resume from replay Global Play Multilanguage support ...
 
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A look at Syrian game development

The always-interesting Ars Technica has a fascinating article on the challenges faced by game developers in Syria, which has been mired in internal conflict for over a year now. The article talks to several former Syrian game d...

 
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Sega launches Megadrive Classics Collection 5

Sega has launched the fifth in its series of Megadrive game collections for the PC. This time around, the collection includes such classics as Phantasy Star II, III and IV, Streets of Rage III, Golden Axe III, Wonder Boy in Mon...