The Last of Us confirmed for 2013 – Report

By: Eddie Makuch LOS ANGELES–Naughty Dog’s postapocalyptic PlayStation 3 action game The Last of Usis not going to arrive this year. In an interview with VG247, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed gamers will have to wait until 2013 to pick up the title. “We are not ready to talk about 2013. But some of the games we showed like God of War and … Continue reading The Last of Us confirmed for 2013 – Report

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Next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo shown

By: Eddie Makuch LOS ANGELES–What could a next-generation Final Fantasy game look like? Square Enix has answered that question through a new tech demo video titled Agni’s Philosophy, which was published on the company’s website last night and is embedded below. The tech demo runs on Square Enix’s new Luminous Studio game engine, which the company says is capable of depicting “high quality real time … Continue reading Next-gen Final Fantasy tech demo shown

Next Xbox, PlayStation 4 due in 2013 – Analysts

By: Eddie Makuch LOS ANGELES–The next generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony could be on store shelves as early as next year, Sterne Agee industry analyst Arvind Bhatia predicts. In a note sent to investors today, the industry watcher said it’s more than likely new consoles will be out by the end of 2013. “Based on various conversations we had at the conference, we … Continue reading Next Xbox, PlayStation 4 due in 2013 – Analysts

Left 4 Dead prequel in the works – Report

By: Eddie Makuch LOS ANGELES–In Valve’s 2008 zombie shooter Left 4 Dead, players faced an onslaught of undead, but how did these nasty creatures get there in the first place? According to a new report at CVG, a Left 4 Dead prequel is in development at Payday: The Heist studio Overkill Software, and will explain that very question. No further information is available on the … Continue reading Left 4 Dead prequel in the works – Report

Amalur dev files for bankruptcy, FBI investigating

By: Eddie Makuch LOS ANGELES–Beleaguered Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Project Copernicus company 38 Studios has filed for bankruptcy, a spokesperson confirmed today to Rhode Island news outlet WPRI. This means the company has ceased operations and will be liquidated. On top of this, the Rhode Island state police, the attorney general’s office, the U.S. Attorney’s office, and the FBI are launching investigations into the … Continue reading Amalur dev files for bankruptcy, FBI investigating

Fire Emblem 3DS headed to US

By: Laura Parker LOS ANGELES–Despite holding three separate press conferences during this year’s E3 (and one just before it), Nintendo chose to use Twitter to reveal that the 3DS title Fire Emblem: Awakening will be getting a US release. The latest Fire Emblem title, already released in Japan in April this year, focuses on the prince of the kingdom of Iris and his companions as … Continue reading Fire Emblem 3DS headed to US

Activision Blizzard for sale?

By: Brendan Sinclair LOS ANGELES–The industry’s largest third-party publisher might be for sale. According to a Bloomberg report, senior executives of Activision Blizzard parent Vivendi are meeting later this month to determine whether they want to sell the telecom giant’s majority stake in the game developer. Citing "people with knowledge of the matter," Bloomberg reports that the Vivendi executive meeting is scheduled for June 22, … Continue reading Activision Blizzard for sale?

Xbox 360 has ‘more than two years’ left – Microsoft

By: Laura Parker LOS ANGELES–Despite analysts’ predictions that it’s “all but a given” that either Microsoft or Sony or both will launch new consoles by the end of next year, Microsoft believes its Xbox 360 has a few more years left. Speaking to GameSpot, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer revealed that new incentives like the recently unveiled SmartGlass technology and the Nike partnership mean the … Continue reading Xbox 360 has ‘more than two years’ left – Microsoft

Liev Schreiber May Be Darren Aronofsky’s Villain For Noah

By: Katey Rich Every time we see a new casting rumor about Noah, it means we’re one step closer to actually seeing Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic, his follow-up to Black Swan that will tell the famous story of Noah and the great, world-ending flood. We know that Russell Crowe will be playing Noah, and thanks to a few recent updates we know that Logan Lerman … Continue reading Liev Schreiber May Be Darren Aronofsky’s Villain For Noah