Shadow of the Eternals dev arrested on child porn charges

By: Eddie Makuch [UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Precursor Games representative issued a statement to GameSpot on the matter. “We are deeply upset by this,” reads a line from the statement. “Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Kenneth McCulloch is no longer affiliated in any way with Precursor Games.” The original story … Continue reading Shadow of the Eternals dev arrested on child porn charges

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Castlevania dev has next-gen “in mind” for next game

Eddie Makuch, Peter Brown The next project from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developer Mercury Steam could be headed to next-generation systems like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Speaking with GameSpot at E3 last week, producer Dave Cox said, “We have next-gen in mind for our next project,” but would not say more. Cox’s answer came in response to a question regarding whether Mercury Steam … Continue reading Castlevania dev has next-gen “in mind” for next game

Microsoft on what defines a next-gen gam

By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft has not been shy about using the term “next-gen” to describe its games and experiences for the Xbox One, but what exactly does it mean? Speaking with GameSpot, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said the term is multifaceted and at times difficult to convey. “I think it’s multiple things. Graphic fidelity is clearly going to be one of those…and I think graphic … Continue reading Microsoft on what defines a next-gen gam

Titanfall won’t feature day-one DLC or microtransaction

By: Martin Gaston Upcoming multiplayer-focused, mech-based first-person shooterTitanfall won’t be getting any day-one downloadable content, developer Respawn Entertainment has said. GameSpot, producer Drew McCoy said the studio wasn’t looking to “nickel-and-dime” its customers. When asked about Titanfall’s post-release plans, McCoy said, “We’re not talking about our plans specifically, but I can say we’re not going to have day-one DLC, and we’re not gonna have microtransactions … Continue reading Titanfall won’t feature day-one DLC or microtransaction

Tales of Symphonia getting a PlayStation 3 HD remake – Report

By: Martin Gaston GameCube RPG Tales of Symphonia could be getting an HD re-release on PlayStation 3, a new report claims. Its Wii-exclusive follow up Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World is also reported to be included, with the PlayStation 3 game being packaged as the Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition. Hideo Baba, manager of the Tales series,told Spanish website Koi-Nya the two-game … Continue reading Tales of Symphonia getting a PlayStation 3 HD remake – Report

Thief coming to Xbox 720?

By:  Eddie Makuch Eidos Montreal‘s upcoming stealth game Thief is in development for Microsoft’s recently confirmed next-generation platform. That’s according to the LinkedIn profile page of an Eidos Montreal developer spotted byVideogamer, who lists the game as in development for “PS4/Xbox 720/PC.” Publisher Square Enix has only confirmed Thief for PC, PlayStation 4, and “other next-generation platforms.” The company declined to comment when approached. If Thief is in fact in development for … Continue reading Thief coming to Xbox 720?

Sony seeking The Order: 1886 trademark

By:  Eddie Makuch Sony has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for The Order: 1886. The mark, applied for on April 18 and uncovered by NeoGAF, covers “Computer game software; Video game software.” A website–TheOrder1886.com–was registered privately last month. The page does not resolve to anything. No further information is available and a Sony representative was not immediately available to comment. A number of … Continue reading Sony seeking The Order: 1886 trademark

Xbox 720 will interact with cable TV?

By: Eddie Makuch Multiple sources have told The Verge that the Xbox 720 will include a feature that allows the next-generation platform to take over a user’s TV and set-top box in much the same way that Google TV operates. The site’s sources also suggest the platform will require an online connection to use various entertainment services, as well as to tap into TV signals. … Continue reading Xbox 720 will interact with cable TV?

Uplay PC download service disabled

By:  Eddie Makuch Ubisoft has shut down its Uplay PC download service today after hackers discovered an exploit that allows games to be downloaded for free, including the highly rumored Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Gameplay footage from the title surfaced last night, following the exposure of the exploit. “We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it quickly,” a Ubisoft representative told GameSpot. “Uplay’s PC … Continue reading Uplay PC download service disabled

Xbox 720 powered by AMD x86 chip – Report

By: Eddie Makuch According to sources speaking to Bloomberg, Microsoft’s still-unannounced Xbox 720 will use an AMD x86 processor. AMD is also providing chips for Sony’s PlayStation 4. A shift to the x86 format means Xbox 360 discs won’t be supported and backwards compatibility would be possible only through software emulation. The AMD processor in the Xbox 720 reportedly combines “Jaguar” central processing units with graphics chips, according … Continue reading Xbox 720 powered by AMD x86 chip – Report