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Published by Jamie on September 16, 2014 Microsoft Acquires Mojang For $2.5 Billion USD

In a somewhat surprising move, Microsoft today announced they were purchasing Swedish developer Mojang (Minecraft, Scrolls) for $2.5 Billion USD. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on September 1, 2014 Five Stories From Sony’s Pre-Tokyo Game Show 2014 Stream

With the 2014 Tokyo Game Show set to start later this month, Sony once again held a press conference to show off some significant software and hardware updates for the Asia region. For those who didn’t catch the stream, here are the highlights from the two hour presentation.  Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on August 26, 2014 Amazon To Acquire Twitch

Twitch logoAfter what seemed like a lock that Google would acquire streaming service Twitch, it was announced today that online shopping juggernaut Amazon would acquire Twitch. The deal sees Amazon purchasing all shares of Twitch Interactive for $970 Million, with the deal expected to close some time before the end of the year.  Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on August 13, 2014 EA/Bioware Announce Shadow Realms

Shadow Realms logoAfter weeks of teases, Bioware’s latest project has finally been unveiled: An online action RPG known as Shadow Realms. The game, announced during EA’s Gamescom press conference, is a 4 vs 1 online action RPG that’s heavily story driven.

The setup is that each encounter sees you make a number of key decisions which alter the course of the story as you take control of one of four heroes drawn into a centuries old conflict against the “Shadow Legions”, with the other player taking control of the Shadowlord, who controls the Shadow Legions and can alter the environment to their whim.  Aesthetically, the game attempts to bring fantasy tropes in a more contemporary setting, allowing players to battle in Paris with machine gun wizards. In addition, the game will also be presented in an episodic model, each coming with their own new characters and choices and cliffhangers. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on July 9, 2014 2K Games & Gearbox Software Announce Battleborn

With Valve’s DOTA 2 International in full-swing, 2K Games & Gearbox Software have announced their take on the MOBA genre, in the form of Battleborn – a PS4/PC/Xbox One title set to hit sometime in 2015/16. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on July 2, 2014 Deep Silver Announce ESCAPE Dead Island

If the wait for the recently announced Dead Island 2 is killing you, and you want more zombie killing in paradise, Deep Silver have you covered with ESCAPE Dead Island, releasing later this year on PS3, 360 & PC. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on June 11, 2014 Red, Yellow & Blue: Nintendo’s E3 2014 Press Conference

Nintendo E3 Iwata punchAs the final major press conference of the show, Nintendo certainly had some hard acts to follow. Then again, given the increasingly bizarre (yet watchable) videos Nintendo has put out recently, you would think it has got a few things up their sleeves.

And guess what? Nintendo certainly did.

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Published by Jamie on June 10, 2014 2015 Concept Video: EA’s E3 2014 Press Conference

EA Mirrors EdgeWith not a lot to show but plenty of announcements, EA certainly had one of the more different feeling E3 press conferences in quite a while. While it wasn’t the two hour announcement extravaganza that was Microsoft’s presser, what was shown was notable.

Right from the get go, EA CEO Andrew Wilson explained that the games shown today would be shown in one of two ways. The games EA would be showing in depth (as well as showing near-final footage of) are the games that’ll be released in 2014. For the games 0f 2015 and beyond, they would be shown in dev diary form, complete with incredibly rough tech concepts, prototypes and concept art. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on June 6, 2014 E3 2014 – CD Projekt RED/GOG Summer Conference Report

With E3 only a matter of days away, the fine folks at CD Projekt took to the internet to announce a few key details regarding the upcoming title The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, as well as make some new announcements regarding their GOG service. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on June 3, 2014 E3 2014 – Forza Horizon 2 Announced

With E3 kicking off in a weeks time, Microsoft have announced another game prior to the event – Forza Horizon 2. Continue reading »

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