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New Kickstarter Project ‘Wildman’ announced

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Gas Powered Games, developers of popular titles such as Demigod and Supreme Commander, have revealed their latest project – a ARPG/RTS hybrid titled Wildman.

Launched today, January 14, and running until February 15, Gas Powered Games is looking for $1.1 million in order to find their newest ambition. Pledge rewards range from $20, which includes a copy of the game and immediate access to the game’s forums, to $10,000 which among all other rewards include an Executive Producer credit and an invite to the game’s launch party.

GPG intends for the game to come out on Windows when it is finally released, and maybe Mac and Linux. For more information and to pledge money towards the game, whether it be $1 or enough to secure yourself and friends a copy, check out the official KickStarter page here.

Information on Valve’s new project coming soon

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Rumors have been circulating for a  long time about a gaming console to come from gaming’s giant Valve, and now the rumors have been confirmed.

The ‘Steam Box,’ the unofficial title, will be announced at the Consumers Electronic Show in Las Vegas, which runs from January 8 to January 11. The company Xi3 has reported that they have received an investment from Valve and is developing the hardware which will ultimately run the Valve software, most likely a more specialized version of Valve’s already released ‘Big Picture’ mode for Steam.

The console will be housed in a chassis similar to that pictured above, which is about the size of a grapefruit and will be able to fit in the palm of your hand. More information will be revealed with the opening of the Consumers Electronic Show.

GTA V PC Petition reaches 100,000

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Rockstar Studios has announced that their upcoming release, Grand Theft Auto V, will be coming out on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, failing to mention the possibility of a PC release or port.

This has prompted some fans to sign a petition asking for the game to be released on PC. From the petition’s post:

To: Rockstar Games

Please release GTA V on PC. GTA games have been a large part of so many people’s lives and it’s a big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform. Things like modifications have always been a HUGE part of PC gaming and modded GTA is some of the most insanely fun times you can have.

The petition has recently reached 100,000 signatures and is going on to try and get 150,000 people. Rockstar has yet to comment on the petition or the possibility of GTA V being released on PC.

GTA V is scheduled to be released in Spring 2013.

Written by John Schwartz

November 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Wii Mini Revealed

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Nintendo confirmed rumors of a new version of their previous console the Wii by announcing the Wii Mini today.

The new console, which will be released on December 7, is only coming to Canada for the immediate future for $99.99. Rather than a disk tray, the console will have players load their disks in from the top-much like the GameCube. However, the Wii Mini won’t have any backwards compatibility with GameCube games, nor will it have the ability to go online in any way.

No dates have been revealed as to when the international release for the Wii Mini is coming. For more information, check out the official website here.

Written by John Schwartz

November 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

‘Guild Wars 2’ announces November event

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ArenaNet has recently updated the Guild Wars 2 website, detailing their upcoming event The Lost Shores.

The event, scheduled for November 16-18, will feature a new PvP map, a free trial weekend, a new dungeon, and much more.

On the last day of the event, players will “battle against the fierce Ancient Karka on the brand-new Southsun Cove map.” This event is being advertised as “once-in-a-lifetime,” and any Guild Wars player worth his dyes will want to be a part of it.

For more details, check out the official page or the Guild Wars 2 wiki page.

Written by John Schwartz

November 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Activision Revenue soaring

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In contrast to the financial woes of companies like THQ and Zynga, Activision Blizzard today reported that in the last three months they have gained $841 million dollars in revenue.

 

The publisher attributes the success to the release of the World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, as well as the continuing financial success of previous releases such as Diablo 3 and Skylanders.

 

Diablo 3 has sold over 10 million copies, and the same number of people have subscriptions to their MMORPG World of Warcraft. Skylanders sales have continued strong as well, especially with the release of the sequel, Skylanders Giants.

 

 

 

Written by John Schwartz

November 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm

New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Anthology Revealed

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Assassin’s Creed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A new listing on Amazon France today revealed Ubisoft’s plans to release an Assassin’s Creed anthology, which would include every game released in the series so far.

DLC released with the games will be included in the anthology as well.

Launch dates, platforms, and other details have yet to be revealed. But Ubisoft did confirm the existence of the anthology, and that more details would be released later this week.

Via Eurogamer

Written by John Schwartz

November 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm