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Christmas break 2010 news round-up – Deus Ex delayed, new LA Noire footage, tons more

Sunday, 2 January 2011 23:17 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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We may have wound down for Christmas and New Year, but the news motored on, dropping a winceworthy headline for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and plenty more.

Deus Ex gets delayed into FY2012 by Square

Square announced in its recent batch of financials that it’s delayed Deus Ex: Human Revolution into fiscal year 2012. It was originally scheduled for a early 2011 release.

Square Enix’s next financial year begins on April 1, 2011.

The reason for the delay is due to “weak sales performance of console game titles that have been newly released during the current fiscal year as well as harsh market feedback regarding a key title.

“We therefore have decided to spend additional time to further polish our upcoming game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, resulting in a shift in release timing from our prior plan of the current fiscal year to next fiscal year.”

Get the most recent trailer for it here.

LA Noire video shows off mo-cap tech

Rockstar released a new video of LA Noire, showing off the game’s mo-cap technology, MotionCap.

The 40s-inspired Team Bondi title uses the tech to bring out realism and facial detail as never before seen in a game.

Get the video below.

Respawn’s West admits not playing Black Ops

With things getting increasingly heated just before Christmas in the countersuit between Activision and ex-Infinity Ward heads Vince Zampella and Jason West, perhaps the fact that West’s failed to even look at Black Ops shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

West, who went on to found Respawn Entertainment with Zampella following the pair’s layoff at IW last March, told 1UP at the VGAs that he hasn’t touched the shooter.

“I haven’t actually played it,” he said.

As for what Respawn is currently making, West admitted some early concept stuff is already up and running, but said the project is still far out.

“We got some things cooking now, and I saw some awesome stuff last week,” he said.

“I think announcements are going to be a ways off.”

Watch the interview below.

Drs Ray and Greg added to AIAS Hall of Fame

BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk will be inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame when DICE takes place next month, its organisers have confirmed.

It’s the first time a pair have been added into the Hall of Fame, and the honour comes in a year that will be BioWare’s biggest ever, thanks to 2011 releases of Dragon Age II, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3.

Muzyka and Zeschuk will also speak at an AIAS talk at DICE.

“Driving BioWare’s success past, present and future are the amazing family of people we have been privileged to work with over the years and our shared core values of quality in our workplace, quality in our products, and entrepreneurship in a context of humility and integrity,” said Muzyka.

“We’d also like to thank our wives and the families of our employees for their continuous support over the years, which together with the hard work of our great teams continually enables BioWare’s success,” added Zeschuk.

The pair’s awards will be given by Epic president Mike Capps.

Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy dated for March 3 in Japan, new trailer released

Square Enix confirmed at Jump Festa it’ll release Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy on March 3 in Japan.

The publisher also confirmed a PSP hardware bundle for the game.

The title will cost ¥6,090 for the UMD version, and ¥4,980 as a download.

Square also said that the story from the original Dissidia will be unlocked in Dissidia 012 once its campaign is finished.

Its inclusion is due to the addition of a new 3D map system, according to Tetsuya Nomura in Famitsu (thanks, Andriasang).

Get the new trailer from Festa below, via Joystiq.

Conduit 2 gets February 15 US date

The Conduit 2 will release on February 15, developer High Voltage Software told IGN.

We’ll get onto Sega about a UK and European date.

Dragon Age II video shows off combat styles

BioWare’s released a new video of Dragon Age II on PC, featuring the game’s two combat stances.

You can either go for the action-RPG approach DAII’s been heading towards, or you can take the tactical route, where you can pause and give out orders.

Video’s below, via Big Download. Dragon Age II releases on March 8 in the US and March 11 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.

Demon’s Souls’ online servers to remain live until October

Atlus has confirmed it’s to keep live the online servers for RPG Demon’s Souls until at least October this year.

It had previously said it would keep the servers open until March at the earliest.

“We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. We will support the online servers for Demon’s Souls as long as we possibly can, and we’ll be as transparent about the entire process as possible, hence us constantly updating folks as to what to expect,” said Aram Jabbari of the publisher.

Crysis 2 trailer shows off Nanosuit

EA released a new trailer of Crysis 2, featuring what’s possible in the game with the revamped Nanosuit.

It’s very slick stuff, as you’ll see below.

Crysis 2 releases on March 25 for PS3, 360 and PC. Thanks, D’Toid.

Need for Speed World passes 3 million users

EA confirmed over the holiday break that Need for Speed World has passed 3 million users.

It also announced the addition of a day-and-night cycle for the MMO.

Developer BlackBox will handle the second of two iterations from the Need for Speed series next year, the other being Shift 2: Unleashed in spring.

Max Payne 3 info “in the coming months,” says Rockstar

It’s been a ridiculous age since we’ve heard anything on Max Payne 3, but it’s still in development, and there’s more info inbound.

The sequel, being made by Rockstar’s Vancouver studio, was left out of Take Two’s provisional FY 2012 line-up after slipping out of the back-half of its FY 2011 line-up.

“We’re still working hard on Max, and we’ll have more news in the coming months,” a Rockstar rep told Kotaku.

Bulletstorm dev diary has a lot of [duck]ing swearing, has profanity filter

EA released the first dev diary for Bulletstorm, featuring producer Tanya Jessen and lead writer Rick Remender talking about the People Can Fly shooter and its story.

It also features the term “dicktits”. That is why you will watch it below. Thanks, Evil Avatar.

PCF producer Adrian Chmielarz has also confirmed the game will have a profanity filter to block out any swearing, although specifically how it would work was not mentioned. The filter works for both subtitles and voice-acting.

inFamous comic will bridge gap between inFamous 1 and 2

Sony, Sucker Punch and DC Comics are to release a six-part series of comics based on inFamous.

The comics will bridge the gap between inFamous 1 and the upcoming inFamous 2, explaining how main character Cole moved from Empire City to New Marais.

The series will be written by William Harms, with illustration done by Eric Nguyen.

More on the US PS Blog.

GT5 gets massive update 1.05

Polyphony released the massive version 1.05 update for Gran Turismo 5 just before Christmas, with the main inclusion being GT Academy for the US.

New seasonal events were also included, as was a “hot car dealer,” improved rewards whilst playing and more.

There’s details on the update at GT Planet.

DiRT 3 video shows off Gymkhana

Codemasters has released a new video of DiRT 3, showing off one of the new additions to the game: Gymkhana.

The video has rally driver Ken Block talking about how it works, as well as some gameplay footage.

Get it below. Thanks, D’Toid.

Dragon Quest VI remake launching in US next month

Nintendo’s announced it’s to release the DS remake of Square’s Dragon Quest VI in the US on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Its release comes seven months after releasing Dragon Quest IX in America.

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge gets first trailer

Bethesda released the first trailer for Hunted: The Demon’s Forge over the break.

The clip of the inXile dungeon crawler shows off the world within the game, with its two main characters, E’lara and Caddoc, shown at the end.

Hunted’s out next spring for PS3, 360 and PC. Trailer’s below. Thanks, D’Toid.

Tales of Xillia announced, detailed

Namco said before Christmas that the all-new Tales game it announced for PS3 last August is called Tales of Xillia.

It’s the third Tales game that’ll appear on PS3 following ports of Vesperia from 360 and Graces from Wii, but the first to be developed for the console from the go.

As far as producer Hideo Baba is taking it, Xillia is a new era for the RPG series.

“Our goal here is to pool all the know-how we’ve built over the past 15 years and show off a new frontier in the Tales series,” he told Famitsu (via 1UP).

“That’s all there is to it. You might see that even now in the graphics, which are meant to be a contrast in light and shadow. Tales of Vesperia was always meant to have anime-like graphics, so everything’s incredibly bright and colorful.”

Baba continued: “With Xillia, on the other hand, we’re deliberately placing light sources to play up the size of a room and the feeling that the characters are really there.”

For the first time in the Tales series, there will be two main characters, a male named Jude and a female called Mira.

Other details: the game’s world is called Liese Maxia, its battle system is known as the Double Raid Linear Motion Battle System – or DR-LMBS for short – and its viewpoint is behind the back and over the head. Exciting.

No date yet.

Activision has made “horrific mistakes,” says Riccitiello

EA CEO John Riccitiello has told IG that Activision has made some “horrific mistakes”.

“No, I don’t actually feel sorry for the other guys,” he said. “I think they’re making some really horrific mistakes.

“Without being too directly negative about a particular competitor, I would say that what often happens is a scenario where you’ve lost your customer, so you lean on your employee to do evermore impossible things which generates profitability for two or three years where you sort of live off past success.”

While Activision may be the lot under scrutiny, EA was once seen as the “Evil Empire”. But Riccitiello explained how it got that monkey off its back.

“Three years ago, we were not making any money and we’d lost the support of our shareholders, and we had lost the support of our gamer, and our attrition was at an all time high.

“So your quality’s down, the gamer hates you, the investor’s not happy, you’ve got nowhere to go and employees are leaving.

“Since then, I think it is fair to say we’ve got most of the gamers back.”

StarCraft II gets overdue single-player demo

Five months after going on sale worldwide, Blizzard’s released a single-player demo of StarCraft II.

It features the first three missions from the campaign of Wings of Liberty. You won’t need an Battle.net account to play it.

Get it here.

Full-priced Red Dead Redemption goes live on Games on Demand

Rockstar’s put up a full-priced edition of Red Dead Redemption on 360′s Games on Demand.

It’ll set you back £39.99/$59.99, and only consists of the main game itself, with no DLC added.

If you want to pick it up on the cheap for less then £40, you can get it for just over £20 at GAME on PS3 or 360.

If for convenience’s sake you actually want to buy it as a download, the link to queue it up for your 360 is here.

Dragon Age: Awakening dated for Japan

BioWare will release Dragon Age: Origins expansion Awakening in Japan on January 27, according to Famitsu.

Awakening continues the story of Origins, adds five new recruitable members to your party and more.

Awakening launched in the west last March for PC, 360 and PS3 in the US both digitally and at retail, while it was only available for PS3 owners in Europe on the PS Store.

Def Jam Rapstar gets Kinect support

Konami’s released a new update for the 360 version of Def Jam Rapstar, which has enabled Kinect support.

The 4MM game will allow users to record videos of their rapping to the Def Jam community using the motion camera.

Fantastic. Thanks, Joystiq.

Team Meat cancels Super Meat Boy for WiiWare, explains why

Team Meat’s confirmed it had canceled the WiiWare version of Super Meat Boy, with Team Meat leader Edmund McMillen telling Joystiq it would have been “a piece of shit version”.

“We knew of the limits early on but overestimated our ability to get Nintendo to raise the file size,” said McMillen. “It’s lame that there is a 40MB cap on WiiWare games… but it was our fault for blindly assuming this cap wasn’t set in stone.

“We are sorry for that.”

He went on to add that Team Meat had talked to three publishers about a retail version for Wii, but ended up passing on it.

“Right now we have talked to three larger publishers who have passed on the title because they believe Wii retail is a bad idea profit wise. Most places we have talked to believe that only Nintendo brand games sell well on their system and don’t even understand why we want to release Wii retail.”

FFXIII 360 bombs in Japan

According to Media Create numbers, the Japanese 360 release of Final Fantasy XIII sold 22,579 units.

Media Create doesn’t release sales numbers for games that sell under 20,000, according to Siliconera.

FFXIII 360 in Japan was the international version of the game with English VOs, as well as epilogue episode and a new easy mode.

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Microsoft’s released a taster for Kinect Sports.

Pick it up here. It’s 718Mb.

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5 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Awesome.

    But imho: Tales of Xillia should have it’s own separate thread. Because people need to know about it or we will never have a US/EU release date >:( that makes me really sad if it’s not going to happen.

    Tales of series are the best JRPG this generation (on the current gen consoles) sadly.

    Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ2YH9oIbds

    First trailer.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Tomo

    2012 for Deus Ex! /2012/!!!

    Sweet jesus that is a delay. If it’s shit now, they’re really gunna have the boot put into them.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    It’s not actually delayed into 2012. It’s delayed into Square’s FY2012 – their financial year, which runs from April 2011 – March 2012.

    It was supposed to drop in spring, possibly in March, so it probably will still release in spring. Just a bit later then “March”.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. xino

    Bulletstorm is like it’s made by freaking immature!

    Gorilla Gamez thought Killzone 2 had too much swearing in it, but this is just worst! I wanted to listen to the dicktit part but I couldn’t because of the so immature constant swearing in the video. But you gonna admit…dicktit is funny, never heard that before.

    The game might do well…but I am certain many will give it a low score with the constant use of profanity despite the filter.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Kuwabara

    i noticed that bulletstorm looks 10 times better than gears 3, theres actually colour in the game!!

    #5 4 years ago

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  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

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  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

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  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

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  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

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  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

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  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

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  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

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  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

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  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

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  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

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  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

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  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

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  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

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  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

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  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

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  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

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  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

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  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

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  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

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  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

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  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

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  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

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