Xbox 720 announcement reportedly occurring in May, not April http://www.neowin.net/news/xbox-720-announcement-reportedly-occurring-in-may-not-april
Major update for Gears of War: Judgment also Execution and new map called Haven launches today.
The first DLC pack and Title Update for Gears of War: Judgment is dropping a few days early. Tomorrow, (Friday, March 29) in fact!
The pack includes a new multiplayer map called Haven and the fan-favorite mode Execution.
We have created special playlists for Haven and Execution which will feature 2 XP for a limited time. VIP pass holders will receive 3 XP within that playlist for a limited time.
IMPORTANT: You must download the DLC pack directly from the Xbox 360 dashboard or add it to your download queue via Xbox.com. The dialogue box prompting you to download the pack in-game is not functioning properly and will be fixed as soon as possible.
Title Update Details
Various dedicated server improvements.
Players no longer get stuck in the main menu background after playing three random matches.
Locusts no longer spawn at the second E-Hole on the first wave of Island.
Players will no longer get stuck inside of a Boom Shield that has been planted by an enemy player.
Players will no longer able to look down the scope with a Markza while holding a Meat Shield.
If a Locust destroys an objective at the same time the timer runs out in OverRun using Mercy rules, the match will not end early.
Fix for exclamation points not disappearing after viewing an unlocked character.
While holding a Meat Shield you will only need to tap B to melee.
The Meat Shield will now drop if you switch to the snub.
The “Spray and Pray” ribbon can now be earned in the first round.
If the Boom Shield is disabled in weapon swap you will no longer see the icon in Tac-Com.
You will now earn the Team Savior ribbon for reviving three individual teammates in a single life.
Players can no longer chainsaw another player while holding the Boom Shield.
Improvements to the Hammer of Dawn targeting.
You will now see XP tallies between matches.
Microsoft showcases Windows Phone middleware partnerships at GDC
Kojima interview with Geoff-
Indie developers prefer Vita development to iOS, Android-
mark cerny and yu suzuki, speculations for shenmue 3 on the rise :P
TLOU ad on Walking Dead finale.
AMD Radeon Sky announced and detailed. Competitor to Nvidia's Grid cloud gaming setup:
New Tomb Raider movie gains MGM, MOMENTUM.
The company producing it ^ may actually be familiar with the game!
Stunning Debut Trailer For Hardware, From The Creators of PC Classic Homeworld; The World's First Planetary-Scale Strategy Game
First revealed back in 2011, Hardware is a PC game from a studio created by several former Relic developers, including Rob Cunningham (Homeworld's art director and Relic's founder), the Executive Producer of Homeworld 2 and Aaron Kambeitz, the lead artist of Homeworld.
Hardware is "set in a future sci-fi world dominated by Long March Industries, a "ruthless interstellar megacorporation" that controls a lucrative mining planet. This basically entails keeping an eye on the galactic gold rush that's descended on the planet, with the teams of miners coming in to explore, dig and fight each other forming the guts of the game."
"...you'll be commanding "a fleet of massive vehicles" in your travels/fights, and that the interaction between players will make Hardware "the world's first planetary-scale social strategy game."
Information and the aforementioned quotes from the 2011 announcement post via http://kotaku.com/former-homeworld-developers-are-making-a-new-sci-fi-gam-5870674
"For us at Blackbird, platform requirements were nebulous. We wanted to launch on social networks like Facebook, and then move onto mobile platforms including iPhone and Android, but tablets looked pretty good too, and a standalone PC build for Steam distribution also made sense. Consoles were a possibility in the future, depending on the success of the game."
January 2013 interview with Rob Cunningham regarding the game - http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/01/17/interview-homeworld-dev-tells-all-about-new-rts-hardware/
Sony Will Start to Sell PlayStation 4 Globally This Year – GameStop Executive.
Btw, see the note at the end of the article. It may be early next year too.
He also expects double digit growth this year and returning to profitability.
Ok I am not sure if this is an april fools joke, but i was just browsing and i came across this: http://www.gamestrend.de/articles/v/49a8bfb3-a41a-4468-af71-d8b336eb6353/Grand-Theft-Auto--Red-Sun---Fuer-die-PS-Vita-in-Entwicklung
Using Google Translate it reads:
Grand Theft Auto: Red Sun - in development for the PS Vita
01.04.2013 - 08:44
Rockstar North has told us in an exclusive interview that you have a new part of the series for the Playstation Vita in the development.
In an exclusive interview with Dan Houser of Rockstar North, we can learn as a first game portal, which is currently a first Grand Theft Auto spin-off for the Playstation Vita in the development. It is called Grand Theft Auto: Red Sun. Here are the first info-bites:
As the name suggests, it will be in the land of the rising sun, Japan settled. You play the criminals Maeko Michiko, because of his family history came as a small child with organized crime, the Red Sun Group, in contact. When one day he will sell at a deal of his own chief of police, begins the story of Grand Theft Auto: Red Sun.
The scope of the title should be about the same as it did in Grand Theft Auto IV (only the main game). In addition, we wanted to use all the control options Vita, both in the regular game as well as in the mini games such as darts or billiards. When exactly Grand Theft Auto: Red Sun appear on the Playstation Vita could not be said. Period as we have been called simply the fiscal year 2015.
For more information and pictures of the meeting with Dan Houser at Rockstar North, follow the News special this week.
Source: Interview with Dan Houser / Rockstar North
Again i am not sure if this is an april fools joke.
RCR Dev Thoughts On XBLA
I Wonder when we can get more previews for Soul Sacrifice because i am interested in it and it also gains a massive Title Update for April, whether or not its included when it launches April/May is another story.
Probably the only true story of today (what a date selected by Sony). Here goes-
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), Sony Computer Entertainment Asia, and Sony Computer Entertainment Pan-Asia are being dissolved as of today, according to an official statement [via] from Sony this morning. Asia and Pan-Asia are also being dissolved.
In their place is a new division, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA), which will be headed up by President Hiroshi Kawano (erstwhile President of SCEJ). We’re awaiting a proper English translation, but it seems the goal was to provide new management structure and support with a focus on publishing and development.
And no, it’s not an April Fools, even Shuhei Yoshida took to Twitter to confirm the news.
Yeah, silly date to pull this one out of the hat, Sony.
Indie developers prefer Vita development to iOS, Android-
Sony trademarks Destiny of Spirits
For use in "computer game software" and "video game software."
DualShock 3 “Metallic Grey” Controller announced for Japan
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