Friday shorts: Namco and Codies deal up, STALKER gets mod pack, GT Academy

By Johnny Cullen, Friday, 11 March 2011 11:10 GMT

Here are your tidbits for the day. Get loose.

  • Namco Bandai’s signed up with Codemasters to distribute its games across various EU regions. The deal will span five games from Codies: DiRT 3, Bodycount, Operation Flashpoint: Red River and F1 2011. More on GI.
  • The new Tomb Raider film that was announced the other day? It’s set to be based on the reboot of the series that Square Enix announced at the end of 2010.
  • The founder’s pricing deal for MMO RIFT has been extended until March 31. Early adaptors of the game will be allowed to sub up to “a multi-month subscription” for £5.99 per month.
  • “Aussie government proposes ‘fix’ for mobile game ratings,” says GameSpot following a meeting in New Zealand to discuss the issue.
  • Ubisoft’s opened up pre-orders for Might and Magic on its UbiShop. There’s a new dev diary here. Thanks, Blues.
  • Following confirmation earlier this week it was not to release in the UK, Ubisoft’s been told off by PEGI over advertising for We Dare online. It’s now been asked to pull its entire campaign from the internet. EG has the lot.
  • Someone’s managed to create a mod pack that fixes each of the STALKER games. More here. Thanks, DSB.
  • “EVE Online Forum Leak Reveals Major Alliance’s IP Adresses,” is what GamesonNet are saying. Best read it up.
  • Sony’s announced the winners from the first round of GT Academy in the US. US PS Blog has the lot.
  • EA and various others are hosting app sales ahead of the launch of iPad 2 in the US today. Hit this up for more details.
  • The open beta for MMO Wafku has been delayed in the US. It’ll now begin on a later date. Thanks, Massively.
  • D’Toid has a lot more details on DLC on offer for Dynasty Warriors 7.
  • That song from the latest RAGE trailer? It’s on its website to download for free. It’s called Burning Jacob’s Ladder by Mark Lanegan.
  • Monday Night Combat’s gotten a new update for the PC version. It’ll allow you to dress up the assassin character in Penny Arcade’s Cardboard Tube Samurai. More on BigDownload.
  • RTS League of Legends has now launched a new co-op mode against AI bots. Again, BigDownload has the info.
  • Play with the Bullestorm devs tomorrow night. US PS Blog has details.
  • Kotaku has up a chat with Nintendo US boss Reggie Fils-Aime on free content, the seal of quality and more.
  • Warner’s to publish indie title Bastion from Supergiant Games on XBLA this summer. More on Gama.

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