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Deus Ex: Human Revolution video shows “multi-path, multi-solution gameplay”

A video featuring various in-game Xbox 360 footage of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and narrated by the game’s narrative designer Mary DeMarle has popped up online.

  • Rumor: EA cut backs have affected at least six publishing arms

    Rumor has it that the 1500 jobs and the dozen or so in-development games that were cut at EA affected studios Pandemic, Maxis and almost the entire Command & Conquer team. According to a source close to Kotaku, the team working on Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight was notified today that once the game […]

  • Zoo Publishing snatches up rights to Empire Interactive IPs

    New York-based Zoo Publishing has purchased the rights to games previously owned by UK publisher Empire Interactive. The company now holds the rights to create, distribute, license, port, publish and re-release Empire titles under an agreement with New World IP. “I am incredibly excited about the prospects of remaking some of the Empire IP, bringing […]

  • Empire enters administration

    Empire, as expected, has gone bust. The publisher’s properties have been sold to New World IP in the US, and its 49 staff have been laid off. Administrator KPMG Restructuring has been appointed to wind down the company and is not seeking to sell the business. “Despite the fact that the gaming industry has been […]

  • Empire email confirms likely closure

    MCV’s published an internal Empire memo which suggests that rumour of the company’s demise were on the money. “It has been widely reported online that we have entered administration – this has not yet occurred. However it is highly likely that administrators will be appointed in the next few days,” said the note. “It is […]

  • Report: Empire bites the dust

    According to this MCV report, Empire’s entered administration. Says the piece, all staff have been sent home from the firm’s London offices and redundancies are being worked through. An official announcement’s expected on Monday.

  • American Mensa and Empire working on brain training game

    Empire and American Mensa are working together to create brain training games for console, handheld, Mac and PC, reports Gamasutra. Like the British Mensa, subjects are admitted into the non-profit if they score high enough on a rigorous standardized intelligence test. This is the first time Mensa has struck a deal with a games company. […]

  • Empire announces Unsolved Crimes

    Empire announced Unsolved Crimes today, a DS adventure that casts the player as a “rookie detective – part of the Homicide Division.” “An aspiring model, Betsy Blake has disappeared,” said the firm today in a press release. “A loner is the prime suspect. But this case is a whole lot deeper than it first appears.” […]

  • Empire drops internal studio to save $3 million

    According to this GI report, Silverstar Holdings is to drop 30 percent of Empire’s in order to improve efficiencies and save around $3 million per year. The majority of jobs will go along with the sale of internal studio Razorworks, which Empire purchased in 2000. The company also plans to relocate the Empire headquarters and […]

  • New Pipemania game announced

    Hot stuff. Empire’s announced a new Pipemania title for summer release on DS, Wii, PSP, PS2 and PC. “The current generation of gaming platforms presented a great opportunity to re-create Pipemania with all-new features that are sure to challenge players of all ages and skill-level,” said Empire’s Karim Farghaly. “We are certain new and old […]

  • FlatOut PSP demo for February 22

    The demo for FlatOut Head On, the PSP version of Empire’s smash-racer, will release for the handheld on February 22. The taster will include Carnage Race and Deathmatch Derby modes, as well as one of the Ragdoll stunts. You won’t be able to save your progress or unlock any of the other features. The full […]

  • FlatOut PSP demo this month, says Empire

    According to this, Empire’s going to release a demo of FlatOut: Head On, the PSP version of the crash-racer, later this month. The taster will consist of three levels from Carnage mode: one Race, one Destruction Derby and one Ragdoll Stunt. The game itself is out on March 14, complete with 40 cars and wireless […]

  • FlatOut Ultimate Carnage for PC this year

    Destructo-racer, FlatOut Ultimate Carnage, will release for PC in June the year. Developed by Bugbear and published by Empire, the game is the latest title to be announced in a series that’s enjoyed more than 2 million sales up to now. Ultimate Carnage has previously been released on Xbox 360. “Ultimate Carnage is an entirely […]