Disney Infinity Trailer Released With Prices (video)

Following on from the news announced last month explaining that Disney Infinity after a slight delay from its original release date, will now launch internationally on August 20th and in the United States on August 18th.

The new Disney Infinity service has been designed to provide Disney fans with the ability to integrate Disney characters as collectible figures with digital gaming, and bring the characters from various Disney and Pixar films to play together in a virtual “Toy Box” across multiple platforms. Watch the video after the jump to see a glimpse of what you can expect.

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Prince Of Persia 2 Remake Coming To Phones & Tablets

Ubisoft and Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner have announced the second game in the original series is being remade for mobile OSes. The game will see all new 3D environments and characters, but the 2D gameplay will be preserved. The occasion has also prompted a blog post by Mechner, reminiscing about Prince of Persia 2 development and the Prince of Persia 3 that never made it into production.

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Dark Souls 2 Gameplay First In-Depth Look Emerges

The Dark Souls franchise, of which Dark Souls 2 (or rather Demon’s Souls 3 if the franchise chronology is to be observed) has always been a tentative balance of frustration and empowerment, one always just barely outrunning the other.

The arrival of new director Yui Tanimura on the scene for the sequel and From Software’s stated goal of making death less punishing and more meaningful this time around creates understandable concern among the fan base for that balance, possibly prompting this candid reveal into the thinking behind Dark Souls 2’s approach to death.

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Draw Something Game Show Hitting Channel 4

Inexplicably popular literal timewaster Draw Something is being brought to television screens in the form of a game show. Unfortunately, developing Draw Something 2 wasn’t proving quite stimulating enough for Zynga, who will be helping make Draw It a reality while losing this idea’s only redeeming quality on the way: the branding.
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EA Cutting Undisclosed Number Of Jobs

In a bid to remain a fixture in game industry news, EA is continuing its recent momentous run of “worst company in America” awards, disastrous game launches, fleeing CEOs and condescending non-apologies by firing an unknown number of people. As always, undermining an unsuspecting group of people’s livelihoods is just EA’s way of “sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile.”

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OnLive Releases Quality Boosting Update That More Than Doubles Bandwidth

OnLive is hoping to rekindle its short-lived status as tech novelty and halt the slow march to irrelevance apparent in the company since its restructuring last year with a patch that allows the service to take advantage of up to 12 Mbps of bandwidth.  The PC-only update (for now) dramatically improves the image quality of streamed games, but final results are mixed.

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Flashback Trailer Released By Ubisoft (video)

Ubisoft has released a new video trailer for its upcoming Flashback game, which will be launched a massive 20 years after the original game’s launch, released as Flashback: The Quest for Identity in the US back in 1992.

Now the games main character Conrad is enlisted back to active service for the triumphant return of one of the most acclaimed franchises in gaming history, explains Ubisoft. Watch the video after the jump to see a glimpse of the new Flashback game.

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Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Launching On May 1st 2013 (video)

After rumours and speculation that the new Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon game would be launching sometime in May, Ubisoft has now confirmed that the Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon stand alone game will indeed be launching on May 1st 2013.

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is will arriving on PC, the PlayStation Networks and Xbox Live, and from today you can also purchase the game’s soundtrack, as provided by Power Glove.

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SimCity Mac Version Launching June 11th 2013 With Cross Platform Play (video)

EA has this week announced that they will be launching a SimCity Mac version on June 11th 2013, and if you have already purchased the PC version of the game you will automatically get a fee Mac version to enjoy as well.

The offer also works vice-versa as well so if you purchase a SimCity Mac version of the game you will also automatically receive a PC copy to enjoy.

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Oculus Rift Development Kits Arriving With Early Backers (video)

If you are waiting for your Oculus Rift Development Kit which Oculus VR started shipping on March 29th 2013, you will be pleased to learn that the virtual reality development kits are now starting to arrive to Kickstarter backers.

The Oculus Rift Development Kit is the first stage of the devices development from concept to production virtual reality headset, and we have already seen what the Oculus Rift is capable of playing Valve’s Team Fortress 2 game.

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