Gears Of War Designer Cliff Bleszinski Pondering New Studio, AAA Return

Gears of War driving force and former Epic Games Design Director Cliff Beszinski has revealed he is actively considering starting up a new venture. Bleszinski left Epic in October after setting the wheels in motion for the storied developer’s new IP, Fortnite. However, the biggest consideration in setting up a new studio, beside whether to go indie or AAA is the challenge of building a competitive team.

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Logitech Pulling The Plug On Console Peripherals

In a state of affairs nobody would have predicted four short years ago when the death of PC was being touted, major peripheral manufacturer Logitech has announced it will be jettisoning its console peripheral line. Console peripherals join security cameras, remote controls and speaker docks among the product categories Logitech is no longer moving forward with.

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Last Of Us Demo Bundled With God Of War Ascension

The Last of Us, the massively anticipated new IP from Uncharted creators Naughty Dog will be getting a demo. However, the only sure way for players to get access to the demo will with the purchase of upcoming God of War Ascension on March 13th. The puzzling bit is an admission by Uncharted community rep Eric Monacelli that the demo might only see release as a companion to God of War Ascension.

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IGF Finalist Proteus Heading To Steam January 31st

Proteus, a generative minimalist exploration indie game is hitting Steam on January 31st after becoming an Indie Game Festival finalist.  The game doesn’t carry any explicit goals and is more of a sensory experience in the vein of Rez or Journey. Proteus is still in beta, but that hasn’t stopped it garnering critical praise and a Museum of Modern Art showing for its freeform play and relaxing marriage of procedural landscapes and musical score.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 For PC Listed On Amazon France

If you have been a little concerned that Rockstar Games might not publish their GTA 5 for PC, a sighting over on the French Amazon website might lay your mid to rest a little.

The French Amazon website has now listed a PC version of the new GTA 5 game which is available to pre-order for €49.99.

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THQ Divided, Assets Sold To Sega, Ubisoft & Crytek

After filing for bankruptcy at the start of the year and being denied a quick sale of its assets to Clearlake Capital Group, the THQ saga has reached a conclusion with the company being split up and sold in pieces. The main beneficiaries of this fire sale are Sega and Ubisoft, while Deep Silver, Crytek and Take-Two have picked up the rest of the THQ studios and properties.

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GameStick Android Games Console Launches New Indie Developer Pledge Tier (video)

GameStick the new Android gaming console and controller, currently raising money over on the Kickstarter website has today announced the addition of a new indie developer tier to its offerings.

The new GameStick developer tier is priced at $249 and limited to just 250 backers. Its been created to offer indie developers with a one-time package to gain an unprecedented 100% revenue share for their game for a full six months as well as a GameStick bundle when the devices starts shipping in April.

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Dead Island Riptide Gameplay Revealed (video)

Gamers looking forward to the launch of the new Dead Island Riptide  game, the sequel to the popular zombie survival game Dead Island, whos marketing campaign caused a stir before the games launch.

Will be pleased to learn that Deep Silver has this week released 9 minutes of gameplay footage providing you with a glimpse of what you can expect from the new game once it officially launches later this year.

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Sony Fined £250,000 In The UK For 2011 PlayStation Network Breach

Back in 2011 Sony’s PlayStation network was hacked, and data from millions of users of the service was stolen, which included peoples names, addresses, dates of birth, and their account passwords.

Some users credit card details were at risk as well during the network breach, and now Sony has been fined by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) here in the UK.

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