Epic Mickey Developer Junction Point Shutting Down

The studio behind Disney’s Epic Mickey series is no more. Junction Point was headed up by Deus Ex designer and industry legend Warren Spector, who according to a company representative “will not be staying with Disney.” The closure comes in the wake of Epic Mickey 2’s disappointing release which garnered only 270000 sales, vastly underperforming compared to the previous game in the series.

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First Look At Games Created For The New Ouya Open Source Android Console (video)

After breaking all expectations and blasting past its $950,000 pledging goal raising over $8.5 million, the first crop of games for the Ouya have been revealed, from this month’s 10-day online Ouya “game jam”.

All the 166 entries shown on the Game Jam site will probably not be 100% finished or even see the light of day, on the new open source Ouya console.

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Gears of War: Judgment Demo Announced By Epic Games (video)

Epic Games has today announced that they will be launching a new demo of their upcoming Gears of War: Judgment game which is currently in development, on the same day it is launched in the US.

Gears of War: Judgment is set to be released by Epic Games on March 19th for Xbox Live Gold members in the US and Friday 22nd March in the UK.

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Surgeon-Simulator 2013 Game Unveiled By Bossa Studios (video)

If you are looking for a game this is a little more unique, and offers a different style of game play from Angry Birds of Black Ops 2, you might be interested in Surgeon-Simulator 2013 developed by Bossa Studios.

In Surgeon-Simulator 2013 you are dropped into the shoes of Nigel Burke, an ordinary guy, with no outstanding skills forced to carry out a heart transplant. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Mass Effect 3 DLC Screenshots Released Via Twitter

Via Twitter today producers Casey Hudson and Michael Gamble from the Mass Effect development team tweeted a couple of new screenshots, which could be from the new Mass Effect 3 DLC which is currently in development.

Very little detail is known about the new Mass Effect 3 DLC but these first images unveiled today are for unannounced content for the action role-playing game, and could provide a few clues as to what you can expect.

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Dead Space 3 Launch Trailer Released (video)

Dead Space fans looking forward to the official release of the third in the series, are sure to enjoy this new launch trailer which has been released this week to whet your appetite for its arrival.

Dead Space 3 will be launching on February 5th in the US,  February 7th in the Australia  and February 8th throughout Europe, and will see Isaac Clarke battle against the Necromorphs, human corpses reanimated by the signal of a Marker. Watch the Dead Space 3 launch trailer after the jump to see it in action.

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Crytek Opens New US Studio With Vigil Staff

Darksiders developer Vigil was left as the biggest casualty after THQ was split up and the pieces sold to the highest bidder last week, but that’s about to change now that Crytek is stepping in and opening up a new US studio. Crytek US is described as not a sale but “more like a new start for [the team at Vigil].”

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Street Fighter Parody Divekick Picked Up By Actual Street Fighter Dev

What started as a joke and continued as a Kickstarter will now be ending up as a PS3, PC and Vita release. Divekick, a fighting game featuring just the titular maneuver, will be developed by Street Fighter: Third Strike studio Iron Galaxy. The game, created as an indie effort, was fully backed by fighting game fans on Kickstarter, who all subsequently had their money refunded when the game found a home.

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Gears of War Judgment Demo Coming To Xbox Live

Gears of  War: Judgment will be getting a demo day and date with its US release on March 19th. A new game mode called OverRun will also see release, which like the demo will be exclusive to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The prequel launches in the UK three days later than the US, with the US also getting early access to the new game mode through an exclusive GameStop pre-order promotion.

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New BioShock Infinite Trailer Released (video)

After a few delays BioShock Infinite is now edging closer to its official launch date, and to whet your appetite before its launch, Irrational Games the titles developer has released a new trailer for your enjoyment.

BioShock Infinite will be released on March 26 2013 for PS3 Xbox 360 and PC, and if you pre-order now you will also receive some sweet bonuses.

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Splinter Cell Blacklist Collector’s Edition Includes RC Paladin Plane To Fly (video)

If you have deep enough pockets and are thinking of purchasing the Splinter Cell Blacklist Collector’s Edition, you will be pleased to learn that details released this week for the packages, reveal that its comes complete with its very own remote control plane for you to fly.

The remote controlled plane will come included in Xbox 360 and PS3 Splinter Cell Blacklist Collector’s Editions which will be available for around $170.

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