Wizards of the Coast Happy To License Planescape, New Planescape Does Without

Despite Planescape Torment team member Colin McComb’s experience, license holders Wizards of the Coast say they would have been happy to license the D&D property. McComb approached WotC on behalf of Wasteland 2 devs InXile trying to do just that, but says he was “rebuffed”, leading to a Torment game built on a system called Numenera. McComb says the new system has replaced D&D with aplomb.

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Zombie Studios Announces Daylight Horror Game Created Using Unreal Engine 4

For the first time a third-party Unreal Engine 4 game has been announced by Blacklight developer Zombie Studios. Who have this week taken the wraps off their new randomly generated horror game called Daylight.

The game has been designed to provide different players with a totally different experience, and each time you need to find you way out in a totally different way.

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InXile Wasteland 2 Gameplay Revealed (video)

InXile has this week released the first gameplay footage of their new Wasteland 2 game which is currently under development. The new Wasteland 2 gameplay footage allows you to enjoy 15 minutes of gameplay to whet your appetite, but its developers would like to remind you that the game is still under development and what you are seeing is fully finished gameplay as yet.

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Nvidia Project Shield Real Boxing Demonstarted (video)

Nvidia first unveiled their new Project Shield handheld gaming console back in CES earlier this year, and since then has released a number of demonstration videos showing the power of their new portable Project Shield gaming console.

Last week Nvidia revealed Borderlands 2 playing on their Project Shield console, and this week has released a video showing Real Boxing in action on the console. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Gioteck GC-2 PS3 Controller Launches

Gioteck has this week launched a new addition to its range with the unveiling of their new Gioteck GC-2 PS3 controller, which features juxtaposed joysticks, for more natural finger positions.

The Gioteck GC-2 PS3 controller is also equipped with two rumble motors and a high quality lithium battery capable of providing over 100 hours of gameplay on a single charge.

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Sony: PS3 Has Long Life Left, New Vita Games Are Needed

Sony is still all in with the PS3, despite some recent setbacks and the rumor cycle going at full speed regarding its successor. “PS3, in its sixth year, I think it still has a long life. And here we’re not in the stage where we are losing money in the hardware any more,” Sony CFO Masaru Kato told shareholders. “So again, there are discussions about the next platform, I cannot dwell on that at all at the moment. But in any case, we have a lot of business in PS3.”


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Far Cry 3 Sells 4.5 Million, Assassin’s Creed 3 12 Million

Ubisoft has posted sales information on some of its biggest titles and some of the numbers are monstrous. Assassin’s Creed 3 propelled the series to stratospheric heights, hitting a ridiculous 12 million, while lush island-bound FPS Far Cry 3 managed to score almost 5 million sales. However, Far Cry 3 was positively dwarfed by Just Dance 4, which posted numbers in excess of 8 million.


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Journey Was Completed While thatgamecompany Was Bankrupt

Habitual game of the year list fixture Journey was made by a very small team, but that doesn’t mean development was cheap. The game’s development ran an extra year out of the desire to polish the game into what it is today. And by the end the company had spent all of its money, staff were on half-pay or no pay and almost everyone involved left for greener pastures.


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Crytek Will Be Free To Play Only In Five Years

Crytek, the company behind top tier game engines and middling FPS games with superlative visuals is going free to play in a big way. Already at the forefront of melding AAA and F2P with Warface, they’re now committed to the new business model long term. Another part of that push is the company’s GFace platform.


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