Farmville Getting TV Animated Series

Despite Zynga’s recent setbacks, Farmville is still a relevant brand. Or at least, that’s what Zynga is banking on, having tapped director Brett Ratner to make a half hour animated show based on the property. Brett Ratner might be familiar as the director of Rush Hour, Red Dragon and X-Men Last Stand.

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Rayman Legends Delayed For Multiplatform Release After Developers Crunched To Complete It

Former Wii U exclusive Rayman Legends is going multiplatform and has been delayed for six months as a result. However, the Wii U version of the game is complete and will just be held back to wait for the other versions. According to an anonymous developer posting on a Spanish forum (and picked up on by NeoGAF), the team working on the game went through a brutal crunch period  to deliver the game in time for its former February launch date and is not happy with Ubisoft for the delay.

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Bayonetta 2 & Wonderful 101 Are Nintendo-Funded, Will Remain Wii U Exclusives

Current Wii U exclusives Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101 are extremely unlikely to ever grace other consoles because they’re being fully funded by Nintendo, according to Hideki Kamiya, co-founder of Platinum Games. Recent former Wii U exclusives Rayman Legends and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge are now in development for the PS3 and 360, possibly prompting Kamiya’s statements.

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Dead Space 3 Exploit Is Intentional, EA Not Patching It

Despite the exploit which allows players to farm valuable resources negating Visceral’s addition of microtransactions to Dead Space 3 in the first place,  EA are saying there are no plans to patch it. The publisher says the exploit was actually planned as an alternative way of getting resources without buying them in order to avoid making microtransactions central to the game.

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New Call of Duty Confirmed For 2013 By Activision Blizzard

During their fourth quarter and calendar year 2012 results Activision Blizzard, has confirmed that they will be releasing a new instalment in the Call of Duty franchise.

Activision CFO Dennis Durkin confirmed the launch of a new game in 2013 under the Call of Duty banner, but no details on the new game have been released as yet.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Bug Hunt DLC (video)

This week Walmart has let slip that the new Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Bug Hunt DLC which is being released for the new highly anticipated Aliens: Colonial Marines games which is set to launch next week.

Will be arriving for the game on March 19th for $14.99, and will include the ability to team up with your friends and take on waves of increasingly difficult enemies in an all new game mode.

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Wikipad Gaming Tablet Re-Launches With a 7 Inch Sceen

If you have been patiently waiting for the launch of the Wikipad gaming tablet which was supposed to launch in October last year, after partnering with GameStop.

You will be pleased to learn that the Wikipad is has now been re-launched, but this time with a 7 inch screen rather than the 10 inch screen of the original, and will be shipping for $250.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 Being Made By SumoDigital

Sumo Digital, as opposed to series creator Media Molecule, is making LittleBigPlanet, according to VG 24/7. The company was apparently tapped to make the game by both Sony and Media Molecule, as the LBP creators are hard at work on (it’s what I went with instead of “couldn’t tear themselves away from”)  PS Vita exclusive Tearaway.

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OUYA Getting Double Fine Adventure, Words With Friends Creator’s New Game

The Ouya is getting a boost in the form of two independent studios pledging support. Paul Bettner, of Words With Friends‘ fame, together with the peerless Double Fine are set to populate the Ouya’s store with their creations. The Cave and Reds, as Double Fine Adventure is now known, will be making an appearance, possibly the only console release for the latter.

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OUYA Creators Already Planning OUYA 2 & 3

Ouya, the Kickstarter-grown home console with mobile phone / tablet innards will also be subject to mobile-style yearly iterations, according to Ouya’s Julie Uhrman. The company plans to avoid punishing early adopters by making all Ouyas backwards compatible and marrying games to user accounts for an easy transition between yearly versions of the console.ouya_22884.nphd

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