The Secret World Dev Funcom Closing Beijing Studio

Despite transitioning critically well received but financially unsuccessful MMO The Secret World to a pay upfront model that saw a rise in profitability, developer Funcom is going ahead with planned restructuring. The developer has announced it will be closing its Beijing studio in 2013, as well as effecting redundancies at its Montreal studios.

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Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Wizard’s Edition Oversold By Namco Bandai

The special edition of highly anticipated JRPG Ni No Kuni has been sold over stock capacity, leading to some stealthy order cancellations by the publisher. Namco Bandai claims the error was due to a software issue with one of its electronic payment service providers. However, when eBay store PlayCanada started selling copies for $400, Internet conspiracy theorists came out on the warpath, claiming Namco and the retailer were working together.

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OUYA changes controller

By now developers have had the OUYA Android gaming console for almost a month. Thanks to lots of feedback we’re now seeing the first changes. The first set of changes is to the hardware. The OUYA team got a lot of emails from developers complaining about certain features of the controller.
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EA Origin For Mac Alpha Launches With Free Bookworm Game

Electronic Arts has this week announced that its is launching its Origin gaming network onto Mac systems, and has this week released a Mac version of its new software ready to download.

Currently the Origin for Mac Alpha version of the software doesn’t have access to the Origin Store from within the App, however if you download the software you will be presented with a free copy of the PopCap’s word-forming puzzle game Bookworm.

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Assassin’s Creed 3: The Tyranny of King DLC Release Date Announced (video)

Ubisoft has this week announced a release date for the new Assassin’s Creed 3: The Tyranny of King DLC which will now be arriving for Xbox 360 and PC gamers on the 19th February.

Unfortunately for European PlayStation 3 games they will have to wait an extra day for 20th February, and currently there’s is no date for the release of a Wii U version. Watch the games trailer after the jump. Enjoy!

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NeoGeo X Production Not Finishing Only Limited Edition With Ninja Master

Earlier this week it was rumoured that production for the NeoGeo X handheld gaming console would be coming to an end. However Neo Geo X manufacturer Tommo has now confirmed that production of the NeoGeo X games console is in fact not finishing.

Tommo confirmed that the mistake has been made because the Limited edition NeoGeo X Gold System that includes Ninja Masters, is coming to an end.

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Homeworld IP Rescue Campaign Underway By TeamPixel

Homeworld, classic RTS hailing from the PC’s glory days is currently a victim of Relic’s sale to Ubisoft following THQ’s bankruptcy proceedings. The IP hasn’t been picked up, casting its future into doubt. However, a tiny web development team named teamPixel is determined to buy the IP and return it to its former glory. And they’re doing it via an Indiegogo campaign.

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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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