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Virtua Tennis 4 serving US May 10

Sega’s motion controller-enabled tennis sim given spring court date on 360, PS3, Wii; Euro release due April 29.

 

Virtua Tennis 4 may have been announced first for the PlayStation 3 and then later for the Xbox 360 and Wii, but it will be getting a simultaneous release across platforms. Sega has announced that Virtua Tennis 4 will arrive in North America on all three platforms on May 10. The game’s European release date is scheduled for April 29.


Motion-controller functionality will not extend, unfortunately, to victory celebrations.

This installment in Sega’s long-running tennis franchise will capitalize on each of the three systems’ motion-sensing capabilities. The Wii and PS3 editions of the game will make use of their systems’ respective Wii Motion Plus and PlayStation Move controllers. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 edition of the game will make use of Microsoft’s new camera-based peripheral, the Kinect.

Beyond revamped controls, the game will feature a new World Tour career mode that measures success on the court and fame off of it, as well as branching career paths. Sega is also including a new online mode split into competitive and casual play, online tournaments, and “a more competitive matchmaking system.”

For Virtua Tennis 4, Sega is having the game developed in Japan by the original Virtua Tennis team. The first Virtua Tennis was developed by Sega’s HitMaker studio and launched on the Dreamcast in 2000. A HitMaker-developed sequel, Virtua Tennis 2K2, debuted on the system the following year. The two most recent major entries in the series–Virtua Tennis 3 and Virtua Tennis 2009–have been developed by Sumo Digital.

For more on Virtua Tennis 4, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage.

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Virtua Tennis 4 serving US May 10” was posted by Tom Magrino on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:38:16 -0800

Virtua Tennis 4 serving US May 10

Sega’s motion controller-enabled tennis sim given spring court date on 360, PS3, Wii; Euro release due April 29.

 

Virtua Tennis 4 may have been announced first for the PlayStation 3 and then later for the Xbox 360 and Wii, but it will be getting a simultaneous release across platforms. Sega has announced that Virtua Tennis 4 will arrive in North America on all three platforms on May 10. The game’s European release date is scheduled for April 29.


Motion-controller functionality will not extend, unfortunately, to victory celebrations.

This installment in Sega’s long-running tennis franchise will capitalize on each of the three systems’ motion-sensing capabilities. The Wii and PS3 editions of the game will make use of their systems’ respective Wii Motion Plus and PlayStation Move controllers. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 edition of the game will make use of Microsoft’s new camera-based peripheral, the Kinect.

Beyond revamped controls, the game will feature a new World Tour career mode that measures success on the court and fame off of it, as well as branching career paths. Sega is also including a new online mode split into competitive and casual play, online tournaments, and “a more competitive matchmaking system.”

For Virtua Tennis 4, Sega is having the game developed in Japan by the original Virtua Tennis team. The first Virtua Tennis was developed by Sega’s HitMaker studio and launched on the Dreamcast in 2000. A HitMaker-developed sequel, Virtua Tennis 2K2, debuted on the system the following year. The two most recent major entries in the series–Virtua Tennis 3 and Virtua Tennis 2009–have been developed by Sumo Digital.

For more on Virtua Tennis 4, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage.

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Virtua Tennis 4 serving US May 10” was posted by Tom Magrino on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:38:16 -0800

Rango: The Video Game Official Trailer

Here’s the first official trailer for Rango: The Video Game.

 

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Rango: The Video Game Official Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:30:11 -0800

Rango: The Video Game Official Trailer

Here’s the first official trailer for Rango: The Video Game.

 

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Rango: The Video Game Official Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:30:11 -0800

Rio Official Trailer

Check out the official trailer for Rio.

 

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Rio Official Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:29:02 -0800

Rio Official Trailer

Check out the official trailer for Rio.

 

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Rio Official Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:29:02 -0800

Bizarre Creations vets form Lucid

Developers bounce back from Project Gotham, Blur studio’s closure with upstart operation in northwest England, stated mission to create “for fun, quality, and simplicity.”

 

Earlier this month, Activision shuttered its Liverpudlian development studio Bizarre Creations. While the racing specialist shop behind games like Project Gotham Racing and Blur only recently ran out of gas, some of its former employees are already climbing back behind the wheel.


James Bond 007: Blood Stone was Bizarre’s final project.

Lucid Games today announced its arrival to the world, describing itself as “a phoenix group” rising from the closure of Bizarre Creations, with a stated mission “to create for fun, quality, and simplicity.” Currently, the studio is looking to hire artists, programmers, and designers, with an aim to eventually grow to more than 50 employees. Lucid also said that it is talking to a number of publishers about potential projects.

In 2007, Bizarre Creations was bought by Activision, for whom it developed last year’s Blur and James Bond 007: Blood Stone. Neither title was a breakout hit, so as part of a round of cost cutting late last year, Activision made the decision to close the studio–which, at its peak, employed around 200 people.

For more on Lucid, check out the studio’s official site. The company has set up an e-mail address for prospective employees and is taking meetings for next week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Bizarre Creations vets form Lucid” was posted by Brendan Sinclair on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:06:43 -0800

Bizarre Creations vets form Lucid

Developers bounce back from Project Gotham, Blur studio’s closure with upstart operation in northwest England, stated mission to create “for fun, quality, and simplicity.”

 

Earlier this month, Activision shuttered its Liverpudlian development studio Bizarre Creations. While the racing specialist shop behind games like Project Gotham Racing and Blur only recently ran out of gas, some of its former employees are already climbing back behind the wheel.


James Bond 007: Blood Stone was Bizarre’s final project.

Lucid Games today announced its arrival to the world, describing itself as “a phoenix group” rising from the closure of Bizarre Creations, with a stated mission “to create for fun, quality, and simplicity.” Currently, the studio is looking to hire artists, programmers, and designers, with an aim to eventually grow to more than 50 employees. Lucid also said that it is talking to a number of publishers about potential projects.

In 2007, Bizarre Creations was bought by Activision, for whom it developed last year’s Blur and James Bond 007: Blood Stone. Neither title was a breakout hit, so as part of a round of cost cutting late last year, Activision made the decision to close the studio–which, at its peak, employed around 200 people.

For more on Lucid, check out the studio’s official site. The company has set up an e-mail address for prospective employees and is taking meetings for next week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Bizarre Creations vets form Lucid” was posted by Brendan Sinclair on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:06:43 -0800

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screens

10 new shots posted.

     

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screens” was posted on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:00:00 -0800

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screens

10 new shots posted.

     

Get the full article at GameSpot


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screens” was posted on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:00:00 -0800