Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sony announces Sly Cooper competition winners

Eight winning entries judged by Sly Cooper developer Sanzaru Studios to be featured in the upcoming Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.

 

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Sony announces Sly Cooper competition winners” was posted by Laura Parker on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:37:01 -0700

EA agrees to give up NCAA Football exclusivity

Proposed settlement to anti-trust suit over pigskin monopoly would see publisher give up its grip on the college football license for at least five years, starting in 2014.

 

The days of Electronic Arts’ long-held football exclusivity could be numbered. According to attorneys representing consumers in a class-action antitrust lawsuit over EA’s exclusive hold of multiple football league licenses, the publisher has agreed to a proposed settlement that would commit it to going at least five years without NCAA Football exclusivity, as well as paying out a potential $27 million to wronged customers.


EA might not be the only game in town much longer.

EA might not be the only game in town much longer.

Under the terms of the settlement, EA will let its current agreement with the NCAA lapse in 2014, and will not renew it for at least five years. It also stipulates that the publisher won’t sign an exclusive deal with the Arena Football League for at least five years.

As for the payouts, consumers who purchased an EA football title for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, or Xbox could be entitled to up to $6.79 per game, while those who purchased a current-generation football game from the publisher could get up to $1.95 per game.

The proposed settlement was filed with the court last week, but must be approved before it can be made final.

Originally filed in 2008, the class-action suit focused on EA’s actions since 2004, when Take-Two Interactive’s NFL 2K5 was released at a $20 price point and sold more than 2.9 million copies in the US. Take-Two’s previous football game, ESPN NFL Football, sold fewer than 450,000 copies in the US. In response to the aggressive pricing of its competitor, EA dropped the price of Madden 2005 from $50 to $30.

Shortly afterward, EA signed exclusive deals with the NFL, NCAA, and AFL. With no competitor from Take-Two the following year, EA released Madden 2006 at a $50 price point.

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EA agrees to give up NCAA Football exclusivity” was posted by Brendan Sinclair on Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:18:45 -0700

Dyad Review

Dyad is an entertaining collection of clever gameplay mechanics made more exciting by a trippy presentation.

     

Score: 8.0 / great

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Dyad Review” was posted by Kevin VanOrd on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:30:00 -0700

Video Review – Dyad

Color and sound propel Kevin VanOrd down a never ending abyss in this video review for Dyad.

 

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Video Review – Dyad” was posted by JimM on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:29:45 -0700

London 2012 Review

While it captures the grand feel of the Games, London 2012’s dull campaign stops it from taking home the gold.

 

Score: 6.5 / fair

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London 2012 Review” was posted by Lucy James on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:05:19 -0700

Free Play Friday: Awesometacular Beta Code Giveaway Edition!

Justin Calvert recommends five different betas that you can play for free, and offers up over 45,000 codes to get you into them.

 

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Free Play Friday: Awesometacular Beta Code Giveaway Edition!” was posted by Justin Calvert on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:30:59 -0700

Rich and Rob Comic-Con 2012 Highlights

We bring you highlights of the zany Richard Speight Jr and Rob Benedict from Comic-con 2012

 

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Rich and Rob Comic-Con 2012 Highlights” was posted by Wern on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:22:47 -0700

Game Modes – Worms Revolution Developer Diary 4

Senior Designer breaks down the different game modes featured in Worms Revolution.

 

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Game Modes – Worms Revolution Developer Diary 4” was posted by MikeTao on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:09:24 -0700

Final Fantasy Versus XIII may be dead – Report

Souces tell Kotaku long-delayed action role-playing game from Square Enix has been quietly shuttered.

 

Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which has seen several delays since its initial development alongside 2010’s Final Fantasy XIII, may finally be done for. Work on the action role-playing game may have been quietly shuttered, according to several anonymous sources who spoke to Kotaku.


We'll always have Cocoon.

We’ll always have Cocoon.

The sources claimed the game was officially canceled several weeks ago, but Square Enix decided to refrain from a public announcement. The game did not appear among the publisher’s several other titles at its Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference and floor show, nor was it present at the previous year’s Tokyo Game Show. Even before then, the game’s development status was the cause of some confusion.

Other Kotaku sources claimed the game’s development and resources had been folded back into development of another numerical Final Fantasy. GameSpot has requested comment from Square Enix but did not receive a response as of publication.

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Final Fantasy Versus XIII may be dead – Report” was posted by Connor Sheridan on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:45:56 -0700

Devil’s Third PC, tablet development outsourced

Valhalla taps Doobic Game Studios to bring upcoming action game to PC and tablets; firms establish mysterious joint venture Valhalla&Doobic Co., Ltd.

 

The PC and tablet versions of Tomonobu Itagaki’s action game Devil’s Third will be developed by Doobic Game Studios, Valhalla Game Studios CEO Satoshi Kanematsu announced today. Doobic is based in South Korea and is currently working on online PC shooter Shadow Company.


Valhalla has found a second developer for Devil's Third.

Valhalla has found a second developer for Devil’s Third.

Valhalla and Doobic have signed a technical collaboration contract for Devil’s Third that also sees the firms establishing a joint venture corporation called Valhalla&Doobic Co., Ltd. No other projects from the new company were announced.

In addition to PC and tablets, Devil’s Third is slated to arrive for home consoles, as well as other unspecified digital devices. Valhalla has not announced a publisher for the console versions of the game. On top of this, Valhalla today reiterated that it plans to expand the Devil’s Third property through various forms of entertainment, including film and manga.

Devil’s Third was announced at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, and was to be published by THQ. However, outgoing THQ executive Danny Bilson said in May he was not sure if the company would publish Devil’s Third, after THQ revealed it was looking to offload the project.

For more on Devil’s Third, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage.

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Devil’s Third PC, tablet development outsourced” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:26:13 -0700