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Microsoft Cancels Xbox Live Family Pack

blank The Xbox Live Family Pack allowed groups of gamers to get four accounts upgraded to gold at a discount price, alongside a few other helpful features (like parental controls). At only $99 for a year, it really did offer a competitive option for groups of Xbox owners. That option has today been removed.  Without offering much explanation, the Xbox Live Family offer has been closed down. As of earlier today, it was possible to still click the advertisement for the…

 

Team Meat on Consoles: “it goes from us making art and it turns into business.”

blank Team Meat have been pretty vocal about their time spent developing Super Meat Boy on Xbox 360 – it wasn’t a good time. When they first shared their experiences in September 2011, a lot of other developers came forward and had similar comments. In short, Microsoft didn’t care about smaller developers, and made it pretty clear that appearing on a Microsoft console was reward enough for months of sweat and hard work. Some had hoped that the “outing” might have…

 

Walking Dead Season 2 Coming This Autumn

blank The first season of Telltale’s Walking Dead game has been both critically acclaimed and a huge success with fans. The only real problem seems to be that the second season can’t get here fast enough. There was a rumour in recent weeks that those that loved the first set of episodes might have to wait another year and a half to find out what happens next, but, thankfully, that has turned out not to be true. After hearing the rumours,…

 
 

PSA: Bullet Run Closes Tomorrow

blank Bullet Run might not have been the biggest free-to-play shooter on the market, but it’s not good news that it’s closing. Its TV show style was utterly unique, and it was one of the better examples of the genre in the F2P market. If you never played it, you’re now probably too late. It closes, for good, tomorrow at 12PM PST. Sony have just sent out a new message reminding everybody to get their last games in over the next…

 

Age of Empires 2 HD Announced, Reveal Trailer

blank Microsoft today announced a new, high definition remake of the popular Age of Empires 2, a historical real time strategy game that will come exclusively for Steam. The re-release, which is being developed by Hidden Path Entertainment (most famous for their work on Counter Strike Global Offensive), will feature the original campaigns from the games expansion Conquerors with a new sound track, new textures, online multiplayer, multi-monitor compatibility, Steamworks (including Workshop ...

 

GDC Study Reveals State of the Industry

blank Just prior to this year’s Game Developers Conference, researchers for the event polled more than 2,500 North American game developers in order to get an idea of just how the industry is doing. Their results have revealed interesting trends with regards to what platforms are getting the most attention. The most interesting data collected by GDC researchers has to do with what platforms are being worked on. Dedicated handhelds are getting minimal support, with only 4.2% currently working on ...

 
 

Dead Space 4 NOT Cancelled, Peter Moore Calls out “Shoddy Website Journalism”

blank After rumours that Dead Space 4 had been cancelled thanks to the poor sales of Dead Space 3, the web imploded with anger against EA, first for daring to ignore what the fans wanted for the franchise and then for putting business and money ahead of, well, anything. The site from which the claim originated, Video Gamer, brought in a ton of hits, watched the drama unfold and laughed as every EA hater in the world picked up their pitchfork…

 

Baird Chosen for Gears Prequel For Being “Fan Favourite”

blank Gears of War 3 might have been the end of the Gears Trilogy as we knew it, but nobody thought for a second that the franchise would end there. Gears of War: Judgement takes us back before the original 360 game and gives us a glimpse at the back story of Baird. Why was that character chosen? According to Epic and People Can Fly, it’s because Baird was the favourite character for gamers. From ThatXboxShow and Lead Level Designer, Jim…

 

New Tomb Raider Film based on Reboot

blank It was announced that we’d be getting a new Tomb Raider film almost two years ago, and in that time very little has been revealed. Actually, nothing has been revealed. There have been rumblings of people attached to the project – Olivia Wilde was named as Lara Croft not long ago, although it was almost immediately debunked. On the day of the general launch of the new Tomb Raider game, however, Crystal Dynamics has decided it’s the right time to…

 
 

The Witcher 3 Game Details Revealed

blank If you are one of the many people who have been on the edge of your seat awaiting what adventures Geralt of the Witcher games faces next, it looks like your wait will soon be coming to an end. CD Projekt RED has been getting a lot of attention for their upcoming Cyberpunk game, but it turns out that while everyone has been focused on that they’ve been hard at work on the third instalment of the Witcher franchise. Due…