Author: Alex Seedhouse

Industry figure David Jaffe, Designer/ Director at Eat Sleep Play, has commented on Ubisoft’s recent announcement regarding an environmentally friendly move to stop producing printed game manuals. Jaffe states, “HATE the idea of losing paper manuals. Great manuals add to the experience and – when you are a kid – make the car ride home from the store where you got the game bearable. I LOVED pouring over great game manuals as a kid.” Whilst we’re sure that Jaffe supports the environmental benefits of such a move, his sentiments in regards to the physical loss of them adding to the overall experience of…

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Update: Major Nelson has just tweeted that the update is now live, it might not be available worldwide at first but you should be enjoying Modern Warfare 2 again shortly. For those that aren’t prompted, try refreshing your HDD’s cache. His full message is as follows, “The MW2 Title Update is now live! It may take a few minutes for everyone worldwide to get it – our apologies for the delay. #MW2″ Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 fans have been clamouring to get their hands on the highly anticipated Stimulus Package Map Pack, yet its launch has been met with issues that…

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A selection of twelve new screenshots for Ubisoft’s upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier have surfaced on the internet, providing the first glimpse as to what fans can expect from the title when it releases later this year. Within you can see the new weaponry and gadgets that will be made available to you, the player. These include a shoulder mounted rocket launcher, exoskeletons and a “Predator” cloak which all look to be fun to use. For those eager to play the game, VIP access to a Beta set to be held over Summer is available by purchasing Tom Clancy’s Splinter…

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Microsoft has today confirmed that they are to hold two Press Conferences at this years E3 event, one that is specifically set to be focussed on Natal device and the other presumably to focus entirely on the Xbox 360 itself. According to Geoff Keighley, “Xbox just sent out a save the date for TWO E3 press conferences. Natal on Sunday night, June 13. 360 on Mon Morning, June 14.” Alongside this, he further notes, “Most interesting: Natal briefing is for “all ages,” the 360 briefing is for “18+.” Guess that means no M-rated Natal games….” Whilst Keighley assumes there to be two…

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The North American Capcom Store has recently listed a Super Street Fighter IV ‘Dojo Edition,’ which is sure to be of interest to all fans of the acclaimed beat ‘em up series. This is essentially a Collector Edition and is set to contain items such as a Gym Bag, T-Shirt, and a 1GB USB Stick that hosts a range of artwork. It is priced at $79.99, and we’ll make sure to ask whether this will be heading to Europe too. Full contents include: Super Street Fighter® IVSuper Street Fighter® IV Dojo Edition Gym BagT-shirt featuring Dudley tossing his rose24 oz aluminum water…

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In a recent interview on the Japanese Square Enix Members area, Tetsuya Nomura has revealed further information regarding the upcoming Final Fantasy Versus XIII title – currently set to be released exclusively on PlayStation 3. In a response to a question as to how much of the game is complete, Nomura responds “Things are not connected yet, every part is moving along separately. However, we have gotten airships working over the world map.” Following complaints regarding the linearity of Final Fantasy XIII, such a statement will sure to be great news to fans looking for the series to return to…

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Earlier today, shots of a new motherboard that was claimed to be for an upcoming Xbox 360 Slim model were revealed. Yet a member on the infamous NeoGAF forums has quickly shot down rumours Kotaku reported regarding the board apparently featuring a chipset codenamed Clarkdale, by confirming it has absolutely nothing to do with the console. In a post he states, “Clarkdale is a PC processor combining a dual-core Nehalem derivative with Intel integrated graphics. It has absolutely f*ck all to do with the 360.” Whether a Xbox 360 Slim is truly in the works remains uncertain, with Microsoft issuing a normal “We don’t…

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We brought you news over the weekend that a Splinter Cell: Conviction demo was set to be released, yet Maxime Beland, Creative Director for the title, was unable to provide any details or even a date – however today that news has surfaced. A new Inside Xbox video on the US Xbox Live service has revealed that a demo for the highly anticipated Splinter Cell: Conviction title is due out on March 18th – this Thursday! That gives you just a couple of days to dust off your Night Vision Goggles and gear up to get a taste of what you’ll…

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In an interview with Official Xbox Magazine, Peter Molyneux, Microsoft Game Studios’ Creative Director, has revealed that Fable III won’t include expressions that were seen in the series’ two previous titles. In response to being asked why they have been removed, Molyneux explains “I think expressions in Fable and Fable II were more of a gimmick than a gameplay feature. They were more about making people laugh because of a fart joke in various ways. There wasn’t any real reward for them. Gamers want features that are woven into the drama and the experience – a real gameplay reason to…

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Blue skies soar overhead as the view pans down to focus its attention on a lone train peacefully making its way through a breathtaking mountain landscape. Aboard the train a PSICOM soldier patrols, keeping an overbearing eye on a group of cloaked prisoners currently being escorted to the floating cityworld of Cocoon. However, such peace is interrupted when the train slams through a barrier knocking the soldier off-guard. Two characters immediately rush to their feet as they begin to seize control of the train, in an attempt to free the prisoners from their captors. It is after a quick uncloak…

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