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Fable 3 dev: Used-game sales hurt industry more than piracy, say what!

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, May 19 2011 9:09 PM CDT
Developers have complained for the longest time that piracy is the number one killer in sale numbers but it is now looking like the used-game sales could be an even bigger problem. Fable III designer Mike West says that the sale of second-hand Xbox 360 games costs the developer more than piracy on PC.

Fable 3 dev: Used-game sales hurt industry more than piracy, say what! | TweakTown.com


He elaborates by saying:

Piracy these days on PC is probably less problematic than second-hand sales on the Xbox, I've been working on PC games for many years and piracy is always a problem. There are a lot of honest people out there as well, and if they like your game they'll buy it. The pirates, whatever you do on whatever system, they will crack it. It might take no time... I think the longest it's taken to happen is two days. Someone will crack it somewhere and there's not much you can do about it.

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Angry Birds flies past 200 million downloads, like a boss

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 18 2011 9:40 PM CDT
Rovio's famously awesome Angry Birds has reached a very amazing milestone. Downloads have topped 200 million, Apple's iPad and iPhone have contributed to this success by a large portion but the franchise has grown up a little bit. Angry Birds has seem phenomenal success even on Google's Chrome Web Store with 5 million downloads.

Angry Birds flies past 200 million downloads, like a boss | TweakTown.com


Keep in mind that Rovio had more than fifty games before they struck gamers across the globe with the amazing Angry Birds. Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka has shown off Angry Birds hoodies (omg!) and has said that he sees Angry Birds as a huge entertainment platform which isn't just limited to merchandise and movies but he will be experimenting with location-based services and other schemes to blend the game's footprint into the real world. Interesting, huh?

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Brink PC issues, affects virtually all NVIDIA GeForce 400 and 500-series owners - makes the game unplayable

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 18 2011 8:19 PM CDT
Brink made its debut to the world over a week ago now and with the PSN being down at the time - fail number one occurred, Xbox 360 reviews were a bit hard on the game, fail number two occurred. The PC version seemed to be OK, apart from serious frame rate issues (for me at least), FOV issues (console port) but other than that it seemed to be stable. Well, that's what I thought. 5 or so minutes into the game and it's absolutely abysmal FOV (it really is bad) and I get a CTD.

Brink PC issues, affects virtually all NVIDIA GeForce 400 and 500-series owners - makes the game unplayable | TweakTown.com


YAY. It was thrilling. Yet another release of a game from a developer where they promise the PC won't get shunted to the side in favor of console releases. I tried tweaking the config, re-downloading my Steam files, downloading the new NVIDIA beta drivers I posted up yesterday but nothing worked. Tried it again last night after I installed the Beta drivers and CTD. This was really pissing me off. I wake up this morning to find "Frustrated Gamer" has e-mailed me with a forwarded e-mail he sent to Kotaku asking them about this issue.

Continue reading: Brink PC issues, affects virtually all NVIDIA GeForce 400 and 500-series owners - makes the game unplayable (full post)

Sony Invites Europe Users Back To PSN With Free Stuff

Trak Lord | Mon, May 16 2011 4:48 PM CDT
PlayStation outlined its "Welcome Back" policy to users in Europe and Australia, offering all sorts of free stuff. Nick Caplin, Head of Communications SCEE wrote today in the PlayStation Blog that users will net up to four games for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable for their troubles earlier this month.

Sony Invites Europe Users Back To PSN With Free Stuff | TweakTown.com


Details are below in the full post, but some of the games for PS3 include LittleBigPlanet and WipeoutHD/Fury, and Killzone Liberation for PSP. Doesn't really make up for all that crazy stuff, but hey, it's something.

Now that certain PSN services have been restored and you're once again enjoying online gaming, it seems a good time to confirm what is being offered as part of the Welcome Back programme.
Once we restore PlayStation Store, which will be just a little while longer, you will have the opportunity to claim your Welcome Back gifts. Please note that the Welcome Back programme is only available for those countries with access to PlayStation Store*.
All existing PlayStation Network members will be able to access the following from PlayStation Store*:
Two PS3 games from the following list:
LittleBigPlanet
Infamous*
Wipeout HD/Fury
Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
Dead Nation*

Continue reading: Sony Invites Europe Users Back To PSN With Free Stuff (full post)

Leaked Sony Email To Publishers Discusses Security Issues With PSN, QRocity

Trak Lord | Fri, May 13 2011 4:33 PM CDT
I wouldn't be surprised if executives now compose confidential letters and emails as if they would be leaked anyway. And if they don't- they really should because nothing is sacred on the internet anymore. Industry Gamer leaked an email that Rob Dyer, SVP of Sony PR sent out to publishers regarding the recent troubles with the PlayStation Network, QRocity and the Sony Online Entertainment Network.

Leaked Sony Email To Publishers Discusses Security Issues With PSN, QRocity | TweakTown.com


77 Million user accounts were compromised by an attack from an unknown source, and Sony will be adding all sort of new security features, including a brand new Chief Information Security Officer. Full email after the break.


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Video: Check Out Razer's Hydra In Action With Portal 2

Trak Lord | Tue, May 10 2011 5:08 PM CDT
Every time a company comes out with a wacky new controller offering dexterity tangential to the normal hum-drum controller (which by the way, worked fine for me for years), I'm always a little suspect. Remember the Nintendo Glove? Though way ahead of its time and a prophetic shoutout to the Wii, it was a disaster. Anyone remember the short-lived PlayStation Glove controller? The buttons from the regular controller were spread throughout the fingers and you could play one handed? Apocalyptically terrible. So when I heard about Razer and their new Hydra motion sensor PC controllers, I had my doubts. Until I saw the following video:



The dual interface looks amazing! It's like playing with two Wii controllers that talk to each other! Not only that, but this level is part of the Sixense Motion Pack DLC- levels specifically designed for the controllers! They're of course compatible with the regular Portal 2- as well as 125 PC games, right off the bat. And more DLC to come, promises Razer. I'm pretty psyched to (literally) get my hands on these and mess around with compatible games. All you WASD traditionalists should stop hating long enough to give these a try to. Check out their website in the links above for more info.

Continue reading: Video: Check Out Razer's Hydra In Action With Portal 2 (full post)

Diablo 3 gets external beta testing in Q3 of this year, no official release date but the hope of releasing it this year

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 9 2011 8:58 PM CDT
Diablo fan? Want Diablo 3 real, real bad? Well, just close your eyes a little bit longer and make that wish and it may come true as soon as July of this year! External beta testing of Diablo 3 is set to start in Q3 of this year. It was revealed in Activision's first quarter investor call where president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, Mike Morhaime, revealed the company-wide beta testing of Diablo 3.

Diablo 3 gets external beta testing in Q3 of this year, no official release date but the hope of releasing it this year | TweakTown.com


Mike also gave some updates on the status of Diablo 3 saying:

On the 'Diablo 3' front, I'm pleased to report that we began internal, company-wide testing last week. The game is looking great and we are currently targeting a Q3 launch for external beta testing. The development team is working hard to try to launch 'Diablo 3' this year, but I want to be clear. We do not have an official release date or window yet.

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Star Wars MMO in development, EA swipes credit card and invests $80 million into it

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 8 2011 9:43 PM CDT
BioWare's first steps into the MMO world will come in the form of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Star Wars: The Old Republic is a new MMO that is in development between BioWare and LucasArts where it pits players in a world that takes place 300 years after the events of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and thousands of years before Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

Star Wars MMO in development, EA swipes credit card and invests $80 million into it | TweakTown.com


Players will have the choice of character roles such as Jedi or Sith and give context to their personal story with the option to follow the light or the dark side of the Force. EA has now reported that its total investment in the new Star Wars-based MMO has reached $80 million, in development alone. Michael Pachter, Wedbush Security analyst says:

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC version gets 3D, multi-monitor support

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, May 6 2011 9:12 PM CDT
This is some great news, PC gaming is getting some great support from developers in the form of extra features and actual development time that is put into these additional features. Battlefield 3 is being developed on PC first and ported down to the consoles and now the people behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution are showing off support for AMD's Eyefinity, which they've written support for up to five (5!) screens.



The video shows a triple-monitor Eyefinity rig playing Deus Ex and you can see it already looks great with the HUD centred on the centre screen - without additional .ini file hacks and edits. Looking forward to playing this on my multi-monitor rig for sure!

Continue reading: Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC version gets 3D, multi-monitor support (full post)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being worked on, $200m to make

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 4 2011 12:42 AM CDT
We all knew this was coming but waiting for 100-percent confirmation is hard and now we're seeing a leak from a voice actor for the current two Modern Warfare titles, Craig Fairbrass. He did an interview with a UK radio station talkSPORT. Craig does the voice of Ghost and Gaz and has let slip that he's currently working on a big game that is costing $200 million to make.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being worked on, $200m to make | TweakTown.com


That rounds it down to, well, just one title. Craig said during his interview:

I did Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as Gaz and then I did Ghost in Modern Warfare 2, which has become one of the most iconic figures in the history of computer games, which is great. And I've just been out in LA doing something that's going to be announced in May...I've just been out there doing some bits and pieces and one of it's to do with...I can't say too much.

Continue reading: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being worked on, $200m to make (full post)

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