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Crytek Plans To Transition ‘Entirely’ To Free-To-Play

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Crytek previously mentioned that it was interested in aggressively pursuing the ever popular free-to-play business model, and it seems the developer wasn’t kidding around. Speaking with Venture Beat, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli said that the studio plans to transition “entirely” to the free-to-play within the next five years. Yerli also reiterated previous comments, saying that… Read more »

‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Brings Geralt’s Story To A Close

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Earlier this week, developer CD Projekt RED formally announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is expected to be available on PC and “high-end” systems starting in 2014 – and it already sounds like the developer’s biggest entry yet in the fantasy RPG franchise. In previous The Witcher titles, the environment was mostly linear in… Read more »

‘The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct’ Releases A New Trailer [Video]

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Activision has released the first official trailer for the upcoming game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Roughly two months after a “fan made” trailer failed to impress prospective gamers, Activision has dropped an official look at Terminal Reality’s upcoming survival horror title. According to the company’s press release, the title is expected to hit retail… Read more »

The Next ‘Mass Effect’ May Not Be ‘Mass Effect 4’

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BioWare has made it no secret that more Mass Effect is on the way in the years ahead, but the company hasn’t provided very many details about what’s in store for the next game in the popular sci-fi franchise. While that still hasn’t changed, we can at least rule some things out. Previously, BioWare said… Read more »

Zynga Cancels ‘CityVille 2,’ Two Other Recent Games

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Troubled game developer Zynga will reportedly shut down three games released towards the end of 2012. Included in the latest batch of cancellations is CityVille 2. The announcement was made during a recent fourth-quarter earnings call. According to Kotaku, CityVille 2, Party Friends, and The Friend Game will soon cease to exist. All three of… Read more »

IGN Entertainment Acquired By Ziff Davis

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Popular gaming site IGN now has a new owner. This morning, it was announced that IGN Entertainment and its affiliates have been purchased from News Corp by J2 Global subsidiary Ziff Davis. Neither party is saying how much the sale cost Ziff Davis, but several reports indicate that it was below the $650 million News… Read more »

PlayStation 4 Announcement On February 20 By Sony?

PlayStation 4 Announcement On February 20 By Sony?

A PlayStation 4 announcement might be coming down the pipe on February 20, 2013. Sony has been tight-lipped about its future plans for the gaming console, but a PlayStation blog entitled “See The Future” is teasing PlayStation fans with a Sony event set for February 20. Gaming industry journalists have been sent invites to attend… Read more »

‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’ Update Expected To Roll Out Wednesday

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The latest update for the popular open world title Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is expected to roll out on Wednesday. The latest patch for the expansive adventure game will address around 40 issues players have been experiencing with the game. According to GameZone, 4J Studios explained that UK gamers would be the first to get… Read more »

Guild Wars 2 Unveils ‘Flame And Frost’ Update

Flame And Frost Update Released For Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet and NCsoft made a promise to add new content to Guild Wars 2 on a regular basis, and it looks like they are actually keeping their word. Today, the developers announced that the latest major content update for Guild Wars 2, the long awaited Flame and Frost Prelude, is now live on all servers…. Read more »