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SimCity: Maxis says core problem “behind us”, crashes down 92%

SimCity: Maxis
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By agent

Maxis is slowly but surely getting SimCity up to scratch. Overnight Maxis chief Lucy Bradshaw said the “core problem” with simply getting in to play the game “is behind us”, and crashes had been reduced by 92 per cent from day one. Server architecture and response time have been optimised and critical client updates have been issued. The latest of...

Danish TV channel sorry for using Assassin’s Creed screenshot to illustrate Syria news report

Assassin's Creed
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By agent

Whoops! A Danish telly channel has been forced to apologise for using a screenshot of Assassin’s Creed as a backdrop for a news report about the war-torn country of Syria. Apparently one of the telly channel’s employees found the image online and thought it was a photo of Damascus’ skyline. Jacob Nybroe, head of news at telly channel TV2, said it was a “reminder...

UK chart: Tomb Raider biggest launch of the year so far

Tomb Raider
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By agent

Tomb Raider is the UK’s biggest launch of the year so far. The reboot is in top spot, and, according to UK sales company Chart-Track, “comfortably” outsold 2013’s previous best, Sega’s Aliens: Colonial Marines, by more than double the week one sell-through. In fact, this new Tomb Raider set a new record for the franchise in the UK. The previous...

Real Racing 3 Review: There Is A Good Game In Here Somewhere

Real Racing 3
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By agent

You can probably tell by the size of the yachts in Monaco’s harbour, the opulence of the motorhomes that form a worldwide series’ travelling circus or the amount of inbreeding evident around the paddock of Silverstone on a Grand Prix weekend that motor racing is a rich man’s game. You can’t just turn up to the races with a pair of fresh boots and a big...

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Coming This Fall

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By agent

As if Marvel’s animated heroes weren’t adorable enough with all their earnest earth saving and improbable outfits, now they’re getting bricked out LEGO style! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that Marvel LEGO Super Heroes will be available this fall across major platforms, offering up an original storyline with Loki and Galactus out to harm...

PS Vita Is ‘Niche’, Has Little Future Despite Price-Cut – Pachter

PS Vita
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By agent

PS Vita doesn’t have ‘much of a future’ according to analyst Michael Pachter, who has dismissed the importance of the handheld’s sales quadrupling in Japan. This week sales charts from the land of the rising sun suggested PS Vita has seen four times the sales since its $50 price cut, putting its sales at about 62,000 – higher than every console except 3DS. Wedbush...

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Wii Review

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Wii
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By agent

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is finally coming to our Nintendo Wii’s on November 20. This entry in the Zelda saga is said to lay the foundation for the entire series, explaining how the Master Sword was forged, and so much more. While I would have been happy just roaming around the cloud city of Skyloft in my demo, I was lucky enough to get the chance to play through...

Denial of the Self: Queer Characters in Persona 4

Persona 4
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By agent

Persona 4 is full of fascinating, psychologically complex characters. But when it comes to issues of sexuality and gender identity, the game fails to face the truth. Let me state one thing up front: in many ways, Persona 4 is an outstanding game. As its story has progressed over the course of a school year, I’ve formed a much closer connection to its cast of high school...

Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC game review by Maxwell McGee

Mass Effect 3
on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | By agent

Here we are then, at the real end of the Mass Effect saga. Appropriately, Citadel isn’t about saving the galaxy, but about saying goodbye – goodbye to Commander Shepard, to the Normandy, and to Mass Effect as we know it. It doesn’t change anything about how the trilogy ended, or make any fresh apologies for it. Nor does it offer hints on its future or change...

Minecraft May Come to PlayStation 3 But Not Wii U

Wii U
on Sun, Mar 10, 2013 | By agent

Mojang has revealed that it may one day bring Minecraft to the PlayStation 3, but a Wii U version is “unlikely”. Speaking to iGamer (via Edge), Minecraft Pocket lead designer Jens Bergensten revealed that other consoles would be considered once the game’s exclusivity deal runs out with Microsoft. “Microsoft has an exclusivity deal for consoles,”...


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