Trion Worlds Shutting Down San Diego Studio, Moving Defiance Ops to Redwood
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Trion Worlds Shutting Down San Diego Studio, Moving Defiance Ops to Redwood

Trion Worlds is closing down their San Diego-based studio and relocating operations of Defiance and End of Nations to their Redwood City HQ, Polygon reports. “We can confirm that the San Diego studio will be closing,” reads the statement provided to Polygon. “The day to day operations of Defiance will be moved to our Redwood ... Read More»
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ‘Apocalypse’ DLC Coming to XBLA Later This Month
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ‘Apocalypse’ DLC Coming to XBLA Later This Month

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s last bit of DLC, “Apocalypse,” is coming to Xbox 360 August 27, Treyarch and Activision officially announced today. “Apocalypse” adds four new maps—Pod, Frost, Takeoff, and Dig—and new zombie mode “Origins.” Treyarch and Activision provided a description of each map in their press release: Pod: A failed utopian community ... Read More»
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DuckTales Devs Talk Sound and Design in Final Duckumentary
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DuckTales Devs Talk Sound and Design in Final Duckumentary

In WayForward and Capcom’s third and final entry in their DuckTales Remastered duckumentary series, the developers explores the HD remake’s sound and design. “One of the most important aspects of a video game is its sound,” diretor Austin Ivansmith says in the behind-the-scenes video. “It can be very easy to overlook the importance of that ... Read More»
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Mark of the Ninja ‘Special Edition’ DLC Dropping Later This Month on XBLA, Steam
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Mark of the Ninja ‘Special Edition’ DLC Dropping Later This Month on XBLA, Steam

Mark of the Ninja will be receiving “Special Edition” DLC on XBLA and Steam later this month, developer Klei Entertainment announced on Twitter. The Special Edition content includes a new level, new costume, two new items, and what Klei describes as “TONs of developer commentary.” Mark of the Ninja‘s Special Edition DLC will be available ... Read More»
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Capcom Hypes Up DuckTales: Remastered with Limited Edition Gold NES Cartridge
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Capcom Hypes Up DuckTales: Remastered with Limited Edition Gold NES Cartridge

In anticipation of next week’s release of DuckTales: Remastered on PSN, Nintendo eShop, and Steam, and next month’s release on XBLA, Capcom sent a special package out to remind some of us of those great childhood memories we might’ve had playing the game. At first we here at the EGM office thought it was just ... Read More»
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The Threat Gets Laid Out in Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s Latest Single-player Trailer
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The Threat Gets Laid Out in Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s Latest Single-player Trailer

Need a refresher course on Splinter Cell: Blacklist‘s premise? The latest trailer from Ubisoft has you covered. The new trailer, titled “The Threat,” gives a brief overview of the threat Sam Fisher and players will be trying to thwart—a series of terrorists attacks performed by an enigmatic group called The Engineers—and offers some a look ... Read More»
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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Holds Onto Top Spot in U.K. Chart
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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Holds Onto Top Spot in U.K. Chart

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has managed to hold onto the top spot in the U.K. all formats chart for a second week. The Last of Us has moved back up to number two, with Animal Crossing: New Leaf, FIFA 13, and The Smurfs 2 rounding off the top five. You can check out the full ... Read More»
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EGM Weekly: August 3, 2013 Edition
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EGM Weekly: August 3, 2013 Edition

  Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days. This week, Sony Online Entertainment reveals EverQuest Next, Microsoft confirms the Xbox One’s GPU will run on over-clocked speeds, Square Enix confirms a next-gen Tomb Raider sequel is in development, Phil Fish cancels Fez II, and ... Read More»
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New NHL 14 Video Details Improvements to Stick Skills, Poke Checks
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New NHL 14 Video Details Improvements to Stick Skills, Poke Checks

In the latest video preview of NHL 14, EA Sports gameplay producer Ben Ross discusses some of the improvements and refinements they’ve made to stick handling and stick skills in the game. As described by Ross, one-touch dekes give access to two go moves and two cut-back moves, while poke checks have been tuned, better ... Read More»
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Destiny Devs Looked to Borderlands, Far Cry for Co-op Shooter Inspiration
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Destiny Devs Looked to Borderlands, Far Cry for Co-op Shooter Inspiration

Talking to Edge Online, Destiny creative lead Joe Staten discussed how the team looked to games like Gearbox’s Borderlands and Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 for inspiration. According to Staten, the team at Bungie “would be idiots” to not examine “an awesome game like Borderlands and ask, ‘What are they doing well and how can we ... Read More»
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No Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer for You, Wii U
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No Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer for You, Wii U

Batman: Arkham Origins‘ multiplayer won’t be a part of the Wii U version, Warner Bros. informed Eurogamer. “MP will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson told Eurogamer. “The team is focusing development efforts on platforms with the largest MP audience.” The game’s multiplayer mode, Invisible Predator Online, was revealed earlier ... Read More»
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Absence of Big Name Releases Sees 37 Percent Drop in Capcom’s Q1 Profits
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Absence of Big Name Releases Sees 37 Percent Drop in Capcom’s Q1 Profits

Capcom reports a 37 percent drop in their financial results for the first quarter of their fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. The company’s latest financial report notes a loss of 828 million yen (which comes out to be roughly $8.4 million). This marks a 6.2 percent drop as compared to their Q1 sales from ... Read More»
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Latest DuckTales Remastered Trailer Digs Up the Game’s African Mines Level
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Latest DuckTales Remastered Trailer Digs Up the Game’s African Mines Level

Launchpad McQuack is back with more travel tips in the latest trailer for Capcom and WayForward’s DuckTales Remastered, this time offering advice about the game’s African Mines level. Amidst his self-deprecating humor, Launchpad warns Scrooge McDuck that the money-loving hero will have to travel to the center of the Earth to obtain the Giant Diamond ... Read More»
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XCOM: Enemy Within Pops Up on Korean Ratings Board
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XCOM: Enemy Within Pops Up on Korean Ratings Board

There’s been another sighting of XCOM: Enemy Within, this time on Korea’s Game Rating Board, further suggesting that a sequel to Enemy Unknown or expansion of some sort is in the works. The Korean Ratings Board entry lists the title for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Much earlier this year, in February, members of the ... Read More»
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Payday 2 Director David Goldfarb Discusses Classes, Skill Trees in Latest Video
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Payday 2 Director David Goldfarb Discusses Classes, Skill Trees in Latest Video

Publisher 505 Games released a new video for Payday 2 in which game director David Goldfarb provides a brief overview of the game’s four classes and their respective skill trees. Goldfarb, who previously served as lead designer on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3, likens the Mastermind to Robert De Niro’s character in (Neil ... Read More»
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