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Activision is pulling away from licensed games

Activision is pulling away from licensed games

Activision has announced that they will be moving away from the licensed games, meaning there will be fewer games from the James Bond, Transformers, Men in Black, and Spider-Man series. Rumor has it that James Bond will be seeing its end really soon. Activision is following the same move that Electronics Arts made back in 2008. EA Games president, Frank Gibeau, said at the time that "the days of licensed-based, 75-rated games copies are dead like the dinosaur."

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PR stunt involves slicing up a police car

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PR stunt involves slicing up a police car

France has just witnessed a PR stunt for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance that involved slicing up a police car. Both Platimum games and Konami France came up with the idea to grab people’s attention. The police car had the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance logo as well as Platinum’s logo just to make sure that everyone knew that it was just a PR stunt; not a threat. This is certainly much more entertaining than a press release.

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PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility to be entirely virtualized

PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility to be entirely virtualized

Sony will be taking complete advantage of its purchase of Gaikai, and it's cloud gaming services, for its soon-to-be-announced PlayStation 4. According to a recent tip from The Wall Street Journal, and a teaser video just released by Sony, we see that all signs are pointing to the PlayStation 4 being backwards compatible with PlayStation 3 games through a total streaming service with Gaikai.

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Destiny set for Xbox 720, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2014

Destiny set for Xbox 720, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2014

If you've heard anything about the upcoming "game changer" title set to be produced by Bungie over the next 10 years in installments with Activision, you know that it certainly wouldn't make sense for the whole series to be appearing on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In fact the first installment will be on those two consoles, but essentially everything afterward has been confirmed in legal documents to be hitting no less than the PlayStation 4, the Xbox 720, and the PC. The information that reveals said bits and pieces comes from a Call of Duty legal dispute where the contract between Activision and Bungie had to be unsealed.

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Bungie reveals Destiny: A shared-world shooter

Bungie reveals Destiny: A shared-world shooter

Bungie has just revealed its new project, titled Destiny. Destiny will be a persistent, online multiplayer game that Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO, dubs as a "shared-world shooter". The game will be released for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Bungie has emphasized that there will be no subscription fee for the game. It will require a constant connection to the internet, as it is a major factor in the "persistent, online multiplayer" aspect of the game.


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Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen consoles: not so much

Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen consoles: not so much

This week the developers behind Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA5) have made it clear that the delay they're experiencing with the release of their next-generation game has nothing to do with Microsoft and Sony releasing new consoles this year. While Take-Two chief executive officer Strauss Zelnick's words didn't explicitly confirm nor deny the idea that the Xbox 720 or PlayStation 4 will exist in the very near future, the idea that GTA:V will be released on those mystical machines seems to have been clearly dashed.

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PS Plus users get Guardians of Middle Earth free this week

PS Plus users get Guardians of Middle Earth free this week

PlayStation Plus users have a new update incoming tomorrow, and if you're subscribed, it's one you'll probably want to pay attention to. That's because Guardians of Middle Earth - the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title based in the Lord of the Rings universe - will be free for members. Guardians of Middle Earth was just recently released too, so PS Plus users are getting a relatively new game on the house with this update.

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