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World of Warcraft subs may not rise again – Blizzard

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World of Warcraft subs may not rise again – Blizzard

Blizzard isn’t expecting World of Warcraft to grow again.

The game’s subscriber numbers peaked in 2010 at 12 million, and have been steadily sliding ever since. They currently stand at 6.8 million.

“We really don’t know if it will grow again,” lead game designer Tom Chilton told MCV.

“It is possible, but I wouldn’t say it’s something that we expect.

“Our goal is to make the most compelling content we can.”

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Castle Crashers studio teases new game: "A genre we haven't covered before"

Castle Crashers studio teases new game: "A genre we haven't covered before"

Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater developer The Behemoth is teasing its latest game, which is has codenamed Game 4.

“Shortly before the release of BattleBlock Theater we started working on something new,” said Behemoth.

“We schemed up a bunch of concepts and picked our strongest one. From there we fleshed out the lone survivor prototype!!!

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No Call of Duty or mature Ubisoft titles for Wii U

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No Call of Duty or mature Ubisoft titles for Wii U

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare isn’t coming to the Wii U, developer Sledgehammer Games has revealed.

Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey tweeted that the decision was made by Activision rather than his studio.

In related news, Ubisoft has decreed that Watch Dogs will be its final mature release for Wii U, because sales of similar games haven’t done well on Nintendo’s console.

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Are these Resident Evil: Revelations 2 assets genuine?

Are these Resident Evil: Revelations 2 assets genuine?

A Resident Evil: Revelations sequel is in development, according to French site Gamer in a Box.

The site doesn’t specify how it obtained the assets below, although Eurogamer is reporting that it was via a leak on Xbox.com.

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KiwiGameStarter is an NZ game creation comp with a $25k prize

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KiwiGameStarter is an NZ game creation comp with a $25k prize

The New Zealand Game Developers Association is running a competition that will reward one game creator or team with support worth NZ$25,000.

KiwiGameStarter is open to all, but is looking to give a boost to a team who are already developing a product and business plan, said NZGDA chairperson Ben Kenobi.

As such, the competition’s judges will be looking for the game and team with the best chance of succeeding commercially, he added.

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Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots announced

Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots announced

Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots are coming this spring, Atari has announced.

Alone in the Dark: Illumination is being developed by Pure, and will be the sixth game in the franchise’s history.

The original Alone in the Dark was released in 1992 by Atari owner Infogrames. The last game in the series, 2008’s Alone in the Dark, was poorly received by critics.

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Exosuits are optional in some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer modes

Exosuits are optional in some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer modes

It will be possible to play some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer modes without the exosuit, developer Sledgehammer has confirmed.

The exosuit is the biggest addition to the FPS franchise in years, and allows players to double-jump, boost dodge, deploy a shield, and more.

“We understand that some players may want to go back to the more traditional style [of Call of Duty],” Sledgehammer studio co-founder Michael Condrey told YouTube personality DVLZStation.

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Sony is worried the PS4 is only selling to core gamers

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Sony is worried the PS4 is only selling to core gamers

There have been more than 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold in the nine months since its launch, but Sony admits it isn’t wholly certain why the system is so popular.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studios' Shuhei Yoshida expressed his gratitude, but also a measure of confusion and apprehension.

“It’s just beyond our imagination,” Yoshida said. “We are so happy. But I for one am a bit nervous because we do not completely understand what’s happening.”

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Rumour: Activision planning a Call of Duty movie, Marvel-style production house

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Rumour: Activision planning a Call of Duty movie, Marvel-style production house

Rumour has it Activision is planning on bringing Call of Duty to the silver screen through its own film and television production studio.

According to The Information sources (as reported by Engadget), Activision is tentatively planning to launch a studio that will produce movies and TV shows based on its brands.

Obviously, this would allow the company tighter control on any shows it produces as it wouldn’t have to rely on third parties.

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Post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2 has a release date

Post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2 has a release date

Post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2 will release for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux on September 19, series creator Brian Fargo has announced via Twitter.

"The 20+ year wait is soon over," he wrote.

Wasteland 2 was originally scheduled for August, but delayed due to fulfilment issues relating to the crowdfunded game’s physical goods and discs.

Thursday 21 August


Trials Fusion – Empire of the Sky DLC trailer
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Trials Fusion – Empire of the Sky DLC trailer
More new tracks and challenges.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Brainiac trailer
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Brainiac trailer
Honey, I shrunk the Earth.
Game 4 debut teaser
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Game 4 debut teaser
The latest from Castle Crasher dev.
World of Warcraft subs may not rise again – Blizzard
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World of Warcraft subs may not rise again – Blizzard
“Our goal is to make the most compelling content we can.”
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Wednesday 20 August


Heist gone wrong: How Visceral plans to fix Battlefield Hardline
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Heist gone wrong: How Visceral plans to fix Battlefield Hardline
“Things are going the way we had imagined.”
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Tales of Xillia 2 launch trailer
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Tales of Xillia 2 launch trailer
One year later.
Armored Warfare – Urban Warfare trailer
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Armored Warfare – Urban Warfare trailer
There goes the neighbourhood.
Guild Wars 2 – The Dragon's Reach Part 2 trailer
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Guild Wars 2 – The Dragon's Reach Part 2 trailer
A fancy new cinematic.
War Thunder – The Battle Is On trailer
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War Thunder – The Battle Is On trailer
Weapons free.
Invisible, Inc. – Steam Early Access trailer
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Invisible, Inc. – Steam Early Access trailer
Klei's spy thriller hits Early Access.
Path of Exile – Forsaken Masters trailer
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Path of Exile – Forsaken Masters trailer
A big new update.
The Crew – Playground trailer
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The Crew – Playground trailer
Countrywide tomfoolery.
Risen 3: Titan Lords launch trailer
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Risen 3: Titan Lords launch trailer
A return to the medieval.
Are these Resident Evil: Revelations 2 assets genuine?
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Are these Resident Evil: Revelations 2 assets genuine?
Game possibly outed early.
Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots announced
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Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots announced
Digging deep into back catalogue.
Sony is worried the PS4 is only selling to core gamers
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Sony is worried the PS4 is only selling to core gamers
Unsure why system is so popular.
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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number leaked gameplay video
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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number leaked gameplay video
80 minutes of gameplay.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 35min gameplay demo video
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 35min gameplay demo video
The girl with ashen hair.
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Bloodborne - Gamescom demo gameplay trailer
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Bloodborne - Gamescom demo gameplay trailer
The plague-ridden streets of Yharnam.
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Post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2 has a release date
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Post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2 has a release date
Sequel 20 years in the making.

Tuesday 19 August


Destiny – Venus gameplay trailer
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Destiny – Venus gameplay trailer
Goddess of love and beauty.
Spin it: How better tech lifts FIFA 15
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Spin it: How better tech lifts FIFA 15
Ditching the scripting.
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