Recent content by Junaid Alam

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    Ghostbusters May be Delayed Until 2009

    Ghostbusters May be Delayed Until 2009 Now that the Ghostbusters video game has apparently lost its Activision publisher, rights owner Sony Pictures is contemplating a delayed release. The new situation has provided "an opportunity to reevaluate the game release marketing strategy to...
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    Nintendo DS Successor May be Out This Year

    Nintendo DS Successor May be Out This Year Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter predicts that Nintendo's handheld DS will be replaced as early as this year. "DS sales are solid worldwide, but are weak in Japan, leading us to expect an introduction of a new device in Japan before the...
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    Molyneux Promises Two, Three, Many Fables

    Molyneux Promises Two, Three, Many Fables According to ambitious game developer Peter Molyneux, Fable II is not going to mark the end of the franchise. The developer said he and his team at Lionhead Studios have a third, fourth, and even fifth Fable in their minds' eye. "It's a big...
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    DC Comics to Take On Devil May Cry, Resident Evil

    DC Comics to Take On Devil May Cry, Resident Evil Devil May Cry and Resident Evil (fifth iteration pictured) will receive new comic series treatment thanks to a deal between DC Comics and Capcom. DC Comics' Wildstorm arm will produce the tie-in, although it will not be the company's...
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    Activision to Publish Only Five Vivendi Titles

    Activision to Publish Only Five Vivendi Titles In a move likely to raise eyebrows, Activision's main publishing arm said it was dropping all but five of Vivendi's games, leaving the fate of several key titles uncertain. Activion Publishing said the only Vivendi Games franchising coming...
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    OneBigGame to Host First Bike Riding Event in California

    OneBigGame to Host First Bike Riding Event in California OneBigGame, a philanthropic games publisher, is hosting its first annual fundraising bike ride event in California. "We've already had a great response to the ride with sign-ups from industry journalists, developers and publishers...
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    Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 Will Use Wii's MotionPlus

    Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 Will Use Wii's MotionPlus The Wii MotionPlus peripheral will be put to use in the upcoming Ubisoft title Red Steel 2. "Red Steel 2 has been in development for many months now, and this new device will help us be even more precise in what we do with the product,"...
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    Games for Windows Gets Revamped

    Games for Windows Gets Revamped Microsoft is seeking to breathe new life into its Games for Windows initiative. The company announced that multiplayer components for all titles branded Games for Windows will now be free. Some of these features include matchmaking, achievements, and...
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    Dark Knight Title in Development

    Dark Knight Title in Development Following weeks of unsubstantiated rumors, it now appears that a Batman video game based on The Dark Night is in the works. Actor Gary Oldman, who played Commissioner Gordon in the two Christopher Nolan-directed Batman films, said in a television...
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    Take-Two More Than Just GTA Series, CEO Says

    Take-Two More Than Just GTA Series, CEO Says Take-Two's profitability does not rely solely on the Grand Theft Auto series, insists CEO Strauss Zelnick. In a recent interview, Zelnick said he was aware of investor concerns that the company only turns a profit in years when a GTA title is...
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    Fable Developer Molyneux Eyeing MMOGs

    Fable Developer Molyneux Eyeing MMOGs Ambitious game designer Peter Molyneux is already setting sights on his next project, which may be an MMOG. His development team, Lionhead Studios, will soon release Fable 2, which was demonstrated at E3 last week. Asked about the shape of his...
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    Gran Turismo 5 Possibly Not Until 2010

    Gran Turismo 5 Possibly Not Until 2010 Gran Turismo 5 might not appear until 2010, according to the game's developer, Polyphony Digital. Studio founder Kazunori Yamauchi said that so far, there weren't even "plans in the works for GT5 yet," and that it could be released in either 2009...
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    Sony Expects Most PS2 Users to Move onto PS3

    Sony Expects Most PS2 Users to Move onto PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai takes the longer view on PS3 sales, saying he expects most PS2 users to make the switch. Hirai said that his company "know[s] that most PS2 consumers will transition over to the PS3" and said it's...
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    Report: Two-fifths of American Gamers are Women:

    Report: Two-fifths of American Gamers are Women: Women comprise 40 percent of gamers in the U.S., a new ESA report found. The Entertainment Software Association released the report, "The 2008 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry," during E3 last week. "This new...
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    Warren Spector Teams Up With Pixar

    Warren Spector Teams Up With Pixar Star game designer Warren Spector has revealed no details about his new project, but he did say he's teaming up with Pixar. The developer behind the highly acclaimed Thief series and Deus Ex (as well as its lackluster sequel) said in his blog that, "My...