Mass Effect 3 acts as a fitting conclusion to BioWare’s expansive sci-fi trilogy. But the tale of Commander Shepard’s travails is the only timeline in that universe we’ve ever experienced.
EA has responded to reports that it’s set to layoff a large percentage of its workforce. According to a rumor originating on Startup Grind , the company is planning to let go between 500 and 1,000 employees this week, which accounts for between 5-11% of total company staff. Today, EA provided IGN with the following statement: “EA is growing and looking to hire hundreds of people for our digital, console, mobile and social games.
Bethesda has released a mysterious new screenshot from an unknown project. Shown on its official Twitter account, the only information the company provided is the word “tomorrow.” For now, we’re not sure exactly what the image is teasing. It isn’t tied to any specific franchise, and Bethesda currently has several projects in the works, including Skyrim DLC , its mysterious Dawnguard trademark and a next-gen project
16 April 2012 Last updated at 18:33 A controversial anti-piracy agreement should be rejected by the European Parliament, a key Euro MP has said. David Martin, the MEP responsible for its report on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta), said the treaty threatened civil liberties. His comments came less than three months after the previous rapporteur, Kader Arif, resigned from his post in protest at the plans
Crytek has revealed the latest update to CryENGINE 3.
16 April 2012 Last updated at 14:54 Facebook says it is backing a new cyber-security bill due before US Congress later this month. The HR 3523 Act would enable the government to access web users’ private data on suspicion of a cyber threat
Creating a good game demo is a fine art, and an important one. This, for many players, is the first point of contact with a game, and it’s crucial for developers and publishers to try and impress their potential audience. A demo is essentially our medium’s equivalent of a movie trailer – though game-makers rarely spoil the best bits of their work or condense the entire plot of their game into three minutes.
Nothing lasts forever. It sounds like a rejected title for a James Bond film (binned on account of the fact it’d completely contradict the name of that one about the diamonds, the giant laser and that moon buggy sequence) but it’s true enough
Not much to mull over under that pane of glass. Maze. Pellets.
In 2012, most people don’t care about music games anymore. At least not the beatmatching sort made popular last decade with five-button faux guitars and thwacky drums. Signaled by the bubble bursting boom of umpteen Guitar Hero, Band Hero, DJ Hero and Rock Band releases, Activision eventually shuttered the Hero franchise and acclaimed Rock Band developer Harmonix was sold for $50 .