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  • Blog Post: Rumor: Next Xbox Will Require That Games Be Installed On Hard Drive

    According to a report based on leaked Xbox development documents published at the website The Verge, users will be required to install disc-based games on the next Xbox's hard drive. The Verge report is based on leaked documents that were published on VGLeaks.com. In the documentation sent out to... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Logo For Unknown Project Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix Surfaces

    The website CVG has published an image of a logo for a previously unknown project entitled Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix. CVG got the image from the blog AllGamesBeta. It appears to be an internal Ubisoft image created by the company's Ubisoft Digital Arts division - which was created to guide... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Wii U Release Date And Price Leaked By Distributor?

    A new report, based on a now-removed YouTube video, has the Wii U launching a week earlier than speculated -- and with three different price points. NintendoLife claims to have seen a YouTube video (now removed by the user) that showed a price list from company called Video Product Distributors , which... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Private Equity Firm In Negotiations To Buy EA

    The New York Post is reporting that KKR and Providence Equity Partners have contacted the publishing giant Electronic Arts about a possible acquisition. The report cites an anonymous source who says the negotiations are in the "early days." One of the companies involved, Providence Equity Partners... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter On Rumors Of Next-Gen Consoles Locking Out Used Games: "Not Happening"

    The next-gen console rumors are running fast and thick, and one in particular has gamers talking: Will they support used games or not? Michael Pachter, industry analyst and managing director at Wedbush Securities, has some choice words on the subject. When asked about rumors that the next Xbox system... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Next Xbox Codename Has Leaked

    Kotaku published a report earlier today, citing "multiple sources close to the project," that the next Xbox has been codenamed "Durango." Codenaming consoles is common practice in the game industry, and -- even if the rumor is true -- there is no chance that "Durango" would... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Was Rockstar Working On A 3D Open World DS Game?

    Some online resume posting suggests that Rockstar may have been working on a 3D open-world game for Nintendo DS. SystemLink Nintendo has run the following story , which we are reporting as a rumor until we receive official word from Rockstar: A couple of Internet resume postings seem to point to the... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Free-To-Play Games Coming To Xbox Live?

    Free-to-play and microtransaction oriented games have taken the industry by storm, especially in the PC marketplace. Now, reports are surfacing that Microsoft's Xbox Live online service -- which has generally been focused on paid titles -- might be embracing free-to-play games in the near future... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Activision Developing Dance Hero Title

    It's been a tough year for Activision games that contain the word "Hero" in the title, but now rumors are circulating that the company is working on Dance Hero, a new franchise that emulates such successful series as Ubisoft's Just Dance and Harmonix's Dance Central. According to... More
  • Blog Post: The SSX Snowball Gathers Speed & Size

    The world is more than ready for the return of EA's SSX series, and there are fresh reports about the next installment in the series. According to sources with Kotaku , a new SSX is being prepped by EA Canda, and it'll not only feature the team from Black Box that did EA's Skate series, but... More
  • Blog Post: Major Nelson: No Xbox Live Friends Limit Increase Next Update

    Today, rumors spread that the cap on Xbox Live Friends lists would be raised from 100 to 1000. Joystiq broke the story, which originated from a now-deleted status update posted by the official German Xbox Facebook account. The website caught wind of the the post, ran it through Google translator, and... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat, Splinter Cell, Prince Of Persia Remakes Incoming? UPDATE

    UPDATE: European game site jeux video is revealing supposed box art of the Mortal Kombat and Prince of Persia HD remake trilogies, adding further fuel to the belief that these game are headed for a retail release. The Prince box is shown below. Original Story: It looks as though Warner Bros. Interactive... More
  • Blog Post: Lionhead's Milo Canceled Again?

    There have been lots of stories this year regarding the whereabouts of Lionhead's Kinect project Milo, and the lastest rumor once again says that the project has been canceled. A report from Eurogamer states that work on the Kinect title has been stopped, and 19 "contractors" related to... More
  • Blog Post: New Mega Man Legends In The Works?

    Consider this the rumor that just won't die . There's been a lot of speculation these days about what's next for Mega Man, with one of the loudest rumblings being that a new Mega Man Legends game is in the works. According to Mega Man fansite Rockman Corner , there may be something to them... More
  • Blog Post: Is Epic Games Interested In APB's Corpse?

    Just months after it launched, Realtime Worlds' MMO shooter APB is shutting down . If Eurogamer is right, however, this might not be the last time you hear from the ill-fated IP. According to the site , a number of companies have expressed interest in purchasing the rights to APB, including a little... More
  • Blog Post: Is Duke Nukem Forever Finally Coming Out?

    Back in 2006 , 3D Realms co-founder George Broussard joked that the perpetually delayed Duke Nukem Forever would finally be released when pigs fly. Normally, that would signal the end of all hope -- until Broussard recently posted this enticing tweet : a picture of pigs flying. We still don't have... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Sony Announces Qriocity Music Service

    Update: At Berlin's IFA 2010 today, Sony announced its new digital music service, Music Unlimited Powered by Qriocity as rumored. The cloud music service gives users access to millions of songs, similar to Rhapsody, that can be used across Sony devices -- in other words PlayStation 3, Bravia TVs... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Black Ops Beta Starting Tonight?

    Supposed screenshots purport to show a September 1 multiplayer beta start date for Treyarch's upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops. What will the official event happening tonight reveal? Leakerz.net has several screencaps showing Google ads and what seems to be a prematurely released front page for the... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Close To Announcing Next Game?

    The studio behind Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, and Portal might be on the verge of adding another title to its stable. The company recently trademarked the acronym DOTA , giving yet another clue that it has a Defense of the Ancients game in the works. Valve hired DOTA originator IceFrog last year, and a now... More
  • Blog Post: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Coming February 2011?

    Several retailers are listing February 2011 as the release date for the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution from Square Enix and Eidos Montreal. Steam , Amazon.com , and Gamestop.com all have the game shipping in February. Amazon's page has a disclaimer that the listed information is "estimate... More
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