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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Disney shutters LucasArts, Zynga tries to reinvigorate OMGPOP, and more

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If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed. This week, Disney shuttered its LucasArts game studio, OMGPOP (Draw Something) chief executive Dan Porter leaves Zynga, and...
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Disney shutters LucasArts, Zynga tries to reinvigorate OMGPOP, and more

Tales of Graces f - review

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PS3, Namco Bandai, cert: 12In a world where three colossal nations vie for power, brothers Asbel and Hubert Lhant are more interested in their childhood adventures. But, on finding an amnesiac girl in a field of flowers, a series of events is triggered that will haunt the youngsters into adulthood...
Tales of Graces f - review

MediaCorp continues spending spree in tech scene, buys majority stake in gaming site Cubinet

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MediaCorp, the largest media broadcaster in Singapore, has acquired a majority stake in online gaming site Cubinet Interactive, hot on the heels of its investment in another online site last week. The move continues MediaCorp’s spending spree in the tech scene, marking its first-ever investment in an online gaming site...
MediaCorp continues spending spree in tech scene, buys majority stake in gaming site Cubinet

The Walking Dead - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Telltale, cert: 18As suggested by the words "winner of 80 game of the year awards" emblazoned on its cover, Telltale's downloadable horror game The Walking Dead was a runaway success when originally released in episodic form last year. Here, for those who still enjoy owning hard copies...
The Walking Dead - review

When It Comes To iPhone Games, What Sells Is Action, Adventure, and Arcade

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At recent the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, mobile app analytics startup Distimo gave a presentation with some other interesting comparisons, such the relative size of the iPhone App Store (150,000 total apps at the time) compared to the Android Market (20,000) and Blackberry (5,000) others. It showed that...
When It Comes To iPhone Games, What Sells Is Action, Adventure, and Arcade

Star Wars: The Old Republic isn’t hurting World of Warcraft as much as you may think

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To what extent has Electronic Arts’ Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) been keeping users away from Activision Blizzard’s cash cow World of Warcraft (WoW)? Surprisingly little, according to traffic reports from leading independent community websites for both online games. The high-risk, high-reward market of subscription-based massively multiplayer online...
Star Wars: The Old Republic isn’t hurting World of Warcraft as much as you may think

Yakuza: Dead Souls – review

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PS3, Sega, cert: 18, out nowToshihiro Nagoshi's Yakuza series is huge in Japan, but has only a cult following in the west. Many thought Dead Souls would never be released in Britain, but it's a genuinely good thing that it has. Kamurocho, the fictional Tokyo district that has starred in...
Yakuza: Dead Souls – review

The Quiet Mobile Gaming Giant: Storm8 Passes 300M Downloads, Has Reached 100M Unique Devices

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While it seems like mobile gaming companies are getting acquired left and right this spring, there are still plenty that are staying independent and doing just fine. Storm8, which is totally bootstrapped and was founded by Facebook alums, is one of them. The Redwood Shores-based company is saying that it...
The Quiet Mobile Gaming Giant: Storm8 Passes 300M Downloads, Has Reached 100M Unique Devices

Black Isle Studios makes a mysterious comeback (in name, at least)

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Black Isle Studios, the well-remembered developer behind the first two Fallout games and the Icewind Dale series, hasn't actually been a studio since 2003. That's when parent company Interplay shut the studio down, after most of the development team there had already left to form Obsidian Entertainment. But it looks...
Black Isle Studios makes a mysterious comeback (in name, at least)

Final Fantasy Has Arrived on the iPhone

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Both Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II [iTunes links] — two games from one of the most revered console game franchises of all time — are available for purchase in the Apple App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch right now.We knew they were coming a while...
Final Fantasy Has Arrived on the iPhone

Ragnarok Odyssey - review

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PS Vita, Game Arts, cert: 12Ragnarok Odyssey is part of the biggest cross-media franchise you have (probably) never heard of. Originating in Korea as a comic book series and then transplanted to Japan in animated form, this hack-and-slash role-playing game is just the latest outing in the series.Thankfully, however, no...
Ragnarok Odyssey - review

Persona 4 Golden - review

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PS Vita, NIS America, cert 16One of the finest games of the PS2 era receives a phenomenal upgrade for Sony's powerhouse portable, boasting extra characters, enhanced visuals and a virtual museum of background content.Eschewing typical role-playing game fantasy trappings, Persona 4 Golden takes place in the modern-day fictional Japanese town...
Persona 4 Golden - review

Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - review

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PlayStation 3; Namco Bandai; £39.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewReleased more than a year ago in Japan, Ni No Kuni has benefitted from a staggeringly long localisation process, possibly most evident in your beguilingly undiplomatic sidekick, Drippy. Easily the Welshest videogame character in history, he calls good things...
Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - review

Ace of Spades - review

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PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review
Portalarium raises $7M for Facebook and mobile role-playing games (exclusive)

Dark Souls comes to PC – and your questions for From Software

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Namco Bandai is bringing its brilliant action RPG to the PC, with extra stuff included. And we're talking to the developers in a couple of hours...As you may well have heard by now, Namco has announced that it's bringing From Software's relentless masterpiece Dark Souls to PC. Subtitled 'The Prepare...
Dark Souls comes to PC – and your questions for From Software

Omerta: City of Gangsters - review

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(Xbox 360, PC, Kalypso, cert: 16)Some games excel visually; with others it's all about how well they play. Unfortunately, Omerta: City of Gangsters struggles to achieve much in either department. A turn-based tactical RPG in the XCOM tradition, it's difficult from the very outset to understand quite why it has...
Omerta: City of Gangsters - review

UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 19 May 2012

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In the battle for first place between blockbuster newcomers Max Payne 3 and Diablo III, the winner is ...UKIE Games Charts© compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesSoftwarePS3PlayStationXboxWiiDS3DSHandheldRole playing gamesShoot 'em upsguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject...
UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 19 May 2012

Ignite Takes $5 Million Series C To Build World Of Warcraft For Car Racing

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If you want to slay orcs and elves, there’s plenty of options, but the millions of car racing gamers out there have few places to chase the checkered flag. That’s going to change because today, Ignite Game Technologies closed a $5 million Series C round from private investors bringing it to $17.5...
Ignite Takes $5 Million Series C To Build World Of Warcraft For Car Racing
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Dragon Age III, Borderlands 2, and the BioWare doctors retire

Take to the text-based streets in Machine Zone’s Race Or Die 2

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Race Or Die 2 is the latest title from prolific iOS developer Machine Zone (formerly Addmired, Inc.) and another in the long line of text-based role-playing games on the platform. This particular title, available now from the App Store for free, is themed around street racing, though in execution the...
Take to the text-based streets in Machine Zone’s Race Or Die 2

Elder Scrolls Online announced

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Bethesda to launch a new massively multiplayer adventure in its multi-million selling Elder Scrolls seriesThe award-winning Elder Scrolls series of fantasy role-playing adventures is going massively mutiplayer. Bethesda has just announced Elder Scrolls Online, a vast MMORPG, set in the familiar land of Tamriel. Development is being undertaken at ZeniMax...
Elder Scrolls Online announced

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Electronic Arts, cert: 15, out nowAs an expansive, high-fantasy RPG set in a sprawling world, Reckoning naturally invites comparison with Skyrim, and even the game's developers have acknowledged Bethesda's epic as a threat. But Reckoning is by no means an open world – its series of hubs...
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – review

Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think

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Is Microsoft getting ready to bring free-to-play (F2P) online games to the Xbox 360? At least two developers are currently in talks with the company, GamesBeat has learned. “There hasn’t been a hi-res free-to-play game on the console yet, and we still don’t have any definite announcements or dates, but we’re...
Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think

The man who traveled through Ain't It Cool and into Dreams And Shadows

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C. Robert Cargill There’s nothing cooler than pitting a monster against another monster. Wolf versus vampire, troll versus imp, fairy versus djinn. Role playing games and fantasy movies have always been quick to try to pit magical creatures against each other, but the logic of these scenarios can be...
The man who traveled through Ain't It Cool and into Dreams And Shadows

The Monsters Fight Again in Monpla Smash

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GREE’s latest title for iOS devices is Monpla Smash, a “monster battling” game that tasks players with exploring the world, capturing monsters and using them to fend off the machinations of an evil organization. While the app’s basic description may sound somewhat akin to Nintendo’s immensely popular Pokémon series, in...
The Monsters Fight Again in Monpla Smash
My Video Gamer Is Smarter Than Your Honor Roll Student

Fallen kingdom: 38 Studios' collapse and the pitfalls of using public money to support tech companies

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In a career filled with many clutch throws from the baseball mound, former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling's main calling card was a gutsy post-season performance made even more memorable by a blood-soaked sock. It was a pitch made by Schilling outside of Major League Baseball, however, that...
Fallen kingdom: 38 Studios' collapse and the pitfalls of using public money to support tech companies

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition – review

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Xbox 360, PC, Namco, Cert: 18, out nowThe Witcher 2 debuted on PC last year, but this enhanced edition has been worth the wait, offering a wealth of improvements. Luckily, an early tutorial is one of them, as the fighting and alchemy system of the game can be dauntingly complex...
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition – review

Diablo 3 – review

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PC, Mac, Blizzard, cert: 15, out nowThere was no excuse for the shambolic launch of Diablo III. It was the most widely awaited PC game in, oh, ages – we know this because developer Blizzard Entertainment mentioned "2 million pre-orders" in passing. So the protracted meltdown suffered by the company's servers...
Diablo 3 – review
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