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'Diablo III' In Development For Xbox One, Not Official Yet

When Blizzard announced their plans to bring Diablo III to PlayStation 4, many Xbox fans were left wondering whether or not it’d also make its way to Microsoft’s new console. It seems like a no-brainer, but it sounds like the situation is a wee bit more complicated than that.

Though the Ultimate Evil Edition — which bundles Diablo III with its Reaper of Souls expansion — has only been confirmed for PS4, Blizzard is working on an Xbox One version too. Whether or not it releases however, is up to a pending contract with Microsoft.
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Is Sony Turning 'The Last Of Us' Into A Movie?

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is already one of the PlayStation 3′s most cinematic video games, but for Sony, that may not be enough. It looks like they may be planning a full-on movie adaptation, as TheLasTofusMovie.net and TheLasTofus-Movie.com were both registered by online brand protection agency MarkMonitor using a Sony Pictures address.

This could be an early step in getting the ball rolling on adapting one of the PS3′s greatest games — and arguably one of the best games ever — into a movie, or it could just be Sony’s way of protecting their IP, should they decide to take the movie route down the road.
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'Deadly Premonition' Director Outs In-Development Sequel

In a recent interview, Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro casually dropped a mention on an in-development sequel to the extremely polarizing cult hit, Deadly Premonition.

“After producing Deadly Premonition, I started work on production of the Lord of Arcana series right away, and during that time I was already working on the planning and pre-production of D4.” Suehiro told Gaming Bolt. “At the same time I was also working on the sequel to Deadly Premonition and the framework for the Director’s Cut.”

I can only hope that if a sequel does see the light of day that it’s in greater condition than The Director’s Cut, which according to Kevin’s review, is “Awful, just awful.”
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'Resident Evil 7' Outed By Costume Designer's Resume

It should come as no surprise that Capcom has another Resident Evil in production, but if a costume designer’s LinkedIn resume is correct, work began on the game as early as last year.

The online resume of a former employee of the motion capture studio House of Moves — which has games like Halo: Reach, God of War III and Dead Space 2 in its portfolio — says the costume designer worked on Resident Evil 7 for a period of three months, from November 2012 to January 2013. More after the jump.
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Frictional Has Started Teasing Their Next Horror Game!

Back in October, Frictional said we’d have to wait until after A Machine for Pigs released before they’d divulge any details regarding their next game — which they also confirmed is of the horror persuasion. That time is now, and true to their word, the developer has started teasing their next game via a viral website.
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Take-Two Takes On 'Manhunt 3' Petition Site

Now this is interesting. Take-Two, the house of Grand Theft Auto as well as the short-lived and highly controversial stealth horror series Manhunt has filed a dispute over the domain name valiant-ent.tv.

The domain was used as a fake snuff site to promote the Manhunt series. Since the series has been dead for some time, a fan decided to take the domain and use it as a petition to get Manhunt 3. Now, Take-Two wants it back.
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Multiple Sources Confirm 'Left 4 Dead 3' Leak Is Real

Multiple anonymous sources have confirmed to Rock Paper Shotgun that Left 4 Dead 3, which was spotted in an internal changelog during a recent tour of Valve’s Bellevue-based office, is in fact the real deal. It’s not all that surprising, seeing as Valve would have to be insane to not make another game in a series that’s sold well over twelve million copies. Even still, it feels good to get some confirmation on the rumor, even if they’re of the anonymous variety.
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'Left 4 Dead 3' Spotted During Valve Office Tour

Valve has more or less confirmed that another Left 4 Dead is coming, it’s really just a matter of when. Like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, or any other Valve game, Left 4 Dead 3 has been hinted at in blurry photos and found in ancient archives, where brave virtual explorers have risked their lives in order to find any trace of a game many of us so desperately want to play. It’s name has been whispered in the darkest threads of the Internet by those who say they’ve seen it with their own two eyes, yet after years of rumors, no one’s managed to find any real evidence of its existence.

Go ahead and add this to the growing pile of rumors and speculation. Valve recently held a tour of their Bellevue-based office, where an eagle-eyed Dota 2 player successfully managed to get a picture of Valve’s internal changelog. On that list of current projects is none other than Left 4 Dead 3. More after the jump.
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Sony's Teasing Tweets Continue, Might Be A New Game From Insomniac [Updated]

Yesterday, Sony teased something… purple that may or may not be related to the PlayStation 4 or a new game. Today, they posted another image, and I think it’s fair to say this is a game they’re teasing. The new image reads “When Worlds Collide…Heroes Return.” Resistance and Rachet & Clank developer Insomniac also tweeted the image along with the promise that we’d find out what this is tomorrow (July 11).

Update: It’s confirmed, the game in question is indeed Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus.
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Sony Posts Mysterious "When Worlds Collide" Teaser

Sony has posted a mysterious image on their Facebook and Twitter with the message “When Worlds Collide.” I have no idea what this could be, but I’m certainly intrigued.

Could it be related to the PlayStation 4 — possibly a launch date for the console — or maybe it’s a new exclusive? Whatever it is, we’ll likely hear more soon. In the meantime, feel free to give us your predictions/theories, after the break.
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'Left 4 Dead 3' Spotted In SteamWorks Database

If you’re a fan of Valve’s games — and really, how could you not be — you’re probably all-too-familiar with the company’s seeming inability to reach the number 3. With no third entry in the Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, or Portal series (I know, that last one isn’t completely fair) in sight, it’s almost as if Valve has something against trilogies. That may soon change.

A sleuthy developer may have stumbled across something that might hint at an in-development Left 4 Dead 3. The dev, who has since been banned for violating Steam’s Terms of Use, but not before he found the game listed in the SteamWorks database. “I brute forced it in a way, there were lots of interesting things I found. L4D3 was the most interesting although it hasn’t been updated in months so it may be dead.” More after the break.
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Will We See 'Dead Space' In The Upcoming 'Plants Vs. Zombies' Sequel?

I don’t know what this is, it could be a tease, or it could be far art, but I’m going to go right on ahead and hope it’s the former. On the Plants vs. Zombies Facebook page they’ve been posting photos that hilariously mash together PvZ with some of EA’s biggest franchises. It might be them having a bit of fun, or it could be their way of getting us all excited for a big reveal. E3′s coming up, and these posts did include a little E3 related hashtag. Either way, we’ll find out soon. Check them out after the break.
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Is Climax Working On A Horror Game Set In A Dollhouse?

It’s all conjecture, but judging by the images Climax Studios — the dev behind Silent Hill: Origins and Shattered Memories — has been trickling out via their Facebook page, it looks like their next game may be of the horror persuasion… and maybe set in a dollhouse. I can see it, dollhouses are creepy.

Now, it’s “unannounced” so for all we know this could be a post-apocalyptic Barbie adventure game. It has a nebulous ’2013′ release window, so my guess is they’re waiting to announce it at E3, but I could be wrong, the reveal could be a ways off. Check out some images (not sure if they’re screenshots, promotional art, concept art, or none of the above) after the jump.
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Microsoft Might Reveal The Next Xbox On April 26

Not content to give Sony all the headlines, Microsoft may be prepping a reveal of the next Xbox on April 26th. CVG associate editor Rob Crossley recently tweeted “The next Xbox event is scheduled for April 26th, I’ve been told by someone I trust. Microsoft may change date, obvs, but diarise tentatively.” Like all rumors, this should obviously be taken with a grain of salt, but it corroborates with recent rumblings that Microsoft has been working on an official unveiling of their new console soon.

I think there’s a very good chance we’ll actually see the console when Microsoft announces it, otherwise Xbox Live’s Major Nelson’s recent potshot at Sony’s decision not to reveal their console probably would come off as a little hypocritical.
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The WSJ Reports The Next PlayStation Will Stream PS3 Games

It’s all but certain the next PlayStation will be unveiled by Sony on Tuesday. We’ve seen teasers, controller prototypes, and spent some time guessing what the console’s logo will look like, but nothing in the way of actual news will arrive until the 20th, when Sony makes their big reveal(s?) at an event in NYC (at 6pm EST). That isn’t stopping the Internet from spreading rumors like wildfire, and the most recent of these is a report from the Wall Street Journal that says the next PlayStation will stream PS3 games. More after the jump.
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The 'System Shock' Series Is Coming Soon To GOG.com With Steam To Follow

The System Shock franchise, which comprises two of my all-time favorite horror games, is coming soon to Steam and GOG.com. The report first broke from Flesh Eating Zipper, the only news site — that I’m aware of — with a more disturbing name than ours. The studio that will be breathing new life into the franchise is Night Dive Studios, a developer/publisher that specializes “in finding classic, abandoned and forgotten PC games and bringing them back into the hands of gamers.” System Shock and its sequel are classics that have been long abandoned, though I wouldn’t go so far as to call them forgotten. I’ll never forget it. I love it far too much.
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Rumor: Square Enix Might Be Working On A New Horror Game

The house of Final Fantasy recently registered the domains BloodMasque.com and BloodMasque.net for what sounds like it could be a new horror or possibly vampire themed IP. The rumor’s been abuzz with speculation and so far Square Enix has been mum on the situation, leaving us to imagine the greatest of possibilities. I’d personally like to see a really good vampire game, because we don’t have enough of those. Really, I’ll be happy so long as it has nothing to do with zombies. What about you, what do you think this could be?
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This Cryptic Teaser Could Hint At An Announcement Of The Next PlayStation Next Month

I didn’t think Sony was in a great position to release a new console this year, but it looks like I could be wrong. PlayStation Blog’s social media manager Sid Shuman posted a teaser video earlier today that could very well hint at an official unveiling of the next PlayStation on February 20th. There are no indications of it being software related, as the trailer basically consists of stylish close-ups of shiny versions of the symbols found on the DualShock controller, so this is almost definitely about hardware. Both Microsoft and Sony have undoubtedly been hard at work on the successors to the Xbox 360 and PS3, both of which could release later this year. Check out the teaser after the jump.
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Would You Want To See A 'Fallout' TV Show? I Know I Would

Rumors are floating around the big ole’ interwebz. Those rumors? That Bethesda might be looking into making a Fallout tv show. How kick ass would that be? It doesn’t even sound like it would be super hard to make either. You could probably just film it out in the stix and pretend it’s a post apocalyptic wasteland. So, according to EuroGamer Bethesda has a patent with the US patent and trademark office for and I quote, “an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.” Oh my god please let this be true. Gimmie what I want! What do you guys think, exciting?

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Listing On Animator's Resume Could Point To A 'Dead Rising 3' Reveal, Possibly From New Studio

This is exciting. Or could be, if it ends up being true. Animator Jeremie Passerin recently listed Dead Space 3 – Game Cinematic among the projects he’s worked on at Blur Studios. This could mean there’s a trailer on the way for the game, or it could be a mistake (though I’m going to hope it’s the former). Dead Rising 3 has been alarmingly silent for some time now, but zombies are bigger than ever now so I don’t see why Capcom wouldn’t want to officially unveil another game in the wacky franchise. What makes this even more exciting is Blur is the studio behind some of the most memorable video game trailers of all time, including Batman: Arkham City, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, BioShock 2, and many more.

In related news, Capcom Vancouver — the studio that developed Dead Rising 2, Case Zero, and Case West — is hiring for a brand new game they’re saying won’t have zombies in it. This could mean a new developer has picked up the reigns for the third game, assuming it’s in development.
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Details On Next Xbox Coming In Penultimate Issue Of Xbox World

UK gaming magazine Xbox World may soon be going into that good night (alongside Nintendo Power, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and PSM3), but with news like this, it seems they’re making sure they go out with a bang.Their second to last issue is a doozie, and will reportedly unveil tons of information on Microsoft’s highly anticipated follow-up to the Xbox 360. For starters, it won’t have the Xbox 720 moniker and will instead be known only as the Xbox. That seems a little strange, seeing as there’s already been an Xbox, but none of this has been, or will likely ever be confirmed by Microsoft. The specs are really exciting though — it will come with a quad-core CPU, built-in Blu-ray player, 8GB RAM, and support for a head-mounted augmented reality device (possibly the Oculus Rift, unless Microsoft has their own in development) as well as the next generation Kinect. More after the jump, including some mock-ups of what the console could look like.
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Frictional Is Waiting For 'A Machine For Pigs' To Detail Next Horror Game

For the most part, Frictional Games is still mum on any details regarding their next horror project, which may or may not take their aptitude for crafting intensely terrifying experiences to the deep blackness of space. They’re remaining hush hush so as not to take the focus away from their collaborative effort with thechineseroom on the highly anticipated follow-up to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. A Machine for Pigs. The sequel doesn’t release until early next year, so we have a while left to wait for any real details.

Speaking with Now Gamer, Frictional’s Thomas Grip said He also said the studio’s next project will be “first person horror, that will take things deeper than what Amnesia did and have a more consistent theme.” He also said “It will not be totally different from Amnesia/Penumbra, but I think it is a quite big evolutionary leap and we try a few things we have not really touched upon before.” Sounds exciting.

What would you like to see next from Frictional Games, and do you like the idea of their potentially moving into Dead Space territory?
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A 'BioShock' Ultimate Rapture Edition Could Be On The Way

If a recent rating from the British Board of Film Classification is anything to go by, there’s a chance we could soon be getting a new BioShock bundle that will include BioShock 1 and 2 as well as all their DLC. The bundle received an 18 rating, which makes sense. With BioShock: Infinite pushed into next year this might be just the thing to keep us busy while we all patiently wait with twiddling thumbs for that signature blend of guns, plasmids, and incredible storytelling that only BioShock can deliver. I’ve been itching to get wet with a Big Daddy and this could cost me significantly less than my original plan. How about you, is this something you’d be interested in or would you rather wait for Infinite in February?
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Artist's Demo Reel Teases Us With 30 Seconds Of 'Thief 4' Goodness

I thought for sure Thief 4 would be announced at E3 last week, so imagine my surprise when the expo came and went without even the slightest of nods toward a game I am so anxiously looking forward to. We know it’s been in development for four years now and has had multiple resumes and various LinkedIn profiles hint at it, but still no word. Now we can add a little extra fuel to that fire with a demo reel from lighting and compositing artist Eric Wong that has 30 glorious seconds of steamy thief-in-the-shadows action.
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