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    Rockstar apologizes for GTA Online issues

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    Developer acknowledges various issues with just-released multiplayer mode for Grand Theft Auto V, says it is working to resolve all problems.




    Rockstar Games has apologized for various issues that are currently besetting the just-released multiplayer mode for Grand Theft Auto V.



    In an update to the Rockstar Games support site, the developer listed off a number of known issues for Grand Theft Auto Online and said it is working to resolve all problems.


    Some of the issues Rockstar mentioned include players encountering a "Rockstar Cloud Servers Unavailable" error message and occasional freezing while loading the first race.


    Rockstar also said it is working to fix "Failed to Host a GTA Online Session" error messages and occasional "Failed to star job" errors, among other bugs.


    "We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this," Rockstar said in a statement.


    The launch issues for GTA Online were expected. Ahead of release last week, Rockstar said players should expect various "growing pains," including crashes, glitches, "crazy bugs," and gameplay modes and mechanics that need rebalancing.


    These issues are "inevitable," Rockstar said at the time, due to the "massive" nature of the open-world game.


    For more on GTA Online, check out GameSpot's "Five Tips to Get You Started in GTA Online" feature.



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    Valve needs a killer app to drive interest in Steam Machines, says Gearbox CEO

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    Randy Pitchford says Valve's recent announcements only a curiosity without something compelling like Half-Life 3.




    Valve's announcements last week of SteamOS, Steam Machines, and a Steam Controller are only a curiosity without a killer app like Half-Life 3.


    That's according to Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford, who told GamesIndustry International that as it stands, Valve has not provided a sufficient reason why its new products and services are must-haves.



    Pitchford said Valve needs to announce a product or service that makes use of the three components (SteamOS, Steam Machines, and Steam Controller) that could not exist individually.


    "That kind of announcement would really help us all understand the necessity of their invention here," he said. "But we all know that product would probably have to start with an H and have a 3 at the end and it would sound like 'Half-Life 3.' But alas I would be very surprised indeed if we see any worthy movement on that front, as I do not expect another true successor Half-Life game from Valve for quite some time--possibly never."


    Without a "must-buy product" driving consumers towards Valve's new endeavors, the industry overall will only have a passive interest in the announcements, Pitchford said.


    "I expect that the industry at large will watch curiously, but remain largely unaffected by anything Steam does along this vector of OS, machines, and controllers over the next two or three years," he said. "If the must-buy product appears driving us there or sufficient time goes on where an installed base starts to emerge, more and more folks will move from being curious to being investigative with the possibilities."


    Microsoft and Sony have said they are paying attention to Valve's announcements, while analysts are divided about the potential for the company's new products to impact the traditional console market.



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    New IP from Killzone dev is "completely different"

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    Guerrilla Games lead designer Eric Boltjes says studio has begun work on all-new, non-Killzone title; "As a studio, we do want to branch out."




    Killzone series developer Guerrilla Games has begun development on an all-new intellectual property that is "completely different" than the sci-fi shooter series that the Sony-owned studio has become known for.



    "As a studio we do want to branch out, and we have started work on a new IP, something completely different to Killzone," lead designer Eric Boltjes told Eurogamer. "I don't want to say anything about it right now, but as a studio we do want to keep it fresh."


    Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst originally revealed that the Amsterdam-based studio was working on a new franchise during GDC Europe 2010. No details about the game have been announced to date.


    A new franchise from Guerrilla Games has been a long time coming. The developer has not released a non-Killzone game since 2004's Shellshock: Nam '67, the studio's very first game.


    The next title from Guerrilla Games is PlayStation 4 launch game Killzone: Shadow Fall, which will be available on disc and as a 50GB download. For more on that game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.



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    "New IP from Killzone dev is "completely different"" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:37:27 -0700


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    Ubisoft hoping to add 500 jobs in Quebec by 2020

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    Ahead of next-gen console launches, Far Cry publisher announces "concentration of American operations of online games" initiative with plan to invest over $360 million in seven years.




    In the lead-up to the arrival of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this November, Far Cry and Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft announced today that it plans to add 500 jobs to its Quebec offices by 2020. By that time, the company plans to employ 3,500 people in the region.



    The new positions come through the company's "concentration of American operations for online games" initiative in Montreal. This includes an expansion of Ubisoft's motion capture technology as part of a total investment of $373 million CAD ($363 million) over seven years.


    "The imminent arrival of the next generation of consoles, the expansion of mobile platforms, the multiplication of connected, immersive, and social environments, and the strategic importance of the relationship between developers and players are profoundly transforming the video game industry," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement.


    "Today's announcement allows us to anticipate the growth of our future needs with the main objective of strengthening proximity with our players and creating value for them," he added.


    The 500 new positions cover a range of "new skills" required for next-generation game development, according to Ubisoft. These include community and network management specialists, business intelligence analysts, mathematicians, telemetry experts, systems operators, and monetization and interactive marketing specialists.


    As part of the deal, the Quebec government has announced a $9.9 million CAD ($9.6 million) contribution to the endeavor. Ubisoft has been set up in Quebec since 1997.


    "Their growth and concrete economic benefits for the Quebec nation are true sources of pride," Quebec premier Pauline Marois said of Ubisoft. "The project announced today, bringing about important job creation, allows us to foresee success in the future."



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    Zynga settles lawsuit over casual sex app Bang With Friends

    By GameSpot,

    Companies reach "amicable resolution" in legal dispute over casual sex app; Bang With Friends will change corporate name.




    Zynga and Bang With Friends, Inc. today announced that they have reached a settlement in their legal dispute. According to a joint statement, an "amicable resolution" was reached.



    Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Bang With Friends, Inc. said it acknowledges the trademark rights Zynga has for "with friends" and will change it corporate name.


    Zynga sued the developer behind casual sex app Bang With Friends in July, claiming the company's software infringes on Zynga's trademark for its "with friends" suite of games.


    The Bang With Friends app was recently renamed "Down." The company is currently working on a new version of the app.


    According to the original complaint, Bang With Friends, Inc. "selected the name 'Bang With Friends' for its casual sex matching app with Zynga's game trademarks fully in mind."


    The complaint claimed Bang With Friends directly infringes on Zynga's games Words With Friends and Chess With Friends.


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    "Zynga settles lawsuit over casual sex app Bang With Friends" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:33:21 -0700


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    Eidos life president steps down

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    Ian Livingstone departs Deus Ex, Tomb Raider studio after over 20 years.




    Eidos life president Ian Livingstone has left the Deus Ex and Tomb Raider studio after more than 20 years with the company, it was announced today on the Square Enix blog.



    "Ian is one of the original founding fathers of the UK games industry and is setting out on a new chapter to focus more time on the important projects he is working on outside of Square Enix," the company said.


    This includes establishing The Livingstone Foundation to open Free Schools and Academies, an initiative that aims to foster creativity, collaboration, coding, and problem-based learning. The program also seeks to help establish games as an education tool.


    In addition, Square Enix said Livingstone will "remain active" in the industry, serving as both an advisor and an entrepreneur for social and mobile games. No specific projects were announced.


    On top of helping establish Eidos and launch brands like Tomb Raider, Hitman, and Deus Ex, Livingstone cofounded iconic role-playing game company Games Workshop.


    Livingstone's role as life president at Eidos saw him working in public affairs, giving talks around the world, and working closely with the United Kingdom government. He is also credited with playing a significant role in the recent production tax credits submission for the UK game industry.


    "We're not saying a full goodbye as we're hopeful we will get to work with Ian on some future projects," Square Enix said. "But all of us at Square Enix do want to take this opportunity to publicly thank Ian for his unparalleled tenure and contribution to this business and the UK games industry. And we wish him every success with his future projects and new ventures."



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