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    Defiance: "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" Review

    IGN
    By IGN,

    Defiance: "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" Review

    Warning: full episode spoilers follow.

     

    Despite being an all-around enjoyable episode, last week's Defiance ended on an awkward note with the last-minute introduction of a new conflict involving a plague outbreak. While "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" was more singular in its focus, the plague element never fully coalesced. I don't play the Defiance MMO, but the frequent references to events on the west coast and their race to develop a cure made it pretty obvious that this episode was conceived with the intention of building ties between the two projects. Frankly, I'm much happier when this series simply does its own thing and doesn't leave me feeling like I'm experiencing half of a larger story.

     

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    Source: IGN


    AU: Win a PlayStation Greatest Hits Prizepack

    IGN
    By IGN,

    AU: Win a PlayStation Greatest Hits Prizepack

    To help Sony celebrate another year of great PlayStation exclusives in 2013, we're giving you guys a chance to win one of ten PlayStation Greatest Hits prize packs! Packs include:

     


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      • The Last of Us (PS3)

     

    • God of War: Ascension (PS3)

     

    • Jak & Daxter Trilogy (PlayStation Vita)

     

    • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)

     

    • Soul Sacrifice (PlayStation Vita)

     

     

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    To go in the draw to win a prize pack, simply email us your answer to the question below:

     

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    Source: IGN


    PS4 demand may exceed supply - Jack Tretton

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    GameStop executives to buy "every single unit" of the PS4 that Sony can manufacture, according to SCEA CEO.

     

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    Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton has said during a Forbes interview that demand for the PS4 may exceed its supply.

     

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    Thanks to Sony's E3 2013 press conference, more people are pre-ordering the device.

     

     

    Tretton said that "given the technology that [sCE is] offering, given the software lineup, given the price point we have, that [it will] have consumers interested in excess of what [the company is] able to manufacture." He was also told by GameStop executives last week that GameStop would buy "every single unit" Sony could manufacture. Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House said a week before that the demand for the PS4 "may well outstrip supply".

     

    Tretton said during Sony's E3 2013 press conference last week that PS4 games would not need regular online check-ins and disc-based PS4 games could be traded. For more information, check out GameSpot's coverage on Sony and its new console.

     

     

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    "PS4 demand may exceed supply - Jack Tretton" was posted by Jonathan Toyad on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:08:03 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


    Steam may allow game sharing - Report

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    Recent client beta suggests update that will allow users to lend titles to other people on their friend list.

     

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    A few lines of code in the latest Steam client beta suggests that Steam users may be able to share their games with other users on their friends list.

     

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    If the reports are confirmed, PC users will be able to share their Steam games.

     

     

    According to a post from Neogaf by user "Grief.exe", the discovered lines of code suggest that users may eventually be able to loan out games in their library and take them back at any time. The relevant code of text from the client are as follows:

     

    "SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicense_Title" "Shared game library"

    "SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicenseLocked_OwnerText" "Just so you know, your games are currently in use by %borrower%. Playing now will send %borrower% a notice that it's time to quit."

    "SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicenseLocked_BorrowerText" "This shared game is currently unavailable. Please try again later or buy this game for your own library."

     

    There is currently no word on how Valve will handle this among third-party publishers. For more news on Steam, check out GameSpot's recent coverage.

     

     

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    "Steam may allow game sharing - Report" was posted by Jonathan Toyad on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:02:31 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


    Square Enix: PC version of Final Fantasy XV "undecided"

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    Chief technology officer Yoshihisa Hashimoto says that FFXV will need a high-powered PC to run; PS Vita cross-play options and smartphone/tablet apps up for consideration.

     

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    The latest issue of Famitsu (via Final Fantasy Network) says that publisher Square Enix is still undecided on whether to release a PC version of Final Fantasy XV.

     

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    If PC gamers ask loud enough, Square Enix may port FFXV for the platform.

     

     

    According to Square Enix's chief technology officer Yoshihisa Hashimoto, if a PC version were to be released, it would require an expensive machine to run. Hashimoto said that the company was waiting to gauge audience demand before making a decision on a PC version.

     

    Hashimoto added that FFXV is being developed in a PC environment and that platforms that support DirectX 11 will be likely candidates for the game, hence the next-generation leap to the PS4 and Xbox One.

     

    Square Enix is also considering using the PlayStation Vita for cross-platform functions for FFXV. Smartphones and tablets are also on the table for various FFXV-related features and apps.

     

    Final Fantasy XV was announced at Sony's E3 press conference last week. The game was originally called Final Fantasy Versus XIII. For more information, check out GameSpot's coverage on the title.

     

     

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    "Square Enix: PC version of Final Fantasy XV "undecided" " was posted by Jonathan Toyad on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:50:37 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


    Activision now has over 150 licensing partners

    GameSpot
    By GameSpot,

    The publisher plans to support existing big franchises with acquired licenses; Skylanders, Call of Duty, and Destiny listed.

     

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    The Call of Duty and Skylanders series look set to receive increased merchandising, with Activision confirming that it has acquired over 150 licensing partners in the last year, doubling its portfolio.

     

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    Detailed in a press release, the publisher listed Skylanders, the Call of Duty series, and Destiny as its biggest entertainment franchises to receive support from licensing initiatives.

     

    The press release outlined plans to support the Skylanders franchise via secured licensees in publishing, apparel, game accessories, costumes, bedding, and party goods. The latest video game entry to the series, titled Skylanders Swap Force, is due for release in October this year.

     

    The Call of Duty series will also have supporting licensed goods, with Activision expanding its reach to apparel and mobile and electronic accessories.

     

    Future licensing plans for Bungie's upcoming game Destiny have also been outlined, with an accompanying merchandise program scheduled to launch in 2014. Activision has announced its intention to expand upon this "as the franchise establishes itself".

     

    Destiny launches next year on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. Developer Bungie has been unable to confirm or deny the possibility of a PC version of the game.

     

     

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    "Activision now has over 150 licensing partners" was posted by Zorine Te on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:47:15 -0700

     

    Source: GameSpot


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