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    Del Toro calls BioShock Infinite a 'mindf*ck'

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    Pan's Labyrinth director praises Ken Levine and Irrational Games for latest BioShock, says he would consider large-scale Pacific Rim game "God willing."

     

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    Pan's Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro has sung the praises of BioShock Infinite and creative director Ken Levine.

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    Speaking during a recent Pacific Rim pre-screening event attended by Polygon , del Toro said he recently finished BioShock Infinite, calling it a "mindf*ck" and "beautiful."

     

    "Two days ago, my daughter and I finished--she finished it before me--Infinite, BioShock Infinite. It's such a great mindf*ck," he said. "It's also beautiful, and I think, obviously, Levine always has such beautiful cross-cultural references, like Comstock and the Civil War and all that. I have to explain them to my daughter--I don't explain Comstock, that's a little heavy. I did explain, you know, he's a puritan guy, blah, blah, blah. I love the richness of those worlds. He's one of the best world creators in any of the visual forms, period."

     

    BioShock Infinite won high praise upon release, netting the highest Metascore on GameSpot sister site Metacritic until The Last of Us unseated it last week.

     

    Del Toro was at work on a big-budget game with THQ called InSane until the publisher went bankrupt. This experience has not soured del Toro on large-scale development, saying "God willing" he would like to make a "proper" game based on Pacific Rim.

     

    "We are thinking if, God willing, the movie connects with an audience to create a game properly and take proper time, three years minimum, to create a video game that can expand the world," del Toro said. "When you think about other mediums, the mistake Hollywood makes, I think, is to think of these things as a concept that was 1980s, which was ancillary product. In reality, however modest the multimedia thing may be, it should be transmedia."

     

    Del Toro explained that this project, if it ever comes to life, would be "hand-made" in the sense that he would be involved in "every stage of it."

     

    All hope is not lost for del Toro's InSane project, as del Toro said earlier this year that he is in talks with a "big company" to bring the game to market. Del Toro recently had dinner with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.

     

    Pacific Rim opens July 12.

     

     

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    "Del Toro calls BioShock Infinite a 'mindf*ck' " was posted by Eddie Makuch on Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:53:07 -0700

     

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    Rainbow Six: Patriots moves to next-gen

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    Ubisoft confirms long-in-development action game now slated for release on next-generation consoles.

     

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    Rainbow Six: Patriots has been shifted to next-generation consoles after being originally announced in 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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    Ubisoft marketing executive Tony Key revealed the news to IGN, saying, "Rainbow 6 got caught in the transition of going to next-gen and essentially we're figuring out 'well, are we making the right game for the right hardware systems?'"

     

    Rainbow Six: Patriots was previously targeted to launch in 2013, though a new release window was not provided. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch later this year.

     

    Earlier this week, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat explained the game's E3 absence, telling media that the title "has a place in the studio," but would not say more.

     

    Ubisoft cut top staff at Ubisoft Montreal in March 2012, and months later Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said there was a "good chance" the game had been shifted to next-gen.

     

    Most recently, the title was pulled from the GameStop database.

     

    Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with assistance from Ubisoft Toronto and Red Storm, Rainbow 6: Patriots will follow the counterterrorism Team Rainbow squad as it tries to put down a group of American insurgents known as the True Patriots. As players look to suppress the True Patriots' budding revolution, they will be faced with "tough ethical decisions," according to Ubisoft.

     

     

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    "Rainbow Six: Patriots moves to next-gen" was posted by Eddie Makuch on Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:18:13 -0700

     

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    AU: Win a PS4 or Xbox One with Call of Duty: Ghosts!

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    AU: Win a PS4 or Xbox One with Call of Duty: Ghosts!

    Thanks to the good folk at Activision Australia, we're giving you guys a chance to win a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One at launch, plus a copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts!

     

     

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    Here at the IGN AU office we're a big fan of animals in clothes, so we were especially taken by the Call of Duty Dog we saw in the recently launched Ghosts Trailer. In fact, we love him so much we want you guys to caption his picture below and send it to us under the subject line Ghosts Competition at:

     

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    Puppeteer: The Platformer We’ve Been Waiting For

    IGN
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    Puppeteer: The Platformer We’ve Been Waiting For

    A few minutes into my Puppeteer demo, I completely forgot I was at E3. The craziness of the booth around me, the crowd of people passing by, the music from the show floor - all of it melted away while I focused on my singular goal: not losing my head.

     

    As IGN told you last year, Puppeteer is a gorgeous Sony platformer that follows a boy named Kutaro as he makes his way through various “scenes” on a stage, fighting against the Moon Bear King in search of four fallen heroes. On his way, Kutaro picks up various heads that grant him special abilities, and these are the core of the game's brilliant platforming mechanics.

     

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    Source: IGN


    IGN UK Podcast #190: E 2 Brute

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    By IGN,

    IGN UK Podcast #190: E 2 Brute

    Been following all the big announcements at E3 from your bedroom? Yeah, us too – so while Keza and Alex have been busy in the LA sun, we've been stuck in London. But it's not all bad, Daniel, Tom, and Rich headed down to London's finest video game hangout, the Loading bar in Soho for a special live podcast.

     

    It's a little bit noisy, but you can make out most of what we're rambling on about. We talk about Etoo – a special event that took place for those us stuck back in Blighty – and we dissect each of the main press conferences, picking our highs and lows of what's been a very eventful week.

     

    So get your sound holes around this:

     

     

    IGN UK Podcast #190: Etoo Special – 101.1 MB

     

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    Ubisoft: Three Assassin's Creed Games in Development

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    Ubisoft: Three Assassin's Creed Games in Development

    Ubisoft is currently working on three different Assassin's Creed games, according to the company's CEO.

     

    In an interview with Kotaku, Yves Guillemot revealed that the company is planning so far ahead in order to avoid franchise fatigue.

     

    "We are making sure the teams who are creating the different iterations have enough time—two years, three years, so that they can take risk and they can change the concept enough so that it can be appealing and fresh," he said.

     

    While he didn't go into specifics, it's a pretty safe assumption that one of the games is this year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. With regards to the other two, one is surely next year's Assassin's Creed game as that would need to be comfortably into development in order to meet its release deadline, but what of the other? Unless it's a spinoff for mobile or handheld devices, it's probably 2015's Assassin's Creed game, seeing as the franchise is now annualised.

     

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    Source: IGN


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