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If you're a fan of the long-running Fable series, you're probably wondering how designer Peter Molyneux's swan song for the franchise turned out. The good news is that Fable: The Journey finally fulfills some of Molyneux's infamous promises. The bad news is that few of them are the promises he made for Fable: The Journey. The Journey puts the player in the fur-lined...

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Lionhead launches new Fable forums with suspicious timing [update]

Lionhead Studios has launched a brand new set of Fable-related forums, now available on the developer's website for users to discuss and dissect the popular series of role-playing games. Lionhead's also giving away virtual founders' medals to anyone who signs up in the forums' first two weeks of...

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Lionhead layoffs part of natural cycle, says Microsoft

Microsoft's Lionhead Studios, which most recently launched Fable: The Journey, has been hit with layoffs. Microsoft tells Develop that the downsizing represents less than 10 percent of Lionhead's head count and the publisher still intends to hire 100 people over the next year across its UK studios....

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Fable: The Journey review: On the road again

If you're a fan of the long-running Fable series, you're probably wondering how designer Peter Molyneux's swan song for the franchise turned out. The good news is that Fable: The Journey finally fulfills some of Molyneux's infamous promises. The bad news is that few of them are the promises he made...

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Fable: The Journey to find testimonials

This video tells us just how hardcore these hardcore gamers were before Fable: The Journey magically turned them into hand-waving casuals. Or maybe we're missing the point. Should you need more convincing and have access to a Kinect, you can download the demo to try for yourself....

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PSA - Fable: The Journey demo reaches XBLM today

Last month Microsoft and Lionhead described the Fable: The Journey demo as filled with "heart-pounding action." Should you wish to pound your heart with some Kinect-ified fantasy, the 1.22GB trial file is up on Xbox Live Marketplace today. The fully-fledged game is set to reach retail shelves on...

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Grab the reins of Fable: The Journey's demo on September 17

Fable: The Journey may not launch until early October, but you'll be able to take its virtual reins on September 17 when a demo for the game goes live worldwide on Xbox 360. Microsoft and Lionhead describe the demo as filled with "heart-pounding action," so, uh, maybe take some heart medication...

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Fable: The Journey could be a rough one

Lionhead designer Ted Timmons says he learned a lesson after showing off Fable: The Journey to the public for the first time at E3 2011. "It's fine to be on rails," he says a year later, at the tail end of E3 2012. The spin-off was famously labeled as "on rails" by the public thanks to an early...

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Fable: The Journey out fall 2012 [Update: Trailer added!]

Fable: The Journey will come out during the holiday season this year, a video at Microsoft's E3 conference revealed....

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Peter Molyneux 'not that interested' in retail

Who goes into a store to buy games anymore? A lot of people, surprisingly, but Peter Molyneux ain't feeling it. For him, it's all about digital distribution. "The incentives for driving me out of my seat and into a shop is becoming increasingly limited. I don't go to retail to buy a film. I don't...

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Molyneux: Microsoft was a 'creative padded cell;' 22 Cans will see his 'best' game ever

Peter Molyneux, creator of Fable and famously parodied developer, left Microsoft and Lionhead Studios last month to establish 22 Cans, a brand new development house. 22 Cans marks Molyneux's fifth studio founding, but there's something different about this one, he told Develop: "I believe it has...

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