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Future to spare CVG from publication cuts

UK gaming site CVG will not close down this year following a round of cutbacks at its publisher, Future, MCV reports. CVG will decrease its writing staff to three – it currently has five full-time employees plus support staff in the US and Australia. Future will review CVG in December. In ...

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What are Gabe Newell's three favorite games?

"Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales and Bubsy 3D: Furbitten Planet." Sure, we assumed that'd be the answer too. But as CVG discovered, the Valve chief's real favorites (Super Mario 64, Doom and a punch card game called Trek) are far more mundane. Boy...

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Assassin's Creed 2 producer sees franchise expanding beyond a trilogy, maybe into WWII

When asked whether or not the Assassin's Creed series would be getting a third installment, Assassin's Creed 2 producer Sébastien Puel thinks the answer almost goes without saying. "I'm often asked if we're doing a third game after ACII... I mean, we could do 35 of these," he (hopefully) ex...

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Hydrophobia floats to XBLA, goes episodic

click for screens of what Hydrophobia looks like now We haven't heard anything about Dark Energy Digital's water physics-based horror/puzzle game Hydrophobia in nearly a year, which makes today's news that the game is heading to XBLA rather than getting a full retail release all the more jarring...

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Harmonix to 're-energize' its franchises after The Beatles: Rock Band

Sure, The Beatles: Rock Band developer Harmonix has been busy working on next week's big release for some time now, but did you know it's also working on "re-energizing" its "core franchises?" Harmonix PR overlord John Drake told CVG as much, saying that while the studio is ready to refocus on its...

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Sony Ericsson head talks PlayStation phone, mythical beasts

Okay, okay, we're just kidding -- he doesn't talk about any mythical beasts. But he may as well be, when speaking about the oft rumored, never going to happen "PlayStation phone." Telling the Financial Times (requires subscription), "If we do not adapt to this new technology or new market environ...

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Banjo-Kazooie DLC on the way, Achievements on Xbox website

At the beginning of this month, a posting on the forums of Banjo-Kazooie developer Rare lead us to believe that we'd be seeing more content for the game a lot sooner than today. Whether we were mislead or simply employing the jumping to conclusions mat too liberally remains to be seen, but today t...

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Dante's Inferno preview reveals God of War style gameplay

The latest issue of British magazine PSM3 has a ten-page preview of EA's upcoming hell-em-up Dante's Inferno, which it calls "Dead Space meets God Of War in hell." CVG has pulled some interesting tidbits from the article, including a claim that "button-for-button the controls are identical to [God o...

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Uncharted 2 enemies have improved since you last met

Looks like Nathan's enemies will be enjoying an expanded skillset in Uncharted 2. CVG has been nattering with Bruce Straley, one of the game's directors, who has revealed that the baddies in Uncharted 2 will feature improved intelligence. Specifically, they will now "hunt" and "investigate" based o...

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Microsoft doesn't intend on using Home

Well duh. Did you really think that Microsoft would seriously use Home to conduct virtual business meetings? It was a fun idea, but one that turns out to be false according to CVG. Microsoft says they "will not be using Home as a tool for virtual meetings. With fantastic Microsoft-developed product...

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