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Carmageddon shifts to Steam Early Access on March 27

Carmageddon: Reincarnation will arrive on Steam's Early Access service on March 27, Stainless Games announced. The UK developer also offered a pre-alpha trailer for the vehicular destruction game, which focuses on damage tech for the reboot. Carmageddon: Reincarnation is the result of a...

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Next Car Game's Kickstarter in the ditch, early access program offers playable tech sneak peek

Bugbear Inc. has canceled its Kickstarter campaign for Next Car Game, but financial obstacles aren't enough to keep the project off the road of game development. The canceled campaign's most recent update notes the studio is "hell-bent to keep on developing the game with our supporters" through...

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Carmageddon earns Reincarnation as a Kickstarter project

Carmageddon: Reincarnation, initially announced as a downloadable multiplatform game last year, now depends on Kickstarter for completion. Patrick Buckland and Neil Barnden, CEO and Executive Director of Stainless Games, tell an all-too-common horror story from creatives stuck in a bad business...

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Breach expected to launch this summer on XBLA for $15

We popped by Atomic Games' booth here at PAX to check out Breach, the dev's attempt to take on DICE's online-only, digitally distributed Battlefield 1943. Atomic president Peter Tamte revealed during our play session that he hoped to get Breach on XBLA this summer (as previously estimated), and...

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Sony Australia flings a PS3 into a Bravia, technophiles cringe

Dear Mr. Larson, Congratulations! With your recent purchase of our 46-inch Bravia KDL46X 3100 LCD TV, you're eligible to receive a free PlayStation 3 -- provided you haven't changed your address, and still live in Australia. Funny story: You're actually the last person that's eligible to receive...

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Joystiq hands-on: Red Faction: Guerrilla (360/PC/PS3)

At a recent THQ game event, another writer asked me about the original Red Faction. I told him it was one of the first games to use destructible environments. And then as I kept talking, I added qualifiers and backed off from that statement. Eventually, I rambled on to say it was also the first...

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Havok upgrades to 5.5, adds cloth and destruction

The Havok Physics engine has been upgraded to 5.5, according to a press release from today. The release includes new enhancements, features, "dramatically accelerating the development of cross platform, [and] cutting edge electronic entertainment." The Havok Animation and Havok Behavior toolsets...

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Horrible PSP abuse on display

YouTube is filled with people absolutely obsessed with destroying or wasting PSP systems. I guess wasting $150 is really popular with the kids these days ... especially those from the Czech Republic. A series of videos called PSP Destruction can be found on YouTube. These videos, from the "mind" of...

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Study: Evidence low that video games cause violence

A Texas A&M researcher sent GamePolitics a study he recently completed showing little evidence linking violent video games and violent behavior. Christopher Ferguson, a Ph.D faculty member at the university's department of behavioral, applied sciences and criminal justice, conducted a...

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We destroy a Blu-ray Disc

When we saw via Game|Life that some IGN forums goers had taken steel wool to a Blu-ray disc with no apparent damage, we thought, "we can do better than that." So we gathered up some convenient implements of destruction and saw how our free copy of Talladega Nights would stand up to a ballpoint pen,...

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