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Factor 5 Wii engine 'does everything the PS3 did, and then some'

We first heard about Factor 5's Wii project about a month ago, and with DICE 08 comes some new details about the title. IGN spoke with Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht about the game, and learned a bit about the impressive engine being built, which Eggebrecht claims rivals their work on the PS...

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DICE 08: Shane Kim talks Marvel MMO cancellation, Alan Wake

Shane Kim has been getting a lot of coverage at this year's DICE summit, and it's not just because he's got a thousand-watt smile that lights up a room. Microsoft has been pretty cagey about 2008 so far, and it seems like, thanks to Kim's hinting, the first details of a schedule for the year are j...

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GameStop to label Interactive Achievement Award winners

Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences president Joseph Olin has recently announced a unique partnership with American games retailer GameStop. Following the 2008 Interactive Achievement Awards held alongside DICE, GameStop and AIAS will work together to place labels on winning titles, raising a...

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DICE 08: Riccitiello warns against consolidation, says EA 'blew it'

EA CEO John Riccitiello took the stage during the final day of DICE to preach a doctrine of, well, basically: the exact opposite of everything EA has been doing for the past 15 years. In late 1992, EA gobbled up Origin, and then it was Bullfrog in '95, followed by Westwood in '98, and so and so for...

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DICE 08: Microsoft owns Crackdown IP, sequel an 'option'

Despite the dynamic pairing of good sales and majority acclaim for Crackdown, Shane Kim grew cagey when questioned about the status of a sequel at DICE, during an interview with Game|Life. "I don't really want to talk about that discussion," said Kim when asked to comment on reports that Realtime W...

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DICE 08: Shane Kim Q&A from AAA to Xboy

In a lengthy and comprehensive Q&A conducted by New York Time's games journo Seth Schiesel with Microsoft Game Studios' veep Shane Kim at the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas, the two go a couple rounds hitting on everything from big AAA titles like Halo, to ActiBlizzion, to the departure of the Bs ...

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DICE 08: Quirky indie hit 'Juno' to birth a game

Did juno they're making a game based on the blockbuster – and Oscar-nominted – indie hit Juno? Of course, it's not just Hollywood rudely reaching across the entertainment table for video game IPs they can twist and snap into a movie mold (yeah, we're looking right at you Dungeon Siege),...

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DICE 08: Pirates director urges creativity in keynote

While we're often quite protective of our medium – what does some big-shot Hollywood cat know anyways? – Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski delivered a heartfelt keynote speech at this year's D.I.C.E. Summit, asking game designers to "embrace madness" and "to make the suits...

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