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Report: EA Partners label to close

EA is reportedly shuttering its third-party co-publishing Partners label, responsible for bringing out the likes of the Crysis series, Shadows of the Damned, Alice: Madness Returns, Bulletstorm, Brutal Legend, and the Rock Band series among many others. According to Game Informer, who note "multipl...

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No online pass for Fuse, demo 'closer to release'

Insomniac Games will present a demo prior to Fuse's launch on May 28, for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players, the developer has confirmed in an online FAQ. Fuse will support split-screen and online play, lacks micro-transactions and will not ship with an online pass. Originally billed as Overs...

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Fuse lights up May 28 in NA, May 31 in EU

Delayed until the second quarter of 2013 last January, Insomniac's Fuse has found itself a couple of new release dates: May 28 for North America, and May 31 for Europe, EA announced. Pre-ordering the game will grant armor and weapons for each of Fuse's four characters, including "Hyperion Prototype...

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Fuse infographics offer all the fictional facts

And here we thought all the humor left Fuse with the name change. The last Fuse trailers were pretty dark, with the occasional one-liner balanced by one of the heroes setting fire to a car with a guy in it, but now EA and Insomniac offer two infographics densely packed with joke "information." Thes...

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Meet Fuse's 'Overstrike 9,' a team of four

Despite what you may have seen, the members of the Fuse Overstrike 9 team have faces. And they use them to see where to shoot, and to issue one-liners at one another....

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Oddball world of Fuse: Splicing the Insomniac DNA with Smash TV

Fuse is a difficult game to preview; it's a busy experience with plenty of interconnected systems and a HUD that brims over with symbols, numbers and meters of various sorts. Insomniac's coming shooter thumbs its nose at the current era of clean user interfaces, which attempt to disguise vital info...

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Fuse delayed to second quarter of 2013

During EA's fiscal third quarter earnings call, CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that Insomniac's PS3 and Xbox shooter, Fuse, has been delayed. "We've decided to move the launch of Fuse to Q1 of fiscal 2014," said Jorgensen. That puts the release of the futuristic co-op shooter somewhere between the be...

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Fuse trailer sticks its beak where it don't belong

The leader of Fuse starring squad Overstrike 9, Dalton Brooks, has a blanket set of rules he likes to follow – too bad his set of rules don't apply to alien weaponry and waves of murderous occupant soldiers....

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Insurmountable odds in Fuse's wave-based 'Echelon Mode'

Echelon mode in Fuse is what Insomniac CEO Ted Price calls "co-opetitive," a variant on the Gears of War 'Horde' mode. Players must survive twelve waves of increasingly more difficult enemies – the exact configuration of each wave is randomized, though you're always guaranteed two boss battle...

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Insomniac boss Ted Price explains Fuse's box art

As soon as it was revealed, commenters on popular gaming websites and communities around the internet called the Fuse box art out, citing its odd aesthetic of cutting off the four main characters' faces and intense use of the color orange. "I'm very clear on what the reaction has been from some of ...

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