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Fable Legends beta expected next year

Fable Legends, the multiplayer adventure set in Albion and announced at this week's Gamescom show, is scheduled to have a beta test next year. Eurogamer noticed the mention on the game's FAQ page. Fable Legends currently has no release window. Those interested in being the first in the beta li...

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Fable Legends trades character creation for character definition

In the first three Fable games, the player's character has essentially been a blank slate, a hunk of marble waiting to be chiseled by player choices (and the occasional player mistake). It has always been up to the player to decide what their hero specialized in, to choose exactly how their hero ...

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Fable 3 currently free on Xbox Marketplace

Fable 3, the game in the series we all tried to forget until something worse came along in Fable Heroes, is currently free on the Xbox Marketplace. It's still unclear if this is a bug, since the way you obtain it gratis is a little convoluted, or if this is some portent to today's Microsoft press c...

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Lionhead teases Fable HD remake [update: Fable Anniversary announced]

Update: Xbox's Major Nelson announced Fable Anniversary, coming "holiday this year" for Xbox 360. As expected, it's a HD remake of the first Fable and its Lost Chapters expansion. Speaking to the Major in a podcast, Lionhead's Ted Timmins noted improvements to the user interface, loading times, con...

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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 ex...

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Lionhead job openings point to Unreal Engine 4 powering next game

Fable series developer Lionhead Studios is currently seeking a gameplay programmer and an automation engineer for an upcoming unannounced project, emphasizing that knowledge of Epic's Unreal Engine 3 or 4 is required for consideration. The company additionally seeks a core technology programmer ...

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Ex-Cryptic, Gazillion CEO John Needham is new Lionhead boss

John Needham is now the new boss of Lionhead Studios. Needham's previous posts include CEO of Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online) for nearly three years and CEO at Gazillion Entertainment (Marvel Universe Online) for almost two years. "Our vision is focused on building innovative gaming services a...

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Microsoft UK names new studio 'Lift London,' shuffles executives

Originally announced sans moniker back in September, Microsoft UK's new London-based studio now has something to put on its letterhead: "Lift London." Helmed by former Rare production designer Lee Schuneman, Lift London is a "21st century studio – not a studio that would make retail games &nd...

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Fable 2 returns to Games on Demand

Microsoft has overcome whatever dark sorcery removed Fable 2 from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Lionhead's saucy 2008 action-RPG is now available for download again. "There was an isolated issue affecting the availability of Fable II on Games on Demand recently," a Microsoft representative told us. "W...

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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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