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Fable Anniversary goes gold, pre-order bonuses detailed

Fable Anniversary, the HD re-tread of the first game in Lionhead's RPG series, is ready to be pressed to disc, the developer has announced on its blog. In fact, Lionhead writes that physical copies are being created "as we speak." That means that soon, they'll also be ready to be shipped, sold and...

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Fable Anniversary set for February 4, 2014

The 1080P HDification of Lionhead's original Fable, known as Fable Anniversary in its evolved state, will arrive on February 4,6 and 7 in North America, Asia and Europe, respectively. The game is planned for Xbox 360. As enticement to revisit Albion and the previous console generation, the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Fable 2 removed from Xbox.com, Games on Demand

We'll bet even Theresa didn't see this one coming. The downloadable version of Fable 2 has been removed from Xbox Live Marketplace, both via Xbox.com or the console itself. The news comes courtesy of a GameSpot tipster, and we have confirmed that Fable 2 has been pulled from Xbox Live in both its...

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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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