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Resident Evil 5 producer is worried about Western developers

The fine folks at Capcom don't have a whole heck of a lot to be concerned about -- their shares are still selling at fairly epic prices, and they've got a pretty solid release schedule lined up for the first half of 2009. Still, Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi recently said in a Famitsu...

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CG cutscenes and gaming culture

In an interview with Lost Planet Community's Brian Dunn, Cutscene Director Yoshiyuki Tonoe and Director Kenji Oguro discussed the differences between how cutscenes are used in Western and Eastern gaming worlds. Their decision to use real-time cutscenes in Lost Planet stems from their research into...

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New Gun Showdown trailer

I calls 'em like I sees 'em, and I gotta say, graphically, Gun Showdown, looks less than impressive. Definitely looks more on the PS1 side of things. I'm not trying to be a skepticologist or anything, but while the video shows flashes of decent graphics, there are lots of muddy, low-res...

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Joystiq interviews Tetsuya Mizuguchi of Q Entertainment

In our final interview from the Develop Conference, Jen and I had a quick chat with Tetsuya Mizuguchi from Q Entertainment (and Rez fame) about the problems western developers face in trying to tackle the Japanese market, Rez 2 (he regrets never making it) and the issue of games that are critically...

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Acclaim's MMO strategy examined

Next Generation brings us the lowdown from Howard Marks -- CEO of the newly-reopened Acclaim -- on Acclaim's MMO strategy. His plan is to bring Eastern games to the West with no subscriber fee, but instead to make money via in-game ads and micropayments. Next Gen's feature asks if this will work in...

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Activision shoots out more Gun info

Die-hard Gun fans with itchy trigger fingers can scratch their worries away now that Activision’s revealed more information on the game’s release on PSP. The first-person shooter, which should trot into stores this fall, will be developed by Neversoft and UK-based Rebellion Studios and...

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