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Tommy will play an 'integral' role in Prey 2's story

While Prey 2 has players running, sliding and jumping around in the shoes of a new protagonist, one Killian Samuels, it doesn't mean the star of the first game, Tommy, has been taken out back to the space shed and put down, Old Yeller style. Chris Rhinehart from Human Head Studios has told IGN...

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Prey 2 announced for 2012, in development at Human Head Studios

Back in 2009, Bethesda parent company Zenimax picked up the Prey trademark. Since then, we'd heard nothing -- until just now, of course. A sequel is confirmed to be in the works at Human Head Studios, developers of the first game, and is being built on the id Tech game engine. Prey 2 is slated to...

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QuakeCon 2011 taking place August 4-7

If you've been eager to show off your rocket-launching prowess to members of the public, you'll be delighted to hear that a large group of them will gather at QuakeCon 2011 from August 4 until August 7 (yes, in 2011). Joining the annual and famously festive fragfest -- running on what event...

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Shinji Mikami talks about his life before games and after Capcom

Tango Gameworks head Shinji Mikami tends to be reticent in interviews, but he opened up to Famitsu in a recent talk (translated by 1UP), discussing abuse from his father, and how he ended up at a Capcom job fair mostly out of interest in free food. He also talked at length about his displeasure...

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MachineGames developing under Bethesda, using id Tech 5

Mega-publisher ZeniMax Media made its acquisition of Swedish developer MachineGames official today, specifying that the studio would be working on multiplatform titles under ZeniMax's Bethesda banner. MachineGames' first unannounced project will be built using sibling studio id Software's id Tech 5...

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Machinegames purchased by ZeniMax Media, becomes ZeniMax Sweden

ZeniMax Media -- parent company to Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, id Software and, most recently, Tango Gameworks -- has been on an acquisition spree as of late. Today is no exception, as Develop uncovered business records revealing the recent purchase of Swedish developer Machinegames...

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Shinji Mikami to develop games for Bethesda, as Zenimax acquires Tango

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami isn't cooling his jets after completing work on the chaotic sci-fi shooter, Vanquish. Zenimax Media has acquired his Tango Gameworks studio in Tokyo and repositioned it as a division of Zenimax Asia. As creative lead at Tango, Shinji Mikami will oversee...

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id: RAGE would've been rushed 'if we weren't part of the Zenimax family'

The acquisition of id Software by Zenimax Media brought with it a slew of strong brands, but perhaps the most important is its 2011 game, RAGE. During an interview with GI.biz, id Software creative director Tim Willits brought up how important the game is to the developer internally: "There is a...

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ZeniMax Media receives $150 million from investment firm

ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Game Studios (Fallout 3, Oblivion) and id Software (DOOM, RAGE), has received a $150 million investment by Providence Equity Partners. This is a "supplement" to an earlier investment of $300 million by the firm, made back in October of 2007. The money...

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Bethesda parent company trademarks 'Oblivion' for use in films

ZeniMax Media -- umbrella company to Bethesda Softworks and id Software, among others -- trademarked the rights to the term "Oblivion" last month, as it pertains to "Motion picture film production; entertainment services, namely, providing motion picture theatrical films in the field of fantasy...

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