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Jacob Chambers

Old-school gamer with a cheeky tongue that gets me in trouble. When I'm not playing games, I'm writing about them, preferably in the vicinity of a fridge! Oh, and if you're a Justin Bieber fan, I'm afraid we can't be friends!

No Sims 4 release date updates at GDC 2014

Fans of EA’s popular virtual life simulation game have been eagerly anticipating this year’s GDC (Game Developer’s Conference), in the hopes something solid will emerge in terms of Sims 4’s release date. Speculation and some online retailers have hinted at the fact that Sims 4 would be coming sometime this fall. Nothing official has been announced though. The developers of ...

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Risen 3: Titan Lords officially announced

Loved the first Risen? Hated the second one? Well, fear not, you’ll get a chance to get into the series once again, as Risen 3: Titan Lords has just been announced and confirmed. The unofficial successor to the Gothic franchise is getting a 3rd installment, and this time, we’re hoping to see a much better game than Risen 2. It ...

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Final Fantasy 14 PS4 Transfers Begin in April

Great news for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn/PS3 owners: PS3 players will be able to upgrade the popular MMO to its PS4 version beginning April 11, three days before the official PS4 launch on April 14. More importantly, this upgrade service will be completely free for those who purchased and played the PS3 version of the game. And owners ...

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Everquest Next Landmark development plan revealed

The business strategy for Sony Online Entertainment’s upcoming MMORPG, EverQuest Next Landmark has been outlined on their forums. While Sony has been struggling with layoffs as of late, its online entertainment business continues to shine, especially given the success of its newest console, the PS4. Dave Georgeson, director of development, defined the five phases of development for SOE’s ambitious new title, as ...

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The Dark Knight returns in Batman: Arkham Knight

Not often do gamers get a chance to play a quality game based on a comic-book superhero. Usually, these games are adaptations of blockbuster movies, and are nothing more than easy cash-grabs, profiting from a film’s hype rather than relying on quality gameplay to sell copies. When Batman: Arkham Asylum first came out, this perception was changed drastically. Rocksteady managed ...

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Adventures in Wildstar

Wildstar is one of the most anticipated MMORPGs for this year. Carbine Studios has to cater to some extremely high expectations with their humorous space-set cartoonish game. With more and more information being revealed on Wildstar, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of what exactly the game will offer. This week, Carbine Studios released a new trailer for the ...

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2K plans to continue the BioShock franchise

The gaming world was taken by surprise this week, when news of BioShock and System Shock developer Irrational Games’ intentions of shutting down became public. Irrational Games has decided to shut down after 17 years of game development, and a core of 15 members of their team will be moving to a newly formed studio, under Ken Levine. Ken Levine, ...

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The US video-games industry saw a 2% growth in 2013

The NPD Group’s research data has been made public, and the numbers are out. After declining sales in the gaming industry throughout 2011 and 2012, 2013 saw some growth in sales numbers, even though they are minimal. In total, $15.39 billion were spent by American gamers throughout 2013, a minor 1% more than the previous year. If we take into ...

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