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Developer claims it was rejected from Steam – for having a Greenlight page

UPDATE A studio has claimed its game was rejected from Steam because it had an old Greenlight page for the title, and Valve “didn’t want to send the message that indies can seek out publishers to bypass Steam Greenlight.” …


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Metro: Last Light Outsells Metro 2033 In First Week

Developer 4A Games' home of Kiev is far removed the mega-development hubs of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Austin, Texas. Kiev isn't in the hustle and bustle of London or the busy game nexuses across Canada.

Perhaps its remote location is why the ideas the studio infused into Metro: Last Light feel so fresh in comparison to a lot of what is being produced today. The gaming community has recognized the brilliance of what Deep Silver and 4A Games are offering, making Last Light a huge success

The title has sold more in its first week than THQ-published predecessor Metro 2033, released in 2010, has sold to-date at retail in the US.The title currently sits at a Metacritic score of over 80 across platforms, and has been selling fantastically in Europe. 

This news comes only two weeks after publisher Deep Silver was criticized by former THQ president Jason Rubin for a number of things, including the promotion the game received. More content is coming for Last Light in the form of a single-player narrative expansion, a challenge mission, and not yet detailed creation tools.

The full press release is on page two.


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Surprise your friends with the Assassin’s Creed 4 hidden blade toy

Assassin's Creed hidden blade toy coming from McFarlane, lawsuits coming from everyone else

McFarlane Toys will produce hidden-blade gauntlets modeled after those seen in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series. This faux perforator, shipping this fall through GameStop for $ 40, is modeled after the signature weapon used by protagonist Edward Kenway in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.

“I think from a distance people will go ‘Whoa, what is that?’ When you press the spring it actually shoots out, like a blade should,” artist Todd McFarlane told Kotaku, subtly undermining the self-esteem of blades that don’t shoot out like a blade should. “Then you get to the end and realize you can curl the tip on it, so it’s not going to do any real damage.”

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No-budget, rapid level creation in Unity Pro, Google Warehouse

Aiming for a Kickstarter success, Jamie Fristrom (Spider-Man 2) knew he needed something to show off. Here he shares how he used Google Warehouse assets to get up and running ASAP. …


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Tune Up A Custom Bike In Ride To Hell: Retribution

Anything that reminds me of LucasArts fantastic point and click adventure Full Throttle or television's Sons of Anarchy immediately gets my attention. Deep Silver and Eutechnyx have done just that with Ride to Hell: Retribution.

Sure, the gameplay is completely different, but it has that same grindhouse tough guy feel. The new screenshots below show off some of the different bike customization options that will be available to players, including handlebars, tires, engines, bodies, and more. You'll be able to take Ride to Hell: Retribution for a spin on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in June.

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Wolfenstein 3D returns to XBLA, PSN

Wolfenstein 3D is back on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in North America after a brief absence, and is coming to PSN in Europe soon. You can snag id’s seminal shooter for $ 5 on Xbox Live Arcade, PSN or Steam.

Activision had originally published Wolfenstein 3D on consoles just a few weeks after Bethesda acquired id Software in 2009. Bethesda’s Pete Hines told Joystiq the re-rating was a necessity for both the ESRB and console manufacturers. “No changes. Was originally published through Activision, so now that it’s reverted back to us we have to jump through ESRB (ratings go to the publisher, they don’t “follow” the game to a new publisher) and console hoops (game has to be “re-certed” by the new publisher).”

A new entry in the series, Wolfenstein: The New Order, is currently in development at MachineGames, with a tentative launch window slated for later this year.

JoystiqWolfenstein 3D returns to XBLA, PSN originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 31 May 2013 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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How gameplay and story intertwine in Virtue’s Last Reward

What separates the visual novel from the Western adventure game, and how can you turn the player’s brain into a computer? Virtue’s Last Reward director Kotaro Uchikoshi explains. …


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McFarlane Toys Create Replica Of Edward Kenway’s Gauntlet

For those who have gauntlet envy after watching trailers for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag: begrudge fictional characters no more.

A replica of Edward Kenway’s hidden blade gauntlet will be available for preorder with GameStop soon and is set for release in the fall.

Kenway’s gauntlet replica looks like real, aged leather with wrinkles to add to the genuine appearance. However, less expensive materials were used to meet the more wallet-friendly price of $ 39.99.

The piece is made by McFarlane toys and is likely to be a big hit with the Assassin's Creed cosplay crowd. Please note that the blade is not real, so it will likely not be so popular with the hard to reach assassin demographic.

Of course, if you'd rather put that money toward a digital version of the blade, you can pick up Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on October 29, 2013. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are also in the works.

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PSA: The Last of Us demo unlocked in God of War: Ascension

If you have a copy of God of War: Ascension, you can check out a free The Last of Us demo today. Access the demo through Ascension’s main menu, which will auto-direct to the PlayStation Store and queue up the download.

The demo contains the Outskirts level of The Last of Us, where Joel, Ellie and Tess must take on multiple infected – including the clickers we tussled with earlier this year.

The Last of Us is Naughty Dog’s latest, the story of mankind’s attempt to survive the fungi-infected remnants of an apocalyptic outbreak from two decades ago. Protagonists Ellie and Joel will also need to avoid other human beings on their journey across a ravaged United States.

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Video: Building SimCity’s sandbox

The fun in sandbox games comes from discovering how the mechanics work, says Maxis’ Dan Moskowitz, who shares lessons learned from building SimCity, in this free GDC 2013 video. …


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