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Mirror’s Edge co-story designer Rhianna Pratchett not working on reboot

EA haven’t approached Mirror’s Edge co-story designer and writer Rhianna Pratchett about returning to DICE’s upcoming reboot, the author revealed this week. Pratchett, who served as lead writer on the recent Tomb Raider and as co-story designer and …
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Far Cry 2 lead designer Clint Hocking no longer working for Valve

It’s emerged Clint Hocking, the lead designer of Far Cry 2 and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, left Valve towards the end of last year. According to Hocking’s blog and his LinkedIn profile, the industry veteran’s post as a designer and level designer …
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Bethesda working to bring old Fallout games back to Steam

The trio of Fallouts that vanished off the face of digital distribution are set to reappear on Steam, thanks to Bethesda. According to tweets published yesterday, the company is working to bring Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics there “at the …
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NBA 2K14 Experiencing Server Issues, Devs Actively Working On It

Despite a large patch that was delivered to NBA 2k14 on PlaytStation 4
and Xbox One before Christmas, the game is still encountering server
problems. According to 2K's Ronnie 2K, the devs are hard at work trying
to get the game to run properly.

Unfortunately, there aren't many official details about what is being done or what is happening, outside of a recent tweet from Ronnie 2K.

The recent patch, which was made available on December 19, addressed a huge list of problems that players had been encountering. You can see the full list of patch notes here. A search on twitter for the words 'NBA 2k14' and 'server' shows a number of recent tweets from players lamenting their problems with the game's online functionality.

Despite the game's server issues, NBA 2K14 is still the best NBA game on the market. You can read our review here.

Our Take
NBA 2k14's online issues are disappointing, especially considering how integral the online functionality is to many aspects of the game. Unfamiliarity with new hardware can certainly be blamed for some of the game's issues, but the game has been out for more than a month, and I can imagine the disappointment of players who aren't able to take full advantage of their new Christmas present consoles. – The Feed

Crytek working with DeNA to develop F2P mobile game

The Collectables, a 3D squad shooter coming in 2014, will be the first mobile free-to-play game powered by CryEngine. …

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Remedy working on tablet game, Agents of Storm

Remedy, creators of Max Payne and the upcoming Quantum Break, are working on a game for tablets, Agents of Storm. There are little islands and it’s your mission to set up a base, build up a fleet of boats and head into battle. Remedy touted full 3D renders for this strategy-action game. Coming early 2014.

JoystiqRemedy working on tablet game, Agents of Storm originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Rise of the Triad dev working on next-gen ‘Project Ascender’

Interceptor Entertainment, Aalborg, Denmark-based developers of Rise of the Triad and iOS ports of Duke Nukem and its sequel, are currently working on a game known as “Project Ascender.” The game is in development for PS4 and PC, and has been in the works since September.

The project’s existence is made known through two Interceptor developer LinkedIn profiles, namely that of CEO Frederik Schreiber. The other LinkedIn profile in question, for Executive Producer Khaled Ibrahimi, lists a 2014 release window for the project. The project linked in Schreiber’s profile lists 19 team members on the project, including IP Creator Scott Miller, co-founder and CEO of 3D Realms.

JoystiqRise of the Triad dev working on next-gen ‘Project Ascender’ originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Techniques for working with voxels

Post-Minecraft voxels have become an important tool in the game production box. This post explains what they are, how they work, and how you can make them work in your game. …

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Sega Working On More Stereoscopic 3D Updates To Classic Games

Stereoscopic 3D versions of classic Sega titles Super Hang-On and Space Harrier released recently for the 3DS, and depending on their success, more could be on the way.

More confirmed titles are already on the way for North America and will be releasing this month including Altered Beast, Ecco the Dolphin, Galaxy Force, Shinobi, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Streets of Rage. Sega producer Yosuke Okunari confirmed in a tweet that even more are already in development for Japan.

If the planned North America releases are successful, the additional titles that Okunari is currently working on could make their way here if his tweet in any indication.

[Source: Siliconera]

Our Take
It's a cool idea, seeing these titles upgraded for 3D, but I'm curious if players are excited about them. I excitedly downloaded Nintendo's 3D upgrade for Excitebike early in the 3DS' lifespan, but ultimately didn't play the game much. Are you excited to replay these games (or play them for the first time) with the 3D additions? – The Feed

User Gets Physical With Broken Xbox One And It Starts Working

Before we get started, we want to be clear that we are not endorsing this brute force method of “repairing” an Xbox One with a broken disc drive. Your best bet is to contact Microsoft and get a replacement console. This is shared as a point of curiosity only.

With that out of the way, YouTube user “dave d” has taken the advice of some on the Xbox forums to fix his Xbox One. The disc drive was making a terrible grinding and clicking noise (something we’ve heard about from a number of users).

The theory is that there is a misaligned gear. The solution to fixing it? A few hard whacks to the underside of the Xbox One to knock the gear into position. I don’t know what’s more surprising, that this didn’t utterly destroy the console or that it actually got his disc drive working.

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Our Take
By taking this action with your console, you assume all risk. In dave d’s case, it was a solution to a broken disc drive. It could just as easily result in a broken console if you’re too rough. Again, please contact Microsoft for support. – The Feed