Telltale Games has announced it is working on a series of Game of Thrones video games.
The games will be based on the Game of Thrones television series, itself based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels.
The games were teased as “a brand new chapter” in the saga of Westeros, and Telltale CEO Dan Connors said his studio would focus on the characters who had the most at stake.
Gameplay will be similar to that in other Telltale titles, but will also feature large battles, Connors added.
Platforms are yet to be announced, but Telltale did say the first episode is expected sometime next year.
Telltale Games has announced it is working on a new episodic series set in the Borderlands universe.
Tales from the Borderlands will feature characters both old and new, and some of the latter will be “wannabe vault hunters”, said Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford.
It "will play like a Telltale game", said Telltale’s Kevin Bruner.
Bethesda will not be revealing Fallout 4 at the Spike VGX Awards this weekend.
For several weeks, rumours that the publisher was preparing to reveal a new instalment in the popular post-apocalyptic RPG have circulated online.
However, Bethesda marketer Pete Hines has said the publisher has nothing to announce at the awards show.
Microsoft is increasingly concerned by the efforts of some governments to bypass online security measures and collect private data on unsuspecting citizens.
In an open letter on Microsoft’s official blog, Brad Smith, executive vice president of corporate affairs, said allegations of illegal snooping by governments threatened to “seriously undermine confidence in the security and privacy of online communications.”
“Like many others, we are especially alarmed by recent allegations in the press of a broader and concerted effort by some governments to circumvent online security measures – and in our view, legal processes and protections – in order to surreptitiously collect private customer data. In particular, recent press stories have reported allegations of governmental interception and collection – without search warrants or legal subpoenas – of customer data as it travels between customers and servers or between company data centers in our industry.”
Outspoken games industry analyst Michael Pachter is the latest voice to express bewilderment at Nintendo’s inaction in the face of extremely poor performance.
Speaking at an investor conference in San Francisco, the Wedbush Morgan analyst said it’s increasingly unlikely that Nintendo can turn the Wii U’s fortunes around.
“I don’t know why Iwata is still employed,” said Pachter.
Following a short delay, free-to-play first-person shooter Blacklight: Retribution is now available on PlayStation 4.
Retribution is the sequel to Zombie Studios’ 2010 effort Blacklight: Tango Down.
It was supposed to be a PlayStation 4 launch title, but its European release was delayed for undisclosed reasons.
DayZ creator Dean Hall is warning players not to get too excited about the game’s Steam Early Access build.
"I really can't emphasise enough – this is going to be an Early Access project on Steam,” he wrote on the game’s official forums.
“It's a true-blue alpha. Massive areas of the engine were entirely reworked, involving a large team of people over the last 12 months.
A teenager in England has paid £450 (AU$810) for a photo of a Day One edition Xbox One, mistaking it for an actual console.
As reported by the Nottingham Post, Peter Clatworthy, 19, made the purchase via eBay, and admits the listing said it was a photo, but says he was confused by its appearance in the video games and consoles category of the website.
"It said 'photo' and I was in two minds, but I looked at the description and the fact it was in the right category made me think it was genuine,” said Clatworthy.
Universal Studios and Legendary Pictures have announced some of the cast members for the upcoming World of Warcraft film.
The cast includes Ben Foster (X-Men: The Last Stand), Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (2 Guns, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) and Rob Kazinsky (True Blood, Pacific Rim).
Universal Pictures is also in final stages of negotiation with Dominic Cooper (Captain America).
Professional League of Legends players cannot stream Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Dota 2, and World of Tanks, Riot Games has decreed.
League of Legends players who wish to compete in Season 4 of the Championship Series must sign a contract that precludes them from streaming titles Riot Games deems to be in competition with its popular MOBA.
In response to community backlash, Riot eSports manager Whalen 'RiotMagus' Rozelle took to Reddit, saying the company wants League of Legends to be a legitimate sport.
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