260w ago - Multiple sources have confirmed to VG247 that Free Radical is, indeed, closed.
Edge has posted up a lengthy account of recent events at the firm from what looks to be a good source. Apparently founder Dave Doak left earlier this month, and is now in the process of setting up a new developer with co-founder Steve Ellis called Pumpkin Beach.
Free Radical was working on Battlefront III for LucasArts until recently, but the project was pulled, supposedly relocating at Rebellion.
Haze is cited by the Edge source as being the final nail in the coffin, along with the failure to seal the deal with Lucas.
"They had already started working on TimeSplitters 4, and had been for over a year, but due to the failure of Haze and the deal falling through with Lucas, they couldn't get a publisher to back them," said the source.
"They had a last ditch attempt last week down South somewhere, but it came to nothing so I think that was the last hope."
The gossiper continued: "People have been leaving in droves due to lack of security, poor treatment of staff, better offers and guaranteed work from other local developers such as Monumental Games and one in Derby whose name escapes...
261w ago - Insomniac Games Community Manager Bryan Intihar shared the following today on the PlayStation Blog:
We know what some of you are thinking: "Well, Resistance 2 has shipped–I betcha Insomniac is sitting back, cracking a cold one, and taking it easy 'til after the holidays." In the words of ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso: NOT so fast, my friend!
We've been on the message boards reading your Resistance 2 feedback, letting it soak in, and working diligently on patches (Yes, more updates are on the way, and no, I don't have a definitive date for the next patch. But trust me–it's in the works). We also have some really cool new community features coming to MyResistance.net over the next few weeks. Expect another blog post soon with more details.
New Resistance 2 Trailer: Free PS3 themes and map packs won't be the only reason to visit the PlayStation Store on 12/11. We've also cut a new Resistance 2 trailer, which features some really epic moments from the game. I'd say it's my favorite trailer we've put together for this title.
Now, since this is the holiday season, we figured it was time to provide you with some Resistance-related gifts that won't do any damage...
262w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi made the following announcement via PS Blog today:
We have good news for you this month. As our way of saying "Happy Holidays," the PlayStation Network is offering the Single Episode version of Qore Episode 07 (December '08) for FREE* in the PlayStation Store. So, this month is your chance to check out an entire episode of Qore starting this Thursday, December 4th.
Episode 07 begins with an inside look at EA's "Skate 2," the sequel to the game that redefined what it means to ride a virtual board. Then, Audrey Cleo rolls over to Skatefest '08 in San Diego for a spin around the boarding scene.
Next, Veronica Belmont makes her way to Capcom to check out two of their latest projects - "Bionic Commando," the re-imagining of the classic 8-bit franchise, and "Flock," a really cool PlayStation Network game that definitely does not follow the herd.
We also introduce you to the "Steam Punk" sub-culture as we take a look at Codemasters' "Damnation" - a post-modern third person-shooter served with a Jules Verne twist.
Of course, it wouldn't be Qore if we didn't have a few downloadable and playable goodies for you in the form of an exclusive...
264w ago - As a big thank you to Spore fans and to celebrate the release of Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack, which ships to retailers today, gamers who download and install Patch 3 will be rewarded with 24 brand spanking-new and exclusive exoskeleton limbs for the Creature Creator!
Press Release: Spore Patch 3 Now Available with 24 FREE Creature Limbs!