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EA CEO Hints That Mass Effect 2 Will Be a Multi-platform Title

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285w ago - In talking about big titles for EA's next fiscal year, CEO John Riccitiello dropped hints about the future of the epic space-themed RPG franchise Mass Effect.

"[In Q4], BioWare will release Mass Effect 2 on multiple platforms," he said during a Tuesday earnings call.

The original 2007 Mass Effect was initially an Xbox 360 exclusive published by Microsoft Game Studios. EA's acquisition of BioWare opened up rumors that the franchise could go multiplatform.

Mass Effect later appeared on PC.

Riccitiello did not specifically mention the PS3 in his statement, but the nature of EA as a multiplatform third-party publisher would suggest that "multiple platforms" would include Sony's machine in the equation.

Multiple calls into EA and BioWare were unanswered as of press time.
 

Video: Spoiler Alert - Resistance 2 Ending Hints of Resistance 3?

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298w ago - Many Resistance 2 reviewers have said that the game leaves many questions unanswered and has got them thinking about Resistance 3 already. The game's ending also appears to hint at Resistance 3.

Needless to say, if you haven't beaten the game yet you may wish to take heed of the Spoiler Alert and pass on watching the video below.

For those who don't mind spoilers, the video comes courtesy of slaesil via YouTube and the caption simply states: "THE END OF RESISTANCE 2"

Feel free to comment below if you think a Resistance 3 will follow!




 

Sony Hints at Future Third-Party Downgrades for XBox 360

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298w ago - Speaking in a recent interview, Sony Computer Entertainment UK managing director Ray Maguire has suggested that future multi-platform titles from third-parties will be led on PS3 and will have to be downgraded for systems with weaker processors.

Discussing the topic of third-party publisher support on the PS3, Maguire said: "I think we now have an install base which is big enough for any third party to want to develop for.

Now the decision making part of development is which do you lead your development on? Is it easier to lead with the most powerful, both in terms of AI and graphics, i.e. PS3 and then just remove part of the functionality for the processors that aren't quite as strong? I would imagine that's very much part of the thought process now from a studio development point of view."

We're already seeing multi-format titles being lead on PS3, including the great looking Mirror's Edge from DICE, but judged on the released demo the game still looks marginally sharper on Xbox 360.

Should all developers be looking first to PS3? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
 

Official PlayStation site hints at Game Invites

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322w ago - According to the Official PlayStation site (linked above), the PSN features game invites.

It states as follows: "Send game invites to your PLAYSTATION Network Friends".

Hopefully we will hear more info on this soon indeed!
 

PC Gamer Hints Diablo 3 on August 2008 Edition?

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322w ago - Another fan-fueled Diablo Rumor Mill has propelled out in full swing after PC Gamer's July edition wrapped up with the following text:

"NEXT MONTH: Have you ever had a secret that you're just dying to blurt out, but you can't for another month, and the stress of holding it in makes you want to do the pee-pee dance? That's what the PC Gamer staff is doing right now, because the August issue will be chock-full of exclusives, including a top-secret cover story so huge we had to go to [CENSORED] to get it. Just 30 days more ..."

Here are a few thoughts to ponder on this brainstorming puzzle PC Gamer unleashed:

- PC Gamer was probably among the Gaming press Magazines who visited Blizzard Entertainment early on May, a few weeks ago.

- If you remember, PC Gamer knew about the Starcraft II announcement last May 2007. Blizzard Entertainment made the announcement at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals (WWI) at Seoul, South Korea.

- PC Gamer can't talk about it for the next 30 days ... the 2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals at Paris, France takes place on June 28-29.

- June 29 is the date Diablo II shipped on USA (2000) and the same date the expansion Lord of Destruction shipped on Europe a year later (2001).

- Notice how PC Gamer replaces a swearing...
 
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