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Unreal Engine 3 gets 3D capablities thanks to TriOviz

Darkworks, the Paris-based action adventure game developer and video game tools provider, today announced that TriOviz for Games SDK has been accepted into Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 Integrated Partners Program (IPP).

“Darkworks is already a recognized leader in the console 3D video game space,” said Alexis Arragon, TriOviz Product Manager at Darkworks. “Partnering with an industry leader like Epic Games is a huge boost for us and it happens at a time when game developers are looking to create robust 3D experiences to meet growing consumer demand. With this relationship, Epic and UE3 licensees will have 3D stereoscopic capability at their fingertips.”

Golden Joystick 2010: UK Developer Of The Year nominees

The UK Developer Of The Year Award at this year’s Golden Joystick Awards recognises the world leading games development taking place at home, shining a light on the creative quality and consistent high standards of game creation from UK studios.

2010 has been a strong year for new releases, making this one of the most competitive and sought after categories. Codemasters created F1 2010, Bodycount and Colin McRae: Dirt 2 and will be much fancied to secure a large portion of the vote. Other UK studios releasing triple-A games included Rockstar North’s Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, while Lionhead released the eagerly-anticipated Fable III.

Last year’s winners; Jagex, will be hoping for a repeat result having released Miner Disturbance and War of Legends. Also competing for the top honour is Sony Computer Entertainment’s London Studio for the likes of ModNation Racers, Rocksteady Studios for Batman Arkham Asylum, alongside releases from Rare, Media Molecule and Team 17.

Shadows of the Damned: Another Japanese title getting the ‘Western’ treatment?

The Japanese developers have been under some pressure to appeal to the Western market for some time now. The Japanese titles seem to appeal less and less to the Western market, and what was once a place who developed the lion’s share of titles, has decreased dramatically in exports over some time. Famously, Capcom bigwig Keiji Inafune has even insinuated that the Japanese industry is in dire straits, and producing ‘awful’ games.

Black Ops to be playable in stereoscopic 3D

Activision have announced that Treyarch’s Call of Duty®: Black Ops will also be playable in stereoscopic 3D when the game launches at retail outlets worldwide on November 9th. Activision revealed that the game will be compatible with 3D-ready HDTVs, 3-D ready projectors and 3D PCs utilizing state-of-the-art active shutter 3D glasses, delivering true depth of field and an unprecedented level of immersion that is perfectly suited for the Call of Duty action experience.

EA: FIFA 11 is fastest selling sports title ever

We have heard of all sorts of Fifa 11 records, now Electronic Arts are claiming that FIFA 11 is the fastest selling sports title ever.

FIFA 11 sold 2.6 million copies in Europe and North America during its first week on the shelves, according toEA’s internal estimates report. It also took top spot in the UK. They also estimate that FIFA 11 has grossed more than $150 million since release.

Days of Thunder: NASCAR – more driver card reveals

Paramount today reveal four more driver cards for Days of Thunder: NASCAR Playstation 3 Edition.

Paramount Digital Entertainment is launching the title in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Days of Thunder by releasing a game that mixes the best of the classic racing movie with today’s top NASCAR stars.

In case you missed the previous reveal, you can find them here.