Tag: Disney Interactive

Gaming News Wrap [8 May 2014]

Good morning. Is everything now back to normal in SA with all the public holidays done and dusted for a while? Games The ‘High Life’ Update for GTA Online will arrive on Tuesday 13 May. [More…] Title update 1.07 for The Last of Us is now out and weighs in at 151MB. Details of the patch can be found here, and it releases…

Gaming News Wrap [7 Mar 2014]

Good morning everyone. Friday. It’s Friday. You can thank the zombies for that. You will understand why one day. **BREAKING** EA South Africa have cancelled Titanfall in South Africa. Games Need for Speed Rivals is this week’s PS3 ‘Deal of the Week‘ on the EU PS Store. Until 12 March, the game will be available for the low price of £19.99/€29.99/AU$39.95.…

Gaming News Wrap [7 Feb 2014]

Good morning. It’s Friday, and it’s not a moment too soon right? Games The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall has been delayed by two weeks. The game will miss its original release date of 11 March and now be available on 25 March so that it gives “Bluepoint [Xbox 360 developer] time to put the finishing touches on the game”. [via…

Gaming News Wrap [24 Jan 2014]

Good morning everyone. It’s Friday, so it’s good to be alive right? Not that we’d know of course… Games The EU PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance for around six hours on Monday 27 January. PSN will be down from 5.30pm to 11.30pm GMT / 6.30pm to 00.30am CET / 7.30pm to 01.30am SA Time. Ten more user-generated jobs for GTA…

Gaming News Wrap [18 Dec 2013]

Good morning. Gaming is clearly on holiday. Gamers are playing and publishers and developers are keeping announcements for next year. It’s getting quiet around here… Games According to Bungie’s co-founder Jason Jones: “You absolutely are going to be able to play Destiny by yourself and have the same kind of fun shooter-experience that you could have in a single-player campaign,” however some…

Gaming News Wrap [12 Nov 2013]

Good morning. It’s the day of the week that really matters. Chewsday. No. Not getting old. Microsoft is not likely to offer a cloud-based backward compatibility option for the Xbox One. Xbox’s Albert Penello reckons “it’s really cool and really problematic, all at the same time,” but did say that Microsoft will be watching how Sony’s Gaikai service works. [More on Polygon]…

Disney shuts LucasArts

Disney has shut down LucasArts and cancelled both of the  studio’s current projects – Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault. The closure means 150 people have been laid off, and the LucasArts brand will now only focus on licensing rather than development.  It is also unclear what will become of the two games. According to a Kotaku source it’s unlikely that…

“Leaked” Star Wars: First Assault Footage

We say “leaked” in inverted commas because you really have to start wondering where all of this information and assets are suddenly appearing from. Is LucasArts actually trolling us all, and simply dropping tit-bits of information to gauge interest in their Battlefield and Call of Duty style downloadable multiplayer shooter? The latest bits of information are two clips showing gameplay footage.  Kotaku got…

Epic Mickey creator Warren Spector bids an emotional farewell to studio

We learned yesterday that Disney has closed Epic Mickey studio Junction Point. The game’s creator Warren Spector has now issued an emotional farewell to former studio. In a post on Facebook [as reported by Eurogamer] Spector expressed that he was both sad to see the studio close, but excited for the future. “Yes, it’s true,” he said. “The Junction Point journey is…