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Updates on stories from last week
Well we know the release date of Arkham City now, We’ve seen the gameplay and now we have the preorder bonuses for the US
Batman: Arkham City pre-orders at GameStop include challenge maps | Joystiq
As well as there there is news that Rocksteady has signed exclusive 2 year deal to use only the unreal engine
Warner Bros signs long-term Unreal Engine deal | Game Development | News by Develop
This weeks stuff
Rift had a week of account security issues till on player stepped forward and pointed out a major flaw – he has since been given a lifetime account
Rift account security issue discovered | Rift Craft – Crafting and Profession Guides
For various reasons MotorStorm got pushed back, first to an unannounced date but eventually to the 31st march
Motorstorm: Apocalypse launch postponed in UK | Joystiq
MotorStorm Apocalypse gets March 31 release date in UK | Joystiq
Duke Nukems Capture the flag mode replaces the flag with a babe
Duke Nukem Forever’s ‘Capture the Babe’ mode is a slap in the face | Joystiq
Rockstar have decided that there will be no Special edition version of LA Noire
No LA Noire special edition for you, gumshoe | Joystiq
Valve decided that they are going to make their own adverts for Portal 2
Valve: Ad agencies almost ‘worthless’ | Games Industry | MCV
Gaming Bafta’s – Completely predictable as always but worth a mention
Call of Duty: Black Ops takes public-voted BAFTA | News
Bioware developer posted a user review on metacritic and got called out for it
EA plays down BioWare stealth-review fiasco | Game Development | News by Develop
Ubisoft really cant get the hang of this piracy thing can they
Oh, Ubisoft: Torrented Their Own Music? | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
A full ‘Teachers Pack’ of levels are being made so that LBP2 can be used for educational purposes
LittleBigPlanet Wants to Teach You Math and Science
Gameloft clone yet another game on the iPhone, this time WOW
Gameloft brings WoW-like ‘Order and Chaos Online’ to iOS | Joystiq
After some bad outings letting other port their games to the PC Red faction creators are bringing it back in-house
Volition returns to in-house PC development | Joystiq
Swarm out this month
Swarm priced at $15, marches to Euro PSN on March 30 | Joystiq
Captain America release date
Captain America: Super Soldier taking aim at July release date | Joystiq
Frank Peirce says D3 may steal some of WoW’s Playerbase
Forget Titan; WoW Faces a More Imminent Cannibalization
EA devs take the obligatory swing at WoW
Unlike WoW, The Old Republic isn’t Like a “Shopping List”
Judges say not to EA’s appeal to get themselves removes from the IW case
Judge: Activision’s suit against EA and former IW heads can proceed | Joystiq
Interplay were trying to make a Fallout film after the first game
Wastedland: The Axed Fallout Movie | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
EA Games president Frank Gibeau says that the Fox controversy is not only helpful for bulletstorm, it’s something that companies should actively seek.
Fox News-Style Controversy Should be “Courted”
Gows Random Words
flobbernob, Boggle, hoobstank, Sleazy, Vajazzle, rød, grød med fløde
Intro Remixed from WizWars – 8 Bit Raceway, which can be bought at http://wizwars.bandcamp.com/album/game-boy-rock-special-edition