Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry Now Available

Today, Ubisoft announced that single-player adventure, Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, will be available as a stand-alone game exclusively for download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems for $14.99 on February 18. The game will also be available for PC on February 25 for $14.99. Originally released as an add-on adventure for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry will not require the purchase of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. ‘We decided to release Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry as a stand-alone game for both fans and newcomers to the Assassin’s Creed universe,’ said Tony Key, senior … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry Now Available

Disney Closes LucasArts, Kills Off Star Wars 1313 Game

It may not be like having a million voices suddenly cry out in terror, only to be suddenly silenced, but for the few hundred people working at LucasArts, the effect was largely the same. Disney announced today that it had closed LucasArts, and that all production on games from that studio would be halted. After Disney bought LucasArts, it began to bring the company more in line with the direction that Disney is taking in regards to the games market, which means almost all titles for consoles will be externally developed. Disney recently shut down Junction Point studio following the … Continue reading Disney Closes LucasArts, Kills Off Star Wars 1313 Game

GTA: Vice City Turns Ten

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on October 29, 2012. Building upon the success of the groundbreaking Grand Theft Auto III in 2001, the release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2002 pushed the open-world game series deeper into pop culture with a vibrant over-the-top take on Miami, a stunning celebrity voice cast and a loving, satirical look at the cultural excesses of the ’80s. In conjunction with the anniversary, Rockstar will release Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for a … Continue reading GTA: Vice City Turns Ten

Activision Announces Independent Games Winners

In an effort to help foster creativity and innovation from the rising talent in the independent game development community, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is proud to announce today the winners of the first round of the inaugural Activision Independent Games Competition. The winners are being rewarded for their hard work and creativity with cash prizes to be used further develop their winning ideas. Publishers: Activision Platforms: Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360

In a 7-2 Decision, Supreme Court Strikes Down California Violent Video Game Law

In what is likely to be hailed as one of the greatest legal victories for the game industry, the Supreme Court struck down the controversial California law that would have criminalized the sale of violent video games to minors. The 7 to 2 victory is a resounding win for the industry, which argued that the current voluntary ratings system created and maintained by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) was adequate protection, and in fact was more effective than the ratings in other industries, such as movies. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the majority opinion in the case. "As a … Continue reading In a 7-2 Decision, Supreme Court Strikes Down California Violent Video Game Law