Welcome to Parable’s weekly news round-up – your one stop shop for the biggest news over the weekend, as well as the highlights from the entire week of news in one easy to manage location. Catch up on what mattered this week in gaming.
Microsoft responds to Fez Patch Claims – Fez Developer Polytron issued a statement a few days ago stating that the Save Game glitch effecting a number of players, which has been replied to officially by Microsoft here.
Uniloc Sues Mojang over alleged Copyright Infringement- Texas-based tech-patent collector Uniloc has filed suit against Mojang, claiming that the Android version of “Mindcraft” infringes upon their patent.
Borderlands 2 is finished, DLC work has begun – Gearbox has announced that Borderlands 2 has been fully finished and sent in for certification.
Windows 8 Release Date Confirmed- The official release date for Windows 8 has been announced and confirmed as as October 26th 2012.
Human Element Prequel is Ouya’s first exclusive title - Robert Bowling confirmed today that his newly created studio will be releasing a prequel to the 2015 post apocalyptic title exclusively on the Android console, which will “allow players to experience the zombie apocalypse itself that transformed the world”.
New Final Fantasy XIII content to be announced in September? - In celebration of the 25th Final Fantasy Anniversary, September 1st will be host to Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga: New Developments Presentation. Can we expect more content or titles for the series?
Following rumours of a Battlefield 4 beta, EA has officially confirmed the game’s existence - After some promotional material for EA’s Medal of Honor: Warfighter contained hints of a Battlefield 4 beta, fans have since been clamouring for some clarification about it. Well, EA has finally given in and confirmed that Battlefield 4 exists, going on to say that it will be playable in beta form come 2013.
Single player Mass Effect 3 DLC will probably be about Shepard – Despite rumours that made their rounds on the internet earlier in the year, planned single player DLC for Mass Effect 3 will “probably” be focussing on Shepard, Bioware have said. They also added that multiplayer DLC will still be made “if people still play it.”
Vivendi gets banks involved in the sale of Activision Blizzard – It’s been reported today that Vivendi, 61% share owner of Activision Blizzard, has got two banks involved in trying to find a buyer for the company. Activision could potentially buy back their own shares, but it’ll put them back a few billion dollars.
Yakuza HD collection announced, will feature Yakuza 1 and 2 – Sega has announced plans to bring Yakuza 1 and 2 onto next generation consoles with Yakuza 1 and 2 HD edition. Plans to release outside of Japan have not been confirmed as of yet.
Elder Scrolls Online studio open minded about console edition – While still focussed on getting the PC version of the game done, Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt Firor still seems to be keeping an open mind on a console version appearing sometime along the line.
40 minutes of Sleeping Dogs gameplay – Check out a full 40 minutes of Sleeping Dogs gameplay. The video showcases gameplay from the opening chapter.
Baird explains the finer details of Gears of War Judgement – Baird helps to explain the new “Overrun” mode which is making its debut in Gear of Wars Judgement.
Halo 4′s forge mode will be a creative godsend – 343 industries are fairly confident in Halo 4′s forge mode, claiming that it will accommodate for almost anything your mind can muster.
Runescape surpasses 200 million registered users – Setting a new milestone for F2P MMOs, 11 year old Runescape has surpassed over 200 million users.
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