GAME Over and Other News

GAME has now officially filed for administration, after suspension of their shares this morning.  Stores will continue to trade for the time being.

BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 woes continue this week.. gamers complaining about the ending, Amazon allegedly offering refunds on copies of the game, and now Dr Ray Muzyka, the co-founder and GM of BioWare, has released a statement which seems to suggest they may change the ending, or add more endings, at least.

To counter bad news with good.. I was pleased to see that the Chancellor has now announced tax credits for the UK gaming industry, this should hopefully boost the industry and allow the UK to compete with the rest of the world! 

The latest Humble Indie Bundle is available now, with Canabalt, Zen Bound 2, Cogs, Avadon: The Black Fortress and bonus game Swords and Soldiers.  The bundle is pay what you want, with customers choosing where the money goes: developers, charity, or the Humble Tip.  These games are all available on Android for the first time, as well as through Steam.  The Humble Bundle will be available for another 12 days!

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City releases for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this Friday, the third-person shooter placing players in the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier, tracking down and destroying all evidence of the T-virus outbreak.

Tecmo Koei’s Ninja Gaiden 3 also releases this Friday, on 360 and PS3, with players following series’ hero Ryu Hayabusa through an original story.  The game also features two-player co-op, and a versus mode for up to eight players.

Homefront: Ultimate Edition is also due out on the same day, for 360 and PC: this version of the game includes the previously released Rock and Firesale map packs and the 870 Express Shotgun.

There’s also this interview with Brian Fargo, talking about Wasteland 2, which has now met its goal on Kickstarter!


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