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Joseph Murphy

Co-founder of The Gaming Liberty, Joseph can usually be found making things, breaking things or on steam. Follow me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thejoeeffect

Xbox One’s Japanese launch confirmed for September the 4th

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 23rd 2014 - No Comments
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Microsoft has confirmed Xbox One is set to launch on September the 4th across Japan. The news, via Gematsu, reveals there’s to be a rather extensive Japanese support for Microsoft’s latest video game platform on launch, including forty developer and publisher studios. The full list of which is as follows: 2K Games Access...

Ace Combat Infinity confirmed for May 27th on PS3

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 23rd 2014 - No Comments
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Bandai Namco has confirmed Ace Combat Infinity will launch across North America from May the 27th. The title is free-to-play and contains a story campaign, team co-op multiplayer, and a player vs. player combat mode that is confirmed for release “shortly after” the game’s official launch: “The storyline in Ace Combat...

Warface available now for Xbox 360, launch trailer looks like this

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 23rd 2014 - No Comments
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Warface, Crytek’s free-to-play shooter, is now available for the Xbox 360. The title’s launch trailer confirms that it’s now available to all that hold a gold membership for Xbox Live. If you participated in the open beta, you can carry forward all purchases and rewards from early access build to the public one. Hit...

GRID Autosport announced, first details and trailer released

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 22nd 2014 - No Comments
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Codemasters has lifted the lid on GRID Autosport. The studio teased the project recently but now, thanks to official word, we know what to expect. Described as a “descendant of TOCA Touring Cars”, GRID Autosport see the series move “back in line as a more authentic racing game.” The details come direct from the...

Risen 3: Titan Lords gets new teaser trailer, watch it here

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 18th 2014 - No Comments
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Piranha Bytes has released new teaser trailer for Risen 3: Titan Lords. The teaser for Risen 3 is short on everything but CGI, which is a pity in many ways as the official reveal of the game, back in February, revealed a host of gorgeous looking screenshots. Hit play and see what you think. ...

Codemasters teasing new GRID game, reveal date incoming

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 18th 2014 - No Comments
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Codemasters are teasing a new GRID title. A teaser video, titled “Brace Yourselves…Racing is Coming”, has appeared on Youtube which reveals that there’s news of the franchise expected very soon. How soon? Tuesday the 22nd seems to be the day the studio will reveal all. With a small wait ahead, hit play on the...

Fable Anniversary lead Ted Timmins exits Lionhead Studios

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments
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Fable Anniversary ‘s lead designer Ted Timmins has departed Lionhead Studios. Sharing the news with people on twitter, Timmins sent out seven tweets in total about the revelation, his feelings and much more. We’ve assembled them all into one message, and it reads as follows: “I guess I’d have to mention it at...

Square-Enix India closed after one year, all studio employees laid off

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments
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Square-Enix India has closed after one year of operation, with the loss of all six members of staff. The studio was originally formed to collaborate with India-based game developers on mobile games, and after a full year, and no titles released, the studio is now closed. Confirmation reveals that all six of the studio’s employees...

This War of Mine “delivers an important message”, says 11 Bit Studios

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 14th 2014 - No Comments
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This War of Mine aims to deliver “an important message” to all that play it, that’s according to Polish developer 11 Bit Studios. Speaking with Edge, Pawel Miechowski of 11 Bit Studios revealed the game has a poignant message about the reality and impact of war on society itself: “This War of Mine delivers an important...

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth formally revealed, releasing this fall

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 14th 2014 - No Comments
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2K and Firaxis Games have lifted the lid on their latest project, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. Returning to the Civilization franchise, Firaxis have tasked players of Beyond Earth with the development of humanity as they explore and create a future on alien worlds. According to Firaxis, players will “lead factions divided...

Orcs Must Die! Unchained announced, debut trailer revealed

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments
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Robot Entertainment and Gameforge have revealed Orcs Must Die! Unchained Free-to-play, Orcs Must Die! Unchained sees 10 player being able to participate in the mayhem with teams splitting 5 vs 5 and taking the responsibility for both sides of the battle which includes the building of traps, as well as summoning their own armies to lead...

BELOW confirmed for Steam release, new trailer released

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments
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Capybara Games has revealed Below will release on Steam, as well as Xbox One. A release for Xbox One was confirmed last year during E3 2013, but now the developer has revealed the game is also headed to Steam. The new trailer, titled “Come in from the Storm”, pans across some of the landscapes in the game with shades of their...

New Child of Light developer diary discusses sound and artistic effects

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments
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Ubisoft has released the second dev diary for Child of Light. The first focused on the art of the game, as well as the story, while this one goes into the preparation and execution of music and sound effects.  Speaking to Coeur de Pirate, who composed the soundtrack, the video also speaks to some of the team as they reveal the emotion behind...

New Watch Dogs PC gameplay video talks the power of Nvidia

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments
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Ubisoft has released a new Watch Dogs trailer for the PC build of the game. The trailer talks about the relationship between the studio and the Nvidia technology including a new technique utilised in Watch Dogs named HBAO+, which helps improve the quality of shadows in the world. If you’re not into all the technical details don’t...

Confirmed: Internet connection drops during The Crew will kick players back to title screen

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments
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Ubisoft has confirmed if you lose your internet connection during a playthrough of The Crew, then you’ll be sent directly back to the title screen. The outcome of a drop in connection will affect both single and multiplayer aspects to the game, as creative director Julian Gerighty told VideoGamer recently: “It’s one...