Thief reboot confirmed for Xbox One

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Thief 4 LogoIn a press release from Square Enix, Thief (formerly Thi4f, and Thief 4) has been confirmed for realease on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Windows PC in 2014.

Pending pricing announcements from Sony and Microsoft, the title may also refer to those that lurk around corners behind Gamestop hoping to nab next-gen systems at a “discount”.  Buyers, beware of water arrows fired from the shadows.

GDC State of the Industry Research Exposes Major Trends Ahead of the March Show

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In order to paint a picture of the games business as it looks right before GDC 2013, the Game Developers Conference has polled more than 2,500 North American game developers who attended the conference in 2012 or plan to attend GDC 2013 in March about their development practices, revealing several notable trends with regards to platforms, money, team sizes and more.

The GDC intends to field a similar survey each winter, in advance of the conference in San Francisco.

Organized by the UBM Tech Game Network, GDC 2013 will take place March 25-29 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.

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Ingress – An Interesting New Game from Google

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I love higher concept game ideas. Ingress while simple in its design is much deeper in scope. An ingress is a means or place of entering. In this game you seek nodes which are attached to real world locations courtesy of Google’s mapping tech. You are a part of one of two sides. You are either one of the Enlightened or one of the Resistance. This augmented reality video game has you seeking these nodes which are actually portals to another level of this world. Another plane of exsistence. Those of the Enlightened want to spread word of the portals and the access to them. Those in the Resistance seek to close off the access for our safety and protection. Activating three nodes together creates a territory and these territories dictate the the control over the nodes each side has. You must choose your path and then help those you fight along with you shift the power structure your way.

It sounds intriguing. There is still more to it that we will find out in time. It is currently in closed beta but you csan request access by heading to the official site and enterting your e-mail. Choose your side. Fight the battle. This world around you is not what it seems. Head to the link below to try and get access.

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Halo 4 Makes Entertainment History

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In a year when Hollywood is rolling out its biggest blockbusters, one video game has eclipsed them all. “Halo 4” is on track to reach $300 million in global sales in the first week, making it the biggest “Halo” launch in history and the biggest entertainment launch of the year to date. In the first 24 hours of its release, “Halo 4” garnered more than $220 million worldwide, eclipsing the record for the biggest day-one opening in U.S. box office history, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” and the biggest movie of 2012, “The Avengers Assemble” – based on U.S. sales alone.

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