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Fred Dutton

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Fred Dutton is Eurogamer's US news editor, based in Washington DC.

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Death Rally announced for PC

Alan Wake dev's OTT racer goes full circle.

Battlefield 3 Premium racks up 800,000 subscribers

EA "very pleased" with first fortnight's sales.

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Activision closes down Prototype studio

Radical's franchise "did not find a broad commercial audience".

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VideoSymphony trailer

Indie shoot 'em up coming to PC soon.

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Act 1 restriction on new Diablo 3 players lifted

Blizzard fixes 72-hour level cap bug.

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The Expendables 2 game tie-in announced

Ubisoft brings tinnitus-inducing action flick to PC, PSN, XBLA.

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VideoCompany of Heroes 2 trailer

First look at Relic's RTS sequel.

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Carmen Sandiego movie in the works

Jennifer Lopez eyeing starring role.

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FeatureError 37: The future of always-online

Eurogamer asks the games industry whether it plans to follow Diablo 3's lead.

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VideoTeam Fortress 2 Meet the Pyro clip

Valve profiles the masked merc.

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Valve introduces us to Team Fortress 2's Pyro

A glimpse beneath the gas mask?

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Valve to release Source Filmmaker

Free download lets you make your own Team Fortress 2 animations.

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FeatureTribes: Ascend gets Steam release

Plus, new maps and modes for acclaimed F2P shooter.

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Firefall PC system requirements announced

500,000 register for Red 5's ambitious free-to-play shooter.

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Half Life 2: Episode 3 concept art leaked - report

Redesigned Alyx, cold weather Gordon glimpsed in early visuals.

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ShootMania Storm closed beta starts next month

Register now for an early look at Ubi's team shooter.

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Zynga sows Farmville sequel

Follow-up to Facebook behemoth takes root.

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Vita YouTube app launches in US today

European roll-out tomorrow?

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Only 20% of players will finish Hitman: Absolution, reckons IO

"It makes the people working on it really really sad."

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RuneScape Evolution of Combat expansion enters beta

"The biggest changes we've ever made," promises Jagex.

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Max Payne 3 patch now ready for download

Multiplayer re-tuned, glitches fixed.

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New Gran Turismo 5 DLC this week

Japan's Motegi circuit available from tomorrow.

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Wreck-It Ralph tie-in coming to 3DS, DS, Wii

Activision snags rights to forthcoming Disney gaming toon.

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Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC release date announced

Plus, new BioWare Q&A offers behind-the-scenes detail.

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Impressive new Watch Dogs visual released

Can Ubisoft really squeeze this onto current-gen consoles?

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EA hopes to keep political ideology out of SimCity

It won't be "an exercise in propaganda", insists developer.

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New Fez patch is "kinda broken", warns Polytron

Players report corrupted save files.

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Blizzard clarifies restrictions on new Diablo 3 players

Lv. 13/Act 1 cap an "unintended consequence" of new security measures.

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PlayStation Network down, Sony investigating

UPDATE: All PSN services have been restored.

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Guild Wars 2 stress test scheduled for next week

All beta subscribers can join in.

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Quantum Conundrum gets PSN, XBLA release date

Plus, DLC season pass announced for Portal creator's new puzzler.

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Sine Mora coming to PlayStation Network

Furious Grasshopper shoot 'em up throws off XBLA confines.

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Diablo 3 patch limits new players from accessing entire game for up to 72 hours

"A necessary step to combat fraud and other malicious activities."

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Future Legend of Grimrock plans laid bare

Almost Human talks level editor, mystery project.

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Crytek: Free-to-play Timesplitters 4 a possibility

Yerli: "If we get enough fans being loud enough..."

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Valve offers teachers free Portal 2 for classroom use

And explains what kids can learn from it.

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EA predicts a free-to-play-only future

Peter Moore: "Hardcore gamers won't like to hear this."

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Lingerie Football League game tie-in threatened

Fanbases for ladies' underwear and gaming are convergent, it seems.

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Japan chart: Persona 4 revives Vita sales

Plus, top 3 debut for Lollipop Chainsaw.

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Sony: why we're launching new IP this late in the console cycle

"It is part of the role of a platform holder," insists Andrew House.

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Microsoft comments on "leaked" Xbox 720 strategy document

"We are continually thinking about the future of the platform."

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Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes demo out now on Xbox Live

Batman won't kill, but Lego Batman will decapitate.

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First Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified details

All-new Spec Ops campaign promised for Vita shooter.

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Starbreeze: Syndicate was "a lost battle from the get-go"

But Swedish studio still proud of under-performing reboot.

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Xbox 360 Achievements to earn players Microsoft Points - report

New Xbox Live Rewards initiative this Autumn.

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Xbox Live Summer of Arcade release dates and prices

Tony Hawk gets things started on 18th July.

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Tetris clone loses potentially significant court battle

Landmark case could help combat other copycats.

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Microsoft announces new Surface tablet

Ultra-thin keyboard built into cover.

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Resident Evil 6 more than twice as long as RE5, says Capcom

Three different storylines mean there's "plenty to play".

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Anarchy Reigns gets new US/Euro release window

Sega has "re-evaluated" Platinum's M.I.A. brawler.

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Next Modern Warfare 3 DLC detailed, dated for Xbox 360

New Spec Ops mission and Faceoff maps incoming.

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Australia finally brings in R18+ age rating

New classification should curtail censorship and game bans.

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Ubisoft snaps up Watch Dogs movie domains

Big plans for lauded new action IP?

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Black Ops 2 PC to support ranked dedicated servers

But no word yet on whether you'll have to pay.

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VideoPayday: The Heist - No Mercy trailer

Overkill reveals Left 4 Dead crossover.

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Payday: The Heist - No Mercy revealed

Left 4 Dead crossover adds backstory to Valve's zombie shooter.

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Take-Two boss "sceptical" about core games on Wii U

Don't expect much at launch from GTA publisher.

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Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is "99% done"

"But that last 1% is a bitch," says Blizzard.

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Sony survey hints at cross-platform digital discounts for PS3/Vita games

Plus, asks if digital releases should be cheaper than physical copies.

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Valve recruits its own in-house economist

Prof. Yanis Varoufakis "to forge narratives and empirical knowledge".

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Humble Indie Bundle 5 breaks records

Latest pack raises $5.1 million from 600,000 downloads.

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US chart: Diablo 3 pips Max Payne 3 to May crown

3DS was the only system to show year-on-year growth.

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Warren Spector: "The ultraviolence has to stop"

Deus Ex creator concerned by gratuitous bloodshed on show at E3.

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Epic boasts of Unreal Engine domination at E3

Lists more than 25 titles on show that used its tech.

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Journey studio raises $5.5 million, goes multiplatform

Thatgamecompany now fully independent.

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Crytek: CryEngine 3 is as good as Unreal Engine 4

Its tech "is next-gen ready since three years ago", says Yerli.

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Original Ghost Recon devs Kickstart "spiritual successor"

Former Red Storm and Valve staffers crowd-fund old school tactical shooter.

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Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 release date announced

Latest from Cthulhu Saves the World developer brought forward.

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Former Inside Xbox team's Project Possum hits funding target

Explosive Alan's games show pilot races past $10k in 24 hours.

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New details on Limbo's "spiritual successor" emerge - report

Bleak artwork surfaces from Playdead's Project 2.

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New THQ boss reinforces commitment to Darksiders franchise

Jason Rubin clarifies interview misquote.

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Amazon pegs Wii U price at 199

That's 80 less than ShopTo's guess.

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Tomb Raider studio addresses Lara controversy

"Sexual assault of any kind is categorically not a theme that we cover in this game."

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Sony spends $185k on .playstation domain bid

While Microsoft shells out for .xbox.

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC release delayed

Ubisoft's tactical shooter gets a new date.

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter gets armed forces-only special edition

As part of EA's Project Honor charity drive.

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Japan chart: Tokyo Jungle takes the top spot

Plus, Gundam gives Vita sales a boost.

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Former Inside Xbox staff attempt to crowd-fund new games show

And have a healthy pop at their former employer in the process.

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Former Zipper devs join Takedown team

SOCOM alumni sign up for Kickstarted tactical shooter.

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Battlefield 3 double XP this weekend

Plus, early Close Quarters access for PC and Xbox 360 goes live.

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Lay-offs at Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City studio

Slant Six sheds a quarter of its workforce.

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Rockstar targets Max Payne 3 multiplayer cheats

Convicted "miscreants" will only be able to play with each other.

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PlayStation minis developer laments lack of Trophies, demos

Lack of Trophies "probably the single biggest turn-off for most gamers," argues Velocity studio.

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10-year-long Civilisation 2 game offers grim outlook for mankind

"The world is a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation."

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VideoNew Pid trailer released

Cute platformer incoming from former Grin devs.

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Stylish indie platformer Pid confirmed for XBLA

Former Grin developers team up with D3 for 2012 release.

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Nintendo promises more user-friendly Friend Codes for Wii U

Fils-Aime insists it will be "a lot simpler" this time.

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