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Fred Dutton

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

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.

Microsoft comments on "leaked" Xbox 720 strategy document

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

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

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

First Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified details

All-new Spec Ops campaign promised for Vita shooter.

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

But Swedish studio still proud of under-performing reboot.

Xbox 360 Achievements to earn players Microsoft Points - report

New Xbox Live Rewards initiative this Autumn.

Xbox Live Summer of Arcade release dates and prices

Tony Hawk gets things started on 18th July.

Tetris clone loses potentially significant court battle

Landmark case could help combat other copycats.

Microsoft announces new Surface tablet

Ultra-thin keyboard built into cover.

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

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

Anarchy Reigns gets new US/Euro release window

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

Next Modern Warfare 3 DLC detailed, dated for Xbox 360

New Spec Ops mission and Faceoff maps incoming.

Australia finally brings in R18+ age rating

New classification should curtail censorship and game bans.

Ubisoft snaps up Watch Dogs movie domains

Big plans for lauded new action IP?

Black Ops 2 PC to support ranked dedicated servers

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

Video | Payday: The Heist - No Mercy trailer

Overkill reveals Left 4 Dead crossover.

Payday: The Heist - No Mercy revealed

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

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

Don't expect much at launch from GTA publisher.

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

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

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

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

Valve recruits its own in-house economist

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

Humble Indie Bundle 5 breaks records

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

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

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

Warren Spector: "The ultraviolence has to stop"

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

Epic boasts of Unreal Engine domination at E3

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

Journey studio raises $5.5 million, goes multiplatform

Thatgamecompany now fully independent.

Crytek: CryEngine 3 is as good as Unreal Engine 4

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

Original Ghost Recon devs Kickstart "spiritual successor"

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

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

Latest from Cthulhu Saves the World developer brought forward.

Former Inside Xbox team's Project Possum hits funding target

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

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

Bleak artwork surfaces from Playdead's Project 2.

New THQ boss reinforces commitment to Darksiders franchise

Jason Rubin clarifies interview misquote.

Amazon pegs Wii U price at 199

That's 80 less than ShopTo's guess.

Tomb Raider studio addresses Lara controversy

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

Sony spends $185k on .playstation domain bid

While Microsoft shells out for .xbox.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC release delayed

Ubisoft's tactical shooter gets a new date.

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

As part of EA's Project Honor charity drive.

Japan chart: Tokyo Jungle takes the top spot

Plus, Gundam gives Vita sales a boost.

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

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

Former Zipper devs join Takedown team

SOCOM alumni sign up for Kickstarted tactical shooter.

Battlefield 3 double XP this weekend

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

Lay-offs at Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City studio

Slant Six sheds a quarter of its workforce.

Rockstar targets Max Payne 3 multiplayer cheats

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

PlayStation minis developer laments lack of Trophies, demos

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

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

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

Video | New Pid trailer released

Cute platformer incoming from former Grin devs.

Stylish indie platformer Pid confirmed for XBLA

Former Grin developers team up with D3 for 2012 release.

Nintendo promises more user-friendly Friend Codes for Wii U

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