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Fred Dutton

US News Editor

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

Former Zipper devs join Takedown team

SOCOM alumni sign up for Kickstarted tactical shooter.

A couple of former Zipper Interactive developers have joined Serellan, the team working on recently Kickstarted tactical shooter Takedown.

PlayStation minis developer laments lack of Trophies, demos

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

PlayStation under-used minis service would get a huge shot in the arm if Sony allowed developers to include Trophies in their games, according to the developer behind critically lauded shoot 'em up Velocity.

Stylish indie platformer Pid confirmed for XBLA

Former Grin developers team up with D3 for 2012 release.

Pid, the delightful-looking 2D platformer currently being pieced together by a group of from Grin employees, arrives on Xbox Live Arcade later this year, new publishing partner D3 has announced.

Nintendo promises more user-friendly Friend Codes for Wii U

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

While the Wii U will hold on to its predecessors' much-maligned Friend Codes for online matchmaking, Nintendo plans to make the system much more user-friendly this time around, according to NOA boss Reggie Fils-Aime.

ZombiU Preview: Wii U's Surprise Package?

Ubisoft channels Dark Souls for its ambitious Wii U survival horror.

It was very tempting to ignore Ubisoft's Wii U survival horror ZombiU on the E3 showfloor last week. The combination of that anonymous title and the seemingly gimmicky gameplay demo shown during Nintendo's conference gave off a very distinctive whiff of Red Steel, the French publisher's limp attempt at a quick core offering for early Wii adopters back in 2006.

The Future of DayZ

Creator Dean Hall on what's next for his extraordinary ArmA 2 mod.

It's a telling sign of just how stagnant the current console gen's Autumn years have got that one of the most exciting and talked-about games in the month's leading up to E3 2012 is a PC mod.

Was E3 2012 the grisliest games show ever?

Assassin's Creed creative director: "We're reinforcing a stereotype that I don't think is actually true."

One of the big takeaways from E3 this year was the sheer brutality - and frequency - of the violence on display in trailers and demos during the big publisher press conferences.

Microsoft explains Inside Xbox closure

"We felt we had a strong voice to that community in any case."

Microsoft's European Xbox 360 chief has shed a little more light on the platform holder's controversial decision to shut down its core-orientated on-console Inside Xbox video service.

Watch Dogs Preview: Placing Power in Your Palm

Ubisoft's open world game delivered the best action of E3 - and it promises to offer much, much more.

Ubisoft has picked the perfect time to take the wraps off Watch Dogs. In an E3 that's provided precious little in the way of innovation or excitement in the action adventure space, its brand new IP has been one of the few freshly announced titles to generate any palpable buzz on the showfloor.

Microsoft reviews its E3 performance

Xbox's Chris Lewis on keeping the core happy, glossing over Gears and why we didn't see new hardware.

24 hours on and both media and fans have had plenty of time to chew over Microsoft's 2012 E3 press conference, and it's fair to say that not all of the commentary has been entirely positive.

Far Cry 3 Preview: The Social Philosophy of Shark Punching

Ubisoft's bonkers sequel tears up the map.

You probably think you've got a pretty good handle on what to expect from the third entry in Ubisoft's Far Cry series. A lush jungle paradise to sneak around in, a rag-tag army of dangerous thugs to dispatch, some grounded, gritty dialogue to wrap your ears around - that all sounds about right.

Just Dance 4 out this October

Ubisoft's party game juggernaut rolls on.

The fourth entry in Ubisoft's Just Dance series launches on 4th October, the French publisher has announced.