Bully: Scholarship Edition News

This is how Bully would look in HD

Student recreates the set of Rockstar's classic.

Rockstar's mischievous scholastic satire Bully (or Canis Canem Edit, as it was originally called upon its European release) came out in 2006 and many have clamoured for a remake to it. It's unclear if that will ever happen, but graphic design student Wesley Arthur has given us some idea of how that might look by painstakingly recreating its boy's dormitory in Unreal Engine 4.

Gamers' Voice slams Keith Vaz

Attacks "amateurish" early day motion.

UK gamer rights group Gamers' Voice has attacked notorious anti-video game MP Keith Vaz for tabling an "amateurish" early day motion.

Vaz: "Iíve never been against games"

Controversial MP speaks to Eurogamer.

He was the guest that no-one expected to see Ė and yet Keith Vaz MP, Parliament's most hostile critic of the industry, turned out last night at an event in support of gaming, claiming: "I've never been against games".

Bully music composer reveals sequel

Bully music composer reveals sequel

Says he'll be working on it soon.

Bully composer Shawn Lee has revealed that he will be working on a sequel for Rockstar.

"Yes. It looks like I will be doing the soundtrack for Bully 2 in the not so distant future," Lee told The Gaming Liberty (via Kotaku). It's the first we've heard of the game.

Bully was released in the UK in October 2006, but was called Canis Canem Edit after pressure from anti-bullying groups. Appearances, however, were deceptive - Bully had less to do with thumping nerds than it did sticking up for them.

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New Bully 360 patch creating problems?

New Bully 360 patch creating problems?

Best avoid, says Internet.

Rockstar has released a patch for the troubled Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition, but electronic word on the Internet street is that it's causing more problems - perhaps even more than it fixes.

The patch went Live on Thursday, but soon after that posters on Major Nelson's blog were accusing it of causing "terrible amounts" of trouble.

Among the problems reported are more game freezes, "choppy" audio and graphical glitches.

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Bully 360 patch due this week

Bully 360 patch due this week

Rockstar dealing with crashes, etc.

Rockstar said late on Friday that it will release a patch for the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition "within the next week".

The publisher said it was "very aware of the problems some people have been experiencing with the Xbox 360 version of Bully" and offered its wholehearted apologies.

The biggest problem we've had is hard lockups that require the console to be reset, and these seem to affect even very new consoles like our office Xbox 360 Elite, and happen every few hours.

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Bully Wii/360 details

Bully Wii/360 details

Due out in March.

The Xbox 360 and Wii versions of Bully - Canis Canem Edit on PS2 in Europe - will be released here on 7th March and Rockstar has specified what we can expect over and above its original release.

Details on IGN point to eight new missions, four new classes (biology, geography, maths and music), new items and clothing, new two-player offline mini-games and unlockable Achievements on Xbox 360. Whether all that applies to both Wii and 360 isn't immediately clear.

What should be clear is that even an unchanged game would be welcomed by fans of the more recent platforms. Canis Canem Edit won plaudits upon release, including a very favourable review from some handsome idiot, and Bully: Scholarship Edition - as it's known on 360 and Wii - is highly anticipated as a result.

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Rockstar plans to release Xbox 360 and Wii versions of Bully this winter, promising new content on top of the free-roaming schoolboy antics that made the PS2 version such a critical success.