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Bits And Bobs: Monday News Roundup

(Updated if anything interesting-but-not-that-interesting happens.) UK-developed Bugs of War receives funding, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault patched.

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From Derbyshire based independent developer Strawdog Studios has announced that it has secured funding from EM-Media to continue prototyping on the company's new console and handheld project, Bugs of War. EM-Media, which has agreed to fund the prototype development to the tune of UKP 250,000, is the East Midlands' regional film and media development body, which is funded in part by the UK Film Council and the European Union. It has supported a number of game projects in the past, including Free Radical Design's hugely successful TimeSplitters, as well as mobile games from Nu Generation Games. Strawdog Studios was founded by industry veterans Paul Smith, Joe Lewis and Simon Morris, who count some 40 published titles between them including work at top British developers Eurocom and Free Radical Design. Bugs of War is the studio's first title.

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault may be the best thing to come out of World War II since VE Day, but apparently there were 65MB's worth of problems that required patching in order to reach a slightly happier version 1.1. According to Electronic Arts, the first patch fixes mouse and input lag problems, a 999 ping bug and some other miscellaneous problems - and advises that if you load a version 1.0 saved game with version 1.1 it will bring you up at the start of that level rather than the exact location where you originally saved. You can download the patch from here.

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