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“It was literally an exercise of about 20 minutes because it just came up, it happened, we went with it, and there you go,” new Danger Close studio head Greg Goodrich told us in an interview last night, explaining how he and two of his colleagues came up with the new name of their studio (formerly EA LA).

Late last evening, EA revealed that its Los Angeles-based development house would be rebranded. The studio is now known as Danger Close, which Goodrich told Joystiq is indicative of the reborn studio’s direction. “I think the core of what we’re doing right now and the sort of DNA of this team and this studio is the first-person shooter genre. I can’t foresee us doing anything other than that in the near future, and specifically Medal of Honor. ” Goodrich did add, however, that his hands aren’t tied creatively in terms of what the studio is allowed to do — be it first-person shooter or whatever else it might have in store.

That said, Goodrich wasn’t speaking about anything other than Medal of Honor, and he remained coy about his studio’s involvement with the game post-release. He’s proud of the mutliplayer component built by DICE, but he’s not ruling out Danger Close getting involved in multiplayer support, say through DLC. “Personally, I think that would be something that the guys here would be very excited about doing in the future,” he offered. “But, you know, we’re gonna see how this one works out and see how the fans accept it, and make those decisions at a later time. “

Goodrich is content to leave his studio’s future plans a mystery. “That’s also a part of creating your own identity and starting your own future, and throwing up a website that says ‘Now hiring,’” he teased. “There’s intent there. “

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The public demo for Kane & Lynch 2 — requiring no subscriptions or hoop jumping — will release sometime next week. The PlayStation 3 demo will go live Tuesday, July 27. As for the PC and Xbox 360 versions, um, Square Enix doesn’t seem to be too sure, but the company line is “next week. ” The demos should be available in North America, Europe and other PAL territories.

Kane and Lynch’s Dog Days will start on August 17 and 24 in North America and the PAL lands, respectively.

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Fairfax apps released

Apps for other smartphones are in development, Fairfax said. Fairfax is among many newspaper groups around the world looking to smartphones and tablets such as the iPad as a source of revenue, as people turn increasingly to the internet and mobile devices for news and weather. au, WAtoday.com.au, and brisbanetimes.com.au. Fairfax Media chief executive and managing director Brian McCarthy called the development a ”milestone” in the company’s ”delivery of content through digital platforms”. FAIRFAX Media today releases a suite of applications to enable readers to customise their news on their Apple iPhones. Readers will be charged $2.49 a month to download the apps from Apple’s iTunes store for smh.com.au, theage.com. ”We have built this app specifically for this screen to give people the best viewing experience. It is aimed at what we call newsphiles – those people who access a news website four to six times a day,” said Ms Leary. Until now most newspaper publishers have charged a one-off fee. Readers who subscribe over a six-month period to Fairfax’s apps will pay $12.99, representing a discount of 15 per cent. Pippa Leary, managing director media at the publisher’s digital arm, Fairfax Digital, said users could chose from 100 sections whose genres of news were displayed on the screen. It is thought to be the first time a publisher has introduced a subscription model for iPhone apps. The amount of content available to view on the apps will be comparable to that found on Fairfax’s news websites, but considerably more than the snapshot made available on the company’s mobile-enabled sites. Respondents to a Fairfax survey said that they were willing to pay for the ability to customise and personalise news on their iPhones. More than 1.1 million access Fairfax’s news websites on mobile phones, the vast majority of which are iPhones.

Square Enix is remaking the original Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, for PSP, under the (non-Queen lyric!) title Tactics Ogre: Wheel of Fortune. According to Siliconera’s summary of the Famitsu article announcing it, it’s more than a simple port, with many of the original Quest staff returning to work on it — including director Yasumi Matsuno, who basically disappeared after leaving Final Fantasy XII‘s development, only to show up as a writer for MadWorld in 2009.

Akihiko Yoshida, most recently behind the character designs forFinal Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, is doing new design work for Tactics Ogre, and composers Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata are once again providing the soundtrack. The game is being expanded and redesigned, with new characters, storyline elements, and upgrades to the battle system. The ten-on-ten battles can now support up to 12 party members against 18 enemies.

Siliconera notes that the English title “Wheel of Fortune” was trademarked in Japan, suggesting plans for an international release.

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Damien Eades … charged with possession of child pornography.
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DAMIEN ”EZZY” EADES is caught up in legal history but perhaps not in the way he would have liked. The 20-year-old from Sydney’s western suburbs is at the centre of Australia’s first ”sexting” case, after a schoolgirl sent a nude photo of herself to his mobile phone. The maximum penalty he faces is a two-year jail term.
Damien ‘Ezzy’ Eades.
Eades: ”No, it’s still heaps dead but it’s all good paid for nothing.”

Eades then sent a photo of himself naked from the waist up, asking: “You like?”

Girl: “Yes, yes I do like so I only got to send one of top half sorry for the slow reply but I’m in the shower.”

Eades: “Send whatever you want bottom even better.”

Girl: “But do I get one?”

Eades: “Yes not while I’m at work though.”

Girl: “Well I will take it now but none will be sexy after all it is a picture of me.”

The girl then says she has taken about four and doesn’t know what to send. Mr Eades’s legal team appealed. Last month the NSW Court of Appeal dismissed Mr Eades’s appeal and ordered him to pay costs. When the matter came before Magistrate Daniel Reiss at Penrith Local Court in March last year, the magistrate dismissed both charges. When the girl’s father checked her mobile phone, he went to the police. Mr Reiss said that the photo itself was not indecent and that he was not able to take into account the background context of the text messages which he noted did suggest ”a sexual aspect behind his request”. The matter will go back to the Local Court for a fresh hearing. Eades: ”When am I going to get a picture. He was also charged with possession of child pornography. ”Your choice,” he texts. Eades was charged with incitement of a person under 16 to commit an act of indecency towards him. The text messages by the pair – translated and spelling-enhanced for the court – read as follows. I send you one if you send me one a hot steamy one.”

The girl replied: ”OK well when I get home I take one Hey did you get the one I sent the other day.”

The girl said she was finally out of school and asked if his work was any better. Eades says to send the best. The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed over the ”act of indecency” charge, the penalty for which is up to two years in jail. Girl: “OK I’m about to send one so don’t laugh even though you probably want.”

She then sent a full frontal photograph of herself naked which she had taken holding her mobile in her hand. The magistrate also said there was no evidence that the relationship ever progressed beyond friendship. Back in March 2008, Mr Eades, then 18, was working at a KFC outlet and was busy exchanging text messages with a 13-year-old girl with whom he had become friends. Justice Greg James of the Supreme Court ruled that the magistrate had erred and should have taken into account the sexual nature of the text messages, Mr Eades’s intention, as well as the age difference between him and the girl. Justice James referred the matter back to the Local Court to be heard again.

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Girl: “OK I’m about to send one so don’t laugh even though you probably want.”

She then sent a full frontal photograph of herself naked which she had taken holding her mobile in her hand. Last month the NSW Court of Appeal dismissed Mr Eades’s appeal and ordered him to pay costs. Mr Reiss said that the photo itself was not indecent and that he was not able to take into account the background context of the text messages which he noted did suggest ”a sexual aspect behind his request”. Mr Eades’s legal team appealed. The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed over the ”act of indecency” charge, the penalty for which is up to two years in jail. He was also charged with possession of child pornography. The text messages by the pair – translated and spelling-enhanced for the court – read as follows. ”Your choice,” he texts. The magistrate also said there was no evidence that the relationship ever progressed beyond friendship. I send you one if you send me one a hot steamy one.”

The girl replied: ”OK well when I get home I take one Hey did you get the one I sent the other day.”

The girl said she was finally out of school and asked if his work was any better. When the girl’s father checked her mobile phone, he went to the police. Eades says to send the best. When the matter came before Magistrate Daniel Reiss at Penrith Local Court in March last year, the magistrate dismissed both charges. Eades: ”When am I going to get a picture. Eades: ”No, it’s still heaps dead but it’s all good paid for nothing.”

Eades then sent a photo of himself naked from the waist up, asking: “You like?”

Girl: “Yes, yes I do like so I only got to send one of top half sorry for the slow reply but I’m in the shower.”

Eades: “Send whatever you want bottom even better.”

Girl: “But do I get one?”

Eades: “Yes not while I’m at work though.”

Girl: “Well I will take it now but none will be sexy after all it is a picture of me.”

The girl then says she has taken about four and doesn’t know what to send. Back in March 2008, Mr Eades, then 18, was working at a KFC outlet and was busy exchanging text messages with a 13-year-old girl with whom he had become friends. Justice James referred the matter back to the Local Court to be heard again. Justice Greg James of the Supreme Court ruled that the magistrate had erred and should have taken into account the sexual nature of the text messages, Mr Eades’s intention, as well as the age difference between him and the girl. The matter will go back to the Local Court for a fresh hearing. Eades was charged with incitement of a person under 16 to commit an act of indecency towards him.
Damien ‘Ezzy’ Eades.
charged with possession of child pornography. Damien Eades …
The maximum penalty he faces is a two-year jail term. The 20-year-old from Sydney’s western suburbs is at the centre of Australia’s first ”sexting” case, after a schoolgirl sent a nude photo of herself to his mobile phone. DAMIEN ”EZZY” EADES is caught up in legal history but perhaps not in the way he would have liked.

We’re just as easily drawn into the shame spiral that is buying games we don’t have any time to play as the next guy — especially when a tremendous sale is involved — so when we offer up news that every game available through OnLive is currently 30 percent off, we have to be a little wary.

Sure, it’s great for those among us with “self restraint” (or whatever) who’ll simply purchase one or two titles and not go totally bananas, but what of us folks with … control issues? Well, yeah, we suppose there’s always the rental options being equivalently discounted. Thankfully, the sale only lasts through Monday (at 11:59PM ET), otherwise we might end up with another two or three copies of AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity … which is only $7, by the way. Dammit!

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Want to go crazy like this lady? With Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2, you’ll be able to do just that — with up to 7 other friends as well. Promising 40 new songs, the sequel features new modes like “Just Sweat,” Duets, and Face-Offs. Ubisoft will start raking in the millions when it releases in stores on October 14th.

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И не просто мошенник, а не хороший грязный мошенничество. По ранга 'Rockstar сайте Games , название следующего обновления com/game/red-dead-redemption”>Red Dead Redemption will bring with it “measures to counter hacking and cheating” on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Furthermore, a handful of “anti-grief” features will be added to the game’s Free Roam online mode. Apparently, cowpokes enduring repeated harassment from other online players will be given the choice to jump to another point (of their choosing) on the map. The culprits doing all the griefing will get branded as such after six consecutive kills, earning them a Most Wanted status and wrangling the game’s NPCs against the offender.

Rockstar also promises to continue monitoring online play for those doing bad deeds after said title update goes live “within the next month,” but then, isn’t the existence of outlaws an inescapable reality of the Old West?

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The first in a series of dev diaries demoing NHL 11‘s new features focuses on the title’s realism-emulating additions. Things like: Physics-based player collisions, broken sticks, more intricate faceoffs, and the integration of the Canadian Hockey League, who all have a very realistic Maple-y smell.

Continue reading NHL 11 dev diary sticks to wall sticks and broken sticks

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