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When Sins of a Solar Empire was released a few years back, critics raved over its state-of-the-art graphics and tremendous gameplay. Now, some four years later, the tremendous gameplay holds up, but the graphics? Not so much. They're serviceable, but a far cry from what other developers have accomplished in the genre since its initial release. This is something Stardock is looking to fix with their next stand-alone addition, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. The space-based tactical strategic real-time strategy (or SBTSRTS, as we like to call it) is getting a makeover for the expansion, and the results are wonderful.
"I would say without hesitation that our quality is going to be up this year versus the prior year," Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said in a Tuesday earnings call.
Riccitiello has made it a very public priority to up the quality of EA's titles. A recent review score average of EA's titles was 77 percent, but Riccitiello said at an analyst meeting in February that he wants EA to exceed 80 percent by fiscal 2011.
Activision has announced that Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure will feature a cross-platform game file system, which will let gamers load their game save on any and every platform they have access to. Their action figure's profile data will be stored via a cloud-based server, downloadable to any platform the game runs on. It may not be the cross-platform multiplayer gaming announcement our excitable minds immediately took 'cross-platform gaming' to mean, but it's still a very intriguing prospect with a ton of potential.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the big winner at last night's Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs) in Las Vegas, scoring a total of five top honors including the coveted Game of the Year title. Rest assured, the likes of Portal 2, Uncharted 3, and Super Mario 3D Land were also shown some industry love...
Sometimes, international perception of Australia has us so backwards that we’re thought to ride kangaroos down the street and consider that hat with the corks as the height of fashion. But according to figures detailing Australian and New Zealand game sales for the first half of 2012, the notion of the contrary antipode might be more fact than fiction.
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