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Too good to be true, I worried, when first hearing about a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series that was to be made by former Rare staffers. "Mingy Jongo." Perhaps that name still rests in your memory. I had forgot...
I quite liked the look of JetGetters, a multiplayer dogfighting game built around jumping out of jets and hijacking opponents' vehicles. While it successfully raised enough money Kickstarter to be funded, the crowdfunding cam...
CCP Games announced today that development has been halted on the World of Darkness massively multiplayer online game. In a statement, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson expressed regret over the decision, sayin...
I'll admit it: when I heard Markus "Notch" Persson had canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift because Facebook acquired its creator Oculus VR and the social network company "creeps" him out, I was skeptical about how much work ha...
It's games like Zeus that have me not writing off entire concepts, no matter how tired they may appear on the surface. As described during senior producer Greg Donovan's Game Developers Conference talk "Volition's Challenge: ...
Following the recent layoffs that hit Sony Santa Monica earlier this week is the confirmation that a new title the developer was working on has been cancelled. The game, a new sci-fi themed open world IP was apparently f...
Announced at E3 2001, Donkey Kong Racing was going to be Rare's sequel to Diddy Kong Racing for the GameCube. I distinctly remember seeing images of it in magazines at the time, thinking it was a true score for the console, a...
After Disney shut down LucasArts, I thought I had completely given up all hope for Star Wars 1313 ever getting made. I have. But that's not to say the project can't affect me from beyond the grave. There was that story about ...
Take-Two Interactive has been erasing the MLB 2K series from existence, Pasta Padre reports. The baseball games have been removed from 2K's website, MLB 2K10 through 2K12 have been removed from Steam, MLB 2K13's website is go...
  It's very rare to see titles on Steam pulled and customers offered a refund, but now we've seen it happen once again. Last week, Ashes Cricket 2013 was released for PC and many fans of the sport jumped at the chance to...
The last entry in the Advance Wars series, Days of Ruin (2008), never released in Japan. Weird, right? Well, in news that no one expected, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin has been made available in Japan as a downloadable Club Nin...
We'd like more Command & Conquer -- without the hooks of free-to-play digging into our skin, if at all possible. I guess it's not. Electronic Arts has canceled the new C&C, which has been playable in an alpha capacity...
The developers behind Dead to Rights 2 started a game based on Snake Plissken of Escape from New York fame. Let that sink in for a moment, as I'm hardly the only one around these parts to have an appreciation of that univers...
Kotaku too a look at how LucasArts fell apart, and among the information they dug up was details on several major projects the now defunct studio was working on. First, they were working on an Origin-like service designed to ...
Oh Star Wars 1313, you were the hope of so many Star Wars fans. With LucasArts no more, there's little hope of this Boba Fett adventure ever coming. What would it have been about? IGN was shown 15 minutes of a demo that would...
[Update: Notch has shared his thoughts on 0x10c with a blog post. "Turns out, what I love doing is making games," he wrote. "Not hyping games or trying to sell a lot of copies. I just want to experiment and develop ...
It was shocking to see Fez designer Phil Fish announce both his departure from the games industry and the cancellation of FEZ II, a project we knew little about but one I really would've liked to see come to fruition. The new...
[Update: Phil Fish has posted on Twitter: "to be clear, im not cancelling FEZ II because some boorish fuck said something stupid, im doing it to get out of games. and im getting out of games because i choose not to put u...
iOS games aren't popular around these parts, I know, but I was personally quite looking forward to Infinity Blade Dungeons. I enjoy the mainstay games in the series, and the idea of a loot-nabbin' dungeon crawler in its unive...
Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed to IGN that Warrior's Lair -- or Ruin, depending on how long ago you lost interest in the game -- is no longer in development for PlayStation Vita and PS3. We all figured it'd happen ...
Although I played Blood Omen, the first game in the storied Legacy of Kain franchise, it wasn't until Soul Reaver that I would cement my love for the series. Little did I know that amidst the release of those games in 1996 an...
Some time ago, we learned off a rather odd project from Capcom -- a gritty Mega Man X FPS idea that never saw the light of day. Yep, Keiji Inafune gave ex-Retro Studios alumni the idea to re-imagine Mega Man similar to Metroi...
It's been a while, my little chickadees! I've been out for a few days putting my nose to the grindstone, so you haven't been blessed by my sparkling presence. I therefore apologize if you've already seen the above artwork, bu...
Free Radical's Star Wars Battlefront sequel has made many appearances on various streams and video hosting channels since cancellation in 2008, but this weekend saw one of the most generous videos: an hour-long playthrough o...
In a Q&A summary regarding Capcom's revised financial forecast, which recently made headlines for its even greater focus on downloadable content and cancellation of projects that did not fit within this new stra...
The other day, Dtoider kidvid666 revealed that he owns one of only two SEGA Pluto units in existence. As you may recall, the Pluto was a prototype revision of the SEGA Saturn with a built-in NetLink modem, but the idea was sc...
Yesterday we found out that a former Sega employee had in his possession an unreleased console called the Sega Pluto. The console is essentially the Sega Saturn, but with a Netlink built into it. The former Sega employee sai...
A forum poster over on Assembler Games has revealed something that's been in hiding for the last 14 years. Super Magnetic, as he goes by, was a former Sega employee that through a series of unfortunate events, came into the p...
The Sims Social is being scrapped by Electronic Arts, along with fellow Facebook games SimCity Social and Pet Society. In the case of SimCity, this will be a case of a game shutting down less than a year after launch. That wh...
I've always been a big Mega Man fan. As I type this, a figurine of series villainess Tron Bonne (see: mai waifu) is currently watching over me. There's just something very unique about the series -- the idea of not only defea...
We are all familiar with the high-profile Mega Man game cancellations from the past few years -- Mega Man Universe, Mega Man Legends 3, and Mega Man Online. But what about the projects that never even left the conceptual stag...
Those of you left caring may have noticed Aliens: Colonial Marines missed its Wii U release launch window. There's a very good reason for that -- SEGA finally decided to shoot the lame dog in the head, and has quietly cancele...
The closure of LucasArts was painful to see both in terms of the studio's legacy and the projects it had in the pipeline. One such game was Star Wars 1313, a visually-impressive title that showed up a couple of times and vani...
Le gasp! No! Say it ain't so, Joe! Say it ain't so! Back in September, we heard rumblings that the Korean Mega Man MMO, oh-so-creatively titled Rockman Online, had halted production following a restructuring of developer Neow...
Hey remember when Microsoft announced during their E3 2012 conference that they teamed up with Gore Verbinski to make a Kinect game called Matter? Anyone? No? Yeah, well it's been canceled. "Microsoft Studios is no longer pu...
Following layoffs and restructuring at IGN, The IGN Pro League 6 has been canceled. The competitive gaming event was originally set to take place in Las Vegas from March 28-31. In an official statement, IGN said: "When we lau...
Resident Evil 1.5, for those unaware, was the game that Resident Evil 2 almost was. Capcom was unhappy with the game as it neared its release date and decided to scrap the project and start all over again instead ...
If ever a video was more perfectly timed to scorch a fanbase's soul, it's this one. In the fallout of the Aliens: Colonial Marines debacle, demo footage of Obsidian's cancelled Aliens role-playing game, Aliens: Crucible, has...
During Gas Powered Games' Kickstarter campaign for action-RTS/RPG game Wildman, "a substantial number of the team" was laid off to avoid a situation where employees wouldn't receive severance pay if things didn't work out. Ul...
I actually played the free-to-play Bullet Run at E3. Oh, how naive I was back then. If you read the article, you'll see that I actually sorta enjoyed playing the game on the show floor.  Silly me. When it was r...