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Contest - Verdun

Nov 04 // Mike Martin
Win one of 10 copies!
Verdun is a realistic multiplayer FPS, set in WW1. You don't see those every day. The game is inspired by the Battle of Verdun France in 1916 and features authentic period weaponry (and realistic bullet physics). Squad based,...

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Yoshi's Woolly

Yoshi's Woolly World amiibo allocation hits a bump in France

'Stock destroyed'
Jun 22
// Chris Carter
With all of the poor handling of amiibo from Nintendo, you'd think it couldn't get any worse, but then things like this happen. Following on the heels of an entire shipment of Splatoon amiibo (and copies of the game) bei...
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Big Bad Wolf

New studio Big Bad Wolf making PS4/Xbox One RPG

Veteran French designers open up their own shop
Jan 08
// Kyle MacGregor
There's a new developer in town and its liable to eat your grandmother and blow your house down. Well, that or make dark, mature role-playing games about things like choices and emotions. Big Bad Wolf, a new independent studi...
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Photo gallery

Paris Games Week: Trash strewn floors, candy smells and games

In pictures
Nov 04
// Steven Hansen
Paris Games Week has finished happening. It happened across the street from Games Connection, where I was busying myself with loads of smaller folks' games, so naturally I visited. I played The Order, which a lot of folks are...

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Cool games

Izle leads Game Connection Development Award winners

In the company of Limbo, Loading Human and other past winners
Oct 31
// Steven Hansen
Game Connection Europe held its annual Development Awards this week in Paris, with Area Effect's Izle leading the way with five wins. Each of the ten categories feature two possible awards, the European Games Booster Award an...
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Lune is a game that lets you control the moon

To the moon, Alice!
Apr 06
// Brett Makedonski
You know what doesn't really get that much attention? The moon. It just kind of quietly hangs out in space and houses little green aliens that are made of cheese. Or something like that. Six French developers aim to give the...

The PS Vita is like a headless lady with four breasts?

That's what a French advert claims
Nov 01
// Jim Sterling
According to a promotional ad in France, the PlayStation Vita is comparable to a woman with no head and four breasts, two of which jut agonizingly from her back like a pair of malevolent tumors.  What are we to glean fro...

Nintendo 3DS XL caught on video: Looks huge, nice

Jun 27
// Dale North
I only needed to see this little French gaming site video clip to be all-in on the 3DS XL. I was pretty close already, though, as I've daydreamed of bigger screens since launch day. But this video took me over the top. It lo...

Modern Warfare 3 shipment truck hijacked with tear gas!

Nov 07
// Jim Sterling
A truck shipping 6,000 videogames was violently hijacked in France. It is said that the games were all copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which would make sense as I don't think people would go to such lengths to steal...

Nintendo wins 4.8 million Euro piracy battle

Oct 03
// Dale North
Nintendo is out to get the pirates in every country, even France. The Paris Court of Appeals issued guilty verdicts on 26th September against several companies for the sale of devices like the R4 and the Magicom. Electronic T...

Half of Germany's adult population plays videogames

Aug 11
// Sven Wohl
According to research done by Newzoo, half of the adult population of Germany plays videogames on a regular basis. The same applies to France and the United Kingdom, as all three countries combined have a total market of 153 ...

Heavy Rain goes light on violence and nudity for France

Aug 11
// Sven Wohl
Heavy Rain is getting a new, re-edited version for the French market called Heavy Rain – Version Modifiée. This is now the third version of the title, after the release of last year's version with Move support. T...

Nintendo France: Last Story is not NOT coming to the West

Jan 22
// Jim Sterling
When Nintendo of America said it had "no plans" to localize The Last Story, everybody got depressed and decided it was never happening. I remained more hopeful, and it seems that I'm not alone, with Nintendo France clarifying...

Move-enabled Funky Lab Rat coming to PSN

Nov 16
// Nick Chester
French developer Hydravision will be releasing its latest title, Funky Lab Rat, for PlayStation Network on November 24 in Europe and November 30 in North America. The downloadable title will have players manipulating time an...

The wait for Beyond Good & Evil 2 will likely be long

Jun 25
// Conrad Zimmerman
If you're as excited as I am about the mere possibility that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will ever see the light of day, here's some free advice: Find yourself a nice comfortable chair and relax because we're going to be here fo...

Rumored rumor buster: Beyond Good and Evil 2 not dead

May 29
// Matthew Razak
Just yesterday we brought you what is possibly the most depressing rumor I have ever read: Beyond Good and Evil 2 had been canceled and the game's creator Michel Ancel had left Ubisoft. That rumor has been debunked through Fr...

Gameloft's first quarter sales up 7%

Apr 29
// Jim Sterling
Ever since getting my iPod Touch, I've become a huge fan of Gameloft. The French studio specializes in bringing console-style games to downloadable handheld platforms such as iTunes, PSN and DSiWare. They're a pretty rad comp...

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger landing on the PC in France

Nov 29
// Matthew Razak
For those out there who are PC gamers and also fighting fans you might want to gather everything you own and move to France. The French publisher of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Tradewest Games SAS, is releasing the game not o...

French tramp game enrages homeless charities

Sep 01
// Jim Sterling
A new Internet game is taking France by storm, but upsetting everybody else. Clodogame (translated simply as Trampgame) is a transient simulator in which players start off as a penniless street bum and must work their way up ...

Rumortoid: Silicon Knights making Sirens in the Maelstrom

Jul 25
// Jim Sterling
As we discussed last week, genius supercompany Silicon Knights has been looking for a new game to followup the critical acclaim and genre-defining success of Too Human. While it was believed that this meant Too Human 2: Look ...

Prince of Persia sidekick revealed, now with tasteful cleavage

May 22
// Joseph Leray
If you're itching for information on the new Prince of Persia title, then the second "speed art" trailer might keep you satisfied until the Ubidays event next week. J-C Guyot, creative lead for the new title, introd...

Beyond Good & Evil 2 for Xbox 360 and PS3

May 16
// Jim Sterling
Yesterday we brought word that yes, Beyond Good & Evil 2 is in preproduction and waiting for a green light from Ubisoft. The French magazine in which creator Michael Ancel was interviewed also brings to light the game's i...

9/11 game whips up a storm: Because y'know, that wasn't likely to happen

Jan 06
// Jim Sterling
A French Web site released a game on the Internet called New York Defender several years ago, a so-called satirical game in which you get a chance to "fight back" by shooting at a multitude of planes before they hit...

New Dreamcast game hits in 2008: your VMU craves blood

Oct 25
// Earnest Cavalli
The Dreamcast is dead. The American public drove a stake through its heart, Sony decapitated it, and Sega stuffed its mouth full of garlic. As we watched it burst into flames six years ago, I had a feeling we hadn't seen th...

PlayStation 3 price cut by Christmas? France seems to think so

Oct 04
// Jim Sterling
The rumors about a PS3 price cut just won't die, and now French newspaper Les Echos has added further fuel to the fire, according to AFP. In actuality, it's pretty much being reported as fact that the PS3's 40GB model is goin...

Leipzig GC 2007: The French team preserving gaming history for the future

Sep 04
// David Houghton
"Dave, you've got to get over to Hall 5. There are some guys over there who've got every console ever on free play.""Every console ever?""And a couple of arcade cabinets. And the consoles are all set ...

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, from Michel Gagné, just looks lovely

Aug 27
// Eliza Gauger
 From the French artist and animator who brought us Insanely Twisted Rabbits and the Saga of Rex comes this preview for his newest project, an indie shooter due out in 2008.  No word yet on what platform this will r...

Adventure is not dead: So Blonde impressions

Aug 23
// Joseph Leray
Now that you’ve read all about Wizarbox, take a look at their first game, a point-and-click adventure game titled So Blonde. Wizarbox has an impressive set of credentials for a start-up company, and hopes to bring some ...

Adventure is not dead: Wizarbox on point and click

Aug 22
// Joseph Leray
Chances are, you've unwittingly played a Wizarbox game before, even if you've never heard of them. Actually, I should clarify -- you've probably played a game that Wizarbox has worked on, and you've never heard of them. You...

Electronic Sports World Cup 2007

Jul 07
// Joseph Leray
The fifth Electronic Sports World Cup (Mondial du Gaming in French; anglicanisms fail) is being held this weekend in Paris, France, at the fabled Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles. In keeping with the them...

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