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Mega Bloks Halo: The triple-A Lego ripoff that never came to be

Back in 2010, Microsoft and Mega Brands teamed up to release Halo Mega Bloks, a set of construction toys based on Xbox's flagship shooter. That wasn't the extent of the partnership, though. While Halo was delving into the toy wor...   read

 
 
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Microsoft has officially canceled Scalebound

[Update: Microsoft has confirmed to IGN that Scalebound is canceled. Here's Microsoft's full statement: "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. We're working hard t...   read

 
 
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Daybreak delists Landmark, servers closing in February

After Daybreak finally ceased development on the MMORPG EverQuest Next last year, it seemed inevitable that Landmark, which was thought of as a precursor, would be the next to go. The online sandbox title had longer legs than expected, but ...   read

 
 
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Despite a studio closure, Hero's Song players are getting refunds

Plenty of crowdfunded projects fail to come to fruition, or do make it out, but fall short of expectations. It's the risk we take as backers. In the case of Hero's Song, an action-RPG from veteran developers who worked on titles like EverQu...   read

 
 
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Twisted! WB Montreal cancels secret Suicide Squad game

Warner Bros. has reportedly cancelled its unannounced Suicide Squad project in development by Batman: Arkham Origins team WB Montreal. According to Kotaku sources, the project spent at least two years in development -- possibly as a co-op g...   read

 
 
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Rayman creators find rare Super Nintendo version

Rayman creators Frédéric Houde and Michel Ancel have stumbled upon an unreleased, unfinished Super Nintendo version of the platforming game previously thought to be lost forever. Somehow, it still works!   read

 
 
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Watch 10 minutes of the unreleased, PS3-exclusive Silent Hill

In 2006, while the main studio was working on handheld titles, including the PSP's Silent Hill: Origins, Climax Los Angeles was working on a pitch for a PS3-exclusive Silent Hill built in Unreal Engine 3. While Konami liked Climax enough t...   read

 
 
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Hyper Light Drifter Wii U and Vita versions have been canned

Back in February, we told you the Wii U port of the beautifully epic Hyper Light Drifter was in limbo due to issues with the game engine running natively on the console. There was hope the port would still come out, albe...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft's shutting down two free-to-play games later this year

Ubisoft's cutting ties with two of its free-to-play titles that weren't as successful as it had hoped. Later this year, the servers for both Ghost Recon Phantoms and The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot will be permanently shut down. Ghost R...   read

 
 
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New video of unreleased GoldenEye XBLA game unearthed

Once upon a time, Rare was working on an updated port of GoldenEye 007 for Xbox 360. This remaster, in addition to having updated textures and models, would have included online play and a special split-screen online option. Whomever i...   read

 
 


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Apparently Star Wars: Rogue Squadron was nearly ported to two additional consoles

When you’re dealing with a franchise that's as all-encompassing and monolithic as Star Wars, there’s bound to be a few projects that, for one reason or another, end up getting cancelled. The latest video by Unseen64 contributor ...   read

 
 
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The near-finished Daredevil game that Marvel quashed

As part of the superhero boom in the early 2000s that saw Marvel selling off movie rights to its pajama-wearing characters and saw Colin Farrell kill a man with a paper clip, there was meant to be a Daredevil: The Man Without Fear game. It...   read

 
 
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EA kills Burnout dev's extreme driving game for more Star Wars

Two years ago at E3 Electronic Arts announced a new extreme driving game from Burnout developer Criterion -- or what was left of it after the co-founders left EA to start the company that would go on to make Dangerous Golf. Whatever shell o...   read

 
 
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Ghibli-like Lynn and the Spirits of Inao canceled in light of recent allegations

As an indie project, Lynn and the Spirits of Inao looks really enticing, and seemingly had a lot of heart behind its development. Unfortunately, after five years, the project has come to a close -- news the team announced on its offici...   read

 
 
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Rest in peace, Project Spark

As of today, Project Spark isn't downloadable on Xbox One or Windows. Microsoft made the call. Current owners can continue to play with the game-maker for the time being, but online support will cease on August 12, 2016. From that point on,...   read

 
 
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Disney Infinity 4.0 sounds like it could've been awesome

It was announced a few days ago that Disney Infinity is being cancelled due to slumping interest in the series. That’s disappointing in and of itself, but what’s worse is that, according to Kotaku, Disney Infinity 4.0 would&rsqu...   read

 
 
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See footage of the cancelled Star Wars: Outpost

"Outpost" was listed as a blip in the news of several canceled games over at LucasArts ahead of the Disney acquisition. Star Wars 1313 and Battlefront-style shooter Star Wars: First Assault were also victims. Footage from the canned Star W...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft's canceled 1666 resurfaces as trademark

Patrice Désilets was the creative director of Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft's cash cow from which all its games seem to be modeled (endlessly reproducable open-world systems from now until end, amen). He left the company in 2010 and went...   read

 
 
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And there it is: EverQuest Next canceled

The MMORPG EverQuest Next isn't happening. "When we decided to create the next chapter in the EverQuest journey, we didn't aim low," said Daybreak Games president Russell Shanks in an announcement today. "We set out to make something revolu...   read

 
 
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Disaster Report dev's next game: Survive an Ultraman-Godzilla battle

Following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011, Disaster Report 4 was delayed and then cancelled. Series creator Kazuma Kujo eventually left developer Irem, started Granzella, and acquired the rights to the franc...   read

 
 
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Warner Bros. formally cancels Batman: Arkham Knight on Mac

Warner Bros has confirmed that Batman: Arkham Knight has been cancelled for Mac/Linux platforms. In a brief statement on Steam, the publisher said: We are very sorry to confirm that Batman: Arkham Knight will no longer be coming to Mac and...   read

 
 
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Volition shows off canceled Saint's Row game

The games industry is a rough one, its expensive, fast, and merciless. There are no shortage of games that are quietly killed in their sleep mid-development never to be seen again. However, Volition has made the somewhat maverick decision t...   read

 
 
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Screenshots from the Steven Universe game that will never be

Steven Universe: Attack the Light! is a pretty dang good mobile role-playing game. But just because that exists doesn't mean we can't lament what will never be. Developer and artist Christina Antoinette Neofotistou tweeted out a couple of s...   read

 
 
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Triad Wars, the F2P spin-off to Sleeping Dogs, is shutting down in January

When it was announced there was to be a successor to United Front Games’ Hong Kong open world crime game Sleeping Dogs, Triad Wars probably wasn’t what most people had in mind. Instead of the involving story and memorable c...   read

 
 
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The UK has been spared the last-gen port of Pro Skater 5

[Update: Despite saying it wouldn't be released on Xbox 360, Pro Skater 5 has popped up on the Xbox Live Marketplace, costing £24.99. It isn't available on the PS3, so this might well be a mistake on Activision's part. We've contacted...   read

 
 


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