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Daily Archives: January 9, 2012
Forza 4 fans itching for some new DLC are in for a treat: developer Turn 10 has released a free download, the Hyundai Veloster Bonus Pack. The two-car pack features the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, revealed for the first time today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and the 500-horsepower 2011 Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster.
Sony has released a slew of holiday sales figures for the PlayStation family, including the Vita’s initial numbers after its recent launch in Japan. All told, the PS2, PS3, PS Portable, and PS Vita sold over 6.5 million units during the 2011 holiday season.
In some more behind-the-scenes posts, Rockstar has begun to detail their research process for Max Payne 3. The first part in the series focuses on the crew’s on-location scouting in São Paulo, Brazil.
Fans of Mythos, the action-RPG created by the now-defunct Flagship Studios, will be happy to hear that the game is finding its footing again, courtesy of Hanbitsoft and T3Fun. The new version, Mythos Global, has been under development and is slated to enter open beta on February 2. European gamers bummed at the recent service shuttering by Frogster also have some good news as T3Fun has announced that the open beta will be available to most of Europe as well.
Former industry powerhouse Interplay was given one more reason to pine for the old days as Bethesda has come out on top of an ongoing court battle involving the Fallout brand. A new settlement in the lawsuit (Bethesda Softworks LLC v Interplay Entertainment Corp.) finds Interplay’s license to develop a Fallout MMO “null and void,” with all former rights immediately reverting back to Bethesda, and that the company “has no ongoing right to use the Fallout brand or any Fallout intellectual property for any game development.” ZeniMax, parent company of Bethesda, has agreed to pay $2 million in the settlement, with each side covering their own litigation expenses.