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News Snatch: PES 2014, Flappy Bird, Killzone Shadow Fall And #GameFood

Revenge should have no bounds - Hamlet (4.7.143).


inFamous Second Son is out today and here is a behind the scenes look into SCEA’s music studio and their efforts behind producing the soundscape for the game.


Movie news: the Splinter Cell film is about to get a director in the shape of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Bourne Identity helmsman, Doug Liman. British totty Tom Hardy is set to star with filming scheduled for August and a release next year.



Konami has announced new DLC content for PES 2014 with an all-new World Challenge mode featuring a new International Cup.


Rare have been released from the shackles of making Kinect games, studio head Craig Duncan has said there is a “very open conversation” about returning to their previous IPs.


News That Is Not News: Sledgehammer Games cofounder Glen Schofield has said their Call of Duty game is the “most ambitious, most creative game we’ve ever made.”

Your next game is the best you have ever created? Are you sure? I’ve never heard a developer say that before! I must write that up and post it!



If you have an hour or so to spare, put your feet up and watch Free to Play, a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament.


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Killzone Shadow Fall is to get random yellow crates in the multiplayer portion of the game. Shoot them for points and to unlock new Player Card Icons.

Woo. Yay. Also: Meh.


Much to the annoyance of the stupid people who paid thousands of pounds for an iPhone with the game, the original Flappy Bird is coming back to iTunes.



A new trailer for Murdered: Soul Suspect featuring some excellent hats.


Edd Joseph, a graphic designer from Bristol, spent £80 on a second hand PlayStation 3 via Gumtree but it never arrived. To extract his revenge he has sent the seller 22 plays written by Shakespeare including Macbeth and Othello, and he has sent each play via text message to the sellers phone, almost 18,000 texts.

“It just occurred to me you can copy and paste things from the internet and into a text message,” he told the Bristol Post. The Gumtree seller has responded with abusive texts and phonecalls.

Edd only has to press ‘send’ once per play and his phone then processes each page into individual texts. As he is on unlimited texts and calls package it is not costing him a penny.

“I tried to ask him if he was enjoying the plays, but he was very confused,” Mr Joseph added. “I’m going to keep doing it. If nothing else I’m sharing a little bit of culture with someone who probably doesn’t have much experience of it.”


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Is this the fabled Amazon console game controller? Venturebeat seem to think so. Ugly little bugger, isn’t it?


Previous Snatches have featured banter between the Codies and Sega but now everyone is joshing along together using the hashtag #GameFood. Isn’t it nice when they all get along?

However this has to be the winner…



And Finally, the Japanese advert for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Nope, no idea.

12 Comments
  1. Germanos
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    The Japanese advert just killed me xD

    Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 15:01.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      I couldn’t hold it back, a little bit of wee came out. Bloody love the Japanese!

      Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 16:29.
    • Amphlett
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I can imagine that if work ever took me to Japan I would have to avoid all types of media else suffer brain frazzle. Awesome stuff! :-)

      Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 17:13.
      • matthangzhou
        Member
        Since: Sep 2010

        Amazing stuff. What are they thinking. Love it.

        Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 17:52.
  2. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    that advert, what the f….

    Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 15:06.
  3. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    #Gamefood is ace. I love “Calzone Shadow Fall”, lol

    Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 15:15.
  4. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    A Call of Duty game being creative. That would be something.

    The amazon control pad looks like a 3rd party xbox one pad.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 16:09.
  5. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I would love to watch the Dota film, really need to find the time at some point

    Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 16:34.
  6. tactical20
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Heads up: Been getting that annoying thing on here again where the app store launches to some crappy game. On iPhone btw.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 16:54.
    • matthangzhou
      Member
      Since: Sep 2010

      I’ve been having that. Here and other places – any fix?

      Comment posted on 21/03/2014 at 17:53.
  7. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Has Sledgehammer Games ever made a game of their own before?

    Also, loving the Shakespeare terror.

    Comment posted on 22/03/2014 at 10:53.
    • beeje13
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Nope, so what they said will be true as long as they actually ship a game!

      I’m interested to see their take on though, after a decade of Treyarch/IW.

      Comment posted on 23/03/2014 at 10:18.

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