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Epic Games distances itself from Hatred

In response to its announcement, Unreal Engine creator Epic Games have distances itself from the playable “murder simulation” Hatred, asking the developer Destructive Creations to remove it’s logo from the game’s marketing.

“Epic Games isn’t involved in this project,” a statement from the company reads. “Unreal Engine 4 is available to the general public for use ‘for any lawful purpose,’ and we explicitly don’t exert any sort of creative control or censorship over projects. However, the video is using the trademarked Unreal Engine 4 logo without permission from Epic, and we’ve asked for the removal of our logo from all marketing associated with this product.”

Hatred developer Destructive Creations announced the game earlier today. The developer describes the game as “an isometric shooter with a disturbing atmosphere of mass killing, where player takes the role of a cold bloodantagonist, who is full of hatred for humanity.”

Destructive paints the game as a  response to “politically correct” trends in the gaming medium.

“These days, when a lot of games are heading to be polite, colorful, politically correct and trying to be some kind of higher art, rather than just an entertainment , we wanted to create something against trends,” adds the developer in a statement. “We say ‘yes, it is a game about killing people’ and the only reason of the antagonist doing that sick stuff is his deep-rooted hatred.”

CD Projekt Red responds to The Witcher 3 development accusations

Earlier this week, we reported that, according to an anonymous NeoGAF user, developer CD Projekt Red has built an “overblown” impression of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The anonymous individual took issue with others “painting CD Projekt Red as some magical [development] studio with only the best of interests of the gamers in mind. Trust me they are not.”

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In response to these accusations, CD Projekt Red communications executive Michał Platkow-Gilewski told GameSpot that everything we’ve seen, or heard, should speak for itself.

“In principle, we don’t comment on rumors, especially when someone anonymous says that it’s ‘his/her word against CDP PR,’” Platkow-Gilewski said in a prepared statement. “So, PR aside, if you have any doubts about Wild Hunt’s quality, have a look at the 35-minute gameplay video we published some time ago, or check out gamers’ reactions to our public previews at Gamescom, San Diego Comic Con, and E3 (it’s all public and available on the studio’s YouTube channel), and decide for yourself.”

Then, GameSpot asked if the studio wanted to address claims that its team had been “crunching” for over a year. However, they didn’t respond.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt development in “a major crunch time for over a year,” take everything with a “grain of salt”

Every CD Projekt Red title has always seemed to feature gamers best interests in mind.

However, according to a NeoGAF insider, the developers latest project The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been in a “major crunch time” for over a year now, and everything said should be taken with a “grain of salt.”

“It looks like many [NeoGAF users] are painting [CD Projekt Red] as some magical development studio with only the best of interests of the gamers in mind. Trust me, they are not,” said insider Anaxymenes. “The bullshitting with The Witcher 3 started Day 1. [The PR team] is creating an overblown vision of a game that doesn’t exist while the team is in crazy crunch time for [about] over a year now. There’s some bad shit going on that if GAF knew, GAF would not like.”

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“Well, in the end, it’s my words vs CDP PR. I mean, why should You believe my if I have no solid evidence to show? But that’s kind of my point, CDP build a very good relationship with gamers and now it’s paying off as oppose to say EA,” he continued. “I do have inside knowledge, I did have contact with the game but again NDA and such plus I’m just a dude on the internet. my only point is that GAF should take everything CDP says with a grain of salt. EDIT: Just to some up my messy line of thinking–don’t preorder tha game (especially on consoles) wait for the reviews, then decide or don’t pay attention to a random dude on the internet and do what you want with your money.”

We’re reached out to CD Projekt Red for a comment.

Comic Con 2014: DC debuts new image of Ben Affleck as Batman

In anticipation of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC Entertainment have released a closeup of Ben Affleck in costume as Batman.

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“The filmmakers wanted to include this new cinematic version of the Dark Knight in the anniversary mosaic so it could be discovered by fans!” states a post onthe DC Comics blog. “The cast and crew behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are excited to be a part of the 75th celebration!”

EA would “prefer” Star Wars Battlefront to release around Episode VII

Star Wars Battlefield may not have a release date because they’re waiting for a more favorable timeframe, the release of Stars Wars: Episode VII.

Speaking during its investor’s call last night, Electronic Arts president Patrick Soderlund said even though the game isn’t linked to Episode VII, the publisher would “prefer” to release Battlefront around the time of Episode VII.

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“What we’re building is more rooted in the traditional Star Wars universe and not so much necessarily linked to the movies being made,” said Soderlund. “And that’s just because we wanted to make a game that celebrated the history of Star Wars.”

“Obviously there will be things in there that are somewhat tied to the new movie. I wouldn’t say that we have a particular tie to the movie. Now, obviously we would prefer to be close to the movie, but I wouldn’t say that we’re directly tied to it.”

Episode VII is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015.