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Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Coming to Consoles in May

At long last, id Software and Activision have revealed the release dates for the long anticipated console incarnations of Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars. You'll be able to pick up the game for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 on May 30 here in Europe, while the Americans among you will be able to get it from your local game store on May 28. You can get the full scoop along with lots of marketing buzzwords right here in the official press release.

Splash Damage Looking For Artists

We're currently seeking several more artistically inclined individuals to join our talented team. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to work on a new and unique property coming to consoles and the PC. Click one of the positions below to find out what we're looking for, what we offer, and how to apply:

In addition to these, we're still hiring for several other positions, a full list of which you can find in the Jobs section.

Fresh Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Console Previews

With the end of May and the release of Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 inching ever closer, several more previews have appeared in the mysterious tubes also known as the internet.

PC Zone Investigates the State of the Modding Scene

Lifted straight from the June issue of the magazine, PC Zone's investigative feature "Wrecking the Mod" is now available online. The piece takes a long, hard look at the current state of the modding scene and whether or not it's past its prime. Several developers chime in with their thoughts on the matter, including Splash Damage's own Steve Gaffney. It's a worthwile read with some interesting insights, so go check it out!

Bongoboy is Hurling Controllers / Mice At... Games That Don't Take All Week To Finish

Hello playmates. Having lost previous months to big, deep, long games, recently I've been snacking heavily on lots of small ones. I was really impressed by the Independent Games Festival nominees at this year's GDC, and ever since have felt compelled to cast a tiny piglike eye over some of the less famous titles and genres.

ETQW 1.5 Changelog Revealed

Work on the latest game update for Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is steaming ahead at full knots and we're now testing the latest version of it internally to see if there are any glaring issues left to fix. Even more exciting, we've put together the final changelog for the update, which you can find concealed somewhere within this blog update. In a smallish nutshell, 1.5 brings a number of new features and customization options to ETQW and fixes all of the issues left over from 1.4. Let's have a look:

Paul Wedgwood to Speak at Develop 2008

Splash Damage owner and Creative Director Paul Wegdwood will be part of a business panel at this year's Develop conference. Descriptively titled "Why We Sold Our Studio; And Why We Didn't", the panel will also feature Bizarre Creations's Sarah Chudley, Kuju Entertainment's Ian Baverstock, and Intent Media's Michael French. Develop 2008 is set to take place from July 29th to 31st in Brighton, England, and will feature over 90 speakers across 60 sessions. More information on the event and how to register for it can be found at www.develop-conference.com.

ETQW Limited Collector's Edition Officially an Award-Winning Design

We've always known that the Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Limited Collector's Editing was Cool Looking™, but now it's officially an award-winning design! For those who are incredibly confused, allow me to explain: The MI6 Game Marketing Conference took place in San Francisco last month and among a number of talks and panels about game marketing, the event also recognized outstanding achievements in product design, promotion, and marketing with a number of awards. The Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Limited Collector's Edition was bestowed the Silver Muse for Best Wrapping - Product Packaging and joined a number of other high profile titles such as Halo 3, Assassin's Creed, and Bioshock in this year's line-up of winners. You can see a small picture of the awards statue on the right - click the Read more link for a larger version!

Currently Hurling Controllers / Mice At... - Grand Fit Auto

It's GTA4 week! Few games are as ... present as Grand Theft Auto 4 is around the office, so expect much of this installment of Stuff We're Playing to focus on the latest incarnation of the franchise that is single handedly eroding the morals and humanity of every child on the planet. It's not all about capping punkz this week, though, since both the Metal Gear Online beta and Wii Fit were released right before the Grandest of marketing onslaughts.

So, without further ado, let's see what's currently lurking in people's disc trays:

Currently Hurling Controllers / Mice At... Condemned Sam & Mario Kart

Gather 'round, children, it's time for another installment of Stuff We're Playing. This past week saw the release of Nintendo Characters In Tiny Vehicles, which has since become a popular lunch and evening distraction here on the Splash Damage Peninsula of Productivity.

For those keeping track, we've got a new face joining us this week, with Ben 'Randles' Hopkinson of Rackage fame strenghtening our ranks as IT Manager. *applause*