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The Conduit getting HD remake for Tegra devices



“The Conduit HD is a fast-paced action First Person Shooter (FPS) set in the near-future of a fictional America. Players fight enemy forces in a highly detailed 3D world using the robust sensitivity of the touchscreen controls. Battle against fourteen (14) unique enemies that use cover and tactical thinking to make each encounter exciting. Unleash destruction with a huge arsenal of eighteen (18) different weapons, many of which utilize unique aiming and firing modes.”

How about an HD version for...the Wii U?! Thanks to all that sent this in.

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The Conduit jumps off Wii to...Nvidia Shield?!



That's certainly what the screen grab above seems to indicate. Could The Conduit be getting a mobile port? Whatever happened to Conduit or Conduit 2 heading to 3DS? Thanks to Joker for the heads up!

High Voltage on status of original properties, expect Conduit news this year

The following is a status update from a High Voltage employee (HVSBob), done in the style of a faux interview.

Question: What about some original HVS games I've heard about, like The Grinder, Animales de la Muerte, and of course the Conduit series?

Answer: As usual, there are things we're not ready to talk about. The games I just mentioned in the last answer, for instance, are public knowledge for those who know where to look. But you may be pleased to know our strategy moving forward calls for a greater proportion of original IP games.

I'm excited about the projects we're working on now. I think they represent a new chapter for us: one that's more forward-thinking than before.

Question: OMG I love Conduit so much!

Answer: That's not a question, but thank you! And we haven't forgotten about Conduit over here, either. I would expect some new Conduit-related news before the year is out.


Sad to get a redirect with the Grinder/Animales question, but good to know more Conduit news is coming soon. I wonder if that 3DS version is still in the works. Thanks to DrDeath for the heads up!

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High Voltage responds to allegations, says most are bogus

The following is a point-by-point response to the state of High Voltage from High Voltage's own Eric Nofsinger...

It’s probably easiest to go point-by-point through their diatribe:

- The company has laid off many people in the past couple years.

[EN] In our 19 year history, High Voltage has been put in the unfortunate position of having to lay people off. During the past two years our last layoff was in May of 2011, where we had to say goodbye to 8 people. Although we aren’t happy about that at all; we certainly aren’t alone. Still, I believe our track record with company stability has got to be one of the best in the industry.

- Many of the employees have been demoted to jobs well below their skill level.

[EN] This is completely false. To my knowledge, no employee has been demoted at HVS in a decade.

- After employees were laid off, one of the studios producers purchased a new sports car.

[EN] Again, super false. Although many of our employees drive nice cars, no one purchased a sports car around the time of the layoff.

- The company has some very good, talented people, but their work suffers under lackluster management.

[EN] We have amazingly talented people that I’m proud to work with every day. I sincerely believe we have a fantastic management team.

-Animales de la Muerte is actually completed, but the studio has no interest in releasing it

[EN] Preposterous. Seriously? What possible motivation would we have to sit on a fully completed game?

- even the employees don't know why this is happening

[EN] I know I was puzzled. =P

- HVS showed off footage of Animales de la Muerte that didn't show any blood or gore, all in the hopes of getting cash for the project

[EN] Animales without blood and gore wouldn’t be Animales. This makes no sense.

- HVS is very upset that Sega shipped a very low amount of Conduit 2 copies to retailers.

[EN] We do wish that Conduit 2 had been carried by more retail outlets but we harbor no ill will towards Sega.

- Conduit 2 features MotionPlus support, but there's no actual programming in the game's engine for it. In other words, it doesn't actually support the device.

[EN] This is 100% false. C’mon, do you really think Nintendo would allow that?

- The studio is likely going to focus purely on licensed kids games with short development cycles of 4-5 months.

[EN] Completely false. While licensed kids games will remain a healthy part of our balanced portfolio, we are working on many kinds of games. And for the record: while our licensed kids games do tend to have shorter developments, they aren’t 4-5 months. We hope to be able to share a lot of what we have cooking with you soon. In the meantime, please pick up the Zone of Enders HD Collection when it releases. It was a lot of work and we’re really proud of how it turned out!

- it's also likely that the company is going to work on iOS games in the near future

[EN] Thank you, great Nostradamus. Actually, we’ve been working on iOS development. Hope to have news on this all soon. =)


So there you go, a very direct and clear response from High Voltage. Now which side of the fence do you sit on?

RUMOR - The state of affairs at High Voltage

UPDATE - Check out comment from High Voltage here.

I've had this info come across my virtual desk from a 100% trustworthy source. I believe my source completely. The only reasons I mark this rumor is because I haven't corroborated with High Voltage yet, and my source could have been fed some skewed details.

- The company has laid off many people in the past couple years.
- Many of the employees have been demoted to jobs well below their skill level.
- After employees were laid off, one of the studios producers purchased a new sports car.
- The company has some very good, talented people, but their work suffers under lackluster management.
-Animales de la Muerte is actually completed, but the studio has no interest in releasing it
- even the employees don't know why this is happening
- HVS showed off footage of Animales de la Muerte that didn't show any blood or gore, all in the hopes of getting cash for the project
- HVS is very upset that Sega shipped a very low amount of Conduit 2 copies to retailers.
- Conduit 2 features MotionPlus support, but there's no actual programming in the game's engine for it. In other words, it doesn't actually support the device.
- The studio is likely going to focus purely on licensed kids games with short development cycles of 4-5 months.
- it's also likely that the company is going to work on iOS games in the near future

I've reached out to High Voltage to try and get comment on these accusations. If/when they get back, I'll be sure to update.

RUMOR - The Grinder still alive, being published by Warner Bros.?

I have one rule, and it's never to trust what Wikipedia says. I normally stay away from Wiki-based info, but this time around the information is just so random that I thought I'd share.



According to Wiki, The Grinder is being published by Warner Bros. this October. Is the long-in-development title actually seeing life on the Wii before Wii U comes our way? Thanks to Mr. Angry for the heads up.

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