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Uncharted 4, Batman Arkham Knight, and More to be Featured at Sony Event

31 October 2014 |We've known about Sony's upcoming Las Vegas event for a while now, and that big name titles like Uncharted 4 and Bloodborne would be there, but Sony recently revealed even more of the games that will be on hand for the event.While ...

Gaming Deals: Target B2G1 Free on All Games and Halloween Steam Sale

31 October 2014 |We still have a month until Black Friday, but the big gaming deals seem to be coming early. From Twitter user Wario64 we've recently seen postings for deals slated to go up on Best Buy and Target starting November 9. Target will ...

Assassin’s Creed Unity Trailer Shows a World War II Location

31 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422050/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Ubisoft has released a mysterious trailer ...

Far Cry 4 Goes Gold, Ubisoft Expecting 6 Million Sales in First Year

31 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421807/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Ubisoft announced today that its upcoming ...

Watch the Epic Live-Action Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer

31 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422060/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Activision today released a live-action ...

Xbox Free Games With Gold November for Xbox One and 360

31 October 2014 |Sony has already laid out their free offering for monthly paying members of their subscription service, and now Xbox has revealed their November free download plans as well. From a post on the Major Nelson blog:Xbox One users will ...

PS4 Dominates Xbox One in Ubisoft Platform Sales Charts

31 October 2014 |As part of Ubisoft's latest earnings report today, the French Assassin's Creed publisher released a chart that shows a breakdown of sales for Ubisoft games by platform. You might have guessed it, but this chart proves it: the ...

Watch Dog Ships 9 Million Copies, Helping Ubisoft Sales Rise Sharply

31 October 2014 | <iframe src="/videos/embed/6418962/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Ubisoft's open-world action game Watch ...

Three Weeks Later, PS4 Racer Driveclub Is Still Facing Issues With No End in Sight

31 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421703/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Three weeks out from PlayStation 4 racing ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m Proud to be Gay”

31 October 2014 |Apple CEO Tim Cook today publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation for the first time, explaining that, "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."Tim CookIn a guest post for ...

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Review: Bending Genres in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

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Review: Shambling Mirror of Fate Signals Time to Jam a Stake in Castlevania’s Heart

8 March 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate brings the series back to Nintendo's portable systems, ...

An Unflattering Boll Cut

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The Trials and Tribulations of Gears of War: Judgment

6 March 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> <body> As the next generation of home consoles slowly emerge into the limelight and enter the ...

The Cinematic Nature of Parasite Eve

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A Plea for the Gaming Industry to Respect Gamers

1 March 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> Although the economy might not be in the thick of a recession as it once was, that doesn't mean things ...

Moving Forward and Looking to Indies, Not Better Graphics

28 February 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> Excited as I was to finally see a next-generation console, much of the PlayStation 4 software we saw ...

Urban Trial Freestyle Review: Where Flash Trumps Substance

27 February 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> There is no getting around the similarities between Urban Trial Freestyle and the Trials series. The ...

The Orwellian Superheroes of Watch Dogs and inFamous: Second Son

23 February 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> <body> Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or ...

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Sony posts hefty losses, although its PlayStation business is not the problem

31 October 2014 |Sony posted significant losses for the last fiscal quarter, although the company's PlayStation business was not the problem. ...

Just a level solver: Why my puzzle game took over a year to complete

31 October 2014 |"I was stumped. Out of optimization ideas, I considered giving up. Maybe I could just put in the best solutions I found on my own and make it a competition for my players to beat those scores?" ...

Composing an indie RPG title track

31 October 2014 |On the collaborative process of working with a composer: "I gave some specific feedback... but I ultimately needed to trust his ability to polish the piece." ...

Two Finnish studios band together: Next Games acquires Helsinki GameWorks

31 October 2014 |Two startups with veterans from notable developers like Rovio, Supercell, and Remedy have joined up. Next Games is currently working on a Walking Dead mobile game. ...

OnLive expands service to Europeans outside the U.K.

31 October 2014 |If your game is available on OnLive, people in countries other than the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom can now create OnLive accounts and pay to play it. ...

Final Fantasy creator’s F2P game hits 1M downloads in 3 weeks

31 October 2014 |Terra Battle, the debut free-to-play mobile game from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's Mistwalker studio, has been downloaded more than a million times worldwide in the three weeks since its October 9th launch. ...

Ex-Blizzard frontman Rob Pardo shares his approach to game design

31 October 2014 |Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson talks to ex-Blizzard designer Rob Pardo (Warcraft 3, Starcraft II) about his career and his approach to design in the new Designer Notes podcast. ...

Don’t Miss: The neuroscience of survival horror

31 October 2014 |How do survival horror games like The Evil Within work on our brains? Neuroscientist M. Tajerian unpacks the mechanism behind the scares in Amnesia, Dead Space and Silent Hill in this classic feature. ...

Get a job: CCP is seeking a Senior Backend Programmer

31 October 2014 |CCP is looking to add a strong industry experienced Backend Programmer to its programming team in the Newcastle Studio, UK. ...

Blog: How much friction? Tension in Alien: Isolation

31 October 2014 |"The game is good, evoking the tension of Ridley Scott's original movie by pitting a single protagonist against a nigh-unstoppable xenomorph. But about 2/3 of my way through the game I started feeling annoyance, rather than ...

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Where Destiny Leads

31 October 2014 |Bungie's latest is a huge hit, but it's hard to see how it can sustain a long tail - regular DLC packs will hit diminishing returns very quickly

Sony apologizes for Driveclub’s ongoing launch woes

31 October 2014 |Shuhei Yoshida acknowledges player patience is running out, delays PS Plus edition indefinitely

Anki taps Activision, EA execs

31 October 2014 |Skylanders creative director Joby Otero and Origin biz dev VP Craig Rechenmacher join robotic toy maker

Ubisoft sees sales shrink in Q2 but rise 65% for first half

31 October 2014 |Watch Dogs has now shipped 9 million units, and Ubi's digital sales increased more than 90%

OnLive adds new European territories

31 October 2014 |Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Ireland get access to cloud service

Iwata explains why US, Europe need to wait for New 3DS

31 October 2014 |Nintendo president says handheld refresh not needed because original 3DS is "at an earlier stage of popularization" overseas

Platform, not gender, drives gamer differences - EEDAR

31 October 2014 |Dr. Heather Nofziger, EEDAR's head of survey research, offers some perspective on common misperceptions about gender

Getting more women in games

30 October 2014 |Panel at Game Connect Asia Pacific stresses that the games industry needs to be a safe place that fosters diversity

Next Games acquires Helsinki GameWorks

30 October 2014 |Finnish startups join forces, Helsinki GameWorks CEO is now head of licensed games for Next

Zoe Quinn calls for big companies to speak out on GamerGate

30 October 2014 |"It's so fundamental, otherwise this is going to keep happening"

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Kim Kardashian Helps Glu Mobile Rule The World

31 October 2014 | Love them or hate them, the Kardashians and their brand are a powerful force to be reckoned with. If you need proof simply look at how much money Glu Mobile is making off ...

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Found Guilty of Hacking

31 October 2014 | Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been found guilty of hacking into computers and illegally downloading files in Denmark by a Danish court. The Danish court ruled that ...

‘DriveClub’ for PS Plus Users ‘On Hold’

31 October 2014 | Things are not getting better for Sony when it comes to its online-focused racing game, DriveClub for PS4. Sony's PlayStation Network problems have gotten a bit worse ...

Ubisoft: Nine Million Copies of ‘Watch Dogs’ Shipped

31 October 2014 | Ubisoft announced today that it has shipped (or "sold in") more than nine million copies of its hacking-themed action game Watch Dog since it launched. The news ...

It’s DRM Exemption Petition Season At The Copyright Office

31 October 2014 | It's that time again at the U.S. Copyright Office: every three years the agency in charge of all things copyright-related accepts petitions on activities that should be ...

‘Creepy Murderer on GTA V’ Video is Pretty Creepy

31 October 2014 |This is mildly funny in a creepy sort of way, but it works very well for Halloween. YouTuber MrKreepyKoala decided to dress up like a serial killer and silently hunt and kill Grand Theft auto Online players. Here's the ...

Researchers Use Custom Video Game To Measure Spatial Memory in Sleep Apnea Patients

31 October 2014 | New research led by NYU Langone Medical Center sleep specialists using video games finds that sleep apnea may affect memory of everyday events like where you parked your car ...

‘Papers, Please’ Wins GameCity Prize

31 October 2014 | Nottingham, England-based video game festival GameCity has awarded Papers, Please with the fourth annual GameCity Prize, an award that "celebrates videogames as a ...

Walmart To Start Selling Used Games Nov. 2

30 October 2014 | Retailer Walmart will start selling used video games, consoles and accessories on November 3, the company announced this week. In March the company announced that it would ...

Anita Sarkeesian Explains GamerGate on The Colbert Report

30 October 2014 | On the latest episode of Comedy's Central's The Colbert Report, Feminist Frequency and Tropes v. Women in Video Games creator Anita Sarkeesian gives her opinion on ...

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BioShock Infinite: Complete confirmed for Nov. 4, mostly

31 October 2014 | BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition is due out on November 4 for Xbox 360 and PS3, Take-Two's second quarter 2015 financial report confirms, but there's no mention of a PC launch date. Previously, 2K said BioShock Infinite: ...

There’s something off about this Assassin’s Creed: Unity trailer

31 October 2014 | The weird part of this Assassin's Creed: Unity video is where Arno jumps through a rift in time and travels from French Revolution-era Paris to a Paris filled with electricity, zeppelins, machine guns and the Eiffel Tower. And ...

Xbox Entertainment Studios now officially closed

31 October 2014 | Following earlier reports heralding the closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios, Microsoft made things official on Wednesday by dismissing those few employees remaining at the company's former film division. The good news is that ...

Shadow of Mordor is the ultimate Beastmaster in new DLC screens

31 October 2014 | Monolith detailed the first expansion to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor today, Lord of the Hunt. The upcoming DLC introduces "more tales from Torvin, the Dwarven Hunter, as you work together to tame the beasts of Mordor and fight ...

Just Dance Now tallies 6 million downloads in a month

31 October 2014 | Tucked inside Ubisoft's latest financial report is a small blurb on Just Dance Now, the publisher's mobile adaptation of its hit rhythm franchise Just Dance. According to Ubisoft, the free-to-play game has already been downloaded ...

November’s Games with Gold: Volgarr the Viking, Viva Pinata

31 October 2014 | Microsoft has announced next month's Games with Gold lineup, revealing that the Rastan-like barbaric side-scroller Volgarr the Viking will debut for the Xbox One as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Members will ...

Driveclub PS Plus version delayed ‘until further notice’

31 October 2014 | Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's president of worldwide studios, would like to an offer an apology to fans burned by the problematic launch of socially-connected PlayStation 4 racer Driveclub, but his mea culpa comes with more bad ...

Steam Halloween Sale: Fallout, Walking Dead, much more

31 October 2014 | It's that time of year again, when children dress up as monsters, adults fret over apples stuffed with razor blades and Valve slashes prices on numerous computer games right down to the bone. Yes, dear reader, the Steam Halloween ...

Halloween Horror Streams: Rule of Rose shoves a dead rat in your face

31 October 2014 | One school of logic says that cumbersome controls makes horror games scarier. Resident Evil's tank controls, for example, may not let you walk with the natural fluidity of a real person, but they do often force you to fearfully, ...

Joystiq Deals: MondoHub

31 October 2014 | Today on Joystiq Deals, we're offering a definitive solution to your USB woes with the MondoHub, a 28-port USB hub that will power and charge all of your USB-enabled devices. The powerful yet compact MondoHub is regularly priced ...

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Getting ‘Showdown’ To 90 FPS In UE4 On Oculus Rift

31 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Oculus has repeatedly tapped Epic Games to whip up demos to show off new iterations of Oculus Rift VR headset hardware. The latest demo, built in UE4, is 'Showdown', an action-packed scene of slow motion ...

Alienware’s Triangular Area-51 Re-Design With Tri-SLI GeForce GTX 980, Tested

28 October 2014 |MojoKid writes Dell's Alienware division recently released a radical redesign of their Area-51 gaming desktop. With 45-degree angled front and rear face plates that are designed to direct control and IO up toward the user, in ...

Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

28 October 2014 |SlappingOysters writes: One of the highlighted games at the PAX AUS expo starting on October 31 is Blowfish Studios' Gunscape, a game described as an FPS construction kit. As well as building and sharing FPS maps for multiplayer ...

Tetris Is Hard To Test

26 October 2014 |New submitter JackDW writes: Tetris is one of the best-known computer games ever made. It's easy to play but hard to master, and it's based on a NP-hard problem. But that's not all that's difficult about it. Though it's simple ...

Google Search Finally Adds Information About Video Games

25 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Google has expanded its search engine with the capability to recognize video games. If your query references a game, a new Knowledge Graph panel on the right-hand side of Google's search results page will ...

PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With ‘Port Reports’

25 October 2014 |AberBeta writes: PCGamingWiki contributor Soeb has been looking into the recent larger budget game releases to appear on Linux, including XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands: The Pre–Sequel produced by Mac porting houses ...

Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In “Puffery,” Not Fraud

23 October 2014 |DemonOnIce writes with a story, as reported by Ars Technica, that a federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a proposed securities fraud class action lawsuit connected to Battlefield 4's bungled rollout. From the report: EA and ...

Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

21 October 2014 |DCFC writes: The BBC is releasing a game to help 8- to 11-year-old kids get into coding. Based on Doctor Who, it alternates between a standard platform game and programming puzzles that introduce the ideas of sequence, loops, ...

New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade

18 October 2014 |First time accepted submitter furrykef . writes Over 33 years have passed since Donkey Kong first hit arcades, but it still has new surprises. I was poking through the game in a debugger when I discovered that the game contains ...

For Game Developers, It’s About the Labor of Love

17 October 2014 |Nerval's Lobster writes With "GamerGate" and all the debates over who counts as a "gamer," it's easy to forget that games are created by people with a genuine love of the craft. Journalist Jon Brodkin sat down with Armin Ibrisagic, ...

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