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Xbox One Discounted to $249 For Limited Time

25 July 2016 |Microsoft has announced a summer sale for the Xbox One 500GB console, which will run as long as "supplies last." All Xbox One 500GB consoles are now $249.This deal applies to the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle, the special ...

These Are Pokemon Go’s New Team Leaders

25 July 2016 |Pokemon Go developer Niantic discussed its wildly popular mobile game at Comic-Con 2016 and showed the leaders for the game's three competing teams.During the Pokemon Go panel, which featured John Hanke, chief executive of Niantic, ...

Watch Final Fantasy 15 Movie Kingsglaive New Trailer, Digital Release Date

24 July 2016 |Announced back in March, the film tie-in to Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy XV is on the verge of release. It's out in Japan already, and the movie is coming to select theaters in the US on Auguest 19, but during a panel at ...

Hilarious New Lego Batman Trailer Reveals How Robin Got His Costume

24 July 2016 |Ben Affleck's Batman wasn't the only version of the Caped Crusader to feature in a key trailer at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. A hilarious new promo for The Lego Batman Movie was revealed, in which the Dark Knight is forced to ...

All the Marvel News from Comic-Con 2016

24 July 2016 |Marvel has once again taken to San Diego Comic-Con today to give us the latest news on some of its biggest upcoming projects. To help get you up to speed on everything that was shown, we've compiled all of our news stories ...

Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Comes to Disney California Adventure Park

24 July 2016 | Marvel has announced Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! as a new ride coming to Disney California Adventure Park. The ride will be available from summer 2017, and will feature characters from 2014’s Guardians of the ...

This Is Who Kurt Russell Is Playing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

24 July 2016 |The Comic-Con news continues to roll out, and at its panel Marvel has just revealed a big piece of information about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Kurt Russell is playing Ego the Living Planet.At the panel, Marvel gave a lengthy ...

Captain Marvel Movie Gets Brie Larson as Lead

24 July 2016 |The upcoming superhero film Captain Marvel will star Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson in the role of the main character. Larson has long been the subject of speculation concerning the role, and the news was announced during a ...

All the Coolest Merchandise We Saw at Comic-Con

24 July 2016 |This year's San Diego Comic-Con was packed with tons of cool merchandise to see. From highly posable figures based on iconic Marvel characters to incredibly detailed states of Darth Vader, there was plenty to see. That's why we've ...

The New Dr. Strange Trailer Is Full of Time-Warping and Bending City Blocks

24 July 2016 |This year's Comic-Con has been full of news and reveals, and today's no exception. Marvel Studios has just released a new trailer for Dr. Strange, the upcoming superhero movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch. And it looks pretty ...

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

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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, ...

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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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 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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Brendan Chung on the 4 year journey to release Quadrilateral Cowboy

25 July 2016 |Chung's puzzle-heavy first-person retrocyberpunk adventure title, out today, has you firing up a 56K modem to hack like it's 1996. He talks us through the 4 year process of making of the game. ...

Despite radical success, Pokemon Go won’t affect Nintendo’s bottom line

23 July 2016 |Nintendo clarifies that its ownership stake in The Pokemon Company won't be drastically rewriting its financial bottom line. ...

Blog: Assassin’s Creed and the importance of cutting features

23 July 2016 |Using Assassin's Creed: Revelations as a guiding example, Ubisoft's Stanislav Costiuc examines how cutting features from a game can actually make it a better experience. ...

Get a job: Be a Lead Writer at Sucker Punch Productions

23 July 2016 |InFamous: Second Son studio Sucker Punch is looking to bring on a game writer, preferably with open-world game writing expertise, to take a lead role on the next project at its Bellevue, WA office. ...

Video: Designing the audio for Inside, a game that listens

23 July 2016 |At GDC 2016, Playdead audio wizard Martin Stig Andersen describes various approaches to feedback loops between game and audio that have resulted in an atmospheric experience for Inside players. ...

Obituary: VD-Dev Games cofounder Fernando Velez

23 July 2016 |Gamasutra has learned that Fernando Velez, a longtime game developer who cofounded independent studio VD-Dev Games with Guillaime Dubail, has passed away due to heart failure. ...

Trials dev tries something new: Ace the demo, get the game for free

23 July 2016 |Ubisoft and RedLynx are trying something interesting by (for a limited time) giving free copies of Trials of the Blood Dragon away for free to players who can beat the demo with 15 or fewer faults. ...

Blog: Unity 5 and WebGL porting guide

23 July 2016 |There are a few things to know before making your Unity game work with WebGL. Game developer Leandro Gonzalez explains. ...

Heroes of the Storm player arrested for death threats against Blizzard

23 July 2016 |28-year-old Stephen Cebula was arrested last week after sending threatening messages to Blizzard Entertainment and players of its games, most notably Heroes of the Storm.  ...

Blog: How Pokemon Go fails to capture learnability

23 July 2016 |Why does Pokemon Go need propping-up from the hundreds of how-to guides that have popped up this week? Here's how Niantic have broken or ignored principles for designing a learnable game. ...

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The vanishing differences between mobile and desktop VR

25 July 2016 |"Very soon, the content you're playing on Vive will be very easily playable on what we call mobile VR platforms right now”

Digital Extremes admits Warframe hack

23 July 2016 |775,749 player email addresses stolen

Photos from the GamesIndustry.biz Summer party are live

23 July 2016 |Were you at the UK's event of the year? Find and tag yourself in our album

Man arrested for threats against Blizzard

22 July 2016 |California man faces up to five years in jail after repeatedly suggesting he might "pay a visit" with an AK-47

Niantic gigantic as Pokemon dominates the news again

22 July 2016 |Weekly Roundup: Obsidian talks survival, Yang lambastes Twitch and Nintendo's market value eclipses Sony's thanks to AR

Microsoft rolls the dice in a huge Xbox gamble

22 July 2016 |A slump in Xbox hardware sales is to be expected before the One S arrives, but the company's next results will show whether Scorpio has taken a longer-term toll

Overwatch tops US sales during June slump

22 July 2016 |Blizzard's latest was a strong performer but the industry saw sales dip 26% overall

Splitter Critters was the big winner at the Indie Prize Awards

22 July 2016 |RAC2's game was the only game to pick up two awards at the Casual Connect indie showcase

Are VR exclusives bad? It’s complicated

22 July 2016 |"In a lot of cases a game is not gonna be made at all unless it gets a boost from something like a timed exclusivity deal"

ESA adds three new members

22 July 2016 |Nordic Games, Technicolor and Pop Up Gaming have joined the US industry trade group

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Good night and good luck

19 April 2016 |I’m horrible at goodbyes and ironically I’m finding it incredibly difficult to put into words how I really feel about GamePolitics shutting down. It’s been a tough year for us as we struggled to balance having to make ...

Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 186 – The Finale!

18 April 2016 |In the very final episode of Super Podcast Action Committee (episode 186) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge for a free-form conversation about Lollipop Chainsaw’s ...

Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 185 – The Finale!

18 April 2016 |In the very final episode of Super Podcast Action Committee (episode 186) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge for a free-form conversation about Lollipop Chainsaw’s ...

GamePolitics’ own E. Zachary Knight is running for Congress

18 April 2016 |Before we go dark, we’d like to take a moment to inform you that our own E. Zachary Knight, longtime contributor and co-host of Super Podcast Action Committee, is running for US Congress. “For the first time in over 30 ...

Join us tonight at 6p PST for the FINAL episode of Super Podcast Action Committee

16 April 2016 |As Andy Barclay once said to Chucky: “This is the end, friend.” And then he lit him on fire but that last part isn’t important. What is important is that tonight is the final episode of Super Podcast Action ...

New study examines ‘violent-sexist’ video games’ affect on player empathy towards female victi

16 April 2016 |A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE earlier this week takes a look at how “violent-sexist” video games affect players’ empathy towards female victims of violence.  The study was conducted ...

Our finest hour: the Bill Kunkel Awards

15 April 2016 |Bill Kunkel is and always will be one of my heroes. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I read a lot of his stuff in wrestling and gaming magazines. I saw his byline and imagined that someday I could do what he did. I never met ...

Take-Two sued by former Rockstar North president for $150 million in unpaid royalties

14 April 2016 |Leslie Benzies, former president of Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto series), is suing Take-Two Interactive for $150 million in unpaid royalties. Take-Two, who has filed a counter-suit, sees things differently. “Nowhere does ...

Looking back: GamerGate

13 April 2016 |Psst. Here’s a little secret: when I report on a story, I put my beliefs on hold and try to be as fair and impartial as is humanly possible. I know that’s hard for some people out there to believe, but it is the truth. ...

Senator Al Franken voices Oculus Rift privacy concerns

13 April 2016 |Last week, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) penned a letter to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe detailing a list of privacy concerns he has regarding the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. “Oculus’ creation of an immersive virtual ...

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Joystiq Presents: That’s a wrap

4 February 2015 |Our final Joystiq Presents podcast gives members of the staff a moment to thank the Joystiq community and say a final farewell. Listen to the MP3 Listen to other Joystiq Presents episodes....

Here’s a video

4 February 2015 |We've been debating publishing this video for weeks. Now, as imaginary armed men pound on the fictional doors of Joystiq's nonexistent office, we have precious little time to debate any further. So here it is, a video of Satoru ...

Off the Grid: The Witcher Adventure Game and Star Wars Imperial Assault

4 February 2015 |Like most sci-fi shows on Fox, Off the Grid is getting canceled (we're all saying goodbye, actually). In this series finale of the board and card game series I had hoped to evolve over time, we're keeping our spirits high with a ...

Joystiq Photo Album

4 February 2015 |Like all good photo albums, our look back at ten years of Joystiq is a hot mess of nostalgia, out-of-focus shots, and GIFs (you've been warned). Now, gather round and mind the edges. >>Joystiq Photo Album...

There is No End

4 February 2015 |Joystiq will not grow to be much older than ten years. That's a massive expenditure of time, if only to receive an unfinished creation in return. I, and my best friends in the world, leave Joystiq unfinished. We leave it as it was ...

Joystiq Presents: Team spirit

4 February 2015 |In this episode, Mike Suszek (@mikesuszek) chats with News Content Director Alexander Sliwinski (@Sliwinski) about Team JOY and Team Joystiq. He also discusses the "Internet dating" side of working in the industry. Listen to the ...

Joystiq Presents: Can’t stop

4 February 2015 |In this episode, Mike Suszek (@mikesuszek) takes his turn in the hot seat as he tells Features Content Director Xav de Matos (@Xav) about the rant that landed him the job of his dreams. He also talks about barely surviving his ...

Joystiq Presents: Close project

4 February 2015 |Mike Suszek (@mikesuszek) talks with Joystiq's Editor in Chief Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK) about the site's history as well as a newfound opportunity to grow. Listen to the MP3 Listen to other Joystiq Presents episodes....

Games of a Lifetime: Alexander’s picks

4 February 2015 |After more than ten years devoted to video games and the people who make them, Joystiq is closing its doors. We won't be reporting on the best games of 2015, so join us for one last hurrah as the Joystiq family reveals their Games ...

Joystiq Streams: Once more, with feeling

4 February 2015 |Ladies and gentlemen it's time/for all the good that's in you to shine/for all the lights to lose their shade/for all the hate that's in you to fade. Ladies and gentlemen it's time/for the maracas and the ...

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Valve Threatens Counter Strike Gambling Sites

24 July 2016 |An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from HNGN: Game maker Valve is threatening to shut down sites dedicated to gambling with add-ons to its popular Counter Strike game. On Thursday the company sent cease and desist letters ...

Sega Announces Two New Sonic Games That Seek To Recapture The Glory Days

23 July 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th anniversary, Sega has announced two new Sonic games at Comic-Con in San Diego. The first game is called Sonic Mania and it's a 2D platformer that features ...

Apple: Pokemon Go Sets Record For Most Downloads In Its First Week

23 July 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that Pokemon Go has attracted more downloads in the App Store during its first week than any other app in App Store history. What's even more surprisingly is that the ...

Sony Is the Only Remaining Obstacle To PS4-Xbox Cross-Play

23 July 2016 |In March, Microsoft announced native support for cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10. At the time, the company also added that this support could be extended to "other console and PC networks," something which led ...

Apple To Make $3 Billion From Pokemon Go

22 July 2016 |An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Guardian: We all know what Pokemon Go is, and we all know how successful it is. The Guardian is reporting that Apple will "rake in $3 billion in revenue from Pokemon Go in the next ...

Saudi Arabia Revives 15-Year-Old Ban On ‘Zionism-Promoting’ Pokemon

21 July 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Clerics in Saudi Arabia have renewed a 15-year-old ban on Pokemon, following the release of the highly popular augmented reality version of the game, Pokemon Go. According to Reuters, the General ...

Pokemon Go Doubles Nintendo’s Stock Price

20 July 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report form Reuters: Shares of Japan's Nintendo Co soared another 14 percent on Tuesday, more than doubling the firm's market capitalization to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.5 billion) in just seven sessions ...

A Google Maps Glitch Turned This Korean Fishing Town Into a ‘Pokemon Go’ Haven

20 July 2016 |Madison Margolin, reporting for Motherboard: A glitch in Google Maps has turned the small fishing town of Sokcho, South Korea, into a Pokemon Go tourist haven. The globally popular mobile game hasn't launched yet in South Korea, ...

Hacking Group ‘OurMine’ Claims Credit For Attack On Pokemon Go Servers

19 July 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: A group of hackers known as OurMine have attacked Pokemon Go's login servers, making it all but impossible for players to get online. The group says they hacked the game in an effort for the game to be ...

Microsoft’s New Xbox One S Will Go On Sale On August 2—Will You Buy One?

19 July 2016 |Microsoft announced on Monday that its new Xbox One S console will go on sale on August 2. To recall, the Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One (also the power supply packed in the console itself), and has the ...

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