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The Division Servers Going Down Tomorrow, Here’s Exactly When and for How Long

27 May 2016 |The Division's servers will be offline tomorrow, May 27, for maintenance, Ubisoft has announced. The downtime will commence at 2 AM PST / 5 AM EST and is expected to run for two hours, ending at 4 AM PST / 7 AM EST.Ubisoft ...

Steam’s Metal Gear Solid Franchise Sale Drops The Phantom Pain to $28

27 May 2016 |Steam today kicked off a new franchise sale dedicated to Metal Gear Solid. While the service's selection of games from the Hideo Kojima series is limited, those you can get are as cheap as (or cheaper than) they've ever been.Metal ...

Next Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Game Arrives

27 May 2016 |The Xbox One's backwards compatibility catalog will grow today with the addition of EA Sports' 2012 snowboarding game SSX.Microsoft's Major Nelson announced on Twitter that the Xbox 360 game is joining the lineup later today. The ...

All of The Division’s New Issues Introduced by Update 1.2

27 May 2016 |Ubisoft has offered a rundown of all of the known issues plaguing The Division since the release of its 1.2 update and shared some details on what fixes are in the works.Among the new problems stemming from 1.2 is what Ubisoft is ...

Mega Man Is Looking a Little Strange In His New TV Show

27 May 2016 |A new animated series based on Mega Man will launch in 2017, Capcom confirmed today alongside a few other details about the show.The series is in the works at Dentsu Entertainment and DHX Media and is intended for "kids 6 to 9, as ...

New Ghost Recon Wildlands Trailer, Special Editions Revealed

27 May 2016 |Ubisoft today released a new trailer for Ghost Recon Wildlands, the company's upcoming open-world action game.<iframe src="/videos/embed/6432306/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" ...

Menacing New Alien: Covenant Image Offers First Look at Its Female Lead

27 May 2016 |Production continues on Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, which will bridge the gap between his recent hit Prometheus and the 1979 classic Alien. The film's official Facebook page has now released a first look at star Katherine ...

Power Rangers Movie Series Could Span 7 Films or More

27 May 2016 |Next year's Power Rangers movie might be just the beginning for what production company Lionsgate has in store for the franchise. CEO Jon Feltheimer said today that the company could possibly make as many as seven more installments ...

Mighty No. 9 Dev Calls New Trailer “Unforgivable,” Blames Deep Silver

27 May 2016 |The head of Mighty No. 9 developer Inti Creates has expressed his dislike of the game's latest trailer and blamed publisher Deep Silver for it.Posting on Twitter, Inti Creates chief executive Takuya Aizu described the trailer as ...

Original Fast & Furious Returning to Theaters for One Day Only

27 May 2016 |Here's something that may make you feel old: the first Fast and Furious movie came out 15 years ago next month. To celebrate the anniversary, Universal is bringing the action movie back to theaters on June 22 for a one-day ...

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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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Twitch streamers can now create and share 30-second clips of your game

27 May 2016 |Twitch's new "Clips" feature allows broadcasters to share 30-second videos from their streams, bringing the platform up to speed with the gameplay clip-sharing capabilities of PS4 and Xbox One. ...

As eSports rise, look back at one of the world’s first video game tournaments

27 May 2016 |A new Rolling Stone interview with writer Stewart Brand sheds light on his experiences at what's probably the very first eSport event: the Spacewar tournament he helped organize at Stanford in 1972. ...

Blog: Uncover your hit game idea faster (or, the importance of moving on)

27 May 2016 |As indie devs, it's not a lack of creativity that prevents us from realizing our dreams: it's a lack of time. ...

Game of War dev using matchmaking tech to beef up New Zealand’s transport systems

27 May 2016 |"Soon, entire cities will be networked in one real-time environment, which will create a level of efficiency that the world hasn't seen yet." ...

Funcom in the black after fresh $6.3 million investment

27 May 2016 |"It is no secret that the company has had a strained financial situation in recent years that made it challenging to fully realize our new strategy and get back on the right track." ...

Blog: How to identify the scope of your game

27 May 2016 |Committing to making a product is a big decision you should base on analysis instead of gut-feeling. This is how I did it! ...

PlayStation 4 sales surpass 40 million worldwide

27 May 2016 |PlayStation 4 sales have now surpassed 40 million worldwide, further cementing its status as the fastest selling console in PlayStation history. ...

Mojang bringing mini-games and map packs to Minecraft: Console Edition

27 May 2016 |"Players in Battle matches use randomly generated resources found in chests placed in specially designed PVP maps and combat one another in a free for all death match until the final victor is determined." ...

Blog: In strategy games, the ideal player is one

26 May 2016 |Designer Keith Burgun makes the case for why single-player should be perhaps considered the ideal or default way to make strategy games. ...

Pro Counter-Strike: GO team Faze leaves World Esports Association

26 May 2016 |"After the WESA press conference, we raised the same concerns again and it was the first time we saw the external messaging and communication from WESA - and it concerned us." ...

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Exploring the "positive tension" between creativity and marketing

27 May 2016 |For Paradox Interactive and 11 Bit Studios, the best solution to "communication clutter" is to make games worth talking about

Funcom back in black after $6.3m investment

27 May 2016 |Debt management and cash injection see Conan studio's future secured

PlayStation 4 sales exceed 40m worldwide

27 May 2016 |Sony notes that the PS4 continues to be the company's fastest-selling console in its history

Vlambeer, Sumo and Samsung join NASSCOM GDC advisory board

26 May 2016 |Indian developer conference reaches out to international partners as it moves to new location in Hyderabad

Xbox One "Scorpio" coming in 2017 - reports

26 May 2016 |Microsoft is working on several new Xbox devices, and its headline act will be even more powerful than Sony's rumoured Neo

Uncharted 4 is still Japanese #1

26 May 2016 |Top new entry is Homefront at #3

Alexis Kennedy leaving Failbetter Games

26 May 2016 |Co-founder, CEO, and creative director of Sunless Sea studio moving on, will "probably found another studio eventually"

Tiger Style: A tale of two Spiders

26 May 2016 |Six years is a long time in mobile gaming. For Randy Smith, it meant the difference between success and failure

Microsoft laying off up to 1,850

26 May 2016 |Company will "streamline" smartphone hardware business and take a $950 million restructuring charge

IndieCade expands with European show

25 May 2016 |Organizers plan festival's first stand-alone non-US event with IndieCade Europe set for Paris November 18-19

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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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American Schools Teaching Kids To Code All Wrong

26 May 2016 |theodp writes: Over at Quartz, Globaloria CEO Idit Harel argues that American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong. She writes, "The light and fluffy version of computer science -- which is proliferating as a ...

Smaller Xbox One Coming This Year, More Powerful Xbox One In 2017, Says Report

26 May 2016 |Keza MacDonald and Jason Schreier, reporting for game blog Kotaku: Microsoft is preparing at least two new Xbox models for release in the next two years, sources tell Kotaku. Later this year we'll see a cheaper, smaller Xbox One, ...

Pac-Man 256 Coming To PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC With Multiplayer

24 May 2016 |Pac-Man is coming to gaming consoles. Publisher Bandai Namco announced on Monday that Pac-Mac 256 will be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on June 21. The VentureBeat reports: The console version of Pac-Man 256 will ...

Rovio’s Desperate Push For ‘Angry Birds’ Movie

23 May 2016 |An anonymous reader writes:Last year Rovio "cut 213 jobs, affecting all departments except those working on the film and its related projects," remembers VentureBeat, describing their effort to make a movie about three outcast ...

Microsoft Finds Legal Path To Launch Minecraft In China

21 May 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Minecraft's PC and smartphone versions are finally coming to China. On Friday, Microsoft and Mojang announced the beginning of a "five-year exclusive partnership" with Chinese ...

Nintendo May Start Selling ‘Computer Software’

19 May 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Nintendo's most recent fiscal-year disclosure made headlines for announcing a release window for the new "Nintendo NX" console and yet another Zelda game delay, but it also ...

Google Announces New Virtual Reality Platform ‘Daydream’

19 May 2016 |ErnieKey writes: At Google I/O today, the company announced what they are calling "Google Daydream." This is their upcoming virtual-reality platform that takes Google Cardboard several steps further. Daydream is a platform that ...

Live-Action Tetris Movie Secures $80 Million Funding, Plans To Be Part Of A Trilogy

18 May 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: In 2014, Threshold Entertainment announced it would be producing a live-action film based on the Russian stacking game Tetris. Today, Threshold Entertainment announced it had secured $80 million in ...

One Million Dormant Xbox Live Gamertags Can Be Yours Starting Wednesday

17 May 2016 |An anonymous reader shares an Ars Technica report: Are you the type to dash madly toward any new online service's sign-up page even if you think you'll never touch it again, just to lock down your username of choice? As any good ...

History Buffs Discover Inaccuracies In Battlefield 1 Trailer

16 May 2016 |MojoKid shares an interesting article from Tom's Hardware. While the new Battlefield 1 trailer may be the most-liked trailer in the history of YouTube, it's also historically inaccurate, according to a popular YouTube channel about ...

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