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Hearthstone Reaches 30 Million Players

6 May 2015 |Blizzard Entertainment's free-to-play collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has reached a new user milestone. The game has now seen 30 million players, according to a tweet from the game's official Twitter channel ...

GTA 5 PC Mod Lets You Throw Cars Around With a Gravity Gun

6 May 2015 |Even with a lack of support from Rockstar--and official patches even temporarily breaking them--mods continue to pour in for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. The latest mod of note is one that introduces a gravity gun to the ...

New Indiana Jones Movie Confirmed, But It’s Early Days

6 May 2015 |When Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012 for $4 billion, the House of Mouse not only acquired the rights to George Lucas' mammoth Star Wars series, but also the Indiana Jones franchise. Disney has made its plans known for Star ...

Star Wars Characters Headline Disney Infinity 3.0, New Marvel Content Announced

6 May 2015 |Disney Infinity 3.0 will introduce the Star Wars universe to the toys-to-life title when it is released this fall, publisher Disney has announced.Revealed by Game Informer as its next cover title, the latest entry will feature ...

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Officially Revealed for PS4/PS3, Xbox One/360

6 May 2015 |Tony Hawk is returning to the video game skateboard scene later this year with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5--the first original Pro Skater game since 2002's THPS4--it was revealed today.After a long stretch during which we were ...

Half-Life Fan Remaster Black Mesa Launches on Steam Early Access

6 May 2015 |The teaser countdown on a website related to Half-Life fan remake Black Mesa has come to an end, and it's revealed a Steam Early Access version of the project that's now available.$20 gets you the Early Access version of Black ...

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Video Shines The Spotlight on Monsters

6 May 2015 |CD Projekt Red has released a new developer diary delving into the creative process behind designing the fantastical creatures of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.In the video, which you can watch below, character artist Bill Daly ...

Xbox One’s Forza Horizon 2 Gets More Free and Paid DLC

6 May 2015 |Microsoft on Tuesday released more free and paid DLC for its racing game, Forza Horizon 2, in the form of the Aplinestars Car Pack for Xbox One.The add-on costs $5 and comes with five new cars, which you can see below.2015 ...

Portal, Jurassic Park, The Simpsons Coming to LEGO Dimensions

6 May 2015 |LEGO Dimensions, the upcoming Skylanders-style toys-to-life game from Warner Bros., already has an impressive lineup of franchises, including Lord of the Rings, Batman, Back to the Future, and Wizard of Oz. But now, new playsets ...

Watch Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s Brutal Launch Trailer

6 May 2015 |Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to last year's Wolfenstein: The New Order, is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The mark the game's release, Bethesda has released a launch trailer that sets up the ...

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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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Six stages of game dev community development

6 May 2015 |Vlambeer's Rami Ismail: "Game development communities tend to develop along very similar lines, and at some point I've started to mentally organize these community growth thresholds into a model." ...

Q& A: Smedley surveys the road ahead at Daybreak

6 May 2015 |Gamasutra speaks to Daybreak chief John Smedley and senior exec Laura Naviaux about why the company formerly known as SOE was sold by Sony, why it laid off so many people, and what comes next. ...

GOG is kicking its Steam competitor into open beta

6 May 2015 |This is most interesting to game developers because it heralds the arrival of a fresh challenger to the PC game client arena, which already includes Steam, Origin, Ubisoft's uPlay and Trion's Glyph. ...

Virtual game dev: How I learned to love remote workers

6 May 2015 |A look at what makes remote working work, and tips on making it work better -- from an experienced dev who worked remotely for a major studio. ...

Apply now to be a volunteer GDC Europe 2015 Conference Associate

6 May 2015 |GDC Europe officials are taking volunteer applications for the Conference Associate program from now until May 25th. Volunteers will receive a pass to the Cologne, Germany show in exchange for about 14 hours of work. ...

C# memory and performance tips for Unity

6 May 2015 |"In the end, this list is not a set of rules set in stone, they're just opportunities. I actually really like Linq, foreach, and other productivity extensions, and use them often." ...

The creative influences of Sunset

6 May 2015 |Tale of Tales' Michaël Samyn writes about building a first-person experience that resonates with his own influences and players: storytelling, love, interior design, and revolution in the 1970s. ...

Start testing, already!

5 May 2015 |"Unfortunately, it's incredibly easy to put off testing. Do it in sprints of a week or two, gather intel, and you'll have a ton of improvements to your already beautiful baby." ...

Postmortem: Moon Studios’ heartfelt Ori and the Blind Forest

5 May 2015 |The CEO of Moon Studios pours his heart out in a lengthy postmortem of what went right -- and wrong -- during the 4-year development of Super Metroid-inspired Ori & The Blind Forest. ...

Former Call of Duty, Lost Planet developer Spark Unlimited ends game dev

5 May 2015 |The Los Angeles-based studio which last developed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z for Tecmo Koei has shut down according to evidence from across the web. ...

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Hearthstone just hit 30m players

6 May 2015 |Blizzard's card battler keeps on growing

Boss Fight gets new VP of production

6 May 2015 |Dave Luehmann joins from Amazon Game Studios

No E3 booth for Sega

6 May 2015 |Recent restructuring and relocation has Sonic publisher skipping this year's show floor

Brand trivia app Gameit scores $1.6m in seed funding

6 May 2015 |Title is "gamifying mobile advertising"

GOG opens up Galaxy beta

6 May 2015 |Digital storefront expands with Steam-like service featuring auto-updating games, achievements, friends lists

Vainglory enters the eSports arena

6 May 2015 |Super Evil Megacorp partners with ESL for the mobile MOBA's first official tournament

Digital game revenues nearly $59 billion by 2019 - Juniper

6 May 2015 |Research firm projects diminishing console and handheld sales while Steam drives digital transition

"The fans are our bosses" - Impeller

5 May 2015 |Crysis, X-Wing devs behind new space fighting game discuss crowdfunding and taking feedback with a grain of salt

Play Context

5 May 2015 |Jurie Horneman on what matters about the where and why

Spark Unlimited closes down

5 May 2015 |Lost planet 3 developer says "Elvis has left the building"

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Homophobic game gets pulled from Steam Greenlight, developer issues statement

6 May 2015 | Yesterday we reported on a game called "Kill the Faggot," which appeared on Steam Greenlight. Shortly after our story was published Valve pulled the game from ...

Interzone CEO faces 120 years in prison for wire fraud and money laundering

6 May 2015 | A recently unsealed federal indictment reveals that Marty Brickey was charged with three counts of wire fraud and six counts of money laundering related to fundraising ...

‘PlayStation Now’ coming to PS3 later this month

5 May 2015 | Sony announced via the PlayStation Blog that its game streaming subscription service PlayStation Now will be coming the PlayStation 3 later this month.  Sony will bring ...

Spark Unlimited closes its doors, lays off all employees

5 May 2015 | Lost Planet 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z developer Spark Unlimited has closed its doors and is auctioning off assets, according to Polygon. The news of the studio's ...

Report: MPAA funding pro-copyright protection research to influence political policy

5 May 2015 | While it should come as no great shock to anyone, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is funding pro-copyright protection research through its global research ...

Report: MPAA funding pro-copyright protection research to influence political policy

5 May 2015 | While it should come as no great shock to anyone, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is funding pro-copyright protection research through its global research ...

NYC to invest $70 million to expand high speed internet access

5 May 2015 | New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced that his administration will invest $70 million to bring high speed internet access to the underserved parts of the city. An ...

NYC to invest $70 million to expand high speed internet access

5 May 2015 | New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced that his administration will invest $70 million to bring high speed internet access to the underserved parts of the city. An ...

CCP Games launches ‘PLEX for Good’ campaign to benefit Nepal earthquake relief efforts

5 May 2015 | EVE Online maker CCP Games is accepting "PLEX for GOOD" donations from players to benefit victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck  Nepal on April ...

Wargaming celebrates Military Appreciation Month

5 May 2015 | Wargaming America dropped us a note today to let us know that it is celebrating Military Appreciation Month by donating 25% of in-game proceeds from dedicated NMAM bundles ...

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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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Singapore’s Prime Minister Shares His C++ Sudoku Solver Code

5 May 2015 |itwbennett writes: Several weeks ago, during a speech at the Founders Forum Smart Nation Singapore Reception, Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he used to enjoy programming, and that the last program he wrote was ...

Should Developers Still Pay For Game Engines?

3 May 2015 |Nerval's Lobster writes: Game developers no longer have to pay for the software they need to make great video games, because the tools used by some of the biggest and most successful studios in the world are available to everyone, ...

Square Enix Witch Chapter Real-Time CG DX12 Demo Impresses At Microsoft BUILD

2 May 2015 |MojoKid writes: Computer generated graphics have come a long way in the past several years and are starting to blur the line between animation and real actors. One of the more difficult tasks for CG artists is to recreate human ...

Game:ref’s Hardware Solution To Cheating In eSports

2 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Cheating is a real problem in today's most popular online multiplayer games, and not just on public servers. Some of the world's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been banned by Valve's ...

Game:ref’s Hardware Solution To Cheating In eSports

2 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Cheating is a real problem in today's most popular online multiplayer games, and not just on public servers. Some of the world's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been banned by Valve's ...

Game:ref’s Hardware Solution To Cheating In eSports

2 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Cheating is a real problem in today's most popular online multiplayer games, and not just on public servers. Some of the world's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been banned by Valve's ...

World-First Remote Air Traffic Control System Lands In Sweden

30 April 2015 |Zothecula writes: Small airports are often in a no-win situation. They don't have much traffic because they don't have an adequate tower system, and they don't have an adequate tower system because they don't have much traffic. ...

Crowdfunded Android Console Ouya Reportedly Seeking Buyout

30 April 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Ouya, the Android-based games console, enjoyed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns to date, raising $8.6 million after asking for only $960,000. But now that the console has been on the ...

Half-Life 2 Writer on VR Games: We’re At Pong Level, Only Scratching the Surface

29 April 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Valve's Chet Faliszek has been in the video game industry for a long time, and his writing has been instrumental for games like Half-life 2, Portal, and Left 4 Dead. Valve is now developing a virtual ...

Half-Life 2 Writer on VR Gaming: We’re At Pong Level, Only Scratching the Surface

29 April 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Valve's Chet Faliszek has been in the video game industry for a long time, and his writing has been instrumental for games like Half-life 2, Portal, and Left 4 Dead. Valve is now developing a virtual ...

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