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Mega Man Co-Creator Making Spiritual Successor to Mega Man Legends

7 July 2015 |Mega Man Legends launched back in 1997 as a 3D, open-world adaptation of the Mega Man series. Now, designer and producer Keiji Inafune has announced a spiritual successor to Legends, titled Red Ash: The Indelible Legend.The game, ...

Star Citizen Executive Producer Quits, As Dev Opens New Office

7 July 2015 |Star Citizen executive producer Alex Mayberry has quit developer Cloud Imperium Games. Mayberry leaves the team just a week after the game's FPS mode was delayed indefinitely; his future plans are unknown.Mayberry left Cloud ...

Gaming Deals: Metal Gear Solid 5 + $25 Gift Card, $20 Destiny PS4, $50 Batman: Arkham Knight

7 July 2015 | Buy any DualShock 4 at Best Buy this week and you'll receive a free PS4 controller charging station.Newegg is offering a $50 gift card with the Assassin's Creed Unity/Black Flag Xbox One system bundle, which sells for ...

Shenmue 3 Creator Won’t Be Disappointed if Kickstarter Misses $10 Million Stretch Goal

7 July 2015 |At E3 last month, Sony announced a Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III with a $2 million goal, but creator Yu Suzuki remarked later that he would need $10 million to make a "true open world" for the game. In a recent question and ...

Whoops, Nissan Mistakes PS4 Racer Driveclub’s Graphics for Real Life

7 July 2015 |Though Sony's PlayStation 4 racing game Driveclub sputtered at the starting line upon release last year, one thing was never in question: the game's gorgeous graphics. Now, a representative for one major car brand--Nissan, whose ...

How Fallout 4 Will Be Better Because of Skyrim’s Technical Issues

7 July 2015 |The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launched in 2011 to critical acclaim, but players sometimes encountered bugs during their playthroughs. Developer Bethesda had trouble working with the PlayStation 3, specifically, having to deal with ...

PS4 Getting Critically Acclaimed Journey This Month—Report

7 July 2015 |Last August, developer thatgamecompany announced that it was bringing its PlayStation 3-exclusive game Journey to the PlayStation 4. Now, the game's PS4 release date has been apparently leaked as July 21.Found in the PlayStation E3 ...

No Free Witcher 3 DLC This Week, But Major Patch Announced

7 July 2015 |Polish developer CD Projekt Red has released the first details about an upcoming Witcher 3: Wild Hunt patch in development for all platforms. The 1.07 patch is described as "very large," making a number of changes, the first of ...

Huge Amazon Sale Promises More Deals Than Black Friday

7 July 2015 | Online retail giant Amazon will celebrate its 20th anniversary next week. To mark the occasion, the company has announced plans for a massive sale--bigger than Black Friday.For one day only on July 15, Amazon will introduce "Prime ...

Watch GTA 5’s Recreation of the Fresh Prince Intro

7 July 2015 |YouTuber Merfish is back with yet another excellent Grand Theft Auto V video, this one recreating the famous Fresh Prince of Bel-Air opening inside the world of Los Santos.It's not perfect, but the shot-for-shot remake--staring ...

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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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8 key VR takeaways from a chat with Oculus’ CEO

7 July 2015 |Gamasutra editor-in-chief Kris Graft spoke with Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus VR to gauge where VR is today, and what's in store for the future inside and outside of games. ...

Production fundamentals

7 July 2015 |"I've been working in Production for 5 years now. Over this time I've learnt a lot of lessons, been intrigued by a few fads, and butchered SCRUM more ways than I can count." ...

Obituary Report: Exidy founder Pete Kauffman

7 July 2015 |Gamasutra has learned that H.R. "Pete" Kauffman, the founder of long-time arcade game company Exidy, passed away last week. He is survived by his wife and daughter. ...

Procedural level generation in The Dungeoning

7 July 2015 |Tips and tricks for creating a procedural 2D level generator from a dev of a game who's already done it: "this blog addresses the methods I used, warts 'n' all." ...

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium opens new German studio

7 July 2015 |Cloud Imperium Games, the independent game company co-founded by Chris Roberts in 2012, has opened a new office in Frankfurt, Germany as it continues crowdfunding development of its ambitious space sim Star Citizen. ...

Survey: Sweden and the UK are Europe’s top game development hubs

7 July 2015 |European developers responding to the GDC Europe 2015 State of the Industry survey say Sweden is making the best games in Europe right now, with the UK, Germany and Finland close behind. ...

Adventures in black and white: Developing and showing off Missing Translation

6 July 2015 |Missing Translation was developed by a small global team and has had some success in local events. Here's the story of a small, dedicated development team collaboration, and how it's done. ...

Using guinea pig games to size up Apple’s new App Analytics

6 July 2015 |"With regard to our little guinea pig experiment, it's safe to say that Apple's new App Analytics provide valuable information that no other tool can provide." ...

Next-gen cel shading in Unity 5

6 July 2015 |"With the arrival of Unity 5, it's never been so easy to get high quality visuals in our game. In a small amount of time we 'hacked' the new Unity Deferred pipeline to completely change our visual style." ...

Segmentation for mobile game developers

4 July 2015 |"Push Notifications are a great way to (re-)engage with users and reward those who have been very loyal or entice those who haven't played in a while to come back and rejoin the gameplay." ...

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Minecon breaks records with 10,000 attendees

7 July 2015 |"Largest convention for a single videogame," says Guinness World Records

Mad Catz expresses "substantial doubt" about future

7 July 2015 |CFO downplays situation as company filings say it's relying on Rock Band 4 to help it continue as a going concern

Square Enix pulls Mac Final Fantasy XIV from sale

6 July 2015 |Incorrect system requirements were published in the "chaos" of Heavensward's multi-platform launch

Ourpalm acquires Animoca stock for $2.3 million

6 July 2015 |Chinese publisher buys an 11 per cent stake in the brand-focused mobile developer

Sony: For VR to make progress people who make content have to make money

6 July 2015 |Find out why Shuhei Yoshida hasn't taken his Morpheus headset home just yet

UK industry stabilises as start-up and closure rates fall

6 July 2015 |Number of new studios drops by over half since 2013, but region employs 10% more workers

UK industry stabilises as start-up and closure rates fall

6 July 2015 |Number of new studios drops by over half since 2013, but region employs 10% more workers

It’s Good to Talk

3 July 2015 |UK Chat app Palringo and the shift to serving gamers

GunsGamesGiving event lets you shoot for a good cause

3 July 2015 |Tickets on sale for "G3" clay pigeon day supporting Special Effect

Inafune: Kickstarter is "confidence-building" for Japanese devs

3 July 2015 |Mega Man creator believes Bloodtstained and Shenmue 3 success proves that demand still exists

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Chris Christie takes aim at Rand Paul over the Patriot Act

7 July 2015 | New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) took a hard shot at GOP presidential rival Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) for his part in letting the USA Patriot Act expire earlier ...

Former Valve economist is now a former Greek finance minister too

7 July 2015 | Former Valve economist Yanis Varoufakis is now the former Greek Finance Minister as well. Varoufakis took the post a mere six months ago, but given the financial turmoil in ...

Square Enix pulls ‘Final Fantasy 14’ for Mac from sale, offers refunds

7 July 2015 | Square Enix has pulled the Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV from sale and apologized to customers for the number of bugs and glitches that plague the game. In a forum post ...

The war is over: Andrew Eisen proclaims the Wii U the winner of exclusives

7 July 2015 |Making the case that the Wii U is the winner in the war of exclusives, Andrew offers some evidence in his latest video "Exclusive Games: Wii U Wins the War." "Wii U has more than double the exclusives of either the ...

‘Prescription Pixel’ offers a space for gamers to talk about mental health issues

7 July 2015 | This Kotaku Australia article highlights a new web site dedicated to creating a safe space for people who like gaming and want to discuss mental health issues called ...

NCAA players’ video game lawsuit inches closer to being settled

7 July 2015 | A settlement between former college players Electronic Arts, Collegiate Licensing Company and the NCAA is nearing the final stretch. College players sued the aforementioned ...

‘Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition’ announced

6 July 2015 | A special beta for the Windows 10 version of Minecraft will be launched  on July 29, Mojang announced at its Minecon event in London over the weekend. The beta for the ...

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

4 July 2015 | To all of our American readers - and on behalf of the ECA, GamePolitics, and my good friends Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight -  I wish you a happy and safe ...

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

4 July 2015 | To all of our American readers - and on behalf of the ECA, GamePolitics, and my good friends Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight -  I wish you a happy and safe ...

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

4 July 2015 | To all of our American readers - and on behalf of the ECA, GamePolitics, and my good friends Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight -  I wish you a happy and safe ...

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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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Someone Will Die Playing a Game In Virtual Reality

4 July 2015 |SlappingOysters writes: Grab It has detailed a hands-on session with horror VR title Kitchen — from Resident Evil creator Capcom — and argues how the physical reaction to the experience could lead to death. The site ...

Clang Plays Tetris—Tetris As a C++ Template Metaprogram

4 July 2015 |New submitter mjvzb writes: Ever wish compiling was more fun? Well, I recently implemented Tetris as a C++ template metaprogram (code at Github). The game is played by recompiling its source, taking player input by compiler flag. ...

Clang Plays Tetris—Tetris As a C++ Template Metaprogram

4 July 2015 |New submitter mjvzb writes: Ever wish compiling was more fun? Well, I recently implemented Tetris as a C++ template metaprogram (code at Github). The game is played by recompiling its source, taking player input by compiler flag. ...

Clang Plays Tetris—Tetris As a C++ Template Metaprogram

4 July 2015 |New submitter mjvzb writes: Ever wish compiling was more fun? Well, I recently implemented Tetris as a C++ template metaprogram (code at Github). The game is played by recompiling its source, taking player input by compiler flag. ...

Square Enix Pulls, Apologizes For Mac Version of Final Fantasy XIV

4 July 2015 |_xeno_ writes: Just over a week after Warner Bros. pulled the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight due to bugs, Square Enix is now being forced to do the same thing with the Mac OS X version of Final Fantasy XIV (which was released ...

Square Enix Pulls, Apologizes For Mac Version of Final Fantasy XIV

4 July 2015 |_xeno_ writes: Just over a week after Warner Bros. pulled the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight due to bugs, Square Enix is now being forced to do the same thing with the Mac OS X version of Final Fantasy XIV (which was released ...

Square Enix Pulls, Apologizes For Mac Version of Final Fantasy XIV

4 July 2015 |_xeno_ writes: Just over a week after Warner Bros. pulled the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight due to bugs, Square Enix is now being forced to do the same thing with the Mac OS X version of Final Fantasy XIV (which was released ...

A Look At the Rare Hybrid Console Built By Sony and Nintendo

4 July 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Long before Sony and Nintendo were rivals, the two companies were partners for a brief time. In 1988 the duo started work on SNES-CD, a video game media format that was supposed to augment the ...

The Plan To Bring Analytics To eSports

3 July 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: We're used to seeing instant replays, halftime analysis and in depth analytics in traditional sports, but now they're coming to eSports too. A new start-up, Dojo Madness, is hoping to bring the same ...

Google’s Niantic Labs Sorry Over Death Camps In Smartphone Game

3 July 2015 |New submitter LunaticTippy writes: For those unfamiliar with Ingress, the game has GPS coordinate portals that correspond to real world locations, players then use smartphones to battle for control of these portals. Many public ...

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