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Amiibo Manufacturing Error Gives Samus Two Arm Cannons

23 November 2014 |It seems like an Amiibo manufacturing error has accidentally doubled Samus Aaran's firepower.Adam Truesdale picked up the Amiibo you can see here yesterday, and posted it to Reddit under the username Adamantium126. He preordered it ...

Microsoft Thanks Xbox One Early Adopters With a Free Copy of Limbo-- Report

23 November 2014 |Several Xbox One users who bought the console near launch are reporting that they've received thank you notes from Microsoft saying that they'll get a free copy of the indie platformer Limbo when it's released.Developer Playdead's ...

GameStop Worried Digital Games Are Too Cheap

23 November 2014 |GameStop is worried that digital games could drive game prices dangerously low, according to a statement from the company's president Tony Bartel in its most recent quarterly earnings report.Bartel said that GameStop estimates that ...

Far Cry 4 Director Tackles New, Smaller Project Next

23 November 2014 |Alex Hutchinson, the creative director on Far Cry 4, is moving on to his next project at Ubisoft Montreal, a smaller, more personal game."I've got clearance along with a bunch of people from Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's ...

Xbox One: The Year One Review

23 November 2014 |If you've grown tired of hearing the Xbox One's back-story of calamity and eleventh-hour reversals, imagine how Microsoft feels. The corporation refuses to dwell on its mistakes, tirelessly adding in numerous features and tweaks to ...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PC Has Most of the Console DLC, but Not All

23 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422248/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Earlier this month, Square Enix announced ...

Assassin’s Creed Toys Meant to Introduce Kids to the Franchise, Ubisoft Says

23 November 2014 |Assassin's Creed, as you've probably noticed, is no longer just a video game series. In the last year, we've reported on an Assassin's Creed board game, an Assassin's Creed-themed Monopoly, and an Assassin's Creed Mega Bloks set.At ...

The Weirdest Mysteries in the Pokémon Universe

23 November 2014 |The Pokémon world is one where 10-year-olds traverse entire countries on foot alone save for the company of semi-intelligent rodents and fish. Once you've accepted that, then suspending your disbelief about the Pokémon universe ...

Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis System Was Inspired by Batman and Sports Games

23 November 2014 |Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system was inspired by elements of the Batman franchise, but the core features of the framework were built on lessons learned from sports games and pen-and-paper role-playing games.Design ...

All Evolve DLC Maps Will Be Free, Dev Says

23 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422063/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Evolve, the cooperative monster hunting ...

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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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Double Fine loses a project, and lays off 12 staff

22 November 2014 |Confirmed: San Francisco independent studio Double Fine (Broken Age, Costume Quest 2) today laid off 12 staff after losing a deal for an unannounced project. ...

Blog: Thoughts on Practice, the NYU game conference

22 November 2014 |Designer Keith Burgun attended this year's conference: "While each Practice conference has evolved somewhat from the last, I feel that the one thing that it's always had in common was this element of risk-taking." ...

GameStop: Players expect to pay just $35 for triple-A game downloads

22 November 2014 |What players expect to pay for digital downloads of triple-A games is a much lower price than publishers would most likely want them to, according to GameStop. ...

Analysis: GameStop agrees with Nintendo - Game devaluation must stop

22 November 2014 |GameStop estimates $100 million of digital content given away in 2014; president Tony Bartel says, "the industry will need to work together to continue to price goods in a way that sustains profitability." ...

Get a job: DeNA is hiring a Senior Build and Release Engineer

22 November 2014 |The Tokyo-based mobile game powerhouse is looking for an engineer in its San Francisco office to "maintain open dialogue with all product groups to bring up and maintain build and release pipelines." ...

Don’t Miss: Is there life after World of Warcraft?

22 November 2014 |Are MMO populations 'tribal', and if so, what's the next tribal shift after World of Warcraft? In this 2007 feature, academics including Henry Jenkins and Edward Castronova discuss the future of online worlds. ...

When scope gets away from you: The trials of Glork and Potatoman

22 November 2014 |"Will our backers be upset that we cut the scope so much? Will they even care? the response was essentially 'Cool game, thanks for finally delivering it.'" ...

A snapshot of player data from the Oculus Rift audience

22 November 2014 |Analytics from A Night at the Roculus: "I realized the data could offer a snapshot of the current Oculus community's hardware for other devs to consider." ...

The Blue Flamingo: The 8 meter game filmed on a dolly track

22 November 2014 |Shelter studio Might & Delight surprised many this week, launching a new game on Steam right out of the blue. ...

Right of publicity: How you can legally put a celebrity in your game

22 November 2014 |"While being a 'public figure' may make it difficult to libel or defame someone, their status as public figure actually helps their right of publicity lawsuit against you." ...

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Double Fine loses 12 staff

22 November 2014 |Publishing deal falls through but studio is optimistic about its future prospects

Mattel apologises for sexist developer Barbie book

22 November 2014 |"Doesn't reflect the brand's vision for what Barbie stands for"

New Game Awards reveal first nominees

22 November 2014 |Debut ceremony to take place December 5

Free-to-play has reached its limits - Analyst

22 November 2014 |SuperData CEO says he sees a sort of backlash against freemium models, kids and parents preferring premium

Flow State Media raises $1 million

21 November 2014 |Realtime multiplayer on mobile brings in new funding for Letter Up dev

Hackers claim to have raided PSN, 2K, Origin, Windows Live mail

21 November 2014 |Group who DDOS'd Blizzard posts partial list of passwords & emails

$1.6m fund now open to Indian mobile developers

21 November 2014 |Nazara Technologies wants to, "nurture the growth of the mobile gaming ecosystem in India"

Valve tightens rules on Early Access

21 November 2014 |Demands more transparency from developers, avoidance of promises about the finished product

Sony needs to stay humble and focused

21 November 2014 |PS4's success can't change Sony's approach: distractions risk everything it's achieved

GameStop revenue falls for Q3

21 November 2014 |Misses earning expectations, blames Assassin's Creed Unity delay

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Editorial: Why Milo Yiannopoulos is Wrong About Net Neutrality

22 November 2014 | Last week Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos penned an article on the Open Internet Order of 2010 (net neutrality) entitled, "Here's What 'Net Neutrality' ...

Ubisoft Offers Workaround for ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ Crash Bug

22 November 2014 | Ubisoft says that it is "working hard" to wipe out some of the numerous bugs and glitches still plaguing Assassin's Creed Unity - most notably one that causes ...

Frontier Developments Softens Stance on Refunds for ‘Elite Dangerous’

22 November 2014 | Earlier this week Frontier Developments co-founder and Elite Dangerous creator David Braben told Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers who would be eligible for a ...

Andrew Eisen Talks About Rating Sexism in Games Today on HuffPo Live

22 November 2014 | GamePolitics contributing editor (and co-host of the Super Podcast Action Committee) will join Kill Screen Daily's David Rudin, and NYMag.com Senior Editor Jesse Singal ...

Report: NSA Official Warned NSA Director About Bulk Surveillance Back in 2009

22 November 2014 | An unnamed National Security Agency (NSA) official had a stark internal disagreement with then-director Keith Alexander in 2009 over the bulk phone data collection program, ...

Fan-Made Demake of ‘Day Z’ Gets Some Love From Bohemia

22 November 2014 | Bohemia Interactive liked a fan-made 2D demake of Day Z so much that it is now hosting it on their official web site. The free fan-made DayZ tribute called MiniDayZ ...

‘Far Cry 4’ PS3 Data Corruption Bug Requires A Fresh Install

22 November 2014 | Some bad news for Far Cry 4 players who bought the game for the PlayStation 3 and are having trouble with the game: you'll have to delete your data and reinstall the ...

GameStop Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving

22 November 2014 | Unlike most U.S. retailers, the world's largest retailer of games will be closed on Thanksgiving in the United States. GameStop announced that it will shut down its ...

Report: Valve Making Changes to Steam Early Access Guidelines

21 November 2014 | It looks like Valve Software has decided to tighten up the rules a bit on Steam Early Access games, according to Gamasutra. In a new post on the official Steam Partners site ...

Hacker Group Claims Responsibility for Attacks on ‘World of Warcraft’ Servers

21 November 2014 | A hacker group calling themselves "DerpTrolling" has claimed responsibility for the recent DDoS attacks on Blizzard's World of Warcraft servers over the ...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup fears Black Friday

23 November 2014 | There's a famous quote I often find myself referencing when the holiday shopping season starts, as it is about to do this week. Here, I'll share it with you now. Ahem: "You are not prepared!" - Illidan Stormrage, World of ...

Sony denies hacker group’s infiltration into PSN

23 November 2014 | There has been no intrusion into the PlayStation Network, Sony has told Joystiq in the wake of a hacker group reportedly leaking 2,131 PSN logins. "We have investigated the claims that our network was breached and have found no ...

Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker, Arena Master apps now in the wild

23 November 2014 | Far Cry 4 has a pair of companion apps awaiting iOS and Android users, provided they're up for a round of poker or controlling deadly arenas on the go. A press release from developer Ubisoft notes that both the Far Cry 4 Arcade ...

Amazon tells Tales From Deep Space on Fire tablets

23 November 2014 | Tales From Deep Space, from Amazon Game Studios and co-partner Frontier Developments, has achieved lift-off and can now enter the orbit of 2013 Kindle Fire and later tablets, according to a press release from Amazon. The game ...

Meta Knight Amiibo exclusive to Best Buy, Lucario to Toys R Us

23 November 2014 | Where's the fun in collecting something if you can just place a one-and-done order for the entire set with an online retailer? Amiibo fans are in for some legwork (or a few extra clicks), as two more retailer-exclusive deals have ...

Report: Steam Fall Sale begins November 26

23 November 2014 | The Steam Fall Sale will commence on November 26, the day before Thanksgiving, and run until December 1, according to VG247. The site reports that an email sent by PayPal, encouraging account holders to stock up on Steam Wallet ...

Buy Evolve, scare up game on its DLC maps for free

23 November 2014 | Evolve's initial monster hunts will be followed by extra safaris on DLC maps, but all players will be able to explore the game's additional hunting grounds for free. Developer Turtle Rock Studios' Creative Director Phil Robb ...

Assassin’s Creed: Unity title screen crash workaround: remove your friends

23 November 2014 | Assassin's Creed: Unity has been plagued with bugs and glitches since launch, and developer/publisher Ubisoft has already issued several patches to combat the game's problems. Still, not all the kinks have been ironed out. For ...

Microsoft celebrates Xbox One’s first year with gifts to lucky fans

23 November 2014 | Early Xbox One purchasers: Today might be your lucky day. A post on Major Nelson's blog explains that in celebration of the Xbox One's first year on the market, console owners will be "selected at random to receive a special gift ...

Three years later, Calendar Man reveals Arkham City easter egg

23 November 2014 | Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City has an easter egg that even "The World's Greatest Detective" (AKA: Batman) might have struggled to find, players have discovered. A recent YouTube video from the channel "Batman Arkham Videos" ...

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The Man Who Made Tetris

21 November 2014 |rossgneumann writes Life gets pretty chill after creating 'Tetris' and escaping the KGB. A quick web search for "Alexey Pajitnov" brings up pages of articles and interviews that fixate only on his seminal creation—a work that ...

The Nintendo DS Turns 10

21 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes The Nintendo DS has reached a remarkable milestone: it's turned 10 years old. A new retrospective on one of Nintendo's greatest ever smash hits points out that it's now old enough to become a Pokemon ...

Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

21 November 2014 |turkeydance writes People are reportedly creating fake Amazon pages to show fake prices on electronics and other items. In the most heavily publicized cases, Walmart was reportedly duped into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for ...

Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

20 November 2014 |MojoKid writes: "BioWare's long-awaited Dragon Age Inquisition has dropped for the PS4, Xbox One, and PCs. A comparison of the visuals in key scenes between all three platforms shows that while the PC variant clearly looks the best ...

Player-Run MMORPG By Former Ultima Online Devs Finding Kickstarter Success

19 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Shards Online has returned to Kickstarter with a refocused plan and a promise to match pledges dollar-for-dollar up to their goal. With just a week gone by, they have already reached 75% of their goal. ...

Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

18 November 2014 |Robotron23 writes: The developers behind the sequel to legendary video game Elite have, to the anger and dismay of fans, dropped the offline single-player mode originally promised. The game is due for full release in under a month. ...

Sweden Considers Adding “Sexism” Ratings To Video Games

18 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes A government-funded agency in Sweden is considering creating specials label for video games based on whether or not the games' portrayals of women are sexist. From the article: "Avoiding sexism and gender ...

Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

14 November 2014 |stephendavion writes "Sony is planning to launch PlayStation Vue, a TV service for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles providing on demand programs and live content. The company will roll out the service to selected customers ...

Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin’s Creed Unity Poor Performance

14 November 2014 |MojoKid (1002251) writes "Life is hard when you're a AAA publisher. Last month, Ubisoft blamed weak console hardware for the troubles it had bringing Assassin's Creed Unity up to speed, claiming that it could've hit 100 FPS but for ...

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

14 November 2014 |RogueyWon (735973) writes "The latest entry in the long-running Assassin's Creed game series, Assassin's Creed: Unity released this week. Those looking for pre-release reviews on whether to make a purchase were out of luck; the ...

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