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PlayStation Plus Members Get Free Battlefield 4 on PS3 for a Week

1 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419093/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>PlayStation 3 owners with a PlayStation ...

Microsoft Announces Windows 10, Skipping Windows 9

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The Crew Xbox One/PS4 Beta Launches Today, Progress Doesn’t Transfer to Full Game

1 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421480/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Racing fans eager to try out the ...

Resident Evil Creator Says Uncertainty Is Key for Horror

1 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421555/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Uncertainty is a key ingredient for truly ...

Ubisoft Reveals Its New Action-RPG, Assassin’s Creed Identity

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Tetris--Yes, Tetris--Being Made Into an “Epic Sci-Fi Movie”

1 October 2014 |Tetris UltimateUpdate: In a press release, Tetris Company managing director Henk Rogers chimed in with some additional thoughts on the upcoming film. "What started as a simple, computer puzzle game 30 years ago, today is part of ...

PS4’s Driveclub Supports These Three Racing Wheels (for Now)

1 October 2014 |Sony on Tuesday published a list of third-party racing wheels that are compatible with its upcoming PlayStation 4 racing game, Driveclub. Right now, the list of supported wheels (below) is limited to those made by Thrustmaster. ...

WWE 2K15 Career Mode Charts Journey From NXT to WrestleMania

1 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421460/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Publishing label 2K Games has revealed ...

Witcher Dev Explains Why It Hates DRM—“We Don’t Want to Assault Anyone”

30 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421508/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red's ...

Shadow of Mordor Launch Trailer Invites You Back to Middle-Earth

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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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Fire Hose Games’ accelerator program aims to offer indies what they need

1 October 2014 |Indie Megabooth co-founder Eitan Glinert has launched a program to help out small developers: an incubator, modeled after those in the tech world, and located at his Boston-based studio, Fire Hose Games. ...

Brave NewSteam World

1 October 2014 |"I for one cautiously welcome our NewSteam overlords," writes Defender's Quest developer Lars Doucet, in this look at what the new Steam Discovery landscape has wrought. ...

Is Portal 2 a better brain-training game than brain-training games?

1 October 2014 |A recent study from Florida State psychology researchers pit two kinds of games against one another to see which is actually "better" for your brain: "entertainment" games or "brain-training" games. ...

52,000 buildings, 60 frames per second

1 October 2014 |Solving the problem: "If you don't set hard coded limits, someone will play until they find another one -- memory, CPU, GPU, you name it." ...

On the back of mobile success, InnoGames opens new studio

1 October 2014 |The Hamburg-based studio, best known for making browser games, has an iPad hit -- and now expands to Dusseldorf to beef up its mobile offerings. ...

Uncertainty leads to the best horror games, says Resident Evil creator

1 October 2014 |"The horror experience is most scary when the player really isn't sure whether their character is going to live or die." - Shinji Mikami, best known as the creator of the Resident Evil series, discusses what he believes makes ...

There is a Tetris sci-fi movie in the works

1 October 2014 |With all the movie adaptations of video games that have popped up over the years, it was only a matter of time before someone tried to turn Tetris into a movie. ...

Grand Theft Auto music vets found new audio production company

30 September 2014 |Craig Conner and Will Morton, previously senior audio designers at Grand Theft Auto studio Rockstar North, have left the company to found their own audio production company. ...

Blog: What indie developers can learn from The Making of Karateka

30 September 2014 |"The parallels in The Making Of Karateka to developing indie games today are uncanny. For me, reading it was an experience of universal truth, validation, and exhilaration at the unfolding story of struggle and success." ...

Blog: Learning games marketing from one of the greats

30 September 2014 |"Don't bore your fans. Don't bore potential customers. Don't bore publishers. No one will be bored into buying your game, vision or company." ...

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New Düsseldorf studio for Innogames

1 October 2014 |Mobile revenue up 500% on last year for Forge Of Empires creator

Tetris optioned for sci-fi film

1 October 2014 |World famous puzzle game celebrates 30th anniversary as Threshold Entertainment partners on feature film

Green Man Gaming is now a publisher

1 October 2014 |Online retailer hires former Codemasters exec Gary Rowe to lead publishing label

Dan Hsu leaving games media

1 October 2014 |GamesBeat editor-in-chief moving on because he "received a great opportunity and offer"

Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft’s ambitions

30 September 2014 |

Rockstar audio veterans form new production studio

30 September 2014 |Solid Audioworks will cater to game and film companies

Analyst expects Call of Duty to continue sales decline

30 September 2014 |Sterne Agee predicts Advanced Warfare will sell 3 million fewer units than Ghosts

Greenshoots programme has £250,000 for ten UK indies

30 September 2014 |Creative England and Microsoft prepare for round two, now open to PC and Xbox One projects

A Vested Interest

30 September 2014 |Ella Romanos on how to make the UK's developers more attractive to investors

Consoles lead video streaming in the US

30 September 2014 |New survey puts game consoles far ahead of Smart TV and other platforms

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ACLU: NSA Spying Authority Relies Heavily on Reagan-Era Executive Order

1 October 2014 | According to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and discussed at length in a new post on the ACLU's official blog by Alex Abdo (a staff ...

Dan ‘Shoe’ Hsu Leaving GamesBeat

1 October 2014 | GamesBeat Editor-in-Chief Dan "Shoe" Hsu announced this morning that he is leaving the publication for a new and undisclosed opportunity outside writing about ...

Visceral Talks About the ‘Militarization of Police’ in the Real World, Versus What’s In ‘Battlefiel

1 October 2014 | In an interview with Polygon, Visceral Games' Ian Milham, the creative director of the upcoming cops v. robbers first-person shooter Battlefield Hardlines, tackles the ...

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Candidate Uses 38 Studios Loan Deal to Attack Opponent in New Ad

1 October 2014 | Rhode Island Republican gubernatorial nominee Allan Fung released the first TV attack ad of the fall campaign this week taking aim at Democratic rival Gina Raimondo for ...

Hyperkin Responds to Accusations That it Uses Open-Sourced Software in its RetroN 5 Console

30 September 2014 | Video game accessories company Hyperkin has publicly acknowledged (finally) that it uses open-sourced software in its RetroN5 console. In case you don't know, the ...

PSA: ‘Call of Duty’ Writer Discusses the ‘Art of Future War’ at The Atlantic Council

30 September 2014 | Dave Anthony, who has writing and director credits on Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Call of the Dead, will be taking part in the Atlantic ...

PSA: ‘Call of Duty’ Writer Discusses the ‘Art of Future War’ at The Atlantic Council

30 September 2014 | Dave Anthony, who has writing and director credits on Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Call of the Dead, will be taking part in the Atlantic ...

Xbox 360 Gets Price Cut in Australia

30 September 2014 | Microsoft Australia has announced that it will slash the prices of several Xbox 360 models beginning on October 1. The 250GB model and the 250GB Kinect console bundle, will ...

Xbox 360 Gets Price Cut in Australia

30 September 2014 | Microsoft Australia has announced that it will slash the prices of several Xbox 360 models beginning on October 1. The 250GB model and the 250GB Kinect console bundle, will ...

Former Nintendo Indie Head Backs Sony-Exclusive ‘Axiom Verge’

30 September 2014 |Dan Adelman, the guy that used to be in charge of Nintendo's indie program, was let go by the company in early August. Today we learn from Gamasutra that Adelman is helping developer Tom Happ with Axiom Verge. Adelman says that ...

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3DS mod adds smashing GameCube controller support

1 October 2014 | With the launch of the exceptional Super Smash Bros. for 3DS looming, some might still be miffed that the game won't support the Circle Pad Pro add-on. Though the game will make use of the new 3DS and 3DS XL's C-stick, some may ...

Japanese New 3DS ad is sweeter than Pixy Stix

1 October 2014 |A dapper Link? A regal Pikachu? A Kirby that is somehow more kawaii? Brush your teeth after you watch this Japanese New 3DS commercial, folks. We wouldn't want you to get a cavity....

Pokemon TCG Online out today for iPad in North America

1 October 2014 | An iOS adaptation of Pokemon's official Trading Card Game has hit the iTunes App Store in Europe and Australia, and will be available as a free download for iPad owners in North America later today. Pokemon TCG Online is a ...

The Legend of Korra difficulty level just for Platinum fans

1 October 2014 | The Legend of Korra has a special difficulty level tuned for fans of Platinum Games - Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - producer Atsushi Kurooka says in the latest behind-the-scenes video. Activision approached Platinum ...

PSA: Dark Souls 2’s ‘Lost Crowns’ DLC trilogy now complete

1 October 2014 | Following a recent, unexpected delay, Dark Souls 2 fans can now download the final entry in the dark fantasy game's DLC trilogy, dubbed Crown of the Ivory King. Like its predecessors, Crown of the Sunken King and Crown of the Old ...

Joystiq Streams: Casting a fiery eye on Shadow of Mordor

1 October 2014 | JOY-STIQ! JOY-STIQ! JOY-STIQ! STREEEEAAAAAMMMMMMMMS! One day, when we're all War Chiefs in Sauron's army of Uruks, that's what they'll chant. From high and low, they'll call our names out, afraid of our endless wrath and prowess ...

Dreamfall Adventures debut chapter arrives in late October

1 October 2014 | Despite earlier reports, developer Red Thread Games has announced that its episodic adventure game Dreamfall Chapters will premiere on October 21. "Book One of the Kickstarter-funded game will be distributed to project backers, ...

Wii U gets organized with folders in latest update

1 October 2014 | Much like a prospective office assistant, Nintendo's Wii U can now put "good organization skills" on its resume. Thanks to a new system update this week, the console will now allow players to sort their home screen icons into ...

Track, time Destiny public events online

30 September 2014 | Public events in Destiny can be hit-or-miss, but there's a simple way to up your own hit ratio: DestinyPublicEvents.com. This website isn't sanctioned by Bungie or Activision, but it offers a collection of events happening right ...

Galaxy Trucker board game raises shields on iPad

30 September 2014 | Galaxy Trucker, the Czech Games Edition-published board game from designer Vlaada Chvatil, has made its way to the iPad. Like the board game it's based on, Galaxy Trucker on iPad lets you build space crafts from strange ...

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Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

29 September 2014 |HughPickens.com writes Jason Clenfield writes in Businessweek that tax returns show that a former video game champion and pachinko gambler who goes by the name CIS traded 1.7 trillion yen ($15 Billion) worth of Japanese equities in ...

Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

29 September 2014 |HughPickens.com writes Jason Clenfield writes in Businessweek that tax returns show that a former video game champion and pachinko gambler who goes by the name CIS traded 1.7 trillion yen ($15 Billion) worth of Japanese equities in ...

From the Maker of Arduboy: Tetris On a Bracelet

28 September 2014 |timothy writes: Kevin Bates showed off his tiny ("credit card sized") homebrewed game-playing rig at OSCON this summer. Not content with merely wallet sized, he's now squeezed enough display — three of them, lacking a curved ...

From the Maker of Arduboy: Tetris On a Bracelet

28 September 2014 |timothy writes: Kevin Bates showed off his tiny ("credit card sized") homebrewed game-playing rig at OSCON this summer. Not content with merely wallet sized, he's now squeezed enough display — three of them, lacking a curved ...

Infinite Crisis’ Superhero Origins Story

27 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes A new interview published this week looks at the creation of Infinite Crisis, one of the slew of Dota 2/League of Legends team multiplayer competitors currently under development. What makes this one ...

Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

27 September 2014 |MojoKid writes: Save for a smattering of relatively small, 3K and 4K laptop displays, we haven't quite gotten to the same type of pixel density on the PC platform, that is available on today's high-end ultra-mobile devices. That ...

John Carmack’s Oculus Connect Keynote Probably Had Samsung Cringing

26 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes John Carmack, famed keystone developer of 3D networked gaming, has now been working with virtual reality company Oculus for over a year. Much of that time has been spent collaborating with Samsung on the ...

John Carmack’s Oculus Connect Keynote Probably Had Samsung Cringing

26 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes John Carmack, famed keystone developer of 3D networked gaming, has now been working with virtual reality company Oculus for over a year. Much of that time has been spent collaborating with Samsung on the ...

Artificial General Intelligence That Plays Video Games: How Did DeepMind Do It?

26 September 2014 |First time accepted submitter Hallie Siegel writes Last December, an article named 'Playing Atari with Deep Reinforcement Learning' was uploaded to arXiv by employees of a small AI company called DeepMind. Two months later Google ...

Artificial General Intelligence That Plays Video Games: How Did DeepMind Do It?

26 September 2014 |First time accepted submitter Hallie Siegel writes Last December, an article named 'Playing Atari with Deep Reinforcement Learning' was uploaded to arXiv by employees of a small AI company called DeepMind. Two months later Google ...

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