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Sorcerer King Early Access Review

1 November 2014 |GameSpot's early access reviews evaluate unfinished games that are nonetheless available for purchase by the public. While the games in question are not considered finished by their creators, you may still devote money, time, and ...

Nintendo Explains Stance On Region Locking, Future Plans Unclear

1 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421702/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The New Nintendo 3DS, which is slated to ...

Everything You Need to Know About Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Before Launch

1 November 2014 |Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming out in just a few days and we have a lot of coverage coming post-release. Until then, why not catch up on some of the news and features that you may have missed over the past few months. ...

Watch New Video of Final Fantasy 15 Massive Open World

1 November 2014 |Square Enix today uploaded a video from the Paris Games Festival that shows off new gameplay from Final Fantasy XV.Titled "Tabata Director's Active Time Report," the lengthy video doesn't actually get into the gameplay for FFXV ...

Dota 2 30th October Patch – Content Analysis

1 November 2014 |Front End ChangesChangelogThe current item drop system doesn't function well as a reward mechanism. It drops many items on players who aren't interested in them (the items are extremely common, or they're for a hero the player ...

The Crew PC System Requirements Announced, Needs 64-bit OS

1 November 2014 |Ubisoft today published the PC requirements for its upcoming open-world racing game, The Crew.The publisher has actually broken down the specs into three categories: minimum, recommended, and optimal. You can see all three below, ...

About Half of All Wii U Owners Have a Copy of Mario Kart 8

1 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422016/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Nearly half of everyone who bought a Wii ...

PlayStation Plus Reaches 7.9 Million Subscribers

1 November 2014 |Sony's PlayStation Plus paid service now has 7.9 million subscribers, executives at the Japanese technology giant revealed today during an earnings call (via GamesIndustry International).The company did not say how many of the ...

Gaming’s Greatest Monsters

1 November 2014 |Do you remember the first time that a video game scared the crap out of you? Chances are, it was a wretched, bloodstained creature that struck fear into your heart, or perhaps an it was an expressionless young girl, which can be ...

Little Big Planet 3 Is Backwards Compatible

1 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422032/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Here's some good news on a Friday. Sony ...

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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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‘What are your favorite horror games, and why?’

1 November 2014 |For our Halloween question, we asked developers to share their favorites in the horror genre. But since it's a dev question, we wanted a little more than that... ...

How Sega found success with Sonic the Hedgehog

1 November 2014 |Sega faced complete failure in its battle against Nintendo's NES, but the 16-bit Genesis was a huge success -- and a lot of that success is down to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. ...

How on Earth did Mike Bithell score Andy Serkis for Volume?

1 November 2014 |Mike Bithell, the British developer behind Thomas Was Alone, has managed to bag actor Andy Serkis for the voice of villain Guy Gisborne in upcoming stealth game Volume. ...

Classic Video Postmortem: Alone in the Dark

1 November 2014 |Preceding games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, Infogrames' Alone in the Dark proved to be a landmark for the survival horror genre, and now series creator Frederick Raynal explores how the classic title came to be. ...

Get a job: Blizzard is hiring an iOS Engineer

1 November 2014 |The developer of Hearthstone is looking to bring on an experienced iOS developer to work on programming and optimizing mobile games at Blizzard's Irvine, CA headquarters. ...

Blog: Breasts? No thank you!

1 November 2014 |"Maybe I should have just made a game about candy pieces. Calling my shiny, colorful puzzle game Boob Rescue certainly made things a lot harder than they needed to be." ...

Don’t Miss: A study of how horror games affect their players

1 November 2014 |Usability studio Vertical Slice measures player reactions to four horror games to find out which is "scariest," how casual and core players react, and whether they get scared in the same way. ...

Another developer sees diminishing returns on Kickstarter

1 November 2014 |UPDATE "It's impossible not to notice a sense of apathy towards Kickstarter these days," writes designer Agustin Cordes "In short, few people seem to be backing games these days, including our own." ...

Blog: The story of the Halloween Mod for Half-Life

1 November 2014 |An interview, by a fan and game design student, with the creator of a popular Halloween-themed mod from 2002: Swiss_Cheese Halloween Mod. ...

Blog: The story of the Halloween Mod for Half-Life

1 November 2014 |An interview, by a fan and game design student, with the creator of a popular Halloween-themed mod from 2002: Swiss_Cheese Halloween Mod. ...

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Full Sail restructuring but game course safe

1 November 2014 |"There are no plans to suspend any of our degree programs"

PS4 firmware issues postpone Evolve alpha

1 November 2014 |Take-Two delays testing as players report problems with latest Sony platform update

"October has been a dreadful month for Kickstarter"

1 November 2014 |Scratches dev shares stats as his latest Kickstarter looks doomed to failure

PlayStation Plus reaches 7.9 million members

1 November 2014 |Sony reveals current subscription service numbers, plans to bring PlayStation to Chinese market next year

Nordic Games acquires de Blob IP

1 November 2014 |Austrian publisher adds another franchise to its growing collection of former THQ brands

Kamcord has opened a Japanese office

31 October 2014 |Mobile video sharing firm also planning offices in China and South Korea

Denis Dyack returns with a new entertainment company

31 October 2014 |And Quantum Entanglement Entertainment is developing Shadow of the Eternals

Prey 2 is officially cancelled

31 October 2014 |"We never felt that it got to where it needed to be - we never saw a path to success if we finished it"

Sega made an $18m loss in the first half of FY2015

31 October 2014 |Digital sales eclipse packaged games once again

Sony sold 3.3 million PS4s in Q2

31 October 2014 |Game division revenues up 84 per cent, but portable device sales are in decline

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Harassed Game Dev Setting Up Legal Defense Fund For Harassed Women

1 November 2014 | Jade Raymond.  Anita Sarkeesian.  Jennifer Hepler.  ​Dina Abou Karam.  Jenn Frank.  Zoe Quinn. What do these women have in common?read more

PS4 Version of ‘Evolve’ Alpha Delayed

1 November 2014 | As Sony continues to grapple with PlayStation Network problems related to the deployment of a major PS4 system firmware update this week, it has forced another major ...

Denis Dyack Returns

1 November 2014 | Denis Dyack is back with a new company and has hit the rest button on the development of Shadow of the Eternals. The new company is called Quantum Entanglement Entertainment ...

Sony Sells 13.5 Million PlayStation 4 Units To-Date

1 November 2014 | While Sony is "killing it" with PlayStation 4 hardware sales, the company's latest financial results show that the company (overall) was not profitable in its ...

Xbox Live Games with Gold Freebies for November 2014

1 November 2014 | This month's Games With Gold freebies for Xbox Live Gold subscribers will look very familiar. This month anyone with an Xbox Live gold membership will be able to ...

Bethesda: ‘Prey 2’ No Longer in Development

1 November 2014 | According to this CNET report, Bethesda Softworks has finally said that Human Head's Prey 2 is no longer in development. Speaking to CNET at PAX Australia, ...

Anti-Game Researchers Used to Vilify #GamerGate Supporters

31 October 2014 | Mother Jones officially owns the dubious distinction of publishing one of the most ridiculous articles about #GamerGate - the social media movement about "ethics in ...

Kim Kardashian Helps Glu Mobile Rule The World

31 October 2014 | Love them or hate them, the Kardashians and their brand are a powerful force to be reckoned with. If you need proof simply look at how much money Glu Mobile is making off ...

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Found Guilty of Hacking

31 October 2014 | Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been found guilty of hacking into computers and illegally downloading files in Denmark by a Danish court. The Danish court ruled that ...

‘DriveClub’ for PS Plus Users ‘On Hold’

31 October 2014 | Things are not getting better for Sony when it comes to its online-focused racing game, DriveClub for PS4. Sony's PlayStation Network problems have gotten a bit worse ...

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What a treat: Play tons of indie games free on Saturday in SF

1 November 2014 | The second annual Day of the Devs, an independent game showcase hosted by Double Fine and iam8bit, kicks off on Saturday, November 1 at Mint Plaza in San Francisco. It's free, open to all ages, and runs from 4 - 11PM PT. And it's ...

Barely Related: Marvel movie madness, Harry Potter can rap

1 November 2014 | Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay safe and have fun. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And ...

Resogun sets course for PS Vita

1 November 2014 | Arcade-style shooter Resogun will receive a PlayStation Vita version, developer Housemarque confirmed via Twitter today. The Vita port will be handled by Climax Studios, which developed the PS4 and Vita versions of another ...

Super Joystiq Podcast 119: Sunset Overdrive, Tie Fighter, The Master Chief Collection

1 November 2014 | This week's Super Joystiq Podcast thinks energy drinks are worth the risk of zombification. Do you like 5-star games? Hope so, because we are talking about one this week. Ludwig, Susan, Xav, and Sam convene to discuss the Xbox ...

PS4 sales up to 13.5 million consoles

1 November 2014 | Sony reported 309.5 billion yen in sales ($2.77 billion) for its Game and Network Services division for the second quarter, ending September 30. It represents an 83.2 percent improvement year-over-year thanks to the continued ...

WRUP: All Hallow’s Firmware Hiccups

1 November 2014 | Why look! The ol' PlayStation 4 is blinking its orange light really fast. It must be a Halloween miracle! No wait, now it's ejecting the disc and powering on all by itself. The PS4 is possessed! THE SHARE PLAY IS COMING FROM ...

Halloween Horror Streams: Overcoming our fear of Amnesia

1 November 2014 | We've run the horror gamut during our Halloween Horror Streams extravaganza. We've done old school, we've done new school, we've done zombie apocalypse and haunted zeppelin and even camp. What we haven't done, however, is pit a ...

Evolve’s alpha test delayed on PS4 due to firmware issues

1 November 2014 | Evolve's "Big Alpha" test has been postponed on PlayStation 4, 2K announced today. After the PS4's recent version 2.0 firmware update resulted in a number of issues for players, the publisher also began "experiencing difficulties ...

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare kisses goats, leaks zombies

1 November 2014 | Not even a sloppy, overly-moist kiss from a goat can distract Call of Duty fans from gunning down zombies, as the two most recent pieces of footage from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare handily demonstrate. Below the break you'll ...

Joystiq Deals: iOS 8 developer’s bundle

1 November 2014 | The latest edition of Joystiq Deals is aimed squarely at would-be iOS 8 app developers. Bitfountain's Complete iOS 8 Course With Swift is the crown jewel of the bundle. It includes over 36 hours of guided instruction as well as ...

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Getting ‘Showdown’ To 90 FPS In UE4 On Oculus Rift

31 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Oculus has repeatedly tapped Epic Games to whip up demos to show off new iterations of Oculus Rift VR headset hardware. The latest demo, built in UE4, is 'Showdown', an action-packed scene of slow motion ...

Alienware’s Triangular Area-51 Re-Design With Tri-SLI GeForce GTX 980, Tested

28 October 2014 |MojoKid writes Dell's Alienware division recently released a radical redesign of their Area-51 gaming desktop. With 45-degree angled front and rear face plates that are designed to direct control and IO up toward the user, in ...

Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

28 October 2014 |SlappingOysters writes: One of the highlighted games at the PAX AUS expo starting on October 31 is Blowfish Studios' Gunscape, a game described as an FPS construction kit. As well as building and sharing FPS maps for multiplayer ...

Tetris Is Hard To Test

26 October 2014 |New submitter JackDW writes: Tetris is one of the best-known computer games ever made. It's easy to play but hard to master, and it's based on a NP-hard problem. But that's not all that's difficult about it. Though it's simple ...

Google Search Finally Adds Information About Video Games

25 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Google has expanded its search engine with the capability to recognize video games. If your query references a game, a new Knowledge Graph panel on the right-hand side of Google's search results page will ...

PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With ‘Port Reports’

25 October 2014 |AberBeta writes: PCGamingWiki contributor Soeb has been looking into the recent larger budget game releases to appear on Linux, including XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands: The Pre–Sequel produced by Mac porting houses ...

Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In “Puffery,” Not Fraud

23 October 2014 |DemonOnIce writes with a story, as reported by Ars Technica, that a federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a proposed securities fraud class action lawsuit connected to Battlefield 4's bungled rollout. From the report: EA and ...

Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

21 October 2014 |DCFC writes: The BBC is releasing a game to help 8- to 11-year-old kids get into coding. Based on Doctor Who, it alternates between a standard platform game and programming puzzles that introduce the ideas of sequence, loops, ...

New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade

18 October 2014 |First time accepted submitter furrykef . writes Over 33 years have passed since Donkey Kong first hit arcades, but it still has new surprises. I was poking through the game in a debugger when I discovered that the game contains ...

For Game Developers, It’s About the Labor of Love

17 October 2014 |Nerval's Lobster writes With "GamerGate" and all the debates over who counts as a "gamer," it's easy to forget that games are created by people with a genuine love of the craft. Journalist Jon Brodkin sat down with Armin Ibrisagic, ...

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