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Google Creates AI That Can Play Atari Games Better Than You

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No-Radar Destiny Crucible Mode Confirmed, New Companion Features Revealed

27 February 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423596/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>As part of the latest Bungie Weekly ...

Study: People Buy PS4 for Graphics, Xbox One for Brand, Wii U for Fun

27 February 2015 |Retail monitor Nielsen has released the results of its latest gaming study, this one examining the top factors shoppers considered when buying their new-generation console.For gamers aged 13 and up, "better resolution" was a top ...

Delay for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Latest DLC on PC

27 February 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423187/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Sledgehammer Games has delayed the PC ...

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules to “Protect the Open Internet”

27 February 2015 |Tom WheelerToday, in a 3-2 decision, the FCC approved the latest rule proposal from Chairman Tom Wheeler. Earlier this year, Wheeler announced a proposal that would seek to classify the internet as a public utility. Doing so would ...

Battlefield Hardline Xbox One Now Available to Pre-Load

27 February 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423203/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Battlefield Hardline is now available to ...

Witch-Hunt Against “Fake” Female Hearthstone Player Discredited

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“Retrofuturistic” ‘60s Game We Happy Few Revealed

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Dark Souls Publisher Creates an RTS/MOBA Hybrid in Supernova

27 February 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423578/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Publisher Bandai Namco has a name in the ...

Horrifying-Looking Yetis Come to Far Cry 4 Next Month

27 February 2015 | Ubisoft on Thursday announced that Far Cry 4's latest expansion, Valley of the Yetis, will arrive on March 10 across Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.After crash-landing in a Himalayan mountain, players are ...

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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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Blog: Make the kinds of games you can be proud of

27 February 2015 |"Yesterday I started to create some pixel art mockups of how I think the game should look... And a funny thing happened. As I was doing it I realized I felt happy." ...

New net neutrality rules pass, but expect a fight from ISPs

27 February 2015 |The FCC has decided in a split vote to enact new rules that regulate the internet -- but service providers aren't happy about the decision and are expected to sue. ...

Get a job: Wargaming seeks an AI Engineer

27 February 2015 |Wargaming.net is seeking an AI software engineer to work on the company's current and upcoming projects alongside the team in its Chicago, Illinois studio. ...

New DeepMind AI learns to play Atari 2600 games at human levels

27 February 2015 |A team of researchers at Google DeepMind claims to have developed an articial agent capable of learning to play (from scratch) 49 different Atari 2600 games at skill levels comparable to human beings. ...

Darkest Dungeon, and encouraging the player to have a deep bench

27 February 2015 |"What makes this system so great isn't that it makes things harder, it is that it creates more choices with unclear answers: Questions that are interesting and meaningful to the people in the game world." ...

Thoughts on turning fifty (as a game developer)

27 February 2015 |Laralyn McWilliams muses on aging in the game industry:"I debated whether to say in public that I'm fifty years old, and what effect that might have on my career." ...

Don’t Miss: How Camouflaj saved République’s Kickstarter

27 February 2015 |In this classic postmortem, Camouflaj founder Ryan Payton explains what went right -- and wrong -- in the crowdfunding and development of the studio's debut stealth game République. ...

One of the PopCap co-founders is getting into VR development

27 February 2015 |After leaving EA late last year, PopCap Games co-founder John Vechey has taken the wraps off one of his new projects: Pluto VR, a VR/AR communications software startup. ...

Never Alone leads the 2015 Games for Change award nominees

27 February 2015 |The New York City festival dedicated to celebrating games' positive social impact has announced its list of 2015 award nominees and its "Game Changer" award winner, Tracy Fullerton. ...

The criteria I used to evaluate arcade games at Nintendo: Still relevant

27 February 2015 |"Perform your own game analysis. Analyze your own game against similar games today and yesteryear. How do they measure up? Define your own key metrics and the criteria you deem necessary for a successful game." ...

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FCC sets net neutrality rules

27 February 2015 |US regulators reclassify broadband as a telecom service, prohibiting blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization practices

PopCap co-founder launches VR startup

27 February 2015 |"With VR it is now possible to feel a sense of presence with other people"

Indie devs get do-it-yourself contract creator

27 February 2015 |Adriaan de Jongh's contract( ) joins Rami Ismail's presskit( ) and distribute( ) in free indie developer toolkit

Fuse Powered adds two new execs

27 February 2015 |Benjamin Chen and Nate Dykstra join monetization engine team

Ngmoco founders return to games

27 February 2015 |"It's not like people don't want to spend money"

"It’s getting harder to be an indie"

27 February 2015 |Fat Princess developer Chris Millar on the grim realities and excitement of independent development

What’s so casual about ‘Casual’ games?

27 February 2015 |Lumino City and Velvet Sundown expose how the Casual market is falling short of its potential

Fable goes free-to-play

27 February 2015 |Lionhead's Legends takes lead from League

Top 10 digital titles generated almost twice as much revenue on PS than Xbox

26 February 2015 |Superdata research says Sony took 63% share

Minecraft has sold 500,000 on PlayStation in Japan

26 February 2015 |All of them digital downloads, with the Vita representing 200,000 of that total

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Capcom Apologizes For Listing Local Co-op as Feature in PC Version of ‘RE: Revelations 2’

27 February 2015 | Earlier in the week we reported that Capcom had removed local co-op play from the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 - despite listing the feature on the game's ...

2015 Games For Change Awards Finalists Announced

27 February 2015 | Never Alone, This War of Mine, Bounden and other notable games have been named as finalists for the 2015 Games for Change Awards, Games For Change announced today. Games For ...

This Humble Weekly Bundle Celebrates Japanese Games

27 February 2015 | The latest Humble Weekly bundle is all about games made in Japan. The Humble Weekly Bundle Made in Japan lets you pay whatever you want for the adventure comedy game Cherry ...

Poll: Will an M Rating Hurt Batman: Arkham Knight’s Sales?

27 February 2015 | Okay, let's take a quick break from all that heavy net neutrality stuff and talk about Batman! Specifically, the new Batman game's ESRB rating. Batman: Arkham Knight ...

President Obama Thanks Americans For Supporting Net Neutrality

27 February 2015 | President Barack Obama issued a statement today following the FCC's decision to reclassify broadband and mobile providers as common carriers under Title II of the ...

Reactions To FCC’s Net Neutrality Rule Changes

27 February 2015 | Update: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has issued a statement thanking the FCC for listening to "Team Internet."read more

FCC Reclassifies Broadband and Mobile Providers as Common Carriers Under Title II

27 February 2015 | After lengthy orations from the two Democratic and two Republican FCC commissioners at a hearing today, the full commission voted in favor of reclassifying mobile and ...

PSA: Watch The FCC’s Hearing and Vote on Net Neutrality Rule Changes Live

27 February 2015 | If you are interested in seeing the full commission arguing about net neutrality rule changes and in taking a closer look at state laws that pot up barriers to municipal ...

Report: PS4 Owners Chose System Because It Offered ‘ Higher Resolutions’

26 February 2015 | We are apparently not at a point in the video game industry's history where graphics no longer matter, if you believe a new Nielsen survey on the buying habits of ...

Games With Gold Titles For March Revealed

26 February 2015 | Microsoft announced what titles you can score for free during the month of March through Games With Gold, the company's free games giveaway program for Xbox Live Gold ...

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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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The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

27 February 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: It's been over a year since Valve announced its Linux-based SteamOS, the biggest push yet from a huge company to bring mainstream gaming to Linux. In this article, Ars Technica takes a look at how their ...

Artificial Intelligence Bests Humans At Classic Arcade Games

26 February 2015 |sciencehabit writes The dream of an artificially intelligent computer that can study a problem and gain expertise all on its own is now reality. A system debuted today by a team of Google researchers is not clever enough to perform ...

18 Months On, Grand Theft Auto V’s Mount Chiliad Mystery Remains Unsolved

25 February 2015 |An anonymous reader writes One of GTA V's juiciest easter eggs is one that gamers have still yet to crack: the symbols on San Andreas' huge mountain that seem to suggest a jetpack is buried somewhere within it. As the game's PC ...

Valve To Reveal Virtual Reality Dev Kit Next Week At GDC

25 February 2015 |An anonymous reader writes Gaming giant Valve has been researching augmented and virtual reality for some time. Early on, the company worked closely with Oculus, sharing research findings and even adding support for TF2 to Oculus' ...

Is Sega the Next Atari?

24 February 2015 |donniebaseball23 writes As CEO of Sega of America in the early 1990s, Tom Kalinske oversaw the company during its glory days, when all eyes in the industry were glued to the titanic struggle for console superiority between the ...

Is Sega the Next Atari?

24 February 2015 |donniebaseball23 writes As CEO of Sega of America in the early 1990s, Tom Kalinske oversaw the company during its glory days, when all eyes in the industry were glued to the titanic struggle for console superiority between the ...

“Exploding Kittens” Blows Up Kickstarter Records

23 February 2015 |The Register reports that the crowdfunded Exploding Kittens card game from Oatmeal (and Tesla museum fund-raiser) Matthew Inman, along with X-box veterans Elan Lee and Shane Small, has become the highest-grossing game project yet ...

Why Sony Should Ditch Everything But the PlayStation

21 February 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: A couple weeks ago, we were surprised by news that Sony was spinning off its game development studio. More recently, the company has been thinking about exiting both the mobile phone market and the TV ...

Will Every Xbox Be a Dev Kit?

19 February 2015 |jfruh writes There were a lot of rumored features of the Xbox One that vanished after public outcry — that it would need an always-on Internet connection, for instance. But another rumor from that era was that every Xbox One ...

When Chess Players Blunder

17 February 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Joe Doliner has done a statistical analysis of mistakes in rated chess games. He used a chess engine called Crafty, which is capable of not only finding mistakes, but quantifying how bad they are. After ...

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