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Kalimba Sneak Peek Giveaway

22 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6418139/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Project Totem, a colorful new game from ...

Smash Bros. Prank Tricks Gamers Into Believing 10-Year-Old Girl Is Fighting Game Prodigy

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Batman: Arkham Knight News Teased for December—What Do You Want to See?

22 November 2014 |Batman fans eager for more details on 2015's Batman: Arkham Knight may not have much longer to wait. A teaser video for December's inaugural The Video Game Awards teases that the show will include some new information about the ...

Xbox One/PC Game Ori and the Blind Forest Delayed to 2015

22 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421682/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Lovely looking Xbox One and PC game Ori ...

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes PC/PS4 Graphics Comparison

22 November 2014 | Nvidia has released new screenshots that compare the upcoming PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes to the previously released PlayStation 4 version.As you might expect, the PC version looks noticeably better. Move the ...

Check Out New Tales from the Borderlands Gameplay Footage

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Razer Chroma Series Review

22 November 2014 |Hardware manufacturers have been adding lights to gaming peripherals for years, but gone are the days when you have to settle for one color per device. Adjustable, full spectrum RGB lighting has arrived, and as noted in our Corsair ...

Ubisoft “Working Hard” To Fix Assassin’s Creed Unity Crash Bug

22 November 2014 | <iframe src="/videos/embed/6422245/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Ubisoft has identified one of the issues ...

Pokemon’s Lucario Amiibo Exclusive to Toys R Us

22 November 2014 |Yet another retailer-exclusive Amiibo has been revealed. Toys R Us announced today that it will be the exclusive carrier of the Lucario Amiibo, which will go on sale on February 1, 2015 for $14.Lucario first appeared in Pokemon ...

Nintendo: We Have No Smash Bros Premium DLC Plans Beyond Mewtwo

22 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422433/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Mewtwo, the rare Pokemon character ...

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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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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." ...

Facebook sheds more light on why it bought Oculus

22 November 2014 |"The next computing platform will move closer to our bodies. And our belief is that means that it will be something that sits directly on our face that we interact with through our eyes." - Dan Rose, VP of content at Facebook. ...

Getting the first commercial Unity games running in WebGL

22 November 2014 |"The Web seems like a very viable place to bring Unity content as the WebGL exporter solidifies. With content running at almost the same speed as desktop builds, we definitely have a revolution on our hands." ...

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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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Activision, Vivendi lawsuit settlement amounts to $275 million

22 November 2014 | Activision Blizzard reached a settlement this week over a shareholder's lawsuit in regards to the Call of Duty publisher's October 2013 buyout. As a result, Vivendi and others will pay $275 million to Activision to settle the ...

Super Joystiq Podcast 122: Far Cry 4, GTA V, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, WWE 15

22 November 2014 | This week's Super Joystiq Podcast is having trouble finding Kyrat on Google Maps Mapquest. Another week in November means another week of big releases. Ubisoft is back seeking reception with another open-world game with Far Cry ...

Joystiq Giveaway: 3 copies of The Art of Assassin’s Creed: Unity

22 November 2014 | For all of Assassin's Creed: Unity's foibles, from lackluster mission design to myriad, horrifying glitches in the initial release, one thing is undeniable: It's gorgeous. Ubisoft's digital recreation of Revolution-era Paris is a ...

Games we love and hate

22 November 2014 | It's always a drag when you're in love with a game and your friend doesn't see how wonderful it is. Alternatively, it's maddening when you're sure something is terrible and your pals think it's fantastic. But that's how opinions ...

Pretty platformer Ori and the Blind Forest delayed to 2015

22 November 2014 | Bad news for fans of the lovely and ethereal, as developer Moon Studios has revealed that Xbox One and PC platformer Ori and the Blind Forest will not make its previously-announced pre-holiday launch window. "While we're ...

Joystiq Streams: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amiibrodown

22 November 2014 | We've waited patiently, quieting the nigh on unstoppable power in the collective Joystiq gut with games like Shadow of Mordor and Bayonetta 2. Now our acrobatic feats of destruction can be unleashed. Now, after so long, we can ...

Amazon’s pre-Black Friday deals discount InFamous, Wolfenstein

22 November 2014 | Amazon has revealed its initial selection of holiday price drops, discounting several games and accessories ahead of the Black Friday sales rush. Amazon's current pre-Black Friday deals include Wolfenstein: The New Order for ...

Joystiq Deals: Touchscreen gloves, Bluetooth beanie

22 November 2014 | Looking for some warm and tech-friendly apparel this holiday season? Joystiq Deals has the stylish solutions you need. First up is a pair of TRNDlabs' knitted touchscreen gloves, which will keep your fingers warm and nimble while ...

World of Warcraft once again tops 10 million subscribers

22 November 2014 | The last time we checked in on Blizzard's wildly successful online roleplaying game World of Warcraft, the MMO was bleeding players and subscriber numbers had fallen to 7.7 million. Thanks to the newly-launched Warlords of Draenor ...

Watch the Atari: Game Over documentary for free on Xbox

22 November 2014 | Yes, there are a lot of big new games out this week, but if you need a break from the rush you don't have to move from your Xbox. Instead, you can dig into the past by watching Xbox Live's Atari: Game Over documentary for ...

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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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