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Heroes of the Storm Video Shows Off New Warcraft, Diablo Characters

2 July 2016 |A newly released Heroes of the Storm video shows off new content on the way to Blizzard's MOBA, providing us with our first look at its next two characters.Warcraft and Diablo each have one character featured in the video. The ...

Here Are My Nintendo’s New Rewards: More Free Games and Discounts

2 July 2016 |With a bunch of My Nintendo's rewards leaving earlier today, new ones have now taken their place.The new batch is comprised of full game downloads for Wii U and 3DS, as well as discounts on digital games for those platforms. The ...

PlayStation’s Streaming TV Service Seems to Be Doing Quite Well

2 July 2016 |You might have expected PlayStation Vue, Sony's streaming TV service, to be somewhat of a throwaway--something unlikely to ever hit it big. And while it's true that it still has a ways to go, the service has already surpassed a big ...

Overwatch Honors Fan Who Died a Day Before Its Release

2 July 2016 |The recent Overwatch patch tweaked several parts of the game and added Competitive Play, but it also included a nice gesture from developer Blizzard: players have discovered that, on the Lijiang Tower map, there is now a reference ...

This Is the Sound of NASA’s Probe Entering Jupiter’s Magnetosphere

2 July 2016 |There's a good chance that you know a few things about Jupiter, the biggest planet in the Solar System by far. But Jupiter is still pretty mysterious even to astronomers, which is why NASA has sent the Juno probe out to gather more ...

Get Your Latest Free Mythical Pokemon Right Now

2 July 2016 |Pokemon's 20th anniversary celebration continues today with the release of yet another free Mythical Pokemon for the most recent 3DS games.For July, you'll get grass-type Shaymin, which I admittedly did not know was a Pokemon until ...

Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games With Gold for July 2016 Now Available

2 July 2016 |It's July 1, and that means the latest batch of Games With Gold titles is now available to Xbox Live Gold members.Newly released Xbox One game The Banner Saga 2 is free, as is Xbox 360 game Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Vegas 2 is backward ...

Diablo Dev Keeps Hiring for New Project in the Series

2 July 2016 |It's now been four years since Diablo III originally launched, and many fans are hoping that a new game in the series is on its way. Recently we got another sign that developer Blizzard is working on a Diablo project: the studio ...

It’s Street Fighter 5’s Turn to Be Shown on ESPN

2 July 2016 |Having previously shown competitive Heroes of the Storm matches, ESPN will soon broadcast Street Fighter V for the first time.The Street Fighter V World Championship is set to take place at the Evolution Championship Series--better ...

There’s a New Dynasty Warriors Game Coming, But It’s on Mobile

2 July 2016 |It's been a while since the most recent installment in the core Dynasty Warriors series came out, and developer Koei Tecmo has been relatively quiet regarding a potential Dynasty Warriors 9. Koei Tecmo's planning to announce ...

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Review: Bending Genres in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

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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, ...

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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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 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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Fig still awaiting SEC approval to pay out investment funds to developers

2 July 2016 |A new blog post from Fig's Justin Bailey confirms the company has updated their filing with the SEC, causing some delays for developer payments and offering an updated vision on Fig's structure. ...

Chinese government issues new regulations on mobile data collection

2 July 2016 |New Chinese regulations cover data collection for all apps, emphasize the prevention of "illegal" content. ...

VR experiences are best when they’re brief, says Sony boss

2 July 2016 |With PlayStation VR soon to debut, Sony chief Andrew House cautions investors that the current state of VR tech is best suited to short, simple experiences -- not full AAA-length games. ...

Get a job: Be a Gameplay Programmer at Insomniac Games

2 July 2016 |Edge of Nowhere developer Insomniac Games seeks a gameplay programmer to work closely with its design and animation departments in Durham, North Carolina to build game systems and features. ...

Video: Videoball and video games’ superiority over sports

2 July 2016 |Videoball designer Tim Rogers takes the stage at GDC 2016 to lead attendees on a tour through various frustrating thought-experiments one might encounter on the quest to triangulate The Perfect Sport. ...

Former EA DICE chief departs to join indie game publisher Raw Fury

2 July 2016 |Electronic Arts is losing longtime executive and EA DICE chief Karl Magnus Troedsson, who joins indie publisher Raw Fury Games this week as a partner and co-owner. ...

ESPN partners with Evo to put Street Fighter V finals on live TV

2 July 2016 |The Street Fighter V World Championship is taking place on the final day of the Evo tournament later this month, and ESPN will broadcast the event live on television via its ESPN2 cable network. ...

At GDC Europe, learn to make MMORPG tradeskills fun and profitable

2 July 2016 |Daybreak Games' Emily Tayalor will speak at GDC Europe 2016 in August about how tradeskills (think crafting, buying and selling) strengthen your game's community and retention, and ultimately profit. ...

Layoffs rake Aeria Games in the wake of Gamigo merger

2 July 2016 |German game publishers Aeria Games and Gamigo recently merged, and now a source close to the matter tells Gamasutra that a number of staffers have been fired at Aeria following the deal. ...

GDC Europe’s Innovative Games Showcase reveals 2016 game lineup

2 July 2016 |GDC Europe organizers debut the games that will be in the big European Innovative Games Showcase during the Indie Games Summit at GDC Europe next month. ...

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Japanese LittleBigPlanet servers shutting down

2 July 2016 |Sony confirms closures for LittleBigPlanet Portable and Karting servers worldwide

GameStop sells out of PS VR pre-orders… again

2 July 2016 |Second allotment sells out in 4 minutes

Video games on Kickstarter raise just $8.2m in first half of 2016 - ICO

2 July 2016 |That's down from more than $20m in the previous period, but the ratio of successfully funded projects has increased

Techstravaganza: New consoles and VR money

2 July 2016 |Weekly roundup: PlayStation Neo, Xbox Scorpio and publisher VR skepticism

Jobs roundup: Karl Magnus Troedsson leaves EA DICE for Raw Fury

2 July 2016 |Also, App Annie hired a new CMO, ESL made several exec appointments and Ripstone brings on Mike Rose

Horizon Chase wins Best Game at BIG Festival

1 July 2016 |Acclaimed retro racer from Brazilian studio Aquiris takes the top honour

Sony’s entire future now rests on PlayStation

1 July 2016 |As Kaz Hirai's painful restructuring comes to a close, a new Sony emerges - one whose growth is almost entirely centered on the success of PlayStation

British eSports Association formed

1 July 2016 |"An important initiative in furthering the credibility of the eSports industry in the UK"

Only 3.5% of gamers make in-app purchases - AppsFlyer

1 July 2016 |These users are whales, spending 30 times more than the average gamer

Nintendo NX may capitalize on "largely ignored" kids market - DFC

1 July 2016 |"Someone is going to come along and take advantage of the opportunity to make games simple again"

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Good night and good luck

19 April 2016 |I’m horrible at goodbyes and ironically I’m finding it incredibly difficult to put into words how I really feel about GamePolitics shutting down. It’s been a tough year for us as we struggled to balance having to make ...

Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 186 – The Finale!

18 April 2016 |In the very final episode of Super Podcast Action Committee (episode 186) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge for a free-form conversation about Lollipop Chainsaw’s ...

Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 185 – The Finale!

18 April 2016 |In the very final episode of Super Podcast Action Committee (episode 186) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge for a free-form conversation about Lollipop Chainsaw’s ...

GamePolitics’ own E. Zachary Knight is running for Congress

18 April 2016 |Before we go dark, we’d like to take a moment to inform you that our own E. Zachary Knight, longtime contributor and co-host of Super Podcast Action Committee, is running for US Congress. “For the first time in over 30 ...

Join us tonight at 6p PST for the FINAL episode of Super Podcast Action Committee

16 April 2016 |As Andy Barclay once said to Chucky: “This is the end, friend.” And then he lit him on fire but that last part isn’t important. What is important is that tonight is the final episode of Super Podcast Action ...

New study examines ‘violent-sexist’ video games’ affect on player empathy towards female victi

16 April 2016 |A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE earlier this week takes a look at how “violent-sexist” video games affect players’ empathy towards female victims of violence.  The study was conducted ...

Our finest hour: the Bill Kunkel Awards

15 April 2016 |Bill Kunkel is and always will be one of my heroes. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I read a lot of his stuff in wrestling and gaming magazines. I saw his byline and imagined that someday I could do what he did. I never met ...

Take-Two sued by former Rockstar North president for $150 million in unpaid royalties

14 April 2016 |Leslie Benzies, former president of Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto series), is suing Take-Two Interactive for $150 million in unpaid royalties. Take-Two, who has filed a counter-suit, sees things differently. “Nowhere does ...

Looking back: GamerGate

13 April 2016 |Psst. Here’s a little secret: when I report on a story, I put my beliefs on hold and try to be as fair and impartial as is humanly possible. I know that’s hard for some people out there to believe, but it is the truth. ...

Senator Al Franken voices Oculus Rift privacy concerns

13 April 2016 |Last week, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) penned a letter to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe detailing a list of privacy concerns he has regarding the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. “Oculus’ creation of an immersive virtual ...

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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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Ask Slashdot: What’s Your Preferred Media Streaming Device?

1 July 2016 |New submitter bkr1_2k writes: Way back when, I had a PC dedicated as a media server using MythTV. That died and I didn't bother building a new one. Consumer electronics caught up and I recently bought an Apple TV (3rd Generation) ...

Microsoft Is Giving Students a Free Xbox One With Surface Pro 4 Purchases

30 June 2016 |Microsoft on Wednesday announced a sweet deal for any student on the fence on purchasing the Surface Pro 4. The company has said that it will be taking $300 off when students purchase a Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One. In a statement to ...

RIP Xbox Fitness: Users Will Soon Lose Access To Workout Videos They Bought

29 June 2016 |insitus quotes a report from Ars Technica: Xbox users who purchased training videos through the Xbox Fitness app probably thought they were buying a workout program they'd be able to use regularly for the life of the Xbox One, at ...

Activision Abuses DMCA To Take Knock Indie Game Entirely Off Steam

29 June 2016 |Reader He Who Has No Name writes: We've seen brain-dead, overzealous, and entirely over-automated DMCA takedown requests bring down music and videos, but this may be the first case of an entire video game being knocked out. Earlier ...

Minecraft Movie To Compete With Avengers and Star Wars In 2019

28 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Warner Bros. announced today that it will be releasing its upcoming Minecraft movie on May 25, 2019, if all things go according to plan. It will be competing directly with Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Episode ...

New ‘Civilization’ Game Will Be Sold To Schools As An Educational Tool

27 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: In the fall of 2017, a special version of Civilization V will be made available for schools to use as an educational tool. "CivilizationEDU will provide students with the opportunity to think critically ...

A New ‘Quake’ Episode Appears 20 Years Later

27 June 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes this report from Motherboard: The months leading up to this year's phenomenal reboot of Doom were stuffed with all kinds of fun developments surrounding the original series, whether it was mods that let ...

‘Linux vs Windows’ Challenge: Phoronix Tests Popular Games

27 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Michael Larabel at Phoronix has combined their new results from intensive Linux/Windows performance testing for popular games on Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA graphics cards, and at different resolutions. ...

Oculus Ditches DRM Hurdle, Allows HTC Vive Games On Rift Again

25 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: After changing its DRM to exclude ReVive last month, Oculus has changed its mind again and is now allowing HTC Vive games to play on the Oculus Rift. "We continually revise our entitlement and ...

Valve Faces Lawsuit Over Video Game Gambling

25 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes from a report via Bloomberg: Valve's Counterstrike: Global Offensive game is being sued for its role in the multibillion-dollar gambling economy that has fueled the game's popularity. Michael John McLeod ...

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