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1080p/30fps Tropico 5 PS4 Release Date Announced

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$200 Razer VR Headset Gets Support From Ubisoft, Others

5 March 2015 |Ubisoft will support gaming accessories company Razer's open source virtual reality (OSVR) headset, Razer has announced.“The Open Source Virtual Reality framework has the potential to push the boundaries of virtual reality ...

First Look: Xbox One/PS4/PC Warhammer End Times Gameplay

5 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423682/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Developer Fatshark on Wednesday released ...

Evolve’s Free “Observer” Mode Revealed

5 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423694/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios on ...

Wolfenstein: The New Order Standalone Prequel Announced

5 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423693/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Bethesda on Wednesday announced ...

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PC Release Date Revealed

5 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423675/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: The ...

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Editions Launching September 1

5 March 2015 |Following yesterday's early leak, Konami has confirmed MGSV: The Phantom Pain's September 1 release date on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The Steam version of the game is launching on September 15. The ...

New Halo: Master Chief Collection Patch Improves Matchmaking

4 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422337/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Microsoft and developer 343 Industries ...

Half-Life Coming to the Valve-Powered VR Headset? Not So Fast

4 March 2015 |During an interview this week at the 2015 Game Developers Conference, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang suggested that a Half-Life game for the new Vive VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR technology might be in development. Though she ...

PlayStation 2 Released 15 Years Ago Today

4 March 2015 |The PlayStation 2 was released in Japan on March 4, 2000, meaning the console is now fifteen years old. With more than 150 million units sold to date, it's the best-selling home system in history, helping "PlayStation" become a ...

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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: You don’t always have to commit

5 March 2015 |"In games, it feels like when you make something, it is supposed to be all the way. That if you make horror, the horror has to be pitch-black... but the world doesn't work in absolutes." ...

Unity won’t be sold, and is planning for a VR future: John Riccitiello speaks

5 March 2015 |Unity's CEO holds court with Gamasutra, dismissing the possibility of an acquisition, charting the future of the engine, and talking about what sets the company apart. Oh, and yeah, he talks pricing. ...

Complexity and complication in game design (Also: Why I love Go)

5 March 2015 |"Let me tell you about Go. The rules are very, very simple. The possibilities, the implications of each single move, are more than any human can grasp." ...

Games as a service company PlayFab raises $7.4 million

4 March 2015 |Playfab, a cross-platform tool provider to enable games to better operate as service, has secured further funding. ...

PlayFab Raises $7.4 Million in Series A Funding Led by Benchmark

4 March 2015 |Playfab, a cross-platform tool provider to enable games to better operate as service, has secured further funding. ...

Corona Labs releases its mobile SDK for free

4 March 2015 |As part of their acquisition by Fuse Powered, Corona Labs has announced their mobile SDK is now free. ...

Perforce Software launches Helix collaboration platform

4 March 2015 |Popular version control software Perforce has launched Helix, a larger-scale collaboration platform. ...

Postmortem: Failbetter Games’ Sunless Sea

4 March 2015 |Failbetter Games co-founder Alexis Kennedy takes you behind the scenes of what went right (and wrong) during development of the studio's darkly comedic roguelike game Sunless Sea. ...

Our tutorial doesn’t work. What next? 

4 March 2015 |A redesign blog: "How many people got overwhelmed and just stepped away because of the sheer number of tutorials? We have no way of knowing." ...

Sony’s Project Morpheus release window announced

4 March 2015 |During Game Developers Conference week, Sony announced a commercial release date for its virtual reality headset, codenamed Project Morpheus. ...

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Nintendo eShop: "A nice safe haven from iOS and Android"

5 March 2015 |Indies weigh in on how Wii U has become an increasingly attractive option to release digital games on

"Nobody cares about performance in indie games any more"

4 March 2015 |Positech's Cliff Harris lit up GDC with a compelling - and occasionally profane - argument against the ubiquity of the Unity engine

Report: Redundancies at Microsoft’s Lift London as it’s merged with Soho Productions

4 March 2015 |Lee Schuneman's incubator studio "moving away from games" UPDATE: Delala's AJ Scrutton comments on potential closure

Valve reveals Source 2, free to all developers

4 March 2015 |Also shows off Steam Link, VR, Steam Machines and controller

Nvidia introduces Shield Android TV console

4 March 2015 |Chip maker aims for living room dominance with new machine pushing Grid streaming service - it launches in May for $199

Mobile tales of epic fail

4 March 2015 |Four developers share what they learned from mobile games that went nowhere

Project Morpheus to launch in the first half of 2016

4 March 2015 |Sony announces launch window and latest specs for VR headset, PS4 has now reached 20.2 million sales worldwide

Survey asks devs what hurts industry perception

4 March 2015 |"Working conditions" the top answer among men, "sexism in games" most frequently cited by everyone else

Star Wars: The Old Republic dev calls for an end to "whales"

4 March 2015 |Former lead designer Damion Schubert talks about converting the MMO to free-to-play, says it's time to treat heavy-spending "patrons" with respect

Sony, Wargaming, Daybreak talk free-to-play on consoles

4 March 2015 |GDC panel says consoles deliver better than PC on ARPU

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‘God of War Ascension’ Director Joins Cloud Imperium

5 March 2015 | Todd Papy announced via Twitter that he has joined Cloud Imperium as its new design director, where he'll soon be working on Chris Roberts' massive space simulation ...

Positech Founder Takes Aim at Middleware in GDC Talk

5 March 2015 | Positech founder Cliff Harris has been known to be outspoken on issues that are important to him (DRM, for example) over the years and has taken it upon himself to speak out ...

‘Gone Home’ For Consoles Has ‘Gone Fishing’

5 March 2015 | With the death of Majesco's Midnight City label, a publishing arm that was dedicated to bringing slick independently developed games to market, one of the biggest game ...

Sony:  20.2 Million PS4 Systems Sold To-Date

5 March 2015 | Sony announced from the bowels of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco (where it revealed details on new features and a release window for its Project Morpheus VR ...

Valve Announces Free ‘Source 2’ Engine, ‘Steam Link’ and More at GDC

4 March 2015 | This week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Valve Software announced several products including a new cost-effective solution for streaming Steam PC games ...

Operation Supply Drop Team With Bionik Monkey For ‘Gamers March 4 Troops’

4 March 2015 | Military focused gaming charity Operation Supply Drop has teamed up with Bionik Monkey for a major charity event for the entire month of March called Gamers March 4 Troops. ...

Unity 5 Released

4 March 2015 | Unity announced today the release of Unity 5, the version of its popular game development suite. The company announced two versions of Unity 5: Unity 5 Professional, and ...

Edward Snowden Ready To Return To The U.S.

4 March 2015 | NSA whistleblower and fugitive Edward Snowden said through his lawyer that he would be willing to return to the United States to face charges for leaking classified NSA ...

Xbox 360 Getting Its Own ‘Preview Program’

4 March 2015 | Microsoft has finally extended the Xbox One Preview program to Xbox 360 owners. Despite the age of Microsoft's last-generation console, Microsoft revealed this week at ...

Notch Makes It Into The ‘Forbes Billionaires List’

4 March 2015 | Markus "Notch" Persson, co-founder of Mojang and the creator of Minecraft, has managed to make the Forbes Billionaires List. Persson generated his current holdings ...

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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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NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Game Console

5 March 2015 |MojoKid writes: NVIDIA held an event in San Francisco last night at GDC, where the company unveiled a new Android TV streamer, game console, and supercomputer, as NVIDIA's Jen Hsun Huang calls it, all wrapped up in a single, ...

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

4 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth ...

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

4 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth ...

Games Workshop At 40: How They Brought D&D To Britain

3 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Following on the fortieth anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons last year, another formative influence on modern gaming is celebrating its fortieth birthday: Games Workshop. Playing at the World covers ...

Games Workshop At 40: How They Brought D&D To Britain

3 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Following on the fortieth anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons last year, another formative influence on modern gaming is celebrating its fortieth birthday: Games Workshop. Playing at the World covers ...

Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free

3 March 2015 |jones_supa writes In 2014, Epic Games took the step of making Unreal Engine 4 available to everyone by subscription for $19 per month. Today, this general-purpose game engine is available to everyone for free. This includes future ...

Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free

3 March 2015 |jones_supa writes In 2014, Epic Games took the step of making Unreal Engine 4 available to everyone by subscription for $19 per month. Today, this general-purpose game engine is available to everyone for free. This includes future ...

Valve and HTC Reveal “Vive” SteamVR Headset

2 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes Today Valve and HTC revealed the "Vive" SteamVR headset which is designed to compete with Oculus and others, which aim for a high-end VR experience on PC. The Vive headset uses dual 1200x1080 displays at ...

Valve and HTC Reveal “Vive” SteamVR Headset

2 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes Today Valve and HTC revealed the "Vive" SteamVR headset which is designed to compete with Oculus and others, which aim for a high-end VR experience on PC. The Vive headset uses dual 1200x1080 displays at ...

42 Artificial Intelligences Are Going Head To Head In “Civilization V”

2 March 2015 |rossgneumann writes The r/Civ subreddit is currently hosting a fascinating "Battle Royale" in the strategy game Civilization V, pitting 42 of the game's built-in, computer-controlled players against each other for world ...

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