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PS4 Sales Hit 2m Milestone in UK

5 May 2015 |The PlayStation 4 has accumulated two million sales in the UK, reaching the milestone faster than the best-selling console in the company's history, the PlayStation 2.According to trade publication MCV, the feat was achieved over ...

PS3 Gets PlayStation Now This Month, Vita Version Launching “Soon”

5 May 2015 |Sony has announced that its PlayStation Now game streaming service is coming to the PlayStation 3 on May 12. As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, the service will also be available on "select Sony Blu-ray players and TVs."Sony also ...

No Sega Booth at E3

5 May 2015 |Sonic and Total War publisher Sega has confirmed that it will not have a booth on the show floor at E3 2015 next month in Los Angeles. A representative for the company confirmed the news today to Game Informer.The move comes after ...

Blizzard References Star Wars Day In World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo Screenshots

5 May 2015 |Blizzard Entertainment has posted several screenshots from its games in reference to May the fourth, also known to some as Star Wars Day. Uploaded on Facebook, the images show a variety of Star Wars references spliced into ...

All the Star Wars May the 4th Gaming Deals

5 May 2015 |Star Wars Day has come and with it are a bunch of discounted games and bundles featured on both the computer and console gaming fronts.Steam has marked its 14-game Star Wars Collection 2015 Bundle down to $23.00. It has also has ...

Lost Planet 3 developer Spark Unlimited Shutting Down—Report

5 May 2015 |Following a questioning post from gaming forum NeoGaf that uncovered developer Spark Unlimited's office equipment up for auction, company representatives revealed that it would no longer be developing games."It's the end of Spark ...

Modders Should Be Able to Make Money From Their Work, Quake Dev Says

5 May 2015 |Modders should be able to make money from their work. That's according to veteran game designer John Romero, who co-created iconic shooter franchises like Doom and Quake at id Software in the 1990s.GamesIndustry International spoke ...

Star Wars: Battlefront Has 12 Multiplayer Maps at Launch

5 May 2015 |The Star Wars Day announcements keep coming.Developer DICE on Monday revealed that Star Wars: Battlefront, the upcoming first- and third-person shooter based on the original trilogy, will include a total of twelve multiplayer maps ...

New Star Wars Episode 7 Images Released

5 May 2015 |More plot details for the upcoming movie Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens have been revealed today--on Star Wars Day--through Vanity Fair. The magazine has the scoop on the characters actors Adam Driver (Girls) and ...

Gaming Deals: $349 Xbox One Halo Bundle + Controller, Star Wars Day Sales

5 May 2015 |Walmart is offering the Halo Master Chief Collection Xbox One bundle with a free second controller for $349. Alternatively, you can spend $5 more to get Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in lieu of the bonus controller.The Super Mario ...

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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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Six stages of game dev community development

6 May 2015 |Vlambeer's Rami Ismail: "Game development communities tend to develop along very similar lines, and at some point I've started to mentally organize these community growth thresholds into a model." ...

Postmortem: Moon Studios’ heartfelt Ori and the Blind Forest

5 May 2015 |The CEO of Moon Studios pours his heart out in a lengthy postmortem of what went right -- and wrong -- during the 4-year development of Super Metroid-inspired Ori & The Blind Forest. ...

Former Call of Duty, Lost Planet developer Spark Unlimited ends game dev

5 May 2015 |The Los Angeles-based studio which last developed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z for Tecmo Koei has shut down according to evidence from across the web. ...

PlayStation Now continues rollout to PS3, with Vita not far behind

5 May 2015 |Sony confirms that in less than two weeks, its streaming service will roll out to the PlayStation 3... and is already playable on Vita. ...

5 tips for increasing F2P monetization, from Monster Legends’ devs

5 May 2015 |"We asked him how indie devs can think about monetization for their mobile game more creatively, and boiled down his words of wisdom into these five tips." ...

Get a job: Be a Senior Technical Artist at NetherRealm Studios

5 May 2015 |The team responsible for Mortal Kombat X seeks an experienced technical artist to join the team at its Chicago, IL studio and improve the studio's workflow for creating assets for games. ...

This War Of Mine and the challenges of making games about war

5 May 2015 |Speaking to The New Yorker, 11 Bit Studios reflects on why This War Of Mine is so unlike all other modern war games, and what burden designers bear for drawing inspiration from real conflicts. ...

Android vs. iOS and the YouTuber effect: Mobile sales for Prison Life RPG

5 May 2015 |This dev spent a year developing the premium-priced Prison Life RPG 2 for iOS and Android. Was it time well spent? This post offers a dive into the sales numbers and what affected them. ...

Don’t Miss: The classic postmortem of Shadows of the Empire

5 May 2015 |This classic 1997 postmortem by the late Mark Haigh-Hutchinson, originally printed in Game Developer magazine, goes behind the scenes on early Nintendo 64 title Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire. ...

Video: Will Wright tries to design humanity’s last game

5 May 2015 |In this 12-minute snippet of the final Game Design Challenge at GDC 2013, high-profile designer Will Wright steps up to the task of designing "the last game that humanity will ever play." ...

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Play Context

5 May 2015 |Jurie Horneman on what matters about the where and why

Spark Unlimited closes down

5 May 2015 |Lost planet 3 developer says "Elvis has left the building"

Valuing a Startup for Investment

5 May 2015 |How to make sure you're getting the right deal

PS3 gets PlayStation Now in May

5 May 2015 |Sony says Vita is coming soon

Valve: "Getting people sick isn’t a choice"

5 May 2015 |Chet Faliszek explains VR's future depends on defeating motion sickness

Games software revenues to reach $110 billion by 2018 - Digi-Capital

5 May 2015 |Mobile is expected to account for $45 billion with 15% annual growth, the firm said

GamerGate meetup halted by bomb threat

5 May 2015 |Police interrupt weekend Washington, D.C. gathering of movement supporters

Coding has become the fourth literacy

5 May 2015 |David Miller, Director of Learning at Kuato Studios, on the growing importance of educational games and coding in the classroom

id Software planned to pay mod makers in 1995

5 May 2015 |John Romero says studio wanted to implement a way to compensate creators in original Quake

SGN appoints new San Francisco GM

2 May 2015 |Melissa Bachman-Wood makes move from Kixeye

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Report: MPAA funding pro-copyright protection research to influence political policy

5 May 2015 | While it should come as no great shock to anyone, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is funding pro-copyright protection research through its global research ...

Report: MPAA funding pro-copyright protection research to influence political policy

5 May 2015 | While it should come as no great shock to anyone, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is funding pro-copyright protection research through its global research ...

NYC to invest $70 million to expand high speed internet access

5 May 2015 | New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced that his administration will invest $70 million to bring high speed internet access to the underserved parts of the city. An ...

NYC to invest $70 million to expand high speed internet access

5 May 2015 | New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced that his administration will invest $70 million to bring high speed internet access to the underserved parts of the city. An ...

CCP Games launches ‘PLEX for Good’ campaign to benefit Nepal earthquake relief efforts

5 May 2015 | EVE Online maker CCP Games is accepting "PLEX for GOOD" donations from players to benefit victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck  Nepal on April ...

Wargaming celebrates Military Appreciation Month

5 May 2015 | Wargaming America dropped us a note today to let us know that it is celebrating Military Appreciation Month by donating 25% of in-game proceeds from dedicated NMAM bundles ...

Telecoms ask FCC to postpone net neutrality reclassification order

5 May 2015 | Trade groups and service providers are being clever in how they can derail the new net neutrality rules; besides all of the actions being driven by its supporters in ...

A reenactment of Floyd Mayweather v. Manny Pacquiao in ‘Mike Tyson’s Punchout’

4 May 2015 |Fansided brings to our attention a video that recreates the Floyd Mayweather v. Manny Pacquiao fight in Mike Tyson's Punchout. The video, created by YouTubers Noober Goober Gaming, gives us some classic videogame renders of ...

A reenactment of Floyd Mayweather v. Manny Pacquiao in ‘Mike Tyson’s Punchout’

4 May 2015 |Fansided brings to our attention a video that recreates the Floyd Mayweather v. Manny Pacquiao fight in Mike Tyson's Punchout. The video, created by YouTubers Noober Goober Gaming, gives us some classic videogame renders of ...

‘Yooka-Laylee’ crowdfunding campaign raises over $2 million

4 May 2015 | On its very first day of existence, the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee - a platformer game being developed by former Rare employees who worked on the Donkey Kong ...

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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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Singapore’s Prime Minister Shares His C++ Sudoku Solver Code

5 May 2015 |itwbennett writes: Several weeks ago, during a speech at the Founders Forum Smart Nation Singapore Reception, Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he used to enjoy programming, and that the last program he wrote was ...

Should Developers Still Pay For Game Engines?

3 May 2015 |Nerval's Lobster writes: Game developers no longer have to pay for the software they need to make great video games, because the tools used by some of the biggest and most successful studios in the world are available to everyone, ...

Square Enix Witch Chapter Real-Time CG DX12 Demo Impresses At Microsoft BUILD

2 May 2015 |MojoKid writes: Computer generated graphics have come a long way in the past several years and are starting to blur the line between animation and real actors. One of the more difficult tasks for CG artists is to recreate human ...

Game:ref’s Hardware Solution To Cheating In eSports

2 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Cheating is a real problem in today's most popular online multiplayer games, and not just on public servers. Some of the world's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been banned by Valve's ...

Game:ref’s Hardware Solution To Cheating In eSports

2 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Cheating is a real problem in today's most popular online multiplayer games, and not just on public servers. Some of the world's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been banned by Valve's ...

Game:ref’s Hardware Solution To Cheating In eSports

2 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Cheating is a real problem in today's most popular online multiplayer games, and not just on public servers. Some of the world's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been banned by Valve's ...

World-First Remote Air Traffic Control System Lands In Sweden

30 April 2015 |Zothecula writes: Small airports are often in a no-win situation. They don't have much traffic because they don't have an adequate tower system, and they don't have an adequate tower system because they don't have much traffic. ...

Crowdfunded Android Console Ouya Reportedly Seeking Buyout

30 April 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Ouya, the Android-based games console, enjoyed one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns to date, raising $8.6 million after asking for only $960,000. But now that the console has been on the ...

Half-Life 2 Writer on VR Games: We’re At Pong Level, Only Scratching the Surface

29 April 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Valve's Chet Faliszek has been in the video game industry for a long time, and his writing has been instrumental for games like Half-life 2, Portal, and Left 4 Dead. Valve is now developing a virtual ...

Half-Life 2 Writer on VR Gaming: We’re At Pong Level, Only Scratching the Surface

29 April 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Valve's Chet Faliszek has been in the video game industry for a long time, and his writing has been instrumental for games like Half-life 2, Portal, and Left 4 Dead. Valve is now developing a virtual ...

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