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Dragon Quest Builders Announced for North America, Europe

27 May 2016 |Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest Builders will be released in North America and Europe. The spin-off sandbox action RPG will be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in October.Dragon Quest Builders allows players ...

Next Major GTA 5 Update Release Date, More Details Announced

27 May 2016 |Rockstar Games has provided more details on the next major update for Grand Theft Auto V's online mode. As announced earlier this month, the update--"one of GTA Online's biggest and deepest updates yet," Rockstar said--is titled ...

Gears of War 4 Poll Shows Most People Will Play as This Character

27 May 2016 |Gears of War 4 producer Rod Fergusson conducted another Twitter poll recently, this time asking his followers which character they plan to play as in co-op.43 percent of respondents said they plan to suit up as JD Fenix, the son of ...

See Mark Wahlberg Endure Oil Rig Disaster in New Deepwater Horizon Trailer

27 May 2016 |Whereas the first trailer for Deepwater Horizon only teased the oil rig disaster, a new video released this week showcases the tragedy in greater detail. The new trailer, titled "Heroes," shows Mark Wahlberg's character fighting to ...

WRC 6 Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

27 May 2016 |Kylotonn Racing Games has announced WRC 6, the latest entry in the long running rally racing series. The title is scheduled to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in late 2016.According to a press release, Kylotonn has used ...

Here’s When E3 2016’s Press Conferences Take Place

27 May 2016 |E3 2016 is coming up soon. To help get you prepared for the show, we've rounded up all of the important details about the event's marquee news briefings from the big players.EA and Bethesda kick off the show with their press ...

All the E3 2016 Games Confirmed So Far

27 May 2016 |With E3 2016 right around the corner, you might be wondering what games will be at the show. We've now collected all of the titles confirmed so far, while we'll continue to update this post in the days ahead with new ones as ...

25 Year Old Street Fighter 2 Mystery Finally Solved

27 May 2016 |The Street Fighter franchise has a colourful and quirky cast of characters, from an Indian yoga practitioner with stretchy limbs to a man that dresses as a skeleton and fights crimes. Among them all, however, there are two ...

Electrician Tries to Fix Broken PS4, Makes Startling Discovery

27 May 2016 |A electrician in Brazil was attempting to fix a busted PlayStation 4, when he discovered a dead snake inside, fused with internal circuits in multiple places.According to the ViralHog video, the electrician's bug report stated, "It ...

Fallout 4 Xbox One Mod Showcase Stream Happening Today

27 May 2016 |Bethesda will be hosting a Fallout 4 livestream today showcasing mods running on the Xbox One. The event will begin at 1 PM PT/4 PM ET/8 PM GMT on its official Twitch channel.In the video below Larry Hryb, Xbox's director ...

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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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HTC morphs into game developer for first VR title, Front Defence

27 May 2016 |HTC is taking its first steps into the world of virtual reality game development with new VR title, Front Defence.  ...

Blog: Why I want more politics and economy in RPGs

27 May 2016 |"I'm here to defend the inclusion of explicit politics, of actively debating issues that we face daily in our democratic coexistence. Especially in RPGs." ...

7 games with great learning curves that all developers should stud

27 May 2016 |Which games offer a masterclass in how to design a well-shaped learning curve?Corey Davis of Psyonix, Chris Bourassa of Red Hook, and Global Game Jame co-founder Ian Schreiber weigh in. ...

How and why a group of modders have kept NHL 2004 on PC alive

27 May 2016 |Read the unlikely tale of a group of modders who've kept a 13-year-old hockey game alive and up to date. ...

GameStop sees declines in hardware sales, but growth in toy sales

27 May 2016 |Decreased game releases, universally down hardware sales, and the Puerto Rico closures all impact GameStop profits for Q1 2016. ...

Get a job: Be a Level Designer on Respawn’s Star Wars game

27 May 2016 |The studio that made Titanfall is now working on a 3rd-person Star Wars game, and it's looking for level designers to join the team working on that project at its Chatsworth, CA offices. ...

Video: How Campo Santo crafted the world of Firewatch

27 May 2016 |At GDC 2016, Campo Santo lead artist Jane Ng breaks down the art production challenges encountered in making the world of Firewatch, which is set in the late-'80s Wyoming wilderness. ...

VR has launched, so what now? Developers weigh in

27 May 2016 |VR's been available to the public for a little over 2 months now. We check in with a few developers for a status update on the burgeoning industry. ...

Blog: Procedural generation - panacea or poison?

27 May 2016 |Procedural generation systems can be used to create nearly limitless play experiences, but can an algorithm create an experience as compelling as one that is hand-crafted by a designer? ...

Ex-Ubisoft devs form Sloclap and strike a publishing deal with Devolver

27 May 2016 |Last year a group of ex-Ubisoft devs quietly formed a new Parisian indie studio, Sloclap, and now they've signed a deal with Devolver Digital to publish their inaugural 'online combat RPG' Absolver. ...

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Overwatch and the death of the midnight launch

27 May 2016 |"It's become more about when do the servers come on," says GameStop CEO as Overwatch ships two days ahead of midnight launch

From Game of War to public transport

27 May 2016 |MZ is putting its new strategy into action, applying its game tech to eradicate inefficiency in New Zealand's public transport system

Gamelab 2016: Indiepocalypse and the changing face of games media

27 May 2016 |New venue for Barcelona show as Gilbert, Moore and Harrison confirmed

PlayStation has become Sony’s cornerstone

27 May 2016 |PS4 is great, and PSVR/Neo will drive hype - but Sony's success is also down to its competitors' failures giving it a clear run at a thriving market

Mirror’s Edge, Mega Man TV shows moving forward

27 May 2016 |Endemol Shine acquires rights to EA action game as Dentsu and DHX Media partner on new show for Capcom's Blue Bomber

Exploring the "positive tension" between creativity and marketing

27 May 2016 |For Paradox Interactive and 11 Bit Studios, the best solution to "communication clutter" is to make games worth talking about

Funcom back in black after $6.3m investment

27 May 2016 |Debt management and cash injection see Conan studio's future secured

PlayStation 4 sales exceed 40m worldwide

27 May 2016 |Sony notes that the PS4 continues to be the company's fastest-selling console in its history

Vlambeer, Sumo and Samsung join NASSCOM GDC advisory board

26 May 2016 |Indian developer conference reaches out to international partners as it moves to new location in Hyderabad

Xbox One "Scorpio" coming in 2017 - reports

26 May 2016 |Microsoft is working on several new Xbox devices, and its headline act will be even more powerful than Sony's rumoured Neo

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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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American Schools Teaching Kids To Code All Wrong

26 May 2016 |theodp writes: Over at Quartz, Globaloria CEO Idit Harel argues that American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong. She writes, "The light and fluffy version of computer science -- which is proliferating as a ...

Smaller Xbox One Coming This Year, More Powerful Xbox One In 2017, Says Report

26 May 2016 |Keza MacDonald and Jason Schreier, reporting for game blog Kotaku: Microsoft is preparing at least two new Xbox models for release in the next two years, sources tell Kotaku. Later this year we'll see a cheaper, smaller Xbox One, ...

Pac-Man 256 Coming To PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC With Multiplayer

24 May 2016 |Pac-Man is coming to gaming consoles. Publisher Bandai Namco announced on Monday that Pac-Mac 256 will be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on June 21. The VentureBeat reports: The console version of Pac-Man 256 will ...

Rovio’s Desperate Push For ‘Angry Birds’ Movie

23 May 2016 |An anonymous reader writes:Last year Rovio "cut 213 jobs, affecting all departments except those working on the film and its related projects," remembers VentureBeat, describing their effort to make a movie about three outcast ...

Microsoft Finds Legal Path To Launch Minecraft In China

21 May 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Minecraft's PC and smartphone versions are finally coming to China. On Friday, Microsoft and Mojang announced the beginning of a "five-year exclusive partnership" with Chinese ...

Nintendo May Start Selling ‘Computer Software’

19 May 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Nintendo's most recent fiscal-year disclosure made headlines for announcing a release window for the new "Nintendo NX" console and yet another Zelda game delay, but it also ...

Google Announces New Virtual Reality Platform ‘Daydream’

19 May 2016 |ErnieKey writes: At Google I/O today, the company announced what they are calling "Google Daydream." This is their upcoming virtual-reality platform that takes Google Cardboard several steps further. Daydream is a platform that ...

Live-Action Tetris Movie Secures $80 Million Funding, Plans To Be Part Of A Trilogy

18 May 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: In 2014, Threshold Entertainment announced it would be producing a live-action film based on the Russian stacking game Tetris. Today, Threshold Entertainment announced it had secured $80 million in ...

One Million Dormant Xbox Live Gamertags Can Be Yours Starting Wednesday

17 May 2016 |An anonymous reader shares an Ars Technica report: Are you the type to dash madly toward any new online service's sign-up page even if you think you'll never touch it again, just to lock down your username of choice? As any good ...

History Buffs Discover Inaccuracies In Battlefield 1 Trailer

16 May 2016 |MojoKid shares an interesting article from Tom's Hardware. While the new Battlefield 1 trailer may be the most-liked trailer in the history of YouTube, it's also historically inaccurate, according to a popular YouTube channel about ...

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