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GameSpot’s Holiday Bundle Giveaway

20 December 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422826/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Forget to buy a present for yourself this ...

Shadow of Mordor Easy Mode Would Have “Fundamentally Broken” the Game, Director Says

20 December 2014 |<iframe src="http://www.gamespot.com/videos/embed/6422843/" height="400" width="699"></iframe> Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor developer Monolith Productions could have created an "Easy Mode" for ...

New Steam Controller Design Leaks

20 December 2014 |A new design for Valve's Steam Controller has been revealed. It's not that different from the version we saw in July, though it does feature some form of a D-pad on top of or alongside the left track pad.The image above was pulled ...

Check Out These Amazing Posters For Adam Sandler Video Game Movie Pixels

20 December 2014 |Columbia Pictures has released a new batch of posters for the upcoming video game movie, Pixels, and they are quite impressive. The movie sees a variety of iconic gaming characters, including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, attacking ...

Final Fantasy Creator Bringing eSports-Inspired Multiplayer to His New Game

20 December 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421547/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Hironobu Sakaguchi, the father of Final ...

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins Will Be Removed From Xbox 360/PS3 Next Week

20 December 2014 |Capcom's 2012 fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom Origins will be removed from Xbox Live and PlayStation Network starting next week, the publisher has announced."Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that if you don't own Marvel ...

Amazon Matches GameStop, Best Buy Xbox One Deal

20 December 2014 |Christmas is now less than a week away, but if you still have some shopping to do for yourself or someone on your list, Amazon is currently offering a pretty great deal on Microsoft's Xbox One.You can currently buy the Assassin's ...

Halo 5 Beta Arrives Today For Some, Watch New Trailer Now

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Street Fighter 5 PS4/PC Graphics Will Only Get Better, Producer Says

20 December 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422769/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Unimpressed by the graphics for ...

Future GTA 5 Updates May Not Be Possible On Xbox 360/PS3, Rockstar Says

20 December 2014 |Although Rockstar Games is currently committed to supporting the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Grand Theft Auto V, released in September 2013, there may come a point in the future when updates to the game are only ...

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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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Mining data to understand Street Fighter’s balance and meta-game

20 December 2014 |"This post is an the analysis of the game balance in Super Street Fighter IV. We analyze it using statistical methods and machine learning techniques." ...

Game audio pillars

20 December 2014 |"The thought here is to provide high-level transparent goals for the audio department within a development environment, and to serve as a series of checks and balances by having a longer term strategic outlook." ...

Chicago’s High Voltage plans New Orleans expansion

20 December 2014 |Chicago-based High Voltage Software has laid plans to open a new office in Louisiana next year, and will be taking advantage of local tax incentives to do so. ...

Gamasutra’s Best of 2014: Leigh Alexander’s Top 5 Games

20 December 2014 |Here are the five games that I think were most important this year; most expressive of the year, most likely to be remembered (by me) in later years. I like games that feel good and have something to say. ...

What can F2P developers learn from premium games? Find out at GDC

20 December 2014 |Free-to-play and premium games may have different business models, but they can still share similar aspirations when it comes to excellent design. Learn what F2P can learn from P2P at GDC 2015. ...

Gamasutra’s Best of 2014: Phill Cameron’s Top 5 Games

20 December 2014 |2014 marked a year where the best games were those that experimented with new ways to play, both from a mechanical and a narrative viewpoint. ...

Blog: My personal C# coding guidelines for 2014

20 December 2014 |"I have had a number of influences on deciding these including learning from my peers, working on a variety of personal and professional projects, and reading a variety of blog posts." ...

Blog: How we attacked Early Access - The good, bad, and ugly

19 December 2014 |"It may seem madness to pay $20 for a game that will eventually be free-to-play, but players did! And we didn't deceive them into doing it either." ...

Creating AI: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bots

19 December 2014 |"Prismata presents many new and unique challenges that make it different from a traditional RTS. Our goal is to design an intelligent, dynamic, and flexible AI system to allow players to have the most fun." ...

Heads up: Security vulnerability discovered in git clients

19 December 2014 |"A critical Git security vulnerability has been announced today, affecting all versions of the official Git client," GitHub says. An update is live for its services, but everyone using git should be careful. ...

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Chris Roberts launching BAFTA LA Games Masterclass series

20 December 2014 |Cloud Imperium founder and CEO to give first in 2015 series of talks examining game development

PS4 "inventory challenged" in Europe

20 December 2014 |SCE CEO Andrew House says console demand is keeping up with supply for second straight holiday season

The Long Tail of Mobile Games

20 December 2014 |Disruptor Beam's Jon Radoff warns that too many companies squander long-term gain by maximizing revenues upfront

Buggy games deserve much harsher treatment

19 December 2014 |Publishers that don't respect QA don't respect their customers either

Stock Ticker: 2014 in Review

19 December 2014 |This year's winner and losers from the world's gaming stocks. Can you guess which company was the best investment of 2014?

Are comics a cautionary tale for game makers?

19 December 2014 |Maus creator Art Spiegelman describes the "Faustian deal" comics made and the danger of cultural exaltation

Redbox appoints new VP of games

19 December 2014 |Bill West joins rental company from Codemasters

Chinese game industry sales reach $18.5 billion

19 December 2014 |Total user base reaches 517 million as mobile gaming revenues more than double to $4.4 billion

High Voltage to open New Orleans studio

19 December 2014 |Tax incentives attract Injustice: Gods Among Us developer

Beleaguered Majesco raises $6m, appoints new directors

19 December 2014 |The Cooking Mama and Zumba publisher is getting a little help from "certain accredited investors"

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Former Codemasters Exec Joins Redbox

20 December 2014 | Games are an important part of video rental kiosk company Redbox, which is why the company has brought in a seasoned pro from the video games industry to spearhead efforts ...

Former 38 Studios Board Member Gets Fined for Unregistered Lobbying Activity in Rhode Island

20 December 2014 | After a defeat in the Rhode Island Superior Court (details here), outgoing Secretary of State Ralph Mollis has approved a decision concluding that a former 38 Studios board ...

‘Games Done Quick’ Prepares for January Charity Marathon Event

20 December 2014 | Speed-running specialists and gaming charity Games Done Quick has announced that its 160-hour AGDQ (Awesome Games Done Quick) event will take place January 4 - 10 at the ...

Sony Sees PS4 Supply Challenge in Europe

20 December 2014 | Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House says that high demand for the company's PlayStation 4 console in Europe means that it could face an inventory challenge. In ...

Computer & Video Games Shutting Down

19 December 2014 | The website for Future Publishing's Computer & Video Games will be closing soon, with the publisher focusing its attention on GamesRadar+ website starting in ...

Halfbrick Celebrates The Holidays By Giving Away iOS Games For Free

19 December 2014 | Mobile developer Halfbrick Studios is celebrating the holidays by giving the gaming community every game in its iOS catalog for free. All ten of the studio's games are ...

Majesco Raises $6 Million in Investments

19 December 2014 | Troubled New Jersey-based publisher Majesco has managed to drum up a $6 million dollar investment as part of a deal that required the resignation of two high-ranking Majesco ...

Valve’s Steam Holiday Sale Is Alive!

19 December 2014 | Valve's annual Holiday sale is alive and kicking, offering deep discounts on various games from now until January 2. During the sale Steam customers can take advantage ...

Humble Bundle Celebrates The Holidays With RPG And Comic Book Bundles

19 December 2014 | Humble Bundle is offering two bundles in time for the holidays worth taking a look at. The first is the Humble Weekly Bundle: RPG Edition - Book I, which offers seven ...

‘Thimbleweed Park’ Nearly Doubles Funding Goal

19 December 2014 |Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the creators of the classic 2D point-and-click adventure game Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island (and many other games over the years) have something to celebrate today: their latest endeavor, a ...

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Report: Captain Toad’s release date brought forward in UK

20 December 2014 |Captain Toad's UK adventure may be starting early, after his game began showing up on British doorsteps ahead of its January 2, 2015 due date. While Nintendo's yet to comment, multiple reports indicate the publisher's given ...

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins leaving online storefronts soon

20 December 2014 |Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is retiring from online storefronts later this year, in the hopes of living a normal life free from superpowers, arch-villains and all that fun stuff. Capcom announced the crossover compilation goes off ...

Sony: PS4 demand is challenging European supply

20 December 2014 |The PlayStation 4 is in high demand for the second holiday season in a row, according to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Andrew House. Without offering specific sales numbers, House told Reuters that the console is ...

Miyamoto says players can share levels in Mario Maker

20 December 2014 |Players of Mario Maker, the upcoming Wii U game that lets players build their own 2D worlds in the style of the Super Mario Bros. series, will be able to share their creations online, according to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto. In a ...

Joystiq Discussion: Do you pre-order games?

20 December 2014 |Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Assassin's Creed: Unity. Driveclub. What do these games share? All of them hit consoles this fall in semi-functional states. Halo's matchmaking is still busted, Assassin's Creed is still working ...

Lords of the Fallen on mobiles is ‘brand new,’ not a port

19 December 2014 |The Lords of the Fallen game coming to iOS and Android isn't a port of this year's console and PC game. In a statement provided to Joystiq, CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski confirmed the mobile game is instead a "brand new" experience. ...

Assassin’s Creed Unity free game offer now active for Season Pass buyers

19 December 2014 |Ubisoft is giving away free games to Assassin's Creed Unity players who purchased a Season Pass before November 25, fulfilling an offer made in response to widespread bug reports following Unity's November launch. Eligible players ...

Far Cry 4 plans a prison break for January 13

19 December 2014 |Far Cry 4's "Escape from Durgesh Prison" DLC will be available to download on January 13, Ubisoft announced today. The DLC will have players racing across Kyrat to finish challenges and recover lost weapons, upgrading their gear ...

Devolver serves up Fork Parker’s Holiday Profit Hike for free on Steam

19 December 2014 |If the ongoing Steam Holiday Sale has you strapped for cash, Devolver Digital's faux CFO Fork Parker wants to cut you a deal in Fork Parker's Holiday Profit Hike, a freeware platformer released today on Steam. Developed by Enter ...

Master Chief Collection reloads, adds Combat Evolved playlist

19 December 2014 |Sure Halo: The Master Chief Collection has already seen its share of stability patches and performance updates, but any fans of the original Halo: Combat Evolved should be pleased by the newest update released by developer 343 ...

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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

19 December 2014 |will_die writes Because of recent currency devaluation Steam has now added region locking for games sold in Russia and CIS. Brazil and local area and Indonesia and local area are also being locked. If you purchase a game from one ...

To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

19 December 2014 |will_die writes Because of recent currency devaluation Steam has now added region locking for games sold in Russia and CIS. Brazil and local area and Indonesia and local area are also being locked. If you purchase a game from one ...

Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, First Stable Release

17 December 2014 |goruka writes "Godot, the most advanced open source (MIT licensed) game engine, which was open-sourced back in February, has reached 1.0 (stable). It sports an impressive number of features, and it's the only game engine with ...

Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

11 December 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Andy Baio, aka @waxpancake, indy video game enthusiast and founder of the XOXO conference and other cool stuff, conducted a weird/cool experiment on his four-year-old. Andy taught him about gaming by ...

AMD Offers a Performance Boost, Over 20 New Features With Catalyst Omega Drivers

10 December 2014 |MojoKid writes: AMD just dropped its new Catalyst Omega driver package that is the culmination of six months of development work. AMD Catalyst Omega reportedly brings over 20 new features and a wealth of bug fixes to the table, ...

NetHack: Still One of the Greatest Games Ever Written

10 December 2014 |M-Saunders writes: While everyone obsesses about frame rates and polygon counts, there's one game that hasn't changed visually for decades. NetHack may look incredibly primitive today, but it's still arguably the best game of all ...

Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

9 December 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Hacker group, Lizard Squad, has claimed responsibility for shutting down the PlayStation Network, the second large scale cyber-attack on the Sony system in recent weeks. Although apparently unrelated, the ...

Ralph H. Baer, a Father of Video Gaming, Dies At 92

8 December 2014 |SternisheFan writes with news that Ralph H Baer, the father of video games and the inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey, has passed away at 92. "At the dawn of the television age in 1951, a young engineer named Ralph Baer approached ...

Spectrum Vega: A Blast From the Past

8 December 2014 |mikejuk writes A new games console is being launched based on the classic Sinclair ZX Spectrum from the 80s. Within days of the start of its Indiegogo campaign all of the 1000 Limited Edition Spectrum Vegas had been claimed but ...

Australian Target Stores Ban GTA V For Depictions of Violence Against Women

5 December 2014 |MojoKid writes "There's no such thing as an official Grand Theft Auto game until there's been a bit of controversy leading to its removal from at least one set of store shelves. It's a right of passage for the GTA series, if you ...

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