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Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Sell 3 Million

26 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422359/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Recently released 3DS games Pokemon Omega ...

“Zero Complaints” Over Undisclosed YouTuber Game Promotions

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New World of Warcraft Blood Elf Models Revealed

26 November 2014 | Blizzard has revealed what the visual update on the Blood Elf race in the World of Warcraft MMO looks like so far. Posted on the Battle.net blog, the developer stated that it was happy with the direction of the aesthetic upgrade ...

Rockstar Games Giving Away Custom GTA V Themed Xbox One and PS4

26 November 2014 | Rockstar Games is giving away a custom designed Grand Theft Auto V-themed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The limited edition consoles are part of a competition hosted to celebrate the launch of the game on current-generation ...

Minecraft Xbox Gets Exclusive Star Wars DLC Skin Pack

26 November 2014 |Sandbox game Minecraft is getting a downloadable Star Wars skin pack today, exclusive to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. The announcement was made by Microsoft on the official Microsoft Studios Blog.The Star Wars downloadable ...

Pre-Black Friday Sale on Over 200 PC Games Through Origin

26 November 2014 |Black Friday might mean steep discounts on console games, but nothing beats the prices that PC gamers can find around the holidays. Right now, pre-empting Black Friday, Origin is offering over 200 titles at up to 75% off.You can ...

Original PS Vita Ads Were Misleading, US Government Agency Says

26 November 2014 |The Federal Trade Commission announced today that Sony Computer Entertainment America will settle false advertising claims related to the technical abilities of the PlayStation Vita. The ads in question date back to the portable's ...

Xbox One Designer Responds to Claims That Console Is Too Bulky

26 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422449/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Carl Ledbetter, who led the team ...

Next Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch Has 300+ Fixes, Will Arrive This Week

26 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422245/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The next patch for open-world game ...

Microsoft Reveals Xbox One/360 Pre-Black Friday Game Deals

26 November 2014 |Microsoft today launched a wide-ranging pre-Black Friday sales promotion, offering deep discounts on dozens of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles such as Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Forza Motorsport 5, Red Dead Redemption, and The ...

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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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Repeatable success in game production

26 November 2014 |"Almost all game developers have less time, less money, less people than they need to complete what they want to achieve. They have to be smart about how the do things." ...

Blog: A Unity culling mask tip

26 November 2014 |"The Unity Camera class has a culling mask such that each camera can be set to only display a subset of the available layers. However, I wanted to be able to change the visible layers during runtime in response to a player's ...

A handful of British game studios have passed the tax relief cultural test

26 November 2014 |More than 30 British game studios have applied for the new video game tax relief in the UK, while just over a dozen games have received provisional certification to go ahead for the application. ...

Advertising authority investigating YouTubers who don’t disclosure paid-for videos

26 November 2014 |"There are strict rules that govern television and other advertising and it seems to me that there's a bit of a loophole when it comes to online, videos and YouTube." - Ben Bradshaw, a British Member of Parliament, reacts to poor ...

Latest Pokemon pair sells 3 million in opening weekend

26 November 2014 |Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the latest Pokemon remakes, sold more than 3 million copies over their launch weekend. ...

Amiibo: How did Nintendo do, and where can it go from here?

26 November 2014 |How are the Amiibo figurines? How is the Smash Bros. gameplay using them? And more importantly -- what potential is there, and what pitfalls lie in store for Nintendo? ...

Get a job: Obisidian is looking to hire an Engine Programmer

26 November 2014 |Pillars of Eternity developer Obsidian Entertainment is currently recruiting an experienced engine programmer to work in its Irvine, CA studio on analyzing and optimizing existing engine code. ...

Learn how to build a game that can playtest itself at GDC 2015

26 November 2014 |Retro City Rampage developer Brian Provinciano believes it's a good idea to build your game on a deterministic engine that can play itself, and at GDC 2015 he'll show you how to pull it off. ...

Don’t Miss: Watch Ron Gilbert’s GDC postmortem of Maniac Mansion

26 November 2014 |As Thimbleweed Park hits its Kickstarter goal, watch this loving and detailed look back at the game that started it all: Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick's Maniac Mansion. ...

FTC compels Sony to issue refunds over misleading Vita launch ads

26 November 2014 |SCEA has agreed to a settlement deal with the FTC over charges that it and its advertising partner intentionally misled people with the advertising campaigns for the launch of the PlayStation Vita. ...

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Breaking Away: Brazil’s indie developers are thinking globally

26 November 2014 |The wider industry sees Brazil as a marketplace, but Swordtales, Gameblox and Garage 227 are hungry for recognition

Inzen raises $750k to tackle Chinese mobile market

26 November 2014 |Singaporean dev has rights to games created by MIT Gambit Game Lab

US operations drag on Perfect World’s Q3 performance

26 November 2014 |Profits down for the online publisher despite Chinese launch of Neverwinter on Xbox One

Sony banking on PlayStation to boost profits

26 November 2014 |Plans for division to increase sales by 25% as TV and mobile arms are reined in

Bungie: "The launch of Destiny was the starting line"

26 November 2014 |COO Pete Parsons and the space shooter setting the standard for life beyond single-player

Sony settles over misleading Vita ads

26 November 2014 |Early adopters of handheld to receive $25 cash or $50 voucher; FTC also goes after advertising firm for astroturfing Twitter campaign

Obituary: Tony Bourne

26 November 2014 |Man who founded SCEE QA in Liverpool passes away

Game industry coming around on story - Hoyer

26 November 2014 |ArenaNet narrative head says growing budgets have publishers understanding the need to get players invested

Activision squashing Call of Duty glitch videos

26 November 2014 |Machinima cautions content creators as publisher says it's targeting cheats and competitive exploits

Super Smash Bros. becomes fastest-selling Wii U game in US

26 November 2014 |490,000 copies sold over three days, says NoA

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Verizon to FCC: We Won’t Sue If You Don’t Reclassify Broadband

26 November 2014 | Verizon claims it won't sue the FCC over new net neutrality rules if the agency doesn't reclassify broadband as a common carrier under Title II of the ...

SCEA Settles With FTC Over PS Vita False Advertising Claims

26 November 2014 | Sony Computer Entertainment America has settled a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over claims that it falsely advertised the capabilities of its PS Vita, ...

Humble Sega Bundle Launches

26 November 2014 | The latest Humble Bundle offers a bunch of Sega titles at a steep discount. The Humble Sega Bundle let's you pay whatever you want for the Dreamcast Collection (SEGA ...

Valve Makes Changes to Trading Steam Gift Codes

26 November 2014 | In a move meant to stifle the activities of Steam code resalers, Valve Software has announced a new policy for gift codes. Going forward you will no longer be able to trade ...

‘Far Cry 4’ Update Released for PC Users

26 November 2014 | Ubisoft has released Far Cry 4 PC update 1.4.0, which the publisher claims, "should solve the problem causing users to encounter a black screen upon attempting to ...

343 Industries Apologizes for Problems With ‘Halo: Master Chief Collection’

25 November 2014 | In a public letter to the Halo community 343 Industries apologized for the ongoing problems with matchmaking online for its recently released Halo: Master Chief Collection ...

T-Mobile Adds More Music Services to ‘Music Freedom’ Program

25 November 2014 | U.S.-based mobile phone provider T-Mobile US announced that it has exempted 14 streaming music services from its data caps. Those services that are now getting an exemption ...

USC Creates Game To Teach Students The Process of Applying for College

25 November 2014 | The University of Southern California (USC) Pullias Center for Higher Education has developed a new Facebook game called Mission: Admission, which aims to encourage ...

PSA: ‘Dark Souls II’ Coming to Xbox One and PS4

25 November 2014 |From Software and Bandai Namco will bring a refined version of their popular hardcore action-RPG Dark Souls II to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in April 2015, the companies announced this morning. The new game will be called Dark ...

CCP Games Shuts Down Fan-Made ‘Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines’ Project

25 November 2014 | A fan-made project to recreate the Troika Games-developed Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (originally published by Activision) using Unity has been shut down by CCP ...

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Let there be Torchlight for free

26 November 2014 |If you've yet to try it, Torchlight is a decent way to while away the holiday hours this week. A frequent flyer in our 2009 Best of the Rests, Runic's loot-heavy action-RPG is free until Sunday, November 30 on Perfect World's Arc ...

Dark Souls’ Steam migration delayed, prepare to die next month

26 November 2014 |Dark Souls PC owners can throw another log on the bonfire, because they have to wait until December for the game to transition over to Steam. Namco Bandai says it's finalizing the nuts and bolts of moving the action-RPG from Games ...

PlayStation Co-Op Sale: Dark Souls 2, Far Cry 3, Rayman

26 November 2014 |In the spirit of the money-saving holidays (and Thanksgiving, we guess), Sony kicked off a new Co-Op Gaming sale today that discounts games with local or online multiplayer functionality. The deals end on December 1, and ...

Sony to shift focus from TVs, smartphones to PlayStation

26 November 2014 |Following a recent forecast that predicts Sony's mobile division will lose up to 30 percent of its sales by next Spring, the electronics giant has opted to increase its focus on the perennially successful PlayStation ...

PSN Tuesday: Tales from the Borderlands, Geometry Wars 3

26 November 2014 |This week, PS4 and PS3 people get episode one of Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and the FIFA 15 Holiday Edition. There's also a demo of Tales from the Borderlands for free on PS3. PS4 now has ...

EA Black Friday: Up to 75 percent off 300 games, DLC

26 November 2014 |Like GameStop, Walmart and Microsoft, EA's digital distribution service Origin will celebrate Black Friday with big discounts on a wide number of items. Though very recent PC games like Dragon Age: Inquisition maintain their $60 ...

New weapons join Sunset Overdrive in action hit’s first DLC

26 November 2014 |Now that players have had just under a month to explore Insomniac Games' vibrant open-world action hit Sunset Overdrive, the developers are rolling out new toys for fans to play with, specifically new weapons and a big (if ...

Deals with Gold: Defense Grid, Diablo, Valiant Hearts

26 November 2014 |A sizable collection of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games star in this week's Games with Gold lineup, including standouts like Defense Grid 2, Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition, and Peggle 2. The Xbox One versions of Strider, Valiant ...

Valiant Hearts: The Great War on Android tomorrow

26 November 2014 |Valiant Hearts: The Great War will be available on Android via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore starting tomorrow, November 26. Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a World War 1-era puzzle-adventure game with an endearing, ...

Sony to refund Vita customers in FTC settlement over false ads

26 November 2014 |Sony Computer Entertainment America has settled with the FTC over charges that it produced false and misleading advertisement during the Vita's launch campaign from late 2011 to early 2012. Sony will provide refunds to Vita ...

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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

26 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the world's fastest growing eSports, but the community has been rocked by scandal in the last week, with several top players being banned by Valve for using ...

The Man Who Made Tetris

21 November 2014 |rossgneumann writes Life gets pretty chill after creating 'Tetris' and escaping the KGB. A quick web search for "Alexey Pajitnov" brings up pages of articles and interviews that fixate only on his seminal creation—a work that ...

The Nintendo DS Turns 10

21 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes The Nintendo DS has reached a remarkable milestone: it's turned 10 years old. A new retrospective on one of Nintendo's greatest ever smash hits points out that it's now old enough to become a Pokemon ...

Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

21 November 2014 |turkeydance writes People are reportedly creating fake Amazon pages to show fake prices on electronics and other items. In the most heavily publicized cases, Walmart was reportedly duped into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for ...

Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

20 November 2014 |MojoKid writes: "BioWare's long-awaited Dragon Age Inquisition has dropped for the PS4, Xbox One, and PCs. A comparison of the visuals in key scenes between all three platforms shows that while the PC variant clearly looks the best ...

Player-Run MMORPG By Former Ultima Online Devs Finding Kickstarter Success

19 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Shards Online has returned to Kickstarter with a refocused plan and a promise to match pledges dollar-for-dollar up to their goal. With just a week gone by, they have already reached 75% of their goal. ...

Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

18 November 2014 |Robotron23 writes: The developers behind the sequel to legendary video game Elite have, to the anger and dismay of fans, dropped the offline single-player mode originally promised. The game is due for full release in under a month. ...

Sweden Considers Adding “Sexism” Ratings To Video Games

18 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes A government-funded agency in Sweden is considering creating specials label for video games based on whether or not the games' portrayals of women are sexist. From the article: "Avoiding sexism and gender ...

Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

14 November 2014 |stephendavion writes "Sony is planning to launch PlayStation Vue, a TV service for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles providing on demand programs and live content. The company will roll out the service to selected customers ...

Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin’s Creed Unity Poor Performance

14 November 2014 |MojoKid (1002251) writes "Life is hard when you're a AAA publisher. Last month, Ubisoft blamed weak console hardware for the troubles it had bringing Assassin's Creed Unity up to speed, claiming that it could've hit 100 FPS but for ...

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