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Heavy Rain Dev’s Newest Release is a HD Remake of a PS2 Game

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423162/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Quantic Dream, the Paris-based studio ...

Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 App Launches on January 29

29 January 2015 |Disney Interactive has announced the launch of the Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 app for iPad and iPhone. The app includes all tools and features of Toy Box 2.0 from Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) and introduces a multiplayer feature ...

Xbox Live Service Down On Xbox One

29 January 2015 | Users attempting to sign into Xbox Live on the Xbox One may encounter difficulties, as the service is currently running in a limited capacity. Additionally, players trying to access Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Exo Zombies ...

Evolve Beta: 2.2 Million Matches Played, Monster-Hunter Win Percentage Nearly Even

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422907/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Turtle Rock Studios on Wednesday ...

Bill Gates: HoloLens Is “Pretty Amazing,” But Will Take A Few Years

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423072/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates held a ...

I Am Bread Coming To iOS

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422590/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>I Am Bread, the quirky game where you ...

How To Buy An Xbox One For $315

29 January 2015 |In the market for an Xbox One? Here's a deal you may want to consider.As spotted by Dealzon, Groupon is currently discounting the Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity bundle all the way down to $315 after you apply the 10% off coupon ...

PlayStation Network to Envelop All Sony Entertainment Services

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420670/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Sony has elevated the PlayStation Network ...

Why You Should Buy a Wii U in 2015

29 January 2015 |Join in us over the next few days as we look at all of the leading games consoles and platforms out right now and try to convince you why you should spend your hard-earned cash. Today we're looking at the Wii U, with Justin Haywald ...

February’s Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games With Gold Titles Revealed

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6418214/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>With just a few days left in January, ...

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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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Trailer trouble: Dealing with pixel-art backlash

29 January 2015 |Two days ago, we released our first "big" trailer. It got a lot of views, but a very vocal minority downvoted it, and got extremely mad about our use of pixel art. Here are some of our learnings from the experience. ...

Which of your new users are about to churn?

29 January 2015 |"The most significant churn occurs right after install regardless if it's on a mobile device or on the web. The first hours, not to say minutes, of game play, are critical." ...

Horror in the Making: How Red Barrels outlasted Outlast

29 January 2015 |Development of Red Barrels' Outlast was as intense -- and at times as horrifying -- as the game itself. Studio co-founder Philippe Morin writes about the ups, downs, and ultimate success of the survival horror game. ...

Steam Workshop creators can now sell content for non-Valve games

29 January 2015 |Valve has begun supporting paid, curated Steam Workshops for non-Valve games, starting with Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Dungeon Defenders: Eternity. If your game is on Steam, this is a big deal. ...

Valve’s economist is now the finance minister of Greece

29 January 2015 |Economist Yanis Varoufakis, known best in game development circles for his work as Valve's economist-in-residence, is now the new finance minister of Greece. ...

Nintendo returning to profits, but is still struggling to sell hardware

29 January 2015 |Nintendo had a profitable quarter, and is on track for a full-year profit -- but the company is still fighting to make up lost ground amidst weak sales of the Wii U and 3DS year-on-year. ...

Get a job: Blizzard is looking to hire a VFX Artist

29 January 2015 |The Hearthstone team seeks a visual effects (VFX) production artist to develop new effects, from concept through implementation, at Blizzard's Irvine, CA headquarters. ...

Hear game dev tips from Xbox frontman Phil Spencer at GDC

29 January 2015 |Phil Spencer, head of Xbox and gaming at Microsoft, will be delivering a sponsored hour-long talk at GDC 2015 on how developers can best make games across the Xbox One and Windows 10. ...

Don’t Miss: The top 10 weird children of games and neuroscience

29 January 2015 |In this classic 2011 feature, indie game developer and former neuroscience researcher Erin Robinson takes a look at ten particularly interesting studies to see what they can teach us as game makers. ...

5 ‘small but important’ tips gleaned from the Global Game Jam

29 January 2015 |"Realizing these aspects of game jams helped us a lot, so maybe it will help you too," writes Donald Kooiker, Global Game Jam participant from two-person team Duckbridge. ...

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Growing pains

29 January 2015 |Why Monument Valley isn't the answer to Mobile's mid-life crisis

Nintendo offers revenue share to YouTubers

29 January 2015 |"Creators Program" returns as much as 70 per cent of ad revenue

Gameloft aims for a busier schedule after a disappointing 2014

29 January 2015 |French mobile publisher saw back-catalogue games account for 90 per cent of revenue

Steam’s community content creators have earned over $50m

29 January 2015 |"Earned by over 1,500 contributors spread out across 75 countries"

Kickstarting Women In Tech: The Book

29 January 2015 |New project aims to inspire and educate

Rovio loses its head of games

29 January 2015 |A Reuters report notes that Jami Laes has left and is planning to form his own start-up

The most backed Kickstarter ever? Exploding Kittens

29 January 2015 |Elan Lee, The Oatmeal and Shane Small are a crowdfunding super success

Fingerprint snaps up Cognitive Kid and Scribble Press

29 January 2015 |Expansion in the $3 billion education market

Tales of Zestiria is Japan’s new #1

29 January 2015 |PS3 RPG sells 341,000 in first week

Newly independent Sumo Digital appoints new chairman

29 January 2015 |Ken Beaty to lead the board at LittleBigPlanet 3 developer

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The Guardian Details The NSA’s Spying Activities on Leaky Apps Like ‘Angry Birds’

29 January 2015 | While we have read reports in the past that some smart phone apps like Angry Birds are leaky and that the intelligence communities around the world are taking advantage of ...

Valve Has Paid Out $57 Million to Content Creators

29 January 2015 | According to a new blog post from Valve developer Alden Kroll, 1,500 community-based content creators in 75 different countries have earned $57 million from selling in-game ...

‘Torchlight II’ Comes To The Mac February 2nd

29 January 2015 | Apparently Unicorn bacon could be a thing if Unicorns existed. But in more important and breaking news, Runic Games has finally finished the Mac version of its popular RPG ...

Attorney For Former RI Secretary of State Faces Fine Over 38 Studios Court Action

29 January 2015 | In a report earlier this month we reported that former Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis had been fined $18,000 by the state's Superior Court for misusing the ...

Nintendo Sees Light At The End Of The Tunnel

29 January 2015 | Nintendo is predicting that it will see its first profitable full-year results since 2012, but the company also notes in its latest financial report that the Wii U continues ...

Hotfix Released For ‘Borderlands: The Prequel’

29 January 2015 | Earlier in the week Gearbox released an update for Borderlands: The Prequel alongside the official launch of the latest DLC, Lady Hammerlock Pack. Unfortunately the update ...

Sony Teams With Spotify For ‘PlayStation Music’

29 January 2015 | Sony announced this morning that it is teaming up with Spotify to create a new music destination for PlayStation platforms called PlayStation Music. Spotify will help ...

One Million Copies of ‘Hyrule Warriors’ Shipped Worldwide

29 January 2015 | Hyrule Warriors for Wii U has shipped one million units worldwide to-date according to Nintendo. "Shipped" is not the same as "sold through" to ...

Sony Dumping ‘Maps’ and ‘YouTube’ Apps on PS Vita

29 January 2015 | Apps for YouTube and Maps are being discontinued on PlayStation Vita, according to the Vita support page. The first to go is YouTube, which will no longer be supported on ...

Code Reseller Targeted By Ubisoft Denies Wrongdoing

28 January 2015 | Yesterday we reported that Ubisoft was deactivating codes bought at code resellers for use on digital distribution platforms like Steam and EA's Origin. Well, the reason ...

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Watch Dragon’s Dogma Online gameplay in the debut trailer

29 January 2015 |Going by its first trailer, Dragon's Dogma Online plays much like its name indicates. The newly unveiled RPG allows parties of up to four players to take on a variety of monsters, small and large - sometimes very large. Like in the ...

Torchlight 2 is finally coming to Mac next week

29 January 2015 |Torchlight 2 for Mac hits Steam on Monday, February 2, just over 28 months to the day Runic said a Mac version would take a "couple of months at least." Why has it taken so dang long? Last we heard, the answer was "unexpected ...

Ken Levine hints at new first-person sci-fi adventure

29 January 2015 |BioShock creator Ken Levine recently let slip on Twitter that he's working on a new game, and that he'd be happy to answer questions. Levine offers no solid details on the project, but we do learn a few basics. According to ...

Mythbusters meet their Doom on January 31

29 January 2015 |After more than a decade of debunking myths in reality, the Mythbusters are taking aim at the virtual world, specifically id Software's seminal first-person shooter Doom. The January 31 episode of the hit Discovery Channel series ...

Grab a pint with free Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs

29 January 2015 |The songs that fill the tavern at Skyhold are now yours for the downloading, for free until February 9, when they will be sold on "popular digital platforms," BioWare says. The download includes sheet music, as well. "If you've ...

Reptile gets the go-ahead for Mortal Kombat X

29 January 2015 |Who's next? Mortal Kombat series veteran Reptile will return in the upcoming multiplatform sequel Mortal Kombat X, developer NetherRealm Studios confirmed with IGN this week. After making his debut as a hidden character in the ...

Sony pulls support for Vita’s Maps, YouTube apps

29 January 2015 |In a brief Twitter message, Sony has announced that official support for the Maps and YouTube apps found on the Vita handheld will soon come to an end. The message offers links to support pages for both apps which reveal exactly ...

Square Enix action, stealth triple packs head to North America

29 January 2015 |Square Enix is preparing to launch the Ultimate Action Triple Pack and Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack for PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America this year, according to listings on Amazon spotted by @Wario64. The Action Triple Pack ...

Lumines changes hands, returning on iOS and Android

29 January 2015 |Mobcast acquired the Lumines and Meteos properties from Q Entertainment, the Japanese smartphone game developer announced this week, as translated by Gematsu. Additionally, a new Lumines game is on the way for iOS and Android, and ...

Guilty Gear Xrd arcade to receive console-exclusive fighters

29 January 2015 |In a recent Japanese-language update, developer Arc System Works reveals plans to add the console exclusive characters of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- to the fighting game's arcade incarnation. According to a translation by the fighting ...

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Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

28 January 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: The record for smallest computer implementation of chess on any platform was held by 1K ZX Chess, which saw a release back in 1983 for the Sinclair ZX81. It uses just 672 bytes of memory, and includes ...

Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab In the World

28 January 2015 |bearhuntz writes: Riot Games has been using League of Legends as a psychology lab to run scientific experiments and reduce toxic player behavior for a while now. This article explains some of the experiments they're doing, and what ...

Game Hack-A-Thon Attracts Teams At 500+ Sites Worldwide

28 January 2015 |BarbaraHudson writes: Video game enthusiasts around the world participated in the Global Game Jam this past weekend. The event is a worldwide 48-hour hack-a-thon dedicated to inspiring creativity and building a working game from ...

Valve’s Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece’s Finance Minister

28 January 2015 |eldavojohn writes A turnover in the Greek government resulted from recent snap elections placing SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) in power — just shy of an outright majority by two seats. Atheist, and youngest Prime ...

Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

27 January 2015 |RogueyWon writes: For the last several days, some users of Ubisoft's uPlay system have been complaining that copies of games they purchased have been removed from their libraries. According to a statement issued to a number of ...

NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

25 January 2015 |Vigile writes Over the past week or so, owners of the GeForce GTX 970 have found several instances where the GPU was unable or unwilling to address memory capacities over 3.5GB despite having 4GB of on-board frame buffer. Specific ...

Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2

25 January 2015 |jones_supa writes There has been quite a debate around the Linux version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the fact that it wasn't really a port. A special kind of wrapper was used to make the Windows version of the game run ...

The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

23 January 2015 |harrymcc writes In 1973, an obscure company which had been making electronic cash registers looked for a new business opportunity. It ended up inventing the game cartridge--an innovation which kickstarted a billion-dollar industry ...

Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone

21 January 2015 |jones_supa writes: The beta test phase of Steam Broadcasting feature has been completed. It is now available to everyone by updating the client to the newest version. The feature allows users to watch and stream games to and from ...

The Fixes Sony’s DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

21 January 2015 |An anonymous reader writes Sony's PS4 has been on sale for more than a year now, and while its revamped DualShock 4 controller has been critically lauded, it's not without its faults. A new article flags up the issues — both ...

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