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Batman Arkham Knight Features GTA 5-Inspired Character Switch

27 April 2015 |The latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight has emerged online, ahead of the game's release date on June 23, revealing a new gameplay feature.As well as showcasing some of Gotham's most notorious villains, such as Two-Face and ...

Gears of War HD Remaster Runs at 60fps - Report

27 April 2015 |On Friday, a report emerged that claimed Microsoft was working on an HD remaster of the original Gears of War for Xbox One. Now, additional sources speaking to Polygon have shed more light on the project, which remains officially ...

Wolfenstein Prequel Pre-Load Now Available, File Size is 37GB

27 April 2015 |With Wolfenstein: The New Order prequel The Old Blood set to launch in just over a week, players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC can now pre-order and pre-load digital copies of the shooter ahead of its release on May 5.The $20 ...

UK Games Chart: Round 2 at the Top for Mortal Kombat X

27 April 2015 |Publisher Warner Bros' latest fighting game, Mortal Kombat X, has retained its position atop the UK all-format chart.The game, developed by Chicago studio NetherRealm, set a new sales record last week when it debuted at the top. ...

Konami Responds to Silent Hills Cancellation Claims

27 April 2015 |Amid mounting speculation that the Silent Hills project may have been cancelled, Konami has issued a statement that suggests the game is, at the very least, undergoing major changes.The publisher confirmed to GameSpot that "our ...

Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Coming Soon, Developer Confirms

27 April 2015 |A limited edition Halo 5: Guardians themed Xbox One console is in the works, 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes has confirmed. Posting on Twitter in response to a fan question, Holmes confirmed that although a Halo 5 themed ...

AU New Releases: State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition Comes to Xbox One

27 April 2015 |Undead Labs' zombie-survival game State of Decay is released at retailers for the Xbox One and PC in the form of the Year-One Survival Edition this week. The game will include the Breakdown and Lifeline add-ons, as well a new ...

Silent Hills Changes Afoot, as Guillermo del Toro May Have Dropped Out

27 April 2015 |Following Konami's recent announcement that P.T. would be removed from the PlayStation Store this coming week, many wondered what that might mean for the future of the game that "playable teaser" was meant to promote, Silent ...

This Is What a Final Fantasy XIV Fighting Game Would Look Like

27 April 2015 |Square Enix has created a gameplay video for a Street Fighter-style Final Fantasy XIV fighting game called Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV. But don't get your hopes up. It's not real.The mock gameplay video was created by Final ...

Watch the Reveal Trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

27 April 2015 |Developer Treyarch has officially revealed some major details about Call of Duty: Black Ops III today, including the game's first trailer, which you can watch below.Black Ops III is being developed for next-gen consoles and PC and ...

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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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Apple Watch: The birth of micro-gaming

27 April 2015 |"Due to the small screen size and platform limitations, games on the Apple Watch will need to be reimagined to fit in a new gaming category: Micro-Gaming." ...

Are players less skilled than they were 20 years ago?

27 April 2015 |Data on player death in an indie game: "We have learned that PC gamers play far better than smartphone casual gamers. Not only that, casual gamers are terrible players!" ...

The GameStopping of the local retro game retailer

27 April 2015 |GameStop's recent moves into the retro video game market could cause major shifts for small independent retro game retailers. ...

Beyond the Pentakill: The future of competitive game design

25 April 2015 |"I argue that people being jerks to each other is not a property intrinsic to competition, but rather due to the way we are framing the competition." ...

You can get U.S. government grant money for your educational game

25 April 2015 |"Eight years ago, our program's portfolio didn't include a single educational-themed game or project. Today, about half of those projects are educational games." ...

Video: VR game design for indies

25 April 2015 |As part of the GDC 2015 Independent Games Summit, a panel of indie developers with VR development experience try and shed some light on the idiosyncracies of making VR games. ...

In defense of Valve’s new Steam Workshop storefronts

25 April 2015 |"I'm currently working on a mod right now. I plan to release my mod for free once it's done. But as a creator, it's also nice to know that there may be an option to make some income off of future projects." ...

Obituary: Artist Francis Tsai

25 April 2015 |Artist who worked on games such as Myst III and the Tomb Raider franchise succumbs to ALS after a five-year struggle. ...

Tears in rain: Remembering the Blade Runner game

25 April 2015 |"There wasn't anything quite like Blade Runner back when it launched in 1997. Worse yet, there still isn't. The game deserves to be influential but remains virtually unknown." ...

Lasting connections: Enduring games, enduring relationships

25 April 2015 |"The game wants you to connect with the players around the table. That's why we gather for board games, right? These connections don't define us, but they are the finite moments of life." ...

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Bigpoint hires ESL veteran as software development head

27 April 2015 |Philipp Kölmel brings a strong track record in eSports to the German online publisher

Silent Hill will continue, but is Silent Hills dead?

27 April 2015 |Konami's official response does not dispel rumours about the demise of the Kojima-del Toro collaboration

Gabe Newell to the internet: "You need a more robust Valve-is-evil hypothesis"

27 April 2015 |Valve's boss assessed the complaints around paid mods on Steam, and found them wanting

Warner Interactive: "Mobile is no longer winner take all"

27 April 2015 |Greg Ballard on the power of brands to level the playing field, and WBIE's potential to compete with mobile's biggest games

Warcraft movie delayed again

25 April 2015 |Legendary confirms new summer 2016 release date

New board member for European Gaming League

25 April 2015 |Andy Payne joins eSports board

Skyrim paid mod pulled from Steam

25 April 2015 |One of Valve's featured user-made mods removed for using animations from another mod without permission

"At that time I started making this terrible mistake"

24 April 2015 |Molyneux keynote at Reboot entertains, but avoids the elephant in the room

Watch with Apple: Developer perspectives

24 April 2015 |TheCodingMonkeys, Eyes Wide Games and more on developing for Apple's latest tech

Zynga appoints ex-Genentech CFO to the board

24 April 2015 |Louis J. Lavigne has "deep experience in business transformation" says the business in pressing need of transformation

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Academics in Turkey call for ‘Minecraft Report’ to be released

27 April 2015 | A petition signed by academics who are part of the Turkish Chapter of DiGRA called on the country's Ministry of Family and Social Politics to release its "Minecraft ...

NY Congressman introduces ‘Anti-Swatting Act’ today

27 April 2015 | Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) will introduce a bill in the House of Representatives  to stiffen the penalties for those convicted of "swatting." Engel, who ...

Atlanta teen severely burned in dispute over a stolen PS3

27 April 2015 | An Atlanta teen was severely burned by two men because they believed he stole a PlayStation 3. According to Atlanta-based news station WSBTV, 17-year-old Damon Clay was ...

Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 140 - Honey Badger Brouhaha

27 April 2015 |If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 140), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.read more

Atlus making ‘minor edits’ to U.S. release of ‘Dungeon Travelers 2’

25 April 2015 |Siliconera reports that Atlus will make four specific edits to the U.S. version of its upcoming first-person, turn-based RPG, Dungeon Travelers 2. Atlus issued a press release explaining the "minor edits" to the game - a ...

Atlus making ‘minor edits’ to U.S. release of ‘Dungeon Travelers 2’

25 April 2015 |Siliconera reports that Atlus will make four specific edits to the U.S. version of its upcoming first-person, turn-based RPG, Dungeon Travelers 2. Atlus issued a press release explaining the "minor edits" to the game - a ...

Atlus making ‘minor edits’ to U.S. release of ‘Dungeon Travelers 2’

25 April 2015 |Siliconera reports that Atlus will make four specific edits to the U.S. version of its upcoming first-person, turn-based RPG, Dungeon Travelers 2. Atlus issued a press release explaining the "minor edits" to the game - a ...

Tripwire takes heat for ‘Killing Floor 2’ EULA

25 April 2015 | Killing Floor 2 developer Tripwire has upset some fans over a clause in the End User License Agreement (EULA) that gives them the power to ban abusive players and take away ...

Tripwire takes heat for ‘Killing Floor 2’ EULA

25 April 2015 | Killing Floor 2 developer Tripwire has upset some fans over a clause in the End User License Agreement (EULA) that gives them the power to ban abusive players and take away ...

Tripwire takes heat for ‘Killing Floor 2’ EULA

25 April 2015 | Killing Floor 2 developer Tripwire has upset some fans over a clause in the End User License Agreement (EULA) that gives them the power to ban abusive players and take away ...

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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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In New AI Benchmark, Computer Takes On Four Top Professional Poker Players

26 April 2015 |HughPickens.com writes: Stephen Jordan reports at the National Monitor that four of the world's greatest poker players are going into battle against a computer program that researchers are calling Claudico in the "Brains Vs. ...

How and Why the U-Pick Game Marathon Raises Money With Non-Stop Gaming (Video)

25 April 2015 |On June 12 through 14th of this year, the fourth (not "fourth annual," but close) iteration of the U-Pick Video Game Marathon for Charity --“UPickVG IV” for short --will be streaming on an Internet connection near you. ...

How and Why the U-Pick Game Marathon Raises Money With Non-Stop Gaming (Video)

25 April 2015 |On June 12 through 14th of this year, the fourth (not "fourth annual," but close) iteration of the U-Pick Video Game Marathon for Charity --“UPickVG IV” for short --will be streaming on an Internet connection near you. ...

Surgeon Swears Human Head Transplant Isn’t a ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Publicity Stunt

25 April 2015 |Jason Koebler writes: Dr. Sergio Canavero wants to become the first surgeon to perform a human head transplant. But some discerning gamers noticed that a doctor shown in the trailer for Metal Gear Solid V looks almost exactly like ...

The Logistics of an eSports Tournament

22 April 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Wargaming's hugely popular World of Tanks game sees its biggest tournament of the year, The Grand Finals, taking place this weekend. In an interview published today, the developer's eSports director, ...

New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

21 April 2015 |crookedvulture writes Slashdot has covered a bunch of new PCI Express SSDs over the past month, and for good reason. The latest crop offers much higher sequential and random I/O rates than predecessors based on old-school ...

New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

21 April 2015 |crookedvulture writes Slashdot has covered a bunch of new PCI Express SSDs over the past month, and for good reason. The latest crop offers much higher sequential and random I/O rates than predecessors based on old-school ...

New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

21 April 2015 |crookedvulture writes Slashdot has covered a bunch of new PCI Express SSDs over the past month, and for good reason. The latest crop offers much higher sequential and random I/O rates than predecessors based on old-school ...

Computer Beats Humans At Arimaa

20 April 2015 |An anonymous reader writes A computer engine has beaten humans at Arimaa, an abstract strategy game, in the official human–computer challenge of the year. Sharp, as the bot is called, had to beat each of three strong human ...

Computer Beats Humans At Arimaa

20 April 2015 |An anonymous reader writes A computer engine has beaten humans at Arimaa, an abstract strategy game, in the official human–computer challenge of the year. Sharp, as the bot is called, had to beat each of three strong human ...

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