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New Warcraft Movie Trailer Features Half-Orc Assassin Garona

5 May 2016 |The Warcraft movie is a little more than a month away, and production company Legendary Entertainment has posted another character video to its YouTube channel. This time, the spotlight is focused on half-orc assassin Garona, who ...

Evolve Dev Working on Unannounced New IP, Described As “Cutting-Edge”

5 May 2016 |Turtle Rock Studios, the developer behind Left 4 Dead and more recently Evolve, is currently hiring for an "unannounced new IP." IGN noticed a job listing for an animation programmer who will work on the game.The job listing teases ...

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’s Main Villain Was Supposed to be Boba Fett

5 May 2016 |Iconic Star Wars character Boba Fett met what looked like his demise near the beginning of Return of the Jedi, but according to fan relations director Craig Miller, the galaxy's deadliest bounty hunter originally had much grander ...

The Division 1.2 Update Will Offer “Significant Improvements” for Loot System

5 May 2016 |In its State of the Game blog post and livestream today, Ubisoft talked about The Division's upcoming 1.2 update. While the developer is not yet ready to share specifics, it was mentioned that the update will introduce ...

Here’s When Rainbow Six Siege’s Next Expansion Is Coming, Watch New Teaser

5 May 2016 |Operation Dust Line, the next expansion for Ubisoft's team-based shooter Rainbow Six Siege, will launch on May 11, the developer has announced. While you'll have to wait until then to play the content, Ubisoft will show it off this ...

Next Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Games Arrive

5 May 2016 |For the second time in as many days, Microsoft has added new titles to the Xbox One backwards compatibility program. Today's new additions, as announced by Microsoft's Major Nelson on Twitter, are Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and ...

How’s Zynga Doing? Here Are the Key Takeaways From New Earnings Report

5 May 2016 |Social gaming company Zynga today reported earnings for the quarter ended March 31, giving industry-watchers some insight into the company's health. For the three-month period, Zynga pulled in $187 million in overall revenue, an ...

Dishonored 2 Dev Not Afraid of Bucking Industry Trends

5 May 2016 |Arkane Studios, the team behind this November's Dishonored 2, is not afraid of trying things that might not fit the mold of a standard AAA game. Creative director Harvey Smith said in the latest issue of Game Informer that he sees ...

The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 And 2 Is “Misleading”, Will Be Retitled

5 May 2016 |Joe and Anthony Russo will see their second Marvel-directed film, Captain America: Civil War, release this week. The two brothers are also on board to helm The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2, but the titles may be a little ...

Killer Instinct: Check Out New Character Gargos in Teaser Images

5 May 2016 |Gargos is Killer Instinct's new character for May, and the game's Twitter account has shared a few images of the gargoyle-like baddie. They're blurry, which is strange considering they've already revealed what he looks like in the ...

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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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Get a job: Be a Creative Director at Nix Hydra

5 May 2016 |The studio responsible for Egg Baby is looking to hire an experienced game designer to take a lead role on the creative team in Nix Hydra's Los Angeles, CA studio. ...

Video: Designing Crusader Kings II to generate strange, emergent stories

5 May 2016 |Few games foster emergent storytelling better than Crusader Kings II, and Paradox's Henrik Fåhraeus explains how the game was designed to do just at (and how you can do it too) in this GDC 2014 talk. ...

Zynga’s latest results: Steady as she goes, under new CEO Gibeau

5 May 2016 |Zygna's new CEO presides over improved numbers in his first quarter at the tiller, as the company aims to get itself repositioned as a reliable mobile game operator. ...

Add bad VR support to Sweeney’s list of grievances against Microsoft’s UWP

5 May 2016 |"The VR revolution that's happening now...if you tried to make it work with the UWP system present, it would never happen." Epic's cofounder said in a new round of UWP criticism at the GamesBeat Summit. ...

Applying old-school sports game design to a modern multiplayer game

5 May 2016 |OutOfTheBit is working on a different sort of football [aka soccer, yanks!] game. "FIFA is great, but I realize that there is probably space in the market for a fun and easy to pick up football game." ...

OutOfTheBit channels Amiga classics with Super Arcade Football

5 May 2016 |OutOfTheBit is working on a different sort of football [aka soccer, yanks!] game. "FIFA is great, but I realize that there is probably space in the market for a fun and easy to pick up football game." ...

The first 5 years of VR ‘are going to be madness’, says CCP chief

5 May 2016 |"We had the expectation of the first five years of VR are going to be madness," CCP Games CEO Hilmar Pétursson told Polygon. "It's going to take five years from this year to sort itself out." ...

The importance of UX in editors and tools

5 May 2016 |"I'm not advocating everyone to use BSP/CSG. I am advocating everyone to critically look at their editors & tools, and see how they can improve from a UX & UI perspective." ...

Respawn joins the stable of devs making Star Wars games for EA

5 May 2016 |Electronic Arts announced today that it has cut a deal with Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment that will see the studio building a new third-person "action adventure game" bearing the Star Wars brand. ...

Level design in Rogue Legacy: Down-scrolling and leaps of faith

5 May 2016 |"While none of these design decisions are groundbreaking, thanks to a wise balancing Rogue Legacy successfully manages to reshape a design issue or limitation into a gameplay element." ...

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Zynga can do a hell of a lot more with the resources it has - Gibeau

5 May 2016 |As company beats first quarter forecast, CEO Frank Gibeau sees momentum in turnaround, emphasizes cost control without layoffs

Steam updates user reviews to show a game’s score over time

5 May 2016 |System will now show most recent user reviews to reflect how games can change after release

Respawn is latest EA partner on Star Wars

5 May 2016 |Titanfall studio making a third-person action adventure, led by former God of War director Stig Asmussen

.games and .game website domains launching soon

5 May 2016 |Uniregistry plans to open .game availability this month as Rightside slates .games for third quarter

When a $599 PS3 was "probably too cheap"

5 May 2016 |10 years ago this month, Sony stole the show at E3 2006 for all the wrong reasons, the upcoming Final Fantasy XV was first announced, and the console transition claimed some victims

VR market fallout may lead to lots of new indies - Adelman

5 May 2016 |Marketing and biz dev specialist offers key advice for indies, thoughts on VR and Nintendo

TIGA welcomes rise in UK studios receiving cultural tax breaks

4 May 2016 |75 games certified in Q1 2016 alone, spending £173.6m

Glu Mobile: VR several years from returning "meaningful" revenue

4 May 2016 |CEO thinks desktop VR is two or three years from inflection point, and mobile VR is even further than that

inXile legal challenge forces indie dev to rebrand game

4 May 2016 |The Alien Wasteland now called Action Alien following cease and desist letter over "Wasteland" trademark

Glu confirms 100 jobs cut in five months following Q1 loss

4 May 2016 |"We cut nothing that was actually going to deliver in our mind certain revenue later this year"

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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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Steam Computer Gaming Network Now Accepting Bitcoin

29 April 2016 |An anonymous reader shares an article on Fortune Magazine: The popular Steam computer game network has started accepting bitcoin in a move aimed at making it easier for players in countries like Brazil and China to make payments. ...

Atari Co-Founder: Mobile Games Make Me Want To Throw My Phone

29 April 2016 |Will Freeman, reporting for The Guardian (condensed): One industry veteran sees arcades and mobile gaming as almost indistinct. He is Nolan Bushnell, co-founder of Atari. Often referred to as the godfather of video games (a phrase ...

Nintendo’s Mysterious ‘NX’ Gaming Platform To Be Launched In March 2017

28 April 2016 |Nintendo has announced that its next gaming platform -- codenamed NX -- will launch worldwide in March 2017. "For our dedicated video game platform, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed 'NX' with a brand-new ...

HTC Announces $100 Million Fund For Virtual Reality Startups

27 April 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: HTC today announced the Vive X accelerator program through which the company will invest from it's newly created $100 million VR fund. The fund aims to kickstart the VR ecosystem in support of the ...

Over 7 Million Accounts for Minecraft Community Hacked

27 April 2016 |Joseph Cox, reporting for Motherboard: Over seven million user accounts belonging to members of Minecraft community "Lifeboat" have been hacked, according to security researcher Troy Hunt. Hunt said he will upload the data to his ...

Valve Inks Deal With Lionsgate Adding Over 100 Movie Titles To Steam Platform

26 April 2016 |MojoKid quotes a report from HotHardware: Valve took a major step in growing its Steam digital distribution platform today by adding movie rentals to the mix. The addition of movies to Steam's catalog is a first, and it was made ...

AIs vs Humans - Next Battle: Starcraft

25 April 2016 |braindrainbahrain writes: Having conquered checkers, chess, and more recently Go, artificial intelligence research now looks at the next frontier: the popular real-time strategy game of StarCraft. Blizzard Entertainment's ...

Oculus Rift Users Angered By Pre-Order Snafu

25 April 2016 |fluor2 writes: In April, Oculus announced that many of the Oculus Rift CV1 pre-orders were getting bumped from March to early May or even June...but they're still finding CV1's for supplying Rift+PC bundles. The solution for some ...

Amazon Won’t Sell Non-Prime Members Certain Popular Movies and Video Games

23 April 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: If you're not an Amazon Prime subscriber, you will no longer be able to purchase certain popular game titles and movies, according to a report on game blog Videogamer. One of the benefits of Amazon's ...

Slashdot Asks: Is the Golden Era of Video-Game Console Sales Over?

22 April 2016 |Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has stopped producing Xbox 360, a gaming console it launched in 2005. According to estimations, the company sold more than 85 million Xbox 360 units worldwide. Quartz has an insightful story ...

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