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Xbox Boss Envisions Console-to-PC Streaming Whilst Watching TV

27 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423063/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's ...

World of Warcraft Gets Selfie Camera, Instagram-Like Filters

27 January 2015 |The latest feature Blizzard Entertainment added to its genre-defining PC MMO World of Warcraft may not be what you expect. The developer has launched a new camera option that allows players to take self-portraits, more commonly ...

Beta Tests Underway for Xbox One Controller Update

27 January 2015 |Microsoft has begun rolling out a new software update for the Xbox One controller, which adds some minor tweaks and improvements.The latest firmware (version 1.2.2236.0) is currently being tested by members of the Xbox Preview ...

Valve Economist Becomes Finance Minister for Greece

27 January 2015 |Gabe Newell made contact with Yanis Varoufakis after noticing that Valve's virtual economy problems were similar to Greece's relationship with Germany. An esteemed economics professor who Gabe Newell personally headhunted in 2011 ...

The Witness Project Passes Key Milestone

27 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6410248/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The Witness, the long-anticipated puzzle ...

Rare ‘90s Zelda Comic Getting Official Re-release, Check Out the New Cover

27 January 2015 |If you were a Nintendo Power subscriber back in 1992, you probably remember a series of The Legend of Zelda comics drawn by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori that retold the story of A Link to the Past. But outside of a standalone ...

Uncensored Version of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Accidentally Released in Australia

27 January 2015 | The PlayStation 4 version of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a "serious manufacturing issue," a local agency stated today. An "incorrectly classified" version of the game went on sale at retailers ...

Valve Bans Pro Counter-Strike Teams For Match Fixing

27 January 2015 |Following allegations of professional Counter-strike teams intentionally fixing matches in recent competitions, Valve has issued bans which include staff and players from teams iBUYPOWER, NetCodeGuides.com, and Team Torqued.The ...

Microsoft Shipped 6.6 Million Xbox Consoles During Holiday Quarter

27 January 2015 |Microsoft on Monday reported earnings results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, revealing that the company shipped (i.e. sold to retailers) more than 6.6 million Xbox consoles during the period. This is down from 7.4 million ...

Elite: Dangerous Dev Announces Layoffs, New Tycoon Game

27 January 2015 |Elite: Dangerous studio Frontier Developments had a pair of announcements to make Monday: 1) The UK-based studio is laying off a number of employees and 2) they are working on a new Tycoon game.The new game is called Coaster Park ...

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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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Video blog: The characteristics of game boards

27 January 2015 |"While we usually think of boards in conjunction with boardgames, many video games also use the equivalent of boards, 'fields of maneuver.'" This video-led post dives right into this rich seam of game design. ...

Road to the IGF: Alex Beachum’s Outer Wilds

27 January 2015 |Creative Director Alex Beachum and Producer Sarah Scialli explain the process of taking a USC Masters Thesis project and turning it into one of the most unique games of the year. ...

The Game Outcomes Project: What great teams do

27 January 2015 |The Game Outcomes Project concludes its inaugural series of posts with a summary -- one that lists 40 factors that make for great teams, ordered from most to least relevant. ...

Frontier Developments lays off staff as it launches new franchise

27 January 2015 |Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier Developments has laid off at least fifteen people as it refocuses development operations from its satellite studio in Halifax to its headquarters in Cambridge. ...

We want your Global Game Jam blogs!

27 January 2015 |This past weekend, the Global Game Jam took place across over 500 sites around the world. Were you a participant? Blog about your experience and your game! ...

Does your mobile game or website comply with this new California law?

27 January 2015 |"The new law requires these services to provide a mechanism by which minors can remove any information or content that they have posted on that service themselves (with a few exceptions)." ...

Get a job: Be a UX Designer for Treyarch/Activision

27 January 2015 |Activision-owned Treyarch is looking to bring on a user experience designer who can help build compelling, accessible interfaces for its games alongside the team in its Santa Monica, CA studio. ...

Video: How Amplitude Studios tackles community-driven development

27 January 2015 |At GDC Next 2014, Amplitude Studios' Jeff Spock spoke about how the studio practices open development by involving its fans, as well as the positive and negative lessons learned. ...

Freelancers, contractors, and consultants don’t work for free!

27 January 2015 |A quick guide to working with outside collaborators: "Doing those 3 things above shows that you are a professional with a low budget, not a disillusioned idea person looking for free or cheap labor." ...

Don’t Miss: David Cage’s Indigo Prophecy postmortem

27 January 2015 |In this classic 2006 Game Developer Magazine article, Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit creator David Cage writes candidly about what went right -- and wrong -- during the game's development. ...

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Oculus VR is now making films in-house

27 January 2015 |Story Studio, led by Pixar veterans, just debuted its first animated short at the Sundance Film Festival

Feminist Frequency planning two new video series in 2015

27 January 2015 |Nonprofit organisation outlines plans after a bumper year for donations and social media growth

Mobcast acquires Lumines and Meteos IP

27 January 2015 |Smartphone version of Lumines in development with Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Enhanced Games

Mobile barriers to entry have risen - Tommy Palm

27 January 2015 |Former King games guru helping a new generation of devs with Stugan accelerator

Xbox sells 6.6 million consoles over holidays

27 January 2015 |Devices and Consumer segment at Microsoft (which houses Xbox) grew its revenue to $12.9 billion during Q2

Frontier cuts staff as it refocuses development in UK

27 January 2015 |Halifax, Nova Scotia studio roles shifted to Cambridge

Wooga created 100 concepts in 2014

27 January 2015 |CEO Jens Begemann reveals exhaustive creative process, Downton Abbey's importance

GTA V holds UK number one

27 January 2015 |Saints Row IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell enters at 4

Apple to be honored with first Technical Impact Award at DICE

27 January 2015 |Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences adds new awards category, praises Apple for democratizing content

Fiksu: App Store downloads for December up 44 per cent

27 January 2015 |And Cost Per Install for free iOS and Android games declined

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Layoffs Hit Frontier Developments

27 January 2015 | Frontier Developments, the makers of Elite: Dangerous, have laid off a number of employees this week, according to this VG247 report. At least 15 employees have been laid ...

Sony Corp. Delays Q1 Results By One Month Due To November Security Breach

27 January 2015 | Sony announced today that it plans to delay its first quarter earnings by a month in the wake of its latest security breach at the hands of a hacking group. The company was ...

Amazon Dominates UK Christmas Entertainment Sales

27 January 2015 | According to new data from analyst firm Kantar Worldpanel (as reported on by MCV), Amazon dominated Christmas entertainment sales in the United Kingdom. For the 12 week ...

Wargaming.net and Full Sail University Partner for ‘Full Sail User Experience Lab’

27 January 2015 |World of Tanks maker Wargaming.net has partnered with Full Sail University to launch the new on-campus Full Sail User Experience Lab. The collaborative effort promises to bring "state-of-the-art UX testing to over 5,000 play ...

CD Projekt RED on the Benefits of Free DLC For ‘The Witcher 3’

27 January 2015 | Speaking to IGN, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red expanded on why it has decided to give away 16 different DLC releases after the game is released later ...

Very First ‘Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4’ Made Sells For $128K

27 January 2015 | The first special Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4 off the production line has been sold in an online charity auction - ultimately raking in $128,000, or ¥15.135 ...

Apple Changes App Store Refund Policy in Europe

27 January 2015 | Consumers in Europe can now get a "no questions asked" refund on purchases they don't like through Apple's App Store. The company quietly changed its ...

‘PlanetSide 2’ Community Secures Guinness World Record

27 January 2015 | The PlanetSide 2 community has successfully broken the Guinness World Record for the largest online battle involving more than 1,000 players. The record-breaking event, ...

Ubisoft Takes Heat for Deactivating Game Keys Over The Weekend

27 January 2015 | Ubisoft is cracking down on game key resellers like Kinguin and G2Play by deactivating the keys they have sold to customers. Over the weekend Ubisoft began deactivating the ...

Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 128

27 January 2015 | If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 128), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, or download it below. On this ...

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The Witcher 3 on consoles can simulate world states, can’t import Witcher 2 saves

27 January 2015 |On PC, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can import a Witcher 2 save file to "impact your playthrough" of the third entry, but on consoles CD Projekt is taking a different approach. In a roundtable interview Level Designer Miles Tost told ...

Rumor: Joystiq closing shop

27 January 2015 |'AOL is likely to shutter' Joystiq, reports Recode. Hey, wait a minute... that's us! Well, we may as well handle this the same way we've been covering the video game industry for ten years. "We do not comment on rumor and ...

Smash Bros. creator Sakurai also has trouble tracking down amiibo

27 January 2015 |If you've been unsuccessful in finding an amiibo of your favorite Super Smash Bros. character, you're not alone. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai recently vented similar frustrations on Twitter, noting that he went home empty-handed ...

Sony accepting claims on 2011 PSN data breach settlement

27 January 2015 |If you were a PSN, Qriocity or Sony Online Entertainment user at the time of the April 2011 Sony hack that disrupted the PlayStation Network for nearly a month and compromised 70 million user accounts, now's your chance to get a ...

Golem to follow Omen’s lead onto Killer Instinct roster

27 January 2015 |Following a reveal earlier this month, developer Iron Galaxy has issued a proper trailer for Omen that, like past Killer Instinct character trailers, is nearly overshadowed by a cameo at the end. The walking mass of rocks and ...

League of Legends Amumu music video is a tear-jerker

27 January 2015 |Amumu is the saddest of all League of Legends champions - as he wanders around Summoner's Rift, he says things like, "Come play with me," "Let me give you a hug" and "Where are we going?" with the most broken, depressing ...

The Game Awards will return, Keighley confirms

27 January 2015 |Following a year-end debut that attracted 1.93 million viewers, producer Geoff Keighley has confirmed that The Game Awards will return again in 2015. "As I announced this morning at PAX, I'm excited to already be working on ...

Gearbox seeks help crafting the next Borderlands entry

27 January 2015 |Given the massive success of Borderlands 2 and the lesser but still significant success of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, it comes as little surprise that Gearbox is planning another entry in the over-the-top post-apocalyptic shooter ...

Gravity Ghost swirls through Steam’s solar system today

27 January 2015 |Ivy Games' Gravity Ghost is on Steam today for PC, Mac and Linux for $15, a reasonable price for a trip through the stars. Plus, it's two-for-one, forever - pay $15 on Steam, get two game codes. "Why?" Gravity Ghost Designer Erin ...

Joystiq Deals: Android Game Developer Bundle

27 January 2015 |Today, Joystiq Deals serves up the Android Game Developer Bundle, a seven-course selection that will put you on the road to launching a fully fledged mobile game studio. The package includes the No-Coding-Required Game Building ...

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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 ...

Sid Meier’s New Game Is About Starships

20 January 2015 |jones_supa writes: The next game from the mind of veteran strategy and simulation game designer Sid Meier has been revealed. 2K and Firaxis Games have announced Sid Meier's Starships, a turn-based interstellar strategy game ...

Nintendo Power Glove Used To Create ‘Robot Chicken’

19 January 2015 |dotarray (1747900) writes "Despite its glorious introduction in The Wizard, the Nintendo Power Glove was, from all accounts, a bit of a failure. However, Dillon Markey has given the doomed peripheral a new lease of life — ...

Engineer Combines Xbox One, PS4 Into Epic ‘PlayBox’ Laptop

17 January 2015 |MojoKid writes We can finally stop arguing over which is the superior game console, the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Quite frankly, it's a pointless debate, and it took a self-taught engineer to put the argument to rest, which he did ...

UK Suspect Arrested In Connection With PSN/XBL ‘Lizard Squad’ Attacks

17 January 2015 |Dave Knott writes UK Police have arrested an 18-year-old man over involvement in the cyber-attacks on Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming services over Christmas, for which the Lizard Squad hacking group ...

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