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Halo: Nightfall To Star Mike Colter As Agent Locke

23 July 2014 |Mike Colter has been announced as the protagonist of live-action miniseries Halo: Nightfall. Colter is best known for his role in the CBS drama, The Good Wife. He will play the character Agent Jameson Locke.Agent Jameson Locke on ...

Xbox One and Xbox 360 Ship 1.1 Million Consoles Combined From April-June

23 July 2014 |Microsoft sold in a total of 1.1 million Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles during its fiscal fourth quarter (April 1 - June 30), the company announced today as part of its quarterly earnings report.As has been common with the sales ...

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Review Roundup

23 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419704/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>The latest Oddworld game, Oddworld: New ...

Destiny Beta Goes Live on Xbox One and Xbox 360, Resumes on PS3 and PS4

23 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420291/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Bungie has brought the Destiny ...

Sentris: The Evolution of a New Kind of Music Game

23 July 2014 |The inspiration for Sentris, a music game by designer Samantha Kalman, came out of her experiences with playing in a band. In the original Kickstarter campaign video for Sentris, she explains, "Making music is a feeling unlike any ...

Battlefield Hardline Delayed Until “Early 2015”

23 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420367/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> The release of Battlefield Hardline, ...

Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed a Month, Will Release in November

23 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420161/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Dragon Age: Inquisition has had several ...

Grab Injustice for $8, Batman: Arkham City for $5, and More on Xbox 360 This Week

23 July 2014 |July is a slow month for big game releases. That means that there's time to catch up on some older games you might have missed. Luckily, there are some good sales going on to make catching up even easier. This week's Xbox Live ...

Comic-Con 2014: Custom Xbox Ones With Halo, Dragon Age Designs Up for Grabs

23 July 2014 |If you're in the market for an Xbox One system that looks nothing like the ones that you can find in stores, San Diego Comic-Con later this week is the place to be.Microsoft has announced the "Collectible Console Sweepstakes" that ...

Cheap Deus Ex, Hitman, and Just Cause Headline New Humble Bundle

23 July 2014 |Another Humble Bundle went live today, and this one features games from several Square Enix franchises. The popular pay-what-you-want bundle program publishes collections of games that allow you to choose your own price and donate ...

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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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As mobile takes hold, PC Gaming Alliance changes its name

23 July 2014 |The PC Gaming Alliance was founded in 2009 with the purpose of advocating the growth and standardization of games on PC. Now, the non-profit's mission becomes broader. ...

Blog: Is Amiibo Nintendo’s next costly disaster?

23 July 2014 |This blog post outlines threats and weaknesses in Nintendo's "figure platform" Amiibo that may mean that the company can't capitalize on the potential Skylanders' success implies. ...

Prototyping methodology for Assassin’s Creed IV’s ship battles

23 July 2014 |Lead designer Sébastien Lambottin shares the prototyping methodology which lead to Assassin's Creed IV's naval battles -- what he calls a "prototyping library." ...

Apple’s quarter sees good performance, solid phone sales

23 July 2014 |Apple has strong financial performance for its third quarter as iPhone sales are up slightly year-on-year, while iPad sales are down. ...

Microsoft CEO Nadella sticks by Xbox, citing bigger opportunities

23 July 2014 |CEO Satya Nadella plans to continue to back Xbox because of the prominence of games in today's software ecosystem, saying, "gaming is the largest digital life category in a mobile-first, cloud-first world." ...

Microsoft ships 11.7 million Xbox consoles in 2014, a modest gain

23 July 2014 |Full-year results for the company overall show gains, but pre-price drop Xbox One performance doesn't move the needle for the quarter -- or much for the year. ...

EA sees profits rise on the back of strong packaged game sales

23 July 2014 |The company is reporting modest growth in both revenue and profits as sales of packaged games like EA Sports UFC overtake digital for the first time in months. ...

Get a job: Petroglyph is looking to hire a Network Programmer

23 July 2014 |Programmers with experience in game networking technology, take note: Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games is hiring a network programmer to work alongside in its Las Vegas studio. ...

Don’t Miss: The beautifully intricate design of Else Heartbreak

23 July 2014 |Erik Svedäng and Niklas Åkerblad talk Else Heartbreak, a story-driven game set in the fictional harbor town of Dorisburg: "a strange kind of homemade Grand Theft Auto, without any guns or cars." ...

Nvidia’s new Shield tablet is hardwired to stream games to Twitch

23 July 2014 |The 8-inch Android device that's being sold as a means of playing both mobile and streamed PC games in the traditional way -- in front of a live audience on Twitch. ...

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European Women in Games Conference set for September 10th

23 July 2014 |Fourth annual event to be held at South Bank University

The new burning platform?

23 July 2014 |To-Fu Fury dev HotGen on the launch of Amazon's Fire phone

Nvidia Shield tablet will launch on July 29

23 July 2014 |Gaming focused Android tablet will retail for $299 and up, $59 controller sold separately

Kickstarter suspends West Games’ Areal campaign

23 July 2014 |Review of project revealed transgressions of rules says statement

Video Games Mentor Network partnerships decided

23 July 2014 |UKIE and Nesta's 12 month scheme gets started

Apple sales up 6%

23 July 2014 |Chinese market, iPhones and Macs show biggest growth during third quarter

1.1 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

23 July 2014 |Microsoft full-year revenues up more than 11% to $86.8 billion, net income up slightly for eventful fiscal year

EA improves revenues and profit in Q1, delays Dragon Age

23 July 2014 |Thanks in part to Titanfall, the publisher beat expectations to kick off its 2015 fiscal year; Dragon Age and Battlefield now pushed back

Game dev salaries drop

23 July 2014 |Survey finds average US developer pay slipped slightly in 2013; 14% of respondents had been laid off that year

"Influencer-driven collective" 3BlackDot puts YouTubers & devs under one roof

23 July 2014 |Syndicate and SeaNanners on board to "deliver audience engagement"

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Microsoft Ships 1.1 Million Units of Xbox Hardware in Q4

23 July 2014 | Microsoft revealed its fourth quarter 2014 and full-year 2014 results for the period ending June 30th, 2014. The company said that it saw revenues of $86.8 billion for 2014, ...

Gamasutra’s Game Developer Salary Survey 2014 Highlights the Gender Gap in Video Games Industry

23 July 2014 | According to Gamasutra's Game Developer Salary Survey 2014, men working in the video games industry here in the United States made an average of $85,074 in 2013, while ...

Humble Square Enix Bundle Offer 14 Games for $15

23 July 2014 |The latest Humble Bundle offers 14 Square Enix Games for as little as $15. The freshly launched Humble Square Enix Bundle offers Thief Gold, Mini Ninjas, Daikatana, Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Anachronox for ...

Report: Wii U Purchasing Intent Climbs Following E3

23 July 2014 | Nintendo's performance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June boosted purchasing plans for Wii U by 50 percent, according to a new report. A survey carried out by ...

PSA: Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 105 & 106 Audio

23 July 2014 | Some of our listeners have asked us to make audio versions of the live episodes of our podcast, Super Podcast Action Committee. Since we're people pleasers (according to ...

Kickstarter Suspends ‘Areal’ Crowd-Funding Campaign

23 July 2014 | While we do not know specifically why it happened as of this writing, Kickstarter has apparently suspended the crowd-funding campaign for West Game's "spiritual ...

Team Newbee Wins The International, Earns $5 Million

23 July 2014 | The final of the official Dota 2 International world championship took place yesterday, with Chinese team Newbee winning the $5 million prize pot. Newbee beat another team ...

‘Yogventures’ Developer to Dissolve

23 July 2014 | Winterkewl Games tells in this lengthy article that it will disband. Winterkewl was the developer behind the Yogscast-backed Kickstarter project Yogventures, which raised ...

UK Tries Gentler Approach to Fighting Online Copyright Infringement

23 July 2014 | UK households that repeatedly pirate music, movies, and other copyrighted material online will receive warning letters beginning in 2015. Beyond that, the new informational ...

Riot Cracking Down on Unruly ‘League of Legends’ Players

23 July 2014 | Riot Games is cracking down on League of Legends players who think it is cool to use slurs and those who engage in "unsportsmanlike behavior" by handing out 14-day ...

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Japanese Mario Kart 8 ad showcases the Luigi Death Stare

24 July 2014 | Is that a subtle Nintendo endorsement of the Luigi Death Stare? After the House of Mario's understated acknowledgment in its E3 presentation, a new Mario Kart 8 commercial in Japan seems to presents the plumber's ice-cold eyes ...

Pay attention, 007, Persona Q arrives on November 25

24 July 2014 | Persona Q, the 3DS spin-off which isn't a tribute to James Bond's gadgets man, hits North America on November 25. The release date arrives courtesy of a new trailer re-featuring the game's opening movie, providing you with the ...

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris launching in December

24 July 2014 | You can co-operate like an Egyptian when Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC on December 9. Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer Scott Amos revealed the date to IGN, saying regards the wait, "We look at ...

Guardians of the Galaxy converge in Disney Infinity 2.0

24 July 2014 | The Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's oddball ensemble leaping from comics to film on August 1, are visiting earth in the form of tiny figures. Disney Interactive is preparing a cosmic Play Set for the upcoming launch of Disney ...

Smash Bros. on demand at Comic-Con

24 July 2014 | Nintendo is going all-out with its plans for Super Smash Bros at San Diego Comic-Con. The company already announced a tournament and a live show, but it's now adding "Bring Me Smash" to the mix. Using a sophisticated mix of ...

One-man band covers Banjo-Kazooie theme, all instruments included

23 July 2014 | Covering the intro theme from the Nintendo 64 platformer classic Banjo-Kazooie is a daunting task for any group of musicians. For one thing, it uses a million instruments -- aside from the obvious banjo and kazoo parts, other ...

Humble Square Enix Bundle features Hitman, Deus Ex, Anachronox

23 July 2014 | The Humble Square Enix Bundle launched today, offering multiple games from the Deus Ex and Hitman franchises for a user-determined price with proceeds benefiting GamesAid and Make-A-Wish. All bundle buyers receive ...

Hulk smash Disney Infinity: Marvel 2.0 on PS4, PS3

23 July 2014 | The Sony-specific Collector's Edition of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 features all of the Avengers characters available at launch - Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow - plus Hulk, a figure that ...

PlayStation Store Play event offers pre-order discounts, bonus PSN credit

23 July 2014 | Throughout the next month, Sony is launching a selection of new cross-platform games at a discount for PlayStation Plus members as part of its annual PlayStation Store Play event, with cash-back credit offered for buying multiple ...

Microsoft’s Xbox revenue up 14% thanks to console sales

23 July 2014 | Microsoft reported an increase in revenue for the Xbox platform to the tune of $104 million, or 14 percent, in its fourth quarter results (ending June 30). Xbox One and Xbox 360 sales teamed with the company's Surface sales to ...

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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

23 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Brianna Wu, leader of a game development studio, has an article exposing the constant harassment of women in the games industry. She says, "I'm not writing this piece to evoke your sympathy. I'm writing ...

Dungeons & Dragons’ Influence and Legacy

20 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: This year is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Dungeons & Dragons, and it's getting a lot of mainstream attention. Long-time and former players are examining the game's influence and its legacy, ...

Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As ‘Free’

19 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes After a series of investigations, lawsuits, and fines over how in-app purchases are advertised and communicated to users, Google has agreed to stop labeling games that use in-app purchases as "Free." This ...

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don’t Work

19 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Icelandic studio CCP is better known for EVE Online, but its first foray into virtual reality with space shooter Valkyrie has caused a stir, and is widely seen as a flagship game for the Oculus Rift ...

Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

17 July 2014 |First time accepted submitter Dragoness Eclectic writes Early Tuesday, gamers woke up to find out that they couldn't log in to any Sony Online Entertainment games--no Everquest, no Planetside 2, none of them. Oddly, the forums ...

Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty

17 July 2014 |mrspoonsi sends this BBC report: Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, is suing Call of Duty's video games publisher. The ex-military ruler is seeking lost profits and damages after a character based on him featured in ...

How To Fix The Shortage of K-5 Scholastic Chess Facilitators

14 July 2014 |theodp writes The good news, writes Michael Thomas, is that wired kids are learning chess at an unprecedented rate. Young children learning chess from tablets can quickly become more knowledgeable than their parents. But the bad ...

Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

14 July 2014 |hypnosec writes After several controversies arising about in-app purchases, a Chinese couple has done the unthinkable by selling their sons to buy in-app items. An unmarried couple, A Hui and A Mei, severely addicted to online ...

Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Onlione Game Addiction

14 July 2014 |hypnosec writes With several controversies arising about in-app purchases, a Chinese couple has done the most unthinkable by selling their sons to buy in-app items. An unmarried couple, A Hui and A Mei, severely addicted to online ...

What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

12 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: As news that Cliff Bleszkinski, Epic Games' legendary former creative, sets off to found his own studio, a new article takes a look at how six other gaming auteurs have fared after leaving a major ...

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