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Destiny Gameplay Session Is Three Hours Long on Average, and Other Stats From Bungie

21 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421421/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The review scores for Destiny may not be ...

Massive Battlefield 4 “Fall Patch” Coming This Month

21 September 2014 |Developer DICE has announced that the Fall Patch for Battlefield 4 is going through certification on several platforms and is targeted for release at the end of September.DICE said that the final fix list for the Fall Patch is ...

Sleeping Dogs Dev Reveals Its Next Game Triad Wars on Monday

21 September 2014 |Sleeping Dogs developer United Front will reveal more details about it's next game, Triad Wars, this Monday, September 22, 12pm PST.Triad Wars Community Manager James Baldwin described the new project as a PC online game. "I wanted ...

Preorder Dying Light From Steam, Get Exclusive Multiplayer Mode “Be the Zombie”

21 September 2014 |Pre-purchasing Dying Light from Steam will get you a free, additional multiplayer DLC mode called Be the Zombie, developer Techland has announced."Be the Zombie is a competitive asymmetric multiplayer mode that lets you invade ...

Watch This New Final Fantasy XV Combat Gameplay Footage

21 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421423/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The Final Fantasy XV trailer that came ...

Oculus Unveils New Crescent Bay Rift Model With Integrated Audio, 360 Tracking

21 September 2014 |Oculus VR has unveiled a new model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, Crescent Bay, which includes integrated audio and 360 motion tracking.The company revealed the new device at its Oculus Connect developer conference in ...

Xbox One Delays Its Launch in China

21 September 2014 |Xbox One was going to launch in China next week, September 23, but Microsoft today announced that it had delayed the launch to an unspecified date later this year."Despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need a bit more ...

Metal Gear Solid V Introduces Snake’s One-Eyed Wolf Buddy

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Microsoft Buys Minecraft, And the Rest of the Week’s Top Stories

20 September 2014 |Welcome to GameSpot's weekly news roundup where we'll feature the week's top stories, and some offbeat ones you might have missed. Below you'll find a quick-hit roundup of some stories, with links you can click on for further ...

Final Fantasy 15 Demo Timing “Has Not Been Confirmed” Says Square Enix

20 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421404/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Just in case you had any doubts, the ...

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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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A little advice for game developers from Oculus’ Palmer Luckey

21 September 2014 |We got a few moments with the Oculus VR co-founder at Oculus Connect, and this is what he had to say to game developers: keep trying, and make sure you polish your work. ...

Carmack’s battle to bend Samsung to his will with Gear VR

21 September 2014 |For the last year, John Carmack has been working on mobile VR at Oculus -- in close partnership with phone manufacturer Samsung. Here's his take on what's been happening. ...

Oculus announces new Crescent Bay headset, Unity 5 partnership, and research arm

21 September 2014 |"As big a leap as from DK1 to DK2" says CEO Brendan Iribe. The new headset has 360 tracking, integrated audio. It also announced its store solution and Unity 5 platform integration. ...

Oculus freely distributes DK1 headset schematics, firmware

20 September 2014 |Today at its Oculus Connect event in Hollywood, the company announced it's made the DK1 available to everyone -- so you can make your own. ...

Blog: Why the Creative Europe program won’t improve video games

20 September 2014 |"I'm still not sure about how the program is currently designed, and I would like to reflect for a bit about what I think could have been done better and why." ...

Video Game History Museum finds permanent home in Texas

20 September 2014 |With $1 million in funding in pocket, the VGHM moves to Dallas-area city Frisco, Texas as the permanent home of the collection, which has only been exhibited in part and on a traveling basis. ...

Kickstarter updates terms: ‘The creator must complete the project’

20 September 2014 |The popular crowdfunding site has added some serious new stipulations to its terms of service -- which are designed to ensure backers get what they back. ...

Video: Jon Blow on building a new programming language for games

20 September 2014 |The designer of Braid and The Witness has published a talk outlining his thoughts on how we might go about building a new programming language specifically for game development. ...

Video: Perfectly pitching your game in three sentences or less

20 September 2014 |Speaking at GDC Europe 2014 earlier this year, Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail shared some useful advice on how developers can perfect the art of pitching their game. ...

F2P game maker Motiga snaps up ex-CCP marketing lead David Reid

20 September 2014 |Motiga has brought on game industry veteran David Reid to serve as its senior vice president of publishing as it ramps up production on its debut offering, the free-to-play multiplayer PC action game Gigantic. ...

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Oculus VR reveals new prototype Crescent Bay

21 September 2014 |New hardware on show at Oculus Connect

Billy Berghammer joins Nintendo’s Treehouse

20 September 2014 |Former games journalist will serve as a product development analyst at Nintendo of America

Sony internet TV service to launch this year

20 September 2014 |SCE has Viacom lined up, in talks with more content partners to stream channels online

Objective: Impossible?

20 September 2014 |An objective approach to games journalism is a noble goal, but black-and-white reporting still has a lot of gray area

Fiksu sees mobile CPI increasing

19 September 2014 |Incentivised installations still important for Apple platforms

A Journey to the East: From Dundee to Tokyo

19 September 2014 |How BearTrap games took Sky Patrol to TGS

Mind Candy axes 30 staff - report

19 September 2014 |Headcount has halved in the last two years

Harmonix pulls support for Rock Band Network

19 September 2014 |User content platform sunsetted as studio moves forward with other projects

Swrve raises $10 million funding

19 September 2014 |Analytics firm takes lifetime total to $22 million

Square Enix sets up cloud subsidiary

19 September 2014 |Shinra Technologies has Yoichi Wada at the helm, promises a new future for gaming

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DDoS Attacks Take Down ‘Destiny,’ ‘Call of Duty’ Servers, and The Escapist

21 September 2014 | Hacking Group Lizard Squad is taking responsibility for knocking Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts servers offline with DDoS attacks today. This is the same group that took ...

DDoS Attacks Take Down ‘Destiny,’ ‘Call of Duty’ Servers, and The Escapist

21 September 2014 | Hacking Group Lizard Squad is taking responsibility for knocking Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts servers offline with DDoS attacks today. This is the same group that took ...

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Frisco, Texas: The New Permanent Home of the Videogame History Museum

20 September 2014 | The city of Frisco, Texas plans to invest $1 million to bring the Videogame History Museum to town. Founded as a non-profit in 2009 by John Hardie, Sean Kelly, and Joe ...

Frisco, Texas: The New Permanent Home of the Videogame History Museum

20 September 2014 | The city of Frisco, Texas plans to invest $1 million to bring the Videogame History Museum to town. Founded as a non-profit in 2009 by John Hardie, Sean Kelly, and Joe ...

ESL to Host BlizzCon 2014’s World Championship Opening Weekend

20 September 2014 | Professional eSports league ESL announced that it will host the BlizzCon 2014’s World Championship Opening Weekend at its studios in Burbank, California. ESL will be ...

ESL to Host BlizzCon 2014’s World Championship Opening Weekend

20 September 2014 | Professional eSports league ESL announced that it will host the BlizzCon 2014’s World Championship Opening Weekend at its studios in Burbank, California. ESL will be ...

Report: ‘Destiny’ Drives PS4 Sales in the UK

20 September 2014 | Apparently Destiny's release in the UK helped increase sales of Sony's PS4 console in the region dramatically. PS4 sales rose by a phenomenal 300 percent ...

‘Angry Birds Epic’ In-Game Purchase Supports Room to Read Charity

20 September 2014 | Rovio has teamed up with Room to Read, a non-profit literacy advocacy group whose goal is to promote reading and gender equality in Asia and Africa. For the next two weeks ...

‘Alice v. CLS’ Supreme Court Ruling Strikes Again

20 September 2014 | Another day, another patent case tossed out on its ear thanks to the Supreme Court ruling on Alice v. CLS. This time out it's Lumen View Technology, who had its case ...

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Outland switches platforms, absorbs bullets on Steam

21 September 2014 | Resogun developer Housemarque's platforming, bullet-dodging hybrid Outland will make its way to Steam on September 29. A related post on Housemarque's blog notes that in addition to Outland's campaign co-op, the port will include ...

Engadget goes thumbs-on with new 3DS XL

21 September 2014 | There was always that one kid in your fourth-grade class who "had a cool uncle" that worked at Nintendo, and "totally knew" about all the fancy doodads and thingamajigs the company was working on. Well, we've got a cool uncle too: ...

National Videogame Museum finds a home in Frisco, Texas

21 September 2014 | Traveling galleries from the Videogame History Museum can be spotted at industry events, but the collection will soon find its first static home: As reported by DallasNews, The Frisco Community Development Corporation board in ...

Destiny servers down, blame the cattle [Update]

21 September 2014 | Bungie's Destiny is currently experiencing issues with matchmaking and login on all platforms, according to a (since-deleted) tweet from the Bungie Help Twitter account. You can see a screenshot version of said tweet after the ...

Destiny servers down, blame the cattle [Update]

21 September 2014 | Bungie's Destiny is currently experiencing issues with matchmaking and login on all platforms, according to a (since-deleted) tweet from the Bungie Help Twitter account. You can see a screenshot version of said tweet after the ...

Xbox One launch in China delayed, due before 2015

21 September 2014 | Following the lift of China's ban on gaming consoles in January, Microsoft poised itself to introduce the nation to the Xbox One on September 23. China should have said "No take backs!" however, as that specific launch date has ...

Xbox One launch in China delayed, due before 2015

21 September 2014 | Following the lift of China's ban on gaming consoles in January, Microsoft poised itself to introduce the nation to the Xbox One on September 23. China should have said "No take backs!" however, as that specific launch date has ...

Rust creator on Mojang sale: ‘I’d have done the same thing’

21 September 2014 | Rust and Garry's Mod creator Garry Newman has some thoughts regarding the recent purchase of Mojang by Microsoft to the tune of $2.5 billion. Specifically, Newman gives some insight as to reasons why he views the sale as a ...

Rust creator on Mojang sale: ‘I’d have done the same thing’

21 September 2014 | Rust and Garry's Mod creator Garry Newman has some thoughts regarding the recent purchase of Mojang by Microsoft to the tune of $2.5 billion. Specifically, Newman gives some insight as to reasons why he views the sale as a ...

Titanfall Sand Trap map rounds out IMC Rising DLC

21 September 2014 | The final map in Titanfall's season pass-related DLC, IMC Rising, is called Sand Trap. In a recent post on the game's official site, Respawn Entertainment Game Designer Chris Dionne gave us a general layout of the to-be-broken-in ...

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New “Crescent Bay” VR Headset Revealed and Demo’d At Oculus Connect

21 September 2014 |Oculus Rift revealed today its new 'Crescent Bay' prototype wearable display, at its inaugural Oculus Connect conference. (You can find more in the company's blog too.) From Gamasutra's coverage: The new headset has 360 degree ...

New “Crescent Bay” VR Headset Revealed and Demo’d At Oculus Connect

21 September 2014 |Oculus Rift revealed today its new 'Crescent Bay' prototype wearable display, at its inaugural Oculus Connect conference. (You can find more in the company's blog too.) From Gamasutra's coverage: The new headset has 360 degree ...

The Minecraft Parent

20 September 2014 |HughPickens.com writes: Michael Agger has an interesting article in the New Yorker about parenting in the internet era and why Minecraft is the one game parents want their kids to play. He says, "Screens are no longer simply ...

Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

18 September 2014 |New submitter ildon writes: Recently, the rights holder of former game publisher Softdisk's game library put the rights to some of their old titles up for sale, including Commander Keen: Keen Dreams, one of the few games in the ...

The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

16 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Multiplayer modes used to be an extra part of most games — an optional addition that the developers could build (or not) as they saw fit. These days, it's different: many games are marketed under ...

Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

16 September 2014 |wiredog writes Security researcher Michael Jordon has hacked a Canon's Pixma printer to run Doom. He did so by reverse engineering the firmware encryption and uploading via the update interface. From the BBC: "Like many modern ...

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

15 September 2014 |jawtheshark writes The rumors were true. Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, is being sold to Microsoft. Of course, the promise is to keep all products supported as they are. From the article: "Microsoft said it has agreed to buy ...

Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

15 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes If you use Twitch don't click on any suspicious links in the video streaming platform's chat feature. Twitch Support's official Twitter account issued a security warning telling users not to click the ...

Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

13 September 2014 |Destiny is a first-person shooter set in a persistent, online world. It was released on Tuesday by Bungie, the development studio behind Halo, and billed as a blending of console shooters and progression-based MMOs. Reviews for the ...

Kickstarter’s Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

13 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes with this piece about Digital Knights, the studio behind the Kickstarter campaign project Sienna Storm, which was cancelled this week after the team raised only 10% of their $180,000 target, despite a ...

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