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PS4/Xbox One Upgrades Not Necessarily a Bad Thing, Guacamelee Dev Says

1 May 2016 |One of the bigger news stories in gaming this year has been around the rumors and reports regarding supposed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware revisions. While some believe an incremental upgrade would be very problematic, ...

Captain America: Civil War Clip Shows Intense Black Panther vs. Bucky Barnes Fight

1 May 2016 |Ahead of Captain America: Civil War's release in theaters this Friday, Marvel has now released the latest clip from the superhero action movie. This one, posted online by JoBlo, showcases a fight sequence between Black Panther and ...

More Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games Now Available

1 May 2016 |It's May 1, which means the first of the month's free Games With Gold titles are now available.As announced previously, Xbox One owners can now pick up Defense Grid 2 (normally $15), while another game with the word Grid in it, ...

Final Fantasy 10 Rocks With This Awesome Drum Cover

1 May 2016 |YouTube drummer Andrew Fleming has followed up his Sonic "Green Hill Zone" drum cover with a new one published today for the "Battle Theme" from 2001's PlayStation 2 game Final Fantasy X.Like the Sonic video, this one also rocks. ...

Here’s Exactly When Battleborn Unlocks on PS4, Xbox One, and PC

1 May 2016 |With just a few days to go before Borderlands developer Gearbox Software's new shooter Battleborn comes out next week, the developer has now announced exactly when the game will unlock on May 3.Pre-loading is now available for PC ...

An Update on Star Wars Battlefront 3 Fan Remake and Some New Images

1 May 2016 |The fan remake of Star Wars Battlefront III, the controversial, ill-fated Star Wars shooter that was in development at Free Radical before being canceled, continues to move forward. The team of Star Wars fans behind the unlicensed ...

Sony Taking PlayStation VR on the Road

1 May 2016 |Sony is again driving a 16-wheeler across the country to promote the PlayStation brand. The company announced this week that the "Road to Greatness" tour is coming back for 2016, making stops at festivals and conventions across the ...

New Pokemon Go Beta Footage Emerges, Watch It Here

1 May 2016 |Someone in the Australian Pokemon Go beta testing program has uploaded some footage from the highly anticipated upcoming free-to-play mobile game. The clip below shows off about 10 minutes of footage, covering the character ...

Next Splatoon Amiibo Revealed, Here’s When They Arrive

1 May 2016 |Nintendo announced today that new Splatoon Amiibo figures are coming out this summer. These toys, squid sisters Callie and Marie, will be released at retailers on July 8, Nintendo said on Twitter.The company also released a ...

Halo 5’s Next Free Update Detailed, Includes Weapon Balance Changes and More

1 May 2016 |343 Industries has shared new details about Memories of Reach, Halo 5's next free update. In the developer's latest weekly update, 343 started off by saying Memories of Reach won't be out until the week after next, meaning sometime ...

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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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Devs Answer: how much did your parents support playing video games as a kid?

30 April 2016 |We polled developers on how their parents felt about them playing games as kids to see which ones had full support, and which ones were only able to justify it once they'd built a career on them. ...

The unexpected creative genesis of Her Story

30 April 2016 |"If all your ideas are coming from movies, that can be a problem. An artist has already gone out into the world and compressed a lot of information to create that film." ...

Australian Parliament report calls for renewed game industry funding

30 April 2016 |Australian parlimentary report recommends reinstating funding developers with grants and loans to boost the local game biz, and adding tax breaks for bigger studios. ...

Get a job: Be a UI Artist on Rocket League

30 April 2016 |Psyonix, the independent developer behind Rocket League, is looking for a highly skilled UI Artist to join the team working at its offices in San Diego, California. ...

After 13 years, ‘casual’ game hub JayIsGames will shut down

30 April 2016 |The folks over at long-running online game hub JayIsGames have confirmed that the website will cease operations this week, though it will remain online for the foreseeable future. ...

Video: Designing without a pitch - The FTL postmortem

30 April 2016 |FTL devs Matthew Davis and Justin Ma speak frankly at GDC 2013 about how and why they frequently altered or abandoned aspects of the game's design as they developed it to evoke a specific feeling. ...

Don’t Miss: Molyneux and Webley recount the history of Lionhead

30 April 2016 |Now that Lionhead is closed, look back at this 2006 feature where Peter Molyneux and Mark Webley speak at length about how they helped create the company, and their lessons learned along the way. ...

China is driving big growth for Unity mobile game installs

30 April 2016 |Unity reports that in the first 3 months of 2016 nearly 220k Unity mobile games were installed 4.2 billion times on 1.7 billion devices. 31 percent were in China, vs. just 11 percent in the U.S. ...

Survey: Less than half of U.S. households own dedicated game consoles

30 April 2016 |The results from the ESA (and Ipsos MediaCT's) annual survey of Americans suggests that for the first time in years, a dedicated game console is in less than half (48 percent) of U.S. households. ...

8 tips for showcasing your game at a convention like PAX

30 April 2016 |From booth facing to strategic activity design, indie front TinyBuild shares lessons learned from bringing booths and showcasing games at 8 PAX events in a row. ...

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San Jose college announces VR/AR program

30 April 2016 |"We look forward to helping the industry make sense of the exciting recent developments"

Romero and Carmack suspend Kickstarter

30 April 2016 |Doom developers press pause after just four days, want to have a demo ready before resuming campaign

Lionhead officially closes today

30 April 2016 |"We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the team at Lionhead"

Vivendi increases its stake in Ubisoft to almost 18%

30 April 2016 |The company denies that it's trying to take over the Assassin's Creed publisher, however

Drinkbox cuts through the noise

30 April 2016 |Severed studio founders reflect on eight years in business, mid-gen console upgrades, the already crowded VR market, and the problem of relying on popularity to solve discoverability

DeltaDNA: Whales don’t respond to expensive items

29 April 2016 |New data shows that, "very expensive individual items or bundles will not make an impact" on monetisation

China accounted for 31% of Unity game installs in Q1

29 April 2016 |The US was a distant second with 11 per cent of Unity's 4.2 billion installs

FTC strikes a blow against Amazon in IAP lawsuit

29 April 2016 |US judge calls out, "millions of dollars billed to Amazon customers without a mechanism for consent"

Smart device pivot could cost Nintendo at home

29 April 2016 |Kimishima embraces smartphones in his NX strategy, but it's a move that'll be tough to sell to the firm's most loyal customers - Japanese families

VREAL launches first native game streaming platform for VR

29 April 2016 |Beta program available in summer 2016

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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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