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The New Batman Introduces Multiplayer to Telltale’s Adventure Games

26 July 2016 |While it feels like there's still a lot we don't know about Telltale's upcoming Batman series, one thing we do now know is that it won't be exclusively a single-player affair.The game more or less plays out like Telltale's past ...

Rainbow Six Siege’s Next Big Update Detailed

26 July 2016 |With the next big expansion for Rainbow Six Siege just over a week away, Ubisoft has shared new details about its main additions.As with previous expansions, this next one, Operation Skull Rain, adds two Operators and a map. The ...

New Mobius Final Fantasy Trailer Shows Off Its Impressive Visuals

26 July 2016 |Square Enix has released a new teaser trailer for Mobius Final Fantasy, its new mobile game that launches next week.The video isn't our first look at the game, which is already available in Japan, but it does offer a good look at ...

Batman Forms His Own Suicide Squad in Upcoming Comic

26 July 2016 |Batman has been dealing with two new superheroes in Gotham, becoming a mentor to them in the process. However, Batman's next task will be to recruit a team of former villains,--his own Suicide Squad--to deal with a new threat, this ...

Xbox Live Gamertags Now Expire if You Don’t Log in Frequently Enough

26 July 2016 |You can now lose your Xbox Live gamertag if you don't log in to the service often enough, although the frequency required to keep your name isn't asking much.Microsoft has announced upcoming changes to its service agreement, which ...

Check Out Dead Rising 1 and 2 Remasters’ First Screenshots

26 July 2016 |Recently, Capcom officially confirmed that the original Dead Rising was coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and that Dead Rising 2 and Off The Record were coming to PS4 and Xbox One. The company didn't share anything else about the ...

Microsoft Considered Calling Xbox 360 the “Xbox 3”

26 July 2016 |When the Xbox One was originally announced, its name caused a lot of confusion and amusement because Microsoft threw normal naming conventions out the window and went backwards in number. However, Microsoft is no stranger to ...

PS4/Xbox One/PC Versions of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 Arrive This Week

26 July 2016 |Both Marvel Ultimate Alliance games are indeed being re-released, and they'll be out this week on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.Listings for new versions of the games were discovered on the website for Taiwan's game ratings board in June, ...

Following the Pokemon Go Boom, Nintendo’s Stock Takes a Big Hit

26 July 2016 |The phenomenal success of Pokemon Go led to a tremendous surge in the price of Nintendo's stock. Billions were added to its market cap--the total value of all of it shares--helping it to reach more than double where it stood ...

Alien: Covenant Is “Much Scarier Than Prometheus”, Film’s Star Reveals

26 July 2016 |Alien: Covenant has now finished shooting, and we are starting to get a sense of what to expect from the latest movie in the long-running sci-fi franchise. Actor Danny McBride described the movie as a "dark horror movie" in a ...

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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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Quantic Dream exec joins Hitman developer Io Interactive

26 July 2016 |The former director of production at Quantic Dream cites Io Interactive's success with the Hitman series as the reason for his job change. ...

The ingredient that turned Football Manager into a massive hit

26 July 2016 |There's more to Football Manager than meets the eye, according to series creators Paul and Oliver Colldyer. ...

Core Labs Game Accelerator seeks devs for its latest mentorship program

26 July 2016 |Devs looking for mentorship and support should know that applications for the third Core Labs Game Accelerator program are open now through Sunday, August 7th. ...

Get a job: Irrational Games seeks an experienced World Builder

26 July 2016 |The studio formerly known as Irrational Games is looking for a Senior World Builder with design experience to help "craft and create our worlds." ...

Report: China pushes past US to lead the world in App Store game revenue

26 July 2016 |Mobile market research firm App Annie's latest report suggests that China has finally surpassed the United States to become the world leader in games revenue generated on the iOS App Store. ...

Nintendo’s stock drops as investors learn it didn’t create Pokemon Go

26 July 2016 |Nintendo's stock value has begun a rapid descent following the company's message to investors last Friday that the remarkable success of Pokemon Go likely won't have much effect on its bottom line. ...

At GDC Europe, get tips on being more creative with your backend tech

26 July 2016 |With GDC Europe 2016 just weeks away, know that conference officials have lined up a great session from Playfab's Mark Val about all the ways you can creatively improve your games' backend ecosystems. ...

Telltale’s Batman series going social with ‘crowd play’

26 July 2016 |Telltale Games' upcoming Batman: The Telltale Series will debut a new crowd play feature that allows viewers to influence in-game decisions using their smartphones.  ...

Humble Bundle outlines fraud prevention strategy following G2A fiasco

26 July 2016 |Humble Bundle has opened up about how it works to prevent fraud after a recent battle between key reseller G2A and developer TinyBuild raised concerns regarding the bartering of second-hand game keys. ...

Blog: Pokemon Go, and the good things that can come from bad UI

26 July 2016 |PopCap Seattle UI/UX expert Chris Furniss argues how Pokemon Go's confusing UI is applying meaningful friction and is feeding into the dense social experience of the game. ...

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Humble Bundle clarifies fraud policies

26 July 2016 |"Let us take care of this for you using our infrastructure" it tells devs

Gamer Network appoints Julia Loranger as West Coast Sales Director

26 July 2016 |Covering VG247, USgamer, RPS, NintendoLife and Eurogamer.net

Games finally becoming a mature entertainment biz - Zelnick

26 July 2016 |Take-Two boss weighs in on evolution of the industry, Nintendo's feast-or-famine cycle, VR, and his company's new indie program

ESL: "The onus is on us to set the bar"

25 July 2016 |Spike Laurie talks regulation, responsibility and reaching the mainstream

Nintendo issues reminder it didn’t make Pokémon Go, stock slumps 18%

25 July 2016 |$6.7 billion wiped from Nintendo's market cap in its biggest one-day drop since 1990

The vanishing differences between mobile and desktop VR

25 July 2016 |"Very soon, the content you're playing on Vive will be very easily playable on what we call mobile VR platforms right now”

Digital Extremes admits Warframe hack

23 July 2016 |775,749 player email addresses stolen

Photos from the GamesIndustry.biz Summer party are live

23 July 2016 |Were you at the UK's event of the year? Find and tag yourself in our album

Man arrested for threats against Blizzard

22 July 2016 |California man faces up to five years in jail after repeatedly suggesting he might "pay a visit" with an AK-47

Niantic gigantic as Pokemon dominates the news again

22 July 2016 |Weekly Roundup: Obsidian talks survival, Yang lambastes Twitch and Nintendo's market value eclipses Sony's thanks to AR

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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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Nintendo Shares Plummet After Investors Realize It Doesn’t Actually Make Pokemon Go

26 July 2016 |Sam Byford, reporting for The Verge: Nintendo shares have skyrocketed since Pokemon Go's release and instant transformation into global cultural phenomenon, but they fell dramatically today after investors realized that Nintendo ...

Microsoft Cuts Xbox One Price To $249 - Would You Buy or Recommend One?

26 July 2016 |Tom Warren, writing for The Verge: Microsoft is cutting the price of its Xbox One console to $249. The new price marks the third price cut in less than two months, ahead of the new Xbox One S launch on August 2nd. 500GB versions of ...

Valve Threatens Counter Strike Gambling Sites

24 July 2016 |An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from HNGN: Game maker Valve is threatening to shut down sites dedicated to gambling with add-ons to its popular Counter Strike game. On Thursday the company sent cease and desist letters ...

Sega Announces Two New Sonic Games That Seek To Recapture The Glory Days

23 July 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th anniversary, Sega has announced two new Sonic games at Comic-Con in San Diego. The first game is called Sonic Mania and it's a 2D platformer that features ...

Apple: Pokemon Go Sets Record For Most Downloads In Its First Week

23 July 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that Pokemon Go has attracted more downloads in the App Store during its first week than any other app in App Store history. What's even more surprisingly is that the ...

Sony Is the Only Remaining Obstacle To PS4-Xbox Cross-Play

23 July 2016 |In March, Microsoft announced native support for cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10. At the time, the company also added that this support could be extended to "other console and PC networks," something which led ...

Apple To Make $3 Billion From Pokemon Go

22 July 2016 |An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Guardian: We all know what Pokemon Go is, and we all know how successful it is. The Guardian is reporting that Apple will "rake in $3 billion in revenue from Pokemon Go in the next ...

Saudi Arabia Revives 15-Year-Old Ban On ‘Zionism-Promoting’ Pokemon

21 July 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Clerics in Saudi Arabia have renewed a 15-year-old ban on Pokemon, following the release of the highly popular augmented reality version of the game, Pokemon Go. According to Reuters, the General ...

Pokemon Go Doubles Nintendo’s Stock Price

20 July 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report form Reuters: Shares of Japan's Nintendo Co soared another 14 percent on Tuesday, more than doubling the firm's market capitalization to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.5 billion) in just seven sessions ...

A Google Maps Glitch Turned This Korean Fishing Town Into a ‘Pokemon Go’ Haven

20 July 2016 |Madison Margolin, reporting for Motherboard: A glitch in Google Maps has turned the small fishing town of Sokcho, South Korea, into a Pokemon Go tourist haven. The globally popular mobile game hasn't launched yet in South Korea, ...

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