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Gaming Deals: $325 Used PS4s, Witcher 3 or Batman: Arkham Knight + $15 Gift Card

7 May 2015 |You can preorder a number of games through Dell--The Witcher 3, Splatoon, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Batman: Arkham Knight--and receive a $15 Dell gift card.Order Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (released just this week) through ...

Play Magicka 2 Sneak Peek Right Now If You Preorder

7 May 2015 |Can't wait to get your hands on Magicka 2? If you're planning on buying the game as soon as it comes out, you can preorder it today to start playing right now."Knowing that Magicka 2 players will need to acclimatize themselves to ...

Destiny: Everything You Need to Know About House of Wolves

7 May 2015 |Bungie today released tons of new details about Destiny's new Prison of Elders co-op arena that's included with the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. But that Gears of War-style mode is just one of the DLC's many new components. ...

Watch 40 Minutes of Destiny’s Prison of Elders

7 May 2015 |Last week, developer Bungie revealed lots of PvP details about the upcoming House of Wolves expansion for Destiny, and this week we learned more about the PvE. In the video below you can watch a Prison of Elders match in its ...

Why Are There No Raids in Destiny’s House of Wolves?

7 May 2015 |Following last week's Trials of Osiris information avalanche, today Bungie revealed new details about the PvE portion of Destiny's upcoming House of Wolves expansion.One of the biggest points of contention has been the lack of a ...

Watch The Witcher 3’s Monsters Explained In This Dev Diary

7 May 2015 |CD Projekt Red has released a new developer diary video that dives into the monsters you'll face in its upcoming role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.As with previous games in the series, you'll have an easier time taking ...

Oculus Rift for Xbox One or PS4? “Anything Is Possible”

7 May 2015 |Speaking this morning during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York, Oculus VR vice president Nate Mitchell confirmed that his company has spoken with Microsoft and Sony about the possibility of bringing the Oculus ...

Sony to Skip Gamescom Press Conference

7 May 2015 |Sony will not host a press conference at Gamescom 2015, the company has confirmed.In a statement to GameSpot, the PlayStation 4 platform holder said it will instead be hosting an international media briefing at Paris Games week in ...

1080p Witcher 3 PS4 Gameplay Footage Released

7 May 2015 |We've already seen some glorious footage of the PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. But now we're getting an extended look at the PlayStation 4 edition of the RPG, by way of PlayStation Access. Check out the five-minute video ...

Destiny Dev Bungie Trademarks The Taken King

6 May 2015 |Destiny developer Bungie has trademarked something called "The Taken King." As spotted by games forum NeoGAF, Bungie applied for the trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 28.The Taken King ...

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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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Don’t Miss: A frank chat with Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey

7 May 2015 |Speaking in 2013, Palmer Luckey explains to Gamasutra what it takes to make a game look and feel right in VR -- and shares the tricks he hoped would help his headset trump the competition. ...

Sony relocates its 2015 Gamescom gala to Paris Games Week

7 May 2015 |For the first time in six years, Sony won't be putting on a show for the international media at Gamescom in Germany this summer -- it's focusing on Paris Games Week in October instead. ...

App Annie snaps up Mobidia, further condensing mobile analytics biz

7 May 2015 |The mobile analytics market is getting a bit more consolidated as mobile market analytics firm App Annie snaps up Vancouver-based competitor Mobidia for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock. ...

Attend GDC Europe to see how top European indies make games

7 May 2015 |German game devs will be at GDC Europe 2015 in August to share learnings from traveling and making games with indies across Europe, and how any game developer can release games on a weekly basis. ...

Blog: Crunch crash

7 May 2015 |"I took a 40 hour a week job and turned it into an 80 hour a week job... not really thinking about how my 40 hour a week job would have turned into an 80 hour a week job all on its own." ...

Blog: I’m not rolling my own tech, and neither should you

7 May 2015 |"The old 'don't make an engine, make a game' advice is truer now than ever. Unity 5, Unreal 4, and Source 2 all have free options and are all reasonably priced." ...

The numbers behind a Steam Free Weekend

6 May 2015 |"We entered Early Access with a whimper, rather than a bang. During the Steam Free Weekend we sold nearly triple the number of copies we sold in our first week on Early Access." ...

Oculus Rift launching commercially in Q1 2016

6 May 2015 |Oculus has today announced that its headset, the Oculus Rift, will launch commercially in the first quarter of 2016, with further details about the hardware and tech specifications coming in the next few weeks. ...

We made a ‘circle pong’ game too, before Rotable. Here’s what’s going on

6 May 2015 |"I want to explain how three developers -- ourselves, the guy from Rotable and the guy who made Pongo Pongo -- made three similar games without talking or seeing what the others did." ...

Dark Souls: It’s like an NES game!

6 May 2015 |A deep analysis of how Dark Souls leaves behind modern game design tenets -- and is stronger for it -- in the guise of truly and meaningfully comparing it to retro games. ...

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No Sony conference at Gamescom

7 May 2015 |PlayStation maker opts to have international media briefing during October's Paris Games Week instead

eSports is now a $612 million business - Superdata

7 May 2015 |Global audience now stands at 134 million as Western markets are seeing more growth

Taking Deus Ex beyond the core

6 May 2015 |Global brand director explains the strategy behind mysterious Twitch campaign to announce Mankind Divided

Oculus Rift shipping in Q1, 2016

6 May 2015 |Pre-orders open later this year, final hardware specs expected soon

John Riccitiello, Cities: Skylines dev to speak at Unite Europe

6 May 2015 |Unity Technologies conference will feature a dedicated VR track, discount tickets are now on sale

App Annie acquires Mobidia to broaden data set

6 May 2015 |30-strong Vancouver team will add detailed app usage data to the company's products

Game Digital finds a new CFO

6 May 2015 |Mark Gifford will start in October, Suzie Carr also joins the company as group HR director

Wonder Workshop raises $6.9m for educational toys

6 May 2015 |Dash & Dot toys work with mobile apps to teach kids coding, earned $3.5m in revenue in first month on sale

Former Interzone CEO facing a maximum 120 years in jail

6 May 2015 |Marty L. Brickey charged with wire fraud and money laundering related to five different companies

All for one and one for all?

6 May 2015 |The erosion of national markets across the European Union

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Sony skipping Gamescom

7 May 2015 | If you were planning on attending Gamescom to see and hear about all the cool stuff Sony is doing in 2015 and beyond, then you might want to reconsider your plans. Sony ...

MomoCon Indie Game Awards finalists announced

7 May 2015 | The twenty indie game chosen as finalists for the first annual MomoCon Indie Game Awards have been announced. The awards are part of MomoCon 2015, which takes place Thursday ...

European Commission wants to ditch geo-blocking, streamline copyright law

7 May 2015 | According to this TorrentFreak report, the European Commission announced its new Digital Single Market Strategy today, which hopes to improve consumer access to digital ...

‘Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’ 30 million players strong

6 May 2015 | Last night Blizzard Entertainment announced a major milestone for its popular online collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The game made its public debut ...

Oculus Rift coming Q1 2016

6 May 2015 | While it doesn't have an exact release date or pricing details quite yet, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset does have an official "time frame" for ...

Netflix opposes AT&T;- DirecTV merger

6 May 2015 | Netflix is urging the Federal Communications Commission to either reject AT&T's proposed acquisition of satellite TV provider DirecTV, or put conditions on the deal ...

GOG launches beta for ‘Galaxy’ client

6 May 2015 |GOG.com announced today the beta testing phase for its Galaxy client is a go. Announced almost a year ago, the GOG. Galaxy client is described as an "optional client" to facilitate cross play multiplayer regardless of ...

GOG launches beta for ‘Galaxy’ client

6 May 2015 |GOG.com announced today the beta testing phase for its Galaxy client is a go. Announced almost a year ago, the GOG. Galaxy client is described as an "optional client" to facilitate cross play multiplayer regardless of ...

GOG launches beta for ‘Galaxy’ client

6 May 2015 |GOG.com announced today the beta testing phase for its Galaxy client is a go. Announced almost a year ago, the GOG. Galaxy client is described as an "optional client" to facilitate cross play multiplayer regardless of ...

‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ lawsuit dismissed

6 May 2015 | The Killzone: Shadow Fall lawsuit is dead. After both parties agreed, Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed ...

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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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Oculus Rift Launching In Q1 2016

7 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Oculus has announced that their Rift virtual reality headset will be coming out sometime in the first quarter of 2016. They've also posted a couple images of the final consumer headset design. The device ...

GOG Announces Open Beta For New Game Distribution Platform

6 May 2015 |New submitter Donaithnen writes: Like many geeks, I'm against the idea of DRM in general and have championed GOG.com's DRM-free approach to selling games online. Yet like many geeks, I've also often succumbed to the temptation of ...

GOG Announces Open Beta For New Game Distribution Platform

6 May 2015 |New submitter Donaithnen writes: Like many geeks, I'm against the idea of DRM in general and have championed GOG.com's DRM-free approach to selling games online. Yet like many geeks, I've also often succumbed to the temptation of ...

Twitter Stops Users From Playing DOS Games Inside Tweets

6 May 2015 |jones_supa writes: Twitter has killed off an interesting trend of playing DOS games in tweets. Last week, users discovered they could use the new "Twitter Cards" embedding feature to bundle full DOS games within tweets. Running ...

Twitter Stops Users From Playing DOS Games Inside Tweets

6 May 2015 |jones_supa writes: Twitter has killed off an interesting trend of playing DOS games in tweets. Last week, users discovered they could use the new "Twitter Cards" embedding feature to bundle full DOS games within tweets. Running ...

Singapore’s Prime Minister Shares His C++ Sudoku Solver Code

5 May 2015 |itwbennett writes: Several weeks ago, during a speech at the Founders Forum Smart Nation Singapore Reception, Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he used to enjoy programming, and that the last program he wrote was ...

Should Developers Still Pay For Game Engines?

3 May 2015 |Nerval's Lobster writes: Game developers no longer have to pay for the software they need to make great video games, because the tools used by some of the biggest and most successful studios in the world are available to everyone, ...

Square Enix Witch Chapter Real-Time CG DX12 Demo Impresses At Microsoft BUILD

2 May 2015 |MojoKid writes: Computer generated graphics have come a long way in the past several years and are starting to blur the line between animation and real actors. One of the more difficult tasks for CG artists is to recreate human ...

Game:ref’s Hardware Solution To Cheating In eSports

2 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Cheating is a real problem in today's most popular online multiplayer games, and not just on public servers. Some of the world's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been banned by Valve's ...

Game:ref’s Hardware Solution To Cheating In eSports

2 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Cheating is a real problem in today's most popular online multiplayer games, and not just on public servers. Some of the world's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been banned by Valve's ...

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