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First Witcher 3 New Game Plus Details Revealed

28 July 2015 |Following yesterday's announcement of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's upcoming New Game Plus mode, developer CD Projekt Red has shared some more details about what players can expect from it. In response to a flood of questions in The ...

XCOM 2 Exclusive Class Reveal: The Chryssalid

28 July 2015 |If you’ve played an XCOM game in the past, then you know the chryssalid, the most frightening-looking alien the games depict. In XCOM 2's multiplayer, you will get the chance to command one of these extraterrestrial meanies for ...

Mafia 3 Confirmed, Full Reveal Coming Next Month

28 July 2015 |Following years of rumors, 2K Games on Tuesday officially announced Mafia III.An image released on Twitter teases the location and time period for Mafia 3, though 2K has yet to confirm the information. We also see four people ...

This Fallout 4 Collector’s Edition Comes With a Lunchbox, Is Exclusive to Australia

28 July 2015 | Although the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition is completely sold out forever, fans in Australia can get their hands on another special collector's version. Retailer EB Games is selling a Fallout 4 "Nuke Pack." The marquee offering of ...

Xbox One App Now Lets You Look at Screenshots

28 July 2015 |The Xbox One lets you take screenshots and view them on your console, but soon you'll be able to scan through screenshots on the go. Microsoft has announced a new update for the free Xbox One SmartGlass Android and iOS app that ...

Female Hero of Killzone Dev’s New PS4 IP Inspired by Game of Thrones’ Ygritte

28 July 2015 | Killzone developer Guerrilla Games' has shared new insight into the inspirations for Aloy, the female main character for its upcoming new IP, Horizon: Zero Dawn. In an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine (via GamesRadar), ...

This Week’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 Deals With Gold Revealed

28 July 2015 |Microsoft has announced this week's lineup of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers across Xbox One and Xbox 360. Among the discounted content is various Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag DLC and numerous Need for Speed games, among ...

PS4 and Xbox One Sales Defy “Death of Consoles” Rhetoric, Says Xbox Boss

28 July 2015 |The surge in popularity of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 shows the console business is still viable, according to the man in charge of Microsoft's games division.Phil Spencer was promoted to head of Xbox in March 2014In an ...

Nintendo NX’s First Games Announced By Square Enix

28 July 2015 |The first two games announced for NX, the next games console from Nintendo, have been revealed as Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI.Square Enix revealed the titles for Nintendo's in-development console during a livestream, where ...

Dragon Quest 11 Revealed For PS4 and Nintendo 3DS

28 July 2015 |Square Enix has officially announced the eleventh entry in the Dragon Quest series for release on Sony's PlayStation 4, Nintendo's 3DS, and Nintendo NX.The announcement was made during a special livestream, where it was also ...

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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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Targeting and developing your community

28 July 2015 |"League of Legends has such a vibrant community that its members are almost like 24/7 rolling ads for the game, frequently posting on social media platforms to talk about their in-game experiences." ...

On replayability: Emotion, mechanics, and necessity

28 July 2015 |"Not every game needs to be replayable. ... it's not automatically, invariably a good thing, and something that developers should strive to work towards." ...

Indie developers report Ouya won’t pay them thousands of dollars

28 July 2015 |Multiple indie developers have claimed that Ouya still owes them thousands of dollars as part of their 'Free the Games' fund, none of which will be paid following Razor acquisition. ...

What’s in a game title? Analyzing the words we use and names we choose

28 July 2015 |"I took a look at the top words that occur in videogame titles. There were 150,000 game titles and a vocabulary of around 45,000 unique words. About 21,000 of these were used only once in any game title." ...

Peer into the realities of game testing

28 July 2015 |Want to peer behind the curtain of QA? There's plenty to learn from what goes on in the testing department, a new article reveals. ...

Some Steam accounts compromised, but security fix now in place

28 July 2015 |A security hole -- since patched -- allowed attackers to gain access to a number of Steam accounts quite easily. ...

Video: Learning to love procedural art while making No Man’s Sky

28 July 2015 |At GDC 2015, Hello Games' Grant Duncan popped up on stage to speak frankly with fellow developers about exactly how and why the studio came to procedurally generate the worlds of No Man's Sky. ...

Get a job: Retro Studios is hiring a Graphics Engineer

28 July 2015 |Nintendo-owned developer Retro Studios (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze) is looking for an engineer with some 3D graphics chops to join the team at Retro's Austin, Texas office. ...

China eases restrictions on game console manufacturing

28 July 2015 |Last week China's Ministry of Culture lifted its ban on video game consoles being manufactured anywhere in the country outside the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, making life a bit easier for console makers. ...

Street Fighter for Designers: Top 8 Lessons from Evo 2015

28 July 2015 |The Evo Championship Series gives game designers a chance to see how fighting games try to create a rich, rewarding and diverse competitive play space. (And how players try to break it) ...

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Motiga hires new head of publishing for Europe

28 July 2015 |Rahim Attaba brings experience from Trion Worlds and Wargaming ahead of Gigantic's launch

Spil Games hires Bigpoint, Ubisoft vets

28 July 2015 |Jan-Michel Saaksmeier and Christian Godorr join in high-level publishing and monetisation roles

How intelligent in-game ads can change free-to-play

28 July 2015 |Merely including in-game ads isn't enough; they need to be presented in a way that keeps both users and advertisers happy

Ouya’s "Free The Games" devs haven’t been paid - report

28 July 2015 |Razer deal has nullified money owed to several indie devs working on Ouya exclusive games

Bethesda: "We made a sh*tload of Pip-Boys"

28 July 2015 |Limited edition accessory sold out, Pete Hines explains why there won't be more

BAFTA Young Game Designers winners announced

28 July 2015 |Mojang takes home inaugural YGD Hero Award

Digital Bros opens China office

28 July 2015 |"Represents for us a big opportunity that will enable us to drive and sustain our global growth"

Digital Bros opens China office

28 July 2015 |"Represents for us a big opportunity that will enable us to drive and sustain our global growth"

GREE opens new studios in Berlin, Melbourne

28 July 2015 |Mobile publisher acquires Australian dev Twiitch, which will lead the Melbourne studio

Razer acquires Ouya assets and team

28 July 2015 |"Razer will be providing existing Ouya users with a clear path of migration to the more advanced Forge TV micro-console"

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Research: Australians spend 88 minutes a day playing games

28 July 2015 | Australian video game industry trade group Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) and Bond University have released their latest Digital Australia report, ...

Research: Australians spend 88 minutes a day playing games

28 July 2015 | Australian video game industry trade group Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) and Bond University have released their latest Digital Australia report, ...

Research: Australians spend 88 minutes a day playing games

28 July 2015 | Australian video game industry trade group Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) and Bond University have released their latest Digital Australia report, ...

Research: Australians spend 88 minutes a day playing games

28 July 2015 | Australian video game industry trade group Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) and Bond University have released their latest Digital Australia report, ...

FCC chairman will tell lawmakers net neutrality does not stymie ISP infrastructure investment plans

28 July 2015 | Federal Communication Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to tell U.S. lawmakers this week that the net neutrality rules implemented in early June will not ...

FCC chairman will tell lawmakers net neutrality does not stymie ISP infrastructure investment plans

28 July 2015 | Federal Communication Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to tell U.S. lawmakers this week that the net neutrality rules implemented in early June will not ...

FCC chairman will tell lawmakers net neutrality does not stymie ISP infrastructure investment plans

28 July 2015 | Federal Communication Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to tell U.S. lawmakers this week that the net neutrality rules implemented in early June will not ...

FCC chairman will tell lawmakers net neutrality does not stymie ISP infrastructure investment plans

28 July 2015 | Federal Communication Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to tell U.S. lawmakers this week that the net neutrality rules implemented in early June will not ...

Wii U TVii is getting put down in August

28 July 2015 | Nintendo plans to shut down the Wii U TVii service via a system update on August 11th, the company revealed. Nintendo said that it is shutting the service down because ...

Wii U TVii is getting put down in August

28 July 2015 | Nintendo plans to shut down the Wii U TVii service via a system update on August 11th, the company revealed. Nintendo said that it is shutting the service down because ...

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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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Razer Acquires Ouya’s Storefront and Technical Team

28 July 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: The Ouya Android-based gaming console was one of Kickstarter's biggest successes — and one of the biggest letdowns for all the backers. The console never really took off, and the company behind it ...

Nintendo TVii Service Will Go Dark August 11th

26 July 2015 |Kotaku reports that Nintendo's has announced it will shutter its Wii U TVii in just a few weeks; after August 11th, the service will be no more. The description that Kotaku offers gives some idea of why: Nintendo TVii promised to ...

Chinese Consumers Can Now Buy Formerly Banned Consoles, Nationwide

26 July 2015 |PC Magazine reports that China has entered a new phase in its liberalization of game console sales. Restrictions amounting to a nationwide ban were loosened recently, so that manufacturers which produced (and sold) consoles in ...

Chinese Consumers Can Now Buy Formerly Banned Consoles, Nationwide

26 July 2015 |PC Magazine reports that China has entered a new phase in its liberalization of game console sales. Restrictions amounting to a nationwide ban were loosened recently, so that manufacturers which produced (and sold) consoles in ...

Chinese Consumers Can Now Buy Formerly Banned Consoles, Nationwide

26 July 2015 |PC Magazine reports that China has entered a new phase in its liberalization of game console sales. Restrictions amounting to a nationwide ban were loosened recently, so that manufacturers which produced (and sold) consoles in ...

Battle For Wesnoth Seeks New Developers

26 July 2015 |jones_supa writes: Twelve years ago, David White sat down over a weekend and created the small pet project that we know today as the open source strategy game The Battle For Wesnoth. At the time, Dave was the sole programmer, ...

Pro Gamers To Be Tested For Doping

24 July 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: The Electronic Sports League is the biggest organization for running video game competitions. The league has now announced that they will begin testing professional video gamers for performance-enhancing ...

The French Scrabble Champ Does Not Speak French

24 July 2015 |HughPickens.com writes: On July 20, Nigel Richards won the French-language world Scrabble championship. Richards does not speak a word of French. "He doesn't speak French at all, he just learnt the words," says Liz Fagerlund. "He ...

Interviews: Brianna Wu Answers Your Questions

23 July 2015 |Last week you had a chance to ask the head of development at Giant Spacekat Brianna Wu about Gamergate, starting a company, and women-in-tech issues. Below you'll find her answers to your questions. ...

Game About Killing Poachers Vies For Top Prize In Microsoft Student Tech Contest

21 July 2015 |theodp writes: GeekWire reports on a group of students from Nepal who will be competing for the $50K top prize in Microsoft's Imagine Cup student tech contest with a first-person shooter in which players track down and kill ...

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