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Infamous Developer Sucker Punch Experiences Layoffs

20 August 2014 | Developer Sucker Punch Productions has suffered layoffs today, IGN has reported. In a statement issued to the publication, Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed "a reduction in workforce" at the studio, which includes ...

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Resigns From Board of Directors

20 August 2014 |Former Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer has resigned from the company's board of directors, reflecting on his decision in a letter to current CEO Satya Nadella.Posted on Microsoft's site, Ballmer cites multiple ...

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Review Roundup

20 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420868/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition is now ...

New Smash Bros. Costume for Samus Reveals a Lot More Skin on 3DS/Wii U

20 August 2014 |In a Miiverse update for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, game director Masahiro Sakurai revealed an alternate skin for Metroid's Zero Suit Samus.Describing the Wii U image above, Sakurai wrote, "Pic of the day. Looking at the ...

Metro Redux Review Roundup

20 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420901/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Metro Redux, the enhanced re-release of ...

PlayStation Exec Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates GameStop President

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10 Million PS4 Sales Is “Well Beyond” What Sony Hoped For

20 August 2014 |The PlayStation 4 selling 10 million consoles in nine months is more than what the company hoped for, and sales at that level defy "conventional thinking." That's according to PlayStation worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida, ...

Wasteland 2, Sequel to Fallout’s Predecessor, Launches on September 19 After 26 Years

20 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420632/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Sequels in gaming are sometimes referred ...

John Carmack’s 9-Year-Old Son Made A Video Game; Play It Right Now

20 August 2014 |Industry veteran John Carmack's nine-year-old son, Ryan, has released his first video game. The game is called Angry Face, and it's a modified version of the classic game Pong.Ryan Carmack says he coded the game (with Unity) ...

Check Out PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne’s Full Gameplay Demo Video

20 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420910/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Last week, we got our first glimpse of ...

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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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Ousted Bungie composer O’Donnell to get his stock back

20 August 2014 |Terminated "without cause" according to an arbitrator, Marty O'Donnell has already won one settlement against the Destiny dev -- and it looks like another is in his sights. ...

Sony’s Yoshida isn’t sure why PS4 is selling so well, what to do about it

20 August 2014 |In a frank admission even from a man known for his candidness, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admits "we do not completely understand what's happening" with PS4. ...

Get a job: WB Games is hiring a Cinematics Artist

20 August 2014 |Mortal Kombat X developer Netherrealm Studios, a division of WB Games, is looking to bring on an an experienced senior cinematics artist to work in its Chicago office. ...

Report: Former Sierra Network HQ destroyed by California wildfire

20 August 2014 |UPDATE The former Sierra Network headquarters in Oakhurst, CA is believed to have been one of the structures burned to the ground today by a wildfire that broke out near the town. ...

Video blog: ‘We just need to stick to our guns, to our creativity’

20 August 2014 |Paul Taylor of Mode 7 Games offers some thoughts about the commercialization of indie touched off by his visit to Gamescom last week. ...

Don’t Miss: How to get your game covered by YouTubers

20 August 2014 |Gamasutra editor Mike Rose returned to GDC Europe this year to give a talk on the best ways to get in touch with YouTubers. Here, you'll find a written version of the talk. ...

IGDA: Valve is the #1 place developers want to work

20 August 2014 |Data culled from a recent survey conducted by the International Game Developers Association suggests that most developers would choose to work at Valve over any other company, even their own. ...

Pokemon developer Game Freak is making its first mobile game

20 August 2014 |The company is making its first foray into mobile development as it prepares to bring its self-published downloadable Nintendo 3DS game Soliti Horse to Android and iOS devices this year. ...

GDC GM Meggan Scavio calls for speaker diversity at GDC 2015

20 August 2014 |Game Developers Conference general manager Meggan Scavio explains her plans to expand the diversity of the community interacting at the 28th annual GDC next March. ...

The origins of Archmage Rises, and how popularity followed

20 August 2014 |After making a splash with his blog post "Why I've said goodbye to mobile in favor of PC," Archmage Rises dev Thomas Henshell explores where his game came from and where it's going. ...

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335,000 attended this year’s Gamescom

20 August 2014 |700 exhibitors at the Cologne show this year

Bungie has to return founders’ shares to fired O’Donnell

20 August 2014 |Composer triumphs in arbitration claim

EA, Zynga veteran joins Yvolver

20 August 2014 |Travis Boatman will serve as a strategic advisor to the company

SCEJ CEO Hiroshi Kawano to depart

20 August 2014 |Retiring, will be replaced by Atsushi Morita

Outfit7 and SuperAwesome sponsor Future8 Awards

20 August 2014 |Contest for 7-17 year-old digital creators

EEDAR appoints new CEO

20 August 2014 |Robert Liguori promoted from COO

Devs want to work for Valve more than themselves - Survey

20 August 2014 |IGDA poll finds Steam firm tops list of desirable places to work, beating out "my own company"

We don’t know why PS4 is selling - Yoshida

20 August 2014 |Sony exec thrilled with system's early success, but nervous because he doesn't fully understand it

GameStop CEO recovering from brain tumor

20 August 2014 |Paul Raines had the tumor removed last week; his executive team will help oversee operations during his recovery

Rockstar Leeds co-founder joins GameDuell

20 August 2014 |Ian J. Bowden to lead art direction for the Berlin-based social mobile studio

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Report: Activision Wants to Get Into The Movie Business

20 August 2014 | According to this CVG report, Activision might be taking some inspiration from Microsoft (even though it is rumored to be dumping its studio business off to someone else) ...

GameStop CEO Paul Raines Undergoes Brain Surgery

20 August 2014 | Retailer GameStop announced that its CEO Paul Raines a underwent unscheduled surgery last week to remove small, cancerous tumor from his brain. The company revealed the news ...

Ubisoft: ‘Watch Dogs’ Will Be The Last Mature Wii U Game Release

20 August 2014 | Watch Dogs will be the only mature rated title from Ubisoft coming to the Wii U this year. Why? Because, according to Ubisoft, Wii U users don't buy mature rated games. ...

Time Warner Cable Inks Deal With Netflix

20 August 2014 | Time Warner Cable is the latest internet service provider to get a fee from streaming video service Netflix, according to GIGA OM. Time Warner Cable has officially signed a ...

IGDA Survey: Most Developers Want to Work For Valve

20 August 2014 | According to new data from the International Game Developers Association most game developers think working at Valve Software would be the best career move they could make. ...

Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 Launches

20 August 2014 |The Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 offers three games for whatever you want and seven if you are willing to pay more than $15 bucks. Paying more than $1 will get you The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - Complete Pack from Neocore ...

Arbiter Orders Bungie to Return Stock to Marty O’Donnell

20 August 2014 | Bungie has to return the founders’ shares in the game studio that it took away from former music and audio chief Marty O’Donnell, according to a ruling made in ...

Delaware Passes Law to Give Heirs Rights to Digital Property

20 August 2014 | Delaware has become the first state in the US to enact a law that ensures families’ rights to access the digital assets of loved ones during incapacitation or after ...

‘Take This’ Returns to PAX Prime

20 August 2014 | Mental health charity Take This is returning to PAX Prime again this year with an AFK Room and a special panel led by the group's founders and other ...

‘Flappy Birds’ Creator Releasing New Game This Week

19 August 2014 | The second game from Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen is called "Swing Copters," and will be released later this week. Nguyen removed Flappy Birds from the Apple ...

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Burn, crush your jelly pals in Gang Beasts from Double Fine

20 August 2014 | Gang Beasts is a silly, brutal brawler starring four jelly-boned fighters in local co-op matches, and it's now getting publishing support from Double Fine. The game comes from three brothers at UK studio Boneloaf, and it combines ...

All of the nightmares live in Five Nights at Freddy’s

20 August 2014 | We found where the nightmares live. They reside at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a fictional children's eatery featuring animatronic singing animals that wander the crusty, marinara-stained halls at night. In Five Nights at Freddy's, ...

35 minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay

20 August 2014 | If you didn't have the opportunity to travel all the way to Gamescom last week and check out the latest footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in action, are you ever in luck right now! Here's 35 minutes taken directly from the ...

Broadcast your own TV show with PS4’s AR Studio

20 August 2014 | The PlayStation 4 Playroom app is now good for more than just torturing (?) adorable robots with the PS4 Camera. The Playroom now also includes AR Studio, which lets you create your own live, interactive broadcasts. The amount of ...

Guilty Gear XX #Reload brings the fight to Steam in September

20 August 2014 | Publisher Kiss Ltd. have revealed plans to release Arc System Works' 2D fighter Guilty Gear XX #Reload on Steam. While this is a very delayed port - Guilty Gear XX #Reload originally reached consoles in 2004, and even saw a PC ...

Deals With Gold: CoD, GTA 5, DLC, other acronyms

20 August 2014 | This week in Deals with Gold, it's all Call of Duty and Rockstar, all the time. For Xbox One, Gold members can snag the Call of Duty Ghosts season pass, the Snoop Dogg VO Pack, Makarov Legend Pack, Squad Pack Extinction and ...

Hotline Miami 2 footage leaks, action figure nears funding goal

20 August 2014 | Two big pieces of news for Hotline Miami fans: Not only has nearly an hour and a half of footage from Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appeared on the 'net, but a 12" action figure based on Hotline Miami protagonist Jacket is ...

Destiny writer joins Telltale Games, seeks the iron throne

20 August 2014 | Destiny writer Joshua Rubin left Bungie for Telltale Games, announcing his departure via Twitter after two years with the developer. Rubin will be working on Telltale's take on the Game of Thrones franchise, and noted that the ...

Valve just might make that Team Fortress 2 shirt you designed

20 August 2014 | Valve is giving a chance to the visionaries (and drunk idiots) that have shaped this great land by enhancing common items, paving the way to beer hats and tuxedo-stamped shirts. For a limited time, Valve is inviting other dreamers ...

GTA Online’s San Andreas Flight School update takes off today

20 August 2014 | Rockstar's latest update for GTA Online earns its wings today on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, giving Grand Theft Auto 5 players access to ten new flight-focused missions. The San Andreas Flight School Update introduces new ...

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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook Released

20 August 2014 |New submitter GammaKitsune writes: "The Player's Handbook for the fifth edition of Dungeons and Dragons, formerly known as "D&D Next," released today to major bookstores and online retailers across the U.S. The Player's ...

60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

16 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes The much lauded Oculus Rift DK2 is in high demand. Shipping began at the end of July and Oculus says they've already shipped more than 20,000 of their 60,000 orders. The company recently updated their ...

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

16 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Third-party game engines are wonderful creations, allowing developers to skip a lengthy and complicated part of the development process and spend more time on content creation. But each engine has its ...

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

16 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Third-party game engines are wonderful creations, allowing developers to skip a lengthy and complicated part of the development process and spend more time on content creation. But each engine has its ...

Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

16 August 2014 |Z00L00K sends this excerpt from The Local: A Swedish father has come under fire for taking his two sons on a trip to Israel, the West Bank and occupied Syria in order to teach them the reality of war. [Carl-Magnus Helgegren is] a ...

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

15 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday at Gamescom, Blizzard announced the release date for the latest expansion to World of Warcraft, titled Warlords of Draenor. The expansion will launch on Thursday, November 13th. The launch date ...

Auralux Release For Browsers Shows Emscripten Is Reaching Indie Devs

13 August 2014 |New submitter MorgyTheMole writes Porting C++/OpenGL based games using Emscripten and WebGL has been an approach pushed by Mozilla for some time now. Games using the technology are compatible with most modern browsers and ...

Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

13 August 2014 |New submitter Mauro sends word that Microsoft has announced upcoming Xbox One support for streaming media both from attached USB devices, such as flash drives, and DLNA media servers. Compatibility with a broad list of media ...

Microsoft Research Brings Kinect-Style Depth Perception to Ordinary Cameras

12 August 2014 |mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Microsoft has been working on ways to make any regular 2D camera capture depth, meaning it could do some of the same things a Kinect does. As you can see in the video below the team managed to pull this ...

Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience

10 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes After 30 years of wearing glasses, one man says that the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has prompted him to get laser eye surgery. With farsightedness and astigmatism, he says, "Never thought much ...

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