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WWE 2K Mobile Game Announced, Includes Live Multiplayer and More

31 March 2015 |2K Sports has announced a new WWE mobile game, which it says in a press release is the "first simulation-based WWE video game." The game is due out this spring across iOS and Android devices for $8.2K says the WWE 2K game (that's ...

Witcher 3 Dev Can’t Promise Improved Xbox One Resolution With DirectX 12

31 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421962/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD ...

Dead or Alive 5 PC Launches Without Online Multiplayer, Missing Two Stages

31 March 2015 | Koei Tecmo's fighting game Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, which the publisher is labeling the "defining Dead or Alive experience" through a press release, isn't quite living up to that description on PC.The game--already available ...

GTA 5 Online Heists and More Improved in Latest Update

31 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423992/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Rockstar Games has rolled out a new ...

Oddworld Creator Says Capitalism Is Killing Games

31 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420412/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>In an interview with Games Industry ...

Gaming Deals: $40 Battlefield Hardline, $400 PS4 Bloodborne Bundle

31 March 2015 | Today's best deal comes from Amazon, which has perhaps the top PS4 bundle to date: $400 get you the system, Bloodborne, The Last of Us Remastered, and a $20 gift card.Target has a buy one, get one 50 percent off deal going on for ...

Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC Hits PS4 and Last-Gen Consoles in May

31 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6424068/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Dragon Age: Inquisition's first major ...

Knowing is More Than Half the Battle in Rainbow Six Siege

31 March 2015 |As I comb through raw gameplay footage of Rainbow Six Siege, I keep remembering the thought I had almost every time I finished a match: I could do better. I should've known they'd breach that wall, should've fortified that trap ...

$250 Star Citizen Ship on Sale Now, But You Can’t Fly It Yet

31 March 2015 |Developer Cloud Imperium Games is now selling a new ship for Star Citizen, but you can't fly it right away. Available now through a "Concept Sale" that ends April 6 is the A3G Vanguard, a sleek-looking deep space fighter that ...

Buy Battlefield Hardline for $40

31 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423936/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Recent release Battlefield Hardline, ...

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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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Casual casino game studio Idle Gaming acquired by GSN Games

31 March 2015 |Casino games are still hot in the casual industry, real-money transactions or not, as this latest purchase proves. ...

Blog: Strategy game UI dos and don’ts

31 March 2015 |"Thinking more about it and what makes a good UI, I return back to Rise of Nations, and how it really was and still is ahead of its time, with one of the best UIs I've seen." ...

Get a job: Be a Software Engineer for Shield Break Studios

31 March 2015 |California's Costa Mesa-based indie outfit Shield Break Studios is looking for an engineer skilled in C++ to help with server development of their inaugural game Bierzerkers. ...

New Twine game simulates life as a AAA game writer

31 March 2015 |Developer Matthew S. Burns has written a Twine game about writing for big-budget games that sheds light on what it might feel like to be in the narrative hotseat during a AAA game design meeting. ...

Call for Blogs: MOBAs, from design to business, and onward

31 March 2015 |The MOBA genre has blossomed into forms both PC and mobile, and influenced the design of other genres -- and their business models. We want to know how and why. ...

Don’t Miss: The undying allure of the Metroidvania

31 March 2015 |From Axiom Verge creator Tom Happ to Symphony of the Night's Koji Igarashi, Gamasutra's Christian Nutt speaks to a swath of developers about the timeless appeal of the "Metroidvania" genre. ...

Sunless Sea sales and funding data: From Early Access to final release

31 March 2015 |Rich data on the indie game: "On 1st July, we launched on Steam. Across all channels - our website, Steam and the Humble Store - we sold 28,423 copies in July. Of those, 72% were in the first week." ...

Recreating inFamous: Second Son’s neon run-effect in Unity

31 March 2015 |"I was stunned by the effects the Sucker Punch team made in inFamous: Second Son. I wanted to mimic the particle effect from neon run power in Unity3D but to be scalable also for mobiles." ...

Games, stories, and words: Can we bridge the divide in our debate?

31 March 2015 |"Everyone seems to have an opinion with regards to the complicated relationship between stories and games. People fight about it often, and they've been fighting about it for a long time." ...

How to create immersive game intros

30 March 2015 |"There are two critical parts of any creation that leave a trail in the viewer's mind: the introduction and the conclusion. In the case of a game, the first impression is even more important." ...

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Bica Studios closes first seed investment round

31 March 2015 |Portuguese studio "totally focused on creating games as entertainment services"

New editor for Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition

31 March 2015 |Stephen Daultrey to head up annual

UK teachers threaten to report underage gamers

31 March 2015 |"We are advised to contact the police and children's social care"

Bungie’s Hamrick jumps to Bethesda

31 March 2015 |Destiny and Halo dev departs after five years

"Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory gave me brain damage"

31 March 2015 |Clint Hocking says prolonged crunch can produce great games, but he had better results with a healthier approach

Halo 5: Guardians set for October 27

31 March 2015 |Xbox One's holiday exclusive bucks the delay trend as Microsoft confirms worldwide launch date

MOBAs will overtake MMORPGs in F2P revenue this year - EEDAR

31 March 2015 |EEDAR analyst Ed Zhao examines why the MOBA field is red hot; MOBAs should generate half a billion dollars in North America this year

Playing games with the media

31 March 2015 |Double Zero One Zero's Pontus Lunden spins the issues facing indies and getting ink for his censorship simulator

“We have a company objective to get closer to our gamers”

30 March 2015 |Ubisoft opens new international 'Consumer Relationship Centre' in the UK

Battlefield outpaces Bloodborne in the UK

30 March 2015 |From Software's PS4 exclusive falls 22,000 sales short of number one

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38 Studios auction brings in $90K for Rhode Island

31 March 2015 | The Providence Journal reports that an auction held last week to sell the last earthy possessions of bankrupt game developer 38 Studios brought in around $90,000. The ...

Verizon CEO urges Congress to update ‘Telecommunications Act’

31 March 2015 | On Friday Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam sent a letter to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress urging them to push forward with legislative efforts to update the 1996 ...

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defends SB 101 on Sunday talk shows

31 March 2015 | While hitting the Sunday talk show circuit Indiana governor Mike Pence defended SB 101, Indiana's "Religious Freedom Act." Speaking on ABC's This Week ...

GSN Games acquires rival Idle Gaming

31 March 2015 | Social casino games and cash tournament company GSN Games has acquired social casino game studio rival Idle Gaming. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. GSN Games ...

Community questions Obsidian over ‘Pillars of Eternity’ in-game trans joke

31 March 2015 | An in-game joke in Obsidian Entertainment's hit RPG Pillars of Eternity has been causing a bit of controversy in social media circles over the last few days. The in-game ...

PC version of ‘DOA 5 Last Round’ launches today with missing features

31 March 2015 | The PC version of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches today on Steam, but it will be missing a number of features that are found in other versions of the game.read more

Apple CEO pens editorial strongly opposing Indiana’s SB 101

31 March 2015 | Apple CEO Tim Cook has penned an impassioned editorial in the Washington Post expressing his and his company's strong opposition to SB 101 and the multitude of similar ...

‘Mortal Kombat X’ producer leaves Twitter after threats to family

30 March 2015 | MCV reports this morning that Mortal Kombat X producer Shaun Himmerick has decided to leave Twitter after his family was threatened by unscrupulous people on the social ...

UK school district will report parents to authorities for letting their children play R18 rated game

30 March 2015 | According to this wild report in the Independent, parents who let their young children play games like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty could be reported to police and ...

Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 137

30 March 2015 |If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 137), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. The show starts at the 5:14 mark. On this week's show ...

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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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Supermario 64 Coming To a Browser Near You!

30 March 2015 |Billly Gates writes "Since Unity has been given a liberal license and free for non commercial developers it has become popular. A computer science student Erik Roystan Ross used the tool to remake SuperMario 64 with a modern Unity ...

Measuring How Much “Standby Mode” Electricity For Game Consoles Will Cost You

29 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Modern game consoles have a "standby" mode, which you can use if you want the console to instantly turn on while not drawing full power the whole time it's idle. But manufacturers are vague about how ...

What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

27 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes A new article looks at the advanced technology that goes into many gaming mice favoured by professional gamers, from dedicated processors to custom weights for the sake of ergonomics, discussing the ...

Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

26 March 2015 |Grymalkin writes A controversial religious freedom bill has passed the Indianapolis Senate and is now awaiting Governor Mike Pence's signature to become law. Supporters claim that this bill will protect business owners from ...

Gaming On Linux With Newest AMD Catalyst Driver Remains Slow

23 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes The AMD Catalyst binary graphics driver has made a lot of improvements over the years, but it seems that NVIDIA is still leading in the Linux game with their shared cross-platform driver. Tests done by ...

Online “Swatting” Becomes a Hazard For Gamers Who Play Live On the Internet

23 March 2015 |HughPickens.com writes Nick Wingfield reports at the NYT that practical jokers who call in bogus reports of violence provoking huge police responses have set their sights on a new set of victims: video gamers who play live on the ...

Magic Leap’s AR Demo Video

23 March 2015 |First time accepted submitter iMadeGhostzilla writes TechCrunch reports: "Magic Leap is showing what it might look like to use its hardware for augmented reality gaming in the future, with a new demo of what the team is apparently ...

Magic Leap’s AR Demo Video

23 March 2015 |First time accepted submitter iMadeGhostzilla writes TechCrunch reports: "Magic Leap is showing what it might look like to use its hardware for augmented reality gaming in the future, with a new demo of what the team is apparently ...

Hideo Kojima To Depart Konami; Metal Gear Franchise Changing Hands

21 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is set to leave the video game publisher Konami, ending 29 years of service. Konami had announced a restructuring earlier this year, and observant fans recently noticed ...

Why Is the Grand Theft Auto CEO Also Chairman of the ESRB?

20 March 2015 |donniebaseball23 writes In an editorial at GamesIndustry.biz, Brendan Sinclair asks an important question about the game ratings board in America. Should Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two, which owns the Grand Theft Auto ...

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