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Need For Speed Will Require An Online Connection

29 May 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6424929/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Electronics Arts' upcoming open-world ...

Check Out The Difference Between Original Villager Amiibo And Its Re-Release

29 May 2015 |You might have noticed that the Villager Super Smash Bros. Amiibo, one of the hardest to find (and thus most expensive) Amiibo has recently been a bit cheaper on the re-seller market. A recent re-release of the figurine in Japan ...

Destiny’s Trial of Osiris Cheaters To Face Bans

29 May 2015 |The latest update for Destiny will see players who cheated in the Trials of Osiris player-versus-player event be issued punishment. Detailed on the Bungie blog, the developers will be investigating players who cheated in the event ...

How to Order Wave 4 Amiibo

29 May 2015 |Nintendo's Amiibo figurines have been notoriously hard to collect since their release last year, but online store Amazon listed out very specific instructions for purchasing the next round.In an email circulated to anyone on ...

EA Offers Cross-Buy Support for Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC

29 May 2015 |Electronic Arts today announced cross-buy support for Dragon Age: Inquisition's DLC, allowing you to buy it once and access it on both last-gen and current-gen consoles within the same console family.The first DLC to offer this is ...

GameStop Enjoys Big Quarter, as Mortal Kombat X and Evolve Boost Digital Sales

29 May 2015 |Video game retailer GameStop on Thursday reported earnings for the first quarter of 2015 ended March 31, revealing total global sales and profit were up compared to last year.Worldwide revenue rose 3.2 percent to $2.06 billion, ...

PSA: Witcher 3 Has an XP Bug, But That Might Not Be Your Problem

29 May 2015 |Among the variety of bugs The Witcher 3 suffers from--some funny and strange, others more serious--is one where you don't receive experience points. Developer CD Projekt Red is working to fix this, but if you've been tackling ...

BioShock Franchise Still “Really Important,” Publisher Says

29 May 2015 |Even though no new BioShock games have been announced, the franchise remains "really important" to publisher 2K Games, parent company Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said today.Speaking during the Technology, Media, & ...

It Took 26 Years, But This PC Classic Now Has a Sequel on Steam

29 May 2015 |Nearly three decades after its predecessor debuted on platforms like Atari Lynx and MS-DOS, Chip's Challenge 2 is now available on Steam.As announced last month, the previously unreleased game is finally launching after its release ...

Excellent New Humble Bundle Features Company of Heroes, Dawn of War Games

29 May 2015 |Alongside the ongoing Humble Nindie Bundle, a new Humble Weekly Bundle has launched featuring games from Relic Entertainment.Being a Relic-only bundle, it's comprised almost exclusively of RTS games. You can pay any price for games ...

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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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Report: Apple buys augmented reality SDK startup Metaio

29 May 2015 |The startup produced an SDK available for a variety of platforms -- and now Apple seems to have dived into the tech, as legal documents confirm that it's been snapped up by the tech giant. ...

Google updates its Cast SDK, for streaming games to TVs

29 May 2015 |You can use the device as a dedicated game controller, use the full horsepower of Android and iOS devices on Chromecast -- and the SDK now handles multiplayer games better, too. ...

With Google I/O on, updates to the Android OS and tools are here

29 May 2015 |The biggest mobile platform in the world gets a boost as the search giant holds its annual conference in San Francisco. Here's the relevant link to see the latest OS preview and more. ...

Get a job: Be a Game Designer at Bohemia Interactive

29 May 2015 |The studio responsible for Arma 3 and DayZ is looking for game designers to join the team in its Orlando, Florida office to work on projects for military and industrial customers. ...

Video: What playing poker taught me about designing game AI

29 May 2015 |At GDC 2015 Intrinsic Algorithm's Dave Mark shares a newfound love of poker, some of the logic required in playing the game, and how it relates to AI problems that developers face on a daily basis. ...

How to justify game jams

29 May 2015 |"When you're a hobbyist or are putting smaller games out regularly, there's usually no reason NOT to do a game jam. But how do you justify them when you're working on a larger scale project?" ...

Saying goodbye to game grad school: A personal postmortem

29 May 2015 |"There are so many arcs and characters from NYU and the events surrounding my time there that these years are really just the latest book in a series that's finally found its footing." ...

Free-to-play proves too enticing for another premium MMO: WildStar

29 May 2015 |Carbine Studios' WildStar is the latest premium MMORPG to abandon mandatory subscriptions in favor of a monetization model that will see the entire game becoming free-to-play this fall. ...

Don’t Miss: A behind-the-scenes look at sound design for Journey

29 May 2015 |"There are too many stories in these sounds for the world to never know," wrote Journey sound designer Steve Johnson in this timeless 2012 feature. "So I thought I'd share them with you." ...

Starbreeze aims to snap up the Valhalla engine in $8.6M deal

29 May 2015 |Stockholm-based Starbreeze Studios seeks to acquire the Valhalla game engine in a stock deal valued at roughly 73 million Swedish kroner (~$8.6 million USD). ...

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What to do when you’re Blind-sided

29 May 2015 |Tiny Bull Studios thought it was working on a totally unique idea, until they saw another developer Kickstart essentially the same game

Ncsoft West reveals new executive team

29 May 2015 |Eight new hires since December 2014

GameStop sees Q1 profit rise 8.5%

29 May 2015 |Retailer enjoys better-than-expected quarter as revenues and same store sales climb, and DLC for Mortal Kombat X fuels digital

EA’s FIFA 16 adds female players

29 May 2015 |And COO fights back against sexist complaints

Google Play games revenue jumps 50% - App Annie

29 May 2015 |Games still represent a small slice of overall time spent on mobile, however, for most countries

Take-Two "blessed" by less competition - Zelnick

29 May 2015 |Head of Grand Theft Auto publisher says there are really only four companies left in AAA business, doesn't mind being a fast follower in VR

Van Caneghem launches new mobile studio

29 May 2015 |"I call this the renaissance of gaming"

22Cans names Simon Phillips as new CEO, Molyneux remains creative director

28 May 2015 |Company "begins a reboot" after troubled period

UK’s Watchdog program to air investigation into Sony

28 May 2015 |Digital refunds policy comes under the spotlight

Starbreeze set to acquire Valhalla engine

28 May 2015 |$8.6 million stock deal must receive 90 per cent approval at forthcoming general meeting

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‘FIFA 16’ to feature 12 female teams

29 May 2015 |EA Sports announced today that FIFA 16 will - for the first time- give players the option of playing as a women in its long running soccer game series (or football if you are in Europe). According to EA Sports, the game will ...

‘FIFA 16’ to feature 12 female teams

29 May 2015 |EA Sports announced today that FIFA 16 will - for the first time- give players the option of playing as a women in its long running soccer game series (or football if you are in Europe). According to EA Sports, the game will ...

‘Wildstar’ going free-to-play this fall

29 May 2015 | Carbine Studios is the latest MMO maker to move its game to the free-to-play space. The company announced today that its MMO Wildstar will transition from a monthly ...

‘Wildstar’ going free-to-play this fall

29 May 2015 | Carbine Studios is the latest MMO maker to move its game to the free-to-play space. The company announced today that its MMO Wildstar will transition from a monthly ...

Microsoft reveals June’s ‘Games With Gold’ free games offerings

29 May 2015 | Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has revealed June Games With Gold free offerings for the month of June.  For Xbox One owners who have an Xbox Live Gold ...

Microsoft reveals June’s ‘Games With Gold’ free games offerings

29 May 2015 | Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has revealed June Games With Gold free offerings for the month of June.  For Xbox One owners who have an Xbox Live Gold ...

Senator Ted Cruz: presidential candidate and long-time gamer

29 May 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may be be a Tea Party darling, a potential presidential candidate in the growing field of Republicans who want to nab the nomination, and once ...

Rep. Katherine Clark gets House backing on forcing DOJ to investigate online threats

29 May 2015 | Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) once again called on the Department of Justice to investigate cyber crimes (online threats, swatting, etc.) aimed at women, and to announce that ...

Report: FCC floats proposal to extend ‘Lifeline’ program to cover Internet access

29 May 2015 | Politico reports that the Federal Communications Commission is drafting a proposal to extend the Lifeline mobile phone program (often referred to by some as the ...

Latest ‘The Witcher 3’ update accidently adds XP gain bug

29 May 2015 | The new 1.02 update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is causing problems for some players on Xbox One, Windows, and PlayStation 4, according to this Polygon report. Along with ...

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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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Large Amount of Star Citizen Art Assets Leaked

26 May 2015 |jones_supa writes: A huge batch of work-in-progress assets for Star Citizen have leaked to the public. An unknown person, likely connected with Cloud Imperium Games in some way, provided a link to the 48 gigabytes of content. The ...

Large Amount of Star Citizen Art Assets Leaked

26 May 2015 |jones_supa writes: A huge batch of work-in-progress assets for Star Citizen have leaked to the public. An unknown person, likely connected with Cloud Imperium Games in some way, provided a link to the 48 gigabytes of content. The ...

How Cities: Skylines Beat SimCity At Its Own Game

23 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Maxis, the studio behind SimCity, was shuttered earlier this year. Fortunately, another studio has taken up its mantle. The small team at Colossal Order has already won acclaim for city-builder game ...

How Cities: Skylines Beat SimCity At Its Own Game

23 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Maxis, the studio behind SimCity, was shuttered earlier this year. Fortunately, another studio has taken up its mantle. The small team at Colossal Order has already won acclaim for city-builder game ...

Video Games: Gateway To a Programming Career?

23 May 2015 |Nerval's Lobster writes: Want more people to program? Encourage them to play more video games, at least according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In an online Q&A, Zuckerberg suggested that a lifetime spent playing video games ...

Video Games: Gateway To a Programming Career?

23 May 2015 |Nerval's Lobster writes: Want more people to program? Encourage them to play more video games, at least according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In an online Q&A, Zuckerberg suggested that a lifetime spent playing video games ...

Take Two Sues BBC Over Drama About GTA Development

22 May 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Take Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, is suing the BBC for trademark infringement over its planned "making of GTA" drama, Game Changers. The 90-minute movie was created without the ...

Grand Theft Auto V Keeps Raking In Money

21 May 2015 |jones_supa writes: At end of 2013, Grand Theft Auto V made $800 million during initial 24 hours of sales. The title keeps churning profit as the publisher Take-Two closes the book on fiscal year 2015, which ended March 31. The ...

Grand Theft Auto V Keeps Raking In Money

21 May 2015 |jones_supa writes: At end of 2013, Grand Theft Auto V made $800 million during initial 24 hours of sales. The title keeps churning profit as the publisher Take-Two closes the book on fiscal year 2015, which ended March 31. The ...

Blizzard Bans 100,000 Cheaters In Massive “World of Warcraft” Ban Spree

18 May 2015 |MojoKid writes: Like many MMORPGs, World of Warcraft can be a grind. To sidestep the time commitment required to continually level up a character, gather resources, improve skills, or whatever else is desired, some gamers turn to ...

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