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Top 20 Best-Selling PSN Games for January 2016

13 February 2016 |We're now through the first month of 2016 and Minecraft's momentum continues to carry it to the top of the sales charts.Sony has released its monthly sales report for the PlayStation Store during the month of January, and Minecraft ...

We’re Getting a New Transformers Movie Every Year Until 2019

13 February 2016 |With Star Wars locked into a schedule of a film a year, and Marvel and DC both delivering two superhero movies every 12 months, competition between the big movie properties has never been hotter. Now Paramount is about to join the ...

No New Assassin’s Creed in 2016 Benefits the Movie, Ubisoft Says

13 February 2016 |The fact that Ubisoft does not plan to launch a new mainline Assassin's Creed game in 2016 may be a downer for fans of the series, but the production team behind the Assassin's Creed movie is happy with the news, apparently. ...

Witcher 3 Character Figures and More Are on the Way

13 February 2016 |At the New York Toy Fair today, Dark Horse Deluxe announced that it has partnered with CD Projekt Red for a new line of toys and other collectibles based on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.The item line is described as "high-end" and will ...

Gaming Deals: $40 Fallout 4, $25 Deadpool, $30 Halo 5, $300 Xbox One

13 February 2016 |Get the Xbox One holiday bundle (with Ori and the Blind Forest, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, and Rare Replay) with a year of Xbox Live Gold for $350 on eBay.Walmart is offering the Uncharted Collection PS4 bundle with a year of ...

GTA 5’s New “Till Death Do Us Part” Mode Arrives, Here’s How It Works

13 February 2016 |As part of Grand Theft Auto V's Valentine's Day event, a new adversary mode is available starting today for GTA Online, the game's multiplayer mode. It's called Till Death Do Us Part and it challenges teams to take part in the ...

PSA: Steam’s Latest Sale Ends Today

13 February 2016 |Steam's Lunar New Year Sale is nearly over. The sale period ends today, February 12, at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST, so you only have a few more hours to pick up games on the cheap."Thousands" of games are on sale, including Grand ...

Look at All These New Halo Toys

13 February 2016 |As part of this week's New York Toy Fair, Microsoft announced it has signed a "master licensing agreement" with Mattel for a series of new Halo toys. This isn't the first time Microsoft and Mattel have worked together, however, as ...

Watch Action-Packed Trailer for Fantasy Prequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War

13 February 2016 |Snow White and the Huntsman was a big budget retelling of the story of Snow White--released in 2012, it performed well enough at the box office to warrant a second movie. The Huntsman: Winter’s War opens in April, and a new ...

Hunger Games-Like “The Culling” Getting Alpha Test, Registrations Now Open

13 February 2016 |The Culling, the recently announced Hunger Games-like 16-player survival game, is getting closed alpha test, developer Xaviant (Lichdom: Battlemage) has announced. You can sign up for the free alpha here for a chance to play the ...

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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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Vote now for the 2016 IGF and Game Developers Choice Audience Awards!

13 February 2016 |Cast your votes for both the Game Developers Choice Audience Award and the Independent Games Festival Audience Award , from now until voting closes next Friday, February 19th at 11:59 PM PT. ...

Blog: Is Steam’s Early Access a ticking time bomb?

13 February 2016 |"There is a ticking time bomb in Early Access, and no-one knows how big it is. The sooner Steam acknowledges that, and introduces methods to deal with it, the better the platform will be and the less effect it will have on ...

Road to the IGF: Zachtronic’s Infinifactory

13 February 2016 |"All of Infinifactory's mechanics were invented from scratch to create an open-ended system that resulted in solutions reminiscent of actual factories." ...

Blog: Lumberyardas 5 biggest challenges

12 February 2016 |"I've been using AWS for years as a DevOps engineer. When the announcement was made, several people asked me what I thought, so I decided to write it down. In my mind, there are major hurdles that AWS will need to overcome." ...

The ‘clever and amazing’ HyperRogue

12 February 2016 |"One of the most interesting roguelikes to come around lately, a game that is obviously close to the lineage and yet brings new clever and amazing ideas to the table is a little thing called HyperRogue." ...

Postmortem: Joel McDonald’s Prune

12 February 2016 |"Prune is a tiny mobile game about the simple pleasures of growing and cultivating trees. It's a delicate dance to remove that which does not matter in favor of that which does." ...

A visual guide for flow and simplicity in games

12 February 2016 |"Flow is 'the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter.' And what kind of stinks about simplicity is that there really isn't a practical definition for what simplicity means in games." ...

Kanye West has a video game, and it’s a lot different from his wife Kim’s

12 February 2016 |The rapper, producer, and fashion mogul has just stepped into a new medium, video games -- with a very personal new title he unveiled today. ...

Activision has NFL-like ambitions for eSports

12 February 2016 |The future of Activision Blizzard is, indeed, all-in for eSports. This is a major direction for the company, and it's part of a bigger strategy than just running tournaments and thereby generating interest and selling more games. ...

King’s fortunes falter as Candy Crush Saga grows older

12 February 2016 |Newly-acquired Activision Blizzard subsidiary King has reported its revenues for its holiday quarter as well as its full 2015 fiscal year, and everything seems to be trending downward. ...

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Unraveling Coldwood’s change in design philosophy

13 February 2016 |Martin Sahlin, Creative Director at Coldwood, talks about Unravel's reception and why it's a game he simply needed to make

Mattel gets Halo master license

13 February 2016 |Toy manufacturer lays out plans for new Mega Bloks kits, action figures, foam dart guns, RC cars and more

Quantum Break cross-buy offer angers Xbox One owners

12 February 2016 |Phil Spencer faced tough questions over giving free Windows version of Remedy's latest to Xbox customers

Call of Duty tops declining US software market

12 February 2016 |NPD report shows drop in both hardware and software sales, GTA V makes the top five for third consecutive January

Activision Blizzard gunning for NFL-scale eSports revenue

12 February 2016 |CEO Bobby Kotick sees opportunity equivalent to, "the NFL, the Premier League, the NBA, Major League Baseball or NHL"

Apple’s Binding of Creativity

12 February 2016 |For a company which spent decades trying to appeal to creatives, Apple's prudish and wilfully inconsistent approach to games is an embarrassment

Black Ops III drives mixed Activision Blizzard results

12 February 2016 |Call of Duty revenues jump double-digit percentages as Skylanders and Guitar Hero disappoint; Destiny sequel set for 2017

King’s profit and sales fall in 2015

12 February 2016 |Full-year results for the Candy Crush company show profit down 10% with revenues dipping 12%

Ubisoft sales tumble in Q3

12 February 2016 |Revenues down 30% after Syndicate stumbles at launch; Assassin's Creed confirmed to take this year off

Wargaming, Etermax, Super Evil Megacorp to speak at Gamelab Mobile

12 February 2016 |Spanish dev conference providing game content for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month

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Survey: Gamers find ‘Competition’ less and less appealing as they age

13 February 2016 |Video game analytics group Quantic Foundry revealed some interesting data based on a survey of over 140,000 gamers who have filled out there Gamer Motivation Profile, an online survey that gathers information on each ...

Zoe Quinn drops harassment suit against ex

12 February 2016 |Zoe Quinn, indie game dev, author and founder of anti-harassment resource Crash Override Network, announced on her blog that she has dropped harassment charges against her ex, who alleged multiple infidelities in a lengthy blog ...

Hatred developer reveals ‘IS Defense’

12 February 2016 |Hatred developer Destructive Creations has revealed a new game today called IS Defense and launched a Steam Greenlight campaign. The game, which is tentatively set for a released in Q2 2016, is set in a fictional alternate reality ...

FanDuel cuts 55 jobs in Florida

12 February 2016 |The Orlando Business Journal reports that FanDuel has laid off 55 people from its offices in in Maitland, Florida. FanDuel hired 38 former Zynga employees in 2015, and as of this writing it is unclear how many of those hires remain ...

Ars Technica wins ‘Excellence in Photography/ Illustration/ Infographic’ category in first annua

12 February 2016 |The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of the “Excellence in Photography/ Illustration/ Infographic” award, one of five categories dedicated to games journalism as part of the ...

International Intellectual Property Alliance wants more countries on USTR’s ‘Watch List’

11 February 2016 |The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has filed a petition under the Special 301 provision to U.S. trade law with the United States Trade Representative to identify countries it believes have questionable laws and ...

FBI proves it is horrible at making games

11 February 2016 |Techworm points out a horrible game created by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that tries to warn children about the dangers of terrorism. The game was designed to warn children about the “slippery slope to violent ...

Gigantic developer hit with ‘temporary’ layoffs

11 February 2016 |Gigantic may be in serious trouble as game developer Motiga announces a serious round of layoffs at the company. Motiga announced in a blog post this week that it was instituting a temporary layoff of a significant number of its ...

Nintendo and its fanboy – one of them doesn’t understand ‘Fair Use’

10 February 2016 |Last month, on January 9th, I uploaded a video to YouTube called “Captain Toad Headbutts Toadette In the Crotch.”  The two and a half minute video uses gameplay and cutscene footage from Nintendo’s Captain Toad: ...

After 13 years, GameTrailers is no more

10 February 2016 |Defy Media has shut down GameTrailers, the long-running video-centric gaming site founded in 2003 and once part of the Viacom family. According to several published reports, tweets from the site’s founder and the site’s ...

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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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Internet Archive Brings Classic Windows 3.1 Apps To Your Browser

12 February 2016 |The Internet Archive has made it possible for you to make a virtual visit to the wide, wide world of Windows 3.1 games (and other apps, too), via a collection of virtualized images. Jason Scott is the game collector and digital ...

AWS Terms of Service Offer a Break If Zombie Apocalypse Occurs

11 February 2016 |v3rgEz writes: Running at over 50 sections and hundreds of subsections, Amazon AWS's terms of service are somewhat exhaustive, but there's one paragraph that might catch your eye. As of yesterday's update, Amazon has added a ...

Hearthstone Cheats and Tools Spiked With Malware

10 February 2016 |itwbennett writes: Cheating at the online card game Hearthstone (which is based on Blizzard's World of Warcraft) can get you banned from the game, but now it also puts you at risk of 'financial losses and system ruin,' writes CSO's ...

Amazon Launches Free Game Engine Lumberyard

10 February 2016 |Dave Knott writes: Amazon has both announced and released a new, free game engine, Lumberyard, which offers deep integration with its Amazon Web Services server infrastructure to empower online play, and also with Twitch, its video ...

Video Gamers From the ‘90s Have Turned Out Mostly OK

8 February 2016 |A study reported on by Ars Technica indicates that video games, much ballyhooed (alleged) source of mental, physical and psycho-social ills for the kids who spent a lot of time playing them, don't seem to have had quite as big a ...

Video Gamers From the ‘90s Have Turned Out Mostly OK

8 February 2016 |A study reported on by Ars Technica indicates that video games, much ballyhooed (alleged) source of mental, physical and psycho-social ills for the kids who spent a lot of time playing them, don't seem to have had quite as big a ...

Report: Google Will Go In Big For VR Hardware This Year

8 February 2016 |The Financial Times reports that Google isn't going to let the VR hardware wars fall to the likes of Samsung and Oculus; instead, it's working on a (cardboard-free) VR headset of its own, to be released in conjunction with Android ...

Unreal Engine Will Soon Allow Developers To Build Games Inside of VR

7 February 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Engine, has been a longstanding supporter of VR. They were on board way back when Oculus sparked the VR industry in 2012 with a Kickstarter that would snowball into a ...

Bethesda To Unleash the Hounds of Hell On May 13th: Doom Release Date Confirmed

7 February 2016 |MojoKid writes: Bethesda and id Software are in the process rebooting the Doom franchise and it seems like it's been in development for ages. When we last visited the upcoming Doom remake, Bethesda had posted a giblet-filled ...

Nintendo Hits Snooze On Sleep-Tracking Device

6 February 2016 |In October 2014, Nintendo announced a plan to develop a sleep-tracking app and device. This device would use microwave sensors to monitor important sleep data throughout the night, to optimize users' slumber time and encourage a ...

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