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Ermac Confirmed For Mortal Kombat X

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Here’s All The MLB 15: The Show Improvements

30 January 2015 |MLB The Show developer Sony San Diego on Thursday published a detailed blog post that reveals the many new features and improvements coming to the upcoming pro baseball game MLB 15: The Show.First, MLB 15: The Show will include ...

See GTA 5 Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

30 January 2015 |Rockstar Games created a rich, highly detailed, and beautiful world for Grand Theft Auto V, but the game looks stunning in a minimalist form, too.From artist Kim Laughton comes an incredible series of landscape images showing GTA ...

New Star Wars: Battlefront Details Revealed

30 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419249/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>This year's highly anticipated shooter ...

GTA 5: Game Vs. Reality Comparison Images Are Incredible

30 January 2015 |Though it's more than a year old, fans continue to find new ways to celebrate the incredible achievement that is Grand Theft Auto V.The latest example comes from the website GTAist, which has put together a series of side-by-side ...

Battlefield Hardline PC Specs Similar To Battlefield 4’s

30 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423165/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>While the official PC system requirements ...

Need New SD Card? Amazon Has A Good Deal Today

30 January 2015 | With the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS XL now just a couple weeks away, some might be looking to pick up a new SD card for the device, as it only comes with a 4 GB card. If that's you, you're in luck, as Amazon's Deal of the Day ...

11 Games for a Dry January

30 January 2015 |It's the start of a new year, and for video games that means a dearth of new releases. Well, not a total dearth, but unless you like remasters, DLC packs, or a game that mostly involves smacking zombies around with a 2x4, you're ...

Battlefield Hardline Beta Goes Global on Feb 3

30 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423165/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Details of the Battlefield Hardline open ...

Free PS4, PS3 PlayStation Plus February Games Revealed

30 January 2015 |Just a day after Microsoft announced the free games coming to Xbox Live subscribers in February, Sony on Thursday announced the month's free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers.Below are the free games coming to PlayStation 3, ...

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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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Get a job: Hangar 13 seeks a Graphics and Rendering Engineer

30 January 2015 |2K Games' newest studio, the Novato-based Hangar 13, is hiring a seasoned graphics programmer to work on researching, developing and debugging graphics tech in its Novato, CA offices. ...

Stalled Ouya just landed $10 million investment, report claims

30 January 2015 |The Wall Street Journal reports that anonymous sources claim Alibaba is considering integrating the Ouya platform (and its catalog of games) into its own line of set-top boxes. ...

How Crossy Road made $1 million from video ads

30 January 2015 |After topping a million downloads and $1M in ad revenue in its first month of release, Crossy Road co-creator Andrew Sum breaks down the award-winning mobile game's unobtrusive monetization design. ...

Road to the IGF: Justin Smith’s Desert Golfing

30 January 2015 |Continuing our Road to the IGF series of interviews with nominees, we speak to Desert Golfing creator Justin Smith about his Nuovo Award-nominated surprise hit, an infinite and improbable existential cruise. ...

Don’t Miss: Self-promotion for game developers

30 January 2015 |Industry vet Raph Koster (Ultima Online) explains in this post how self-promotion is neither dishonest nor tacky -- and explains how you should step up and take credit for your work. ...

Sleep well, come prepared, collaborate: Lessons from the Global Game Jam

30 January 2015 |"This year I honestly felt like I didn't learn much about the direct process of making a game, but I learned a lot more relating to everything else that plays a supporting part in game development." ...

Nintendo turns YouTubers into partners via new affiliate program

30 January 2015 |The company launched a beta version of the Nintendo Creators Program this week, and it affords developers some interesting insight into how one of the biggest names in games views YouTubers. ...

Creating a user-generated chain story: A Global Game Jam postmortem

30 January 2015 |Lessons learned when one developer worked through his fears to create Escalate! -- a collaborative storytelling game where the next person to pick up the game branches its story and adds their own touch. ...

UX insights: How King is shaping the future of match-3

30 January 2015 |A user experience designer takes a close look at how King is shaping the future of match-3 UI/UX, from gameplay to purchase options -- with its soft-launched Pepper Panic Saga. ...

Successful game makers share indie biz tips at GDC 2015

30 January 2015 |Speakers from Double Fine, Ouya, Devolver Digital, TinyBuild, Finji and more will be sharing their lessons learned as successful indie game makers during GDC 2015. ...

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Ouya gets $10m investment from Alibaba - Report

30 January 2015 |Wall Street Journal indicates that the internet firm may be making a larger play to get games hardware into Chinese homes

PS Vita could be the first post-retail system

30 January 2015 |With a bit of vision correction, Sony's handheld is well positioned for a long and potentially lucrative life

Twitch reaches 100 million viewers per month

30 January 2015 |Online broadcast firm hits new milestones in 2014, more than doubling monthly viewers year-over-year

2014 saw money pledged to videogame Kickstarters slashed

30 January 2015 |More campaigns but fewer successes as cash input more than halved

Synthesis looks to China with its new Taiwan office

30 January 2015 |Localisation firm capitalises on the new Chinese console market

Growing pains

29 January 2015 |Why Monument Valley isn't the answer to Mobile's mid-life crisis

Nintendo offers revenue share to YouTubers

29 January 2015 |"Creators Program" returns as much as 70 per cent of ad revenue

Gameloft aims for a busier schedule after a disappointing 2014

29 January 2015 |French mobile publisher saw back-catalogue games account for 90 per cent of revenue

Steam’s community content creators have earned over $50m

29 January 2015 |"Earned by over 1,500 contributors spread out across 75 countries"

Kickstarting Women In Tech: The Book

29 January 2015 |New project aims to inspire and educate

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YouTubers Respond To ‘Nintendo Creator’s Program’

30 January 2015 | Kotaku has an excellent report on the reaction from content creators to Nintendo's new revenue sharing program ("Nintendo Creator's Program") for YouTube ...

Report: FCC Considering ‘Review Process’ For Paid Peering Agreements

30 January 2015 | According to a Bloomberg report, the Federal Communications Commission will setup a review process for those who are in peering agreements with ISPs (like Netflix) to ...

Twitch Hits 100 Million Users a Month Milestone

30 January 2015 | Game streaming and broadcasting service Twitch announced that it hit the 100 million users a month milestone in 2014. Twitch was bought out by Amazon for nearly $1 billion ...

‘Transistor’ and ‘Rogue Legacy’ Headline PS Plus in February

30 January 2015 | Sony's PlayStation Blog (and its European equivalent) have revealed all of the free stuff available to subscribers of its PlayStation Plus subscription in February. ...

FCC Raises Minimum Broadband Standards Substantially

30 January 2015 | As part of its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the Federal Communications Commission has decided to change its definition of what constitutes a broadband speed, much to the ...

Successfully Funded Video Game Kickstarter Campaigns Declined in 2014

30 January 2015 | New research from analyst ICO Partners suggests that 2014 saw a major decline in crowdfunding cash for video game projects, with the total amount raised in the space going ...

D.I.C.E. Award Presenters Revealed

30 January 2015 | The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced today its list of presenters for the 18th annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Taking place February 5 as part of the D.I.C.E. ...

Report: Rovio’s Head of Games Leaves Company To Launch Start-Up

30 January 2015 | Jami Laes has left Angry Birds maker Rovio to launch his own start-up, according to this Reuters report. Laes, who served as the company's Head of Games, oversaw ...

Microsoft Reveals ‘Games With Gold’ Titles For February

30 January 2015 | Microsoft has revealed the three games that will be part of February's Games With Gold free game giveaway for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Xbox One owners will be able to ...

Nintendo To Launch YouTube Revenue Sharing Plan in May

30 January 2015 | Nintendo this morning revealed the launch date for a new program to share YouTube ad revenue with content creators called the Nintendo Creators Program. The new ...

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Grand Theft Auto drives off with top UK spot for third week

30 January 2015 |Oh, hey! Ok, so, we know it's Thursday and all, but there's a perfectly good reason we're posting the UK sales data late this week. First off, Grand Theft Auto 5 was top of the pops for the third week in a row. Now, excuses time: ...

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy remastered for Steam, iOS

30 January 2015 |The "definitive version" of Quantic Dream's Indigo Prophecy is now available on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam as well as iOS. Crafted by porting specialist Aspyr Media, the updated version of the "supernatural murder mystery game" ...

Visit exotic locations and grind on them in OlliOlli 2

30 January 2015 |The debut trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome To Olliwood (sequel to the addictive skateboarding platformer OlliOlli) promises "bigger tricks, epic new locations" and a "silky new style and flow," alongside locations ranging from Aztec ...

Joystiq Deals: Xbox One, Beats by Dre giveaways

30 January 2015 |If you're on the hunt for free stuff, Joystiq Deals has a pair of giveaways you won't want to miss. This week, we're giving away a free pair of Beats by Dre headphones and an Xbox One bundled with a free copy of Grand Theft Auto 5. ...

Conan O’Brien takes a field trip to Minecraft

30 January 2015 |In a promo no doubt aimed at those lucrative younger demographics, talk show host Conan O'Brien transports his co-host, set and musical accompaniment to the wildly popular cubist sandbox known as Minecraft. [Image: ...

Xbox Games with Gold in Feb: IDARB, Brothers, Sniper Elite V2

30 January 2015 |Heartstrings-tugger Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is one of three Games with Gold freebies for Xbox Live Gold subscribers next month. On Xbox 360 you can grab the Joystiq Top 10 of 2013 puzzle-platformer for zero centage between ...

Lego Jurassic World, Lego Marvel’s Avengers announced

30 January 2015 |No word yet if Lego Chris Pratt will feature those Guardians of the Galaxy abs, but he will feature in the upcoming Lego Jurassic World. Also announced this morning is Lego Marvel's Avengers. Although that's quite exciting, there's ...

Nintendo Creators Program shares ad revenue with YouTube users

30 January 2015 |Nintendo unveiled its new revenue-sharing affiliate program for YouTube users, offering up to 70 percent of ad revenue to video makers using Nintendo-copyrighted content. The House of Mario's christened it the Nintendo Creators ...

Super Smash Bros. Wii U update opens 15 new 8-player levels

30 January 2015 |Nintendo updated Super Smash Bros. for Wii U today, adding new levels to the game upon which fans can kick the crap out of their loved ones. The update gives players 15 new levels for free, each one for the game's eight-player ...

Transistor, Yakuza 4 heading to PlayStation Plus next month

30 January 2015 |Sony has revealed next month's PlayStation Plus lineup, announcing that subscribers will receive free downloadable copies of Transistor, Yakuza 4, and more starting next week. Featured PlayStation 4 freebies for next month include ...

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Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

28 January 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: The record for smallest computer implementation of chess on any platform was held by 1K ZX Chess, which saw a release back in 1983 for the Sinclair ZX81. It uses just 672 bytes of memory, and includes ...

Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab In the World

28 January 2015 |bearhuntz writes: Riot Games has been using League of Legends as a psychology lab to run scientific experiments and reduce toxic player behavior for a while now. This article explains some of the experiments they're doing, and what ...

Game Hack-A-Thon Attracts Teams At 500+ Sites Worldwide

28 January 2015 |BarbaraHudson writes: Video game enthusiasts around the world participated in the Global Game Jam this past weekend. The event is a worldwide 48-hour hack-a-thon dedicated to inspiring creativity and building a working game from ...

Valve’s Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece’s Finance Minister

28 January 2015 |eldavojohn writes A turnover in the Greek government resulted from recent snap elections placing SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) in power — just shy of an outright majority by two seats. Atheist, and youngest Prime ...

Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

27 January 2015 |RogueyWon writes: For the last several days, some users of Ubisoft's uPlay system have been complaining that copies of games they purchased have been removed from their libraries. According to a statement issued to a number of ...

NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

25 January 2015 |Vigile writes Over the past week or so, owners of the GeForce GTX 970 have found several instances where the GPU was unable or unwilling to address memory capacities over 3.5GB despite having 4GB of on-board frame buffer. Specific ...

Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2

25 January 2015 |jones_supa writes There has been quite a debate around the Linux version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the fact that it wasn't really a port. A special kind of wrapper was used to make the Windows version of the game run ...

The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

23 January 2015 |harrymcc writes In 1973, an obscure company which had been making electronic cash registers looked for a new business opportunity. It ended up inventing the game cartridge--an innovation which kickstarted a billion-dollar industry ...

Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone

21 January 2015 |jones_supa writes: The beta test phase of Steam Broadcasting feature has been completed. It is now available to everyone by updating the client to the newest version. The feature allows users to watch and stream games to and from ...

The Fixes Sony’s DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

21 January 2015 |An anonymous reader writes Sony's PS4 has been on sale for more than a year now, and while its revamped DualShock 4 controller has been critically lauded, it's not without its faults. A new article flags up the issues — both ...

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