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PS4 Losing Some Ustream Support Soon

28 June 2016 |Sony has announced that it will "terminate" some Ustream features on PlayStation 4 and other systems in the near future.In a statement on its website (via NeoGAF), Sony explained that, come August 1, 2016, the following Ustream ...

Inside Review Roundup

28 June 2016 |Playdead started developing Inside after the release of Limbo, its critically acclaimed platformer. The game has been in development for six years, but will finally be released on June 29.Ahead of its launch, reviews have started ...

Watch Obama Try to Name Everyone Who’s Died on Game of Thrones [SPOILERS]

28 June 2016 |President Barack Obama is a big-time Game of Thrones fan (he even gets to see episodes before you do), and he demonstrated his knowledge of the acclaimed fantasy series in a new video.Appearing in a BuzzFeed video titled "5 Things ...

This Week’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 Deals With Gold Revealed

28 June 2016 |It's a new week, which means there is now a fresh set of deals on Xbox Live.As announced on Major Nelson's blog, discounted Xbox One games this week include Titanfall, Resident Evil 6, and NBA 2K16, among others. Xbox 360 owners, ...

Batgirl Movie Is Dream Project for Drive Director

28 June 2016 |Both Marvel and DC are developing their universes with an interesting range of directors. From the likes of Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) to James Wan (Aquaman) and Rick Famuyiwa (The Flash), ...

New Ninja Gaiden Project on the Way, Here’s When More Details Will Be Announced

28 June 2016 |Tecmo is working on a new Ninja Gaiden project, though it's not immediately clear if it's a game or something else.Series composer Keiji Yamagishi said on Twitter that he's "working on a new project related to Ninja Gaiden." More ...

Look at These Dreamcast-Inspired Original Xbox Controller Prototypes

28 June 2016 |Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley has shared some images of prototypes for the original console's controllers--and they look familiar.As you can see in the images below (via Gamasutra), the prototypes are inspired by controllers for ...

BioWare Confirms Mass Effect: Andromeda Books Coming From “Talented” Writers

28 June 2016 |BioWare has officially commented on the new Mass Effect: Andromeda books that emerged online recently. In a post on its website titled "Expanding the Mass Effect Universe," the developer explained the books will give the studio ...

Watch Cersei’s Overwatch Play of the Game from Season Finale of Game of Thrones

28 June 2016 |[Warning: Game of Thrones Season 6 spoilers ahead]Game of Thrones' season six finale included some major twists, turns, and--naturally--mass murder. The MVP of the episode was Cersei Lannister, who basically wiped out half of the ...

The Division’s Underground DLC Available Now, Standalone Price Revealed

28 June 2016 |The Underground DLC expansion for Tom Clancy's The Division is available now on Xbox One. It can be purchased as part of the game's Season Pass, which is available for $39.99, or individually for $14.99.The content has appeared on ...

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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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Blog: How Doom encourages aggressive gameplay

28 June 2016 |Guns are best used from a distance, so how does the new Doom get players to act like 'Doom Guy' and run right at enemies? ...

Designing the characters of the emotionally-gripping Fragments of Him

28 June 2016 |Game developer Tino van der Kraan describes the design process behind the characters of the evocative Fragments of Him. ...

Link can jump in the latest Zelda. Here’s why that’s a big deal

28 June 2016 |The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ditches one of the franchise's key design constraints, letting players jump with the press of a button. What does Nintendo's design decision mean? ...

Developer claims Valve removed its game from Steam at Activision’s behest

28 June 2016 |A developer on Steam whose game is no longer available on the storefront says Activision requested Valve remove its game due to a DMCA complaint. ...

Get a job: The Odd Gentlemen needs a Cinematic Animator

28 June 2016 |Are you a cinematic animator and renowned gentleperson? The developers of the new King's Quest are looking for new talent for their animation team. ...

New Twitch ‘Cheers’ offer potential source of revenue for streaming devs

28 June 2016 |Twitch is beta-testing a new feature, "Cheering", that lets viewers post chat messages with animated emotes (or "Bits") they pay for with real money -- and streamers will get a cut. ...

Ford dealership acknowledges it lifted Firewatch art for sales promo

28 June 2016 |A local Massachusetts Ford dealership stumbles onto hot coals with a summer sale promotion that uses key art from Firewatch. ...

Video: The past, present and future of League of Legends eSports

28 June 2016 |Riot VP Dustin Beck hopped onstage at GDC 2016 to break down the details of League of Legends' eSports ecosystem, pointing out how -- and why -- Riot has supported its remarkable growth. ...

Anki is building a robot buddy that can play games with kids

28 June 2016 |Anki, the AI and robotics firm known for integrating physical toys with mobile games, is launching a new robot toy, Cozmo, designed to play games with kids and develop a personality over time. ...

How Keji Inafune and Armature Studios hit upon the vision for Recore

28 June 2016 |"I'm interested in how mankind can survive in a dire post-apocalyptic setting," says Inafune, "It comes down to who you're partnered with. Humans can't survive on their own." ...

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Ubisoft: Creativity and commerce in AAA development

28 June 2016 |Creative director Alex Hutchinson reflects on the balance between satisfying the players, answering the critics, and managing a AAA team

Xbox Scorpio, PlayStation Neo an "incredibly positive evolution"

28 June 2016 |Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Take-Two discuss why Microsoft and Sony launching new consoles more quickly is a big win

Develop in Brighton - What not to miss

27 June 2016 |Set up your schedule as the UK's industry gathers on the beach

Starbreeze secures $9 million from Acer ahead of StarVR launch

27 June 2016 |Premium headset will ship in limited quantities this year, with full production scheduled for 2017

Failbetter Games: Seven Years, Ten Lessons

27 June 2016 |Founder and now ex-CEO Alexis Kennedy on leaving the company he built

Brexit: UK game developers share their concerns

25 June 2016 |"The negative revolves around skilled talent not wanting or being able to stay, or come to UK."

Brexit, M&A and VR exclusivity

24 June 2016 |Weekly roundup: Tencent extends its empire as Britain chooses isolation

Jobs roundup: Robert Khoo leaves Penny Arcade

24 June 2016 |Elsewhere, Jason Rubin expands his focus beyond games at Oculus, Facebook makes a big hire in its eSports push, and Nintendo UK has a new boss

Virginia Territory: Variable State’s indie debut

24 June 2016 |"Game development is a very exclusive club"

Nintendo is closing servers for Devil’s Third

24 June 2016 |After surviving THQ's collapse, the end is officially nigh for Valhalla Game Studios' beleaguered debut project

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Good night and good luck

19 April 2016 |I’m horrible at goodbyes and ironically I’m finding it incredibly difficult to put into words how I really feel about GamePolitics shutting down. It’s been a tough year for us as we struggled to balance having to make ...

Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 186 – The Finale!

18 April 2016 |In the very final episode of Super Podcast Action Committee (episode 186) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge for a free-form conversation about Lollipop Chainsaw’s ...

Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 185 – The Finale!

18 April 2016 |In the very final episode of Super Podcast Action Committee (episode 186) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge for a free-form conversation about Lollipop Chainsaw’s ...

GamePolitics’ own E. Zachary Knight is running for Congress

18 April 2016 |Before we go dark, we’d like to take a moment to inform you that our own E. Zachary Knight, longtime contributor and co-host of Super Podcast Action Committee, is running for US Congress. “For the first time in over 30 ...

Join us tonight at 6p PST for the FINAL episode of Super Podcast Action Committee

16 April 2016 |As Andy Barclay once said to Chucky: “This is the end, friend.” And then he lit him on fire but that last part isn’t important. What is important is that tonight is the final episode of Super Podcast Action ...

New study examines ‘violent-sexist’ video games’ affect on player empathy towards female victi

16 April 2016 |A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE earlier this week takes a look at how “violent-sexist” video games affect players’ empathy towards female victims of violence.  The study was conducted ...

Our finest hour: the Bill Kunkel Awards

15 April 2016 |Bill Kunkel is and always will be one of my heroes. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I read a lot of his stuff in wrestling and gaming magazines. I saw his byline and imagined that someday I could do what he did. I never met ...

Take-Two sued by former Rockstar North president for $150 million in unpaid royalties

14 April 2016 |Leslie Benzies, former president of Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto series), is suing Take-Two Interactive for $150 million in unpaid royalties. Take-Two, who has filed a counter-suit, sees things differently. “Nowhere does ...

Looking back: GamerGate

13 April 2016 |Psst. Here’s a little secret: when I report on a story, I put my beliefs on hold and try to be as fair and impartial as is humanly possible. I know that’s hard for some people out there to believe, but it is the truth. ...

Senator Al Franken voices Oculus Rift privacy concerns

13 April 2016 |Last week, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) penned a letter to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe detailing a list of privacy concerns he has regarding the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. “Oculus’ creation of an immersive virtual ...

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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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Minecraft Movie To Compete With Avengers and Star Wars In 2019

28 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Warner Bros. announced today that it will be releasing its upcoming Minecraft movie on May 25, 2019, if all things go according to plan. It will be competing directly with Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Episode ...

New ‘Civilization’ Game Will Be Sold To Schools As An Educational Tool

27 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: In the fall of 2017, a special version of Civilization V will be made available for schools to use as an educational tool. "CivilizationEDU will provide students with the opportunity to think critically ...

A New ‘Quake’ Episode Appears 20 Years Later

27 June 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes this report from Motherboard: The months leading up to this year's phenomenal reboot of Doom were stuffed with all kinds of fun developments surrounding the original series, whether it was mods that let ...

‘Linux vs Windows’ Challenge: Phoronix Tests Popular Games

27 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Michael Larabel at Phoronix has combined their new results from intensive Linux/Windows performance testing for popular games on Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA graphics cards, and at different resolutions. ...

Oculus Ditches DRM Hurdle, Allows HTC Vive Games On Rift Again

25 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: After changing its DRM to exclude ReVive last month, Oculus has changed its mind again and is now allowing HTC Vive games to play on the Oculus Rift. "We continually revise our entitlement and ...

Valve Faces Lawsuit Over Video Game Gambling

25 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes from a report via Bloomberg: Valve's Counterstrike: Global Offensive game is being sued for its role in the multibillion-dollar gambling economy that has fueled the game's popularity. Michael John McLeod ...

Sony Agrees To Pay Millions To Gamers To Settle PS3 Linux Debacle

23 June 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: After six years of litigation, Sony is now agreeing to pay the price for its 2010 firmware update that removed support for the Linux operating system in the PlayStation 3. Sony ...

Indie Dev TinyBuild Lost $450K To Fraudulent Sales Facilitated By G2A

22 June 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report from Paste Magazine: Indie developer TinyBuild, the studio behind Punch Club, Party Hard and SpeedRunners, had thousands of their game codes stolen through fraudulent credit card purchases, which ...

Elon Musk’s Open Source OpenAI: We’re Working On a Robot For Your Household Chores

22 June 2016 |An anonymous reader writes from a report via ZDNet: OpenAI, the artificial-intelligence non-profit backed by Elon Musk, Amazon Web Services, and others, is working on creating a physical robot that performs household chores. In a ...

Twitch Brings CFAA and Trademark Claim Against Bot Operators

21 June 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report from Techdirt: I think most people agree that bots that drive up viewer/follower counts on various social media systems are certainly a nuisance, but are they illegal? Amazon-owned Twitch has ...

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