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Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Review Roundup

23 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419704/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>The latest Oddworld game, Oddworld: New ...

Destiny Beta Goes Live on Xbox One and Xbox 360, Resumes on PS3 and PS4

23 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420291/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Bungie has brought the Destiny ...

Battlefield Hardline Delayed Until “Early 2015”

23 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420367/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> The release of Battlefield Hardline, ...

Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed a Month, Will Release in November

23 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420161/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Dragon Age: Inquisition has had several ...

Grab Injustice for $8, Batman: Arkham City for $5, and More on Xbox 360 This Week

23 July 2014 |July is a slow month for big game releases. That means that there's time to catch up on some older games you might have missed. Luckily, there are some good sales going on to make catching up even easier. This week's Xbox Live ...

Comic-Con 2014: Custom Xbox Ones With Halo, Dragon Age Designs Up for Grabs

23 July 2014 |If you're in the market for an Xbox One system that looks nothing like the ones that you can find in stores, San Diego Comic-Con later this week is the place to be.Microsoft has announced the "Collectible Console Sweepstakes" that ...

Cheap Deus Ex, Hitman, and Just Cause Headline New Humble Bundle

23 July 2014 |Another Humble Bundle went live today, and this one features games from several Square Enix franchises. The popular pay-what-you-want bundle program publishes collections of games that allow you to choose your own price and donate ...

PS4 and PS3 Summer Games Promotion Offers Preorder Discounts and Up to $10 PSN Credit

23 July 2014 |Every summer, four downloadable games are featured as part of Sony's PlayStation Play program. Today, Sony announced this year's lineup: CounterSpy, Hohokum, The Swapper, and Rogue Legacy. If you buy more than one of them, you'll ...

The Last of Us PS4 Steeply Discounted With PS3 Version Trade-In

23 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6418252/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>We already know that The Last of Us ...

Bungie Pays Former Halo, Destiny Composer $95,000 to Settle Lawsuit

23 July 2014 |The legal case between Bungie and Marty O'Donnell, the longtime Bungie composer responsible for much of the music in the Halo series (as well as the upcoming Destiny), will not go to trial. According to a report by GamesBeat, ...

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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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Microsoft CEO Nadella sticks by Xbox, citing bigger opportunities

23 July 2014 |CEO Satya Nadella plans to continue to back Xbox because of the prominence of games in today's software ecosystem, saying, "gaming is the largest digital life category in a mobile-first, cloud-first world." ...

Microsoft ships 11.7 million Xbox consoles in 2014, a modest gain

23 July 2014 |Full-year results for the company overall show gains, but pre-price drop Xbox One performance doesn't move the needle for the quarter -- or much for the year. ...

EA sees profits rise on the back of strong packaged game sales

23 July 2014 |The company is reporting modest growth in both revenue and profits as sales of packaged games like EA Sports UFC overtake digital for the first time in months. ...

Get a job: Petroglyph is looking to hire a Network Programmer

23 July 2014 |Programmers with experience in game networking technology, take note: Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games is hiring a network programmer to work alongside in its Las Vegas studio. ...

Don’t Miss: The beautifully intricate design of Else Heartbreak

23 July 2014 |Erik Svedäng and Niklas Åkerblad talk Else Heartbreak, a story-driven game set in the fictional harbor town of Dorisburg: "a strange kind of homemade Grand Theft Auto, without any guns or cars." ...

Nvidia’s new Shield tablet is hardwired to stream games to Twitch

23 July 2014 |The 8-inch Android device that's being sold as a means of playing both mobile and streamed PC games in the traditional way -- in front of a live audience on Twitch. ...

A clever method for embedding user-generated content in shared images

23 July 2014 |"What if we could build our sharing system on an existing social network, like Twitter? Send vehicle designs in tweets so Twitter would provide us with a reliable hosting solution, plus built-in social sharing and virality." ...

GameSalad adds cloud features with Together Games acquisition

23 July 2014 |Drag-and-drop, template-based game creation tool gets a useful upgrade thanks to the Together Platform, bringing achievements, leaderboards, chat, and multiplayer. ...

Sacked Halo composer settles lawsuit with former employer

23 July 2014 |Former Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell has accepted nearly $100,000 to settle his lawsuit against Bungie president Harold Ryan over unpaid benefits after allegedly being fired without cause. ...

Surprise—Amazon Game Studios is making Amazon Fire phone games

23 July 2014 |AGS continues to be the leading developer of Amazon platform-exclusive titles, announcing that it is partnering with two mobile studios to launch a pair of games for the Fire smartphone. ...

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Video Games Mentor Network partnerships decided

23 July 2014 |UKIE and Nesta's 12 month scheme gets started

Apple sales up 6%

23 July 2014 |Chinese market, iPhones and Macs show biggest growth during third quarter

1.1 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

23 July 2014 |Microsoft full-year revenues up more than 11% to $86.8 billion, net income up slightly for eventful fiscal year

EA improves revenues and profit in Q1, delays Dragon Age

23 July 2014 |Thanks in part to Titanfall, the publisher beat expectations to kick off its 2015 fiscal year; Dragon Age and Battlefield now pushed back

Game dev salaries drop

23 July 2014 |Survey finds average US developer pay slipped slightly in 2013; 14% of respondents had been laid off that year

"Influencer-driven collective" 3BlackDot puts YouTubers & devs under one roof

23 July 2014 |Syndicate and SeaNanners on board to "deliver audience engagement"

PC and console market will decline - Report

23 July 2014 |Juniper Research finds segment will shrink 12% to $41 billion by 2019; streaming games to top $1 billion

Report: Wii U purchasing intent surges by 50% following E3

22 July 2014 |60% of respondents will buy Arkham Knight on at least 1 platform

Yahoo buys Flurry

22 July 2014 |Popular mobile analytics service will continue to operate as normal

New UK anti-piracy scheme issues four warnings then…nothing

22 July 2014 |Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme to gently slap wrists of IP thieves

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Gamasutra’s Game Developer Salary Survey 2014 Highlights the Gender Gap in Video Games Industry

23 July 2014 | According to Gamasutra's Game Developer Salary Survey 2014, men working in the video games industry here in the United States made an average of $85,074 in 2013, while ...

Humble Square Enix Bundle Offer 14 Games for $15

23 July 2014 |The latest Humble Bundle offers 14 Square Enix Games for as little as $15. The freshly launched Humble Square Enix Bundle offers Thief Gold, Mini Ninjas, Daikatana, Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Anachronox for ...

Report: Wii U Purchasing Intent Climbs Following E3

23 July 2014 | Nintendo's performance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June boosted purchasing plans for Wii U by 50 percent, according to a new report. A survey carried out by ...

PSA: Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 105 & 106 Audio

23 July 2014 | Some of our listeners have asked us to make audio versions of the live episodes of our podcast, Super Podcast Action Committee. Since we're people pleasers (according to ...

Kickstarter Suspends ‘Areal’ Crowd-Funding Campaign

23 July 2014 | While we do not know specifically why it happened as of this writing, Kickstarter has apparently suspended the crowd-funding campaign for West Game's "spiritual ...

Team Newbee Wins The International, Earns $5 Million

23 July 2014 | The final of the official Dota 2 International world championship took place yesterday, with Chinese team Newbee winning the $5 million prize pot. Newbee beat another team ...

‘Yogventures’ Developer to Dissolve

23 July 2014 | Winterkewl Games tells in this lengthy article that it will disband. Winterkewl was the developer behind the Yogscast-backed Kickstarter project Yogventures, which raised ...

UK Tries Gentler Approach to Fighting Online Copyright Infringement

23 July 2014 | UK households that repeatedly pirate music, movies, and other copyrighted material online will receive warning letters beginning in 2015. Beyond that, the new informational ...

Riot Cracking Down on Unruly ‘League of Legends’ Players

23 July 2014 | Riot Games is cracking down on League of Legends players who think it is cool to use slurs and those who engage in "unsportsmanlike behavior" by handing out 14-day ...

Bungie Settles With Former Composer

22 July 2014 | GamesBeat reports that Marty O’Donnell, the composer for the hit shooter series Halo, has settled a lawsuit against Bungie chief executive Harold Ryan. A King County ...

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Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition debuting at Comic-Con this week

23 July 2014 | Developer Toys for Bob will showcase the upcoming figure-powered action game Skylanders Trap Team this week at San Diego Comic-Con, giving showgoers an early look at the collector-oriented Dark Edition prior to its launch in ...

Capcom: Dead Rising 3 PC to include free Untold Stories DLC

23 July 2014 | Unlike its console predecessor, when open-world zombie apocalypse sim Dead Rising 3 reaches the PC on September 5, it will include all four Untold Stories of Los Perdidos DLC episodes at no additional cost. The news about the ...

Walk like an Altair at the SDCC Assassin’s Creed Experience

23 July 2014 | When San Diego Comic Con opens on Thursday, would-be Ezios, Altairs and Avelines will finally get their chance to seamlessly run over castle walls, shuffle along delicately arranged plinths, and hop over pedestals like a bonafide ...

Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed to November

23 July 2014 | Dragon Age: Inquisition will launch on November 18 in North America, a delay from the previous launch date of October 7, Executive Producer Mark Darrah announced today. In Europe, Inquisition will now launch on November 21. "We ...

Battlefield Hardline delayed, now arriving in 2015

23 July 2014 | Despite earlier claims that EA's cops versus robbers shooter Battlefield Hardline would debut in October of this year, the publisher has now officially delayed the game to 2015. According to a new entry on the Battlefield blog, ...

Entwined tunnels to PS3 and Vita today

23 July 2014 | Entwined is now available on PS3 and Vita in North America, and will float to Europe tomorrow. The game launched on PS4 in June on the same day it was announced during Sony's E3 2014 press conference. Developed by a group of ...

EA’s revenue climbs to $1.21 billion in Q1 2015

23 July 2014 | Electronic Arts reported a net revenue of $1.21 billion for the first quarter of the fiscal 2015 year (a three-month period that ended on June 30). That represents just over an eight percent increase compared to the company's ...

Meet Agent Locke, star of Halo: Nightfall

23 July 2014 | Though you'll have to wait until San Diego Comic Con to watch Halo: Nightfall in action, thanks to Variety we can introduce you to the series' protagonist, Agent Locke. According to Variety, Agent Locke is played by Mike Colter, ...

Guardians, the Destiny beta is back and early on Xbox

23 July 2014 | Maintenance on the Destiny beta has concluded early, Bungie has announced, and Guardians are invited to proceed on their galaxy-saving quests. "We know you've been waiting, so we busted our asses to finish our chores up early," a ...

PSN Tuesday: Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty, Superhero Sales

23 July 2014 | This week's PlayStation Store update features a host of games ... you can pre-order! Downloadable PS3 and PS4 exclusives CounterSpy - launching August 19 - and Hohokum - coming August 12 - are both available to pre-purchase ...

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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

23 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Brianna Wu, leader of a game development studio, has an article exposing the constant harassment of women in the games industry. She says, "I'm not writing this piece to evoke your sympathy. I'm writing ...

Dungeons & Dragons’ Influence and Legacy

20 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: This year is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Dungeons & Dragons, and it's getting a lot of mainstream attention. Long-time and former players are examining the game's influence and its legacy, ...

Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As ‘Free’

19 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes After a series of investigations, lawsuits, and fines over how in-app purchases are advertised and communicated to users, Google has agreed to stop labeling games that use in-app purchases as "Free." This ...

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don’t Work

19 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Icelandic studio CCP is better known for EVE Online, but its first foray into virtual reality with space shooter Valkyrie has caused a stir, and is widely seen as a flagship game for the Oculus Rift ...

Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

17 July 2014 |First time accepted submitter Dragoness Eclectic writes Early Tuesday, gamers woke up to find out that they couldn't log in to any Sony Online Entertainment games--no Everquest, no Planetside 2, none of them. Oddly, the forums ...

Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty

17 July 2014 |mrspoonsi sends this BBC report: Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, is suing Call of Duty's video games publisher. The ex-military ruler is seeking lost profits and damages after a character based on him featured in ...

How To Fix The Shortage of K-5 Scholastic Chess Facilitators

14 July 2014 |theodp writes The good news, writes Michael Thomas, is that wired kids are learning chess at an unprecedented rate. Young children learning chess from tablets can quickly become more knowledgeable than their parents. But the bad ...

Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

14 July 2014 |hypnosec writes After several controversies arising about in-app purchases, a Chinese couple has done the unthinkable by selling their sons to buy in-app items. An unmarried couple, A Hui and A Mei, severely addicted to online ...

Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Onlione Game Addiction

14 July 2014 |hypnosec writes With several controversies arising about in-app purchases, a Chinese couple has done the most unthinkable by selling their sons to buy in-app items. An unmarried couple, A Hui and A Mei, severely addicted to online ...

What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

12 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: As news that Cliff Bleszkinski, Epic Games' legendary former creative, sets off to found his own studio, a new article takes a look at how six other gaming auteurs have fared after leaving a major ...

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