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Don’t Bet Against Nintendo, GameStop Says

22 August 2014 |Nintendo's Wii U may not have gotten off to a hot start, but you shouldn't bet against the platform, according to GameStop president Tony Bartel. Speaking with investors today during an earnings call, Bartel laid out the reasons ...

GameStop: Preorders Are Down Overall, But That’s Not A Reason to Worry

22 August 2014 |During a post-earnings financial call today, GameStop president Tony Bartel acknowledged that preorders overall are down, but said this is nothing to worry about. That's because the downward trend in preorders doesn't equal lower ...

GameStop Profit Jumps 134% Year-Over-Year, As The Busy Holiday Season Awaits

22 August 2014 |GameStop today reported earnings for the second quarter ended August 2, and the results were strong across the board. Overall, the company posted revenue of $1.73 billion for the quarter, up 25.1 percent compared to last year. ...

Xbox One Now Supports Pre-Loading

22 August 2014 |The Xbox One now supports pre-loading for digital games, and Microsoft has delivered the feature ahead of schedule. At Gamescom, Microsoft announced that pre-purchasing and pre-loading would begin on Xbox One with FIFA 15 ...

Story-Driven PC RTS Ancient Space Announced, Voiced By Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica Actors

22 August 2014 | <iframe src="/videos/embed/6420948/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Hearts of Iron and Magicka publisher ...

Next Assassin’s Creed Game Visits Feudal Japan…But It’s a Free Card Game On iOS

22 August 2014 |When fans requested that the next Assassin's Creed game be set in Feudal Japan, this probably isn't what they meant. Ubisoft announced that Assassin's Creed Memories is available for free starting today on the iOS app store (no ...

Bungie Surprised By Criticisms That Destiny Is Too Small

22 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420946/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>When the Destiny beta went live last ...

EA Explains Why Its Bonkers Madden NFL 15 Ad Makes Sense

22 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420862/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>This week's new commercial for Madden NFL ...

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exosuit Is A Response To Fans Calling for Innovation

22 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420919/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's ...

This Is What A Witcher MOBA Looks Like In Action

22 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420949/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red ...

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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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Four Western studios and new U.S. boss for Japanese hit-maker Gumi

22 August 2014 |The company recently acquired $50 million in additional funding and has now hired former Microsoft Game Studios GM AJ Redmer to spearhead a Western expansion. ...

Monzo attempts to bring model kit construction to your mobile

22 August 2014 |Following gory titles like Shadowgun and Dead Trigger, Madfinger Games is now building a game about... model kits. ...

Get a job: Runic Games is hiring a Concept Artist

22 August 2014 |Torchlight series developer Runic Games seeks an experienced concept artist interested in designing production concepts for a "visually cohesive and compelling fantasy game world." ...

Blog: Ludum Dare is this weekend, so here are some game jam tips!

22 August 2014 |The three stages of jamming: preparation, execution, and networking -- with tips for all of them, from a prior Ludum Dare jammer. ...

Puzzle & Dragons surpasses 30M downloads in Japan

22 August 2014 |GungHo Online continues to dominate the Japanese mobile market with its fantasy-themed free-to-play game, which has seen over 30 million downloads in Japan. ...

The finances of a bare-bones developer

22 August 2014 |A look inside a small studio's works: "I think our model is valuable because it allowed us not to compromise our vision, even though our vision does not resonate with a particularly large audience." ...

GDC board members share advice for pitching a GDC 2015 talk

22 August 2014 |The GDC 2015 call for submissions closes next Thursday, August 28th, and to help you better prepare we've got some advice on pitching talks from a few members of the GDC advisory board. ...

Kickstarter postmortem: Last Life, a Double Fine Presents project

22 August 2014 |"Preparation -- and luck -- are keys to achieving success on Kickstarter. But equally important is the community of friends, family, mentors, colleagues, and backers who support you along the way and carry you to the finish." ...

Indies, be aggressive!: A tip from the 2014 Game Career Guide

22 August 2014 |In this edition, game developer (and former Game Developer magazine EIC) Brandon Sheffield of Necrosoft Games offers some advice for indies: Be aggressive! ...

How do you reinvent Call of Duty all over again?

22 August 2014 |With Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Sledgehammer Games is not only looking to reinvent the franchise -- it's also the studio's very first go at building its own Call of Duty. ...

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GameStop global revenue up 25% YoY

22 August 2014 |"The second quarter demonstrates the power of the new console cycle"

Xbox One 24-hour game demo "posted in error"

22 August 2014 |Microsoft may have accidentally leaked a new game demos plan in the US

Gumi opening four new studios

22 August 2014 |Japanese mobile publisher expands to Austin, Vancouver, Stockholm and Kiev, hires ex-Microsoft GM AJ Redmer

GungHo sells Supercell stake

22 August 2014 |Parent company SoftBank takes over as Puzzle & Dragons outfit focuses on emerging markets

High Moon Studios answers Call of Duty

22 August 2014 |Transformers developer put to work on legacy-generation versions of Advanced Warfare

ESL One Cologne 2014 breaks viewer records

21 August 2014 |Peak online concurrent viewership of more than 409,368

Hyrule Warriors can’t beat Yokai Watch 2 in Japan

21 August 2014 |Zelda title settles for second place on software charts

Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board of directors

21 August 2014 |Former CEO takes another step back to focus on teaching, overseeing newly purchased NBA team

Unity starts open source initiative

21 August 2014 |Test Tools and new GUI will be released under MIT license, with more engine components "in the pipeline"

Unity acquires cloud development firm Tsugi

21 August 2014 |Texan startup will become Unity Austin, its technology will be integrated into Unity's engine

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Top Democrat on House Technology Subcommittee Turns to Reddit to Rebrand Net Neutrality

22 August 2014 | Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House technology subcommittee, is asking Reddit to "rebrand" net neutrality. The contest, found here, seeks ...

Top Democrat on House Technology Subcommittee Turns to Reddit to Rebrand Net Neutrality

22 August 2014 | Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House technology subcommittee, is asking Reddit to "rebrand" net neutrality. The contest, found here, seeks ...

GunHo Sells Stake in Supercell

22 August 2014 | Japanese game developer GungHo Entertainment has sold its stake in Supercell to its own parent company, SoftBank. GII reports that the Puzzle & Dragons developer sold ...

Extra Credits Does Humble Bundle

22 August 2014 | The folks behind the popular YouTube show Extra Credits have teamed up with the Humble Bundle to create the Humbly Weekly Bundle: Extra Credits. Pay $1 or more to get indie ...

Fraud and Embezzlement Kill Anti-Piracy Group

22 August 2014 | SMAIS, the Icelandic branch of the Motion Picture Association, has filed for bankruptcy. According to TorrentFreak, the anti-piracy organization was forced to file for ...

GungHo’s ‘Puzzles & Dragons’ Downloaded 30 Million Times in Japan

22 August 2014 | GungHo Online's popular mobile title Puzzles & Dragons, has been downloaded over 30 million times to-date in Japan. The news was revealed by industry veteran Dr. ...

NCAA Appeals O’Bannon Lawsuit Decision

22 August 2014 | The NCAA appealed a federal judge's injunction in the case involving former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon, which prohibiting it from enforcing rules against ...

‘Ascend: Hand of Kul’ Pulled From Xbox Marketplace

22 August 2014 | Free-to-play Xbox 360 online game Ascend: Hand of Kul has been removed from the Xbox Marketplace by Microsoft, according to developer Signal Studios. Signal Studios said in ...

Report: Xbox One Will Soon Offer 24-Hour Game Trials

22 August 2014 | Who needs a demo when you can allow consumers to play a game for an extended amount of time and turn that experience into an actual purchase? According to this Reddit screen ...

Why ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Won’t Be Released on Wii U and 3DS Simultaneously

22 August 2014 | If you were wondering why the releases of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are staggered, the answer is the debugging process. According to series creator ...

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Destiny launch trailer debuts sans moon wizards

22 August 2014 |While this trailer is sorely lacking in the histrionic musings of Peter Dinklage, it does an excellent job of conveying the core idea behind Destiny: The only friend mankind has among the stars is a big gun. ...

Killer discount temporarily drops Hitman Go to $2

22 August 2014 | If you've been waiting for the right moment to pounce on Square Enix's bold yet surprisingly successful mobile reimagining of the Hitman series, now's your time to strike: Both iOS and Android versions of Hitman Go are currently ...

Op-ed: NHL 15 and the Case of the Missing Modes

22 August 2014 | It would come as no shock to anyone, as stereotypical as it may seem, that I have been looking forward to NHL 15 on Xbox One and PS4. I am, of course, Canadian. Some of my chief complaints from the series in recent years have been ...

Humble Bundle adopts Mobile tab, launches Sega Android bundle

22 August 2014 | Humble Bundle organizers have added a dedicated Mobile tab to the Humble storefront, pledging to increase the frequency of Android-focused bundle releases from today forward. Humble Bundle kicks off its new initiative this week ...

Devs would rather work for Valve than go indie, IGDA finds

22 August 2014 | Given an open field, developers in the gaming industry would most want to work at Valve, according to the 2014 Developer Satisfaction Survey conducted by the IGDA. The IGDA surveyed more than 2,200 developers to gather the top 10 ...

Humble Bundle adopts Mobile tab, launches Sega Android bundle

22 August 2014 | Humble Bundle organizers have added a dedicated Mobile tab to the Humble storefront, pledging to increase the frequency of Android-focused bundle releases from today forward. Humble Bundle kicks off its new initiative this week ...

Adventure Time: Nameless Kingdom debuts November 21 in Europe

22 August 2014 | WayForward's next Adventure Time game, The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, premieres in Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and PC platforms via Steam on November 21, publisher Bandai Namco revealed this ...

Adventure Time: Nameless Kingdom debuts November 21 in Europe

22 August 2014 | WayForward's next Adventure Time game, The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, premieres in Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and PC platforms via Steam on November 21, publisher Bandai Namco revealed this ...

Upgrade Disney Infinity Wii to Wii U free of charge

22 August 2014 | Still on the fence about buying a Wii U? Disney Interactive is offering a new reason to move to Nintendo's latest home console by allowing Disney Infinity players on Wii to upgrade to the Wii U version free of charge. Beginning ...

Upgrade Disney Infinity Wii to Wii U free of charge

22 August 2014 | Still on the fence about buying a Wii U? Disney Interactive is offering a new reason to move to Nintendo's latest home console by allowing Disney Infinity players on Wii to upgrade to the Wii U version free of charge. Beginning ...

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How Game Developers Turn Kickstarter Failure Into Success

22 August 2014 |Nerval's Lobster writes When you ask random strangers on the Internet to give you money, there are no guarantees. That's true in almost any scenario, including when video game developers use Kickstarter to crowdfund the creation of ...

Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook Released

20 August 2014 |New submitter GammaKitsune writes: "The Player's Handbook for the fifth edition of Dungeons and Dragons, formerly known as "D&D Next," released today to major bookstores and online retailers across the U.S. The Player's ...

60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

16 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes The much lauded Oculus Rift DK2 is in high demand. Shipping began at the end of July and Oculus says they've already shipped more than 20,000 of their 60,000 orders. The company recently updated their ...

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

16 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Third-party game engines are wonderful creations, allowing developers to skip a lengthy and complicated part of the development process and spend more time on content creation. But each engine has its ...

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

16 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Third-party game engines are wonderful creations, allowing developers to skip a lengthy and complicated part of the development process and spend more time on content creation. But each engine has its ...

Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

16 August 2014 |Z00L00K sends this excerpt from The Local: A Swedish father has come under fire for taking his two sons on a trip to Israel, the West Bank and occupied Syria in order to teach them the reality of war. [Carl-Magnus Helgegren is] a ...

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

15 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday at Gamescom, Blizzard announced the release date for the latest expansion to World of Warcraft, titled Warlords of Draenor. The expansion will launch on Thursday, November 13th. The launch date ...

Auralux Release For Browsers Shows Emscripten Is Reaching Indie Devs

13 August 2014 |New submitter MorgyTheMole writes Porting C++/OpenGL based games using Emscripten and WebGL has been an approach pushed by Mozilla for some time now. Games using the technology are compatible with most modern browsers and ...

Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

13 August 2014 |New submitter Mauro sends word that Microsoft has announced upcoming Xbox One support for streaming media both from attached USB devices, such as flash drives, and DLNA media servers. Compatibility with a broad list of media ...

Microsoft Research Brings Kinect-Style Depth Perception to Ordinary Cameras

12 August 2014 |mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Microsoft has been working on ways to make any regular 2D camera capture depth, meaning it could do some of the same things a Kinect does. As you can see in the video below the team managed to pull this ...

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