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Xbox One/PS4 Significantly Outpacing Xbox 360/PS3 So Far, GameStop Says

21 November 2014 |Retailer GameStop today reported earnings for its third quarter ended November 1. While the report includes all the details you'd expect from a quarterly earnings statement, it also features on particularly interesting data point ...

New Bloodborne Screens And Info

21 November 2014 |Sony and developer From Software today released a batch of new screenshots for upcoming PlayStation 4 role-playing game, Bloodborne. The images highlight new stages, enemies, and weapons from the game, which launches exclusively on ...

Halo 5 Beta Has Not Been Moved Up, Microsoft Clarifies

21 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422244/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The upcoming Halo 5: Guardians ...

2014 Game Awards Nominees Announced

21 November 2014 |The nominees for The Game Awards 2014 have been announced.Bayonetta 2, Dark Souls II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hearthstone, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor are up for the top prize of overall Game of the Year.Dark Souls II, ...

New Telltale Game of Thrones Trailer and Exclusive Character Reveal

21 November 2014 |GameSpot has an exclusive reveal for a new character confirmed to be in Telltale Games' upcoming Game of Thrones game. Hailing from House Forrester, third-born son Ethan Forrester is "drawn to pursuits of the mind, particularly ...

Call of Duty: Heroes Released

21 November 2014 |Though the third-person Call of Duty game may have been canceled, publisher Activision is not giving up on extending the blockbuster shooter series to new categories. The company today released Call of Duty: Heroes, a free-to-play ...

Watch the Epic Destiny Dark Below DLC Opening Cinematic

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Halo 5 Beta Will Allow 343 to Make Meaningful Changes

21 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422244/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The upcoming beta for Halo 5: Guardians ...

The Crew Open Beta Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

21 November 2014 |<iframe ...

PS4 “The Best Place To Play” This Holiday, Sony Says Via New Promo

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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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Unity support for 64-bit iOS apps coming close to Apple’s deadline

21 November 2014 |Starting from February 1, 2015, developers who submit games to the App Store will need to include a 64-bit version -- and Unity might be ready in January. ...

Video: Discovering the art direction for Child of Light

21 November 2014 |Ubisoft Montreal's Patrick Plourde explains how the unique, almost dreamlike visual design of Child of Light was discovered and implemented on the UbiArt Framework in this GDC 2014 talk. ...

Get a job: Cloud Imperium Games is hiring a Technical Designer

21 November 2014 |One of the studios working on the massively crowdfunded Star Citizen is hiring a technical designer to work alongside the team creating gameplay systems in its Santa Monica office. ...

Valve wants devs to ‘set proper expectations’ for Early Access games

21 November 2014 |Valve sent out an updated set of Early Access rules and guidelines to developers this week in an effort to ensure they 'set proper expectations' for customers buying their games before they're done. ...

Familiar faces dominate inaugural Game Awards nominees

21 November 2014 |Perhaps unsurprisingly, the list of nominees is dominated by names Ubisoft, Blizzard and Nintendo. However, smaller teams like The Astronauts and indie games like Threes help diversify the lineup. ...

Why you should care about the package name validity of your Unity project

21 November 2014 |A quick guide on avoiding an annoying mistake: "This misery only happened to me because I was dumb. But it would have helped if Unity had thrown a warning." ...

Activision remains coy over latest Call of Duty sales figures

21 November 2014 |Activision said today that the Call of Duty franchise has brought in more than $10 billion in revenue to date -- although the company remained coy about how well Advanced Warfare is selling. ...

A deep dive into Steam traffic patterns

21 November 2014 |Lars Doucet writes: "It's encouraging that even after nearly two months, the standard 'Vanilla' traffic doesn't seem to be decreasing, not even noticeably dipping below the baseline after a big sale." ...

Mobile game maps: Which format is right for you?

20 November 2014 |It's the most prevalent way to show progression in mobile puzzle games -- but what considerations go into selecting which kind of map design works best for your game? ...

Retargeting Facebook ads: A guide for indie devs

20 November 2014 |"If you don't know what retargeting is, it's sending ads to people who've already visited your website.The benefit of retargeting, is that you're targeting someone who's already familiar with you." ...

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Child of Light turns a profit

21 November 2014 |Ubisoft experiment in smaller-scale development makes back its money, says creative lead Patrick Plourde

Ubisoft wants to expand Assassin’s Creed audience to kids

21 November 2014 |Publisher's Splinter Cell brand manager says Mega Blox deal was intended to introduce children to franchise

Call of Duty series tops $10 billion in revenue

21 November 2014 |Activision Blizzard breaks tradition with no early sales figures for Advanced Warfare

Free-to-play stigma unlikely to fade away soon - Celtic Heroes dev

21 November 2014 |One Thumb Mobile's Paul Simon also sees more and more AAA gaming experiences coming to mobile

Chinese devs can now sell through Google Play

20 November 2014 |But the Android store is still unavailable to Chinese smartphone users

Overdog matchmaking service raises $1.8 million funding

20 November 2014 |Xbox One app poised for launch, promises friendlier online experience

Take-Two CEO has doubts over mass appeal of VR gaming

20 November 2014 |"I'm happy to have other people spend loads of dough on R&D" - Strauss Zelnick

App Store removes "Free" from game descriptions

20 November 2014 |Apple follows Google's lead, now uses "Get" for download button on freemium titles

Activision Blizzard settles buyout lawsuit

20 November 2014 |CoD and WoW publisher will receive $275 million

Warlords of Draenor pushes WoW subscriber numbers to 10 million

20 November 2014 |3.3 copies of game sold in first day

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Activision Proclaims Latest ‘Call of Duty’ Game The Biggest Entertainment Launch of the Year

21 November 2014 | This brief Gamasutra report highlights an interesting point about what Activision is and isn't saying about its latest Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Advanced ...

The Game Awards Nominees Announced

21 November 2014 | Nominees for the first inaugural The Game Awards have been announced. The winners will be chosen and revealed on Friday, December 5 at a gala event in Las Vegas. The awards ...

Is The NSA’s Water Supply About to Be Cut Off By Utah Lawmakers?

21 November 2014 | Is the State of Utah on the verge of cutting off the National Security Agency's water supply? A bill introduced in the state legislature and making its way through the ...

Google and Cisco Settle With Rockstar

21 November 2014 | This is an alarming trend: two major technology companies have settled with Rockstar (no, not the makers of Grand Theft Auto - another company named Rockstar). In 2011 ...

Joystiq Picks Latest Humble Bundle Weekly Selections

21 November 2014 | The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is curated by the fine folks at Joystiq.com, with the charity of note being the Able Gamers charity. The Humble Weekly Bundle Joystiq offers ...

Latest ‘World of Warcraft’ Expansion Puts Subscriber Numbers Up Over 10 Million

21 November 2014 | The Fifth expansion to Blizzard's ultra popular and long-running MMO World of Warcraft is proving to be one of the most popular in recent memory. Warlords of Draenor has ...

Frontier Developments Details Who Can Get a Refund for ‘Elite Dangerous’

21 November 2014 | Last week Frontier Developments announced that they were scrapping offline play in its space exploration game Elite: Dangerous and focusing on "always online" ...

Microsoft Celebrates Xbox One One-Year Anniversary With Free Goodies and Giveaways

21 November 2014 | To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Xbox One, Microsoft will be giving away a handful of freebies and will be giving away major rewards to a few select and randomly ...

Activision Blizzard Settles With Shareholders Over Vivendi Stock Repurchase Plan

21 November 2014 | Activision Blizzard has settled its lawsuit filed by shareholders after the company bought back a controlling interest in the from former majority stakeholder Vivendi in ...

Apple Changes Labeling on ‘Free-to-Play’ Games in App Store

21 November 2014 | Apple has kicked the "free" label in it App Store to the curb. Popular free-to-play apps that offer in-game microtransactions will now be labeled with ...

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Far Cry 4 on PS3 fix: Delete everything

21 November 2014 | Ubisoft has a fix for problems with downloaded versions of Far Cry 4 on PS3, but it isn't pretty. To fix the "delete FC3 game data" issue, players have to delete the entire game, including save files, and re-download the "correct ...

Joystiq presents Humble Weekly Bundle, made just for you

21 November 2014 | The Joystiq staff tried to package and send out boxes love to everyone on the internet, but shipping costs were crazy, so we helped prepare this Humble Weekly Bundle instead! The Humble Weekly Bundle Joystiq edition includes Beat ...

New Super Mario Bros Wii crosses 10 million copies sold

21 November 2014 | New Super Mario Bros Wii reached 10 million copies sold, Nintendo announced via Twitter. The side-scrolling platformer first launched on Wii in November 2009 and became Japan's fastest-selling game for the console two months ...

Bayonetta 2, Hearthstone among first Game Awards nominees

21 November 2014 | The maiden voyage of Geoff Keighley's new video games awards show, the cleverly titled "Game Awards," won't kick off until December 5, but today we've learned which games are up for recognition. You'll find a rundown of the key ...

Buy Destiny expansion, get a Sparrow that lets you do tricks

21 November 2014 | To make the first Destiny expansion, The Dark Below, just a bit more attractive to prospective buyers, developer Bungie has decided to throw in a new Sparrow, one specifically designed for awesome stunts. While its possible to ...

Joystiq Streams: That’s a tiger in my Far Cry 4 and I’m happy to see you

21 November 2014 | Smell that fresh air! Glory in the plush, pink suits! Grapple hook a gun-toting lunatic to an elephant and grab a drink, because it's time to head into the wilds of Far Cry 4 and see what there is to see. Today on Joystiq ...

Free Shadow of Mordor DLC drops today on PC, PS4, Xbox One

21 November 2014 | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor players will be able to put their warrior skills to the test in a free batch of DLC launching today, publisher Warner Bros. announced. Today's "Power of Defiance" DLC pack includes a new character ...

Watch every taunt in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

21 November 2014 | Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is still a few hours away, so we whipped up a little video to help you pass the time. Here's every single taunt in the game. Once you're done with that, you can read our review. We're waiting until ...

Mewtwo may become premium DLC for Super Smash Bros.

21 November 2014 | Nearly one month ago, Nintendo revealed legendary Pokemon Mewtwo as a playable fighter for Super Smash Bros, available only to those that own both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. Expected to arrive in spring 2015, the ...

Matchmaking targeted in new Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch

21 November 2014 | Halo: The Master Chief Collection has suffered from serious matchmaking issues since its launch earlier this month - when we reviewed it, matchmaking was "barely functioning." However, today's content update aims to fix many of ...

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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

20 November 2014 |MojoKid writes: "BioWare's long-awaited Dragon Age Inquisition has dropped for the PS4, Xbox One, and PCs. A comparison of the visuals in key scenes between all three platforms shows that while the PC variant clearly looks the best ...

Player-Run MMORPG By Former Ultima Online Devs Finding Kickstarter Success

19 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Shards Online has returned to Kickstarter with a refocused plan and a promise to match pledges dollar-for-dollar up to their goal. With just a week gone by, they have already reached 75% of their goal. ...

Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

18 November 2014 |Robotron23 writes: The developers behind the sequel to legendary video game Elite have, to the anger and dismay of fans, dropped the offline single-player mode originally promised. The game is due for full release in under a month. ...

Sweden Considers Adding “Sexism” Ratings To Video Games

18 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes A government-funded agency in Sweden is considering creating specials label for video games based on whether or not the games' portrayals of women are sexist. From the article: "Avoiding sexism and gender ...

Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

14 November 2014 |stephendavion writes "Sony is planning to launch PlayStation Vue, a TV service for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles providing on demand programs and live content. The company will roll out the service to selected customers ...

Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin’s Creed Unity Poor Performance

14 November 2014 |MojoKid (1002251) writes "Life is hard when you're a AAA publisher. Last month, Ubisoft blamed weak console hardware for the troubles it had bringing Assassin's Creed Unity up to speed, claiming that it could've hit 100 FPS but for ...

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

14 November 2014 |RogueyWon (735973) writes "The latest entry in the long-running Assassin's Creed game series, Assassin's Creed: Unity released this week. Those looking for pre-release reviews on whether to make a purchase were out of luck; the ...

Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Android Lollipop Update, Half Life 2 EP1 and GRID

14 November 2014 |MojoKid writes Nvidia's Shield Tablet is only a few months old, but Nvidia is already updating the device with a freshly minted OS, a refreshed Shield Hub and access to the company's newly upgraded GRID Game Streaming service. A ...

Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

11 November 2014 |jones_supa writes: Former Valve engineer Rich Geldreich has written up a blog post about the state of Linux Gaming. It's an interesting read, that's for sure. When talking about recent bigger game ports, his take is that the ...

Long-term Study Finds No Link Between Video Game Violence and Real Violence

9 November 2014 |SternisheFan sends news that a study has been completed on the long-term effects of violence in movies and video games on violence in real life. A researcher at Stetson University found no link between the consumption of violent ...

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