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A New Peggle Game Is Still Coming to Your Phone

24 July 2014 |Peggle 2During a conference call with investors yesterday, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson referenced a "much-anticipated new Peggle game" that is in the testing phase. EA confirmed with GameSpot today that the game he was ...

For Little Big Planet 3, Sony’s Getting Development Help From the Commmunity

24 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419417/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Earlier this year, Sony announced the ...

Wii U Sees a Surge in Player Interest Following E3, New Study Finds

24 July 2014 |Going into E3, the PlayStation 4 had a commanding lead both in terms of consoles sold and player interest, compared to the Xbox One and Wii U. E3 was, for both Microsoft and Nintendo, an opportunity to cut into the PS4's lead and ...

Uncharted Movie Lands in Theaters in June 2016

24 July 2014 |The first-ever movie based on the Uncharted game series will make its debut in theaters on June 10, 2016, Sony Pictures announced today, according to the Hollywood Reporter.This news coincides with Sony delaying the next Spider-Man ...

Comic-Con 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy Characters Confirmed For Disney Infinity

24 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420387/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Two of the stars of the upcoming ...

Star Wars: Battlefront Launch Not Tied to Episode 7; EA Would “Prefer” It Be Close

24 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419249/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>The launch of the next game in the Star ...

Destiny’s Tower Hub World Walkthrough

24 July 2014 |If you've had a chance to jump into the Destiny beta test going on now, you'll probably have seen the Tower. The hub world for Bungie's upcoming shooter is where you can outfit your Guardian with the coolest gear, weapons, and ...

Halo: Nightfall To Star Mike Colter As Agent Locke

23 July 2014 |Mike Colter has been announced as the protagonist of live-action miniseries Halo: Nightfall. Colter is best known for his role in the CBS drama, The Good Wife. He will play the character Agent Jameson Locke.Agent Jameson Locke on ...

Xbox One and Xbox 360 Ship 1.1 Million Consoles Combined From April-June

23 July 2014 |Microsoft sold in a total of 1.1 million Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles during its fiscal fourth quarter (April 1 - June 30), the company announced today as part of its quarterly earnings report.As has been common with the sales ...

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 ...

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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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5 nightmares of a modern game designer

24 July 2014 |"The Game Designer is the only person who is completely in charge of the game experience... I want to show you five working issues that Game Designers (well, me) experience like a nightmare in a B-movie." ...

Lionsgate bolsters its game division with free-to-play studio deal

24 July 2014 |Lionsgate continues to chase game development, announcing this week that it has partnered with -- and invested money in -- the newly-minted Finnish F2P developer Next Games. ...

5 important facts about the mobile game market

24 July 2014 |A new poll of over 10,000 app developers puts into numbers just how challenging the game app market has become. ...

Q& A: Jonatan Van Hove launches GDC Europe’s first innovation showcase

24 July 2014 |Van Hove shares his experience as a European indie developer and his inspiration for working to establish the first-ever European Innovative Games Showcase at GDC Europe 2014 this August. ...

Europe’s free-to-play crackdown: Hot air or hot topic?

24 July 2014 |Attorney Jas Purewal takes a deep look at the European Commission's four key objectives for mobile games, as adopted by Google and, so far, rejected by Apple. ...

6 key points from the 2014 Indie Salary Report

23 July 2014 |This is the fifth year for the indie developer salary report, in which we survey non-salaried game developers. 2013 was a mixed bag overall, with some salaries up, some down year-on-year. ...

As mobile takes hold, PC Gaming Alliance changes its name

23 July 2014 |The PC Gaming Alliance was founded in 2009 with the purpose of advocating the growth and standardization of games on PC. Now, the non-profit's mission becomes broader. ...

Blog: Is Amiibo Nintendo’s next costly disaster?

23 July 2014 |This blog post outlines threats and weaknesses in Nintendo's "figure platform" Amiibo that may mean that the company can't capitalize on the potential Skylanders' success implies. ...

Prototyping methodology for Assassin’s Creed IV’s ship battles

23 July 2014 |Lead designer Sébastien Lambottin shares the prototyping methodology which lead to Assassin's Creed IV's naval battles -- what he calls a "prototyping library." ...

Apple’s quarter sees good performance, solid phone sales

23 July 2014 |Apple has strong financial performance for its third quarter as iPhone sales are up slightly year-on-year, while iPad sales are down. ...

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Boss Key reveals senior hires

24 July 2014 |Bleszinski studio's core team leans on Gears of War developers with help from Far Cry 4 and Call of Duty veterans

Lionsgate invests in Next Games

24 July 2014 |Film company's expansion into gaming includes Series A financing for ex-Rovio exec's new studio

Double Fine’s new adventure: Publishing

24 July 2014 |"We don't get any of their Kickstarter money. We don't take a chunk of their funding" - Tim Schafer

European Women in Games Conference set for September 10th

23 July 2014 |Fourth annual event to be held at South Bank University

The new burning platform?

23 July 2014 |To-Fu Fury dev HotGen on the launch of Amazon's Fire phone

Nvidia Shield tablet will launch on July 29

23 July 2014 |Gaming focused Android tablet will retail for $299 and up, $59 controller sold separately

Kickstarter suspends West Games’ Areal campaign

23 July 2014 |Review of project revealed transgressions of rules says statement

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

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RI Politician Backs Online Petition Pushing for Independent 38 Studios Investigation

24 July 2014 | Rhode Island lieutenant governor candidate Dan McKee (D) has vowed to launch an online petition later this week calling for an independent counsel to review at ...

European Women in Games Conference Launches Sept. 10

24 July 2014 | The European Women in Games Conference will open its doors officially on Sept. 10 and will feature two keynote speakers (so far), organizers announced today. This year's ...

Rovio Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Young Star Toys & Gifts

24 July 2014 | Rovio Entertainment has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Young Star Toys & Gifts et al. claiming that the company is selling "counterfeit ...

Report: Solo Indie Salaries Decline Dramatically in 2013

24 July 2014 | Gamasutra has released some highlighted data from its 2014 Indie Salary Report, an annual survey of non-salaried game developers in North America. The data shows that 2013 ...

West Games Will Continue Crowdfunding Campaign for ‘Areal’ Outside of Kickstarter

24 July 2014 | Yesterday, Kickstarter suspended West Games' crowd-funding campaign for Areal, a first-person sci-fi themed shooter billed as a spiritual successor to GSC ...

Microsoft Ships 1.1 Million Units of Xbox Hardware in Q4

23 July 2014 | Microsoft revealed its fourth quarter 2014 and full-year 2014 results for the period ending June 30th, 2014. The company said that it saw revenues of $86.8 billion for 2014, ...

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 ...

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EA Sports UFC adds three fighters, finishes the fight

24 July 2014 | EA Sports UFC received a free update this week that adds three fighters to the next-gen mixed martial arts game. Of the three new fighters, two are in the bantamweight division, as bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw joins the ...

Batman goes retro with NECA 8-bit colored figure

24 July 2014 | The latest addition to NECA's successful line of 8-bit video game tributes is Batman from the 1989 video game based on the Tim Burton movie. The 7-inch figurine has 25 points of articulation, removable cape and Batarang. The paint ...

Batman: Arkham Knight Red Hood DLC exclusive to GameStop

24 July 2014 | An exclusive batch of story mode DLC will be available for customers who pre-order Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight at GameStop, the retailer announced today. GameStop's "Red Hood Story Pack" DLC introduces Batman series ...

Crysis 3, Ryse producer Mike Read departs Crytek

24 July 2014 | Crytek's exodus of company talent continues, as Ryse: Son of Rome and Crysis 3 producer Mike Read has left the studio, The Escapist reports. The Escapist notes that Read's recently updated LinkedIn profile no longer lists Crytek ...

Destiny beta comparison: PlayStation 3 versus PlayStation 4

24 July 2014 | Though the PlayStation 4 has been soaking up the majority of the spotlight, the Destiny beta is also available on the PlayStation 3, and based on this side-by-side graphical comparison, the older hardware does an admirable job of ...

Destiny Beta Google Hangout and Xbox One Stream Spectacular

24 July 2014 | At first, Joystiq said, "Sure, I'll check out Destiny. Why not? Bungie's made some good games. We like playing games." Then we played it. A lot of it. Then the beta went offline for a couple of days and Joystiq said, "Whatever. ...

Live Look: Hearthstone Curse of Naxxramas

24 July 2014 | If you've been interested in Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone, but the whole idea of competitive multiplayer is a turn-off, it's time to take another look at the title with the Curse of Naxxramas single-player ...

Japanese Mario Kart 8 ad showcases the Luigi Death Stare

24 July 2014 | Is that a subtle Nintendo endorsement of the Luigi Death Stare? After the House of Mario's understated acknowledgment in its E3 presentation, a new Mario Kart 8 commercial in Japan seems to presents the plumber's ice-cold eyes ...

Pay attention, 007, Persona Q arrives on November 25

24 July 2014 | Persona Q, the 3DS spin-off which isn't a tribute to James Bond's gadgets man, hits North America on November 25. The release date arrives courtesy of a new trailer re-featuring the game's opening movie, providing you with the ...

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris launching in December

24 July 2014 | You can co-operate like an Egyptian when Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC on December 9. Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer Scott Amos revealed the date to IGN, saying regards the wait, "We look at ...

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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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