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PSN Flash Sale Discounts Need for Speed, Burnout, MotorStorm, and More

20 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6400346/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Sony has kicked off a PlayStation Network ...

New NBA 2K15 Video Gets Really Awkward Explaining 2KTV Feature

20 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421413/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>I'm a big Kevin Durant fan. I think he's ...

Violent Video Games Don’t Lead to Increases In Violent Crimes, Study Finds

20 September 2014 |The effect violent video games have on real-world behavior has long been a hotly debated topic. Some argue there is assuredly a link between playing violent video games and increased levels of aggressive behavior, while others ...

New Xbox One Game Launches With 25% Discount for Xbox Live Gold Members

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Destiny: Guide to Level 20 and Beyond

20 September 2014 |After hours of travelling across hostile lands, fighting waves of relentless alien soldiers, and testing your might against your fellow guardians, you have finally reached level 20 in Destiny. By now, you must be wondering what is ...

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Is a “Full-Blown” Borderlands Game

20 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421368/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Following Gearbox Software president ...

Another Kickstarter Game Bites the Dust: Writer Neal Stephenson’s Clang Is Dead

20 September 2014 |<iframe src="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang/widget/video.html" height="563" width="750"> </iframe></div> Spearheaded by author Neal Stephenson, the ...

Everything We Learned From the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain TGS 2014 Trailer

20 September 2014 |Kojima Productions showed off a brand new gameplay walkthrough video for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at this year's Tokyo Game Show. It included a whole lot of new stuff: a brand new level, new weapons, new (ridiculous) ...

Watch Forza Horizon 2’s Impressively Made Live-Action Trailer

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Minecraft Dev Steeply Drops the Price of Its Other Game, Scrolls

20 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6408950/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Mojang has been in the news quite a bit ...

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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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Kickstarter updates terms: ‘The creator must complete the project’

20 September 2014 |The popular crowdfunding site has added some serious new stipulations to its terms of service -- which are designed to ensure backers get what they back. ...

Video: Jon Blow on building a new programming language for games

20 September 2014 |The designer of Braid and The Witness has published a talk outlining his thoughts on how we might go about building a new programming language specifically for game development. ...

Video: Perfectly pitching your game in three sentences or less

20 September 2014 |Speaking at GDC Europe 2014 earlier this year, Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail shared some useful advice on how developers can perfect the art of pitching their game. ...

F2P game maker Motiga snaps up ex-CCP marketing lead David Reid

20 September 2014 |Motiga has brought on game industry veteran David Reid to serve as its senior vice president of publishing as it ramps up production on its debut offering, the free-to-play multiplayer PC action game Gigantic. ...

Get a job: Runic Games is hiring a Visual Effects Artist

20 September 2014 |The Seattle-based studio responsible for the Torchlight series is looking to bring on an experienced artist interested in designing and optimizing the production of real-time visual effects. ...

Procedural generation: By molecule or mythology

20 September 2014 |"This post will help you choose the best 'zoom level' for your game. It's part post-mortem, part raw idealism, and entirely intended to be just one way to think about design within a procedurally generated system." ...

Don’t Miss: The Gamasutra community’s game developer flashcards

20 September 2014 |Developers from across Gamasutra's community contributed to this quirky taxonomy of personalities and situations that you're likely to encounter if you spend much time in the game industry. ...

EA backs the White House’s new anti-sexual assault initiative

20 September 2014 |The publisher is one of many corporate partners supporting the "It's On Us" initiative, a campaign launched this week that aims to raise awareness about -- and hopefully curtail -- sexual assault. ...

Blog: When the fun of game development dies

20 September 2014 |"What happens when making games is no longer fun for the developer? This is a question all videogame designers and developers have struggled with over the years." ...

Report: Average time spent on Android games highest in the West

20 September 2014 |A new report from mobile analytics firm Flurry suggests that Android games still see the greatest daily playtime in the West -- specifically Germany, Russia and the United States. ...

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Billy Berghammer joins Nintendo’s Treehouse

20 September 2014 |Former games journalist will serve as a product development analyst at Nintendo of America

Sony internet TV service to launch this year

20 September 2014 |SCE has Viacom lined up, in talks with more content partners to stream channels online

Objective: Impossible?

20 September 2014 |An objective approach to games journalism is a noble goal, but black-and-white reporting still has a lot of gray area

Fiksu sees mobile CPI increasing

19 September 2014 |Incentivised installations still important for Apple platforms

A Journey to the East: From Dundee to Tokyo

19 September 2014 |How BearTrap games took Sky Patrol to TGS

Mind Candy axes 30 staff - report

19 September 2014 |Headcount has halved in the last two years

Harmonix pulls support for Rock Band Network

19 September 2014 |User content platform sunsetted as studio moves forward with other projects

Swrve raises $10 million funding

19 September 2014 |Analytics firm takes lifetime total to $22 million

Square Enix sets up cloud subsidiary

19 September 2014 |Shinra Technologies has Yoichi Wada at the helm, promises a new future for gaming

Watch Oculus Connect livestreams here

19 September 2014 |Two days of panels and presentations from the bleeding edge of VR

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Frisco, Texas: The New Permanent Home of the Videogame History Museum

20 September 2014 | The city of Frisco, Texas plans to invest $1 million to bring the Videogame History Museum to town. Founded as a non-profit in 2009 by John Hardie, Sean Kelly, and Joe ...

Frisco, Texas: The New Permanent Home of the Videogame History Museum

20 September 2014 | The city of Frisco, Texas plans to invest $1 million to bring the Videogame History Museum to town. Founded as a non-profit in 2009 by John Hardie, Sean Kelly, and Joe ...

ESL to Host BlizzCon 2014’s World Championship Opening Weekend

20 September 2014 | Professional eSports league ESL announced that it will host the BlizzCon 2014’s World Championship Opening Weekend at its studios in Burbank, California. ESL will be ...

ESL to Host BlizzCon 2014’s World Championship Opening Weekend

20 September 2014 | Professional eSports league ESL announced that it will host the BlizzCon 2014’s World Championship Opening Weekend at its studios in Burbank, California. ESL will be ...

Report: ‘Destiny’ Drives PS4 Sales in the UK

20 September 2014 | Apparently Destiny's release in the UK helped increase sales of Sony's PS4 console in the region dramatically. PS4 sales rose by a phenomenal 300 percent ...

‘Angry Birds Epic’ In-Game Purchase Supports Room to Read Charity

20 September 2014 | Rovio has teamed up with Room to Read, a non-profit literacy advocacy group whose goal is to promote reading and gender equality in Asia and Africa. For the next two weeks ...

‘Alice v. CLS’ Supreme Court Ruling Strikes Again

20 September 2014 | Another day, another patent case tossed out on its ear thanks to the Supreme Court ruling on Alice v. CLS. This time out it's Lumen View Technology, who had its case ...

Kickstarter-Funded Sword Fighting Game ‘Clang’ is Officially Cancelled

20 September 2014 | On Sept. 20 of last year the developers of the Kickstarter-backed sword fighting game Clang announced that the project had run through all of its funding and was looking for ...

‘Rock Band Network’ Shutting Down

20 September 2014 | Harmonix announced that it will no longer add content to or provide maintenance for the Rock Band Network, the long running downloadable content portal for the Rock Band ...

Microsoft Cuts an Additional 2,100 Employees From Global Workforce

19 September 2014 | In July of this year Microsoft announced that it would cut approximately 18,000 jobs from its global workforce by July 2015. At the time it made the announcement, it also ...

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Harmonix announces closure of moribund Rock Band Network

20 September 2014 | Despite a nearly half-decade-long run, developer Harmonix has made the decision to shutter the Rock Band Network, effective immediately. As a showcase for Rock Band Network authors to share their music with potential fans, the ...

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax heads to Europe courtesy of Sega

20 September 2014 | It's been up in the air, but Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is confirmed now to be coming to Europe and other EMEA territories. Sega revealed it's publishing the follow-up fighter in November, with retail and downloadable versions on the ...

Hohokum dev’s latest boasts llamas that go boom

20 September 2014 | Super Exploding Zoo is a game that developer Honeyslug describes as a "arcade-y tower defense-y explode-em-up," though most players will simply know it as "that game where explosive llamas stop an alien invasion." "That old ...

Joystiq Deals: LithiumCard portable battery pack

20 September 2014 | This edition of Joystiq Deals features the LithiumCard Portable HyperCharger, a battery pack aimed squarely at those who would like to recharge their gadgets on the go, but who don't have the space to tote around a bulky box full ...

Tropico 5 delayed on PS4, now arriving in ‘early 2015’

20 September 2014 | Despite prior word that Tropico 5 would reach the PlayStation 4 during 2014, a new announcement from publisher Kalypso Media bumps the banana republic simulation to "early 2015." Kalyspo offers no explanation for the PlayStation 4 ...

Bandai Namco TGS pics? Yeah, when Dark Souls 2 freezes over

20 September 2014 | The third and final round of Dark Souls 2 DLC, Crown of the Ivory King, is a blustery romp through a frozen kingdom, complete with snow and giant ice beasts. Bandai Namco has dumped a lineup of screenshots from Tokyo Game Show on ...

Tropico 5 delayed on PS4, now arriving in ‘early 2015’

20 September 2014 | Despite prior word that Tropico 5 would reach the PlayStation 4 during 2014, a new announcement from publisher Kalypso Media bumps the banana republic simulation to "early 2015." Kalyspo offers no explanation for the PlayStation 4 ...

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes review: Super friends

20 September 2014 | Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes is adorable. From the plucky way characters stride toward danger, to the fantastic, real-world figures that power their adventures, it's hard not to be enamored with the sequel. Each time ...

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes review: Super friends

20 September 2014 | Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes is adorable. From the plucky way characters stride toward danger, to the fantastic, real-world figures that power their adventures, it's hard not to be enamored with the sequel. Each time ...

Three devs, one house, a corgi and a dream

20 September 2014 | After a dozen or more years apiece kicking around the AAA side of the games industry, the three men behind Ragtag Studio embraced independence. They've spent the last two-plus years working on Ray's the Dead, a cartoonish zombie ...

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The Minecraft Parent

20 September 2014 |HughPickens.com writes: Michael Agger has an interesting article in the New Yorker about parenting in the internet era and why Minecraft is the one game parents want their kids to play. He says, "Screens are no longer simply ...

Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

18 September 2014 |New submitter ildon writes: Recently, the rights holder of former game publisher Softdisk's game library put the rights to some of their old titles up for sale, including Commander Keen: Keen Dreams, one of the few games in the ...

The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

16 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Multiplayer modes used to be an extra part of most games — an optional addition that the developers could build (or not) as they saw fit. These days, it's different: many games are marketed under ...

Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

16 September 2014 |wiredog writes Security researcher Michael Jordon has hacked a Canon's Pixma printer to run Doom. He did so by reverse engineering the firmware encryption and uploading via the update interface. From the BBC: "Like many modern ...

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

15 September 2014 |jawtheshark writes The rumors were true. Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, is being sold to Microsoft. Of course, the promise is to keep all products supported as they are. From the article: "Microsoft said it has agreed to buy ...

Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

15 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes If you use Twitch don't click on any suspicious links in the video streaming platform's chat feature. Twitch Support's official Twitter account issued a security warning telling users not to click the ...

Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

13 September 2014 |Destiny is a first-person shooter set in a persistent, online world. It was released on Tuesday by Bungie, the development studio behind Halo, and billed as a blending of console shooters and progression-based MMOs. Reviews for the ...

Kickstarter’s Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

13 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes with this piece about Digital Knights, the studio behind the Kickstarter campaign project Sienna Storm, which was cancelled this week after the team raised only 10% of their $180,000 target, despite a ...

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

10 September 2014 |dotarray (1747900) writes "A surprising story has emerged today that suggests Microsoft is looking to buy Minecraft developer Mojang. The reported price tag is "more than US$2 billion." The original report is at the WSJ (possibly ...

John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

9 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: John Romero helped bring us Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein, but he's also known for Daikatana — an immensely-hyped followup that flopped hard. After remaining on the periphery of game development ...

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