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Watch the Epic Destiny Dark Below DLC Opening Cinematic

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The Crew Open Beta Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Update Released on PS4, Xbox One

21 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422092/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare developer ...

EA Reveals Need For Speed No Limits

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PS4 With $50 Gift Card Walmart Deal

21 November 2014 |Megaretailer Walmart has announced a special, pre-Black Friday sale, which kicks off tomorrow, and features good deals on PlayStation 4 hardware and a variety of games.Beginning tomorrow, November 21, Walmart will give you a $50 ...

Xbox One Gathers Momentum in UK as Sales Hit 1m

21 November 2014 |Microsoft has reached one million Xbox One sales in the UK following a string of high-profile game releases and targeted marketing campaigns.The next-gen system, which now typically retails for £100 less than its launch price, has ...

Far Cry 4 PS3 Corruption Bug Fix is to Delete and Reinstall

21 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422341/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Ubisoft has published a set of ...

Resident Evil Remake Screenshot Comparisons

21 November 2014 | Capcom has released another batch of comparison screenshots for its upcoming Resident Evil remake, showing just how far the game has come since its first re-release for the GameCube in 2002.In addition to the comparison images ...

Nintendo Fine-Print Suggests Mewtwo Could Become Paid-DLC in Smash Bros

21 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422385/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Contradicting remarks by Nintendo has ...

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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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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." ...

The Elite: Dangerous online-only saga ends in refunds

20 November 2014 |Frontier Developments announced last week that its upcoming Elite: Dangerous will no longer have an offline mode, even for the single player -- and this has not gone down well with its Kickstarter backers. ...

On prototyping and coding your own ideas

20 November 2014 |Why "words fall inherently short" -- "If you are a game designer, but unable to code, know this: the best way to validate and communicate your own ideas to others is to make your own prototypes." ...

Xbox One matchmaking app Overdog nets $1.8 million in funding

20 November 2014 |With plans to expand to another platform and Xbox One app launching next month, the company has sights on changing how players group up online. ...

Activision Blizzard settles with shareholders over stock buyback

20 November 2014 |A class action lawsuit arose when the mega-publisher negotiated with former majority stakeholder Vivendi -- but the company now says that it's in the clear. ...

World of Warcraft subscriptions shoot up to 10 million as Draenor launches

20 November 2014 |The company has sold 3.3 million copies of the new expansion, World of Warcraft's fifth in its 10-year history, to players. ...

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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

MIGS sets attendance record

20 November 2014 |Montreal International Game Summit 2014 sees 2,200 attendees from 17 countries, sets dates for 2015

Solving The AAA Crisis

20 November 2014 |More AAA console game releases are either being delayed or arriving with severe bugs - but there are ways to fix it

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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 ...

PSA: Free Trial Available Now for ‘Destiny’

20 November 2014 | Bungie has released a free demo (or trial depending on what platform you download it on) for its first-person online focused shooter Destiny across all platforms the game is ...

Ubisoft: Large Crowds Are Not Responsible for Lower Framerates in ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’

20 November 2014 | Ubisoft is telling customers that "large crowds" in its game Assassin’s Creed Unity are not responsible for diminished frame rates. In a new blog update, the ...

‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Servers Targeted by Ongoing DDoS Attacks

20 November 2014 | Square Enix issued an advisory warning to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players that they may experience intermittent connection issues due to an ongoing DDoS attack on ...

Former French Presidential Candidate Calls Assassin’s Creed: Unity Propaganda

19 November 2014 | Left Party founder and former 2012 presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon is not happy with Ubisoft's portrayal of historical characters and events related to ...

‘BasedGamer’ Raises 22 Percent of its Funding Goal

19 November 2014 | The crowd-funding campaign for BasedGamer has raised $11,163 of its $50,000 goal (around 22 percent) with 40 days left to go in the campaign. The campaign for this project ...

EFF Announces ‘Let’s Encrypt’

19 November 2014 | The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced this week that it helping to launch a new non-profit organization dedicated to dramatically increasing secure Internet ...

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HBO Go app arrives on Xbox One

21 November 2014 | HBO launched its HBO Go app on Xbox One today, finally allowing owners to stream episodes from shows like True Detective and Game of Thrones. The network also offers a number of films, such as its documentary on gaming addiction, ...

New Nintendo eShop releases: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire

21 November 2014 | In the case of Nintendo eShop's new releases this week, size does indeed matter. With just a smattering of games on Wii U, one of them a late spring PS4/Xbox One hit and another being an obscure Game Boy Advance curio, you'd ...

Call of Duty franchise tops $10 billion in sales, Advanced Warfare biggest digital console launch

21 November 2014 | Activision announced this morning that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the "biggest entertainment launch of the year." Believable, since the overall franchise has reached sales of $10 billion worldwide and making money is what ...

Persona Q review: When worlds collide

21 November 2014 | When I began playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, I expected it to be a time-biding knockoff of the Persona franchise, meant to placate rabid fans until Persona 5 finally emerges and provides fresh meaning in our lives. (We ...

MMO dev: Steam Greenlight still ‘a big black box’ for indies

20 November 2014 | Fairytale Distillery is an independent studio based in Munich, Germany, with four full-time developers and a handful of freelancers who help out as needed - and they're all making an MMO for PC, Mac and Linux called Das Tal. It's ...

Video: If Pac-Man for the Atari 2600 was released today

20 November 2014 | We've seen variations on this sort of thing before, but this mocked-up glimpse at our industry's terrifying future is more plausible than most. Something Awful founder Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka proposes what Pac-Man for the Atari 2600 ...

Hit List Q&A: Nathan Vella, co-founder of Capy

20 November 2014 | In the "Hit List" from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the video game industry's top talents describe their current gaming addictions, their most anticipated releases and more. This week: Nathan Vella, co-founder ...

Disgaea team lets loose Firefly Diary in February 2015

20 November 2014 | The Firefly Diary, a new game from the developers behind Disgaea and The Guided Fate Paradox, is due out on Vita on February 24, 2015, published by NIS America. The standard edition is $20, while a limited edition runs $30 with ...

Driveclub update adds photo mode, three new tracks

20 November 2014 | Evolution Studios updated Driveclub yesterday, adding a photo mode option as well as three new tracks. Players can now press the right side of the DualShock 4 controller's touch pad to enable photo mode, then use the system's ...

Super Smash Bros. 3DS patch nerfs Rosalina, hitstun cancels

20 November 2014 | CLASH Tournaments has released a detailed breakdown of the changes introduced in this week's Version 1.0.4 patch for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, revealing a host of balance changes and tweaks affecting several characters. Notably, ...

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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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