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Evolve Beta: 2.2 Million Matches Played, Monster-Hunter Win Percentage Nearly Even

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422907/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Turtle Rock Studios on Wednesday ...

Bill Gates: HoloLens Is “Pretty Amazing,” But Will Take A Few Years

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423072/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates held a ...

I Am Bread Coming To iOS

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422590/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>I Am Bread, the quirky game where you ...

How To Buy An Xbox One For $315

29 January 2015 |In the market for an Xbox One? Here's a deal you may want to consider.As spotted by Dealzon, Groupon is currently discounting the Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity bundle all the way down to $315 after you apply the 10% off coupon ...

PlayStation Network to Envelop All Sony Entertainment Services

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420670/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Sony has elevated the PlayStation Network ...

Why You Should Buy a Wii U in 2015

29 January 2015 |Join in us over the next few days as we look at all of the leading games consoles and platforms out right now and try to convince you why you should spend your hard-earned cash. Today we're looking at the Wii U, with Justin Haywald ...

February’s Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games With Gold Titles Revealed

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6418214/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>With just a few days left in January, ...

Square Enix Teases Mysterious PS4 Game “Project Code Z”

29 January 2015 |Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider publisher Square Enix has launched a teaser website for an upcoming game with the working title "Project Code Z." Images that float behind the "Z" show off all manner of environments, ranging from lush ...

“There Isn’t Really A Game Quite Like It,” Civ 4 Designer Says About His Next Title

29 January 2015 |<iframe ...

Witcher 3 1080p On PS4, 900p On Xbox One

29 January 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423123/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Polish developer CD Projekt Red 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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Nintendo returning to profits, but is still struggling to sell hardware

29 January 2015 |Nintendo had a profitable quarter, and is on track for a full-year profit -- but the company is still fighting to make up lost ground amidst weak sales of the Wii U and 3DS year-on-year. ...

Get a job: Blizzard is looking to hire a VFX Artist

29 January 2015 |The Hearthstone team seeks a visual effects (VFX) production artist to develop new effects, from concept through implementation, at Blizzard's Irvine, CA headquarters. ...

Hear game dev tips from Xbox frontman Phil Spencer at GDC

29 January 2015 |Phil Spencer, head of Xbox and gaming at Microsoft, will be delivering a sponsored hour-long talk at GDC 2015 on how developers can best make games across the Xbox One and Windows 10. ...

Don’t Miss: The top 10 weird children of games and neuroscience

29 January 2015 |In this classic 2011 feature, indie game developer and former neuroscience researcher Erin Robinson takes a look at ten particularly interesting studies to see what they can teach us as game makers. ...

5 ‘small but important’ tips gleaned from the Global Game Jam

29 January 2015 |"Realizing these aspects of game jams helped us a lot, so maybe it will help you too," writes Donald Kooiker, Global Game Jam participant from two-person team Duckbridge. ...

Video: Analyzing the phenomenon that was TwitchPlaysPokemon

29 January 2015 |Speaking at GDC Next 2014, game researcher Alex Leavitt offers a data-rich analysis of the TwitchPlaysPokemon phenomenon and what it means for game makers. ...

Finnish game company Rovio has lost its games chief

29 January 2015 |Jami Laes, who up until recently served as Rovio's EVP of games, has left the company as it struggles to maintain its financial successes. ...

A clever way to handle the Global Game Jam theme, ‘what do we do now’

29 January 2015 |"Instead of taking the theme and trying to fit a game concept around it, we decided to literally apply the theme to the process of building the game." Find out how they did it! ...

Get practical production tips from an EA researcher at GDC 2015

29 January 2015 |At GDC 2015, an EA researcher offers practical advice on how you can apply player research data to your late-stage efforts to tune your game and "move the needle" to hit that perfect sweet spot. ...

Game jams, and the difference between hacking and engineering

29 January 2015 |Lessons learned when coding late at night on a tight deadline: "The issue of hackers vs. engineers is often framed as a question of identities, as a clash of cultures. I don't think that's healthy." ...

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Rovio loses its head of games

29 January 2015 |A Reuters report notes that Jami Laes has left and is planning to form his own start-up

The most backed Kickstarter ever? Exploding Kittens

29 January 2015 |Elan Lee, The Oatmeal and Shane Small are a crowdfunding super success

Fingerprint snaps up Cognitive Kid and Scribble Press

29 January 2015 |Expansion in the $3 billion education market

Tales of Zestiria is Japan’s new #1

29 January 2015 |PS3 RPG sells 341,000 in first week

Newly independent Sumo Digital appoints new chairman

29 January 2015 |Ken Beaty to lead the board at LittleBigPlanet 3 developer

PS Vita losing some functionality

29 January 2015 |Sony discontinuing support for YouTube and Maps apps, cutting Near features

10% discount on tickets to Reboot Develop for GI.biz readers

29 January 2015 |Molyneux, Désilets, Ismail, Tornquist keynoting Dubrovnik event

Wii U still flounders but Nintendo predicts full-year profits

28 January 2015 |Sales forecasts drop but currency shifts help target of ¥30bn for FY 2015

Players will expect a free-to-start experience - EA

28 January 2015 |CEO Andrew Wilson says publisher is preparing for a free trial future as a way to get new users into its services [Update: EA also seeing strength in old gen]

EA holiday quarter exceeds expectations

28 January 2015 |Publisher beats forecast as digital revenues top physical on a trailing 12-month basis for first time ever

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‘Torchlight II’ Comes To The Mac February 2nd

29 January 2015 | Apparently Unicorn bacon could be a thing if Unicorns existed. But in more important and breaking news, Runic Games has finally finished the Mac version of its popular RPG ...

Attorney For Former RI Secretary of State Faces Fine Over 38 Studios Court Action

29 January 2015 | In a report earlier this month we reported that former Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis had been fined $18,000 by the state's Superior Court for misusing the ...

Nintendo Sees Light At The End Of The Tunnel

29 January 2015 | Nintendo is predicting that it will see its first profitable full-year results since 2012, but the company also notes in its latest financial report that the Wii U continues ...

Hotfix Released For ‘Borderlands: The Prequel’

29 January 2015 | Earlier in the week Gearbox released an update for Borderlands: The Prequel alongside the official launch of the latest DLC, Lady Hammerlock Pack. Unfortunately the update ...

Sony Teams With Spotify For ‘PlayStation Music’

29 January 2015 | Sony announced this morning that it is teaming up with Spotify to create a new music destination for PlayStation platforms called PlayStation Music. Spotify will help ...

One Million Copies of ‘Hyrule Warriors’ Shipped Worldwide

29 January 2015 | Hyrule Warriors for Wii U has shipped one million units worldwide to-date according to Nintendo. "Shipped" is not the same as "sold through" to ...

Sony Dumping ‘Maps’ and ‘YouTube’ Apps on PS Vita

29 January 2015 | Apps for YouTube and Maps are being discontinued on PlayStation Vita, according to the Vita support page. The first to go is YouTube, which will no longer be supported on ...

Code Reseller Targeted By Ubisoft Denies Wrongdoing

28 January 2015 | Yesterday we reported that Ubisoft was deactivating codes bought at code resellers for use on digital distribution platforms like Steam and EA's Origin. Well, the reason ...

Poll: Which Feminist Frequency Video Are You Looking Forward To Most?

28 January 2015 | Feminist Frequency has announced its plans for the new year and in addition to new entries in its Tropes vs Women series, it will also start two new video projects. ...

FCC Prohibits American Businesses From Blocking Wi-Fi Signals

28 January 2015 | Today the FCC issued an enforcement advisory warning companies that blocking wi-fi signals in hotels and motels is officially prohibited. "Persons or businesses causing ...

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Square Enix action, stealth triple packs head to North America

29 January 2015 |Square Enix is preparing to launch the Ultimate Action Triple Pack and Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack for PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America this year, according to listings on Amazon spotted by @Wario64. The Action Triple Pack ...

Lumines changes hands, returning on iOS and Android

29 January 2015 |Mobcast acquired the Lumines and Meteos properties from Q Entertainment, the Japanese smartphone game developer announced this week, as translated by Gematsu. Additionally, a new Lumines game is on the way for iOS and Android, and ...

Guilty Gear Xrd arcade to receive console-exclusive fighters

29 January 2015 |In a recent Japanese-language update, developer Arc System Works reveals plans to add the console exclusive characters of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- to the fighting game's arcade incarnation. According to a translation by the fighting ...

Joystiq Deals: Last chance for OSTraining

29 January 2015 |This week is your last chance to take advantage of a steep discount on a collection of OSTraining courses via Joystiq Deals. From now through Sunday, you can get access to over 1,800 tech training videos for only $79, giving you ...

Five Nights At Freddy’s 3 seeks your Greenlight approval

29 January 2015 |Three months after Five Nights At Freddy's 2, developer Scott Cawthon wants players to return to his dark world of murderous animatronic creatures, but first he needs approval from Steam Greenlight. To entice fans, Cawthon has ...

Shelter 2 ‘Cuteness’ trailer is all about the lynx kitten fuzzies

29 January 2015 |Joystiq Trivia: Every morning I send Managing Editor Susan Arendt a cat gif to kick off the day. Like all good people, we share a love of cat gifs. This morning, I'm just sending her this aptly titled "Cuteness in Shelter 2" ...

PSN Store Update: Phrasing!

29 January 2015 |Alright, let's talk about dying lights, grim fandangos and how life is strange. No, not that recent rumor, silly-billy! We're totally referring to this week's new releases on the PlayStation Store, which include Techland's Dying ...

Dial 868-HACK on Steam, steal data

29 January 2015 |Independent developer Michael Brough launched a PC and Mac version of his strategy game 868-HACK on Steam this week. The brightly-colored roguelike previously arrived on iOS in August 2013. In it, players "steal precious data while ...

Rock out with your Spotify out on PlayStation

29 January 2015 |Happy clap, happy clap! Music service Spotify is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this spring, but the best part is you'll be able to have your songs playing in the background while gaming. The PlayStation Blog also ...

North American Tetris player achieves Grand Master rank

29 January 2015 |Tetris wizard and Twitch streamer KevinDDR has reached the notoriously difficult-to-achieve Grand Master ranking in Arika's Tetris: The Grand Master 3, becoming the first player in North America to receive the honor. An archive of ...

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Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

28 January 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: The record for smallest computer implementation of chess on any platform was held by 1K ZX Chess, which saw a release back in 1983 for the Sinclair ZX81. It uses just 672 bytes of memory, and includes ...

Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab In the World

28 January 2015 |bearhuntz writes: Riot Games has been using League of Legends as a psychology lab to run scientific experiments and reduce toxic player behavior for a while now. This article explains some of the experiments they're doing, and what ...

Game Hack-A-Thon Attracts Teams At 500+ Sites Worldwide

28 January 2015 |BarbaraHudson writes: Video game enthusiasts around the world participated in the Global Game Jam this past weekend. The event is a worldwide 48-hour hack-a-thon dedicated to inspiring creativity and building a working game from ...

Valve’s Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece’s Finance Minister

28 January 2015 |eldavojohn writes A turnover in the Greek government resulted from recent snap elections placing SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) in power — just shy of an outright majority by two seats. Atheist, and youngest Prime ...

Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

27 January 2015 |RogueyWon writes: For the last several days, some users of Ubisoft's uPlay system have been complaining that copies of games they purchased have been removed from their libraries. According to a statement issued to a number of ...

NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

25 January 2015 |Vigile writes Over the past week or so, owners of the GeForce GTX 970 have found several instances where the GPU was unable or unwilling to address memory capacities over 3.5GB despite having 4GB of on-board frame buffer. Specific ...

Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2

25 January 2015 |jones_supa writes There has been quite a debate around the Linux version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the fact that it wasn't really a port. A special kind of wrapper was used to make the Windows version of the game run ...

The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

23 January 2015 |harrymcc writes In 1973, an obscure company which had been making electronic cash registers looked for a new business opportunity. It ended up inventing the game cartridge--an innovation which kickstarted a billion-dollar industry ...

Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone

21 January 2015 |jones_supa writes: The beta test phase of Steam Broadcasting feature has been completed. It is now available to everyone by updating the client to the newest version. The feature allows users to watch and stream games to and from ...

The Fixes Sony’s DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

21 January 2015 |An anonymous reader writes Sony's PS4 has been on sale for more than a year now, and while its revamped DualShock 4 controller has been critically lauded, it's not without its faults. A new article flags up the issues — both ...

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