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PSA: Today Is Your Last Chance to Earn Club Nintendo Coins

1 April 2015 | With the service set to shut down later this year, your final chance to earn Club Nintendo coins is today.As announced back in January, the Club Nintendo rewards program is being discontinued. Since January 20, all games and ...

MLB 15: The Show Giveaway

1 April 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422656/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The Major League Baseball season starts ...

Here’s When Star Wars: Battlefront’s First Trailer Debuts

1 April 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419249/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The debut trailer for the new Star Wars: ...

Assassin’s Creed 2.5D Spinoffs Heading to China, India, Russia

1 April 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6424135/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Ubisoft's 2.5D Assassin's Creed: ...

Y Can’t Metroid Crawl? A Newbie Plays Super Metroid

1 April 2015 |There is a sub-genre of platform games that I’m entirely unfamiliar with: Metroidvanias. Games like the eponymous Metroid and Castlevania, in which you backtrack through an interconnected world and find new items which allow for ...

PlayStation Plus Free Games of April 2015 for PS4, PS3, and Vita

1 April 2015 |Tower of GunsSony has announced the list of games that PlayStation Plus members will be getting for free in the month of April. This includes three games each for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners, and the standard two for ...

This Week’s Xbox One/Xbox 360 Deals Revealed

1 April 2015 |Microsoft on Tuesday published the list of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on sale this week on Xbox Live, including titles like Diablo III, FIFA 15, Dragon Age: Inquisition, various LEGO games, and more.The deals listed below are good ...

Bloodborne Beaten in 44 Minutes, But With Some Exploits

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GTA 5’s Special PC Preorder Deal Expires Today

1 April 2015 |The special preorder promotion for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V that yields an extra $300,000 worth of in-game cash for GTA Online expires today, March 31. Now's your last chance to secure the extra cash to help you hit the ...

Batman: Arkham Knight Special Edition PS4 Announced

1 April 2015 |The $450 Arkham Knight PS4 BundleSony on Tuesday announced the latest PlayStation 4 bundle, this one focused on Rocksteady's long-awaited action game Batman: Arkham Knight.The $400 Arkham Knight PS4 BundleThe limited edition bundle ...

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Review: Bending Genres in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

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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, ...

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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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 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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Raptr grabs $14 million in new funding, launches Plays.tv video service

1 April 2015 |From a gaming social network to a Twitch competitor? The company has grabbed new funding as it expands its offering -- and Gamasutra speaks to founder Dennis Fong. ...

Today’s the day Sony shuts down PlayStation Home for good

1 April 2015 |After nearly seven years, Sony is shutting down its PlayStation Home virtual world for good across all territories -- though the company shut off PlayStation Home revenue for developers some time ago. ...

Don’t Miss: Axiom Verge creator discusses Metroidvania design

1 April 2015 |Axiom Verge developer Tom Happ digs into how and why he went about designing his game as a love letter to the genre pioneered by Super Metroid, and what room remains for other designers to explore. ...

Developing for Pebble: Squeezing an RPG into 25kB

1 April 2015 |Facts and figures about developing for the popular smartwatch and the state of its games ecosystem, and a look at the creation of RPG PebbleQuest, a "labor of love." ...

Bitsummit returns to Kyoto in July

31 March 2015 |Bitsummit, the leading independent game development festival in Japan, returns this year in Kyoto on July 11th and 12th. ...

Quick tips from a game dev attorney

31 March 2015 |In the guise of "legal spring cleaning," attorney Zachary Strebeck offers a list of suggestions of things you ought to be sure to take care of, as an independent developer. ...

Game jamming during a game convention

31 March 2015 |"Overall, it was a great experience for us. It was a great team building exercise for us. It helped us get a better feel for working together more closely and during a deadline." ...

Remaking Gabriel Knight: A 20th-anniversary postmortem

31 March 2015 |This in-depth postmortem tackles the new remake of Gabriel Knight: "we wanted to make sure we did it right -- that this game got the love, attention and hard work it richly deserved." ...

Casual casino game studio Idle Gaming acquired by GSN Games

31 March 2015 |Casino games are still hot in the casual industry, real-money transactions or not, as this latest purchase proves. ...

Blog: Strategy game UI dos and don’ts

31 March 2015 |"Thinking more about it and what makes a good UI, I return back to Rise of Nations, and how it really was and still is ahead of its time, with one of the best UIs I've seen." ...

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Microsoft floated the idea of giving away the Xbox

1 April 2015 |Original Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley said some people pushed for buying Nintendo too, among other crazy ideas

Survey: One third of EU 11-64 year olds interested in owning VR

31 March 2015 |Gamers more interested than general population at 44%

The harsh reality of living the dream

31 March 2015 |For three Dutch indies, making a living from mobile development is becoming harder by the day - "This is when the bubble bursts"

Raptr to use new funding for Plays.tv streaming service

31 March 2015 |PC gaming company raises $14 million, taking lifetime total to $41 million

Management rejuvenated at GAME Group

31 March 2015 |Integration of Multiplay after acquisition sees company name 3 brand divisions

Bandai Namco will make its IP available to Japanese developers

31 March 2015 |Pac-Man, Galaga and DigDug among 17 properties included in a new "open project"

Goodgame Studios’ profits rose 160 per cent in 2014

31 March 2015 |German studio also doubled revenue, now employs more than 1200 people

Lionhead: Microsoft doesn’t need us to be evil

31 March 2015 |Fable Legends game director David Eckelberry explains the free-to-play decision

Bica Studios closes first seed investment round

31 March 2015 |Portuguese studio "totally focused on creating games as entertainment services"

New editor for Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition

31 March 2015 |Stephen Daultrey to head up annual

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PS Plus games for April revealed

1 April 2015 | Sony's PlayStation Blog has announced that Tower of Guns on PS4 and PS3 will be one of April's PS+ games. Dishonored for PS3 will also be available for the month of ...

Raptr launches ‘Plays.tv’

1 April 2015 | Raptr has launched "Plays.tv," which it describes as an "Instagram-like service" for PC gamers to capture their "pro moments" and share them ...

Bandai Namco will offer Japanese developers ‘free access’ to some IP

1 April 2015 | Bandai Namco took the wraps off a new initiative aimed at Japanese developers that will give them free access to some of its most beloved and classic IPs.read more

Nintendo Goes After ‘Super Mario 64 HD’ freebie made with Unity

31 March 2015 | Nintendo has fired off a DMCA takedown notice at Super Mario 64 HD, a remaster of Nintendo's 3D platformer for the Nintendo 64 built using Unity - according to ...

38 Studios auction brings in $90K for Rhode Island

31 March 2015 | The Providence Journal reports that an auction held last week to sell the last earthy possessions of bankrupt game developer 38 Studios brought in around $90,000. The ...

Verizon CEO urges Congress to update ‘Telecommunications Act’

31 March 2015 | On Friday Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam sent a letter to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress urging them to push forward with legislative efforts to update the 1996 ...

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defends SB 101 on Sunday talk shows

31 March 2015 | While hitting the Sunday talk show circuit Indiana governor Mike Pence defended SB 101, Indiana's "Religious Freedom Act." Speaking on ABC's This Week ...

GSN Games acquires rival Idle Gaming

31 March 2015 | Social casino games and cash tournament company GSN Games has acquired social casino game studio rival Idle Gaming. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. GSN Games ...

Community questions Obsidian over ‘Pillars of Eternity’ in-game trans joke

31 March 2015 | An in-game joke in Obsidian Entertainment's hit RPG Pillars of Eternity has been causing a bit of controversy in social media circles over the last few days. The in-game ...

PC version of ‘DOA 5 Last Round’ launches today with missing features

31 March 2015 | The PC version of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches today on Steam, but it will be missing a number of features that are found in other versions of the game.read more

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Joystiq Presents: That’s a wrap

4 February 2015 |Our final Joystiq Presents podcast gives members of the staff a moment to thank the Joystiq community and say a final farewell. Listen to the MP3 Listen to other Joystiq Presents episodes....

Here’s a video

4 February 2015 |We've been debating publishing this video for weeks. Now, as imaginary armed men pound on the fictional doors of Joystiq's nonexistent office, we have precious little time to debate any further. So here it is, a video of Satoru ...

Off the Grid: The Witcher Adventure Game and Star Wars Imperial Assault

4 February 2015 |Like most sci-fi shows on Fox, Off the Grid is getting canceled (we're all saying goodbye, actually). In this series finale of the board and card game series I had hoped to evolve over time, we're keeping our spirits high with a ...

Joystiq Photo Album

4 February 2015 |Like all good photo albums, our look back at ten years of Joystiq is a hot mess of nostalgia, out-of-focus shots, and GIFs (you've been warned). Now, gather round and mind the edges. >>Joystiq Photo Album...

There is No End

4 February 2015 |Joystiq will not grow to be much older than ten years. That's a massive expenditure of time, if only to receive an unfinished creation in return. I, and my best friends in the world, leave Joystiq unfinished. We leave it as it was ...

Joystiq Presents: Team spirit

4 February 2015 |In this episode, Mike Suszek (@mikesuszek) chats with News Content Director Alexander Sliwinski (@Sliwinski) about Team JOY and Team Joystiq. He also discusses the "Internet dating" side of working in the industry. Listen to the ...

Joystiq Presents: Can’t stop

4 February 2015 |In this episode, Mike Suszek (@mikesuszek) takes his turn in the hot seat as he tells Features Content Director Xav de Matos (@Xav) about the rant that landed him the job of his dreams. He also talks about barely surviving his ...

Joystiq Presents: Close project

4 February 2015 |Mike Suszek (@mikesuszek) talks with Joystiq's Editor in Chief Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK) about the site's history as well as a newfound opportunity to grow. Listen to the MP3 Listen to other Joystiq Presents episodes....

Games of a Lifetime: Alexander’s picks

4 February 2015 |After more than ten years devoted to video games and the people who make them, Joystiq is closing its doors. We won't be reporting on the best games of 2015, so join us for one last hurrah as the Joystiq family reveals their Games ...

Joystiq Streams: Once more, with feeling

4 February 2015 |Ladies and gentlemen it's time/for all the good that's in you to shine/for all the lights to lose their shade/for all the hate that's in you to fade. Ladies and gentlemen it's time/for the maracas and the ...

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Microsoft Considered Giving Away Original Xbox

1 April 2015 |donniebaseball23 writes While the term 'Xbox' is firmly implanted in every gamer's mind today, when Microsoft first set out to launch a console in 2001, people weren't sure what to expect and Microsoft clearly wasn't sure what ...

Supermario 64 Coming To a Browser Near You!

30 March 2015 |Billly Gates writes "Since Unity has been given a liberal license and free for non commercial developers it has become popular. A computer science student Erik Roystan Ross used the tool to remake SuperMario 64 with a modern Unity ...

Measuring How Much “Standby Mode” Electricity For Game Consoles Will Cost You

29 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Modern game consoles have a "standby" mode, which you can use if you want the console to instantly turn on while not drawing full power the whole time it's idle. But manufacturers are vague about how ...

What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

27 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes A new article looks at the advanced technology that goes into many gaming mice favoured by professional gamers, from dedicated processors to custom weights for the sake of ergonomics, discussing the ...

Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

26 March 2015 |Grymalkin writes A controversial religious freedom bill has passed the Indianapolis Senate and is now awaiting Governor Mike Pence's signature to become law. Supporters claim that this bill will protect business owners from ...

Gaming On Linux With Newest AMD Catalyst Driver Remains Slow

23 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes The AMD Catalyst binary graphics driver has made a lot of improvements over the years, but it seems that NVIDIA is still leading in the Linux game with their shared cross-platform driver. Tests done by ...

Online “Swatting” Becomes a Hazard For Gamers Who Play Live On the Internet

23 March 2015 |HughPickens.com writes Nick Wingfield reports at the NYT that practical jokers who call in bogus reports of violence provoking huge police responses have set their sights on a new set of victims: video gamers who play live on the ...

Magic Leap’s AR Demo Video

23 March 2015 |First time accepted submitter iMadeGhostzilla writes TechCrunch reports: "Magic Leap is showing what it might look like to use its hardware for augmented reality gaming in the future, with a new demo of what the team is apparently ...

Magic Leap’s AR Demo Video

23 March 2015 |First time accepted submitter iMadeGhostzilla writes TechCrunch reports: "Magic Leap is showing what it might look like to use its hardware for augmented reality gaming in the future, with a new demo of what the team is apparently ...

Hideo Kojima To Depart Konami; Metal Gear Franchise Changing Hands

21 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is set to leave the video game publisher Konami, ending 29 years of service. Konami had announced a restructuring earlier this year, and observant fans recently noticed ...

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