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Sega Profits Halved, As Market for Package Games “Softens”

1 August 2014 | Sega today reported earnings for the April-June quarter, announcing profits overall were halved, as the company's game business saw an operating loss. The publisher said uncertainty in the Japanese economy, along with a ...

Beyond Good & Evil 2 Has Not Been Canceled, But We Won’t See It Soon

1 August 2014 |Just because we have not heard much in the way of official details about Ubisoft's long-awaited adventure game Beyond Good & Evil 2 for some time does not mean the game is canceled. Ubisoft Montpellier continues to work on this ...

Free Trial Period For Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Available From Today

1 August 2014 |For friendship!Square Enix has announced the launch of a 14-day free trial period for its MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.The free trial software can be downloaded from the site, which allows players to play the game for ...

PlayStation Now Rental Prices vs. Buying Full Games

1 August 2014 |With PlayStation Now, Sony has created an instant, on demand service for video games. It provides access to some of the PlayStation 3 catalog to PlayStation 4 and Sony TV owners, effectively giving the PS4 backwards compatibility. ...

New $30 Halo-Themed PC Mouse Is Oddly Not a Gaming Mouse

1 August 2014 |Should the prospect of owning what Logitech calls the "world's fastest mouse" not entice you due to its distinct lack of Master Chief-ness, Microsoft has just the mouse for you. The company today announced the limited-edition ...

Xbox One’s Digital-Only Killer Instinct Finally Comes to Retail, Includes TJ Combo

1 August 2014 |If you've held out on picking up the new Killer Instinct for Xbox One because you wanted to own a physical disc, you're in luck. Microsoft has announced the Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack, a physical release of the fighting ...

EA Founder on VR: I Don’t Want to Put on Goggles and Then Spill My Beer

1 August 2014 |Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins isn't too thrilled with the idea of virtual reality, specifically the way in which the technology--like Oculus Rift--forces you to wear goggles. In doing so, you become disconnected with the ...

Call of Duty: Ghosts Final DLC Includes a Remake of CoD’s Smallest Map Ever

1 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420567/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The final DLC expansion for Call of Duty: ...

Today Is Your Last Chance To Register Mario Kart 8 for a Free Wii U Game

1 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6418784/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Today is your last chance to get a free ...

Gearbox Claims It Used Millions of Its Own Cash to Finish Aliens: Colonial Marines, Wants to Be Drop

1 August 2014 |Aliens: Colonial Marines has been controversial ever since its release in February 2013. So controversial, in fact, that some people filed a class-action lawsuit against Gearbox and Sega, claiming that Sega falsely advertised to ...

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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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Game screenshots that sell on the Apple App Store

1 August 2014 |"In short, that baby needs to be so good players will be attracted to it like flies are attracted to lights. That first image needs to convince them to tap on the game and find out more." ...

Correctly scaling objects in adventure and hidden object game art

1 August 2014 |Making 2D scenes out of 3D objects can be trickier than it sounds, and this quick but practical guide gives advice on making sure that things look right when everything is done. ...

Sega’s profits halved, as retail game business continues to decline

1 August 2014 |Sega saw its profits more than halved during the last fiscal quarter, while the company's video game business recorded a swing to operating losses. ...

Moving from Oculus DK1 to DK2: What to expect

1 August 2014 |VR game developer Sergio Hidalgo has gotten his hands on the Oculus Rift DK2, and gives you a preview of what to expect when you get your kit -- and the upgrades you'll see over DK1. ...

Kabam secures massive $120 million investment from China’s Alibaba

1 August 2014 |Free-to-play studio Kabam has secured a massive investment from Chinese internet giant Alibaba -- $120 million, which gives Alibaba rights to publish its games in China on its mobile platforms. ...

Gearbox steps up to defend itself in Aliens: Colonial Marines case

1 August 2014 |Developer responds to class action suit brought on behalf of consumers who argued that the game substantially differed from the version promoted by its publisher, Sega, by saying "why are we involved?" ...

Crunching the numbers behind an indie game studio

1 August 2014 |"In three years, I personally went from having $20,000 in savings to $35,000 in debt." - Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, founder of independent studio Nine Dots ...

Rayman creator helps launch new studio—while still at Ubisoft

1 August 2014 |Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel is helping to launch Wild Sheep, a new French indie studio. ...

Get a job: Volition is hiring a Visual Effects Artist

1 August 2014 |Handy with 3ds Max or Maya? Deep Silver Volition, known for the Saints Row franchise, is looking to hire a visual effects artist to join them in their Champaign, Illinois offices. ...

Don’t Miss: Keeping up with mobile hit Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

1 August 2014 |Kim Kardashian has conquered everything from cable TV to bottled water with some stupendous branding tactics. Now, the branding maven can add the iOS App Store to her list of conquests. ...

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Sega’s profits down 57 per cent in Q1

1 August 2014 |Pachinko business contributes half of all revenue in the absence of new game releases

Access Revoked: Sony’s EA broadside

1 August 2014 |Attacking EA Access' value for money was a mistake for Sony; this debate is really about what the future of consoles should look like

Kabam and Alibaba Group agree China publishing deal

1 August 2014 |Kabam will also receive investment of $120 million

The9 and Qihoo 360 enter joint venture for Firefall

1 August 2014 |Three year deal will see equal equity and profit split

PS4, Xbox One doubling last gen sales - NPD Canada

1 August 2014 |Hardware and software revenues surge over first eight months, but "lack of truly compelling content" hurts tie ratios

Streaming games success is elusive

1 August 2014 |The streaming games scene is maturing but it's yet to make a major impact on the market - will that change?

RockYou borrows $10m for recycled titles

1 August 2014 |Doesn't have "a single game in development"

Candy Crush Saga confectionary range launches

1 August 2014 |King expands reach of its free-to-play brand in UK stores

Gearbox responds to Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

1 August 2014 |"Gearbox supplemented Sega's development budget with its own money"

Heroes star launches iOS superhero title

1 August 2014 |Masi Oka's Mobius Digital wants to focus on innovation

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EA Shutting Down ‘Ultima Forever’ by the End of August

1 August 2014 | Electronic Arts is shutting down Ultima Forever, the multiplayer role-playing game for iOS devices. EA made the announcement on the official Ultima Forever forums. The game ...

Poll: Will the FCC Preempt State Laws That Limit Municipal Broadband Services?

1 August 2014 | I use Time Warner Cable for my broadband internet service.  Why?  Because I have no choice.  TWC is the only provider available in my area.  It's ...

Gearbox Finally Responds to ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Class Action Lawsuit Allegations in Court

1 August 2014 | Gearbox Software has asked the Northern District of California Court to dismiss four claims against the developer in the class-action lawsuit related to Aliens: Colonial ...

Gearbox Finally Responds to ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Class Action Lawsuit Allegations in Court

1 August 2014 | Gearbox Software has asked the Northern District of California Court to dismiss four claims against the developer in the class-action lawsuit related to Aliens: Colonial ...

GDC 2015 Call for Submissions

1 August 2014 | Game Developers Conference 2015 organizers UBM Tech Game Network announce that it is now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and ...

GDC 2015 Call for Submissions

1 August 2014 | Game Developers Conference 2015 organizers UBM Tech Game Network announce that it is now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and ...

Leland Yee Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Federal Racketeering Charges

1 August 2014 | Suspended California state senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) pled "not guilty" to Racketeering charges in Federal Court today. After the proceedings Yee had no ...

Leland Yee Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Federal Racketeering Charges

1 August 2014 | Suspended California state senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) pled "not guilty" to Racketeering charges in Federal Court today. After the proceedings Yee had no ...

Virgin Mobile’s New Custom Plans and Net Neutrality

1 August 2014 | Virgin Mobile's new build-your-own smartphone plans (see the announcement from Sprint here) seems like a convenient way for consumers to customize their bills based on ...

Virgin Mobile’s New Custom Plans and Net Neutrality

1 August 2014 | Virgin Mobile's new build-your-own smartphone plans (see the announcement from Sprint here) seems like a convenient way for consumers to customize their bills based on ...

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth ships 250,000 in Japan

2 August 2014 | With 250,000 copies shipped in under a month, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth was a bright light in an otherwise quiet quarter for Sega Sammy, games-wise. It's a solid start for Atlus' 3DS RPG, which should have appeal to both ...

Electromagnetic platformer Teslagrad gears up for PS4

2 August 2014 | Teslagrad, Rain Games' 2D puzzle-platformer that sadly isn't a course based on 1980s rock band Tesla, is coming to PS4 in a boxed edition. The new physical editions are also headed to previously announced platforms of Wii U, PS3, ...

Dragon Quest 4 confirmed for Western mobiles

2 August 2014 | Square Enix unveiled Dragon Quest 4 as part of its line-up for the upcoming Gamescom conference, confirming the mobile port for a Western release. The Enix RPG, which first came to North America as Dragon Warrior 4 back in 1992, ...

Commander, watch the Master Chief Collection, Mass Effect SDCC panels

2 August 2014 | If you weren't able to attend, Microsoft and BioWare have published full video of their respective San Diego Comic Con panels on Halo: the Master Chief Collection and the next Mass Effect. If you've got 90 minutes spare, you could ...

Humble Weekly Bundle shoots for the stars

1 August 2014 | Brace yourself for an influx of neon, spaceships and robots in the Humble Weekly Bundle: Sci-Fi Edition. Available for any price you wish is Velocity Ultra, Cosmic DJ (Early Access game) and QUBE. For $6 or more, add in The Fall, ...

Killer Instinct hits retail with bonus Season 2 fighter

1 August 2014 | Come September 23, Xbox One-exclusive fighter Killer Instinct will make its debut on retail shelves as the "Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack." Included in the $20 Pack are the eight fighters currently available in Killer ...

You mayfly around in musical adventure Ephemerid for $1

1 August 2014 | Ephemerid is a beautiful game about an unlikely beast, the mayfly, and it's now available at a reduced price of $1 on the App Store. This is a limited-time sale, so jump on it like a mayfly on corn (we don't know much about ...

Galaga star makes Super Smash Bros. cameo

1 August 2014 | For his latest Miiverse Super Smash Bros. tease, director Masahiro Sakurai has put his roster of Nintendo characters on the shelf in favor of a Bandai Namco arcade icon, the Boss Galaga. "If you get caught in the Boss Galaga ...

Catch the Metal Gear Solid 5 preview at the Gamescom gala

1 August 2014 | In a powerful demonstration of the mantra "go big or go home," Konami will be previewing Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain not on a show floor, but at a special gala event in Cologne, Germany, the company has announced. The ...

Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed: Unity pre-orders live on Steam

1 August 2014 | Ubisoft has made it a bit easier for fans to fork over their money by opening Steam pre-orders for two of the publisher's biggest upcoming releases, Far Cry 4 and Assassin's Creed: Unity. Players will be rewarded for pre-ordering ...

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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

1 August 2014 |redletterdave (2493036) writes Nintendo posted its third loss in four quarters on Wednesday. Even though Mario Kart 8, its big first-party game released in May, shipped more than 2.82 million copies by the end of June, the ...

iFixit Takes Apart the Oculus Rift DK2, Finds Galaxy Note 3 Display Inside

1 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes with a teardown from iFixit of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2: "iFixit's teardown reveals lots of interesting hardware within, including 40 infrared LEDs, a well-organized motherboard, and a display ...

Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

31 July 2014 |MojoKid (1002251) writes Game developer Crytek's problems have been detailed recently from various source, and it's now clear that it wasn't just the company's UK studios that were affected. Crytek announced today that it has ...

EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog

30 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Electronic Arts has announced a new program called "EA Access," a subscription-based service that will grant Xbox One users access to a small catalog of EA's popular games, as well as early trials of ...

$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

30 July 2014 |Vigile (99919) writes "Last week NVIDIA announced the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller, and reviews are finally appearing this morning. Based on the high performance Tegra K1 SoC that integrates 192 Kepler architecture CUDA ...

SHIELD Tablet $299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

30 July 2014 |Vigile (99919) writes "Last week NVIDIA announced the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller but reviews are finally hitting of the devices this morning. Based on the high performance Tegra K1 SoC that integrates 192 Kepler ...

How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

29 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes "Sunday was the birthday of the late great Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons and Futurama guest star. With the fifth edition of D&D soon to come out at Gen Con this year, Jon Peterson, ...

Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

29 July 2014 |dotarray (1747900) writes By now, everybody should know that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Let's apply that to EA, shall we? The publisher is giving away copies of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, for ...

The Oculus Rift DK2: In-Depth Review (and Comparison To DK1)

28 July 2014 |Benz145 (1869518) writes "The hotly anticipated Oculus Rift DK2 has begun arriving at doorsteps. The DK2s enhancements include optical positional tracking and a higher resolution panel, up from 1280×800 to 1920×1080 ...

Day One With the Brand New Oculus Rift DK2: the Good, the Ugly and the Games

26 July 2014 |muterobert (2927951) writes Paul James goes hands on with one of the first next-gen Oculus Rifts in the wild: "After much hacking (and some kind developer linkage) I stepped into a DK2 enabled version of Technolust and lost myself ...

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