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Watch Titanfall’s Frontier’s Edge DLC in Action; Launches July 31

24 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420405/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Titanfall's second DLC pack is just over ...

Six Upcoming Vita Games That Are As Interesting As They Are Weird

24 July 2014 |We all have tastes that place us in the one percent. My minority opinion is that not only is the Vita an incredible piece of hardware, but it houses a fascinating library as well. After big-budget games failed to engender much ...

Battlefield Hardline Delay Pushes Back Battlefield 4’s Final Stand DLC

24 July 2014 |Battlefield Hardline's delay until early 2015 won't mean fans have no new Battlefield content to play during the year's final quarter. Coinciding with the delay of Hardline, the release of the fifth Battlefield 4 DLC pack, Final ...

The Order: 1886 Dev Says PS4 the Only Console That Could Handle Its Graphical Fidelity

24 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6417307/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Ready at Dawn, the studio behind the ...

EA Giving The Sims 2 Away for Free on Origin, Along With All 18 Expansions

24 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6418809/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>A decade after its release, Electronic ...

Comic-Con 2014: Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, and Other Celebs Come to Family Guy Mobile Game

24 July 2014 |Publisher Fox Digital Entertainment and developer TinyCo, who made Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, are celebrating this week's San Diego Comic-Con by bringing some pretty big names to their game. The title, out now on iOS and ...

A New Peggle Game Is Still Coming to Your Phone

24 July 2014 |Peggle 2During a conference call with investors yesterday, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson referenced a "much-anticipated new Peggle game" that is in the testing phase. EA confirmed with GameSpot today that the game he was ...

For Little Big Planet 3, Sony’s Getting Development Help From the Commmunity

24 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419417/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Earlier this year, Sony announced the ...

Wii U Sees a Surge in Player Interest Following E3, New Study Finds

24 July 2014 |Going into E3, the PlayStation 4 had a commanding lead both in terms of consoles sold and player interest, compared to the Xbox One and Wii U. E3 was, for both Microsoft and Nintendo, an opportunity to cut into the PS4's lead and ...

Uncharted Movie Lands in Theaters in June 2016

24 July 2014 |The first-ever movie based on the Uncharted game series will make its debut in theaters on June 10, 2016, Sony Pictures announced today, according to the Hollywood Reporter.This news coincides with Sony delaying the next Spider-Man ...

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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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Twitch’s new ‘Host Mode’ allows channels to cross-promote

24 July 2014 |Whether you use it to help promote games from developer friends or it evolves in a way for popular channels to curate the feeds they like best, it could be a significant upgrade. ...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg promises heavy investment in Oculus VR

24 July 2014 |"We can help define what the next generation of computing is going to be," said Facebook founder and CEO Zuckerberg, by way of explaining the $2 billion deal for Oculus VR. ...

Video: Designing games to be impactful, not escapist entertainment

24 July 2014 |In this GDC 2013 talk, designer Jane McGonigal reminds developers that their games really do affect the lives of their players and gives design advice to ensure those effects are positive. ...

Riot experiments with permabans to stamp out toxic behavior

24 July 2014 |The company is testing a new system in League of Legends that can permanently ban players for "extreme toxicity" like griefing and use of racial or homophobic slurs. Because, c'mon now. ...

Facebook has good results on ad uptick, but game payments look weak

24 July 2014 |In its latest quarterly results, revenue grew 61 percent year-on-year, but the company's big wins were advertising-related, with game revenues falling for the second straight quarter. ...

Get a job: Turbine is hiring a Mobile Software Engineer

24 July 2014 |The house responsible for Lord of the Rings Online and the Infinite Crisis MOBA needs a software engineer to work on mobile projects in its Needham, Massachusetts office. ...

Controversial Areal Kickstarter suspended, but dev soldiers on

24 July 2014 |Members of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. team launched a Kickstarter campaign for open-world game Areal -- but it's been kicked off the funding platform amidst irregularities and accusations. ...

Wii U won players over after E3, market report suggests

24 July 2014 |GameSpot Trax, the editorial site's analytics and research arm, suggests its readers have dramatically increased their interest in the Wii U following Nintendo's strong showing. ...

How Ubisoft taught a strategy game studio to be a AAA shooter studio

24 July 2014 |How does Ubisoft develop a game across as many as 10 different studios? Gamasutra speaks to David Polfeldt, managing director of Massive, developers of The Division, to find out. ...

5 nightmares of a modern game designer

24 July 2014 |"The Game Designer is the only person who is completely in charge of the game experience... I want to show you five working issues that Game Designers (well, me) experience like a nightmare in a B-movie." ...

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Boss Key reveals senior hires

24 July 2014 |Bleszinski studio's core team leans on Gears of War developers with help from Far Cry 4 and Call of Duty veterans

Lionsgate invests in Next Games

24 July 2014 |Film company's expansion into gaming includes Series A financing for ex-Rovio exec's new studio

Double Fine’s new adventure: Publishing

24 July 2014 |"We don't get any of their Kickstarter money. We don't take a chunk of their funding" - Tim Schafer

European Women in Games Conference set for September 10th

23 July 2014 |Fourth annual event to be held at South Bank University

The new burning platform?

23 July 2014 |To-Fu Fury dev HotGen on the launch of Amazon's Fire phone

Nvidia Shield tablet will launch on July 29

23 July 2014 |Gaming focused Android tablet will retail for $299 and up, $59 controller sold separately

Kickstarter suspends West Games’ Areal campaign

23 July 2014 |Review of project revealed transgressions of rules says statement

Video Games Mentor Network partnerships decided

23 July 2014 |UKIE and Nesta's 12 month scheme gets started

Apple sales up 6%

23 July 2014 |Chinese market, iPhones and Macs show biggest growth during third quarter

1.1 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

23 July 2014 |Microsoft full-year revenues up more than 11% to $86.8 billion, net income up slightly for eventful fiscal year

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Poll: Who’s Responsible For Crappy Netflix Performance On Verizon?

24 July 2014 | He said, she said. If you're a Verizon customer, you might have experienced less than optimal performance when trying to stream movies from Netflix.  If you're ...

Applications Now Being Accepted for ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship

24 July 2014 | The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), and HHF’s Leaders on the Fast Track (LOFT) today announced applications are now open ...

Lionsgate Invests Millions in Next Games

24 July 2014 | Film company Lionsgate Entertainment has invested an undisclosed amount of capital in Finish developer Next Games. Next Games is a game studio based in Helsinki, Finland ...

Boss Key Goes On Hiring Spree

24 July 2014 | Cliff Bleszinski's newly launched game development studio, Boss Key Productions, has confirmed its first round of employees. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based developer ...

Apple Store Employee Lawsuit Certified as a Class Action by Calif. Judge

24 July 2014 | A California judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed against the company by current and former Apple Store employees can be certified as a class action. Apple’s policies ...

RI Politician Backs Online Petition Pushing for Independent 38 Studios Investigation

24 July 2014 | Rhode Island lieutenant governor candidate Dan McKee (D) has vowed to launch an online petition later this week calling for an independent counsel to review at ...

European Women in Games Conference Launches Sept. 10

24 July 2014 | The European Women in Games Conference will open its doors officially on Sept. 10 and will feature two keynote speakers (so far), organizers announced today. This year's ...

Rovio Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Young Star Toys & Gifts

24 July 2014 | Rovio Entertainment has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Young Star Toys & Gifts et al. claiming that the company is selling "counterfeit ...

Report: Solo Indie Salaries Decline Dramatically in 2013

24 July 2014 | Gamasutra has released some highlighted data from its 2014 Indie Salary Report, an annual survey of non-salaried game developers in North America. The data shows that 2013 ...

West Games Will Continue Crowdfunding Campaign for ‘Areal’ Outside of Kickstarter

24 July 2014 | Yesterday, Kickstarter suspended West Games' crowd-funding campaign for Areal, a first-person sci-fi themed shooter billed as a spiritual successor to GSC ...

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Relive classic Grand Theft Auto moments in GTA Online

24 July 2014 | In its latest newswire update, Rockstar Games highlights a handful of GTA Online jobs that revisit pivotal moments from past Grand Theft Auto entries courtesy of creative fans and the game's powerful Creator tool. From the ...

Samurai Warriors 4 tenth anniversary edition hits PS4 in October

24 July 2014 | Koei Tecmo celebrates a decade of historical brawling with an upcoming anniversary collector's edition of Samurai Warriors 4 arriving for the PlayStation 4 in October. Samurai Warriors 4: Special Anime Pack includes a Blu-ray ...

Allons-y! Doctor Who: Legacy gets new companions, levels

24 July 2014 | The fabric of space-time gets a little wibbly-wobbly today, when The Doctor from the BBC's Doctor Who invades multiple comic books and the mobile Doctor Who: Legacy game. Well, actually it's not The Doctor who we're surprised to ...

Joystiq Deals: Three month Loot Crate subscription

24 July 2014 | Since it was such a hit last week, Joystiq Deals is once again offering a three-month, discount subscription to Loot Crate. Thanks to the discount magic of Joystiq Deals, new Loot Crate subscribers can have the service's ...

Play Destiny’s Beta on Saturday, get a reward in the full version

24 July 2014 | Bungie is offering Destiny Beta participants an exclusive reward for the full version of the game as an incentive for logging in this weekend, according to an in-game message relayed to players today. "To earn your reward, play ...

Live and let CounterSpy

24 July 2014 | Yesterday we learned that Dynamighty's mod stealth-action game CounterSpy will reach the PlayStation 4, PS3 and Vita on August 19. Today we're presented with a launch trailer that's less "debonair, Connery-era James Bond" and more ...

Alternate 1980s RPG Majestic Nights is one big conspiracy

24 July 2014 | Some choose to believe the Apollo 11 moon landing of 1969 was a hoax, or that the United States government is keeping extraterrestrials in a hidden building somewhere in the Nevada desert. Epiphany Games is playing off these types ...

Uncharted movie to reach theaters on June 10, 2016

24 July 2014 | Uncharted hero Nathan Drake will officially make his silver screen debut on June 10, 2016, according to Sony Pictures. According to Deadline, that release date was originally earmarked for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but the studio ...

Buy Secret Ponchos on Steam, give another to a friend

24 July 2014 | Spaghetti western shooter Secret Ponchos is best enjoyed with a friend Lady and the Tramp-style, like a plate of pasta. While you won't need to do any smooching with your bestie, those playing the game on Steam can now show a ...

Destiny Beta roundtable breakdown with the Joystiq staff

24 July 2014 | We've had a lot of time with the Destiny Beta and now it's time to talk about it. The Joystiq staff got together this afternoon to discuss the deep details from the beta and answer questions from viewers. So, pour yourself a tall ...

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Raspberry Pi Gameboy

24 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: An enterprising hacker took on a project to rebuild a broken Gameboy using emulation software, a Raspberry Pi, and a few other easily-obtainable parts. The result: success! The hacker has posted a ...

The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

23 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Brianna Wu, leader of a game development studio, has an article exposing the constant harassment of women in the games industry. She says, "I'm not writing this piece to evoke your sympathy. I'm writing ...

Dungeons & Dragons’ Influence and Legacy

20 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: This year is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Dungeons & Dragons, and it's getting a lot of mainstream attention. Long-time and former players are examining the game's influence and its legacy, ...

Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As ‘Free’

19 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes After a series of investigations, lawsuits, and fines over how in-app purchases are advertised and communicated to users, Google has agreed to stop labeling games that use in-app purchases as "Free." This ...

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don’t Work

19 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Icelandic studio CCP is better known for EVE Online, but its first foray into virtual reality with space shooter Valkyrie has caused a stir, and is widely seen as a flagship game for the Oculus Rift ...

Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

17 July 2014 |First time accepted submitter Dragoness Eclectic writes Early Tuesday, gamers woke up to find out that they couldn't log in to any Sony Online Entertainment games--no Everquest, no Planetside 2, none of them. Oddly, the forums ...

Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty

17 July 2014 |mrspoonsi sends this BBC report: Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, is suing Call of Duty's video games publisher. The ex-military ruler is seeking lost profits and damages after a character based on him featured in ...

How To Fix The Shortage of K-5 Scholastic Chess Facilitators

14 July 2014 |theodp writes The good news, writes Michael Thomas, is that wired kids are learning chess at an unprecedented rate. Young children learning chess from tablets can quickly become more knowledgeable than their parents. But the bad ...

Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

14 July 2014 |hypnosec writes After several controversies arising about in-app purchases, a Chinese couple has done the unthinkable by selling their sons to buy in-app items. An unmarried couple, A Hui and A Mei, severely addicted to online ...

Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Onlione Game Addiction

14 July 2014 |hypnosec writes With several controversies arising about in-app purchases, a Chinese couple has done the most unthinkable by selling their sons to buy in-app items. An unmarried couple, A Hui and A Mei, severely addicted to online ...

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