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Returning to the First Gears of War With the Series’ Creator

3 August 2015 |In Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the past and present collide with a loud boom, the rev of a chainsaw, and a splash of Locust blood.I played the first Gears of War twice recently--once on Xbox 360, and then on Xbox One, the ...

How to Get Free Xbox One Copies of Gears of War 2, 3, and Judgment

3 August 2015 |Microsoft has announced a nice new incentive for the upcoming Gears of War Ultimate Edition.Everyone who plays the Ultimate Edition before New Years will receive a free copy of every other Gears of War console game released to date ...

Uncharted PS4 Collection Getting Special Edition, At Least in Some Regions

3 August 2015 |Upcoming PlayStation 4 bundle Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is getting a special edition, at least in some international regions. Sony on Monday announced a Nathan Drake Collection Special Edition.First, it comes with a ...

Activision Blizzard CEO Donates $50,000 to Chris Christie Presidential Bid

3 August 2015 | Bobby Kotick, the president and CEO of gaming giant Activision Blizzard, has made a sizable donation to New Jersey governor Chris Christie's presidential campaign.Newly released documents show that Kotick gave $50,000 to the ...

PS4 Fallout 4 Preorders Come With This Awesome-Looking Theme

3 August 2015 |If you're looking to buy Bethesda's upcoming role-playing game Fallout 4 on PlayStation 4, you may be happy to learn that Sony and Bethesda have teamed up for a special preorder promotion.Everyone who preorders the post-apocalyptic ...

Mission Impossible 6 Basically Confirmed

3 August 2015 |Following teasing comments from Tom Cruise last week, Paramount Pictures has now basically confirmed a sixth Mission Impossible movie. Vice chairman Rob Moore told Variety that Ethan Hunt's story won't end with the events of this ...

Fable Legends “Pretty Cool” Announcement Coming This Week

3 August 2015 |Ahead of the start of Gamescom later this week in Germany, Lionhead Studios has released a new teaser image for its upcoming Xbox One and PC role-playing game Fable Legends.The image, posted on Lionhead's Twitter account, shows a ...

Troubling Konami Culture Exposed in New Article

3 August 2015 |Publisher Konami has come under fire again after Japanese newspaper Nikkei (Japanese, login required) has published a report which revealed that the publisher has stopped development on Suikoden and Tokimeki memorial, as well ...

Speedrunning Event Raises $1.2 Million for Charity

3 August 2015 |The week-long Summer Games Done Quick speedrunning event has come to a close with more than $1 million raised for charity. The final speedrun was Chrono Trigger.In all, Summer Games Done Quick raised $1,230,852 for Doctors Without ...

Angry Birds 2 Passes 10 Million Downloads

3 August 2015 |Angry Birds 2 is off to a hot start. Developer Rovio has announced that the bird-flinging sequel has passed 10 million downloads since its release for mobile phones and tablets on July 29.The entire Angry Birds franchise has ...

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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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Cat and mouse: How Bohemia bags cheaters in DayZ

3 August 2015 |After studying them intently for some time, DayZ associate producer Eugen Harton shares lessons learned on how to detect and combat cheaters in your own game. ...

Yearly revisions the secret to Nintendo’s handheld biz

3 August 2015 |Analyst Matt Matthews charts how the company's flagship console products keep on keeping on, thanks to a yearly upgrade cycle. ...

Advice on making believable VR games from Sony’s Heist designer

3 August 2015 |At GDC Europe today, SCEE's John Foster shared advice for fellow devs on making believable, enjoyable VR games based on his experiences crafting Project Morpheus demos like The London Heist. ...

How CD Projekt Red made crafting work with Witcher 3’s dynamic economy

3 August 2015 |At GDC Europe, CDPR's Matthew Steinke offers a behind-the-scenes look at how he led design of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's crafting system and how he made it play nice with the game's dynamic economy. ...

Demaking Outer Wilds

3 August 2015 |"We needed a way for players to test the game's entire narrative structure in a fraction of the time it would take during a normal playthrough." Hence, a demake of the IGF winning game. ...

Nikkei reports on Konami’s controlling corporate culture

3 August 2015 |Japanese site Nikkei has reported on the details of the internal culture at Konami, illustrating an environment of control and surveillance. ...

Gameplay vs. story: How to strike the balance you want

3 August 2015 |Experienced narrative designer Evan Skolnick (Star Wars: Battlefront, Dying Light) explores how different games balance gameplay and story, and offers a design framework for making your own choice. ...

How I recreated the hallway from P.T. in Unity

1 August 2015 |How one developer recreated the infamous (and now deleted) demo for Hideo Kojima's Silent Hills in Unity: A complete look at the entire workflow. ...

Get a job: Square Enix is seeking programmers for its Tokyo studio

1 August 2015 |Want a chance to work in Tokyo? Square Enix is seeking "seasoned engineers" to work on its next-generation tech: the Luminous Engine. ...

Valve VR partner HTC invests $10 million in startup WEVR

1 August 2015 |The Taiwanese electronics company's commitment to its VR headset, the Vive -- developed in collaboration with Valve -- leads to an investment in a VR content company. ...

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Inside Konami: public shaming, tyrannical management and punitive reassignment

3 August 2015 |Nikkei paints a picture of publisher not just in disarray, but dissolution

Twitch grows global infrastructure and event presence

3 August 2015 |Will have booths at PAX Aus, Electronic Game Show in Mexico and Tokyo Game Show

Gears Of War Ultimate is The Coalition’s bootcamp

3 August 2015 |Rod Fergusson explains how the remake is helping his team prepare for Gears Of War 4

Autodesk launches new game engine

3 August 2015 |"The games industry is undergoing a major transition, which poses new complexities for both AAA and indie game developers"

Riding Out the Digital Tsunami

3 August 2015 |Why Latin America's mobile gamers are ready to play ball with the West

Kelly Wallick appointed IGF Chair

1 August 2015 |Indie Megabooth founder takes over indie game festival as Brandon Boyer steps down after five years

Nvidia issues recall notice for Shield Tablets

31 July 2015 |Certain batteries found to be overheating to point of combustion

HTC invests $10 million in VR dev community

31 July 2015 |WEVR operates a $1 million grant scheme for VR content creators

Loading the DICE: GM Patrick Bach

31 July 2015 |Two very different IP, Star Wars Battlefront and Mirror's Edge, one studio. The GM explains how and why

"AR will be the biggest technological revolution in our lifetimes"

31 July 2015 |Epic's Tim Sweeney sees VR being overtaken in just 10 years

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 152

3 August 2015 |If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 152), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below.read more

ISPs argue that they are ‘information services,’ not ‘telecommunication services’ in federal court

1 August 2015 | Internet service providers and trade groups filed a 95-page brief on Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia laying out their arguments why the ...

ISPs argue that they are ‘information services,’ not ‘telecommunication services’ in federal court

1 August 2015 | Internet service providers and trade groups filed a 95-page brief on Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia laying out their arguments why the ...

ISPs argue that they are ‘information services,’ not ‘telecommunication services’ in federal court

1 August 2015 | Internet service providers and trade groups filed a 95-page brief on Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia laying out their arguments why the ...

Microsoft: 14 million installs so far for Windows 10

1 August 2015 | Microsoft announced today that around 14 million people have installed Windows 10 on their computers. Windows 10 began rolling out in phases on Wednesday and the offer of a ...

Microsoft: 14 million installs so far for Windows 10

1 August 2015 | Microsoft announced today that around 14 million people have installed Windows 10 on their computers. Windows 10 began rolling out in phases on Wednesday and the offer of a ...

Microsoft: 14 million installs so far for Windows 10

1 August 2015 | Microsoft announced today that around 14 million people have installed Windows 10 on their computers. Windows 10 began rolling out in phases on Wednesday and the offer of a ...

HTC invests $10 million in VR content creator

1 August 2015 | Mobile phone maker HTC announced an investment of $10 million in VR development community and media platform WEVR. The goal of the investment is to stimulate the creation of ...

HTC invests $10 million in VR content creator

1 August 2015 | Mobile phone maker HTC announced an investment of $10 million in VR development community and media platform WEVR. The goal of the investment is to stimulate the creation of ...

HTC invests $10 million in VR content creator

1 August 2015 | Mobile phone maker HTC announced an investment of $10 million in VR development community and media platform WEVR. The goal of the investment is to stimulate the creation of ...

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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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Modding Community Putting HD Textures Into Resident Evil 4

3 August 2015 |jones_supa writes: The Ultimate HD Edition of Resident Evil 4 does not fully adhere to its name, as terrain textures are actually not in high definition. A couple of fans called Cris and Albert are chipping in to help fix this ...

In Windows 10, Ad-Free Solitaire Will Cost You $10—Every Year

2 August 2015 |Wired UK reports that the pre-installed Solitaire on Windows 10 capitalizes on the long-cultivated addiction that some users have to the game with an interesting bargain: rather than being an ordinary included application like it ...

In Windows 10, Ad-Free Solitaire Will Cost You $10—Every Year

2 August 2015 |Wired UK reports that the pre-installed Solitaire on Windows 10 capitalizes on the long-cultivated addiction that some users have to the game with an interesting bargain: rather than being an ordinary included application like it ...

In Windows 10, Ad-Free Solitaire Will Cost You $10—Every Year

2 August 2015 |Wired UK reports that the pre-installed Solitaire on Windows 10 capitalizes on the long-cultivated addiction that some users have to the game with an interesting bargain: rather than being an ordinary included application like it ...

Windows 10 App For Xbox One Could Render Steam Machines Useless

30 July 2015 |SlappingOysters writes: The release of Windows 10 has brought with it the Xbox app -- a portal through which you can stream anything happening on your Xbox One to your Surface or desktop. Finder is reporting that the love will go ...

Sprked Tries To Solve Valve’s Paid Mods Scandal

30 July 2015 |SlappingOysters writes: This article takes a closer look at the emerging crowdfunding platform Sprked, which aims to follow the Patreon support model, but exclusively for video game modders. The service is currently in its early ...

Razer Acquires Ouya’s Storefront and Technical Team

28 July 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: The Ouya Android-based gaming console was one of Kickstarter's biggest successes — and one of the biggest letdowns for all the backers. The console never really took off, and the company behind it ...

Nintendo TVii Service Will Go Dark August 11th

26 July 2015 |Kotaku reports that Nintendo's has announced it will shutter its Wii U TVii in just a few weeks; after August 11th, the service will be no more. The description that Kotaku offers gives some idea of why: Nintendo TVii promised to ...

Chinese Consumers Can Now Buy Formerly Banned Consoles, Nationwide

26 July 2015 |PC Magazine reports that China has entered a new phase in its liberalization of game console sales. Restrictions amounting to a nationwide ban were loosened recently, so that manufacturers which produced (and sold) consoles in ...

Chinese Consumers Can Now Buy Formerly Banned Consoles, Nationwide

26 July 2015 |PC Magazine reports that China has entered a new phase in its liberalization of game console sales. Restrictions amounting to a nationwide ban were loosened recently, so that manufacturers which produced (and sold) consoles in ...

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