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Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway

Posted by Arep | 30 September 2008 |

After a few days with BiA I've discovered that its an excellent squad-based shooter but experience with the previous games is required to feel anything for the story until the very end.

Read more » | 2 user reviews | Xbox

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Posted by Arep | 20 September 2008 |

Engaging story and phun with physics almost makes up for a short, sub-par game.

Read more » | 1 user review | Xbox

Too Human

Posted by UNK | 19 September 2008 |

After waiting forever for this game to come out, (ok 14 years is a long time) many people were understandably less then impressed with the finished product. The two problems with this attitude is that ...

Read more » | 1 user review | Xbox

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Posted by Arep | 10 September 2008 |

Overall this is a great game that is different than other MMOs, yet includes many of the best features/functions that are in other MMOs.

Read more » | 11 user reviews | PC

Space Siege

Posted by Arep | 9 September 2008 |

While the game’s title suggests that it’s a spiritual successor to the Dungeon Siege games, it is most definitely not Dungeon Siege in space

Read more » | 0 user reviews | PC

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

Posted by Arep | 1 September 2008 |

If you play golf, there are a number of secondary objectives that you are required to complete before you can call yourself a golfer. The first is to be able to fluently quote Caddyshack and, to a ...

Read more » | 2 user reviews | Xbox

Lord of the Rings Online: One Year Later

Posted by Arep | 28 August 2008 |

How much of a chance for success does a game based on the grandfather of high fantasy have in the same marketplace as EVE, EverQuest 2 and WoW? Well, it turns out that it has a very good chance, ...

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Porsche 911 Turbo Wheel

Posted by Admin | 27 August 2008 |

An ambitious wheel design that doesn't quite live up to its own expectations.

Read more » | 1 user review | Hardware

Civilization: Revolution

Posted by Arep | 21 August 2008 |

Although “built from the ground up for consoles” has almost become a cliché of games reviewing, Civilization: Revolutions is one game that encapsulates this term, and succeeds in living up to its ...

Read more » | 1 user review | Xbox

Star Trek Online: First Look

Posted by Arep | 9 August 2008

A few months ago those waiting anxiously for an MMO set in the Star Trek universe were dismayed when Perpetual Entertainment closed its doors. Today at the annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas Cryptic ...

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PSN Black Friday Sale Begins, See All the Deals Here

27 November 2015 |Black Friday doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but Sony is rolling out new deals right now.The company has launched a Black Friday flash sale on the PlayStation Network, discounting loads of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and ...

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Focuses on the Dark Side

27 November 2015 |Another new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has arrived, courtesy of the official Star Wars Facebook page. Like with previous TV spots featuring Finn and Rey, this one puts the spotlight on a new character, namely the evil ...

Guardians of The Galaxy 2 Begins Pre-Production

26 November 2015 |While most of Marvel's blockbusters are based around established, much-loved superheroes, many were surprised when the less-well-known Guardians of the Galaxy went on to beat the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor at the ...

Limited-Edition $100 Hardcover Released for Acclaimed Indie Fez

26 November 2015 |Fez, the acclaimed perspective-warping indie platformer that first shipped in 2012, is now available in a limited hardcover edition.Only 500 copies will be printed, developer Polytron said on its shop page, adding that each one ...

PC Retailer Newegg Announces Black Friday Sales for Australia

26 November 2015 |Tech-focused digital retailer Newegg has announced it is extended its Black Friday sales to Australian customers, with local shipping. Over 260 "deep discounts" are available form now until Cyber Monday, November 30.Newegg chief ...

Dragon’s Lair Movie Crowdfunding Canceled, But Project Not Dead

26 November 2015 |The Kickstarter campaign for a movie based on the arcade classic Dragon's Lair has been canceled. But while that campaign is dead, the project itself is not. In an update posted on Kickstarter this week, producers and animation ...

Indie Game That Was Featured on House of Cards, Monument Valley, Gets New Merch Line

26 November 2015 |Acclaimed mobile game Monument Valley is getting a new line of merchandise from iam8bit. The company's new collection, created in partnership with developer ustwo, spans things like clothing, hats, pins, and plushies. The new items ...

Best PC Black Friday 2015 Game and Bundle Deals

26 November 2015 |This year's biggest Black Friday PC gaming deals are starting. To save you the trouble of having to find them out yourself, we've compiled some of the best ones all for you. As of writing, these are the lowest prices we've found so ...

Amazon’s Black Friday Sales List Revealed

26 November 2015 |As the week moves on, we're getting closer and closer to Black Friday and all of its deals. Amazon has posted its schedule of sales detailing what will be available starting tomorrow at 6:55 AM PST. No prices have been confirmed, ...

Lara Croft Go Gets Free Expansion

26 November 2015 |Mobile tomb raiding adventure Lara Croft Go is getting a free expansion this Thanksgiving. The update is called The Shard of Life and will see Lara traversing across 26 levels in search of the titular shard on iOS and Android ...

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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

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An Unflattering Boll Cut

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The Trials and Tribulations of Gears of War: Judgment

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The Trials and Tribulations of Gears of War: Judgment

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The Cinematic Nature of Parasite Eve

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A very indie Thanksgiving

27 November 2015 |"There are many other people in the game industry whose efforts make this possible, and they receive little thanks for their work. I'd like to draw attention to some of these unsung heroes." ...

Blog: The fanatic and his RPG

27 November 2015 |"In early 2004, a middle-aged man with the Fallout-derived moniker 'Vault Dweller' wrote a brief forum post that began, 'Long story short, I've decided to make a game...' By late 2015, he had posted some 30,000 more messages." ...

Classic Postmortem: Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II

27 November 2015 |Factor 5's arcade-style action game was release 14 years ago this month. Here's an in-depth postmortem that first appeared in Game Developer magazine. ...

Blizzard quadruples Hearthstone World Championship prize pool

27 November 2015 |The prize pool at next year's Hearthstone World Championship, which sees 16 players compete to become world champion, has been increased to $1 million. ...

Solo iOS dev by an AAA vet: Lessons learned along the way

26 November 2015 |"Swing Racers is a 3D racing game on iOS where you pull your car around the house with a rubber band -- the idea came from a dream I had. Here's a write-up on the things I'll do differently on the next project." ...

The technical composer: Using Elias for adaptive music in games

26 November 2015 |"In this article I am going to set up the system in Elias, along with a new feature called 'tonal stingers' which allows us to add leitmotifs to our music." ...

On Thanksgiving, what are game devs thankful for?

26 November 2015 |It's the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., and on Twitter, we asked devs to tell us what they're thankful for. We've compiled a list of responses -- feel free to add yours! ...

Video: How to become fireproof - Surviving internet negativity

26 November 2015 |Harper has braved YouTube comments and forum posts for years, and using logic and empathy, this GDC 2014 talk helps you craft mental armor that can resist flames and save money on therapy bills. ...

Get a job: Sanzaru Games seeks a Lead Designer

26 November 2015 |"The Lead Designer will be responsible for spearheading the creation of gameplay systems, narrative, scenario authoring, and quality for our upcoming projects. This role will also include directing other designers." ...

Don’t miss: Psychology is fun

26 November 2015 |In this thought-provoking piece, researcher and author Clark takes a look at how psychology and can must be applied to game development, to produce works that engage audiences -- offering up concrete examples. ...

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Specs revealed for newly released $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

26 November 2015 |Micro-computer drops in size and price

Keywords seeks £10.45 million from share sale

26 November 2015 |Tech services company will use money to pursue several new acquisition targets

Activision Blizzard raises Hearthstone eSports prize to $1 million

26 November 2015 |World Championship prize pool will be 4x larger than 2015, with another $1 million for preliminary tournaments

Knight Squad racks up 1 million downloads

26 November 2015 |Can Chainsawesome Games emulate Rocket League after building an audience through Xbox Live giveaway?

"Games tend to be marketed by numbers, story is hard to quantify"

26 November 2015 |King of Dragon Pass creator David Dunham talks to Jurie Horneman

The9 locks down Cross Fire 2

26 November 2015 |Publisher signs $500 million-deal for five-year Chinese exclusivity window on sequel to Smilegate's $1 billion free-to-play shooter

Star Wars Battlefront is Japan’s #1

26 November 2015 |An all new top five on the software charts

Codemasters shuts down Malta studio

26 November 2015 |Developer of iOS card game Battle Decks done for as company re-focuses on racing games

How to win at Kickstarter

26 November 2015 |If you're not a famous dev you might think you don't have a chance on Kickstarter, but indies can succeed with these tips from Scott Brodie

Leftfield Collection submissions open for Rezzed 2016

26 November 2015 |SEGA sponsored showcase to be shown off to 15,000 attendees

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Happy Thanksgiving!

27 November 2015 |It was a dark and cloudy day last Wednesday, November 18. I was trudging back to my desk from a well-deserved bathroom break when a poster affixed to a support column caught my eye.  I stopped walking and gave it a closer look. ...

Take This announces ‘It’s Dangerous to Stream Alone’ holiday charity stream

26 November 2015 |Mental health awareness charity Take This will be hosting a holiday stream beginning December 28 at 12 pm ET until December 29th at 11:59 pm. This is the second year the organization has hosted a holiday live stream. The goal of ...

Operation Supply Drop deploys major video game care package to nation’s largest military hospital

26 November 2015 |On November 18 military charity Operation Supply Drop delivered what it describes as “its most impactful video game care package to date,” benefiting around 800 patients treated annually by the U.S. Army Institute of ...

Rhode Island lawmakers sign subpoena to compel Curt Schilling to testify at 38 Studios hearing

26 November 2015 |Lawmakers in Rhode Island have decided to force former 38 Studios founder and Red Sox all-star Pitcher Curt Schilling to testify about the failed $75 million loan deal between his company and the state. A subpoena signed by ...

UK teen punished for DDoS attack on gambling site

26 November 2015 |A 19-year-old man in the United Kingdom was charged for aiming a dedicated denial of service (DDOS) attack against an unnamed gambling site on Friday. Nottingham Crown Court Judge Michael Stokes sentenced 19-year-old Max Whitehouse ...

To-date Sony has sold over 30 million PS4 consoles

25 November 2015 |Sony has sold through 30.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide, the company revealed this week. The PlayStation 4 was launched in November of 2014. “We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued ...

Desert Bus For Hope generates $676K for Child’s Play

25 November 2015 |This year’s Desert Bus For Hope charity marathon event managed to raise an impressive $676,000 in a six-day gaming marathon. To date the event has generated $3.1 million for the Child’s Play charity. Desert Bus For Hope ...

New Jersey makes swatting a felony

25 November 2015 |New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie has signed a new bill into law that stiffens the penalty for those who make false emergency calls to police and emergency personnel in the state. The new bill ...

Xbox Live ‘Games With Gold’ freebies for December revealed

25 November 2015 |Xbox Gold subscribers who use either the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One can get their hands on a whole new line-up of free games beginning December 1 as part of Microsoft’s ongoing Games With Gold promotion. On Xbox One, Xbox Live ...

‘Only on’ promotion slashes ‘The Witcher 3’ price by 50 percent

25 November 2015 |The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting a substantial discount via – along with a slate of other games as part of the digital distribution channel’s “Only on” promotion. The promotion runs until ...

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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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Another Giant xkcd Comics Experiment

25 November 2015 |Dave Knott writes: XKCD creator Randall Munroe has decided to celebrate the release of his new book, Thing Explainer, by creating a "small game" called Hoverboard. In actuality, it is a gigantic scrolling comic in the same style as ...

AMD’s ‘Crimson’ Driver Software Released

25 November 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday marked the launch of AMD's 'Crimson' driver software. It replaces the old Catalyst driver software, and represents a change in how AMD develops bug fixes, improves performance, and adds ...

The Tamagochi Singularity Made Real: Infinite Tamagochi Living On the Internet

25 November 2015 |szczys writes: Everyone loves Tamagochi, the little electronic keychains spawned in the '90s that let you raise digital pets. Some time ago, XKCD made a quip about an internet-based matrix of thousands of these digital entities. ...

Ask Slashdot: Xbox One Or PlayStation 4?

22 November 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: I'm looking at getting the kids a new gaming console for Christmas this year. I'm stuck trying to decide between getting an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4. I'm really wary on the PlayStation because of the ...

Sony Quietly Adds PS2 Emulation To the PS4

21 November 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: The Digital Foundry blog reports that Sony has added functionality to the PlayStation 4 that allows it to act as an emulator for some PlayStation 2 games. Surprisingly, the company did not mention that ...

Docker Turns To Minecraft For Server Ops

20 November 2015 |dmleonard618 writes: A new GitHub project is allowing software teams to construct software like Legos. DockerCraft is a Minecraft mod that lets administrators handle and deploy servers within Minecraft. What makes this project ...

Star Wars Battlefront Released

19 November 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday marked the release of Star Wars Battlefront, EA DICE's attempt to resurrect a Star Wars video game series that had great success a decade ago, but gradually petered out over the course of ...

Microsoft Brings Its Embrace-Extend-Extinguish Game To K-12 Schools?

18 November 2015 |theodp writes: A year after it paid $2.5 billion to buy Minecraft, Microsoft has announced a partnership with that makes a Minecraft-themed introduction to programming a signature tutorial of this year's Hour of Code, ...

Dungeons & Dragons Tabletop Comes To VR Through Partnership With AltspaceVR

17 November 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: Wizards of the Coast today announced an official partnership with virtual reality firm AltspaceVR to bring the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game to virtual reality. AlspaceVR is a social ...

Belgian Home Affairs Minister: Terrorists CommunIcate Via Playstation 4

15 November 2015 |bricko writes with story at Quartz reporting the words of Belgium's home affairs minister Jan Jambon, who says that ISIL operators communicate using their PlayStation 4s; "which allows terrorists to communicate with each other and ...

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Posted by Tilce | 22 August 2012

An Introduction to Guild Wars 2 and the TOG GW2 Crew.

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Get to know your guildmate interview #4: Serah De Vere

Posted by Ral_Partha | 29 December 2012

Ral Partha interviews TOG member and Guild Wars 2 fan "Serah De Vere", in the latest installment of "Get to know your guildmates with Ral Partha"!

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Posted by Ral_Partha | 19 December 2012

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TF2 Unveils a new Co-Op Mode - Mann vs Machine

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The game that keeps on giving unveils new co-op mode. Red and Blue join forces to fight off a marauding mob of malevolent machines. TOG TF2 has 2 MvsM servers up and running for your machinations. See the ...

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2 Sep: Meet and Greet, Chat and Craft!

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Specs gives a humorous but serious run down on how to stay healthy in the first weekend of Guild Wars 2.

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Guild Wars: Winds of Change

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