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Atlantica Online - Preview

Posted by Arep | 2 August 2008

In the old console RPG days turn based combat was the norm but it still left plenty of strategy for us to romance over. I can remember my epic battles and the sweet taste of victory when my units pulled off ...

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Dungeon Runners

Posted by Arep | 4 July 2008 |

Dungeon Runners is a free MMO from the publishers/developers of City of Heroes/Villains, Guild Wars, Lineage and Tabula Rasa. That’s a pretty impressive pedigree and it shows the moment you launch ...

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Kung-Fu Panda

Posted by Arep | 26 June 2008 |

If you haven’t seen the movie don’t worry, when you play this game you will be living it!

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Stargate Worlds: First Look

Posted by Arep | 14 June 2008

We summarize all the info that's been released so far about Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment's upcoming game, Stargate Worlds. Can they MacGyver up an MMO worth your time?

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Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach - Replay

Posted by Arep | 29 May 2008

So, when it was suggested that someone write and article about Turbine’s Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach the question wasn’t if I was going to give it a try but what class to choose. If any of ...

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Il-2 Sturmovik: 1946

Posted by Arep | 16 May 2008

The Older Gamers now have an active WWII flight squadron, "The Old Goats," and are seeking new pilots!! No experience nescessary, just a fondness for sheep, fleecy boots and a strong stomach.

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Project Reality

Posted by RogueSlayer | 12 May 2008

Movement, ten o'clock. You're not sure if you saw something or not. Pull out your map and check to see if there are any friendly squads in your area – nope, you're on point. Slip your binoculars out and ...

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Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - First Impressions

Posted by Arep | 10 May 2008

Over the years the story of Conan has been told and expanded in magazines, comic books, movies, and most recently, an epic MMO. In a matter of days Funcom will open the doors on a world of swords, sorcery ...

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The Witcher

Posted by Arep | 6 May 2008 |

Many PC gamers are eagerly awaiting the release of Funcom’s wild and wooly Age of Conan MMO without realizing that CD Projekt Red, a small development house in Poland, has recently released an ...

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No More Heroes

Posted by Arep | 4 May 2008 |

No More Heroes is a game that probably needed the services of a Minister for Common Sense. There's a really good game lurking in there somewhere, but it seems to have gotten lost amongst some kinky ...

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The Division PC Version “In Check” With PS4/Xbox One Editions, Dev Says

8 February 2016 |Though it will have more graphical settings, Ubisoft purposefully kept the PC version of The Division somewhat "in check" with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of the third-person shooter. That's according an Ubisoft ...

Watch Super Bowl 50’s Movie Trailers and Video Game Ads Here Tonight

8 February 2016 |Super Bowl 50 is just a few hours away. The biggest TV event of the year is expected to draw more than 100 million viewers, so it's no small surprise that companies are willing to pay this year's fee of $5 million for 30 seconds to ...

Watch Street Fighter 5 Necalli and Zangief Character Overview Trailers

8 February 2016 |Capcom's character overview video series continues with new trailers that showcase new fighter Necalli and Zangief, who first appeared in Street Fighter II. In these videos, Capcom producer Matt Edwards showcases the characters, ...

Watch Quantum Break Prototype Footage

8 February 2016 |As part of a recent lecture in Paris, Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment released some prototype footage from the time-bending Xbox One game that shows off what it looked like in an in-development state. DualShockers ...

Depictions of “Violence Towards Children” Means Binding of Isaac Gets Rejected From App Store

8 February 2016 |Apple has rejected The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth from release on the App Store due to its reported depiction of violence and abuse towards children. This is according to Tyrone Rodriguez, the founder of Binding of Isaac publisher ...

Deadpool Movie Review Roundup

7 February 2016 |Marvel superhero movie Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds as the "merc with a mouth," comes to theaters this Friday, February 12. Ahead of its theatrical release, reviews for the film have started to come online.<iframe ...

Titanfall 2 Has Single-Player Campaign, TV Spinoff Show in the Works - Report

7 February 2016 |Lots of new details about Titanfall 2 have come to light, thanks to an interview lead writer Jesse Stern recently gave to Forbes. In the interview, Stern, who also worked on the first game, says the game will have a single-player ...

Final Fantasy Tactics Director’s Next Game Put on Backburner

7 February 2016 |Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2014, with a release scheduled for summer 2015. That never happened, and now it sounds like the game, from Final Fantasy Tactics director Yasumi Matsuno ...

Deadpool Movie Review

7 February 2016 |You’ll know from the opening scene if the Deadpool movie is for you. If a tracking shot through freeze-framed, close-quarters carnage while the title sequence credits people like "an entirely CGI character" and "a British ...

Star Citizen Creator Answers 10 More Fan Questions

7 February 2016 |Star Citizen's next "10 for the Chairman" video is up. In this latest installment, creator Chris Roberts answers an array of wildly different questions about a handful of topics, including inspirations for the game PC space game, ...

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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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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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What no one tells you about burst campaigns

6 February 2016 |"The heart of this technique means abusing the trust of your players, the very people you need to keep making more games. These types of quick fixes and greasy gimmicks are why marketing has such negative connotations." ...

Get a job: Disney seeks an experienced Lead Game Designer

6 February 2016 |The Walt Disney Company seeks an experienced designer to take a lead role at the company's Glendale, California studio and guide design and development of F2P iOS and Android games. ...

Blog: The truth about mobile game marketing

6 February 2016 |"Long story short: we've had a hard time marketing our mobile games because there isn't really a clear and easy way how to do it." ...

Video: A postmortem of the groundbreaking Pinball Construction Set

6 February 2016 |At GDC 2013 Pinball Construction Set creator Bill Budge lays out the blueprints for how he came to construct a game that has (directly or indirectly) influenced generations of game developers. ...

5 production secrets from Sunless Sea and Fallen London’s head writer

6 February 2016 |"I manage our in-house content team and cabal of freelancers who create the stories for Sunless Sea, Fallen London, Dragon Age: the Last Court, and our other projects. I'm still finding my feet! But here's five things I've learned ...

The story behind Cut the Rope: Magic’s creation, straight from the devs

6 February 2016 |"It was quite a challenge to add a fresh note to the already many-sided Cut the Rope gameplay, while still preserving all the good things that have kept the series going for such a long time." ...

Humble Bundle is now funding development of ‘Humble Original’ games

6 February 2016 |Humble Monthly, the "book club for games," is now reaching over 70k subscribers and generating enough revenue for the company to fund development of new games for those same subscribers. ...

Considering Street Fighter II’s legacy on its 25th anniversary

6 February 2016 |What is the lasting legacy of Street Fighter II? We asked the designers of SFV, Guilty Gear, Dead or Alive, Skullgirls, Aztez, Divekick, Yomi, and many other luminaries of the fighting game scene. ...

Don’t Miss: The art direction autopsy of Firaxis’ XCOM

6 February 2016 |At GDC 2013, XCOM: Enemy Unknown art director Greg Foertsch digs into the art design process of doing a big-budget remake of a seminal title like the original X-COM: UFO Defense. ...

One becomes two as Daybreak splits H1Z1 into a pair of $20 games

6 February 2016 |Daybreak Game Company intends to shave off a piece of its Early Access multiplayer survival game H1Z1 and sell it as a separate game, multiplayer shooter H1Z1: King of the Kill, on Steam and consoles later this year.  ...

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Scrap Mechanic sells 100,000 on Early Access

6 February 2016 |Stockholm studio finds success with building game

Wevr raises $25m for Transport platform

6 February 2016 |Online virtual reality content network now in beta

VTech to acquire LeapFrog

6 February 2016 |Educational gaming companies enter merger agreement

Todd Howard to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award

6 February 2016 |16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards honour Bethesda veteran

Ian Livingstone opening two Livingstone Academies

6 February 2016 |Games Workshop co-founder gets approval for schools that will focus on computer sciences, STEM subjects, arts

The ESA must adapt or die

6 February 2016 |SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen argues that the trade body no longer actually represents the industry and must step up its game

Puzzle & Trivia games dominate Windows IAP revenue

5 February 2016 |Games category the source of 85 per cent of all Windows Store IAP transactions in Q4 2015, says Microsoft

Nintendo puts "Quality of Life" sleep monitor to bed

5 February 2016 |"We do not have the conviction that the [device] can enter the phase of actually becoming a product"

Sega’s games revenue in decline after nine months

5 February 2016 |Packaged Games revenue down 17 per cent, unit sales down 30 per cent

No, Nintendo isn’t going to make VR games

5 February 2016 |Saying it's “looking into” VR is merely Nintendo acknowledging VR's existence; the tech itself is anathema to Nintendo's whole design philosophy

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Join us tonight at 6p PST for Super Podcast Action Committee

6 February 2016 |Dumb trademarks, questionable customer service, CENSORSHIP!!!  All that and more on tonight’s episode! I’ll embed the stream closer to showtime.

How exactly did Nintendo change the ‘petting’ minigame in Fire Emblem Fates?

6 February 2016 |In the Japanese version of Fire Emblem Fates, you can invite characters to your private quarters for a chat and increase your affinity with them (which has certain gameplay advantages) by stroking their face with your 3DS stylus. ...

One man’s strange interaction with Bethesda customer support

6 February 2016 |Paul Watson, who happens to work for UK-based Gamer Network (it owns Eurogamer and other UK and European gaming websites) has had a number of interesting exchanges with Bethesda Softworks customer support. Ultimately these ...

Secretary Clinton’s support of TPP gets fact checked

6 February 2016 |In the midst of the war of words between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders about who is a progressive and the undue influence of Wall Street’s money on campaigns in the American political ...

Warner Bros. cancels Mac and Linux ports of Batman: Arkham Knight

6 February 2016 |To say the PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight has had a troubled history would be a gross understatement.  The game released last year buggy as sin, got yanked from Steam for a few months, relaunched in a state most still felt was ...

Poll: Should tattoo artists be paid when a person inked with their design appears in a video game?

5 February 2016 |Earlier this week we reported that a tattoo studio is suing 2K Games for using its art in NBA 2K16.  The basketball video game includes likenesses of players LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kenyon Martin, DeAndre Jordan and Eric ...

The Political Machine 2016 released

5 February 2016 |Stardock Software has officially released the final version of The Political Machine 2016 – right at the start of the primary season for Republican and Democratic hopefuls looking to find a path to the U.S. presidency. The game, ...

Brush Up wins at Serious Games and Virtual Environments Arcade and Showcase

5 February 2016 |Educational game Brush Up has won first prize at the Serious Games and Virtual Environments Arcade and Showcase in the Small/Emerging Company category. This marks the first time a Georgia company has won at this event, ...

‘The Offworld Collection’ inches towards crowd-funding goal

5 February 2016 |Writers Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson, two former primary contributors to Boing Boing’s alt-games blog Offworld, are probably pretty happy today. The crowd-funding campaign for “The Offworld Collection” on Kickstarter ...

AbleGamers announces ‘Expansion Packs’ program

5 February 2016 |AbleGamers Foundation, a charity dedicated to accessibility in gaming and helping gamers with disabilities,  announced a new initiative this week  called “Expansion Packs.” Born out of existing partnerships with the ...

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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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Report: Google Will Go In Big For VR Hardware This Year

8 February 2016 |The Financial Times reports that Google isn't going to let the VR hardware wars fall to the likes of Samsung and Oculus; instead, it's working on a (cardboard-free) VR headset of its own, to be released in conjunction with Android ...

Unreal Engine Will Soon Allow Developers To Build Games Inside of VR

7 February 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Engine, has been a longstanding supporter of VR. They were on board way back when Oculus sparked the VR industry in 2012 with a Kickstarter that would snowball into a ...

Bethesda To Unleash the Hounds of Hell On May 13th: Doom Release Date Confirmed

7 February 2016 |MojoKid writes: Bethesda and id Software are in the process rebooting the Doom franchise and it seems like it's been in development for ages. When we last visited the upcoming Doom remake, Bethesda had posted a giblet-filled ...

Nintendo Hits Snooze On Sleep-Tracking Device

6 February 2016 |In October 2014, Nintendo announced a plan to develop a sleep-tracking app and device. This device would use microwave sensors to monitor important sleep data throughout the night, to optimize users' slumber time and encourage a ...

Video Game Cheaters Outed By Logic Bombs

3 February 2016 |Lirodon writes: A Reddit user decided to tackle the issue of cheaters within Valve's multiplayer shooter Counter Strike: Global Offensive in their own unique way: by luring them towards fake "multihacks" that promised a motherlode ...

Computer Beats Go Champion

28 January 2016 |Koreantoast writes: Go (weiqi), the ancient Chinese board game, has long been held up as one of the more difficult, unconquered challenges facing AI scientists... until now. Google DeepMind researchers, led by David Silver and ...

To Solve a Rubik’s Cube In 1 Second, It Takes a Robot

25 January 2016 |The Next Web features a quick look at an eyebrow-raisingly fast Rubik's Cube-solving robot, created by developers Jay Flatland and Paul Rose. How fast? The robot can solve a scrambled cube in one second (as long as you're willing ...

Finally Calculated: All the Legal Positions In a 19x19 Game of Go

25 January 2016 |Reader John Tromp points to an explanation posted at GitHub of a computational challenge Tromp coordinated that makes a nice companion to the recent discovery of a 22 million-digit Mersenne prime. A distributed effort using pooled ...

Game Historian: Gygax Swiped Fantasy Rules From a Forgotten 1970 Wargame

22 January 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: According to game historian Jon Peterson, Gary Gygax's Chainmail fantasy wargame (which became the basis for Dave Arneson's Blackmoor and later Dungeons & Dragons) borrowed heavily from an earlier ...

How OpenGL Graphics Card Performance Has Evolved Over 10 Years

20 January 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: A new report at Phoronix looks at the OpenGL performance of 27 graphics cards from the GeForce 8 through GeForce 900 series. Various Ubuntu OpenGL games were tested on these graphics cards dating back to ...

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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

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

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Posted by Tilce | 10 September 2012

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Posted by Tilce | 10 September 2012

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

Posted by Ulric | 26 August 2012

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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Posted by Tilce | 24 August 2012

Get to know GW2's 501st sign up: Klobberella

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Posted by Tilce | 24 August 2012

2 Sep: Meet and Greet, Chat and Craft!

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Health, You and the Launch of Guild Wars 2

Posted by Tilce | 23 August 2012

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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Change is coming to Cantha

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