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RIFT

Posted by Tilce | 12 February 2011

Tripping has never been so much fun!

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LOTRO goes F2P : First Thoughts

Posted by Tilce | 10 February 2011

LOTRO went F2P on 8 September 2010 in NA/Aus!

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Interview with a Horse

Posted by Tilce | 7 February 2011

Renewed activity within the Battlefield 2142 division!

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Fallout New Vegas: A Fistful of Bottle Caps

Posted by Tilce | 7 February 2011

*Warning - the following story contains spoilers about Fallout: New Vegas* The following holotapes were recovered from the ruins of New Vegas.

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Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 Headphones

Posted by Tilce | 6 February 2011 |

A review by Draadnor

Read more » | 7 user reviews | Hardware

StarCraft 2

Posted by Tilce | 2 February 2011 |

StarCraft II is a deep and intuitive game that will please veterans of the series, and allow new players to see what all the hype is about. Whether or not it becomes the classic that the predecessor ...

Read more » | 8 user reviews | PC

Monday Night Combat

Posted by Tilce | 29 January 2011 |

Monday Night Combat is a class-based, third-person shooter… and the most popular lethal sport of the future! "Steam"

Read more » | 6 user reviews | PC Xbox

DC Universe Online

Posted by Tilce | 28 January 2011 |

A review by Kess

Read more » | 10 user reviews | PC

Perpetuum Game Review

Posted by Tilce | 21 January 2011 |

The Omen - Division Captain of Perpetuum reviews this new game on the MMO market!

Read more » | 7 user reviews | PC

World Golf Tour Beta

Posted by Tilce | 19 January 2011

WTG? Never heard of it? Neither had I until...

Read more » | 19 Comments | PC

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Heroes of the Storm Dev Discusses New Warcraft Hero, Upcoming Map, and Making the Game Unique

22 July 2014 |Heroes of the Storm, the MOBA-like hero brawler from World of Warcraft developer Blizzard, has been in a closed alpha test since March. Every few weeks, the developer launches a new update, adding new content, changing balance, and ...

Pro Gaming Team Wins $5 Million in Dota 2 International Championship

22 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420340/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>The fourth-ever Dota 2 International--the ...

Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Screenshot Comparison Shows 3DS Remakes’ Improved Visuals

22 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419405/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>Considering 12 years have passed since ...

Modern Combat 5 Pirated Ahead of Launch After Dev Gives Fans Early Access

22 July 2014 |To promote the release of Modern Combat 5: Blackout later this week, developer Gameloft recently held a contest that provided winners with early access to this latest game in its mobile first-person shooter series. Things quickly ...

EA’s Sims Studio Hiring for First New Franchise Since Will Wright’s Departure

22 July 2014 |Maxis' latest game, The Sims 4A newly discovered job posting for a senior designer position at Maxis has revealed the nature of a "new, unannounced" project in the works at the Electronic Arts-owned studio. From the sound of it, ...

Assassin’s Creed Unity Preorder Bonuses

22 July 2014 |The wealth of preorder bonuses and special editions for big games can get pretty convoluted, and Assassin's Creed Unity is no exception. Often, games will have different offers for each different retailer, and three or four ...

The Last of Us Being Performed as a One-Time-Only Stage Show

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Destiny Preorder Bonuses

22 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420328/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>If the buzz around the beta hasn't ...

Doom Reboot Unlikely to Be Seen Again This Year

22 July 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419386/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>At QuakeCon last week, the new game in ...

The Sims 4 Premium Service Spotted in Lengthy New Gameplay Video

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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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‘What are the greatest influences on your work as a creator?’

22 July 2014 |When we asked our Twitter followers what influenced them, we were hoping to hear lots of different things, and so we did. ...

Cliff Bleszinski opens up about the future of games

22 July 2014 |"Not having an agenda has been tremendously freeing, creatively as well as professionally." - Cliff Bleszinski on his "retirement," now officially ended with the announcement of BlueStreak ...

Video: No more scapegoats—Improving the public image of games

22 July 2014 |In this GDC 2013 panel, professor Ian Bogost joined Epic expat Mike Capps and the IGDA's Daniel Greenberg to argue against public misconceptions about games, and what we can do to counter them. ...

Yahoo takes a step toward mobile analytics with Flurry buy

22 July 2014 |Nothing much will change, says Flurry's president and CEO, as web behemoth scoops up popular mobile analytics and advertising platform. ...

Developer of cancelled Yogscast game reveals where the money went

22 July 2014 |Winterkewl Games' lead developer Kris Vale has published a frank accounting of how the indie studio managed to spend nearly half a million dollars in Kickstarter pledges without making a game. ...

When an artist creates games…

22 July 2014 |"We keep talking about video games as art but there's still this big gap between the video game world and the contemporary art world; we need to fill it. I want more of Pippin Barr feat. Marina Abramovi& #263;." ...

Get a job: Firaxis is hiring a Senior Software Engineer

22 July 2014 |The makers of Civilization: Beyond Earth are looking to hire a senior software engineer to help design and implement next-gen systems code from the studio's offices in Baltimore, Maryland. ...

Classic Postmortem: Defense of the Ancients (a.k.a. DotA)

22 July 2014 |This 2009 look-back at the popular mod (which gave rise to the now-huge MOBA genre) was written by some of its key developers and explores the origins of the phenomenon. ...

Analyst tries to keep up with Kardashian game

22 July 2014 |Analysts are lauding Kim Kardashian: Hollywood as a major turning point for Glu Mobile and doubling their expectations of its earning potential in the wake of the freemium app's strong debut. ...

Blog: Why Zenimax v. Oculus matters

22 July 2014 |Attorney Dan Rogers takes a look at the fight between Oculus VR and Zenimax, which alleges its code is what made the Rift what it is today -- and how NDAs may lie at the core of the case. ...

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Looking for hits with Indie Piñata

22 July 2014 |Why one Warsaw developer decided to create its own bundle

Warner Bros. nabs Space Invaders film rights

22 July 2014 |Oscar-winning writer one of three producers on adaptation of original Taito classic

Facebook’s Oculus acquisition closed today

22 July 2014 |"Reimagining the way people communicate"

Monument Valley sells a million

22 July 2014 |Less than a month after hitting £1 million revenue milestone

Tango sets up $25 million game dev fund

22 July 2014 |Messaging app will consider acquisitions, hires ex-Gree exec Jim Ying as VP of games publishing

PCGA becomes Open Gaming Alliance

22 July 2014 |Recognizes changing platform dominance in digital sector

Bleszinski: Trade shows "a model that’s eventually going to die"

22 July 2014 |Former Epic design director on the new world order of the industry

That which does not kill you…

22 July 2014 |Introversion and Choice Provisions co-founders share how tough times set them up for greater success

Bigpoint returns to mobile with Little Worlds acquisition

21 July 2014 |Lyon-based studio will be a dedicated mobile developer for the German free-to-play company

Watch Richard Lemarchand explore the future of games

21 July 2014 |In a brilliant talk from Gamelab, the former Naughty Dog designer paints a vivid picture of where we're heading

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‘PC Gaming Alliance’ Renamed ‘Open Gaming Alliance’

22 July 2014 | The PC Gaming Alliance has formally and officially changed its name to the "Open Gaming Alliance" (or OGA, for short). The group said that it changed its name in ...

Gameloft’s ‘Modern Combat 5’ Pirated By Contest Winner(s)

22 July 2014 | Gameloft held a contest to let winners have early access to an iOS, Windows 8, and Android shooter called Modern Combat 5, but the company claims that some individual(s) ...

Senate Majority Leader Pits One Internet Tax Against Another

22 July 2014 | A new Senate bill may force lawmakers to agree to expand the reach of sales taxes on out-of-state retailers, or see the end of a law that forbids states and cities from ...

‘Yogventures’ Developer Explains ‘Where The Money Went’

22 July 2014 | Last week popular gaming-related YouTube group Yogscast announced that Yogventures was no longer in development. Kickstarter backers were told they would receive a Steam key ...

‘Last of Us’ Voice Actor Criticizes Ubisoft Over Assassin’s Creed: Unity

22 July 2014 | Ashley Johnson who voiced the lead character Ellie in The Last of Us, has criticized Ubisoft over the company’s recent statements about the lack of playable female ...

Former State Department Official Asks What Data The NSA is Collecting on Americans

22 July 2014 | John Napier Tye, a former State Department section chief for Internet freedom, is calling on the government to answer questions related to a recent op-ed published by the ...

‘Ninja Pizza Girl’ Adds ‘Includification’ Stretch Goal to Kickstarter Campaign

22 July 2014 |Ninja Pizza Girl developer Disparity Games announced a new stretch goal that focuses on "Includification." In case you are unfamiliar with the term, it basically means to add components and functionality in a game or ...

Valve Responds to Steam Developer Community Complaints About Security Issues

22 July 2014 | Recently SteamDB published an open letter to Valve from members of Steam’s developer community concerned with some of the company’s security practices. The ...

Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 106

21 July 2014 |Another week, another live episode. If you missed the live show over the weekend you can check it out now on YouTube. We're still working out some of the kinks. This week hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discussed a lot ...

‘Areal’ Fully Funded, Gets Alleged Letter From Russian President

21 July 2014 |Despite some controversy associated with Areal, a spiritual successor of sort to the STALKER series, the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign from West Games is a success, raising $64,291 with three days to go. West Games was asking ...

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Happy 50th birthday, Ryu!

22 July 2014 | Street Fighter's iconic world warrior Ryu has just hit the big 5-0, a Reddit post pointed out earlier today. Feel free to send him "over the hill" birthday cards and jokey coffee mugs to mark the start of his sixth virtual decade. ...

Newbee wins first place, $5 million in Dota 2 International

22 July 2014 | Newbee takes home more than $5 million in prize money after defeating ViCi Gaming in The International Dota 2 Grand Finals today. This is part of the largest payout ever in an eSports competition, with a final pool of $10.9 ...

Modern Combat 5 cracked, pirated by contest winner

22 July 2014 | Pirated copies of the mobile first-person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout flooded torrent websites this weekend, reportedly originating from a copy of the game distributed by the developer as part of a contest. Gameloft held ...

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus is now official

22 July 2014 | Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR closed today, officially cementing the deal that was announced in March. Oculus and Facebook are as inseparable as a vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity. Or a tech ...

PSA: Destiny beta is down for two days

22 July 2014 | Hopefully you got your fill of moon wizards over the weekend, as the Destiny beta has now entered a temporary hiatus. "We are beginning the process of taking the Destiny Beta offline for maintenance," reads a tweet from developer ...

Something new under the Sunset at Tale of Tales

22 July 2014 | The past releases of developer Tales of Tales have often defied recognizable genres, and even avoided conventional principles of what a game is defined to be. Experiences like The Endless Forest, Fatale, and The Path have brushed ...

Pre-order Destiny, earn a trip to the Vanguard Armory

22 July 2014 |Those who purchase Bungie's open-universe shooter Destiny prior to its September 9 debut will be granted in-game access to the Vanguard Armory where they'll find new weaponry, gear and an "exclusive player emblem." [Image: ...

Joystiq Deals: PS4 Battlefield Bundle Giveaway, Wii Fit U

22 July 2014 | Joystiq Deals is giving you the chance to join the new console generation in style with our PlayStation 4 Battlefield Bundle Giveaway. Enter today for a chance to win a PlayStation 4 console, a copy of Battlefield 4, and an extra ...

Watch Ocarina of Time get crushed in 18 minutes, Metroid Prime in 55

22 July 2014 | In an age where seemingly everyone stresses about how long their games are versus how much they cost, it seems like some people just can't plow through them fast enough. Take Cosmo Wright's insane run through The Legend of Zelda: ...

PSA: Nintendo eShop undergoing maintenance today

22 July 2014 | Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS eShop services are intermittently down this evening until 5:00 p.m. Pacific (8:00 p.m. Eastern), the company noted in an update on its network status and maintenance site. Additionally, the Wii Shopping ...

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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 ...

What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

12 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: As news that Cliff Bleszkinski, Epic Games' legendary former creative, sets off to found his own studio, a new article takes a look at how six other gaming auteurs have fared after leaving a major ...

The Video Game That Maps the Galaxy

10 July 2014 |An anonymous reader writes "Video game designers and astronomers have been working different ends of the same problem: how to chart a galaxy full of stars. Astronomers start with observation, finding new and better ways to look ...

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21 May: GA Ladder Match: TOG | Artemis Squad vs 506th Airborne

Posted by salvationjane777 | 17 May 2010

21 May: GA Ladder match between our Arty boys and the 506th.

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Interview with a Killer

Posted by CARNALDESTRUCT | 16 May 2010

TOG's own Carnaldestruct interviews The Omen about the changing Battlefield landscape.

Read more » | 16 Comments

16 May: GameArena Ladder Match:  TOG Hades Squad vs Save our Souls

Posted by salvationjane777 | 14 May 2010

16 May: GA Ladder Match between our Hades Squad and opponents Save our Souls

Read more » | 3 Comments

17 May: COD4 Division Search and Destroy Fun Night

Posted by salvationjane777 | 14 May 2010

17 May: The COD4 Division holds a Search and Destroy social night every Monday at 7pm Australian EST

Read more » | 1 Comments

19 May: COD4 Division Social Night

Posted by salvationjane777 | 14 May 2010

19 May: Every Wednesday night at 7pm our COD4 Division has a social night . All are welcome

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Lord of the Rings turns Three

Posted by Pander Bear | 13 April 2010

To mark the release of Volume 3 : Allies of the King and the 3rd anniversary of the launch of LOTRO, I thought I would share with you my character - Branswith's - report to Lord Elrond.

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BF2142 - Rusty Knife War Declared!

Posted by Reoh | 28 January 2010

Yes, it's on again! The BF2142 Division's two casual squads (Artreides & Harkonnen) are going head to head in another battle of the Rusty Knife Wars.

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Fremen BF2142 Season 7

Posted by Reoh | 23 January 2010

With the GameArena's ladder season 7 coming to a close, we're looking back on the season that was.

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BF2 ! Sunday night is Battlefield 2 night!

Posted by ReaperSmurf | 9 January 2010

If you're an old hand at BF2, or you're looking for something new to fill your evenings on a Sunday then jump into TeamSpeak and join the regular Battlefield 2 crew.

Read more » | 7 Comments

An Unnatural Gamer

Posted by Reoh | 4 January 2010

Pander Bear speaks up about being an Unnatural Gamer

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