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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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Watch the Destiny Panel, Awards Show, and More, Live From GDC 2015

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HTC Wants Half-Life on Its New Valve-Powered VR Headset

3 March 2015 |Not long after announcing the new Vive VR headset that uses Valve's SteamVR technology, HTC has said it hopes to see Valve's Half-Life series make it to the system in virtual reality.In an interview with the BBC, HTC chairwoman ...

Classic Claymation Game ClayFighter Getting Remastered

3 March 2015 |The original SNES ClayFighter box. Photo credit: Wikia Much of Interplay's recent work has been in simple re-releases of classic games; last year it brought games like Descent 3 and Freespace 2 to Steam. Now it's announced plans to ...

Think Before You Tweet, H1Z1 Dev Warns

3 March 2015 |Speaking today at the 2015 Game Developers Conference, a top community manager at H1Z1 and EverQuest developer Daybreak Game Company (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) spoke about the potential danger of Twitter. Jones, who works ...

You’ll Soon Be Able to Play WoW Without Spending Money

3 March 2015 | You'll soon be able to play World of Warcraft without spending a dime of real-world money, provided you've got the necessary gold.Blizzard today announced the WoW Token, a new item that will soon be introduced to the MMO. The ...

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3 March 2015 |Amazon's Deal of the Day for today, March 2, is good for a range of PC games, accessories, hardware, and more. If you're looking to build a new PC or upgrade the one you already have, you'll probably want to check out everything ...

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Review: Bending Genres in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

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A Plea for the Gaming Industry to Respect Gamers

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Moving Forward and Looking to Indies, Not Better Graphics

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Urban Trial Freestyle Review: Where Flash Trumps Substance

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The Orwellian Superheroes of Watch Dogs and inFamous: Second Son

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500 games launched per day on iOS last year (and other digital sales facts)

3 March 2015 |With digital marketplaces becoming increasingly crowded, Mike Rose, of tinyBuild dug into the current state of indie sales expectations for digital platforms. ...

Narrative and design insights from 80 Days’ writing lead

3 March 2015 |At GDC 2015, Meg Jayanth, lead writer of acclaimed mobile adventure game 80 Days, shared insights into how the team at Inkle created a deeply narrative, highly nonlinear and satisfying story. ...

This Week in Video Game Criticism: From the Semiotics of PlayStation to the Pitfalls of Jiggle Physi

3 March 2015 |This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Riley MacLeod on topics ranging from a look back at the first PlayStation controller to the pitfalls of jiggle physics. ...

Online community and culture wars: What do we know? 

3 March 2015 |What can we learn from the significant community challenges the gaming community faces? Online gaming veterans Raph Koster, Gordon Walton and Rich Vogel share fascinating sociological lessons. ...

Reactive game dev: How Serious Sam 4 became The Talos Principle

3 March 2015 |Croteam kicks off the GDC 2015 Independent Games Summit with a talk on how the Serious Sam studio taught itself a new way to make games as it embarked on its first puzzle game: The Talos Principle. ...

@ Play: The return of Toejam & Earl

3 March 2015 |The return of roguelike column @Play! "Toejam & Earl is a game that is dear to my heart. Although it is a slow-playing Sega Genesis game, it has excellent design and gameplay." ...

The lay of the land: A critical look at Dark Souls II’s DLC

3 March 2015 |"Dark Souls II, as a world, is a kind of tracing of the prequel: generalities are carried over while arrangements and subtleties have been lost." ...

Unreal Engine 4 is now free-to-download for everyone

3 March 2015 |You'll still pay a royalty on any commercial projects you make, but say goodbye to subscription fees -- the popular engine is now completely free to try. ...

UK retailer Game expands into eSports with Multiplay acquisition

3 March 2015 |U.K. retailer Game has announced a deal to acquire Multiplay, a long-running U.K.-based video game event firm, for £20 million (~$30.1 million USD) as it expands into eSports and digital PC games. ...

Match game mechanics: An exhaustive survey

3 March 2015 |An exhaustive look at 2D matching puzzles: "We played and analyzed many match games to deconstruct their mechanics. In this article we share our findings." ...

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Community management in the culture wars

3 March 2015 |Raph Koster, Richard Vogel, and Gordon Walton say harassment and conflict are only getting worse, but there are ways to address it

Unreal Engine drops subscription fee, goes free for everyone

3 March 2015 |Epic still asking for 5% royalty on any shipped games which use it

RockYou raises $23 million in funding

3 March 2015 |Columbia Capital invests in social firm

Ex-Eurogamer EIC Tom Bramwell joins Riot

2 March 2015 |New European Head of Writing for LoL studio

"I didn’t want another heroic ‘save the world’ game"

2 March 2015 |Adam Orth's Adrift is a very personal experience, but it's also one he hopes introduces a new genre, the FPX

Physical release puts Dying Light in UK top spot

2 March 2015 |Dragon Ball Xenoverse takes third

Ex-Dreamhack CEO Robert Ohlen joins Gfinity

2 March 2015 |Executive on board as creative director

Halfbrick vets form Prettygreat in Brisbane

2 March 2015 |Team of three includes Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride creator Luke Muscat

UK retailer GAME acquires Multiplay

2 March 2015 |£20 million paid for events-focused company

Never Alone to have company in "world games" genre

2 March 2015 |E-Line Media and Cook Tribal Inlet Council showed a game based on Iñupiaq culture can make money, but what will they do for an encore?

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Upcoming Open Gaming Alliance Report Predicts PC Gaming Sector Worth $35 Billion By 2018

3 March 2015 | The Open Gaming Alliance (OGA) will release its seventh annual research report at the end of March in conjunction with market research firm DFC Intelligence. The new report, ...

The Saucy Night-Life of San Francisco Targets GDC Attendees

3 March 2015 | We all get that sex sells, but there's a reason that parties involving strippers and other male-focused titillation might be looked down upon in this day and age. After ...

HBO’s ‘Looking’ Highlights ‘GaymerX,’ ‘Gaming in Color,’ and MidBoss Games

3 March 2015 |In episode 8 of HBO's "Looking," the majority of the episode takes place during the LGBQT gaming event GaymerX3, and co-organizer Matt Conn (who is also the co-founder of MidBoss Games and a developer on the ...

Epic Games Makes ‘Unreal Engine 4’ Free For Everyone

3 March 2015 | Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has decided that it is time to make Unreal Engine more competitive with stiff competition from the likes of Unity and other free game ...

Tactical Simulations Interactive Reveals ‘Gateway’ Character Transfer Initiative

3 March 2015 | Tactical Simulations Interactive (TSI), a company formed by former Strategic Inc. employees, has announced a new system called "Gateway" that allows players to ...

Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 133

3 March 2015 |If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 133), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.read more

Tom Bramwell Joins Riot Games

3 March 2015 | Tom Bramwell, the former Editor-in-Chief of Gamer Network's Eurogamer, has joined Riot Games (makers of the super popular MOBA game League of Legends) as its new ...

‘Crowfall’ Surpasses Funding Goal

28 February 2015 |ArtCraft Entertainment’s MMO Crowfall has already reached its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter - after only three days of being launched. Within three days of launching on Kickstarter, Crowfall has already reached its goal, ...

Elderly Don’t Really React To ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

28 February 2015 |In the latest video in The Fine Bros.' series, Elders React, senior citizens play the game Five Nights at Freddy's and don't respond the way everyone else does. If you have watched other people play the game you can ...

Casey Lynch Joins Square Enix

28 February 2015 | Former IGN editor-in-chief Casey Lynch has found a new home after leaving Majesco's indie games label Midnight City. Lynch announced via a tweet that he has joined ...

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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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Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free

3 March 2015 |jones_supa writes In 2014, Epic Games took the step of making Unreal Engine 4 available to everyone by subscription for $19 per month. Today, this general-purpose game engine is available to everyone for free. This includes future ...

Valve and HTC Reveal “Vive” SteamVR Headset

2 March 2015 |An anonymous reader writes Today Valve and HTC revealed the "Vive" SteamVR headset which is designed to compete with Oculus and others, which aim for a high-end VR experience on PC. The Vive headset uses dual 1200x1080 displays at ...

42 Artificial Intelligences Are Going Head To Head In “Civilization V”

2 March 2015 |rossgneumann writes The r/Civ subreddit is currently hosting a fascinating "Battle Royale" in the strategy game Civilization V, pitting 42 of the game's built-in, computer-controlled players against each other for world ...

Can the Guitar Games Market Be Resurrected?

28 February 2015 |donniebaseball23 writes: Thanks to a glut of titles, hardware and precious little innovation, the Guitar Hero and Rock Band craze all but died out by 2010. Now, however, strong rumors are swirling that one if not both franchises ...

The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

27 February 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: It's been over a year since Valve announced its Linux-based SteamOS, the biggest push yet from a huge company to bring mainstream gaming to Linux. In this article, Ars Technica takes a look at how their ...

Artificial Intelligence Bests Humans At Classic Arcade Games

26 February 2015 |sciencehabit writes The dream of an artificially intelligent computer that can study a problem and gain expertise all on its own is now reality. A system debuted today by a team of Google researchers is not clever enough to perform ...

18 Months On, Grand Theft Auto V’s Mount Chiliad Mystery Remains Unsolved

25 February 2015 |An anonymous reader writes One of GTA V's juiciest easter eggs is one that gamers have still yet to crack: the symbols on San Andreas' huge mountain that seem to suggest a jetpack is buried somewhere within it. As the game's PC ...

Valve To Reveal Virtual Reality Dev Kit Next Week At GDC

25 February 2015 |An anonymous reader writes Gaming giant Valve has been researching augmented and virtual reality for some time. Early on, the company worked closely with Oculus, sharing research findings and even adding support for TF2 to Oculus' ...

Is Sega the Next Atari?

24 February 2015 |donniebaseball23 writes As CEO of Sega of America in the early 1990s, Tom Kalinske oversaw the company during its glory days, when all eyes in the industry were glued to the titanic struggle for console superiority between the ...

Is Sega the Next Atari?

24 February 2015 |donniebaseball23 writes As CEO of Sega of America in the early 1990s, Tom Kalinske oversaw the company during its glory days, when all eyes in the industry were glued to the titanic struggle for console superiority between the ...

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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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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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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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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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