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Playing Politics: An Interview with Gamers 4 Croydon’s David Doe.

Posted by Ulric | 23 November 2009

Games and Censorship have now entered the Political Arena, an David Doe, of Gamers for Croydon political party.

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Logitech G330 Gaming Headset Review

Posted by Ulric | 14 November 2009 |

Review of the Logitech G330 Gaming Headset by Vetinari

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The Decline in Quality Game Development

Posted by Ulric | 4 November 2009

A TOG member, Landshark, gives his views on Quality with respect to Game Development.

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Q&A: Star Trek Online’s Al Rivera

Posted by Reoh | 13 October 2009

Star Trek Online's Lead Designer Al Rivera answers TOG's questions.

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Why Do Older Gamers Play Games?

Posted by Ulric | 9 October 2009

Why Do Older Gamers Play Games?

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MMORPG’s Friendships and Geeks

Posted by Ulric | 5 October 2009

What attracts us to games and where reality starts and ends.

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Champions Online Q&A

Posted by Reoh | 27 August 2009

The Executive Producer for Champions Online Bill Roper has answered our TOG questions.

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Preview: Mechwarrior

Posted by Reoh | 11 July 2009

After searching and sifting through the information released about the new Mechwarrior PC and XBox360 game that has just been announced, I have compiled this preview to let our readers know what the plans ...

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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

Posted by Arep | 11 June 2009 |

Already has me asking for a sequel

Read more » | 6 user reviews | PC

Dev Q&A: Global Agenda

Posted by RogueSlayer | 6 May 2009

Stewart Chisam from Hi-Rez Studios answers a few questions for us about their upcoming MMO, Global Agenda.

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This Far Cry 4 Trailer Asks, Are Elephants Nature’s War Tanks?

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Gran Turismo 6 Updated With New Cars, Tracks, and Modes

16 September 2014 |Toyota FT-1Sony today released Update 1.12 for Gran Turismo 6, introducing new cars, tracks, and modes for the popular PlayStation 3 racing game.First up is the new Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo concept car (above). You can ...

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Dev Responds to Titanfall “Ripoff” Claims

16 September 2014 |When Activision announced Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare back in May, comparisons to Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall were immediately made, with claims flying that Advanced Warfare was an imitation of Titanfall because it was ...

Xbox-Exclusive Forza Horizon 2 Goes Gold, Xbox One Gets Demo Today

16 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421261/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>With Forza Horizon 2's September 30 ...

Mortal Kombat X Controllers Spotted

16 September 2014 |A custom control pad for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Mortal Kombat X has been spotted at a retail expo in California.The controllers feature an arrangement of six face buttons and an enlarged analogue stick, and has ...

iPhone 6 Breaks Pre-Order Record

16 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421241/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>More than four million people have ...

Watch Live: The Race to Finish Destiny’s First Raid

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Super Smash Bros 3DS Hits One Million Sales in Two Days

16 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421293/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Super Smash Bros for 3DS has surpassed ...

Left 4 Dead 2 Is Finally Uncensored on Steam in Australia

16 September 2014 | Following the Australian reclassification of zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2, Valve has announced that the uncensored version is now available to gamers aged 18 and over via Steam. Those who purchased the censored version of the ...

Hearthstone Passes 20 Million Players, What Do You Want to See Next?

16 September 2014 |Hearthstone has been out in full release for just six months, but according to Blizzard, the free-to-play card game has already amassed 20 million players.The official Hearthstone twitter account tweeted out the statistic today in ...

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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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Swedish studio Image & Form thinks big with SteamWorld Heist

16 September 2014 |Back in April, I was feeling lucky. I emailed Brjann Sigurgeirsson at SteamWorld Dig studio Image & Form, with the subject line "Fishing for info." This particular line caught a bit one. ...

How to shoot photographs for better 2D in-game art

16 September 2014 |"If you're living in a big city, Beijing, Paris, Prague, you will not be short of museums. These are good places to hunt good antique pictures." ...

Social games giant Wooga opens new office in Japan

16 September 2014 |German social game company Wooga has opened its first overseas office, as it looks to strengthen its local partnerships in Japan. ...

Blog: A.I. Lessons: The cost of memories

16 September 2014 |"At this rate a year in-game would take about 2000 megabytes or 2 gigabytes and 50 years in-game would take about 100 gigabytes. This is just for about 7 characters." ...

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS sold 1 million in its opening Japanese weekend

16 September 2014 |The latest Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan over the weekend -- and Nintendo says that the game has already sold more than 1 million copies. ...

20 fun facts about hex grids

16 September 2014 |20 "of the interesting (and obscure) facts we uncover in our quest to know everything we can about grids and their use in games." ...

Ludum Dare organizer ponders the game jam’s future

16 September 2014 |As the latest results of popular game jam Ludum Dare are revealed, the organizer of the jam has admitted that the movement has simply become too big for him to handle as a side-project anymore. ...

Developers react: Microsoft buys Mojang

16 September 2014 |We took to Twitter to see what the game development community had to say about the $2.5 billion dollar deal between the Swedish indie studio and the massive software company. ...

Lionsgate exec: ‘games… a part of our roadmap of all IP’ for the movie studio

16 September 2014 |The movie studio behind The Hunger Games says it's going to go all-in on creating games for its movie properties. ...

Kickstarter launches in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland

16 September 2014 |You can start building your projects now for launch on October 21; for the rest of us, it's time to start backing campaigns in kronor, kroner and euros. ...

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The ESRB: Twenty Years of Sex and Violence

16 September 2014 |President Patricia Vance on rating board's first two decades, Hot Coffee as a highlight, and the challenges ahead

BAFTA partners with Gamer Network for EGX Rezzed 2015

16 September 2014 |Next year's show will host British Academy Games Awards and Inside Games showcase

Wooga opens Tokyo office, hires Line veteran

16 September 2014 |Jun Otsuka will lead Wooga's first office outside of its native Berlin

Super Smash Bros. 3DS sells 1 million in Japan

16 September 2014 |Evergreen franchise clears milestone in its first weekend

GameStop sells Spanish stores to GAME

16 September 2014 |Exiting Spanish market, stores it doesn't sell will close

Hearthstone now has 20m players

16 September 2014 |Blizzard's free-to-play card battler continues to grow

Analysts positive on Microsoft-Mojang deal

16 September 2014 |Industry-watchers say Minecraft union makes strategic sense, but some point to possible pitfalls

EA CEO reveals his three top priorities

16 September 2014 |And how an emphasis on polish and innovation impacted Battlefield and Dragon Age

Harmonix, Tilting Point sign multi-title mobile deal

16 September 2014 |Dance Central developer turns to publishing service for help with monetization, marketing, funding, and more

Microsoft to break even on Mojang this fiscal year

16 September 2014 |$2.5 billion acquisition cost expected to be accounted for on a GAAP basis by the end of June, 2015

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‘Borderlands’ Finally Dumps GameSpy for Steamworks Multiplayer

16 September 2014 | 2K Games and developer Gearbox have finally finished transitioning the PC version of Borderlands away from GameSpy (for multiplayer features) to Steamworks. The game has ...

Reclaim Your Game Evaluates ‘The Sims 4’

16 September 2014 | Reclaim Your Game (RYG), an organization dedicated to uncovering the secrets hidden in games (like DRM, and questionable clauses in end-user license agreements, terms of ...

Rockstar Explains Why ‘GTA V’ It Is Taking So Long To Release On PC, Next-Gen Consoles

16 September 2014 | On the heels of announcing that it planned to bring Grand Theft Auto V to Xbox One and PS4 this fall, and to the PC in early 2015 with additional content and other ...

Anita Sarkeesian: ‘Hateful Abuse’ Often Comes From People Who Think They Are ‘Noble’

16 September 2014 |Speaking recently at the XOXO Festival in Portland over the weekend, Tropes vs. Women in Video Games creator Anita Sarkeesian spoke out about the abuse and threats she has received in recent weeks. Sarkeesian said in her speech at ...

Uncensored Version of ‘Left 4 Dead 2’ Now Available in Australia

16 September 2014 | The uncensored PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 is finally available to consumers in Australia via Steam today (thanks Blue's News). The uncensored version of Capcom's ...

Kickstarter Launches in Scandinavia and Ireland

16 September 2014 | Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced today that its service is now available in Scandinavia and Ireland. Campaign creators who want to fund a game, movie, board game, ...

No ‘Monster Hunter 4’ for Wii U, Says Capcom

16 September 2014 | Despite some early rumors making claims that it was happening, Monster Hunter 4 is not coming to the Wii U, according to a VG247 report. "It's a misprint," ...

PSA: Don’t Click Those Links In Twitch Chat Streams

16 September 2014 | Twitch users who use chat should be very wary of clicking on links in the chat stream. According to this F-Secure security alert, a link to "csgoprize" showing up ...

SCOTUS Decision in ‘Alice v. CLS Bank’ Having Profound Effect on Computer-Related Patents

16 September 2014 | The US Supreme Court's June 26 decision in Alice v. CLS Bank is having a profound effect on computer-related patent fights; the federal courts have already invalidated ...

Is It Legal to Use One Trademark to Describe Another Product?

16 September 2014 | An interesting reprint of a blog post by Zachary Strebeck over at Gamasutra attempts to explain whether someone can get away with using someone else's trademark in ...

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS tops a million during first week in Japan

17 September 2014 | Everyone's doing the Smash in Japan, where Nintendo's brand-spanning brawler is past one million sales just on 3DS. After launching Super Smash Bros for the handheld on September 13, Nintendo announced sales (including download ...

Buddy up with Divinity: Original Sin’s two new companions

17 September 2014 | New DLC for Divinity: Original Sin is available now for free, giving players two new companions to recruit into their heroic entourage. The duo are ranger Bairdotr (left) and mute rogue Wolgraff (right), and you can access them by ...

PSA: Destiny’s Vault of Glass open for raiding

17 September 2014 | Once I had Destiny and it was a gas, soon turned out had a Vault of Glass. 80s flashbacks aside, the Vault of Glass raid is live in Bungie's shooter as of this morning, meaning teams of six players can take on what the studio says ...

Thomas Was Alone rated in Germany for Xbox One, Wii U

17 September 2014 | Platformer from the block Thomas Was Alone looks to be headed to Xbox One and Wii U courtesy of Curve Studios, going by new ratings published by German software regulatory board USK. Developer Mike Bithell's yet to announce any ...

Humble Flash Bundle serves up shooters, Store launches summer sale

16 September 2014 | Humble Bundle's network offers all sorts of deals this week, with a new shooter-focused Humble Flash Bundle accompanying a series of discounts at the Humble Store. Today's 24-hour Humble Flash Bundle features pay-what-you-want ...

Japanese Super Smash Bros. players mistakenly banned for using Peach online

16 September 2014 | Princess Peach fans in Japan got a rude surprise this week, as Nintendo mistakenly banned a swath of Super Smash Bros. 3DS players due to purported cheating, Kotaku reports. The ban affects players who used Princess Peach in ...

Hearthstone is a 20 million-player game of cards

16 September 2014 | Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has dealt in 20 million players around the world, the game's official Twitter account announced today. The tweet reads, "Thank you all for joining us in #Hearthstone! We're going to need a bigger ...

Joystiq Deals: Mobile game dev training, Steam week-long sale

16 September 2014 | The School of Interactive Design offers a comprehensive training plan for up-and-coming mobile game developers through Joystiq Deals this week, bundling eight professional-quality courses for only $99.99. No prior coding ...

Left 4 Dead 2 now uncensored on Steam in Australia, 75% off

16 September 2014 | Australian residents age 18 or older are able to play the uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2, after the R18+ classification for the game sprouted up earlier this month. Those with a censored copy of the game in Australia will be ...

Far Cry 4 trailer weaponizes the mighty elephant

16 September 2014 |This is either a new trailer for Far Cry 4, or it's the entry for "elephants" found in the actual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy....

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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

16 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Multiplayer modes used to be an extra part of most games — an optional addition that the developers could build (or not) as they saw fit. These days, it's different: many games are marketed under ...

Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

16 September 2014 |wiredog writes Security researcher Michael Jordon has hacked a Canon's Pixma printer to run Doom. He did so by reverse engineering the firmware encryption and uploading via the update interface. From the BBC: "Like many modern ...

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

15 September 2014 |jawtheshark writes The rumors were true. Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, is being sold to Microsoft. Of course, the promise is to keep all products supported as they are. From the article: "Microsoft said it has agreed to buy ...

Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

15 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes If you use Twitch don't click on any suspicious links in the video streaming platform's chat feature. Twitch Support's official Twitter account issued a security warning telling users not to click the ...

Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

13 September 2014 |Destiny is a first-person shooter set in a persistent, online world. It was released on Tuesday by Bungie, the development studio behind Halo, and billed as a blending of console shooters and progression-based MMOs. Reviews for the ...

Kickstarter’s Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

13 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes with this piece about Digital Knights, the studio behind the Kickstarter campaign project Sienna Storm, which was cancelled this week after the team raised only 10% of their $180,000 target, despite a ...

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

10 September 2014 |dotarray (1747900) writes "A surprising story has emerged today that suggests Microsoft is looking to buy Minecraft developer Mojang. The reported price tag is "more than US$2 billion." The original report is at the WSJ (possibly ...

John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

9 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: John Romero helped bring us Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein, but he's also known for Daikatana — an immensely-hyped followup that flopped hard. After remaining on the periphery of game development ...

GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

8 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Through a Google Summer of Code project this year was work to emulate systemd on OpenBSD. Upstream systemd remains uninterested in supporting non-Linux platforms so a student developer has taken to ...

DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

6 September 2014 |New submitter Maxo-Texas writes One of the primary programmers, Wesley Wolfe (Wolvereness), who contributed over 23,000 lines of code to the Bukkit project (which enhances Minecraft server performance and allows others to write ...

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WAR: Content and Experience Adjustments Announced

Posted by Dr8k | 12 October 2008

Mythic have announced content changes to make levelling a little smoother and keep sieges a little more challenging.

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WAR: Grab Bag Q&A No. 2

Posted by Dr8k | 10 October 2008

The developers at Mythic take a little time out of their busy schedule to answer some of the questions that have been burning on the forums.

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WAR: Patch 1.0.2 is Live!

Posted by Dr8k | 9 October 2008

Mythic surprised us this morning by putting Patch 1.0.2 out onto North American and Oceanic servers. I am still waiting for confirmation that the European servers have also received this patch.

Read more » | 11 Comments

WAR: Patch 1.0.2 Announced

Posted by Dr8k | 8 October 2008

Details of patch 1.0.2 has been announced for Warhammer Online and it appears Mythic is working hard on a range of improvements to the game.

Read more » | 4 Comments

First Timers Rift Account

Posted by Hardnut | 1 October 2008

Gildaran (Graham) from the Euro Kinship has written an entertaining account of his first Rift run. Many old hands will smile as they identify with some part of it, and if you're new, read it and then join ...

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DC Universe Online Q&A with Jens Andersen

Posted by RogueSlayer | 29 September 2008

The Older Gamers are proud to present a new Question and Answer session. This time around, Jens Andersen, Creative Director for DCUO, SOE-Austin was nice enough to answer a few questions for us about DC ...

Read more » | 2 Comments

LOTRO: The Blog of a Hobbit called Daphnia - Part 1

Posted by Arep | 19 September 2008

So how did a fine young hobbit like me find herself in such a predicament? Well, to tell you that I will have to tell just a little bit about myself.

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WoW: Call Me Inktomi - Part Two

Posted by Arep | 18 September 2008

But my story does not begin with a goblin, nor does it begin chained to the deck of a slave ship. Oddly enough, it begins with a dwarf...

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LOTRO: One Year Later

Posted by Arep | 17 September 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, especially ...

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TOG Enemy Territory:Quake Wars 2 on 2 Comp starts this weekend!

Posted by Fox | 2 September 2008

TOG Rocks - come play!

Read more » | 2 Comments

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