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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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PlayStation Flash Sale This Weekend, 20 Games for $10

23 August 2014 | If you're looking to get a deal on PlayStation gaming this weekend, Sony is hosting a flash sale on PS3 and Vita games, with a wide range of titles for $10. You can download the games by accessing the PS store on your system, or ...

Dead Rising Movie Gets A Director—Leprechaun’s Zach Lipovsky

23 August 2014 |The upcoming Dead Rising movie--which will skip a theatrical release in favor of debuting on Sony's Crackle streaming service--now has a director. Leprechaun: Origins director Zach Lipovsky is leading project, according to a report ...

Sony: PS4 Glitch That Made Some Games Unplayable Should Be Fixed

23 August 2014 |The PlayStation 4 is a big hit with 10 million systems sold in nine months, but like any piece of technology, it's also faced its fair share of technical troubles. The latest example is error CE-33945-4, a major glitch that ...

Logitech Is Making A Game And It Needs Your Ideas

23 August 2014 |Last month, PC accessories company Logitech announced an ambitious project called "Together We Game," billed as a first-of-its-kind collaborative project between Logitech and gamers. As part of the effort, Logitech will crowdsource ...

Pokemon Art Academy, The Game That Teaches You To Draw Pikachu, Launching October 24

23 August 2014 | Pokémon Art Academy, the 3DS game that teaches you to draw Pikachu and other creatures from the popular series, will launch on October 24, Nintendo announced today.The game, already available in Japan and Europe, was announced ...

Play Titanfall Free On PC for Two Days, Then Buy It For 50% Off

23 August 2014 |It's a good time to be in the market for the PC version of Respawn Entertainment's multiplayer shooter Titanfall. Not only has the game returned to EA's "Game Time" promotion on Origin--allowing you to play it for free for two ...

Destiny Dev: Gameplay Is What Matters, Not Necessarily 1080p

23 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420946/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> Destiny production director Jonty Barnes ...

Following Xbox and PlayStation, Ouya Also Coming to China

23 August 2014 |Following Xbox and PlayStation, the Android-based microconsole company, Ouya, has revealed plans to enter the potentially lucrative Chinese market. Reuters reports that Ouya has partnered with Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Inc to ...

Microsoft Shuttling PAX Attendees to Its Campus to Play Unreleased Xbox Games

23 August 2014 |Microsoft has announced plans to shuttle PAX Prime attendees to its campus in nearby Redmond, Washington where they can play a host of unreleased Xbox indie games. Why is this necessary? Microsoft says it could not fit all the ...

Super Smash Bros. Could Ignite Wii U Sales, Ubisoft Says

23 August 2014 |The upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U could ignite sales of the platform, helping drive momentum during the critical holiday season. That's according to Ubisoft EU boss Alain Corre, who tells GamesIndustry International ...

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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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RPG balancing wisdom from an Obsidian veteran

23 August 2014 |How do you tweak an RPG to make it the best experience for players it can be? Obsidian's Josh Sawyer offers a look inside the process. ...

EA going after bots in FIFA, ‘hundreds of thousands’ banned

23 August 2014 |Turns out that a big soccer game is a big draw for virtual currency sales between players -- and a big security problem for EA. ...

Video: Building killer game loops in social games

23 August 2014 |Wooga exec Henric Suuronen speaks at GDC Europe 2011 about what it takes to design an entertaining social game, and why developers should embrace his "smart depth" design principle. ...

Get a job: Blizzard seeks to hire a QA Analyst

23 August 2014 |Got some chops for technical game analysis? The folks who made Hearthstone are looking for a quality assurance analyst to join the team at Blizzard's Irvine, CA headquarters. ...

Making Formula 1 accessible with Motorsport Manager

23 August 2014 |There's a mobile game crashing through the App Store paid charts right now -- and you might be surprised to hear that it's a Formula 1 simulation game. ...

Sony sets a date to shutter PlayStation Home in Asia

23 August 2014 |The PlayStation-branded virtual world will be shut down in Asia next year, even as Sony continues to regularly update and support Home in Europe and North America. ...

Don’t Miss: How Girls Make Games aims to shake up the industry

23 August 2014 |With help from sponsors and the expertise of Tim Schafer, Kellee Santiago and Tracy Fullerton, the Girls Make Games program has launched to resounding success, helping young girls learn game-making. ...

Report: Most U.S. smartphone owners rarely download new apps

23 August 2014 |Mobile developers, take note: A new report suggests most people in the U.S. aren't downloading a lot of new apps and games for their devices, even as their total app usage time rises. ...

Reinventing the wheel: Why we made our own engine

23 August 2014 |"After some months of development and close to finishing the game, the engine is very modular, allows to be easily extended, and revisiting an old method does not mean opening Pandora's box thanks to the thorough API design." ...

Demand for new consoles drives GameStop earnings growth

23 August 2014 |The company beat analyst expectations to report significant growth in both sales and profits for its most recent financial quarter, including an upswing in its long-falling sales of new software. ...

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EA cracks down on FIFA virtual currency sales

23 August 2014 |Publisher has banned "hundreds of thousands" of accounts this year, promises to step up efforts for FIFA 15

"We’re very close to having the first death in VR"

23 August 2014 |Cloudhead Games' Denny Unger warns devs of the responsibility that comes with VR's immersive power

PlayStation Home to shut March 2015 in Japan and Asia

23 August 2014 |Will cease selling in-game content this September

Star Arcade execs complete management buyout

23 August 2014 |Klaas Kersting now an investor in multiplayer studio

Indie devs facing "mass extinction event" - Prince

23 August 2014 |Puppy Games co-founder says price erosion will catch up to the industry, suggests a path to survival

Ouya to bring its games to China

23 August 2014 |China's top smartphone seller Xiaomi has partnered with Ouya, according to a Reuters report

First ever "Firaxicon" detailed

22 August 2014 |Event features previews, panels and Sid Meier

Monument Valley and Hearthstone win at Unity awards

22 August 2014 |Prizes given to projects at Unite 2014 in Seattle

Nintendo must find the Second Way

22 August 2014 |Nintendo's strength is its own titles - what it really needs is a return to the second-party approach of old

Ubisoft: "Super Smash Bros. will increase the momentum of Wii U"

22 August 2014 |Alain Corre on a possible turning point for the Wii U, and the state of play in the new generation

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Score the Wii U Version of ‘Disney Infinity’ For Free

23 August 2014 | Wii U owners can download Disney Infinity for free via the Nintendo eShop. Of course you'll still have to buy the at least one Infinity figure and the game base that ...

Firaxis Hosting Firaxicon Fan Event in September

23 August 2014 | Firaxis Games will hold its first-ever fan event called "Firaxicon" at the Embassy Suites Baltimore (Hunt Valley, Maryland) on September 27 and September 28. ...

Play ‘Titanfall’ on PC For Free

23 August 2014 | Titanfall is available for free for a limited time on PC as part of EA's Origin Game Time promotion. Obviously you'll need to be an Origin member and have the client ...

Sony Shutting Down PlayStation Home in Japan Next Year

23 August 2014 | Last year at about this time Sony decided to stop releasing new content for PlayStation Home in Japan. Now the company says that it will lay the virtual environment to rest ...

Netflix Fools Around with Custom UI for Oculus Rift

23 August 2014 |During a recent Hack Day - as chronicled in this blog post - engineers at Netflix mange to design a prototype Oculus Rift user interface for its popular streaming service. The specially designed UI that makes this possible is being ...

EA Cracking Down on ‘FIFA 15’ Cheaters

23 August 2014 | In a new open letter to the FIFA community, EA Sports revealed the new actions it will take against those involved in FIFA Ultimate Team scams involving in-game currency in ...

DDoS Attacks Disrupt Several Online Games

23 August 2014 | A series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have targeted several popular online games including MMOs RuneScape and Eve Online, according to this Develop ...

Play ‘Dishonored’ For Free on Steam and Xbox Live

23 August 2014 | In addition to Arkane Studios' hit game Dishonored being available for free on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 until the end of the month, it is also available for free play on ...

GameStop Sees 25 Percent Increase in Global Sales During Q2

23 August 2014 | Video games retailer GameStop reported a 25 percent increase in total global sales compared to the same period a year ago. The company reported $1.73 billion for the second ...

Microsoft: 24-Hour Free Game Unlock Listing Was an Error

22 August 2014 | Yesterday we reported that Microsoft was considering offering Xbox One users a 24-hour trial on select games. But a Microsoft executive says that the image captured by ...

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WRUP: Turn on the faucet

23 August 2014 | As we make our way to the tail end of August, it's almost time for the deluge of games to begin into the holiday season. Walking Dead finale, Destiny and Sims 4 are all launching in the coming weeks. Then things really get ...

Barely Related: Mythbusters break up, Spider-Woman cover

23 August 2014 | Home again, home again - and then off to PAX Prime next week. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past ...

PSN Flash Sale knocks DmC, XCOM, P4A, more to $10

23 August 2014 | Surprise! There's a quick little sale happening on PSN right now that bumps the following PS3 and Vita games to $10: DmC: Devil May Cry, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Metro: Last Light, Darksiders 2, BioShock 2 and Infinite, The God of War ...

Number-crunching strategy game Calculords out now on Android

23 August 2014 | After carefully crunching the numbers, consulting with mathematicians and doing a third thing that is a pun on the game's premise, developer Ninja Crime has released its maths-infused mobile game Calculords to Android devices. ...

EA banning FIFA Ultimate Team coin sellers from its online games

23 August 2014 | We're roughly one month away from the launch of FIFA 15, and EA Sports is reminding the series' fans that it won't tolerate cheating, especially in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), the mode that continues to earn big bucks for the ...

Assassin’s Creed: Unity devs answer the question, ‘why co-op?’

23 August 2014 | According to Ubisoft's developers, the co-operative multiplayer found in Assassin's Creed: Unity was a chance to do something new that still felt wholly appropriate to series canon, but more crucially the devs also came to the ...

PlayStation Home turns off the lights in Japan this March

23 August 2014 | After closing its doors to new content last August, Sony has decided to turn off the lights on PlayStation Home in Japan entirely. The PlayStation Home social network will end in March 2015 in Japan, Sony announced on the ...

Puzzle & Dragons tops 30 million downloads in Japan

23 August 2014 | Publisher Gung Ho Entertainment has announced that its massively addictive puzzle-RPG Puzzle & Dragons has been downloaded over 30 million times in its native country of Japan, reports Siliconera. If one were attempting to ...

Joystiq Deals: PS4 Battlefield 4 Bundle Giveaway

23 August 2014 | Here at Joystiq Deals, we like free stuff. We're only human, after all. If you also enjoy free stuff, you'll want to check out our latest giveaway for a PlayStation 4 hardware bundle that includes a PS4 console, a copy of ...

Musical puzzler Sentris brings the funk to Early Access

23 August 2014 | Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, developer Timbre Interactive has released Sentris to Steam Early Access. Equal parts rhythm game and puzzler, Sentris sees players aligning musical components on a series of rotating ...

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Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

23 August 2014 |DeviceGuru writes Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 hardware. The ExaGear VM implements a virtual x86 Linux container on ARMv7 computers and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than ...

How Game Developers Turn Kickstarter Failure Into Success

22 August 2014 |Nerval's Lobster writes When you ask random strangers on the Internet to give you money, there are no guarantees. That's true in almost any scenario, including when video game developers use Kickstarter to crowdfund the creation of ...

Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook Released

20 August 2014 |New submitter GammaKitsune writes: "The Player's Handbook for the fifth edition of Dungeons and Dragons, formerly known as "D&D Next," released today to major bookstores and online retailers across the U.S. The Player's ...

60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

16 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes The much lauded Oculus Rift DK2 is in high demand. Shipping began at the end of July and Oculus says they've already shipped more than 20,000 of their 60,000 orders. The company recently updated their ...

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

16 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Third-party game engines are wonderful creations, allowing developers to skip a lengthy and complicated part of the development process and spend more time on content creation. But each engine has its ...

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

16 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Third-party game engines are wonderful creations, allowing developers to skip a lengthy and complicated part of the development process and spend more time on content creation. But each engine has its ...

Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

16 August 2014 |Z00L00K sends this excerpt from The Local: A Swedish father has come under fire for taking his two sons on a trip to Israel, the West Bank and occupied Syria in order to teach them the reality of war. [Carl-Magnus Helgegren is] a ...

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

15 August 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday at Gamescom, Blizzard announced the release date for the latest expansion to World of Warcraft, titled Warlords of Draenor. The expansion will launch on Thursday, November 13th. The launch date ...

Auralux Release For Browsers Shows Emscripten Is Reaching Indie Devs

13 August 2014 |New submitter MorgyTheMole writes Porting C++/OpenGL based games using Emscripten and WebGL has been an approach pushed by Mozilla for some time now. Games using the technology are compatible with most modern browsers and ...

Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

13 August 2014 |New submitter Mauro sends word that Microsoft has announced upcoming Xbox One support for streaming media both from attached USB devices, such as flash drives, and DLNA media servers. Compatibility with a broad list of media ...

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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.

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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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