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Xbox One/PC Game Ori and the Blind Forest Delayed to 2015

22 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421682/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Lovely looking Xbox One and PC game Ori ...

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes PC/PS4 Graphics Comparison

22 November 2014 | Nvidia has released new screenshots that compare the upcoming PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes to the previously released PlayStation 4 version.As you might expect, the PC version looks noticeably better. Move the ...

Check Out New Tales from the Borderlands Gameplay Footage

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Razer Chroma Series Review

22 November 2014 |Hardware manufacturers have been adding lights to gaming peripherals for years, but gone are the days when you have to settle for one color per device. Adjustable, full spectrum RGB lighting has arrived, and as noted in our Corsair ...

Ubisoft “Working Hard” To Fix Assassin’s Creed Unity Crash Bug

22 November 2014 | <iframe src="/videos/embed/6422245/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Ubisoft has identified one of the issues ...

Pokemon’s Lucario Amiibo Exclusive to Toys R Us

22 November 2014 |Yet another retailer-exclusive Amiibo has been revealed. Toys R Us announced today that it will be the exclusive carrier of the Lucario Amiibo, which will go on sale on February 1, 2015 for $14.Lucario first appeared in Pokemon ...

Nintendo: We Have No Smash Bros Premium DLC Plans Beyond Mewtwo

22 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422433/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Mewtwo, the rare Pokemon character ...

GameStop: We’d Love to See Xbox 360/PS3 Price Cuts

22 November 2014 |Video game retailer GameStop would love to see price cuts for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, president Tony Bartel said during a recent post-earnings call with analysts and media. An analyst suggested price drops for those ...

Play Xbox One’s Sunset Overdrive Free This Weekend

22 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421993/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Microsoft today announced a special ...

Destiny Xbox One Frame Rate Issues Reported

22 November 2014 |This week's hefty update for Destiny appears to be causing frame rate issues for the Xbox One version of the game. While developer Bungie is investigating the matter, no permanent fix is available yet."Currently, we are ...

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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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The Blue Flamingo: The 8 meter game filmed on a dolly track

22 November 2014 |Shelter studio Might & Delight surprised many this week, launching a new game on Steam right out of the blue. ...

Right of publicity: How you can legally put a celebrity in your game

22 November 2014 |"While being a 'public figure' may make it difficult to libel or defame someone, their status as public figure actually helps their right of publicity lawsuit against you." ...

Facebook sheds more light on why it bought Oculus

22 November 2014 |"The next computing platform will move closer to our bodies. And our belief is that means that it will be something that sits directly on our face that we interact with through our eyes." - Dan Rose, VP of content at Facebook. ...

Getting the first commercial Unity games running in WebGL

22 November 2014 |"The Web seems like a very viable place to bring Unity content as the WebGL exporter solidifies. With content running at almost the same speed as desktop builds, we definitely have a revolution on our hands." ...

See how Insomniac put the style in Sunset Overdrive at GDC 2015

22 November 2014 |The post-apocalyptic punk rock style of Sunset Overdrive is one of the game's biggest draws, and Insomniac art director Jacinda Chew is coming to GDC 2015 in March to reveal how it came to be. ...

Mobile studio receives $1M funding to expand on multiplayer engine

22 November 2014 |Flow State Media, the game studio behind mobile word game Letter UP, has received $1 million in a round of funding. ...

Account details for PSN, Origin and more supposedly leaked by hacker group

21 November 2014 |A hacker group that previously hit Steam, Origin and Battle.net with distributed denial-of-service attacks, claims that it has access to usernames, passwords and credit card data for million of accounts on various video game ...

5 mistakes not to make when you get started with analytics

21 November 2014 |"Creating a proper analytics setup is far from easy. Things will be in the wrong spot or simply broken. Tell your teammates what you found challenging or hard to decipher and what to fix in the future." ...

Our publisher ripped us off. What now? 

21 November 2014 |"I've reached a point where I don't understand how it's possible to commit to a publishing deal for small studios. How could it be reasonable when what's happening to us, well... CAN just happen?" ...

What survival game design means to the studio behind The Long Dark

21 November 2014 |Raphael van Lierop, founder and director at Hinterland Games, discusses what survival game design means to his studio when designing The Long Dark. ...

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Flow State Media raises $1 million

21 November 2014 |Realtime multiplayer on mobile brings in new funding for Letter Up dev

Hackers claim to have raided PSN, 2K, Origin, Windows Live mail

21 November 2014 |Group who DDOS'd Blizzard posts partial list of passwords & emails

$1.6m fund now open to Indian mobile developers

21 November 2014 |Nazara Technologies wants to, "nurture the growth of the mobile gaming ecosystem in India"

Valve tightens rules on Early Access

21 November 2014 |Demands more transparency from developers, avoidance of promises about the finished product

Sony needs to stay humble and focused

21 November 2014 |PS4's success can't change Sony's approach: distractions risk everything it's achieved

GameStop revenue falls for Q3

21 November 2014 |Misses earning expectations, blames Assassin's Creed Unity delay

Nimble Sense: Hands on with virtual reality

21 November 2014 |The hand-scanning tech that lets you touch the VR world

Child of Light turns a profit

21 November 2014 |Ubisoft experiment in smaller-scale development makes back its money, says creative lead Patrick Plourde

Ubisoft wants to expand Assassin’s Creed audience to kids

21 November 2014 |Publisher's Splinter Cell brand manager says Mega Blox deal was intended to introduce children to franchise

Call of Duty series tops $10 billion in revenue

21 November 2014 |Activision Blizzard breaks tradition with no early sales figures for Advanced Warfare

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Report: NSA Official Warned NSA Director About Bulk Surveillance Back in 2009

22 November 2014 | An unnamed National Security Agency (NSA) official had a stark internal disagreement with then-director Keith Alexander in 2009 over the bulk phone data collection program, ...

Fan-Made Demake of ‘Day Z’ Gets Some Love From Bohemia

22 November 2014 | Bohemia Interactive liked a fan-made 2D demake of Day Z so much that it is now hosting it on their official web site. The free fan-made DayZ tribute called MiniDayZ ...

‘Far Cry 4’ PS3 Data Corruption Bug Requires A Fresh Install

22 November 2014 | Some bad news for Far Cry 4 players who bought the game for the PlayStation 3 and are having trouble with the game: you'll have to delete your data and reinstall the ...

GameStop Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving

22 November 2014 | Unlike most U.S. retailers, the world's largest retailer of games will be closed on Thanksgiving in the United States. GameStop announced that it will shut down its ...

Report: Valve Making Changes to Steam Early Access Guidelines

21 November 2014 | It looks like Valve Software has decided to tighten up the rules a bit on Steam Early Access games, according to Gamasutra. In a new post on the official Steam Partners site ...

Hacker Group Claims Responsibility for Attacks on ‘World of Warcraft’ Servers

21 November 2014 | A hacker group calling themselves "DerpTrolling" has claimed responsibility for the recent DDoS attacks on Blizzard's World of Warcraft servers over the ...

Poll: Should ‘Sexism’ Factor Into a Video Game’s Rating?

21 November 2014 | The ESRB currently has 30 different content descriptors to use in its game ratings covering violence, sex, nudity, crude language, references to alcohol and even real-money ...

Activision Proclaims Latest ‘Call of Duty’ Game The Biggest Entertainment Launch of the Year

21 November 2014 | This brief Gamasutra report highlights an interesting point about what Activision is and isn't saying about its latest Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Advanced ...

The Game Awards Nominees Announced

21 November 2014 | Nominees for the first inaugural The Game Awards have been announced. The winners will be chosen and revealed on Friday, December 5 at a gala event in Las Vegas. The awards ...

Is The NSA’s Water Supply About to Be Cut Off By Utah Lawmakers?

21 November 2014 | Is the State of Utah on the verge of cutting off the National Security Agency's water supply? A bill introduced in the state legislature and making its way through the ...

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd review - Pretty punisher

22 November 2014 | PS3, Vita We had the chance to stop her, but now it's too late. Hatsune Miku has taken over. At this point, Miku is a global phenomenon. The virtual pop idol recently infiltrated American culture in a guest appearance on The ...

Sunset Overdrive free this Saturday

22 November 2014 | Xbox Live Gold members with an Xbox One will be able to play Sunset Overdrive for free all day Saturday, according to Microsoft's Major Nelson. Access to the free trial will begin at 12:01AM Eastern Time tonight. It is the "full ...

GOG Big Fall Sale Finale: FTL, Fez, Sam And Max, Rogue Legacy

22 November 2014 | GOG.com kicked off its DRM-free Big Fall Sale Finale this morning, putting more than 700 games on sale until Tuesday, November 25. The sale is split into two 48-hour periods, the first a "recap of flash deals" that rapidly come ...

PSA: Chat commands barrage Akiba’s Trip streamers with underpants and foreigners

22 November 2014 | Akiba's Trip isn't what you think it is. You spend your time in Marvelous' action RPG mercilessly beating vampires with folding chairs and forcibly removing their clothing, but it's not some kind of perv fiesta made for voyeurs. ...

Game of Thrones teaser offers a Stark reminder: Cersei is evil!

21 November 2014 | In fairness to Cersei Lannister, you could argue most of the characters in HBO's Game of Thrones would register 6.0 or higher on the Richter scale of Pure Evil. Yet when it comes to House Lannister's leading lady, every word drips ...

Elite: Dangerous devs counter outrage with select refunds

21 November 2014 | To appease fans outraged at the recent announcement that freeform space sandbox Elite: Dangerous will not include an offline single-player mode, the game's developers are now offering refunds, but only to certain ...

Destiny’s Dark Below DLC trailer leaks

21 November 2014 | A cinematic for Destiny's The Dark Below expansion has reportedly leaked. The video found after the break, courtesy of YouTube user Mr Jester6598, seems a lot like a standard trailer that sets up the game's upcoming ...

TVs, tablets headline Walmart’s pre-Black Friday sale

21 November 2014 | Like Gamestop, Walmart has revealed plans to host a sale prior to the annual consumerist land rush known as Black Friday. Games are sparsely represented, but those looking for new gadgets may be intrigued. In the realm of video ...

GameStop stock drops on declining sales, despite new hardware

21 November 2014 | GameStop's third quarter financial results show global sales are down for the quarter ended November 1, 2014, totaling $2.09 billion, compared to 2.11 billion over the same period last year. Net income fell to $56.4 million, as ...

Bladestorm: Nightmare carves a path through history in March

21 November 2014 | Omega Force's history-based brawler Bladestorm: Nightmare is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PS3 in North America on March 3, publisher Koei Tecmo revealed this week. Taking place in Europe during the Hundred Years' ...

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The Man Who Made Tetris

21 November 2014 |rossgneumann writes Life gets pretty chill after creating 'Tetris' and escaping the KGB. A quick web search for "Alexey Pajitnov" brings up pages of articles and interviews that fixate only on his seminal creation—a work that ...

The Nintendo DS Turns 10

21 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes The Nintendo DS has reached a remarkable milestone: it's turned 10 years old. A new retrospective on one of Nintendo's greatest ever smash hits points out that it's now old enough to become a Pokemon ...

Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

21 November 2014 |turkeydance writes People are reportedly creating fake Amazon pages to show fake prices on electronics and other items. In the most heavily publicized cases, Walmart was reportedly duped into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for ...

Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

20 November 2014 |MojoKid writes: "BioWare's long-awaited Dragon Age Inquisition has dropped for the PS4, Xbox One, and PCs. A comparison of the visuals in key scenes between all three platforms shows that while the PC variant clearly looks the best ...

Player-Run MMORPG By Former Ultima Online Devs Finding Kickstarter Success

19 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: Shards Online has returned to Kickstarter with a refocused plan and a promise to match pledges dollar-for-dollar up to their goal. With just a week gone by, they have already reached 75% of their goal. ...

Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

18 November 2014 |Robotron23 writes: The developers behind the sequel to legendary video game Elite have, to the anger and dismay of fans, dropped the offline single-player mode originally promised. The game is due for full release in under a month. ...

Sweden Considers Adding “Sexism” Ratings To Video Games

18 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes A government-funded agency in Sweden is considering creating specials label for video games based on whether or not the games' portrayals of women are sexist. From the article: "Avoiding sexism and gender ...

Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

14 November 2014 |stephendavion writes "Sony is planning to launch PlayStation Vue, a TV service for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles providing on demand programs and live content. The company will roll out the service to selected customers ...

Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin’s Creed Unity Poor Performance

14 November 2014 |MojoKid (1002251) writes "Life is hard when you're a AAA publisher. Last month, Ubisoft blamed weak console hardware for the troubles it had bringing Assassin's Creed Unity up to speed, claiming that it could've hit 100 FPS but for ...

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

14 November 2014 |RogueyWon (735973) writes "The latest entry in the long-running Assassin's Creed game series, Assassin's Creed: Unity released this week. Those looking for pre-release reviews on whether to make a purchase were out of luck; the ...

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