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Watch the New Star Wars Episode 7 Trailer Here

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Ubisoft Dev Hopeful of Stable Launch for The Crew

29 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420337/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>A lead developer working on The Crew, ...

EA Advertising Dragon Age: Inquisition On Snapchat

29 November 2014 |Electronic Arts has expanded its advertising efforts to Snapchat, the popular image and video messaging app. Head to the "Recent Updates" section of the app, in the United States at least, and you'll see a 20-second ad for Dragon ...

What Games Console Should I Buy?

29 November 2014 |That stressful, indulgent, expensive and momentarily magical time of the year is upon us, and if you're thinking about buying a new game console for the holidays, GameSpot has you covered.Across the site we have published ...

Xbox Japan Boss “Resigns” Amid Poor Sales Results

28 November 2014 |Microsoft has sold about 40,000 Xbox One's in Japan since its September launch Takashi Sensui, the general manager of Xbox in Japan, has reportedly “resigned” from his role as the Xbox One continues to struggle in the ...

Game of Thrones December Release Dates Revealed

28 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422405/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The first episode of Telltale’s Game of ...

Best Black Friday 2014 Gaming Deals

28 November 2014 |Black Friday no longer means sales the day after Thanksgiving in the US. Instead, it's expanded into a week-long series of sales and discounts. But the best holiday deals tend to be focused on the upcoming weekend. Online retailers ...

Black Friday UK 2014 Game Deals

28 November 2014 |Well well well! Fancy meeting you here!This is the page where you'll find all the best Black Friday UK game deals and discounts for all manner of platforms from PC to Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This page will continually ...

Watch: The Other Secret Far Cry 4 Ending Discovered… or is It?

28 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422501/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>If you've already discovered Far Cry 4's ...

Obscure Bug in Dragon Age: Inquisition Limits Companion Chat

27 November 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6422437/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Hardcore Dragon Age fans have gradually ...

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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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6 tips for success in the Chinese mobile game market

28 November 2014 |A quick guide to what it takes to make it in the Chinese mobile market -- from partnerships to localization tips and an explanation of what kinds of games Chinese users most enjoy. ...

Surpringly popular silliness: Migi Osu, a game jam postmortem

28 November 2014 |"In an alcohol-induced epiphany we suddenly realised that we had a good game idea and the PewDiePie game jam happened to be on the same day, so we got prototyping." ...

Blog: The flow of grind in Destiny

28 November 2014 |"For decades I was a firm opponent of grinding in video games. And now Destiny has challenged all these dearly held beliefs of mine." ...

A look at a low-poly facial animation technique

28 November 2014 |"Because I don't need to make the vertex counts match for each change in expression I can really push the facial animation. It also has the benefit of looking more 'hand made.'" ...

What we got out of exhibiting at PAX Australia

28 November 2014 |"From my perspective the event was successful due to the public response alone. We had a constant stream of attendees lining up to play for all three days." ...

Blog: The advantages of joining a bundle

28 November 2014 |"My criterion is simple; when you've reached end of your big buzz, stimulate the late buyers with the incentive of a lower price." ...

King’s chairman Melvyn Morris has stepped down

28 November 2014 |Candy Crush Saga studio King saw its chairman of the board step down this week, with personal reasons cited. ...

Looking for edu-games in Kuala Lumpur

27 November 2014 |"There are 9 million children in Malaysia under 14 years old. Parents are education focused, investing in a range of supplemental learning services." ...

Bottomless IAPs: Balancing profit with consumer value

27 November 2014 |"The negative stigma from bottomless IAPs is the fact that most of them don't provide value to the player but take time and money away from them." ...

Socializing a new member in a Scrum team

27 November 2014 |"Adding a new member to a team can result in conflict. Changing the group dynamic so dramatically, and without the team's input, conflicts with Agile development's tenets of personal choice and team autonomy." ...

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This War of Mine covered its costs in two days

28 November 2014 |11 Bit Studios' unflinching war game finds both commercial and critical success

Report: CVG, 33 years old, to be shut down by Future

28 November 2014 |Oldest running games media outlet killed off by publisher

Xbox Japan boss resigns his post after 8 years

28 November 2014 |But Takashi Sensui will continue to work for Microsoft

Is F2P at a turning point?

28 November 2014 |Opponents shouldn't read too much into recent statements; free is firmly entrenched among mobile consumers

France’s Health and Safety body says kids shouldn’t use 3D

28 November 2014 |ANSES cites "pioneering analysis" which shows visual development could be impaired

Leftfield Collection submissions open for EGX Rezzed 2015

28 November 2014 |SEGA-sponsored indie showcase welcoming applicants for London show

King’s chairman steps down, citing personal reasons

27 November 2014 |Board member Gerhard Florin will take the place of Melvyn Morris

Marketing Black Friday

27 November 2014 |The biggest sales day of the year is also the biggest marketing event of the year

Apple and apps partner for World AIDS Day

27 November 2014 |Proceeds from 25 apps to go to Global AIDs Fund

Ubisoft apologises for Assassin’s Creed issues with free DLC

27 November 2014 |Discontinues sales of season pass

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Poll: Which Video Game Platform Are You Most Thankful For?

27 November 2014 | Thanksgiving. The time of year where we take stock of what's important to us and express thanks for not only the things we have, but for the people who struggled and ...

Happy Thanksgiving From GamePolitics

27 November 2014 | I wish all of our readers in the United States a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. For the rest of you who live in Canada (and already celebrated Thanksgiving ...

Humble Bundle Hosting 96-Hour ‘Games Against Ebola’ Game Jam

27 November 2014 | The fine folks at Humble Bundle are serving as host to a special game jam called Games Against Ebola. The 96-hour game jam will see teams from such notable game developers ...

Steam ‘Exploration Sale’ Discounts over Five-Thousand Games

27 November 2014 | Valve Software has kicked off its annual sale. While it doesn't call it a "Black Friday" or "Cyber Monday" sale like others do, it is intended to ...

Turtle Rock: ‘Evolve’ Will Not Divide Its Community Based On Content Purchases

27 November 2014 | Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios plans to give away all downloadable content for free and it says that its premium DLC content will not "directly exclude" ...

North American Operations Lower Perfect World Entertainment Profits

27 November 2014 | China-based Perfect World Entertainment reported a decline in profits for the third quarter, citing poorly performing North American properties. During the three-month ...

Report: Several Counter-Strike: Go Pro Players Banned for Cheating

27 November 2014 | According to this Redbull report highlighting some tips and tricks to spot cheating in Counter-Strike: Go, several pro players have been banned for cheating and have been ...

U.N. To Vote on Resolution Condemning Mass Surveillance

27 November 2014 | According to an AFP report (by way of GIGA OM), the United Nations is set to vote on a resolution that will condemn mass surveillance activities from various governments and ...

Ubisoft: Reviewers Won’t Get Early Access to ‘The Crew’

27 November 2014 | It looks like Ubisoft is continuing to shift and adjust its polices on reviewing its games. The latest game to do this is its online racing game, The Crew. According to ...

Thirteen Games Selected for UK Tax Relief Program

27 November 2014 | The British Film Institute, which awards certificates for tax credits from the British government, has selected 13 projects - two of which are being kept secret - which ...

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Joystiq Presents: A Zelda Story

29 November 2014 |Do you remember the first day you played your favorite game? What about the moment you bought that game; what lengths did you go to pick it up? Joystiq's own Reviews Content Director Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM) recalls the ...

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions review: Game cubed

29 November 2014 |PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Mac In 2008, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 was the ruler (pun intended) of Xbox Live. It riffed on Asteroids aptly, mixing simple, refined shoot-em-up with a hypnotic techno frenzy. Like a ...

Latest Halo: Master Chief Collection update addresses matchmaking, stability, more

28 November 2014 |Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been plagued with matchmaking problems since its initial launch, but a fresh update from developer 343 Industries' should be available the next time you boot up the game. As detailed on Halo ...

All of the Lights: Many curious uses for the PS4 light bar

28 November 2014 |Sony is no stranger to idiosyncratic hardware design. Nintendo and Sega put analog sticks on their controllers in the '90s? Sony adds on an extra stick and redefines console controllers. Touch screens are de rigueur? Sony slaps a ...

Titanfall update brings co-op to Xbox 360 next week

28 November 2014 |The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall will receive update number eight next Monday, December 1, Respawn Entertainment announced. The update adds Frontier Defense to the game, Titanfall's cooperative multiplayer mode that arrived on PC ...

WRUP: Game of the Year 2014? Go!

28 November 2014 |We've reviewed a lot of games in 2014 and it's time for the Joystiq crew to begin their annual battle for their favorites to compose the "Top 10" of the year. Those that don't make it are honored in our "Best of the Rest." So, ...

Hitman HD, Deadly Premonition join December’s free PS Plus slate

27 November 2014 |Sony already mentioned that PlayStation 4 owners with subscriptions to PlayStation Plus will receive gratis access to both Secret Ponchos and Injustice: Gods Among Us in December, but this morning we learned of the other four games ...

Games with Gold December: Worms, The Raven, SSX

27 November 2014 |Like its PlayStation Plus counterpart, Xbox Live's Games With Gold service will feature a new roster of free games available to subscribers during December. Xbox One owners will be able to download anthropomorphic annelid strategy ...

Report: Pokemon ORAS tops three million sales in three days

27 November 2014 |If the past two decades of endless merchandising, cartoons and video games haven't tipped you off, people really like Pokemon. So much so that the latest entries in the core roleplaying series, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha ...

Persona Q DLC schedule and price points

27 November 2014 |Persona Q players, listen up. Atlus has laid out the game's DLC release schedule, including prices for each piece. Persona Q launched yesterday, alongside a free bit of DLC, the Kaguya sub-Persona. Available on December 2, the ...

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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin’s Creed

28 November 2014 |BarbaraHudson writes in with the latest in the Assassin's Creed Unity debacle. This time it's good news. "As an acknowledgment of the botched launch of Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft has offered free additional content to everyone ...

Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

26 November 2014 |mpicpp sends this report from the Houston Chronicle: "Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its ...

Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

26 November 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the world's fastest growing eSports, but the community has been rocked by scandal in the last week, with several top players being banned by Valve for using ...

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 ...

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