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Watch the First Trailer for Trine 3

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Wii U Exclusive Stealth Inc 2 Coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC

2 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6411883/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Stealth Inc 2, the puzzle-platform game ...

Sonic Dev Isn’t Done With Consoles, Despite Sega’s Shift

2 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423195/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Sega's longstanding mascot Sonic still ...

UK Games Chart: Dying Light Overcomes Delay With First-Place Debut

2 March 2015 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6423032/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>First-person zombie survival title Dying ...

Skylanders And Disney Infinity Helped Make Amiibo Successful in The West, Says Nintendo

2 March 2015 | Nintendo has attributed the success of its Amiibo figures in the West partly to Activision's Skylanders and Disney's Disney Infinity toys-to-life franchises, according to president Satoru Iwata. Speaking during Nintendo's end of ...

Watch One of the First SteamVR Games, Job Simulator

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This Week in GameTech - Valve Enters VR; Net Neutrality Begins; Nvidia Faces Lawsuit

2 March 2015 |Join us every Sunday as we revisit the best hardware and technology stories from the past seven days. This week, Valve gets ready to dive into virtual reality, Net Neutrality goes into effect, and Nvidia responds to recent ...

Valve and HTC Reveal Vive VR Headset

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Get a PS4 With Three Free PS4-Exclusive Games for $400

2 March 2015 |If you don't already own a PlayStation 4, Amazon has one of the better deals we've seen for Sony's console.For $400, you'll get a PS4 with three free PS4-exclusive games: The Last of Us Remastered, Killzone Shadow Fall, and ...

What Is Zombie Army Trilogy? Find Out in This Bloody Trailer

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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 art of abstract game design

2 March 2015 |"As soon as you decide to make a game abstract, you immediately raise the learning curve of your game. This can be mitigated by clever thematic choices and use of visual metaphors." ...

Preparing for Steam Greenlight with a Concept Page

2 March 2015 |"The main lesson I learned with this campaign is that the Concept audience probably does not represent the Greenlight audience. Despite that, I still believe that using Steam Concepts is worthwhile." ...

Double Fine’s ‘heartfelt and personal’ Hack ‘n’ Slash: A postmortem

2 March 2015 |Project lead Brandon Dillon walks us through what went right and wrong during development of Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash, an open-world exploration game about hacking and reverse engineering. ...

Valve, HTC have a new VR headset coming out this year

2 March 2015 |Valve Software and mobile phone maker HTC announced on Sunday the "Vive," a high-end VR headset that plugs straight into a PC. ...

Blog: What is the purpose of game development? 

28 February 2015 |"'What is the purpose of game development?' I will take a leap beyond game development and quote Alejandro Jodorowsky: 'What is the goal of life? It's to create yourself a soul.'" ...

Renegade kid’s Jools Watsham (Xeodrifter) on the Metroidvania

28 February 2015 |What's the appeal of the genre? Read here the expanded full-length interview with Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham -- find out everything he had to say about why the Metroidvania matters. ...

Riot clarifies stance around League of Legends streams

28 February 2015 |When a pro Korean player called "Faker" was being streamed against his will, and in violation of his promotional contract, Riot was forced to jump in. ...

Get a job: Nix Hydra is hiring Game Designers

28 February 2015 |The team that built Egg Baby is looking to hire on novice and experienced designers to work on developing games in Nix Hydra's Los Angeles, CA studio. ...

GDC 2015 coverage begins!

28 February 2015 |Click this link to be magically transported to the central location for Gamasutra's GDC coverage -- which is already full of good stuff, and which will be live from the show in San Francisco starting Monday. ...

On indie game pricing

28 February 2015 |Dan Adelman -- formerly Nintendo's indie guy, now a consultant to independent devs -- outlines exactly why a game like the upcoming Axiom Verge is worth $19.99, and what goes into indie pricing. ...

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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?

Valve and HTC reveal Vive VR headset

2 March 2015 |Smartphone manufacturer breaks cover at Mobile World Congress

Creative England offers funds to West Midlands and South West

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Casey Lynch joins Square Enix

28 February 2015 |Ex-IGN editor-in-chief, Midnight City exec now editorial director working on Western franchises

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‘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 ...

Tim Schaefer To Host Game Developers Choice Awards

28 February 2015 | Double Fine founder Tim Schafer will once again serve as the host of the 15th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. He'll be joined by Capybara Games founder Nathan ...

Senate Panel Greenlights Former Google Exec As Director of the USPTO

28 February 2015 | Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to approve the appointment of former Google patent chief Michelle Lee to the position of director at the US Patent ...

RIP, Leonard Nimoy

28 February 2015 | Leonard Nimoy, the iconic actor who played logical Vulcan crew member Spock on the cult classic sci-fi series Star Trek, passed away today, The New York Times reports.read more

Senator Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at The Trans-Pacific Partnership

28 February 2015 | Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is notorious for taking on big fights in the U.S. Senate like Wall street and big banks, so when she goes after someone or something ...

Tencent Takes Minority Stake in ‘Orcs Must Die!’ Developer Robot Entertainment

28 February 2015 | Tencent has taken a minority stake in Robot Entertainment, the company best known for developing the Orcs Must Die! games. This investment follows a majority stake ...

SuperData: ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Tops Digital Sales Charts in January

28 February 2015 | The very first bit of data from research firm SuperData's new initiative to cover digital game sales shows that games from Activision, and Take-Two Interactive have made ...

‘Final Fantasy Mystic Quest HD Remake’ is a Scam

27 February 2015 | Yesterday several major publications were duped by a supposed remake of the Super NES Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. It happens. But it turned out that the ...

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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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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 ...

“Exploding Kittens” Blows Up Kickstarter Records

23 February 2015 |The Register reports that the crowdfunded Exploding Kittens card game from Oatmeal (and Tesla museum fund-raiser) Matthew Inman, along with X-box veterans Elan Lee and Shane Small, has become the highest-grossing game project yet ...

Why Sony Should Ditch Everything But the PlayStation

21 February 2015 |An anonymous reader writes: A couple weeks ago, we were surprised by news that Sony was spinning off its game development studio. More recently, the company has been thinking about exiting both the mobile phone market and the TV ...

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