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Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy Heading to PC Starting in October

19 September 2014 |The Final Fantasy XIII trilogy of games--that is, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII--is headed to PCs beginning next month.First out of the gate will be XIII on October 9. It'll be ...

Harmonix Hasn’t Given Up on Rock Band—What Should a New Game Look Like?

19 September 2014 |Though Harmonix is no longer releasing Rock Band DLC and has shut down the community-focused Rock Band Network, that doesn't mean the studio is leaving the franchise behind entirely. Writing on its website, Harmonix said the Rock ...

Destiny Breaks Twitch Streaming Records

19 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421296/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Bungie's recently released shooter ...

Battlefield Hardline’s New Trailer Highlights Its Fun-Looking Car Chase Mode

19 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421387/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Following its reveal in August, EA today ...

Minecraft PS4 Heads to Stores in October; Vita Details Coming Soon

19 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421185/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>PlayStation 4 owners who prefer to buy ...

Why You’ll Buy GTA 5 Again on Xbox One/PS4/PC, According to Take-Two

19 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421284/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The improvements featured in the upcoming ...

Watch the Latest Metal Gear Solid 5 Trailer in 1080p on September 25

19 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421372/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The Tokyo Game Show is in full swing, and ...

Even ‘90s Nostalgia Can Become a Counter-Strike Map

19 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421359/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>I can attest, with intense embarrassment ...

PS3 Gets PlayStation Now Open Beta Today, More Games Coming to the Service

19 September 2014 |The PlayStation Now open beta is no longer exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Sony announced today that a trial period for the streaming service is available starting today on PlayStation 3 in the United States and Canada.Gamers will ...

Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition Includes Six Expansions, Launching In October

19 September 2014 | <iframe src="/videos/embed/6421389/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Electronic Arts and Ghost Games today ...

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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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GDC Next adds talks on Starcraft II and the secret life of ads

19 September 2014 |Blizzard Entertainment's Jordan Womack joins speakers from MIT's Game Lab, the GameHeart mod project and the LiveRail ad platform at GDC Next 2014 featuring ADC this November. ...

New interview sheds light on PlayStation Now’s past, future

19 September 2014 |Game industry veteran David Perry speaks to Game Informer about how the Sony-Gaikai acquisition came about and what it might mean for how (and where) your games will be distributed in the next decade. ...

Inclusivity vs. narrative intent: A conversation with r/gaymers

19 September 2014 |"Just because I could make the narrative more inclusive, I did not know if I should. I needed a sounding board. I took to Reddit's r/gaymer forum to have a conversation with some LGBT gamers about the game." ...

Mistranslated worlds: Dark Souls, Wizardry, and accidental storytelling

19 September 2014 |"There's not much of a plot to the player-controlled protagonist, but there's an incredible sense of depth and history to the setting itself. It's all very cohesive and consistent." ...

Aiming for the ‘niche’ pays off for million-selling strategy game

19 September 2014 |Sometimes, aiming deep instead of wide pays off. Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive said today its grand strategy game from 2012, Crusader Kings II, has sold over 1 million units across PC, Mac, and Linux. ...

Blog: Gear VR - Not ‘just a mobile game’

19 September 2014 |"What I do know is this: once it's all released, it will stand for itself, and the players will quickly figure out what mobile VR is really good for." ...

Blog: PAX, SIX, and the art of being everywhere

18 September 2014 |"Go. Go do things. Go to parties, go talk to exhibitors about their gamedev struggles, learn from all the experiences other people went through." ...

How to build the sprawling nightmare that is branching conversation

18 September 2014 |"A brilliant conversation that looks like a tangled knot will drag your project down ... Spending hours trying to untangle your own work (or expecting colleagues to do so) isn't an efficient use of time." ...

Steam adds support for five currencies, with five more coming soon

18 September 2014 |Players in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand can now pay for Steam games in their own currencies. Canada, Mexico, Korea, Turkey, and Norway are on deck. ...

King comes out on top in cloning case

18 September 2014 |Developer which was under target for copying King's Farm Heroes Saga and Pet Rescue Saga agrees to pull its games from sale and pay out a settlement. ...

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Crusader Kings II sells over a million

19 September 2014 |"Proving our point about game design for the truly dedicated"

Destiny scores 20m Twitch views in launch week

19 September 2014 |More than any other console launch in 2014

PlayStation Now beta launches on PS3

19 September 2014 |Sony continues rolling out streaming game rental service in North America

Turtle Rock, Bioware, Vlambeer to speak at EGX London

18 September 2014 |Developer session line-up features the best of AAA and Indie

Community is the new marketing

18 September 2014 |Motiga's new SVP of publishing David Reid explains how the job has changed in the era of games-as-a-service

Zynga loses CCO, gains senior staff

18 September 2014 |New hires include movie veterans and Red Robot Labs executives

TinyCo fined $300,000 over children’s privacy

18 September 2014 |FTC issues heavy penalty to mobile developer

Rust creator: "I’d have done the same thing" on Mojang deal

18 September 2014 |Facepunch Studios founder Garry Newman shares his inisight

King victorious in 6waves copyright settlement

18 September 2014 |"Another company sought to take advantage of the hard work and creativity of two of our games teams"

Super Smash Bros takes Japanese top spot

18 September 2014 |Nintendo and Bungie take first, second and third on software chart

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Report: Sony to Debut TV Streaming Service Later This Year

19 September 2014 | Sony is set to launch an internet television service with the promise of streaming dozens of channels to PlayStation systems later this year, according to the Wall Street ...

FTC Begins Cracking Down on COPPA Violators

19 September 2014 | According to this VentureBeat report, the federal government is beginning to crack down on companies that are allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy ...

A Small Example of What Child’s Play Does for Local Hospitals

19 September 2014 | We often see appeals for people to donate to Child's Play, the charity started by Penny Arcade founders Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, but it's not always clears ...

CISA Unlikely to Get Voted on This Year

18 September 2014 | According to FierceGovernmentIT, the chances of a cybersecurity bill being passed by lawmakers this year are somewhere between slim and none. This is according to what ...

King Settles Lawsuit with 6Waves Over Game Clones

18 September 2014 | Candy Crush Saga maker King has settled its copyright case against 6waves, has received an undisclosed sum of money, and has ensured the closure of 6waves' Farm Epic and ...

King Settles Lawsuit with 6Waves Over Game Clones

18 September 2014 | Candy Crush Saga maker King has settled its copyright case against 6waves, has received an undisclosed sum of money, and has ensured the closure of 6waves' Farm Epic and ...

Humble Mobile Bundle 7 Offers Nine Android Games for Cheap

18 September 2014 | The latest Humble Mobile Bundle, Humble Mobile Bundle 7, offers nine Android games for as little as $5. Those willing to pay at least a buck can score The Tiny Bang Story, ...

Humble Mobile Bundle 7 Offers Nine Android Games for Cheap

18 September 2014 | The latest Humble Mobile Bundle, Humble Mobile Bundle 7, offers nine Android games for as little as $5. Those willing to pay at least a buck can score The Tiny Bang Story, ...

Marin County, Calif. DA’s Office Co-Sponsors Toy Gun and Video Game Trade-In Program in Oct.

18 September 2014 | Marin County, California District Attorney Ed Berberian's office is co-sponsoring a toy and videogame trade-in program alongside the Center for Domestic Peace and Ben ...

Marin County, Calif. DA’s Office Co-Sponsors Toy Gun and Video Game Trade-In Program in Oct.

18 September 2014 | Marin County, California District Attorney Ed Berberian's office is co-sponsoring a toy and videogame trade-in program alongside the Center for Domestic Peace and Ben ...

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Silent Hills concept trailer at TGS: Never sleep again

19 September 2014 |The concept trailer for P.T., the playable trailer for Silent Hills, was shown earlier today at the Tokyo Game Show. General trigger warning applies... 'cause it's a concept trailer for a Silent Hill game....

Sonic Boom Wii U has the guile to release a week early

19 September 2014 | Sega moved the Wii U Rise of Lyric edition of Sonic Boom up to November 11, a week ahead of its previously announced November 18 ETA. The publisher didn't say why it's shifted the date forward, but it does mean both the 3DS ...

PlayStation Now PS3 open beta starts

19 September 2014 | PlayStation Now, Sony's oddly priced game streaming service, will enter open beta on PS3 in the US and "parts of Canada" today. The PS Now library currently has over 150 games. Good news for those interested in the future of the ...

FIFA 15 booting up for EA Access members today

19 September 2014 | FIFA 15 will roll out to EA Access members on Xbox One today, five days before its arrival on retail shelves. The game is available on a limited basis before its September 23 launch much like Madden NFL 15; EA Access members will ...

Arcade-style shoot-’em-up Raiden 5 coming to Xbox One

19 September 2014 | Seibu Kaihatsu's Raiden shoot-'em-up series will return on the Xbox One, a teaser trailer shown at Microsoft's TGS booth revealed this week. Tracing its origins back to the 1990 release of Raiden in arcades, the vertically ...

Minecraft’s PS4 incarnation reaches retail stores in October

19 September 2014 | Following the recent digital debut of Minecraft on the PlayStation 4, Sony has revealed that the sandbox construction game will also appear on store shelves on October 7. Like its Xbox One counterpart, the PlayStation 4 version ...

Destiny attracts 5 million unique viewers on Twitch in first week

19 September 2014 | Destiny drew in 5 million unique viewers and 20 million total views on Twitch last week, making it the "biggest console game launch of the year" on the streaming service, Activision said in a press release. Viewers watched 240 ...

Just Dance Now grooves on mobile devices later this month

19 September 2014 | For all those moments when you desperately need to bust a move, but the nearest dance floor (virtual or otherwise) is inaccessible, comes Just Dance Now, the latest entry in Ubisoft's hit rhythm game franchise. Unlike its console ...

Joystiq Streams: Hey, Hyrule Warriors! Come out to plaayyayy

19 September 2014 | *Clink* *Clink* *Clink* Joystiq Streams is playing Hyrule Warriors live at 4:00PM EST on Joystiq.com/Twitch. CAN YOU DIG IT?! Yes, it's going to be a non-stop cavalcade of Link, Impa, and Midna action. We'll slice up some ...

Watch 20 minutes of new gameplay from MGS5: The Phantom Pain

19 September 2014 | Hopefully witnessing 20 minutes of new gameplay footage direct from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain can alleviate the sting of learning that Metal Gear maestro Hideo Kojima refuses to commit to a release date any more ...

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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

18 September 2014 |New submitter ildon writes: Recently, the rights holder of former game publisher Softdisk's game library put the rights to some of their old titles up for sale, including Commander Keen: Keen Dreams, one of the few games in the ...

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 ...

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