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Star Wars 8 Is Halfway Through Filming, Director Posts Set Photos

30 April 2016 |Star Wars Episode VIII hits theaters next year, and its director, Rian Johnson, has revealed today that they're halfway through shooting the movie. He also shared a couple set photos that include an X-Wing and someone with a ...

Iron Man Director Open to Making Another Marvel Movie, But Says It May Not Happen Soon

30 April 2016 |Jon Favreau's Iron Man films helped popularize the now-massive comic book movie market. Though the director has produced some Marvel movies following 2010's Iron Man 2, he hasn't been back in the director's chair for a Marvel film ...

Call of Duty Teaser May Offer Hints of 2016’s Rumored Infinite Warfare

30 April 2016 |Call of Duty: Black Ops III was updated today with a 24/7 Nuk3town playlist. But this isn't Nuk3town as you know it. At the end of every match, a massive ship appears in the sky, as well as a skull logo that appears to be ...

Square Enix’s New Batman Figure Looks Good in Black and White

30 April 2016 |Square Enix has revealed this year's San Diego Comic-Con-exclusive figure, and it's a grayscale version of Batman as he appears in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.The new Play Arts Kai figure measures in at 10 inches tall, 7 ...

New XCOM 2 Mods From Acclaimed Modder Will Add New Weapons, Enemies, and Options

30 April 2016 |XCOM 2 launched this past February alongside three mods from Long War Studios, the developer behind popular XCOM: Enemy Unknown mod Long War. Now, the studio is working on five more mods for the turn-based strategy sequel, and ...

Star Wars Day Bonuses Revealed for Battlefront, The Old Republic

30 April 2016 |May 4, better known as Star Wars Day, is coming up next week, and EA plans to mark the occasion with bonus events in several of its Star Wars games.Star Wars Battlefront will offer players who log in on May 4 a free bundle of 4,444 ...

McDroid PS4 Code Giveaway

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Leak Reveals Supergirl Possibly Coming to Lego Dimensions

30 April 2016 |It appears Supergirl is coming to Lego Dimensions. A Lego.com page spotted by Lego site Brickset showed construction instructions for a Supergirl mini-figure. The page has since been pulled down, but not before Eurogamer was able ...

Total War: Warhammer DLC Made Free After Backlash

30 April 2016 |Total War: Warhammer developer The Creative Assembly has announced the Chaos Warriors Race DLC pack will be available for free for the first week the game is on sale.The decision is believed to be in response to a wave of criticism ...

Doom Designer’s New FPS Crowdfunding Campaign on Hold for Now, Here’s Why

30 April 2016 |Just days after the Kickstarter campaign began for Doom co-creator John Romero's new FPS Blackroom, it's now been pulled down--but only temporarily. In an update to backers (via NeoGAF), the developers at Night Work Games explained ...

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Review: Bending Genres in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

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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, ...

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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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 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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China is driving big growth for Unity mobile game installs

30 April 2016 |Unity reports that in the first 3 months of 2016 nearly 220k Unity mobile games were installed 4.2 billion times on 1.7 billion devices. 31 percent were in China, vs. just 11 percent in the U.S. ...

Survey: Less than half of U.S. households own dedicated game consoles

30 April 2016 |The results from the ESA (and Ipsos MediaCT's) annual survey of Americans suggests that for the first time in years, a dedicated game console is in less than half (48 percent) of U.S. households. ...

8 tips for showcasing your game at a convention like PAX

30 April 2016 |From booth facing to strategic activity design, indie front TinyBuild shares lessons learned from bringing booths and showcasing games at 8 PAX events in a row. ...

Vivendi snaps up even more Ubisoft shares

30 April 2016 |French multinational media conglomerate, Vivendi, has made another move on Assassin's Creed creator, Ubisoft.  ...

Blog: Making the switch from indie developer to indie publisher

30 April 2016 |"This was the first time I'd ever published a game by another indie developer, and I found the journey incredibly eye opening. I've gone ahead and written up the story of how it all happened." ...

Games as revolutionary acts: Historians talk 1979 Revolution

29 April 2016 |History Respawned's Bob Whitaker talks with historian Zackery Heern about the choice-driven narrative game 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, which is based on real history. ...

Fable developer Lionhead closes its doors for good

29 April 2016 |"We can confirm that after much consideration over the six week consultation period with Lionhead employees, we have reached the decision to close Lionhead Studios." ...

Creating the paper-craft art style of Book of Demons

29 April 2016 |"We put a lot of effort into making everything the way it looks now and the road to getting here was a really bumpy one. Hope you will enjoy the story of how it all came to life." ...

Applying lessons from Warcraft’s world to Overwatch arenas

29 April 2016 |We spoke to Blizzard's Aaron Keller about the design of Overwatch's first-person shooter arenas, and how lessons he learned from designing maps for World of Warcraft still matter today. ...

Why some are betting on eSports as the future of Las Vegas

29 April 2016 |Playing (or watching others play) vgames competitively is becoming big business, and at least one Las Vegas exec is hoping to get a taste by revamping his hotel and casino to cater to eSports fans. ...

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Lionhead officially closes today

30 April 2016 |"We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the team at Lionhead"

Vivendi increases its stake in Ubisoft to almost 18%

30 April 2016 |The company denies that it's trying to take over the Assassin's Creed publisher, however

Drinkbox cuts through the noise

30 April 2016 |Severed studio founders reflect on eight years in business, mid-gen console upgrades, the already crowded VR market, and the problem of relying on popularity to solve discoverability

DeltaDNA: Whales don’t respond to expensive items

29 April 2016 |New data shows that, "very expensive individual items or bundles will not make an impact" on monetisation

China accounted for 31% of Unity game installs in Q1

29 April 2016 |The US was a distant second with 11 per cent of Unity's 4.2 billion installs

FTC strikes a blow against Amazon in IAP lawsuit

29 April 2016 |US judge calls out, "millions of dollars billed to Amazon customers without a mechanism for consent"

Smart device pivot could cost Nintendo at home

29 April 2016 |Kimishima embraces smartphones in his NX strategy, but it's a move that'll be tough to sell to the firm's most loyal customers - Japanese families

VREAL launches first native game streaming platform for VR

29 April 2016 |Beta program available in summer 2016

YouTube amends Content ID dispute process

29 April 2016 |Videos can now earn revenue while a Content ID claim is being disputed

Social media is most common way to follow eSports - Survey

29 April 2016 |ESA survey finds surprising details about frequent gamers and competitive gaming, VR; number of gaming households takes a 15% drop

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Good night and good luck

19 April 2016 |I’m horrible at goodbyes and ironically I’m finding it incredibly difficult to put into words how I really feel about GamePolitics shutting down. It’s been a tough year for us as we struggled to balance having to make ...

Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 186 – The Finale!

18 April 2016 |In the very final episode of Super Podcast Action Committee (episode 186) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge for a free-form conversation about Lollipop Chainsaw’s ...

Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 185 – The Finale!

18 April 2016 |In the very final episode of Super Podcast Action Committee (episode 186) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by GamePolitics managing editor James Fudge for a free-form conversation about Lollipop Chainsaw’s ...

GamePolitics’ own E. Zachary Knight is running for Congress

18 April 2016 |Before we go dark, we’d like to take a moment to inform you that our own E. Zachary Knight, longtime contributor and co-host of Super Podcast Action Committee, is running for US Congress. “For the first time in over 30 ...

Join us tonight at 6p PST for the FINAL episode of Super Podcast Action Committee

16 April 2016 |As Andy Barclay once said to Chucky: “This is the end, friend.” And then he lit him on fire but that last part isn’t important. What is important is that tonight is the final episode of Super Podcast Action ...

New study examines ‘violent-sexist’ video games’ affect on player empathy towards female victi

16 April 2016 |A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE earlier this week takes a look at how “violent-sexist” video games affect players’ empathy towards female victims of violence.  The study was conducted ...

Our finest hour: the Bill Kunkel Awards

15 April 2016 |Bill Kunkel is and always will be one of my heroes. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I read a lot of his stuff in wrestling and gaming magazines. I saw his byline and imagined that someday I could do what he did. I never met ...

Take-Two sued by former Rockstar North president for $150 million in unpaid royalties

14 April 2016 |Leslie Benzies, former president of Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto series), is suing Take-Two Interactive for $150 million in unpaid royalties. Take-Two, who has filed a counter-suit, sees things differently. “Nowhere does ...

Looking back: GamerGate

13 April 2016 |Psst. Here’s a little secret: when I report on a story, I put my beliefs on hold and try to be as fair and impartial as is humanly possible. I know that’s hard for some people out there to believe, but it is the truth. ...

Senator Al Franken voices Oculus Rift privacy concerns

13 April 2016 |Last week, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) penned a letter to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe detailing a list of privacy concerns he has regarding the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. “Oculus’ creation of an immersive virtual ...

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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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Steam Computer Gaming Network Now Accepting Bitcoin

29 April 2016 |An anonymous reader shares an article on Fortune Magazine: The popular Steam computer game network has started accepting bitcoin in a move aimed at making it easier for players in countries like Brazil and China to make payments. ...

Atari Co-Founder: Mobile Games Make Me Want To Throw My Phone

29 April 2016 |Will Freeman, reporting for The Guardian (condensed): One industry veteran sees arcades and mobile gaming as almost indistinct. He is Nolan Bushnell, co-founder of Atari. Often referred to as the godfather of video games (a phrase ...

Nintendo’s Mysterious ‘NX’ Gaming Platform To Be Launched In March 2017

28 April 2016 |Nintendo has announced that its next gaming platform -- codenamed NX -- will launch worldwide in March 2017. "For our dedicated video game platform, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed 'NX' with a brand-new ...

HTC Announces $100 Million Fund For Virtual Reality Startups

27 April 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: HTC today announced the Vive X accelerator program through which the company will invest from it's newly created $100 million VR fund. The fund aims to kickstart the VR ecosystem in support of the ...

Over 7 Million Accounts for Minecraft Community Hacked

27 April 2016 |Joseph Cox, reporting for Motherboard: Over seven million user accounts belonging to members of Minecraft community "Lifeboat" have been hacked, according to security researcher Troy Hunt. Hunt said he will upload the data to his ...

Valve Inks Deal With Lionsgate Adding Over 100 Movie Titles To Steam Platform

26 April 2016 |MojoKid quotes a report from HotHardware: Valve took a major step in growing its Steam digital distribution platform today by adding movie rentals to the mix. The addition of movies to Steam's catalog is a first, and it was made ...

AIs vs Humans - Next Battle: Starcraft

25 April 2016 |braindrainbahrain writes: Having conquered checkers, chess, and more recently Go, artificial intelligence research now looks at the next frontier: the popular real-time strategy game of StarCraft. Blizzard Entertainment's ...

Oculus Rift Users Angered By Pre-Order Snafu

25 April 2016 |fluor2 writes: In April, Oculus announced that many of the Oculus Rift CV1 pre-orders were getting bumped from March to early May or even June...but they're still finding CV1's for supplying Rift+PC bundles. The solution for some ...

Amazon Won’t Sell Non-Prime Members Certain Popular Movies and Video Games

23 April 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: If you're not an Amazon Prime subscriber, you will no longer be able to purchase certain popular game titles and movies, according to a report on game blog Videogamer. One of the benefits of Amazon's ...

Slashdot Asks: Is the Golden Era of Video-Game Console Sales Over?

22 April 2016 |Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has stopped producing Xbox 360, a gaming console it launched in 2005. According to estimations, the company sold more than 85 million Xbox 360 units worldwide. Quartz has an insightful story ...

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