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Atlantica Online - Preview

Posted by Arep | 2 August 2008

In the old console RPG days turn based combat was the norm but it still left plenty of strategy for us to romance over. I can remember my epic battles and the sweet taste of victory when my units pulled off ...

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Dungeon Runners

Posted by Arep | 4 July 2008 |

Dungeon Runners is a free MMO from the publishers/developers of City of Heroes/Villains, Guild Wars, Lineage and Tabula Rasa. That’s a pretty impressive pedigree and it shows the moment you launch ...

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Kung-Fu Panda

Posted by Arep | 26 June 2008 |

If you haven’t seen the movie don’t worry, when you play this game you will be living it!

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Stargate Worlds: First Look

Posted by Arep | 14 June 2008

We summarize all the info that's been released so far about Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment's upcoming game, Stargate Worlds. Can they MacGyver up an MMO worth your time?

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Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach - Replay

Posted by Arep | 29 May 2008

So, when it was suggested that someone write and article about Turbine’s Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach the question wasn’t if I was going to give it a try but what class to choose. If any of ...

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Il-2 Sturmovik: 1946

Posted by Arep | 16 May 2008

The Older Gamers now have an active WWII flight squadron, "The Old Goats," and are seeking new pilots!! No experience nescessary, just a fondness for sheep, fleecy boots and a strong stomach.

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Project Reality

Posted by RogueSlayer | 12 May 2008

Movement, ten o'clock. You're not sure if you saw something or not. Pull out your map and check to see if there are any friendly squads in your area – nope, you're on point. Slip your binoculars out and ...

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Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - First Impressions

Posted by Arep | 10 May 2008

Over the years the story of Conan has been told and expanded in magazines, comic books, movies, and most recently, an epic MMO. In a matter of days Funcom will open the doors on a world of swords, sorcery ...

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The Witcher

Posted by Arep | 6 May 2008 |

Many PC gamers are eagerly awaiting the release of Funcom’s wild and wooly Age of Conan MMO without realizing that CD Projekt Red, a small development house in Poland, has recently released an ...

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No More Heroes

Posted by Arep | 4 May 2008 |

No More Heroes is a game that probably needed the services of a Minister for Common Sense. There's a really good game lurking in there somewhere, but it seems to have gotten lost amongst some kinky ...

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GTA 5 Celebrates San Andreas’ 10-Year Anniversary This Weekend

25 October 2014 |This Sunday, October 26, marks the 10-year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' release in North America. Rockstar is marking the occasion in a number of ways, the most notable of which is an anniversary event it's hosting ...

Watch 16 Minutes of Xbox One Quantum Break Gameplay

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PS4 and PS3 Getting Costume Quest 2 With Exclusive Sackboy Costume

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WWE 2K15 Offers an Exclusive Mode on Xbox 360 and PS3

25 October 2014 |Choosing the Xbox 360 or PS3 version of WWE 2K15 will allow you to get your hands on the wrestling game a few weeks earlier than waiting for the Xbox One or PS4 version, but there's another reason to consider doing so: an exclusive ...

Halo 5 November 2015 Release Date Rumors Are “False”

25 October 2014 |Microsoft has responded to a new rumor that claims upcoming Xbox One shooter Halo 5: Guardians will launch on November 10, 2015. It's not true, Microsoft told GameSpot this afternoon."The recent rumors regarding the release date of ...

How to Make an Xbox One Custom Background

25 October 2014 |Xbox One's November update will bring with it the ability to use custom backgrounds on the system. If you're fortunate enough to be in the preview program for system updates, you can begin doing so now by following the instructions ...

Watch The Witcher 3’s Brutal Intro Cinematic Now

25 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421962/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Right on schedule, Polish developer CD ...

MLG.tv Columbus Arena Opens Tonight With $75,000 Call of Duty Tournament

25 October 2014 |The brand-new MLG.tv Columbus Arena opens tonight with the Call of Duty: Ghosts Pro League Season 3 Playoffs, a tournament with a massive $75,000 prize pool. The three-day event runs through Sunday, October 26, and you can watch it ...

The Division Aiming for “Endless Gameplay”

25 October 2014 |Ubisoft's upcoming third-person action game The Division is aiming to offer "endless gameplay," says art director Rodrigo Cortes. He says in a new interview that Ubisoft's goal with The Division, which he also stresses is very much ...

Microsoft Talks Minecraft Buyout, Possibility of Minecraft 2

25 October 2014 |Following the announcement of Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Swedish developer Mojang and the chart-topping Minecraft franchise in September, some wondered how the Xbox maker would grow the brand going forward. A sequel ...

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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 first inklings of what Microsoft will do with Minecraft

25 October 2014 |Microsoft head of Xbox Phil Spencer and his team are looking at the recently acquired mega-hit with an eye toward its "room to grow" under new ownership. ...

Video: Finding the right art style for The Witness

25 October 2014 |Speaking at GDC 2014, The Witness artist Luis Antonio recounts the game's artistic development and reminds developers that refining and simplifying your art style can amplify your game's impact. ...

Get a job: Petroglyph Games seeks a Unity Engineer

25 October 2014 |Handy with Unity? Petroglyph Games in Las Vegas is looking to hire an experienced Unity engineer to work alongside the team in developing new systems for an unannounced new project. ...

Find out how to boost your indie game’s odds of success at GDC

25 October 2014 |Game industry veteran Charles Cox sees a rising problem for indie games: discoverability. Next March he'll be speaking at GDC 2015 about what indies can do to make their mark on a crowded market. ...

Report: PlayStation 4 has outsold Xbox One by over 40% worldwide

25 October 2014 |Ars Technica takes a stab at estimating precisely how many PlayStation 4 and Xbox One units have been sold to date using public sales data, analyst input and a bit of educated guesswork. ...

Perfecting a 2D illustration: The art iteration process

25 October 2014 |"I'm a huge fan of fantasy art and pretty much any game art coming out of TSR in the 1980s. There is something about the oil on canvas, seeing the stroke of the brush -- which for me sort of elevates the work." ...

Blog: Bad things can happen if you bundle

25 October 2014 |"We'd already given the game to them, earned pretty much nothing, and not even actually got many Greenlight votes from it. I was desperately trying to forget the bundle ever happened." ...

Starpoint Gemini 2: How we survived and succeeded on Steam Early Access

24 October 2014 |"We can only say what we got: loads of valued and appreciated feedback, a great community that pointed us (and still does!) in the right direction, and additional funds to invest into production." ...

What place does live user testing have in game QA? 

24 October 2014 |A QA expert tackles the topic: "What types of tests can you effectively move to live user testing, and what types of tests are better suited for professional game testers?" ...

Video postmortem details the troubled development of TAKEDOWN: Red Sabre

24 October 2014 |"In July an investor went dark. It took us a while to figure out that he decided to go to Africa and import black rhinos. Or changed his mind, who knows." - Christian Allen, industry veteran and founder of Serellan, provides a ...

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AbleGamers starts monthly open house

25 October 2014 |Charity opens doors to disabled gamers

Xbox doesn’t need another military space marine series

25 October 2014 |Phil Spencer stresses commitment to original IP, says Microsoft must satisfy Minecraft community's needs before experimenting with the brand

Kongregate CEO: It’s harder to be a woman in games

25 October 2014 |Emily Greer says she gets four times the harassment as her co-founder brother

Amazon has $83 million in unsold Fire Phones

24 October 2014 |Retailer takes a $170 million charge on its smartphone in the third quarter

Swedish developers sign declaration against sexism, abuse

24 October 2014 |Paradox, Massive, Mojang, Dice, Rovio, Starbreeze and more support diversity

Mobile could soon dominate - so what?

24 October 2014 |Japan's experience suggests that it might be good for everyone, says Rob Fahey

Xbox console sales jump 102% in Q1

24 October 2014 |Microsoft's revenue during the first quarter increased 25% to $23.2 billion

NCsoft lays off "around 60" at Carbine Studios

24 October 2014 |Wildstar developer suffers cuts as NCsoft West undergoes key restructuring and further layoffs

Digital retailer speaks out on #gamergate name confusion

24 October 2014 |Gamersgate CEO puts out public statement after receiving threats

Goodgame Studios appoints new head of communications

24 October 2014 |Dirk Hensen joins from Twitter Germany

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‘Dark Souls II’ Wins Game of the Year at Golden Joystick Awards

25 October 2014 | Dark Souls II was the big winner at the 32nd Annual Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming, which was held at London's O2 Arena today (thanks CVG). Over ...

PSA: ‘Sackboy’ Coming to PlayStation Versions of ‘Costume Quest 2’

25 October 2014 | In a nifty cross-over, Sackboy from Little Big Planet will be making his way to Costume Quest 2, publisher Midnight City announced today. Sackboy will be available in the ...

ESRB Details Sexy Content in ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’

25 October 2014 | According to data gleaned from the ESRB, the next iteration of BioWare's popular RPG will be extra sexy. According to descriptions from the ESRB on certain moments in ...

The Nerdist Gets Ready for Extra Life Marathon

25 October 2014 | On Saturday, October 25 the Nerdist team will be participating in the Extra Life marathon to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. They will start ...

Poll: Will Paranautical Activity Make Its Way Back Onto Steam?

25 October 2014 | Earlier this week, indie game Paranautical Activity was mislabeled as an Early Access title when it launched on Steam.  This upset one of the game's developers who ...

ESA Foundation Awards $90K in Scholarships to Women and Minorities

24 October 2014 | This week the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) doled out $90,000 in scholarships to 30 students who are pursuing game development-related degrees in the United ...

PSA: 720p GTA San Andreas Coming to Xbox 360

24 October 2014 | Rockstar Games revealed that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be re-released for Xbox 360 with improved visuals and support for Achievements. The official announcement ...

Google Enhances Games-Related Searches

24 October 2014 | Google Search now recognizes video games and has added a new Knowledge Graph panel on the right-hand side of search results that provides more detailed information about a ...

Swedish Game Developers Sign Petition Supporting Diversity, Rejecting Harassment

24 October 2014 | A number of companies that are part of Sweden's game development community have signed on to a public petition protesting the harassment of female game developers over ...

Report: Major Layoffs Hit NCsoft

24 October 2014 | Layoffs have hit NCsoft's Carbine Studio in a major way, according to a report in Polygon, and while NCSoft has confirmed that the layoffs are real it will not say just ...

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Humble Weekly Bundle features crazed plants, chemical bonds

25 October 2014 | The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is designed to test your squishy brain matter, offering up to seven PC puzzlers for a price that you choose. Pay $1 or more for the bundle and you'll get Steam keys for BulkyPix's typographic ...

Heads roll in gorgeous Witcher 3 intro cinematic

25 October 2014 | As this meticulously rendered intro cinematic for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt demonstrates, Geralt of Rivia's world is a dark place, full of arcane magicks, hardened warriors and horse heads flying through the air like so many ...

Survival horror sequel Outlast 2 in development

25 October 2014 | Independent developer Red Barrels delivers terrifying news just in time for Halloween, announcing that it is developing a sequel to its first-person survival horror game Outlast. "After shipping the [Xbox One] version of Outlast, ...

Halloween Horror Streams: Left 4 Dead 2 brings, mauls us together

25 October 2014 | In the name of Halloween Horror Streams, you've seen Joystiq ask inane questions of Slender Man. You've seen Joystiq wear a schoolgirl outfit while berating, then fearfully running away from a giant psychotic wielding a hammer. ...

Joystiq Deals: Classic NES, GameBoy cases for iPhone 6

25 October 2014 | Because the one feature Apple can never include in their phones is a comforting sense of childhood nostalgia, this edition of Joystiq Deals is aimed at wrapping your new iPhone 6 in the iconic aesthetic of Nintendo gaming devices ...

Watch Nintendo’s awkward Amiibo primer for Super Smash Bros.

25 October 2014 | If you can ignore the obnoxious camera sway, the kids who sound like thirtysomething actors on a CBS sitcom and everything about its clumsy plot, this Amiibo introduction video is a solid primer on the basics of Nintendo's ...

StarCraft 2 and the quest for the highest APM

25 October 2014 | A game like StarCraft 2, popular amongst both casual strategy fans and professional gamers, showcases the large divide between playing a game for fun and for competition. There are seven ranked multiplayer leagues per region ...

How Nintendo rolls in 8-player Super Smash Bros.

25 October 2014 | Moments before attendees grabbed the controllers at a Super Smash Bros. press event, held in a hotel in San Francisco on Thursday evening, Nintendo had a pristine setup (above) aimed at 8 connoisseurs of clash. The configuration - ...

The Legend of Korra review: Bend it like Bayonetta

25 October 2014 | Bending the elements like folks do in The Legend of Korra is an intoxicating dream. Much as they did in the original Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon, many people born in Korra's world can freely manipulate the four elements ...

PS4 update rolls out USB music player, Share Play next week

25 October 2014 | The PlayStation 4's version 2.0 system update will arrive next Tuesday, October 28, PlayStation announced via Twitter. Codenamed "Masamune," the update adds the ability to play music from a USB stick connected to the console. As ...

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PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With ‘Port Reports’

25 October 2014 |AberBeta writes: PCGamingWiki contributor Soeb has been looking into the recent larger budget game releases to appear on Linux, including XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands: The Pre–Sequel produced by Mac porting houses ...

Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In “Puffery,” Not Fraud

23 October 2014 |DemonOnIce writes with a story, as reported by Ars Technica, that a federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a proposed securities fraud class action lawsuit connected to Battlefield 4's bungled rollout. From the report: EA and ...

Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

21 October 2014 |DCFC writes: The BBC is releasing a game to help 8- to 11-year-old kids get into coding. Based on Doctor Who, it alternates between a standard platform game and programming puzzles that introduce the ideas of sequence, loops, ...

New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade

18 October 2014 |First time accepted submitter furrykef . writes Over 33 years have passed since Donkey Kong first hit arcades, but it still has new surprises. I was poking through the game in a debugger when I discovered that the game contains ...

For Game Developers, It’s About the Labor of Love

17 October 2014 |Nerval's Lobster writes With "GamerGate" and all the debates over who counts as a "gamer," it's easy to forget that games are created by people with a genuine love of the craft. Journalist Jon Brodkin sat down with Armin Ibrisagic, ...

Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

16 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Mozilla and Humble Bundle announced a new package that features award-winning indie best-sellers for which gamers can choose how much they want to pay. Naturally called the Humble Mozilla Bundle, the ...

How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

15 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: To add some historical context to the currently controversy surrounding attitudes toward women in gaming, Jon Peterson provides an in-depth historical look at the unsurprisingly male origins of the ...

Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

12 October 2014 |blogologue writes I've been playing Battlefield for some time now, and having a good ping there is important for a good gaming experience. Now I'm in the situation where I have mobile internet access from two telecom companies, and ...

Infinite Browser Universe Manyland Hits 8 Million Placed Blocks

11 October 2014 |j_philipp (803945) writes Manyland [Here's the twitter feed and a FAQ] is an html5/ JS-based MMO universe created by a community and two indie developers from Europe. Everything in the world can be freely drawn and placed: From ...

Simple Hack Enables VR Mode For Oculus Rift In Alien: Isolation

10 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes In a surprising appearance at E3 2014, Oculus showed a virtual reality demo version of Creative Assembly's forthcoming first-person horror game, Alien: Isolation. Despite intense reactions to the demo, ...

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Guild Wars 2: Division Overview

Posted by Tilce | 22 August 2012

An Introduction to Guild Wars 2 and the TOG GW2 Crew.

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Get to know your guildmate interview #4: Serah De Vere

Posted by Ral_Partha | 29 December 2012

Ral Partha interviews TOG member and Guild Wars 2 fan "Serah De Vere", in the latest installment of "Get to know your guildmates with Ral Partha"!

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Get to know your guildmate interview #3: Pumpkin

Posted by Ral_Partha | 19 December 2012

Ral Partha interviews TOG member and Guild Wars 2 fan Pumpkin, in the latest installment of "Get to know your guildmates with Ral Partha"!

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Posted by Tilce | 10 September 2012

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Posted by Tilce | 10 September 2012

Icehawke - who is he and what does he do?

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TF2 Unveils a new Co-Op Mode - Mann vs Machine

Posted by Ulric | 26 August 2012

The game that keeps on giving unveils new co-op mode. Red and Blue join forces to fight off a marauding mob of malevolent machines. TOG TF2 has 2 MvsM servers up and running for your machinations. See the ...

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GW2 Member Interview #1

Posted by Tilce | 24 August 2012

Get to know GW2's 501st sign up: Klobberella

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2 Sep: GW2 Crafting Carnival

Posted by Tilce | 24 August 2012

2 Sep: Meet and Greet, Chat and Craft!

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Health, You and the Launch of Guild Wars 2

Posted by Tilce | 23 August 2012

Specs gives a humorous but serious run down on how to stay healthy in the first weekend of Guild Wars 2.

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Guild Wars: Winds of Change

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Change is coming to Cantha

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