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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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Halo 5’s Next Free Expansion Out Today, Here’s Everything It Adds

31 May 2016 |Halo 5's Hog Wild expansion launches later today, introducing new Warthogs, additional armor sets, and a hybrid weapon scope, among other things. Unlike past expansions, Hog Wild does not come with any new multiplayer maps--but ...

Get a 1TB Xbox One With 5 Games and Extra Controller for $320

31 May 2016 |The Microsoft Store is currently offering one of the better Xbox One deals we've seen. Right now, you can get the 1 TB Spring Bundle with an extra controller and game for $320.The Spring Bundle already comes with four games: Halo ...

Just Cause 3 Mech Land Assault DLC Release Date Revealed

31 May 2016 |Just Cause 3's second content pack, called Mech Land Assault, will be available from June 3 for season pass holders, publisher Square Enix has announced. Those who don't have the season pass will need to wait until June 10 to ...

The Predator Director on the “Shifting Tone” of Upcoming Reboot

31 May 2016 |The Predator reboot is shaping up to be something very different from the previous movies in the sci-fi action franchise. Director and co-writer Shane Black has already revealed that The Predator will be made on a much bigger scale ...

New Ghostbusters Movie Is Scarier and Funnier Than Originals, Dan Aykroyd Says

31 May 2016 |According to Dan Aykroyd, who wrote and starred in the first two Ghostbusters films, this summer's female-led reboot has more laughs and scares than the fist movies. Writing on Facebook (via IGN), Akyroyd praised the film ...

WWE 2K17 Preorders Come With Two Versions of Bill Goldberg

31 May 2016 |2K Sports announced today that Bill Goldberg, the former WCW and WWE wrestler who also played professional football, will appear in WWE 2K17. However, you will need to preorder to get the wrestler right away.Two versions of the ...

PSA: The Witcher 3’s 30-Hour Blood and Wine Expansion Out Now

31 May 2016 |It's the end of the road for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as it relates to add-on content. Developer CD Projekt Red today released the RPG's major Blood and Wine expansion, which is the final piece of expansion content that the Polish ...

PS4’s Gran Turismo Sport Lacks These Two Major Features of Past Games

31 May 2016 |As suspected, upcoming PlayStation 4 racing game Gran Turismo Sport will not offer dynamic time or weather. Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi explained to GT Planet that these options, which were key features in Polyphony's ...

Last Chance to Get These Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games

31 May 2016 |It's May 31, which means it's the last day to download most of May 2016's free Games With Gold titles across Xbox One and Xbox 360.Xbox One owners have until the end of the day to pick up Defense Grid 2, while it's the last chance ...

Resident Evil 5 PS4, Xbox One Release Date Confirmed

31 May 2016 |Capcom has announced that an updated version of Resident Evil 5 will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from June 28.The re-release will feature an improved frame rate and 1080p resolution. It will also include all ...

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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

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Review: Shambling Mirror of Fate Signals Time to Jam a Stake in Castlevania’s Heart

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An Unflattering Boll Cut

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The Trials and Tribulations of Gears of War: Judgment

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The Trials and Tribulations of Gears of War: Judgment

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The Cinematic Nature of Parasite Eve

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Designing levels for crashing in Crashing Season

31 May 2016 |Antti Kananen with Koukoi Games goes in-depth about the challenges of making a game that's about crashing into stuff, infinitely. ...

Starbreeze acquires PayDay rights for $30 million in shares

31 May 2016 |Swedish studio Starbreeze has acquired the rights to 505 Games' PayDay franchise, and will now have complete control over the IP going forward. ...

The story behind post-nuclear survival game 60 Seconds!

31 May 2016 |With over 200,000 players, 60 Seconds! is an indie success. But it didn't come easy. Dominik Gotojuch, founder of developer Robot Gentlemen, explains. ...

Unity drops mobile fees, debuts new ‘Plus’ plan in a bid to expand its reach

31 May 2016 |Unity's big changes include a new mid-tier pricing plan, Unity Plus, as the cost of Unity Pro rises & all versions of Unity become capable of deploying games on iOS & Android at no additional cost. ...

Deep Dive: Dead Star’s capital ship invasions

31 May 2016 |"We were really interested in creating a game that had a heavily asymmetrical element to the competing teams. Central to this idea was an episode of the TV show Battlestar Galactica titled '33.'" ...

6 lessons from Mighty No. 9’s lousy trailer

31 May 2016 |A freelance game trailer maker has some key takeaways from the widely-panned trailer for the action game Mighty No. 9. ...

Blog: Analyzing new-Doom’s design elements and nuances

31 May 2016 |"I'm going to be taking a look at three major components that constitute Doom's immaculate design: combat, exploration, and mobility." ...

The art of balancing traditional gameplay and VR immersion in Lucky’s Tale

31 May 2016 |Playful's Oculus Rift pack-in Lucky's Tale recently shipped. Game director Dan Hurd explains how the studio tackled design issues and the tenuous balance between the environment and gameplay. ...

Video: Historians break down Uncharted 4

31 May 2016 |Historians Bob Whitaker and Christopher Heaney discuss Uncharted 4. Topics included archaeology versus grave robbing, the real Nathan Drake/Indiana Jones, the meaning of treasure, and traps in tombs. ...

Self-evolving game content using player feedback

30 May 2016 |What if we could make our generated content self-evolving? What if we could make our games become better over time? ...

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Overwatch steals UK #1 from Uncharted 4

31 May 2016 |Blizzard's shooter secures another win, Total War: Warhammer sneaks into the retail chart

Starbreeze acquires full rights to Payday IP from 505 Games

31 May 2016 |Deal is worth $30 million stock, and Starbreeze has marked the occasion by removing microtransactions from Payday 2

GamesIndustry.biz Trade Zone announced for EGX

31 May 2016 |Dedicated networking and business space for the UK's biggest consumer show

New Unity Plus tier announced at Unite Europe

31 May 2016 |$35 pcm service sits between personal and pro

Accessibility in gaming should be the rule, not the exception

31 May 2016 |Naughty Dog's exemplar treatment of Uncharted 4 shouldn't be so unusual

No Man’s Sky delay results in death threats for dev

31 May 2016 |Will launch in North America on August 9

WESA responds to Faze Clan departure

28 May 2016 |The eSports organisation loses a team after just two weeks

Total War: Warhammer sells 500,000 in three days

28 May 2016 |Creative Assembly's latest is the fastest-selling Total War game ever on Steam

Supercell "printing money" with Clash games - SuperData

28 May 2016 |Both Clash of Clans and Clash Royale are generating $100m a month as digital sales in April climbed 5% to $6.2 billion

When the customer is always alt-right

28 May 2016 |Weekly Recap: Stellaris publisher blocks a whites-only mod, E3 gets a side show for the public, and game-based movies continue

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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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Real-World Pong Created by Amateur Builders

30 May 2016 |sproketboy shares this article about a computer graphic designer who spent two years building a real-world version of the classic videogame Pong, played on a full-sized coffee table using only mechanical parts. The project's team ...

The NSA’s Delightfully D&D-inspired Guide To the Internet

29 May 2016 |"The NSA has a well-earned reputation for being one of the tougher agencies to get records out of, making those rare FOIA wins all the sweeter..." according to Muckrock.com, and "the fact that the records in question just so happen ...

Wearable ‘Backpack PCs’ Let You Experience High-End VR On The Go

28 May 2016 |An anonymous reader writes: Powerful virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive require powerful PCs with beefy graphics cards to operate. That means you'll usually be tethered to a PC tower in your home. Well, HP ...

American Schools Teaching Kids To Code All Wrong

26 May 2016 |theodp writes: Over at Quartz, Globaloria CEO Idit Harel argues that American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong. She writes, "The light and fluffy version of computer science -- which is proliferating as a ...

Smaller Xbox One Coming This Year, More Powerful Xbox One In 2017, Says Report

26 May 2016 |Keza MacDonald and Jason Schreier, reporting for game blog Kotaku: Microsoft is preparing at least two new Xbox models for release in the next two years, sources tell Kotaku. Later this year we'll see a cheaper, smaller Xbox One, ...

Pac-Man 256 Coming To PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC With Multiplayer

24 May 2016 |Pac-Man is coming to gaming consoles. Publisher Bandai Namco announced on Monday that Pac-Mac 256 will be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on June 21. The VentureBeat reports: The console version of Pac-Man 256 will ...

Rovio’s Desperate Push For ‘Angry Birds’ Movie

23 May 2016 |An anonymous reader writes:Last year Rovio "cut 213 jobs, affecting all departments except those working on the film and its related projects," remembers VentureBeat, describing their effort to make a movie about three outcast ...

Microsoft Finds Legal Path To Launch Minecraft In China

21 May 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Minecraft's PC and smartphone versions are finally coming to China. On Friday, Microsoft and Mojang announced the beginning of a "five-year exclusive partnership" with Chinese ...

Nintendo May Start Selling ‘Computer Software’

19 May 2016 |An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Nintendo's most recent fiscal-year disclosure made headlines for announcing a release window for the new "Nintendo NX" console and yet another Zelda game delay, but it also ...

Google Announces New Virtual Reality Platform ‘Daydream’

19 May 2016 |ErnieKey writes: At Google I/O today, the company announced what they are calling "Google Daydream." This is their upcoming virtual-reality platform that takes Google Cardboard several steps further. Daydream is a platform that ...

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Posted by Tilce | 22 August 2012

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Posted by Ral_Partha | 29 December 2012

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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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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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Posted by Tilce | 24 August 2012

2 Sep: Meet and Greet, Chat and Craft!

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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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