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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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Captain America Civil War Directors: Black Panther Actor Was “Remarkable”

6 May 2016 |Captain America: Civil War has performances from actors such as Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson, but directors Joe and Anthony Russo have told EW that they were particularly impressed with Chadwick Boseman's ...

This Is How Activision Spun Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare YouTube Dislikes Into a Positive

6 May 2016 |Activision Blizzard today held a conference call with investors and analysts to review its most recent quarterly earnings report. The latter half of the call consisted of the usual Q&A portion, during which the company's ...

Saints Row Dev’s Next Game May Be Agents of Mayhem

6 May 2016 |The first details regarding Saints Row and Red Faction developer Volition's next game seem to have been discovered, based on three documents noted by Twitter user Nerd Leaks.The first document is an "Agents of Mayhem" trademark ...

Destiny Has “Nearly” 30 Million Registered Players, April Update “Re-Engaged” Community

6 May 2016 |Activision Blizzard today reported earnings for the quarter ended March 31, providing some new insight into how well things are going for the big-time publisher from a business perspective. There were no major product ...

Witcher Boss on Microsoft’s Cross-Play News: “F**kin’ Yeah”

6 May 2016 |In March, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney wrote an impassioned, thorough breakdown of Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform, accusing the company of monopolizing PC games development. In his message, he claimed Microsoft was "moving ...

Killing Floor 2’s New Sharpshooter Class Detailed

6 May 2016 |We've known for some time that Tripwire Interactive plans to add a Sharpshooter class to Killing Floor 2, and now we know some of the tools it'll have at its disposal.As the name suggests, the Sharpshooter class (or Perk, in the ...

If Captain America Were Real, This Is How Much Money the Government Would Owe Him

6 May 2016 |Captain America: Civil War hits theaters tomorrow, May 6, and one fan has calculated exactly how much the US Government would owe Captain America (aka Steve Rogers) for the service to his country.Reddit user Anon33249038 posted ...

3DS/Wii U EShop Update Brings Sales and Another SNES Game for New 3DS

6 May 2016 |Nintendo's weekly eShop update has arrived, bringing new titles and sales to Wii U and 3DS.Among the new releases is Super Punch-Out. This is the latest Super Nintendo game to arrive for 3DS, but like other SNES titles, it requires ...

Play This Game for Free on Steam This Weekend

6 May 2016 |Steam's weekend sales are live, and that means you can also jump in on its free weekend deal. This time it's space MMO Eve Online, and you'll be able to play the full game for 14 days after starting the free trial, which is only ...

8 More Free Games Headed to Origin Access Soon

6 May 2016 |The Origin Access lineup of free games is set to grow in a big way. Electronic Arts announced today that eight new titles are coming to The Vault by the end of June, including all the Mass Effect games.New additions will include: ...

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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

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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

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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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Activision is going all-in on eSports, and CEO Bobby Kotick sees the money

6 May 2016 |In today's earnings call, Kotick rhapsodized about the reveue opportunites for the company's eSports business, and shared his vision for the segment as the next big revenue driver for Activision. ...

Get a job: Be a Project Design Director at Schell Games

6 May 2016 |I Expect You To Die studio Schell Games is looking for an experienced designer to take a lead role directing others in a variety of projects at its studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

King revenues help boost Activision Blizzard to record first quarter

6 May 2016 |Activision Blizzard's revenues hit a record high for the first quarter of its fiscal 2016, the three month period ended March 31, 2016 -- the first quarter that the revenues from Candy Crush developer King are included. ...

Video: One hour, five concentrated shots of VR game design advice

6 May 2016 |At VRDC 2016, five VR experts from a variety of creative backgrounds share practical advice collected from exploring VR and examining where the artistic possibilities overlap with the technical. ...

Brainstorming in 5 easy steps: The story of a new game character

6 May 2016 |"This is howwe brainstorm when in need to build something from scratch. It's a method that takes some time (to play around) and discipline, but it's definitely worth it as it adds some structure to the creative process." ...

YouTube data shows that yes, game betas can also be great marketing tools

6 May 2016 |There's something notable about YouTube's rundown of the top ten "trending" games on its platform last month: four of them aren't even out yet. ...

Trion drops F2P model for Atlas Reactor, says it would make the game ‘less fun’

6 May 2016 |Trion Worlds has decided to drop the free-to-play payment scheme it was planning to employ for its online competitive game Atlas Reactor due to player feedback during the game's ongoing beta testing. ...

Showcase your design skills with GameCareerGuide’s Game Design Challenge

6 May 2016 |Our sister site, aimed at students and beginning developers, has a challenge every three weeks -- and if you fit the bill, you can enter and offer your own take. ...

How big a deal is it to get featured by Apple? This big

6 May 2016 |App Annie has tracked exactly how much of a boost game developers get from being featured on the App Store, and it is not trivial. ...

Designing disjointed VR puzzles

6 May 2016 |"We set out to explore a realm of game design we hadn't seen done before -- disjointed, 2-player puzzles in VR. In our game Shackle, players find themselves back to back in a haunted room, divided by darkness." ...

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare negativity doesn’t worry Eric Hirshberg

6 May 2016 |Activision Publishing boss says Black Ops II went through the same bad reaction at its reveal

King pushes Activision Blizzard to record Q1

6 May 2016 |Candy Crush acquisition and Activision performance more than offset a down quarter for Blizzard

Zelda anchors Nintendo E3 plans

6 May 2016 |Time slot typically reserved for press conference or Digital Event will now host a livestream dedicated to Wii U Zelda game

GTA III, The Sims among 2016 World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees

6 May 2016 |The Strong museum in Rochester, New York has announced its second annual list of games inducted into its Hall of Fame

Critical Consensus: Uncharted 4 a real treasure

6 May 2016 |A Thief's End draws widespread praise for bringing Nathan Drake's story to a satisfying close

"Cross-play with other networks? That’s not the Microsoft of ten years ago"

5 May 2016 |Marcin Iwinski sees a bright future for CD Projekt's GOG Galaxy, even in a world where Steam and UWP exist

Gary Welch promoted at Climax to Art Director

5 May 2016 |Bullfrog and Revolution veteran takes on Portsmouth role

Reboot: Develop capitalising on success to grow again in 2017

5 May 2016 |Brand new Dubrovnik venue for Croatian conference as audience expected to double

Steam changes user reviews to suit the Early Access world

5 May 2016 |"It isn't always easy to tell what the current experience is like in a game months after release"

Made for Samsung exclusivity programme opens up to indie games

5 May 2016 |Samsung pledges to, "push your game to a very good audience," as it seeks to bolster its Galaxy App Store

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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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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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GET OFF MY LAWN!

Posted by Tilce | 10 September 2012

Weekly WvW Events Wednesday night and Saturday your time zone

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GW2 Member Interview #2

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

Posted by inoshiro | 14 October 2011

Change is coming to Cantha

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