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Source Wars: Update

Posted by Tilce | 23 May 2011

A wrap-up of the Source Wars TOG event - year 3.

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The Power of Achievements

Posted by Tilce | 18 May 2011

Achievements, love them or hate them, they aren't going anywhere soon.

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One Hour with IPad 2

Posted by Tilce | 15 May 2011 |

One hour with an iPad 2

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Star Wars: The Old Republic

Posted by Tilce | 13 May 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a new massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) expected to go live in 2011.

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Battlefield 3 - out in 2011

Posted by Tilce | 28 April 2011

Battlefield 3 will be the latest installment in the long running Battlefield franchise

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World of Tanks Released

Posted by Tilce | 26 April 2011

Tired of waving your magic wand? The thought of once again picking up that SMG to battle endless waves of foe making you cringe? Sounds like your not getting enough Iron in your gaming diet. World of Tanks ...

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Source Wars: Year Three

Posted by Tilce | 16 April 2011

The third annual Source War tournament has begun!

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DCS A10C Warthog - Review

Posted by Tilce | 28 March 2011 |

DCS A10C Warthog - Review

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LOTRO - Major Update

Posted by Pander Bear | 14 March 2011

Coming March 21/22 the first major update since LOTRO went F2P

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Shootout at the Sandy Bridge

Posted by Tilce | 16 February 2011

CPU Review and Roundup a closer look at Intel and AMD by Macca28

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Mighty No. 9 Beta Starts Tomorrow

1 September 2014 |The first beta for Mighty No. 9 will start tomorrow, the game's creator Keiji Inafune announced today at his PAX 2014 panel.Kickstarter backers who pledged at the tiers that gave them access to the beta ($80 or more) will be able ...

Blizzard Wants You to Play Hearthstone for the Next 10 Years

1 September 2014 |World of Warcraft is slowing down, but it had an amazing run since it launched in 2004. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard hopes, will enjoy the same kind of longevity.According to Hearthstone producer Yong Woo, the desire ...

Atari’s Reviving Classic Horror Game Alone in The Dark—Watch the First Teaser

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Watch GTA 4 Transform Into Watch Dogs in This Amazing Mod

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Nintendo Considered Making Splatoon a Mario Game

1 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419495/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Nintendo's upcoming competitive paint ...

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s $30 Season Pass Gets You Four DLC Packs

1 September 2014 |Gearbox Software and 2K Australia have announced their post-launch support plans for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at their PAX 2014 panel. The Pre-Sequel, which takes place between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, will get four DLC ...

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Announced for PS4, Xbox One

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PAX Prime 2014 Photo Gallery

1 September 2014 |Want to know what it's like to attend PAX Prime 2014? Never fear--we've hit the show floor, hallways, and concourses of the maze-like Washington State Convention Centre to bring you a taste of one of the gaming scene's biggest ...

Former EA CEO Says Free-to-Play Games Don’t Have to Feel Bad

1 September 2014 |Electronic Arts' former CEO John Riccitiello has said that there's a right way to monetize the free-to-play model without annoying players."Nobody feels bad about going to the bowling alley and paying for time or per game. Nobody ...

Game Developer Association Condemns Harassment, Offers Help to Targeted Devs

1 September 2014 |The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Board of Directors has issued the following statement condemning the recent harassment of game developers and other people in the games industry:"Over the last several weeks, ...

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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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IGDA working on offering resources for harassed devs

30 August 2014 |The International Game Developers Association responds to our questions about its stance on the recent spate of online harassment that has been afflicting developers and other industry members. ...

Blizzard taps pro Hearthstone player to join its design team

30 August 2014 |Competitive Hearthstone player Ryan Masterton announced this week that he is joining Blizzard's ranks as an associate designer who will be "looking out for the interests of the player." ...

Don’t Miss: Valve’s design process for creating Half-Life

30 August 2014 |Valve engineer Ken Birdwell walks us through the "cabal" procedures that helped turn the company's initial, less than impressive version of Half-Life into a groundbreaking success ...

Video: #1ReasonToBe inspires European devs at GDC Europe 2014

30 August 2014 |GDC Europe 2014 saw the triumphant European debut of one of the most popular GDC sessions: the #1ReasonToBe panel, a raucous celebration and exploration of gender and alternative voices in games. ...

Get a job: Sucker Punch seeks a Lead Mission Designer

30 August 2014 |The house that built InFamous: Second Son is looking to hire an experienced mission designer to take a lead role alongside the team in Sucker Punch's Bellevue, WA studio. ...

Struggling for independence

30 August 2014 |"How to stay independent despite being part of the commercial landscape is the big challenge. It's a technical, social, legal as well as intellectual challenge." ...

190 Nintendo Europe workers are losing their jobs to outsourcing

30 August 2014 |NOE confirms termination of 190 contract workers in addition to the 120 full-time employees who are losing their jobs as the company moves its headquarters and begins outsourcing QA & localization ...

Constraining the design space of possibility

30 August 2014 |"I have always defended 'laser-focused' game design that keeps only what is absolutely needed and cuts off any 'unnecessary' parts... but I've been exploring a more balanced approach." ...

Konami veteran Dave Cox leaves company after 17 years

30 August 2014 |Dave Cox, a Konami veteran of 17 years, has decided to leave the company to "explore new opportunities." ...

How I teach game design: Games and rules

29 August 2014 |NYU's Eric Zimmerman: A rules-centric approach is a very dry and restrictive way of looking at game design. It's a formal approach to game design (more on that below). But it's often incredibly useful." ...

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Trigger warnings: The GamePhobias database

30 August 2014 |A new initiative wants to make upsetting content, from spiders to self-harm, easier to avoid

Blizzard hires Hearthstone pro

30 August 2014 |Ryan 'Realz' Masterson to be associate game designer

Nintendo of Europe cutting 320 jobs

30 August 2014 |Confirms that announced cuts will also affect temporary staff

Gamer loyalty plays into profits

30 August 2014 |Focusing on customer retention, not acquisition, is the key to success

Nintendo announces New 3DS with C-stick, extra buttons and NFC

29 August 2014 |But upped CPU means some new games won't work on old devices

New CEO for Rovio as Mikael Hed steps aside

29 August 2014 |Pekka Rantala takes position as Hed moves to board

Castlevania producer Dave Cox leaves Konami

29 August 2014 |New challenges sought after 17 years at publisher

Australian government to challenge Steam’s no refunds policy

29 August 2014 |Valve faces federal court case for restrictions on Australian consumer law

Nintendo isn’t hitting reset

29 August 2014 |Nintendo isn't retreating from the “casual” market; the accessible, family-friendly approach is here to stay

IGDA condemns recent "abhorrent behavior"

29 August 2014 |Harassment and personal attacks addressed in today's statement

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What? NINTENDO 3DS is evolving!

30 August 2014 |Surprising everyone who didn't see it coming (obviously), Nintendo announced a brand spanking new model of the Nintendo 3DS called New Nintendo 3DS. Great name, eh?  Check out the attached Nintendo Direct.  The New ...

What? NINTENDO 3DS is evolving!

30 August 2014 |Surprising everyone who didn't see it coming (obviously), Nintendo announced a brand spanking new model of the Nintendo 3DS called New Nintendo 3DS. Great name, eh?  Check out the attached Nintendo Direct.  The New ...

Another Round of Layoffs Hit Nintendo of Europe

30 August 2014 | Nintendo of Europe has confirmed with Kotaku that around 320 of its employees will be laid off this week. That number includes around 130 full-time Nintendo of Europe ...

Another Round of Layoffs Hit Nintendo of Europe

30 August 2014 | Nintendo of Europe has confirmed with Kotaku that around 320 of its employees will be laid off this week. That number includes around 130 full-time Nintendo of Europe ...

Oculus Rift Creator: VR Won’t Be Mainstream for Another Five Years

30 August 2014 | Virtual reality won't become "mainstream" for another five years or more, according to what Oculus VR founder and Oculus Rift VR headset creator Palmer Luckey ...

NYT Report: Twitch Has More Primetime Viewers Than E!, MSNBC, and Other Cable Networks

30 August 2014 | According to a New York Times report (highlighted by Joystiq), Twitch draws more viewers than popular cable networks such as HLN, CNN, E!, MSNBC, TruTV and even MTV during ...

NYT Report: Twitch Has More Primetime Viewers Than E!, MSNBC, and Other Cable Networks

30 August 2014 | According to a New York Times report (highlighted by Joystiq), Twitch draws more viewers than popular cable networks such as HLN, CNN, E!, MSNBC, TruTV and even MTV during ...

The ‘PAX 10’ Flash Sale Launches to Celebrate PAX 2014

30 August 2014 | To celebrate the launch of PAX 2014 in Seattle today, Humble Bundle has let Penny Arcade select eight games for the PAX 10 Bundle flash sale. Pay $1 or more to get BADLAND ...

The ‘PAX 10’ Flash Sale Launches to Celebrate PAX 2014

30 August 2014 | To celebrate the launch of PAX 2014 in Seattle today, Humble Bundle has let Penny Arcade select eight games for the PAX 10 Bundle flash sale. Pay $1 or more to get BADLAND ...

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Dead or Alive 5’s Last Round is on PS4, Xbox One

1 September 2014 | Street Fighter 4 isn't the only modern fighter getting a multitude of releases: According to a Famitsu report (as translated by Kotaku), Koei Tecmo producer Yosuke Hayashi announced Dead or Alive 5: Last Round after an award ...

PEGI rates ‘Nano Assault Neo-X’ for PS4

1 September 2014 | Shin'en Multimedia's Neo Assault series may protect PS4s from its persistent, fun-to-eradicate Nanostray virus, judging by a recent content rating from PEGI. The listing assigns a 7-and-up age limit to "Nano Assault Neo-X," a ...

Spry Fox explores the joy of flight in Free-Range Dragons

1 September 2014 | After challenging players with the uncompromising high-stakes roguelike Road Not Taken, Spry Fox is taking on more lighthearted fare with Free-Range Dragons, an action-oriented game in which players pilot flying dragons across ...

Spry Fox explores the joy of flight in Free-Range Dragons

1 September 2014 | After challenging players with the uncompromising high-stakes roguelike Road Not Taken, Spry Fox is taking on more lighthearted fare with Free-Range Dragons, an action-oriented game in which players pilot flying dragons across ...

VR puzzler Darknet teaches players technomancy

1 September 2014 | E McNeill's Darknet was the winner in the open call category of the 2013 Oculus Indiecade VR Jam. It's a strategy-puzzle game designed for Oculus Rift where players explore a virtual reality computer network and use viruses, ...

VR puzzler Darknet teaches players technomancy

1 September 2014 | E McNeill's Darknet was the winner in the open call category of the 2013 Oculus Indiecade VR Jam. It's a strategy-puzzle game designed for Oculus Rift where players explore a virtual reality computer network and use viruses, ...

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel season pass, pre-order Slaughter Pit announced

1 September 2014 | In case you were worried about running out of loot to hoard in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a $30 season pass has been announced for Gearbox and 2K Australia's upcoming shootout on Pandora's moon. The pass will last for four ...

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel season pass, pre-order Slaughter Pit announced

1 September 2014 | In case you were worried about running out of loot to hoard in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a $30 season pass has been announced for Gearbox and 2K Australia's upcoming shootout on Pandora's moon. The pass will last for four ...

Disney Infinity 2.0 channels Ninja Theory’s combat expertise

1 September 2014 | Disney Infinity 2.0 is all about merging different universes, a philosophy that apparently also applies to its development team. Polygon reports that during Giant Bomb's panel at PAX Prime, Infinity 2.0 Executive Producer John ...

Disney Infinity 2.0 channels Ninja Theory’s combat expertise

1 September 2014 | Disney Infinity 2.0 is all about merging different universes, a philosophy that apparently also applies to its development team. Polygon reports that during Giant Bomb's panel at PAX Prime, Infinity 2.0 Executive Producer John ...

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RAYA: Real-time Audio Engine Simulation In Quake

31 August 2014 |New submitter bziolko writes: RAYA is a realtime game audio engine that utilizes beamtracing to provide user with realistic audio auralization. All audio effects are computed based on the actual geometry of a given game level ...

Dell’s New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

30 August 2014 |MojoKid writes Dell's enthusiast Alienware brand has always stood out for its unique, other-worldly looks (sometimes good, sometimes, not so good) and there's such a thing as taking things to the next level, this might be it. ...

This ‘SimCity 4’ Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

30 August 2014 |Jason Koebler writes: Peter Richie spent eight months planning and building a megacity in vanilla SimCity 4, and the end result is mind-boggling: 107.7 million people living in one massive, sprawling region (video). "Traffic is a ...

This ‘SimCity 4’ Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

30 August 2014 |Jason Koebler writes: Peter Richie spent eight months planning and building a megacity in vanilla SimCity 4, and the end result is mind-boggling: 107.7 million people living in one massive, sprawling region (video). "Traffic is a ...

Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

29 August 2014 |angry tapir writes The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a government funded watchdog organization, is taking Valve to court. The court action relates to Valve's Steam distribution service. According to ACCC ...

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

29 August 2014 |SternisheFan writes: I am not a "gamer," per se. I grew up on "old school" arcade/Atari-type games. My question is: What are the very best games to own? Let's assume platform is irrelevant — any console, any computer, any ...

Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of “Tropes vs. Women,” Driven From Home By Trolls

29 August 2014 |Sonny Yatsen writes: Anita Sarkeesian, the creator of Tropes vs. Women — a video series exploring negative tropes and misogynistic depictions of women in video games — reports that she has been driven from her home ...

Old Doesn’t Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

28 August 2014 |MojoKid writes If you're a classic gamer, you've probably had the unhappy experience of firing up a beloved older title you haven't played in a decade or two, squinting at the screen, and thinking: "Wow. I didn't realize it looked ...

Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

26 August 2014 |jones_supa (887896) writes Streaming game services always bump up against a hard latency limit based on the total round-trip time it takes to send user input to a remote server and receive a frame of game data from that server. To ...

Is Dong Nguyen Trolling Gamers With “Swing Copters”?

26 August 2014 |Nerval's Lobster writes Given its extreme difficulty, it's tempting to think that the new Swing Copters is Dong Nguyen's attempt at a joke (You thought 'Flappy Bird' was hard? Check this out!), or maybe even a meta-comment on the ...

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Posted by inoshiro | 8 January 2011

Making things personal

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GW: Useful Builds

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Useful builds for returning players

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The Hall of Monuments unlocks rewards in GW2

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No Cataclysm for LOTRO

Posted by Pander Bear | 28 August 2010

If you were to pay any attention to the recent forum posts and in-game chat you could be forgiven for thinking that LOTRO going Free To Play on 10 September may well be the death knell for the game. But is ...

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Web Site Live on GuildPortal!

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