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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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The Sims 4 Now Available to Pre-Load

31 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419617/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>If you want to play The Sims 4 as soon as ...

Saints Row Dev Responds to Feminist Frequency Critique

31 August 2014 |Steve Jaros, Studio Creative Director at Saints Row developer Volition, has responded to the latest video in Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes vs. Women In Video Games series, which outlines the trope of women used as background decoration ...

Labor Day Weekend Gaming Deals

31 August 2014 |It may not be a major deals event like Black Friday or Christmas, but Labor Day weekend does have a handful of good deals for gamers. We've scoured retailer websites and deals forums and rounded up some of the best offers we found. ...

Four Things I Learned About Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Mutiplayer

31 August 2014 |Yesterday when I strolled onto the show floor of PAX Prime 2014 and picked up an Xbox One controller to play Dragon Age: Inquisition's new multiplayer mode, I felt like I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. I knew this was ...

It Would Be a “No Brainer” for Activision to Buy GTA and 2K Parent Company Take-Two, Analyst Says

31 August 2014 |By now you might have seen reports on the possibility that Activision is interested in buying Take-Two Interactive, which owns Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar, and 2K Games, which publishes Bioshock, Borderlands, and other ...

Diablo 3 vs Sacred 3: The Couch Co-op Crusade

31 August 2014 |You only have to read our reviews of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition and Sacred 3 to find out which game is the better action-RPG. Still, both games have been significantly streamlined when compared to the previous entries in ...

Peggle 2 Coming to PS4, Ending Xbox One Exclusivity

31 August 2014 |Formerly exclusive to the Xbox One and Xbox 360, Peggle 2 will release on the PlayStation 4 on October 14, publisher Electronic Arts has announced.First released on Xbox platforms in November 2013, PopCap's sequel to its simple but ...

Dota 2 Test 29th August Patch – Content Analysis

31 August 2014 |Front End ChangesChangelogGENERALRemoved waiting for spectators in private lobbiesCOMMUNITYIncreased low-priority ban rate for players who receive high numbers of reportsUSER INTERFACEAdded many new loading screen tipsFixed and ...

Super Meat Boy Forever Isn’t Just a Simple Mobile Game, Dev Says

30 August 2014 |Team Meat, the developer behind the hit 2D indie platformer Super Meat Boy, has announced Super Meat Boy Forever, a mobile version of the game it says isn't just "a simple endless runner.""Our goal with Super Meat Boy: Forever is ...

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review Roundup

30 August 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6419500/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace ...

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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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GTA5’s radio station getting with the times on PC, PS4, Xbox One

31 August 2014 | A scenic route through Grand Theft Auto 5's Los Santos will open up on PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall, but we might not be stuck blasting the same old programs from our totally-legally-acquired rides. Cara Delevingne recently ...

Don’t Starve Together is for people who ‘just want to watch their friends burn’

31 August 2014 | Klei's cooperative Don't Starve expansion, Don't Starve Together, has the potential to bring you and your friends closer than ever before. That's when they'll least expect an axe in the face. Don't Starve Together is unique in ...

Motiga’s Gigantic makes a big first impression

31 August 2014 | In Motiga's Gigantic, a team of five players choose unique champions who must work together to effectively control a map and slaughter their enemies - another team of five players - with the ultimate goal of destroying the ...

Joystiq Weekly: Amazon buys Twitch, Madden 15 review, Early Access feature and more

31 August 2014 | Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily ...

Saints Row 4 SDK released, chaos expected to ensue

31 August 2014 | Developer Volition announced at PAX Prime that they have released the official software development kit (SDK) for Saints Row 4 on PC, allowing enthusiasts of virtual sandbox mayhem with the technical know-how to create ... pretty ...

Peggle 2 pinballs, pachinkos to PS4

30 August 2014 | Peggle 2 is bouncing down to PS4 on October 14, PopCap Games announced today. The PS4 version includes classic and Xbox One version Peggle Masters. Peggle 2 hit Xbox One at launch and the Xbox 360 in May, though in 2013 we ...

Hitman: Sniper evolves the downloadable pre-order bonus for mobile

30 August 2014 | Hitman: Sniper may carry a similar name as the Absolution pre-order bonus mini-game 'Hitman: Sniper Challenge' released in 2012, but the mobile and tablet device-exclusive is a new experience. In the game first announced at E3 ...

Remasters of the universe: Obscure titles we want to revisit

30 August 2014 | It was no great shock when Sony released a PlayStation 4 version of its super-popular third-person title The Last of Us. Deep Silver bathing its new Metro franchise in the spotlight for next-gen consoles was no great surprise ...

Seen@PAX: The Behemoth’s arcade

30 August 2014 | Above is the massive control panel that powers The Behemoth's untitled fourth game, currently codenamed "Game 4." After organizing their troops across a hex-based field, players confirm their selections with a tantalizing glowing ...

Barely Related: Hello Kitty is not a cat and other nonsense

30 August 2014 | Deep breaths, everyone. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our ...

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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 ...

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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GW: Create Your Own Guild War 2 Story

Posted by inoshiro | 8 January 2011

Making things personal

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GW: Useful Builds

Posted by inoshiro | 31 December 2010

Useful builds for returning players

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Posted by inoshiro | 18 December 2010

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Posted by inoshiro | 18 December 2010

The Hall of Monuments unlocks rewards in GW2

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Posted by Tilce | 11 December 2010

Ozfortress Winter League Wrap-up

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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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