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  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +6

    Development on Battleborn officially ends as the game enters maintenance mode

    While Gearbox’s ill-fated Battleborn had its own slew of issues, you can’t deny that it came out at a really unlucky time. Offering hero-shooter fundamentals just as Overwatch arrived on the scene was a recipe for disaster, and that’s what we got. After the half-hearted partial free-to-play relaunch failed to grab audiences, Battleborn was officially put to rest yesterday, with no future updates planned after the next, as detailed in a letter from Randy Varnell, creative director on the game. Going F2P put Battleborn into a new and unenviable situation, competing with all these gems.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by aj0690
    +15 +4

    The Nintendo Switch can handle Doom with all its blood and guts

    Nintendo announced last week that Bethesda is bringing its popular shooter games like Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to the Switch hybrid handheld and home game console. That’s a big departure for both companies, as mature-rated titles haven’t been a staple of Nintendo consoles. I went to a preview event and played the beginning of Doom on the Switch. I used a game controller to control the action, and watched it unfold on the Switch’s 6.2-inch screen. You can also plug it into a TV and watch it in 720p resolution on a TV.

  • Expression
    3 weeks ago
    by bradd
    +15 +3

    Elite Dangerous' mysterious aliens have just declared war

    The Thargoids did not come in peace. For nearly a year, players have been hunting for signs of extraterrestrial life in the virtual galaxy of Elite. Then, several months ago, one pilot made first contact with an assumed Thargoid vessel. At the time, the alien vessel appeared to scan him before warping off. Now, hours after the launch of update 2.4 which Frontier Developments ominously named The Return, player reports have begun flowing in that the mysterious Thargoids are on the offensive—and they're packing some powerful weaponry to boot.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by darvinhg
    +7 +3

    Gravity Rush 2 To Shut Down Online Services This January, A Year After Its Release

    Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced that the online services for Gravity Rush 2 will shut down on January 19, 2018 at 2:00pm JST.

  • Expression
    2 weeks ago
    by Jourdy288
    +6 +3

    Another Polished Gem: Thoughts on Steamworld Dig 2

    The Steamworld franchise has been one of my favorites in recent years; the Steamworld is, as its name suggests, a steampunk universe inhabited by robots, which came to inhabit the earth (and eventually stretch into space) after humanity's collapse. Dark as this may sound, the games thus far have been pretty upbeat- while the previous game in the series, Steamworld Heist, was a sort of tactics game, Steamworld Dig and its subsequent sequel are both Metroidvania platformers centered on digging and exploration. Steamworld Dig 2, however, differs from its predecessor in a few key ways; the game has been changed for the better.

  • Download
    2 weeks ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +12 +2

    This Stranger Things mobile game will help prepare you for the Upside Down

    Yes, there are pixel art Eggos. By Andrew Webster .

  • Video/Audio
    8 days ago
    by kinopravda23
    +1 +1

    The History of Video Game Movies (Part 5: 2015-2017 and the future)

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by dynamite
    +17 +9

    Razer launches Wolverine Ultimate customisable controller for Xbox One and PC

    Razer on Thursday launched an all-new customisable gaming controller for the Xbox One and PC called the Wolverine Ultimate. It comes with an abundance of extra buttons, including a couple of remappable multi-function bumpers, four multi-function triggers plus a Quick Control Panel. It hits international shores sometime in the fourth quarter.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Petrox
    +16 +7

    Maize, an absurdly corny game, is headed to Xbox One on September 12

    The beautiful thing about gaming is that it can accommodate not only starkly serious stories, but also the wackiest ideas one could imagine. Maize, a game about sentient corn and a cantankerous Russian teddy bear, most definitely falls into the latter category, and it's coming to consoles.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by Nelson
    +30 +7

    The Cam Girls Who Also Stream on Twitch

    In many ways, Geisha Monroe and Mandy Morbid are typical Twitch streamers—they’re gamers who share their play experiences with an online following. They cosplay, they collect game-related memorabilia, they tweet Overwatch memes. And like most streamers, Twitch isn’t their job. But what does pay their bills makes them unusual among Twitch streamers: they’re cam performers.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by mariogi
    +21 +5

    Coming South Park game is harder for black characters

    “Don't worry, this doesn’t affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life.”

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by everlost
    +17 +4

    Fallout: New Vegas was once Fallout: Sin City and had three playable races

    Did you know Obsidian originally wanted three playable races in Fallout: New Vegas? This is the part literally crossed out - struck through and coloured red - on the Fallout 3.5 treatment Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart showed me at the studio. "Originally we had this idea where the player would be able to choose between three races: human, ghoul and super mutant," he said. "It was just the engine...

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by rhingo
    +22 +4

    Mike Morhaime founded Blizzard thanks to a $15,000 loan from his grandmother

    During today's pre-Blizzcon livestream, it was revealed that the now-massive game company Blizzard was founded with a loan from CEO and president Mike Morhaime's grandmother. "Allen [Adham] and I each contributed $10,00," Morhaime explained. "In order to get my $10,000, I borrowed $15,000 from my grandmother. She didn't charge me any interest, that was very nice of her. Before we had any games, before we had actually done anything, this was basically the doors opening and us starting out."

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +12 +4

    It Is Time That We Start Calling Loot Boxes Slot Machines

    We clearly live in a world where gambling is regulated by laws in every single country but, for some crazy reason, it is not regulated in the gaming industry. The gaming industry is flooded with loot boxes that are presented as something fun. You invest a small amount of money to open a box, the box will contain something that is insanely valuable or something that has zero value whatsoever. The latter outcome is more probable. Sounds familiar?

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by mariogi
    +12 +4

    Every Nintendo Switch appears to contain a hidden copy of NES Golf

    What's more, it might have a first for an emulated NES game: motion control.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by mariogi
    +13 +4

    The Oregon Trail is coming back to schools through Minecraft

    The Oregon Trail is perhaps the most beloved educational game ever made — and soon it’ll be getting a new life in schools thanks to Minecraft.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by ppp
    +8 +3

    'Doom on Switch' Runs at 30FPS, Multiplayer Download is 9 GB

    Playing Doom on Switch is an amazing experience, but bringing the game over from PC did mean that some elements of the visuals won't hold up in comparison to high-end machines. After reading through some of the questions and reactions to our video showing Doom in action on Nintendo's hybrid portable, I went back to Bethesda to see what else they could tell me.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by jasont
    +17 +3

    Nintendo History

    Nintendo System History provides detailed info on Nintendo handhelds and consoles: NES, Game Boy, SNES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Pokémon mini, GBA SP, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Micro, DS Lite, Wii, Nintendo DSi and DSi XL.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by ppp
    +18 +3

    Inside the biggest heist in EVE Online history

    At 5 AM, Gigx received a phone call that would change his life. Minutes earlier, a text message had come through but the 32-year-old Serbian had slept through the beep. The phone call woke him up. It was Nammcek, one of Gigx's subordinates from his EVE Online corporation, Balkan Mafia. He was panicking. "The Judge is transferring all of our citadels," he said. "He's taking everything." "So I went from bed—I was still so sleepy—and sat at my PC," Gigx tells me. "I couldn't believe what was happening."

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Nelson
    +32 +8

    DeepMind and Blizzard open StarCraft II as an AI research environment

    Along with our partner Blizzard Entertainment, we are excited to announce the release of the Starcraft II Learning Environment (SC2LE), a suite of tools that we hope will accelerate AI research in the real-time strategy game and make it easier for researchers to focus on the frontiers of our field.

  • Video/Audio
    2 months ago
    by maelstorm
    +18 +5

    Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here

    Microsoft is about to share the last details on the Xbox One X with a press conference ahead of the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. You can watch it live right here at 12 PM on the West Coast, 3 PM on the East Coast, 8 PM in the U.K., 9 PM in Germany.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by ubthejudge
    +14 +4

    Telltale talks The Wolf Among Us' return and Game of Thrones being "on hold"

    It is, as ever, a busy time for Telltale Games. This year the studio finished Batman's first season and Walking Dead's third, released Guardians of the Galaxy's first season and then Minecraft's and Batman's second. Oh, and it announced Batman season one on Switch. Phew! Last month, Telltale announced some of its 2018 slate: a final season of The Walking Dead and a return for The Wolf Among Us. The latter, especially, came as a surprise - not least because, 24 hours earlier...

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by everlost
    +20 +5

    Microsoft’s open invitation to Valve, Nintendo and others to join Xbox One and PC crossplay

    Microsoft has said it’s ready to have a “conversation” with any development team that wants to feature crossplay support on consoles and PC. Mike Ybarra, vice president of Xbox, told VG247 that it’s happy to talk to the likes of Valve and Nintendo when it comes to getting multiplayer games working across multiple platforms, not just between Xbox One and Windows.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by Jourdy288
    +19 +5

    How the Shutdown of Miiverse Puts Nintendo Behind Microsoft and Sony

    Nintendo's reputation, by and large, precedes it. Nintendo is the company that made console gaming cool again in the United States in the wake of the industry crash that turned Atari upside down- Nintendo is the company that brought gaming to the masses through the Wii, then somehow squandered their incredible mainstream cultural impact. It doesn't matter what game console you buy- your parents are going to call it the Nintendo- that's the impact that they've had on the industry. Within the gaming community, Nintendo is beloved, but often pitied because as a company, it seems doomed to repeat embarrassing mistakes.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by kong88
    +11 +4

    Alleged Kickstarter Scam Confederate Express Has Returned

    Back in 2013, 2386 backers pledged a total of $39,739 via Kickstarter to a company called Kilobite to create a dystopian tactical RPG called Confederate Express. The game boasted a unique method of post-processing powered by tech known as the “False2D” API, which could “[simulate] 3D conditions in 2D environments.” A tech demo showing off this technology was made available alongside the Kickstarter campaign.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by Jourdy288
    +12 +4

    How to Make Your In-Game Chores Satisfying

    It’s a Sunday morning; you just woke up, got out of bed, and took a look at your disaster of a house. Your trash needs to be taken out, your dishes are filthy from last night, and your laundry pile is taller than your chairs. So what do you do? You ignore the chores, boot up your computer, and start playing Stardew Valley.

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by Apolatia
    +17 +4

    The making of Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's secret best RPG

    Imagine a glitzy cinematic sequence where you, as a secret agent, fight your way through an aeroplane soaring through the sky. You're pressing button prompts appearing on the screen while your hero whacks, chops, spins and kicks at the baddie in your way. "You fight all the way down until eventually you beat the guy and rip off his parachute and, I don't know, break his neck, and he floats off and you use his parachute to land."

  • Expression
    1 month ago
    by drunkenninja
    +17 +4

    This Week In The Business: The Re-Making Of A Metroid

    QUOTE | “When you deal with them at a close distance, you understand why they are who they are. I’m not going to lie to you; they are extremely demanding. They require the very best constantly, all the time, and beyond. But it’s been a great experience.” - MercurySteam studio head Enric Alvarez describes what it was like working with Nintendo on Metroid: Samus Returns for 3DS.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by timex
    +16 +3

    Nintendo Exec Comments On SNES Classic Supply

    After the NES Classic was basically impossible to find for many, fans are no doubt wondering what the stock situation will be for the soon-to-launch SNES Classic. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said in an interview with Financial Times that Nintendo "dramatically increased" production for SNES Classic stock. He advised people not to pay more than the $80 sticker price on auction sites for the console, suggesting the system will be readily available.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by Jourdy288
    +6 +4

    Peace, Property and Profits: Thoughts on Community Inc

    The state of the video game industry is such that games are more often bought based upon their underlying concept than their actual execution of said concept- it's why we have so many disappointments in Steam Early Access right now, but it's also how some really interesting and innovative indie games have found their audiences. If you have a cool idea for a game and the talent to show it off- through a flashy trailer, perhaps, that demonstrates your concept, you're halfway to selling the game. I feel that this must be said outright: Community Inc is not finished.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +3

    8Bitdo SN30 and SF30 Pro Controllers Now Available For Pre-Order

    The good folks over at 8Bitdo have made a name for themselves with their lineup of wireless retro controllers. Not to rest on their laurels, the company is set to release yet more must-have controllers for gamers who appreciate and have a fondness for the old-school. The latest 8Bitdo controllers are styled after the Super Famicom and Super Nintendo controllers.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by darvinhg
    +12 +3

    Asheron’s Call emulator lead explains what went down with the cease-and-desist

    What are lawyers good for? Pouring lemon juice on the open wounds of an MMO community desperately trying to hold on to the remnant of their closed game, apparently. The closure of at least one Asheron’s Call emulator earlier this month was confirmed this week to be what many assumed: a cease-and-desist letter from Warner Bros. One of the main forces behind the emulator projects, a player named Pea, posted an account stating how he initially wrote to WB about the game’s closure and his growing involvement in the emulator scene.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by sauce
    +8 +2

    Nintendo "Dramatically Over Delivered" on Switch Supply

    Despite widespread Switch shortages, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said the company "dramatically over delivered" on the console's supply at launch. Speaking to Mashable, Fils-Aime said that despite analyst predictions that the Switch would sell far less, Nintendo provided 2 million units at launch. "We actually sold through almost 2.8 million units," he continues, "so we dramatically over delivered. And yet, demand outpaces supply."

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by messi
    +9 +2

    Gran Turismo Sport acquits itself well in VR

    Is there a better fit for virtual reality than the humble racing game? Ever since sampling iRacing with an Oculus Rift I've sworn by the pairing, and now have a dedicated set-up at home. There's something sublime about how the technology fits the genre - how a fixed cockpit works so well within the limitations of contemporary VR, and how a decent steering wheel solves in an instant the sometimes fuzzy control problem that people are still trying to solve elsewhere.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by ckshenn
    +13 +2

    Dragon's Crown Pro first 4K screenshots - Gematsu

    Atlus has released the first set of 4K resolution screenshots of Dragon’s Crown Pro. The upcoming PlayStation 4 port of the VanillaWare-developed action RPG features 4K resolution visuals on PlayStation 4 Pro, a newly recorded live orchestra soundtrack, cross-play with the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions, and English and Japanese voice options. It also includes all six Storyteller add-ons, which were originally released for 514 yen each.