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  • Expression
    1 hour ago
    by dianep
    +4 +1

    Half-Life turns 20 today, and it feels more original than ever

    There are no collectibles in Half-Life. It’s incredible. That’s not how I would have praised the groundbreaking first-person shooter, which turns 20 years old today, when I first played it. At that point, I might have described how Half-Life infused sci-fi shooters with a sense of realism. It set an alien invasion in an Earthbound scientific research facility called Black Mesa, where an ordinary man (or at least, an ordinary MIT-trained theoretical physicist) named Gordon Freeman is forced to fight for his life...

  • Current Event
    2 hours ago
    by rexall
    +2 +1

    Work has resumed on Telltale's final season of The Walking Dead

    Entertainment company Skybound has revealed that work has resumed on Telltale Games' previously suspended final season of The Walking Dead, and that release dates for the two remaining episodes will be announced soon.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by dynamite
    +17 +3

    How a 2001 video game warned us about the dangers of artificial intelligence and genetic engineering

    Long before the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal and the Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, a Japanese video game developer predicted society's issues of truth and reality. Over a decade before my posts on post-truth aphorisms and our struggles in constructing narratives, Hideo Kojima would create a game in which the archenemy was none other than the American government itself in 2001.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by cone
    +9 +2

    PUBG Corp. declares

    The maker of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has declared its high-profile, major bug-fixing campaign over and announced a change in direction for development. In an open letter to players published on Steam, executive producer Taeseok Jang admitted the developer, PUBG Corp. had "overlooked issues that matter to you" as it focused on providing new content quickly "while supplementing battle royale gameplay". PUBG Corp. has "reflected a lot on our mistakes," Taeseok Jang added.

  • Expression
    1 day ago
    by mariogi
    +11 +2

    Sorry Fortnite, but Warframe just might be the best free-to-play game on Switch

    In 2013, developer Digital Extremes released two very different games. One was Star Trek, a licensed adventure game that hit the market in time for Star Trek Into Darkness. The other was Warframe, an original IP -- the company’s first since Dark Sector -- that would end up being the company’s first attempt at a free-to-play game. Neither title set the world on fire at launch, but where Star Trek fans moved on quite quickly from the game, people playing Warframe decided to stick it out. Because this was an all-or-nothing gamble for the 20-year-old company, Digital Extremes stuck it out with them.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by sasky
    +3 +1

    Angry Customer Destroys GameStop Store Over Inability To Return ‘Fallout 76’

    And now from the “some customers just aren’t crazy about losing money on a game they don’t like” department… A video has been making the rounds via social media, showing a customer attempting to get his money back on his newfound purchase of Fallout 76. Though he doesn’t disclose why, he apparently isn’t too fond of the game’s new online structure. You can watch it below.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by everlost
    +3 +1

    Fallout 76 players launch 3 nukes at once, crash server

    This week we learned what happens when you launch one of Fallout 76's nukes at a fissure site: you spawn a really big, high level Scorchbeast Queen and a bunch of end-game loot. Well, the players who launched that nuke decided to triple their efforts by launching three nukes, one from each of the missile silos, all at the same time. They fired their nukes and aimed them at the same spot on the map. The video above shows the triple mushroom cloud.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by darvinhg
    +8 +1

    Artifact community slams 'pay for everything' monetisation model

    Valve has addressed some (but not all) of the complaints in a blog post. The next beta update, coming today, will include the option to play Call to Arms Phantom Draft events in user-created tournaments, as well as a Casual Phantom Draft gauntlet to practice drafting without spending a ticket. Before the beta ends, Valve will also add "a system that allows extra, unwanted cards to be recycled into event tickets," so that low value cards aren't a total waste.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by zyery
    +11 +6

    Streamers quit For Honor over balance issues, Ubisoft responds

    Balance issues have been a recurring problem in For Honor. Between newer Heroes reducing the viability of the original cast and certain Heroes having far more options than others, it’s an ongoing discussion. With the release of Marching Fire, this has only increased. The community has noticed the gap between older Heroes and the new expansion Heroes. In addition, older Heroes such as Lawbringer and Warlord are drawing Ubisoft ire for not receiving reworks.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by mariogi
    +8 +4

    Valve has expanded the Steam Play whitelist to include DARK SOULS III and plenty more

    There I am, in bed about to fall asleep when my phone lights up as I forgot to put it on silent. Thankfully so, as it turns out Valve just expanded the Steam Play whitelist and that's always a bit exciting. What is the whitelist? These are titles that Valve are confident enough that work out of the box with no additional configuration required. You don't need to turn any extra options on, they should just be click and play like any other Linux game on Steam.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by 66bnats
    +8 +1

    Nazi Imagery Law Relaxed in Germany for Video Games

    Germany’s unified answer to the Holocaust has always been to acknowledge their role in it, accept responsibility and criminalize anything that could potentially stand in the way of the official narrative, or do further harm to the aggrieved peoples. The German penal code, and specifically Section 86a of the German Criminal Code, outlaws the distribution or public use of symbols of groups deemed unconstitutional, and includes flags, insignia, uniforms, slogans, and forms of greeting.

  • Expression
    4 days ago
    by larylin
    +11 +2

    Ubisoft Support says that "“if players didn’t buy loot boxes/crates, they would not be added into games".

    Trials Rising is the next game in Ubisoft's popular bike-riding series, and as it turns out, it's going to feature cosmetic loot boxes. Fans have not taken the news well, with many of them bringing hell and brimstone to the game's Steam Discussions thread. In one such thread, Ubisoft Support staff has decided to chime in with what they presumably thought would help ease the spirits, only for it to explode right in their face.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by dynamite
    +12 +3

    Husband and wife ordered to pay $12m to Nintendo for running ROM sites

    An Arizona couple have been ordered to pay Nintendo a whopping $12.23m (£9.5m) in damages for running a pair of sites which offered pirated ROMs. Jacob and Cristian Mathias admitted copyright and trademark infringement for operating LoveROMS.com and LoveRetro.co until July this year, when Nintendo intervened. The sites, registered under Mathias Designs, a company set up by the husband and wife, offered pirated versions of games such as Mario Kart 64, Donkey Kong Country, Pokémon Yellow and Super Mario World.

  • Expression
    8 days ago
    by zobo
    +15 +3

    The Forest (PS4) Review

    They are closing in, their numbers growing greater every day. The outlook is bleak for my survival. Therefore, the only option I have left is to just accept it and make chairs out of human bones and craft a totally vain zipline that does nothing. This has been the majority of my time with The Forest on PS4, role-playing a less dramatic version of Will Smith in I Am Legend and completely overlooking the fact that my protagonist’s son has been kidnapped — I’m sure he will be fine.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by everlost
    +24 +4

    The video game that helped me understand my grandma's dementia

    When my friend Kenny's nana died of dementia, he'd already mourned her twice. The first time, he was shopping for her birthday present. He'd settled on a watch, but didn't know what kind, what brand or how much he should spend. He considered the expensive option, the watch he thought she deserved, but then he remembered: His nana had dementia. Usually she'd try and return presents, convinced others had left them behind.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by weekendhobo
    +11 +3

    Microsoft Studios buys 'Fallout: New Vegas' house Obsidian

    With the next generation of gaming consoles on the horizon, Microsoft Studios has been gobbling up high-profile developers, and it's continuing that trend today with the acquisition of Fallout: New Vegas studio Obsidian Entertainment and Wasteland 2 company inXile Entertainment.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by larylin
    +15 +3

    Activision says Destiny 2 is 'not performing as well as we'd like'

    Destiny 2: Forsaken is a dramatic improvement on the base game in just about every way: It's "the second wind Destiny 2 needed," Austin said in his high-scoring review, with "expanded RPG elements and quality of life changes" that make it more compelling and less frustrating. Nonetheless, Activision said in its third quarter earning calls today that it is "not performing as well as we'd like."

  • Expression
    8 days ago
    by socialiguana
    +10 +2

    Guide: Days Gone FAQ - Everything You Need to Know

    Days Gone is the ambitious open world action game from Sony Bend, and it's heading to PS4 next year. As preparation is key to surviving in a post-apocalyptic world, we've put together this FAQ in order to answer any lingering questions you may have about this upcoming title. While the game is still pretty far away, plenty of information has been made available -- here's all the important answers you need.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by jerrycan
    +1 +1

    Luminous Productions, ex-FFXV devs are working on a "New AAA Title for PS5"

    According to one of the developer’s at Square Enix’s Luminous Productions Studio, Square Enix is working on “New AAA Title for PS5”. This is the first hint of Square Enix’s Japan division working on a next-gen title, after numerous clues of their Western developers Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal seemingly confirming active development on titles for the PS5 and the next Xbox.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by jasont
    +14 +1

    Fallout 76 Power Armor glitch turns players into naked monsters

    Not only are Bethesda games notorious for being glitchy, the company warned fans that players could expect “spectacular” bugs in Fallout 76. Most players will probably encounter some low-level jank, but some unlucky vault dwellers are encountering a specific hiccup that either ruins or enhances one of Fallout’s central gameplay mechanics, depending on how you look at it. Players are reporting that using souped-up Power Armor — equipping or storing it — will sometimes result in a bizarre issue where the character’s limbs will elongate and disfigure.

  • Current Event
    10 days ago
    by cone
    +7 +2

    The next major Overwatch update will require a full reinstall

    Blizzard have announced that for the game’s next major update, players will actually have to fully reinstall Overwatch. The next big patch is expected to introduce new hero Ashe to the live servers, as she’s currently being tested on the PTR. It sounds like the next update will do more than that, however. Blizzard is apparently making “fundamental changes” so significant that they can’t simply be patched over the game but will require a full reinstall to take effect.

  • Analysis
    9 days ago
    by zyery
    +11 +2

    The best-selling video game of every year, dating back to 1995

    From "Super Mario 64" to "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," mainstream video games have seen dramatic shifts in popularity over the years.

  • Expression
    5 days ago
    by dianep
    +5 +1

    'Pokémon: Let's Go!' Takes You Back to '90s Nintendo Bliss

    For many of us former kids who grew up mostly indoors in the 1990s, hearing the familiar chirps, buzzes, and pika pikas! of a first-generation Pokémon game can really rattle up some memories. Like that family vacation to Niagara Falls when I missed the entirety of Earth’s greatest natural wonder because I was too busy trying to evolve my Wartortle. Or that summer when my older brother stole my copy of Pokémon Blue, took it to band camp, and returned with all my Pokémon leveled up to 100 and creatively renamed after genitals (Blastoise was simply “Penis”).

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by zyery
    +2 +1

    Command & Conquer and Red Alert Remastered are being developed by former C&C devs

    Electronic Arts revealed today that the Command & Conquer remasters it teased in October will begin with Tiberian Dawn, the story of the first Tiberium War between the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod that was told in the original Command & Conquer, and the alt-universe Command & Conquer: Red Alert, along with all their expansions, which will be bundled with the base games.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by doodlegirl
    +26 +7

    Metro 2033 Author Calls The Witcher's Andrzej Sapkowski An "Old Fool"

    Oh my! It seems two experts of the written word will have a war of words of their own. The first shot comes from Dmitry Glukhovsky, author of the Metro 2033 series of novels. Glukhovsky slammed the author of The Witcher series, Andrzej Sapkowski, for the latter’s recent demand of $16 million from CD Projekt Red. Among the criticisms Glukhovsky dished out were that the brains behind The Witcher novels was an “old fool” and that he’s “an ungrateful schmuck.” The video interview below is entirely in Russian but we’ll give a short transcript of the juicy bits.

  • Review
    2 weeks ago
    by Petrox
    +13 +5

    The 13 scariest video game moments ever

    The greatest horror titles are haunted by marauding monsters, eviscerating aliens and little girls in red coats. Steel yourself to meet some of the most chilling ghosts in the machine

  • Expression
    2 weeks ago
    by bradd
    +22 +5

    'Video games made me a better surgeon'

    Rather than impede learning, gaming can improve your manual dexterity and concentration skills, one surgeon says.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by TNY
    +11 +2

    Five years on, DayZ finally hits beta

    Ageing online survival game DayZ is finally launching a beta build, nearly five years after it first arrived as a standalone release. Up until now, DayZ has only been available in a version labelled as an Early Access alpha. Development progress has been slow, to put it lightly. But a fresh update from Bohemia Interactive lead producer Eugen Harton has laid out an ambitious plan - to freeze the deployment of new items and focus on "bugfixing, polishing and balancing" to get the game ready for a full version 1.0 release before the year's end.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +15 +2

    Mass Effect Producer Says The Series' Future "Is Bright"

    November 7th is a hallowed date for Mass Effect fans, the series’ dedicated collective of fans taking the occasion to show love to their favorite galaxy-exploring franchise. While players share their most beloved memories as Shepard and Ryder, developer BioWare also express their dedication in the form of a heartwarming video, this year’s celebration offering a retrospective of the N7 insignia.

  • Expression
    11 days ago
    by distant
    +12 +2

    50 Percent Of Blizzard Projects Never See The Light of Day

    Blizzard has a number of well-known games we've heard about (and even played in some cases) that never saw release – Starcraft: Ghost, Titan, and Warcraft Adventures, to name a few. In addition, Blizzard has killed numerous titles we've never even heard about. Executive producer Allen Adham told us a little about how the process works during an interview at BlizzCon 2018.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by TNY
    +8 +1

    How Do Indie Games Get Their Sound?

    The indie game Bit.Trip Runner is a rhythm-based platformer where your jumps are timed to the beat of frantic music. Go ahead and try playing it on mute. I dare you. Too hard? Alright, try to imagine how lacking Supergiant Games’ influential indie game Bastion might have been without the hero's every step narrated by a disembodied...

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by timex
    +3 +1

    ‘God of War,’ ‘Red Dead Redemption II’ Tie For Most Game Awards Noms

    PlayStation 4 exclusive “God of War,” and Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption II” both received eight nominations for the upcoming Game Awards. PlayStation 4 exclusive “Marvel’s Spider-Man” was a close second with seven.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by zritic
    +7 +1

    Fallout 76 Atom Shop Items By Actual Cost Price

    Fallout 76 is out and the Atom Shop is well and truly open. In Bethesda’s new online multiplayer RPG, the Atom Shop is the place to go to spend your in-game currency, but the prices are a little over the top.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by Chubros
    +14 +6

    ‘Call of Cthulhu’ Launch Trailer Cranks up The Cult And The Creepy

    October 30th is right around the corner, so what better time to remind you to snag Cyanide Studios’ Call of Cthulhu on that day? In fact, we’ve gotten the launch trailer for the game, which like so many of the previous trailers, is heavy on the Cthulhu and the weird. It also does a good job of getting the game’s story up and running for those who “walked in late”.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by hedman
    +19 +7

    Resident Evil 2 Producer Confirms The Remake Is Not Linked To OUTBREAK As Ada Wong Won't Wear Her Iconic Dress

    Just like the original Resident Evil 2, the upcoming remake will feature two extended campaigns to provide players with different points of view to the core horror story. The player will have a chance to experience the story from the perspective of Claire Redfield, the younger sister of BSAA operative and former S.T.A.R.S. member Chris Redfield, and Leon Kennedy, a federal agent for the D.S.O.