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Hunger Games-Like 16-Player Battle Royale Game Coming to Steam

Announced today by Lichdom Battlemage studio Xaviant is a new game called The Culling. Kind of like <i>The Hunger Games</i>, The Culling is a kill-or-be-killed game where 16 players will fight to the death, leaving just one player victorious on the battleground. Check out the announcement trailer below.<p>As …

Want Marshawn Lynch to speak? Let him play Mortal Kombat X against a Patriots player

The Seahawks and Patriots will battle for the Lombardi Trophy this Sunday at Super Bowl XLIX. But before the big game, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski met at a Phoenix Marriott to play <i>Mortal Kombat X</i>with Conan O'Brien.<p>Press play above for an extended …

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Dealing with pirates? Give them free copies of your game

<i>This War of Mine</i> launched on Nov. 14, and of course just as quickly it was placed on The Pirate Bay for anyone to download and play without paying. Piracy remains a huge, widespread problem in the world of PC gaming, but developer 11 bit studios responded by ... offering the pirates legit copies of …

Far Cry 4 Review: A Quirky Open-World Shooter You’ll Want To Explore

Launching today, Far Cry 4 is the latest in Ubisoft’s franchise of first-person shooters set in exotic locales. It takes place in a big, beautiful open world roughly based the area around the Himalayas in Nepal.<p>As a player, you’re free to explore this environment through a variety of means, …

Grand Theft Auto V - IGN Plays GTA 5 - Tripping on Peyote - IGN Video

IGN's Jon Ryan and Marty Sliva find some peyote at the top of Mt. Chilliad and go on a vision quest... as a chicken.

Violent video games can actually increase a player's moral awareness

Go ahead and play Grand Theft Auto V, where you can run over anyone with a car. Shoot it out in Call of Duty to your heart’s content. And make those tough decisions in games like The Last of Us and Watch Dogs about whether to pull the trigger or not. None of it is going to make you more violent, …

Here are some of the changes being made to Battlefield Hardline following the beta

EA and Visceral have listened to your feedback on the recent <i>Battlefield Hardline</i> beta, and have shared some of the ways that the final game will be …

Far Cry 4 | Polygon E3 2014

"So by the end you say, 'Hey, we've had a lot of conversations where Far Cry could go,'" Hutchinson says. "And Dan has a very deep voice; he's a very commanding man. So he was like, 'I think you need to come on to Far Cry.' And I was powerless."<p>For Hutchinson, building <i>Far Cry 4</i> has been a balancing …

The Razer Junglecat could be the best iOS game controller yet

But the whole concept still has some issues<p>iOS Game controllers have always seemed like a good (if niche) idea, providing powerful controls for games without covering most of your iPhone's screen. But they've mostly been unusably large, or just plain unusable. Razer's new Junglecat, however, looks …

New Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone Comic Coming in July

Are you ready for more Borderlands?<p>If you can't wait until October to play the just-announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel game, then perhaps a new …

Dying Light Gameplay Demo - IGN Live: E3 2014 - IGN Video

The action horror game makes a stop by our E3 live booth. We can only hope to survive.

E3 2014: The top 9 games to watch

With no new video game consoles announced during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the talk this week has been about the myriad of gaming choices players are going to have.<p>From titles with huge blockbuster potential to independent offerings, game designers have broadened their imaginations to …

How Much Better Does ‘GTA V’ Look On PS4/Xbox One? Here’s A Handy Comparison Video.

<i>Wow, this Grand Theft Auto V game looks like a very tranquil experience.</i><p>At Sony’s E3 press conference they showed a brief trailer for a visually spiffed-up <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> (don’t worry Microsoft fans, it’s also coming for Xbox One), but just how much better does this new <i>GTA V</i> look stacked up …

Watch Dogs' launch trailer recreated shot-for-shot in Grand Theft Auto 4

<i>Watch Dogs</i>? Or Grand Theft Auto? Can't make up your mind which open-world game to play? Why not have both?<p>YouTuber RavenswestR1 cooked up this virtuoso re-creation of Watch Dogs' launch trailer in <i>Grand Theft Auto 4</i>, nailing every shot and camera angle perfectly. This is something of a hobby of his, …

Blaming video games for suicide is an illogical leap too far

Suicide rates are highest among males, and 97 percent of teenagers play video games. Why then, has a coroner publicly leapt on the non-fact that four …

The Most Interesting People In Watch Dogs: Batman, Templars, Celebs

One of the features in <i>Watch Dogs</i> is the ability to get a bit of information on the random citizens you pass by in the world. Well who could pass up …

Want to try out Oculus Rift? You'll have to brave the brats at Chuck E. Cheese's

Your local Chuck E. Cheese‘s may be going virtual.<p>The pizza-arcade chain is trying out the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headsets at 29 locations. If successful, the tests could show the potential for virtual reality to reestablish itself in the location-based entertainment business and move beyond …

A Video Game History of Chicago

From Watch Dogs to Cruis'n USA, we take a look at some of the most iconic depictions of the Windy City.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The city of Chicago has had a …

Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your Xbox 360

Whether you're holding out for the Kinect-less Xbox One or you've already unpacked a new system, there's still plenty of life left in the Xbox 360. Microsoft will have its new system properly on track after another half dozen or so software updates, but until then, it's all about getting everything …

Borderlands 2 Players Besieged By Viral Outbreak Of Permanent Death

Late last week some Borderlands 2 players were found using an “external application” that made it possible to permanently kill other players, undoing dozens and sometimes hundreds of hours of work accumulating rare items and weaponry. According to a user on Gearbox’s forums, picked up by Ars …

Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong Un team up in new 16-bit shooter

North Korea's beloved figures take on the US Army in a new 1990s-style scroller/shooter.<p>Back in the 1990s, a 16-bit version of NBA star Dennis Rodman was easy to come by in hot games of the time like NBA Jam or NBA Live for the Super Nintendo and other consoles. Now, after a decade or more hiatus, …

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The theism of Goat Simulator: the surprising metaphysics of the year's goofiest game

<i>Goat Simulator</i> might be one of the most ridiculous games to be released this year. It stars a rollicking goat in an experience that developer Coffee Stain Studios happily describes as players doing "stupid shit." It's goofy, it's weird, and its cheerful madness takes place in a very unexpected …

Unreal Tournament Is Coming Back, and It Won't Cost You a Dime

If you were a PC gamer at the turn of the century, there’s a good chance you remember Unreal Tournament. Perhaps it was your gateway drug to online …

Rockstar teaches GTA 5 players how to design Capture Jobs

<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> players looking to design successful Capture Jobs should keep several things in mind, according to a post today on developer Rockstar Games' official site.<p>Released through a recent update, the Capture Creator allows players to create their own missions in <i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i>. …

Meet the man who buried 750,000 video games

The story of Atari burying thousands of cartridges — 750,000 according to some accounts — has seemed so outlandish over the years that the retelling often assumed there were even more exotic details that had gone untold. But the man responsible for disposing of all the games says, nope, this really …

Xbox handheld game console isn't in the books, says Xbox lead Phil Spencer

Microsoft's new Xbox head Phil Spencer doesn't think an Xbox gaming handheld makes sense. Spencer took to Twitter yesterday afternoon in a surprisingly candid conversation with fans, one of whom asked if Microsoft is pursuing, "a handheld Xbox One-like gaming device at E3 or in the future." Spencer …

Get to know Destiny's armor, loot and weapons

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie released a new developer diary today, delving into the toys with which players will be able to outfit their in-game characters.<p>According to <i>Destiny</i> lead designer Lars Bakken, the game's arsenal of weapons is "much bigger" than in the studio's previous work, which primarily …