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How traditional game stores can survive the digital revolution

Online multiplayer games, massive hard drives and digital delivery are the watchwords of the new generation of consoles, on display at E3 and launching in 2013.<p>Does this mark the end of your local game store? Not so, according to one of the digital revolution's biggest evangelists, who believes …

The Elder Scrolls Online will segregate PC, Xbox One and PS4 players

Zenimax Online's upcoming multi-platform MMO <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> will segregate PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users to their own servers, while PC and Mac users will remain on a single shared server, the studio's Paul Sage told Polygon.<p>Sage, who works as creative director on the studio's MMO …

Changing the world in Battlefield 4 multiplayer

Destructible worlds are the hallmark of EA DICE's Battlefield franchise, and while destruction takes place on a bigger scale than ever in <i>Battlefield 4</i>, the studio is also focusing on more intimate interactions between players and the environment.<p>We spent about 15 minutes with 64-player multiplayer …

Microsoft: 'We Have A Product For People Who Can't Access The Internet, It's Called Xbox 360'

In no way am I attempting to purposefully continue the dogpile on to Microsoft in the wake of their struggles Monday at E3 when by all accounts, they were thumped by Sony‘s PS4 announcement. But everyone did wonder how Microsoft was going to spin things once the dust settled, and attempt to explain …

Dead Rising 3 -- E3 2013 Announcement Trailer

How Forza 5 Is Crowd-Sourcing Artificial Intelligence

With features like assisted steering and a driving line telling you how to approach each corner, the Forza Motorsport series has always excelled at giving newcomers the tools to overcome racing barriers. And with the latest iteration in the franchise, Turn 10 Studios is aiming to let players …

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Nintendo, Dark Souls, Titanfall, PS4, The Walking Dead, E3: Speed Run

Nintendo took its turn dousing gamers in E3 announcements. Sony America CEO Jack Tretton said PlayStation 4 won't have any DRM restrictions for Sony's first-party games, but third-party publishers will be able to set up their own DRM policies for the console, similar to the current policy for PS3. …

Killzone Shadow Fall - E3 2013 Trailer

Remedy's 'Quantum Break' could meld TV and gaming, but it's got a long ways to go

The 'Max Payne' studio's take on sci-fi could be a unique cross-media story, a cutscene-filled mess, or both<p>Most AAA games try to be like movies to some extent, but Finnish studio Remedy has done it better than most. <i>Max Payne</i> was a masterful John Woo-styled noir title, and <i>Alan Wake</i> drew from the …

'Star Wars: Battlefront' revealed with intense Hoth combat trailer

<i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> has come back from the dead. A new title in the series is being developed over at EA DICE, where it'll hopefully have a better chance at seeing the light of day than under its last publisher. DICE will be starting fresh for its revived take on the series: it's building the …

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt dev diary talks Geralt's new journey from the top of a cliff

A new video from CD Projekt Red features three members of thedevelopment team on <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> discussing the third installment in the story of monster slayer Geralt.<p>"The time has come to say it loud and proud," says senior writer Borys Pugacz-Muraszkiewcz from the top of a dramatic cliff …

Dragons Be Hoardin’: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Trailer is Here

SMAUG! SMAUG! SMAUG SMAUG SMAUG SMAUG! EVERYBODAAAAYY! That’s right, the first trailer for <i>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</i> is finally here. And it’s got weird subtitles! This trailer really has everything: Hobbits in trees, dwarves in barrels, dwarves in barrels going down waterfalls, eyebrows, …

Watch: First Trailer For ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Has Arrived

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Has Arrived<p>It seems so long ago when there was genuine excitement for “<b>The Hobbit</b>” …

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Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat creators sue 'Scribblenauts' studio for using their memes

When does a remix become a ripoff?<p>The owners of two of the internet's best-known cat memes are striking back at <i>Scribblenauts</i> for using them without permission. Charles Schmidt and Christopher Orlando Torres have sued Warner Brothers for copyright and trademark infringement, based on images of Nyan …

Grand Theft Auto 5 Could be Rockstar's Most Ambitious Game Since Grand Theft Auto 3

The game world is full of promises. Words like “innovative” and “groundbreaking” are thrown around like candy. We’re starting to get those promises from Grand Theft Auto 5 and, as always, I’m wary. How incredible will this be, really? Now that some journalists have gotten to see the game in action, …

Four Ways Microsoft Can Win With the Next Xbox

The next Xbox is on its way, and while we already know a lot, there are many unanswered questions leading up to Microsoft‘s May 21 reveal. The landscape for console gaming is changing. An old console with beefier hardware isn’t going to cut it this time, and both Microsoft and Sony are going to …

Section 8 developer TimeGate Studios files for bankruptcy protection

TimeGate Studios, the Sugar Land, Texas-based developer of <i>Section 8</i> and co-developer of <i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i>, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Texas Southern Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday, according to court documents obtained by Polygon.<p>The petition filed by TimeGate …

Molyneux: Next Xbox should focus on games

Former Microsoft higher-up and longtime Fable designer Peter Molyneux has offered his take on how Microsoft should handle the approach to its next-generation console. Speaking with <i>Edge</i>, Molyneux said he would like to see Microsoft make the platform game-centric above all else.<p>"What I would do is …

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You Can Keep A Game of Tetris Going Forever. Here's How.

Provided some tips—like those from tetrisconcept—you can keep a game of <i>Tetris</i> going forever. All you need is a <i>Tetris</i> game that randomly generates …

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