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4 Charts That Explain Why Steve Ballmer Is Out At Microsoft

Microsoft dropped major news on Friday when it announced that its longtime chief executive, Steve Ballmer, is going to leave the company. While it's unclear if Ballmer left on his own or was forced out, it's apparent to everyone that Microsoft just isn't the behemoth it used to be.<p>Here are four …

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Xbox One at gamescom: creativity, the cloud and something about Titans

Xbox One’s policies are set and now it’s time to focus on the games. VG247’s Dave Cook plays Titanfall, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5 and learns more about …

The Remarkable World of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Clear seas, gorgeous views, and some terrifying sharks.<p>From what we've had a chance to see and play of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, it appears as …

NVC: What is Nintendo's Next Move? - IGN Video

USGamer's Jeremy Parish joins IGN's Jose Otero, Brian Altano, and Peer Schneider to talk about a recent editorial he wrote analyzing the current …

Gran Turismo 6 to Make Dream Cars (Almost) Real

GT6 creator gets big car companies to dream big in new game.<p>It's nice -- for gamers -- that Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has friends in …

The Fun of Running For Your Life in Dying Light

When the sun goes down get ready to flee.<p>The Gamescom Dying Light hands-on demo is a taste of exactly why you should be scared of the dark. This …

Let's cool it about GameStop's $90 copies of Xenoblade Chronicles

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Recently, a story broke on Kotaku about how GameStop was selling copies of Xenoblade Chronicles for $90. Many called this a scam, others climbed on to give the …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars And The Attack Of The Fans

Xbox One is by far the best video game console of all time and everyone should buy it.<p>On the other hand, the PlayStation 4 is the greatest piece of video game machinery ever constructed and everyone should buy it.<p>Don’t even get me started on the Wii U. Or my PC. Or the Sega Master System….<p>Here’s …

iPhone 5S release dates, specs keep pouring in

We have iPhone 5S release dates, colors, and specs. Did I leave anything out?<p>Oh yeah, I forget to mention that they're all just rumors. But there's little left to the imagination these days when Apple rolls out a new product.<p>Apple is widely expected to hold an event unveiling the new iPhone on …

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Watch Dogs' hacking is slick, functional and often hilarious

<i>Watch Dogs</i>' hacking functionality is slickly implemented in the game, adding a unique twist to stealth segments and car chases when used properly by the player. Using your powers incorrectly, though, can still be pretty damned fun.<p>During a hands-on demo at Gamescom 2013, I was given control of a …

Cerny: Making Knack difficult is easy, and making it easy is difficult

<i>Knack</i>, the PlayStation 4 launch title from SCE Japan Studio, is a platformer that hopes to satisfy all audiences across the gaming spectrum — from hardcore players brought up on challenging classics to newcomers of all ages.<p>During a Gamescom 2013 demo, game director and PS4 lead architect Mark …

DriveClub's social challenges built around potential for virality

Virality is a force that countless content creators and web aficionados have tried to tap into to help their products find an audience, but <i>DriveClub</i> developer Evolution Studios hopes to use it to build an in-game online community.<p>The content that Evolution hopes to actually make viral are …

The Xbox One’s controller design explained

A new video from Microsoft details several design choices and how the controller works with the system's Kinect.<p>Lead designer Quintin Morris said the controller has been in development for almost two years. To connect the controller with the system's Kinect, players only need to hit the "bind …

IGN Editors React to Playing Titanfall for the First Time

"Stand by for Titanfall."<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>At the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany this week, the IGN team got to play Titanfall, the new …

WildStar looks to reinvent the role of MMO crowd control

Carbine Studios hopes to fix a lot of things it sees in the MMORPG genre as being broken with its upcoming title <i>WildStar</i>; its latest target, crowd control, was explored in-depth during a demonstration at Gamescom 2013.<p>Crowd control refers to any mechanic that immobilizes or hinders enemies, …