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Automakers Used Dangerous Takata Airbags To Save A Few Bucks Despite Warnings

Multiple warnings about the dangers of the ammonium nitrate used in Takata airbags went ignored to save just a few dollars per airbag, according to a …

Takata

This Freerunning Video Uses Perspective and Optical Illusions to Mess With Your Head

Professional free runner Jason Paul recently teamed up with Red Bull to create this wild optical illusion video that you have to see to believe — or …

Digital Art

Malboro Returns For 'Final Fantasy XV' And Release Window Announced

For fans of <i>Final Fantasy</i> it looks like the long running enemy Malboro has returned for <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>.<p>Malboro, Molbol, Morbol or even Oscar (as well as Xylomid in the French versions) is a very old enemy that originated in <i>Final Fantasy II</i>.<p>Essentially a massive plant with teeth it bears a striking …

Final Fantasy

The Most Popular Steam MMO Isn't Final Fantasy or Elder Scrolls

The most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game on Steam in terms of concurrent players isn't Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Eve Online, or The Elder Scrolls Online. It's Tera, which is even more impressive considering the fact it only launched on Steam May 5.<p>According to data …

Yooka-Laylee the Fastest Video Game to Hit $1M on Kickstarter

Still plenty of time to add to the pot.<p>Yooka-Laylee has become the fastest video game project to hit $1 million USD on Kickstarter.<p>It took six hours …

Kickstarter

New Dragon Ball Movie To See The Return Of Its Most Memorable Villain

Following the recent Dragon Ball movie Battle of Gods released last year, we’ll be getting a follow up this April. Entitled the Revival of “F”, the focus will be on the return of Frieza (shown above right). One of the primary and most memorable villains from the series, with the “F” in the film’s …

Anime

The Future Of The MMO Is Casual, Accessible And Free-To-Play

This year, video game maker Blizzard did two very remarkable things.<p>First, the company released <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i>, a free-to-play collectible card game that’s taken the world by storm.<p>Second, they cancelled their in-development MMO <i>Titan</i>, and pared it down into the multiplayer shooter</i> …

'Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4' Goes Next Gen With New Trailer

One of the longest running manga and anime franchises of recent years is Masashi Kishimoto’s indomitable Naruto. Telling the story of Naruto Uzumaki (shown above), a young plucky ninja, as he faces all manner of epic trials has engaged fans all over the world for over a decade.<p>Alongside this has …

Super Nintendo Emulator ‘Floppy Cloud’ Sneaks Into The iOS App Store

Floppy Cloud is a file management app that allows users to manage their files from a Dropbox account or FTP server directly on their iOS …

'Black Desert' Open Beta Starts On December 17th

If you haven’t been following the hugely ambitious Korean PC MMORPG Black Desert then you are really missing out.<p>Despite being one of the most graphically impressive games in development right now, it also has an incredibly good character creation setup. The facial sculpting is also some of the …

Half-Life 3 Rumors & Smash Bros. Reveals - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Win Mario Kart 8! Half-Life 3 is supposedly in the works & a popular character returns to Smash Bros. Plus, Hearthstone comes to BlizzCon & Amplitude …

Halo 5: Guardians Boss Laments Leaks

"It's not fun, and for what?"<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The Halo franchise development director has spoken out about leaks in the gaming industry, disputing …

More Hyrule Warriors details - 2-player mode and more

<b>Sinobi</b> has put up more Hyrule Warriors details from Famitsu. NeoGAF’s StreetsAhead translated the information. For a roundup of the latest news about …

Why Are Videogame Designers So Obsessed With Ruins?

Gaming’s biggest blockbusters are often set amid the crumbling foundations of great civilizations. Why?<p>Perhaps the most-anticipated game of the year is called <i>Titanfall</i>, which takes place on a war-torn planet amid the ruins of a great civilization. This has become a standard trope: game creators …

Blockbusters

Towerfall Ascension - Overview video

<i>Towerfall Ascension</i> is a difficult game to make unenjoyable.<p>Believe me — in today's Overview of the recently released arrow-shooter, we try our darndest to corrupt the experience using the multiplayer mode's catalog of variables. Drill arrows, super dashes and exploding corpses? Still super fun. …

Rust Developer Considering Adding Internet-Based Item Editor

The dream is to open it up to public, just like Team Fortress 2 did with hats.<p>Facepunch Games is exploring the idea of implementing an internet-based …

Troy Baker on The Last of Us film: 'You need to trust what they're doing'

Troy Baker, the actor behind Joel from Naughty Dog's <i>The Last of Us</i>, thinks the recently-announced live action movie adaptation is in good hands — though he hasn't revealed if he will be reprising his role for the film, reports IGN.<p>The voice actor stated fans shouldn't worry about the quality of the …

Gree's G-Labs spawns QWOP-inspired fighting game

Gree's experimental game design initiative, G-Labs, will launch an Android-exclusive fighting game inspired by Bennett Foddy's <i>QWOP</i> this March, according to Gree's Joshua Alcorn.<p>Alcorn is one of the developers on <i>Flop Fu</i>, a G-Labs project where players use one of the on-screen sticks to "flop" and …

​Watch 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' Get Their Final Gym Badge

The Twitch Plays Pokémon saga continues in victory!<p>In a grueling 20 minute fight this morning, Twitch Plays Pokémon managed to defeat the final gym …

Pokémon

Thief: Next Gen vs. Current Gen Graphics Comparison - IGN Video

Xbox One & PS4 & PC go head-to-head with Xbox 360 & PS3 in an epic graphics showdown.

DayZ creator: Xbox One has "exciting things" coming, can't share details.

If comments from DayZ creator Dean Hall are anything to go by, it sounds like Microsoft is cooking up some exciting new features for the Xbox One. After meeting with Microsoft to discuss a console version of DayZ, Hall said he got to see some "really interesting" features coming to the platform, …

GTA Online is still growing, which means no new GTA soon, says Take-Two

The launch of <i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i> negates the need to release another Grand Theft Auto title so soon after <i>Grand Theft Auto 5,</i> since the multiplayer component's ever-evolving content keeps the game fresh, according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.<p>Speaking with MCV, Zelnick said there are no plans …

GTA Online's Business Update brings weapons, vehicles March 4

<i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i> will explained March 4 with <i>The Business Update</i> and its new clothes, vehicles, weapons and more, developer Rockstar Games announced today.<p><i>The Business Update</i> will include three new sports cars, the Albany Alpha, Dinka Jester and Grotti Turismo R, as well as the new Vestra …

Minecraft movie in development at Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Pictures is working with <i>Minecraft</i> developer Mojang on a movie based on the sandbox game, said Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson on Twitter today.<p>"Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," said Persson. "I wanted to …

Microsoft Should Consider Getting Out of Gaming

Microsoft has a new CEO. And a new Chairman. The new CEO says the company needs to focus on core markets. And analysts are making the same cry.<p>Amidst this organizational change, Xbox continues its long history of losing money – as much as $2 billion per year. And early 2014 results show that Xbox …

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Review

Old-world charm.<p>Of all the tales told in Wolf Team and Namco’s long-running JRPG series, 2004’s Tales of Symphonia on the Nintendo GameCube is among …

Get Xbox Live games at up to 80 percent off this week

Xbox Live users can snag a handful of titles at up to 80 percent off over the next week, according to posts on the Major Nelson blog.<p>The Xbox Live Ultimate Games Sale kicked off yesterday, offering 13 Xbox Live Arcade and Games of Demand titles at a discount until Feb. 25:<p><i>Alan Wake's American</i> …