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Game graphics will be 'indistinguishable from reality' in 10 years, says Epic founder

Over the next 10 years, video game graphics will become "indistinguishable from reality," but this will only serve as a decorative coating to other problems raw technological power can't solve, according to Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney.<p>Speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton earlier today …

Kojima "Depressed" by GTA V - IGN Video

The Metal Gear Solid creator has tweeted his concern after the latest GTA trailer blew him away.

iOS app DekkoScan to let you turn real objects into Minecraft blocks

DekkoScan, an upcoming iOS app from San Francisco-based studio Dekko, will let you scan 3D objects in the real world and turn them into objects for use in <i>Minecraft</i>, said one of the developers in a post on Reddit.<p>The app — which currently supports iPad 2 and newer, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 — works by …

PS4 Gamers Can Play All Their Digital Games From Anyone's PS4

<i>Thanks to the PS4′s ability to play games that are being downloaded in the background, you can play your digital titles on any machine.</i><p>Thanks to the PlayStation 4′s Play As You Download feature, PS4 gamers will be able to play any of their digital games from any system without having to wait hours …

Dead Island publisher will distribute InXile’s crowdfunded Wasteland 2 to retail

Wasteland 2 developer InXile announced today that it is partnering with publisher Deep Silver to distribute the upcoming role-playing game Wasteland 2.<p>InXile is currently developing Wasteland 2, which it began following a successful crowdfunding campaign in April 2012. The studio asked fans to …

10 video game characters who desperately need a hug

Making it all better<p>Most video game characters are inspirational. The biggest sports stars, the toughest fighters, the most deadly snipers. In many …

Visit the scene of the crime in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments trailer

A new trailer for Frogwares' puzzle adventure <i>Crimes & Punishments</i> shows several murders that need investigating alongside famous fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes.<p>The trailer tips its hat to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes canon, with visual references to Doyle's <i>The Adventure of</i> …

Deus Ex: The Fall launch trailer tells the story of a mercenary gone rogue

A launch trailer for mobile title <i>Deus Ex: The Fall</i> tells the story of its protagonist, cyborg mercenary Ben Saxon.<p>A former SAS operative, Saxon "lost everything [he] was" and became a killer. He went rogue, he says, to fight against those who controlled him from the shadows.<p>The trailer shows Saxon …

'Ratchet And Clank: Into The Nexus' Coming To PS3 This Holiday

<i>A brand-new Ratchet & Clank is headed to the PS3 this holiday season.</i><p>Insomniac Games has announced a new entry in their <i>Ratchet & Clank</i> franchise, headed to PSN in time for the holidays.<p><i>Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus</i> joins a long list of PS3 exclusives for 2013, even as the dawn of the …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Murdered: Soul Suspect -- Commentated Gameplay Walkthrough

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Splinter Cell Blacklist Co-Op Confidential - IGN Video

We've played Splinter Cell Blacklist's co-op mode. So is it any good?

This is Splinter Cell Blacklist's Perfectionist Mode - IGN Video

Get a glimpse of Splinter Cell Blacklist's Perfectionist mode and why it has us so excited for the game's August 20th release date.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist review

After twenty minutes of painstakingly inching through an enemy compound unseen, you come across some terrorists chatting about their day. You set up …

Forget jump scares and stealth: my perfect horror game makes you a monster, and can tell when you're faking it

It all started when I was watching the Resident Evil 7 trailer. As that fork piled with entrails came towards the camera (whilst I tried not to …

Finance black ops with stellar kills and stealth in Splinter Cell: Blacklist

<i>Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist</i> introduces several new features to a familiar franchise, but the game is influenced more in both play and narrative by one in particular.<p>It's called the universal economy, and according to game director Patrick Redding, it's a way to guide players around the …

The story of Crytek: From X-Isle through Redemption

How a talented programmer practically bluffed his way into the games industry, and why Crytek has not yet fulfilled its potential.<p>Crytek thrives on hyperbole. It is a developer known for pulling game technology forward, for being one of a handful of companies that will push the most powerful gaming …

Hideo Kojima depressed by GTAV

Industry veteran Hideo Kojima has spoken out on Twitter to say he is "depressed" by Grand Theft Auto V, because he does not believe Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain can match it.<p>In a pair of tweets, he praised Rockstar Games, saying its upcoming open-world action game will raise the bar for …

League of Legends Drew 18 Million Viewers For Its All-Star Game

I write a lot here about eSports, because I believe it to be one of the most fascinating growth areas in video games. To most outsiders, watching someone else play a game seems rather dull, but to those inside the scene, it’s every bit as exciting as traditional sporting events.<p>And now the viewing …

Deep Silver To Distribute Kickstarter-Funded 'Wasteland 2'

<i>‘Dead Island’ publisher Deep Silver will handle the distribution of inXile’s upcoming ‘Wasteland 2.’</i><p>When inXile first floated the <i>Wasteland 2</i> concept, video game publishers didn’t show any interest in the project. So Brian Fargo and his team took their game to the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.<p>Tim …

Exploring the World of PS3 and Vita's Dragon's Crown - IGN Video

From the game's hub town to its first six stages, take an exclusive look at the various locations Dragon's Crown has in store for you.

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Steam Summer Sale launches with discounts, special cards

The Steam Summer Getaway Sale kicked off today, offering discounts on thousands of games and content through July 22 on Valve's digital distribution platform.<p>The games discounted at the beginning of the Summer Getaway Sale include the following:<p><b>Daily Deals</b><p><i>Antichamber</i> for $6.79 (regularly</i> …

Tidy up a space marine's mess with Viscera Cleanup Detail

A game about a janitor<p>Independent developer RuneStorm recently released the alpha version of <i>Viscera Cleanup Detail:</i> the space-station janitor simulator, which is a first-person cleanup game where players must mop up the mess and guts from an alien invasion.<p>Developed during an internal 10-day game …

Epic: Graphics indistinguishable from reality in 10 years

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney believes game graphics will be indistinguishable from reality in the next decade. Based on the current rate of progress, Sweeney claimed today at Develop, as reported by Games Industry International, that games will be "absolutely photorealistic within the next 10 …

Fallout: New Vegas dev was working on "sci-fi Skyrim" Backspace

Multiple sources have informed Kotaku that a small team at Fallout: New Vegas and Alpha Protocol developer Obsidian Entertainment was working on a "sci-fi Skyrim" in early 2011.<p>The project was called Backspace and was reportedly going to feature guns, time travel, and an alien invasion--all powered …

Valve kicks off Steam Summer Sale 2013

Steam's 2013 Summer Sale has officially begun across the digital distribution platform, offering a series of deals from now until July 22.<p>While there are discounts across much of Steam catalog, Valve is continuing its tradition of running time-limited sets of additional offers. Today's daily deals, …

Killzone: Shadow Fall pre-order bonuses include skins, multiplayer move and soundtrack

Pre-order bonuses for Guerrilla Games' PS4 first-person shooter <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i> include a set of skins for your Owl drown, a celebratory multiplayer move and the game's official soundtrack, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Players' personal Owl drones, which the developer detailed …