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Japanese media firm Kadokawa acquires Dark Souls developer From Software

Japanese media company Kadokawa said today it has acquired Dark Souls developer From Software in an effort to expand the studio’s reach into more entertainment businesses.<p>From Software, also known for series like Armored Core (which is about building and fighting giant robots, or mechs) and Demon’s …

Here's what it's like to play Destiny, Bungie's first game since Halo

Bungie has been shy about revealing the nuts-and-bolts gameplay of <i>Destiny</i>, its first game since it stopped working on the <i>Halo</i> series. Today, though, the company has thrown open the kimono. In addition to offering its own gameplay video, it gave <i>Joystiq</i> and other outlets a chance to try the title for …

Lego Minifigures Online open beta hits June

The open beta phase for Funcom's massively multiplayer online role-playing game <i>Lego Minifigures Online</i> will launch this June, according to the game's official website.<p>Interested participants can sign up to be notified when the Windows PC beta goes live through the website. The beta will be …

Freedom Wars' new trailer introduces a dystopian world and 'her'

"Sooner or later," a trailer released today for <i>Freedom Wars</i> begins, "'she' will appear before you."<p>The Japanese language story trailer from PlayStation Asia's YouTube channel introduces a dystopian world where resources are exceedingly scarce, people are sentenced to prison terms of 1 million years …

Dead Nation: designing a game where the spectators are in control

For most game designers, making a video game that is enjoyable for players is a big enough challenge.<p>Making a game that is enjoyable for players and spectators is a bigger challenge yet. Then there's making a game that is enjoyable for players and spectators and allows the spectators to interact …

Last Life surpasses $75K Kickstarter goal to fund first episode

The Kickstarter campaign for <i>Last Life</i>, developer Rocket Science's episodic adventure game about investigating your own murder, surpassed its funding goal this week.<p>As of this writing, <i>Last Life</i> has $77,799 in pledges of its $75,000 goal from 3,598 backers with 10 days remaining in the crowdfunding …

Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl reborn with Lost Alpha mod release

A collective of modders have released <i>Stalker: Lost Alpha</i>, a mod of GSC Game World's first-person shooter survival horror game <i>Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl</i>.<p>The team began the <i>Lost Alpha</i> project in 2008 to add back the cut levels and the project eventually evolved into a dedication to improve the game. …

Daylight delivers just as many frustrations as scares (review)

<i>Check out our</i> <i>Reviews Vault</i> <i>for past game reviews.</i><p>You are not safe.<p>With nothing but the map on your phone and the glowsticks and flares you find, Zombie Studios’ survival horror adventure Daylight (releasing today for PlayStation 4 and PC) pits you against a violent group of Witch spirits. I received …

Let's Be Cops - Trailer 1

Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled …

Bad Neighbours star Zac Efron: 'Am I the kind of actor I want to be? I think so' – video interview

Zac Efron, star of Bad Neighbours, talks to Henry Barnes about the comedy in which he plays a party-hardy frat-house jock who lives next door to new parents Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. Bad Neighbours is released on 3 May in the UK, 8 May in Australia, and on 9 May (as Neighbors) in the US

As Above, So Below - Trailer 1

A thriller centered on two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris.

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