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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 …

Online capable Wii and DS games get a reprint ahead of service shutdown

With the shutdown of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in May, games that previously carried the WFC logo appear to be getting a reprint. This will …

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TCL T2 is an Android game console with an Allwinner A31 chip

Blizzard chronicles the evolution of WoW's raid design philosophy

In a developer watercooler blog post on Battle.net titled "Raiding Azeroth Part 1-A Look Back," Blizzard begins chronicling the evolution of its raid design philosophy throughout <i>World of Warcraft's</i> decade-long history .<p>The three-part blog series serves to put the raid changes included in the …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Mar<p>15<p>Thu<p>Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC<p>Mar<p>15<p>Thu<p>MGMTMatthew Dear<p>The Anthem, Washington, DC<p>Top Events<p>Apr<p>27<p>Fri<p>Royal Farms Arena, …

Mobile Gamepad turns smartphones into motion-sensing game controller

Gaming on Android is quite versatile as it is, with thousands of games on Google Play, multiple gameplay options, and even add-on hardware that builds upon the gaming experience. But while the OUYA offers purely a console-game experience, and while accessories like the Samsung GamePad controller …

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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 …

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. …

Dota 2 spring cleaning update hits heroes, items and bugs next week

Valve's Spring Cleaning update is rolling out on <i>Dota 2</i> next week, with plans to offer a major patch to in-game heroes, bugs and items, the company announced on its official blog.<p>The update includes a few substantial changes to character abilities, with Sven receiving an increase to his base damage, …

'Skylanders Trap Team' Visual Comparison

Skylanders Trap Team will be released on a wide variety of console platforms, but which is the right one for your family. I have a close look at what each one has to offer visually.<p>An often overlooked aspect of family gaming is longevity of older systems. When it’s game-play and fun that are the …

Racing games outrun casual in Android mobile ad revenue in Q1

Racing games generated 2.5 times more revenue than casual titles in mobile ad revenue on Android in the first quarter.<p>That’s one of the findings of the first quarterly data report on global mobile advertising from AppFlood, a real-time bidding ad network in China operated by PapayaMobile. The …

What I hate about World of Warcraft but love about Hearthstone (and Peggle)

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>I really dislike the World of Warcraft aesthetic. The massively multiplayer online game’s world is ugly, the characters are garish, and the colors are …

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 …

3D printer lets you print your own functioning game controllers

A 3D printer attachment created by Stanford University graduate students is capable of printing functioning circuitry inside a game controller, Computerworld reports.<p>It's called the Rabbit Proto, and it's designed to fit different versions of RepRap printers — machines that can print their own …

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh | Colossal

<p>Jack-of-all-trades artist and designer Chris McVeigh creates these awesome minimalist Lego models of outmoded technology including TVs, video game …

Nintendo to skip E3 press conference again, this is what they're doing instead

Nintendo's plans for E3 2014 include events for people attending the convention as well as fans watching online, including a <i>Super Smash Bros. for Wii U</i> tournament from the Nokia Theatre, the company announced today.<p>A Mega64-produced video starring Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating …

Watch IGN's Elder Scrolls Champion Step Into Tamriel

Catch-up on Seb's adventures.<p>Two weeks ago we ran a competition to find a reader to come into the office and play The Elder Scrolls Online for a …

New Xbox One update offers up improvements for headset adaptors and Blu-ray

Details of the latest Xbox One update are now out on the official Xbox website, and include improvements to Blu-ray and updates to the console's headset firmware.<p>According to Xbox, the system update, which will be available to preview for members with early access, will introduce changes to the …

Hedgehog Impersonates Pikachu (and More)

You might not think a hedgehog can pull off impersonations of, say, a dog, a bear or even Pikachu. Then again, you might not have met Marutaro the …

New Chinese Game Console Totally Rips Off the Wii Remote

This is the controller for a new game console called the<p>Nintendo Wiithe G20. Doesn't the controller look familiar?<p>According to <i>TechInAsia</i>, the console …

Here’s Some Gameplay Footage Comparing Mario Kart Wii And Mario Kart 8

The wonderful team over at GameXplain have produced some gameplay footage looking at the comparison between Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8. A track …

I Hope JRPGs Use This Stunning Photoreal Tech

Japan's Silicon Studio is perhaps best known for co-developing the <i>Bravely Default</i> games with Square Enix. The studio has a new, next-gen game engine, …

Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Direct

Seriously need a release date.I want to be able to play this on my birthday or something.They've shown so much so far,so they might as well just give …

Nintendo Releases An Awesome Mario Kart Infographic

i own them all apart from super circuit, this makes me want to complete the collection tho<p>I wish they named it Mario Kart U. Some people don't buy a …

Watch the latest episode of 'Game of Thrones' for free on Xbox One and Xbox 360

Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can watch the first episode of the fourth season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> on either Microsoft console from April 8 to April 14.<p>The episode will continue to be available for users whether or not they subscribe to HBO all this week. All episodes from earlier seasons of the show …

Assassin's Creed Film Adaptation Script Getting a Rewrite, Still on Track to Begin Shooting this Summer

While <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> is expected to have another big year in 2014 with two upcoming titles expected to release, 2015 will also happen to bring us</i> …

Kickass LEGO Transformer Turns Into a Game Boy Advance

New York-based LEGO builder Baron von Brunk has a pretty cool and original ongoing series where he builds LEGO consoles with transforming abilities. …

AMD shanghaied me to show me this insane new graphics card

Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia are engaging in yet another round of “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” with their ultrahigh-end graphics cards — but this time, AMD is also undercutting its rival as well.<p>AMD is unveiling what it calls the world’s fastest graphics card, dubbed Project Hydra. …

Unity developers can bring games to PS Mobile for free

A preview version of the Unity game engine for PlayStation Mobile app development is currently available, giving users the opportunity to bring games to PlayStation Mobile compatible devices for no additional cost.<p>Users of Unity can register for free with Sony Computer Entertainment to access a …

Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer features a dire warning from Martha and the Vandellas

The latest trailer for Machinegames' alternate history first-person shooter, <i>Wolfenstein: The New Order</i>, shows the bleak result of global Nazi rule and the interminable struggle of a small but hopeful resistance movement fighting to overthrow the victor of World War II. It also shows that, under …