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Xbox Live outage knocks gamers offline, renders Netflix and other apps useless (update)

Xbox Live is currently experiencing a significant service disruption, with many users reporting problems when trying to sign in to Microsoft's online gaming platform. The outage — which inconveniently comes during peak weekend gaming hours — has subsequently rendered a large part of the console's …

What Games Are: The Shady Side Of Games

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>There’s a reason why games and organized crime have often gone hand in hand. The thrill of the win, of achieving – …

Why publishers stand between us and better games

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>InXile Entertainment’s new isometric computer-role-playing game Torment: Tides of Numera recently finished its Kickstarter campaign, nearly quintupling its …

Retro shooter 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon' gets an amazing Saturday morning cartoon treatment

Is there a point at which self-aware irony breaks down, and we're forced to recognize that everything we think is a knowing pastiche of a medium has simply become the medium itself? Perhaps, but the creators of <i>Blood Dragon</i> — the weird and kitschy offshoot of <i>Far Cry 3</i> that will launch in May — have …

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Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …