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The Latest Resident Evil 7 VR Demo Made Me Short of Breath

I've already experienced how terrifying Resident Evil 7 is in VR, but I'm only just learning how damn fun it could be also. Whereas the game's …

Virtual Reality

Billion dollar Resident Evil movie franchise found success by respecting video games

It takes hubris to ignore source material<p><i>Resident Evil: The Final Chapter</i> will be packed with "big kick-ass action scenes" and "really, really scary scenes" as it returns Alice to Raccoon City to finally wrap up all of the questions that have long plagued the movies and its central character, …

Nintendo wanted to buy the rights to 'Harry Potter' in the 1990s

I don't know if you've heard, but "Harry Potter" is a huge deal. Back when the book first blew up and everyone wanted a piece of that pie, there was a mad dash to buy the rights to turn it into video games, movies and more.<p>Warner Bros. won that battle and turned "Harry Potter" into what we know it …

Destiny: Rise of Iron suffers from The Taken King’s excellence

It’s not easy to keep people playing the same game for years. To do so, you need a lot of content. You studios have to make so much stuff that you might overlook creating anything interesting.<p>Destiny: Rise of Iron is the latest expansion for the online shooter for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Since …

Pokémon finally explains one of its longest-running mysteries: the relationship between Silver and Giovanni

We're quite enjoying these <i>Pokémon Generations</i> videos - the series of YouTube anime shorts showing us important events in the Pokémon games' timeline …

Pokémon

Bill Gates loved the Gears of War chainsaw gun

<i>Gears of War 4</i> is out soon and getting rave reviews across the internet. I haven't played it yet, nor do I own a system that would allow me to do so, …

The Week In Games: Virtual Fatality

As another wave of virtual reality technology breaks along the shore of humanity this week with PSVR, it’s only a matter of time until someone …

Wasteland 3 Funded in Just 3 Days; Talking Car Among Its New Stretch Goals

Wasteland 3 has reached its crowdfunding goal, raising over $2.75 million in just over three days.<p>"You are all amazing and we can't thank you enough," reads a message from InXile Entertainment boss Brian Fargo. "Without you, we would simply not be able to maintain our independence and keep fully …

Schadenfreude

Rock Band VR takes music games in a new direction

I have no musical talent, and I’m even bad at playing faux guitars. So, I was a very bad guinea pig to try out Rock Band VR, the latest version of the guitar-strumming game coming from Harmonix Music Systems for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.<p>I played the title at the Oculus Connect event …

Final Fantasy 15: Watch First 45 Minutes Here

Ahead of Final Fantasy XV's release next month, we can now bring you the first 45 minutes of gameplay from the long-awaited RPG.<p>Captured on PlayStation 4, the gameplay shows off where the game starts, in the desert of Leide. You'll see right away that players meet up with Cindy at the Hammer Head …

Final Fantasy

Members of Hacker Group Behind 2014 Holiday Attack on PSN/Xbox Live Arrested

Two teenagers belonging to the hacker group Lizard Squad, which was responsible for the downtime suffered by both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in late 2014, were charged with cyber crimes this week.<p>The news was announced in a press release (via Polygon) from the Department of Justice, …

U.S. Department of Justice

DIY Retro Game System Showdown: RetroPie vs. Recalbox

The Raspberry Pi is the cheapest and smallest way to emulate the old video games you still love to play. You have a few different ways of going about …

This Is How Amazon.com Could Add Millions of New Prime Members

When <b>Amazon.com</b>(NASDAQ: AMZN) bought video game streaming siteTwitch for $1.1 billion two years ago, many analysts were puzzled by the acquisition. Twitch had plenty of loyal broadcasters and viewers, but it was unclear how the site would be integrated into Amazon's sprawling ecosystem.<p>However, …

Investing

'Fallout 1.5: Resurrection' Gives Us the 'Fallout 3' We Always Wanted

Czech modders spent almost a decade making a new chapter in the 'Fallout' universe using assets from Fallout 2.<p>Beyond the big stuff—the struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland and the occasional tussle with mutant monsters—the <i>Fallout</i> series is about nothing so much as making …

'Westworld' Raises Unsettling Questions About Where Video Game Morality Is Heading

The main conflict of <i>Westworld</i> is already pretty apparent after two episodes, the rising threat of self-conscious AI, growing sick and tired of being tormented by sadistic humans, who use the “fake” creations to unleash their darkest fantasies.<p>We have seen many “what does it mean to be human?” …

Science Fiction

Watch Nearly an Hour Of Final Fantasy XV Gameplay

Watch Nearly an Hour Of Final Fantasy XV Gameplay<p>/ October 10, 2016 at 9:05 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Final Fantasy XV‘s release is just over a month …

Daily Deals: Xbox One S with Three Games, Battlefield 1, The Last Guardian

Save £52 when you purchase the Xbox One S FIFA 17 bundle + Mafia III + Forza Horizon 3 at Tesco<p>Facebook<p>Help us get to 2000 likes! Like our page to …

Xbox One S

Earth's Dawn Invades Consoles In November

Earth’s Dawn Invades Consoles In November<p>/ October 10, 2016 at 4:37 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Rising Star Games have announced today that developer …

I Love Everything About 'XCOM 2' Except How It Killed My PC

This is not a joke, it actually killed my PC.<p>I love the latest incarnation of the <i>XCOM</i> franchise. In case you feel like “love” is a strong word here: …

We Talk VR Queasiness, Rhythmic Horror, and 'Mafia III' in the Latest Episode of VICE Gaming's New Podcast

VICE Gaming's Austin Walker and Patrick Klepek chat about the games they played over the weekend and tackle a complex reader question on race and representation.<p>It's Monday, which means that VICE Gaming's Patrick Klepek and Austin Walker are back in the bunker and ready to talk about video games. …

Gaming

All the Video Games Releasing in October 2016

October is a big month for releases, packed with sequels to gaming's most popular franchises as well as launch games for Sony's PlayStation VR. With so much to keep track of, we've compiled every major game release date for your convenience. Below you can find some of the month's biggest releases, …

PlayStation VR

Skyrim: Special Edition PC system requirements, PS4/Xbox One file sizes announced

The remastered version of Skyrim has officially gone gold.<p>Bethesda today announced that the remastered version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has gone gold, meaning its initial development is complete, and the game is ready for manufacturing. It also provided some new technical details about the PC …

Computer Hardware

The 12 best games ever made for the PlayStation 2, the best-selling video game console of all time

The PlayStation 2 still holds the title of the best-selling video game console of all time, with over 150 million units sold in its lifetime.<p>It managed to stay in production for over a decade, from 2000 until 2013. We took a crack at the impossible task of whittling its massive library down to just …

Out This Week: PlayStation VR, Gears of War 4, Skylanders Imaginators

The biggest release week of the year! Wallets will cry.<p>With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is …

Gaming

From Basement to Boardroom: Why Gamers Are Poised to Become the Next Generation of Tech Leaders

How video games affect the human brain is always up for debate. Every few years, a study comes around that trumpets the supposed detrimental effect they have -- followed by a separate study that refutes those findings. A 2014 NPR article, "Playing Video Games Can Help or Hurt, Depending On Who You …