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GameStop Teases Big Announcement Tomorrow, Possibly Assassin’s Creed Comet?

US video game retailer GameStop have teased on Facebook that they have a big announcement to share with everyone tomorrow. They showed the image …

Ken Levine opens up on the violence in BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite sold millions of copies as one of the most popular video games of 2013, but did it have to be so incredibly violent?<p>Ken Levine, the designer of the game at Irrational Games (now defunct), talked about why the game was so violent in an interview with NPR’s Arun Rath on <i>All Tech</i> …

How does a 'terrible' movie make $300 million in three days?

<i>Polygon's Culture section deals with the intersection of gaming, its audience and pop culture as a whole. This is where we'll put non-gaming stories we think are worth talking about.</i><p><i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i> made $300 million in its first weekend of release. That number is insane, even by the …

Sony and Microsoft Need To End Their Idiotic 'Exclusive Content' War

There have been a few trends at E3 this year, most of them more or less welcome. Cartoony action, giant dragons, cops and robbers, and of course “we listened to <i>your</i> feedback,” as a way of directly appealing to fans.<p>But there’s a trend that’s popping up in nearly every AAA game presentation at the …

'Grand Theft Auto V' Coming To PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Fall

Rockstar’s critically acclaimed open-world crime game, <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>, is headed to new-gen systems and PC later this year the company announced at E3 Monday.<p>While this is hardly a surprise—rumors of its migration to higher-powered systems have been flowing steadily since before the game was …

Video game trailers are everything AAA video games want, and usually fail, to be

I love video game trailers.<p>Beautiful and concise, they can pry open my heart within a quick commercial break. They're ripe with drama, weaving together spectacular set-pieces with somber moments. And they know how to orchestrate our emotions with tight editing and a perfectly selected song.<p>But …

GameStop simplifies its digital PC gaming service, offers discounts

GameStop relaunched its digital distribution service for PC games today, offering a streamlined process for customers in the U.S. to buy full downloads of PC games in GameStop stores or on the retailer's website.<p>In the past, GameStop customers had to install the GameStop app on their computer and …

Reminder: Nintendo's Wi-Fi Service on Wii and DS Closes on 20th May

...Bye-bye Wii/DS online games. o.o<p>tomorrow! goodbye...online wii/ds<p>I just dominated and won my final round of Fortune Street today.<p>Thats shocking as …

Honest Star Fox 64 Trailer Goes Straight For The Furry Jokes

Sometimes an anthropomorphic animal is just an anthropomorphic animal, Honest Game Trailers.<p>Now if Fox McCloud too off his head at the end of <i>Star Fox</i> …

The Xbox One Could Rise To The Top, If Microsoft Does One Thing

Microsoft is a company famous for big successes and big mistakes. Windows ME and to some extent Vista are cases in point. Some of Microsoft’s mistakes have been releasing products that aren’t very good – again, Windows ME – and some of those mistakes have come from listening to the public.<p>Yes, …

'Tom Clancy's The Division' Delayed Until 2015

At E3 2013, Tom Clancy’s The Division was one of the most talked about games of the show with Ubisoft’s gorgeous new Snowdrop engine on display. It’s the company’s first major push into the new generation of consoles with the completely overhauled engine, but it seems they need more time to get it …

Nintendo Removes Regular 3DS From Main Page of Official Website

Nintendo of America just removed the regular 3DS from the main page of its official website, leaving only the 3DS XL and the 2DS.<p>Interestingly …

GameStop closes its game-streaming division — will focus on PlayStation Now

Most consumers don’t really want Netflix-style game streaming, at least according to GameStop.<p>The retailer announced today that it closed its Spawn Labs research division, which was building a cloud-gaming service that would have enabled customers to play games instantly over the Internet. GameStop …

Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now

As expected, yesterday Nintendo’s stock plunged by 18% after the news that they were cutting their Wii U and 3DS forecasts by huge margins as the fiscal year draws to a close in a few months. I wrote about how their own warped perception of their success is almost more dangerous to the company than …

Dismal Wii U Sales Move Nintendo Closer To 'Game Over'

With the successful launches of the Xbox One and the PS4, it’s been easy to forget that the latest console generation started in November of 2012 with a dud. Nintendo’s Wii U launched with what seemed to be a respectable 400,000 sales in the U.S. By January, though, it was clear the Wii there was …

South Park gives its own take on the holiday console wars

The latest episode of <i>South Park</i> gives its two cents about the consoles wars and upcoming holiday gift-buying madness, depicting its ragtag band of children embroiled in conflict over securing Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s on Black Friday.<p>"Black Friday," which aired last night on Comedy Central, …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Grand Theft Auto V features voice-overs from real gang members

Rockstar Games has revealed that it was so eager to capture the genuine sounds of the streets for Grand Theft Auto V that it recruited real-life gang members to contribute voice-overs for the game. Game producer Lazlow Jones confirmed the news during an interview with Chicago radio station WGN (via …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Sep<p>22<p>Sat<p>Capital One Arena, Washington, DC<p>Oct<p>12<p>Fri<p>The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC<p>Oct<p>12<p>Fri<p>The George Washington …

Deep Silver is really selling a $1 million special edition of Saints Row IV

The Saints Row franchise is bananas. It features ludicrous characters, hilarious parodies, and dumb dialogue. Developer Volition didn’t need to do anything else to prove how crazy it is … but then it did.<p>Saints Row IV publisher Deep Silver is selling a special-edition version of the game for $1 …

Federal judge denies GameStop motion to dismiss lawsuit over used game sales

A federal judge in New Jersey this week denied GameStop's motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against the company alleging that GameStop violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act by selling used games that did not include single-use downloadable content, according to documents obtained …

Super Smash Bros. fan petition pushes to make Reggie Fils-Aime a playable character

A new petition is currently underway at Change.org, in an attempt to collect signatures of fans hoping to see a playable Reggie Fils-Aime in Nintendo's upcoming <i>Super Smash Bros</i>.<p>The petition, which can be signed right here, pushes forward the idea that the Nintendo of America COO could "use Nintendo …

Opinion: Used games are fair trade

When Ready at Dawn boss Ru Weerasuriya criticizes GameStop for selling used games — and failing to provide any of the revenue to games developers — he's echoing a sentiment common among video game-makers.<p>He told GamesIndustry that "retail outlets are really taking everybody for a ride," and that …

Microsoft’s Xbox One policy reversal is bad for gaming

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Forcing Microsoft to reverse some of its key plans for the Xbox One console maintains the status quo for the gaming industry — one that needed to grow and …

Confident or concerned? Gamestop president says he views next gen as ‘business as usual’

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>LOS ANGELES — When Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, stood on stage at a pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference and stated there would be no online authentication, digital rights management, or used …

Man orders laptop and gets an Xbox One instead - two months before it was even announced

Here's a new twist on an old riddle for you: If a console leaks and no one reports it, does it make a sound? Actually, you can just ask Miami …

9 ways the Kinect 2.0 can revolutionize gaming

Now you're playing with power<p>Standard controllers can only get you so far. The next generation of gaming is here (or, rather, will be here soon), …

Paying for exclusivity - why its here to stay

According to recent reports, the first game from Respawn Entertainment, called TitanFall, will be an Xbox One exclusive. Other rumours suggest that …

Why Digital Distribution Is The Future And GameStop Is Not: Taking The Long View On Used Games

<i>In the long run, the end of used games and brick-and-mortal retailers will be good for gamers and the video game industry.</i><p>Total Biscuit is one of my favorite video game YouTube commentators and he has a really excellent commentary up on used games and why retailers like GameStop are bad for …