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Grand Theft Auto V Gets Deathmatch and Race Creator Update

Think you can make better content than Rockstar?<p>Rockstar Games has released a free Grand Theft Auto Online update that lets you create your own …

Steam Machine test units rolling out this week

Valve will begin shipping Steam Machines and Steam Controllers to beta testers this Friday, Dec. 13, according to a post on the Steam Community site.<p>Valve announced in September that it would send prototypes to 300 testers, and those receiving Steam Machines will hear from Valve today.<p>"The 300 …

PC GAMES on PS4 and Xbox One? - Inside Gaming Daily

Kojima: Metal Gear Solid 5 has "enormous volume"

Metal Gear Solid fans excited for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may want to get comfortable. Series creator Hideo Kojima said in the latest issue of <i>Famitsu</i> (translated by SIliconera) that the size of the game's open world means the project won't be finished for some time.<p>"The Phantom Pain …

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital …

The Best Open World Games

Part of the thrill of gaming is being able to step into imaginative worlds that let us make our own marks in them. In an instant, we can be …

Paul Walker, 1973–2013: A Retrospective in Filmic Sheetmetal

<i>The Fast and the Furious</i> star and noted enthusiast Paul Walker died Saturday afternoon in Santa Clarita, California, after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger crashed and caught fire. The driver and owner of the Porsche was Roger Rodas, Walker’s longtime friend, racing partner, …

PC is "Far Superior" For Gaming, Says Nvidia

The choice for a new gaming system isn't binary, the tech powehouse says.<p>In an interview with MCV, Nvidia's Matt Wright has posited that there's a …

PC is 'superior' to PS4 and Xbox One, says Nvidia

PC systems are the superior choice for gamers still deciding whether to purchase the recently released PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, Nvidia's Matt Wright told MCV in the wake of the company's release of a series of smaller livingroom-friendly PCs.<p>"We are proposing small form-factor PCs to be …

Comparing next-gen games: screenshots from the Xbox One, PS4, and more

For our feature comparing next gen games, we spent a lot of time testing — playing through graphically-challenging scenes, collecting screenshots and video clips, carefully examining graphics and shaders, watching for framerate drops, and having precious little fun. Here, you can find a complete …

The DeanBeat: The Xbox One cost $471 to make. The PS4 costs $381. And why this matters in the long run

The battle between the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4 is well under way. Actual sales for the first selling season won’t be announced for a while. And it probably won’t be until next year until we find out which console is really winning the next-generation sales competition.<p>But …

Read+Watch+Listen: Bonus material for Assassin’s Creed IV fans

<i>This article may contain spoilers for Assassin’s Creed IV.</i><p>You spent years waiting for developers to hurry up and release a big game. You buy it, take it home, and play through it in a couple of days. It’s awesome.<p>But now what?<p>Read+Watch+Listen is about other material you might want to check out if …

Battlefield 4 finally outguns Call of Duty — and then shoots itself in the foot (review)

<i>Editor’s note: This review has some limited story spoilers.</i><p>You have to give credit to the game developers in Sweden who have built Battlefield 4, the modern combat first-person shooter game that debuted on the current-gen consoles and the PC on Oct. 29. They have finally outgunned Call of Duty, the …

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Broken Xbox One? Microsoft will give you a free game

Stuck with a broken Xbox One? It's not all bad, as Microsoft is offering a free game for your troubles.<p>As reported earlier, If you have a broken Xbox One, Microsoft will ship you a replacement console right away. A Microsoft representative further clarified that process in a message to GameSpot …

Skyrim modder lands dream job ... on Destiny

A modder who spent 2,000 hours creating a<i>Skyrim</i> mod in order to snag a development job at Bethesda has been rewarded in an unexpected way. Bungie has hired him to work on <i>Destiny</i>.<p>Alexander Velicky spent a year building the impressive <i>Skyrim</i> mod Falskaar (pictured). At the time he said his work was …

Third-party hardware maker reveals US$499 Steam Machine

<b>Valve's Steam Machine initiative aims to get PC gaming back in the lounge room to take on the new generation of consoles.</b><p>The Steam Machine is a small …

Steam Machines

Free Agent - Blacklight: Retribution

Blacklight’s money matters explained<p>Blacklight: Retribution made major waves when it launched on PC in early 2012. Free-to-play is everywhere now, …

Xbox One Review! - Inside Gaming Daily

Revisiting The Curious Case of AMD's 'Golden Press Sample' -- So What About Nvidia?

On Monday I contributed some data to an expanding pool of evidence exploring whether or not AMD provided “golden samples” of their Radeon R9 290x graphics cards to press. At <i>minimum</i>, the data proved that there’s a serious variance in the performance of AMD’s reference cards and their retail …

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag PC discounted at Green Man Gaming

The Windows PC version of <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> will finally be available next week, and PC gamers interested in pre-ordering the digital version can get 25 percent off at Green Man Gaming.<p>The discount applies to <i>Black Flag</i> itself, which regularly costs $59.99, as well as the $19.99 …

The Curious Case Of AMD's Radeon 290x 'Golden Press Sample'

With the launch of its Hawaii GPU and the disruptive Radeon R9 290 and Radeon R9 290x graphics cards, AMD has — whether intentionally or unintentionally — caused quite a commotion. At the center of the uproar is whether or not the tech press had received “golden samples” of the R9 200 series cards …

Four PS4 Indie Games to Watch - IGN Video

Lots and lots of indies are coming to PlayStation, but we played four back at PAX 2013, and you need to keep your eye on them.

The Forest first-person horror trailer goes from serene to grisly

A trailer for indie Oculus Rift-powered horror title <i>The Forest</i> starts out beautiful and serene, but it doesn't last for long.<p>The first part of the trailer shows the player character venturing through the titular forest, cutting down trees with which to build a log fence around a cabin. At the point …

AMD to release TressFX 2.0, animates grass and fur

AMD will release an updated version of its TressFX hair simulation technology with the ability to animate grass and fur, according to the schedule for the AMD Developer Summit 2013.<p>TressFX debuted in Crystal Dynamics' <i>Tomb Raider</i> reboot and was available exclusively for the Windows PC version of the …

Killzone: Shadow Fall: from disc to game in less than 3 minutes

The technology behind the PlayStation 4 has allowed Guerilla Games to vastly reduce load times in <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i>, according to managing director Hermen Hulst.<p>Demoing the game on PS4 to Polygon today, Hulst said the studio timed how long it takes for the game to start up from when the player …

The PS4 Launch - Live Hands on and QA Teaser

AMD Disrupts GPU Market Again With $399 Radeon R9 290

<i>If you thought the GPU wars couldn’t get any more intense, think again.</i><p>AMD recently released its disruptive new flagship GPU, the Radeon R9 290X, into enthusiast waters. The high-end graphics processor forced Nvidia’s hand, resulting in an aggressive $150 price drop for their GTX 780. With …