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Dark Souls 3 is real, aiming for an "early 2016" release

<b>UPDATE 15/06/2015:</b> Dark Souls 3 has finally been officially announced at Microsoft's E3 press conference. It has a teaser trailer and …

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain feels like the end of an era, a stealth game triumph

Thirty minutes into the latest, and perhaps final, Metal Gear game developed by series creator Hideo Kojima and his team at Kojima Productions, I couldn't help but think, "It's a shame that Kojima won't be allowed to give the world <i>Silent Hills</i>. The man knows how to make a good horror game."<p>I'm not …

'Destiny' Raises $1M For Nepal, And Fans Discover The Game Is Actually Set There

When an earthquake devastated Nepal in April 2015, killing 8,800 and injuring 23,000, many organizations leapt to the country’s aid. One of them was Bungie, which used its game Destiny as a platform to raise money to support the relief efforts in the country.<p>Bungie put together a t-shirt, emblem …

This map explains why last night's Game of Thrones was so terrifying

<i>Spoilers ahead!</i><p>Last night's Game of Thrones ended with an intense battle between a few Crows, the Wildlings, and the White Walkers with their army of the undead. It was an amazing scene in a somewhat shaky season, but what's really frightening about these events is how close they took place to the …

This Is What You Should Be Asking About Stampy's Minecraft Videos

StampyLongHead is currently the 32nd most viewed YouTuber of all time. With 3.5 billion views and 5.8 million subscribers, Stampy—along with a handful of other celebrity Minecrafters—is molding the minds of Generation Blockhead. If you have children, you’ve likely heard Stampy’s voice in the …

Microsoft Shouldn't Just Buy 'Silent Hills' For Xbox, But 'Metal Gear Solid' Too

Tomb Raider’s Xbox exclusivity changed everything.<p>Before that point, that idea would have been a rumor so weird and wild, most would have laughed it off easily. But as it turned out, the idea was more than just a pipe dream, and Microsoft stepped in to support the development of Square Enix’s Rise …

Two big video game strategy guide makers become one

The biggest names in video game strategy guides, Prima Games and BradyGames, are now one. The two video game guide imprints have merged and will continue solely under the Prima Games label, the publisher announced today.<p>Prima Games and BradyGames are both owned by Penguin Random House, which was …

Report: Dark Souls 3 will be announced at E3

Bandai Namco will announce <i>Dark Souls 3</i> at E3, according to a VG247 report citing a source familiar with the matter.<p>The game will be headed up by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of the original <i>Dark Souls</i>, <i>Demon's Souls</i> and <i>Bloodborne</i>, according to the report. Miyazaki was the supervisor of <i>Dark Souls …

It's Official: Fallout 4 Announcement Is Coming Tomorrow

There have been so many leaks and teasers over the last couple years, false, true, and somewhere in between, that the slow, inevitable push towards an actual announcement has been agonizing at times. But it’s coming. Bethesda just put a Fallout-style countdown timer on its website (thats …

YouTube wants to be your one-stop shop for live E3 game videos

If you've ever followed the Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka E3) closely, you know that there are a <i>lot</i> of events taking place in a short space of time: press conferences, live booth presentations and legions of game premieres. How in the world are you supposed to watch it all? We'll be on the …

Happy 10 year anniversary Leeeeeeeeeeeeroy Jenkins!!!

It was ten years ago Sunday that the Pals for Life <i>World of Warcraft</i> clan posted their Leeroy Jenkins video to the game's official forums, launching a mega meme that has since shown up on Jeopardy, NPR and even an episode of television show <i>Psych</i>.<p>On May 10, 2005, the Pals for Life posted the video, …

The Rockstar Editor is coming to 'GTA V' on consoles after all

Apparently "exclusive" doesn't mean what it used to anymore. Rockstar Games recently revealed that its eponymous video editing toolset is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> in a recent question and answer session pulled from its mailbag. Given the extra …

How Does This Map Of 'Bloodborne' Stack Up Against The 'Dark Souls' Map?

<i>Spoilers, because maps are spoilers, follow.</i><p>So a reddit user has mapped out all of <i>Bloodborne</i> into one tidy, and very impressive map, showing just how interconnected the world of From Software’s latest PS4 exclusive truly is.<p>Even without a map, you can tell just as you play the game how wonderfully …

Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming feels just like console gaming

With the release of Windows 10, Sony won't be the only company to offer game streaming from its consoles. Today we finally got our hands on Windows 10's Xbox One game streaming feature, which lets you bring your entire Xbox gaming experience to any PC running the new OS. And even in its early …

Gears of War remaster coming to Xbox One, sources say (update)

Microsoft and Black Tusk Studios are developing a remastered version of the original <i>Gears of War</i> for Xbox One, sources tell Polygon.<p>The re-release of <i>Gears of War</i> for Xbox One will include updated visuals and reworked cutscenes, courtesy of animation studio Plastic Wax, according to a source. Stills …

Lego's answer to 'Skylanders' and Amiibo arrives this September

Activision's <i>Skylanders</i> franchise has been a huge success, combining colorful toys with a video game platform that players can easily manipulate with their personal collection. Disney and Nintendo have followed with slightly different takes on the toys-to-life concept, and now Lego is jumping into …

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

Need a dragon for Game of Thrones? Put a flamethrower on a crane

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has always been a visually impressive show, even by HBO's standards. The show's dragons are a big part of the show's aesthetic, and due to their rare appearances and quick growth they more or less have to be created from scratch for each appearance. Season five required something a …

A Decade On, YouTube Has 1 Billion Viewers, 1 Million Advertisers, And Millionaire Artists

The 2 and a half minute video, released on April 3rd and entitled, “wtf am I doing with my life” has already garnered 3.5 million views. Preceded by a 90 second ad which you can skip after just 5 seconds, known as a pre roll, the video’s creator, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, aka Pewdiepie, owner of …

Gaming history lesson: A literal butt once delayed Halo 2 on Windows Vista

The video game industry was a very strange place just eight years ago.<p>Allow me to set the stage: Microsoft was pushing Windows Vista pretty hard, as well as its "Games for Windows" branding. The idea was to control certification and standards on the PC the same way it was standardized on …

Meet The Supernova: An Insane $14,000 Gaming PC

I cover all manner of crazy PCs on Forbes and I even do a monthly roundup of customized computers built by enthusiasts (see March’s roundup here). However, not everyone has the skill or the time needed to build a monster PC. Only a select group of PC stores worldwide have the credentials to offer …

Hodor and Groot face off in simple-syllabic rap battle ... but try the captions

With the next season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> just around the corner and a <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> sequel in the works, now seems like the best time to settle a grudge match between two of sci-fantasy's biggest, quietest protagonists.<p>The Hodor versus Groot rap video seems like a gimmick, until you click on …

'Destiny' Stats Remind Us Just How Casual The Playerbase Really Is

In this, my five hundredth post about Destiny in the last six months, it’s time to stop and discuss a simple truth. You, me, the people who are still playing Destiny and care enough to read this kind of article are in a very, very tiny minority of players.<p>Just how tiny? Now we have some idea, …

Payday 2 support will continue for two more years

Payday 2 developer Overkill has pledged to continue support for its popular heist shooter into 2017.<p>The studio confirmed it had reached a deal with …

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The key to a happy relationship? Maybe it's Borderlands

My husband and I were married on February 29th, 2008, after seven years of dating.<p>That first year of marriage was tough, as I often heard it would be. He worked nights, I had a regular nine-to-five job as a secretary at a college. We barely had time to sit down to a meal together, much less game …

Skyrim's subway map makes the Morthal-Solitude commute so much easier

Now, <i>this</i> is how to fast travel in <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.</i><p>From Reddit's Imaginary Maps subreddit (fascinating in its own right) comes this original work by user sylpheed — Skyrim imagined as a network of metro tubes. Gaze upon it full size here:<p>Like all good subway maps, this is schematic and …

Gaze upon the realm of Dark Souls, in one single image

Earlier today we showed you one artist's rendering of Skyrim as a subway map. Now, here is Lordran, the realm of <i>Dark Souls</i>, fit for a tapestry.<p>This is the work of Judson Cowan, an artist some may remember from concept art he developed for a game he — deliberately — will never make. This is his …

'Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain' Premium Package Includes Replica Of Snake's Bionic Arm

For those that purchase the premium package of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain on release will also be greeted by a full scale replica of Snake’s new bionic arm.<p>Developed by the relatively new toy manufacturer Sentinel, I got to see this at the recent Wonder Festival. Not only was it obviously …

Destiny takes home Best Game during 2015 BAFTA Games Awards

Bungie's <i>Destiny</i> has taken home the award for Best Game during last night's 2015 British Academy Games Awards.<p>This is Bungie's fourth BAFTA win, but remains the first win outside of the studio's long-running Halo franchise.<p>During the award ceremony, David Braben OBE — creator of the Elite franchise …

Lobster 'as big as a human' found

The 480 million-year-old fossil of a human-sized lobster has been found in Morocco<p>A filter-feeding ''lobster'' as big as a human took the place of whales 480 million years ago, a new fossil find has shown.<p>The two-metre (6.5ft) prehistoric creature, whose remains were unearthed in Morocco, lived at …