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WhatsApp touts 800M monthly active users

The Facebook-owned messaging service retains its position as one of the largest platforms around, according to numbers from WhatsApp.<p>WhatsApp is one of the world's most popular messaging platforms, and it's showing no signs of slowing. In a Facebook post Friday, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced that …

Apps

'Game Of Thrones' Season 5, Episode 2 Review: House Of Black And White

<i>Spoilers through Season 5 of ‘Game of Thrones’ follow.</i><p>Before last week’s Season 5 premiere, I wrote a short article explaining why this season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> was so crucial to the HBO fantasy-drama.<p>The TL;DR version goes something like this: Martin’s books get bogged down in superfluous …

TV Series

UK Games Chart: Mortal Kombat X Breaks Series Record

Mortal Kombat X has become the fastest-selling game in the series' 23-year history, according to UK sales monitor Chart-Track, with the ultraviolent fighting game jumping straight to first in the charts.<p>The Warner Bros-published title has also been named as the UK's second-fastest selling release …

Mortal Kombat

Here’s how to get Grand Theft Auto V for PC at 24% off list price

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p><b>Update: 5/12/15:</b> The 24% coupon is dead, but a new 20% one is out and making decent enough. See details below:<p>If you’re an avid PC gamer, you’re probably well aware that Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V finally made it onto the PC platform this week – and …

Goku Levels Up Again In Upcoming Dragon Ball Movie, Gets Blue Hair

In a move not all that unsurprising, Goku has leveled up to a new form in the upcoming Dragon Ball movie Resurrection of “F”.<p>In this instance, this new form is called “Super Saiyan God SS”. Apparently in the last movie, where he attained the red haired God transformation, that wasn’t actually the …

Anime

New Monster Hunter RPG for 3DS, Stories, Goes in a Different Direction

Capcom has revealed the next game in the Monster Hunter series for 3DS, and it appears to be a different take on the franchise than we've come to know.<p>Monster Hunter Stories, as it's called, was announced at a Monster Hunter event in Japan this weekend. Rather than taking on the usual role of …

North America

Magicka: Wizard Wars announces April 28 launch with head-bangin' video

<i>Magicka: Wizard Wars</i> couldn't just come right out and say it's launching April 28, because that's no fun. Instead, they cooked up a cheesy 1980s power ballad to deliver the news. Sometimes I start nodding my head like yeah, yeah, keep on rockin' and then I start shaking it like no, no, don't stop …

Elder Scrolls Online's Xbox One/PS4 Discounted Transfer Process Detailed

Provided you qualify, you can purchase a heavily discounted copy of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 that will also carry your progress over.<p>As detailed across a series of articles on ESO's support website, some of ESO's computer players are eligible to buy …

Video emerges of Russia-only Halo Online

<i>Halo Online</i> is supposed to be available only in Russia, but that hasn't stopped a team of modders who are prying into what they consider to be the <i>Halo 3</i>-on-PC experience they want. Despite Microsoft's attempts to quash their hacking, they've found copies of the game's client and now video has …

Destiny - Destiny: How to Get a World Record - Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

We sit down with a member from team Invigorate to discuss their plans for House of Wolves and what it takes to be world first.

World Records

Why This Year's 'Call of Duty' Has To Be 'Black Ops 3'

The next Call of Duty is nigh, and with a clever new viral campaign embedded in Advanced Warfare, it seems as if we should know what this fall’s Call of Duty installment will be shortly.<p>But where’s the fun in waiting?<p>Despite having no inside knowledge, I’m willing to go out on a limb and predict …

World War II

Crimean gamers blocked from World of Warcraft, Steam due to U.S. sanctions

Shaky international relations is preventing Crimeans stuck between Ukraine and Russia from playing some of the most popular games in the world.<p>Last year, United States President Barack Obama issued an executive order that limited the business that U.S. companies could do in Crimea. This was part of …

Dead Space, Battlefield Hardline Manager Leaves EA

15-year Electronic Arts veteran Steve Papoutsis, who worked on the Dead Space franchise and most recently Battlefield Hardline, has left the company. He was the general manager of Visceral Games.<p>EA senior communications manager John Reseburg confirmed the move today. "I can confirm Steve is no …

Electronic Arts

Report: Blizzard pulls the plug on players in Crimea over trade sanctions

Starting today, Blizzard will be blocking players in the Crimea region of the Russian Federation from accessing game servers, The Moscow Times reports. This is a direct result of sanctions placed on Russia by the U.S. government over the annexation of the region from Ukraine last year.<p>In late …

Russia

El videojuego indie Five Nights at Freddy's tendrá su propia película

<i>Five Nights at Freddy's</i> es uno de los juegos más raros de 2014. Inicialmente conocido por una serie de vídeos virales en YouTube, esta aventura …

IGN Godlike Episode 4: Love Thy Neighbor - IGN's Smite Show

"The Boxcat episode."<p>Welcome to IGN Godlike, IGN's show dedicated to covering the mythological mayhem that is Smite. Join Brandin Tyrrel, Kyle …

Xbox

Podcast Beyond Episode 389: Witcher 3 and Star Wars Battlefront Hype

Why do we play games?<p>Marty, Max, and Brian are joined by Mitch Dyer, who was flown halfway across the planet to go play one of the most anticipated …

Star Wars Battlefront

Diablo 3's Latest Patch Out Now, Adds "Vacuum Pickup" for Certain Items

The latest update for Diablo III is now available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, bringing the game up to version 2.2.0.<p>As previously announced, this is a wide-ranging patch that introduces a ton of new features and items. These include new types of Treasure Goblins, Legendary gems, Legendary …

Diablo

'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' betrayed by leaked screenshots (update)

The next game in Square Enix's futuristic action franchise, <i>Deus Ex</i>, is called <i>Mankind Divided</i>, and it's in development for PC, Xbox One and PS4. A slew of photos and information today found its way to a Russian site and, of course, NeoGAF, depicting new <i>Deus Ex</i> environments and series star Adam …

Mario Party 10 review: off the board

<i>Mario Party 10</i> throws a lot of spaghetti at the wall, and still serves up the stuff that lands on the kitchen floor.<p>That's not to say that none of <i>Mario Party 10</i> sticks — some of its ideas are good, and some of the core fundamentals of the franchise are still strong. There are some neat …

Super Mario Bros. Menu Screen Remade Using 14,000 Toothpicks

Twitter user BitBlt Korry has recreated Super Mario Bros.' iconic menu screen using 14,000 painted toothpicks. Discovered by Kotaku, it's an incredible work of art and it took five days to complete.<p>For a closer look at the toothpick masterpiece and the process behind it, check out the video above …