Christoffer Schindel

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P.T. celebrates its one-year anniversary as people continue to unearth scary surprises

It was one year ago today that PlayStation 4 owners were first treated to something meant to be a teaser for an upcoming game, but instead became an award-winning bit of frightening distraction.<p>It was soon discovered that <i>P.T.</i> (Playable Teaser) was designed to announce <i>Silent Hills</i>, an ambitious new …

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More Goes Into Video Game Subtitles Than You Might Think

Whether or not you use subtitles while playing games, odds are that you think of them as a pretty simple aspect for developers to handle. In fact, there are all sorts of way to go wrong.<p>Over on Gamasutra, Ian Hamilton has written an article all about subtitles and closed captioning. While it's …

Ex-Dead Island 2 developer Yager responds to its removal from the project

Yesterday we found out through publisher Deep Silver that <i>Dead Island 2</i>'s development was no longer being handled by the team at Yager. Today, Yager has issued a response to this surprising turn of events.<p>In a press release sent to Polygon today, Yager CEO Timo Ullmann said that Yager is "fully …

Pro Counter-Strike player admits drug use at recent tournament: ‘We were all on Adderall’

Athletes caught using the ADHD drug Adderall face suspensions, but that’s not the case in the world of esports.<p>Canadian pro gamer Kory Friesen, also knows as Semphis, talked openly in an interview this week about his use of Adderall when playing the first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global …

H1Z1, PlanetSide 2 DDoS'ed in Latest Apparent Lizard Squad Attack

Not long after Daybreak CEO John Smedley lashed out at one recently convicted Lizard Squad member, the hacking group has claimed responsibility for a new string of DDoS attacks against the studio's games.<p>Apparently, Lizard Squad is acting in retaliation for what Smedley had to say about Julius …

Fear the Walking Dead premieres Aug 23, watch the trailer now

<i>Fear the Walking Dead</i>, the spinoff of crazy-popular zombie apocalypse comic-book-series-turned-TV-show, will kick off on Aug. 23, according to news from San Diego Comic-Con.<p>You can see the new trailer right now, though.<p>Earlier today, AMC released the trailer for season six of The Walking Dead, …

Ex-Sony exec targeted by Lizard Squad: Convicted harasser 'will get what's coming'

The former Sony executive whose plane was grounded by an online threat last summer applauded today the news of the conviction of a teenager linked to the group responsible for the threat. In a lengthy series of tweets, John Smedley said the individual is "a sociopath and will get what's coming to …

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PewDiePie's Response To 'Haters' Is Brilliant

I have to admit, I’m not really into the sort of humor that PewDiePie peddles. That’s not criticism of the famous YouTuber. I don’t like all kinds of things that I’m sure are perfectly fine for many other people. I don’t like walnuts in chocolate chip cookies. Plenty of people do. It means …

Gamers Don't Like It, But Konami's Business Plan Is Actually Smart

In the US, Konami is best known as a major name in the video game industry. But you won’t see the company making a big showing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this year.<p>For over 40 years, the company has been producing arcade and video games, beginning with classics like <i>Frogger</i>,</i> …

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Razer adds Android and position tracking support to its open VR platform

Razer and a small group of other companies have been trying to standardize how VR headsets work, and today the standard is getting an important update. Razer said this morning that OSVR — the Open Source Virtual Reality platform— now supports Android and position tracking. Position tracking, in …

Black Ops 3 Does Not Stand Out From Its Past

Variety is the spice of Call of Duty. As one of the most overexposed video game franchises of all time, differentiating the next title from the last is critical.<p>Credit where it’s due, thus far Activision and its cadre of Call of Duty developers have done a commendable job at giving each new entry …