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Nintendo's Amiibo Figures Look A Little Bit Different In Production

When introduced at E3 earlier this year and in the marketing materials that followed, Nintendo's little plastic figures looked fantastic, but some of …

Retrogaming

Sunset Overdrive review: agent orange

Sunset Overdrive is contagiously enthusiastic<p><i>Sunset Overdrive</i> feels like a game that someone wanted to make.<p>Emphasis on "wanted," there. Many games feel like well-assembled concepts that someone thought would be a good, successful idea, and several of those end up as good, successful games. But …

'Sunset Overdrive' review: energy drink-fueled insanity for Xbox One

What action games really need is more skateboarding.<p><i>Sunset Overdrive</i>, the latest release from <i>Ratchet & Clank</i> developer Insomniac Games, has a lot in common with other third-person action games. There's explosive combat like in <i>Infamous</i>, and a huge city to explore like in <i>Assassin's Creed</i>. But what …

Video game publishers mostly silent on Gamergate

Amid public outcry over cyber bullying of women in the video game industry, many game publishers have hit the mute button.<p>Companies are staying …

How the 'Destiny' Design Team Built Their Immersive Worlds

<b>Despite the fact that Destiny is post-apocalyptic, in a lot of its landscapes the design never feels like your typical bleak or empty wasteland; they somehow feel full of life. What was the intention behind that?</b><p>We wanted to create a place that players want to play in. We want players to come back …

How Video Game 'Alien: Isolation' Reunited The Original Film Cast 35 Years Later

Earlier this month, Sega released the latest installment to the growing franchise with "Alien: Isolation."<p>Unlike most of its predecessors, there is no alien-killing in this game. Rather than a typical first-person shooter, "Isolation" is a survival story in which you try to outwit an alien aboard a …

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Game Developers: "We Will Never Accept Threats, Hate, Violence or Sexism"

"Hatred and all kinds of prejudice is nothing we as a collective industry support."<p>A petition signed by more than 1,000 game developers is confronting the issues raised by this year’s Gamergate movement.<p>“Sometimes you have to state the obvious: We will never accept threats, hate, violence or sexism …

How Ubisoft Killed the Modern Day Story in the Assassin's Creed Franchise

Share Email<p>Assassin’s Creed. These two words identify what is quite possibly my favorite franchise, my love for it perhaps even bettering my love for …

Fatal Frame V is a Solid Survival Horror Game

I am a long-time fan of the <i>Fatal Frame</i> survival horror series—despite my aversion to scary things. And while I'll be the first to agree the franchise …

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Assassin's Creed Unity Will Only Run at 1080p on PCs

Ubisoft’s upcoming <i>Assassin’s Creed Unity</i>, a sneaking game about two secret societies warring during the French Revolution, will only be capable of …

Ubisoft

Ranking the Mazes at Universal Orlando's 2014 Halloween Horror Nights

From The Walking Dead to Alien Vs. Predator, what stood out the most?<p>I'm a big fan of the annual Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in both …

How to choose the right video game name

There's an interesting story over on Gamasutra right now, written by Elyot Grant, the developer of an indie game called <i>Prismata.</i><p>At a time when more and more people are trying their hand at making commercially available games themselves, the article addresses the problem of what to actually call …

Koei Tecmo is aware of the campaign to get Fatal Frame outside of Japan - NintendoToday

Koei Tecmo acknowledges Western fans who have been asking for Fatal Frame to be released outside of Japan.

Leading ladies of gaming celebrated on Humble Bundle

Pay what you want for games like Lilly Looking Through, Ms. Splosion Man and The Cat Lady with female protagonists and help raise money for the Girls Make Games scholarship fund.<p>Whoever said videos games never celebrate interesting female characters never played the games Defender's Quest: Valley …

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Uncharted 4 designer shares a close-up of next-gen Nathan Drake

Yesterday, from a celebration of the studio's 30th anniversary, the lead designer of <i>Uncharted 4</i> tweeted out a glimpse of Nathan Drake as rendered on the PlayStation 4.<p>It's a picture of a picture under glass — this is an art show at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Calif. Drake still looks a lot …

The fighting fan's perspective on 3DS Super Smash Bros.

When Eurogamer asked me if I'd be interested in sampling the new Super Smash Bros, my response was a resounding yes. I've always approached the …

Dying Light launching earlier than expected

The launch of open-world zombie survival game <i>Dying Light</i> has been pushed ever so slightly forward to Jan. 27, 2015, developer Techland confirmed in a post to its official Twitter account.<p>Earlier this year, the company announced the game's launch would come a few months later than originally …

Destiny is the UK's Biggest New Franchise Launch Ever

Move over, Watch Dogs.<p>Destiny has surpassed Watch Dogs' UK launch figures to become the biggest new video game franchise in the country's …

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A game that explores abusive relationships

Warning: the story contains story spoilers for <i>Curtain</i>.<p>When I was 17 years old, I was in an abusive relationship. I'll spare you the gory details, but suffice it to say that <i>Curtain</i>, a game that explores controlling and abusive relationships directly, got under my skin. Way, way under my skin.<p><i>Curtain</i> …

Super Smash Bros. Is Wrecking Some People's 3DS Handhelds

Now that <i>Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS</i> is out on, well, the 3DS in Japan, people are playing it. And some of those people are reporting that the …

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Skullgirls Encore headed to PS4 and Vita this year

<i>Skullgirls Encore</i> is headed to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2014, developer Lab Zero Games CEO Peter Bartholow announced today on the PlayStation Blog.<p>The new versions will include all of the downloadable characters and stages available on existing platforms. The PlayStation Vita version …

This is the man bringing your favorite anime to virtual reality

You don’t realize the size of Totoro until you’re standing next to him. You have to tilt your head all the way back to look at his face when you’re close to his belly. He’s cute on the screen, but in person? The big lug is an intimidating presence.<p>I’m playing a virtual reality recreation of the bus …

I Want Its Plumage, I Want Its Suspense, My Game of the Year Could Be a Bird Romance

If you'd asked me yesterday morning my pick for Game of the Year, I would probably have said The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Now, having witnessed</i> …

The Elder Scrolls

Sega's E3 2014 lineup features Alien: Isolation, Sonic and Hatsune Miku

Sega is bringing the latest video games in the Alien, Sonic the Hedgehog and Hatsune Miku franchises to E3 next week, the company announced today.<p>In addition to first-person survival horror title <i>Alien: Isolation</i><i>,</i> Sega will bring the first two titles in the Sonic Boom series, a spin-off from the …