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Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV Spot Reveals New Footage

Despite a suggestion that October's full <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer would be the last look at the film before it hits cinemas next month, there has been quite a bit of new footage released since. The latest is a TV spot, which was broadcast last night (November 12). Check it out here:<p>The …

A Closer Look at The Badass Wolf Link Amiibo

Nintendo has released more images of the Amiibo revealed during its Direct stream on Thursday. For those that missed it, the latest batch includes Lucas, star of mother Mother 3, along with Blathers, Mr. Resetti, Kicks, and Celeste from Animal Crossing. These are scheduled to launch on January …

Gaming

Fallout 4 Flaming Sword Weapon Built in Real Life, Looks Amazing

Fallout 4's flaming sword weapon, the Shishkebab, has been forged in real life. Maker Media's Make division tapped Platinumfungi to build it alongside Make's Caleb Kraft--and the results are stunning.<p>The goal was to be "as true to the concept art as possible," and it needed to actually work. As you …

Destiny Getting Refer-a-Friend Program

Destiny will soon introduce a Refer-a-Friend program, a system that's also seen in Blizzard's World of Warcraft, among other games, developer Bungie has announced. The program will arrive "just in time for the holidays," the developer explained, adding that the November update will contain traces …

Fallout 4 Ships 12 Million Copies in One Day, Breaks Records

Fallout 4's launch was a huge success. Bethesda announced today that the game shipped 12 million copies worldwide for launch day alone, "representing sales in excess of $750 million." In addition, the game is generating "record sales" at brick and mortar stores and across Xbox Live, PlayStation …

Fallout 4's greatest asset is its color palette

Of all the ways <i>Fallout 4</i> outshines earlier entires in the series, the way it uses color is perhaps the most apparent. The game is a vast improvement over its predecessors in one simple way: It's <i>loads</i> more vibrant. In 2008's <i>Fallout 3</i>, nearly everything in the post-nuclear apocalyptic Washington D.C. …

Xbox Boss Talks Preventing DDoS Attacks -- "It's a Continued Effort"

Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network faced serious DDoS attacks on Christmas Day 2014, leaving the popular online networks significantly limited or completely inaccessible for millions. With the holidays right around the corner, the subject may again be on many gamers' minds. Microsoft has now …

EVE Online Maker CCP Games Raises $30 Million For VR Games

CCP Games, the company behind the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game EVE Online, just raised another $30 million from Novator and NEA. But this time, the funding round isn’t about supporting the 12-year-old MMORPG, it’s all about virtual reality games.<p>CCP Games isn’t a new shiny startup. …

‘Pokkén Tournament’ hits Wii U in spring 2016, new Shadow Mewtwo revealed

The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco are bringing an exciting new fighting title to the Wii U in early 2016. If you think you know what it’s like to …

Why Red Dead Redemption Isn't Playable on Xbox One...Yet

Microsoft has spoken out to explain why Red Dead Redemption, among other Xbox 360 games, are not playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility--at least not yet. As you might have guessed, it likely has something to do with licensing agreements.<p>"After the technological breakthrough that got …

Playdate: Chilling out in the Mushroom Kingdom

It's been a long week, folks -- and there's only one proper way to unwind: a cool drink, some Twitch friends and <i>your</i> <i>Super Mario Maker</i> levels. That's right, we're returning to our vault of level submissions to torture Sean and have a good time. Join us on Twitch.tv/Joystiq, the Engadget Gaming …

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Fallout 4 Release Leads to Dip in Pornhub Traffic

On November 10, the day that Bethesda's long-awaited role-playing game Fallout 4 finally arrived on consoles and PC, traffic on Pornhub fell by as much as 10 percent, the site announced this week.<p>Pornhub released the chart below. It shows that traffic was actually up 5 percent among gamers in the …

Nintendo wants to dazzle us with Japanese role-playing games in early 2016

When we think of most Japanese role-playing games that come out today, austere affairs with limited budgets generally come to mind. Nintendo apparently wants to change that.<p>Thursday’s long-awaited Nintendo Direct came as a surprise to many, as the bulk of the show was spent on the multitude of …

Steam Machines are slower gaming systems than Windows PCs

The whole point of a Steam Machine is to get PC-like gaming in your living room, but do you actually get PC-like performance? Not so much, if you ask <i>Ars Technica</i>. It recently ran benchmarks comparing the performance of SteamOS and Windows 10 on the same hardware, and it's pretty clear that you're …

Living Rooms

The first big 'Halo 5' update brings 16-player vehicle battles

Whatever you think of <i>Halo 5</i>'s solo component, 343 Industries is determined to keep you interested in the multiplayer part. As part of a first content drop due next week (<i>Battle of Shadow and Light</i>), the studio is introducing 16-player Big Team Battles where vehicles play a big role. If your …

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Fallout 4 Secret Room Has Every Item, Here's How to Get In

A secret room inside of Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4 has been discovered. The room, accessible in the game's PC version, apparently features every item in the game, including all weapons, armor, and more. YouTube channel Tyrannicon (via <i>Game Informer</i>) has an overview of what you'll find.<p>…

Press Start with Fallout 4, Mario Maker and women in gaming

<i>Fallout 4</i> fell in on Tuesday, and we could easily recap this week with nothing but stories about the wasteland role-playing game. (For my money, the unlimited-adhesive strategy is probably the most valuable spoiler-free tip yet. Check it out.)<p>All was not rads and mods and perks and specs, though. …

Call of Duty

Super Smash Bros. has its own — and last — Nintendo Direct in December

This past week Nintendo returned to its series of Nintendo Direct announcements for the first time since the summer, and next month will be the final dedicated broadcast for <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.<p>The information comes from a Nintendo of Europe news release on Thursday, lost in …

Watch all of Fallout 4's legendary foes fight to the death. Who wins?

Spoiler alert: Not the bloatflies.<p>Before you get too proud of yourself for taking down a Deathclaw on your first day in <i>Fallout 4</i>, realize that there is a bestiary of "legendary" class foes out there, Deathclaws among them. Bloatflies and mole rats, too. Just about any kind of adversary you can …

Demolition

This tower is too damn high, says Fallout 4

Its rent, however, is not.<p><i>Fallout 4</i> isn't even a week old and its players are already pushing the boundaries of discovery in it. In this case, how high can you build a structure.<p>The answer: This high.<p>View post on imgur.com<p>Redditor Simon Schreibt decided to slip the surly bounds of earth with this …

The Game Awards 2015 Nominees Revealed

Watch it live on IGN.<p>The Game Awards 2015 has revealed its list of nominees for December's upcoming awards show.<p>The awards span a wide array of …

Razer and Blizzard Announce Overwatch Peripherals

The Razer mouse, keyboard, and mouse mat will soon be available in Overwatch's distinctive colour scheme.<p>Razer and Blizzard Entertainment have …

History of Awesome - Final Fantasy - IGN Video

Square was in financial trouble, so they decided to create one final game to go out with a bang.

Kojima and del Toro Collaboration 'Needs to Happen,' Says Norman Reedus

"I just can't see us not picking this up somewhere."<p>The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus, who would have been the star in Konami's now-canceled …

Unannounced Amiibo, Store Exclusives Surface Online

Rover and Kapp'n inbound?<p>Several new, unannounced amiibo appear to have been revealed prematurely, thanks to a number of retailers.<p>According to an …

Season of the Force Brings a Ton of Strong New Star Wars Elements to Disneyland

The Force is with Disneyland.<p>Beginning Monday, November 16th, visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, will find a huge new Star Wars presence at the …

History of Awesome - Mario Kart - IGN Video

Why the Original Mario Kart is a Brutal Friendship Ruiner

Things Fallout Doesn't Tell You - Fallout 4 Wiki Guide - IGN

Fallout 4 is a huge game, and it doesn't always do the best job explaining things you ought to know. Here's a wiki guide to 11 things Fallout doesn't …

History of Awesome - Magic: The Gathering - IGN Video

Magic: The Gathering is the card game RPG we haven't stop playing since its inception, and we break down its origins and acclaim.