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Monster Hunter Helps Bring Couples Together

Dating isn't easy – just ask Dr. Nerdlove. It's a lot easier if you've got common interests to break the ice with and get the conversation flowing. …

Monster Hunter

Warlords of Draenor wants you back in the World of Warcraft on Nov. 13

World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion finally has an official release date.<p>Warlords of Draenor launches on Nov. 13, developer Blizzard revealed today during a live stream. The new expansion sends players back in time to an alternate version of Warcraft’s history and will hopefully stop the game’s …

Star Wars: The Old Republic continues to stay afloat with over 1M monthly players

<i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i> continues to draw in players with over 1M users confirmed to log in monthly, EA announced following the game's appearance during a press event attended by Polygon.<p>This is a positive sign for the game which, just months after its initial launch in late 2011 saw …

Gamescom 2014: Breaking Down Bloodborne's Combat System

And how you can tell Miyazaki's back.<p>Dark Souls is renowned for its sophisticated combat. A complex yet elegant system of parries, blocks and …

Final Fantasy Blue Ramen Looks Utterly Disgusting

That new <i>Final Fantasy</i> cafe in Tokyo? Oh, it looks wonderful. The blue ramen it's serving? Not so much.<p>As pointed out on <i>Radio Kaikan</i>, <i>Dengeki Online</i> …

Japan

Is this the most powerful combo in Hearthstone?

<i>Hearthstone</i>'s community has discovered some pretty incredible combos using Blizzard's card game over the last year ... but this might just be the coolest combo I've ever seen.<p>The video above comes from YouTube user HysteriA, who is trying out some of the new cards introduced in <i>Hearthstone</i>'s <i>Curse of</i> …

Get ready for virtual reality — here's why it will soon be our norm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past year, you’ve probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast.<p>Thanks to Facebook’s recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there’s no doubt VR technology is going to change the way we work, play, and …

Do You Hear Games' Sounds After You're Done Playing? You're Not Alone, Study Finds

Sometimes after a long session of playing a video game, some people will continue to hear the game's sounds in their minds. According to a new study, this can be an actual psychological effect of playing games, and it's called a "Game Transfer Phenomenon."<p>Previous studies have found other Game …

Trent University

Red Dead Redemption 2: All You Need To Know On The Release Date, Reports And Rumors Of The Long Awaited Next Series Of The Red Dead Video Game

<b>Red Dead Redemption 2: All You Need To Know On The Release Date, Reports And Rumors Of The Long Awaited Next Series Of The Red Dead Video Game</b><p>Since …

Red Dead Redemption

Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For example, Duet, the first vibe it produced, charges through USB and can also be used as a thumb drive.<p>Now Crave, which raised a $2.4 million …

American Ebola patient walks into Atlanta hospital - CNN.com

<b>Atlanta (CNN)</b> -- A medical plane whisked an American infected with Ebola from Liberia to Georgia on Saturday, the latest leg of a race to save the first known patient with the deadly virus to be treated on U.S. soil.<p>Shortly after the plane landed, an ambulance rushed Dr. Kent Brantly from Dobbins …

Someone's making a video game about slavery in outer space

If you're going to make a real-time strategy game all about slavery, it's probably best to set the thing in space and make all the people pixelated and raceless, to try to tiptoe around the obvious controversies of forced labor's terrestrial history.<p>Still, the concept for <i>Slave Driver</i> (for Windows …

OId-school arena shooter acts as if military shooters were never made

A new shooter is so old-school its creators are basically pretending as if the past 15 years of FPS development never happened.<p><i>Toxikk</i> "plays as if today's military shooters never existed," developer Reakktor Studios promises on the game's official page. It tosses a lot of red meat to fans of arena …

Rust Developer's Next Game is 'Tennis Crossed With Street Fighter'

Giving a new meaning to "Grand Slam."<p>Ian James of Facepunch Games - known best for survival sandbox Rust - has revealed the studio's project Deuce, …

Are MMO Quest Chains Dead?

Exclamation points everywhere.<p>I spent lots of time recently knee-deep in the alpha for World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor expansion, and I found …

The development of video games can be a rather curious thing. Usually, when writing a novel, filming a movie, or scripting a comic book, there is …

Comic Books

Is Online Co-Op the Future of Video Games?

Assassinations might be more fun with friends.<p>At E3 2013, “fully immersive” was the go-to marketing catchphrase used to characterize the dawn of the …

Fan Creates An Awesome Guild Wars 2 Mega-Trailer [UPDATE: One More]

Carl, who sent us the tip about the trailer, called this "the most incredible <i>Guild Wars 2</i> video [he's] ever seen." Well, I can see where he's coming …

Guild Wars

EA Launches A $30 Per Year Netflix For Games On Xbox One

I’d play a lot more games if they weren’t $70 a pop, and it looks like EA suspects that might be true of a lot of gamers. The game publisher just announced a new subscription service called ‘EA Access‘ for Xbox One users that will give subscribers all the games they can play (from a limited …

More than 20 million people watched the most lucrative video game tournament ever

The 'Dota 2' International 2014 had 2 million people watching at once<p>The International 2014 already had the largest prize pool ever seen in e-sports, but now it can boast one of the largest audiences too. The <i>Dota 2</i> tournament, the fourth such annual event organized by the game's developer, Valve, …

This ATM won't give you any cash, but it will drop you 'Knee-Deep in the Dead'

It has become a bit of a meme: <i>Doom</i> runs on everything.<p>It's been played on an LED billboard, the Vic-20, a calculator, smartphones (and yes, computers).<p>But these Australian hackers managed to tear down an automated teller machine and mod it to make the first-person shooter run using the machine's …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Bungie Answers Your Destiny Questions – IGN First

You asked, Bungie answered.<p>Naturally, Destiny's big new world elicits a lot of questions. As does Bungie's new approach to first-person shooters in …

EA is letting Xbox One owners pay $5 a month to play all its best games

"This is something we've never done before."<p>Electronic Arts has announced a new subscription service that gives Xbox One owners access to some of its biggest games for a small monthly fee. Called EA Access, the service is launching to select users in beta today, with a starting price of $4.99 per …

Storybricks Is The Most Advanced Storytelling Engine Ever Made

Brian Schwab - best known as the senior AI designer and gameplay engineer for Blizzard's online card game Hearthstone - left his former employer with …

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How to fight enemies in Dragon Age: Inquisition

<i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> mixes real-time character combat with a more tactical approach in which players can make use of their party's strategic strengths.<p>This new trailer from developer BioWare shows how the role-playing game's fighting systems work. The game, in which an Inquisitor battles through …

Best Buy Accidentally Sells Xbox Ones For $45

That price was corrected that quick-smart, sadly.<p>Canadian gamers must've thought they were still dreaming when they logged onto Best Buy Canada today …

The next Mass Effect will see the return of the Mako, focus on exploration

BioWare's next Mass Effect game will see the return of the Mako, the all-terrain vehicle that players can pilot on the surface of planets. Players should expect to spend a good chunk of time with it, because the next game, BioWare said at San Diego Comic-Con, will have an emphasis on …

Halo 3: ODST was Bungie's grand experiment that paved the way for Destiny

Some video game developers could make for great architects, just as some architects would have made great developers. I yearn for a Call of Duty map …

GameStop to roll out a credit card with a really high interest rate

GameStop has a reputation of upselling customers at the cash register. As annoying as incessantly turning down pre-orders and protection plans can …