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Bethesda spokesman ramps up pressure on PS4 for cross-console play

Publisher is insisting Elder Scrolls: Legends progress will carry over, regardless of platform<p>Bethesda Softworks’ top spokesman made a remarkably candid comment to Game Informer yesterday: Platforms that don’t allow cross-console play may be cut out of <i>The Elder Scrolls: Legends</i><i>’</i> launch later this …

The Elder Scrolls

Cyber Demons | The AI of DOOM (2016)

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Development

New Vegas's Cut Content Shows a Much Different Game

A new video series called “The Cutting Room Floor” delves into the cut content of <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i>, and host Griffin Lambert sorts out information …

Immersion cited as top motivator for playing games

A data report published by Piwag determines the top ten motivations players have for picking up certain games. ...

Hands-On with Unreal Studio

Real time rendering tool lets you create fast, beautiful animations, renderings and product demonstrations<p>Epic Games is in the process of rolling out …

Neo-Nazis Burned a Swastika After Their Rally in Georgia

Neo-Nazis held a swastika burning following a white supremacist rally in the city of Newnan, Georgia, on Saturday.<p>Photographer Spencer Platt captured …

Rights & Freedoms

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

Helping players relate to the heroine of Night in the Woods

In the wake of an IGF Award win, read Night in the Woods co-creator Scott Benson's thoughts about why its feline heroine Mae feels real and relatable …

Spyro the Dragon remastered trilogy coming to PS4, Xbox One

Spyro Reignited Trilogy arrives this September<p>After the commercial success of <i>Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy</i>, Activision is bringing back another classic PlayStation-era character: Spyro the Dragon.<p><i>Spyro</i> <i>R</i><i>e</i><i>ignited Trilogy</i> is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 21, Activision announced …

How the Steam Machines failed in the gaming industry

Two days ago, Valve removed any trace of Steam Machines from its store. If it weren’t for the media coverage, people might not have even remembered …

Steam Machines

PUBG’s new map makes the game faster and more technical than ever

You had best bring your A game to Savage<p>Last night the latest map for <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> dropped on a new, invite-only test server. It’s smaller by far than either of the two maps already released for the game, but it sacrifices nothing. In fact, it’s a dense playground that will appeal …

Why is early stage funding tough to find for game start-ups?

Jay Chi has a theory about the games industry and he's putting a bunch of money where his mouth is. After more than a decade as an advisor in the …

Venture Capital

The 15 Sickest Burns in Steam Game Review History

1. Mighty No. 9<p>2. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds<p>3. Duke Nukem Forever<p>4. No Man's Sky<p>5. For Honor<p>6. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive<p>7. Tree of Savior<p>8. …

20,000 Republicans just voted for an actual Nazi

Illinois Republicans nominated Arthur Jones for a U.S. House seat.<p>The former head of the American Nazi Party ran for the Republican nomination of …

U.S. Congress

Epic’s giving away $12M worth of Paragon game assets for free

All that work on Paragon is now in the community’s hands<p>Epic Games’ action MOBA <i>Paragon</i> never quite found the audience it needed to thrive, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. The game is slated to shut down forever in April, but all of Epic’s work won’t go to waste: The developer is giving away …

Intel’s drone light show never got off the ground for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

They aired pre-recorded footage anyway.<p>Last-minute “impromptu logistical changes” kept Intel from performing its drone light show live during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But that didn’t stop NBC from airing footage of it for those watching the …

Flappy Bird Unity tutorial for Android – Full game in 10 minutes!

The wonderful thing about the current age of mobile technology is anyone <i></i>can now become a successful developer. Not since the days of the ZX Spectrum have lone developers been able to create and distribute hit applications capable of going toe-to-toe with the output of big publishers as well as they …

This $10 3D-printed instrument sounds exactly like a violin

The newest thing in violin technology was created when the classical violinist Sean Riley wanted to play a piece by the American composer John Adams, <i>The Dharma at Big Sur.</i> Riley couldn’t use his own 240-year-old violin because the piece called for a six-string electric violin, and he couldn’t …

'The training stays with you': the elite Mexican soldiers recruited by cartels

Last year, Mexico’s murder rate reached the highest level on record – and years of military defections are fueling the violence<p>Delfino was handpicked twice. At 18, he was chosen by the Mexican army to join its elite unit, the airborne special forces group known by its Spanish acronym, Gafe, where …

Winter Olympics organizers say the 'Olympic Destroyer' cyberattack took down their computer servers during opening ceremonies

Winter Olympics organizers say their computer servers experienced a cyberattack during opening ceremonies, Yonhap reported on Saturday.<p>Organizers said that internet-connected televisions crashed at the press center, according to officials cited by the report. The targeted servers were shut down, …

Winter Olympics

A $500 PC and an AI Did a Way Better Job Erasing Henry Cavill's Justice League Mustache Than Expensive VFX

There’s a long list of things wrong with the <i>Justice League</i> movie, not the least of which being the hasty and poorly-executed digital removal of Henry …

PSA: Biting Your iPhone Battery Is Dumb

A man in China took a bite out of his iPhone battery only to watch it explode.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

How an undercover female reporter exposed sexual misconduct at a London charity bash

LONDON — Wanted: attractive young women wearing short, tight dresses and black underpants to serve as hostesses for British business bigwigs at a drunken old-boys-only charity ­affair.<p>In 2018.<p>When tabloid-style news of this event broke in the usually decorous Financial Times on Wednesday, the …

Stephen Curry played ‘Mario Kart 8’ on Hunter Pence’s Twitch stream and he didn’t do well

“How am I more nervous about this than the NBA Finals?”<p>We all know Stephen Curry is one of the best NBA players ever — he’s got the accolades and countless video highlights to prove it. So what would it look like if you caught Curry on a Twitch stream playing <i>Mario Kart 8</i> on the Wii U? Well, Curry’s …

Kelly Says Trump Now Believes Border Wall Is Unnecessary

<b>Updated at 8:25 a.m. ET</b><p>White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told a caucus of Hispanic lawmakers on Wednesday that he has persuaded President Trump that building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is unnecessary, signaling a possible reversal on the key campaign promise.<p>Kelly, who was secretary of …

Star Wars Battlefront II First Week at Retail Sales Officially a Disaster

Down Drastically Compared to 2015 Battlefront Game<p>It’s been a rough ride for EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II. Earlier this year it seemed like EA had …

The Pupper controller for the Nintendo Switch is adorable

There's a new Nintendo Switch peripheral that transforms the console's Joy-Con controllers into a cute little puppy face. Finally.<p>Amazon just listed …

Bungie responds to Destiny 2 backlash by handing out overpowered, game-breaking gun

It’s a clever move in response to overbearing outrage<p>The <i>Destiny 2</i> community has been up in arms this week, even more so than usual, over the release of the new expansion, <i>Curse of Osiris</i>, and longstanding complaints with the way developer Bungie has handled its online-only shooter. The developer has …

The Senate voted on a tax bill pretty much nobody had read

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans got the votes! They passed a massive tax reform bill in the wee hours Saturday that would permanently lower corporate tax rates and undo the Obamacare individual coverage mandate. And a bunch of other stuff. We're not exactly sure about everything it would do yet. Why? Because …