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H1Z1 Adding Female Character Models

Daybreak Game Company's PC zombie MMO H1Z1 is aiming to introduce female characters models in the next two weeks, CEO John Smedley said in a post on Twitter. Once female avatars arrive, H1Z1 will catch up with another popular zombie title, DayZ, which already has female avatars.<p>"Hoping to get the …

Feminism

Expansion is coming: Game of Thrones’ social game is getting Season 5 content

Brace yourself. Those cute little dragons are hitting puberty.<p>Game of Thrones: Ascent, the hit social game based on the hit TV show, gets a major expansion today that adds new content to the Facebook, iOS, and Android versions, a lot of it based on the fifth season of the show that started on April …

Destiny Player Trading System Still on Bungie's Radar

Will Bungie ever introduce a player trading system for items in Destiny? It's a question that Bungie is continually asked, including during yesterday's special livestream for upcoming expansion House of Wolves. Destiny creative director Christopher Barrett responded by saying that, although it's …

Marvel Entertainment coming to GamesBeat Summit

We’re excited to announce another great speaker coming to GamesBeat Summit May 5 and 6. Taking place at the scenic Cavallo Resort just north of San Francisco, this is an intimate, invite-only event designed to promote open dialogue and debate among senior-level peers. <i>See if you</i> qualify here.<p>Our …

Four-Player Overlord Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Following yesterday's initial reveal, Codemasters on Thursday officially announced Overlord: Fellowship of Evil, the next entry in the UK developer's action-adventure series. The game is in development for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and is due to launch later this year for $20.<p>The most recent …

Xbox

Mad Max pimps his ride and fights like Batman

<i>Mad Max</i>'s latest trailer is a chronicle of the worst things that can happen to a person and the cars that make it all worthwhile.<p>Press play above to watch some new gameplay from <i>Mad Max</i>, in which the post-apocalyptic anti-hero roams the Wasteland in his personalized vehicle, which he uses to drive …

The house that League of Legends built: a look inside Riot Games’ new campus

Riot Games has a new home, and it looks incredible.<p>The developer behind League of Legends — the world’s leading multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game — is moving its operations to West L.A. this week, and it’s shared some great images of its new campus. The new site is clearly designed by …

The Future of Minecraft: Oculus Rift, Motion Controls, and More

It's a blocky new world.<p>Minecraft is a game that always keeps up with the times. Every time a major new piece of tech hits the scene, tinkerers …

Virtual Reality

Star Wars: Battlefront Destruction System Explained

In a new interview with Engadget, DICE general manager Patrick Bach spoke--albeit briefly--about the destruction system for the developer's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront shooter. Bach said that, while destruction has been a hallmark of the developer's Battlefield games, Battlefront will be …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Dota 2 Gets Third-Person Shooter Mod

Modders never cease to amaze. This time, a coder with the alias BMD remade Dota 2 as a third-person shooter.<p>The popular online multiplayer game typically pits teams of players against one another in a fast-paced, tactical battle. Characters rack up kills of enemy minions and players which earn …

Alan Wake 2 Details, Prototype Video Emerge -- But Nothing Has Been Decided

With Alan Wake franchise sales reaching 4.5 million, it seems somewhat strange that developer Remedy has not yet released Alan Wake 2. But it hasn't been for lack of trying. In 2014, the studio said it "worked hard" to make Alan Wake 2 happen, but acknowledged that it could not find the right …

Steve Jobs used LSD and pot, but you can only play this marijuana-growing game on Android

Apple’s founder Steve Jobs was big on recreational drug use — at least when he was younger — but that doesn’t mean the company he founded is cool with it.<p>Pot Farm: Grass Roots is a game about growing weed, and gamers have downloaded it millions of times. But not one of those downloads is on an iOS …

The Star Wars BB-8 toy is coming, at a rumored $150 price tag

The reveal of a working, practical BB-8 droid was one of the most exciting things to come out of the Star Wars Celebration live-stream, and now it looks like you'll be able to buy your own version of the droid, although details such as price and launch date are non-existent.<p>Gizmodo was able to get …

Here's How Much All Of LEGO Dimensions Will Cost

The packs aren't cheap but they come with a lot.<p>You've probably heard of LEGO Dimensions, LEGO's take on the games with toys craze. It hits stores on …

Lego

New Halo 5 Trailer Shows Off Spartan Locke & Mass Effect 4 Plot Details? - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

A new Halo 5 trailer shows off Locke's abilities and Mass Effect 4's plot details are uncovered. Plus, Microsoft will unveil a new IP at E3 and Japan …

Halo

Rogue Squadron: Flying Impaired at The Battle of Hoth - IGN Plays Star Wars - IGN Video

20 Apr 2015<p>Rogue Squadron: Flying Impaired at The Battle of Hoth - IGN Plays Star Wars<p>We hop into a snowspeeder and cover the Rebel escape.

Technology

Square Enix Developing More Unannounced Games On PS4

In some recent interviews with Square Enix staff, not only are there more unannounced PS4 games on the way but one of them could even be a Secret of Mana title.<p>The first interview was with long-term producer Shinji Hashimoto. Starting out with the original Front Mission, he has been with the …

Enix

PS4 System Update 2.51 Rolls Out

Sony has begun rolling out a new system software update to PlayStation 4, bringing with it various tweaks and improvements to the previous firmware build.<p>The console update weighs about 245MB, and should now be available to PS4 owners across North America and Europe. Brief patch notes, copied …

Marvel Is Promoting ‘Ant-Man’ With Super Tiny Billboards All Across Australia

Marvel has really proved they have a good handle on promoting their movies effectively. They harnessed the build up from <i>Iron Man</i> and other films to really push <i>The Avengers</i> into crazy territory, allowing them to slowly burn and get creative for things like <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>. It seemed like a …

Destiny - Destiny: How Will the Prison of Elders Improve on Firefight? - IGN's Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

Bungie introduced Firefight in Halo ODST, but will their new mode the Prison of Elders build upon that success?

Prison

Report: Mass Effect 4 Details Leaked Through Survey

Take with a massive grain of salt.<p><b>Potentially huge spoilers for Mass Effect 4 ahead.</b><p>An unauthenticated survey on BioWare's next Mass Effect game has …

Mass Effect

Valve limits Steam features for users who’ve spent less than $5

Unless you’ve spent $5 on Steam, you’ll now find your social options limited.<p>Valve has introduced a $5 spending target on its Steam digital gaming platform that unlocks certain features previously available to all. If you haven’t spent $5 on Steam, you can no longer send friend invites, start group …

Blizzard's MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, Gets a Release Date

Blizzard Entertainment on Monday announced that its upcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, will officially arrive on June 2. An open beta period for the free-to-play PC game, meanwhile, will start on May 19.<p>Previously, Heroes of the Storm was available through a closed beta, which 9 million people …

Blizzard

Lego is taking on Skylanders with its own version of toy-based video games

You've got Lego bricks in my game<p>The massive success of <i>Skylanders</i> has spawned a new genre of video games that interact with real world toys. Both Disney and Nintendo have built their own competitors, and now another big name is getting in on the action: Lego.<p>Today, Warner Bros. Interactive …

Lego

Lego's answer to 'Skylanders' and Amiibo arrives this September

Activision's <i>Skylanders</i> franchise has been a huge success, combining colorful toys with a video game platform that players can easily manipulate with their personal collection. Disney and Nintendo have followed with slightly different takes on the toys-to-life concept, and now Lego is jumping into …

DC's Injustice: Gods Among Us Universe Returns in Convergence #1

This world's troubles have only begun.<p><b>Warning: this article contains spoilers for Convergence #1!</b><p>Today DC offered fans of Injustice: Gods Among Us a …

Comic Books

'Grand Theft Auto' drama from BBC may star Daniel Radcliffe

<i>Yer a video game magnate, Harry</i>.<p>BBC Films is working on <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>, a drama about the real-life founder of Rockstar Games, Sam Houser, and his battles over the perception of video game violence with bombastic, disbarred attorney Jack Thompson in the early 2000s. Thompson's role hasn't yet been …

YouTube preparing to launch paid subscription for ad-free viewing

YouTube is planning to introduce a paid monthly subscription that would allow customers to watch videos without ads, according to an email that the company recently sent to video creators.<p>The Google-owned video platform will share revenue from subscriptions with YouTube partners, as the company …

Watch the Game of Thrones opening re-imagined for The Legend of Zelda

Have we hit peak <i>Game of Thrones</i> yet?<p>There was a great Seth Meyers sketch with Jon Snow, Sesame Street had its own take, and now we have the show's iconic opening reworked to include imagery from The Legend of Zelda series. This would make a great beginning for a certain show that has been discussed …

Legend of Zelda