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Okay, So It's A... Narwhal Jousting Game

<i>Starwhal</i>is a narwhal jousting game. It's set in an '80s neon rendition of outer space. What more do you really need to know?<p>Oh yes, and it has OVER …

Fans Are Remaking Ocarina Of Time (In 2D)

We've seen people make static maps, sure, but this is something else entirely. This is an attempt to bring the entire game of Ocarina of Time from …

FIFA's ban of chompy striker Suárez applies to video game, too

Luis Suárez, last seen gnawing on an Italian footballer's shoulder during the World Cup, is the latest athlete to get a comprehensive ban from a video game while he serves a suspension in real life. He's nowhere to be found in <i>FIFA 15.</i><p>As noted by Eurogamer, taking over FC Barcelona as a manager in …

Loot caves are a lie: Why Destiny's item system isn't as broken as you think

For the last week or so, many players have been operating under the belief that <i>Destiny</i> is a game about shooting into a cave.<p><i>Destiny</i> is a multiplayer online shooter with persistent RPG-style gear. As is the case in MMO games like <i>World of Warcraft</i>, obtaining better gear is the only way to progress a …

EA promises that Battlefield Hardline 'will work' at launch

Electronic Arts' Battlefield series has a long, sorry history of games being barely playable at launch due to severe problems such as bugs and network issues. But the company is vowing that the next entry in the franchise, <i>Battlefield Hardline</i>, won't suffer the same fate.<p>"What you're basically …

What's the scariest thing in the world? Ask your teenage daughter

I’m driving my eldest daughter Alia home from kung fu lessons. She’s telling me crazy stories about her job as a pizza delivery girl.<p>Apparently letting a seventeen year old girl drive alone through dark streets to knock on a stranger’s door is perfectly okay so long as she’s wearing a pizza uniform.<p>…

You don't have to be okay with the violence in video games

Ubisoft published a gameplay trailer for <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> in which 15 people are stabbed to death, mostly via wounds to the neck and throat.<p>It's okay if that makes you uncomfortable.<p>The two-minutes of footage is trimmed from an extended gameplay demonstration shown last month at E3. It's fair …

Let's Talk About Chrono Trigger

<i>Welcome to the Summer of Old JRPGs, where we're playing classic role-playing games and talking about them every week. Check out the full schedule</i> …

Meet Tango PC, The Desktop Computer That Can Fit in Your Pocket

After raising over $300,000 during a hugely successful crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo earlier this year, the team behind the Tango PC has taken …

Bungie Acknowledges Xbox Fans Uproar Over Destiny PS4/PS3 Exclusive Content, Still No Sign of Compensation

Recently, Bungie and Activision announced series of extra content of Destiny exclusively for Playstation Platforms i.e PS4 and PS3: "more days for …

The new gladiators: Valve's quest to turn e-sports into epic spectacle

The 'Dota 2' version of the World Cup is bringing pro gaming to the fore<p>The question "what is <i>Dota 2</i>" will be asked more times this month than at any other point in the game’s past or future. Valve is presently hosting the marquee <i>Dota 2</i> tournament of the year, The International 4 (TI4), and its …

Microsoft reaffirms commitment to let retail Xbox One units to be used as developer consoles (update)

<b>Update:</b> The comments by a Microsoft engineer regarding the company dropping plans to allow for Xbox One consoles to be used for game development were "inaccurate," a Microsoft spokesperson told Polygon today.<p>"The comments today were inaccurate. We remain committed to ensuring the best possible …

The greed of AAA shooter publishers is chasing us into the arms of competitive MOBAs

Television sports coverage helped me get into <i>Dota 2</i>, but that's not the entire story. The increasingly complicated hassle of annual sequels and aggressive DLC is driving my friends away from big AAA multiplayer games and towards games that are easy to pick up, hard to master, and reward long-term …

Why is Wolfenstein: The New Order more than just an arcade shooter?

We thought we knew what we were getting with <i>Wolfenstein: The New Order</i>, but sometimes a game surprises you.<p>We described it in our review as a "bizarre love triangle of traditional shooter elements, sci-fi pulp and believable human angle." But how did it manage to take the oldest first-person …

Transistor Review

The best kind of jazz<p>Transistor is a wildly smart action-RPG that places all of its trust into your intelligence. Nothing from its cyberpunk story …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Will Feature Brand-New Engine

Anyone who thought that the Call of Duty game engine has started to show its age will finally, at long last, be getting a reprieve. The series ran the same (albeit improved) engine throughout the entirety of the Xbox 360/ PS3 generation, and those fans that notice this sort of thing took that as …

The Top Video Games Of May 2014 [Updated]

<i>Update: I will be adding links to reviews for each of these as they come out. Check each game below for links to the pertinent reviews.</i><p>We’re almost a week into May, and that means we’re quickly approaching some of the biggest, most-anticipated video game releases of 2014.<p>This month has a handful of …

Activision is spending $500 million to make 'Destiny' the next 'Halo'

Activision Blizzard will spend $500 million to launch the upcoming <i>Destiny</i>, the next sci-fi epic from the studio behind <i>Halo</i>. According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who revealed the sum at the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, the number includes both development and marketing …

Electronic Arts Revealing 6 New Projects at E3 2014

It's likely we'll see some big name games on the EA stage.<p>Electronic Arts will be revealing six new projects at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in …

EVE Online Diary Part Two: Pew Pew Pew!

“OK guys I wantcha to align to Vard annnd… warp. That gate is green on land.”<p>Our FC – Fleet Commander – takes EVE very seriously indeed. This is …

Rising Storm & Company of Heroes 2 Free Trial Weekends

“Doing anything nice this weekend?” the hairdresser asks, running their hands through your luxuriant quiff. “I’m actually heading out on a …

Battlefield 4 gets 'high-performance' servers to address rubber-banding

<i>Battlefield 4</i> developer EA DICE deployed new servers this week to address rubber-banding, one of the shooter's most persistent and annoying issues, the studio announced today.<p>DICE said earlier this month that it planned to upgrade <i>Battlefield 4</i>'s servers because it was "unhappy" with the performance …

​Video Games Sure Can Be Beautiful

Yesterday, I spent an inordinate amount of time messing around with the nifty new photo mode in <i>Infamous: Second Son</i>. It's surprisingly rare that we …

Impressions: Broforce

<i>Broforce is a run-and-gun platformer which joyously spoofs the bellicose masculinity of action cinema. It’s available on Steam Early Access for</i> …

Most mobile game players quit after only one day, study finds

App testing firm Swrve spent 90 days tracking 10 million players late last year, watching how they took to new mobile games from studios like …

Mobile Gaming

SNES-Style Tactical RPG Stars a "Raging Alcoholic"

Our heroine, ladies and gentlemen.<p><i>Dragon Fin Soup</i> will follow the story of several playable characters; one of them is Red Robin, an alcoholic bounty …