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Borderlands Creator Leaves Gearbox

Matthew Armstrong, creator and franchise director of the first-person shooter series Borderlands, has left his position at developer Gearbox Software.<p>Armstrong announced the news on Twitter. "Things changed," he said. "No longer working at @GearboxSoftware. I will always love Gearbox, but it's …

Borderlands

Evolve: Expert Tips for Success with Caira the Medic - IGN Video

Evolve Growlcaster DB Sinclair offers his expert tips for success with Caira the Medic.

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PhotoMath, the camera-powered calculator, is now better than ever

PhotoMath, “the world’s first camera calculator” which launched on the App Store earlier this month, has received an update making a number of …

Online games expected to hit $13B in 2014, with at least $946M from League of Legends alone

Mobile may be the hottest game market, but massively multiplayer online games on the PC are expected to grow from $11 billion in 2014 to $13 billion by 2017, according to market researcher SuperData Research.<p>Joost van Dreunen, the CEO of SuperData Research, wrote that the MMO market has changed …

Playing games used to be simple: Why better hardware is not always a good thing

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>With all the talk about day one patches, firmware updates, and hard disc install sizes, sometimes you start to wonder what happened to the simplicity of …

The PS4 And Xbox One Are Already Out Of Date

Nothing makes me laugh more than the ongoing obsession with the Xbox One’s difficulties rendering games at a full 1080p resolution.<p>Gaming forums are full of scathing comments from PS4 fan boys about how the Xbox One delivering a number of its games with resolutions a few lines less than 1080 proves …

How To Replace Optical Drive With HHD/SSD Hard Drive MacBook Pro

The New 3DS Models Don't Make Sense

Usually the announcement of a new piece of hardware is a cause for celebration in the gaming world. With the New Nintendo 3DS models being announced …

Retrogaming

1080p will come to Xbox One games, but at a cost

Games displayed at 1080p, while running at a smooth 60 frames-per-second, has become part of the marketing for many new games.<p>It's a magical bullet point on a list of features that proves that your game is next-generation, and there are groups of players online who sneer at anything that can't …

Riot Games explores shift to player-run chat communities in League of Legends

Riot Games had to shut the public chat rooms for its popular League of Legends online game this week because they were overrun by scammers and spammers. But we followed up with them and got a little more explanation of what is going to happen next for the extremely popular multiplayer online battle …

Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth DLC Release Date Leaks

Coming in a couple of weeks.<p>Battlefield 4's Dragon Teeth expansion may launch on July 15 for Battlefield Premium members before a general release on …

The DeanBeat: What happens to a game's story when it gets stretched too long?

Based on sales estimates, more than 5 million people probably bought Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs. It would be interesting to find out what kind of experience they’re having with open-world cyber-hacking game, now that they’ve had time to spend with it. My own experience has made me think about the topic …

Watch Dogs (Multiplayer Gameplay Demo)

Mini review: Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

There are Mac accessories that are exciting or fun, and others that are boring but useful. The Elgato Thunderbolt Dock most definitely falls into the latter category.<p>As regular readers will know, I’m of the view that wires are evil. Anything that can be wireless should be wireless, and any wires …

Halo, Destiny composer Martin O'Donnell fired by Bungie (update)

After composing some of the most memorable songs in gaming for Bungie games including most of the <i>Halo</i> series, <i>Myth</i> and <i>Oni</i>, Martin O'Donnell tweeted tonight that he has been terminated "without cause" by Bungie's board of directors. It's not entirely common for a game soundtrack to get the album …

The Surprising Connection Between Playing Video Games And A Thicker Brain

For all the negative news about the alleged downsides of playing video games, it’s always surprising to come across research that shows a potentially huge upside. A new study fills the bill by showing that heavy video game play is associated with greater “cortical thickness” – a neuroscience term …

Battlefield 4 players have found the giant shark

The megalodon rumored to be lurking in the depths of <i>Battlefield 4</i>'s ocean has been found following the launch of the <i>Naval Strike</i> downloadable content for Premium members.<p>The video above from YouTuber "jackfrags" shows the giant shark in action on the Nansha Strike map, majestically launching itself …

The Disappointment Of Video Game Guns

Fight As A Chainsaw-Wielding Abraham Lincoln In Second Chance Heroes

In celebration of Presidents' Day (which happens to be today), why not assume the role of the great Abraham Lincoln as he fights for all of humankind …

DoubleTwist app enables iTunes Radio recording on a Mac

New app records Apple’s iTunes Radio via AirPlay although the legality of doing so is unclear<p>Digital media company doubleTwist has released an app for the Mac that lets users record tracks from Apple’s streaming iTunes Radio music service.<p>The $9.99 (£5.99) app acts as an AirPlay receiver, allowing …

BioShock Dev Irrational Games "Winding Down" - IGN Video

Today, Irrational Games - the studio behind System Shock 2, Freedom Force, BioShock, and Bioshock Infinite -- revealed that it's laying off most of …

Titanfall – Don’t Fall For The Hype

Last week I had the chance to play Titanfall at an EA press event, giving me early access to the incoming beta with a bunch of other media outlets.<p>It …

Titan Fall

Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC hits PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and PC Feb. 18 for Premium subscribers

<i>Battlefield 4</i>'s <i>Second Assault</i> downloadable content will be released Feb. 18 for Battlefield Premium subscribers on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, according to a post on the official Battlefield Blog.<p>The DLC will be available on those platforms for non-Premium subscribers two …

Warner Bros. prioritizes Batman: Arkham Origins story DLC over patches

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment currently has no plans to release a <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i> patch to address ongoing issues players have been encountering in the game, according to a post on the game's forums, focussing instead on the upcoming story DLC.<p>"The team is currently working hard on …

Video games are losing the culture war in America, scientific visionary says

A culture war is raging in the United States right now and video games are losing.<p>That's according to Gilman Louie, former video game developer, founder of a venture capital firm that works with U.S. intelligence agencies, and advisor to the CIA, NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency. Louie, who …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’s armor-based combat barely makes up for its overwrought story (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>Lightning’s back, and she’s packing a mean closet.<p>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is the third and final installment in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII trilogy (due out today in North America on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which I reviewed) …