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YouTubers Control an Actual Agent 47 in a Real Life Version of the Video Game ‘Hitman’

RealmPictures, the group who created live action first-person zombie and alien shooters controlled by Chatroulette users, is back with a real life …

Someone’s Making An Open-World HP Lovecraft Video Game

Past conversations have led me to suspect that there's quite a bit of overlap between Lovecraft fans and gamers in the Birth.Movies.Death. …

15 ‘Horror’ Video Games That Totally Failed To Scare Anyone

SegaSome of the best survival horror games in history have relied on atmosphere over cheap jump-scares, cultivating an unnerving sense of utter dread …

The Division isn't just Ubisoft's next game, it's the company's future | Polygon

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The Division's player collision leads to quality trolling, surprising civility

Players are lining up!<p>Ubisoft released <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> today and players inhabiting the game's near-future, virus-plagued New York City are dealing with a crisis of a different sort: Players are trolling each other by blocking doorways and doing jumping jacks. That same problem is also at …

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Ways A Gamer's Relationship With A Video Game Is Just Like With Their Partner

As an admitted video game addict I know how much a game means to me when real life starts to rub me raw, and I find myself looking forward to coming …

Hard West's Scars of Freedom DLC augments the game with new limbs and organs

Go back to the "weird West" for another spooky tale<p><b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Hard West</i> won many fans with its paranormal take on the Wild West and its XCOM-like turn-based strategy gameplay. <i>Scars of Freedom</i>, its upcoming expansion from Warsaw, Poland-based developer …

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Anti-violent game politician gets five years in jail

Disgraced former state senator Leland Yee has been sentenced to five years in jail after using up all of the world's irony in a single go. If you're not familiar, Yee was previously state senator for California most famous for leading a moral campaign against violent video games. The official …

Grand Theft Auto

We found a complex link between playing shoot-em-ups at a young age and adolescent aggression. But it won’t surprise anyone who actually plays video games<p>It was a headline in the Daily Mail that started it. “Computer games leave children with ‘dementia’, warns top neurologist”. It was annoying, …

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That Time A Horse Became Empress Of Rome

Only in <i>Crusader Kings II</i> could a horse rise to power and, after decades of war and conquest, restore the might of the Roman Empire.<p>Normally <i>CKII</i> is a</i> …

Apple’s gaming censorship continues: The Binding of Isaac blocked from App Store

Apple has repeatedly shown its contempt for gaming, and the company still hasn’t changed.<p>Developer Tyrone Rodriguez, founder of studio Nicalis, revealed that Apple has rejected The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth from the App Store (first reported by EuroGamer). The game has players taking on the role of …

In 2015, The Best And Worst Super Bowl Commercials Were From Rival Video Games

Every year, most of the population watches the Super Bowl for the game itself, while a portion tunes in mainly for the multi-million dollar budgeted commercials. There’s always a best of/worst of period of reflection afterward, and last year presented something of an interesting situation.<p>The best …

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PC Survival Horror Game With Procedurally Generated Worlds Announced

Dead by Daylight is the next game from Naughty Bear and Wet developer Behaviour Interactive. The game, announced this week, is described as a survival horror multiplayer game where one player takes on the role of a killer while up to four others attempt to survive. It's a "deadly game of cat and …

Watch XCOM 2 Launch Trailer, Prepare for Battle

XCOM 2 has arrived. To mark the strategy game's release today, February 5, publisher 2K Games has published a launch trailer that showcases the story and some of the alien creatures you'll battle.<p>The game, developed by Firaxis Games and a sequel to 2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is set 20 years in the …

Can We Forgive Hillary Clinton For Her Past War On Video Games?

I’m currently watching the internet wage a meme war on Hillary Clinton, as Bernie Sanders supporters try to paint her as an out of touch robot, while he’s instead a cool, hip grandpa. It’s much more civilized than the Republican dogfight, given its distinct lack of Trump, and certainly nowhere near …

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505 Games Announces Sandbox 3D RPG Portal Knights

Making a note here.<p>The publisher behind Terraria has announced its newest IP, Portal Knights, comes to Steam Early Access beginning February …

Intense new DOOM trailer unleashes the power of Hell

The demons are back. The first trailer for <i>DOOM</i>‘s campaign mode was revealed this morning by Bethesda, and it’s way more intense than the original version you fought through on your Mac back in the 90’s.<p>The game puts you in the boots of the iconic DOOM Marine who wakes up to find out the Union …

The Tower Sounds Like Deus Ex vs Dredd

Back in 2014, indie studio Interdimensional Games released <i>CONSORTIUM</i>, a neat little thing that blended adventure gaming with FPS and RPG elements. …

How Video Games Can Help With Anxiety and Depression

Video games get a bad rap. We’re told staring at screens for too long can ruin our sleep, hurt our eyesight, and stunt our social lives. Not to …

When video games become an addiction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Can video games be addictive? One U.S. expert has no doubts.<p>Douglas Gentile, a psychologist at Iowa State University, has been studying the subject for decades.<p>"The first study I began in 1999, to basically try to show video game addiction isn't a real thing, and it turns out I was wrong!" …

Destiny’s microtransactions are getting out of control

It’s no secret that Bungie’s MMOFPS <i>Destiny</i> is extremely monetarily successful — the game recouped its reported $500 million budget on launch day …

Watch New Ghost in the Shell FPS Gameplay Footage

Ghost in the Shell: First Assault - Standalone Complex Online (try saying that name five times fast) has arrived on PC through Steam Early Access. To help you get an idea if the game is worth your time, GameSpot has put together a gameplay video that shows off the team-based shooter and how it …

Black Ops 3 didn't have microtransactions. Now it does

Well, they never said they <i>wouldn't</i> have them. After a short grace period, it seems as though Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is joining the majority by …

Teacher turns class into a video game — and now every student is passing

It’s tough being a teacher. Kids have so many distractions in their lives, and it’s getting harder to engage tech-savvy students with more traditional subjects.<p>Elizabeth Box was struggling with engagement in her seventh-grade civics class in Okeechobee, Florida — the third-poorest Florida county, …

Dishonored Was Such A Beautiful Video Game

Cedric Peyravernay is a French artist who has worked on games like <i>Dishonored</i> (indeed, we featured some of his paintings from that game a few years …

Multiplayer-Only Games Shouldn't Cost $60

Lately I’ve been playing a lot of <i>Rainbow Six Siege</i>. It’s really good, but I’m not feeling very optimistic about its long-term prospects.<p><i>Siege</i>, like …

System Shock 3 Teased by OtherSide Entertainment

Stay tuned.<p>OtherSide Entertainment has launched a teaser site, confirming System Shock 3 is in development.<p>Aside from a large "System Shock 3" logo …

EA admits to latest Star Wars Battlefront being a shallow shooter

Electronic Arts had what many of us would have called a sure-thing in Star Wars Battlefront. The successor to Battlefront 2, which debuted on Xbox, …

How the Love of Video Games Brought an American, Palestinian and Israeli Together

<i>Photo: Courtesy / Bandura co-founders, Justin Hefter, Ammoun Dissi and Etay Furman.</i><p>It doesn't matter where you live in the world; one pastime that makes an appearance during those pre-teen and teenage years (and for many into adulthood) is video games. While there are those that consider video …

Sean Murray: 'If you want a Deathmatch, No Man's Sky is not for you'

There are a lot of high-profile games launching next year and among them has to be Hello Games' upcoming adventure, survival game No Man's Sky . …