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Final Fantasy designer Tetsuya Nomura shows his extreme take on Batman

Kingdom Hearts creator and Final Fantasy designer Tetsuya Nomura re-imagines the caped crusader for Square Enix's Play Arts Kai line of action figures, and the intriguing result is on display at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.<p>Nomura's Batman, a Variant Play Arts Kai version of the DC Comics …

The DeanBeat: If you blinked, you don’t know how big the mobile gaming industry has become

It feels like mobile gaming is changing so fast that we could use quarterly or maybe daily updates on the state of the industry. That’s why it was good to hang out at the Mobile Gaming USA event in San Francisco earlier this week, getting downloads from some of the industry’s top minds.<p>Some …

Sony Reverses Controversial Driveclub PS4 Digital Download Policy

Last week, Sony announced a rather cool initiative with the long delayed Driveclub, finally making its way to PS4 this October. They’re offering a special free version of the game for PS Plus members, one with ten cars and five tracks, a bit more meaty than just a regular old demo.<p>Then, if players …

Nintendo turns to toys and China — but these won’t fix what’s wrong

Nintendo needs cash fast, so it’s going to bring Mario and Luigi into the physical world … maybe it can do the same thing with Mario’s coins and hit up one of those cash-for-gold places.<p>Following its dismal financial report on Wednesday, Nintendo held an investor event early yesterday to detail how …

The Besties: The Best Games of April 2014

The ides of March were nothing compared to this!<p>Yes, April is upon us and it seems many game companies are just holding their collective breath in order to make it all the way to May, which happens to be so packed with video games that we can't even deal. April is another story. Knowing that it was …

New PlayStation Vita was designed with continuous hours of play in mind

When designing the new, slimmer PlayStation Vita, handheld planners and designers Taichi Nokuo and Mika Nagae paid special attention to the system's buttons and comfort level, according to a recent Q&A on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Speaking about the handheld's concept, Nagae — part of the strategy and …

Borderlands 2 hits PS Vita May 28 in Europe

The handheld incarnation of <i>Borderlands 2</i>, Gearbox Software's first-person shooter, will launch on the PS Vita in Europe on May 28, according to the official PlayStation Europe Twitter account.<p>In development at <i>Divekick</i> developer Iron Galaxy Studios, <i>Borderlands 2</i> will arrive in North America this …

One of this year’s biggest game launches? Machine Zone’s Game of War: Fire Age arrives on Android

One of the bigger events of the year in gaming happened with little fanfare yesterday. Machine Zone launched its Game of War: Fire Age on the Google Play store for Android mobile devices.<p>The mainstream may not be aware, but Game of War: Fire Age has quietly made a bundle of money for Machine Zone …

The Last of Us on PS4 will use cutscene-resolution character models

More detailed high-resolution character models will be the standard throughout <i>The Last of Us Remastered</i>, with developers using renders previously used only in cutscenes for the game's PlayStation 3 version, creative director Neil Druckmann told Edge.<p>In the magazine's latest issue, as reported by …

Ranking The 6 Assassin's Creed Games

GameStop Easter sale offers buy two, get one free deal on used games

To celebrate Easter, GameStop is offering a buy two, get one free deal this weekend on all of its used games priced under $20.<p>The promotion has already begun and runs through the weekend, ending on Sunday, April 20. GameStop notes it's recently dropped the price of many of its used Xbox 360 and …

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PS4 New Features Hinted & EA Apologizes - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Amazon announces a streaming set-top box & EA apologizes for "stupid" Nintendo joke. Plus, PS4 user survey hints at reputation system and more.

Natural Doctrine hits PlayStation 3, PS4 and PS Vita this year

<i>Lollipop Chainsaw</i> publisher Kadokawa Game Studio's debut title, <i>Natural Doctrine</i>, will launch in North America and Europe for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this fall, NIS America announced today.<p>The strategy role-playing game sends players into caves to collect Pluton, a "coveted …

Call of Duty: Ghosts - Call of Duty: Ghosts - How to Play Like a Pro - IGN Video

2014's Call of Duty champions offer tips on how to be a better player.

Best upcoming rumored E3 2014 announcements

E3 is right around the corner and with it some possible E3 2014 announcements. The rumor mill has been hot and there are some really awesome rumors …

Ex-Witcher, Silent Hill, F.E.A.R. devs reveal open-world gothic psychological FPS

A new studio founded by former Witcher, Silent Hill, and F.E.A.R. developers, Rosebud Games, today announced a new "gothic psychological FPS" called Death In Candlewood.<p>The Spanish developer is seeking $60,000 on Kickstarter to get the game made. Right now, funding stands at $370 from 23 …

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Hands-on With Hearthstone’s Awesome iPad Edition

Our thoughts after a few hours with Blizzard's latest.<p>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on iPad took its first step in a global roll-out today, …