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Overwatch: Why We Need A 2-Person Play Of The Game

Overwatch’s [official site] Play Of The Game feature is one I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about since I started playing way back in closed beta. …

Play This: Elegant Indie Cyberpunk Text Adventure Game 'Neon Haze'

If you like <i>Blade Runner</i> or <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>, you like cyberpunk. And if you like cyberpunk, you’ll like game designer Porpentine, who frequently plays off cyberpunk tropes in fresh ways.<p>Her latest game, <i>Neon Haze</i>, is a cyberpunk text adventure. But if you’re reading this asking “hold on: …

Cyberpunk

Twitch Will Never Beat 'Dark Souls,' But The Attempt Is A Glorious Trainwreck

Last year, Twitch chat garnered attention for something besides being a stream of consciousness feed of idiocy and memes. Users banded together to use chat to beat the original <i>Pokemon</i>, inputting commands in a lengthy stream, crawling their way through the game one painful step at a time. It took …

Dark Souls

Hacking our way into Eggman Origin, the scariest Sonic MMO to never exist

<b>Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Last week, you watched us create our own horrific Sonic, document a pornographic film shoot starring Sonic, and confess our romantic feelings to our roommate Sonic. But all of that was building up to this: the moment we finally crack the …

Star Citizen maker says Intel’s Optane memory will be ‘revolutionary’ for gaming — and kill loading screens

SAN FRANCISCO — Intel’s next memory chips just might make the open worlds of video games even larger, and the maker of one intergalactic game sees this as a “revolutionary” development — one that might even kill the dreaded loading screen.<p>Chris Roberts, the head of Roberts Space Industries and …

Intel shows how we should celebrate gaming, not fear it

SAN FRANCISCO — The world’s biggest chip maker has a vested interest in helping gaming succeed, as the pastime pushes the envelope for computing technology and creates new demand for high-tech technology.<p>Nevertheless, Intel showed today that it is fully behind the gaming industry and support what …

Gaming

Bungie Responds to Destiny Taken King Controversy

Destiny's next expansion The Taken King comes out in September, and it will have a couple different editions to buy. One of them, the collector's edition, costs $80 and includes several in-game items that cannot be purchased separately.<p>Trying to understand this decision, Eurogamer interviewed The …

Community Wish List > Feedback | Forums

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Confirmed: AMD To Launch New HBM-Equipped Radeon Graphics Cards By End Of June 2015

I rarely report on rumors, so it’s been borderline excruciating to withhold coverage of AMD’s inevitable 300 Series Radeon GPUs and specifically the oft-rumored Radeon 390x. Especially in light of Nvidia’s four unanswered releases. That ends today, as AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has finally confirmed that …

Computer Hardware

Check out five minutes of The Witcher 3 on PS4

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> seems designed to push the limits of even the beefiest gaming rig, but the console versions are no slouch, according to this PlayStation 4 gameplay video from PlayStation Access.<p>Nearly five minutes long, the clip shows off Geralt riding around the world on horseback at …

Destiny Adds New Weapon Type: Sidearm

Destiny is getting a new weapon type, sidearms, developer Bungie announced during today's Prison of the Elders livestream.<p>Siderarms will act as secondary weapons that add elemental damage and a very high rate of fire.<p>As you can see in the image above, the Vestian Dynasty sidearm, for example, also …

Mobile Devices

Unity chief John Riccitiello on clash of big ideas: ‘Sony f***ing nailed it, and they deserve the victory’

<i>Click here for all of our GamesBeat Summit coverage.</i><p>SAUSALITO, Calif — The middle of the first day of the GamesBeat Summit was devoted to Unity CEO John Riccitiello’s brutal summation of the console war and his predictions for the future.<p>Discussion began with the future of gaming, as envisioned by …

Star Wars Battlefront

New Scientific Study Shows That Playing Action Video Games Is Good For You

In a recent scientific study it was shown that expert action video game players had a marked improvement in their cognitive functions, motor control and overall perception.<p>The study involved 27 expert and 30 amateur gamers who had their insular cortex scanned by MRI. They found that the experts had …

Fun-Da-Mental

Batman: Arkham Knight Voice Actors Include Breaking Bad, LOTR Vets

Warner Bros. has released a new behind-the-scenes video for Batman: Arkham Knight that reveals the action game's celebrity voice talent, which includes <i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>Lord of the Rings</i> veterans.<p>The lineup of celebrity actors confirmed for Arkham Knight, and their roles, is listed below.<p>Jonathan …

Gaming Industry
Assassin's Creed

Watch a Cheater's Character Stripped, Deleted by Guild Wars 2 Dev

Cheating in online games can get you banned--we all know that. Worse yet, it might get you (or your characters) humiliated, at least if the game is Guild Wars 2.<p>A thread (via Massively Overpowered) on the game's official forums recently popped up where players complained about a certain cheater, …

Gameplay

Watch Conan O'Brien Explore The Sexy World of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Late night talk show host and comedian Conan O'Brien looked like he rather enjoyed his time getting hands-on with upcoming role-playing game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.<p>The video above shows O'Brien (regretfully) learning about the world of The Witcher, and is amused by the fact that Geralt carries …

Destiny fans raise over $400,000 to help with Nepal earthquake relief

Gamers are helping with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.<p>Destiny fans have raised over $400,000 in just one week by buying charity T-shirts featuring characters from the popular sci-fi multiplayer shooter. Developer Bungie created the $25 charity shirts to raise funds to help in Nepal after the …

Zombies are invading Goat Simulator

Somehow, <i>Goat Simulator</i> is getting even weirder. The strange, glitchy game has seen mobile ports and a single-player MMO spin-off, and soon the burgeoning goat franchise will also include a zombie survival mode. Developer Coffee Stain Studios has announced <i>GoatZ</i> — a play on the game <i>DayZ</i> — which will …

Standalone
Zombies

There's a new Tony Hawk game coming out this year

Pro Skater returns on PlayStation and Xbox<p><i>Guitar Hero</i> isn't the only Activision game making a comeback this year: a new <i>Tony Hawk</i> is also on the way. After a few teases, the game was made official in the most recent issue of <i>Game Informer</i>. Called <i>Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5</i>, the game is slated to come to …

Extreme Sports

Yes, it's called Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

It's official: The new video game from Tony Hawk and Activision is called <i>Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5</i>, and it's coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One later this year.<p>Our first look at the new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater comes courtesy of the new issue of Game Informer, which confirms …

Game Development

Watch GTA 5's virtual smartphone controlled with a real smartphone, thanks to this mod

It's been only two weeks since <i>Grand Theft Auto 5 l</i>aunched on PC, and already someone has created the game's smartphone in real life.<p>This isn't the iFruit companion app, which gamers have been using to supplement their <i>GTA 5</i> experiences, on iOS and Android devices, since the game's 2013 introduction …

Comic Books