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Axed Legacy of Kain Project Revealed With 30 Minute Video

A thirty-minute leaked video has provided a world-first look at Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun, a AAA action game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 believed to have been canceled in 2012.<p>Footage and images of the axed project were brought to light on the games forum NeoGAF, published by a user going by the …

This is the gorgeous, gray 20th anniversary edition PS4

The PlayStation turns 20 today, Dec. 3, 2014, and Sony created a 90s-era gray PlayStation 4 to celebrate.<p>The limited edition console, whose color mimics that of the original PlayStation, comes with a matching gray DualShock 4 controller, PlayStation camera and stand to mount the PS4 vertically. It …

The PlayStation is 20 years old today

Today, December 3rd, Sony celebrates 20 years since the PlayStation went on sale in Japan. And there’s much to celebrate; the brand is resurgent, with the PlayStation 4 enjoying a phenomenal first year.<p>But the occasion is a little bittersweet for long-term Sony watchers — it marks two decades since …

Grand Theft Auto V - How to Make Millions From Stock Market Assassinations - GTA 5 - IGN Video

IGN goes over the best way to make the biggest profits in GTA 5, and how the system has changed in the update from PS3 / 360 to PS4 / Xbox One. For …

Get Your First Mount in Dragon Age: Inquisition - IGN Video

IGN shows you how to get a horse early on in the game in Dragon Age: Inquisition

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Review Part Two: The Hit BioWare Needed

I’m still feeling overwhelmed by all the content in <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition.</i><p>I was thinking about this over the weekend. Not only is there a main quest and side-quests, some of the side-quests have side-side quests. And really the whole “main” vs. “side” dichotomy isn’t applicable here. There are the …

The 13 best (and worst) gaming tattoos we’ve ever seen

There’s no denying the significance and popularity of video games in today’s society. Whether we play them to unwind from a stressful day of work or …

Retrogaming

The Sims 4 Review Roundup

Last week, five years after The Sims 3, EA launched the latest entry in the life simulation series, The Sims 4. With it comes some controversy over missing features, but do those omissions ultimately prove to have an effect on the game? We've gathered up a sampling of reviews below to help you …

The Sims

A Visual History of The Sims

14 years, still going strong.<p>It all started in 2000.<p>Maxis released The Sims, a daring small-scale spin-off of its massive SimCity franchise. It would …

Little Tricks To Help Make The Sims 4 A Whole Lot Better

<i>The Sims 4</i> launched this week. We've been having a lot of fun with the game so far. But we've also encounter a few hurdles along the way. Don't …

The Sims

The Sims 4: Beautiful, smooth, and ultimately hollow (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>The Sims 4 is a slick new entry in the venerated dollhouse series, providing a number of upgrades to basic gameplay.<p>But developer Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts take away as much as they give: For every new improvement to the core PC …

Bungie Thinking About Lord of the Rings-Sized Narrative for Destiny, Activision Says

J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy tome <i>Lord of the Rings</i> is regarded as one of the deepest and most finely crafted fantasies ever written. Achieving a similar level of depth and breadth is a goal that Bungie has in mind for its soon-to-be-released shooter, Destiny, according to Activision Publishing CEO …

12 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4 goes pixel-shaped<p>When <i>The Sims 4</i> was released in 2014, some people who eagerly snatched up a copy soon found themselves perplexed by an apparent bug: The entire game eventually became blurry and pixelated, with the effect beginning as a way to obscure nude Sims and blossoming out from …

The Sims

What's new, what's missing and what's bizarre in The Sims 4

<i>The Sims 4</i> is something that a lot of simulation games are not: It's respectful of your time.<p>A bunch of mechanics have been changed for this installment in the long-running franchise, and all are streamlined for maximum efficiency: You can multitask the game's vast catalog of activities and …

How The Sims 4 Will Be Different To The Sims 3

Life's possibilities are endless. By extension, a game series intending to simulate life would also hope to have endless possibilities. The Sims series has attempted to encompass this, spawning four core games and over 50 add-on packs. Despite the accumulation of all this content, it still felt as …

More adult women gamers than teenage boy gamers: ESA research

There may seem to be an endless stream of teenage boys ready to curse out anyone who makes even the slightest misstep in a <i>Call of Duty</i> game, but a …

How to make a video game about drag queens

A California-based studio is developing the sequel to <i>RuPaul's Drag Race: Dragopolis</i>, an iOS and Android game that will feature seven drag queens from the World of Wonder reality TV show <i>RuPaul's Drag Race</i>. The ingredients? Queens, sass, glitter and glamor.<p>Speaking to Polygon, So Much Drama Studios' …

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt | Polygon E3 2014

<i>The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt</i> will be the culmination of Geralt's journey, the end of his story as CDProjekt has written it. And after ten long years and three AAA titles, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, CDProjekt's game director, will be free of him.<p>"We need a vacation from The Witcher for some time," says …

Sony Completely Dominated Microsoft At This Week's E3 Video Game Conference

After Microsoft's press conference earlier in the day Monday, all eyes were on Sony, the current market leader in the next-gen console race, to deliver at its E3 press conference Monday night with enough PlayStation 4 content to keep gamers sated for the next year.<p>Sony stepped up to the plate, and …

Metal Gear

The best Witcher 3 mods

Updated for 2018! Gameplay tweaks, graphical options, and other tools for enhancing your game.<p>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best PC RPGs of …

How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …

Top 10 Disasters In Gaming - Cheat Code Central

In gaming these past few decades, there have been a lot of bad ideas. Some were worse than others. There have been peripherals that sucked, games …

Meet the YouTube gamer who has more subscribers than Justin Bieber

Felix Kjellberg has more than 25 million subscribers on YouTube, more than 3.8 billion views on his videos, and has made millions of dollars in advertising revenue — all for recording himself playing video games and providing running commentary. If you haven't come across Kjellberg, or PewDiePie, …

The Competition Is As Fake As The Blood: Why New Video Games Are Always The Same Price

Video games have gotten ridiculously predictable. Not in stories, writing, or mechanics (although sometimes those, too) but in release, pricing, and …

Elder Scrolls Online rated M for sexual innuendo, severed heads, and drinking games

Bethesda announced in January that its upcoming subscription-based MMO The Elder Scrolls Online had received an M-for-Mature rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), a determination the company did not agree with--despite every other recent entry in the series being M-rated--but …

Is the Elder Scrolls Online worth buying or not?

The Elder Scrolls Online seems to be among the most controversial topics as of late. With the game’s launch closing in in the 4th of April for the PC …

EA May Once Again Be Running For “America’s Worst Company Award” For Third Year

Internet publication The Consumerist, who run a poll to decide who is eligible for America’s Worst Company Award, says that EA may once again be in …