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You haven't played these Pokémon games, but you should

Not only have you not caught them all — you haven't even <i>played</i> them all.<p>The Pokémon-playing community has proven to be one of the most industrious groups of fans this industry has ever seen. That tenacity is built into the franchise's very nature. To fully complete a PokeDex in <i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Y</i>, you …

Gaming for good—with celebrities

Video gaming has become a global pastime. And these days, Millennials spend a lot of time watching or broadcasting live streams of video games and …

RANKED: The Rarest, Most Expensive Video Games In The World

Just because video games are fun doesn't mean they can't mean serious business.<p>People are willing to pay a hefty price for nostalgia and one-of-a-kind releases, and thanks to retro gaming website RacketBoy, you now see just how much.<p>From golden Nintendo cartridges to games that let you play as an …

Retrogaming

Trust and tequila: An oral history of Tales from the Borderlands and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

If you end up grabbing drinks with Gearbox Software at one of the major video game industry events throughout the year, you have an 80 percent chance of making a new Borderlands game. If you’re already friends with the people there, that number jumps to 100.<p>At least that’s the impression I got when …

E3's Greatest and weirdest moments

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is conference that is known for high points that shake up the gaming world, along with low points that can't be …

State of the Art: Picking Up the Localization Slack

We are currently living in the golden age of video game localization. North American gamers who remember how hard we had to yell and scream to get</i> …

The Best PS Vita Games

With the slimmer iteration of the PlayStation Vita launching in North America, now is as good time as any to check out the catalogue of games available for Sony's handheld console. We've put together a list of some the best games currently out on the Vita to keep your handheld gaming experience …

1001 Spikes' characters show their stuff in latest gameplay trailer (update)

The latest trailer for Nicalis and 8Bits Fanatics' 2D action-platformer, <i>Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes</i>, introduces some of the playable characters in the game like Curly Brace from <i>Cave Story</i> and Commander Video from <i>Bit.Trip Runner</i>.<p>The game sports more than 100 stages, three save files, multiple …

A handy guide to buying the right monitor

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with LG.</i><p>If you’re reading this, it might be a long time since you last bought an LCD monitor. Anecdotally, good monitors last four to five years, but most desktop computers, which typically have the same lifetime, come with their own monitors.<p>Nowadays, …

App Store Update: May 21

It's time to get a little closer to someone you love with Bounden, a two-player choreography challenge created by ballet performers.<p>Every day …

Blacklight: Retribution PS4 launch trailer demonstrates the power of robots

A launch trailer for the PlayStation 4 version of <i>Blacklight: Retribution</i> shows the free-to-play shooter in action.<p>The trailer has plenty of combat footage showing various weapons and character models, as well as footage of how a player's appearance and equipment loadout can be customized.<p>The …

The Besties 78: Our fondest memories of the generation

To send off the current generation of consoles, we decided to do something a little special.<p>There are no winners or losers this week, just our fondest memories from one of gaming's longest console cycles. I had a nice time recording this episode. Like Justin and Griffin, I started covering games …

12 great current-gen games you didn’t play, handpicked by industry pros

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>Wow. It’s been one heck of a console generation: games like Mass Effect, Uncharted, Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed.<p>But for every triple-A hit, we …

You Can Play Your PS4 Through Your Xbox One

One very interesting thing gamers will be able to do if they happen to pick up both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is use the Xbox One’s interface to play games on your PS4 (or Wii U, or even current gen systems.)<p>Speaking with Ben Kuchera of the Penny Arcade Report, Microsoft’s Jeff Henshaw …

Sony Won't Ban Early PS4 Users

There’s never an end to the little micro-controversies surrounding the impending launch of the Xbox One (via Microsoft) and the PlayStation 4 (via Sony.) It’s actually kind of fun for me to see the level and intensity of consumer interaction with these yet-to-be-released products.<p>The latest story …

What’s inside Sony’s PlayStation 4: Upgradeable hard drive, 8GB fast memory, internal power

<i>Corrected 10:30 a.m. Pacific</i><p>This might be a first: Instead of waiting for gadget butchers* like iFixit to post their own disassembly videos, Sony, (working with <i>Wired</i>) has published its own teardown of its upcoming PlayStation 4 — before the new console even hits the streets. Check out the …

RPG card game Project Carnival announced for mobile devices

<i>Project Carnival</i>, a new card-based game from Square Enix and Argentinean developer Okam Studio, will launch for iOS and Android devices in 2014.<p>In <i>Project Carnival</i>, a long peace has been shattered by the disappearance of the gods who guard it. After war breaks out, a being known as Momo locks the …

Modder creates Pokemon X and Y shiny-finding machine

An enterprising <i>Pokémon X/Pokémon Y</i> player has figured out a way to automate the process of finding shiny Pokémon in the game — but it still takes some doing.<p>Normally, trying to seek out shiny Pokémon instead of happening upon them entails a painstaking process known as "chaining," through which …

Eve: Valkyrie -- The Future Of Immersive Virtual Reality Gaming Experience

I recently spoke via international phone conference with Owen O’Brien, <i>Eve: Valkyrie</i>‘s Executive Producer, and Sigurður Gunnarsson, one of the founders and the game’s senior programmer, about CCP Games’ upcoming virtual reality space dogfight game. O’Brien and Gunnarsson shared their thoughts with …

The ESRB has failed your children

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>While the Entertainment Software Rating Board preoccupies itself with the more obvious evils of Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, it has allowed a far more …

Free will is overrated: the surreal, self-aware joy of 'The Stanley Parable'

Video games, as a rule, depend heavily on a trick that TV Tropes calls the “Voice with an Internet Connection.” The Voice is the comm link in your head, giving you missions and explaining your world: think <i>Halo’s</i> Cortana, <i>Deus Ex’s</i> many operatives, or even <i>Portal’s</i> GLaDOS. By turns helpful, officious, …

Five PR tips for indie developers without a marketing budget

<i>Alex Josef is the managing partner of VIM Global Consulting</i>.<p>Indie development is tough, especially when the individual or team is putting all their money, time, and soul into a project that takes years to create. One part of the process that’s getting even tougher for indie developers is having the …

Naughty Dog reveals how axed Jack and Daxter reboot led to The Last of Us

The creative director for The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann, has revealed that the development team behind the game was originally assembled to produce a new entry in Naughty Dog's Jak and Daxter series, which was last seen on the PlayStation 2.<p>Speaking at a keynote address for IGDA Toronto 2013, …

One of Game of Thrones season 7's most dramatic scenes saw an actor have to be sawn out of chains

If nothing else, Game of Thrones season 7 always keeps you on your toes – and the actors are included in that. For one trio, their first day filming …

TV Series

AAA devs get back to making games, not products

"It was not the way I envisioned creating video games," says Simon Darveau. He'd been with Ubisoft for half a decade, where he worked as a game …

Living Rooms