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Video games don't want to be movies, they want to be steak

Video games and movies are often compared to each other in derisive ways. Some video games, like the recently released PlayStation 4 game <i>The Order: 1886</i>, are criticized for being too much like a movie. That game was knocked for its supposedly short length and reliance on cinematic storytelling and …

Kill PewDiePie in this award-winning mass murder game

<i>The Casual Games Association paid for Daniel Crawley’s trip to Casual Connect Europe, where he moderated two sessions. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>There’s a new mass murder game on the scene, but this one’s okay to love.<p>The big winner at Casual Connect Europe’s Indie Prize ceremony was Party …

Crime

Fed Up With Microtransactions? Apple Launches New Solution

Apple has launched a new "Pay Once & Play" category on iTunes that highlights games that <i>do not</i> feature microtransactions.<p>Games listed in this new category include Goat Simulator, Threes!, Gunbrick, and Minecraft, as well as Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Bastion, among many others.<p>It is unclear …

Google Play

Binding of Isaac Afterbirth DLC Announced

Also: watch out for another free update that makes the bosses even tougher.<p>Edmund McMillen has revealed details about The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's …

Indie Gaming

Guild Wars 2 Writer Leaves to Work on Destiny

Starts as Bungie's new loremaster next week.<p>One of the lead story writers on Guild Wars 2 has left to work on Destiny.<p>According to his Twitter, today …

Guild Wars

Nintendo Voice Chat: Welcome New 3DS!

IGN's Nintendo show is back with another fun-filled episode.<p><b>Download Nintendo Voice Chat Here</b><p><b>Download Nintendo Voice Chat Here</b><p>IGN UK Editor Daniel …

Monster Hunter

Games That Are Better On The New Nintendo 3DS

The New Nintendo 3DS XL hits North America and Europe this week. Although the latest model is still the same size as its predecessor, this version introduces several new features including an improved processor, additional buttons, a second analog stick (C-Stick), an extra camera, and support for …

Gaming

Here's How to Get Mario Costumes in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Early adopters of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate are entitled to a free item pack, the highlight of which is a component needed to craft one of two Super Mario Bros. costumes.<p>From now until March 15, Ultimate players can visit the "Gift Area" to download a Starter Pack consisting of items like potions, …

Monster Hunter

GTA Publisher: Game Development Getting More Expensive, Risky

Take-Two Interactive, which wholly owns Grand Theft Auto studio Rockstar Games, says that the games business is still growing, but that it's also becoming more expensive and risky.<p>"It's an expensive business, and the risk profile reflects that," Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick told Bloomberg TV. …

Game Development

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Classic Multiplayer Modes Combined

Classic modes have gone Voltron.<p>Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy, and a number of other traditional multiplayer modes in Call of Duty: Advanced …

Call of Duty

PlayStation charity gives you a chance to play with superstars

Think that downloadable game content is normally a waste? Sony will soon give you a good reason to splurge on those virtual goods. It's launching PlayStation Heroes, a PlayStation 4 app that encourages you to contribute to charities like Make-A-Wish, the USO and the V Foundation for Cancer …

Dota 2 is Steam's first game with 1 million users playing at the same time

<i>Dota 2</i> broke the 1 million mark for concurrent users this weekend — that figure means people signed in and playing the game at the same time — and is the first to do so in Steam history.<p>That's easily dwarfed by the numbers that <i>League of Legends</i> puts up — anywhere from 5 to 7.5 million concurrents …

Doom Mod Adds Instagram Filters and Selfie Stick

A Doom modder who goes by the name Linguica has created a mod that adds Instagram filters and a selfie stick to the classic first person shooter.<p>InstadDoom, as it's called, adds 37 filters you'll recognize from the photo and video sharing social network, including Mayfair, Rise, Inkwell, and many …

Mobile Photography

Super Mario World's gravity isn't possible on any planet

It goes without saying that <i>Super Mario World</i> is unrealistic, but have you wondered just <i>how</i> outlandish it is? PBS has. The broadcaster's <i>Space Time</i> show recently went out of its way to calculate the gravity of the game's planet based on Mario's jumps, and it turns out to be nearly eight times that of …