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The creators of Crossy Road are making a cool new Pac-Man game

Bandai Namco has tapped <i>Crossy Road</i> creators Hipster Whale to put their spin on Pac-Man for his 35th anniversary. The result? <i>Pac-Man 256</i>, a new mobile game that adds a clever twist to the dot-eating formula that's based on the original game's infamous level glitch.<p><i>Pac-Man 256</i> is an endless maze …

Lego Ant-Man pack includes big flying ant, maybe bigger spoiler

Images for the official LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man Final Battle pack just hit and the included toys may have a bit of a spoiler for the upcoming movie.<p>Don't read on if you don't want to hear about it.<p>The pack, which will sell for $19.99, contains 183 pieces used to build a pretty sweet ride …

How The Last 10 Seconds Of The Mad Men Finale Saved Don Draper

<b>SPOILERS FOR MAD MEN — THE WHOLE THING</b><p>It feels incredibly appropriate that the Mad Men Finale would end with such a thorough triumph of meta-advertising. Certainly one of the greatest moments of product placement in recent memory. What, the show asks, is the endpoint of Don Draper’s journey? What …

TV

Let’s all watch that YouTube video that Konami tried — and failed — to ban

If you want to ensure that everyone wants to see something, try to block them from seeing it.<p>Konami didn’t heed that advice. The publisher has tried to suppress a video that hypothesizes and investigates the state of its business on YouTube. Called “Kojima vs. Konami: An Investigation,” the …

How Konami accidentally made P.T. the coolest game of all time

Konami is trying really, really hard to make you forget that P.T. ever existed. That plan is backfiring.<p>In the wake of <i>Silent Hills'</i> cancellation, Konami has done virtually everything in its power to scrub <i>P.T.</i>'s existence from the face of the planet. First, it quietly revealed plans to remove the …

Avant-garde

Marvel's Secret Wars event starts today: Here's what you need to know

This summer, DC and Marvel are making big efforts to get new readers with fresh superhero stories of all genres. The summer crossover event is a familiar rite for the Big Two of the American comics industry. But where a crossover is usually the sort of thing that only makes a superhero setting more …

Black Mesa - Steam Launch Trailer - IGN Video

Black Mesa, the fan-made Half-Life 1 remake, is out now on Steam Early Access.

Furious 7 is now one of the most successful films in history with $1.3B gross

<i>Furious 7</i> had an amazing first few weeks worldwide, and we had some thoughts about why people love the movie so much, but the Vin Diesel-led crew is still performing amazingly well at the box office, recently edging out <i>Frozen</i>, <i>Iron Man 3</i>, and the last Harry Potter film to become the fourth largest …

Film Industry

4 Fundamental Problems With Everything You Hear About The Future Of Education

Education conferences are like church. Therefore, I must be devout. I attend at least one education conference a month. And although I do enjoy these gatherings—and I will continue to speak at, participate in, and live tweet these events—I also need to be honest: sometimes they feel more like …

Pedagogy

Watch This Jackass-Style GTA 5 Video

Using the new Rockstar Editor video tools for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, YouTuber Abstract Mode has created a funny movie inspired by the stunt-themed TV and movie series <i>Jackass.</i><p>Watch as Trevor (of course it's Trevor) performs all manner of crazy stunts that Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O …

Make No Mistake: Valve Will Bring Paid Mods Back, Just Not In 'Skyrim'

We saw a storm this week. The video game world has always been one to make itself heard on social media, and it did exactly that when Valve introduced a program for paid mods in Skyrim a few days ago. A ruckus was raised, death threats were issued, cheeky protests and a change.org petition got …

Beta Testing

About time: President Obama thanks Japan for manga, anime, emojis

At a formal half-hour long ambassadorial ceremony yesterday, President Obama thanked the country of Japan for manga, anime, karaoke and emojis.<p>To be fair, there may have been a bit more context than that.<p>Over the course of the full ceremony (which you can watch here), the President mentioned the …

Violent shooter Hatred will be released on June 1 (correction)

Destructive Creations' Windows PC shooter <i>Hatred</i> will be released on June 1, the Polish company announced today.<p>A new trailer was also released today (above) that, like its predecessors, focuses on the central character's contempt for humanity and his extreme and cruel violence. This graphic trailer …

Trailers

The curious case of 'SpyParty' and self-funded indie games

Game developer Chris Hecker attended Parsons School of Design in the late 1980s -- his admissions counselor was a fashionable man named Tim Gunn, who accepted Hecker's portfolio complete with a four-foot oil painting of Freddy Krueger, the canvas slashed as if it had been attacked by the subject's …

Call of Duty

Why do AAA devs often hate their jobs? Watch this video.

If you're a AAA-game developer at a big studio with a publisher and a big marketing budget, this video is probably enough to give you cold chills, or at least a knowing nod.<p>This is what it looks like when people who don't understand game development begin asking for things they assume are …

New Study Finds No Link Between Gaming And Sexist Attitudes

A few days ago a German longitudinal study was published that explored the connection between gaming and sexist attitudes. The results broadly show that playing videogames doesn’t make people sexist.<p>The study was based around cultivation theory, which posits that long-term exposure to media content …

Research

Indie Horror Hit Five Nights at Freddy's Gets Movie Deal

Warner Bros. is already making a Minecraft movie, but that's not the only video game feature film the <i>Harry Potter</i> film giant has in the works. The company has acquired the film rights to Scott Cawthon's popular horror game Five Nights at Freddy's, according to The Hollywood Reporter.<p>The movie …

Games and social media: is there any scientific evidence for digital neglect?

Last week saw the widespread re-republication of a letter distributed by a group of head teachers that, unlike most letters sent home, garnered massive popular attention.<p>What made this letter especially interesting was that it suggested those who allow their children access some of the most popular …

Gaming history lesson: A literal butt once delayed Halo 2 on Windows Vista

The video game industry was a very strange place just eight years ago.<p>Allow me to set the stage: Microsoft was pushing Windows Vista pretty hard, as well as its "Games for Windows" branding. The idea was to control certification and standards on the PC the same way it was standardized on …

Halo

Mind Blowing on Twitter: "This is the house that 'Up' was based on. It's in Seattle & was owned by a lady named Edith (who was a spy in WWII). http://t.co/XjwWWOyMEm"

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Without Looking Glass, there was no Irrational Games

How BioShock developer Irrational Games continued what Looking Glass started.<p>As part of Polygon’s cover story on the history of developer Looking Glass, we’re looking at various projects and companies that spawned in Looking Glass’ wake. Here, we explore <i>BioShock</i> developer Irrational Games.<p>Despite …

Prominent Streamer Calls Nintendo "Anti-YouTuber" and "F***ing Greedy"

Well-known YouTube personality "Angry Joe" Vargas is finished creating content around Nintendo games in the wake of a new copyright claim filed over his recent Mario Party 10 video. Angry Joe is a force in online video, as his channel counts nearly 2 million subscribers and has tallied 300 million+ …

Mind Blowing on Twitter: "Toy Story 2 made $485,015,179 worldwide. I hope that employee got a raise: http://t.co/Bj64ErqhvM"

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Watch GTA 5's Normally Subdued Lester Fly Off the Handle

Grand Theft Auto V's Lester character is normally a pretty subdued guy, usually more interested in staying behind the scenes and playing a supporting role.<p>He gets around either in a wheelchair or sometimes on foot with a cane. And even though he certainly has anger issues, he's not the type of …

Super Mario 64 comes to the PC, thanks to a developer experimenting in Unity

If you're in need of a quick <i>Super Mario 64</i> fix, look no further than this Unity remake of the game's first level, Bob-Omb Battlefield, playable on Linux, Mac and PC. The remake comes to us courtesy of developer Erik Roystan Ross, who built the project in Unity 3D.<p>"I originally built this to …

Get 93 Sega Games Worth $990.01 for just $80

At this point Steam has developed something of a reputation for its ludicrously cheap sales. Today, they're partnering with Sega for what might be the most ridiculous to date.<p>From now to Monday March 30 at 5 PM PST, 93 Sega games worth $990.01 will be discounted to $79.99/£59.99/€69.99 as part of …

Gen Con discussing whether to remain in Indiana after controversial law passes

Earlier this week, the parent company for the Gen Con hobby game convention threatened to leave the state if Indiana's controversial religious freedom bill became law.<p>While protecting religious freedom, the law would also offer legal protection under which Indiana business owners could refuse …

Gen Con

Maggie trailer looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger's take on The Last of Us

Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in an upcoming film called <i>Maggie</i>, and it looks like something interesting for both him and the genre; a zombie film that seems ready to deal with the humanity of the characters.<p>If nothing else, it looks like a big-screen adaptation of <i>The Last of Us</i> in many ways. …

Watch New Gameplay For Epic's "Minecraft Meets Left 4 Dead" PC Game Fortnite

<b>[UPDATE]</b> The stream is now underway.<p><b>[UPDATE 2]</b> That's a wrap. What did you think of what you saw? Let us know in the comments below!<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>Gears of War creator Epic Games will hold a special Twitch live-stream event this afternoon where it will, for the first time ever, show …

Half-Life 2 Remastered for Free on Steam

A comprehensive fan-made update for Half-Life 2, which makes sweeping changes to the 11-year-old game's visuals, has gone live on Steam.<p>The 7 GB update adds in subtle visual effects that essentially restore the look of Valve's seminal first-person shooter. Known simply as Half-Life 2: Update, the …