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The Best Open World Games

Part of the thrill of gaming is being able to step into imaginative worlds that let us make our own marks in them. In an instant, we can be …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>22<p>Wed<p>Bea Miller & Madison Beer<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Aug<p>25<p>Sat<p>featuring tributes to Chris Cornell, Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Stone …

Deboots: 10 Games That Botched The Franchise Reboot

Reboots are an important part of entertainment media. They offer the opportunity to revitalize a stagnant franchise, often in surprising or …

Multiple "well-known" studios looking to purchase bankrupt 38 Studios' assets

Around two dozen parties from around the world are interested in bidding on the various 38 Studios/Big Huge Games IP and technology up for auction next month, including "well-known industry figures," according to an executive at auction organizer Global Heritage Partners.<p>None of the interested …

EA teases "tactical programs" with Sony

Electronic Arts' various exclusivity deals with Microsoft are not a sign that EA is supporting Microsoft over Sony, according to executive Frank Gibeau. In fact, the EA Labels president explained to <i>Edge</i> that EA has unannounced "tactical programs" in the works with Sony that will even out the …

Friends List: Are mechanics or storytelling more important in games?

I'm conflicted: On the one hand I love Call of Duty multiplayer. The sheer gaminess of it sunk its hooks into me long ago. But I also happen to be a huge fan of smart, narratively driven games.<p>Call of Duty presents this struggle of gameplay versus storytelling as a dichotomy of sorts: There is a …

GamesBeat panel spotlight: Which emerging game technologies will take off?

What are the new frontiers of games? What cool tech is coming down the road? How will these best get into the market and get the attention of gamers?<p>We’ll evaluate emerging game technologies at our GamesBeat 2013 conference in a breakout session on day two. The event is Oct. 29-Oct. 30 at the …

PS4 supports real names at launch

The PlayStation 4 will allow users to identify themselves by their real names for the system's online service at launch, Sony confirmed today with Kotaku. Doing so will be optional.<p>Last week, Microsoft revealed that though it plans to give users the option of identifying themselves by their real …

Microsoft details placement suggestions for new Kinect

The placement requirements of the new Kinect for Microsoft's Xbox One will be similar to that of the original Kinect, but players will be able to stand closer to the sensor, according to a leaked Brazilian version of the console's manual that was posted to NeoGAF.<p>The manual shows that the new …

Former EA CEO: "$60 is a giant F-U" to some gamers

The standard $60 price point for games today is a "giant F-U" to many consumers, according to former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello. Speaking at the recent Gaming Insider Summit attended by [a]listdaily, Riccitiello said console and PC publishers should take a page out of the mobile game …

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