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Doom is asking important questions that other FPSes aren't

Greg Kasavin<p>How do you improve on a classic? The answer is you don't. If we're talking about a genuine classic, something that not only was created …

Hideo Kojima reveals the character behind the new Kojima Productions logo

Metal Gear creator shows the full body of his new studio's icon<p>When Hideo Kojima revealed his next venture, the new Kojima Productions, last year, he announced the reformed studio with a black and white logo that featured an armored, skull-faced being. Today, Kojima reveals the full mascot behind …

Metal Gear

How TerrenceM’s amazing Dreamhack Hearthstone run was marred by Twitch chat racism

Photo of Terrence Miller via DreamHack's official flickr.<p>Terrence Miller isn’t a big name in the world of professional Hearthstone yet, but after an …

What is 'tilt' in League of Legends, and how can you avoid it?

If you've played much <i>League of Legends</i> at all, you've almost certainly experienced a phenomenon known in the community as going "on tilt," even if you didn't realize it. You're considered tilted when you're angry or frustrated to the degree that it's badly affecting your performance, and you're …

League of Legends

Darth Vader-inspired PS4 and DualShock 4 coming this year

Sony will release a Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation 4 console and DualShock 4 controller this year alongside the releases of <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> and <i>Disney Infinity 3.0</i>. PlayStation's Adam Boyes unveiled the new console and controller onstage at Disney's D23 Expo today, detailing how the PS4 will …

Star Wars Battlefront

Doom's multiplayer mixes modern and retro, but it's still the fastest game in town

<i>Doom</i>'s multiplayer mode, which is publicly playable for the first time at QuakeCon 2015, is lightning fast — just not in the way that you might be used to.<p>My first round of the game's competitive mode was — appropriately enough — a 6-minute 6-on-6 Deathmatch, although time felt like it elapsed far …

Curse Voice says it can help prevent someone from sending a SWAT team after you

Curse is marketing their latest product, a VOIP solution called Curse Voice, as an alternative to products like Skype and Teamspeak. Their appeal to consumers in a recent press release is that the risks of gaming online are too great to attempt with traditional online forms of communication. When …

Why Nvidia graphics cards are the worst for open-source, but the best for Linux gaming

Linux users have long had a love-hate relationship with Nvidia. On the one hand, Nvidia’s proprietary graphics drivers have always been the best-performing ones for Linux gaming. On the other hand, Nvidia has been so hostile to the open-source community that Linus Torvalds literally gave it the …

The problem with growing download sizes

<i>Article by</i> <i>Daniel Sims</i><p>Digital distribution has been good for PC gaming. The convenience, sales, and increased exposure for small developers have made …

Gorgeous indie action RPG Little Devil Inside hits Steam Greenlight

A new 3D action adventure RPG from independent studio Neostream called <i>Little Devil Inside</i> hit Steam Greenlight today. And it’s catching everyone’s …

Indie Gaming

GTA 5 PC's Extensive Graphics Options Revealed

With less than a week to go before Grand Theft Auto V's long-awaited release for PC, developer Rockstar Games has now revealed the open-world title's extensive graphics options.<p>As you can see in the images embedded in this post, GTA V for PC has two settings for visuals: Graphics and Advanced …

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided details leak

A leak from a Russian website has revealed that the ongoing Square Enix tease is for a new Deus Ex game called Mankind Divided. A number of images …

Raptr's New PC Service Aims to "Celebrate the Pro in Every Gamer"

PC gaming company Raptr on Tuesday announced the latest evolution of its platform. The company has released Plays.tv, a new, Instagram-like service that's described as a "fun, easy way for gamers to capture their most interesting gameplay moments and instantly share them."<p>Overall, Plays.tv is all …

I'm taking a break. It's not you, gaming, it's me

It's a strange, almost scary thing to look out at the landscape of games, which encompasses hundreds of genres and hundreds of thousands of titles, and find nothing that grabs you.<p>I'm in the middle of one of those funks where no game interests me at the moment, and I don't have a big project on …

With PlayStation Vue, Sony looks to beat cable TV at its own game

This looks to be a year of seismic change for the television business. Cord-cutters and "cord-nevers" are making up an ever-increasing percentage of the American TV-watching public, and content providers are finally starting to cater to their desires, if in fits and starts.<p>So-called over-the-top …

PlayStation Vue

Steam Link hands-on: Valve's best shot at the living room costs $50

In November 2015, Valve is finally making its big push into the living room with more than a dozen Steam Machines from hardware partners including …

Professor highlights gaming's tendency to shame overweight people

Todd Harper is a fat man. He knows this because, pretty much every time he steps out onto the street, some stranger reminds him, or yells a fat insult at him.<p>Harper, visiting professor at the University of Baltimore gave an illuminating and often amusing GDC speech yesterday that addressed how …

Fitness

Hands-on with the final version of the Steam controller

The Steam controller is a big part of what makes a Steam Machine a Steam Machine; we were told that running SteamOS and being packaged with the controller were two of the main things that need to be included to use that branding. The controller itself has gone through a number of revisions, but we …

Steam Machines

The Division's PvP "Dark Zones" Detailed

As part of the first-ever The Division podcast on Soundcloud, developers from Ubisoft Massive revealed new details about the multiplayer game's PvP areas, called Dark Zones.<p>These zones, which are separate from The Division's main campaign, allow players to fight head-to-head with the possibility of …

Peter Molyneux's Godus is a failure of trust, and a warning for others

Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole posted an outstanding story earlier today, about one man's disappointment with a gaming company.<p>Bryan Henderson is the 21-year-old chap who won 22 Cans' much publicized <i>Curiosity</i> mobile game challenge, which the company's founder Peter Molyneux promised would feature a …

Social Media

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Will Star Claire Redfield and Barry's Daughter

Upcoming survival horror game Resident Evil Revelations 2 will feature returning series regular Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, the daughter of Barry Burton who makes her debut as a playable character.<p>The information was revealed in the November 2014 issue of Gamemaster magazine and posted by …

Activision Will Allow You To Upgrade Destiny To The New-Gen Version For Free

by Lightning Wolf Spirit Friday, September 05, 2014 at 04:27 PM<p>Honestly, I think this has persuaded me to get the digital version. I will inevitably …

GameStop Throwing Destiny Midnight Launch Parties Across the US

To mark the release of Destiny next week, retailer GameStop is opening thousands of US stores--around 4,100 in all--for midnight launch events. On the evening of September 8, you can visit one of the stores to take part in the revelry, which culminates with the game going on sale at midnight.<p>To …

Real life women revolutionaries would make amazing Assassin's Creed protagonists

Contrary to popular belief (and popular culture) women across history and across cultures have done far more than get married, have babies and be the mothers, daughters, sisters or wives of the key players on the world stage. A recent list on Whizzpast of ten lesser-known women revolutionaries is a …

Destiny's Vita-specific controls allow you to play from bed with ease

<i>Destiny</i> is coming next week, and Sony is enjoying some timed exclusive content as well as offering the ability to play the game using your Vita, if you'd like to step away from your PlayStation 4 and television.<p>Bungie has, in fact, optimized the game's controls for the Vita, allowing you use the …

Now you can explore Destiny's planets Google Street View-style

You can explore the Mars, Venus and Earth's moon of Bungie's <i>Destiny</i> in a familiar way — Google Maps Street View-style — thanks to a new Google technology-powered website.<p><i>Destiny</i> Planet View uses the tech that powers applications like Google Earth and Google Maps to give players an on-the-ground …

Unreal Engine 4 architectural visualisation videos are staggeringly realistic

Normally when we're stunned into silence by a game engine, it's because its creators have rendered an impossibly complex sci-fi setting. At the very …