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Want to shoot a guy in the nuts and kick his head off? Play Bulletstorm

Immature. Wafer-thin plot. Dumb bro game. Just a long-list of dick-jokes. These were some of the criticisms thrown at Bulletstorm when it appeared …

Call of Duty

'Deus Ex: The Fall' puts AAA gaming on mobile, but is it still 'Deus Ex?'

Many ducts, few revelations... at least so far<p>For a short time after <i>Deus Ex: Human Revolution</i> came out, I was a weird <i>Deus Ex</i> completionist. I finished the game in eight-hour stints without showering, then went back and started it again. Did you know there was a <i>Human Revolution</i> comic? I read it. So …

The Witness is an adventure-puzzle game about non-verbal communication

On the spectrum of influences, <i>The Witness</i>, developer Jonathan Blow's upcoming game, lies somewhere between <i>Myst</i>, <i>Snake</i> and the TV show <i>Lost</i>. He admits that's both "weird" and "unconventional," but he's clearly happy that Sony is bringing it to the PlayStation 4.<p>At a closed-door event at E3 2013, Blow …

Bungie unveils its Destiny

A deep look at the first game in a planned multi-part series from the creators of the Halo universe.<p>It's a game of superlatives.<p>The studio's biggest game. Its longest development cycle. The first with new publishing partner Activision.<p>It will also be the first game many at the studio have made that …

Nintendo: If devs are worried about used game sales, they should make better games

The best way for console makers to deal with the used games market is to ensure their games are so good that people don't want to trade them in, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon. But supporting used games is also important, he added.<p>"We have been very clear, we understand …

Nintendo dates major games, delays others

Nintendo has published new Wii U and 3DS release schedules for the US and Europe, confirming launch months for several of its key games and delays to …

Retrogaming

'The Last Of Us' Review: This Is The End, Beautiful Friend (PS3)

<i>‘The Last of Us’ is one of the best games of 2013 and the perfect swan song for the PlayStation 3.</i><p><i>The Last of Us</i> is a tense, brutal vision of the future.<p>This sense of dread and violence is present throughout the game, both in terms of its story and gameplay. Everything from the graphics to the …

Nuclear Subs And PR Flubs: Is 'Buy An Xbox 360' Actually Bad Advice?

Another day, another Internet brushfire for Microsoft.<p>This time around, it is in response to comments by Phil Spencer, VP of Microsoft Studios, and Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment and <i>de facto</i> head of gaming in Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices segment. These have been …

Survival horror is making a big comeback

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Many fans of true survival horror are disappointed with the way the genre has changed over the years. Classic series such as Resident Evil have turned into …

Microsoft’s Xbox chief doesn’t know about life aboard a submarine — so we asked someone who does

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>LOS ANGELES — Don Mattrick doesn’t even know what it means to be on a nuclear submarine. That’s what the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division told GameTrailers in an interview Tuesday during the Electronic Entertainment Expo.<p>What do submarines have to do …