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Star Wars Battlefront & Battlefield Launch Details - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Star Wars: Battlefront, Battlefield 5 and Battlefield Hardline get launch reveals. Plus, Destiny's DLC is coming soon with updated info. & last-gen …

The Creator of Smash Bros. Needs a Vacation

Director Masahiro Sakurai reflects on his workload on the latest <i>Super Smash Bros.</i>, and holy hell, what a workload it is.<p><i>Super Smash Bros. for</i> …

Retrogaming

The Biggest Video Games Of Holiday Season 2014

With October almost over and November upon us, it’s safe to say video games—along with the rest of the world—are headed into holiday season, that frenzied time of year when you get crazy discounts and major game releases.<p>2014 is no exception, and promises some very big releases over the next few …

Gaming Will Survive, And Thrive, After GamerGate

Something has shifted with GamerGate recently, a movement I won’t declare “dead,” but one that is certainly transforming into something its instigators certainly didn’t intend.<p>No, I’m not talking about a shift away from ethical issues in games journalism to misogyny and harassment (which, if there …

Ubisoft Posts Financials: PS4 Dominates Sales; Watch_Dogs Sells 9 Million, Far Cry 4 Expected 6 Million this Year

Ubisoft just posted its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended on September 30th, with a “significant improvement” of operating income and …

Can Nintendo turn Wii U around?

Wii U has been a huge disappointment for Nintendo. And although the company's boss Satoru Iwata has been talking up post-<i>Mario Kart 8</i> sales, it continues to lag behind expectations.<p>Nintendo is the most venerable name in gaming and yet Wii U has not sold nearly as many units as the company hoped, …

Nearly half of all Wii U owners also own Mario Kart 8

Almost half of everyone who owns a Wii U also owns <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, according Nintendo sales figures released this week.<p>Since its release in May 2014, <i>Mario Kart 8</i> has sold 3.49 million units, as disclosed in Nintendo's financial results briefing (PDF link). On its investor relations website, Nintendo …

Evolve's Big Alpha releases Goliath into the wild for the first time

During a press-only preview last week Polygon was given the opportunity to go a few rounds in the Big Alpha of <i>Evolve</i> before the general release. Originally slated to hit retail this month, <i>Evolve</i> has had its release date pushed back to Feb. 2015, ostensibly for tuning and balancing. The Big Alpha is …

Why I don't finish most video games

The games are too damn long<p>My friends keep venting to me about the ending of <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, the new video game set in the Lord of the Rings universe. I can't relate. I never finished it. In fact, I rarely finish any game.<p><i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, for all its flaws, is an excellent adventure, one of the …