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Hyrule Warriors hits Japan this summer

<i>Hyrule Warriors</i>, Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors-like action game set in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda universe, will be released in Japan for Wii U this summer, according to a Japanese language document (PDF link) from the company.<p>Revealed last December in a Nintendo Direct, the third-person action …

The Legend of Zelda's Temple of Time gets an Unreal Engine 4 makeover

Vimeo user Michael Eurek recreated one of The Legend of Zelda's most iconic locations — the Temple of Time — using Unreal Engine 4.<p>Eurek began the project several months ago, after a friend suggested "that a fun/challenging exercise would be to recreate an environment from an old game I like using …

Dota 2 grows larger than World of Warcraft, but League of Legends still crushes both

Valve finally has as many players for its latest big hit as the long-running World of Warcraft … the only difference is that Valve’s game is free.<p>In the last month, the free-to-play Dota 2 has had 7.86 million players, according to Valve. That’s a huge milestone, as it means Valve’s multiplayer …

Don’t Tap the White Tile is just the latest hit to prove no one really understands mobile gaming

Candy Crush Saga developer King is paying for Farm Heroes Saga commercials on television in an effort to boost the sim game’s mobile downloads here in the United States. Meanwhile, a game known as Piano Tiles on iOS and Don’t Tap The White Tile on Android, is the most-downloaded game for both …

Why does Kirby always look angry in the West?

Developer HAL Laboratories has finally explained why Kirby looks angry on Western box art while he maintains his happy appearance in Japan.<p>Speaking to Gamespot, <i>Kirby: Triple Deluxe</i> director Shinya Kumazaki said it's the result of both markets looking for two different things from the franchise.<p>"For …

Five Best Resources for PC Games

There are plenty of places to pick up great PC games, whether you're looking for something just-released or a classic treasure. Still, some are …

Television (India)

See what Sonic the Hedgehog sees at super-speed in this Oculus Rift game

If navigating the jumps, loops and springboards of Sonic the Hedgehog in standard 2D made your eyes water, imagine doing it in first person — with the Oculus Rift.<p>This video, like others of Ocul-ized games, doesn't really do the experience true justice. The video's creator, Chadtronic, warns that …

Mod adds time travel to Portal 2

A mod for <i>Portal 2</i> on PC adds "time travel" options so that players may, in effect, use past versions of themselves to complete puzzles in the game.<p>"Thinking With Time Machine" is the name of the mod; like the original games, players can use it to get a third-person glimpse of Chell elsewhere on the …

Major League Gaming is building an arena in China

Major League Gaming is teaming up with two other companies to build its first dedicated arena, in a tourist city near Hong Kong, to open in 2017, the eSports series announced this week.<p>MLG called the arena, to be built on Hengqin Island, "a true stadium and the first of its time," in an interview …

MOBAs Drive PC Gaming To Surpass Consoles Globally

There’s an eternal war being waged between PC enthusiasts and console gamers as to which platform is better, and the so-called “PC master race” might have just gotten a little bit more ammunition.<p>According to analyst firm DFC Intelligence, PC gaming has now surpassed console gaming in terms of …

Filmmakers to begin dig in search of 'worst video game in history'

The event is expected to draw hundreds of video game enthusiasts, pop culture fans and self-described geeks to Alamogordo, a small town in southeastern New Mexico<p>Hidden for three decades in a landfill deep in the New Mexico desert lie thousands of Atari cartridges from what is widely believed to be …

Retrogaming

The entire country of Denmark has been recreated in Minecraft

Denmark has been totally recreated in sandbox game <i>Minecraft</i>, making it the first country able to be explored in the game "in the ratio 1:1," the Danish Broadcasting Corporation reports.<p>The map is the work of Simon Kokkendorf and Thorbjørn Nielsen of Geodatastyrelsen, the Danish Geodata Agency, who …

10 Great Video Game Easter Egg Collections

Happy Easter, everybody! I’m guessing not many people will be choosing to read the Internet today instead of testing the limits of human chocolate …

Why now is the right time for AirMech Arena to land on consoles

<i>AirMech Arena</i>, Carbon Games' hybrid real-time strategy/multiplayer online battle arena game, is headed to Xbox 360 this summer because it's the "right time" to do so, the studio's co-founder James Green said in an interview on publisher Ubisoft's blog.<p>Carbon Games has been developing <i>AirMech Arena</i> …