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EA closes SimCity and The Sims developer Maxis Emeryville

Maxis Emeryville is no more.<p>According to Kotaku, owner EA is closing the main location for Maxis, the studio behind the SimCity and The Sims franchises. Other Maxis offices will remain open.<p>“Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to our studios in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki, …

Technology
Dark Souls

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is more of a director’s cut than a rehash

Why rerelease a game that’s still pretty new?<p>Some series fans were immediately on the defensive with the announcement of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, a remake of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game released last March. Members of Bandai Namco’s official forums were quick to scrutinize …

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is more than just a port

At this point, ports of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games to the latest generation of consoles are a dime a dozen. But according to Bandai Namco and From Software, <i>Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin</i> will be something different.<p>First revealed in November last year, <i>Scholar of the First Sin</i> is a …

Dark Souls
Dark Souls

What was a game guy doing in the White House?

<i>Click here for all of GamesBeat’s coverage of the 2015 DICE Summit.</i><p>LAS VEGAS — Mark DeLoura just spend an amazing 18 months at the White House, where he worked alongside brilliant people, worked crazy hours, and did it all for a government paycheck. What may surprise all of those <i>House of Cards</i> and</i> …

Scholar of the First Sin Makes Dark Souls 2 Harder Than Ever

From Software isn't ready to send Dark Souls 2 out to pasture just yet. Yesterday, it released a hefty patch for all currently available versions of the game that adds new story elements and tweaked multiplayer, among many other changes, and in a few short weeks, it will introduce a remastered …

Letter From 1993 Reveals George R.R. Martin's Original Plans For 'Game Of Thrones'

The year was 1993: Bill Clinton was sitting in the White House, the Super Nintendo represented the height of gaming technology, and “blog” referred only to a terrifying mixture of a bear and a log. It was against this backdrop that a young(er) writer named George R. R. Martin began working on a new …

TV Series

Read+Watch+Listen: Bonus material for Resident Evil fans

<i>This article may contain spoilers for Resident Evil.</i><p>You spent years waiting for developers to hurry up and release a big game. You buy it, take it home, and play through it in a couple of days. It’s awesome.<p>But now what?<p>Read+Watch+Listen is about other material you might want to check out if you’re …

Sony

Get a look at the Final Fantasy 15 demo in the latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD trailer

Square Enix released a new trailer for <i>Final Fantasy Type-0 HD</i> — the upcoming remake of the PSP game previously released only in Japan — that includes a look at the upcoming <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> demo.<p>The demo, called <i>Episode Duscae,</i> will be available with the "Day One" edition of <i>Type-0 HD</i>. Footage of the …

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae Gameplay Trailer - IGN Video

See the first gameplay from FFXV: Episode Duscae included with Final Fantasy Type-0.

Game Trailers
Final Fantasy

You've Got to Play This Re-Released RPG Masterpiece

It's got a weird name, it used to be very hard to find and it's one of the best Japanese role-playing games—finally re-released.<p>I know, I know, I was …

Elder Scrolls Online Drops Its Monthly Fee and Gets a Console Release Date

Been thinking of getting into <i>Elder Scrolls Online</i>? Bethesda's got two big announcements that just might make you one of Tamriel's permanent residents.<p>…

An Anime-Inspired Platformer That's as Beautiful as It Is Mind-Bending

The term "Metroidvania" gets thrown around a lot these days. A portmanteau of the games that inspired it (<i>Metroid</i> and <i>Castlevania</i>), these games …

Why All Three Game Consoles Have Now Ditched the TV

The vast majority of the buzz coming out of Microsoft's Windows 10 announcement has focused on Project HoloLens, and with good reason. But there was …