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Lego Dimensions relies heavily on the lure of mashups

Lego has offered the world so much fun these past 70 years, it seems only fair that the world reciprocate in some way.<p>At a time when Lego is reaching further and further into a broader role of entertainment giant, mashups turn out to be an absolute gift for the toy-maker. If you want to see Gandalf …

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The PS4 will have a 1TB hard drive version very soon

Coming right on time after Microsoft's leak a few hours ago, some pre-E3 Sony news just popped up. An FCC filing reveals two new versions of the PS4 are on the way, and one of them is its first to come stock with a 1TB hard drive inside, twice the size of the current one. PlayStation gamers have …

FCC filing reveals plans for a 1 TB PS4

Sony is testing a PlayStation 4 console with a 1 TB hard drive, according to recent filings with the Federal Communications Commission.<p>The new console with the 1 TB hard drive is listed as model CUH-1215B in the FCC documents, as you can see in the image below.<p>Another "production prototype" …

Looking Beyond E3, Microsoft Teases Major Plans for Gamescom

Later this month, the focus of the gaming world will be on E3 in Los Angeles, but that's not the only gaming show this summer. Xbox company Microsoft has now said it preparing to have a major presence at Gamescom in Germany this August, promising a breadth of content as significant as what we'll …

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Batman: Arkham Knight Has No Loading Screens, New Game Plus Detailed

With just a few more weeks to go before Batman: Arkham Knight's release, developer Rocksteady has published the next installment in the "Arkham Insider" video series that offers an inside look at the action game. The video covers a variety of topics, one of which is Arkham Knight's New Game Plus …

Why you should want a Nintendo Android console

The most obvious reason for Nintendo to use Android as a starting point is that it would give the company a considerable leg up toward having its own credible, modern operating system. Anyone who’s used a Wii U will know how far behind Nintendo is in this area; the software is inexplicably slow, …

What Game Do You Absolutely Love the Idea of But Just Cannot Play?

Welcome back to GameSpot Q&A a weekly section where we ask our staff and readers an interesting discussion question about video games. Look at this as a forum where you and others can discuss and compare your opinions of this beloved hobby of ours. Let us know what your answer is to this week's …

Dark Souls

Microsoft Shouldn't Just Buy 'Silent Hills' For Xbox, But 'Metal Gear Solid' Too

Tomb Raider’s Xbox exclusivity changed everything.<p>Before that point, that idea would have been a rumor so weird and wild, most would have laughed it off easily. But as it turned out, the idea was more than just a pipe dream, and Microsoft stepped in to support the development of Square Enix’s Rise …

Ubisoft retires its Frag Dolls team

The Frag Dolls, Ubisoft's in-house, all-female group of professional gamers who have hawked the publisher's wares and advocated for women in games for more than a decade, are no more. Frag Dolls founder Morgan Romine said on the group's official website that the team is being retired, writing that …

Destiny: House of Wolves review: Guardian of hope

<i>House of Wolves</i> is a step forward for <i>Destiny</i>, but not a giant leap.<p>The expansion certainly goes further than its predecessor. December's <i>The Dark Below</i> felt like a perfunctory add-on that delivered few meaningful changes, let alone improvements, to the <i>Destiny</i> experience.<p><i>House of Wolves</i> brings much …

Here's how amiibo work with Splatoon

<b>Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>If you've read our review, you already know that <i>Splatoon</i> will be a no-brainer purchase for most Wii U owners when it launches tomorrow. But some fans may be wondering how the game works with Nintendo's amiibo line of figures. Watch the …

Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit loses class status, Gearbox dropped from suit

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Gearbox Software and Sega, claiming the developer falsely advertised <i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i> with unrepresentative trade show demonstrations, have agreed to drop Gearbox from the suit, according to court documents obtained by Polygon today.<p>The judge in the case …

Destiny's Trial of Osiris Cheaters To Face Bans

The latest update for Destiny will see players who cheated in the Trials of Osiris player-versus-player event be issued punishment. Detailed on the Bungie blog, the developers will be investigating players who cheated in the event and issue temporary time-outs, as well as permanent bans. The …

Check Out The Difference Between Original Villager Amiibo And Its Re-Release

You might have noticed that the Villager Super Smash Bros. Amiibo, one of the hardest to find (and thus most expensive) Amiibo has recently been a bit cheaper on the re-seller market. A recent re-release of the figurine in Japan has helped drive down prices, but a few users have pointed out that …

PS4 and PC Getting Non-Combat MMO Wander Next Week

Non-combat MMO Wander--which allows you to play as a bird or a sentient tree, among other creatures--finally has a release date. The intriguing-looking game will be released on June 4 for PlayStation 4 and PC, writer and character designer Crystal Flinn announced today.<p>A new trailer for Wander is …

Extreme Sports

The path to mainstream virtual reality lies in profitable developers

Oculus, Sony and Valve/HTC aren't fighting each other for your virtual reality dollar, they're competing with the fact that, right now, most people don't care about virtual reality. The biggest danger to this market isn't that Sony will get your money instead of Oculus, the real threat is that no …

Review: 'House of Wolves' Turned Me From A Lapsed Player Into A 'Destiny' Fan

I wanted to like Destiny, back in September of 2014. I like a space opera no matter how you slice it, and Bungie has a way with them. It had a style to it that I liked, and when the game came out, the shooting was hypnotic. There were none of the large, orchestrated encounters I had gotten used to …

See Star Citizen's future, thanks to a massive leak

A massive bundle of <i>Star Citizen</i> assets leaked recently, and enterprising players have assembled the unreleased, in-production resources and given a glimpse of the game's future.<p>According to Redditor lordx3n0saeon, the leak happened after a community manager at developer Cloud Imperium Games posted …

Project Cars Devs Struggling with Wii U Port

Might consider holding out for Nintendo's next console.<p>In recent forum postings, Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell confessed that his team is having …

Five Games: ‘Splatoon’ And Everything Else You Need To Play This Week

PCs, handhelds, mobile, console, indies, triple A, free-to-play… the gaming scene gets more diverse and difficult to follow by the day. Thankfully, I’m here ever week to guide you through what’s happening with games.<p>As always, I’ll rattle off five games I think you might want to check out this …

Kinect educational game five times as effective as its mobile version

Experts predict that the learning-games market will grow to $2.3 billion by 2017, with the mobile space leading the charge. But new research shows a lot of value exists in giving kids access to technology-driven learning experiences that extend beyond the screen.<p>That’s the message coming from a …

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Sony Confirms That Bloodborne Is Getting An Expansion

If I am a sucker for punishment, I’m not alone. I may have nearly lost my mind trying to make it through From Software’s Bloodborne earlier this year, but I have a feeling that that was sort of the way I was supposed to do it, at least that’s what I’ve convinced myself. Regardless, there’s more to …

Dark Souls

The Witcher 3 Dev on Accusations of Graphical Downgrades

The dreaded "vertical slice" strikes again.<p>The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red has acknowledged graphics in the finished game aren't up to the …

In sports, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 already facing elimination games

Sports video games are a kind of coal-mine canary for old video game consoles once their younger and better-looking successors hit the market. When the sports genre stops supporting the old hardware, you know it's time to get your ass to the elevator and press UP.<p>The last new game published for the …

Red Dead Redemption Dev's Next Game Aiming for "State-of-the-Art" Graphics

Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar San Diego is setting its sights on "state-of-the-art" graphics for its next project. That's according to a job listing for a Graphics Programmer, which spells out the ways in which Rockstar San Diego is hoping to push things forward with whatever its next game …

Red Dead Redemption

Ahead of E3, Sony Trademarks "The Player" for a Game and TV Show

Ahead of E3 next month, Sony has filed a new trademark application for something called "The Player."<p>The company made the filing May 18 with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The trademark application is registered to Sony Pictures Television, but also appears to be tied to gaming.<p>It …

Sony Pictures

Gearbox and 3D Realms Duke Nukem Lawsuit Resolved

Well. Until next time, anyway.<p>Gearbox's lawsuit against 3D Realms has been settled via mediation.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The case -- a dispute over the …

Future 'Lego Dimensions' packs will work with the originals

Lego has something up its sleeve to lure you away from <i>Skylanders</i> and <i>Disney Infinity</i>: future-proofing its toys-to-life-game, <i>Lego Dimensions.</i> Along with the announcement that a handful of new figures will be sold in "Team" and "Fun" packs, the press release wasn't afraid to get passive aggressive …

Lego

Windows 10 Coming to Xbox One "Post-Summer"

Windows 10 launches for PC sometime this summer, but the new operating system's integration into the Xbox One won't come until later. Now, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has shed more light on the release timing, saying Xbox One users can expect Windows 10 integration starting "post-summer."<p>That would put …

Windows 10

Battlefield Hardline's First DLC Has New Maps, Guns, Bounty Hunter Mode

After some initial teases, Visceral Games on Wednesday officially announced everything included with Battlefield Hardline's first expansion, called Criminal Activity.<p>The add-on includes new maps, guns, gear, and vehicles, as well as a new Bounty Hunter mode. What's more, Criminal Activity includes …

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