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Anthony Bourdain on His Ultra-Violent New Graphic Novel

We’re not sure how, but between filming a television show, planning the opening of a massive food hall in New York City, being a father and a …

Blizzard rolls out Battle.net voice chat starting with 'Overwatch'

Blizzard has been in the online gaming business for decades with massively popular games like <i>StarCraft</i> and <i>World of Warcraft</i>, but it's never implemented a native voice-chat system in its Battle.net client. Now, it appears that's about to change. Blizzard is testing out voice chat in the beta for its …

Star Wars Battlefront beta players logged 38 full lifetimes of gameplay

If the public, three-platform beta that finished two weeks ago was any indication, <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> is going to see some serious playtime when the full game launches next month.<p>We already knew that more than nine million players participated, but developer EA DICE has rolled out some additional …

RollerCoaster Tycoon World's First Beta Coming Soon

RollerCoaster Tycoon World developer Nvizzio will kick off its new game's first public beta this coming weekend, but only those willing to preorder the game will get to try it out.<p>The beta begins on Friday, October 30, and will be available until Monday, November 2. It should be available beginning …

Beta Testing

Fallout 4 Trophies/Achievements Revealed, See Them All Here

The Trophy/Achievement listing for Bethesda's hotly anticipated role-playing game, Fallout 4, has emerged. Exophase has obtained the PlayStation 4 Trophy list, but we'd expect these to be the same for the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. The list is below, but note that it contains some …

Gaming Industry

Ed Sheeran premieres Wembley film

LONDON - British singer Ed Sheeran has enjoyed a meteoric rise to global stardom with a string of hits such as “Thinking Out Loud” and “Sing”.<p>Now, he also has his own film, which premiered in London on Thursday.<p>“Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts” follows Sheeran as he played three sold-out concerts …

Music

Massive Entertainment on NYC, Manhattan-henge and Blizzards in The Division

New York City will be one of the stars of the upcoming open-world, online, RPG from Ubisoft called Tom Clancy's The Division . While subtlety seems …

New York City

Former NFL Network & ESPN CEO to lead Activision Blizzard's new eSports Division

eSports in gaming continues to skyrocket in popularity as many outside of the industry are now beginning to take notice. Steve Bornstein, who worked …

Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard creates new esports division on the eve of BlizzCon’s championships

Actvision Blizzard announced this morning that it’s creating a new division focused on its “esports ecosystem.”<p>The new division wasn’t named in the release, but as GamesBeat reported in August, Blizzard Entertainment recently registered the name Compete for an esports-related offering. Esports …

Activision Blizzard

Fallout 4 Steam Preorders Come With a Mister Handy Dota 2 Announcer Pack

Bethesda has come with a nice incentive for Dota 2 fans to preorder Fallout 4 through Steam: a new announcer pack featuring Mister Handy.<p>Mister Handy is a type of robot in the Fallout games--they're the three-armed, floating helper bots. One has appeared somewhat prominently in the footage we've …

Handy

Guitar Hero Live is a rare harmonious marriage of art and commerce

A few years ago, the video game world lost its damned mind when Activision, the company responsible for shrewd money-printing annual franchises like <i>Call of Duty, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater,</i> and <i>Skylanders</i>, merged with Blizzard, the beloved publisher of three of the most financially successful and …

Guitar Hero

Watch the Full-Length Trailer for Marvel's Jessica Jones

Marvel and Netflix have been teasing their new show <i>Jessica Jones</i> for weeks, but finally a full-length trailer has arrived. Watch it below:<p>The 13-part show is based on the Marvel comic book <i>Alias</i>, which ran for 28 issues between 2001 and 2004. It stars <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Krysten Ritter as a failed …

Comics

Pillars of Eternity Reaches New Sales Milestone

Pillars of Eternity, the new role-playing game from Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Paradox Interactive, has now sold more than 500,000 copies, the companies announced on Friday. This figure includes people who backed the game during its initial Kickstarter run in …

RPGs

Guitar Hero Live beat Rock Band 4 by ditching everything we knew about rhythm games

The beauty of the new<p><i>Guitar Hero Live</i> should be terrible.<p>Its plastic guitar isn't compatible with any of the past games, nor are any of your existing guitars or DLC songs compatible with <i>Guitar Hero Live</i>. There are no drums. The five-buttons-down-the-neck approach has been replaced with two rows of …