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Microsoft shutting down Lionhead Studios, confirms Fable Legends is cancelled

Microsoft has announced it will be shutting down UK developer Lionhead Studios and cancelling the development of its upcoming action-RPG, <i>Fable …

Has Microsoft killed more studios than just Lionhead?

Microsoft's announcement of the probable closure of the UK's Lionhead Studios and Denmark's Press Play was a shock for the game development community …

Sea of Thieves

How Game Emulators Perform on the Raspberry Pi 3

By far, the most popular DIY project for the Raspberry Pi is to use it as a retro game console. So, with the release of the Raspberry Pi 3 a lot of …

Coleco formally pulls out of Chameleon, retro console disappears in a puff of vapor - ExtremeTech

By on March 9, 2016 at 9:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Nostalgia is a hot-ticket item in …

Retrogaming

Sony: PlayStation VR Might Not Match Oculus Rift in Quality

Sony Computer Entertainment Vice President Masayasu Ito admits that the PlayStation VR might not be able to match the Oculus Rift in terms of quality.<p>…

Coleco Chameleon is a Kickstarter Scam

Retro gaming consoles exploded with the introduction of the Raspberry Pi and other similar single-board Linux computers. They all work the same way …

'Rocket League' is getting a basketball mode

It's already pretty tough to argue against <i>Rocket League</i> being the best multiplayer game of 2015, but things are about to get a lot more fun. With March Madness almost upon us, Psyonix, the team behind the smash-em-up soccer car game, has teased a new game mode they're working on -- and it looks …

Your old 3DS won’t play SNES games, Nintendo explains why

If you haven’t heard the good news, you’re finally going to be able to play Super Nintendo games on the go. We’ve been able to play our old favorites …

Retrogaming

AlphaGo AI program wins $1 million prize in Go showdown with champion Lee Sedol

Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence program will take home the $1 million prize after winning the first three games in its Go showdown …

Artificial Intelligence

Go board game champion Lee Sedol apologizes for losing to Google’s AI

Lee Sedol, whom many people believe to be the top player of the ancient Chinese board game Go, put up a real fight in each of the three games against Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) program, but, in the end, the machine won the match. And for that, Lee Sedol is sorry.<p>In a press …

Warcraft III Gets A Fresh Patch Next Week, Four Years After The Last One

On Tuesday, March 15, just a few days after <i>Diablo II</i> got its first patch since 2011, <i>Warcraft III</i> will get its first patch since 2011. Blizzard’s …

Diablo

Last Monday, Microsoft closed Lionhead Studios; next Monday, Sony is holding a job fair for the form

<b>Last Monday, Microsoft closed Lionhead Studios; next Monday, Sony is holding a job fair for the former employees.</b> Ex-Lionhead developers will be able …

Years Later, Blizzard Releases a New Diablo II Patch

<i>Diablo II</i> just got its first patch since 2011 (October 27, to be exact). It’s not a content patch, but it helps ensure that the game can run on …

Hearthstone Expansion Whispers of the Old Gods Announced

The next <i>Hearthstone</i> expansion is called <i>Whispers of the Old Gods</i>, Blizzard said today. This new add-on for the addictive digital card game will add …

The Dumbest Thing The Star Wars Expanded Universe Did To Princess Leia

<i>Star Wars</i>’ old Expanded Universe is no more. Under the Disney regime, it has been relegated to the “Legends” banner, and the new official canon …

Star Wars

Horror manga legend Junji Ito was working on Kojima and del Toro's canceled Silent Hills

In yet another sign that the world is a terrible, cruel place that will only ever disappoint us, Guillermo del Toro has revealed that his canceled <i>Silent Hill</i> reboot with <i>Metal Gear Solid</i> creator Hideo Kojima had another illustrious collaborator: Junji Ito. If you're not familiar with Ito's work, …

Horror

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain's funniest buddy is glitchy Ocelot

Who is <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>'s best sidekick? Is it D.D. the dog, with his sensitive, enemy-sniffing snout and killer knife skills? Is it Quiet, who can take out an entire base by herself while Big Boss sneaks his way to the objective? That all depends on your play style. But the …

Metal Gear

'Mass Effect' is getting its own theme park attraction

Theme park attractions tend to be based on well-worn movies, if they're based on anything at all, but games? Not so much. However, Santa Clara-based California's Great America is planning to change that. It's launching a <i>Mass Effect</i>-based attraction in 2016 that will have a performer take you to a …

Controversial Deus Ex: Mankind Divided preorder program cancelled

If you complain loud enough, publishers will listen.<p>Square Enix announced today on the official site for the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that it’s canceling the game’s controversial preorder program, which had people pick rewards from multiple tiers while unlocking more incentives as more …

Twisted Pixel has split off from Microsoft, and is once again an independent studio, according to a

<b>Twisted Pixel has split off from Microsoft, and is once again an independent studio, according to a report from IGN.</b> This isn’t the first time …

Square Enix Cancels Horrible Deus Ex Pre-Order Program

Remember that awful pre-order scheme that the publisher of the next <i>Deus Ex</i> game cooked up? The one that urged fans to plunk down money in advance …

'Castlevania' creator just funded a 'Symphony' successor

In case that two-hour commentary video featuring <i>Castlevania: Symphony of the Night</i> from over the weekend stoked a new fire in you for another side-scrolling dungeon romp, boy have I got some good news. Co-designer Koji Igarashi's taken to Kickstarter for help funding his new game <i>Bloodstained:</i> …

Yooka-Laylee Passes $2.4 Million, Free DLC Stretch Goal Revealed

The crowdfunding campaign for Yooka-Laylee, a spiritual successor to legendary N64 game Banjo-Kazooie, continues to soar.<p>It's now reached £1.5 million ($2.4 million), which is more than 894 percent of its original £175,000 ($275,000) target. The Yooka-Laylee crowdfunding campaign needed only 38 …

Castlevania spiritual successor just topped $1.75M on Kickstarter, only one stretch goal left

<i>Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night</i>, the next game from former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, topped $1,750,000 in its Kickstarter this morning nearing the game's final stretch goal.<p>It took less than a day for the game to hit its $500,000 goal, which is meant to fund just 10 percent of the game …

Kickstarter

Nintendo is reviving its World Championship competition after 25 years

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Virtual reality game asks you to fight blind

Virtual reality gaming isn't just about immersing yourself in visuals... it can be about sound, too. If you need proof, you only need to look at (or rather, hear) Scott Leaman's experimental Gear VR game <i>Blind Swordsman</i>. The title has you fending off a trio of killers using only the directional …

Konami's 'Mobile Games Are The Future' Statement Reads Like A Parody

Konami is no one’s favorite company right now. After a very messy split with Hideo Kojima, PT has been taken down from digital stores, Silent Hills has been cancelled and the future of Metal Gear Solid is uncertain. But now there might be a reason that Konami doesn’t seem bothered that it’s killing …

Blanche Stage Brutality - Mortal Kombat X - IGN Video

How to obliterate foes with a little old lady in the Outworld Market.

Dead Woods Stage Brutality - Mortal Kombat X

How to perform a death-by-log finisher.

Twin Peaks' third season is officially back on with David Lynch directing

Showtime's revival of <i>Twin Peaks</i> is back on and moving forward with series co-creator David Lynch confirmed to be at the helm, the premium cable channel confirmed on Twitter today.<p>On Twitter, Showtime said that <i>Twin Peaks</i> is now in pre-production and that Lynch will direct every episode of the new …