Aaron Brooks

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Jagex aiming to launch 12-year-old RuneScape on tablet this year, smart TV and consoles in consideration

<i>RuneScape</i> developer Jagex is aiming to launch its 12-year-old browser-based MMORPG on tablets before the end of the year, CEO Mark Gerhard told IGN.<p>Jagex's porting of <i>RuneScape</i> to other devices is due largely in part to the developer rewriting the game in HTML5, which has allowed them to overhaul …

Battlefield 3 servers under DDoS attack; DICE ‘working around the clock’

The multiplayer servers for EA’s hit shooter Battlefield 3 are not fully functional due to a Distributed Denial-of-Service attack.<p>Developer DICE is attempting to counter the attack by updating and improving its servers. In posts on its message boards, DICE says it doesn’t know why its game is under …

Injustice DLC trailer shows Batgirl in action with outfits from legendary tale 'The Killing Joke'

NetherRealm has released footage of Batgirl facing off against the Joker in DC Universe fighter <i>Injustice: Gods Among Us</i>.<p>The second downloadable fighter to be announced following <i>Injustice</i>'s launch, Batgirl's release comes with extra costumes for the game's characters based on Alan Moore's famous …

Unlike the PS3, Sony isn't expecting to lose money on the PlayStation 4

Back when it launched, Sony's PlayStation 3 was something of a technological marvel for a home console — and it had the price to match. Despite a starting price of $499, Sony still lost money on the console, but it doesn't plan to have the same issue this time around with the PlayStation 4. As …

As 'World Of Warcraft' Bleeds Subscribers, Free-To-Play Is Already Winning The Future

<i>The days of subscription-based and pay-to-play online games are numbered as free-to-play games take center stage.</i><p>Activision Blizzard develops and publishes some of the most valuable IPs in the video game industry.<p><i>World of Warcraft</i>, <i>Diablo III, Starcraft II, Skylanders,</i> and the <i>Call of Duty</i> franchise …

Warner Bros. gets a new digital games chief

The game division of Warner Bros. has hired David Haddad as its new digital publishing chief.<p>Haddad is taking a new position in addition to earlier digital chief Greg Ballard, who is moving to run Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new game studio in San Francisco.<p>“I’m thrilled to join Warner …

Caught Red-Handed: Punishing Pirates in a Virtual World

We've all heard the rhetoric from company spokespeople. Piracy is a blight on the industry, causing publishers to lose a dizzying amount of irreplaceable income. However, it can be difficult to grasp the impact of digital theft. How much does downloading a cracked version of a game affect the …

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