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Cosplay Gallery at PAX Aus 2015

Last weekend the annual PAX Aus 2015 went down in Melbourne, Australia. The show ran from on October 30 - November 1 and a number of announcements were made, including the launch of a new Australian data centre for Twitch.<p>If you couldn't make it down to PAX Aus, fear not, for GameSpot were down at …

Road Bikes

These may be the nerdiest yet chicest shoes, ever

LONDON — We already know that in fashion, it's all about the revenge of the nerds. And to further this notion, shoe designer and proud geek, Nicholas …

No Man's Sky still doesn't have a launch date after Colbert appearance

Everyone figured that the reason Sean Murray, director of the space-travel/exploration/combat game <i>No Man's Sky,</i> was announced as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was to give a launch date for the highly anticipated title. Nope. Colbert himself tried to cut to the chase in the first …

League of Legends World Championship Brings in Nearly a Million Concurrent Viewers

The League of Legends World Championships kicked off earlier this week in Paris, raking in nearly one million concurrent viewers on Twitch. And that doesn't account for viewers using other streaming platforms like YouTube, Douyu, and Longzhu, the latter of which has estimates of over 8 million …

Satire imagines 'FIFA 2022' video game with 'dying construction workers'

Sports gamers love to fetishize what makes a game "sim" or "#notsim" (of course it has a hashtag), and if EA Sports' FIFA series is going to lay claim to total accuracy, well, some Norwegian sketch comedians have a few suggestions for the <i>FIFA 2022 World Cup</i> edition.<p>Namely: slave-labor management! …

The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video

It has over a billion users, which is almost a third of the entire internet population. These users watch hundreds of millions of <i>hours</i> of content every single day.<p>But many people don't know how YouTube got its start.<p>The company rose like a rocket ship after its founding in 2005, and was bought by …

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The inside story of the long-lost South Park game

Ten years ago, a small developer in Eugene, Oregon — Buzz Monkey Software — started making a South Park game for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. That game never made it through development, and we glimpsed it in action for the first time this weekend, via footage from an recently discovered Xbox …

South Park

3D-printed, eye-tracking top reacts and contorts to creepy stares

The ultimate defense against the wandering eye: this 3D-printed design project reacts to anyone that's looking, thanks to a built-in camera and some facial tracking algorithms. Architect and designer Behnaz Farahi fashioned a top out of plastic, monochromatic spikes: these then undulate depending …

Blackphone 2 now on sale in North America for $800

If you need maximum smartphone security and are willing to pay for it, the Blackphone 2 is now on sale. The latest handset from Silent Circle has privacy features like the Android-based PrivatOS operating system, encrypted calling and texts, and "spaces" that let you keep business separate from …

Destiny: Our Favorite Exotics So Far - IGN's Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

Year 2 of Destiny has introduced a lot of new exotics. This week the crew discusses which they love the most so far.

Watch the unreleased South Park game discovered on an old Xbox console

Sadly, a lot of big game projects don’t ever make it through the development process. The first gameplay footage of one such lost title — a 3D version of <i>South Park</i> for the original Xbox — just popped up over the weekend.<p>NintendoAge forum moderator Qizmaster bought an old Xbox development kit last …

South Park

Amazon Prime Is $67 This Friday. Here's Why Gamers Should Care

Amazon Prime is normally $100 a year, but for one day it'll be $67. Here's why that's awesome.<p>You've probably heard of Amazon Prime, the yearly …

Best Buy

What Do IGN Readers Think of Rainbow Six Siege? - IGN Video

We invited a select group of R6 fans to try the game early - here's what they thought.

Rainbow Six Siege

The best of the Tokyo Game Show (so far)

How does lining up for 40 minutes to play five minutes of a new game sound? It's definitely a trade-off, but it's often (usually) worth it. At this year's Tokyo Game Show, we saw a giant 20-foot griffin thing play ball, nothing from Microsoft and a lot of games that are unequivocally geared toward …

Debunking common myths about video gamers

Tarred as an unhealthy subculture, “gamers” incites a number of stereotypical images.<p>In popular media, television shows such as the <i>Big Bang Theory</i> and <i>South Park</i> depict gaming as an activity for socially inept nerds who are desensitized to the world around them. As a result of this media portrayal, …

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Get Ready for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 With This 10-Minute Timeline Video

<i>This story contains Call of Duty: Black Ops story spoilers.</i><p>Treyarch has published a new video that offers a timeline of the events and characters that make up the Call of Duty: Black Ops universe. This is a good way to catch up on the story so far in the run-up to Call of Duty: Black Ops III's …

Old-school game cartridges are coming to your smartphone

There have been many attempts at bringing classic gaming to smartphones, but they all lack the most visceral part of the experience: the satisfying ka-chunk of plugging a cartridge into your console. You might get that vibe back if Japanese startup Beatrobo has its way. It's launching the Pico …

Meet the Real-World Inspiration for Fallout 4's Dog

Fallout 4's canine companion Dogmeat--who cannot die in the upcoming RPG--is based on lead level designer Joel Burgess' real-world German Shepherd, River, Bethesda announced today. The publisher also released a nice little video that shows River in-studio doing performance and audio capture (and …

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The ludicrously popular Garry’s Mod is getting a sequel, and it’ll support virtual reality

Facepunch Studios is working on a sequel to its 6 million-selling physics sandbox Garry’s Mod.<p>Garry’s Mod is a game with no objectives or aims, but it offers an experimental sandbox that millions of PC gamers have now messed around with. The $10 title — which started life as a mod for first-person …

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With Pokémon Go, Nintendo is showing that it takes mobile seriously

Ever since Nintendo announced that it would be getting into mobile games, we've all wondered just what that might look like; would it mean traditional, Nintendo-quality games on a smartphone, or just quick free-to-play diversions starring Mario and Luigi? We still don't know exactly what to expect …

Pokémon

Fallout 4 - S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Series Strength Video - IGN Video

The first in a seven video series explaining more about Fallout 4's attributes shows how Strength contributes to your success in the Wasteland.

Success

Grand Theft Auto Online - Freemode Events Trailer - IGN Video

The biggest change to GTA Online is coming in the form of Freemode events.

Grand Theft Auto

Destiny’s massive, game-changing 2.0 patch comes out today

If you’re stopped playing, it might be your Destiny to come back today.<p>The 2.0 update will come out before the day’s end to Bungie’s online multiplayer shooter. The massive 17 GB patch adds new features and gameplay mechanics, almost exactly one year after the game launched on September 9, 2014 for …

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What you should know about Destiny — especially if Taken King is your first experience

<i>Destiny</i> became so popular so quickly that success seems almost like, well, its destiny. Of course, that wasn't the case. Developer Bungie's road to making the massive first-person shooter is long and storied. This week, nearly a year after <i>Destiny</i>'s release, the game will receive a substantial …

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Metal Gear Solid 5's best secret: You can play the campaign as a woman

Much has been written about the juvenile design of Quiet, the improbably naked sidekick in the <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>. But, for all the justifiable anger about her character, almost nothing has been written about the secret new female protagonist in Metal Gear.<p>I’m calling her …

Forza Motorsport 6’s TV spot is a retro homage — and a classy rarity for game ads

It was an early San Francisco morning the first time I saw this ad. I was at a Forza Motorsports 6 prelaunch event and the PR rep had gathered the games media in front of a giant high definition television screen. My body cringed. I was preparing for another full on hit of that familiar flavor of</i> …

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How Lego is using Doctor Who and The Simpsons to create the next big video game

In 2005, Nick Ricks started a new job at a then-little-known British game studio called TT Games. He’d previously worked at places like Lionhead and Bullfrog Productions, game studios where beloved titles like <i>Dungeon Keeper</i> and <i>Fable</i> were made, but he decided to make the move to TT for one very …

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Win This Fallout 4 Xbox One Custom Console From Bethesda

Bethesda has announced a super-limited line of Fallout 4-themed Xbox One consoles that the publisher is giving away as part of PAX Prime, which enters its fourth and final day today, August 31.<p>The publisher is holding a sweeptstakes (more on how to win below) at the event where you can win one of …

Gaming Consoles

Destiny: The Taken King brings Led Zeppelin to the new trailer and it's ... something

Bungie has released the launch trailer for <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i> and you should watch it. It's right there at the top of the story. I'll wait.<p><i>The Taken King</i> seems to really improve the design of Destiny in multiple ways, and those systems will be coming to everyone who owns the game, even if …

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