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Glu Mobile CEO believes Google Glass will revolutionize gaming landscape

Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi believes Google Glass may have a significant impact on the gaming landscape as big as when the first iPhone was released in 2007, he said in an interview with VentureBeat.<p>"Every five or 10 years, something more revolutionary than evolutionary comes along," de Masi …

Violent Video Games Actually Make Kids...Smarter?

It's not much of a leap of logic to think that playing as a super-soldier or trained killer might tend to wear down one's mind a bit. After all, …

Galaxy on Fire developer Fishlabs purchased by Koch Media

German mobile developer Fishlabs, the studio behind space sim series Galaxy on Fire, has been purchased by entertainment enterprise Koch Media, the company announced today.<p>Earlier today, PocketGamer reported Fishlabs, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, was purchased by an unnamed …

PS4 Sets UK Launch Record; Xbox One Wins Black Friday

Over the next few weeks (if not the next few months), gamers are likely to hear a lot about next-gen sales estimates, projections, and records …

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What the Hell Is Wrong With Nintendo?

Earlier this week, amidst all the hype over the launches of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Bloomberg news service took a step away from the …

You Will Be Mesmerized By These XBox And PlayStation GIFs

As much as the consoles change, the controllers really stay pretty much the same. These hypnotizing GIFs from the folks over at Gadget Love prove it.<p>Many gamers will remember the monolithic controller of the original Xbox that shipped with the system in 2001. Microsoft slimmed it down for Xbox 360 …

Virtual reality device lets you feel the weight of in-game objects

A virtual reality device called Reactive Grip allows users to feel virtual objects through a combination of software and hardware, Mashable reports.<p>Reactive Grip is the work of Tactical Haptics, a company that specializes in commercializing haptic technology. The controller works with the help of a …

Microsoft sells more than 2 million Xbox One consoles in 18 days

Microsoft says it has sold more than 2 million Xbox One consoles since its launch 18 days ago. The sales figures average out to around 111,111 units per day, a pace that Microsoft describes as “record-setting.” While the company countered Sony’s 2.1 million PlayStation 4 sales with zombie stats …

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Square Enix LA hit with more layoffs as company restructures

Square Enix's Los Angeles, Calif. office has been hit with a new round of layoffs in the wake of a company-wide restructuring, according to the company.<p>"We can confirm that Square Enix's Los Angeles office has eliminated a number of positions as part of the corporate restructuring announced last …

Why aren't video game actors treated like stars?

Voice actors anchor billion-dollar games but only get paid by the hour.<p>When Nathan Fillion says you're disposable, it tends to stick with you.<p>For voice actor Jen Taylor, that moment came when Fillion, star of <i>Firefly</i> and basically geek culture's handsome older brother, dropped by her hometown of …

The War Z offline after game and forum hacks

The forums and game databases of online zombie survival shooter The War Z have been compromised by hackers, publisher OP Productions revealed today. …

GameStop shares climb to three-year high

GameStop shares have jumped to a three-year high following analyst predictions that the retailer will see a sales jolt from the arrival of next-generation consoles.<p>The Grapevine, Texas retailer rose to its highest level since April 2009, closing yesterday up 6.4 percent to $29.76. The stock is …

Resident Evil: Revelations demo launching May 14

A demo for the console and Windows PC versions of <i>Resident Evil: Revelations</i> will be available May 14, one week before the launch of the game, publisher Capcom announced yesterday.<p>There's no word on what the demo will contain, but it will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network in …

Valve announces 'Robotic Boogaloo,' the first 'Team Fortress 2' update built by the community

Creators to split all revenues from the project<p>Valve is pushing out another update to <i>Team Fortress 2,</i> its 356th since it first shipped the game as part of <i>The Orange Box</i> in 2007. But there’s something special this time around — the new content, titled <i>Robotic Boogaloo,</i> is the first to be created …

Next-generation Kinect will eventually see a release on Windows PC

The next-generation Kinect will come to Windows PC eventually, Ben Kilgore, corporate vice president of interactive entertainment business confirmed with Polygon today.<p>When asked if the new Kinect will see a release on the Windows PC, Kilgore responded with, "At some point down the line, yeah."<p>All …

7 Days to Die blends the open world zombie genre with RPG and sandbox elements

Indie developer The Fun Pimps' <i>7 Days to Die</i> aims for a different take on the open world zombie genre, adding Minecraft-like sandbox mechanics as well as elements of shooters, role-playing games, tower defense and survival horror to create a mash-up genre the team calls "Survival Horde."<p><i>7 Days to …

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Top 10 Post Apocalyptic Games of All Time

Updated: 06/14/13<p><i>Note:</i> The list has been updated with the latest title from Naughty Dog, The Last of us, a post-apocalyptic game where humans have …

Overlooked at E3 2013: The Mag II Gun Controller

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Introducing the Mag II Gun Controller, which works with 95 percent of all PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 games. If I remember correctly, game-accessory brand …

Arma 3 beta now live, three different digital bundles available

<i>Arma 3</i>, Bohemia Interactive's realistic multiplayer shooter, has entered its long-awaited beta stage, giving anyone the option to get a head start on the title on Steam before its official launch.<p>Three versions of the beta are available to purchase — all three of which will also unlock the final …

MSI GX70 Gaming Laptop Review -- Outstanding Performance At A Budget Price

From the decadence and blistering Super RAID 0 speed of MSI’s GT70 Dragon Edition, we settle back into the realm of affordability with the MSI GX70, an AMD-powered gaming laptop with an outstanding price/performance ratio given its baseline MSRP of $1299.<p>MSI’s latest 17-incher boasts features which …

Steam could be heading to court over pre-owned games lawsuit later this year

The Federation of German Consumer Organizations confirmed plans to take digital distribution platform Steam to court by the end of this year following the game distributor's refusal to change its terms of service regarding the right of users to re-sell digital software purchases.<p>The federation, …

GTA 5 reportedly coming to PC this fall, says Nvidia (update)

<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> will reportedly release to Windows PC this fall, Nvidia senior director of Investor Relations Chris Evenden stated in an earnings call transcribed by Seeking Alpha.<p>Evenden outlined the affect of the changing PC market on gamers, stating the demographic is "preparing their systems …

Smite release date announced

Hi-Rez Studios has announced that its third-person multiplayer online battle arena Smite will be released on March 25, 2014.<p>Following the game's release, Hi-Rez will also be holding a $100,000 launch tournament at the studio's hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. The company will invite the top four …

Fallout 4 Reportedly Exists, Is Set In Boston

There are no secrets on the internet anymore, and video game projects trying to be kept under wraps have a way of being uncovered far ahead of their official reveal date these days. Such is the case with Fallout 4 today, a game, that according to Kotaku at least, actually exists.<p>The internet …

How To Use a PlayStation 4 Controller on PC

The Xbox 360 controller managed to do something unprecedented for PC gamers: It standardized gamepad controls for the PC, giving developers a single …

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer is ModDB's mod of the year

The recently released multiplayer mod for <i>Just Cause 2</i> has won the ModDB's Mod of the Year award. Fully released on Steam just two weeks ago, the mod …

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