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How Batman Became Rocksteady

Have you ever heard the story about the two guys who started a video game company? Of course you have, but this story is a little different. In this one, these two guys reinvigorated one of the most iconic characters in a way no one saw coming. They made Batman interesting.<p>In 2004, two industry …

Comic Books

Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced, Comes With All DLC

Warner Bros. on Wednesday announced a Game of the Year edition for its <i>Lord of the Rings</i> action-adventure game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The new version launches on May 5 for $50.<p>It will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There was no mention of last-generation consoles.<p>The …

Gaming

Glitch gives Bloodborne old-school Gauntlet top-down perspective

Video streamer PaiNz found a glitch which snapped the camera view directly above his character's head in <i>Bloodborne</i> and kept it there as he played.<p>The result is something that looks a lot like a top down action game like the original <i>Gauntlet</i> or <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>.<p>It looks like the sort of thing someone …

Grand Theft Auto

PS4s With Pre-Installed PT Listed on eBay for as Much as $1,800

Konami's P.T., a "playable teaser" for the now-canceled horror game Silent Hills, is scheduled to be removed from the PlayStation Store later today. That means the free PlayStation 4 game is soon to become something of a rarity. Not surprisingly, then, some gamers have turned to eBay in an attempt …

Watch Today's Destiny House of Wolves Livestream Right Here

<b>[UPDATE]</b> The stream has now ended. For lots more on House of Wolves, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>During a special Destiny livetsream on Twitch today, Bungie will share new information and show off a live gameplay demo for the new Trials of Osiris multiplayer …

Gameplay

Dying Light - Dying Light - Destiny Easter Egg - IGN Video

IGN shows you how to find one of Dying Light's best easter eggs - an homage to the (now patched) loot cave in Destiny. For more on Dying Light, check …

Easter Egg

Gameplay video shows more of The Witcher 3's world

Following a flurry of <i>The Witcher 3</i> reveals earlier this week, developer CD Projekt Red released a new video showing protagonist Geralt of Rivia travelling through the world, interacting with quest-givers, fighting bad-guys and, of course, taking a nice bath.<p>You can read Polygon's impressions of the …

Destiny - Destiny: Our Dreams For The Future of the Series - Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

Destin, Jose, Alfredo and guest King Gothalion sit down to discuss what they want from the future of the Destiny franchise.

Technology
Social Media

PlayStation 4 in China: Why Sony is willing to put up with piracy, the gray market, and communist red tape

As it stands now, Sony leads the next-generation console race with its PlayStation 4, with worldwide lifetime sales of 18.5 million consoles after only 14 months. The Japanese publisher is making its stand for the newest generation of consoles in a market that is expected to make $88 billion in …

Why 'Elder Scrolls Online' May Be A Hit On Consoles

News broke yesterday that The Elder Scrolls Online is losing its mandatory subscription model. This was expected by anyone who had watched the evolution of the MMO space over the past decade or so, and we at Forbes even had an office pool as to when this would happen. I wrongly predicted two months …

Gaming Industry
DLC

Learn how to play Evolve with this seven-minute explainer

<i>Evolve</i> pits four hunters against one monster in multiplayer combat to the death, with a specific progression of unlocking new hunters across four classes and some complicated interplay between the classes. It's a lot to take in, and new players will likely feel lost, so publisher 2K Games released …

Customers

Dead Space's interface designer studies Star Wars in this supercut

From its very first moments, Visceral Games' Dead Space series distinguished itself with a unique take on user interfaces, and lead UI designer Dino Ignacio was there from their inception.<p>Ignacio's still doing UI research, some of which he corralled into a montage on his Vimeo account. Press play …

Play a lot of Battlefield 4 this weekend, and the Hardline beta will unlock an extra mode

<i>Battlefield 4</i> is running a promotion between today and the end of Saturday to gin up interest in the upcoming <i>Battlefield Hardline</i> beta. If the community racks up 2 billion points in <i>Battlefield 4</i>'s Rush mode, then <i>Hardline</i>'s Heist mode will be unlocked for the beta.<p>This task begins today at noon ET …

Elder Scrolls Online Goes Free To Play, Surprising No One

Bethesda Softworks announced this morning that the Elder Scrolls Online, the company’s first foray into the world of massively multiplayer online gaming, is dropping its subscription fee and going free-to-play*.<p>(* Edit: As several readers point out in the comments, ESO won’t be 100% free-to-play: …

The Elder Scrolls
Google Fiber
PlayStation

Leaked 'Destiny' Plans Show Massive 'Comet' Expansion In Fall 2015

A new image is making the rounds, reportedly showing the next year or so of Destiny content plans. We all knew that Activision/Bungie’s 10 year, $500M experiment was going to keep pumping out new content to keep players engaged, but we didn’t know what form that would take in the long run. Now, we …

Cutoff

Xbox One frees up extra computing power for developers

Microsoft has opened up the amount of computing power developers can access in the Xbox One, according to an analysis of the console's software development kit by Eurogamer's Digital Foundry.<p>The SDK was made public earlier this week by hackers, claiming they did so in the name of "creativity and …

‘Faces of Skyrim’ celebrates a startlingly beautiful game

Take a good long look at Eorlund Gray-Mane, here with the legendary Wuuthrad. This isn't embellished, retouched, ‘shopped or anything, it's an in-game shot from <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim,</i> which launched more than three years ago.<p>The portrait is part of "Faces of Skyrim," a two-gallery series on …

Killer Instinct reveals an Omen for its next character

The next fighter in <i>Killer Instinct</i> on Xbox One will be the supernatural, bat-like "Omen," the fighting game's studio announced yesterday, and he will be a bonus character available to all owners of season 2 content in the series.<p>More details on Omen will become available in the coming week; for …

'One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3' Brings The Fight To Next Gen

Another major manga and anime franchise, in the form of Eiichiro Oda’s long running One Piece, will be receiving a new next gen game. Entitled One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 it very much continues in the tradition of Koei’s Dynasty Warriors games.<p>For the observant of you, this is indeed the third in …

Anime

Shazam

Xbox One developer tools updated to improve performance, Dying Light dev says

Microsoft updated the Xbox One software development kit this month, giving developers better control over the console's memory so they can improve performance, said <i>Dying Light</i> developer Techland in an interview with GamingBolt.<p>Techland recently confirmed that <i>Dying Light</i> will run in native 1080p …

Halo 5: Guardians - Beta: Opening Day Montage - IGN Video

A collection of select moments from playing the Halo 5 Guardians multiplayer beta on it's opening day.

LG shows off a gaming monitor with ultra-wide screen

South Korean gadget maker LG Electronics announced that it will introduce a 21:9 “UltraWide” monitor for gamers next week. The 34-inch curved-screen monitor is among the first to take advantage of Advanced Micro Devices’ FreeSync technology, which eliminates images which “tear,” or are not …

Xbox One SDK leak could let developers make homebrew apps for the console

A group calling itself H4LT has reportedly leaked the full version of Microsoft's official Xbox One SDK — the software kit that approved Xbox developers use to make games and apps for the console. The leak was announced via H4LT's Twitter account, tweeting screenshots showing the SDK's files to …

This kid called 911 over the PSN outage

Sony's recent PSN service issues were enough to warrant a 911 phone call by a Florida-based teenager, according to a partial transcript of the call tweeted by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office.<p>WPTV reports the teen called 911 over the holidays in the wake of problems with the PlayStation …