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Just stop making movie tie-in games: Even Activision agrees

Why did <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i> game happen? Developed by Quebec City-based Beenox and published last month by Activision, the game was savaged by reviewers, garnering an average Xbox One score of 47 out of 100 on aggregate site Metacritic.<p>IGN said it was "frustrating," the <i>Official Xbox Magazine</i> …

I won't buy Battlefield Hardline at launch, and neither should you

I once ran a <i>Battlefield 1942</i> league in college, complete with squads, scheduled practices, a ranking system and tiered communications. It was a pain to set up, but it was a great time.<p>Battlefield games all but defined my group of friends as we grew up and played through every sequel, and one thing …

Why Itagaki brought his hyper-violent THQ shooter to Wii U as an exclusive

<i>Devil's Third</i> is a bloody shooter. A game obsessed with perfecting the close kill. And now it's a Wii U exclusive.<p>The shooter's creator, Tomonobu Itagaki, is a man best known for games that titillate with skimpy clothing, or lopped limbs. He's a to-the-point game maker, not shy with his criticism. …

Star Citizen community votes to keep stretch goals as funding sails past $47M

Just as funding Cloud Imperium's space combat and exploration sim <i>Star Citizen</i> surges past $47 million, the developer announced that it will honor the community's decision to keep goals, founder Chris Roberts announced in an official blog post.<p>With the last funding goal achievement, the developer …

Batman: Arkham Knight's PS4-exclusive DLC will make players fight a giant Scarecrow

The PlayStation 4-exclusive downloadable content for <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> will feature players facing off against a giant version of the villain Scarecrow and an entire city tripping on hallucinogens, according to the game's listing on the PlayStation website.<p>The <i>Arkham Knight</i> page mentions the …

Guild Wars 2 tournament set to take place during Gamescom 2014

<i>Guild Wars 2</i> developer ArenaNet is bringing the massively multiplayer online title to Gamescom 2014 in a big way: The studio will be holding a <i>Guild Wars 2</i> tournament during the convention, it announced today.<p>Called the <i>Guild Wars 2</i> International All-Stars Tournament, the competition will bring …