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Why a ridiculous lawsuit, and a grandstanding defense, may do some good for video games

Rudy Giuliani — "America's Mayor!" — is the celebrity lawyer representing Activision in a weird lawsuit brought by a former banana republic dictator. Few expect the guy — Manuel Noriega — to succeed, and litigating it gives Call of Duty a great publicity vehicle, fighting in real life against the …

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A student spent two years building this breathtaking Minecraft city using an Xbox 360

Two years and 4.5 million blocks: That’s what a 19-year-old art student at the University of Delaware needed to build a massive <i>Minecraft</i> metropolis …

An Post launches line of retro gaming stamps - Life | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

Retro gaming fans, and fans of video games alike, will no doubt want to get their hands on An Post’s latest range of stamps that feature some of …

How 13 years changed the language and culture of Dragon Quest games

Since Square Enix released Dragon Quest VII for 3DS in Japan last year, fans have been waiting not so patiently for the classic role-playing game to reach our shores … along with other recent titles, like Dragon Quest X.<p>But localizing these games is a complicated affair. Dragon Quest VII, which …

Watch An Artist Bring Twilight Princess' Midna To Watercolor Life

One of <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>'s most enigmatic figures, the impish Midna has captured the imaginations of countless artists in the early eight years …

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#Gamergate Shows Tech Needs Far Better Algorithms

If #Gamergate teaches us anything — beyond, of course, vastly obvious observations about the toxicity of certain Internet demographics (which is hardly new news) — it’s that algorithms and formulaic behaviour can and are being gamed.<p>This is especially obvious in this sorry saga (for a detailed …

Here's Over Four Hours Of Nintendo 64 Music Ranked In Terms Of Quality

by ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 02:20 PM<p>I'm too lazy to watch four hours, but as long as F-Zero X is the top ten, I'll be happy.<p>by …

Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward Expansion Revealed

Look Heavensward.<p>A new expansion for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been announced.<p>Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward during …

Advancing Warfare: The Wheel of Shooter Evolution Between Call of Duty, Halo, Titanfall and Destiny

The latest trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has debuted, showcasing a game full of “enhanced combat” where soldiers wearing exoskeletons are leaping and dashing through levels in way that is reminiscent of more than a few past series.<p>And then you can look to Destiny, made by the creators …

Top Ten: Nintendo 64 Games…Not Made by Nintendo

<i>Ocarina of Time</i>. <i>Mario 64</i>. <i>Majora’s Mask</i>. <i>Wave Race 64</i>. The list of amazing games to come out of Kyoto for Nintendo 64 is almost staggering. Nintendo …

Retrogaming

Missing EarthBound is my biggest gaming regret

Every so often on Destructoid, we publish a post celebrating <i>EarthBound</i> and, right on cue, I come away impressed. Whether it's Chad recounting an …

Five Enemies That Refuse To Leave You Alone

With Alien: Isolation on our minds, a game where a xenomorph chases you throughout the entire experience, we recall other games with persistent …

Playing games used to be simple: Why better hardware is not always a good thing

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>With all the talk about day one patches, firmware updates, and hard disc install sizes, sometimes you start to wonder what happened to the simplicity of …

50 Most Memorable Moments in Video Gaming History

50 Most Memorable Moments in Video Game History<p>by Paul Tamburro Oct 9th, 2014<p>As video games have evolved, so too have the moments that define the …

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Orcs Must Die! Unchained Getting Massive Update

New hero, map, and more.<p>Popular fortress siege PC game Orcs Must Die! Unchained is getting a huge update that will add a ton of new content. In …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>May<p>24<p>Thu<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>May<p>25<p>Fri<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Top Events<p>Jun<p>30<p>Sat<p>Power Plant Live!, Baltimore, …

The DeanBeat: Months after the Facebook-Oculus deal, virtual reality meetups have become the new rage

I was sweating inside the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Clang. Clang. Buzz. I held two virtual lightsabers, à la <i>Star Wars</i>, in my hands, and I had to fight off blaster-bolt attacks from a flying drone. Clang. Buzz. Buzz. Clang.<p>When I took off my mask, the perspiration was running down my …

NYCC: My First Great VR Experience with Project Morpheus

How a pair of short demos did more to sell me on VR than the dozens that came before them.<p>The 20 minutes I spent with Sony’s Project Morpheus at New …

Walking War Robots - Trailer - IGN Video

This is a 3D MMO shooter for iOS that's available now.

In Space We Brawl - Launch Trailer - IGN Video

Along with the local multiplayer mode, In Space We Brawl features 21 single-player challenges.

Costume Quest 2 - Costumes Trailer - IGN Video

See how different costumes bring about new powers for the Hallo-warriors.

The Evil Within - The World Within Trailer - IGN Video

Not only is Detective Sebastian Castellanos facing horrible enemies and traps, but he's also trying to figure out why the world keeps changing.

Potential Sims 4 Expansion Paacks Revealed

Make an acupuncture appointment, run your own business, or become a vampire.<p>Players recently received an email containing survey questions about …

Fenix Rage: Costa Rica's Chief Export - Up at Noon - IGN Video

The creator of Fenix Rage talks about making games in Costa Rica and getting his title to the PlayStation Vita.

The Best Games Game Scoop! Never Played - IGN Video

Everyone's got a few games they know are supposed to be great but for whatever reason just haven't gotten around to playing.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will include Toad's pink pal as an unlockable character

<i>Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker</i>, an isometric puzzle-based spin-off from <i>Super Mario 3D World</i>, will include Toadette as a playable character in addition to Toad, Nintendo announced today.<p>In <i>Captain Toad</i>, players collect items while making their way through over 70 puzzle-filled levels. To play …

PAYDAY 2 :: PAYDAY 2: 1,050,000!

Heisters,<p>1,050,000!<p>This means that for 24 hours on October 18th, PAYDAY: The Heist will be free to download here on Steam for you to keep …