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So Long #Gamergate. What Did You Teach Us?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>The hashtag is still going, as are the fervent speculations and plans for operations on 8chan and Reddit, but the movement that is …

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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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

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 …

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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 …

Retrogaming

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 …

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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 …

DidYouKnowGaming - Pokémon

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 …

Missing EarthBound is my biggest gaming regret

Sorry, Ness<p>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 …

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

As video games have evolved, so too have the moments that define the medium. Primitive 8-bit explosions have made way for intense and elaborate …

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

Feb<p>23<p>Fri<p>The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>25<p>Sun<p>The Anthem, Washington, DC<p>Mar<p>1<p>Thu<p>Rams Head Live!, …

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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 VR beta is now available!PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree. The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts, and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to big league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in DC, why not participate in the local community, and run a few political errands?Up to four friends co-operate on the hits, and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear.Key FeaturesRob Banks, Get Paid – Players must choose their crew carefully, because when the job goes down they will need the right mix of skills on their side.CRIMENET – The dynamic contract database lets gamers pick and choose from available jobs by connecting with local contacts such as Vlad the Ukrainian, shady politician "The Elephant", and South American drug trafficker Hector, all with their own agenda and best interests in mind.PAYDAY Gun Play and Mechanics on a New Level – Firing weapons and zip tying civilians never felt so good.Dynamic Scenarios – No heist ever plays out the same way twice. Every single scenario has random geometry or even rare events.Choose Your Skills – As players progress they can invest in any of five special Skill Trees: Mastermind, Enforcer, Ghost, Technician and Fugitive. Each features a deep customization tree of associated skills and equipment to master, and they can be mixed and matched to create the ultimate heister.More Masks than Ever – PAYDAY 2 features a completely new mask system, giving players the ability to craft their own unique mask together with a pattern and a color combination, resulting in millions of different combinations. Weapons and Modifications – A brand new arsenal for the serious heister, covering everything from sniper and assault rifles to compact PDWs and SMGs. Once you've settled for a favorite, you can modify it with optics, suppressors, fore grips, reticles, barrels, frames, stocks and more, all of which will affect the performance of your weapon. There are also purely aesthetic enhancements - why not go for the drug lord look with polished walnut grips for your nine?Play It Your Way – Each job allows for multiple approaches, such as slow and stealthy ambushes, to running in guns blazing. Hit the target any way you want, and watch as the heist unfolds accordingly.New Game Content All the Time – More than 70 updates since release and still going strong with new heists, characters, weapons and other gameplay features like driving cars and forklifts. Every month offers new free content and paid DLC as PAYDAY 2 continues to be developed by the OVERKILL crew until at least 2017.

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 …