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Overwatch: What 10 rounds of Blizzard’s chaotic shooter taught me

The biggest stars at this year’s BlizzCon event had nothing to do with space aliens or the denizens of Azeroth. A bespectacled gorilla with a lightning gun and a cheery, time-traveling English soldier stole the show.<p>At its annual fan convention, developer Blizzard Entertainment announced Overwatch, …

'Valkyria Chronicles' Is Now Live On PC

The excellent turn-based strategy game <i>Valkyria Chronicles</i> is out on Steam as of yesterday.<p>Previously a PS3 exclusive, launched back in 2008, the game makes its debut on PC six years later and still looks great.<p>Set in a fictional 1930s Europe, <i>Valkyria Chronicles</i> is a story-driven, squad-based game …

PS4 Exclusive 'Bloodborne' Delayed

PS4 exclusive <i>Bloodborne</i> is being pushed back from its February 2015 launch date.<p>Fortunately, it’s only being pushed back a little.<p>The dark action-RPG developed by From Software and Japan Studio—what looks to be maybe more than just a spiritual successor to the PS3 exclusive <i>Demon’s Souls</i>—needed more …

Mercedes' bizarre Mario Kart ads roll on with Luigi and Peach

The latest Mercedes-Mario Kart mash up ads in Japan guest star Peach and Luigi — but, regrettably, not the death stare of the latter.<p>Seems like a missed opportunity to have Luigi pop-locking and slipping on a banana instead of staring daggers through Mario. This is an advertisement for the Mercedes …

Never Alone launch trailer takes Alaska Native stories as its platform

Here's the launch trailer for <i>Never Alone</i>, a platform game due to be released on Nov. 18. Created by Upper One Games in association with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC game is inspired by the people who have lived in Alaska for many thousands of years, …

Naughty Dog Unveils Collectible Last of Us Clicker Bust

Nothing like decorating your home with some lovingly sculpted cordyceps.<p>When it comes to video game figurines, a drooling zombie with a mushroom for …

Smite - Your Questions Answered - IGN Video

We put your questions about the mythological MOBA to its developers, and here's what they said.

Screamride will let you build a roller coaster from hell on March 3

Frontier Developments' rollercoaster game <i>Screamride</i> is scheduled to come to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on March 3, 2015, the company revealed.<p>The game will see a release in Asia just a few days later on March 5, followed by a European launch on March 6. <i>Screamride</i> will cost North American fans $39.99 on …

Blizzard Confirms DDOS Attack On World Of Warcraft

Blizzard encountered some of the usual launch headaches when it released Warlords of Draenor, the fifth expansion to its landmark MMO World of Warcraft: too many people trying to access the new zones at once, server traffic and the like. But the game also ran into a much larger problem when the …

League of Legends crushes other PC online games in October, finds Raptr

These Raptr online game usage stats are getting boring. Every month, Riot Games’ League of Legends comes out on top as the most-played game of the month. October was no different, with League of Legends commanding 22.25 percent share of the total playtime, according to gamer social network …

Reminder: 'Destiny' Is Still The Most Important Console Game Of 2014

The big fall releases are rolling in. We’ve already seen the yearly entry from console industry’s two major annualized franchises, Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed, as well as other major titles like Sunset Overdrive, as well as Skylanders, Halo and so on. We’re getting Far Cry and Dragon Age next …

The DeanBeat: What are the ingredients for the billion-dollar deals in gaming?

Why are we seeing some big deals in gaming this year? Amazon outbid Google to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $970 million. Zhongji, a Chinese holding company bought mobile game maker FunPlus games for $960 million. Microsoft bought Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion. And this week, …

This War of Mine sucks you into your role as a civilian in war (review)

<i>Check out our</i> <i>Reviews Vault</i> <i>for past game reviews.</i><p>This War of Mine stands battlefield games on their heads. What happens, it asks, to the people who have to scrape out a living in the middle of a war?<p>The result is a dark, somber, and seductive game, a sort of Sim Slums that asks you to look out for a …

Dragon Age in 5 Minutes - IGN Video

Before you dive into Dragon Age: Inquisition, catch up on the epic tales of Dragon Age: Origins, Awakening, and Dragon Age 2!

Sony has shipped 13.5M PS4s over the last 12 months

Sony Computer Entertainment is celebrating the PlayStation 4’s first anniversary and boasting about the system’s success.<p>The electronics giant revealed that it has shipped 13.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. That’s significantly more than the 10 million shipped Xbox Ones that Microsoft …

Every BLAST Soda Can Location in Halo 2: Anniversary - IGN Video

Every BLAST Soda location in Halo 2: Anniversary's MP maps. In order for the achievements to activate, you need to select the version of the maps …

Oort Online Is Coming to Steam Early Access - IGN Video

Check out some of the gorgeous locations in this whimsical MMO sandbox.

A quick tour of League of Legends' updated Summoner's Rift map

<i>League of Legends</i>' most popular arena, Summoner's Rift, was updated yesterday across the Team Builder and various bots gametypes, bringing — among other changes — a complete visual overhaul to the map. You can check out a side-by-side comparison of the old and new Summoner's Rift map above; a lot …

New Dota 2 Comic Hints at Release of 'Oracle' Dota 1 Hero

"A mysterious figure..."<p>A new Dota 2 event called the Foreseer's Contract strongly suggests the return of one of the few remaining Dota 1-exclusive …

Revealing a Brand New Hearthstone Legendary

Check out a sweet new card from the upcoming Goblins vs Gnomes set!<p>Hearthstone’s new expansion – Goblins vs Gnomes – is set to introduce more than …

See Why People Have Pledged More Than $60 Million For This Epic Space Game

The game's runaway success is because "Star Citizen" represents the dream video game for many gamers: It's a space exploration game, first-person shooter, and open-world RPG all combined into one.<p>The ambitious scale of "Star Citizen" means that players can decide how to play the game based on the …

All Gamers Need Healthy Hands for Gaming

If you’ve been playing video games for some time, chances are you’ve probably experienced pain in your hands or wrist at some point, especially after …

Watch all of World of Warcraft's hourlong documentary here

Teased earlier this week, the hourlong documentary celebrating the 10th anniversary of <i>World of Warcraft</i> is now live. You can watch it all right here.<p><i>World of Warcraft: Looking for Group</i> is a comprehensive treatment of the game, its contribution to video gaming and the culture surrounding it. It …

Here’s the connection between Overwatch and Project Titan

Back in late September, Blizzard Entertainment had announced its supposedly-ambitious massive multiplayer online title – Project Titan – had been …

If Famous Directors Made Call of Duty

The Wes-Anderson-Call-of-Duty-Fox takes it all, but shooting and crawling—not to mention the plot—would be a lot different in all of Dorkly's recent …

There's A Big New Game Award Show Happening This December

Spike's VGX may no longer be this year's big holiday showcase—former host Geoff Keighley just announced plans for a new December awards show, The …

Digitally-Enhanced Boardgames Have Arrived and Golem Arcana Is a Winner

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p>There are a number of games these days that experiment with the convergence of technology and boardgames: Fantasy Flight’s …

World of Warcraft's most-killed character finally gets his due

After a decade of death, Blizzard has awarded World of Warcraft’s most often killed NPC an impressive new title and, at last, a long-deserved rest.<p>Gamon is a cow-like Tauren who lives in the Horde faction capital of Orgrimmar. He began Warcraft as an innocent low-level citizen, and equally …

Geoff Keighley unveils The Game Awards 2014 to replace the VGAs

Video game broadcaster Geoff Keighley is unveiling The Game Awards 2014 as the première show for big game announcements and awards in the game industry. The show will replace the decade-old VGAs, which Keighley previously hosted as a glitzy, Hollywood-style awards event where the game industry …

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Is Monster Hunter at its Best

This is the <i>Monster Hunter</i> game you've been waiting for. If you've been waiting.<p><i>Monster Hunter</i> is hands down one of Japan's biggest video game …