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'The Walking Dead' co-op game from PayDay 2 studio in the works

The Walking Dead has risen once again in video game form.<p>Developer Overkill, the studio responsible for PayDay 2, is working on a new game based on megapopular comic book franchise <i>The Walking Dead.</i> The series has made its way into games before. Most notably, adventure-game developer Telltale won …

Bloodborne is starting to feel like a smoother, more welcoming Dark Souls

There's a looseness, a fluidity of movement, that marks <i>Bloodborne</i> apart from Hidetaka Miyazaki's previous work with <i>Demon's Souls</i> and the Dark Souls games.<p>This ought not be taken as a sign of approval or disapproval. It's merely a note on <i>Bloodborne's</i> remit, to move a marker along a rail, away from …

BioWare Has Announced Their Brand New Gritty IP, ‘Shadow Realms’

Today at Gamescom (which is kinda kicking E3’s ass this year) BioWare, the makers of <i>Mass Effect</i> and <i>Dragon Age</i>, officially unveiled their new IP, <i>Shadow Realms</i>. The game takes place in a gritty modern fantasy setting and will feature a players vs. dungeon master type set-up, in which you can either …

Tomb Raider's Xbox exclusivity likely means more sales, higher profits

Fans of the Tomb Raider series were upset when it was announced that <i>Rise of the Tomb Raider</i> would be an Xbox exclusive upon release. Why would Square Enix turn its back on PlayStation 4 customers? Why are they walking away from making the game a hit by limiting its potential audience?<p>The outrage …

World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

<i>World of Warcraft</i> creator Blizzard recently paid tribute to the late actor and comedian Robin Williams on Twitter, concluding with "we'll see you in-game."<p>Williams, age 63, was found dead in his home on Aug. 11. The celebrity was a self-professed player of games such as <i>World of Warcraft</i> and <i>Portal.</i> …

Why PS4 Will Let Players Share Games Without Swapping—or Buying—Discs

A panic among gamers was set off last year by rumors that the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft would keep anyone but the original buyer of a game …

The unique, oddly sexualized culture of China's game industry in pictures (photo gallery)

<i>The organizers of ChinaJoy paid my way to Shanghai. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>SHANGHAI — China’s rise as a gaming nation was best captured at ChinaJoy, the huge expo that drew more than 250,000 attendees to more than 100,000 square meters of exhibit space in Shanghai. The event was a huge …

8 totally new games that you'll want to play soon

Trade shows like Gamescom are full of familiar faces: there are sequels and spin-offs to enduring franchises, and games that we've been hearing about at these shows for what seems like forever. Sure, a new <i>Tomb Raider</i> is cool, but these trailers and hands-on experiences tend to overshadow what's …

The Tiki-Z Is What Happens When The Best Desktop Gaming PC Gets A Massive GPU Upgrade

15 months ago I wrote a review hailing Falcon Northwest’s Tiki as the perfect PC. I arrived at that confident conclusion simply because it doesn’t have a weakness. It also boasted the most performance per cubic inch of any desktop on the market, and that was when it “only” packed an Nvidia GTX …