Andrea Visciglio

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The Best Video Game Design Of 2014

Some of our favorite games, from Monument Valley to Bitcoin Bilionaire.<p>This may have been the year that video games were finally recognized as an art form in popular culture, and for good reason: Video games are expanding to include a larger diversity of players than ever before and a wider variety …

Police arrest alleged member of group behind Xbox Live and PSN attacks

An alleged member of the group claiming responsibility for the DDoS attacks that took Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network down for hours on Christmas Day was arrested this week in the United Kingdom. 22-year-old Vinnie Omari, who is believed to be a member of self-styled hacker collective "Lizard …

App Store Update: December 31

The final ASU of 2014 looks ahead to the new year with, appropriately, a sale on NBA 2K15.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App …

2014 in review: the worst depictions of women in gaming this year

The industry made a tiny little half-step in the right direction where the representation of women was concerned in 2014.<p>There were a few great woman protagonists (like Amanda Ripley from <i>Alien: Isolation</i>) and solid side characters (like Amita from <i>Far Cry 4</i>, Ilona from <i>Call of Duty</i>). <i>Dragon Age:</i> …

Aliens: Colonial Marines and Aliens vs. Predator delisted from Steam

Two of Sega's Alien games are no longer available for purchase on Steam: Gearbox Software's <i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i> and Rebellion's <i>Aliens vs. Predator</i>. Their removal on the last days of 2014 could mean the end of Sega's license to sell those titles through digital services like Steam.<p><i>Aliens:</i> …

Microsoft ending original Kinect for Windows sales in 2015

The original Kinect sensor for Windows PC will be phased out in 2015, Microsoft says, as the company focuses on supporting Kinect for Windows v2 — the hardware based on the Xbox One Kinect sensor. Microsoft says no more original Kinect for Windows sensors will be manufactured after the device goes …