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The Witcher 3 has its own in-game card game called 'Gwent'

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> will feature a new game within its game, the competitive card game known as Gwent, developer CD Projekt Red announced today. Gwent is also getting a physical release, courtesy of the Xbox One collector's edition.<p>CD Projekt Red describes Gwent as a fast-paced combat card …

Daughters of Mars brings women warriors to Total War: Rome 2

<i>Total War: Rome 2</i> players are being offered a new unit pack, featuring various women warriors from the ancient world.<p>The 'Daughters of Mars Unit Pack' costs $2.99 and offers female combatants to the faction rosters of Rome, the Lusitani, the Suebi and Sparta. These new units can also be hired as …

Xbox One Getting Mobile TV Streaming, Plus DLNA And USB Playback

Microsoft is still listening to fans when it comes to adding features to the Xbox One. A new update that will begin rolling out to people in the early access program this month adds a number of top requests, including media playback from USB or DLNA that will support a bunch of new file formats, …

Xbox One 'family sharing' included in monthly update roadmap

Microsoft may still introduce Family Sharing, the ability to share a game library among up to 10 family members, to Xbox One consoles in future updates, head of Xbox Phil Spencer told Gamer Tag Radio in a recent interview.<p>"We looked at the digital features that we had talked about last year and as …

Battlefield Hardline beta extended a week to June 26

<i>Battlefield Hardline</i>'s beta has been extended one week and will now end Thursday, June 26 at 3 p.m. ET, according to a post on the official Battlefield blog.<p>PlayStation 4 and Windows PC players can still register for access at the first-person shooter series' official site. Those granted entry will …

Should Aiden Pearce Return In Watch Dogs 2?

In a relatively drama-free, Ubisoft probably left E3 as the most controversial brand, pushing back against claims that they weren’t doing enough to promote diversity among their playable characters. Specifically they said in interviews that they were “inches away” from having a playable female …

The Witcher 3 team wants to make President Obama an honorary witcher

Not too many developers can say that their game is a symbol of national pride.<p>But that’s what happened to CD Projekt Red in 2011 when Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk handed U.S. President Barack Obama a copy of the studio’s fantasy role-playing game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Earlier this …

EA, Ubisoft, Activision On Why There are So Few Female Video Game Protagonists

More often than not, video game heroes are men. But why is that? An <i>Associated Press</i> story today features quotes from numerous industry executives speaking to why that might be the case. For EA Studios executive vice president Patrick Soderlund, it has something to do with the fact that video games …

Stereotypes

Ubisoft: DRM Can't Stop Piracy

The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red is not the only gaming company that thinks DRM is an ineffective way to stop piracy on PC. Assassin's Creed and Far Cry publisher Ubisoft believes any game can be cracked with enough time and effort, so developers should instead focus on making games that people …

MLG app now available on Xbox One

The Major League Gaming app is now available on Xbox One, according to a post on Xbox Wire.<p>The MLG app, which allows users to watch competitive content, MLG news and live broadcasts, is already available on Xbox 360. The app's release on Xbox One kicks off just in time for the MLG Championship …

Rust Dev Says Ubisoft Was Unfairly Singled Out in Controversy over Female Playable Characters

The topic of female protagonists in video games has received much attention since Ubisoft controversially announced at E3 last week that Assassin's Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 would not have playable female characters. Now, Garry's Mod and Rust developer Garry Newman has responded to the drama, …

Feminism

WWE 2K15 is getting a NBA facelift thanks to 2K's tech

Ask any fan what they’d like to see improved in the WWE games, and pretty much all of them will beg for better graphics.<p>You see, developer Yukes has nailed down the controls and gameplay for its yearly installments of digital wrestling, but while other sports games (yes, I’m calling professional …

E3 2014: Far Cry 4 Villain Addresses Racism Controversy

"It's not about race. At all."<p>The man responsible for bringing Far Cry 4's villain to life has offered his take on the recent controversy surrounding …

How Microsoft’s 343 Industries came up with its upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection (interview)

LOS ANGELES — At this week’s giant Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow, Microsoft announced its Halo: The Master Chief Collection disk for the Xbox One. Arriving this fall, the collection will include high-definition and remastered versions of the four Halo games starring Master Chief as well …

Hands on: The Crew is a great racing game first, MMO second

When I first heard of the concept behind Ubisoft’s <i>The Crew</i> I was skeptical. I like a good driving game, but the last time I played one that also claimed to be an MMO I got burned. Bad.<p>I was one of the beta testers for <i>Auto Assault,</i> NCSoft’s failed attempt to bring looting and raiding to the driving …

​Five Things BioWare Wants You To Know About The Next Dragon Age

If I had to explain what BioWare's RPG, <i>Dragon Age</i>, is all about, I'd easily cram it all into one word: relationships. But that's my personal …

Dragon Age

The Division | Polygon E3 2014

Read these too!<p>Tom Clancy's The Division returns to devastating virus outbreak<p>The Division shows new gameplay during Microsoft E3 press briefing<p>Ubisoft at E3 2014: Everything we know, collected in one stream<p>EXPANDING THE UNIVERSE<p>When <i>The Division</i> unveiled its new CGI trailer during the Microsoft …

Xbox One Afterglow controller brings a rave to your hands

Gaudy? Depends entirely on your tastes. While we might not be picking this up day one, it was pretty cool to check out. They had the Xbox 360 version …

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

<i>Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris</i> is the sequel to <i>Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light</i> and the second game in the Tomb Raider franchise to be announced at E3 2014. We had a chance to sit down with Crystal Dynamics' executive producer Scott Amos and chat about the game, along with the past and …

Spencer explains why Microsoft didn't bring Windows games to E3

Microsoft didn't really hold a press conference this week during E3, Xbox did.<p>While the company hosted the press conference, we didn't hear a thing about games for Windows phone or Windows PC gaming, a fact that wasn't missed by Xbox head Phil Spencer.<p>"I'm head of gaming at Microsoft," Spencer …

Forza Horizon 2 dev considered southern European setting for first game

<i>Forza Horizon 2</i>, the sequel to 2012's <i>Forza Horizon</i>, shifts the setting of the fictional Horizon Festival from Colorado to southern Europe. This open-world offshoot of Turn 10 Studios' Forza Motorsport franchise is focused less on simulating racetrack driving and more on delivering a fun-filled …

Spencer: People buy consoles for games, but everything else differentiates the Xbox One

For more than a year, hardcore fans of the Xbox One have been clamoring for more games and less everything else for their console.<p>This week, Microsoft showed it was listening; turning its massive, annual E3 press conference into essentially an hour-and-a-half long video montage of games hitting …

Spencer: 'You've got to sell the console before you can sell Kinect'

The Kinect, once a required part of the Xbox One, is no longer seen as the system seller it once was, at least not by Phil Spencer, recently appointed head of Xbox.<p>That's a far cry from how the Kinect and Xbox One were introduced to the world last May.<p>"The all-new Kinect is now an essential and …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Feb<p>20<p>Tue<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>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, …

Desilets: Assassin's Creed Unity with four women would have been awesome

Former Assassin's Creed game designer Patrice Desilets believes his former employer, Ubisoft, should invest the time and effort to give players the choice to play as a woman in <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>, something the developer pulled back on due to "the reality of production."<p>At E3 this week, <i>Unity</i> …