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Explore game landscapes in the Other Places video series

YouTube user ultrabrilliant launched Other Places this week, a series of videos that explore the tranquil beauty of video game landscapes without all the messy fighting.<p>Watch the video above for a bird's-eye view of <i>BioShock Infinite</i>'s city in the clouds, Columbia, created by Irrational Games. In …

Blood, sweat and kanji: The hurdles and rewards of localizing niche Japanese games

Japanese games were hard to ignore at E3 this year.<p>Japanese role-playing games dominated the PlayStation Vita bar at Sony's booth, with titles like <i>Valhalla Knights, Dragon's Crown</i> and <i>Ys: Memories of Celceta</i> taking up nearly half the rows of demo units. The words <i>Dark Souls 2</i> seemed to bubble …

Video: Red Dead Redemption... if its characters were posh Brits

Hello and welcome to the third entry in GamesRadar's 'The Posh British Version' feature. It's where the GamesRadar UK team take well-known scenes …

Top Five Skyrim Mods of the Week - Kevin VanNord and the Kevin VanSword

This week on Top 5 Skyrim Mod, Cam, Seb, and Kevin VanNord take up taming animals, make a new follower friend, and visit the grandest of player homes, Dragon Cliff Manor.<p>Published by on<p>Download this week's mods:<p>Tame The Beasts of Skyrim by theSkoomaKing and Hfiani<p>SeeEnchs! by AC3C<p>The Watcher …

The Elder Scrolls

Watch this 2007 pitch for The Legend of Zelda as a CGI movie

An animated film pitch from 2007 offers a look at characters of The Legend of Zelda in a very Pixar-esque light.<p>The pitch reel was part of a proposal made by Imagi Animation Studios for a film version of the popular video game franchise. The studio is best known for its recent work on the CGI …

Former EA CEO Takes A Shot At Copycats, Praises 'BioShock Infinite'

Games Industry International has a terrific interview with former EA chief John Riccitiello in which the ex-executive talks candidly about the video game industry, the rise of mobile gaming, and the future of AAA game development.<p>His insights into the industry are really terrific, actually, as are …

New Smash Bros. won't have story mode, cutscenes

The upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for the Wii U and 3DS will not feature a story mode or cutscenes, creator Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed.<p>In his biweekly column for <i>Famitsu</i> (via Kotaku), the designer explained that many of the videos from Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissary mode appeared …

Nintendo Wii

Random dude takes over Zynga's Coasterville help desk, teases players

When Eric Mueller began receiving emailed help requests for the Zynga game <i>Coasterville</i>, he understood there had been a mix-up. Zynga had mistakenly used his email address as the contact for folks having troubles with the social theme park game.<p>So, he did the sensible thing. He contacted Zynga …

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

Inside Gaming

SPARX: The game that treats depression finds a publisher, planned for this fall

SPARK finds a publisher<p><i>SPARX</i> — a fantasy role-playing game designed by the University of Auckland to teach young people with depression how to manage and overcome their condition — has found a publisher and distributor, it was announced today.<p>The game first came to the attention of the public when …

Masahiro Sakurai discusses the reasons for choosing Super Smash Bros.' latest characters

Masahiro Sakurai, director of the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> title, finally had something to say about his current project in the new issue of <i>Famitsu</i> magazine. "I'm writing this around the end of the first day of E3," he wrote in his regular column. "It's about 3 a.m. local time …

The Evil Within: A Return To Pure Survival Horror?

Recording was not allowed during the presentation of Bethesda Softworks’ <b>The Evil Within</b> (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) at E3 2013. This is a bit of a tragedy because as with many survival horror titles, showing is much better than telling. Game developer Shinji Mikami (<b>Resident Evil</b><i>)</i> brings …

Hideo Kojima details Metal Gear Solid 5's episodic structure, theme of race and revenge

<i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> will take an episodic approach to its structure, says series creator Hideo Kojima, who likens the upcoming tactical espionage operations game to that of a television series.<p>"Think of past Metal Gears as like movies, you just move along and really enjoy the …

Dead Rising 3 review

Some recent zombie games have successfully told stories with emotional weight. The Walking Dead and The Last of Us come immediately to mind. But as I …

After a Gray Day, Nintendo Brings the Color

At yesterday's press conferences, Microsoft and Sony trotted out game after game with the intention of getting us excited about the next generation of consoles, and the new worlds and new experiences those consoles will make possible. But for all the talk of how the power of the Xbox One and the …

Nintendo Direct

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a delightful refuge from greedy gameplay mechanics (review)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is simultaneously timely and completely incongruous with today’s gaming market. The franchise is more than a decade old, but it feels like Nintendo slowly fashioned it in a furnace labeled “free-to-play gaming mechanics.” It isn’t free, of course, but it has all the …

Disney Infinity E3 Trailer "For Your Consideration"

Indie RPGs developers call back to mechanics and tropes from the genre's birth

Recently the indie community has seen a rise in role-playing games, titles published through pub funds and funded through Kickstarter popularity. These developers are creating games that are unique to their personal experiences and interests, but all pull from the same era: the boom of Japanese …

300 Heroes is a League of Legends clone featuring Shrek and Wall-E

China-based MOBA 300 Heroes appears to be a <i>League of Legends</i> clone that infringes on the copyright of the popular eSports title, in addition to films <i>Shrek</i>, <i>Wall-E</i> and television series <i>Naruto.</i><p>As reported by YouTube commentator CrusaderCast, the multiplayer game features numerous <i>League of Legends</i> …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Irrational releases beautiful alternative BioShock Infinite covers for printing

Developer Irrational Games released BioShock Infinite a few weeks ago to fawning reviews. Gamers seem mostly satisfied with the first-person shooter in the sky, but many still don’t like the cover or even the alternative box art printed on the opposite side.<p>Irrational today released eight other …

Nintendo Teases E3 Games

Expect to see Mario, Wind Waker, Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3 and more.<p>Nintendo’s E3 2013 site is now live, teasing which games you can expect to see from …

Darksiders II Videos

New Super Luigi U trailer compares the skills of the Mario brothers

A new trailer for Nintendo's Luigi-themed version of <i>New Super Mario Bros. U</i> shows what the eternal sidekick brings to the table.<p>Luigi is capable of jumping higher and running faster than his elder brother Mario, but this speed comes with the drawback of taking longer to stop, risking a plunge off …

Microsoft explains its design philosophy for Xbox One

Two weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled Xbox One. We saw the physical hardware and the system’s operating system in action. The company positioned the device as an all-in-one media solution that plays games but also handles television and video content. The engineers and designers inside Microsoft are …

Dragon Age III listed for Xbox One on Amazon

Amazon Italy has posted a product listing for Dragon Age III: Inquisition (via IGN), suggesting the BioWare role-playing game is headed to the Xbox One. No other platforms for the game are listed.<p>An Electronic Arts representative was not immediately available to comment.<p>Dragon Age III was announced …

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