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Steam Controller, SteamVR, Steam Machines: Valve’s hardware push in photos

Sam MachkovechThe "final" version of the Steam Controller.9 more images in gallerySAN FRANCISCO—Enough press releases, enough GDC teases. On …

Computer Hardware

Thunderbirds: A Peek Behind The Curtain


The Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game by Matt Leacock by Chris Birch, Modiphius

Join International Rescue, avert disasters, and foil the Hood’s evil scheme in THUNDERBIRDS, the new co-op game from Matt Leacock

Craft Foam: the Poor Man's 3D Printer


EA Shuts Down SimCity Developer Maxis

EA has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the main Maxis studio and longrunning developer behind SimCity and Spore, among other games. Though the Maxis brand …


Edmonton’s Beamdog hopes to stand on its own with new Baldur’s Gate game

Beamdog president Trent Oster discusses remastering and re-releasing fantasy role-playing video game Baldur's Gate more than a decade after it was …


Buzz kill: Apple rejects Buzz Aldrin-designed game for featuring Buzz Aldrin

Touch-and-go landing.

I was over at Slitherine yesterday talking to director Iain McNeil and–you’re gonna love this–he told me that Apple have …

Buzz Aldrin

Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free for Everyone, Breaking Economic and Gender Barriers One Game At a Time - Cool++

Last year, Unreal Engine 4 surprised the world by making the subscription for using the engine only $19 a month; now, they’ve made the engine even …

Game Development

I just made I, I, I, II, III. It's an elegant 2 player game and can be learned and played very quickly. We think it works, but feel free to break it!

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A Handful Of Beautiful Guild Wars 2 Concept Art

Poking about on the Guild Wars 2 website yesterday I found their repository of concept art. I say “found” as if that was hard. It’s literally right …

Concept Art

Off-Label Gaming

It’s rare that anyone plays a game exactly as written. In some cases, we don’t understand the rules, or misinterpret what the designer wrote. …

Game Design

Star Trek Online game developers are building a digital memorial to Leonard Nimoy

Everyone's finding a way to honor Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at the age of 83. Star Trek Online developer Cryptic Studios has announced that it is building a permanent memorial to Nimoy — and Spock — in the world of the 2010 MMO. Nimoy's connection to Star Trek Online goes deeper …

Star Trek

OnGaming – Make your own card for Paizo’s Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Paizo and DriveThruCards are delighted to announce their partnership and today’s release of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Community Card …


Twitch is playing Halo and it is so painful to watch

Halo: Combat Evolved is now the latest game to join the ranks of the Twitch Plays phenomenon, and it's absolutely painful to watch.

Previous Twitch Plays entries, including Pokemon and Legend of Zelda, featured gameplay where actions are triggered by commands written in the Twitch chat stream. In …


In less than 24 hours I’ll be gaming for 24 hours to support CaliCan Rescue — Cheer me on!

Tomorrow night, Friday night, I’ll be starting a 24hr marathon gaming session to support my friends at CaliCan Rescue. I’m one of the folk who’ve …

Death Row

AI masters 49 Atari 2600 games without instructions

Artificial intelligence, machines and software with the ability to think for themselves, can be used for a variety of applications ranging from …


Lord of the trance: Dungeon Lords news and more from CGE

Assemble the minions! [Image by Gunther Schmidl]I don’t think I’ve concealed my gaming man-crush on designer Vlaada Chvátil very well. It’s not just …


The Power User's Guide to Steam's Most Useful Extra Features

Steam is a gaming juggernaut on the PC. While everyone knows it's great for managing your game libraryand getting sweet deals, there are a ton of …

Power User

‘Til the dice come back around: Sid Meier’s Starships hands-on preview

In through the nose, out through the mouth.The surest tell that you’re playing a good turn-based game is how readily it induces Inter-Turn Apnea. You …

Sid Meier

Homeworld Remastered impressions: A refined masterpiece

If you're a game company looking to release an HD remake this year (and looking at the 2015 release schedule, there are plenty of you out there), …

Homeworld 2

Dying Light special edition costs $387,000

Zombie action thriller Dying Light came out three weeks ago in North America, but is only now arriving in the UK, due for a release on Friday.

So, in order to stir up some much-needed Google juice publisher Techland today announced a completely nutty special edition, coming in with a price tag of …


Watch 15 minutes of interstellar strategy in Sid Meier's Starships

Sid Meier's Starships is a wild departure from the Civilization series from whence it sprung. Its mechanics are all streamlined versions of their counterparts in Firaxis' long-running strategy series, and understanding all those changes can be tricky. In the 15-minute video above, we break down the …

Sid Meier

I love Mass Effect, but if it wasn't for shooting aliens this would be very true...

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Five Things I Didn’t Get About Making Video Games (Until I Did It)

Before I joined Gearbox Software, I worked at Destructoid as a features editor. I worked there from 2006 to 2010 and specialized in highlighting indie …

Game Design

Kanye West is developing a video game

Kanye West is working on a video game that’s based off of one of his recently released singles, Only One.West made his big reveal during a radio …

Kanye West

This device could eradicate software-based cheats in competitive gaming

The stakes on competitive gaming are only going up; these days it's not rare for huge, real-money stakes during events, and the specter of software-based cheats surrounds the business.

Catching software that's meant to give someone an unfair advantage, and using other forms of software to try to …

Computer Hardware

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.

It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some back-of-the-envelope calculations, you will have …