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Stealth Ninja Game 'Aragami' Launches Next Week With Full Online Co-Op

It’s a simple fact of the video game industry: There aren’t enough stealth ninja games these days.<p>Indie third-person stealth game <i>Aragami</i> seeks to remedy that trend.<p>The game, developed by Lince Works, launches on October 4th. In the game you play as Aragami, a vengeful spirit with the power to …

Gaming Industry

6 Reasons To Buy An 'Xbox One S' Instead Of A 'PS4 Pro'

It’s only September, but the holiday season is already fast-approaching. This means we have a bunch of big purchases in our near future, whether those are gifts to loved ones or Black Friday deals.<p>For video games and the people who love to play them, 2016′s holiday season is the first since 2013 in …

Xbox One S

PlayStation VR requires about 60-square feet of space to use and other new details

Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR headset will require about 60-square-feet of cleared space to use and asks that players remain seated whenever possible while playing, according to new documentation released by the company.<p>The PlayStation Camera, which is required to use the VR headset, needs a …

Pokémon Go players may have solved the mystery of Eeveelution

How to evolve your Eevee into the form you want — maybe<p>Several <i>Pokémon Go</i> fans have discovered a method which, according to them, guarantees players their preferred evolutionary form of Eevee, one of the series' most popular characters. The trick stems from the original Pokémon cartoon, with a …

5 DC Universe Online Tips To Transform You Into a Super Bad-Ass

5 Basic DC Universe Online Tips<p>The world of DC Universe Online is so jam packed with content that it’s no easy task to jump in and know what you’re …

Infinite Air is meant to be the Skate of snowboarding games

Could this be the #skate4 everyone is looking for?<p>More than a decade removed from the turn-of-the-millennium extreme sports craze, the genre has essentially fallen off the map in the video game world. Activision's attempted revival of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater franchise failed miserably last year. …

Gamers Will Buy Whatever Half-Consoles Sony And Microsoft Sell Them Because They Won't Have A Choice

There has been a lot of debate about the potential of upcoming “half-consoles” that Sony and Microsoft are rumored to be making. Sony’s PS4.5, or PS4K, or NEO, seems to be more tangible, as at this point leaks have spilled nearly every detail about the system, which may be coming this fall. And …

The Walking Dead

A Programmer Makes Interactive Bootstrap Cheatsheet That Every Web Developer Will Love

<b>Bootstrap</b> is one of the most powerful front-end frameworks used for easy <b>web development</b>. Using HTML and CSS-based design templates, you can use …

Eve Online is playing host to "gaming's largest conflict ever"

Space MMO Eve Online is playing host to gaming's largest conflict ever, according to developer CCP Games.<p>Over 60,000 players are facing off as part …

Middle East

Fallout 4 Automatron DLC - 6 Tips To Building Your Own Robotic Army

Bethesda took aim at the machines for the first <i>Fallout 4</i> DLC, Automatron. Available now on its own, or as part of the game’s <i>Season Pass</i>, it gives you …

Microsoft wants to change how devs make Windows apps forever

For all of the new features introduced with Windows 10 last year, the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) was perhaps the most essential to fulfill Microsoft’s promise of One OS to Rule Them All. The prospect of singular lightweight app that could work on PCs, phones, Xbox consoles, and even HoloLens …

Apps

A game designer's list of great game jam ideas 'that no one wants to make with me'

Games Henrike Lode wants to make, because everyone loves to play<p>Game designer Henrike Lode has a long list of games she wants to make, games that stray from the typical "default human power fantasies" that dominate the commercial video game market (and even sometimes work their way into game jams, …

The 'Everest VR' Experience On HTC Vive Is So Terrifying I Couldn't Even Finish It

Step right up and read about the tech journalist who bailed out of the <i>Everest VR</i> demo at GDC 2016 because it was too believable and immersive. This is the story of (almost) climbing Mount Everest in the middle of San Francisco. A story about gaining an abrupt and colossal amount of respect for …

Virtual Reality

Power To The Platform? Sony's Billion-Dollar Bid To Win The Virtual Future Just Got Real

When Sony announced yesterday that its upcoming virtual reality headset for the Playstation 4 would debut at just $399 the reaction was understandably strong: “Sony Drops A Bomb On Oculus“, Dave Thier reported here at <i>Forbes</i>. But how big a bomb? And how much damage will this do to would-be …

Virtual Reality

Cloud Technology – A Key Role in Mobile App Development

With the increasing number of smartphones and devices hitting the market, mobile apps will continue to be doing businesses. Enterprise apps play a …

Urban Empire is a strategy game that lets you rule cities, not just build them

Keep a city running for 200 years<p><i>Urban Empire</i>, a new project announced today by Tropico publisher Kalypso Media, is a strategy game about building a city and running it — over the course of two centuries.<p>The game is in development for PC at Fragment Production, the Finland-based studio behind the …

New trailer for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

A new trailer has arrived online for the feature-length anime movie <b>Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions</b>; check it out below…<p><b>Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side</b> …

Anime

How market research changes your games | Polygon

"Are those five Metacritic points coming from people not floating in the air? That’s a pretty bad problem. Are they coming from having eight more trees in the jungle? Nobody cares."<p>"Our reports suggested that it was going to be very difficult to successfully launch a subscription model at that …

It’s not VR, it’s a home theater for your face

We put the Avegant Glyph through its paces, and still kind of love it<p>How silly are you willing to look in order to have your own personal home theater? How much are you willing to pay?<p>Those are the two questions at the heart of the value proposition of the Avegant Glyph. You look very silly while …

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Phil Spencer signals Xbox One hardware upgrades

Xbox chief drops extraordinary hints about console's future 'innovation'<p>During his Xbox Spring Showcase event keynote last week, Microsoft's head of Xbox Phil Spencer talked about future of "hardware innovation" for the console, similar to the ways PCs evolve.<p>In a speech to reporters, he said that …

Here's how to make Rey's 'portion bread' from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It takes less than a minute<p>Apparently there was a big enough demand from people interested in making the bread Rey rationed in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> that Lucasfilm shared the official recipe.<p>According to the Star Wars website, the bread is pretty simple to make and can be done in under a …

Who are the 67 characters in Avengers: Infinity War?

<i>Luke Owen speculates on who might be in the cast of Avengers: Infinity War…</i><p>It was revealed yesterday that the cast of <b>Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 &</b> …

Blaming Gamers For The 'Street Fighter V' Backlash Is Ridiculous

Over at GamesRadar, David Houghton laments the state of affairs plaguing the current gaming community. These days, gamers just want quantity he argues, quality be damned, and the backlash against <i>Street Fighter V</i> proves it.<p>Within the ”current culture of video games [...] perceptions of what a game …

Street Fighter

The Simpsons at 30: the 40 funniest quotes

'Raiden V' Has A Surprisingly Decent Opening Cinematic

As this year marks the 25th Anniversary for the <i>Raiden</i> series, its latest iteration in the form of <i>Raiden V</i> is nearly upon us. To help mark the occasion we’ve been given a look at the game’s opening cinematic.<p>The <i>Raiden</i> games are somewhat of a foundation series when it comes to vertical shoot-em-ups. …

Cryptography

What to watch on the third day of Awesome Games Done Quick 2016

A block of Source engine shooters tonight promises fast-paced action<p>Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 posted its first world-record performance early this morning with speedrunner Nosraef landing a 1:24:25 time in <i>Velocity 2X</i>. Even at an event showcasing the best in speedrunning, world records are rare …

Steam's Winter Sale is hiding something, and the internet's on the case

Detectives are digging up clues for Valve's secret alternate reality game<p>When Valve launched its annual Steam Winter Sale just before Christmas, it secretly introduced something alongside it: an alternate reality game, which some customers-turned-amateur detectives are just now taking a crack …

Getting Punched In Virtual Reality Will Soon Feel Real

Punching opponents in virtual reality is as awesome as it sounds, but soon it’ll also be a double-edged sword. Meet Impacto, an armband that …