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Make your first game right now, with no experience (really)

Tom Francis used to write for PC Gamer, and then he decided to make his own game. The problem was that he had very little idea of how to actually do that.<p>He started from scratch, and the result was <i>Gunpoint</i>, a successful title "about rewiring things and punching people." He's now working on a game …

Rust is prettier, less irradiated and far more nude than you might remember

The <i>Rust</i> that's available to play now on Steam doesn't look remotely like the <i>Rust</i> you might have played last year. Though you can still play that classic version through the game's launcher (under the title <i>Rust Legacy</i>), developer Facepunch has been slowly iterating on a new version of the title for …

The plague of buggy, unfinished games explained by a video about tanks. Yes, really

Have you ever wondered why big-name games, made by teams filled with industry veterans and coming from well-funded publishers, often can't ship in stable condition?<p>Keith Fuller shipped 12 AAA titles as a programmer, design manager and producer before starting his own company, Fuller Game …

The voice of Joker, Batman and Pagan Min discusses the social impact of games

Troy Baker has provided at least one voice in just about every video game released in the past few years, including <i>Bioshock Infinite</i>, <i>Infamous: Second Son</i>, <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i>, <i>Far Cry 4</i> ... and that's just a slim look at his 216 credits as an actor. He recently sat down for an "Ask Me Anything" …

Watch the funniest video from Grand Theft Auto V

Remember that movie Sliding Doors?<p>I don't want to tell you anything about this <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> video, posted to YouTube by BustedHead. It's so simple and perfect and oh my gosh I cannot stop laughing. My cheeks hurt from giggling so much. The video was posted on November 27th, so it's not brand …

The cost of failing at Freemium

<i>This post is part of a new series called “Game On” brought to you by Akamai Technologies. As game publishers deal with increasingly more complex issues, this series looks at issues as diverse as managing worldwide launches, security, second screen integration and the changing business model of</i> …

What 'GTA 5' Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, Target and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an …

What Makes Far Cry 4 'New Gen' Anyway? - IGN Video

Xbox 360 and PS3 aren't an anchor for Far Cry 4, whose greatest "next-gen" qualities are smaller, finer details.