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Microsoft Tried Partnering With Nintendo and Sony Before Making Xbox — IGN Unfiltered

And both said no.<p>Before Microsoft began developing the first Xbox, the company went to both Nintendo and Sony to see if either were interested in …

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BioWare Has Announced Their Brand New Gritty IP, ‘Shadow Realms’

Today at Gamescom (which is kinda kicking E3’s ass this year) BioWare, the makers of <i>Mass Effect</i> and <i>Dragon Age</i>, officially unveiled their new IP, <i>Shadow Realms</i>. The game takes place in a gritty modern fantasy setting and will feature a players vs. dungeon master type set-up, in which you can either …

More than 20 million people watched the most lucrative video game tournament ever

The 'Dota 2' International 2014 had 2 million people watching at once<p>The International 2014 already had the largest prize pool ever seen in e-sports, but now it can boast one of the largest audiences too. The <i>Dota 2</i> tournament, the fourth such annual event organized by the game's developer, Valve, …

Preorder analysis suggests Destiny could be the biggest game of the year with 10M to 15M copies sold

Activision is reportedly spending $500 million on Destiny — and the giant publisher could be making a profit on it by the end of the year.<p>The sci-fi online shooter could be the biggest video game of the year when it launches in September, based on an analysis of cumulative video game preoders by …

Handsome Jack Answers Your Tweets - Borderlands - IGN Video

You had questions for Borderlands' favorite villain, so we had Dameon Clarke answer them.

Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers finally lets you make your own decks (preview)

The digital version of Magic the Gathering sometimes feels more like a teaching tool than a full version of the actual thing. Yes, you could play against computer or real opponents with decks of cards filled with spells, creatures, and lands, but you couldn’t actually create your own decks. …

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta invites rolling out today

Beta invites for <i>World of Warcraft</i>'s <i>Warlords of Draenor</i> expansion are rolling out today, according to a tweet from Blizzard community manager Micah "Bashiok" Whipple.<p>The first wave for the closed beta will begin today, June 27 at 5 p.m. ET, according to an email being sent out by Blizzard. Whipple …

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter expanded with limited-edition blue Ouya

The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign is in its last days, and four other Kickstarter darlings are pitching in for the final push, including Ouya, which has created a limited-edition blue console as a new reward tier.<p><i>Reading Rainbow</i> host LeVar Burton launched the Kickstarter late last month, …

Why Valve wants a Dota 2 pro to compete at The International, despite his team's concerns

Valve explained its decision to have a professional <i>Dota 2</i> player compete in the upcoming The International tournament, despite concerns from his team, London-headquartered Fnatic, that mental health issues could impact his play and well-being.<p>In a series of emails between Valve and team Fnatic's …

Speedrunner Beats 'Super Mario Bros' In Less Than Five Minutes And It's Intense

I’ve said on a number of occassions that I just can’t get into watching video games as a pastime. But that’s not entirely true.<p>While I may not enjoy spending hours on Twitch streams or Let’s Play videos, I do think that video game viewing can be fun given the right circumstances and the right …

Sony PlayStation TV Preview

PlayStation TV: A microconsole with big ambitions<p><b>The Good</b> PlayStation TV has an affordable starting price point, works with existing DualShock 3 and 4 controllers and can play hundreds of games. It also offers game streaming from a networked PS4 or via PlayStation Now, and a handful of video …

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23-year-old designer creates a way to play the Nintendo 64 over HDMI (interview)

Some of the best games ever made might look better soon thanks to this upcoming creation.<p>Marshall H, who declined to share his last name for privacy reasons, has almost completed a converter that lets the Nintendo 64 display video through HDMI, DVI, and VGA connections. He is a college graduate who …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …