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PlayStation Network goes down following cyberattacks

Sony may be experiencing a few unpleasant flashbacks this weekend. Both the PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) are slowly recovering from a denial of service attack that flooded their server connections, kicking many gamers offline. The group claiming responsibility, Lizard …

This college student turns Pokémon cards into handpainted art

Reddit user Lunumbra caused a stir earlier this month with her hand-painted Pokémon cards.<p>The user, a college art student named Micah, started painting backgrounds and environments on the cards to add detail and life to the previous artwork. She currently has a tumblr where she sells her cards for …

Who are the outsiders of the games industry?

We are a community of outsiders who continue to forge a culture that makes most of its denizens feel like they will never be insiders, veteran game designer Brenda Romero said of the games industry in her GDC Europe talk "I, Outsider."<p>At its core, Romero's talk was a eulogy to a time in the …

First-person cat-simulator 'Catlateral Damage' is turning into a full game

"I'm going to make this feel like you're a cat as much as possible."<p>Early this year a game captured our attention by letting us experience life as a cat, and now it's crowdfunding cash to make a bigger and better version. The updated version of <i>Catlateral Damage</i> will feature the same destructive …

Decades Later, Someone's Discovered a New Super Mario Bros. Glitch

<i>Super Mario Bros</i>. came out almost thirty years ago. You'd think that every glitch and exploit in one of the most popular video games of all time …

Debate over making money off of Minecraft leads to player outcry, Notch dismay

On June 12<i>,</i> Mojang announced that <i>Minecraft</i> players can now monetize the servers they host by selling access and other cosmetic items, although many feel that this new monetization model stunts the ability for hosts to make back the costs of running their servers.<p>The news sparked a debate among some …

Tim Cook Just Ripped Android To Shreds

Apple CEO Tim Cook just ripped Android to shreds at the company's big developers' conference, WWDC. Android is the free operating system distributed by Google and used by most competing mobile-phone companies, such as Samsung.<p>Cook told attendees that 130 million Apple customers who bought one of …

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The Dreamcast was the beginning, and the end, of the golden age of peripherals

The gaming industry used to be flooded with interesting peripherals. The era of the music game gave us piles of plastic instruments across two generations of consoles. PC gamers embraced racing wheels and flight sticks. Even NES gamers fell in love with the Advantage. The act of adding accessories …

Someone Beat Super Mario 64 In Record Time

120 stars, all collected in under two hours—1:43:54, to be exact. The time is a new world record, and you can watch speedrunner Siglemic collect it …

The Under Performing GameCube Sold Double The Amount Of Units Wii U Has In The Same Time Frame

Nintendo World Report has put together an interesting feature comparing Nintendo home console sales from their second March on the market. It makes …

The Best Wii Games

If you're looking purely at sales numbers for the last generation of consoles, Nintendo's Wii was far and away at the top of the pile, selling more units than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Despite this, there are plenty of people who think that there were no "good" games released for Nintendo's …

5 Insane Video Game Easter Eggs You Weren't Supposed to Find

Like the basement of the weirdo you met on OKCupid, most video games contain secrets not meant for your eyes. Due to the impossibly complex way games …

Breaking Up with Facebook: Where Are Brands and Young Users Going?

“We’d love to say ‘It’s not you, it’s us’ but it’s totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren’t the smart, funny social network we fell in love with several years back. You’ve changed. A lot,” wrote delivery service Eat24 in its breakup letter with Facebook.<p>Eat24 is one of the many brands …

Super Smash Bros. 3DS launches this summer, Wii U version due in winter

Jonesing for a new Super Smash Bros. game? Hope you own a 3DS: Nintendo has announced that the mobile version of the series' latest entry will land first, debuting this summer. The Wii U version will arrive this year too, but it won't be available until winter, presumably to make the most out of …

If Telltale Made A Mario Game, It'd Be Hilarious

Today feels like a good day for violent Mario parodies. First there was Pete Holmes' silly "realistic Mario" sketch, and now here's Dorkly crossing …

The Most Insane GIFs From Nintendo's Weird New 3DS Game

Today Nintendo unveiled <i>Tomodachi Life</i>, a game that our own Jason Schreier described as "<i>Animal Crossing</i> on Acid". I'm inclined to agree. That trailer …

Everything We Learned About Smash Bros Today

Thanks to a special Smash Bros. focused Nintendo Direct today, there is a ton of new information on both the 3DS and Wii U versions of <i>Smash Bros</i>. …

Man Smashes Phone With Hammer, Phone Gets Dangerous Revenge

So, some guy thought it would be <i>cuhraazy</i> to film himself smashing a new Samsung Galaxy S5 with a hammer. I wonder, though, if he expected his hammer …

Open-world survival horror game The Forest is coming to Steam Early Access on May 22.

<b>Open-world survival horror game The Forest is coming to Steam Early Access on May 22.</b> I usually stay away from horror games but this one looks so …

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Retro Scope: Star Fox 2

<i>Star Fox 2</i> is an incredibly odd game to talk about due to its unusual history. At one point, the game was very close to being finished and was …

[Update] Zelda: Ocarina Of Time's Kokiri Forest Gets The Oculus Rift Treatment

Update: The creators of the Oculus Rift Ocarina of Time mod have now recreated the entire game in virtual 3D.<p>Chadtronic has posted a new video to his …

[Update] Glu Shutting Down Gamespy Service, Affecting A Reported 800 Developers And Publishers

<b>Update #2 (7:42 p.m. Eastern):</b> Trendy Entertainment has also responded to our inquiry regarding the closure of Gamespy Technologies. The comment …

Best New Apps: 'FTL' for iPad

Exploring space is even better with a touchscreen<p><i>FTL: Faster Than Light</i> is one of the most addictive spaceship simulations you can play — and it turns out it's even better with a touchscreen. First released in 2012 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, <i>FTL</i> tasks you with delivering some very important data …

Frostbite's April Fools' Joke Is Kinda Mean [UPDATE: EA Apologizes]

<b>UPDATE (5:41pm):</b> EA COO Peter Moore has apologized for Frostbite's comments, calling them "unacceptable/stupid" on Twitter this afternoon.<p><i>Original</i> …

Anti-Games Senator Accused Of Being A Grand Theft Auto Character

The irony is enough to choke on. California State Senator Leland Yee, long an outspoken critic of violent video games, isn't just facing bribery …

Gameplay As Comedy: The Goat Simulator Launch Trailer

I read an article last week that had apparently upset a good many people. It was from the BBC and called “Can Video Games Ever Be Funny?” and offended a large number of gamers who had played Portal and the Stanley Parable and so on.<p>It mentions “ funny” games in the pieces like Octodad and QWOP, and …

'Killer Instinct' on Xbox One finally has its new developer

In February Amazon purchased Double Helix Games, the studio behind Xbox One launch title <i>Killer Instinct</i>. Now the fighting game finally has a new developer: Iron Galaxy Studios, the developer behind games like <i>Divekick</i>. The Xbox One version of <i>Killer Instinct</i> is unique in that it's free to play, with …