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Everything You Need to Know About Wolfenstein: The New Order - IGN Video

Let the sultry voice of Greg Miller catch you up on Wolfenstein: The New Order before it comes out (and find out why we photoshopped a cat picture).

How to share your Steam gaming library with friends and family

Valve’s new family sharing features allow up to five accounts to access a single person’s library. Here’s what you need to know to set it up.<p>Valve offers thousands of new and old games from hundreds of big name and independent publishers in one convenient place, its Steam digital distribution …

This week, we’re taking a focused look at four of the characters from Evolve. Today, it’s time to learn more about Griffin, a hunter in every sense of the word: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/01/15/meet-evolve-s-hunters-day-2.aspx

Name: Val Class: Medic Class Ability: Health Burst Val is a medic, but her role is vastly expanded from the healing archetype that players might expect. She is equipped with a Medgun, but it’s the least interesting thing about the character. More at: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/01/17/meet-evolve-s-hunters-day-4.aspx

Meet the Goliath: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/01/10/evolve-preview-meet-the-goliath.aspx

Ubisoft reveals South Park: The Stick of Truth release date and Grand Wizard Edition

Ubisoft will unleash South Park: The Stick of Truth on Dec. 10 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.<p>The role-playing game based on the long-running Comedy Central show will also get an $80 special edition called South Park: The Stick of Truth — Grand Wizard Edition. Yes, I do believe that is a KKK …

South Park: The Stick of Truth summons the magic of farts

The transition of Obsidian Entertainment's <i>South Park: The Stick of Truth</i> from failed publisher THQ to its new home at Ubisoft appears to be going smoothly. The side-scrolling role-playing game starring the foul-mouthed kids of South Park is just as crudely hilarious and designed to offend those who …

Here’s Your First Look At ‘South Park: The Stick Of Truth’ Gameplay (While It Lasts) [UPDATED]

Ubisoft picked up the rights to <i>South Park: The Stick of Truth</i> when THQ declared bankruptcy, which cheered us greatly. The E3 trailer and the NSFW trailer were entertaining, and it would be a shame for a game of this magnitude to be abandoned. The good news is that over seven minutes of gameplay …

‘South Park: The Stick Of Truth’ Is Finally Done And Will Actually Be Released Soon

In the simplest of press releases and with very little excitement, Ubisoft and Obsidian Entertainment announced a bit of news today that so many of us have been waiting on for more than a year – <i>South Park: The Stick of Truth</i> has gone gold. What the hell does that even mean to ordinary video game …

South Park RPG The Stick Of Truth Has Finally Gone Gold

Eagerly anticipated RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth has gone gold and will be released on Friday 7 March.<p>Ubisoft confirmed n a press release …

Gaming Industry

A Jew’s take on playing a Jew in South Park: The Stick of Truth

SAN FRANCISCO — I’ll always remember my Grandma’s sense of humor. My younger brother once told her that the Jews killed Jesus. She looked at him, looked at my parents, and then shrugged. “Darling,” she said in her Russian-New York Jew accent. “That was your Grandpa’s side of the family.”<p>My …

'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare' review: perfectly prunable

These days, big-budget shooting games like <i>Call of Duty</i> and <i>Battlefield</i> are designed to be objects of obsession. They feature incredibly tight feedback loops: nearly every time you kill a enemy or achieve an objective, you get points towards new weapons that kill more efficiently and spectacularly …

Basement Crawl hits North America Feb. 25, Europe Feb. 26

<i>Basement Crawl</i>, developer Bloober Team's Bomberman-inspired multiplayer game, will arrive Feb. 25 on PlayStation 4 in North America, the developer announced today.<p>The $9.99 downloadable game will be released for €9.99/£7.99 in Europe Feb. 26, three days earlier than previously announced.<p>"There …

The Top First-Person Shooters Of 2014

Standby for <i>Titanfall</i>.<p>That’s the slogan (catchphrase?) for Respawn’s upcoming online first-person shooter—a game many, including yours truly, have described as the first “must-have” video game for the Xbox One.<p>But <i>Titanfall</i> isn’t the only important first-person shooter slated for 2014.<p>In fact, this …

Deep Down didn't include a female protagonist (but that's not the real issue)

Capcom's decision not to have a playable female character in Deep Down isn't as big a deal as made out, but that doesn't mean there isn't a</b> …

Here's how crafting works in The Elder Scrolls Online

Crafting and the people who can do it will play a key role in the world of <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i>, as developer ZeniMax Online Studios explained in a gameplay walkthrough video today.<p>The upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game will include crafting stations in towns as usual, but …

Catch Thief's first mission in 17-minute pure gameplay video

Prospective <i>Thief</i> players can judge whether the first-person stealth action game is right for them with a new gameplay video released by Square Enix and Eidos Montreal today.<p>The 17-minute gameplay clip features a "pure, unedited, uncommented playthrough" of the game's first mission, "Lockdown." In …

Xbox One and PS4 could get open-world zombie game DayZ

Dean Hall is open to the idea of releasing his acclaimed--and still officially unreleased--open-world zombie game DayZ on consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but he's not ready to commit just yet.<p>"We'd certainly consider release on any feasible platform with a realistic publishing model," …

Nextgen

Destiny's latest Shrike vehicle will evolve as you do

The development team on Bungie's sci-fi "shared world" shooter <i>Destiny</i> revealed last night a few pieces of early concept art and 3D models for an upcoming in-game vehicle known as the Shrike.<p>The Shrike craft is the work of lead art designer Tom Doyle, with concept art from Isaac Hannaford and 3D …

Destiny: Bungie Unveils The Shrike Vehicle

“If you are a knight of the City, this is your steed.”<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Bungie has unveiled Destiny's Shrike vehicle, one of the personal mounts …

Hands on with the monsters and multiplayer mayhem of Evolve

Howling and twisting in a frenzy of rage, my dear monster met its final moments doing the one thing we had done best in our too-brief time together. We stomped on humans.<p>I controlled the monster Goliath, a King Kong-type of chap. Journos from other outlets as well as some Turtle Rock developers, …

Evolve is a terrifying and fun co-op monster-hunting game from the makers of Left 4 Dead (hands-on preview)

Turtle Rock Studios and 2K Games have taken the wraps off Evolve, the cooperative multiplayer, monster-hunting first-person shooter coming this fall to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In a hands-on preview, I found it to be both terrifying and a lot of fun.<p>Evolve is the latest title from developer …

Man at Arms tackles Halo's Energy Sword

The latest episode of Man at Arms, a web series featuring the work of master swordsmith Tony Swatton, demonstrates how to create the Energy Sword made famous by Halo.<p>Swatton first lays out the sword's design as a paper template; the blacksmith then crafts two separate blades for the weapon before …

Someone Spent Nine Months Cross-Stitching The Map From "The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past"

It's the Light World in all its glory, via this talented redditor.

Rust hits 1M sales, 'insane' success ups the pressure

Following his announcement that Facepunch Studios sold more than 1 million copies of <i>Rust</i> within two months of its Early Access release, creator Garry Newman told Polygon they "would have never have dared even dream" about hitting the milestone, especially so early in development.<p>"Saying we're …

The Squalid Grace of Flappy Bird

Why playing stupid games staves off existential despair<p>Games are grotesque.<p>I’m not talking about games like <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> or <i>Manhunt</i>, games whose subjects are moral turpitude, games that that ask players to murder, maim, or destroy. I mean games in general, the form we call “games.” Games are …

Flappy Bird is most popular in the U.S., but the contagion is spreading to other territories fast

Flappy Bird is spreading like a rash on mobile devices — especially in America.<p>The fast-growing touchscreen game that has become surprisingly popular in the app stores and is big hit in the U.S., according to data collected over the past two weeks from mobile market research firms AppAnnie and …