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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC Dated

Prepare for some... Revelations.<p>Konami has announced Revelations, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC will be released March 25. While no price …

8 Dark Souls 2 Questions Answered - IGN Video

We asked your tough questions about Dark Souls 2 to the team at Namco Bandai. Here's what they had to say.

The indie game console may already be dead

Last year, I predicted that the rising tide of Android gaming would raise all boats — that indie game consoles like the Ouya, the Shield, and the Gamestick could mount a challenge against Xbox and PlayStation because of all the attention they were getting as a whole. Sadly, it looks like I was …

EA's CEO on the company's plans for virtual reality

EA chief executive officer Andrew Wilson recently laid out his company's current, loose plans for virtual reality during a panel at SXSW Gaming, explaining that in order to design around future technology, the company must first study how people are currently playing games.<p>The strategy is built …

Marvel: Avengers Alliance adding Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy content

Facebook and mobile social game <i>Marvel: Avengers Alliance</i> will receive content based on upcoming films <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> and <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, MTV reports.<p>News was announced today at Marvel's SXSW panel. Missions involving content from <i>The Winter Soldier</i>, expected to launch …

Telltale describes the difficulty of starting over in The Walking Dead Season Two

Creating the second season of <i>The Walking Dead</i> was a difficult proposition, largely because of the high body count of the first.<p>[<b>Spoiler alert:</b> If that first sentence wasn't a clear enough indicator, the following article discusses the events of the first season of <i>The Walking Dead</i> game, as well as …

Infamous: Second Son preorders beating The Last of Us

Preorders for Infamous: Second Son in the UK have exceeded the preorder numbers The Last of Us had at this point in the run up to its launch, Sony has confirmed.<p>Sony Computer Entertainment UK product manager Josh Walker told MCV that Infamous: Second Son is “benefiting from the goodwill and buzz …

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The Witcher 3 and the Eastern European Difference

How Eastern Europe shuns Michael Bay bombast and JRPG bosoms for something more fascinating.<p>We’d tucked into a dark room at The Witcher 3's …

Namco High studio ShiftyLook is shutting its doors

Namco Bandai subsidiary ShiftyLook is shutting its doors three years after its launch in 2011, the cross-media studio announced.<p>The closure of the company, best known for its work on projects <i>Namco High</i> and <i>Bravoman: Binja Bash</i>, will coincide with the end of a number of titles over the coming months …

Want to know how many times you died in Dark Souls?

<i>Dark Souls</i>, From Software's 2011 action role-playing game, is known for being notoriously difficult and teaching players how to play by killing them. There's now a website that can tell you how many times you've been taught.<p>The Dark Souls Death Counter allows those who've played the PC version to …

PlayStation Now game rentals could cost $4.99/$5.99

How much will it cost to rent a streamed PS3 game using upcoming service PlayStation Now? Possibly $4.99 for Uncharted 3, and $5.99 for Far Cry …

The Console Market Is In Crisis

A few days ago Sony announced it has now sold a total of 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles. Microsoft’s next-gen equivalent, the Xbox One, has likely racked up sales of around 4 million so far. Both flagship consoles were released around the same time in late November last year, in time for the 2013 …

McAfee: Cybercrime-As-A-Service Led To Credit Card Breach, While Mobile “Malware Zoo” Grew 197% In Q4

It looks like the rise of the “as a service” model, where people can buy software, platform access, security and more from a cloud-based provider for a fixed term, may have spawned its Damien: cybercrime as a service. The latest report from McAfee notes that the rush of point-of-sale credit card …

Don't panic! Hitchhiker's Guide game rebooted in HTML5

The BBC's <i>Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy</i> text adventure game has been revamped for its thirtieth anniversary.<p>The game is based on the original …

Cyanogenmod 11 M4 builds ready for download

It’s that time of the month again, CyanogenMod developers have come together to release the new M4 update for their custom KitKat ROM, CyanogenMod 11. M builds are pushed out once a “month”, and are considered to be the most recent stable versions of CyanogenMod for your handset so far.<p>Anyway, …

Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

Kabam expands into role-playing games with acquisition of Castle Age maker

Kabam is acquiring the Phoenix Age social mobile game studio in an expansion into role-playing games.<p>The deal will add 44 employees and titles like Underworld Empire and Castle Age to Kabam, which has been on an acquisition binge as it tries to become one of the dominant companies in mobile games. …

Samsung Galaxy S5 could be stung by Korean carrier ban

Samsung's Galaxy S5 might have some trouble getting out of the gate when it hits store shelves next month.<p>Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy S5 in Korea on April 11. But on Friday, South Korea's communications watchdogs instituted a 45-day ban, starting this week and extending to May 19, that bars …

VHX goes big with public launch of distribution service

From social video community to robust media distribution platform with over 300 active titles, VHX has had an impressive journey over the past two …

Free-To-Play Games Company Kabam Buys Phoenix Age As It Pushes For $650M In 2014 Sales

Kabam, the free-to-play gaming company that has raised some $125 million in venture funding and looks to be among those weighing up an IPO, has acquired Phoenix Age, a games studio based in San Francisco. The deal was done for diversification: it will give Kabam some strong franchises, and games …

BBC Releases 30th Anniversary Edition Of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Text Adventure Game. You Have Died (And Gone To Gaming Heaven)

You are on a blog. The latest news is at the top and scrolls down infinitely. The first story is about the 30th Anniversary Edition of Infocom’s Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy text adventure game. There is also a story about Samsung here.<br>> READ STORY<br>Which story?<br>> READ HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE …

Flight MH370, Boston Bombers Manhunt, and Overhyped Privacy Scares

Some of my best friends are digital rights advocates. They worry about privacy, tell me “all systems are connected” and that I should stop using credit cards or electronic payments to prevent governments from building dossiers about me. I’m glad they exist, and I support their efforts – sometimes …

HTC's next One leaks again in all-angle photo shoot

HTC's upcoming successor to the One, codenamed M8, has been a leaky ship while sailing to its March 25th launch. But the latest set of photos from a Chinese Weibo site leave nothing to the imagination, showing a possible China Mobile retail model from nearly all sides. Of interest are the speaker …

Google exec: We’ve sold millions of Chromecast adapters

Google(S GOOG) has sold “millions” of Chromecast adapters since it first introduced the device last summer, said Google Chrome and Android SVP Sundar …

Android SDK For Wearables Coming In 2 Weeks, Says Google

Google is readying a version of its Android OS tailored for wearable devices. Google’s Sundar Pichai told the SXSW conference Sunday that it would be releasing an SDK for makers of wearable devices such as smartwatches in two weeks’ time.<p>The SDK will be aimed at other makers of smartwatches and …