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The New 'DOOM' Is Awesome, Gory, Demon-Killing Fun

The first important computer game I ever played was <i>Missile Defense</i>. Or maybe <i>Lode Runner</i>. Or <i>Brickles.</i><p>One of those games.<p>But the first truly profound gaming experience I had was playing the original <i>DOOM.</i> I was used to incredible games. I cut my teeth on <i>Might & Magic II</i>, and still think no digital RPG …

Sony sending out codes for free games as part of lawsuit filed 5 years ago

If you've been patiently awaiting some games owed to you from the PlayStation Network breach that happened five years ago, your extreme patience is …

What an "Always-On" display means for battery life on Android

As more leaks and rumors flow forth on upcoming Samsung and LG phones, it's easy to become prematurely concerned about what it all might mean for the …

Batteries

Dr. Eggman has taken over Sonic the Hedgehog’s Twitter and it’s wild (update)

Sonic's Twitter feed is even weirder than usual<p>Sonic the Hedgehog is notorious these days for several reasons, but his increasingly ridiculous Twitter account might be the most visible. The unconventional and unpredictable feed is currently being held hostage by Sonic's long-time nemesis, Dr. …

Check out gameplay of all six heroes in Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront contains six playable heroes. Here’s gameplay featuring the entire bunch.<p>As you already know by now, there are three heroes …

"Female Link" confirmed for Hyrule Warriors Legends

Linkle is real.<p>Hyrule Warriors Legends will introduce a gender-bent Link, according to today’s Nintendo Direct.<p>Called Linkle, she uses two crossbows …

The 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Beta Is Over

After several days the <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> beta has come to an end.<p>This followed an entire extra day of playtime, meaning we all got to spend five whole days with the game’s three available modes.<p>And what a ride!<p>Here at Forbes Games we covered just about every aspect of the beta we could think of.<p>…

Grab Tom Clancy's best games for a $10 donation to charity

Tom Clancy is gone, but Ubisoft definitely hasn't forgotten the military-centric author or his legacy of branded video games. Neither have the folks at Humble Bundle, for that matter. Pledging at least $1 will get you <i>Rainbow Six;</i> <i>Rainbow Six 3 Gold;</i> <i>Rainbow Six: Vegas;</i> the original <i>Ghost Recon;</i></i> …

Rainbow Six

Super Mario Maker review: the blueprint

In a perfect world, every video game franchise would have its own <i>Super Mario Maker</i>.<p>By giving the keys to the Mushroom Kingdom to players in such an approachable way, <i>Super Mario Maker</i> does something beyond the scope of most user-generated content-heavy games. Sure, it allows you to make some truly …

New Apple TV to Start at $149, Feature Universal Search With Siri

Apple is set to introduce the next iteration of its Apple TV lineup at next week's September 9 media event, alongside the expected announcement of new iPhones, and a previously rumored feature is gaining additional traction today with a report from <i>BuzzFeed</i> claiming the new Apple TV will have …

Smart TV

Sony Xperia Z5 officially announced: what you need to know

Sony has never really been a crowd favorite in the U.S., at least when it comes to smartphones. Recently however, Sony has struggled internationally as well, with the latest iteration of their flagship particularly coming under fire for being too similar to the Sony Xperia Z3, leading Sony to dub …

Star Wars Battlefront gets its own team deathmatch with Blast mode

The developers behind <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> squeezed out a bit more news today, detailing another mode in the upcoming Star Wars shooter.<p>Blast mode will be a ten-on-ten team deathmatch with a 100-kill or 10-minute limit, whichever comes first.<p>The mode will pit Rebel versus Imperial factions across a …

'ZombiU' Is Coming To PS4, PC And Xbox One As 'Zombi'

The excellent Wii U launch title <i>ZombiU</i> is finally coming to PS4, PC, and Xbox One.<p>This follows hints that the game was being resurrected for Sony and Microsoft’s consoles.<p>This is good news for owners of these systems, but I can’t help but wonder how the game will actually work without a second …

'Yooka-Laylee' snags a publisher after record-breaking Kickstarter

What's the next step after fully funding your game in 40 minutes on Kickstarter? If you're the team behind <i>Yooka-Laylee</i>, Playtonic, you get a publisher to help with stuff like localization (translating dialogue and text for different regions), QA testing and other unglamorous but still necessary …

Smash Bros. 3DS, Wii U update adds tournaments, YouTube uploading

Nintendo has updated Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS with the games' long-awaited tournament mode and YouTube upload function.Version 1.1.0 adds …

Retrogaming

The Windows 10 privacy issues you should know about

Windows 10 has just arrived and there’s a new Privacy Policy and Service Agreement from Microsoft coming swiftly in its wake.<p>The new policies take effect on 1 August and there are a few unsettling things nestling in there that you should be thinking about if you’re using the company’s services and …

Windows 10

Comparing The 'Gears Of War' Ultimate Edition With The Original

YouTuber frost Danger has a side-by-side comparison of cut-scenes from the original <i>Gears of War</i> on Xbox 360 and the upcoming <i>Gears of War Ultimate Edition</i> on Xbox One.<p>Here’s the video:<p>Eurogamer also has a video comparing the two games side-by-side:<p>Other sites have done some comparisons also—here and …

Here's how Xbox One backward compatibility works

The Xbox 360 had a dedicated spot in millions of living rooms, bedrooms and offices for nearly 10 years, and during that time, players purchased massive libraries of games. However, when the Xbox One launched in 2013, it didn't include the ability to play or transfer Xbox 360 games, a …

How Sony Or Microsoft Could Use Subscription To Win Video Games

Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a video game design consultant and the creator of leading blog <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Pretty much every business competes on four basic vectors: meaningful features, distribution, marketing stories and value. Your widget does what others …

Google reportedly building an OS for the Internet of Things

<i>The Information</i> reports that Google is working on a new Android-based operating system to run specifically on the emerging class of low-power devices, aka the Internet of Things. This new OS, dubbed "Brillo", is supposedly quite petite and may require as little as 32 or 64 megabytes of RAM to run. …

Popcorn Time's Launched on iOS

Torrent-streaming platform Popcorn Time has been causing headaches for the movie and TV industries ever since it emerged early last year.<p>While the project’s original developers stopped working on it after legal pressure, it was swiftly forked by a number of new teams that have kept it up and …

Chrome 42 for iOS arrives with Today View widget, new gestures, and support for password managers

Following the release of Chrome 42 for desktop two days ago and for Android yesterday, Google today launched Chrome 42 for iOS. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store.<p>Unlike on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, Chrome for iOS is not getting native push notifications …

Google

Ireland’s CurrencyFair raises $10.6M to expand peer-to-peer currency exchange

In the latest sign that Europe’s financial tech scene is heating up, Ireland’s CurrencyFair has raised $10.6 million in a round led by the U.K.’s Octopus Investments.<p>“The money transfer sector has seen a lot of attention recently, with customers beginning to realize the high fees charged by banks …

Ireland

These signs say Nintendo is giving up on the Wii U

A lot of people are excited about Nintendo’s future. The immediate future, however, looks a bit rough.<p>The Japanese gaming giant made waves last month with some exciting announcements, but it’s clear its current console, the Wii U, is becoming an afterthought for the company. Despite only being a …

Retrogaming

Report claims Google nearing Android Wear for iOS release, shows off FaceTime notification on LG Watch

Adding to recent reports that Google is working on iOS support for Android Wear devices, today The Verge reports that the company is “close to finishing the final technical details” on the companion app for iOS. The report cites sources close to the development of the project and also includes the …

Wear OS

Dirty Harry: Daniel Radcliffe tipped for Grand Theft Auto movie

The British actor/ex-wizard is in the running to play the creator of the controversial game<p>Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to play the creator of Grand Theft Auto in a drama about the video game impresario’s real-life legal battle against a crusading anti-violence lawyer, according to the Hollywood …

Top Android Wear alternatives to the Apple Watch

Business Insider<p>Smartwatches are a hot topic right now, and even more so with the impending launch of the Apple Watch, which is set to arrive April 24th. The Apple Watch was one of Apple’s most rumored devices before it was announced last October and the interest has only risen as Apple has slowly …

'Call Of Duty: Black Ops III' Revealed In #BackInBlack Teaser

Treyarch and Activision have revealed this year’s <i>Call of Duty</i> will be <i>Black Ops III.</i><p>Earlier this week a viral snapchat video hinted at a possible return to either <i>Black Ops</i> or <i>World at War</i>. I was rooting for the latter, but I’m happy enough with rounding out the <i>Black Ops</i> trilogy. <i>Black Ops II</i> remains …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Spotify is now available on Sony's PS4 and PS3

Sony and Spotify are new BFFs<p>A few months ago, Sony brought good news to its music-loving PlayStation users — the company was officially discontinuing its failed Music Unlimited streaming service and was instead partnering with the biggest player in the streaming music space, Spotify. As of today, …

Moving from an iPhone to the Galaxy S6? You need to know these things

Switching phones has always been kind of a pain, and smartphones didn't so much make things easier as create different problems along the way. If …

Apps