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How video games are becoming the internet's next Turing test

CAPTCHA systems are eye roll-inducing, and often unreadable, strings of text a user must enter to prove that they aren't malware or an automated script. Three Australian game developers banded together to reinvent the challenge response systems the best way they know how: through video games.<p>The …

Halo film's collapse was lucky, says director Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp was signed on to direct a Halo feature film, but he considers the project's collapse to be a tremendously lucky turn of events for his career, he told the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex.<p>Peter Jackson, the director of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, hired Blomkamp in 2006 to helm …

Why the artist behind 'Pacific Rim's' mechs settled down at id Software

Before recently becoming an art director at id Software, Hugo Martin was a concept artist with no reservations about moving from assignment to assignment.<p>His portfolio is huge, providing early concept art across a broad spectrum of entertainment mediums; from television, to movies to games, and …

Ubisoft Has Planned The End of Assassin's Creed - IGN Video

Ubisoft has revealed it does have an end in mind for the Assassin's Creed series, and it knows how it wants it to unfold.

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Xbox One, PS4 Hardware Essentially Identical: John Carmack

If we needed more evidence that the Microsoft‘s Xbox One and Sony‘s PS4 are looking increasingly alike, here it is. Industry legend and id Software co-founder John Carmack gave his keynote address at Quakecon recently, and he says that despite some architectural differences, the two consoles are …

Bungie: "We still have risks to take"

Can a AAA game, like Destiny, be <i>truly</i> innovative? That's the question one Bungie fan posed to the developer recently. The Bellevue, Washington studio responded by listing the ways it is pushing the envelope instead of resting on its laurels.<p>"You make us sound like an old, Favorite Uncle who can …

The definitive interview with the creators of Sony’s blockbuster The Last of Us (part 1)

<i>This interview has story spoilers.</i><p>Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us has turned into the runaway success of the summer, and it will likely go down as one of the most successful and memorable PlayStation 3 exclusive titles of all time.<p>I was deeply touched as I played the game. It made me think about so …

The Last of Us creators react to critics of game’s female characters (exclusive interview)

<i>This interview has story spoilers.</i><p>Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is burning up the charts and will likely be one of the most successful PlayStation 3 exclusive video games of all time.<p>Among the post-apocalyptic game’s achievements is its deep, emotionally engaging female characters like Ellie, voiced …

Game Scoop!: Why Gamers Hate Free-to-Play - IGN Video

Exploring why we recoil when given a game for "free."

Ouya apologizes for shipping delays, credits frustrated Kickstarter backers $13.37

In June, some Ouya backers were understandably miffed when the Kickstarter sensation hit retail shelves even before they'd received their consoles in the mail. Those complaints haven't been lost on the company, and in an email dispatched over the weekend, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman apologized for the …

Elder Scrolls Online is becoming a lot more like a Skyrim MMO

<i>Elder Scrolls Online</i>'s creators at Zenimax Online Studios have taken feedback elicited by the game's early showings to heart; a fact evinced by the MMORPG's current, broad similarities with Bethesda's successful offline RPG <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i>.<p>For one thing, you can see your own character's …

Disgruntled Rhode Islander 'thanks' Curt Shilling with sarcastic commemorative plaque

A custom-made plaque available at Sports and More, a Providence, R.I. memorabilia shop, commemorates ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed business venture that left taxpayers on the hook for millions.<p>The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation backed a $75 million loan for …

Raptr and Twitch partner to offer one-click game livestreaming on PC

Livestreaming service Twitch and game-community portal Raptr are teaming up to offer one-click broadcasting through Raptr’s desktop app. That means players don’t need any extra software and equipment to stream gameplay; they just need a Twitch account and the free Raptr program, which tracks …

Microsoft Urges White House To Reveal Spying Details, Claims 'The Constitution Itself Is Suffering'

<i>Microsoft has written a letter to the White House asking for permission to reveal more information about the NSA spying program Prism.</i><p>Microsoft has been under renewed scrutiny lately as new documents on the NSA spying program known as Prism have leaked to the press.<p>The new documents indicate that …

Capcom Brings More Classic Mega Man to 3DS

Capcom digs into Mega Man's portable past.<p>Capcom's Mega Man 25th anniversary celebration continues on the Nintendo 3DS. Today the publisher announced …

Watch Dogs to sell around 6 million units

After its showing at E3 this year, Ubisoft has decided to boost sales projections for open-world game Watch Dogs. In a post-earnings financial call today, Ubisoft management said the game is now expected to sell modestly better than the original Assassin's Creed, which moved 6.2 million …

Ouya launches $1 million developer fund

Ouya today announced a new $1 million developer fund that will match funding for new games through Kickstarter provided the titles are exclusive to the platform for at least six months.<p>The new fund will match 100 percent of total funds raised up to $250,000 from Kickstarter campaigns that must …

Ubisoft CEO: 'We need to release open worlds on a regular basis'

If you love open-world games, Ubisoft just might be the publisher for you.<p>The company reaffirmed its commitment to the open-world genre in which players to explore generally large, expansive maps without forcing them down stuffy corridors. During a call with investors today, Ubisoft chief executive …

Why Lifting China's Console Ban May Not Matter

<i>Even if the console ban is lifted, Chinese gamers may not gravitate to more expensive games.</i><p>Reports that China may be lifting its 13-year ban on foreign video game consoles may be good news for Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, but there’s plenty of reasons to question whether Western and Japanese …