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Thief trailer reminds us that stealing is Garrett's way of life

In the E3 2013 trailer for <i>Thief</i>, released today by publisher Square Enix, Garrett, the series' protagonist, explains his one-track mind when it comes to larceny.<p>"Stealing is my way of life; it sets me free in the night," says Garrett in the trailer, which contains no gameplay footage. "Every rivet …

Twisted Pixel’s LocoCycle is an Xbox One launch game

Motorcycles are people, too — or at least the martial-arts-trained self-aware motor bike from developer Twisted Pixel’s next game is.<p>Twisted Pixel revealed LocoCycle at last year’s E3, but the company was a bit hazy on the release details. That’s because the studio was preparing it as a launch …

Last of Us universe 'ripe for more stories' says Naughty Dog

The Last of Us universe is "ripe for more stories," Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann has told the PlayStation Blog. The game ships next week exclusively on PlayStation 3 and even though it will wrap up the Joel and Ellie narrative, Druckmann said there's opportunity to tell more stories …

Will the PS4 and Xbox One really launch with $350 and $400 price points?

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>By now you might have heard that Michael Pachter has expressed his belief that Microsoft’s Xbox One will be available later this year with an MSRP of $400, …

No Country For Used Games: Why GameStop Is Still In Trouble After Microsoft's Used Game Clarifications

<i>GameStop stock is up since Microsoft’s used game announcement yesterday, but it won’t last.</i><p>GameStop (GME) shares have seen a nearly 7% bump since Microsoft (MSFT) revealed yesterday that they will not ”charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer” of Xbox One …

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z trailer spits upon the idea of an honorable death

Ninjas are supposed to relish in the honor of dying gloriously in battle, but as this trailer shows, the protagonist of <i>Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z</i> disagrees.<p>Murdered by <i>Ninja Gaiden</i> mainstay Ryu Hayabusa, demon ninja Yaiba Kamikaze has been resurrected and is none too happy about his death. As he puts it, …

Metal Gear Rising slashes to the PC

The half-robot boy and his mechanical dog are coming to PC. I’m sorry if you think I mean Mega Man, but I’m taking about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’s Raiden.<p>Konami just announced it is unleashing developer Platinum Games’ Metal Gear spinoff on PC. Metal Gear Rising has Raiden, everyone’s …

Publishers undecided on blocking Xbox One preowned sales

Microsoft announced yesterday that decisions about allowing used Xbox One games would be left up to publishers. Though the power is in their hands, the companies behind Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, among others, aren't yet ready to discuss what plans they have for the secondhand …

Injustice: Gods Among Us gets Scorpion DLC on June 11

Mortal Kombat character Scorpion will be available as downloadable content for <i>Injustice: Gods Among Us</i> on June 11, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today.<p>Scorpion's appearance in <i>Injustice</i> features a new design by DC Entertainment co-publisher and artist Jim Lee. His …

Daylight teaser trailer has a creepy abandoned asylum and a creepier haunted doll

Sony has released a brief teaser trailer for <i>Daylight</i>, Zombie Studios' procedurally-generated survival horror titlecoming to the PlayStation 4.<p>The trailer is simple, panning across rooms in an eerie, dilapidated insane asylum before coming to a doll floating in midair, suspended by an invisible …

Second-generation Moga Power Series mobile device controllers coming this fall

Peripheral manufacturer PowerA will deliver second-generation versions of its Moga controllers for mobile devices this fall, the company announced today.<p>PowerA will produce new versions of its existing Moga and Moga Pro controllers. This year's devices are known as the Moga Power Series, and will …

PlayStation Plus Instant Collection gets LittleBigPlanet Karting, Uncharted 3 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown June 11

PlayStation Plus members will be able to download <i>LittleBigPlanet Karting</i>, <i>Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception</i> and <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> free through the service June 11, Sony announced today.<p>Both <i>LittleBigPlanetKarting</i> and <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> will sell for $39.99 this month for non-PS Plus subscribers. …

The 26 most amazingly interesting vending machines in video games

Insert coin<p>The humble vending machine has been a stock environmental asset in video games for decades. You probably don't even notice it, past your …

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The Last of Us 'ripe for more stories,' Joel and Ellie's is over

The Last of Us' world may go on, but the book is closed for Joel and Ellie. Naughty Dog spoke with the PlayStation Blog about its latest game (which …

NSA Domestic Spying Program Makes Xbox One Even Scarier

<i>The government has been spying on US citizens by tapping into the servers of American tech giants according to The Guardian—so much for making privacy a priority.</i><p>Revelations that the government has access to all of Verizon’s call ‘metadata’ have widened.<p>The Guardian is reporting that the government …

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hitting PC 'soon'

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PC will launch "soon," Konami announced today. Hideo Kojima first revealed the port last month during a podcast.<p>Developed by Kojima Productions and Platinum Games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PC is described as the "full game." It will run at 60 …

Indie developers sound off on next-gen consoles and the importance of self-publishing

With the next generation of consoles finally revealed, the lines of separation between Microsoft and Sony's visions for the future are finally starting to show. But among the talk of new technology, used games and online requirements is another topic that is steadily gathering attention: the …

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DriveClub to be playable at E3

Evolution Studios' PlayStation 4 racing title, <i>DriveClub</i>, will be playable at E3, the company announced on Twitter today.<p>It will be the first playable exhibition of the game, which is set to be a PS4 launch title.<p>Developers from Evolution said yesterday that <i>DriveClub</i> is not designed to be a …

Capcom, Namco and Sega celebrate Project X Zone demo release with a new trailer

A new trailer for Banpresto's three-party crossover <i>Project X Zone</i> celebrates the release of the game's demo on the Nintendo eShop.<p>The trailer shows Namco, Sega and Capcom characters like <i>Street Fighter</i>'s Chun-Li and <i>Space Channel 5</i>'s Ulala in action in the 2D real-time combat characteristic of …

Microsoft's Major Nelson congratulates Sony on The Last of Us

Rivals Microsoft and Sony will compete for the home console market this holiday with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but for now, the two companies are speaking words of kindness to each other.<p>Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb spoke out on Twitter today to praise Sony and Naughty Dog on the …

Opinion: Xbox One policy is a lovely marriage proposal to big corporations

Xbox One's policy, as it stands, includes all of the burdensome aspects of PC gaming and none of the best.<p>After a month of vague corporate comments from Microsoft executives, we now know the Xbox One's game licensing policy was written from the ground up for companies. It's aggressively …

PlayStation 4 gets spooky with Zombie Studios’ DayLight

I can’t think of a scarier place than an abandoned hospital. Emergency rooms give me the goose pimples, so I don’t need anything to do with a dark, rundown version of one.<p>That’s exactly what developer Zombie Studios plans to offer in its upcoming psychological-horror game, Daylight. Now the company …

Oculus VR team remembers founding member Andrew Reisse

The Oculus VR team paid tribute to founding member Andrew Reisse this weekend, days after he was killed in a police chase, calling him a "brilliant computer graphics engineer" who "was taken from us long before his time."<p>Reisse, who was 33, was in a crosswalk when he was struck by a speeding car …

Pachter: Xbox One $400, PS4 $350

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has weighed in on what he believes the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will sell for when they both launch later this year.<p>In a note to investors obtained by Games Industry International, Pachter said he believes the Xbox One will retail for $400, while the …

PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection adds Deux Ex: Human Revolution, Saints Row: the Third for June

PlayStation Plus subscribers are being treated to a wealth of new content in June, including the addition of three new PlayStation 3 and two new Vita titles to the Instant Game Collection, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.<p>PS Plus members can download <i>Deus Ex: Human Revolution</i> (normally …

Microsoft registers Halo: Spartan Assault domains

Microsoft has registered several domain names related to a new and unannounced project called Halo: Spartan Assault.<p>Fusible dug up the domains, which were registered privately through MarkMonitor.<p>The domain names are SpartanAssault.net, HaloSpartanAssault.com, and Halo-SpartanAssault.com, as well …

Plague coming to Defiance TV show — but you can stop it in the game

If you’ve always wanted to have an impact on something, now is your chance. The characters in the SyFy network show <i>Defiance</i> need some help.<p>Publisher Trion Worlds announced today that a free content update is available for its online shooter that takes place in the same world and is also titled …

Naughty Dog unveils The Last of Us multiplayer

Not quite two weeks before The Last of Us is due to release, Naughty Dog finally gave several press outlets a tour of the game's multiplayer mode. It …