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Why Minecraft Creator Notch Turned Down a Job at Valve

New details emerge from a recently translated Minecraft book.<p>Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of Minecraft, was offered a programming job at Valve …

GTA Online's content creation tool is out today

Get ready to create your own content for <i>GTA Online</i>, because the game's content creation tool is out today. You will be able to create deathmatches, …

PS4 users have streamed more than 38 years of gameplay since launch

PlayStation 4 users have streamed more than 38 years — over 20 million minutes — of live gameplay through the Twitch and Ustream services since the console's launch on Nov. 15, Sony Computer Entertainment's American and European branches announced today.<p>This number includes 800,000 broadcasts and …

This device lets you use a mouse, keyboard, other console controllers on Xbox One

The latest version of the CronusMAX device introduces an Xbox One hack that unlocks play support for mouse and keyboard, as well as a slew of other previous-generation and next-generation controllers, according to details on the website of modder Team Xectuor.<p>The latest version of the CronusMAX …

The Pirate Bay reemerges on volcanic island after domain name seizure

Torrenting website The Pirate Bay appears to have had its domain name seized overnight, the site's team told TorrentFreak; however, TPB operators have already temporarily relocated to a new .AC domain based on Ascension Island, a mid-Atlantic volcanic island with links to the U.K.<p>The seizure of the …

'We'll fix it later': Why do gamers accept broken, unfinished products?

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>A customer purchases a brand-new car from a dealership. The car appears to be in top shape as one would expect it to be, but it has one problem: The tail …

Opinion: Stop dwelling on graphics and embrace procedural generation

New consoles (so sweet!), 40,000 polygons (many emotions!), really textured rocks (wow!).<p>Have you ever seen concrete pipes so... beautiful? We've done it, we've made graphics look "real," let's go home. We've hit a point where it takes huge increases in detail just to produce a tiny improvement in …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

GamerPoop - The Wolf Among Us

Dress FFXIII protagonist Lightning in a outfit made almost entirely of moogles

DLC for the Japanese version of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII allows players to adorn protagonist Lightning with an outfit made almost entirely of moogles.<p>The game is now out in Japan, and Siliconera reports that the premium Lovable Moogle DLC comes with Moogle Queen outfit, Moogle stick …

Final Fantasy

Report: Sony's Gaikai Service Coming Second Half 2014

by Laytonlink Monday, December 02, 2013 at 03:40 PM<p>You know it would be nice if we got a list of the type of titles we are getting for the service..I …

PS4 streaming service will reportedly launch late 2014

"Trusted sources" have told Eurogamer that game streaming on PlayStation 4 powered by Gaikai will launch in Q3 2014, with a European launch slated for sometime in 2015. Developers have already been briefed on Gaikai, the report claims, and some have been asked to participate in a beta for the cloud …

North America

GTA Online content creator tool leaked in new videos

Grand Theft Auto Online's content creator is still not released, but a YouTube user has posted four videos showing off the tool's user interface and various menus. The video comes just days after another leak suggested a casino and new activities may be in the pipeline for either Grand Theft Auto V …

Grand Theft Auto

Chaos;Child is the next game in the Steins;Gate series

Leave it to Japanese titling conventions to confuse. I know <i>Steins;Gate</i> as the anime with the weird semicolon that a lot of people say sucks for the …

Inside the Square Pt 2 talks Lightning Returns design

"I've only seen him in person very few times," a <i>Lightning Returns</i> staffer whispers of character design lead Tetsuya Nomura, casting furtive, sidelong …

Kojima: Metal Gear Solid 5 has "enormous volume"

Metal Gear Solid fans excited for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may want to get comfortable. Series creator Hideo Kojima said in the latest issue of <i>Famitsu</i> (translated by SIliconera) that the size of the game's open world means the project won't be finished for some time.<p>"The Phantom Pain …

Metal Gear

Xbox One Improvements & Wii U's Losses- IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Microsoft is answering customer complaints with a promise of improvements & Wii U is likely to have a major profit lose. Plus, PS4 sells 2.1 million …

HARLEY QUINN Movie?! - ETC

Nintendo: The most powerful console doesn't always win

The most powerful console isn't always the most successful, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told <i>Forbes</i> when discussing the Wii U's prospects this holiday against the more technically capable newcomers the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.<p>"The interesting thing there is, if you look at the …

Retrogaming

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Opera

Microsoft counters latest PS4 sales figures with meaningless zombie stats

Sony sold over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in just 24 hours after its US debut, and a week later Microsoft achieved the same 1 million sales for its Xbox One a day after its launch in several countries. Earlier today, Sony revealed it has now sold over 2.1 million PS4s as of December 1st, of …

Xbox One: Buy Now, Later, Or Never?

Outside of tablets, phones, and touch notebooks, it appears that some of the hottest electronics in the U.S. this holidays are the new game consoles, the Sony PS4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. I have used many consoles since playing Pong as a kid 1977, have planned and developed gaming PCs in a prior …

Who Will Buy A $500 Steam Machine?

A few days ago, we finally got a look at the hardware, price and a few performance markers of one of the many 3rd party manufactured Steam Machines being crafted at Valve’s behest to supposedly complete with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4, or even PC gaming itself.<p>Jason Evangelho wrote up what …

Spider-Man 3 recap: is this Hollywood's biggest ever mistake?

On Sunday at 6:25pm, Channel 5 is screening the third of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films. With two fantastic Spidey films in the bag, they couldn't mess this one up... could they?<p>• Peter Bradshaw's review of Spider-Man 3 • Hadley Freeman meets Kirsten Dunst<p>"Why would I want to push you away? I love …

Paul Walker's Death: Details on the Car Crash That Killed the 'Fast & Furious' Star

AFP/Getty<p>Paul Walker, one of the stars of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, died in a car accident yesterday in Valencia, Calif., when the Porsche in which he was a passenger crashed and burst into flames. He was 40.<p>TMZ was the first to report the news, and Walker's official Facebook page confirmed …

Weekend Box Office: Spike Lee’s Oldboy Bombs, Catching Fire Crosses $500 Million

For many, Thanksgiving weekend is a time for seeing movies with your grandparents and/or wiener kids, to relax after a long day of stabbing strangers for discount TVs. It showed at the box office, with the most family-oriented movies – <i>Frozen</i> and <i>Catching Fire</i> – taking all of the money. <b>The Hunger</b> …

FRIDAY THE 13TH Reboot Gets an Obvious Release Date

Trailer for Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR Is Coming December 13

Trailer for Gritty POWER RANGERS Web Series