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DayZ console release 'almost certain,' creator has met with Sony

The <i>DayZ</i> standalone title may see a release on consoles if the game's PC launch is successful, the game's creator Dean Hall told The Escapist at GDC.<p>"Certainly I think if we don't, for want of a better word 'fuck up,' the PC release then I would say a console port is almost certain," Hall told The …

Shin Megami Tensei 4 coming to North America this Summer for the Nintendo 3DS

Atlus' Japanese role play game, <i>Shin Megami Tensei 4</i>, is coming to North America for the Nintendo 3DS this Summer, the developer announced today.<p>The game will feature more than 400 demons to recruit and combine, branching story paths and a turn-based battle system.<p>"The return of the legendary Shin …

Assassin's Creed fans 'will tell us' when they're tired of annual franchise, says Ubisoft

Ubisoft isn't worried about players losing interest in its yearly releases of Assassin's Creed, telling Eurogamer that fans will tell the studio when they want the story to come to its end.<p>The yearly installments will continue until this happens, according to Ubisoft Montreal head Yannis Mallat. …

Minecraft Xbox 360 title update 9 coming this Friday

The Xbox 360 edition of <i>Minecraft</i> will receive title update 9 this Friday following a delay from its initial February release, OXM confirmed today.<p>Full patch notes for the latest update are available here. Title update 9 brings with it fixes to a number of areas in the game, in addition to big …

Microsoft begins Kodu Challenge game design competition for children and teens

Microsoft has launched a new section of its Imagine Cup technology competition: the Kodu Challenge, a contest encouraging young children and teens to build their own video games using Kodu visual programming software, reports Forbes.<p>Kodu is a simple program that empowers users to build their own …

Sony releasing metallic gray DualShock controller in Japan

Sony will release a new PlayStation 3 controller color in Japan this summer, according to a listing on the PlayStation Japan website.<p>The metallic gray DualShock 3 wireless controller will be available in the region on June 20, and will be in limited supply. The controller will cost 5,500 yen ($59), …

Grand Theft Auto 5 cover art follows the series' blueprint

The <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> cover artwork, released by Rockstar Games today, takes after the franchise's typical box art format.<p>As with previous entries in the series, the cover features stylized art of characters and other elements from the game, each within its own comic book-like panel. <i>Grand Theft</i> …

Next-gen mobile devices will be more powerful than consoles, says Nvidia exec

Graphics processors in the next generation of mobile devices will outperform those of consoles, according to Nvidia's senior vice president of content and technology Tony Tamasi.<p>According to Bit-Tech, Tamasi said the next model of chips, which will follow the Tegra 4 currently used in Nvidia's …

The War Z taken offline after player information compromised

Zombie-survival MMO <i>The War Z</i> has been taken offline after a database hack that compromised players' information, according to a message from publisher OP Productions.<p>The message, posted in place of the <i>War Z</i> forums which have also been taken down, states it is investigating the security breach and …

Dust: An Elysian Tail, Mark of the Ninja and more XBLA titles marked down

<i>Dust: An Elysian Tail</i>, <i>Mark of the Ninja</i>, <i>Trials HD</i> and a handful of other Xbox Live Arcade titles have been marked down today, though you'll need to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber to access most of the deals.<p>The following titles are all available at half-price, and do not require you to be a Gold …

Puppeteer: Where East meets West in a puppet theater

<i>Puppeteer —</i> a platformer set in a puppet theater — is a creative fusion of Eastern and Western culture, ideas and game design, according to creative director Gavin Moore.<p>The game was conceived with the intention of it being something that Moore could play with his son — something that could capture …

BioShock Infinite: Reviewers Roundtable

There will be spoilers.<p>It's been a week since <i>BioShock Infinite</i> launched, which we feel is about enough time to discuss every aspect of the game, right down to the shocking conclusion. Fair to say that if you haven't beaten the game yet, you do <b>NOT</b> want to watch the video above.<p>For a more complete …

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Why aren't video game actors treated like stars?

Voice actors anchor billion-dollar games but only get paid by the hour.<p>When Nathan Fillion says you're disposable, it tends to stick with you.<p>For voice actor Jen Taylor, that moment came when Fillion, star of <i>Firefly</i> and basically geek culture's handsome older brother, dropped by her hometown of …

Epix video streaming app launches today on PS3

The Epix streaming video service will be released today as a PlayStation 3 app, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog by Chris Mahoney, director of emerging platforms at Sony Computer Entertainment America.<p>PlayStation Network users can sign up for a 14-day free trial, and the app will be …

Telltale's The Walking Dead coming to retail in Europe and Australia May 10

Telltale Games' <i>The Walking Dead</i> will be available at retail in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on May 10, the developer announced today.<p>Retail copies of the episodic zombie thriller will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. All versions will contain all five episodes on one …

Stealth Bastard coming to PS3 and Vita this summer

Stealth Bastard coming to PS3 and Vita<p>Curve Studios' <i>Stealth Bastard</i> — a stealth puzzle platformer that was originally released on Windows PC — is coming to the PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita this summer, according to the PlayStation Blog.<p>According to Curve Studios, the platformer is a stealth game …

A fool’s game

NOVARTIS spent nearly 15 years seeking a patent in India for Glivec, a medicine for chronic myeloid leukemia. That quest reached its dead end, at …

Windows QuickStart Kit gives Mac developers a $25 testbed for IE and Windows 8

Microsoft knows that many Mac-based developers still have to test in a Windows environment, whether it's to check web rendering in Internet Explorer 10 or to port an iOS or Mac app to competing environments. The firm doesn't want anyone hemming and hawing over how they cross that digital divide, so …

Windows Blue to be called Windows 8.1?

It's a world of code names out there, and final products rarely ever inherit the name given to them during the development process. It appears that Microsoft doesn't plan to buck the trend with the client version of Windows Blue, an OS refresh that Mary Jo Foley says is destined to become Windows …

Ergo launches the GoNote Mini, a 7-inch Android tablet / netbook hybrid, we go hands-on

We first encountered Ergo Electronics at last year's Gadget Show Live, and since then the Birmingham-based tablet maker has graduated from its humble back-of-the-hall origins to become a major player. Its product range has swelled beyond its original budget ICS slates with a range of AIO PCs, …

Yahoo! Mail adds Dropbox integration for simple sharing, end to attachment limits

Google, Amazon and Microsoft are finally getting the syncing cloud storage thing right. But, Dropbox is still the player to catch. While the rest are still working on actually getting the desktop client stuff ironed out, the iconic blue box is spreading its tentacles across the web. Today Yahoo! …

The road to HD Voice on mobile phones is a bumpy one

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lisa F. Young<p>Among the many the headlines T-Mobile made last week at its Un-carrier event was that its …

DataRPM scores $250K, introduces Google-like big data searching

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: anaken2012 / Shutterstock<p>More companies are realizing that analyzing their big data can lead to insights that increase …

A new iPhone may be on track to arrive this summer

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Apple(s AAPL) is reportedly planning to start production on the next generation of the iPhone sometime in the second quarter …

Hacker turns Kindle Paperwhite into wireless Raspberry Pi terminal

The Raspberry Pi is all about low-cost computing, which makes this particular hack quite fitting, as it allows you to make a terminal for your lil' Linux machine out of something you may already have at home: a Kindle Paperwhite. Displeased with the glare from his laptop's screen on a sunny day, …

History of Grand Theft Auto box art

Boxes in boxes in boxes in boxes<p>GTA 5's box art is currently being painted onto a wall in New York City, because that's how big of a deal it is. …

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