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Alto’s Adventure developer partners with new studio for dreamlike game Where Cards Fall

It doesn't have a release date or platform just yet<p>When he was still a student at the University of Southern California, Sam Rosenthal started working on a game about building a house of cards. It was inspired in part by the Radiohead song "House of Cards," which Rosenthal felt sounded "like a …

Southern California

Turn-Based Games Are Good This Year

<i>XCOM</i>. <i>Fire Emblem</i>. <i>Civilization</i>. <i>Invisible Inc</i>. <i>Endless Legend</i>. Don’t look now, but if you’re a fan of video games where the action is broken up into …

Action Movies

The Revolt 2 Gaming PC Wears Its Graphics Card Like A Pretty Hat

Every part of your gaming PC is precious, working in harmony with other parts to make your games smooth and pretty. But the graphics card is the …

Computer Hardware

Sex, love and robots: is this the end of intimacy?

Can’t find a partner? Don’t worry, the ‘sexbot’, programmed to meet all your desires, is on its way. Eva Wiseman explores the troubling world of sex robots<p>The world is ending. The sports fields are empty, the science labs closed. No babies have been born for years. Cut to a split screen of human …

Lips

A sense of wonder in SF roleplaying games

Author Sarah Newton talks about what should really be at the heart of SF RPGs: the sense of wonder, and the conflict of great ideas. Sarah’s company, …

Create a Kickass, Seamless, Play-Everything Media Center: The Complete Guide

DVD players are so 1999. In this day and age, a custom media center running XBMC is the only thing you really need hooked up to your TV—whether …

Smart TV

What was it like to be a Nintendo game play counselor?

With so many entertainment options available to consumers today, the bygone era of all-encompassing Nintendo mania in America seems quaint. During …

EVE Online's new minigame puts players to work, for science

EVE Online is probably best known as the hardcore space sim where huge quantities of <i>real money</i> (say, about $1,500) can be lost at the drop of a hat. It's a pretty unique accolade, but developer CCP is working on a better one -- if everything goes as planned, EVE Online will soon be known as the …

First-person superhero adventure Megaton Rainfall coming to PS4 and PS VR

If you've ever dreamed of seeing the world through Superman's eyes, you'll soon get the chance as Sony recently announced first-person superhero adventure <i>Megaton Rainfall</i> is headed to PS4 and PS VR next year.<p>Inspired by Richard Donner's Superman I and II, Spanish indie Alfonso del Cerro's …

Games Like Uncharted, Heavy Rain Don't Make Most of Medium, Deus Ex Creator Says

As part of his keynote address at PAX Australia this past weekend, Deus Ex and Epic Mickey designer Warren Spector--known for being outspoken--said games like Uncharted, Heavy Rain, and Telltale's The Walking Dead do not make the most of games as a medium. As reported by PowerUpGaming, Spector said …

The Walking Dead

You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software

Antivirus and malware protection programs are great, but they have a fatal flaw: they can only protect your PC from threats they know about. It's not a terrible problem, but it gives attackers a brief window of opportunity to harm your computer every time they tweak their code. If a PC hasn't …

AirConsole Is A Browser-Based Gaming Platform Where Your Smartphone Is The Controller

Gamers with a penchant for old school gaming have another platform to add to their entertainment mix: AirConsole is a recently launched browser-based games platform that repurposes players’ smartphones as controllers.<p>There’s no need to download any games or apps — or indeed, hunt out your Nintendo …

Retrogaming

YouTubers feel ‘coerced’ into new Red subscription service

Earlier this week, Google announced that it is finally introducing its subscription model for YouTube, but it has the community creators on the site reeling from the uncertainty.<p>YouTube Red is a $10 monthly service that gives you access to everything on the video service but without ads. Members …

Free Deus Ex Graphics Upgrade Mod Launching Today on PC

Deus Ex: Revision, the fan-made mod that updates the 2000 PC game's graphics and more, is launching today, October 13, as a free download on Steam. Created by mod team Caustic Creative and authorized by Square Enix, the mod aims to offer more than a simple graphics makeover. Watch its launch …

Friday the 13th imagined as an asymmetrical multiplayer game? Yes, please, and thank you!

I’m really liking this developing trend of design teams taking a classic horror franchise and being intelligent about what video game genre to plug it into. As opposed to, well, just doing a crappy cash-in product.<p>This is what got me hyped for Alien Isolation in 2014, and this year that tingling …

Colbert brings PewDiePie across the digital divide

• Tech<br>• Science<br>• Culture<br>• More<p>Tech<p>Apple<br>• Google<br>• Microsoft<br>• Apps<br>• Photography<br>• Virtual Reality<br>• Business<br>• Design<br>• AI<br>• All Tech<p>Science<p>Space<br>• Energy<br>• Health<br>• Environment<br>• All Science<p>Culture<p>Web<br>• TV<br>• Film<br>• Games<br>• Comics<br>• Music<br>• All Culture<p>Cars<p>Ride-Sharing<br>• Cars<br>• Mass Transit<br>• Aviation<br>• Rideables<br>• Autonomy<br>• All …

Stephen Colbert

Iron Man’s Stark Tower is coming to life in virtual reality

Who wouldn’t to visit Iron Man’s home?<p>Trek Industries has unveiled a project to recreate Stark Tower in virtual reality. That’s the fictional building that Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) created in New York City in <i>The Avengers</i>. It later became Avengers Tower. The VR experience will let you explore the …

Here's how Steam will soon work better with TVs and controllers

Browsing your library is much smoother, and you might just discover something new<p>Elsewhere, there are reformed search modes for both your library and the store, which pop up potential results as you type, sort of like predictive text for PC games. Individual game pages have also undergone a …

Steam Machines

Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch Works Miracles, But Is Pulled

Publisher Warner Bros on Wednesday deployed a patch for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, but has since removed it due to the update apparently going live prematurely.<p>The 626MB patch was delivered to a specific group of Steam customers who had all agreed to play beta builds of the game. …

FTC settles with Machinima for paying YouTube influencers to endorse Xbox One

The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges with Machinima, which had been accused of deceptive advertising by paying “influencers” to post YouTube videos that endorsed Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console.<p>The FTC charged that the influencers failed to adequately disclose that they were …

Deux Ex: Mankind Divided is the latest AAA game to hold its biggest fans in contempt

Pre-order "bonuses" are getting worse instead of better<p>My excitement about the latest Deus Ex title has devolved into an emotion that can best be described as a sort of mental middle finger after reading about Square Enix's overly complicated and consumer-hostile pre-order scheme for the game.<p>We've …

Comic Books

Kick back and enjoy the ride in five minutes of Final Fantasy 15's driving mode

At PAX Prime this weekend, <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> director Hajime Tabata confirmed that the long-awaited role-playing game would indeed arrive sometime in 2016. Tabata and Square Enix also showed off a lengthy, relaxed road trip through the Lucis countryside to highlight <i>Final Fantasy 15</i>'s driving …

The Witcher 3 has sold 6 million copies

Today CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski announced their latest game, <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i>, has sold more than 6 million copies. It's a landmark number for the studio, and for the Polish games industry in general.<p>"We’ve been hard at work delivering you new content, fixing what needed to be …

Which gaming laptops are worth buying?

For years, the wisdom has been that if you wanted a dedicated gaming machine, you bought a desktop. Gaming components were too unwieldy to fit in a notebook form factor, and if you tried to put together a machine with desktop-caliber components, it always ended up too big and heavy to be truly …

Cult classic 'Deadly Premonition' gets deluxe PS3 box set

<i>Deadly Premonition</i> might not be a "good" game, technically speaking, but it's wormed its way into the hearts of a very passionate cult following. With that in mind, this seemingly years-late collector's edition of eccentric Japanese developer Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro for the PlayStation 3 (fits …

'The Witcher 3' Sold 6 Million Copies In Its First 6 Weeks

According to CD Projekt RED, <i>The Witcher 3</i> managed to sell over 6 million copies in its first 6 weeks since launch. That is a remarkable figure, especially considering its relatively meager budget for an open world game.<p>Much of the budgetary saving likely came from the fact that CD Projekt RED is …

Logitech unveils two headphones for audiophile gamers

Logitech is announcing two new gaming headphones today that promises a “cinematic experience,” just in time for the PAX Prime fan event in Seattle.<p>The wireless Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum and the wired Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum gaming headsets use what the peripheral maker says is the …

Play This: Send The Most Soul-Crushing Mail Of Your Life In 'Unsolicited'

You might know developer Lucas Pope from <i>Papers, Please</i>, the game where you man a border checkpoint in fictional Arstotzka, deciding who to let in and who to turn away. <i>Papers</i> kinda blew up when it came out, in both financial and critical terms. Most one-person games are lucky just to get a mention …

Headlander: The Metroid + Logan’s Run Comedy Game From Double Fine

Broken Age developer reveals quirky sci-fi adventure.<p>Headlander is the next game from Broken Age developer Double Fine, and the 2D-side-scrolling …