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Silicon Studio president on Bravely Default's action RPG origins, prototype

Bravely Default wasn’t always the straight-up JRPG that we know of today. Originally, developer Silicon Studio tossed around the idea of making it an …

PAX Aus 2014 Indie Showcase submissions open

The organizers of PAX Aus 2014 are accepting game submissions for the Indie Showcase, according to an announcement on Penny Arcade.<p>Australian and New Zealand developers have until July 6, 2014 to apply for a place in the showcase and selection notifications will be sent via email by July 21. To be …

A game that makes teens feel less alone, preventing suicides

Tweens and teens are highly impressionable; their worlds and views are shaped by their media consumption.<p>So when independent developer Pixelberry Studios set out to make a game for the teenage audience, it was mindful of the messages it was sending and the ideas it was propagating. <i>High School Story</i> …

Super Mario 3D World concept art

Super Mario 3D World concept art

Nvidia not-so-subtly hints Half-Life 2 is on its way to the Shield

Just yesterday we learned that Valve’s classic PC game <i>Portal</i> will arrive to Google Play on May 12th, exclusively for the Nvidia Shield and at a cost of $9.99. Now it seems that Nvidia is dropping hints that yet another Valve classic is on its way to the Shield, this time <i>Half-Life 2.</i><p>What’s the hint? …

How Do Wii U And 3DS Sales Compare To Previous Nintendo Platforms?

Yesterday Nintendo reported its financial results from the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014. The overall results were rough and the top-selling …

What GamesBeat is hoping for and looking forward to at E3

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is always one of the most exciting gaming events of the year, and it’s a little more than a month away (June 10 to June 12 in Los Angeles).<p>We got our staff together and asked everyone what they were looking forward to or hoping for out of this year’s event. Some of …

Wasteland 2 will get a launch date by the end of the month, studio says

<i>Wasteland 2</i> will be given a release date sometime before the end of the month, developers at inXile Entertainment said in the latest update to backers of the crowdfunded game.<p>inXile is approaching the end of the three-month plan it outlined back in February, the studio said. This means the game is …

Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

Recall The Silver Age Of Coin-Op Gaming With “Coin”

There was a time when a gamer could rule the arcade on a single quarter–if he or she was good enough–and the side-scrolling beat-’em-up action game was the weapon of choice. The list of properties that used that format for their game is long and kind of ridiculous–in addition to obvious choices …

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974 People Playing A Super Mario Level Simultaneously

This is a video from the recent GamesCon in Germany, which had a custom Super Mario Bros. level that people could play as a time trial. After 974 …

GEEKY KEYBOARD SKINS

<b>GEEKY KEYBOARD SKINS</b><p>If you have a passion for comics and games but suck at remembering your keyboard keys, then a keyboard skin from Killer Duck Decals may be perfect for you.<p>Depending the skin you choose, ‘WASD’ could mean White Mage, Akuma, Samus, Dr. Eggman or Wolverine, Apocalypse, Spider-man, Deadpool.<p>Each keyboard skin is $12 and though they are specifically made for the Mac keyboard, they will also work with other keyboards.<p>If you do own a Mac keyboard though, the decals will still let …

SNES classic 'Final Fantasy VI' comes to iOS and Android this year

It may have seemed inevitable given prior form, but it's good news nonetheless — <i>Final Fantasy VI</i>, one of the most well-regarded entries in the classic Japanese RPG series, will be joining the previous five games on iOS and Android this winter. The news comes courtesy of <i>Kotaku</i>, who spoke to Square …

Kegerator fuses vintage video games with a beer keg

Does tapping a keg that comes in the form of a workable vintage in-home arcade sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't.<p>Catering directly to 30- and 40-somethings, Dream Arcades has invented what it calls the "ultimate party machine." The "Kegerator Pro 60" comes with a built-in fridge, a keg with …

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Meet The First Guy To Beat "The Legend Of Zelda"

As far as the history books are concerned.<p>The Fall 1987 issue of <i>Nintendo Fun Club News</i> reported an exciting development: Ten players had beaten their "new hit video game," <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>. Released on Aug. 22 of that year, <i>Zelda</i> would go on to sell more than 6 million copies and become a cultural …

SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

<b>SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works</b><p>Kickstarter campaign for a stylish retrospective book on the Sega Megadrive / Genesis. Put together by ROM who put together a fantastic book on the British game developers Sensible Software. Video embedded below:<p><i>SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works</i> [ <i>セガ メガド ライブ/ジェネシス:作品集成</i> ] will be the definitive volume on the landmark console. The book is officially licensed by SEGA and celebrates the 25th anniversary of the console’s release. It will be an …

How the internet ruined game consoles

The time it took for my brother to get our new Super Nintendo out of the box and connected to our television couldn't have been more than five minutes. I'm pretty sure we used the same coaxial cable connector that the NES before it used, though it's possible he was bold enough to forge a new …

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 …

'Doom' at 20: John Carmack's hellspawn changed gaming forever

Two decades ago a demon infestation changed the way we play games. <i>Doom</i> was first launched 20 years ago today, and while it wasn't the first game to let you play from a first-person perspective, it was the game that ushered the FPS genre into the mass consciousness. Today the likes of <i>Halo</i> and <i>Call of</i> …

Time Machines: Atari's CES Endgame

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets, and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i> <i>In the weeks leading up to the biggest gadget show on Earth, we'll be offering a special look at relics from CES' past.</i><p>Atari, a once …

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Super Mario Bros. on Four Monitors

You don't need to scroll. Just move your eyes. Twitter user <b>Morikuma_Works</b>, an engineer in Japan, made good use of extra monitors by showing the …

Framed lets you pivot and turn to tell a story

Loveshack Entertainment's narrative-based, panel-shifting game, <i>Framed</i>, will allow players to pivot, rotate and reuse panels, in addition to changing their order, studio co-founder Joshua Boggs told Polygon today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.<p>When the game was first shown …

How Little Inferno's burning desire to state a message got lost in the smoke

Many indie game developers are keen to tell stories with meaningful messages, but making sure that message is understood can be an enormous challenge.<p>That was the takeaway from today's Independent Games Summit session at GDC on Tomorrow Games' quirky fireplace simulator <i>Little Inferno</i>. Kyle Gray, …

'The Sun Does Not Exist' turns Hunter S. Thompson's drug trips into a strange game

It's no easy task to translate <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i>' psychedelic narrative in any form at all, but if you're going to try, you may as well make things get just as weird. In <i>The Sun Does Not Exist</i>, a browser game very loosely based on Hunter S. Thompson's novel, players take control of what …

How to Build Your Vocabulary In 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

Today, we’re going to talk about removing another kind of filler from your speech (and your writing as well): empty words. Just like empty calories …

How to Fire a Handgun Safely and Correctly | The Art of Manliness

I grew up around guns my entire childhood. My dad was a federal game warden, so seeing him holster up or clean his gun are some of my boyhood …