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Marvel's Spider-Man Gives You All the Powers You Want From the Start

Spider-Man is doing whatever a Spider-Man can. Which seems appropriate.<p>It’s always nice to see more of Insomniac’s PS4-exclusive Spider-Man game, but …

Comics

We Were Wrong To Make Borderlands 2's Heroes So Quiet

I liked the first <i>Borderlands</i> because its protagonists didn't really have much to say. I used to think that silent protagonists made for better video …

Borderlands

Pop Fiction: Season 4: Episode 43: StarFox: James McCloud [Original]

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 1 hour ago CBR Exclusives<p>Spider-Man and Black Cat have some fun at DC's Batman/Catwoman proposal in Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300.<p>3 …

The Hunt for the Marvel Cinematic Universe Infinity Stones

For every hardcore Marvel fan disappointed by <i>Iron Man 3</i>‘s complete refusal to look to the stars – especially following <i>Marvel’s the Avengers</i>‘ …

More power: What iPhone 5S's 64-bit processor means for gaming

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S is a superphone, and a big part of what makes it so powerful is its new 64-bit processor.<p>That’s right, like the Nintedo 64 and Atari Jaguar, the A7 chip inside the iPhone 5S is 64-bits … and like with the Nintendo 64 and Atari Jaguar, I don’t really know what that …

'GTA Online' Will Be The Most Important Part of 'Grand Theft Auto 5'

We come to Grand Theft Auto for the single-player. Three characters, trademark humor, brutal anarchy and all the rest. That’s what most of the trailers from Rockstar have focused on so far. But it’s sneaking something else into this release as well: ‘GTA Online.’ We didn’t hear about this until …

Dan Houser on Grand Theft Auto 5, metaphysics and the power of three

To those familiar with Rockstar and the studio's ability to deliver interesting narratives swimming in massive, compelling, completely open settings, it may come as a surprise to learn that <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> started not so much with a story, as it did a literary technique.<p>More interesting is that …

Grand Theft Auto V: meet Dan Houser, architect of a gaming phenomenon

As the capo di tutti capi of crime videogames returns in extravagant style, its creator insists that the console is now mightier than the movie camera<p>Grand Theft Auto is less a videogame franchise, more an interactive cultural barometer. Set in the US but born in Britain, its evolution over the …

Rockstar Games: Time Travellers

The story of Rockstar’s journey through time to reach GTA V.<p>If art reflects culture, then Rockstar Games is one of the most substantial social …

Grand Theft Auto V: Conflicting Points of View

Three's not always a crowd.<p><i>[Editor's Note: If you missed any of our previous coverage, be sure to check out all of the content from IGN's GTA 5 Week.]</i><p>…

The PlayStation 4's release date is Sony's first big next-gen mistake

Sony has spent the last six months locked in a brutal war with Microsoft, with each attempting to best the other for next-gen supremacy. From the …

Nextgen

Ubisoft Says Next-Gen Game Preorders Outpacing Current Gen

It’s hard to describe how excited the gaming public is to have a new console generation finally arrive at last, but now we’re starting to see ways in which that sentiment is quantified. Speaking to MCV, Ubisoft’s Europeon Chief Alain Corre revealed that pre-orders for their upcoming games like …

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The Last of Us masters storytelling in ways only a few games should

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Video games are only about 40 years young as a part of our cultural consciousness. They’ve gone through a lot of transitions that correspond with advances in …

How 'Sword and Sworcery' became a global, cross-platform hit

It's been over two years since Capybara Games launched the outstanding <i>Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP</i> for the iPad, and since then it's moved far beyond a game just built for Apple's iOS platform — subsequent launches for the iPhone, Mac, PC, Linux, and eventually Android helped the game …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 4 hours ago Comic News<p>Go a little mad looking into the eyes of this Joker bust by one of the masters of practical cinematic effects.<p>3 5 hours ago …

More From Marc Webb On THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2; Reveals The First Shot Of The Movie

In a lengthy new video interview with <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i> director Marc Webb, he talks in great detail about the tone of the movie and fields …

Synthetic Drug 'Bath Salts' Trumps Methamphetamine In Addictiveness, Study Finds

The infamous drug bath salts, which rose to notoriety the last year, now has some even stronger evidence to its mighty addictiveness. A new study finds that the active ingredient in the drug trumps even the most addictive substances we know, namely methamphetamine. The study, using rats who became …

Miyamoto teases "new franchise" for 2014

Famed game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda, has teased a "new franchise" for 2014.<p>"We'll have Mario Kart 8 out next spring, and at that point we'll have the whole lineup in place, so I think it's about time we brought out a new franchise," Miyamoto said in the latest issue …

Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag -- Naval Exploration Gameplay

Xbox Live Summer of Arcade dates and prices revealed

Microsoft has offered release dates and pricing details for this year’s Xbox Live Summer of Arcade titles. The annual digital games promotion kicks …

Xbox

How to Write a Novel

Writing a novel is a rewarding experience for the creative person. Once you come up with the idea for your novel, all it takes is commitment to the …

Assassin's Creed 4 director explains everything in the E3 PS4 demo

A new video from Ubisoft features the head of development on <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> commenting on the gameplay demo showcased at Sony's E3 press event.<p>In the video, Ubisoft's Ashraf Ismail walks the viewer through a sequence in which protagonist Edward Kenway tails a mole from the British …

I kinda hate the Ouya (UPDATED)

<i>Ouya’s PR has informed GamesBeat that they sent the wrong console unit for review. We have re-worked the article below to reflect that new information. Read our impressions of the retail model here.</i><p>I’ve had my fair share of controller-throwing moments, but the Ouya, the Android-based game console, …

Endless undead: Why we’re so obsessed with zombies

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>You’re walking down a dark and dusty hallway. Lightning flashes, illuminating your surroundings for a few brief seconds before your vision fades.<p>And then you …

The Division: E3 2013 INTERVIEW!!

What is a next-gen game?

This November, the Xbox 360 will be eight years old. The PlayStation 3 will be seven. At the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, we finally got acquainted with their successors. The new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 represent a new generation of consoles, the fabled "next generation," and with them …

New 'Super Smash Bros.' for Wii U and 3DS coming in 2014, features Mega Man as playable character

Nintendo has just announced the newest entry in its chaotic series of fighting games — a new <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> will be coming to the Wii U and 3DS in 2014, and for the first time Mega Man will be a playable character. In addition to the Blue Bomber, the game will feature the standard array of …