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Assassin's Creed movie delayed

20th Century Fox has announced (via <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>) that the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie has been delayed two months, shifting from June 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015.<p>The movie will star Michael Fassbender (<i>Inglourious Basterds</i>, <i>12 Years a Slave</i>) in a leading role, though it remains unclear …

Epic Games auctions Gears of War lancer replicas to help injured artist

Epic Games is auctioning off three signed Gears of War replica Lancers to help former Insomniac Games intern and artist Ana Kessel following a hit-and-run car accident.<p>Kessel was hospitalized last week in North Carolina after being struck by an unlicensed driver. As a result of the accident, one of …

Game of the year 2013

The best games of 2013<p>As we inch ever closer to 2014, December's light release schedule provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on all the great …

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PC out November 19

The PC version of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will launch on November 19, just under a month after the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U versions ship on October 29, Ubisoft announced today.<p>Game director Ashraf Ismail revealed that the PC version of the game would not be available alongside …

Batman: Arkham Origins review

I'm the goddamn Batman, perched atop a snow-covered hat shop and planning my next move. I could go try to find Black Mask--that bastard put a price …

Grand Theft Auto Online launches with early server issues

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> debuted last month to recording-breaking success, but the highly anticipated multiplayer option is only launching today. Grand Theft Auto Online is free for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users, and an update is rolling out to both consoles today to provide access to the new …

Joseph Staten leaving Bungie

Design director and co-creator of the Halo and Destiny franchises Joe Staten is leaving Bungie after 15 years "to tackle new creative challenges," according to a post on the Halo and <i>Destiny</i> developer's website.<p>During Staten's tenure at Bungie, the longstanding creative director served as the voice …

Assassin's Creed titles discounted on PSN

The PlayStation Network is currently running a sale on eight Assassin's Creed titles and several downloadable content packs, Ubisoft digital product lifecycle manager Rommel Hernandez announced today.<p>The sale offers 50 percent off seven DLC packs and 30 percent off titles in the franchise, as well …

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Batman: Arkham Origins to be bundled free with select GeForce cards

<i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i>, Warner Bros. Games Montreal's upcoming superhero action game, will come free with Nvidia's GeForce GTX graphics cards, according to a post on Nvidia's website.<p>Qualifying graphics cards include the GeForce GTX 660, 660 Ti, 670, 680, 760, 770 and 780 at participating …

Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 coming to PC

UK developer Rebellion has announced Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 for the PC.<p>The sequel will be released on the PC before the end of the year. The original game, which Rebellion says was a "gamble," was released in February 2013 and "pretty much made its money back" on the first day of …

How to grief your friends with Watch Dogs' free companion app

The ctOS Mobile app for <i>Watch Dogs</i>, Ubisoft's upcoming open world game, will allow you to challenge your friends and try to grief them into failure for free, according to a recent post by communications associate Anne Lewis on Ubisoft's blog.<p>She began her time with the connected app by locating her …

Sample some of GTA 5s radio stations now

Rockstar has released a number of audio previews for Grand Theft Auto 5 radio stations. Among others, below you can hear samples from hip-hop station …

How video games could be flattening the uncanny valley

The uncanny valley may be eroding, a process aided in part by video games.<p>A recent BBC article explores the term, which is credited to Dr. Masahiro Mori and refers to robots, animatronics and animations that aim to be lifelike but fall short.<p>A 2007 study called "Exploring the Uncanny Valley with …

No plans for Torchlight 2 on console, says Runic

Bad news for console owners hoping for a taste of <i>Torchlight 2.</i> Publisher Runic says it has "no plans" to release the game on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.<p><i>Torchlight 2,</i> a dungeon-crawling overhead RPG, has sold more than two million copies since its launch for Windows PC. In our review, Polygon wrote …

Sony UK reveals the £1,299 HMZ-T3 3D head-mounted display

Sony revealed its third-generation 3D head-mounted display, the HMZ-T3, which retails for £1,299 (approximately $2030) and supports gaming with PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.<p>The head-mounted display can also be used with smartphones for video playback. Supporting 60GHz wireless transmissions, the …

Layoffs at BioShock Infinite developer

BioShock Infinite developer Irrational Games laid off eight employees today, the Quincy, Massachusetts, developer confirmed with Kotaku.<p>The job cuts will not affect development of BioShock Infinite's two-part Burial at Sea downloadable content "in any way," Irrational Games said.<p>"In an effort to …

11 notable MOBAs of the past, present, and future

GamesBeat recently compared the most popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) titles such as League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, and Dota 2 to each other, but many other games in the genre are also worth checking out. Below you’ll find a selection of MOBAs from the past, present, and future …