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Xbox One or PlayStation 4? The GamesBeat community chooses

Now that early adopters have had some time with both next-gen systems, we decided to ask our followers on Twitter and Facebook to pick an early winner between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.<p>Sure, it’s a little soon to declare a champ, but everyone’s bound to have an early favorite. Or, like some of …

Podcast Unlocked Episode 124: Fixing the Xbox One

The imminent return of...Peggle!<p><b>DOWNLOAD PODCAST UNLOCKED EPISODE 124 RIGHT HERE</b><p>We love the Xbox One, but there are a few puzzling interface oddities …

The Typing of the Dead: Overkill rose from the grave

Blitz Games Studios' <i>The Typing of the Dead: Overkill</i>, a shooter/typing instructor hybrid, almost wasn't released due to the studio's financial woes, former Blitz project manager Ollie Clark told Giant Bomb.<p>In June, Blitz began turning Sega's <i>House of the Dead: Overkill</i> into a typing game, releasing …

Outernauts leaves Facebook and Kongregate for iOS exclusivity

Insomniac Games will be shutting down its browser-based action role-playing game, <i>Outernauts</i>, on Kongregate and Facebook on Jan. 31 to focus on bringing the game to iOS, the developer announced on its official site.<p>"While we'd love to be able to keep running <i>Outernauts</i> on Facebook, Kongregate AND …

Finnish games renaissance is the result of a lack of interest in money, says Supercell

The boom of Finland's games industry is the result of a cultural disinterest in making money, Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen told TechCrunch, expaining the growing success of companies like Rovio, Grand Cru and Supercell itself in the country.<p>While an initial push in games development came from the …

Year of Luigi to continue into 2014

Nintendo's yearlong celebration of its often-overshadowed plumber, Luigi, will continue into 2014, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Siliconera.<p>On Feb. 14, Nintendo announced the Year of Luigi to mark the 30th anniversary of Luigi's debut. To finish out its time, Nintendo has a …

Universal Pictures reveals official Warcraft movie cast

The official cast of the feature film based on Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft franchise includes Ben Foster (<i>The Messenger, 3:10 To Yuma, X-Men: The Last Stand</i>), Travis Fimmel (<i>Vikings</i>), Paula Patton (<i>2 Guns, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol</i>), Toby Kebbell (<i>Wrath of the Titans, Prince of</i> …

How The Elder Scrolls Online balances class choice with character progression

One of the biggest challenges facing any role-playing game developer is choosing a class and character progression system that will please its players.<p>The difficulty of this problem is exacerbated for anyone designing a massively multiplayer online world based on the beloved Elder Scrolls franchise.<p>…

Payday 2 on Steam receives weapons, masks, mods with Gage Weapon Pack DLC

<i>Payday 2</i> on Steam for Windows PC will receive the Gage Weapon Pack DLC on Dec. 5 introducing masks, weapons, inventory increase, mods and more, according the developer's official website.<p>Additional weapons include the Eagle Heavy Rifle, Signature .40 Pistol and the SpecOps Submachine gun, along …