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Why the fighting game community is color blind

How the FGC's roots grew the most racially diverse community in gaming.<p>Tom Cannon is a <i>StarCraft</i> player. He is also black. And in the hypercompetitive eSports scene, those two things just don't go well together.<p>Getting into competitive gaming isn't easy for anyone. Most professional gamers play …

10000000 owners to receive sequel You Must Build a Boat free

The sequel to EightyEight Games' puzzle role-playing game <i>10000000, You Must Build a Boat</i>, will be free to those who own the first game via Steam or the Humble Store by launch day, developer Luca Redwood told Polygon via email.<p><i>You Must Build a Boat</i> began as an update for <i>10000000</i>, but was expanded …

Lauren Conrad Shares Her Holiday Playlist

<i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own heart. So, each week, the</i> …

7 Christmas songs that are unintentionally depressing

Sometimes music that’s supposedly joyous is decidedly not. These holiday downers will bring out the Grinch in you<p>Christmas time is supposed to be packed with joy. But let’s face it: Sometimes we are left with emotional lumps of coal. From the social anxiety of chatting with distant relatives, to …

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How to make simple games shine

Often it's said that simple is best, most especially in a field as prone to undue complexity as game design. But too much simplicity in a game can be self-defeating.<p>Take tic-tac-toe. We learn to play with the noughts and crosses almost as soon as we are able to wield a pencil. But the game's charm …

5 Tips for Cheap Holiday Gaming

New consoles and full price games can drain your funds alarmingly fast, so what's a prospective purchaser to do? Well, don't buy new consoles or full-price games, for starters, and take these five suggestions to have a happy gaming holiday.

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Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

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Play this: 'Pathogen' is an infectious strategy game for iOS

Spread that virus<p>Like any good infection, your goal in <i>Pathogen</i> is simply to spread as far as possible. The game, which is available now on iPhone and iPad, is essentially a beefed-up version of Reversi: you place nodes on the screen, and by placing them near your opponents' nodes you can take over …

Puzzle & Dragons surpasses 2M downloads in North America as GungHo works to match Japanese success

One of Japan’s biggest games is trying to repeat its success in North America, and developer GungHo Online is pointing to signs that it’s growing, albeit slowly.<p>Puzzle & Dragons, a role-playing puzzle game for iOS and Android, has just hit 2 million total downloads in North America. This is a …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

10 zombie games where the undead are the least of your concerns

[<i>This story was originally going to go up yesterday for Halloween, but our editor fell into a deep candy coma before he could get to it. We’re still not sure if he’s okay. … — Ed</i>.]<p>Zombies are powerful and terrifying enemies. They’re also an endless source of cannon fodder — and sadly, most games …

Revolutionizing Displays to Improve Game Play

Montreal, to me, has always meant hockey masks, maple syrup and Mounties. I never thought it was the doorway to gaming heaven.<p>But when we launched …

castAR, the “Oculus competitor”, gains $500,000 in three days on Kickstarter

Back in May 2013, and courtesy of <i>The Verge</i>, I was able to report on the development of castAR, an Augmented Reality headset, a prototype of which …

Fan creates Warcraft RTS using Starcraft 2 editor

A Warcraft fan has created a high fantasy real-time strategy game using Blizzard's <i>Starcraft 2</i> editor.<p>It's been ten years since we've seen a real-time strategy game in the Warcraft realm. But for fans waiting for news of an as-yet-unannounced 'Warcraft 4' game, <i>WOW RTS: Alliance and Horde</i> (aka '<i>WAH</i>') …

Here’s how one 16 year old has made $8,000 playing PlanetSide 2

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — He doesn’t know it, but a 16-year-old PlanetSide 2 fan is about to get an $8,000 check from Sony Online Entertainment. And all he had to do was contribute content to PlanetSide 2 — something gamers have done since the dawn of PC gaming.<p>The money is part of a program that’s …

Former Journey producer Robin Hunicke has a unique approach to making games

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — It’s not about whether you’re making a shooter or a role-playing game. It’s about what feelings you’re trying to elicit.<p>The next time a designer sets out to make a new game, they might want to reconsider their approach. Rather than define their game as a shooter or an RPG, …

How an ex-day laborer created Japan's top-grossing smartphone game

<i>Puzzle & Dragons</i> is a money machine. At one point the top-grossing iOS and Android app worldwide, the mixture of <i>Pokemon</i>-style battles and <i>Bejeweled</i>-style action puzzle elements has earned publisher GungHo Online Entertainment millions in revenue on a daily basis since the game's February 2012 …

The PlayStation 4 controller: What’s new with the buttons and triggers (part 3, exclusive)

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation. For the Xbox One version of this article, go here.</i><p><b>The PlayStation 4 controller:</b><p>Part 1: The weird stuff that could’ve been<br>• Part 2: What’s new with the analog sticks and D-pad• <b><br>Part 3: What’s new with the buttons</b> …

'Device 6' is a stylish mystery novel masquerading as a game

The best of both worlds<p>Mobile games typically fall into one of two different categories. There are the <i>Angry Birds</i> of the world, games that are perfect for sneaking in some play while waiting in line or sitting on the bus. Then there are the games that demand your full attention, the kinds of …

Lightning Returns: You Can Go Home Again

The Final Fantasy XIII saga just keeps going, doesn't it? In spite of players' tepid reactions to Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2, Square-Enix has staunchly stood by the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythos that drives these games, as well as the characters that populate it.<p>I like Lightning, …

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Watch Troy Baker read Joker's monologue from Batman: The Killing Joke

When auditioning for the part of The Joker in <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i>, voice actor Troy Baker was given a mountain of material to prove his fit, according to the <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i> panel at New York Comic Con 2013.<p>Baker's list of required recitings included lines from previous Arkham games, <i>The</i> …

How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes)

<i>Editors' Note: The following excerpts are from the book Creative Confidence, coming out this week from Tom Kelley (author of The Art of Innovation)</i> …