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Here's how Watch Dogs will allow you to interact with others in multiplayer

A post from Ubisoft communications manager Gary Steinman on the UbiBlog details how players can hack, participate in team-based competitions, race and more in <i>Watch Dogs</i>' multiplayer.<p><i>Watch Dogs</i> will feature seamless multiplayer that can be toggled on or off for up to eight people at a time. In …

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft review: heart of the cards

Hearthstone pulled me into a new genre and refuses to let me go<p><i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i> has the rare and uncanny ability to pull in people who don't care about collectible card games.<p>Case in point: myself. Before checking out Blizzard's new free-to-play card game, I had played maybe two …

Jenova Chen: Social games should be about an exchange of emotions, not numbers

A truly social game involves players exchanging emotions, not just helping each other boost stats, according to thatgamecompany's co-founder Jenova Chen.<p>Speaking at the Games for Change Festival in New York this week, Chen said he takes issue with many games that market themselves as being social …

Dustforce finally launches on Xbox 360

<i>Dustforce</i>, the 2012 indie hit on PC that Capcom picked up to publish on consoles, has finally launched on Xbox 360. It had been due to release alongside the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita back in January.<p><i>Dustforce</i> is $9.99. The game is a platformer, tasking players with sweeping away dirt and grime with …

E.T. cartridges found in infamous Atari landfill

Evidently, Atari did bury its biggest mistake in the New Mexico desert.<p>Excavators have found copies of the 1982 Atari 2600 cartridge <i>E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial</i> — a notorious flop blamed for console gaming's collapse a year later — in a dig at an Alamagordo, N.M. landfill on Saturday.<p>The highly …

Mod adds time travel to Portal 2

A mod for <i>Portal 2</i> on PC adds "time travel" options so that players may, in effect, use past versions of themselves to complete puzzles in the game.<p>"Thinking With Time Machine" is the name of the mod; like the original games, players can use it to get a third-person glimpse of Chell elsewhere on the …