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GOG.com Offers Free Games To Furloughed Federal Employees

<i>The digital game distributor is running a special “Shutdown Promo” this week.</i><p>Good Old Games (GOG.com) has a massive catalog of classic PC games, all of which are entirely DRM-free.<p>But if you happen to be a furloughed government worker home without a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, …

Pubcast Happy Hour 3: Bungie Studios Special

Bungie Studios' Dave Dunn talks Destiny, the history of Halo and the filthiest weapon names.<p>Tether an elastic rope to your ankles and prepare to take …

Too much freedom of character customization may actually make you less happy

Video games that allow players to change characters specifications and easily switch classes on the fly may make players less happy in the long run, according to a post from psychologist Jamie Madigan on Games Industry International.<p>Madigan cites psychological research that suggests giving someone …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Bungie says Destiny can sit alongside Star Wars, Lord of the Rings

Bungie is shooting for the stars with its upcoming online shooter Destiny. COO Pete Parsons told GamesIndustry International in an interview that the new fantasy series has the potential to surpass the impact of Halo and sit on people's shelves next to established entertainment juggernauts.<p>"We like …

Gaming Industry

Gamescom: Battlefield 4's Graphics Lacking on PS4

First next-gen demo raises concerns.<p>With the arrival of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, EA and DICE have promised to bring the Battlefield PC experience …

Sony's impressive strategy stole the show at Gamescom

The opening of Sony's Gamescom press conference this year was a revelation--and not because it was filled with any earth-shattering announcements, or CEO-related mishaps. Rather, it showed Sony--a company that for the longest time seemed to have completely lost the plot--finally getting its act …

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17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Indies Will Tip the Scale in PS4's Favor

In the battle for next-gen supremacy, indie developers are proving to be just as valuable as mainstream AAA juggernauts, and Sony, unlike Microsoft, appears to get it. I say this not because its Gamescom press conference was chock-full of amazing games from teams with meager rosters, but because …

Blockbusters

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag companion app enables portable 'mini-game'

<i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i>'s companion app, first announced at E3 2013, will allow players to access its fleet-building mini-game away from the actual game.<p>During a press event in San Francisco, we got hands on time with <i>Black Flag</i> and its yet-to-be-named app. The app is free to anyone who wants …

Cool Concept Art for Bungie's DESTINY

Bungie finally releases Destiny PS4 gameplay walkthrough video, watch the game in action - Pocket-lint

Bungie and Activision have finally released the entire gameplay walkthrough video of Destiny on the PlayStation 4, as shown during Sony's press event …

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'Assassins Creed 4': A Look From The Inside

Assassins Creed is one of the few triple-A gaming franchises left in the industry and the latest installment – <i>Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag</i> – is due out this fall. Last year’s Assassins Creed 3 has sold over 12 million units to date.<p>Given the massive undertaking to build such expansive, detailed …

Tom Clancy’s The Division preview and interview – the real next gen

GameCentral takes a look at Ubisoft’s latest, and what may be the most technologically advanced next gen game – and in terms of more than just …

Was The Division’s Gameplay at E3 Deceptive?

In a massively multiplayer online situation like what has been advertised for this title, PC players know firsthand the importance of having …

Living Rooms

The Division - Intelligence Annex #1: Agents of The Division

Intelligence Annex #1: Agents of The Division<p>Greetings Division agents!<p>A few weeks back, we finally had the chance to show our baby to the world and …

Surveillance

Tom Clancy’s The Division Q&A Revealed

Ubisoft brought a brand new title to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last month for the second year running, and once again stole headlines …

Gaming Industry

FIRST PS4 LIVESTREAM with Blacklight: Retribution Gameplay!

Bungie is aiming to foil the trolls in Destiny

Online shooting games can be toxic arenas that reward aggressive behavior. But Bungie is hoping to change all that with in-game social implementations for <i>Destiny</i><i>.</i><p>In an interview with Edge, Bungie technical director Chris Butcher said that the developers are working to reward positive social …