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A console launch in three acts: The birth, death and rebirth of Xbox One

The video game industry's most exciting story this generation can't be found in the likes of <i>The Last of Us</i>, <i>Halo 5</i> or the latest Call of Duty.<p>The most compelling narrative to arise out of this new crop of consoles isn't coming from any video game, it's the Xbox One's Miltonian fall from grace and …

Is 'Fallout: Shadow Of Boston' The Next 'Fallout?'

UPDATE: Bethesda tweets that the trademark filing was a hoax.<p>We’ve had the feeling we were on the brink of a Fallout 4 announcement before, so I’m a bit wary. Bethesda has theoretically been working on the next iteration of its post-apocalyptic open world game for awhile, but this is a company that …

LEGO Transformer Gaming Consoles

Game Boy Advance<p>Gamebots, transform! 2 years ago, LEGO artist Julius von Brunk built Domaster, a Game Boy Transformer. He's continued to work in that …

The Last of Us Remastered Receives Free Multiplayer Maps

Meanwhile, work continues on the matchmaking issues.<p>Naughty Dog Software has announced that it is giving away two free multiplayer maps as a …

How The Xbox One Helped Sell The PS4

Here at Forbes, we’ve been spending some time trying to answer a question indirectly posed by Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida: how is the PS4 possibly selling so well? The console’s 10 million sales are so impressive that they’ve even made Sony a bit nervous. How do you plan for a …

Xbox One Getting DLNA Support, USB Media Playback, Boot-to-TV Option

Alongside Microsoft's Gamescom briefing today, the company announced a spate of new features coming to the Xbox One "within the next few months." Some of these features are included with August's Xbox One system update, while others are coming later.<p>Below is a breakdown of what's coming to Xbox One …

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New Xbox One Bundles Are Bad News For The Kinect

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a couple of new bundles for its Xbox One console. On its own, this isn’t particularly shocking news: console manufacturers have been bundling games with hardware for a while now, and while it’s exciting to have a white console paired with Sunset Overdrive and a …

No Man's Sky Will Hit PC, But Only After PS4

It's been a tough few months for some members of the #PCMasterRace what with the hotly anticipated universe exploration simulator <i>No Man's Sky</i> being …

Superboy And 1960s Batman Coming To Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham's Comic Con panel revealed some exciting new details about the game, and featured an exciting cameo from Adam West.<p>The …

The Last of Us review: dead inside

The Last of Us has some incredible moments but too many conventional design choices<p><i>The Last of Us</i> made me feel sick to my stomach.<p><i>The Last of Us</i> mines the same post-apocalyptic scenario as dozens of other games, but its approach is starkly its own. It paints a vision of a near-future that is cold, …

Son Discovers Father's 'Ghost' in Xbox Racing Game

More than just a save file.<p>Ten years after his father's death, one gamer discovered his dad's "ghost" in an unlikely place -- inside an original Xbox …

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

<i>Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content</i><p>"Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."<p>I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later …

Gameloft is outraged by contest winner who pirated its cloned game

While Gameloft is only officially releasing first-person shooter <i>Modern Combat 5</i> today, thousands have already played it. A cracked copy was distributed through various torrent sites following a contest that awarded its three winners early access to the game.<p><i>Polygon</i> reports that Gameloft community …

Obsidian Mulls Over New Fallout Locations and Neverwinter Return

Sounds like a hint.<p>Obsidian has chatted about the possibility of getting involved with the Fallout franchise again, offering a list of potential …

Looking To The Moon: First Impressions Of Destiny's PlayStation Beta

The first time I found myself on the Tower, I immediately jumped over the edge to my death. If this is the caliber of Guardian the last safe city on Earth was relying on, humanity is probably doomed.<p>That was in earlier this year. I’d just finished playing through a mission in a darkened room on the …

Why is 2K suddenly so preoccupied with the original BioShock?

Why is publisher 2K International teasing a still from <i>BioShock</i> on its official Twitter account?<p>The company uploaded the photo earlier today alongside one decidedly obtuse comment: "#discuss." On the official 2K United Kingdom account, the same image is teased alongside the comment "Oooo, what COULD …

How Bungie's 'Destiny' Beta Transformed Me From Disinterested To True Believer

During <i>Destiny’s</i> PlayStation-exclusive Alpha run last month, something unpredictable happened to me: I found myself — a devout and longtime <i>Halo</i> fan — completely disinterested in Bungie’s ambitious shooter. The Beta, however — currently in intermission for PlayStation owners and relaunching across …

Fox News Uses 'BioShock Infinite' Logo, Ken Levine Calls It 'Irony'

During an interview segment with governor Rick Perry of Texas, Fox News used the below logo. It reads “Defending our Homeland” which, in and of itself, is nothing to gawk at.<p>The remarkable thing is the logo design itself, which is oddly reminiscent of Irrational Games’ <i>BioShock Infinite,</i> as Kotaku’s …

‘Civilization: Beyond Earth’ Has A Release Date. Check Out This Addictive Looking Gameplay Demo.

Start clearing your calendar <i>Civ</i> fans, because we now know when Firaxis is unleashing their latest brand of strategy crack — <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> arrives to take over your life on October 24th.<p>In addition to the release date, Firaxis has also dropped a nice meaty <i>Beyond Earth</i> gameplay demo. The …

The Electoral Map Of PS4 vs. Xbox One Console Popularity

While I can’t claim that the data that follows is conclusive proof of one console’s dominance over another in America, it’s interesting all the same.<p>Real estate site Movoto spent some time collecting social media data via Facebook likes to see which consoles were the most popular in a given state. …

Sony's PlayStation 4 DLC formula is free, creative, and effective

Two of the most interesting “games” on the PlayStation 4 are a photography simulator and a voxel editor that allows you to create your own ships. These two tools, both of which were released for free after the launch of their respective games, are proving almost as fun as the games in which they …

The eighth generation of home consoles were met with rabid anticipation after nearly seven years (longer if you don't count the Wii U) of old …

The Last of Us: Remastered Price Drop Leads to Refunds

Expect a $10 refund if you pre-ordered.<p>Anyone who pre-ordered The Last of Us: Remastered on PS4 should expect a $10 refund following a price …

Forza Horizon 2's Xbox 360 version is a 'different game' than on Xbox One

The Xbox 360 version of <i>Forza Horizon 2</i> will be a different game than the Xbox One version and not a straight port; Instead the game will be a unique experience "inspired by the same ideas" as the Xbox One game, developer Playground Games told Digital Spy.<p>Playground Games, the studio behind the Xbox …

Xbox.com now displaying Xbox One achievements

Achievements earned in Xbox One games are now viewable on Xbox.com.<p>The change appears to have been implemented sometime yesterday. It also means the unlock pictures for Xbox One achievements are viewable at wallpaper size.<p>The most recent update to Xbox One's system introduced support for external …

E3 buzz: Sony's success, Pac-Man's return, Ubisoft's women problem

Here's a look at the big topics buzzing across the vast exhibit space on Day 2 of the three-day<p>E3video game industry show, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p><b>June 12, 9:14 a.m.:</b> In the June 12 Business section, a story about the E3 video game trade show stated …

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E3 2014: Batman Arkham Knight preview – attack of the Batmobile

Rocksteady's new Dark Knight adventure is getting a destructive new toy in the form of a powerfully equipped Batmobile<p>If the Arkham Knight demo shown at E3 is anything to go by, Gotham's greatest enemy may not be the Penguin, the Joker or any other sociopathic super villain. It may be Batman's car. …

Play Far Cry 4 with friends on PS4 without owning a copy

Picture this: it's 20 November 2014, and you've just picked up<p><i>Far Cry 4</i>. You fancy running around the vast, mountainous setting of Kryat with some …

Ubisoft nixes female avatars in Assassin's Creed Unity

Apparently, creating female players to battle it out in 18th century revolutionary France is simply "a lot of extra production work."<p>Only male avatars will be allowed to fight in the newest virtual world of Assassin's Creed. While that could sound like a dismal place to many, it's that way because …

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