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Absolute Beginner Starter Guide - Fallout 4 Wiki Guide - IGN

Players new to Fallout may have a difficult time adjusting to some of the vast game's less-well explained aspects. Our starter guide and complete …

Japan's Erica android isn't as creepy as other talking robots

Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, who has delivered creepily real androids in past years, is back with a new hyper-realistic robot called …

10 years later: GamesBeat's most memorable games of 2004

In 2004, the idea of a video game console as an all-in-one multimedia machine was that it played CDs and DVDs. Online play and downloadable content were mostly for PC players. Many games didn’t even have widescreen support. But those modern conveniences don’t matter when you consider the quality we …

Gaza crisis: UN to adopt call for immediate ceasefire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1096000/1096493_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534735663_28fd0589ff1fe815856af7838b3e8fe9<p><b>The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza.</b><p>An emergency session backed a statement calling …

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At least 16 Filipino villagers, including children, killed by Abu Sayyaf militants in south

Philippine military officials say Abu Sayyaf gunmen have killed at least 16 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the south of the country.<p>Monday's attack was one of the …

Writing in Games: It’s Much More Than Narrative

Why some of the best writing has nothing to do with character or story.<p><b>Warning: This feature contains a minor spoiler for The Last of Us: Left Behind.</b><p>…

South Korea's Game Addiction Law could treat games like drugs and alcohol

You may have realized by now that Korea is a haven for gamers. Games like Starcraft and more recently, League of Legends, have a huge following, and going to a 'PC bang' (think internet cafe, except with rows and rows of computers with the most up-to-date hardware for less than a dollar per hour) …

From pixels to polygons: Ultra Street Fighter IV edition

Anyone new to Capcom’s flagship fighting-game series may enjoy ogling at Ultra Street Fighter IV’s sexy, curvy graphics, but to truly appreciate the game’s visuals you need to take a look back a couple of decades to the glory days of 2D sprites.<p>Enjoy the following side-by-side comparisons between …

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is Not Your Typical Puzzler

Two hours with Ubisoft Montpellier's beautiful WWI adventure.<p>I'll be honest, I didn't know a lot about World War I prior to getting a taste of …

Australian Government “Puts No Value” on Games Industry

Australian developers speak in wake of the elimination of the Interactive Games Fund.<p>The Australian Interactive Games Fund (AIGF) was announced back …

Child of Light Review

Shining Brightly<p>Elegance. It's a word I've rarely found applicable where video games are concerned, but there's no better way to describe what …

Daylight review: jump scare tactics

Daylight has moments of fear but too much boredom<p><i>Daylight</i> is about as single-faceted a game as they come, focusing all of its creative energies towards a solitary goal: It is a vehicle for jump scares.<p>It's certainly a worthwhile objective. Horror games' most memorable moments are typically those …

The Zelda Graphics Question

In August of 2000 at its Spaceworld event, Nintendo awed the gaming world when it showed footage of what many at the time took to be its next entry …

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Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

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The final years of Irrational Games, according to those who were there

The employees were shocked.<p>Irrational Games, the developer that created the BioShock series along with a number of other critically beloved video games, was viewed, by a number of sources close to the studio, as closure-proof: It had pedigree, talent and — to the outside world — creative carte …

Listen to the Super Mario Bros. theme played on an ancient instrument

A video from YouTube user nsofilm features a musical tribute to <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> played on an ancient Chinese instrument known as the sheng.<p>The sheng is a reed instrument dating back as far as 1100 BC. By blowing air into the sheng, musicians can manipulate the sound by moving their fingers across …

The battle of SEGA and Nintendo to be made into a book and a film – film to be made by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

To gamers, the battle of SEGA and Nintendo is something of legend. The video game giant Nintendo being taken on by the underdog SEGA. It’s almost …

Dungeon Keeper iPad and iPhone Review

Grinders keepers.<p>If there's any classic PC game that seems tailor-made for mobile play, surely it's 1997’s Dungeon Keeper. Designer Peter Molyneux's …

Street Fighter 2: An Oral History | Polygon

"He would prank you. He'd send over ideas for video games and want me to give him my input, and it would turn out to be porn."

Can Sochi Get Its Shit Together?

By all accounts—except maybe Vladimir Putin's—the small Russian resort town of Sochi isn't ready for the Olympics. In fact, coverage of the …

The Mormon Who Creates Billions of Fake Identities Every Month

Suspicious NSA and FBI agents have contacted Jacob Allred about his websites, and Social Security Administration investigators, waving badges, have showed up at his door. Businesses have cursed him. Some have telephoned to yell at him in the middle of the night, and others have threatened …

Say Happy Valentine's by sending a personalized video game

People have been proposing marriage via video games for years. Gamers and developers have used hacked versions of Japanese role-playing games or classic Mario titles to ask for someone's hand. They've popped the question in <i>Halo 3</i> or with the help of a chatty robot in Borderlands. Developers have …

Mighty No. 9 design for heroine Call revealed

The final design for <i>Mighty No. 9</i>'s supporting robot heroine, Call, has been revealed after a fan vote, Comcept USA announced via Kickstarter.<p>Comcept asked backers to vote on one of nine designs in September. Voters selected Yuuji Natsume's design (pictured above), or choice F. The E design placed …

Another Reason Why YouTube's Video Game Copyright Crackdown Doesn't Make Sense

Recently a strange wave of copyright notices have flooded YouTube channels that use video game footage to review or discuss games.<p>As many have already pointed out, this is a confusing and counter-productive step toward decimating the thriving video game community on YouTube. It’s bad news for the …

Mega Man board game kills it on Kickstarter

<b>Just a few short months after Mega Man's spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 became one of the highest ever funded Kickstarter games, a new Mega Man</b> …

Mighty No. 9 is making a cameo in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Keiji Inafune and Comcept's Beck from <i>Mighty No. 9</i>, the robotic star of the Mega Man spiritual successor that found success on Kickstarter, is making a cameo appearance in another game, Team Ninja and Spark Unlimited's <i>Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z</i>.<p>According to the Japanese <i>Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z</i> website, the …

See Tekken Revolution's narcoleptic female vampire Eliza in action

Namco Bandai's free-to-play fighting game, <i>Tekken Revolution</i>, is getting an original character later this month. Her name is Eliza and she's the winner of a community-voted poll aimed at bringing an all-new Tekken character to the PlayStation 3 game.<p>She's also a vampire and apparently has trouble …