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What It's Really like to Play Minecraft on HoloLens

Breaking down the walls of reality.<p>Reality is no longer set in stone. Wiith Oculus and Morpheus both offering the means to escape into new worlds, …

Augmented Reality

Worldwide video games market will grow 9.4 percent this year, says report

The global market for video games is set to jump by 9.4 percent this year, according to research firm Newzoo.<p>In its upcoming 2015 Global Games Market Report, the researchers estimate that the 2015 games market will jump from $83.6 billion in 2014, to $91.5 billion in 2015.<p>Newzoo predicts that "at …

Check Out This Treasure Trove Of Japanese Game Interviews

<i>Shmuplations</i> might sound like a website designed solely for hardcore shoot ‘em up fans, but it’s actually an incredible repository of old, translated …

Time I

Witcher 3 Map Revealed

We already knew that CD Projekt Red's upcoming open-world RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was going to be a massive game in terms of how long it will take you to complete it. But now the developer has shared new insight into just how large the Witcher 3 world is by releasing the first images of the …

What Is Nintendo's New 'NX' Platform?

Unless you’re on Japan time, you’re waking up to a pair of announcements from Nintendo that have the potential to shift the entire gaming industry. The first is a huge new partnership with mobile games giant DeNA, who will make new mobile-only titles using Nintendo IP. The second is an unexpected …

Gaming

DC Comics pulls controversial Batgirl cover at creators' request

DC Comics has announced that it will not be printing a controversial variant cover to <i>Batgirl</i> #41, at the request, and with the support, of the artist who created it and the creative team behind the issue.<p>Criticism of the cover began shortly after it was revealed on March 13, as one of a series of …

DC unveils new costumes for Superman, The Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Dick Grayson, Red Hood and more

DC is set to give many of its characters wardrobe redesigns this June following the big <b>Convergence</b> event; we’ve also seen the new costumes for Batman …

Comic Books

'Mario Party 10' Review

<i>Mario Party 10</i> is a fun little outing, especially for families.<p>I never played much of the Mario Party franchise, so take this review with a grain of salt: It will likely be most useful for people who, like me, are relatively new to the games.<p>That may be a worthwhile perspective—or at least I hope …

Retrogaming

Kirkman discusses horror comic Outcast's transition to TV

The next big thing from Robert Kirkman, creator of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, is likely to be <i>Outcast</i>, a comic book about a young man struggling to understand his demonic possession.<p>In an on-stage interview at SXSW, Kirkman walked me through how the comic was picked up for a television show and why the comic …

SpotPass Exploit Gives 3DS Owners Unlimited Special Guest Miis

While recovering from a corrupted SD card on his 3DS, YouTuber Anthony Schwader discovered a means to delete Nintendo-issued mii visitors and respawn …

Retrogaming

Dragon Age: Inquisition wins another game-of-the-year award

<i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> picked up three honors, but the overall game of the year was <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> at the SXSW Gaming Awards, held last night at SXSW.<p>Triple-A gaming names dominated the lineup, from <i>Destiny</i> (Excellence in Technical Achievement) to <i>Alien: Isolation</i> (Excellence in Sound …

"Magi: Adventure of Sinbad" OVA 4th Episode Preview 

Club Sunday TV has posted a two-minute preview for the forth OVA episode of <i>Magi: Sinbad no Bouken (Magi: Adventure of Sinbad)</i>, a spin-off of Shinobu …

Jai Courtney reveals Suicide Squad's "dark" and "dope" tone

Talking to MTV, Jai Courtney (<b>Insurgent</b>, <b>Die Hard 5</b>) has called his upcoming DC movie <b>Suicide Squad</b> “dark”, “cool” and “dope”. He plays Australian …

Comic Books

Human Computer Interfaces: The Next Hot Innovation In PC Gaming?

I spent the better part of last week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), checking out a number of new gaming-related innovations poised to hit the market in the next few weeks, months, and (maybe) years. I’m particularly interested in PC hardware, which was good because a number of the major …

Online

PlayStation Mobile shutting down this year

PlayStation Mobile, the development, storefront and support structure for indie games on certified Android devices and the PlayStation Vita, will close down completely this year, Sony said today.<p>PlayStation Mobile will stop distributing content on July 15 and the entire service will come to an end …

With PS4's 'Uncharted 4' Delayed, An Opportunity Arises For The Xbox One

Generally speaking, both the press and video game fans can agree on one thing: We all don’t really mind game delays. In this day and age of games being released in various states of brokenness, if a game, even one we’re dying to play, decides it needs more time, we’re more than happy to allow them …

Tomb Raider

Nintendo 3DS Best-Selling Video Game Console In February

Thanks largely to the launch of the New 3DS in February, Nintendo's handheld console was the best-selling video game console of the month according to both internal Nintendo data and NPD numbers.<p>The 3DS sold nearly 395,000 units in the US, the majority of which were the overhauled New Nintendo 3DS …

Retrogaming

Star Citizen Might Take Up At Least 100GB

As video games become more and more complex, the game sizes are getting bigger and bigger, too. <i>Star Citizen</i> might set a new record, though, as the …

Gaming

The New 52 is dead: DC Comics details diverse, character-driven new direction

A month ago DC Comics came out with a big announcement: they are ditching the New 52.<p>That is, they're ditching the branding and editorial focus that's been the standard at the company since late 2011, that manifested in an infamous hard reboot of DC Comics continuity. The New 52 has been criticized …

If You Die In This Game, You Can Never Play Again. Ever.

Some games have permadeath, where death causes you to lose a character forever. <i>Upsilon Circuit</i>, however, has perma-permadeath. If you lose, you can …

Pokémon

An RPG With No Wizards Or Spaceships? Sign Me Up.

I'm very much into the premise of Kingdom Come Deliverance, which is a medieval RPG that's all about history. No monsters, no magic, no witches, no …

Medieval

Dying Light will get its long-awaited "hard mode" on March 10th, Techland said today.

<i>Dying Light</i><b>will get its long-awaited "hard mode" on March 10th</b>, Techland said today. Can't wait! In addition to that free update, a $5 "Survivor …

Mixed Reality

Moe Anime for World Peace?

The February 18 release of the <i>YuruYuri</i> OAV on Japanese home video has apparently had unexpected consequences, according to this source.<p>The article …

Fans Pick the Coolest Ladies of Anime

Enough with contests of the cute! Charapedia's latest 10,000 reader poll brought up the subject of anime's strong female characters and asked fans to …

“The Anime Encyclopedia” 3rd Edition Promises More than 1 Million Words Worth of Anime Info

In 1984, esteemed parapsychologist Dr. Egon Spengler declared that “print is dead”. If that's the case, though, no one bothered to tell …

Anime

Hans Zimmer Discusses Superhero Themes for BATMAN V SUPERMAN

This War of Mine and the puzzle of remorse

<i>This War of Mine</i> was one of the most significant games of last year, mostly because it made players feel really bad about themselves.<p>Set in a war-torn city, the game tasks players with staying alive, by securing food and medicine, while protecting themselves against bandits, depression and other …

Three new PvP modes coming to Grand Theft Auto Online (correction)

<i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i> will add Online Heists next Tuesday, and it will also bring three new PvP modes along with other daily objectives and free mode activities, Rockstar Games revealed on its blog yesterday.<p><b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story erroneously conflated the three new PvP …

The PlayStation 4 is already leading the virtual reality arms race, here's why

It's important to stop asking which virtual reality hardware is the best, and instead think about which has the best chances of breaking through to the mainstream.<p>Sony is positioned to make Project Morpheus happen in ways that could humble even Valve and Oculus, and the updated specs of the latest …