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Call of Duty: Ghosts: The Return of Infinity Ward

After a public collapse and a hard-earned recovery, Infinity Ward is back with Call of Duty: Ghosts.<p>It starts with a cork board. That is the place and moment of conception of a Call of Duty game at developer Infinity Ward: a blank slate to which hundreds of ideas — taking the form of index cards, …

Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Ghosts and the nameless game engine that powers a first-person shooter phenomenon

Developer Infinity Ward's game engine runs one of the most popular franchises in the world at 60 frames per second every tear, and it doesn't even have a name.<p>Later this year, the developer will release <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, a pivotal installment in the first-person shooter phenomenon. It will …

How Blizzard is tweaking Diablo 3 for consoles and plans to bring it to next-gen

Sometimes, porting a game from PC to console is like adapting a novel to a screenplay: You've got to make changes to play to the new medium's strength. That's exactly what the developers at Blizzard have done with the upcoming console port of <i>Diablo 3</i>.<p>We spent some hands-on time with the PlayStation …

Nintendo, Dark Souls, Titanfall, PS4, The Walking Dead, E3: Speed Run

Nintendo took its turn dousing gamers in E3 announcements. Sony America CEO Jack Tretton said PlayStation 4 won't have any DRM restrictions for Sony's first-party games, but third-party publishers will be able to set up their own DRM policies for the console, similar to the current policy for PS3. …

King Quits Advertising Since It Earns So Much On Candy Crush Purchases

King, the decade-old gaming company that staged a surprising revival through the iPhone and its hit Candy Crush Saga, is abandoning advertising as a source of revenue.<p>Going forward, they’ll be relying solely on virtual currency. (But really, it’s not like they need advertising at this point.)<p>“We’ve …

Call of Duty: Ghosts review

I'm the kind of Call of Duty player that pops open the game case, gathers up my buddies, and jumps right into the fantastic, addictive multiplayer …

Saints Row 4 fends off space invaders with supersonic speed, black hole guns

It was just after the leader of the Saints and President of the United States chose to cure cancer forever that the aliens invaded, blew up the White House (rechristened the White Crib) and sucked up all his friends in their alien teleports.<p>This is how we were introduced to <i>Saints Row 4</i> at a …

Mirror's Edge reboot is open-world, says EA Labels boss

The Mirror’s Edge reboot will be an "open-world action adventure game", EA Labels president Frank Gibeau said today during the publisher's E3 2013 …

E3: PLAYSTATION, NINTENDO, AND ASSASSIN'S CREED! (Sagnut E3 Edition)

Back to the future: Nintendo's new 'Legend of Zelda' games have a new look but the same feel

A sequel and a remake<p>Nintendo showed off new gameplay footage of its upcoming sequel to <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past</i> yesterday, and we managed to get our hands on the 3DS game here at E3. In the brief 10-minute-long demo it was clear that <i>A Link Between Worlds</i> doesn't shake up the formula …

Playing 'Battlefield 4': no, you can't blow everything up

"Absolutely nothing compares to the sheer scale and scope of <i>Battlefield 4</i>," touts the game's official website. "Your actions physically change the battlefield in real-time, providing interactive game environments that react to your every move." If only that were the case.<p>At E3 2013, Electronic Arts …

Killzone: Shadow Fall review

There I was, gleefully shooting red-eyed Helghast to bits when I came across a regular Helghast citizen whose dead wife was draped across his lap. He …

A tale of two Batmen: the dueling philosophies of WB Montreal and Armature Studio

Rocksteady set the scene for the Batman: Arkham series, but WB Montreal and Armature Studio are splitting responsibility on where it goes from here.<p>“Fans have a right to be skeptical.”<p>WB Montreal creative director Eric Holmes has just finished an interview with Polygon, but says he wished he had …

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn director talks hardware plans, the 'soul' of Final Fantasy

<i>Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn</i> on PlayStation 4 will not utilize the console's tailored social features, such as the spectator mode and the console's video and content sharing features, so as keep the experience uniform across all platforms, director Naoki Yoshida told Polygon.<p>"Because <i>Final</i> …

Tom Clancy's The Division and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag let you interact with next-gen from your tablet

Both<i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> and <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> will feature iOS and Android companion apps that will allow players to interact with the games in real-time.<p>Ubisoft's recently announced entry in the Tom Clancy franchise, <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i>, is slated to hit Xbox One and …

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate review

Can familiar gameplay retain its greatness when it loses half a dimension? According to Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, the answer is a caped, …

More choices and zombies in The Walking Dead's 400 Days

In a cramped makeshift theater at E3 today, representatives of Telltale Games showed off playable sections of the company's forthcoming "400 Days" DLC for <i>The Walking Dead</i>.<p>The download offers five stories, each centered on different characters situated in the environs of a Georgia truck-stop. 400 …

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 …

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix E3 trailer promises to be 'even better than you remember'

A new E3 trailer for <i>Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix</i> showcases moments from the three Disney/Square Enix stories it blends into a single HD package.<p><i>1.5 HD Remix</i> contains two full games, the Final Mix version of the original <i>Kingdom Hearts</i> and <i>Re: Chain of Memories</i>, itself a PlayStation 2 remake of the …

The Order: 1886 development was in limbo until the release of PS4 kits

The development of <i>The Order: 1886</i>was in limbo for "years" before the release of PlayStation 4 dev kits, Ready At Dawn creative director Ru Weerasuriya told Polygon today.<p>The studio, which is known best for its work on PlayStation Portable titles for the God of War series, began creating the concept …

Kojima: Next-gen versions of Metal Gear Solid 5 will look better than E3 trailer

<i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> led Microsoft's Xbox One press conference with an impressive trailer earlier this week, showcasing the game's photorealistic lighting engine, a vast open world and detailed character models.<p>But series creator Hideo Kojima says the next-gen versions of the game …

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time's campaign threads 'Brain Busters'

Earlier this month, PopCap announced existence of the long waited sequel of its popular zombie tower defence title called <i>Plant Vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time</i>.<p>Although <i>Plants Vs. Zombies 2</i> still largely consists of the original title's gameplay — the player defending their homes from zombies that …

Open worlds is the big challenge for next-gen, says Ubi exec

Each console generation has offered up a definitive experiential leap forward, whether that be 3D games, online play or high-definition graphics. For Ubisoft, the focus this time around is very definitely on open worlds.<p>Nicholas Rioux, managing director of Ubisoft's Quebec City studio said that the …

Dark Souls 2's director on being lost in translation and honoring a predecessor

There's a boss in Dark Souls 2 who's probably 20 feet tall. Covered in knight's armor thick as a forearm, he has a sword that seems as long as he is tall. He's angry, and he wants you dead.<p>Also, his sword shoots lightning. With a powerful slash, he produces an arc so deadly and accurate that the …

Halo Xbox One -- E3 2013 Trailer

Infinity Ward is developing both current and next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts

COD: Ghosts developed internally for quality control<p>Both the current and next-gen versions of <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> will be developed by the same team to ensure that the current-gen version "isn't just an afterthought," according to Activision's CEO of publishing, Eric Hirshberg.<p>Speaking to Polygon, …

Murdered: Soul Suspect aims high with cinematic story and investigative gameplay (video interview)

Square Enix has come up with a great original game in Murdered: Soul Suspect.<p>Airtight Games is developing Murdered for release on unnamed next-generation platforms early next year. Eric Studer, the senior design producer, said in an interview with GamesBeat said it was thrilling to work on a new …

PlayStation Plus Instant Collection gets LittleBigPlanet Karting, Uncharted 3 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown June 11

PlayStation Plus members will be able to download <i>LittleBigPlanet Karting</i>, <i>Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception</i> and <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> free through the service June 11, Sony announced today.<p>Both <i>LittleBigPlanetKarting</i> and <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> will sell for $39.99 this month for non-PS Plus subscribers. …

Fable HD not in development for PC

Fable Anniversary is not in development for PC, Lionhead Studios confirmed today.<p>The studio said in a new FAQ that it has received "lots" of requests for a PC version, but the game is only in development for Xbox 360 right now.<p>"We're not ruling out a PC version, however, nothing is in development …