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GRID 2 large Track List with layouts confirmed

• Al Sufouh Strip, Dubai [Day & Night]<br>• Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong [Sunset]<br>• Arc De Triomphe, Paris [Day & Night]<br>• Art Deco Loop, Miami [Sunset]<br>• Avenue De …

Google unifies Gmail, Drive, and photo storage: all users now get 15GB of shared space

Since launching Drive last year, Google has offered users 5GB of free Dropbox-style storage for documents and their Picasa / Google+ photos — but Gmail has long had its own, separate 10GB of storage. Now, Google is unifying storage across its products, something that should automatically make Drive …

Watch Dogs team enlisted feedback from Kaspersky Labs to make hacking more realistic

Watch Dogs, as you know, will contains loads of hacking into Chicago’s Central Operating System. In order to give players a more realistic feel to …

'Watch Dogs' coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on November 19th

Ubisoft's <i>Watch Dogs</i> has been on our radar ever since we first got a look at the title during last year's E3 — and now we know when we can pick it up for ourselves. The game will go on sale for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Windows computers on November 19th, and will also be available for …

Opinion: The mistakes of an online-required Xbox

The dismay I'm reading with regards to an always-online Xbox assumes the following: that you cannot play games without an active, relatively stable internet connection linking that system to Microsoft servers; that if you get disconnected from the internet while playing a game, your game will stop …

WWE: The Chode to WrestleMania

<i>Monday Night RAW</i> was difficult to sit through (see reactions here).<p>That's not something I should be typing this close to <i>WrestleMania 29</i>, which is (as …

Stephanie McMahon tweets in favour of gay marriage

WWE's Stephanie McMahon, their Executive Vice President of Creative, has gotten a bad rap over the years. To be fair, a lot of the criticism was …

EA reveals Battlefield 4 headed to PC this fall, refuses to confirm next-gen (video)

This year's <i>Battlefield</i> series entry -- <i>Battlefield 4</i> -- is headed to PCs this fall. The game wasn't given other platforms, but logic dictates it'll arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 successor. Apparently, since only Sony's next-gen console is a known quantity and Microsoft's …

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons dev diary features the bond between siblings

Starbreeze and 505 Games have released a new trailer for downloadable fantasy adventure <i>Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons</i>.<p>The game eschews more traditional controls as the player moves both brothers at any given time, says game director Josef Fares. The older brother is moved with the left thumbstick, …

Metrico announced by new studio Digital Dreams for PS Vita through Pub Fund

<i>Metrico</i>, an infographic-centric title that its developers call an "atmospheric puzzle action game," is coming to PlayStation Vita through Sony's Pub Fund program, new studio Digital Dreams announced today.<p>The three-person Dutch studio, which works in the same building as <i>Awesomenauts</i> developer …

Spec Ops writer thinks violence is too easy

"When you sit down to play a shooter, you're signing up to hunt hundreds or thousands of people."<p>"Nazis are basically human demons," says Walt Williams, writer of the critically-acclaimed <i>Spec Ops: The Line</i>, at the Game Developer Conference. "Killing them is no big deal."<p>The enemies in <i>Spec Ops: The</i> …

Battlefield 4 executive producer Patrick Bach on the next-generation of 'human, dramatic and believable' Battlefield

The next-generation <i>Battlefield 4</i> will be a war story that focuses on a "human, dramatic and believable" vision of war, according to DICE executive producer Patrick Bach and executive vice president Patrick Söderlund.<p>"With <i>Battlefield 4</i>, we are creating experiences that touch us emotionally," …

Top labels say US music sales fall slightly in 2012

Labels say "access models" such as Spotify and YouTube are anchoring digital growth<p>The music industry generated $7.1 billion in sales in the United States last year, down 0.9 percent from 2011, according to a statement released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Why this will …

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Tumblr now home to over 100 million blogs and 44.6 billion individual posts

Over 100 million user blogs have been created at Tumblr, according to the most recent statistics displayed on the company's website. <i>The Next Web</i> was first to notice that Tumblr had crossed the hundred million milestone only a year after reaching 50 million. Over 44.6 billion posts have been …

Sony open to letting indie devs charge for early access to PS4 games

Sony is open to the idea of letting indie developers charge for early access to unfinished PlayStation 4 games, reports <i>Joystiq</i>. According to Sony America’s VP of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes, the company would "absolutely support" buy-in alphas, so long as they don’t "have any bugs …

Nintendo video shows speed improvements of April Wii U software update

Since we first got a look at the Wii U, one of our biggest complaints has been its unbelievably laggy user interface. Thankfully, a partial fix is on the way next month, and now we’re getting a look at what kind of a difference it’s going to make. In a video (below) posted to Nintendo’s YouTube …

'Bioshock Infinite' creative director Ken Levine talks about how to build a world

"For everything it has to say, for all the questions it asks — many of which have no easy answers — <i>BioShock Infinite</i>'s big thoughts and complicated narrative don't obscure the brilliant action game that carries those messages through." <i>Polygon</i>'s 10/10 review of <i>Bioshock Infinite</i> detailed how the game …

Sony "going hard", "really in to win", says Blacklight developer

Sony is determined to win the next console generation, according to one recently-announced PlayStation 4 developer.<p>Zombie Studios boss and creative …

Star Fox worked because Miyamoto threw British ideas out

At a GDC session, Q-Games founder Dylan Cuthbert deswcribed his time working on the original Star Fox with Shigeru Miyamoto, saying the famed …

Battlefield 4 gameplay: war never looked so lovely

Battlefield 4 is big. So big, in fact, that EA had to rent out the Metreon Theater in San Francisco to show it on a massive movie screen. What Steph …

Battlefield 4: the first trailer is in, watch it here

Here it is, guys; your first look at the next-generation almost incredibly shiny but apparently current generation Battlefield, fresh from GDC.<p>Steph …

Battlefield 4's reveal - a fireworks display gone wrong?

Battlefield 4 is unwrapped at San Francisco’s Metreon. The world awaits the next generation of DICE’s lauded shooter series. Life-time fan Sam Clay …