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​The Best Video Games to Play With A Friend

As you're sitting on the couch wearing a headset, playing a game and chatting with your distant friends over the internet, it's easy to forget that …

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Unreal Tournament retrospective

I've killed my little brother Matt hundreds of times. I've killed him on a gunboat. I've killed him on a train. I've killed him on a spaceship, but …

What did the Titanfall beta achieve?

<i>Titanfall</i>'s short beta last weekend and earlier this week was a major collective event in gaming, an opportunity for two million fans to finally get their hands on one of the most anticipated titles of the new console generation.<p>Few came away from the experience without some solid opinions on the …

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Conker creator talks working with Nintendo and Microsoft

The latest issue of NF Magazine is one of my favorites. We managed to squeeze interviews with Yacht Club Games (<i>Shovel Knight</i>), Lorne Lanning</i> …

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare video is full of live-action zaniness

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has a zany live-action trailer available for you to watch. We’ve posted it below. It’s release isn’t too far out: …

Here's How Microsoft is Prepping Xbox for Titanfall

Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed that its spring update would come in two portions. The first was supposed to come yesterday and focuses more …

Xbox Live Gold free for all this weekend on Xbox 360

Microsoft announced today that it will hold a special Xbox Live Gold free weekend for all Xbox 360 users beginning tomorrow, February 14, and running through Sunday, February 16.<p>During that period, all Xbox Live users in the United States and Canada will have access to the Xbox Live Gold "perks," …

Hitman GO is the new mobile strategy game from Square Enix

Square Enix Montreal is developing a mobile turn-based strategy game based on the Hitman franchise titled <i>Hitman GO</i>, the studio announced today.<p>Developed by a "small core team," the tablet and smartphone game is meant to stand separate to the AAA action-adventure stealth series "while still …

PS4 owner finds PS Plus loophole, subscribes until 2035 without paying a penny

PlayStation 4 users can currently claim a free 14-day PS Plus trial subscription for free via the PSN store, and one gamer has found a loophole on …

Xbox One versus Xbox 360: How Microsoft nimbly pivoted to execute a successful launch

Microsoft has the most expensive gaming console on the market. It includes a camera that not everybody wants. And the company executives fumbled the message early on. But none of that has stopped the Xbox One from selling extremely well.<p>The latest Microsoft console is in a heated race with the …

Microsoft: eSRAM Being Too Small For 1080p Output Is 'Clearly Not The Case'

The Next Infamous Wants To See Just How Evil You'll Get

<i>inFamous: Second Son</i> on the Playstation 4 is not quite the same animal as what we're used to on the PS3. Cole's glower has been swapped out for …

Titanfall developer working with Microsoft to ‘fix’ the Xbox One controller

Something is wrong with the Xbox One controller — at least according to the team making one of the console’s most-anticipated games.<p>Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is not happy with the Xbox One controller as it exists right now. The designers making the upcoming sci-fi shooter believe …

GTA Online celebrates Valentine's Day with Massacre Special update

<i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i> players will have access to a free, limited-time update, the Valentine's Day Massacre Special, beginning on Friday, Rockstar Games announced today.<p>In addition to 10 new jobs, which include deathmatches and races, the update adds new vehicles, 1920s-themed clothing and …

Congratulations internet, Goat Simulator is now a real game

Last week, Sanctum 2 developers Coffee Stain Studios released " alpha footage " of "Goat Simulator", because jokes. The video's description even …

Titanfall beta signups are now live

EA and Respawn have opened up registration for Titanfall's beta. The robotic multiplayer shooter, out on March 11, is the first game from Respawn …

The Myths Of Graphics Card Performance: Debunked, Part 1

Did you know that Windows 8 can gobble as much as 25% of your graphics memory? That your graphics card slows down as it gets warmer? That you react …

Why do more PS4 games run in 1080p than Xbox One? Sniper Elite dev explains

Why do more PlayStation 4 games run in 1080p compared to the Xbox One? Sniper Elite 3 developer Rebellion Games senior producer Jean-Baptiste Bolcato told GamingBolt that part of the issue comes down to the Xbox One's eSRAM.<p>"I think eSRAM is easy to use. The only problem is…Part of the problem is …

What we want from The Elder Scrolls VI

Varied Environments<p>Cooperative Play<p>Improved AI<p>Improved Morality and Consequences<p>Interactive NPC Travel<p>Survival and Hardcore Modes<p>The Return of …

Project Spark Xbox One beta could be out next week, says Phil Spencer

Project Spark’s long awaited Xbox One public beta could be very close, as close as next week, according to a tweet from Microsoft Studios’ corporate …

Why the Adults Only rating may be pointless and harmful to games as an art form

The "Adults Only" rating remains the kiss of death for any game that hopes to make a dent in mainstream retail.<p>Stores won't carry games rated Adults Only, nor will Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo give them an official release on consoles. The ESRB's listing of AO-rated games show how often the rating …

Sony CEO: More than half of PS4 owners are PS Plus subscribers

More than 4.2 million people worldwide bought PlayStation 4s in 2013, and more than half of those PS4 owners have signed up for a PlayStation Plus subscription, said Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai in an investor call last week.<p>"All the 4.2 million PS4s that have already moved into the hands of consumers, …

Inside the Epic Online Space Battle That Cost Gamers $300,000

The Battle of B-R5RB was the largest and bloodiest in the history of warfare. More than 20 million soldiers were killed and more than 600 …

The Elder Scrolls Online review

Ever since its inception, The Elder Scrolls Online has tried to service the demands of two, very different audiences. Die-hard ‘Scrolls fans who …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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The 'Flappy Bird' Shutdown Is A Diabolical Or Accidental Genius Act Of Marketing

We’re less than two hours away from the supposed removal of Flappy Bird from the Android and Apple iOS app stores after creator Dong Nguyen said that he “couldn’t take” all the attention and criticism anymore and was deleting the top selling game from both the marketplaces.<p>Nguyen has been …

South Park: The Stick of Truth achievements include typically edgy content

South Park: The Stick of Truth will satisfy fans of the show with it satirical tone and controversial content, if the achievements list is anything …

What Valve Needs for Steam Machine to Beat Xbox One, PS4

At CES Valve officially released its list of Steam Machine partners. The list consists of a total of 13 different manufacturers, including well-known …