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A mad genius just created Minecraft — in Trials Fusion

We've seen other games created in <i>Minecraft</i>, now someone's gone and created <i>Minecraft</i> in <i>Trials Fusion</i>, of all games.<p>Here's "TrialsCraft," an adaptation by PneumaticBog484 running on Xbox One. It's not a large-scale map — 17 blocks on a 10 x 10 x 10 creation grid, but the fundamentals of <i>Minecraft</i> …

PlayStation Network, League of Legends back online after a day of outages due to DDoS attacks

Some corners of the gaming community continue to take their angst into potentially criminal behavior.<p>Sony’s PlayStation Network, multiplayer online arena battler League of Legends, World of Warcraft publisher Blizzard, and action role-playing game Path of Exile are all back online today after an …

Can't wait for Half-Life 3? Try Half-Life 2 in VR

<i>Half-Life 2</i> has been amazing in virtual reality since the launch of the first version of the Oculus Rift, but Youtuber Goldfish shows off how differently the game plays when you use the Oculus Rift with a set of Razer Hydra controllers.<p>You can shoot behind your back to lay down covering fire while …

“Fake Gamer Girls” Make Up 48% of Gamers, Play More Video Games Than Teenage Boys

Enraged fanboys across America now have indisputable and unarguable evidence that all those “fake gamer girls” they’ve been complaining about aren’t …

Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed review: clothing optional

Akiba's Trip's setting can't make up for its shortcomings<p><i>Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed</i> would work better as an anime.<p>Japanese developer Acquire provides an intimate look at otaku culture, the fandom and fervor surrounding Japanese anime, manga, video games and fashion in <i>Akiba's Trip</i>. The …

Razer's latest product is an app that hunts down video game bargains

Razer, the maker of mice, keyboards and computers aimed at gaming enthusiasts, is getting into a new game: finding bargains and price drops on PC games. The company's latest product, Razer Cortex, is part game management software, part deal hunter.<p>Razer Cortex's deals app, the company says, scours …

Report: Google backed out of Twitch deal because of competition laws

In the wake of Amazon's purchase of streaming powerhouse Twitch, a new report suggests Google — thought to be an early contender for the buyout — backed out of the deal following concerns over antitrust issues, according to Forbes.<p>This refers to a competition law developed to regulate …

This is why people want to watch other people play video games

Amazon agreed to pay just shy of $1 billion for video game streaming site Twitch last night. The service, which originally launched as a spinoff from Justin.tv in 2011, has become so wildly popular that its owner’s major concern has not been how to grow the site, but how to secure sufficient …

If You Like Video Games and Anime, You'll Love These Japanese Sweets

Twitter user Otakumi makes Japanese sweets or "wagashi" (和菓子). Traditionally, they are served with tea and are inspired by nature or animals motifs. …

The History of Zelda as Told by Commercials

Everybody remember the <i>Zelda</i> rap?<p>Well then, get ready for a drive down nostalgia lane where we are going to look at the history of the <i>Zelda</i> main …

Twitch PAX livestream schedule includes first ever community Town Hall

Just a day after Amazon confirmed they're purchasing the company, video game livestreaming service Twitch is preparing for PAX Prime, one of their biggest community events of the year.<p>Twitch will have a livestream from their booth running continuously through the show, as well as coverage of …

Amazon's Twitch acquisition is about beating Google and Apple

Amazon makes a ton of money selling books, diapers, and kitty litter, but it just spent a billion dollars to help build a business that will make a ton of money selling games, media, and advertisements in the future.<p>The world’s largest online retailer might not seem like the ideal buyer for a site …

Hearthstone Could've Looked Pretty Great on the Game Boy

Who needs colors?<p>Sure, Blizzard's hit strategy game was made for today's fancy-pants always-online computers and mobile devices. And it's great on …

The Numbers You Need to Know About Twitch

Amazon has purchased the game streaming site for nearly a billion dollars.<p>The big number is $970 million. That's how much Amazon has reportedly agreed to pay for the video game streaming site Twitch, in a deal finalized late yesterday. Earlier reports had Google swooping in to buy Twitch, but that …

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Pokémon arcade fighting-game Pokkén Tournament announced for 2015

<i>Pokkén Tournament,</i> a fighting game adaptation of the Pokémon universe, was just announced in Japan this morning. It will be a two-player arcade game and it is being developed in collaboration with Bandai Namco, publisher of the Tekken series.<p>This morning's announcement showed the CEO of The Pokémon …

Riot continues to crack down on 'toxic' League of Legends pro players

<i>League of Legends</i> developer Riot banned two professional players for behavior deemed "extremely toxic," including verbal abuse and game harassment, eSports coordinatior Scott "Riot Abhorsen" Parkin announced via the game's forums.<p>Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez, also known as Mithy, and Erlend "Nukeduck" …

Wish List – Pokémon Snap 2

Since the series’ debut almost 20 years ago, Pokémon has cemented itself as a global phenomenon – so much so that Japan has made some fan-favorite …

Mortal Kombat X & Forza Horizon 2 Revealed - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Mortal Kombat X is announced & The Last of Us directors are officially on Uncharted. Plus, Forza Horizon 2 is reveal and Watch Dogs is UK's biggest …

Xfire launches open beta for its e-Sports platform with player-created League of Legends tournaments

Xfire is launching the open beta test for its e-Sports platform, which will enable any player to create tournaments with friends in games such as Riot Games’ League of Legends. This means that amateur gamers will be able to compete in tournaments as easily as the pros.<p>The Xfire tournament platform …

Goat Simulator gets political in its latest content update

The next free content update from Coffee Stain Studios' <i>Goat Simulator</i> takes a political stance against Russia's Vladimir Putin.<p>Patch 1.1 offers up a new map to the goat simulation game, featuring a model called Put-In Hotel which is decorated in Pride flags as a comment on Russia's passing of laws …

Mortal Kombat: Violent game that changed video games industry

<b>Warner Bros has confirmed it plans to release Mortal Kombat X next year, the latest edition in a video game series that has stoked controversy and allured fighting fanatics for more than 20 years.</b><p>It will be the first title offered on the "next-gen" PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles - and if the …