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Square Enix partners with Indiegogo to form its own Kickstarter-like service

The gamer hivemind is capable of great and terrible things, but publisher Square Enix is planning to leverage that power to turn fresh ideas into the games of tomorrow with its new service dubbed Collective.<p>Square Enix revealed today that it will start Collective as an online service where …

Peter Molyneux's Godus beta available now on Steam Early Access

Developer 22Cans’ god game Godus is available to prepurchase now through Valve’s digital-download portal.<p>Players who buy it can also get access to a beta of the title through Steam’s Early Access program. The game is $20 at this stage. This early access guarantees players will get any subsequent …

A father's story: Each generation of gamers has its own 'classics'

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>I fancy myself a connoisseur of classic games. I’ve always wondered what it is about them that draws me in. I certainly enjoy newer games, but I like the old …

What If Quentin Tarantino Wrote Classic Disney Movies for Samuel L. Jackson?

Super Mario Bros. Level 1-2 In 3D With More Realistic Sound Effects, Brick Breaking, Explosions

Remember the first level of Super Modern Mario Bros.? Probably only vaguely or not at all, which is why I just linked to it. And we're back with …

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure Videos

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn - Dungeon Crawl Part 2 - Gamecom 2013 - IGN Video

See the new footage from Gamescom of Square's reimagining of Final Fantasy XIV.

J.J. Abrams Releases Creepy Trailer For New Mystery Project

J.J. Abrams just released a mysterious new trailer for an upcoming project from his Bad Robot Company.<p>We have no idea what it is, but the title for it is called "Stranger."<p>The trailer shows a man washing up on shore, a nod to his popular ABC series "LOST," and a man with his lips sewn shut near its …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a 'touchscreen' debuts for $149

Microsoft launched a Kinect Accelerator program for startups last year, and the results are starting to be shown. Ubi Interactive worked closely with Microsoft to create a system that uses a projector in combination with a Kinect sensor to create a virtual touchscreen that can be cast onto any …

Get into trouble with your friends in Grand Theft Auto Online starting Oct. 1 (video)

Grand Theft Auto V isn’t just a single-player experience. Developer Rockstar Games is simultaneously preparing the story mode and a persistent online world called GTA Online. For the first time, Rockstar is providing details about GTA Online, which will launch on Oct. 1 and is free for Grand Theft …

Exploring different career paths in the gaming industry

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>When most people imagine careers in the video game industry, they immediately think of developers. As the medium grows more popular, more jobs are opening up …

Vega Conflict brings large-scale sci-fi battles to your browser

Kixeye launches Vega Conflict<p>Kixeye Australia recently launched its first game — a massively-multiplayer real-time strategy game called <i>Vega Conflict</i>.<p>The game is the first title the studio has released under the name Kixeye Australia. Prior to its acquisition by San Francisco-based Kixeye, the …

Explore game landscapes in the Other Places video series

YouTube user ultrabrilliant launched Other Places this week, a series of videos that explore the tranquil beauty of video game landscapes without all the messy fighting.<p>Watch the video above for a bird's-eye view of <i>BioShock Infinite</i>'s city in the clouds, Columbia, created by Irrational Games. In …

CheapCast is an emulator that turns any Android device in a Chromecast

The Chromecast is very cheap, even without the three months of free Netflix that Google gave away in the first day of availability. But for some, it may still be too expensive, while many others simply can’t get hold of the device due to the limited availability of the device.<p>For those who want to …

73 Percent Of Ouya Owners Haven't Paid For Any Games

It’s still up for debate whether or not the Ouya is a success or a failure at this point. If you ask the Ouya team themselves, they’d say it’s surpassed all their expectations. If you asked the public, they’d say “what’s an Ouya?”<p>One interesting stat has come out about the console that isn’t …

Designer Diary: Star Trek: Attack Wing, or How to Overcome Tribbles in Game Design

<b>Getting Started</b><p>When I was first asked by WizKids Games to design <b>Star Trek: Attack Wing</b>, my mind began to race at Warp Factor 10. This was going to be …

Board Games

Eve Online was the stage for the biggest space battle in history

The biggest space battle in Eve Online's history took place over the weekend, with over 2,900 ships destroyed over the course of the five-hour-long battle.<p>This resulted in over 4,000 players simultaneously battling on the single-server MMO, with developers forced to slow down time in-game by 90 …

The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra used in cover-based shooter

Oculus Rift developer forum user Teddy0K, has developed a first-person cover-based shooter demo using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and the Razer Hydra motion controller.<p>As demonstrated in the video above, a Hydra wand is attached to the user's chest while the Hydra joystick is used as …

The 10 best westerns – in pictures

With Big Data, Companies Can Predict Your Success Before Your First Day On The Job

The need for high-performing employees, and for hiring the right candidate for the right job at the right time, has never been greater. Here’s how the talent hunt is being transformed.<p>We are not what we eat, as many people like to say–we are what we do.<p>Since the “big bang of culture” about 50,000 …

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Chromecast vs. AirPlay: how do they compare?

Can Google finally take on one of Apple's best features?<p>Google's new Chromecast HDMI stick is a lot of things: it's a simple new way to bring internet video to your living room after the company stumbled with Google TV, it's a new platform for content creators like Netflix, and it's an interesting …

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

Ouya has no hit games so far, reports say

On Kickstarter, Ouya was a blockbuster, raising more than $8.5 million in one of the most successful campaigns in the crowd-funding site's history. With critics, Ouya has so far been a dud, and the Android console has dealt with shipping problems as well. Now, it seems, Ouya is dealing with one …

The Stunning Video Game Resume That Took 2,000 Hours To Make

Alexander J. Velicky is part of the current generation of millennials trying desperately to find a job in the current economic climate. He’s 19, and could be part of the legions sending out resumes, CVs and cover letters to every company under the sun.<p>He decided to do things a bit …

State of Decay sandbox mode will test how long players can last

The upcoming add-on sandbox mode for Undead Labs' <i>State of Decay</i> is designed to test how long players can survive a zombie apocalypse without the limitations imposed by a storyline, according to a recent post on the developer's blog.<p>Undead Labs views surviving the zombie apocalypse as a war of …