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Why Single-Player Games Still Matters More Than Multiplayer Video Games

Stories have been a central element of both entertainment and education since humanity first developed speech. A good, enthralling narrative engages …

Gaming Industry

Japan’s massive mobile hit Monster Strike shutting down English version

Monster Strike “just wasn’t the success that we thought it would be”<p><i>Monster Strike</i> has been big in Japan for years — last year, the game reportedly earned $1.3 billion, according to research firm SuperData — but the mobile game has struggled to find a wide audience overseas. Now, the game’s …

Gamescom 2017: More Than 38 Countries to be Represented

This year's show is going to be huge.<p>This year's Gamescom promises to be the most diverse show yet, with more than 38 countries represented on the …

The best-selling video games of 2017

Family entertainment? Or spine-tingeling horror games? Which titles are most popular so far this year?

Gaming PCs have esports to thank for increasing sales in North America

Regardless of whether gamers prefer a PC or console experience, there is no doubt that PCs can offer the best graphics and performance. Still, …

North America

Here's What to Look for in Activision Blizzard Inc.'s Earnings Report

Video-game giant <b>Activision Blizzard</b> (NASDAQ: ATVI) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 4. The stock is up sharply heading into the announcement, which means the pressure is on for the company to post impressive operating figures this week.<p>With that in …

Games Inbox: Darksiders III reaction, Titanfall 2 free-for-all, and Nintendo Switch in 2018

<b>The morning Inbox continues to be impressed by the Prey demo, as one reader raids Argos for a fake retro console.</b><p><b>To join in with the discussions</b> …

Gaming

Beyond: How Darksiders 3 Survived THQ's Apocalyptic End

This week, join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Alanah Pearce, and Zach Ryan as they discuss the announcement of Darksiders III, Hideo Kojima's latest …

Death Stranding

LG’s new 42.5-inch monitor can display four inputs at once

A 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync and oodles of ports<p>LG’s latest monitor is a big beast aimed at pro customers used to juggling multiple displays. It’s 42.5 inches wide, and has enough ports to show four screens at once from different sources. Oh, and it’s available for preorder for $697 (that price …

League of Legends owner Tencent is making a beautiful looking anime about pro-gaming

The new anime from Tencent airs early 2017 and is based on a popular Chinese web-novel<p>The e-sports arena is hallowed ground. There, in that octagon...or square-ish place, computer nerds, hoodie and all, are transformed into mighty gladiators, wielding powers of might and magic in search of ultimate …

The big problem with VR no one is talking about

When <i>Fallout 4</i> VR was announced earlier this year, I was disappointed. Same thing with the recent <i>Minecraft</i> launch on Oculus. Sure, it’s cool. It’s …

Site News: Push Square Readers Select the 64 Greatest PlayStation Games of All Time

Congrats to @themcnoisy for getting this far. There are a few games I'd switch, but I think that's a very strong snapshot of the best that …

PlayStation

Insomniac Games reveals The Unspoken, a game of VR magic battles

Wield magic with the Oculus Touch<p>Close your right fist around the Oculus Touch controller while playing <i>The Unspoken</i>, and you conjure up a fireball. You watch your opponent carefully, waiting to smack your virtual reality dueling partner with a faceful of flame, just as soon as they're struck by a …

Virtual Reality

Attack on Titan arrives stateside in August

Man, those Titans are creepy<p>A video game adaptation of <i>Attack on Titan</i>, the popular anime and manga series, will launch on August 30, Koei Tecmo announced. The action game will receive a physical release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with digital versions coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita …

Anime

Video game Olympics announced for Rio

<b>A new eGames international gaming tournament will make its debut in Rio during this summer's Olympic Games.</b><p>The event, launched as part of this week's London Games Festival, offers medals and national pride rather than cash prizes for the winners.<p>The competition, backed by the UK government, will be …

Gameranx Has a Suprisingly Fascinating Explanation of How Bullets Work in Video Games

There's little doubt that first-person shooters rule the world of video games, but have you ever thought much about how bullets really work in the …

Splatoon

The original Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith ending had Padme founding the Rebel Alliance and almost killing Anakin

There were a <i>lot</i> of bad moments in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, but few were as eyeroll-inducing as Padme's whiny pleas to Anakin about how he was …

Why video game RPGs still can’t match the freedom of imagination found within pen-and-paper games

My ten-year-old daughter, boundlessly imaginative creature that she is, has been begging to play a pen-and-paper role-playing game.<p>The idea became …

Where Are Sports Video Games in the American eSports Explosion?

Curiously absent in the recent and gigantic uptick of eSports enthusiasm in America, are sports video games. League of Legends’ world championship sold out Staples Center and drew more viewership than The Masters in 2o13, but games such as Madden, FIFA and NBA 2K have not yet begun to approach that …

ESports Will Be As Big As Football and Basketball, Xbox Exec Says

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer is optimistic about the future for competitive professional gaming. He said recently at the Halo World Championship that he thinks the eSports scene will eventually rise to match the profile of traditional sports such as football and basketball.<p>"I think for the industry, …

eSports

Finally, a video game hero for Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Madiba Olivier set out to make Cameroon's first video game with his newly opened studio Kiro'o Games, he had to do it with just $100 and daily power outages. And those weren't even the most difficult challenges for the Yaounde-based developer.<p>"We had difficulty finding funds and …

The Witness review

Before we go anywhere with The Witness, I just want you to know what you’re getting into. This is a puzzle game built from one puzzle. Okay, there …

Women outnumber men by nearly 2-to-1 in USC's video game design graduate program

LA Times Video<p>The top-ranked University of Southern California's graduate video game design program has 12 women and seven men, indicative of a …

'Spermbots' are a bionic suit for your sperm

One of the main causes of infertility in men is low sperm motility. That is to say, the sperm are present and alive, but they have the swimming prowess of a toddler that’s afraid to lose its water wings.<p>In short, they just aren’t fast enough to reach the egg.<p>It’s hard to fault them, I can’t get to …

ESPN is getting into the esports game

Competitive video gaming, or esports as it’s commonly known, is getting a major shot in the arm: ESPN has launched a dedicated section on its site and apps with in-depth reportage of the fast-growing $500 million industry.<p>The sports media giant promises video, news on the current and future state …

Hyatt admits 250 hotels were hit by card-skimming malware

Hyatt has confirmed that the malware it spotted in its systems last year was capable of collecting credit card names, numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. In its latest post about the issue, the hotel chain said it spotted signs of unauthorized access to its customers' card data. Most …

Identity Theft

ISIS Has Its Own Encrypted Chat App

Terrorists are communicating over a new secure Android app after getting kicked off WhatsApp, Telegram, and other messengers. Called “Alrawi”, the encrypted chat app makes it harder for governments and security agencies to spy on terrorist plans. It was discovered by counter-terrorism network known …

Privacy

Emotional Game Awards' debut outing honors Her Story, Ori and the Blind Forest

I'm not crying, there's just something in my eye<p>The jury behind the first ever Emotional Game Awards announced its nominees for 2015's most pathos-inducing games today in a press release.<p>The Feb. 12 ceremony will recognize games across seven different categories as voted upon by a body of game …

Indie Gaming

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - A Storm for E3 Trailer - IGN Video

Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Madara showcase the revamped systems in the Bandai Namco game.

The Witcher 3 achieved the impossible: It's a hit without being a jerk to its fans

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> is a hit, both commercially and critically. The game has sold over 4 million copies in three weeks worldwide, with an average review score of over 90 on every platform according to Metacritic. This isn't just a success, this is a slam dunk.<p>And CD Projekt Red was able to …

The Witcher