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Killer Instinct tournament derailed by Xbox One DRM check (update)

Xbox One's DRM check feature derailed a recent <i>Killer Instinct</i> tournament when it booted competitors out of the game to check the title's ownership, as shown in the video posted above.<p>The video, captured and posted by Team Spooky After Hours, shows gamers at Queens College in New York battling it …

Holocaust game creator takes issue with World War II shooter games as distasteful (interview)

Luc Bernard wants to make a Holocaust video game. He has contemplated the idea for well over five years, and, after working on other game projects, he is finally ready to raise money for it on the Indiegogo crowdfunding site.<p>So far, no publishers have wanted to touch the game, Imagination Is The …

Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

It has been quite a long time I've been thinking about creating a design with those very realistic shadows. This weekend I decided to give it a try. …

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Why Steam Trading Cards Should Embarrass Microsoft and Sony

A system where everyone wins.<p>Steam’s recently introduced trading card system might just be the most brilliant consumer loyalty program ever devised …

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Xbox One chief product officer admits big mistakes in messaging

Xbox One chief product officer Marc Whitten admitted that Microsoft made mistakes in communicating its policies on digital rights to its consumers, according an IGN interview.<p>The mistakes started on May 21, when the company announced its next-generation console, and then those missteps multiplied …

US visa bureau says 'League of Legends' is a professional sport

High-level <i>League of Legends</i> players can now be awarded the same visas as more traditional pro athletes, says publisher Riot Games. On July 11th, Riot e-sports manager Nick Allen told GameSpot that the company had convinced US immigration services to recognize <i>League of Legends</i> as a professional …

Deus Ex: The Fall disables firing on jailbroken devices

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Square Enix representative issued a statement on the matter to GameSpot. Square Enix will release a patch that will enable all players--on standard and jailbroken devices alike--to play Deus Ex: The Fall without limitation.<p>"We have not been clear …

China is close to ending its idiotic ban on video game consoles—but it’s too late

China is inching closer to lifting a ban on video consoles like the PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii that has been in place since 2000 to prevent “potential harm to the physical and mental development of the young.” The South China Morning Post reports that the reversal would come with strings attached: …

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ZombiU unprofitability convinced Ubisoft to take Rayman Legends multiplatform, CEO says

<i>ZombiU</i>, Ubisoft's zombie-infested Wii U launch title, was unprofitable and convinced the company to make the once Wii U-exclusive <i>Rayman Legends</i> multiplatform, CEO Yves Guillemot told GamesIndustry International.<p>Because of <i>ZombiU</i>'s performance, Guillemot said there are no plans for a sequel and that …

'Deus Ex: The Fall' Could Be A Watershed Moment For Mobile Gaming

Square Enix announced a release date for Deus Ex: The Fall today, and it’s right around the corner: July 11th. If it seems strange that a major release like this one isn’t being ushered in with the sort of pomp and circumstance usually associated with AAA games, it’s because Deus Ex: The Fall is a …

Why Final Fantasy XIV Isn't Coming to Xbox 360 or Xbox One

"The policy has not changed on Microsoft's side."<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The game director of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has explained the title …

Cathedral's PlayStation Service Unlocks 'Journey's' Social Work Potential

Video games mean different things to different people. However, a quick poll of 100 or so friends, family and acquaintances suggests they mean violence, shooting and juvenile fun to the majority.<p>Asking the same group what springs to mind for graphic novels or comics and the answer is super-heroes. …

Mattrick Tried to Buy Zynga While at Microsoft

Don Mattrick may have left Microsoft to take up the role of CEO at Zynga as of today, but it appears his interest in the company isn't anything …

Sunset Overdrive to use Xbox One cloud, campaign playable offline

<i>Sunset Overdrive</i> developer Insomniac Games plans to consistently update the game in response to player feedback with the help of Xbox One cloud technology, although the game's campaign will be playable offline, said CEO Ted Price in an interview with Game Informer.<p>Price said last month that the …

Sony cancels Warrior's Lair on PS Vita and PS3

Sony cancels Warrior's Lair<p><i>Warrior's Lair</i> — an action role-playing game set in a medieval fantasy universe — has been cancelled, according to a statement Sony Computer Entertainment sent to IGN.<p>Originally known as <i>Ruin</i>, the game was in development first by Idol Minds and then by Sony Computer …

How Xbox One’s reputation system is better than Xbox 360’s

Microsoft is reworking how player reputation works on Xbox One, and it is taking some of the control out of players’ hands and getting more proactive.<p>On Xbox 360, every gamer gets a five-star rating based on feedback from other players. After playing with someone, gamers can go to their profile and …