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The problem with reviews: 'The story is awesome! Also, the game's OK'

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are hitting stores in less than three months, and you know what that means: “best games” lists! Yes, prepare to be bombarded …

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Why violence is good for games — and storytelling

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 video game violence makes headlines, it’s usually at the expense of geekdom. Such was the case with Vice President Joe Biden’s recent comments that he …

7 Ways The Microsoft Xbox One Can Fight Back Against The Sony PlayStation 4

For many E3-watchers, the climax of the event came on Monday evening, when Andrew House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said with the lusty precision of a surgeon cutting a Thanksgiving turkey:<p><i>I’m very proud to announce that PlayStation 4 will be available at $399.</i><p>Given the …

Hardcore Console Gamers Don't Want Much, Just the Impossible

Microsoft announced the Xbox One this week, and the reaction from hardcore gamers is that the sun is about to fall from the sky.<p>"Oh my God, where are …

Xbox 360’s Kinect causes trouble for users during next-gen livestream reveal

Xbox 360 Kinect owners had some trouble today watching Microsoft's Xbox One reveal due to device's response to "Xbox" commands spoken during the livestream.<p>Several users took to Twitter to document their problems, which included pausing, opening Xbox Live or quitting the stream entirely. Polygon's …

Former LucasArts dev brings new game, The Novelist, to Steam Greenlight

Kent Hudson, former LucasArts dev and game designer on titles such as <i>BioShock 2</i> and <i>Deus Ex: Invisible War</i>, is currently collecting votes for his latest game, <i>The Novelist</i>, on Steam Greenlight.<p><i>The Novelist</i> follows Dan Kaplan, a writer on his way to penning the most important book of his career, and …

Helplessness, despair, and Street View come together in 'GeoGuessr' Google Maps game

Google Maps is usually for helping you navigate, but a new game based on Street View is about being almost hopelessly lost. <i>GeoGuessr</i> drops you at a random Street View location across the earth, leaving you to move around the map as much as you'd like before ultimately taking a guess at where you're …

Google gets people ready for Glass with new how-to video

Google's Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant — it's available only forextremely early adopters, including "creative individuals" who were let in through a Twitter and Google+ contest. But a year or more ahead of its consumer launch, Google is already trying to get ordinary people …

This AI “solves” Super Mario Bros. and other classic NES games

Program even takes advantage of bugs and glitches.<p>In the 28 years since <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> was released, and it's obviously been comprehensively …