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Why Minecraft Creator Notch Turned Down a Job at Valve

New details emerge from a recently translated Minecraft book.<p>Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of Minecraft, was offered a programming job at Valve …

The Best Video Game Soundtracks for Real Life

Improving those boring moments.<p>Video game soundtracks don't get the respect they deserve. Composers and performers dedicate their time and talent to …

Third-party hardware maker reveals US$499 Steam Machine

<b>Valve's Steam Machine initiative aims to get PC gaming back in the lounge room to take on the new generation of consoles.</b><p>The Steam Machine is a small …

What do you think? Users can now post reviews of games on Steam

One of the largest online gaming retailers is giving more power to its community.<p>Valve launched its Steam Reviews platform today in a test phase that is accessible to all Steam members. This new service enables gamers to rate a product and share it with everyone else on Steam. Customers can then …

The Stanley Parable's popular demo helped make the game a success, dev says

Part of <i>The Stanley Parable</i>'s success can be attributed to the game's demo, which pulled in between 150,000 to 200,000 downloads according to developer Galactic Cafe's blog.<p>In a post detailing the title's postmortem, the team wrote that the demo, which was streamed in many "let's play" videos and …

The brains behind Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Mark of the Ninja form new studio

Some of the biggest names in indie gaming are teaming up to form a new studio.<p>Sean Vanaman, Jake Rodkin, Nels Anderson, and Olly Moss revealed Campo Santo, their new San Francisco-based game studio. Mac and iOS app developer Panic is backing the new venture.<p>Vanaman and Rodkin are best known for …

Read this: How Hiroshi Yamauchi took Nintendo from wooden playing cards to the age of Super Mario

Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away this morning, at the age of 85. His legacy is incredible. During his 53-year reign, he turned his great-grandfather's Japanese playing card company into the cornerstone of the video game industry.<p>In 1994, journalist and <i>New York Times</i> …

The Beastie Boys On Getting Arrested, Opening For Madonna, And Being Stupid

"There's a way we talk and it includes profanity. We never figured we'd be arrested for it." This animated 1985 interview is like 12 kinds of rad.<p><b>HT Slate</b>

Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry' Teaser Keeps The Mystery Alive

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>TRL<p>...and it's free!<p>Pop<p>A stormy, one-take depiction …

Don't Starve review

Don’t Starve. Those two words are not only the title of Klei Entertainment’s PC survival game, but also the only word of advice you’ll get when it …

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