System Shock 2, developer Looking Glass Studios' first-person shooter/role-playing game, was released on Steam today and is discounted through mid-May, according to the game's Steam listing. Steam's Windows
The master is stealing a few lessons from its prized student. It’s been a decade since apathetic rogue Garrett last took something he shouldn’t have in the Thief trilogy of first-person stealth games,
Android gaming hits the big screen Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo may no longer be the only names that matter in gaming, but the "big three" is still very much alive in people's minds. Even as iOS and have
How much does the average game developer make? According to the Game Developer magazine's 12th annual Salary Survey, the average United States industry salary in 2012 was $84,337, up from $81,182 in 2011.
I read an interesting article yesterday by Chris Plante over at Polygon. He was discussing how his wife was very interested in BioShock Infinite, the art, the philosophy and so on, but was limited in enjoyment
Video games inspire all kinds of peripheral art. Gamers love to build costumes, compose music, and paint original works. It’s only natural that cartographers would eventually get in on the action. The
The perpetual rumor that either Sony’s Playstation 4 or Microsoft’s next Xbox could potentially block used games got a little attention from Gamestop in a recent earnings call, as reported by gamesindustry.biz.
"Confession, my lecture isn't actually about sex," said David Gaider, a senior writer and designer at BioWare EA. The lecture, he revealed, was actually about how BioWare has had to address sexism and
Welcome to another edition of our dating site for our favorite gaming characters, Extra Hearts. This time we’re unearthing the profile of Nathan Drake, the witty hero of Sony’s Uncharted franchise. Will
Blizzard Entertainment launched the original StarCraft 15 years ago this weekend, and the studio announced Friday that it is marking the milestone with a new achievement and special rewards for StarCraft
I recently played through the opening 20 minutes of Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite, but nearly 2 hours of real-world time ticked away. This protracted session wasn’t caused by protagonist Booker dying,
Journey took home top honors at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards. Here are some alternative picks. Journey swept the Game Developers Choice Awards last week, taking home six awards, including
Wrapping up the 2013 Game Developers Conference, the Experimental Game Design panel showcased over a dozen unusual, exciting, wacky, funny, scary, sad, ugly and sometimes profound video games. The Castle
Ouya has begun shipping its $99 Android game console to consumers who pre-ordered the system and backed the company’s successful crowdfunding campaign. The San Francisco company is celebrating the launch
Today during a Game Developers Conference panel, Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher revealed that Tomb Raider set a franchise sales record. He explained that the series reboot enjoyed the week-one
I’ve had a blast the past few days reading through the hundreds of comments on this post. In it, I spent 3,000 words discussing the mind-bending ending of the BioShock Infinite, and readers spent thousands
Game designer Jane McGonigal began her GDC talk this year with a quote from author Jack Finney: "It seems too bad — this universal craving to escape what could be a rich, productive, happy world." Finney
When Double Fine — the studio behind the cult hit Psychonauts — went to Kickstarter in February of last year asking for $400,000 to make a point-and-click adventure game, backers responded with overwhelming
And that's the Ouya. It's an early product full of potential energy. On July 10, just one week after announcing the project and less than eight hours after putting it on Kickstarter, Ouya reached its goal.
Journey's rolling deserts were designed to help players connect with one another, lead engineer John Edwards said during a GDC presentation. Speaking at the "Sand Rendering in Journey" panel, Edwards how
When Bungie set off on its journey to build an all-new universe for Destiny, the mythic science fiction, "shared world shooter" it unveiled earlier this year, it started with a more traditional fantasy