Zach G

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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Toronto-made indie game Alone With You mixes sci-fi adventure with dating simulators

The <i>Star Trek</i> television series have regularly used the holodeck, that miraculous virtual reality playroom, to raise the question of what …

The Most Hardest PS4 And Xbox One Games To Play

Okay, video games, now you’re just being ridiculous.<p>Developers Nicalis clearly took one look at Super Meat Boy and Dark Souls, realised how much this …

Meet the Man Who Raised Millions Crafting D&D Dungeons

Stefan Pokorny walks us through how he makes dungeons for Dungeons & Dragons.<p>If you build it, they will play.<p>For Stefan Pokorny, said buildings are castles and caverns, cities and sewers. But he's not building them for people to walk through or to have displayed in museums. He's crafting them for …

Sony CEO, citing Pokémon Go, says they're 'aggressively' pushing into mobile gaming

Sony, eyeballing Nintendo's success with <i>Pokémon Go</i>, is "aggressively getting into" mobile gaming, chief executive Kaz Hirai said.<p>"It's quite a shift from being just a console-based business to being on mobile phones as well," Hirai told the Financial Times at the IFA consumer electronics expo in …

How video games stave off dementia

Travellers stuck in traffic jams this bank holiday weekend, especially with children in tow, may resort to handheld video games when every I Spy answer has been guessed.<p>Luckily, playing video games may actually be very good for the brain - and may even stave off dementia symptoms in later life. …

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Obsidian's new RPG Tyranny will let you build your own magic spells

Magic is easier to make than you'd think<p>Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming role-playing game, <i>Tyranny,</i> has a heavy classic vibe to it. Its isometric view, band of mages, rogues and warriors, and dungeon-diving fantasy gameplay will feel instantly familiar to anyone who's played games like <i>Baldur's …

RPGs

Humble Bundle now offers amazing PlayStation deals via Capcom (Americas only)

<i>[Editor's note: It looks like this offering is only valid for those with PSN accounts based in the Americas. Apologies for the error. We are choosing</i> …

Capcom

Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima joins VR studio Prologue Immersive’s advisory board

Hideo Kojima is one of the few developers in the game industry who carries enough name recognition that his mere presence onstage, barely speaking a word, will send an entire auditorium into a frenzy. I know, because I was there when it happened a few months ago during Sony’s Electronic …

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'Fallout 4' PS4 Mods Release Date Still Unknown, Fan Theory Blames Console's OS For The Delay

“Fallout 4” PS4 mods remain troubled as Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines recently tweeted about the feature’s unknown release date. Fans on Reddit …

Feature: A Close Look at AM2R - The Metroid Game That Fans Deserve

Come along with us and take a glimpse into an alternate reality. It's not much different than the one you currently live in; in fact, it's nearly …

Nintendo

Fez Quietly Gets A Beefy Final Patch

Hey, do you remember Fez [official site]? You know, the clever little platformer where you could rotate your 2D world on a 3D plane to solve puzzles? …

PC Gaming

Pokémon developer Game Freak releases 2D platformer on Steam

The game is still in early access<p>The newest game from Game Freak, the studio behind the Pokémon franchise, is <i>Giga Wrecker</i>, released on Steam earlier today.<p>The game, which is still in Early Access, follows a cyborg girl through a world that has become thwarted by an army of evil robots. Players will …

Pokémon

Enderal, The Huge Skyrim Mod, Is Out Now

A final version of Enderal: The Shards of Order [official site] has been completed and can be downloaded for free now. While ‘Enderal’ sounds like it …

PC Gaming

Do you want to write video games?

An industry veteran explains the difficulty in getting the position everyone wants.<p>Do you want to write video games? Do you? Do you <i>really?</i> Be honest with me.<p>I mean, I don’t want to shoot down your dream. There are lots of people who’ve done the research, who know exactly what they’re getting into …

Nintendo Takes Down Fan-Made 'Pokemon Uranium' Game

Nintendo doesn't like it when you use its franchise's gameplay, name, and music in a game of your own.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

'Maguss,' the game that definitely isn't 'Harry Potter Go'

It's a little bit complicated," Ondrej Tokar says with a laugh.<p>Tokar is the creator of <i>Maguss</i>, an augmented reality mobile game that transforms players into wizards wandering around a world of spells, potions, duels and fantastical creatures. But let's get one thing absolutely clear: It's not a …

Nvidia has canceled plans to upgrade its Shield Tablet

Hardware manufacturer Nvidia has dropped plans to continue its Shield Tablet gaming brand with a rumored upgrade, announcing in an FCC filing this …

How RimWorld Generates Great Stories

<b>This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the inner workings of their games. This time, RimWorld [official site].</b><p>Every …

Nutaku Is Building the Steam of Hentai Sex Games

A new platform is bringing adult game creators under one roof.<p>Games with sexual, adult content are as old as the erect, pixelated penis in <i>Custer's Revenge</i>, which released on the Atari 2600 in 1982, but they've always been hard to distribute. The problem is that games have historically been marketed …

Gaming Industry

There's a Fan-Made 'StarCraft' MMO, and Blizzard Isn't Going to Shut It Down

Five-year-old fan made project at last hits open beta, with a full release scheduled for next month.<p>It's been a fascinating year for Blizzard Entertainment as regards player creations using its properties. Earlier this year the celebrated gamemaker ended up looking like a big, bad bully when it …

Playstation Vita hacked: Run emulators, homebrew, and more games on PSTV

If you've been hankering to run emulators, homebrew, and classic PC games on your PlayStation Vita, well, you're in luck, as the HENkaku hack now …

Twitch introduces a PlayStation Vita app

Twitch has released streaming video apps for just about every modern game system under the Sun, but the PlayStation Vita has remained the odd one out... until today. The livestream provider has rolled out a Vita app that, much like the PS3 version, lets you tune into live and pre-recorded gaming …

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC in 2016

Dimps returns to develop sequel<p>Bandai Namco Entertainment's web countdown ended on Tuesday with an announcement of the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 game …

Best emulators for Android

Many think emulators are a gray area, but it’s actually not. Emulators in themselves aren’t bad. They’re essentially the platform that you can play …

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50 - Pocket-lint

Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both …

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A NSFW Look At Every Game Twitch Has Banned

As of this morning, the website Twitch has banned 32 games from appearing on its streaming services. But just what kind of games are they? Let’s take …

Dad Immortalized In His Favorite Game By Grieving Son

John Hathway’s father was a big fan of the <i>Diablo</i>-style action RPG <i>Grim Dawn</i>. He liked it so much that during an emergency room visit, he left the game …

We turned on the Nintendo PlayStation: It's real and it works

When a mysterious "Nintendo PlayStation" prototype with both an SNES cartridge slot and a CD drive made the rounds back in July, many remained skeptical. Not even Sony PlayStation's head of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, wanted to confirm its authenticity. Or perhaps he just didn't want to …

Star Wars Battlefront Dev Talks Breaking Canon and Balancing Overpowered Heroes

Star Wars: Battlefront has a beta coming up later this week, and we gave you our impressions of the game so far in the video below. But how did developer DICE decide the look of characters in the world? And how is the team working to make sure that this will be a fun (and stable) experience …

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