Ruben Venter

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All the pee came out: My adventures in getting killed by an alien in virtual reality

Seeing a Xenomorph in person, watching it hunting you, is one of the scariest moments I’ve ever experienced in my long history of gaming. I had spent the past five minutes or so walking around what looked like a derelict spaceship, making sure to check my motion tracker as often as possible.<p>I was …

Xbox chief: 'you have to win with the gamers first'

Phil Spencer talks Kinect, 'Sunset Overdrive', and the soul of the Xbox One<p>As I slide open the door on the second floor of Microsoft's cavernous green booth at E3 2014, the gorgeous (and unreleased) game <i>Ori and the Blind Forest</i> fills the screen in front of me. Sometimes, Phil Spencer tells me as he …

Why EA moved from the military to police combat with Battlefield Hardline (interview)

LOS ANGELES — Electronic Arts has made a big bet with its Battlefield franchise, a modern combat first-person shooter video game whose latest edition appeared at the giant Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow this week in Los Angeles. Instead of pitting soldiers from armies against each other, …

Far Cry 4 | Polygon E3 2014

"So by the end you say, 'Hey, we've had a lot of conversations where Far Cry could go,'" Hutchinson says. "And Dan has a very deep voice; he's a very commanding man. So he was like, 'I think you need to come on to Far Cry.' And I was powerless."<p>For Hutchinson, building <i>Far Cry 4</i> has been a balancing …

The Razer Junglecat could be the best iOS game controller yet

But the whole concept still has some issues<p>iOS Game controllers have always seemed like a good (if niche) idea, providing powerful controls for games without covering most of your iPhone's screen. But they've mostly been unusably large, or just plain unusable. Razer's new Junglecat, however, looks …

E3 2014: Far Cry 4 Villain Addresses Racism Controversy

"It's not about race. At all."<p>The man responsible for bringing Far Cry 4's villain to life has offered his take on the recent controversy surrounding …

Diablo III on PS4 Gameplay Demo - IGN Live: E3 2014

12 Jun 2014<p>The hellish ARPG makes its way to the PlayStation 4.

​Five Things BioWare Wants You To Know About The Next Dragon Age

If I had to explain what BioWare's RPG, <i>Dragon Age</i>, is all about, I'd easily cram it all into one word: relationships. But that's my personal …

Xbox One Afterglow controller brings a rave to your hands

Gaudy? Depends entirely on your tastes. While we might not be picking this up day one, it was pretty cool to check out. They had the Xbox 360 version …

How to use your Xbox or PlayStation controller on your PC

Using a mouse and keyboard is usually the most optimal solution for playing PC games, but sometimes a controller can make for an even more enjoyable experience. There are numerous controllers out there from a variety of different companies, but there is no need to purchase one if you already own …

Sony's virtual street luge is the best Project Morpheus demo yet

Sony's Project Morpheus has only been public for a few months, and without the wealth of community projects that Oculus has, its demos have been thin. Today, though, the company finally showed off something undeniably <i>fun</i>. The "Street Luge" tech demo is like a roller coaster that you control, …

Sunset Overdrive | Polygon E3 2014

Read these too!<p>Five of the most interesting reveals of the Xbox press conference<p>Sunset Overdrive hits Xbox One Oct. 28 with 8-player Chaos mode<p>Xbox at E3 2014: All the news collected just for you<p>How it works<p><i>Sunset Overdrive</i>'s story focuses on an energy drink called OverCharge Delirium XT that turns …

American Gaming: Expansion of a Billion Dollar Industry

FORBES breaks down the numbers of America's multi-billion dollar digital pastime and looks ahead towards the future of the gaming industry.

Ex-God of War lead Stig Asmussen joins Respawn Entertainment (update)

Former God of War creative director Stig Asmussen has joined <i>Titanfall</i> developer Respawn Entertainment, studio co-founder Vince Zampella confirmed to Polygon today.<p>Asmussen is serving as game director at the studio, Zampella said, adding that Respawn is "super excited to have him."<p>Respawn shipped …