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Xbox One digital sharing, Xbox Live explained

Microsoft today gave new details regarding how Xbox One digital sharing and Xbox Live for the next-generation platform will work.<p>In an Xbox Wire post, Microsoft chief product officer Marc Whitten said the company's ambition for the platform was to create a "highly personalized" console that is also …

Battlefield 4 will 'encourage' but 'never force' team play

<i>Battlefield 4</i> lead multiplayer designer Thomas "Tompen" Andersson took to the game's official blog today to explain how EA DICE is designing the upcoming first-person shooter to "highly encourage" but "never force" players to work together as a team.<p>The developer's first incentive to players …

Total War: Rome 2 dev diary showcases battle AI on highest difficulty

The Creative Assembly has shared a new video demonstrating how army AI behaves in skirmish battles for <i>Total War: Rome 2</i>.<p>In the video posted above, The Creative Assembly's studio communications Manager Al Bickham demonstrates a heated battle between the forces of Macedonia and Rome in the game's …

Dead Island 3 hinted at by Deep Silver

Deep Silver appears is gearing up to make announcements about the future of the Dead Island series. Having just revealed PC multiplayer online battle …

Pokemon X and Y's 'Mega Evolutions' and new training methods explained

<i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i>'s "Mega Evolutions," revealed yesterday by CoroCoro, will allow players' creatures to temporarily power-up in battle by using unique items, Nintendo revealed in a press release distributed this morning.<p>Unlike regular evolutions, which cause Pokemon to change form after reaching …

Pokemon X and Y to include temporary mega evolutions

<b>Update:</b> The Pokemon Company has confirmed that mega evolutions will be coming to Pokemon X and Y, and has released a trailer detailing the feature. Applicable Pokemon will require a rare mega stone, however, and Nintendo will distribute a Torchic holding a Blazikenite mega stone over Wi-Fi during …

Valve closes two-man San Francisco office

Valve has closed its remote two-man studio in San Francisco eight months after acquiring the duo, the company has confirmed.<p>Valve San Francisco was formed in December 2012 by ex-Popcap staff Tod Semple and Jeff Gates, with Semple credited as the programmer for the original Plants vs. Zombies. The …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Even More New Pokemon X and Y Features, Monsters

Three new Pokemon, Super Training, and more details on Mega Evolutions.<p>After a Japanese magazine revealed yesterday that Mega Evolutions were coming …

Virgin Media opening pop up game space in London

Virgin Media will open a free pop up gaming space in London ahead of the Eurogamer Expo, allowing visitors a chance to get their hands on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and attend development talks and workshops, according to the event page.<p>The Virgin Media Game Space, which will be set up …