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Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

PlayStation.Blog

It’s almost time! On today’s program we invite the one and only Geoff Keighley on to discuss all the games that appeared at our pre-E3 briefing …

Wolfenstein: The New Order is 1080p/60fps on Xbox One and PS4

Wolfenstein: The New Order, the upcoming installment in the iconic shooter series, will run in 1080p on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Bethesda has confirmed.<p>Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines told GameSpot today that the 1080p resolution for both platforms is its native resolution. It's …

Call of Duty

What were the beloved games of your childhood?

Welcome to Friends List!<p>If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give both Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing …

'Titanfall' On Xbox One Won't Run At 1080p Respawn Confirms Again

Because everyone involved in video games these days is apparently obsessed over the resolution of each and every video game that launches, rumors began floating about that the final version of <i>Titanfall</i>—Respawn’s upcoming first-person-shooter—would be bumped to 1080p.<p>Rumors such as these are truly …

Nintendo To Shut Down Wi-Fi Connection Service For Wii And DS In May

Nintendo is ending certain functionalities offered through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on May 20, 2014. The discontinued service will affect online play, leaderboards and matchmaking for many Nintendo Wii, DS and DSi games. Users of the consoles can still play the games in offline mode.<p>“Online …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Why Resolution Doesn't Matter

Call it what you will: Resolution-gate; the Great Console War of 2013/2014; bloody nonsense.<p>Whatever you call it, I’ve decided that the entire fiasco over the disparate resolutions in cross-platform games on Xbox One and PS4 is pretty much entirely unimportant.<p>While it makes sense to want 1080p …

BioShock Infinite Burial At Sea Episode 2 adds Thief-inspired '1998 Mode'

The second downloadable episode for <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, <i>Burial At Sea Episode Two</i>, will feature an optional mode which challenges players to complete the episode stealthily and using only non-lethal methods, Irrational Games announced today.<p>Dubbed "1998 Mode," the optional challenge appears to be …

Swords & Soldiers II announced, coming to Wii U

Ronimo Games has announced Swords & Solders II for the Wii U eShop. The original game hit WiiWare back in 2009, and was later ported to other …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Chris Hennessee<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Aug<p>25<p>Sat<p>featuring tributes to Chris Cornell, Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, …

How Titanfall's composer went from choirboy to chameleon

How a British choirboy became a Hollywood composer, and his transition to working on some of the game industry's biggest titles.<p>More often than not, the hard work of shooting a film is mostly done by the time a director hires a composer. For Stephen Barton, that usually means he has a lot of nearly …

Two seasons of Pokemon anime and two movies hit Netflix March 1

Some Pokémon animation — two seasons of the television series and a couple of the movies — will be available to stream from Netflix starting this Saturday, March 1, Netflix and The Pokémon Co. International announced today.<p>The library of Pokémon content coming to Netflix includes the anime series' …

Thief Review

Thief is a game that ekes pain. It’s not the pain of a guard whacked on the back of the head with a blackjack, or the pain of our shadowy, if glam, hero shot through with a crossbow bolt. It’s the pain of legions of developers, working long hours, chained to a shifting project with no center. It’s …

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2 Release Date

Telltale's emotionally-charged story is set to continue very soon indeed.<p><b>Update:</b> Telltale Games has announced release dates for The Walking Dead: …

HugeDomains.com - TheIrateGamer.com is for sale (The Irate Gamer)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

China lifts ban on foreign video games consoles

<b>The Chinese government has temporarily lifted a ban on selling foreign video games consoles, paving the way for firms such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to enter a lucrative market.</b><p>China banned gaming consoles in 2000, citing their adverse effect on the mental health of young people.<p>A grey market …

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Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Tall Heights<p>Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, VA<p>Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Chris Hennessee<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, …

Well, This Xbox One Ad Is Terrifying

Feel like your gaming experience is missing chest wounds, cold sweats and hallucinations? Microsoft has you covered. This new Xbox One ad is a weird one, to say the least. It seems to be saying that the Xbox One is real enough to reduce you to a bleeding, quivering mess. Suffice it to say, this …

Call of Duty: Ghosts' first DLC lets you murder as Halloween's Michael Myers

When <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>' first downloadable content, <i>Onslaught,</i> is released Jan. 28, it will bring four new maps, a new weapon and Halloween's Michael Myers to the first-person shooter.<p>A map called Fog is set on alongside a lake and designed as "an homage to classic horror films" filled with an …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

Polygon's Games of the Year 2013 #8: Super Mario 3D World

It's difficult to extol the virtues of <i>Super Mario 3D World</i> without sounding like an apologist, because most of those virtues are conditional. Those who played the game by themselves, or those who gave up after the first few, less-than-revolutionary worlds are probably wondering how it landed on our …

Which Steam Box Is Right For You? - IGN Video

We recap Valve's reveal of their third-party Steam Box lineup.

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Leadwerks Game Engine: Indie Edition promises to make gamers into game makers on Steam

Software developer Leadwerks has released its latest easy-to-use game development product <i>Leadwerks Game Engine: Indie Edition</i> for armchair game designers.<p>The release is available exclusively through Steam for $99 and includes a royalty-free license for commercial products along with a new renderer …

Spec Sheet: the highs and lows of the first 13 Steam Machines

Valve's Steam Machines are reinventing the game console by transforming daunting PCs into friendly boxes for the living room. But rather than make the machines all by itself, Valve has turned to hardware partners to create a whole lineup of them, from basic consoles priced like an Xbox all the way …

Alien: Isolation is a survival-horror game from Sega's Total War developer

The last Sega game based on the <i>Alien</i> movie franchise wasn’t exactly a winner, but that’s not stopping the publisher from trying again.<p>The company revealed Alien: Isolation today. Total War developer The Creative Assembly is producing the title for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, …

Left 4 Dead creators reveal new co-op shooter, Evolve

<i>Evolve</i>, the new co-op shooter from Left 4 Dead creator Turtle Rock Studios, is scheduled to be released this fall on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, according to the February 2014 issue of Game Informer.<p>The game will be set in a science fiction world with people facing off against aliens. …

The many configurations of Origin PC's new desktop cases

Origin PC launched two new desktop PC cases this week, both designed with customization in mind.<p>Designed for what Origin PC calls "Variable Mounting," the Genesis and Millennium cases allow for four different motherboard orientations: Standard ATX, Inverted ATX, 90 degrees and Inverted 90 degrees …

Meet Sinister, A Haptic PC Gaming Device With Embedded ViviTouch Technology

What would a gamepad be like if it had artificial muscles inside of it? How does last year’s ViviTouch technology — originally designed for audio immersion — work within the framework of a PC gaming device? Hopefully, Tivitas Interactive’s Sinister is about to answer those questions.<p>Set for its …