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Book Excerpt: How data miners shed light on P.T. 's ghost story

<i>What follows is a brief excerpt from P.T. - A Video Game Ghost Story, a new ebook written by Gamasutra contributor Joel Couture that's being sold</i> …

Game Development

Discover the Creators: 8 Games Cory Barlog Thinks You Should Play

<i>Discover The Creators is a PlayStation Store curation program in which we’ve asked some of the biggest names in the biz to pick their favorite PS4</i> …

Gaming Industry

New Shadow of the Tomb Raider Art Reveals a Bloody Lara Croft

BEGIN SLIDESHOW<i></i>New Shadow of the Tomb Raider art reveals a bloody Lara CroftFollowing the <b>teaser trailer reveal</b> two weeks ago, Square Enix has …

Tomb Raider

Sony Drops PS4's PSVR Bundle Prices Permanently

If you've been holding off on buying a PlayStation VR, now is a good opportunity to pick one up. Sony has announced it is dropping the price of some PSVR bundles in the US and Europe, allowing you to get the headset along with a game and some accessories for relatively cheap.<p>From March 29, Sony is …

Virtual Reality

To prevent toxicity, design games with community management in mind

"Community is now, more than ever, an actual part of game design," argued Flaregames' Tara Brannigan. "It's not something you staple on the end." ...

Game Development

Sonic Mania Plus Adds Characters, Modes On Switch, PS4, And Xbox One

Sonic had arguably been in a down period for some time, but last year's Sonic Mania was widely regarded as a return to form for the hedgehog. That digital-only game is finally set to get a physical release, but not just for the existing game. Sega has announced Sonic Mania Plus, a physical …

Retrogaming

Clear Some Room; PS4 File Size Revealed for Attack on Titan 2

PlayStation 4 File Size Dropped for Attack on Titan 2<p>Earlier this week, we posted our review for Attack on Titan 2 and we were left with some mixed …

Darwinian Difficulty: How Throwing Players In Headfirst Can Work

Game difficulty is a very subjective topic, as many of the best-crafted games strive to deliver a balanced difficulty curve.<p>In an age where designers …

End Of An Era: The Yakuza Has Announced That It is Switching From Committing Crimes To Babysitting

Since its formation in the 17th century, the yakuza has been one of the most dangerous and prolific crime organizations in the world. But now, it …

Babysitting

Final Fantasy XV's Noctis Joins Tekken 7 Next Week

Players of Tekken 7 will have the opportunity to add another character to their roster as of next week, when Noctis Lucis Caelum, protagonist of …

Analysts Suggest That 'Call Of Duty Black Ops 4' Could Get A 'Fortnite-' Style Battle Royale Mode

When <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> conquered the world of PC gaming, the industry took notice. When <i>Fortnite Battle Royale</i> followed behind and bested <i>PUBG</i> at its own game, the industry really took notice. Battle royale games are a big deal, and you can bet that we haven’t seen the end of major …

Gaming Industry

Aliens invade the planet in trailer for Left 4 Dead-style shooter Earthfall

An extra-terrestrial apocalypse threatens to wipe out humanity in a new trailer for Earthfall.<p>Developed by indie team Holospark - whose talent …

Little Nightmares Is Getting a Nintendo Switch Port

Get Ready to Scare Yourself on the Go<p>According to a bit of leaked info, the puzzle-platformer with an infusion of horror elements, <i>Little Nightmares</i>, …

March Xbox One Free Games With Gold Revealed

With March drawing near, Microsoft has announced the lineup of games that Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download for free next month. There's the usual total of four new games being introduced across Xbox One and Xbox 360, with an especially good one up for grabs on the newer console.<p>On …

Backward Compatibility

Burnout Paradise Remastered Release Date For PS4 And Xbox One Revealed

Burnout Paradise is getting a current-gen remaster, publisher EA has confirmed. The racing game has been given a PS4 and Xbox One release date of March 16, while the PC version is coming "later this year."<p>Burnout Paradise Remastered will include the base game and eight add-on packs--including the …

Burnout

The best video games for couples to play on Valentine’s Day

We’re now well into February, and with the cold, snowy weather still out in full force, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. It’s a holiday that …

Dream Daddy, Hatoful Boyfriend and more on sale for Valentine’s Day at Humble Bundle

From sweet co-op romance to BDSM mystery<p>Humble Bundle has some Valentine’s Day-themed offers this week, including the highly-regarded erotic adventure <i>Ladykiller in a Bind</i>.<p>Set on a cruise ship, <i>Ladykiller</i> is a cross-dressing, bondage-themed visual novel about a young woman who attempts to seduce her …

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy brand has over 60 million players

Ubisoft owns the Tom Clancy brand name, and that investment is continuing to pay off for the French publisher. The company revealed today that its various Tom Clancy game communities have a total of 60 million unique players.<p>The Tom Clancy name is the parent series for active Ubisoft shooters …

Metroid Prime 4 Reportedly in Development at Bandai Namco

There's still no official confirmation<p>Bandai Namco is rumoured be working on Metroid Prime 4 for Switch, according to reports.<p>Earlier this week, …

Gaming

‘Shadow of the Colossus’ remake is missing something vital

<b>Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Shadow of the Colossus.</b><p><i>Shadow of Colossus</i> on the PlayStation 4 has everything you'd expect in a modern game. Its sharp graphics are are a huge step above the original PlayStation 2 title, which was released in 2005. There's support for HDR and, if …

Halo

PUBG's Revenue Almost Totals Overwatch, CS:GO Combined

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has seen massive success since its early release in March 2017, and has amassed 4 million players on Xbox One since it …

Adventure Game 'Fe' Coming Next Month

<i>Fe,</i> a new exploration-driven adventure game from developer Zoink and publisher Electronic Arts, will be released on February 16th, the companies …

Gaming

'Border Break' Is Finally Getting A Home Console Version On The PS4 Later This Year

One of the more overlooked arcade success stories in Japan is that of <i>Border Break</i> by Sega. Released back in 2009 in the Japanese arcades, the game has endured and built a sizeable fanbase here. It also seems that Sega is finally thinking of bringing the game to the PS4.<p>If you are not familiar with</i> …

Gaming

Fans Create New Super Mario Bros. Sequel With 80 Original Levels

Fans have created a fresh sequel to the 2006 3DS hit New Super Mario Bros., complete with 80 new stages spread over eight maps, some new gameplay mechanics, and an original soundtrack. The game was designed with a combo of new assets and assets from the original game.<p>The game, called Newer Super …

Most Hated Video Games Of 2017 That Were Loved By Critics

They took away nearly everything that made Destiny 1 great. The end game is non existent and will take months if not years to fix. Highly …

Rocket League Hits 40 Million Players

Rocket League has hit another major milestone, reaching 40 million players across PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.<p>Developer Psyonix …

Catherine: Full Body Coming To PS4 And PS Vita With New Character, Modes, Online Battles, And More

A new version of Catherine, the puzzle platformer from Persona 5 developer Atlus, is making its way to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The re-release, which is titled Catherine: Full Body, introduces a new character, online battles, and support for Cross-Save, among other things.<p>The game was …

PS Vita

GTA 5 Doomsday Heist Event Now Out For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

The latest free update for Grand Theft Auto V's GTA Online mode is now available. With this installed, PC, PS4, and Xbox One players can all take on The Doomsday Heist, a brand-new online heist for GTA Online and the biggest piece of content Rockstar has rolled out for the mode to date. [<b>Update:</b> It …

Grand Theft Auto

Metal Gear Survive Beta Dates Confirmed For PS4 And Xbox One

Given the game's different take on the series and the lack of Hideo Kojima's involvement, many Metal Gear fans have been skeptical of the upcoming "spin-off episode" of Metal Gear Solid V, Metal Gear Survive. Fortunately, players will have an opportunity to try the game for themselves in advance of …

Metal Gear