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GameMaker Studio Standard Edition free to download for limited time

GameMaker Studio Standard Edition — a game development tool that is usually priced at $49 — is free for a limited time.<p>To take advantage of the freebie, download the free version of GameMaker from the company's website, choose the Beta channel and pick the option to register the Standard Edition. …

Beta for fan-made Shining Force Online launches Nov. 28

The beta for retro developer unFun Games' Shining Force-inspired massively multiplayer game, <i>Shining Force Online</i>, will launch Nov. 28, the developer recently announced.<p><i>Shining Force Online</i> is a free, fan-made MMO that reimagines the classic franchise in an alternate universe. The game features …

Oculus Rift game attempts to treat eye conditions

<i>Diplopia</i>, a virtual reality game created to treat amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eye), is currently raising funds via Indiegogo.<p>With the help of Oculus Rift, <i>Diplopia</i> works by sending a separate, distorted image to each eye. According to the game's Indiegogo page, a simple game only …

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Freedom Wars gameplay trailer shows monster battles

A gameplay trailer for PlayStation Vita giant-fighter <i>Freedom Wars</i> has been released by Sony in Japan.<p><i>Freedom Wars</i>, due for release in Japan next year, is set in a far future in which oppressed humans must battle giant robots in order to gain their freedom. Today's four-minute trailer focuses on a …

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!, …

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Jonathan Blow didn’t mean to make The Witness one of PS4’s biggest games — but it might be

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation.</i><p>The Witness is a game about drawing lines on panels, and yet creator Jonathan Blow thinks that it is going to take players more than 30 hours to complete it.<p>Of course, it’s reductive to say that The Witness is …

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

It's not easy to return to a place after a 21-year absence, so it's a surprise how effortless it is to slip back into the Hyrule first introduced in 1992's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The famous green tunic, castle, and characters are all revived in this 3DS sequel, and the passing of …

The next Uncharted is coming to PlayStation 4

The next entry in Naughty Dog's Uncharted series is coming to PlayStation 4, Sony announced on the eve of the next-gen console's launch.<p>A teaser trailer featuring narration provided by an unfamiliar voice and a camera panning across a map of the southern tip of Africa and toward Madagascar — and …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

X Rebirth's launch trailer is a romantic tale of grungy spaceports and epic ships

The launch trailer for Egosoft's space sim, <i>X Rebirth</i>, highlights the game's major features, from epic neon-lit space frigates to cyberpunk-like space stations to gleaming interiors of spacecraft.<p>The video also shows another snippet of <i>X Rebirth'</i>s space combat, which offers everything from one-on-one …

This is the only PlayStation 4 video you need to watch

This is it: The dawning of a new generation of PlayStation. The launch of the PlayStation 4 kicked off at midnight Friday morning with this singularly magnificent video.<p>The video gives viewers a taste of the games, the controller, the players behind the PS4 and it's definitely worth a watch.<p>If it …

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified review: dishonorable discharge

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified should be avoided at all costs<p><i>Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified</i> is the lowest point in the series' history.<p>A lot of elements work in <i>Declassified</i>'s favor. More powerful hardware, solid online support and the inclusion of dual analog sticks should provide the …

The PlayStation 4 gets launch hype with a quartet of trailers

A series of four trailers dissects the DualShock 4 controller and the PS4 development experience in advance of the console's launch next week.<p>The first trailer, seen above, is the most substantive of the four; it examines the layout, design and features of the PS4's excellent controller from the …

Return of the graphic adventure: 'Myst' is getting a successor 20 years later

Can a slow-paced game work like it did in 1993?<p>Two decades ago <i>Myst</i> was released on the PC, a game that was as strange as it was successful. A slow-paced, thoughtful adventure that was more about exploration than action, it's one of the best-selling games of all time. <i>Myst</i> was followed by <i>Riven</i> and a …

Adam West Plays Batman: Arkham Origins

Random Encounter - Transport Simulator

Danny and Johnny go on one last adventure into the world of simulator games in Danny's final Random Encounter from London.

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds trailer shows item upgrades

A new trailer for Nintendo 3DS adventure <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds</i> shows off some of the game's dungeons and items.<p>The trailer showcases a trio of items, all of which should be somewhat familiar to Zelda veterans who have played the SNES classic <i>A Link to the Past</i>. Link has his …

RuneScape developer turning in-game gold into charity donations

RuneScape developer Jagex has launched a month-long scheme that allows players to donate their in-game gold to have it converted into real-life currency to be given to charities.<p>The Well of Goodwill accepts RuneScape items, gold, and bonds, and Jagex will give $1 for every 10 million gold pieces …

Gaming in darkness: 'Papa Sangre II' is a terrifying world made entirely of sound

Let Sean Bean be your guide through the underworld<p><i>Papa Sangre II</i> doesn't try to wow you with its graphics — it doesn't even have any. It's an audio-only experience for iOS, and the sequel to perhaps the scariest game I've ever played. In it, you navigate a dark and treacherous world using sound …

To Leave explores the uphill battle of starting a new life

Failure hits with a resounding thud. Clinging to the edge of a fragile wooden door, a young man named Harm tries to fly his way out of the depths of Candice, a city that suffocates its inhabitants and refuses to let them leave. Harm and his door bob up and down in the air through passages narrow …

From 'Pac-Man' to spreadsheets: digging into the Historical Software Collection

Halo co-creator's tablet shooter rebranded to Midnight Star

Industrial Toys' upcoming first-person shooter for tablets, <i>Morning</i> <i>Star</i>, has been rebranded to <i>Midnight</i> <i>Star</i> after the developers discovered another trademark application for name, according to a Gamasutra blog post by developer Tim Harris.<p>"That means we had three options — find a way to 'coexist' …

Tiny Brains' lab rat narrative is meant for players to shout over

The storytelling and narrative in Spearhead Games' action puzzler <i>Tiny Brains</i> was built with a specific, unique interest in mind: It had to be something that cooperative players could shout over in the heat of action.<p>"The story was never meant to be serious or very deep," Spearhead co-founder and …

Rocksmith 2014 launch trailer argues its merits at teaching guitar

The launch trailer for Ubisoft's <i>Rocksmith 2014</i> <i>Edition</i> features testimonials from experts and players alike on the ease of using the game to learn guitar.<p>The video demonstrates how <i>Rocksmith 2014</i> starts a neophyte off easy, reducing a song to one note at a time. As the game detects a player …

Plants vs. Zombies composer developing Spirited Away-inspired adventure game

<i>Plants vs. Zombies</i> composer, Laura Shigihara, is developing <i>Rakuen</i><i>,</i> a story-based adventure game about a young child who becomes bored with living in a hospital.<p>In <i>Rakuen</i>, the young boy asks his mother to accompany him to the fantasy world from his favorite storybook. The child discovers more about …

This is what happens after four hours of Stanley Parable's baby game

<b>Warning:</b> This post and video contain spoilers for <i>The Stanley Parable</i> remake!<p><i>The Stanley Parable</i> players are in for a rather hilarious surprise if they manage to play the narrator's baby-crawling minigame for exactly four hours, as evidenced by the above video posted to YouTube by user "dustily."<p>In …

Capcom on porting Dustforce's high-speed platforming to consoles

<i>Dustforce</i> contains the fastest-moving janitors we've ever seen.<p>Hitbox Team launched the platformer on Windows PC in January 2012, and Capcom is bringing it to PlayStation Network, Xbox Games Store and PlayStation Vita in January 2014. The ports, which are being handled by Polish localization and …

Russian Government Demands 'Patriotic' Video Games

Fed up with video games that show Russian soldiers as killers instead of superheroes, the Russian government is going produce its own “patriotic” games, and may also ban foreign video games that “distort” history.<p>“A video game has to have not only an entertainment value, but it also has to teach …

How 'feeling focused' could make your game more awesome

<i>Mariya Yao is a mobile product designer and founder of Xanadu</i><p>When game developers brainstorm a new product idea, they typically start with a simple mechanic and build their game around it. It’s common to take a classic puzzle type or trendy social mechanic and simply slap on a new set of themes and …