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How Razer is reinventing the gaming PC, one insane project at a time

Project Christine, Razer's revelatory concept for a subscription-based modular computer, may be an idea too innovative for its own good.<p>Despite Razer's willingness to take chances with off-the-wall, seemingly implausible ideas — and often succeed — Christine is one idea that can't happen without a …

Developers and fans celebrate the legacy of Final Fantasy X and X-2 for a good cause

ALHAMBRA, Calif. — Printed on one of the large white walls at Gallery Nucleus are five simple words: “Together we will rebuild Spira.” In the Japanese role-playing game Final Fantasy X, the heroes have to stop a monstrous creature known as Sin from destroying their world. While they eventually …

Could This Spell Trouble For 'The Elder Scrolls Online?'

Bethesda’s first MMO is hitting consoles soon, but maybe only for older gamers. The ESRB has given it a “Mature” rating. It’s unclear what, exactly, precipitated the rating, but given some of the darker elements and frequent beheadings of a game like Skyrim, one can sort of guess. Bethesda’s Pete …

Levi and Sasha Slay Some Giants In This Attack On Titan DLC Mission Footage

We've taken an in-depth look at Attack on Titan before, but we couldn't resist sharing some more footage — this time showing DLC-exclusive characters …

The Elder Scrolls Online is Rated M - IGN Video

The Elder Scrolls' first foray into the realm of the MMO is nearly upon us, but some younger people may be precluded from actually playing it.

Shovel Knight releasing NES nostalgia March 31

Yacht Club Games' <i>Shovel Knight</i> and its Nintendo Entertainment System-inspired graphics are set for a March 31 release.<p>According to an update on Yacht Club's official site, the developers have reached the alpha stage of development, which means they've completed the "first pass" of the game's …

Daniel Espinosa Reportedly Eyed to Direct Assassin's Creed Movie

The director of Safe House and the upcoming Child 44.<p>Rumor has it that 20th Century Fox and Ubisoft have found their director for Assassin's Creed: …

Assassin's Creed 3 Dev Explains Alleged Development Troubles

Someone claiming to have worked at Ubisoft points to a lack of coordination and more.<p>Assassin's Creed III has been criticized in the past for …

League of Legends Will Last 'Decades,' Riot Says

Optimism reigns, following last year's user count.<p>The vice president of Esports for Riot Games foresees a long lifespan for League of Legends, …

Idea Factory addresses fans' Monster Monpiece censorship concerns

Publisher Idea Factory International is fully aware of fans' concerns over its decision to censor the Western release of strategic card battle game <i>Monster Monpiece</i>, according to a statement, explaining that Western markets aren't as tolerant to "images of humanoids that appear to be younger than a …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Sony Pictures Television launches blackjack RPG Suits & Swords

Production company Sony Pictures Television is making another step into the games development arena with its first original free-to-play IP, blackjack-based RPG <i>Suits & Swords</i>, the company announced today.<p>The single-player game tasks the player with saving four environments made up of the Heart …

Smash Bros. Creator Loves Lightning Returns' Battle System

<i>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII</i>, the third and final(?) chapter of the <i>Final Fantasy XIII</i> saga, came out in Japan last November, and what do you …

You Power Up Characters with Kisses in This JRPG

Please stop releasing games on portable consoles that I end up being too embarrassed to take out of the house.<p>This is <i>Exstetra</i>, a JRPG for the …

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor: Orcs Are No Longer the Scariest Thing in Mordor

Meet Talion, the part human, part wraith terror of Mordor.<p>You don’t have to play many video games to find expendable enemies. Cannon fodder, they’re …

You'll remember your enemies in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

The enemies in <i>Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> are special.<p>The angry, slimy, war-mongering orcs aren't just grunts the player kills to level up (although they certainly can be, if that's what the player wants). The enemies can be useful to the player. They can act as an intelligence resource. They …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Battle System Detailed - IGN Video

Find out more about the changes made to FFXIII's battle system, which attempts to appeal to diehard fans and newcomers alike.

Elder Scrolls Online includes 'Monty Python,' 'Harry Potter' vets

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i>, Zenimax Online Studios' upcoming massively multiplayer online role playing game, will feature the voices of Monty Python's John Cleese, <i>Underworld</i>'s Kate Beckinsale and more.<p>According to a video released today on YouTube, Harry Potter alumni Michael Gambon, <i>Star Trek:</i> …

Warner Bros. shows deep preview of combat in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Warner Bros. hasn’t produced a critically acclaimed Lord of the Rings video game yet, but it’s taking another crack at it with the original story and concept of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. It’s going to be a bloody mess in an unrelentingly dark world, much like Warner Bros.’ recent Batman games.<p>…

Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God review: heartburn

Curse of the Great Curry God burns through good will with punishing gameplay<p><i>Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God</i> looks sweet and innocent. But don't let that fool you. Underneath the kooky story and colorful art lies a brutal game.<p><i>Curse of the Great Curry God</i> ignores the niceties that have …

Might and Magic X: Legacy resurrects a classic RPG franchise but only conjures frustration and boredom (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>A pack of enemies stands before you, neatly lined up in the narrow corridor while they take turns attacking and whittling down your party of adventurers. Your healer is unconscious, your mage is out of mana, and your warriors are getting low on …

What Do You Want To Ask The Developers of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII?

We'll take your questions directly to the developers of the game.<p>The new video below focuses on the battle system in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy …

Lightning Returns trailer shows how to win with style

Square Enix released a new trailer for <i>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13</i> today providing further details on the title's combat system, which requires players to strategically manipulate their wardrobe and weapon stats to take down opponents.<p>Battle in <i>Lighting Returns</i> is more action-oriented than …

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, …

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The Top Five Most Anticipated RPGs of 2014

2014 looks to be one of the best years yet for fans of role playing games. Across virtually every platform – both old and new- RPG fans will be …