Tristan Shields

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Jerry Seinfeld Talks About His Issues With Parenting

"We're too into this thing. I don't know how we got so into it."

Tales from the Borderlands details coming at SXSW 2014 panel

<i>Tales from the Borderlands</i> developers Telltale Games and Gearbox Software will divulge the first details about the game during a panel at SXSW 2014, Telltale announced today.<p>The studios will explain how they came to work together on the project, as well as their plan for the episodic series. …

A beta for the next 'Doom' game is coming

But you'll have to pre-order 'Wolfenstein: The New Order' first<p>Today, publisher Bethesda announced the release date for the upcoming <i>Wolfenstein: The New Order</i>, and along with it came a surprise reveal — a beta for the next <i>Doom</i> game is coming. Those who preorder <i>Wolfenstein</i>, which will be launching …

Killzone: Mercenary expanded with two free maps today

<i>Killzone: Mercenary</i> players can now download two extra multiplayer maps for free, developer Guerrilla Cambridge announced today on the game's forums.<p>The studio originally announced in November that the maps would be coming with a title update in early 2014. The maps, Tharsis Depot and Blood Gracht, …

How King built one of the strongest businesses in gaming — and what we learned from its IPO filing

King disclosed its financial results today as part of a filing to raise $500 million in an initial public offering. The disclosure gives a real picture of the financial state of the European company behind the smash mobile gaming hit Candy Crush Saga.<p>King said that it had profits of $568 million on …

Miley Cyrus-themed Flappy Bird spin-off tops the US App Store free list

Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow! A Miley Cyrus-themed Flappy Bird spin-off is currently the top free app in the US App Store.<p>‘Flying Cyrus – Wrecking Ball’ is the official name, and it features the long tongued, head shaved pop star navigating through… hammers and wrecking balls.<p>This has to be the lowest …

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Fight As A Chainsaw-Wielding Abraham Lincoln In Second Chance Heroes

In celebration of Presidents' Day (which happens to be today), why not assume the role of the great Abraham Lincoln as he fights for all of humankind …

Sonic Boom Spin Dashes Towards a May Release Date (UPDATED)

<b>UPDATE</b>: A Sega representative has come out and said that <i>Sonic Boom</i> will not be coming out in May and that the TV series would not be coming out in …

Reaching the Far Lands: one man's journey to the end of 'Minecraft'

On March 28, 2011, Kurt J. Mac opened a new game of <i>Minecraft</i> and started to walk — and he hasn't stopped. Nearly three years later, he's traveled seven hundred virtual kilometers in hopes of reaching the end of the <i>Minecraft</i> world, a mysterious place called the Far Lands. It's a glitch in the game …

This Shadow of Mordor iOS app listens while you play--creepy or awesome?

A new companion app for Lord of the Rings prequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor can actually listen to gameplay and automatically direct you to Wiki pages about the game to help you learn more about its characters and locations.<p>The app is called Palantir and is named after the magical "seeing …

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How Valve tech convinced Jonathan Blow to add VR to The Witness

The mystery has been solved.<p>Last November, Jonathan Blow posted a pair of cryptic images labeled "vr1" and "vr2" on the official website for his upcoming first-person exploration game <i>The Witness</i>. The only text — "What could it mean??" — offered no explanation.<p>He told Polygon at the time that he …

Steam Machines Are Pointless And Valve Is Struggling To Keep SteamOS Relevant

I remember when I first heard Gabe Newell preach the values of SteamOS. I was sold. The Valve co-founder promised it would democratize PC gaming, break the Windows / Direct X stranglehold in favor of open source and create an array of powerful, upgradeable ‘Steam Machines’ that not only were faster …

Is 'Shadow Of Mordor' Basically 'Assassin's Creed' In Middle-Earth?

Comparisons between Monolith and Warner Bros.’ upcoming open-world fantasy game <i>Shadow of Mordor</i> and Ubisoft’s <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> franchise have sprung up recently.<p>“Seriously, can someone tell me how Assassin’s Creed 2 code and assets are in this Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor game?” <i>Assassin’s Creed 2</i> …

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How Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Reminded Its Director Of Super Mario 64

<b>By Sato</b> . January 24, 2014 . 1:03pm<p><i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds</i> has been out for some time already, but a few of the game’s key …

Namco Bandai Changing Name to Bandai Namco

New move intended to unify the brand internationally and “increase its value.”<p>Namco Bandai announced this morning that it will change its English …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 Combat Guide - Getting Started With Schema - IGN Video

Getting started with Lightning Returns' deep combat is easy once you understand a few key ideas about schema.

WoW Updated Human Female Model Shown Off - IGN Video

When the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, was announced at BlizzCon 2013, Blizzard revealed it would be revamping player …

Castle Clout 3D Coming To Nintendo 3DS eShop On January 30th

Smash castles, crush enemies and enjoy epic 3D trebuchet action with the release of Castle Clout 3D from California-based game developer Selectsoft. …

Rust - Rust Update: Shared Doors, Gorgeous Grass - IGN Video

Facepunch's newest update gives players what they really want, plus Rust gets a nice visual upgrade.

Six Days in Chernarus: The Many Dangers of DayZ

Meanwhile, in the zombie apocalypse.<p><i>This article was originally published on IGN Africa.</i><p>I died of starvation today, about halfway through a can of …

The Pokémon Mash-Up Of My Dreams

"Nintendo should make a <i>Pokémon</i> MMO" is usually the suggestion people like to default to when coming up with ideas for what Nintendo should do with …

South Park: The Stick of Truth - Behind the Scenes with Trey Parker and Matt Stone - IGN Video

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone discuss the making of their imminent RPG.

Consortium Review

Mystery loves company.<p>Consortium is so close to being great that it almost hurts. So close. Just a little off. A few dollars past its overdraft that …

Minecraft for PS3 sells more than 1M units

More than one million copies of <i>Minecraft</i> have been sold for the PlayStation 3, developer Mojang announced today.<p>The sandbox game launched on PS3 on Dec. 17, 2013, a bit more than a month ago. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions have been promised for 2014.<p><i>Minecraft</i> originally launched on …

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Review - IGN Video

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition's good looks are a nice bonus, but it's still the characterisation, great pacing, and clever design that makes it …

On being alone, protecting your gaming space, and expecting the same from what you play

When you write about video games for a living and have five children, guarding the limited amount of time you have to enjoy gaming as a source of fun and not as part of your career becomes difficult.<p>You can tell when I’ve been gaming in the living room; the recliner has been pushed so close to the …

900,000 Xbox Ones went unsold worldwide in 2013

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Microsoft corporate PR representative David Dennis issued a statement to GameSpot that aims to clear up the discrepancy between Xbox One units shipped vs. sold during the quarter.<p>"We sold through nearly every unit we could in the holiday period and …

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