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Tim Cook: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay'

Apple's CEO publicly discussed his sexual orientation for the first time in an effort to help anyone "struggling to come to terms with who he or she is."<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation for the first time, saying he wants to use his position as leader of one of the …

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Eve: Valkyrie's new EP brings lessons from Mirror's Edge

Owen O'Brien talks Eve and Mirror's Edge<p>Deep space dogfighting and first-person parkour may not seem to have a lot in common, but according to <i>Eve: Valkyrie</i>'s executive producer Owen O'Brien, CCP's own virtual reality dogfighting game takes lessons from DICE's <i>Mirror's Edge</i>.<p>Speaking to Polygon, the …

Elite: Dangerous trailer shows a battle between two massive spaceships

A new video for <i>Elite: Dangerous</i> served in many ways as a proof of concept for the latest installment in the storied space sim franchise, according to the development team.<p>In the video, two massive capital ships face off in close range with their respective fighters dogfighting in space between …

Assassin's Creed 4 trailer shows next-gen rain, oceans and stabbing

A new <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> trailer focuses on the technology backing the title's launch on next-generation platforms.<p>Water and waves have always been difficult for games to properly render, but new technology like complex shaders and more powerful physics equations help the game …

BlizzCon Virtual Tickets now on sale for $39.99

Blizzard Entertainment fans who can't make it to BlizzCon in person will be able to watch the festivities by purchasing a Virtual Ticket, which is now on sale, the studio announced today.<p>For $39.99, buyers get access to two high-definition livestreams that cover both days of the convention, which …

Rise of the Hutt Cartel now free to Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers

Starting today, subscribers to <i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i> will gain no-extra-charge access to digital expansion <i>Rise of the Hutt Cartel</i>.<p>BioWare is releasing its Game Update 2.4 on Oct. 1, featuring new player-vs-player arenas and "The Dread War" story missions. The EA-owned company also announced …

FleetCOMM's tactical maneuver generator lets you focus on strategy

Mercenary Games' <i>FleetCOMM: Operation Vigrior</i>, a tactical strategy shooter coming to PC, Mac and Linux, will have a tactical maneuver generator, which is a system that allows players to create formations for their ships and recall them later with hotkeys.<p>The video above shows how players can swiftly …

How Minecraft became one of the biggest video games in history

It became a word-of-mouth sensation. As of Monday, Minecraft has sold 12 million copies for PCs. That makes it the fifth bestselling PC game of all time in less than two years.<p>And that doesn't count the Xbox 360 edition, which has passed sales of 6 million, and the Pocket Edition for iPad and …

Sins of a Solar Empire's Stardock Entertainment promotes former modder to VP of development studio

PC games firm Stardock Entertainment, best known for the publishing of strategy series' Sins of a Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations, has promoted modder-turned-studio-leader Derek Paxton to vice-President of the Michigan-based development team.<p>Prior to working for the studio, Paxton was most …

WoW: Siege of Orgrimmar video covers all the new content in Patch 5.4

A new video from Blizzard introduces all the new content to come in its next major game update to <i>World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria</i>, Patch 5.4 — <i>The Siege of Orgrimmar</i>.<p>The headline feature of Patch 5.4 is the titular raid instance, in which members of the Alliance and Horde alike seek to invade …

Assassin's Creed 4 dev diary talks about a diverse open world

A new developer diary for <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> features the game's developers talking about the open world in which Edward Kenway and his band of pirates set sail.<p>Each of the cities has its unique flavor, say the developers: Havana is a European-style city and one of the biggest in the New …

Ryse: Son of Rome's seven-year road to E3

The studio behind Far Cry and Crysis opens up about the development history behind its next big thing.<p>Six weeks ago, Cevat Yerli sent his wife and kids on a vacation to France. He wasn't going to be any use to them for a month and a half, he figured, with crunch time that would keep him at the …

Notch on why Minecraft still isn't on Steam

After the spectacular success of the Steam Summer Sale, I wondered again why Minecraft still isn't on there. Looking back at developer Markus …

Peter Molyneux's 'Godus' is launching in beta on September 13th

You'll be able to get your hands on Peter Molyneux's crowdfunded god game <i>Godus</i> very soon. Today Molyneux's 22cans studio announced that the beta for <i>Godus</i> will be available to purchase on September 13th through Steam's early access program, with a price tag of $19.99. It will be available on both …

EVE Online's Fountain War - Prelude to the biggest PVP battle in gaming's history

Every few months, the men and women who play EVE Online conspire to achieve feats so incredible that the rest of the world is forced to take notice. …

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Valve discounts 50 Steam Greenlight games by up to 75 percent

To celebrate the one year anniversary of its Steam Greenlight initiative, where the community vote on games for distribution on its digital platform, Valve has discounted 50 Steam Greenlight games and software by up to 75 percent until Sept. 2 at 10 a.m .PDT.<p>Discounts range from 10-75 percent off. …

Total War: Rome 2 dev diary showcases battle AI on highest difficulty

The Creative Assembly has shared a new video demonstrating how army AI behaves in skirmish battles for <i>Total War: Rome 2</i>.<p>In the video posted above, The Creative Assembly's studio communications Manager Al Bickham demonstrates a heated battle between the forces of Macedonia and Rome in the game's …

X Rebirth launching Nov. 19 in North America

Space sim <i>X Rebirth</i> is launching Nov. 15 in Europe followed by a release on Nov. 19 in North America, German studio Egosoft confirmed.<p>The game, which is part of the studio's X Universe series, has been seven years in the making. Studio head Bernd Lehahn explained why it's taken so long to develop, …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Can AMD's Newest APU Play Your Favorite Games Without A Dedicated Graphics Card? (Part 1)

It began as a project called AMD Fusion — a “system on a chip” solution that combined a standard CPU with integrated graphics processing. AMD’s Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) finally saw the light of day in 2011. And as we did with Intel‘s HD Graphics 2000, PC gaming enthusiasts let loose a …

Dragon Age: Inquisition won't feature Morrigan as a party member

Morrigan will play a "significant" role in upcoming BioWare RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition, but will not be a party member in the game.<p>In the original Dragon Age, Morrigan was a Witch of the Wilds who became an integral character to the game's plot, and was voiced by Claudia Black. Many speculated …

Age of Empires Online's lack of new content drove revenue loss

<i>Age of Empires Online</i>'s freemium model was unsustainable due to the game's lack of content, which drove the game's revenue into the ground, according to Microsoft Studios executive producer Kevin Perry.<p>Speaking during a presentation at GDC Europe 2013, Perry said the real-time strategy massively …

Notch's 'Minecraft' follow-up '0x10c' officially dead, but its gameplay could live on

A game that takes place in a universe on the brink of extinction is now itself going extinct. <i>0x10c</i>, a space-exploration game from Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson, won't resume development after all. In April, Persson said he had put the game "on ice" as a result of a "creative block," but …

The many faces of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified: from 2006 to 2013

The true story behind 2K's most troubled game.<p>W<p>ith enough money — and talent — Take-Two could buy its way to the top. At least, that was the plan.<p>Since its formation by the son-of-a-billionaire Ryan Brant in the early 1990s, Take-Two had existed as a mid-level video game publisher, the sort that …