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Get a glimpse of redesigned PS Vita in Sony's PS4 teaser

Sony's latest marketing video for its next generation of hardware offers a glimpse of the new PlayStation Vita model, showing off its crossplay capabilities with the upcoming PlayStation 4 system.<p>You can also get a look at <i>God Eater 2</i> on the handheld system, recently announced as part of a hardware …

Sonic: Lost World features competitive multiplayer and parkour moves

Last week, Nintendo and Sega announced that the next core Sonic game, subtitled Lost World, is exclusive to Nintendo hardware. Now, the hedgehog’s publisher is offering up some more details about the blue-furred mammal.<p>Lost Worlds is a 3D game with lots of side-scrolling sections. It’s due out for …

Fightback is Ninja Theory's homage to 80s action films

Ninja Theory on Fightback<p>Ninja Theory's upcoming side-scrolling brawler for iOS and Android devices, <i>Fightbac</i>k, is both an homage to 1980s action films and an opportunity for the studio to challenge itself by developing for platforms it has never worked on before, according to creative director Luis …

Uncharted 3's The Last of Us Easter egg was a slip, creators say

In 2011, <i>Uncharted 3</i> players noticed what is now known to be an Easter Egg for Naughty Dog's upcoming survival game, <i>The Last of Us</i> — a slip that nearly spoiled the studio's surprise and was entirely their fault, Kotaku reports.<p><i>The Last of Us</i> was officially unveiled in December 2011 at the Spike …

Dead Island: Riptide commercial featuring suicide banned in Australia

The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau recently banned a <i>Dead Island: Riptide</i> television commercial due to complaints of its graphical content and depictions of suicide, Mumbrella reports.<p>Set to sorrowful music, the commercial features a couple inside a shipwrecked yacht that is surrounded by …

Nintendo announces Monster Hunter 4 and Ace Attorney 5 direct

An official announcement from Nintendo Japan reveals the publisher will host a <i>Monster Hunter 4</i> and <i>Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies</i> focused Nintendo Direct on May 31 at 8 p.m in Japan.<p>Both titles are 3DS exclusives, while the fifth in the Ace Attorney series is slated to come to the …

Shin Megami Tensei 4 introduces smirking and skill whispering

Shin Megami Tensei 4's skills and smirks<p>Atlus' <i>Shin Megami Tensei 4</i> introduces smirking and skill whispering to the game's updated combat system, which will allow players to fuse with their demons and absorb their skills.<p>In the Nintendo 3DS exclusive — which is the first of the mainline Megami …

Resident Evil creator returns to pure survival horror with The Evil Within (preview)

Shinji Mikami has returned to the survival horror genre he pioneered with Resident Evil with a new video game, The Evil Within. This represents a major effort to seize control of a hot category of gaming as the next generation of consoles arrive.<p>We’ve seen the preview that development studio Tango …

If you liked Resident Evil 7’s demo then the Playstation VR version will terrify you

If you’ve not played Resident Evil 7’s demo yet then maybe get on that. Firstly, it’s an interesting turn for the series: a first person reboot with …

7 Days to Die blends the open world zombie genre with RPG and sandbox elements

Indie developer The Fun Pimps' <i>7 Days to Die</i> aims for a different take on the open world zombie genre, adding Minecraft-like sandbox mechanics as well as elements of shooters, role-playing games, tower defense and survival horror to create a mash-up genre the team calls "Survival Horde."<p><i>7 Days to …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Mad Catz making Xbox One products

Peripheral company Mad Catz is making a "range" of official products for Microsoft's Xbox One, the company announced today.<p>Mad Catz did not go into detail regarding the nature of these products, but said more information will be provided next month at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo.<p>"We are …

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Sony sends Minecraft creator a golden PSone

<i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson recently received a shimmering golden PSone console, which was sent to him personally from Sony, according to tweets from the game designer.<p>Persson tweeted that Sony also sent him an original copy of 1995 role-playing game <i>Dungeon Master 2.</i><p>"They sure know how …

Kojima's next trailer will avoid explosions

The next game trailer from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will not feature explosions and destruction, the industry veteran has said.<p>"Trailers these days has lots of explosion, crash, destruction, and fall. I intentionally avoid those elements in my next trailer," Kojima said over …

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Pay what you want for 'Hotline Miami,' 'Thomas Was Alone,' and more in latest Humble Bundle

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>The pay-what-you-want Humble Bundle is a great place to get your hands on indie games for …

Vancouver cops searching for missing former Rooster Teeth personality

Vancouver authorities are searching for David "Knuckles Dawson" Dreger, who was last seen on Sunday, May 26, and have asked the public for help in locating the missing 28-year-old.<p>Dreger is best known for his past involvement with Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter. According to a post from …

How Microsoft screwed itself for the next generation of video game consoles

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement last week was supposed to be big, shocking, and amazing. It was supposed to blow the PlayStation 4 reveal out of the water …

Sonic: Lost World trailer shows Sonic speeding, reveals 2013 release

A trailer released today for <i>Sonic: Lost World</i> shows what's in store for Sega's speedy blue mascot in the upcoming Nintendo-exclusive game that's set for release in 2013, according to the trailer.<p>Check out the video above to see Sonic speeding through the game world as he ignores gravity, protects …

The Last of Us live-action web series tribute launches first episode

Production company Manifest Film released the first episode of its web series inspired by the fungal-apocalyptic world of Naughty Dog's <i>The Last of Us</i>.<p><i>What Remains</i> is set 10 years after the fungal outbreak that turns human into the Infected and 10 years before the events of The Last of Us.<p>The series …

Final Fantasy 9 side quest rediscovered after thirteen years

An obscure <i>Final Fantasy 9</i> side quest was rediscovered by Game FAQs forum member The_Kusabi, 13 years after the game's release in 2000.<p>The_Kusabi discovered the side quest via the game's companion book, <i>Final Fantasy 9 Ultimania</i>, which was published in 2004. Shortly after the post, Game FAQ user …

Microsoft files patent for television achievements

A patent filed in November 2011 (and made available to the public this month) for an achievement system when watching television and video programming hints that Microsoft may be considering plans to woo users with virtual and physical rewards, according to a report by GamesIndustry …

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Project X Zone Nintendo 3DS demo available now (correction)

The demo for <i>Project X Zone</i>, a role-playing strategy crossover game featuring characters from Namco Bandai, Sega and Capcom, is available now for Nintendo 3DS, Namco announced.<p>Watch <i>Project X Zone</i> latest trailer above, titled "A Lethal Surprise," featuring Sakura Wars, Cyberbots, Space Channel 5 and …

PS4 may include DRM for used games - Report

While Sony has already confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will allow consumers to play used games, to date the company has not detailed specifics of how second-hand software or any associated digital rights management (DRM) will be handled. Still unanswered is the question of whether or not players …

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Fuse stylishly hits the target but misses the bull's-eye (review)

When Fuse works, it’s a blast. The combat explodes into clouds of fun as you destroy and enjoy with your straight-out-of-science-fiction instruments of virtual death. The co-op third-person shooter’s skirmishes have a seductive cadence that keeps you close to your controller. Each trigger squeeze …

Square Enix unveils Final Fantasy Tactics S gameplay in a new trailer, launches in Japan

Square Enix released a trailer featuring gameplay for its Final Fantasy smartphone title, <i>Final Fantasy Tactics S</i>.<p>The trailer introduces characters and teases many more mysterious figures that will be featured in the game. It also showcases the 3D isometric game's maps, turn-based combat, special …