Michał Ostrowski

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Debate sparked about benchmark for Intel, ARM chips

An analyst raises questions about a benchmark for the Intel and ARM chips that go into smartphones.<p>Nothing like a debate about processor benchmarks to get enthusiasts blood up.<p>EE Times posted a story titled Has Intel really beaten ARM? on Wednesday that calls into question the use of the …

Appealing to casual gamers is killing the MMO genre, says Firefall dev

Adjusting massively multiplayer online games to casual players has had a draining effect on the genre, according to Red 5 Studios founder and former <i>World of Warcraft</i> team lead Mark Kern.<p>In a guest blog on MMORPG.com, Kern writes about working to make <i>World of Warcraft</i>'s user interface, quests and …

The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One

<i>From concerns over used games to questions about an always-online requirement, the Xbox One is growing more controversial by the day.</i><p>Sony’s PS4 reveal was met with mixed reactions by most gamers. This was largely due to the system’s mixed-bag debut—some things were good, some bad, but mostly it was …

EA has 'no games in development for the Wii U,' spokesman says

Electronic Arts isn't currently developing any games for the Wii U, EA spokesperson Jeff Brown told Kotaku.<p>EA published several games for Nintendo's console since its November 2012 launch, including <i>FIFA 13</i>, <i>Madden NFL 13</i>, <i>Mass Effect 3: Special Edition</i> and <i>Need for Speed Most Wanted</i>, but its studios …

TimeGate Studios reportedly lays off entire staff in wake of bankruptcy filing

TimeGate studios, the developer behind <i>Section 8</i> and Gearbox's co-developer on <i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i>, reportedly laid off its entire staff today, reports Kotaku.<p>According to Kotaku's sources, staff were sent home early today.<p>Earlier this month TimeGate filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in …

Sony and Microsoft 'fully embracing' free-to-play model with next-gen consoles, Epic VP says

Sony and Microsoft will be "fully embracing" the free-to-play model on their next-gen consoles, Epic Games co-founder and vice president Mark Rein said at the GameHorizon conference.<p>Rein joined Sameer Baroova of GameStick and Andrew Oliver of Blitz Games Studios to discuss opportunities in video …