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See The Fifth Element imagined as a 16-bit video game

YouTube satirists CineFix have done about two dozen interpretations of popular movies as old-school video games, and their latest endeavor is delivering all the key scenes of <i>The Fifth Element</i> in 8-bit — "and a little 16-bit," they say — style.<p>CineFix has a robust series of these movies, including …

Fan-made Morrowind restoration will feature two hours of original music

<i>Skywind</i>, the fan-made project rendering the world of <i>The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind</i> with the engine from <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i>, has renamed itself the <i>The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project</i>, and released this second development video detailing the progress made so far.<p>The video discusses how crafting …

Upsilon Circuit is a game you can play only once, and when it ends, it's gone forever

The husband and wife development team at RobotLovesKitty that once lived in a treehouse has a wild idea for its next project.<p>Imagine a game you can only play once, where, when you die, you can never play again. Imagine an eight-player game that exists on a single server for several months and then, …

Snoop Dogg voice pack coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts April 22

A <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> Snoop Dogg Voice Pack will be available on Xbox Live on April 22, according to a video developer Infinity Ward released.<p>The video shows snippets of voice-over work the rapper provided, including lines like "Rack up points by reaching the enemy portal, you dig," "Squad member …

It Looks As Though Diddy Kong Has Been Confirmed For Mario Kart 8

It looks as though the Official Spanish Nintendo Magazine has revealed that Diddy Kong will be joining the party in Mario Kart 8. The official scan …

Why Oculus Rift And Virtual Reality Could Be Huge And Not Just For Gamers

Over two decades ago, I was in a theme park near London and in a small room tucked out of the way and with a far smaller queue than any of the vomit-inducing rides outside, sat two large seats with computers built into them. Something like ‘Virtual Reality Gaming’ was printed on the side and in one …

How Respawn Could Add A Single Player Campaign To 'Titanfall' And Why They Should

I wrote recently that neither the Xbox One nor the PS4 had any true “must-have” titles yet.<p>This opinion piece included both major March releases for those systems, <i>Titanfall</i> on the Xbox One (and Xbox 360/PC) and <i>inFamous: Second Son</i> on the PS4.<p><i>Titanfall</i> is a very good game, but it’s missing the one …

Zombie Studios' Daylight gets two new creepy trailers

PlayStation shared two new trailers today for Zombie Studios' procedurally-generated survival horror title <i>Daylight,</i> giving viewers a brief and very creepy glimpse of what awaits them in the game's seemingly-endless labyrinthine hospital.<p>The first trailer (above) notes that someone is always …

Countdown 50 Of The Most Frustrating Moments In Video Games

by Warrior Monday, April 14, 2014 at 04:27 PM<p>Ahhh... number 47.... I hated that mission in GTA!!! Lol the controls were horrible for that freaking RC …

Xbox One update rolls out tonight with friends notifications, Kinect refinements, headset adapter improvements

The Xbox One April update will begin rolling out to systems tonight and over the next few days, according to an announcement on the Major Nelson blog.<p>The latest update initially rolled out last month to users in Microsoft's beta program, an initiative that lets console owners test system updates …

Ubisoft doesn’t need Heartbleed — your “digital shadow” reveals enough about you

To help advertise for the May 27 release of Watch Dogs, publisher and developer Ubisoft has launched a very creepy marketing stunt.<p>Watch Dogs is a third-person action game about hacking and the power of data as a weapon. Ubisoft is promoting the PC and console title (with a Wii U version slotted …

Super Smash Bros. Screenshots Are Just The Best

Video game screenshots, as a general rule, are not very interesting. They're dull, full of guns, and usually so dolled up in photoshop that they're …

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Check Out Hundreds of New Super Smash Bros. Screens

Direct from both platforms for your enjoyment.<p>Yesterday's Nintendo Direct let the cat out of the bag when it comes to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and …

NES Remix 2 dumps your favorite retro games on their head

For fans of Nintendo's original NES games, <i>NES Remix 2</i> is likely to hit the sweet spot between comfortable nostalgia and jarring alteration.<p>During a recent demo in San Francisco, I spent some hands-on time with the game. Like its predecessor, <i>NES Remix</i>, <i>Remix 2</i> focuses on stuffing gameplay from retro …

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Looks Really Good, Too

NINTENDO 3DS<p>Got a Tip?<p>Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.<p>Popular<p>Monster Hunter: World Details Upcoming PS …

The 25 Greatest Batman Graphic Novels

The Dark Knight returns to stock your bookshelf with good reads.<p>It's Batman's 75th anniversary! To celebrate, we are updating our list of the 25 …

SOE spills details on post-apocalyptic MMO H1Z1 heading to PC, PS4

Sony Online Entertainment's post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game, <i>H1Z1</i>, is heading to PC first and PlayStation 4 later, SOE president John Smedley said on the latest Game Talk Live episode (later confirmed with Polygon), and will be available in 4-6 weeks via Steam Early Access for $20.<p>…

LEGO Transformer Gaming Consoles

Game Boy Advance<p>Gamebots, transform! 2 years ago, LEGO artist Julius von Brunk built Domaster, a Game Boy Transformer. He's continued to work in that …

Preview: Mario Kart 8

When it comes down to major, triple-A retail releases on the way that will — Nintendo hopes — lift the Wii U's sales and boost the public's …

Sheldon Will Try to Choose Between PS4 and Xbox One in Tomorrow's Big Bang Theory Episode

If you want to have a laugh on the console war and like <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, you’re in for a treat tomorrow with the new episode <i>The Indecision</i> …

Adam Sessler Leaving Rev3 Games To Pursue 'New Avenues' In Video Games

Long-time video game critic and TV presenter, Adam Sessler, has announced that he is leaving Rev3 Games and quitting his work as a video game critic.<p>Going forward, Sessler will focus on “new avenues” inside the video game industry. At the moment, Sessler isn’t discussing his next move, though his …

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Grafitti Transforms Boxcar Into a Vintage Nintendo Controller

Train graffiti isn't uncommon and is something that might not catch your eye. But if you were stopped at a train crossing, you'd surely notice this boxcar made to look like a giant Nintendo Entertainment System game controller. The painted car includes the large plus sign and bright red buttons we …

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This company will buy your used video games, no matter what you think they're worth

If you've tried to unload your used game collection at retailers like GameStop or Wal-Mart, you know that those retailers will pay almost nothing, if anything, for certain games. But the same is not true for new company Decluttr, which will buy any CD, DVD, or video game from anyone.<p><i>Fast Company</i> …

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction trailer teases trouble in Episode 2, 'Mayday'

A new trailer for the second episode of <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>' content for Extinction Mode, "Mayday," reveals that all is not well for the Quick Reaction Force team.<p>Extinction's first episode, "Nightfall," followed the four-man team to a remote research base in Alaska. Once there, it was their job to …

Don't be fooled! Video game April Fools' 2014 joke round-up

From the too ridiculous to be believed, to things that make you cry when you learn they're a lie, April Fools' Day is a day when it's impossible to trust anything you read. To help you separate fact from fiction, we're rounding up the best jokes we find:<p><b>Get a job at Google as a Pokemon Master</b><p>This …

April Fools' Day

Games have always been about providing an experience that the participant can actually partake in; unlike books or movies, in video games the player …

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