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The rarest retro gaming items in the world | gamesTM - Official Website

Bangai-O: Prize Edition<p><b>Year: 1999</b> <b><br>Worth: £900</b><p>Special editions of Japanese shoot- ‘em-ups often fetch a decent price at auction, but one of the rarest …

42 Dark Souls II players die every second — and nine other chilling stats

Dark Souls II is one of the finest, and most challenging, games released this year. The notoriously difficult action-role-player is as brutal and soul-destroying as it is rewarding, but its dark-gaming magic keeps players coming back for more.<p>Publisher Bandai Namco has been keeping track of what …

PS4 Sales Graph Shows Amazingly Stable Growth Since January, No Sign of Slowing Down

Today we learned that the PS4 has sold seven million units worldwide, but is the demand for Sony’s new console finally slowing down? Apparently it …

Marathon gamer sets record for longest run on a single quarter: 85 hours

The games may be more than 30 years old but the hardcore record-hunters of the classic arcade gaming scene still find new marks to shoot for. And John Salter now has two world records to his name.<p>Salter, of Oakland, Ohio, played 1980's <i>Armor Attack</i> (pictured) for 85 hours, 16 minutes on a single …

10 best video game April Fools of 2014 – from Blood Dragon 3 to Titanfall Prime

GameCentral rounds up the most plausible, the funniest, and the most outright bizarre April’s Fools Day hoaxes from around the web.<p>Browsing the …

Notch says he won't work with 'creepy' Facebook following Oculus Rift deal

<i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus 'Notch' Persson said today that he is shelving plans to work on an Oculus Rift version of his hit game, following the VR company's $2 billion acquisition by Facebook.<p>Writing on his blog, just a few hours after the Facebook announcement, Notch stated that while he had been …

Bungie outlines ambitions for Destiny's extensive character customization

Allowing players to build highly customized avatars to their personal liking is becoming a staple of many big franchises; massively multiplayer online role-playing games have already been doing it for years, and doing it well. But Bungie is taking character creation to a whole new level for its …

Assassin's Creed 2014 to be set in Paris on Xbox One and PS4, leaked screenshots suggest

This year's Assassin's Creed will be set in 18th century Paris, leaked images sent to Kotaku suggest.<p>The Parisien screenshots, obtained from an anonymous source from an early-in-development version of the game, show Notre Dame and the Seine river. The game is dubbed Unity, though it is not clear if …

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Sony introduces new indie-oriented PS4 development tools

Sony is continuing to facilitate indie development on PlayStation 4 with an expanded set of middleware and other tools, the company announced today during the 2014 Game Developers Conference.<p>As of today, YoYo Games' GameMaker: Studio offers native support for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and …

Xbox One Player Reaches 1 Million Gamerscore

Because having the Guinness World Record for highest Gamerscore wasn’t enough.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Over 8,000 people witnessed Ray Cox IV, or Stallion83, …

How In-app Purchases Have Destroyed The Industry

I don't like writing negative articles that don't include a solution to the problem, but in this case, there is no solution. The state of in-app …

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17 Examples of Totally Rad 1980s Video Game Box Art - IGN Video

Look, the '80s were weird for all of us. It's time to come to terms with that.

Infamous: Second Son wants players to enjoy being evil

WWDD — what would Delsin do?<p>Whether you walk the path of the righteous or the sinister, one thing is the same in both of <i>Infamous: Second Son'</i>s karmic paths: Sucker Punch wants you, like protagonist Delsin, to really enjoy using your powers.<p>In a recent hands-on demo, we were only working with …

Fox News Analyst Links Craigslist Killer To 'Dark Souls'

I’ve written a lot about video game violence in the past. Games like <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> and <i>Call of Duty</i> are often blamed for causing school shootings and other acts of violence.<p>There are plenty of pundits in the media with very little understanding of video games who are quick to link killers’ …

Seven Facts About Destiny You Might Have Missed

One year after its unveiling last February, Destiny remains something of a mystery. Few outside of Bungie's Bellevue offices have been able to explore space as a magic-wielding Warlock, a brutish Titan, or an elusive Hunter. But for as much as we'd all love to discover whether a legendary gun like …

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Twitch beat Pokémon (watch it here)

It started as an experiment, but more than two weeks later, Twitch Plays Pokémon beat the game.<p>More than 16 days ago, a new livestreaming channel called Twitch Plays Pokémon started broadcasting on the video site. It enables thousands of gamers to control a single instance of the 1996 Nintendo …

Report: British intelligence agency considered spying in homes with Kinect

The Xbox 360 Kinect camera was at one point evaluated for its potential use in mass surveillance of people in their homes, according to documents disclosed by The Guardian.<p>This information comes from files dated between 2008 and 2010, as leaked by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The documents …

Thief: Next Gen vs. Current Gen Graphics Comparison - IGN Video

Xbox One & PS4 & PC go head-to-head with Xbox 360 & PS3 in an epic graphics showdown.

10 things you need to know about The Order: 1886

Did you catch the brand new trailer for The Order: 1886 last week? Perhaps you read some of the new press coverage around the first full gameplay …

Crazy Nintendo Investor Wants Us To Pay $0.99 For Higher Mario Jumps

"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher." No. Let's not think of that. Ever.<p>The quote above, in today's <i>Wall Street</i> …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>May<p>17<p>Thu<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>May<p>18<p>Fri<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Top Events<p>Jun<p>22<p>Fri<p>Back to Black: Tribute to Amy …

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Worms developer unveils its first new IP in nearly 13 years, Flockers

Team17 Software, the U.K.-based studio best known for its Worms franchise, is working on a new game called <i>Flockers</i>, managing director Debbie Bestwick announced during a PlayStation Open Day in Leamington, U.K., today.<p>Sony periodically holds PlayStation Open Days to give independent developers …

My First Pokémon Tournament Was, Surprisingly, Not A Complete Disaster

I'm five minutes into a Pokémon match that should have been over by now. My opponent is fighting dirty.<p>We're fighting double battles, two Pokémon at …

PS4: Info on Future Reveals and First Party Studios Working on the Console Given by Sony Employee

Sony Computer Entertainment has been keeping the lid on its work-in-progress PS4 projects and upcoming announcements, and we still don’t know what …

Tom Clancy's EndWar Online teaser trailer marks the start of closed beta sign-ups

A new teaser video for <i>Tom Clancy's EndWar Online</i>, the free-to-play spin-off of <i>Tom Clancy's EndWar</i>, showcases footage of assembling armies in preparation for the start of an upcoming three-day test period codenamed Tech Assault.<p>Tech Assault will run from Feb. 27 to Feb. 30, ahead of the game's …

Watch Someone Try to Play Pokémon Gold/Silver on the Oculus Rift

Remember <i>Pokémon 3D</i><i>—</i>the first-person perspective <i>Pokémon Gold/Silver?</i> Well, it's been made compatible with Oculus Rift, letting players see the world …