Game Development

Does your video game of choice rank in the field of this year's world hall of fame finalists?

Being a baby boomer gives you one perspective in the world of video games: You can say you've seen the evolution of nearly all of them.<p>That's what …

Gaming Industry

The new Jumanji has a body-swapping video game premise and an official subtitle

If you looked at Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan all dressed up for their roles in Jumanji and thought, "dang, they look like a couple of video game …

Movies

The new Jumanji is about a video game, which supposedly explains Karen Gillan’s outfit

Cool<p>Footage from the <i>Jumanji</i> reboot <i>Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle</i> was shown at Sony’s CinemaCon panel last night, confirming the long-rumored plot detail that the new film is about a magical video game instead of a magical board game. And you all said the movie industry has no new ideas!<p>The story …

Movies

World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents.<p>The hall of fame at The …

Gaming Industry

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Romance Guide: How to romance Cora Harper

The <i>Mass Effect</i> series has always had compelling and touching story moments, but these more realistic elements always feel a bit silly when they bump …

Mass Effect

League of Legends design director defends plans for more diversity

‘It’s just a reflection of Earth circa 2017.’<p><i>League of Legends’</i> design director said earlier this month that it’s a matter of time before the game adds an openly gay character. Choices like that don’t sit well with some of <i>LoL</i>’s more conservative fans, and in replying to one of them, Greg Street …

Gaming Industry

New 'Jumanji' Movie Will Feature Video Game Instead of Board Game

The new "Jumanji" movie is getting a technology update.<p>Footage shown at CinemaCon revealed that the not-a-reboot update of the beloved 1995 film will feature a video game that traps its players instead of a board game.<p>Star Dwayne Johnson presented the clip, which begins with four high school …

Movies

An L.A.-Based Artist Created a Video Game Where You Can Be "Everything"

"There's a joke in game development that you're always six months away from release," David OReilly says. For OReilly, the acclaimed animation …

Gaming Industry

Watch a virtual girl play video games in a VR world

The popular Let's Play YouTube genre just got a little weirder thanks to this comedic virtual idol from Japan.<p>If watching people play video games wasn't enough for you, one channel is merging fiction with reality by introducing a fully motion captured and often entertaining virtual gamer girl in …

Virtual Reality

These are the first bugs Bioware is addressing in Mass Effect Andromeda

I've got to admit - I've no issue with the facial animations in Mass Effect: Andromeda. But, I'm aware that I may be in the minority. And if you're …

Gaming Industry

Science, art and creative storytelling collide in sci-fi video game design (Paid content by EA Mass Effect Andromeda)

It's human nature to feel a pang of wonderment when looking up at the night sky and envisioning the vast worlds that exist beyond Earth's borders. What's <i>really</i> out there? And which of those small, brilliant dots might support life?<p>Some people get to do more than wonder.<p>In the world of science …

Game Design

The 9 Best Tabletop Games to Play in a Bar

Tabletop games can make or break a bar. No matter how cheap the PBRs at your regular neighborhood spot are, there’s nothing like some friendly …

Drinking

Lego City Undercover is the latest game to struggle with Nintendo Switch’s publishing costs

The Nintendo Switch comes with about 26GB of free storage space, and Lego City Undercover could use at least half of that — even if you buy it on a cartridge.<p>Lego City Undercover, which comes out next month for the Nintendo Switch, will require the internet in order to download a mandatory 13GB …

Nintendo

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Endings: Everything we know about the game's unresolved threads

<i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>, BioWare's newest chapter in the long-running space epic, has a sprawling plot full of side quests, romance and planet …

Gaming Industry

What It's Like to Curate an Indie Gaming Event - Vice

Cutting through the gaming industry noise over what is and isn't worthy of a player's time can feel like an impossible task. There are simply so many games released, across mobile stores, Steam, consoles and more, that gloriously fun, culturally significant, or just plain interesting titles can get …

Gaming

Final Fantasy XIV drops timed free trials in favor of a level cap

Square Enix has opted to remove the 14-day time restriction from the free trial for its massively-multiplayer online game <i>Final Fantasy XIV.</i> Instead, …

Final Fantasy

Half-Life 2 maps leak online, but are they legit?

We’ve got the files, here’s what we found inside<p>A newly leaked set of <i>Half-Life 2</i> maps, built with Valve’s Source engine, are floating around the internet. Polygon has gotten ahold of that package and cracked it open. While we can’t guarantee their authenticity, sources with experience in the engine …

Gaming

Dwayne Johnson's 'Jumanji' May Be Our Next Great Video Game Movie (That Isn't Based On A Video Game)

CinemaCon began last night with Sony’s big presentation. We got that <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> trailer, an enticing <i>Dark Tower</i> sizzle reel, more <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> footage and some animation clips. But the closer was an extended (five minutes or so) look at <i>Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle</i>. While Sony knows …

Movies

‘MLB The Show 17’ has one of the best video game intros ever

Baseball fans who picked up <i>MLB The Show 17</i> on its release date Tuesday were in for a treat when they booted up the game for the first time. The …

Sports

Planescape: Torment gets an Enhanced Edition from the remaster masters at Beamdog

They’re doing it again.<p>Beamdog has made a business out of taking beloved role-playing games from the 1990s and making “enhanced” versions — remasters, essentially — for modern PCs. We saw them do it with excellent versions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, and Icewind Dale. Heck, …

RPGs

Video Game Cities We Wish Existed In Real Life

Video games know a thing or two about creating fascinating and wonderful cityscapes that inspire our curiosity and imagination, and there are many of …

Gaming

Two Of The Oldest Video Game Torrents In The World Are Ubisoft Classics

<i>The Pirate Bay</i> is about to turn 13, and in honour of the site becoming a teenager, folks like Torrentfreak are checking out the oldest content that …

Tom Clancy

Get a Job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Senior Designer

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!<p>Here is just one of the many, many …

Game Design

Researchers find video games influence sexist attitudes

AMES, Iowa - There are distinct similarities in the way women are portrayed in many popular video games. Female characters are typically attractive, …

Psychology

In the boys-only market of early video games, Amy Briggs built the first one for girls

<i>“Plundered Hearts</i> was a game I wanted to play.”<p>Amy Briggs read hundreds of romance novels while researching her video game. Released in 1987 by …

Gaming Industry

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Multiplayer Builds: 5 strategies for creating a great character

<i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>'s multiplayer is surprisingly tough. Even if you consider yourself a pro in campaign mode, switching to the more fast-paced, …

Gaming

[WEB SITE] TherapWii – game suggestions

Why TherapWii<p>Gaming activates and is fun to do! In a playful and often unnoticed way skills are trained. Adolescents grow up in a digital world; they …

Web Design

Ashes of Creation Nodes Detailed in Blog Post

When MMO players see the term “node”, a lot of things can come to mind, and usually those things relate to gathering or crafting. Ashes of Creation …

MMOGs

The dangers of passion projects: Staying sane in indie development

Josh Parnell is an independent game developer who first rose to prominence in 2012, when he successfully Kickstarted Limit Theory, his …

Gaming Industry

Warframe - Octavia Profile Trailer

Gaming