Monthly Archives August 2014

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Microsoft's next console brings with it one very important requirement: An internet connection. If you can't get online, or don't want to, the Xbox One becomes useless. Microsoft is making a bet that its next console can survive, perhaps even thrive, off of the purchases of those typically plugged-in early adopters and that internet proliferation, which currently hasn't spread to…

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Video games have nearly reached complete penetration within Australian households, the Digital Australia 14 Report (DA14) report found. The fifth study in a series conducted by Bond University, which delves into computer and video games within Australia — studying the attitudes, community concerns and issues relating to the medium — also discovered that seven out of ten Australians now play…

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There's a part of every Kickstarter page where giant, leaping whales cavort among their merry waves of moolah. This is the place where the $10,000 backer level lives, for those with the wealth and the commitment to drop that sort of cash. If you're an average American, $10,000 is about three months worth of post-tax household income, but if you're…

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One of our concerns when prepping our 2013 Kickstarter campaign for Road Redemption was that a high profile Kickstarter-funded project would fail to deliver on its promises, thus ruining the public’s confidence in crowdfunding in general. Indeed, over the past year, a number of Kickstarter-funded video game projects have failed to deliver anything to their financial backers, with the $567,000-funded…

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BioShock Infinite's Burial at Sea, a return to the questionable morality and art deco aesthetic of a thriving Rapture, is a short, but powerful journey. I had a chance to play through a nearly complete version of the downloadable content at a recent press event in Irrational's offices. Set for release this holiday, BioShock Infinite's first narratively-driven piece of post-release…

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Comedian Stephen Colbert will address the GamerGate controversy on The Colbert Report tonight in an episode that will include a guest appearance from Feminist Frequency and Tropes vs. Women in Video Games creator Anita Sarkeesian. On The Colbert Report's Comedy Central page, the show promises that Colbert will point "his investigative eye" toward GamerGate. Sarkeesian tweeted a photo of herself sitting at…

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The company Bethesda Game Studios has published details of the graphic component of Fallout 4. The message in the company's official blog was illustrated with a portion of new screenshots. According to the developers, immediately after the completion of work on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim the team introduced to the graphics core engine Creation Engine's physical graphics processing. Innovation…

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"You always hear that war is never coming," says Michal Drozdowski, the design director for This War of Mine. "You always live in that feeling." "Until it comes," says Przemyslaw Marszal, the game's art director. I'm here in Warsaw, Poland, to preview the game, a daring attempt to tell the story of civilians trapped in a war zone. Things were…

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