Monthly Archives August 2014

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Square Enix today issued another three screenshots for Final Fantasy 15, showing off three high-definition looks at the game's overworld. Above is Restalm, a city within the region of Duscae (the namesake of the demo launched back in March). The city uses Cuba as a design inspiration, according to a description from Square Enix. Next is "Continent," a look at…

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Lego Ideas is a place for people to submit their own creations for Lego playsets, from original works to pop culture homages devoted to Doctor Who, The Hobbit and even Pokémon. With enough support, projects are then submitted for review and the chance to hit retailer shelves. User Savath_Bunny is currently gathering support for one such project — an incredibly…

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It's been a long-time coming, but Valve this week rolled out a massive patch for first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which fixes a big issue with the game. Prior to this week's patch, the game would occasionally not recognize when you shot someone, even point blank. Among the myriad of changes and fixes that hit this week is this very important, long-asked-for…

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The roll-out of a gleaming new space-craft in Chris Roberts' Star Citizen world has taken on the quality of an old-fashioned Detroit unveiling of a new Chrysler or Chevrolet. For these are video gaming's shiny objects of desire, their beautiful entities. Curiously, they are also feats of engineering. Chris Roberts is today showing off the 300i for the first time,…

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The year 1999 was crowded by a slate of big-budget, high-profile video games like Mario Party, Shenmue and Silent Hill. Nobody expected a skateboard game made by a 12-person team to be one of the biggest titles of the year. In the following nine years, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater established itself as a billion-dollar franchise. But its formula for success…

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I try to be an upbeat person. Negativity is an unattractive quality, so I try to find the good in people and the hope in terrible situations. I may partake in the occasional snark on Twitter, or in the semi-private spaces in which I discuss the events of the day with friends and colleagues, but I'd rather accentuate the positive…

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Three years ago at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft hired Cirque du Soleil to perform a multi-million dollar show to promote its motion control device Kinect. Sony put its PlayStation Move wand on stage and Nintendo rode its Wii success with games like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Motion control games were everywhere, inspiring regular arguments about whether they…

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