Monthly Archives January 2015

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Studio reps at Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox are very peeved that the footage they brought to San Diego Comic-Con, for Suicide Squad, Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, was leaked online shortly after premiering to private Comic-Con crowds, reports Deadline. "It will be incumbent on Comic-Con organizers to improve the security measures to catch pirates, or there will be fewer special…

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The industry made a tiny little half-step in the right direction where the representation of women was concerned in 2014. There were a few great woman protagonists (like Amanda Ripley from Alien: Isolation) and solid side characters (like Amita from Far Cry 4, Ilona from Call of Duty). Dragon Age: Inquisition, Games4Life's choice for Game of the Year 2014, had more…

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Video games have a plot problem. That’s not a new observation, but a month ago I heard some new research on the subject at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Microsoft’s Deborah Hendersen works in user research, and she shared some interviews that she conducted with a series of gamers who were asked how well they could remember the…

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Westerado: Double Barreled gives PC owners a taste of the American frontier, Spaghetti Western-style. It's a colorful open-world adventure that mixes exploration, investigation, puzzles and, of course, good ol' gunplay. Developer Ostrich Banditos originally created Westerado as an Adult Swim browser title back in 2013, with the PC version hitting Steam earlier this month. Its color palette, music and style is heavily…

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The PlayStation 4 version 3.00 firmware release is currently available in Japan to participants of the console's beta program, reports Pocket News (as translated by NeoGAF). In addition to the usual user interface enhancements, v3.00 brings with it the addition of YouTube broadcasting — just in time for YouTube's big new gaming push due to launch "this summer" — and support for 10-second…

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Gen Con isn't just a convention where you get new games, it's where you get new gear. I'm always amazed at the diversity of the vendor floor. It's a real hotbed for niche entrepreneurs to pitch their wares, and I always see something that I want to bring back home. Here's a few of the best bits I found on…

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In Risk: Game of Thrones Edition, you play on a map of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as well as on the wider known world of Essos. In a Wall Street Journal reveal today, the board game is being shown for the first time. Created by USAopoly under license from Hasbro and in partnership with HBO, it follows roughly the…

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