Monthly Archives May 2015

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Forget better graphics, fancy controllers or voice commands, the next big thing in gaming might just be you. The ability to quickly and easily start streaming videos of yourself playing video games from a next-gen console is proving to be quite popular. Livestreaming through Twitch or UStream is a launch feature on the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft says that ability is…

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The team at Gaijin Entertainment has released, for today only, a pair of alarmingly entertaining tanks. One has legs, and the other is made of rubber, and both are playable in-game today only. The Soviet ST-1 is "the first and the only model of a walking tank" says the elaborate back story for the vehicle posted to War Thunder's devblog.…

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Whether they loved it or hated it, more than one million people from more than a hundred countries tuned into Viacom's evolution of the Spike TV Video Game Awards earlier this month, Viacom officials tell Games4Life. Those 1.1 million viewers spent an average of nearly 32 minutes watching the stream and helped the VGX trend in the U.S. and around…

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After a one-week delay, NBA Live 16's face-scanning app hit mobile storefronts yesterday, and you know what? It's not half-bad! Certainly nowhere close to the trainwreck of an experience I had trying to get my noggin scanned into NBA 2K15 last year. The app is available for Android and iOS devices. It launched for Android devices first (which I don't have) and I'd heard…

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The rise in popularity of "midcore" video games is partly fueled by technology advancements, increasing player sophistication and core gamers demanding more from mobile devices, according to developers from the mobile games industry. Until the past year, mobile games were mostly associated with casual experiences and were labelled as such — casual games were found on mobile, "hardcore" games were…

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I spent most of my day yesterday examining why Superman games have failed (and they all have, to varying degrees). And it occurred to me that if I was going to drop snark bombs on everybody's else's attempt, I could at least cook up one of my own. Please keep in mind that I am (1) not a video game designer…

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It was one year ago today that PlayStation 4 owners were first treated to something meant to be a teaser for an upcoming game, but instead became an award-winning bit of frightening distraction. It was soon discovered that P.T. (Playable Teaser) was designed to announce Silent Hills, an ambitious new offing in the Silent Hill franchise by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo…

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