Monthly Archives July 2015

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One of E3's best demos this year was shown, not on a glitzy mega-booth, but in a quiet back room, without fuss or fanfare. "Back to Dinosaur Island 2" is a proof of concept virtual reality demo from Crytek, for its forthcoming game Robinson: The Journey. Shown on an Oculus Rift Crescent Bay prototype, it's the follow-up to a demo…

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The best way to prepare yourself for 40+ hour gaming session is to first create a "marathon groove," says Andrew Seklir, one of the two men behind the crowdfunded documentary Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler. The film has already reached its funding goal on Kickstarter, earning $62,298 of its initial $53,470 goal as of press…

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Game developers and publishers have made a fetish out of placing their quivering ears to the lips of consumers and 'listening' to feedback about their products being, in the perverted argot of the marketing department, 'transparent.' How much this is an exercise in public relations, and how much it actually converts into palpable action is, well, opaque. But one game…

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Apple summoned the tech world to San Francisco and, yet again, announced nothing meaningful in video games. Pokémon did, however, with Pokémon Go, an all-new game for mobile devices. A court hit an overdue Kickstarter with fines and damages triple that of what it originally raised. And Microsoft has begun shutting down the Xbox Live Indie Games service, and will close it for good…

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