Monthly Archives July 2015

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In many ways, 2013 was the year of the spectacular network outage. The inability to keep gamers connected online hampered everything from the launch of major video games like SimCity, GTA Online and Battlefield 4, to console services like the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and, just this week, Nintendo's online network. Server issues were even among the problems that thwarted…

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Taylor Swift has been hyping the music video for her song "Bad Blood" for weeks, slowly announcing the actors, musicians, models and friends of the singer who will make up the video's cast. Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Jessica Alba, Hailee Steinfeld, Hayley Williams and many more were announced as participants, and each one was introduced with a Sin City-style movie…

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With Sony and Microsoft releasing their respective next-generation consoles this month, video game enthusiasts may already have a clear idea of which console they favor, if they want to upgrade at all. But if you aren't inclined to turn to the hardware for gaming purposes and haven't been playing close attention to the console race, don't worry, both next-generation consoles…

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Ubisoft has organized live broadcast on YouTube for the announcement of its new project, Far Cry: Primal. In the description only the phrase was mentioned: «Survival is timeless». The title of the broadcast separately emphasizes that the publisher is preparing a new announcement. Turkish Staff of the branch IGN on its official channel in Twitter prematurely announced the name of…

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It's all about the goo. Grey Goo, the recently announced real-time-strategy game coming from Grey Box, has a lot going for it. The game looks like a smart return to a beloved PC genre conceptualized by Weta Workshop, the design studio behind the likes of District 9, Lord of the Rings and Avatar, and developed by Petroglyph Games, the team…

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When Windward creator Michael Lyashenko played Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, he spent most of his game aboard ship. "I was just sailing around the whole time," he recalls. "I didn't do assassin things." Subsequently, he made his own game about the Age of Sail. Called Windward, it eschews any landlubbin' activities and is almost entirely about sailing. Lyashenko…

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Critics haven't taken to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 with the same enthusiasm expressed for the first two films in the series. That's a shame, because Mockingjay Part 1 is the most interesting chapter in the franchise. Where the first two movies were intelligent adaptations of Suzanne Collin's Young Adult sci-fi novels and solid, smarter-than-average action flicks, Mockingjay Part…

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