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Imagine yourself, back in 2001, playing the spectacular Xbox space shooter Halo. Now, imagine swooshing forward in time, to here, to 2014, playing Destiny. As well as being impressed by the graphical fidelity of the new game you would understand, without being told, that these two very different games share a fundamental and intimate connection. Separated by 13 years of…

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Zineth's cel-shaded, futuristic world, paired with its rail grinding and high-speed skating action, has drawn inevitable comparisons to Sega's Jet Set Radio. But, its creators say, it was not a major source of inspiration, in part due to how little the developers actually played Sega's groundbreaking game. "I don't believe any of us owned a Dreamcast," said Russell Honor, one…

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After years of shoddy cash-ins and fan disappointment, movies based on video games just might be turning the corner. That was the theme of a panel today at Comic-Con, that asked whether we are emerging into a "golden age" of video game movies. The panel featured representatives working on movie projects including Agent 47, Mortal Kombat, Deus Ex, Dead Space…

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Game developers have a responsibility to be fair and upfront with their players when dealing with the free-to-play business model, or they risk alienating their audience and losing customers, according to developers at some of the world's most successful free-to-play mobile game studios. Games4Life recently spoke with executives from studios like Big Fish, GameHouse, DeNA and Playnomics — companies that…

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Titanfall's short beta last weekend and earlier this week was a major collective event in gaming, an opportunity for two million fans to finally get their hands on one of the most anticipated titles of the new console generation. Few came away from the experience without some solid opinions on the future direction of military shooters, a hyper-popular genre that…

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The old-fashioned eye test wallchart is slowly being replaced by something that users say is more effective and way more fun; a video game. Gamification, which once wowed the mighty global brain-trust of TED has been redefined, by some, as merely a sub-component of marketing, a simple case of psychological reward mechanisms. Games that help us to love our subway…

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In a AU$44 billion ($40 billion) government initiative to vastly improve bandwidth internet speeds in Australia, the National Broadband Network (NBN) is a controversial national fibre optic network currently being rolled out across the landmass, replacing the country's embarrassing hundred year old copper infrastructure. Various members of the Australian games industry spoke to Games4Life recently, weighing in on the debate…

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The huge and incredibly strong Hulk joins a growing list of superheroes in Grand Theft Auto V. The superhero is armed with all the abilities and skills that are present in his films and comics. Appearance of Green Giant in Los Santos happened due to the modder JulioNIB. Unlike his comrades who actually did only skins for the main characters,…

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