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When Tango Gameworks, the studio founded by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, and Bethesda Softworks set out to create a teaser for their horror game The Evil Within, they turned to a company called Prologue and director Kyle Cooper. You may not immediately know their names, but you know their work. Venice, Calif.-based Prologue, the creative agency founded by Cooper…

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At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue. It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or restrictions from corporations. On a more prosaic note, it's also a clash of…

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Planetary Annihilation brought in $2.2 million in Kickstarter funding for Uber Entertainment, and the full game has now been released after a two-year development cycle. This is one of the largest Kickstarter campaigns in gaming, and the team seems to have had fun experimenting with the world of both crowdfunding and Early Access. One such experiment is already paying off,…

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The Total War series has been doing a sterling job of recreating ancient and medieval warfare these past 15 years. Now it's heading for the fresh plains of fantasy and legend. There are few better worlds for developer Creative Assembly to have picked than Warhammer, which combines much that is familiar about fantasy realms with a unique and much-loved lore. Games4Life…

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Original programming for Microsoft's push into creating television doesn't hinge on converting their many video games into TV series, but it also isn't ignoring the inherent potential of a Fable mini-series, Gears of War TV drama, or Forza reality show. During last week's walk-through of everything Xbox Entertainment, video game properties were almost an afterthought. Sure, Microsoft Entertainment and digital…

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In early 2013, Valve announced a two pronged-attack for helping a community of gamers engage with the often mystifying world of massive online battle arena game Dota 2. Step one would be a system that lets viewers compete against each other in addition to watching professional gamers compete tournament-style. Step two would be a way of creating a sense of…

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Andrew Prokhorov is one of Ukraine's most influential game designers. He is the head of 4A Games, best known for its well-regarded shooting game Metro: Last Light. For the last few days, Prokhorov (pictured with 4A colleagues earlier today, he is second from left) has been among the hundreds of thousands of protesters in Kiev's Independence Square, seeking to defy…

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