BioWare’s massively multiplayer blockbuster Star Wars: The Old Republic adds free-to-play and microtransactions this fall. This cantina is about to get a lot more crowded….
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The reboot of the venerable role-playing/Dungeons and Dragons masterpiece Baldur’s Gate harnesses cross-platform play for its cooperative multiplayer when it releases this September for the PC, Mac, iPad, and Android systems.
Graphics processing company Nvidia showcases its latest achievements in visual beauty with “New Dawn,” a tech demo featuring a beautifully rendered fairy in a magical forest environment.
Blizzard’s massively multiplayer titan World of Warcraft gets its fourth expansion, Mists of Pandaria, on September 25.
Software protection company Uniloc accuses Minecraft developer Mojang on infringing an anti-piracy application patent.
S2 Games’ popular multiplayer arena strategy title Heroes of Newerth unlocks its entire stable of playable heroes in a major patch update.
Developer Cliffhanger Productions seeks crowd-sourced backing for a massively multiplayer entry into the cyberpunk role-playing game franchise.
Is it too soon for another full-fledged sequel in the popular Battlefield first-person shooter franchise? Developer DICE doesn’t think so.
Valve Software wants its digital distribution giant Steam on the Linux operating system.
Developer/publisher Electronic Arts announced today that its free-to-play, browser-based strategy game, Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, hit over 1 million registered players within two months of its online launch.
Blizzard implements gold trading within its real money auction house for Diablo III. Is this a worthwhile addition to an already controversial trading system?
BioWare and EA announce Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, a reboot of one of the most classic and beloved role-playing franchises within the industry.
Epic’s upcoming zombie tower defense title utilizes the slick Unreal Engine 4 and is a PC exclusive.
Mass Effect 3′s upcoming downloadable content pack, named Earth, brings the co-op multiplayer slugfests to the homefront with three Earth-based maps, new weapons, and a new (and punishing) difficulty tier.
CBS Films adapts the popular cyberpunk role-playing game into film in conjunction with developer Eidos-Montreal and publisher Square Enix. Producers Adrian Askarieh and Roy Lee sign on to the project.
Online gaming retailer Green Man Gaming merges with Playfire, a social network for gamers offering similar services such as Xfire and Raptr.
A PlayStation Vita gamer creates a custom, remote-connection app showing the PC version of Left 4 Dead on the PlayStation Vita. Developers, take note.
Blizzard admits Diablo III lacks sufficient end-game content for retaining a strong community.
In celebration of Independence Day, publisher Activision halves the price of all downloadable content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops for one week. Cue the slowly waving American flag.
Ready for the race? Beta signups for LittleBigPlanet Karting go live, giving an early glimpse into the user-crafted tracks, weapons, and karts of the upcoming racer.
EA’s Battlefield 3 Premium service hit 800,000 members within its first two weeks, but how does it stack up against long-time competitor Call of Duty Elite?
In a major restructuring move, Sega closes offices in France, Germany, Spain, Australia, and the Netherlands while increasing focus on stronger IPs such as Sonic and Total War.
Valve releases the final installment of its “Meet the” video series for its multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2. This time, it’s the Pyro’s time in the spotlight. Will we finally learn who’s behind the mask?
Our interview with CCP Games chief marketing officer David Reid details the free-to-play business model of its upcoming console shooter Dust 514, its tie-ins with the massively multiplayer PC title Eve Online, and the challenges faced in balancing and marketing another shooter for a console audience.
Developer CCP Games’ upcoming free-to-play PlayStation 3 shooter Dust 514 brings the pre-launch Mercenary Pack bundle to prospective players. Find out what’s included here.
All the questions left by Mass Effect 3′s obtuse endings find the closure they need in developer BioWare’s latest (and free) Extended Cut downloadable content releasing June 26.
Turkey’s gaming presence is on the rise for the year 2012, as a Newzoo survey infographic shows an estimated $450 million gaming market for the country full of dedicated massively multiplayer and social gamers.
Acclaimed Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima says that the franchise’s primary protagonist isn’t quite done with war just yet and could appear in Metal Gear Solid 5.
Turn-based strategy game Civilization V heads into the Steam Workshop which enables authors and users of custom modifications to easily publish, browse, rate, and manage mods.
We’ve corralled the entirety of our E3 2012 coverage from the showfloors, meeting rooms, conference halls, and beyond. If you missed out — or need a refresher — on GamesBeat’s E3 coverage, take a look here!
Reddit user Lycerius has stuck with the same Civilization II game for a decade. The result? A wasted world of nuclear fallout, melted ice caps, and constant war between the ragged remains of Celtania, New Vikingland, and America.
In one of the coolest sounding cross-platform schemes we’ve seen, Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world hacking playground Watch Dogs allows players to interact with each other’s games through a companion mobile app. It’s time for some technological warfare.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is Valve’s effort in transporting PC shooter classic Counter-Strike onto consoles, and the game’s straightforward design surprisingly shines.
Developer Eurocom’s 007 Legends is a full-fledged tribute to the James Bond film franchise’s 50th anniversary. Just one problem: Where did Bond go?
Video game streaming service OnLive gets a three-window spectating feature called MultiView, and its competitive, cooperative, and multiplayer advantages immediately stand out.
Find out why the sea and other gameplay elements share similarities between Bohemia Interactive’s tactical shooter Arma III and strategy title Carrier Command: Gaea Mission.
Nintendo’s press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) highlighted a short demonstration of Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, which included new, in-game features specific to Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console.
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Electronic Arts revealed Battlefield 3 Premium, a collection of exclusive content, in-game items, and map packs for its popular military shooter.
Atlus and ACE Team announce Zeno Clash II, the successor to 2009′s first-person alien brawler.