Windows Phone 8 is getting a major gaming push.
Here are seven examples of how some awesomely geeky grooms-to-be used video games to pop the big question.
Full disclosure: Ubisoft provided a free copy of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for the purposes of this article.
A playable Mike Tyson will be a preorder bonus in WWE ’13, but it’s not the first time the boxing legend has stepped into the virtual arena.
Scott Rohde, vice president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, thinks that the PlayStation Vita has an advantage over the Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U.
Scottish audio company Euphonious has taken the innovative step of making memorable and dynamic Sonic Logos, like Sega’s choral chant and Intel’s “plink, plunk, plink, plunk,” affordable for any company — even those without budgets like the big boys.
Smule launches the free Ocarina 2, an app that turns the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into a virtual wind instrument.
Kabam has acquired Wild Shadow Studios, the maker of popular online combat game Realm of the Mad God. The deal shows that Kabam, a maker of hardcore social online games, continues its quest to pick up titles that are played by hardcore gamers regardless of platform.
After a decade long hiatus for the series, 2K Games will be releasing Spec Ops: The Line on June 26 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Now Playing it Old School will be going back and declassifying the Spec Ops-series.
Bunchball is announcing 10 new apps today that will “gamify” (make non-game apps and processes more game-like) websites and enterprises in a quick and painless fashion.
Ruby Blast is Zynga’s latest arcade-style Facebook game. It combines a bit of Bejeweled, a bit of Diamond Dash, and a whole lot of mining.
The Mobcast is back! Sorta. Thanks to the resources Bitmob now has access to from our still-in-progress merger with GamesBeat, we will be revitalizing our old podcast under a new name.
Certain things in gaming that have become so iconic we don't really question them. I mean, take the yellow block with a question mark on it from the Mario series. Why does it float? How did coins get in there? Who put them in there?
With bipartisan support, the Australian Parliament has passed a law creating an “R18+” rating for mature video games which will allow retailers to sell many violent and controversial titles for the first time.
This machine can play emulated Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, and Game Boy games.
Happy belated Father’s Day everybody! I hope you enjoyed that tie you just got. I don’t know about you, but now I have something to use as a tourniquet when I shoot up. Of course I’m kidding about that, you narc. Anyways, I’m sure you’re wondering about what wonderful video games have come out this week. Please read on while I look for a clean spoon.
Firaxis and Valve teamed up to add Steam Workshop support to Civilization V. We’ve sifted through the junk to bring you the best modifications to the turn-based strategy title.
First-person shooter games have become a multibillion-dollar market. But no one has really succeeded in the massively multiplayer online space with high-end hardcore shooters. Sony Online Entertainment hopes to change that with the upcoming launch of Planetside 2. John Smedley, head of SOE, believes that the game will set a new bar for online shooters, with more than 2,000 people fighting together in the same region. He also believes that the free-to-play business model for the game will attract a much larger audience than is typical for an MMO. Smedley also feels that Sony Online learned some important lessons from last year’s hacker attack, which brought down the company’s network of games for weeks. We caught up with Smedley at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game conference in Los Angeles. Here’s an edited transcript of our interview.
While this expansion improves diplomacy with the addition of espionage and religion, it proves unable to correct the major issues of the original release.
Fighting games are one of the most unique genres in the video game industry. A good fighting game has depth, only by practicing you become better than most. You learn how to time your attacks or how to connect moves together in order to punish your opponent. It's been this way since the rise of the arcade titles Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat. Fighting games evolved over time, blocking became something that could be mastered, combos could be combined with the ultra combos and so on. By the time Marvel vs. Capcom 2 reached both Xbox Live and the Playstation Network with online capabilities, it was obvious that the fighting came was no longer about competition. It was about "keepaway" tactics and juggling your opponents. This is a method that hardly requires you to know your preffered character's moves because you only have to use one or two moves to win the match. In other cases, all you have to do is sit on the edge of the stage and repeatedly use a move that will pin your opponent. This is where things get complicated, most of the fighting game community seems to side with the keepaway or juggling tactics while there are a few who think its the 'honorable" thing to play with actual knowledge of the characters moves. If you were to argue with someone on youtube about keepaway, you would probably get a blatant reply like "adapt to keepaway or die!" or maybe "why did they put this in the game?". So the question still remains, should we adapt to keepaway? Have fighting games changed for good? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_it8smwHhw
Suda51’s Grasshopper Manufacturing is known for designing juvenile and campy games, the title of Lollipop Chainsaw perfectly exhibits this quality.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon hosted a whole week of live demos for some of the biggest future releases in gaming. If you actually go to bed at a reasonable hour and missed all of these segments, you can watch them all online.
The Community Spotlight features some of the best unedited articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we express our doubts about Nintendo's new machine, prognosticate the future of Final Fantasy Type-0, get digital distribution taken seriously, and more.