My neighbors love it when I play Trials Evolution They get to listen to me stick my head outside the window and scream, “I am the leaderboard god!” It’s a very spiritual experience at 3:30 a.m.
I'm surprised I'm playing so much Tribes: Ascend. I preferred Team Fortress Classic for my flag-capturing thrills back in the day, but now I'm gliding across those gigantic Tribes maps faster than a skier with a Wile E. Coyote rocket strapped to his back.
Valve recently released its Handbook for New Employees which does a great job of explaining the culture at the incredibly successful development studio. We’ve taken the most valuable lessons from the guide and collected them here for all other game developers to learn from.
The PC version of developer Rockstar Games’ upcoming installment of the Max Payne series will take up 35GB of free space on on your hard drive when it launches on May 29, according to system requirements released today. Here’s how that compares to some other big PC titles.
Sponsored Post Early registration for E3 2012 closes today – April 23rd. E3 is the world’s most important event for the video game industry. It takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 5th to 7th…
Editor’s Pick We’ve looked long into the eyes of the Android, and we’ve come back with 10 must-have games, the best alternative app stores, and other tips for getting the most out of your mobile device.
After months of intense Role Playing Game action, why not let some steam out with a little bloody action. Because seriously, what else are you going to buy this week?
Even though Black Ops 2 hasn’t been announced, that doesn’t stop the Internet from jumping on juicy, leaked information regarding the inevitable sequel’s multiplayer components.
The soundtrack to developer Polytron’s Xbox Live Arcade-exclusive puzzle game Fez has only been out since Friday, but a group of industrious fans has already discovered a number of secret images hidden in individual music tracks.
Many gamers know the Uncharted series for its well-written characters and dialogue, but not everyone has experienced the fun stories of these PlayStation 3 exclusives. Well, thanks to YouTube user morphinapg, you can now watch each installment of the Uncharted trilogy as a movie.
The official Call of Duty website is counting down to a “world reveal” on May 1 during the NBA playoffs on TNT.
The Community Spotlight features some of the best unedited articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we examine the scope of Skyrim, take a crash course in Super Monday Night Combat, analyze what our game libraries say about us, and more. (Don't worry — we won't get Freudian.)
The features list for Demolition Company includes large fleets of construction vehicles, various city-based locations, and “explosions.” Not a bad start for such a niche product — donning the pitted hardhat of a construction worker means chair-gripping excitement, after all — but when a real maverick gets behind the wheels of those Caterpillars and forklifts, things really start demolishing. As the video below demonstrates, the wrecking ball’s first victim is any semblance of the laws of nature.
Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing system is making its way into hardcore games, but not in the way everyone thought. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of the hottest-selling games from the fall, will exploit the voice-recognition feature in Kinect so that you can more easily navigate through the game’s complex interface. And you can cast spells more easily by shouting them.
Nintendo announced an upcoming firmware update and a number of games coming soon for the 3DS in the latest installment of its every-once-in-a-while Nintendo Direct video briefing tonight.
Trials Evolution, the first title in Arcade Next promotion, just broke the Xbox Live Arcade record for the highest-grossing day-one sales.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
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David Kushner has been on the front lines of the video game culture wars. In 2004, he published Masters of Doom, a portrait of the founders of id Software (the makers of the seminal first-person shooter game Doom). Now he has published a book about Rockstar Games, the company at the heart of the culture war on game violence and creator of the Grand Theft Auto series.
GamesBeat 2012 is going to be all about crossover strategies. The game industry as we know it is changing. We’re seeing established companies cross over from one market to another, where once they faced barriers. As companies adapt to change, we are witnessing disruption, change, consolidation, innovation, and the arrival of big money. We’re talking billions of dollars that are at stake.
We’ve been reporting on a lot of very cool tech and gaming projects that have found huge success on the New York-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter this year. The site, which never had a million dollar project before 2012, keeps breaking its own records, with the Pebble smartwatch, which has now raised more than $5 million, leading the pack.