New property is a very original take on being a detective ghost investigating your own death.
A new trailer for Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls, the developer’s PlayStation 3 follow-up to the cinematic Heavy Rain, premiered tonight at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Microtransactions are creeping out of Facebook and into top-tier console franchises. Our bribe-proof panel of game characters weighs in on whether that’s a good thing, a bad thing, or just a thing.
Director Frank Darabont claims Rockstar Games threatened to “sue the shit out of [him]” over a new TV show called L.A. Noir.
Here are eight button prompts we would have loved to see in some recent games — even if they wouldn’t all be particularly useful.
See Booker DeWitt, poster boy of BioShock Infinite’s generic box art, star in other action games like Tomb Raider, Mass Effect 3, and Max Payne.
Everyone has a list of really important games they just haven’t played, so we tricked some of the most influential people in the industry into revealing their piles of shame.
SDP Games’ new app takes the work out of choosing something to play.
Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs is a solid, mission-to-mission, open-world action experience. You’ll hurt a lot of thugs, drive a lot of cars recklessly, and work for a lot of shady characters — all while kicking and capping through a you’ll-see-everything-coming-by-a-mile storyline.
With publishers showing so many games in such close proximity, the Electronic Entertainment Expo is a great place to discover the directions that developers are taking the entire industry for the next year and beyond. Inside are eight trends that GamesBeat’s writers noticed during the annual trade show.
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.
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.
The National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers (NAVGTR, pronounced “navigator”) announced its list of nominees for their 2012 NAVGTR video game awards. Voice actors Tom Sizemore and Tara Platt were on hand to present the nominations.
The organization plans to have a panel of game journalists and other industry folks debate the list and predict the winners during the PAX East festival this April. It will announce the winners shortly afterwards.
And the nominees are…
Last year, Australian company Depth Analysis took performance-driven animation to the next level with MotionScan—a technology that utilizes 32 high-definition cameras to capture an actor’s performance without the need for a special ping-pong-ball suit—in Rockstar Games’ L.A. Noire. Now, U.K.-based startup Speech Graphics wants to revolutionize audio-driven animation through new software that uniquely predicts how the muscles of the human face move to produce sounds.
Microsoft’s next-generation Kinect device may be accurate enough to read your lips. It has also been stated that future Xbox consoles will ship with Kinect 2 built in.
Red Dead Redemption, the blockbuster Western video game from Take-Two Interactive, sold more than 8 million units through Dec. 31, thanks in no small part to online content sales.
RockStar Games, the maker of the smash hits Red Dead Redemption (my favorite game of 2010) and Grand Theft Auto, is working on a cool “film noir” style detective game called L.A. Noire. The game comes out next year, but it’s already getting accolades for the high quality of the human faces on its 3D animated characters. The video below shows how RockStar has created the facial animations in the game. The commentary is from L.A. Noire developers Oliver Bao and Brendan McNamara. It also features game play footage and interviews with several actors in the game, including Mad Men’s Aaron Staton (who plays the role of the main character, Cole Phelps).