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  • Opinion: Sony Joins Hands with J.K. Rowling for Pottermore

    Harry Potter the online computer game? Or would that be Harry Potter "the online bulletin board"? No one knows for sure. In fact all we do know is that the name "Pottermore" was trademarked by Warner Bros. in 2009, that an eponymous website appeared mysteriously a week ago, and that it's since been self-identified as "a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books."

  • News: Nokia's First Windows Phone Codenamed 'Sea Ray' Surfaces

    Nokia has shown its first Windows Phone to the world, perhaps by accident.

  • News: Newell: Wii U 'Fits' Valve

    Speaking to Joystiq at the 2011 Games for Change festival -- the same place where Al Gore delivered his thoughts on video games -- Valve co-founder Gabe Newell gave his input on Nintendo's new Wii U console.

  • News: L.A. Noire Nicholson Electroplating DLC Out Now

    The penultimate case for L.A. Noire -- the Nicholson Electroplating arson case -- is now available for download from Xbox Live and PSN for 320 Microsoft Points or $3.99 respectively. Rockstar Pass holders will be able to access the DLC for free from today, as will those who pre-ordered from Best Buy.

  • News: Redeem PSN Welcome Back Before July 3

    PSN has been back up and running for some time now, but some of you still might not have redeemed your Welcome Back pack. Better hurry -- it closes soon.

  • News: Magicka Gets PvP

    A key part of the Magicka experience is "accidentally" exploding your friends with some "misjudged" spells and then laughing hysterically as they are blasted across the screen, frozen, drowned, incinerated or electrocuted. Now, embittered wizards tired of being "accidentally" dispatched in such a cavalier fashion have the opportunity to exact bloody revenge on friends and rivals alike in the game's new player vs player arenas.

  • News: City of Heroes Going Free to Play Later This Year

    Cryptic Studios' Champions Online has been free to play for some time now and has been doing pretty well since the change, especially since Steam's addition of a free to play section that includes the game in its storefront. Yesterday, NCSoft announced that Champions Online's Cryptic-developed predecessor City of Heroes, now wholly owned by the publisher, is joining the ranks of the free to play MMOs later this year.

  • News: LoL Championship Draws Record Crowds

    The conclusion of the League of Legends Season One championship at the recent Dreamhack festival was one of the largest eSports broadcasts of all time.

  • News: Serious Sam Indie Titles

    The upcoming Serious Sam 3 is taking an unconventional approach to marketing, with a variety of independently-developed games starring the titular protagonist.

  • Opinion: Will Game Ads Be Less Annoying if You Interact with Them

    Ready for interactive Kinect ads? Ready or not, Microsoft's planning to make them part of your motion-control-verse soon. The company says it'll roll out something it calls NUads—the NU's short for "natural user interface"—later this year. The idea's somewhat self-evidently to engage you in ways traditional TV ads can't.

  • News: Microsoft Wants You to Tweet Coca-Cola Ads Using Kinect

    In their constant bid to try and earn more advertising dollars for Xbox Live, Microsoft is introducing Kinect-enabled advertisements (via the New York Times).

  • News: Teen Arrested for Sony Hack

    London police say 19-year-old has hacked a "number of international businesses," looking into connections with LulzSec.

  • News: Professor Layton Comes to Mobile Phones

    Layton developer Level-5 teams up with popular Japanese mobile dev DeNa to bring the professor's adventure to a whole new audience.

  • News: New Arkham City Render Reveals Robin

    It's not just us, right?

  • News: Grand Theft Auto 5 in 2012

    If you didn't know that Rockstar was working on Grand Theft Auto V ...you may not understand how video games work. But we'll save that discussion for another time; the more interesting news is that the game might be coming out as soon as next year. According to a recent GameSpot interview with "sources close to the Take-Two Interactive subsidiary, [...] the next installment in the blockbuster series is 'well under way' and is already having final touches such as minigames being applied to it."

  • News: Team Fortress 2 Free This Week

    Free is always good, and it's especially good when the thing you get for free is something you'd want anyway. To promote an upcoming update to Team Fortress 2, Valve announced (via their official site) that they're making the shooter free for everyone all this week. So, for those few people who don't already own the game, you can get in a few matches both before and after the update.

  • Test Centre: Group test: what's the best Nintendo DS game?

    PC Advisor reviews the best Nintendo DS games you can play today.

  • Test Centre: Group test: what's the best computer game?

    PC Advisor reviews the best computer games you can play right now.

  • News: Al Gore on What Makes a Good Video Game

    Want proof that video games have gone mainstream? Look no further than ex-vice president Al Gore, who called gaming "the new normal" at the Games for Change conference at New York University.

  • Opinion: Receipt Racer Is a Retro AR Game built for Retro Racing

    Since the Kinect showed up, Augmented Reality games have been lopsided to hacking for the Kinect, so it's refreshing to see something different, like this Receipt Racer. This retro top-down racing game, created by joshua noble and undef (Martin Fuchs and Philip Whitfield), combines digital input with an analog environment.



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