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  • Opinion: Hack an Arcade Fighting Stick for Your PlayStation Vita

    The PlayStation Vita is home to some pretty serious fighting games like Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) and Street Fighter X Tekken.

  • Opinion: Worlds Collide in a New Fan-Made Live-Action Minecraft Video

    In the fine tradition of such YouTube talent as Gary Bigham, Pro-LARPer, and Corridor Digital comes a new live-action Minecraft video from mikeNgary. This one's a bit of a tragedy; dimensional rifts, low-resolution realities spilling through, and an Obsidian-gated Orpheus quest to retrieve a vulgar creeper victim from the Nether. At least, I think that's what's happening. Have a look.

  • Opinion: Jet Set Radio Skating to the PC and Consoles This Summer

    Jet Set Radio was, like a lot of Dreamcast games, released to widespread critical acclaim and mediocre sales. The game did to well enough to inspire a sequel on the original Xbox -- Jet Set Radio Future -- but never crossed over as more than a cult favorite.

  • Opinion: Game Developer Will Wright's Latest Project Could Tap Into eSports Success

    Will Wright's creations have helped expand the gaming audience over the last few decades, while also challenging core gamers to enlist their own creativity in games like The Sims, SimCity and Spore. Wright is busy working on his latest gaming project, a new cross-media suite called HiveMind. The man behind The Sims is now out to turn players' lives into an interactive experience through data tracking and social interaction. While Wright is keeping mum on the details of the first game experiences he's working on, he was more than happy to talk about the explosion of pro gaming, and what opportunities that may open up for HiveMind's linear endeavors in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: HBO Go May Debut on Xbox on April Fool's Day

    Xbox 360 will expand its impressive collection of video apps with the induction of HBO Go on April 1, according to a report from Engadget's Michael Gorman. At an HBO event in San Francisco, Gorman said that HBO's co-president, Eric Kessler confirmed what has been suspected as being on its way.

  • Opinion: Controversial Day-1 Mass Effect 3 DLC Prompts Calls to Boycott

    The announcement of From Ashes, a downloadable content pack for Mass Effect 3 that will be available when the game launches on March 6th, has brought about accusations that Electronic Arts and BioWare are exploiting their customers through unethical business practices. This day-1 DLC contains a new playable character and a new mission, and the character in question is so vital to series mythology that its very nature represents a spoiler. The apparent importance of this squadmate has led many to speculate that the DLC is vital to the game's story, all but coercing fans to buy it, and popular community galvanizer TotalBiscuit has gone so far as to call for a boycott.

  • Opinion: Angry Birds Are Real, Take Flight at 2012 Toy Fair

    No, it wasn't the black bomb bird or the one that poops explosive charges, but the sight of a red Angry Bird patrolling the skies at last week's Toy Fair 2012 was jarring just the same, even as it generated smiles by the dozen.

  • Opinion: Angry Birds in Space: The Final Merchandising Frontier?

    It's official: Rovio's Angry Birds franchise will soon soar to the heavens for yet another round of revenge role-play.

  • Opinion: This Card Game Takes Your Nerd Altercations to the Next Level

    Battlestar Galactica vs. Babylon Five vs. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine--if this is the sort of deep conversations you have with your friends, Geek Fight by Kalan Vazquez might be for you. It'll take your real-life geek fights to the next level--the card game level.

  • Opinion: Minecraft Developers Creating a Game in One Weekend

    Mojang, the developers behind the indie hit Minecraft, are creating a new original game in 48 hours. The challenge started at 10 CET (that’s 3am EST), and Mojang has just 60 hours to make a working game in a style and genre chosen by fans in a poll posted on Mojang’s blog earlier this week.

  • Opinion: Play With Mechanical Puzzles In Your Browser With Interlocked

    Interlocked is a free Flash game, and a new take on a very old idea: mechanical puzzles. In Interlocked, you are presented with a three-dimensional shape composed of several interlocking parts (hence the name). You need to take the shape apart, piece by piece, by sliding the pieces around in the correct sequence.

  • Opinion: The Dark Room: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game on YouTube

    The Dark Room is a YouTube video adventure game produced by the comedian John Robertson, who is currently touring Australia and New Zealand.

  • Opinion: Game Boy Runs Android, Best Hack Ever?

    What's cooler than rooting your smartphone or tablet to run upcoming versions of the Android OS? Making other random gadgets run Android. One of the coolest of these hacks has to be by XDA-Developers member "flexoduss," who got Android 2.1 running on his Game Boy. Wait, what?

  • Opinion: World of Minecraft: Gamers Recreate WoW in Minecraft

    Minecraft's open-ended creation has made it possible to recreate places and objects inside its virtual world. We've seen Minecraft renditions of Hyrule, the Death Star trench run from Star Wars, and even the first level of Super Mario Land. Now, one gamer used the virtual world of Minecraft to recreate Azeroth, the titular world in the massively popular World of Warcraft.

  • Opinion: Gaming Wins Big at National Science Foundation's Visualization Challenge

    Protein-folding might not sound like an especially exhilarating way to spend a weekend, but puzzle mavens and scientific researchers alike rallied behind the game's innovative take on crowd-sourcing public ingenuity to tackle scientific conundrums. The effort has long since paid off, but this year the game adds another feather to its cap: taking top honors at the ninth annual International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, with a first place win in the Interactive Games category.

  • Opinion: Blizzard Releasing Diablo 3 By End Of June

    During their quarterly earnings call on Friday Blizzard representatives finally let slip a release date for the long awaited third game in their Diablo franchise. Blizzard Entertainment's Mike Morhaime said the company is planning to release Diablo 3 by the end of the second fiscal quarter this year, which means the game should hit store shelves by the end of June if everything goes according to plan.

  • Opinion: Flash Lives--Thanks To Facebook and Games

    Like a super-powered zombie, Flash just won't stay down. Even though it doesn't run on most mobile devices, Flash is still encountered everyday while browsing the web.

  • Opinion: PlayStation Vita: What You Need to Know

    Sony's gearing up to launch the PlayStation Vita in North America later this month and we've got all the details you need including specs, price, and a look at the Vita games that will be available at launch.

  • Opinion: Double Fine Raises One Million Dollars for New Adventure Game in Less Than 24 Hours

    Well that didn’t take long. Not content to wait for funding help from Minecraft creator “Notch” Persson, game studio Double Fine has launched a campaign on crowd-funding site Kickstarter to finance a new adventure game. The campaign, dubbed the Double Fine Adventure, was published late Wednesday night with an ambitious $400,000 goal. Even though that was one of the highest goals in the history of Kickstarter, Double Fine met it within 8 hours. Less than 24 hours later the project had earned over $1,000,000 in pledges.

  • Opinion: Preview - Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

    The Resident Evil series has yet to reach the two decade milestone but the same kind of heroes have been saving the world from a full-blown zombie apocalypse for about 15 years now.



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