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  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

    Sony announces Uncharted for PlayStation 4, Last Of Us prequel add-on, and more during hour-long commercial

    Last night, during a nationally televised hour-long PlayStation 4 commercial hosted by Geoff Keighley, Sony used its spotlight to announce some new games and other scrimps and scramps. The biggest and least substantial was the reveal that crackerjack game studio Naughty Dog is bringing its Uncharted series of games to the PlayStation 4. The news […]

  • Bubsy3D

    Indie developer revives Bubsy for bizarre, introspective art museum adventure

    Arcane Kids, the developers behind Perfect Stride and Sawbuck fave Room Of 1000 Snakes, are celebrating the 18th birthday of Bubsy, the cartoon cat who starred in a string of maligned games in the ’90s and who has actually been around for longer than 18 years, by reviving him for a new browser-based adventure. In […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Here’s 30 minutes of Dragon Age: Inquisition filmed off a screen

    Some brave soul pulled out a camera and filmed 30 minutes of a Dragon Age: Inquisition demo at Digiexpo, a games convention in Finland. It turned out surprisingly sharp, given the circumstances, and it’s the best extended look we’ve gotten so far at the game, which is expected to be released next fall. The biggest […]

  • Call Of Duty

    Activision deploys $1 billion worth of Call Of Duty: Ghosts to store shelves, not consumers

    Hoping to appear more impressive than the record-breaking three-day sprint to $1 billion worth of sales Grand Theft Auto V achieved earlier this year, Activision announced today that it “has sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts into retail stores worldwide as of day one.” In other words, by the first day […]

  • Possibly deranged writer seeking volunteers to revive series of terrible NES adaptations

    Near the peak of the NES era in the early 1990s, very few video games were allowed to simply exist in game form. Instead, unspoken rules dictated that every video game had to be adapted and repurposed to within an inch of its life—as a crappy TV cartoon, a crappy breakfast cereal, a crappy comic […]

  • The Walking Dead Season 2

    Season Two of Telltale’s The Walking Dead starts this year, stars Clementine

    After an excruciatingly long period of radio silence, Telltale Games has dropped the first details regarding the second season of its The Walking Dead video game. The first episode of the new season will be released “later this year” on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The rest of the story will play out […]

  • The Typing Of The Dead: Overkill

    Sega celebrates Halloween with new The Typing Of The Dead game

    One of the oddest games among the Sega Dreamcast’s vast library of very odd games is The Typing Of The Dead, a reimagining of Sega’s zombie shoot ’em up arcade classic The House Of The Dead 2. Instead of aiming a plastic gun at the screen to blow away the undead, Typing Of The Dead […]

  • Candy Box 2

    Candy Box 2 is out, nom nom

    Earlier this year, everybody at Gameological HQ was enchanted by Candy Box, a curious browser game rendered in nothing but ASCII text. It was good and sweet and surprisingly deep, like an everlasting gobstopper. Then the maker of Candy Box released a game for the McSweeney’s food magazine, Lucky Peach, and it was a bit […]

  • Pikachu

    Video of new Pokémon game hints at freaky Pikachu motion capture

    The CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, had previously let it slip that the organization will focus on series mascot Pikachu and a boy who, according to a Siliconera report on the statement, uses “playfulness” as a weapon. That last part’s a little weird, but okay, no real surprises there. Today, however, the folks […]

  • Weird dice

    We now know more about those mystery dice from last month than anybody ever needed to know

    Time to follow up on some unfinished business. Last month, after finding some strange dice at an odds-and-ends store in Chicago, I invited Gameological readers to figure out what the heck they were. The only evidence they had was two pictures of the dice, yet at the end of an afternoon of exciting detective work—everybody […]

  • Clicking Bad

    Here, get pointlessly addicted to this empire-building browser game based on Breaking Bad

    A couple of weeks ago, Steve Heisler reviewed Cookie Clicker—a game in which you ramp up large-scale production of cookies by clicking on things—and compared its empire-building dynamic to Walter White’s rise to greatness in Breaking Bad. Indeed, the show’s narrative thread of ruthless, exponential growth is a good fit for these “clicky-click and watch […]

  • Watch Dogs

    Watch Dogs, 2013’s only hope for an original blockbuster game, not coming out until 2014

    Watch Dogs, the newest game in Ubisoft’s lineup of open-world acrobatic murder dude simulators, has had its release date pushed back to “spring 2014,” Ubisoft announced today. The game was previously scheduled to be released on November 19 and was a marquee launch title for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Starring a vigilante hacker […]