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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hiroshi Yamauchi

    Hiroshi Yamauchi, the executive who turned Nintendo into a video game giant, dies at 85

    Hiroshi Yamauchi, a person without whom you would never have heard of Nintendo, has died at 85. Many of us think of Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto as a Nintendo old-timer, but Yamauchi assumed the presidency of Nintendo in 1949, three years before Miyamoto was born. The humble company he took over in postwar […]

  • Mighty No. 9

    Mega Man creator announces new game that’s a lot like Mega Man, internet gives him all its money

    Keiji Inafune, best known as the former shepherd of the Mega Man series, launched a Kickstarter for a new game that’s, shall we say, heavily inspired by Mega Man over the weekend. It surpassed its $900,000 goal within three days, according to Joystiq, and, as of this writing, has raised $1.3 million. Titled Mighty No. […]

  • Nintendo 2DS

    The Nintendo 2DS will be another game thing you can buy

    Nintendo announced the Nintendo 2DS today, causing thousands of websites to report on it with the preface, “This is not a joke.” Such a disclaimer is unnecessary since anybody who is familiar with Nintendo’s sense of humor knows that they prefer to get their laffs by terrifying small children. Slated for release on Oct. 12, […]

  • PlayStation 4

    The PlayStation 4 will be available on Nov. 15

    The PlayStation 4 will be released on Nov. 15 in North America and Nov. 29 in Europe, Sony announced today at its press briefing at the German games expo GamesCom. And, just as a reminder, it’ll run you $400—something we learned at this year’s E3. There’s not much other news to gather from Sony’s showing. […]

  • Saints Row IV

    You can create the U.S. president of your dreams with Saints Row IV: Inauguration Station

    Deep Silver, the publisher that recently took over the Saints Row series, has unleashed a character creator for the upcoming Saints Row IV. Dubbed the Saints Row IV: Inauguration Station, anyone who grabs the program will be able to customize their gangster-turned-U.S. president and import the characters into the game proper when it’s released on […]

  • BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea

    New BioShock Infinite episodes take you back to Rapture, are noir as hell

    Irrational and 2K Games have taken the wraps off of new downloadable add-ons for BioShock Infinite. The first, titled “Clash In The Clouds,” is launching today on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 for $5. This will add a new mode to the game where players, constrained to one of four different maps, mow down […]

  • Fez II logo

    People have fight on internet, game canceled

    Over the weekend, a person who bills himself as the “Annoyed Gamer” got into a Twitter fight with the person who made Fez, a beautiful game. As a result of this angry exchange of words in a forum where people are pretty much obligated to speak in half-sentence bleeps and bloops, the maker of Fez […]

  • Wayward Manor

    Neil Gaiman is making a very Neil Gaiman video game

    Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods and the comic book series Sandman, is making a video game. He’s partnered with The Odd Gentlemen, the studio behind The Misadventures Of P.B. Winterbottom, to make Wayward Manor. It’s a game about a ghost who needs to scare the living invaders out of its 1920s-era New England mansion. […]