Category Archives: Video Game News

EA taking a Batman Arkham-style approach to its Star Wars games – GameSpot


By Eddie Makuch

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Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has said in a new interview that the challenge of working on a beloved IP like Star Wars is making sure you retain the spirit of the series. To that end, the publisher is looking to emulate the approach Warner Bros. took with its Batman Arkham games[…]

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-taking-a-batman-arkham-style-approach-to-its-star-wars-games/1100-6418499/

All of Ouya’s games have free trials, but that’s going to change – GameSpot


By Eddie Makuch

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Ouya has announced that in the coming weeks, the company will allow developers to choose if they want to release their games through a free-to-try or a paid model. Currently, all Ouya games must have free demos.

In a blog post on the company’s website, Ouya’s Bob Mills said that a free-to-play model seemed like an “obvious” choice for the platform at launch last summer. However, though it was appealing to consumers who could try before they buy, the rule meant that developers needed to make a demo[…]

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http://www.gamespot.com/articles/all-of-ouya-s-games-have-free-trials-but-that-s-going-to-change/1100-6418500/

New Assassin’s Creed game confirmed for Xbox One, PS4, and PC – GameSpot


By Eddie Makuch

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A new video posted today on Ubisoft’s French YouTube account reveals Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the next game in the action series. According to the video, it is in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There’s no mention of a Wii U version[….]

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http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-assassin-s-creed-game-confirmed-for-xbox-one-ps4-and-pc/1100-6418460/

GDC: Sony Project Morpheus VR Headset for PS4 Hands-on – IGN


BY: SCOTT LOWE

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With the debut of Project Morpheus, Sony touted that virtual reality could play a critical role in the future of gaming. While the viability of VR as a mass market product remains unclear, a hands-on demo today proved that Project Morpheus is much more than just a gimmick for PlayStation. The  prototype, though certainly still rough around the edges, meets and in some ways exceeds the kind of VR experiences we’ve seen from Oculus[…]

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http://m.ign.com/articles/2014/03/20/gdc-sony-project-morpheus-vr-headset-for-ps4-hands-on

“Plot is highly overrated,” League of Legends designer says – GameSpot


By: Eddie Makuch

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“Plot is highly overrated,” League of Legends developer Riot Games narrative lead Tom Abernathy said today during a Game Developers Conference presentation at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Abernathy, who previously worked at Microsoft on Halo: Reach, said internal and external research “proves that out[…]

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http://www.gamespot.com/articles/plot-is-highly-overrated-league-of-legends-designer-says/1100-6418368/

PS4 system update 1.62 released, but what does it actually do? – GameSpot


By: Martin Gaston

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Sony has released PlayStation 4 system update 1.62 into the wild.

It’s a 336MB patch, which will beam down the magical Internet pipes into your machine via a system update.

What does update 1.62 do, then? “Operation quality during use of some PlayStation 4 format software has been improved,” says Sony. Just in time for inFamous: Second Son[…]

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-system-update-1-62-released-but-what-does-it-actually-do/1100-6418380/

30 Items You Should Collect in Dark Souls 2 Before Your First Fight – GameSpot


By: Randolph Ramsay

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You will face plenty of hardships as you travel through the grim world of Dark Souls II. But did you know there are several important items just lying around the opening areas of the game that could make your early hours slightly easier? You can find everything from a handy shield to lifegems and homeward bones, so check out our guide to see what items you should search for in Dark Souls II before you even get into your first fight. For more help with Dark Souls II, consult our full game guide[…]

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http://www.gamespot.com/articles/30-items-you-should-collect-in-dark-souls-2-before-your-first-fight/1100-6418218/

Xbox Live struggling and it’s not Titanfall’s fault [UPDATE] – GameSpot


By: Eddie Makuch

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[UPDATE 2] Titanfall and Forza 5 matchmaking on Xbox One are now back in working order, according to the Xbox Live Service Status page. However, the page points out that Xbox Live itself is still inaccessible for some users[…]

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http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-live-struggling-and-it-s-not-titanfall-s-fault-update/1100-6418246/

Moving Beyond Consoles: The Future of Metal Gear Solid – GameSpot


By Peter Brown

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There are many relevant video game series that began in the 1980s, but very few have retained their cachet as well as Metal Gear has. After 27 years, it seems as though interest in the legendary stealth series continues to grow, and though dozens of hands touch each game, including notable Metal Gear vets Yuji Korekado and Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, it’s director Hideo Kojima and art director Yoji Shinkawa who are widely regarded as the head chefs in the kitchen. Without Hideo Kojima, who convinced Konami to support a stealth game during the golden age of hard-hitting, arcade-style action, Metal Gear wouldn’t exist. Without Yoji Shinkawa coming on board for 1998’s Metal Gear Solid, the series wouldn’t enjoy the same impactful visual style that it’s known for today.

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http://www.gamespot.com/articles/moving-beyond-consoles-the-future-of-metal-gear-solid/1100-6418238/

Ouya games coming to other devices, starting with Mad Catz’s M.O.J.O. – GameSpot


By Emanuel Maiberg

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Ouya and Mad Catz have announced an agreement to bring Ouya to M.O.J.O., Mad Catz’s own microconsole. The price of the M.O.J.O. is also being reduced from $250 to $200.

Earlier this week, Ouya announced its Ouya Everywhere initiative, which aims to bring Ouya to set-top boxes, sm[…]

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http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ouya-games-coming-to-other-devices-starting-with-mad-catz-s-m-o-j-o/1100-6418189/