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Twitch Starts Swinging YouTube-Like Copyright Sledgehammer

If you ever wanted confirmation of the worst-kept secret in the gaming industry, that Twitch is very likely about to be acquired by, this is it. The streaming service has announced that it will be implementing what it calls “technology intended to help broadcasters avoid the storage of videos containing unauthorized third-party audio.” In [...]

Ubisoft Not Releasing An Assassin’s Creed On Wii U This Year

If you want to visualize how caught between generations the Wii U is at present, there’s perhaps no better example than Ubisoft’s latest slight to. Assassin’s Creed:  Unity was announced some time ago as a new-gen game in the series to be released for PS4 and Xbox One. Then, yesterday, we saw the official [...]

GameStop Says Two-Thirds Of Their Customers Don’t Understand What ‘Trade-In’ Means

According to an internal memo obtained by Kotaku, GameStop is about to simplify their trade-in policies, offering more money for games with less confusing options for trades. Given that the used game economy is still in full-swing as all new-gen consoles still use discs (and didn’t end up locking them in any weird way), GameStop [...]

Nintendo’s Indie Lead Dan Adelman Leaves The Company, Returns To Twitter

“Happy to announce I reached an arrangement w/ @NintendoAmerica whereby I can tweet again. Arrangement includes my not working there anymore.” – @Dan_Adelman That’s one way to announce you’re leaving a company, but it’s one that has a specific origin story when it comes to Dan Adelman’s tenure with. Adelman was the company’s lead [...]

The Solution To Destiny’s Friends-Only Raid Problem

It seems more and more people have caught wind of the issue I addressed last week, where Bungie has revealed that end-game raids in Destiny will require you to secure five friends in order to play them, as there is no randomized matchmaking for the instances. While there is plenty to do in Destiny’s end-game [...]

Flappy Bird Returns To Life On Amazon’s Android App Store

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen made good on his promise to resurrect Flappy Bird this month after previously deleting the #1 app at the peak of its popularity this past February. It’s an entirely new game this time around, not a simple reinstatement of the old one. But right now, “Flappy Birds Family” is only [...]

PlayStation Now Isn’t Too Expensive, It’s Just Too Complicated

is looking for feedback when it comes to their new games streaming/rental service, PlayStation Now, which just began open beta on PS4 yesterday. My feedback? There’s a lot of potential here, but it’s marred by a bizarre and complex model. The technology is pretty great. With only a few hiccups, playback of streamed games seems [...]

Destiny’s End-Game Raids Require Five Other Friends To Play

Most of us have now experienced the first eight levels of Destiny, which contained story missions, three-player strikes, deathmatch multiplayer, and exploration. But Bungie’s Luke Smith is more excited about what’s to come after hitting the level cap of twenty, epic end-game raids. Unfortunately it seems like many players, myself included, may not get to [...]

Sony Turned Down EA Access For PlayStation

For those thinking that landed a big win with exclusive claim to EA’s new Access subscription program, it wasn’t exactly a carefully calculated theft from, it turns out. Rather, EA approached regarding access to Access, and were turned down. Game Informer spoke to who offered a rather strongly worded opinion on the service. “We [...]

Nintendo Posts $97M Quarterly Loss Despite Success Of ‘Mario Kart 8?

It’s getting more and more difficult to make excuses for, who for all intents and purposes had the best exclusive game of the quarter in Mario Kart 8, and still managed to post a sizable loss for that period. Mario Kart 8 performed admirably, showered with love by fans and critics, selling 2.82 million [...]

EA Access May Be Netflix For Gaming On Xbox One

While it might be obvious that Netflix is changing the world of video delivery, it seems its model may start to make its way more prominently into video games as well. EA has just debuted a rather interesting new program in the form of EA Access, which is coming exclusively to Microsoft’s Xbox One. It’s [...]

Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Might Be Smaller Than Everyone Thinks

In my “review” of sorts of the Destiny PlayStation and Xbox beta posted this weekend, I had a lot of good things to say. The game is a blast from what I’ve played so far, and both the alpha and the beta have shown me enough to get me very excited for September. But one [...]

Naughty Dog Wants ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress For ‘The Last of Us’ Movie

Movie casting is always a tricky subject, but even more so when a role has already recently been played by someone else so well. This is the case with The Last of Us, which told an incredible story through the medium of video games, so much so that no one was asking for it to [...]

The Good, The Bad And The In-Between Of Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Beta

For those following along, you’ll realize that yes, this is a follow-up to my lengthy article on Destiny’s alpha I posted earlier this summer under a nearly identical name. I thought that format was effective for analysis, and so I figured I’d repeat it here. Though this probably won’t be nearly as long. The Destiny [...]

Bungie Opens Up The ‘Destiny’ Beta To All Xbox And PlayStation Players

I was wrong about the Destiny beta. Not about the content itself, and I’ll have deeper thoughts about all that tomorrow, but rather Bungie’s strategy for it. Though I like the game itself, I’ve previously railed against the idea of the beta for many reasons. First, that Bungie made an exclusive deal with to double [...]

Sony’s ‘Uncharted’ Film Finally Has A Release Date

For years now, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series has been praised as one of the most “cinematic” in all of gaming. So naturally, someone believed bringing the game to actual cinemas would be a smart move. But the process to get there has been exhausting, as the film is already on its third attached director, settling [...]

Lessons Learned From A Week With ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’

While I’ve been playing both the Hearthstone expansion and the Destiny beta this week, there’s one more game that’s taken up a fair bit of my time. That would be : Hollywood, a game that caught my attention not for its subject matter, but for its massive profitability. The game has reportedly brought in $200M [...]

Hearthstone’s ‘Curse of Naxxramas’ Is An Expansion Of The Concept Of DLC Itself

The first expansion for Blizzard’s Hearthstone launched today, called Curse of Naxxramas after an old foe in Warcraft lore. I’ve been able to spend my time playing the first wing of the game, The Arachnid Quarter, released free today as a teaser for the other four future wings, which will debut weekly from here on [...]

Why ‘League of Legends’ Is Thinking Too Small

What do you do with the most popular game in the world when it’s the only title in your roster? Have fun, it seems, is Riot. Last we heard from the company, League of Legends was dwarfing all its competition with 27 million daily, and 67 million monthly players. The free game has grown [...]

Bungie Explains Why ‘Destiny’ Doesn’t Have Cross-Platform Play

The Destiny beta is in full swing on PlayStation, and I’m sure a number of you have a stable of maxed out characters already, making your Xbox friends jealous. Bungie’s genius idea to give each pre-ordering beta participant three separate codes has likely made this a much larger test than anyone was anticipating, and I’ll [...]

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