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Yogventures dev reveals troubled development, how Yogscast "lost faith" early on

The fallout from failed Kickstarter effort Yogventures has continued, with more details emerging on the game's troubled development and how one early incident caused YouTube channel Yogscast to lose faith in indie developer Winterkewl. Show More Summary

A few extraordinary pledges secure Areal Kickstarter success

There's been a surge in funding and, three days from ending, controversial Kickstarter campaign Areal has reached its $50,000 goal. Funding had stalled in the mid-thirty-thousands for days, the total standing at around £37,000 on Friday. Show More Summary

Five talking points from the weekend's Destiny beta

There's been an odd reticence since Destiny's reveal to pin down what exactly it is, or to even mutter that dreaded term 'console MMO' - as if incanting it will stir the ghosts of APB, Huxley or the disappointing Defiance. But that's exactly what it is, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Show More Summary

Google Play removing "free" label for F2P games with in-app purchases

Google will no longer label free-to-play games with in-app purchases as "free" on its Google Play marketplace. The change comes after the European Commission recommended that companies such as Google and Apple better inform customers, especially children, of the in-app costs that are often involved. Show More Summary

The Last of Us getting more DLC, but none of it single-player

The Last of Us will receive new DLC add-ons this year, but all of the new content will be multiplayer focused. Developer Naughty Dog previously mentioned that it was planning new add-ons for the year-old game - but declined to give any details. Show More Summary

Every step you take: The story of Minesweeper

You know Minesweeper, of course. It's video game wallpaper that's silently seeped into countless people's lives. Everyone can recount the basics; the left-mouse button reveals the contents of a tile whilst the right flags a tile as containing a mine. Show More Summary

What the FAQ?

Every Sunday we like to plunder our archives to bring you an article you may have missed, or maybe would like to read again. This week, we bring you John Teti's examination of the FAQ kings, originally published in September 2010. Damir Kolar wrote 800 pages, give or take, on the topic of Final Fantasy XII. Show More Summary

Xiaomi MiPad with Nvidia Tegra K1 review

On the face of it, the Xiaomi MiPad is irresistible. We have the most powerful mobile chipset on the planet within an iPad mini form-factor, put together by one of the few true enthusiast-friendly OEMs working today. It's available in China right now, costing the equivalent of just £140 - but good luck on getting one, in the short term at least. Show More Summary

Super Castlevania 4 proved the best Dracula games don't have to be scary

When you stop and think about it, it's perhaps a little unusual that Konami's Castlevania - a series primarily concerned with bloodsucking vampires, crumbling gothic fortresses and ghoulish things that go bump in the night - isn't actually that scary at all. Show More Summary

Video: the bitchiest Easter eggs in games

Hi Eurogamers, welcome to your Avengers-style superteam of handpicked Outside Xbox videos. This week, we've been hunting videogame easter eggs, which exist to let developers hide jokes, secrets and downright weirdness in their games....Show More Summary

What if every PC game could run on your tablet?

Windows 8: despised at launch by gamers, written off by Valve's Gabe Newell as a catastrophe for PC gaming. It was the upgrade nobody wanted, or seemingly needed - a misbegotten attempt to meld tablet and desktop interfaces into one OS. Show More Summary

You've got male

One of the key plot points in Jurassic Park revolves around the concept of parthenogenesis: the curious biological miracle in which certain animals can functionally change their gender to compensate for an environment dominated by one gender. Show More Summary

Xbox One's August update adds automatic download for digital purchases

Microsoft's upcoming August firmware update for Xbox One will add the ability to wake your console from standby to automatically download new games and apps. It means you will be able to purchase content via Xbox.com and SmartGlass while away from your console - at work, say - then find it waiting for you when you get home (thanks, WPCentral). Show More Summary

Elder Scrolls Online has ~775,000 subscribers - report

A report published by SuperData Research (via GamesIndustry International) claims The Elder Scrolls Online had 772,374 subscribers in June. It's not explicitly clear where the figure comes from but SuperData's MMO earnings data is compiled...Show More Summary

News channel uses Metal Gear Solid 5 screenshot in child soldiers report

Russia Today has been spotted using a screenshot from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain in a news report on African child soldiers. The image was broadcast earlier this week during an interview with Emmanuel Jah, a former child soldier who grew up to become a hip-hop artist (thanks, Kotaku). Show More Summary

QuakeCon 2014 sale begins with Dishonored for £6.79

QuakeCon 2014 is under way in Texas and there's a Bethesda game sale running on Steam and (partly) Xbox Live to celebrate. Steam, and PC gaming, are where the biggest savings can be made. Today's deal is the Game of the Year Edition of Dishonored for £6.79 - a saving of 66 per cent. It's the best-selling Steam game of the moment, displacing Divinity: Original Sin. Read more…

Digital Foundry: Hands on with the Destiny PS4 beta

It's been a month since we put the PS4 alpha build of Destiny under the microscope, revealing an effects powerhouse with a day-night cycle that lent itself to some beautiful time-lapse shots. With a handful of new story missions added...Show More Summary

Video: Watch us play Destiny from 12pm BST

Destiny! You can play it in your own home right now! Somewhat surprisingly, the beta has launched with only a few hitches, and it's all running smoothly enough. Will that be the case when we attempt to stream 60 minutes of Strike action...Show More Summary

Sony reveals special edition The Last of Us and Destiny-themed PS4 consoles

Sony Japan has shown off two new PlayStation 4 models themed around the upcoming launches of Destiny and The Last of Us Remastered. As in Europe, Sony will sell Destiny alongside a white-coloured console. The Japanese version, however, also features a nifty Destiny logo. Show More Summary

Finally there's Areal prototype game footage

There are six days of the Kickstarter to go and - finally - we're shown gameplay footage of Areal. This is the under-scrutiny S.T.A.L.K.E.R. spiritual successor being made in the under-more-intense scrutiny Ukraine. The footage shows a player-character exploring an anomaly zone - 'there be weird stuff here' - at night. Show More Summary

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