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Betawatch: December 20 - 26, 2014

Alas, Transformers Universe, you were too beautiful for this world. Only you were not, in fact, too beautiful for anything; you were actually not beautiful enough to make it to launch. Yes, it happened a little while ago, but due to some holiday or another this has been a fairly slow week, and someone needs to shed a tear for the game. Show More Summary

What Mistwalker's Cry On might have looked like

Cry On, an ill-fated role-playing game co-developed by Mistwalker and now-defunct studio Cavia, has reappeared after being put on ice six years ago. Final Fantasy creator and Mistwalker founder Hironobu Sakaguchi shared the shelved project's...Show More Summary

Platinum confirm new project in the works, say more Bayonetta could come

Info comes from a 4Gamer interview with Platinum Producer Akiko Kuroda and Director Yusuke Hashimoto... - new project is in the early phase of development - actual announcement is pretty far in the future - it’s possible for something related to Bayonetta to be developed in 2015 - new project being worked on makes the devs think “I want to play this!” Link

Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2014 goes to...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert ] Why do we love videogames? Some say it's the escapism, or the ability to wrap you up in a story that you get to help tell as it's being told to you. Others say it's the way they can bring friends together,...Show More Summary

Five Nights at Freddy's Parody Turns The Game Into A JRPG About Sex

It's hard to describe Five Nights at Fuckyboy's 2. It's not what you would call "good," in the same way that 420BLAZEIT isn't exactly "good." But they are both hilarious and weird. Read more...

Call Of Duty Just Got The Most 420 No Scope Mode Ever

Just in time for the day after Christmas, Advanced Warfare hasadded a new team-based multiplayer mode that's all sniper rifle action, all the time. You can start playing right now— provided you can get online, of course. Read more.....

Pathfinder Online ends its stress test and preps for early enrollment

The bad news is that if you had hoped to do nothing but strain the Pathfinder Online servers over your holiday, you were denied that option. The good news is that the test ended because the servers passed the stress test with flying colors, and that means it's time for the development team to move on to the next phase of access. Show More Summary

Talking Leisure Suit Larry with Al Lowe

The creator of the original 40 year old virgin looks back at each game in the series.

Joystiq's favorite new characters of 2014

It takes all sorts to make up the video game worlds we explore, and sometimes a few characters stand out as our favorites. From the buffoonery of Ratbag to the big splash made by the Troupple King, this year featured a host of unique new faces. As w...

Destiny Christmas Gifts Delayed

Bungie hoped to give out Christmas gifts to Destiny players. That didn't happen on Thursday but don't lose hope.Click To Continue Reading

Eight childhood game obsessions, illustrated

For Matter's New York Review of Video Games, a " weeklong celebration of our most experimental, most alive, least respected art form," the publication asked eight artists to illustrate a single game that dominated their youth, whether...Show More Summary

Dark Souls 2 Director On Dark Souls VR and Future Titles

What does he think about Souls combat using a VR headset in conjunction with motion controllers?

GMG day eight sale: $12 Valkyria, $24 Beyond Earth

We're trying to keep the Winter Sale deal posts all in one place (here). But today's batch of deals from GMG is fairly good and warrants a quick mention. Most of these are all at their lowest ever prices, and for the top recently released titles - a lot cheaper than Steam Winter Sale... At least, for most regions anyways. Read more...

Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker's Map Recreated With Legos

Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is one of those games where the gaming community just can't get enough of it. In fact, the game managed to get a re-release on the Wii U following its massive success on the GameCube. Some creative gamer decided it was in their best interest to then recreate the Wind Waker map out of Legos.Click To Continue Reading

The Stream Team: A look at Landmark's linking and triggering

Although they've gotten most of the attention, mobs were not the only thing introduced in Landmark's latest update. In fact, the linking and triggering system is a huge deal, especially for folks like Massively's MJ who want to create a dynamic world full of adventures. Show More Summary

Diablo 3 Experience Bonus Now In Effect

Blizzard is giving back for the holidays, enabling Diablo III players to make use of a very festive +100% bonus experience buff over the weekend. This isn't just a platform exclusive buff either, both PC and console players will be able to get in on the event... while it lasts.Click To Continue Reading

Skyrim, Summarized In 25 Seconds

Yup. That's pretty much the entire experience, right there. Read more...

Iwata does huge interview with 4Gamer - various tidbits discussed

We don't have full translations yet, but here are some snippets from the wonderful people at NeoGAF... -They discuss "Iwata Asks" -design philosophies -Iwata's favorite games -"tricking" new gamers into playing deeper games -market trends -Iwata's...Show More Summary

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