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  • Blog Post: [Update] Little Big Planet 3 Closed Beta Announced, Codes Given To Select Few

    Correction: We have been made aware that the LittleBigPlanet team is distributing codes via a number of fansites (not just LittleBigPlanet Central ). Community creators will also be among those selected to receive access. The notice posted on LittleBigPlanet Central, but community manager Steven Isbell... More
  • Blog Post: Evolve Wins Game Critics Award For Best Of Show

    Thirty-nine publications have submitted their ballots, and the results are in. The Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards have been announced. Turtle Rock’s Evolve takes home the Best of Show award (coincidentally, it was our winner for the same accolade ). Evolve also came away with three other awards... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Did E3 Convince You To Buy Any New Consoles?

    We’re still processing all of the information from E3, between new game announcements, previews, and interviews with developers. The annual trade show is an important opportunity to see what we’ll playing over the next two years, but it serves another purpose. Platform holders hope to inspire... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2014 Game Critics Awards Nominations Announced

    Twenty-nine publications have submitted their ballots, and the nominations for the E3 2014 Game Critics Awards have been announced. This year’s lineup includes 47 products, with Evolve picking up six nominations, including best of show, to lead the pack. 2K Games, Warner Bros., and Ubisoft top... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Witnesses The Future Of Gaming At E3 2014

    Conan O'Brien, an admitted non-gamer who seems to keep playing them and attending gaming events anyway, paid a visit to E3 2014. In the video, which you can see below, Conan gets a chance to try out Sony's Project Morpheus, Sunset Overdrive, and much more. To see Conan's E3 2013 visit ( with... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Online Faces The Challenge Of Appealing And Adapting To Chinese Gamers

    At E3, we had the chance to get a look at a game we’ll likely never play. Call of Duty is about to enter its third beta in China, and Activision gave us a lesson in the challenges of bringing its flagship franchise to a new market in a brand new format. Activision is teaming up with Tencent, which... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth Looks Out Of This World

    I had my first chance to get some hands on with Civilization: Beyond Earth at E3 2014, and I'm impressed. If you've played Civilization 5 at all, you'll be fine to jump in immediately and dig in. That said, there's a lot of new tweaks and nuances that make the process of colonizing a... More
  • Blog Post: Bloodborne Has A Lot Of Soul

    At E3 2014 I had the chance to see a live gameplay demo of one of From Software's PS4 exclusive title Bloodborne. Everything from the session indicates that Bloodborne has many similarities to the Souls titles, even if it's taking place in a decidedly different setting. While the demo only lasted... More
  • Blog Post: The Trends Of E3 2014

    Each year, as we walk through E3’s enormous halls, it’s easy to lose the forest for the trees. Giant displays, pounding music, and glitzy booths are fun, but if you take a broader look, you can see where the industry is going. Developers are Embracing Single-Player Again With the enormous... More
  • Blog Post: Sunset Overdrive Lets You Play As Who You Want To Be

    Insomniac's upcoming Sunset Overdrive posits the question: What would you do in the apocalypse? You play as a worker who's given near-boundless freedom in Sunset City following an energy-drink mishap. If earlier coverage and trailers have left you cold on the generic-looking dude that's been... More
  • Blog Post: EA Won't Pull The Plug If NBA Live Has Another Rocky Year

    NBA Live returned last year after spending four years on the bench. It met with critical disdain and community disappointment at launch, leading the team to invest time and energy in post-launch support that overhauled sources of player complaints. In a conversation with EA chief operating officer Peter... More
  • Blog Post: EA: NCAA Football Might Not Be Gone Forever, But Don't Expect More Soon

    EA and the NCAA have been embroiled in lawsuits for a number of years over the in-game use of college player likenesses. Those legal matters have recently been settled, and we caught up with EA's Peter Moore to inquire about the future of the NCAA franchise. While it's premature to suggest that... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2014 By The Numbers

    This year saw an interesting turn in the number of attendees and exhibitors at E3. There were more attendees than last year but fewer exhibitors. 2013 saw 48,200 people attending the show. It was up by 700 this year with 48,900. However, there were only 200 exhibitors as opposed to 230 the year before... More
  • Blog Post: DICE's Partnership With Visceral Already Improving Battlefield Hardline And BF4

    DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson tells us that the partnership between DICE and Visceral will have some immediate benefits due to ongoing work on Battlefield 4. Because of the shared technology, improvements to one title will have impact on the other. "There are knowledge transfers being... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2014 Day Four Recap

    It's the final day of E3 2014, and it's been a another great show. Today, we've continued to post more hands-on impressions, previews, trailers, screenshots, and news on some big games. This Day Four Recap is your one-stop shop for all the latest and greatest. Features E3 Rivals: Oculus Rift... More
  • Blog Post: EA And DICE Considering Early Access For Future Battlefield Titles

    As the video game industry continues to broaden its business models, the concept of early access (paid alpha and beta testing) continues to spread to new genres and developers. Large publishers, including Ubisoft and Square Enix are testing the process out, too. We spoke with DICE general manager Karl... More
  • Blog Post: Dreadnought Goes Big With Huge Ships

    Grey Box and YAGER are bringing a new space combat title to PC - Dreadnought. The game’s focus is on massive ships instead of the smaller ones you often see in flight and space dogfighting sims. I had a chance to get some hands-on time with the title at E3 2014 and take a look at the team deathmatch... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Magic 2015 Preview Card Xathrid Slyblade

    At E3 2014 Wizards of the Coast treated us to an exclusive reveal from the upcoming Magic 2015 set - Xathrid Slyblade! This card was designed by none other than Rob Pardo, chief creative officer at Blizzard and lead designer of World of Warcraft! More
  • Blog Post: Uncharted Developer Confirms Uncharted 4 Trailer As In-Engine, Not Pre-Rendered

    A senior animator and coder for Naughty Dog has confirmed via Twitter that the trailer shown on Monday for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was in-engine rather than pre-rendered. Corinne Yu is currently animating and coding graphics for Uncharted 4 and has also worked on The Last of Us under Naughty Dog... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] We're Out Of Destiny Codes. Enjoy The Alpha.

    Want to get in on the Destiny Alpha on PlayStation 4? We have some codes to get you into the game. All you need to do is post a comment, and we'll randomly select winners later today. Codes will be live by the time we give them out, so you'll be able to jump into the test, provided you are a... More
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