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  • Blog Post: Destiny's The Dark Below Expansion Was Almost Uncovered In 2013

    Tricky, tricky, Activision. About a year ago, right before Blizzard unveiled the Reaper of Souls expansion for Diablo III, a reader tipped us off about a potential name for the expansion: The Dark Below. It turns out, the trademark filing was for something completely different. Now we know just what... More
  • Blog Post: CEO Talks About The Next Generation Of Ubisoft Games

    Amidst the madness of Gamescom 2013, we had a moment to catch our breath and sit down with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. In the video interview, we speak about his company's publishing strategy, how long he expects Ubisoft to support the current generation of consoles, ever-increasing development budgets... More
  • Blog Post: Nordic Games Plans The Future Of THQ's Titles

    Back in April, Nordic Games walked away from the second THQ intellectual property auction $4.9 million poorer, but dozens of properties richer. Included in the publisher's haul are Darksiders, Titan Quest, and the console distribution rights to two Double Fine digital titles (Costume Quest and Stacking... More
  • Blog Post: Gamescom 2013 Plays Host To Over 340,000 Fans, Long Lines For Top Games

    This year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany continued its reign as the world's largest games event, exceeding last year's enormous attendance estimates. It's no surprise that in a major console transition year that fans flooded the city's enormous Koelnmesse convention center, but the... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR's Palmer Luckey And Nate Mitchell On Bringing Rift To Consumers

    One of my goals during Gamescom 2013 was to get as much time wearing an Oculus Rift as possible. Thanks to Meteor Entertainment, Gaijin Entertainment, and CCP, I was prepped for my extended conversation with Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey and vice president of product Nate Mitchell. What I wasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Tapping Into The Minds Behind Blizzard's Hearthstone

    The collectible card game market has exploded in the digital space thanks to the advent of free-to-play models, and Blizzard is polishing its own addition to the genre. Hearthstone, which is built upon the popular Warcraft aesthetic and mythos, has just entered closed beta. In the video interview below... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warplanes Prepping For Takeoff

    World of Tanks is getting some reinforcements this September, when its sister title, the free-to-play WWII dogfighting title, World of Warplanes, is set for release. World of Warplanes has been in open beta testing for months, but starting on September 26, the game will official invade Europe and North... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Details Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls' New Features And Class

    Yesterday's Diablo III expansion announcement brought with it a slate of good news for fans of the title. Today we learned more about the Crusader class's abilities (powered by a self-regenerating resource called Wrath), fully randomized end game content called Loot Runs, and a smart drop system... More
  • Blog Post: Five Big Changes Coming To Xbox One’s UI

    During Gamescom 2013 in Cologne Germany, Microsoft gave us a glimpse at a near-complete user interface for the Xbox One. The controller and Kinect-controlled UI comes with some exciting changes, from expanded friends list options to easy gameplay recording tools. Here are the five biggest changes coming... More
  • Blog Post: More UBIart Framework Games In Development, Licensing Still Possible Says CEO Yves Guillemot

    Earlier this week, Ubisoft announced the first non-Rayman game to be built on the UBIart framework engine. Child of Light from Patrick Plourde, director of Far Cry 3, is only one of many UbiArt titles in development says Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. In an interview today, Guillemot told Game Informer... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 4 Dynamic Environments Supported By 60 Frames Per Second On Next-Gen

    Earlier today, we showed you the new Battlefield 4 map, Paracel Storm. At Gamescom 2013, I played a match on the tropical island on the PlayStation 4. Battlefield 4 feels familiar, but with the advent of next-generation hardware, it looks better than ever before. The game is running at 60 frames per... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Harrison: Xbox One Will Never Come Without Kinect

    Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison is underlining the company's support of the new Kinect with Xbox One. According to an interview with CVG, Harrison dashes the hopes of fans holding out for a cheaper, Kinect-free Xbox One bundle. When asked if the Xbox One will always come with a Kinect... More
  • Blog Post: Elder Scrolls Online Chooses Monthly Subscription Model

    The game director at Elder Scrolls Online developer ZeniMax Online Studios has announced that the MMO will follow a monthly subscription model. In an interview with GameStar, Matt Firor, game director at ZeniMax Online Studios, confirmed that players will have unlimited access to the game for free for... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Announces Diablo III's Reaper Of Souls Expansion

    Last week we reported on Blizzard's teaser for something called " Reaper of Souls " set in the Diablo universe. We can confirm our guess about this being an expansion was correct. Reaper of Souls will introduce the new Crusader mid-range melee class and pit players against Malthael, the... More
  • Blog Post: Sony's Rain Has A Release Date

    Gamescom 2013 is underway, and Sony is showing off titles for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. PlayStation CAMP's Rain (developed in coordination with Aquire, the studio behind the Tenchu series) is a tale of two children exploring their stormy world while trying to find out why they have... More
  • Blog Post: Command & Conquer Trailer Teases Single-Player Missions

    The upcoming free-to-play Command & Conquer title from Electronic Arts will offer more than just multiplayer content. The teaser below, which was shown alongside a multiplayer match during Electronic Arts' Gamescom 2013 press conference, teases single-player missions for Command & Conquer... More
  • Blog Post: New Colors For The PlayStation 4 Controller

    If you don't like the look of the default black PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller, you can buy two new color variations of the controller before the end of the year. Sony has announced the Magma Red and Wave Blue controllers for release sometime in 2013. The controllers will retail for $59.99... More
  • Blog Post: Sony's Discount Program For Cross-Generation Games

    It probably won't apply to a lot of you, but if you happen to buy one of a selected handful of games on your PS3 and then want to get the PS4 copy of that same game, Sony and its partners are going to make it worth your while. During its Gamescom press conference, Sony announced that for cross-generational... More
  • Blog Post: Gamescom 2013: Recapping Sony's Press Conference

    Much like at E3 , Sony’s Gamescom press conference was the biggest and juiciest of the show. Sony kicked off its press conference with a world premier demo of the PlayStation 4 UI. We watched a player browse the PlayStation 4’s dashboard, check out videos from upcoming games, and then jump... More
  • Blog Post: Gamescom 2013: Recapping EA’s Press Conference

    Earlier today at its pre-Gamescom 2013 press conference, publisher Electronic Arts updated gamers on what to expect from the company’s big upcoming titles. EA showed off Sims 4 for the first time and shared new looks at Titanfall, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Battlefield 4, and more. Here’s a... More
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