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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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The Weirdest Mysteries in the Pokémon Universe

9 hours 46 minutes ago - Gamespot
The Pokémon world is one where 10-year-olds traverse entire countries on foot alone save for the company of semi-intelligent rodents and fish. Once you've accepted that, then suspending your disbelief about the Pokémon universe should come easy, right?But there are plenty more mysteries afoot in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, et al regions of planet Po...

Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis System Was Inspired by Batman and Sports Games

9 hours 46 minutes ago - Gamespot
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system was inspired by elements of the Batman franchise, but the core features of the framework were built on lessons learned from sports games and pen-and-paper role-playing games.Design director Michael de Plater said that while the much-praised system, one of the game's most standout features, seems like...

Mini DayZ is what DayZ would have been like in 1994

10 hours 16 minutes ago - Joystiq
You can now play DayZ for free using a web browser ... kind of. Mini DayZ, a fan-made tribute to Bohemia Interactive's zombie apocalypse survival game, has been posted to the publisher's website and is now free to play via Chrome, Firefox, Safari or by S. Prell

PlayStation Experience Giveaway

17 hours 45 minutes ago - Gamespot
Sony's upcoming PlayStation Experience event--a two-day, community-focused gathering meant to celebrate all things PlayStation--is shaping up to be like nothing we've ever seen! 400,000 square feet, announcements, panels, unreleased games to play, and much more.Lucky for you, we're giving away two tickets to the event, including round trip airfare,...

All Evolve DLC Maps Will Be Free, Dev Says

10 hours 3 minutes ago - Gamespot
Evolve, the cooperative monster hunting first-person shooter, will give away all of it's DLC maps for free, developer Turtle Rock Studios has announced.Creative Director Phil Robb said that after launch, Turtle Rock will continue to support the game with new monsters, hunters and maps, but that maps will be free so as not to divide players and lock...

This Amazing EVE Online Trailer Shows Why the MMO Is Still Popular

10 hours 48 minutes ago - Gamespot
You might not have played EVE Online, but if you follow game news at all, you've probably at least heard about it by now.The space massively multiplayer online game produces some intriguing stories about corporate espionage and huge space battles that result in an estimated $300,000 in damages.However, you may still not understand how and why so ma...

Unannounced Double Fine Project Canceled, Studio Hit With Layoffs

11 hours 13 minutes ago - Gamespot
Double Fine has laid off 12 of its employees after a deal for an unannounced project fell through, the developer has announced."One of our unannounced projects was unexpectedly cancelled by its publisher, forcing us to reduce our staff by 12 people," Double Fine founder Tim Schafer said in a statement to GameSpot. "Our remaining projects -- Broken...

Get a closer look at final retail Amiibos

11 hours 46 minutes ago - Joystiq
The taxidermy of fictional characters is big business, especially if you have a cast as colorful and as prone to pugilism as Nintendo's bunch. We've toyed with the retail versions of Nintendo's starting Amiibo lineup for our Smash Bros. review (now by Ludwig Kietzmann

Can You Crowdsource A Video Game?

12 hours 46 minutes ago - Gamespot
Developers big and small crowdsource ideas for video games all the time, asking fans what new features or gameplay elements they'd like to see in future games. But there's never any guarantee that what fans want will make it into a final product. Developers have final say.But what if the community of gamers at large was given control of a game's cr...

Weekly Recap: Xbox One vs. PS4 Battle Heating Up, Advanced Warfare Sales

13 hours 31 minutes ago - Gamespot
(Some Of) The Big Stuff:PS4 vs. Xbox One news dominated the top headlines this week, as SCEA president Shawn Layden suggested in a media interview that the PS4 is currently outselling the Xbox One by a 2:1 margin. In the same interview, he said he's unfazed by Microsoft's recent $50 Xbox One price cut, which has led to Xbox One sales "skyrocketing,...

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