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Just when you think the Crytek situation can’t get worse, it does

We’ve told you previously that Crytek UK is rife with problems: People aren’t getting paid, senior management quit, and it may affect a number of games the company has in the works. Well, it appears the story is repeating itself in Austin, TX, at the former offices of Vigil.

Gearbox does the right thing with Borderlands

Borderlands was many things. It was an unexpected hit, a game that changed how people viewed multiplayer, and, among other things, something of a pain in the neck for gamers who just wanted to boot up the game and kick a little bandit butt on the PC. Years later, though, Gearbox has done the right more »

The Walking Dead shouldn’t get a third season

The Walking Dead was, for its first season, one of the best games of the year, and for superb reasons. The idea of a third season should be greeted with huzzahs. But, truthfully, the second season is showing some considerable wear, and that might make for a bad, bad third. Simply put, find me a more »

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Will Arrive Early

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor or as we like to call it, Assassin’s Creed But With Orcs, is one of the many, many games crammed into October. Or, was, rather, because it’s been moved back a few weeks!

Sony’s 2011 network outage will net you some free games

Remember nearly three years ago, now, when Sony had an embarrassing disaster of a network outage that lasted a month? You forgot all about it, right? Right. Well, prepare to remember, because you’re getting another round of free games out of the deal.

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So Xbox One sales are not exactly brisk

Microsoft, like all large, publicly traded companies, puts out quarterly results, offering us an insight into how the company works and how it spends its money. These are usually only fascinating to stock investors, but this quarter had a rather depressing tidbit about how the Xbox One has been doing. Hint: Badly.

Valve adds an analog stick to its Steam controller, making it sane

As you might be aware, Valve has some… very odd ideas about the future of controlling games on the couch. Like, “two touchpads on a controller” odd. Fortunately, sanity has somewhat prevailed at the House of Steam. A recent update has revealed that instead of what look uncomfortably like nipples that you will be expected more »

Call us when you have Steam, NVidia Shield

Today NVidia officially announced its new tablet, the NVidia Shield Tablet. It’s part of their plan to conquer gaming, but it left me with a bad taste in my mouth. There’s a missing piece here that NVidia isn’t talking about, and it’s the fact that nobody cares about this until there are PC games on more »

Here’s what some game developers make

Have you ever wondered what a game developer makes? It’s a pretty logical question. These guys who go out and make games that sell thousands, even millions, of copies have got to be making bank, right? Well… not so much, although they are doing pretty well. Gamasutra puts out a yearly salary survey as part more »

Naughty Dog shouldn’t make a sequel to The Last Of Us

The Last Of Us is getting the VIP treatment from Sony. There’s going to be a live performance of the game’s script, a big promotional push is in effect for the , and, of course, there’s talk of a sequel. But that last one really shouldn’t be happening at all. It’s natural for a company more »

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Meet the DragonBox Pyra, the Linux DS equivalent

I’m a begrudging Linux user, specifically Ubuntu. It’s the result of being too cheap to buy software like Photoshop and too ethical to just steal it like everybody else. As a result I get to enjoy all the benefits of free software, including the attempts to develop the “perfect” portable console, like the DragonBox Pyra.

Reboot or not, Doom needs more than shotguns

In a rare step away from the usual hype machine process, Doom premiered exclusively to the attendees of QuakeCon 2014, and it sounds… well, honestly, it sounds incredibly dull. Oooooh. Shotguns and demons. Hooray.