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Sci-fi RTS Salvaged takes two screens to play on PC, tablet

By Mike Suszek

Opposable Games recently showed off Salvaged, a real-time strategy game that requires a bit of multitasking from its players. The tactical sci-fi game is played using two screens, one on any iOS or Android tablet or smartphone (as the controller) and… …read more

Via: Joystiq

Pinball Arcade Season 3 tables coming to PS4 April 22

By Danny Cowan

FarSight Studios will launch a pair of new tables for the PlayStation 4 version of Pinball Arcade next week, bringing it up to speed with recent PlayStation 3 and PS Vita table releases.

Williams’ Fish Tales and Bally’s Black Rose are next in line… …read more

Via: Joystiq

Gold Rush-era empire builder 1849 strikes paydirt on May 8

By Earnest Cavalli

While normally you’d need a mule and scraggly beard to properly reenact the California Gold Rush, developer SomaSim’s upcoming 1849 will allow players to build a mining empire from the comforts of their own home.

Slated to debut on PC, Mac, iPad and… …read more

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Gnah’s monster-poking puzzles head to Steam

By Jessica Conditt

Gnah, the head-turning puzzler from Montreal gaming collective KO-OP Mode, is coming to Steam for PC, Mac and Linux, complete with Steam Play, cloud saves and “maybe even controller support,” the developer says. KO-OP Mode hasn’t set a launch date,… …read more

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Kalypso unveils Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition, pre-orders now available

By Earnest Cavalli

As if ruling your own banana republic with an iron fist wasn’t tempting enough, publisher Kalypso has announced a swag-packed special edition of its upcoming island nation simulator Tropico 5.

Alongside the core game, Tropico 5 Limited Special… …read more

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Gran Turismo 6 GT Academy competition begins next week

By Danny Cowan

Sony will launch its sixth annual GT Academy event next week, giving superior Gran Turismo 6 players the chance to put their skills to the test on a real-world racetrack.

As in previous years, GT Academy players compete to enroll in a three-month… …read more

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Watch Firaxis boldly bring Civilization to space from PAX East

By Xav de Matos

Missed the PAX East panel that revealed Civilization: Beyond Earth to the world? Maybe you just want to relive the magic you already witnessed live in Boston? Firaxis has you covered either way, uploading its panel from the show, complete with a peek… …read more

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Deadlight now free for Xbox Live Gold members

By Xav de Matos

As promised, the Tequila Works-developed survival game, Deadlight, is the latest freebie for Xbox Live Gold members. The Xbox 360 game – regularly priced at $15 – will remain free until April 30.

In her review of Deadlight, Joystiq’s Jess… …read more

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 reportedly delayed on Xbox One

Microsoft console version removed from the game’s official website.
It’s being reported that the Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been delayed indefinitely.

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Behind-the-scenes ‘Final Hours of Titanfall’ app now available

By Mike Suszek

The Final Hours of Titanfall, an in-depth look at the development of Respawn Entertainment’s first game, is now available to download on iPad, Windows Surface as well as PC and Mac via Origin for $1.99. Versions of the app are also planned for… …read more

Via: Joystiq

The latest Rocksmith 2014 DLC is Garbage (in a good way)

By S. Prell

You’re not paranoid, Rocksmith 2014 owners: Ubisoft does indeed have more DLC coming your way, and this time it’s three hit singles from ’90s grunge band, Garbage. Those looking to relive the glory days of Clinton, Beanie Babies and denim overalls… …read more

Via: Joystiq

Steam’s Daily Deal offers System Shock 2 at half price

By Earnest Cavalli

If your life is painfully lacking in malevolent AI and angry, telekinetic monkeys, today is your lucky day: Steam is currently offering survival horror classic System Shock 2 at a 50 percent discount.

Co-developed by Irrational Games and Looking… …read more

Via: Joystiq

Bust-A-Move 4 on the PlayStation Network this spring

By Danny Cowan

Natsume announced that it will release a digital PSone Classics version of Taito’s Bust-a-Move 4 this spring, bringing the classic bubble-bursting puzzler to the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PS Vita.

Bust-a-Move 4 expands on the color-matching gameplay… …read more

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Bethesda under fire from barbed wire industry, reports The Onion

By Xav de Matos

The Evil Within publisher Bethesda Softworks is under fire from the barbed wire lobby for its portrayal of the industry’s spiked resource, The Onion has learned in the above exclusive, totally not satirical, wholly realistic… …read more

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PSN Store Update: Final Fantasy 14, Trials Fusion, FIFA World Cup

By Sinan Kubba

It’s football, fantasy, and FMX in this week’s line-up of PlayStation Store additions for North America, starting with the full launch of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn. PS4 players can hook up with the subscription MMO for $40, or $60 if they… …read more

Via: Joystiq

Halo, Destiny composer O’Donnell says he was fired ‘without cause’

By Sinan Kubba

Halo series and Destiny composer Martin ‘Marty’ O’Donnell is no longer working for Bungie, and he claims the studio’s directors fired him “without cause” last Friday, April 11.

O’Donnell tweeted the news this morning, and shortly after Bungie… …read more

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut sneaks onto Mac

By Xav de Matos

A Mac version of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution “Director’s Cut” is available now from developer Feral Interactive. The version is available exclusively through Steam. DX:HR – Director’s Cut overhauls the original RPG’s boss battles, tweaks enemy AI… …read more

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Reprogram your surroundings in Glitchspace, now on Early Access

By Mike Suszek

First-person puzzler Glitchspace is now available through Steam’s Early Access service for PC, Mac and Linux. The alpha version of the game from developer Space Budgie is available for $6.99 on Early Access and $6.49 through the game’s official… …read more

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PlayStation Now: ‘Leaked’ games list suggests improved loading times

Sony’s games streaming service said to now be running even faster.
A purported list of games currently being tested on PlayStation Now has emerged online, showing improved loading times for each title.

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Watch Dogs delay sent ‘an important message’ to The Division studio

Massive praises parent company Ubisoft for prioritising quality over quick release.
The Watch Dogs delay sent out an important message to Ubisoft’s first-party development teams, according David Polfeldt, managing director of The Division studio Massive Entertainment.

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Turn the lights on and tune into these new Daylight trailers

By Jessica Conditt

Daylight is the opposite of nightlight. Nightlights are meant to keep you safe while tucked into bed in a dark, silent house. They’re the glimmer of assurance that no, there’s nothing hiding in your closet, under the bed or behind that… …read more

Via: Joystiq

The globe stops spinning in RPG Earthlock for PC, next-gen

By Mike Suszek

Snowcastle Games recently achieved its funding goals on Kickstarter for Earthlock: Festival of Magic, the developer’s turn-based RPG for PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One. As the first of three chapters planned for the JRPG-inspired saga,… …read more

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Georgia passes law giving $25 million in video game tax breaks

By Danny Cowan

Georgia governor Nathan Deal today signed a bill that will grant local video game developers $25 million in tax credits, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The legislation, part of House Bill 958, will give tax breaks to Hi-Rez Studios,… …read more

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David Attenborough’s next documentary aims for Oculus Rift release

By Earnest Cavalli

Along with traditional video formats, Atlantic Productions has revealed plans to release its upcoming documentary, Conquest of the Skies, in a special edition designed specifically for the Oculus Rift VR headset.

“We’re now filming for the Oculus… …read more

Via: Joystiq

Dead Nation’s zombie hordes take a bite out of the Vita on April 15

By Earnest Cavalli

Following a 2010 PlayStation 3 debut and a recent PlayStation 4 release, Dead Nation will complete the Sony trifecta by reaching the Vita handheld on April 15.

Originally developed by Housemarque (the studio responsible for Joystiq-favorite shooter… …read more

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GOG puts daily sale to a vote, discounts The Witcher games

By Mike Suszek

GOG.com started its “Battle of the Games” promotion today, in which players can vote on which games they’d rather purchase at a cheaper rate. The sale offers two sets of three games every morning at 7:00 a.m. ET, accumulating votes throughout the day… …read more

Via: Joystiq

Trials Fusion is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

Game runs at 60fps on all platforms; day one patch also detailed.
Ubisoft has confirmed that the PC and PS4 versions of Trials Fusion will run in native 1080p, while the Xbox One edition will run in 900p following a day one patch.

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Elder Scrolls Online marketplace helps players buy, sell and trade

Third-party auction house endorsed by Zenimax.
A third-party marketplace has been established to facilitate the buying, selling and trading of The Elder Scrolls Online items.

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Capcom building new R&D facilities for £47 million

Japanese buildings will house state-of-the-art development tools.
Capcom is constructing two new research and development buildings in Osaka, Japan at a total cost of approximately eight billion yen (£47m/$79m).

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Visceral’s Star Wars Game being co-written by Todd Stashwick

American film and TV actor working alongside Amy Hennig on the title.
Visceral’s unannounced Star Wars Game is being co-written by film and TV actor Todd Stashwick.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn trailer celebrates PS4 launch

Revamped MMO to launch on PS4 this week.
A new launch trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn celebrates the game’s imminent release on PS4.

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Stiq Figures, March 31 – April 6: Do we want more remakes edition

By Thomas Schulenberg

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don’t matter.

Remakes can be a great excuse to revisit classic games, or they can serve as a second chance for people that missed out on the project’s original release…. …read more

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Steam Controller to release in October or November, says source

Valve’s new gamepad technology to launch late 2014, report suggests.
Valve will release its Steam Controller in “October or November” this year, according a report.

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The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot adds loot-fetching pets

By Thomas Schulenberg

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot’s playerbase knows well the busywork of sorting heaps of loot to find great items, but now they can leave the task to a sidekick and focus on earning glory. Ubisoft Montreal has added four pets to the free-to-play… …read more

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Gearbox reveals Homeworld Collector’s Edition Mothership statue

By S. Prell

A Homeworld Remastered Collector’s Edition is prepping for landing, developer Gearbox announced at its PAX East 2014 panel today. The special edition will include, among other things, a replica statue based on the game’s Mothership, pictured above…. …read more

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Free Arma 3 Zeus DLC out now

You can now download the free Arma 3 Zeus DLC, developer Bohemia Interactive has announced.

First announced in February, Zeus is a new mode that takes inspiration from tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons. One player assumes the role of Game …read more

Via: Gamespot All Updates

Report: LucasArts canceled Darth Maul origins game

By S. Prell

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to canceled Star Wars video games. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t hate or the Dark Side that spelled the death of a Darth Maul-centric Star Wars video game, but rather a chaotic triangle relationship… …read more

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma comes to Vita on June 24

By Thomas Schulenberg

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma started a new bout of 2D, combo-driven fighting on the PS3 last month. If you’re more the type to fight in public, good news – Chrono Phantasma’s wheel of fate will turn on Vita on June 24, according to a press release from… …read more

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Becoming the monster in Evolve: Lessons from Left 4 Dead

By Richard Mitchell

For all of the technical wizardry going on behind the scenes, Left 4 Dead was a simple game: four players versus seemingly endless hordes of zombies, peppered with the occasional, amped-up special zombie. Evolve, the latest game from Left 4 Dead… …read more

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History Lesson: The man in Miyamoto’s shadow, Yoshiaki Koizumi

Mario 64, Ocarina, Galaxy… he’s worked on them all.
Although he’s perhaps the least well-known of all the individuals we’ve featured in our History Lessons so far, one look at Yoshiaki Koizumi’s CV would make you wonder why.

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