Controversial map removed from video game after Muslims protest
The Express Tribune
Game developer Activision has removed the 'Favela' multiplayer map from their popular game Modern Warfare 2 after receiving complaints from Muslim gamers recently, video games website IGN reported. A video recorded in-game, uploaded on September 27 ...
The Express Tribune
Video: How Go and Poker reveal the beauty of games
By examining what makes these games special, Lantz believes video game designers can have a batter grasp of what makes their craft meaningful. "Understanding this particular kind of beauty is challenging, and it's important, because if this really is ...
Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter: VIDEO GAME NEWS – Major Update
Donya™ Labs, creators of Simplygon™, and the leading provider of automatic 3D-optimization solutions for the video-game industry, today announced a new licensing agreement with US game developer Cryptic Studios. Simplygon's powerful 3D-optimization ...
DIY Video Game Exhibit Asks "Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?"
Due to increased access to basic game-making software, anyone with a computer and a few hours to kill can create their own video game these days—no prior computer programing experience necessary. As a result, there are indie developers all over the ...
Performance Royalties and Video Game Music
... music composition and videogames. Music rights and music for videogames in general is not well understood by game developers, so please feel free to pass this along to your game developer/producer buddies... http://www.gamasutra..._Videogames.php ...
XCOM: Enemy Unknown VIDEO GAME NEWS – Major Update
2K Games and Firaxis Games announced today that XCOM®: Enemy Unknown is now available in North America and will be available internationally on October 12, 2012 for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and ...
Review: 'Dishonored' a clever stealth adventure
2012 - The state of retail video games in 2012 can be summed up in one word: sequels. ... Finally,video game players get to visit a brand new universe. ... However, developers smartly avoid penalizing players if they choose to generate a bit more chaos.
Dev Diary: The Unfinished Swan Original Music & Sound
The inspiration for the music for The Unfinished Swan comes from the characters in the game. Peter Scaturro, the Music Supervisor at SCEA Santa Monica Studios, shares that there will be two characters that the story will revolve around and that is ...
New Hitman: Absolution screens feature diverse locations
Hitman: Absolution is the fifth main video game in the Hitman series. IO Interactive is, once again, the developer behind the project. The studio previously worked on Freedom Fighters, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days and Mini Ninjas in ...
Strasburg shutdown? Not exactly
Detroit Free Press
In the case of the Washington Nationals, one of those intangibles could be the video game Call of Duty. All-Star pitcher Stephen Strasburg and several members of ... Strasburg is so into Call of Duty that he visited the game's developer Treyarch in ...
Lego Lord of the Rings: VIDEO GAME UPDATE & NEWS
Lego Lord of the Rings: VIDEO GAME UPDATE & NEWS. October 9th, 2012 Geno. The final LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ developer diary has arrived! Concluding this series is a behind-the-scenes look at how TT Games is crafting a remarkable adventure for ...
'Gears of War' Movie Development Nearly Back on Track
As we've seen time and time again with so many major video game brands, publishers, developers and studios are hesitant to invest large amounts of production and marketing dollars to risky projects in a genre that's continued to fail in delivering ...
Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise Review
09th, Oct. 2012 | Posted in Reviews | by Leigh Groocock. If you remember the original Naughty Bear, you already know that the game was rather… lacklustre but itsdeveloper, Artificial Mind and Movement are attempting to bring the blood thirsty bear back.
Forget video games: How about playing with holograms
Virtual-holographic 3D company Infinite Z is teaming up with video game engine-maker Unity to make it easier for developers to create holographic games. Infinite Z's zSpace platform creates holographic images that you can interact with as if they were...
Best Damn Video Game Podcast #8 – ARG Zombies w/ devs Owen and David
In celebration of the almost-Halloween season Managing Editor Tatjana Vejnovic takes over host duties and interviews special guests Owen Morris and David O'Hagan, the independent game developers behind upcoming Android and iOS game ARG ...
Wandering Through The 'Burning Man' Of Video Games
Russell's description of how Spacewar! found its way across the country made him seem like he was from another reality where developers are ecstatic to learn about everyone playing their game, regardless of how they acquired it. ... The talk was held ...
New Video Games
New York Times
But the objectivity behind these failures, and your successes, speaks to NBA 2K13 as a remarkably intellectual sports video game. TOKYO JUNGLE. Released on Sept. 25. Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment. Developers: PlayStation C.A.M.P., Crispy's, ...
New York Times
Halo 4 Forge Mode Video Walkthrough
343 Industries has outsourced the development of Halo 4's Forge map editor to Certain Affinity. The developers have since released a video to showcase some of the exclusive features available in the new Forge builder, including object snapping and a ...
Valve Hunting Down Playtesters
Side Mission (blog)
Valve, the video game developer behind Half-Life and Portal, is looking for volunteers to playtest both released and unreleased versions of the company's games. Playtesters that are near the Seattle/Bellevue area are in immediate demand. Valve suggests ...
NPD: US game sales may grow this Christmas, Wii U isn't an “it” item
The holiday quarter is under way, beginning the march to December when the video game industry banks on the biggest retail sales of the entire year to fuel the $25 billion industry in the United States. ... September brought the first major holiday ...
Sony Online Entertainment Breaks New Ground With First 'Wikia Official ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
Sony Online Entertainment Breaks New Ground With First 'Wikia Official Community' For Upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter Video Game PlanetSide®2. Published: October 10, 2012 ... By publishing official and community driven ...
Game: Thrills but frustrates
The Daily Titan
Resident Evil 6 is the latest in a video game franchise selling better than ever across multiple consoles despite an identity crisis of multi-campaign proportions. In a departure that is one of many for the series, Resident Evil 6 has not one but three ...
Stephen Strasburg, Washington, DC Nationals pitcher, gets preview of Call of ...
Instead, the 24-year-old Major League righthander, whose pitching season ended a month ago, is sitting on a couch, game controller in hand, deftly dispatching enemies in the video game Call of Duty. A diehard ... In late April when the Nationals ...
Assassin's Creed III Fan Video Shows Redcoats Falling [VIDEO]
With Assassin's Creed III filled with more than enough awesome, it doesn't take a genius to know developer Ubisoft put their heart and soul into the game, and it shows in what we've been teased with so far. To get the fans more involved in the process ...
Tokyo Game Show 2012 verdict: Record attendance, rapid diversification
The Western games press has been spending the past few years bemoaning the decline and fall of the Japanese video game industry. To the group that puts on the Tokyo Game Show each year, the question might be "What decline?" The 2012 TGS event, held ...
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial gets first new game in over a decade
One of the most infamous figures in video game history is getting his first game in over a decade. The man with the magic hands and a penchant for peanut butter candy is back for more, and since his game is a downloadable for iPhone and iPad, developer ...
Wing Commander creator due to announce new game today
Wing Commander creator due to announce new game today. The veteran games designer Chris Roberts is set to announce his new game at the Games DeveloperConference today. The designer is responsible for the development of a number of space combat and ...
Wii U will have interactive TV, thanks to Utah's i.TV
Salt Lake Tribune
Unlike the wand controller that gamers waved in front of the original Wii video game console, the new Wii U uses a game pad with a 6.2-inch touchscreen. Nintendo TVii turns that game pad and its second screen into a television remote in which users can ...
My Neighbor Backed a Game on Kickstarter, and He Loves It.
A weird coincidence that I write about video games and my neighbor was getting a package from a dev studio. Was he a developer in secret trying to shield himself from my bulldog reporter instincts? Probably not. So I filed it away in the back of my ...
The universal language of Pokémon
Another of those facets is the Pokémon Video Game Championships, an event which demonstrates the game's appeal as a competitive pursuit for all ages. Now in its fourth year, the tournament inspired Unno to feature the favoured team of the current ...
Developers Can Now Build Holographic Games
The folks behind the Unity Game Engine and tech company Infinite Z teamed up to create "zSpace," an interface that can be used to build and design games and programs using holographic images, according to a released statement. These won't be flat ...
'2K13' adds new content to series
The National Basketball Association 2K series added “NBA 2K13” to its video game collection on Oct. 2. Video game users stayed up ... Developers attempted to make certain styles of dribbling easier by giving the gamer more control. 2K players seem to ...
The Cost of Making Games
I question if it's worth it, if years of failures and mediocre successes under the unnatural constraints of a lone developer are worth the grief of being indie. Why not combine my ... Video gamesdemand long hours and are designed much like Hollywood ...
Best iPad games: Toca Band
Toca Band is a fantastic plaything for all ages and a wonderful musical distraction for kids. A touch screen toy rather than a video game in the traditional sense, it is an example of an app which doesn't have to have stages or objectives or failstates ...
Digits: Microsoft's wristband controller that could replace both the mouse and ...
The discussion surrounding the next generation of video game consoles is increasingly focused on the tools used to interact with games, not increased processing power and advanced graphics. Cliff Bleszinski ... While the demo shows that Digits can be ...
Review: FIFA 13
If you were to listen to detractors of the FIFA series, you could be forgiven for thinking thatdevelopers EA Sports did nothing other than change the number on the box every year. However, those who ... Rather than simply tweaking the format with FIFA ...
Borderlands 2 patch 1.01 Changelog Revealed
Fixed an issue where a mission's level would sometimes reset to a lower level when loading a savedgame. Fixed an issue with stacking skill icons not correctly refreshing in some cases. Fixed an issue where a client would sometimes hear a high-pitched ...
'A Game of Dwarves' Steam pre-order incentive includes beer trees
... A Game of Dwarves includes a downloadable content pack that adds beer trees to players' harvest, developer Paradox Interactive announced today. The "Ale DLC pack" allows players to grow trees that produce beer fountains, demonstrated in the video ...
Games create questionable characters
Wisconsin State Journal
As my friend and I were pondering the idea of great video game characters the other night, we both failed to come up with many convincing arguments for any persona in the medium that has absorbed countless hours of our lives. Despite the comparable ...
IndieCade 2012: Five noteworthy games
Los Angeles Times
As iPad and mobile games proliferate in both mainstream and indie spheres, the puzzle and adventure game “Tengami” (from U.K. developer Nyamyam) makes exquisite use of the platform's tactile nature. Players use their fingertips to explore a pop-up ...
Los Angeles Times
Journey soundtrack jumps, floats to CD
Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crytek, ...
Video Game Economists | EconLife.com
He understood the dynamics of a single multi-nation currency, of balance of payments issues, of unfunded debt. He had the knowledge that would attract national governments, central banks, major universities… …and video game developers.
Careers in Video Game Development | Mind Your Major
A dream come true for many, video game development is a growing field with opportunities for many different kinds of professionals. Each year, Game ...
Game Development Hero - YouTube
Game Development Hero You deserve a career that excites you. ... Makingvideo games is ...
Queen's Game Developers Club - Andy Moore - YouTube
You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. ... The Queen's GameDevelopers Club ...