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Armored Warfare gameplay trailer explores new environments

By Ozzie Mejia, May 28, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Obsidian Entertainment has released a new gameplay trailer for Armored Warfare, showing some of the game's environments and the way they crumble ever-so-quickly from a blast of a big honkin' tank.

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Fantasia: Music Evolved trailer blasts off with Elton John

By Ozzie Mejia, May 14, 2014 9:00am PDT

The newest trailer for Fantasia: Music Evolved takes players into space. And of course, they're playing "Rocketman."

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Gauntlet preview: dungeon party

By Robert Workman, Apr 03, 2014 10:00am PDT

Atari's classic Gauntlet will soon make a much-anticipated return, thanks to Warner Bros.

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"Needs a little bit more color and less brown dark stuff, but still excited. Gauntlet is coming back!"

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'Zero Point' director explains filmmaking with Oculus Rift

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 31, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Condition One is using Oculus Rift to take films to new, exciting places and director Danfung Dennis explains some of the technology used to make VR films possible.

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"It was actually a line from Star Wars about the force... I replace "The Force" with Porn and it ..."

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This War of Mine preview: war and peace

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 28, 2014 11:00am PDT

There's nothing glamorous about living in war and nothing illustrates that more than 11-Bit's upcoming survival game, This War of Mine.

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Pig Eat Ball preview: a multiplayer game with massage chairs

By Robert Workman, Mar 26, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Pig Eat Ball is a simple four-player party game with a pretty big twist: it uses massage chairs.

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Ken Kutaragi, 'father of PlayStation,' awarded with GDC Award & Mega64 video

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 25, 2014 10:00am PDT

Ken Kutaragi, best known as the "Father of the PlayStation," received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards last week... and here's a short film from Mega64

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"That portrait is perhaps not the most flattering picture of Ken. The video is awesome though."

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World of Speed preview: a friendly shift

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 25, 2014 6:00am PDT

Publisher My.com has announced a new MMO racing game for PC called World of Speed, which will be developed by Need for Speed: Shift developer Slightly Mad Studios.

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"Best thing about this game is it helped get car licenses they wouldn't have otherwise gotten for ..."

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Hotline Miami coming to PS4, supports Cross-Buy

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 24, 2014 9:45am PDT

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is already on its way to PS4. However, publisher Devolver Digital has announced that the original game will be...

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Fantasia: Music Evolved preview: dynamic duets

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 24, 2014 8:15am PDT

Harmonix revealed some new details about Fantasia: Music Evolved, including five new tracks, a new explorable area, and a two-player competitive mode. Shacknews was invited to check these new features out at this year's Game Developers Conference.

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"Remember back when Harmonix was solidly a Sony-oriented studio?"

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Why Don't Starve moved away from free-to-play

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Fun fact: Klei first envisioned Don't Starve as a free-to-play adventure. So what made them change their minds? Lead designer Kevin Forbes discusses Klei's mindset during a recent GDC panel.

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"Great artcle, thanks Ozzie! Loved Don't Starve when it came out on Steam. I'm not a huge fan ..."

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Apple launches 'Indie Game Showcase' on the App Store

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 2:40pm PDT

Apple is joining the growing indie game movement, highlighting noteworthy developers in their new "Indie Game Showcase."

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Unreal Engine 4's latest tools demoed in new video

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 1:00pm PDT

In a new video released by Epic, Zak Parrish walks through some of the new features of the Unreal Engine's latest iteration.

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Over 50 games coming to Wii U thanks to Unity Engine

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Wii U may be struggling to get the support of big-budget publishers, but Nintendo has started making important inroads with another source of games: indies.

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"I love Nintendo, I really do...but it pains me to agree with this statement. Some of these would ..."

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Zeus: Saints Row dev's canceled post-apocalyptic open-world game

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 11:00am PDT

Volition was working on a post-apocalyptic open-world game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 codenamed "Zeus."

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"Agreed. What few examples there are typically wind up being existing gameplay types with a ..."

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