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Diablo

See the original eight-page pitch for Diablo

"We believe these expansion disks should be priced at around $4.95 with the hope that they would be placed near cash registers as point-of-purchase items. Players would buy these packs as an afterthought, or maybe in an attempt to collect t...

 
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UBISOFT

The Division director leaves Ubisoft

The Divsion director Ryan Barnard has left Ubisoft to take a post at IO Interactive, the Copenhagen-based Square Enix subsidiary behind titles like Hitman and Kane & Lynch. According to Square Enix (via MCV), Barnard is now the stu...

 
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Banjo-Kazooie

I'll never look at Banjo's hips the same way

Rare is still making videos recounting what it was like behind the scenes on Banjo-Kazooie, and I'm still fascinated. Today, it's five (more) things we probably didn't know. As discussed in the video, the game's musical intro was originall...

 
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Stardew Valley sales

The one-man Stardew Valley has sold over 425K copies

If not for The Division, a multi-studio game that "has sold through more copies in its first 24 hours of availability than any previous title in [Ubisoft's] history," the unassuming farming/life sim Stardew Valley would be sitting at the to...

 
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Dead Island 2

Sumo Digital takes over development of Dead Island 2

LittleBigPlanet developer Sumo Digital has taken over development of Dead Island 2. Publisher Deep Silver severed links with the original development team at Yager after citing it did not wish to make “compromises” with the sequ...

 
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Electronic Arts

PS4 and Xbox One combined sales hit 60 million, says EA CFO

There are 60 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles out in the wild, according to EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen.  That’s five million more than his estimate of 55 million given at the end of last year. Talking at the Morgan...

 
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Bungie

Ride Along with Bungie

Bungie has announced Ride Along, its new behind-the-scenes livestream series. The weekly show will debut on March 2 and provide an insight into how Destiny is made, as well as “introduce you to the people who make your games.” T...

 
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Ori

Ori dev: Nintendo is being too secretive with the NX

Thomas Mahler of Moon Studios (of Ori and the Blind Forest fame) is known for being candid, which is a wonderful juxtaposition to this industry full of canned PR responses. This time he's sounding off on Nintendo, who he is kind of fru...

 
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Remedy

That is a big-ass bottle of champagne that Remedy has

Ever had a Cham Night? That's when one of your friends declares "Cham Night!" and everyone goes to the liquor store and buys a bottle of Andre (approximate retail price: $4). Cham Night is always a good time but never a good decision. Sam L...

 
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The Truth

Gaming is 'only limited by the bastards with the money,' says Guillermo del Toro

The DICE 2016 talk between director Guillermo del Toro and game designer Hideo Kojima just wrapped up (watch the replay here), and there were a few awesome quotes from both creators.  "The storytellers look ahead to see what they can d...

 
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Mass Effect

Mass Effect: Andromeda writer leaves BioWare for Bungie

Mass Affect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has departed BioWare Montréal for Bungie. Schlerf called his time with the Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio one of the "best experiences" of his career and expressed ex...

 
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Quantum Break

Quantum Break sure has changed over the last four years

I haven't been following Quantum Break too closely, even though I love Max Payne and Alan Wake. What I've seen so far has felt a bit generic, lifeless, and grey, so I'm hoping that Remedy's traditional bizarre touch is h...

 
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Reactions

Tommy Refenes REACTS to kids REACTING to Super Meat Boy

Tommy Refenes, half the development team of Super Meat Boy, made a reaction video over the weekend. That's a rebellious thing to do because popular YouTubers The Fine Brothers are currently in the process of trying to trademark the word "r...

 
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Hellblade

I forgot to mention Tameem's f***hat in that Hellblade video

When I typed up that post about Hellblade's newest developer video, something jumped out at me: director Tameem Antoniades' hat. I made a mental note to mention it, but then ended up focusing on the motion capture. I've made a grave mistake...

 
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Rare throwback

Let's listen to David Wise play the Battletoads theme

Well, this is just lovely. If you've been enjoying Rare's behind-the-scenes videos looking back at its decades of video game development, today's upload is another treat. Longtime Rare composer David Wise talks about what it was like to mak...

 
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Destiny

Bungie president steps down, new CEO announced

Harold Ryan has stepped down as Bungie's president.  As yet a replacement president has not been announced, although former COO Pete Parsons will be taking up a new position as CEO. Though there’s no explanations as to why Ryan h...

 
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The Witness

Jonathan Blow's pee in a bottle

Jonathan Blow, developer of soon-to-be-released The Witness, has resorted to peeing in a bottle. Or, he insinuates that at least. This is a bottle with what looks to be a good amount of urine in it, along with the caption "Here is another t...

 
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Phantom Dust

Microsoft files new Phantom Dust trademark... again

If you thought Phantom Dust was dead, think again - Microsoft has, once again, filed a new trademark application. The filing - which was spotted by those cool cats at DualShockers - was made on January 13, 2016 and is listed as game softwa...

 
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Capcom Vancouver

Dead Rising studio shifts to Unreal Engine for upcoming games

Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, best known for the Dead Rising series, is expanding. A number of full-time positions are now open as the team focuses its efforts on Unreal Engine 4 going forward. "We have some ambitious visions for where we w...

 
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Devs Play

Devs Play season two has over five hours of game makers chatting

Whether it's games, movies, books, whatever, I love listening to creators talk about their craft. It can be enthralling to hear how the creative process differs between not only mediums, but individuals. One video series I'm fond of is Devs...

 
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Japanese devs on 2016

Notable Japanese developers share their plans for 2016

Once again, Weekly Famitsu polled a bunch of Japanese game developers about their aspirations for the new year. Perusing this summary provided by Gematsu, a few responses stood out. "We'll safely release Persona 5 in 2016... I think," said ...

 
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Platinum Games

Making Bayonetta almost destroyed Platinum Games

Back in September, GameSpot submerged itself in the depths of Platinum Games. It has now emerged with a treasure trove of details about all of the work going into the studio's upcoming games, such as Nier: Automata, Star Fox Zero,...

 
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Rare

A lost look at Rare's scrapped SNES project that eventually became Banjo-Kazooie

With the archival nature of Rare Replay -- a collection of games on Xbox One that spans the developer's entire history -- it's natural that the studio would be digging through a lot of old boxes lately. One of those boxes (proverbial ...

 
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Remedy

I could spend all day watching Sam Lake doing Sam Lake stuff

I guess the sticking point from this here video is that Remedy's working on putting an Alan Wake easter egg in Quantum Break. A responsible writer would've focused on that, maybe crafted an SEO-friendly headline, came up with something gen...

 
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AMD

AMD was so angry at Geralt's hair, it made an open-source graphics API for developers

Nvidia’s GameWorks is a widely used toolkit that allows developers to add fancy visual effects and cool physics simulations to their game without costing them too much development time. The toolkit has some awesome effects, like PhysX...

 
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Swery

It's tequila time! Watch Swery drink and explain inspirations for his games

If you're going drinking in Osaka, Swery looks to be about the best tour guide you could ask for. If you want to know a little more about Swery's life and the inspiration behind his games, this video looks to be about the best tour guide y...

 
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Kojima

Hideo Kojima reportedly forming new studio

[Update: Hideo Kojima has confirmed that his contract with Konami was terminated as of December 15, 2015, and that he has established an independent studio called, heh, Kojima Productions. Its first game is a "new franchise" that will be co...

 
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Microsoft

Xbox boss is '100% committed' to keeping you engaged with Xbox consoles

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Microsoft is already looking ahead to the next generation console. Talking to The Verge about the future of consoles in an age where TVs and mobile devices are becoming smarter, Spencer sa...

 
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Documentary

This Psychonauts making-of is a fun look at early Double Fine

After hearing that Double Fine was crowdfunding Psychonauts 2, the first thought to pop in my head was "Will there be another documentary?" 2 Player Productions did such a remarkable job capturing the studio's work on Broken Age and other p...

 
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Grand Theft Auto

Why doesn't Rockstar release a new GTA game every year?

Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two, has opened up about why it does not annualise the release its biggest titles like Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead Redemption. Talking at MKM Partners Investor Day in New York City (via Gamespot...

 

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Vikki hails from the Welsh side of the UK and overindulges on Yorkshire Tea, raspberry cider, CAPLOCKS, outrageously unfashionable music and horrible sweary words. She probably knows more about ...

 

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Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 

Koi"Fish out of water"

 

Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 
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Nekrosys

I petted a wombat Howve you spent your puny and miserable lives?

 
Dreamweaver

Just finished Episode 4 of Tales from the Will plan to finish the game Its been fun, though admittedly, Im disappointed that Episode 1 was the best so Cant wait to see how it ends though! I wish Rhys x Fiona was a thing

 
JcDent

After what BioShock Infinite did to BioShock (turned it into Call of Duty, among other things), Im afraid of what Infinite Warfare will do to actual Call of Maybe it will die to be reborn in the glory of CoD2 and Modern Warfare?

 
Parismio

Finally watched the Legend of Tomorrow episode I missed and christ, that ending was You had one job Kendra! Please just go back to being a

 
ObliqueZombie

Im pretty sure Miitomo is Nintendos libido

 
Sir Shenanigans

Why am I all of a sudden into Ultimate Muscle? Why do I want to get the GameCube game so badly? Will I have soup or some custom pigs in blankets for lunch tomorrow? Do I prefer Alien or Blade Runner? These are the questions Im asking right now

 
King Kaiser

Ive come to the realization that Speed Racer was an underrated Even as a kid I could tell that it had an avant-garde I really feel like its a purely post-ironic A movie for a time when being sincere is Go Speed Racer

 
Agent9

Grunting intensifies* seriously though, does anyone know if a full version of this exists on a soundtrack I can I finished revelations and it is definitely a contender for my 3ds I just think this is the best version of lost in

 
Gundy

After trying Star Fox Zero Im kinda glad Miyamoto hasnt found a way to make me not enjoy F-Zero

 
hlarge4

Wow, putting points into Vitality is probably something I should have 4 points and my hps went up 25%

 
Parismio

I finally defeated the second boss of Nioh It took me several tries solo but I did

 
DeadMoon

We currently have the new Ratchet and Clank running on two separate PS4s in my house (via game sharing)! You can hear the wonderful sound of bolts being collected ringing throughout the hallways!!!

 
Rico the Penguin

About the only thing in DS3 I legit dislike is the invasion 100% of my invasions tonight involved me porting in and being surrounded by 3 Is there literally only one place you invade from? Thats awful Otherwise, good ga

 
Chris Bradshaw

How does a game like Comix Zone, a game that was barely 2 Megs on Genesis, manage 549 MB on Xbox?

 
lewness

Spent Saturday running through Untended Graves and Archdragon Peak with relative Sunday screaming at the Nameless King 2nd dead

 
Fuzunga

Came across this plastered on a window the other My new favorite stock

 
Torchman

OI Its been removed from Europe If you give a shit about this game, buy a physical copy RIGHT

 
whatsacow

Replaying Dark Souls 3 and I think its actually the worst in the In fact, I think its actually made me sick of the series, which I never thought From, leave Bandai Namco and make something Bloodborne proved youre still good at it

 
Torchman

Super Robot Wars Z3 is supposed to show up Monday/Tuesday according to Amazons It was ordered March 29th for The Max Factory Big O was ordered the week after from elsewhere and showed up the Both from Fuck this seller

 
Roxas1359

Managed to finish my 15 page thesis for this Now to turn it in tomorrow and start on my last paper for the

 
strongarm

Bought an xbox one with kinect out of We already have 2 ps 4 and wii I never buy new and always look for deals, so in reality I have spent very little I am not conviced I need all of the systems this To keep or not

 
Dreamweaver

Was goofing around invading the other day in Dark Souls III, and after seeing the Host rolling with three phantoms, I decided to use the Chamelon spell after seeing someone elses video on I tried to sneak past them when they stopped, but :P

 
StriderHoang

Wait what should I redeem? Citizens of Earth Wii U or 3DS?

 
OverlordZetta

An accurate representation of me as I was checking out the VNs on sale right Im using this with length because I would probably be banned if I posted the version looking at NEEDLESS TO SAY I AM

 
Gundy

Im super hooked on Re:Zero

 
Torchman

Im done work and theres still light out? WHAT IS THIS BLACK MAGIC

 
Ckarasu

So, another slow Except for that thing with DarkSydePhil thats been going Boy, was that a

 
JuIc3

Playing some Bloodborne if youd like to

 
Parismio

Found out in Nioh that you dont have invincibility when opening

 

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