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4:00 PM on 04.21.2014

More games need a Photo Mode like inFamous: Second Son

inFamous: Second Son saw an almost benign update with Photo Mode last week (hashtag many filters). With it, you're photografree to turn off the HUD, adjust depth of field, change time of day, and, well, take pictures. Picture...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 09.06.2013

Metal Gear Solid V: Multiplayer, second screens, & more

We have some new, surprising information about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine, longtime series director Hideo Kojima detailed some surprises, all of which seem to stem from the...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 08.20.2013

Project Spark closed beta coming in October

Project Spark is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious and creative Xbox One titles that Microsoft is currently showing off, but don't take my word for it -- you can try it out yourself.  A closed beta was jus...

Brett Makedonski

2:35 PM on 06.11.2013

Project Spark has all the tools to be successful

One of the more ambitious looking games that Microsoft had on display as part of its press conference and showcase event was Project Spark. Serving as an obvious attempt to capture the sect of the audience that loves Mi...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 06.10.2013

Project Spark shows off multiplayer world building

Project Spark is bringing a huge open universe of creativity to Xbox One players. With the Kinect enabled voice controls, along with terraforming made easier with the use of SmartGlass, Project Spark is looking to make a big splash with its user-generated content. No word yet as to a release date, but those worlds sure look pretty!

Jason Cabral

4:30 PM on 05.20.2013

Should publishers try to profit from user-created videos?

Last week, it came to light that Nintendo has started making content claims for popular videos on YouTube which feature their products, including "Let's Play" and other forms of walkthrough content, taking the ad revenue whi...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 05.20.2013

This custom Trials Evolution track boggles the mind

When Trials Evolution released last year, I played around with the level editor enough to see huge potential in it and also to understand that I could never personally tap into that potential. Thankfully, there are people li...

Darren Nakamura

5:00 PM on 03.31.2013

Jade Raymond: AAA games will need more user content

Jade Raymond, Ubisoft Toronto's Managing Director, doesn't believe that the continually expanding budgets and costs of AAA game development are necessary, in fact, she thinks they need to stop. Speaking with Gamasutra at GDC,...

Fraser Brown

6:00 PM on 11.26.2012

Observe the Far Cry 3 Map Editor in action

Far Cry 3 releases later this week (unless you're in North America and have to wait until next week, which should happen now and again if we're going to be fair about things) and it's looking pretty tight. Perhaps even -- an...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 PM on 08.16.2012

Valve update adds co-op puzzles to Portal 2 level creator

Aperture Science's "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has just undergone a major expansion. An update for Portal 2 released today which allows users to now create puzzles requiring cooperative play to add to the more than 17...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 AM on 05.11.2012

Portal 2 Perpetual Initiative serves 1.3 million tests

Released just this week, the Perpetual Testing Initiative expansion to Portal 2 has already resulted in a success of some kind. No, no. Don't tell me. I'll figure out the appropriate adjective eventually. More than 35,0...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 PM on 05.08.2012

A message to all Aperture employees from Boss Man Johnson

Mr. Cave Johnson, CEO of Aperture Science, recently issued a message to all his employees, confirming the existence of the Perpetual Testing Initiative (PeTI), and its status being operational as of now. In the message, rath...

Raz Rauf

2:30 PM on 04.26.2012

Valve to release Portal 2 level editor May 8

Starting next month, the possibilities for portal puzzles become as infinite as spaaaaaaaaace. Valve has announced a new update for Portal 2 which will arrive on May 8. The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" will give player...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:30 PM on 10.25.2011

Team Fortress 2 community mods look spook-tacular

C'mon, I'm allowed one Halloween pun at this time of year, right? Anyway, Team Fortress 2 has had plenty of official Halloween updates in the past, whether it's been special themed maps or limited edition hats. Now a group of...

Alasdair Duncan

2:00 PM on 07.26.2011

inFAMOUS 2 gets vehicles for user-generated content

How's inFAMOUS 2 been going on the user-generated-content front? I honestly couldn't say! But the first of many UGC updates to come is free, and it's hopefully going to keep mission makers interested enough to stay with it. T...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 05.19.2011

MERD: A stunning FPS built in Little Big Planet 2

The above video is of Massive Epic Raging Destruction (MERD), a first-person shooter game built using the game creation tools in Little Big Planet 2. As a guy who can barely grasp the idea of what's possible with enough...

Conrad Zimmerman