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4:00 PM on 06.06.2013

CCP 'confident' about Dust 514's five-year future

Late last year, erstwhile EVE Online executive producer Jon Lander proclaimed -- perhaps emboldened by his own game's impending ten-year anniversary -- that CCP had "a five-year roadmap" for the recently-released free-to-play...

Joseph Leray


3:30 PM on 06.05.2013

Night moves: No day cycle in World of Darkness, says CCP

News about World of Darkness has been predictably scarce: the CCP-developed MMO, based on White Wolf's Vampire: the Masquerade license, is still in early development, with no release date in sight. When I sit down t...

Joseph Leray

4:00 PM on 06.03.2013

Boy's club: Why don't more women play EVE Online?

According to David Reid, CCP Games' chief marketing officer, 96 percent of the people subscribing to his company's flagship MMO EVE Online are male. That's crazy high.

Joseph Leray

1:00 PM on 05.17.2013

How CCP made a virtual reality spaceship dogfighting sim

EVR opens with a pilot in the cockpit of a small ship, docked in a cramped launching tube. After a short countdown, the ship is fired out like a bottle rocket, the compact hangar giving way to the sheer expanse of space, litt...

Joseph Leray

1:45 PM on 04.26.2013

Hands-on with CCP's virtual-reality dogfighter EVR

Want to make 1500 EVE Online fans totally flip out? Corral them into an auditorium for an EVE keynote during Fanfest 2013, announce that a small internal team has developed a playable virtual-reality dogfighting game for the Oculus Rift, and then explain that a day-long tournament is going to take place.

Joseph Leray

1:45 PM on 04.18.2013

Overview trailer for Mars: War Logs is exactly that

Spiders released an appropriately titled "overview trailer" for its upcoming sci-fi action-RPG, Mars: War Logs, which is also appropriately titled: there’s a war, it takes place on Mars, and you’ll be shooting, e...

Joseph Leray

4:45 PM on 02.01.2013

Ubisoft was right to nix Splinter Cell: Blacklist torture

This week, a Splinter Cell: Blacklist producer confirmed that the game’s controversial torture scene, used as part of Ubisoft’s E3 presentation last year, has been removed from the game. “Definitely we are n...

Joseph Leray

2:00 PM on 01.23.2013

Review: Borderlands 2 'Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt'

It’s a good thing that Borderlands 2 doesn’t often touch on real-world culture over the course of its kitschy, ostentatious sci-fi romp -- the times where it does have tended to be low points. I was disappointed t...

Joseph Leray

2:00 PM on 11.30.2012

Review: Borderlands 2 'Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage'

The best downloadable content, in my experience, serves as a low-risk workshop to spitball and prototype new ideas. Sometimes those ideas pop up later in, say, sequels: it’s impossible to get from Dragon Age: Origins to...

Joseph Leray

2:30 PM on 11.21.2012

Review: Pid

All mystery stories necessarily deal in misinformation, and Pid, the new puzzle-platformer from Swedish firm Might & Delight, is no different. It keeps its secrets well-hidden. There’s the climactic plot twist that ...

Joseph Leray

7:00 PM on 10.16.2012

Review: Borderlands 2 'Captain Scarlett' DLC

Borderlands has often been described, perhaps not unfairly, as "work." In the sense that it can be repetitive and monotonous, yes, but also in that it's largely driven by a kind of materialistic consumerism. There's not ...

Joseph Leray





4:00 PM on 04.19.2012

Nordic New Wave: Technology and the new social game

With support from our partner, Intel, we're exploring how technology is evolving and improving the gaming experience. The company's goal is to develop tools that, in the right hands, allow us to play new and exciting games. A...

Joseph Leray

5:00 PM on 04.13.2012

Review: FIFA Street

The somewhat mythologized sub-genre called street soccer -- as presented by FIFA Street -- is hedonistic and excessive, with a strong tilt toward showboating and theatrics. It’s puzzling, then, that EA Sports decided to...

Joseph Leray

7:30 PM on 12.14.2011

Review: Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow

"RAAM's Shadow"'s greatest strength is its premise. A prequel set in the hours following Emergence Day, the first piece of campaign DLC for Gears of War 3 hints at what Ilima City looked like before it was destroyed, both by ...

Joseph Leray

9:00 AM on 12.11.2011

Preview: Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow

There’s a scene in the second chapter of Gears of War 3 in which Cole Train has a flashback to his time as a professional thrashball player before becoming a COG soldier. When I saw it the first time, I noticed that it ...

Joseph Leray

11:30 PM on 11.17.2011

Capcom confirms: Darkstalkers coming to PSN this month

Another day, another game outed by the ESRB and later confirmed by publishers. This time, it's Capcom community manager Brett Elston confirming that Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors is headed to the PlayStation Network, with ...

Joseph Leray