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The Sims boss is now in charge of Mass Effect developer BioWare

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts issued "an organizational update" yesterday announcing the formation of EA Worldwide Studios, a "central studios organization led by Patrick Söderlund," who was the head of EA Studios for the past three y...   read

 
 
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Watch 10 minutes of the unreleased, PS3-exclusive Silent Hill

In 2006, while the main studio was working on handheld titles, including the PSP's Silent Hill: Origins, Climax Los Angeles was working on a pitch for a PS3-exclusive Silent Hill built in Unreal Engine 3. While Konami liked Climax enough t...   read

 
 
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Here's a trailer for Destiny's Rise of Iron, out next week

Before there were Guardians, there were Iron Lords. I'm more of an Irony Lord myself, but I appreciate any culture that keeps cute huskies around. Destiny: Rise of Iron is out next week, September 20, and brings with it, "a new cinematic s...   read

 
 
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Catch a glimpse of Horizon Zero Dawn before the robot apocalypse

While the lush, robot-filled grasslands make for the more interesting setting, it was neat to see the world of Horizon Zero Dawn before it gets overtaken by nature, back when it was filled with skyscrapers and urban-living. The team was ca...   read

 
 
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VR porn may find PS4 backdoor, but is AR porn the future?

On the Blu-ray versus HD-DVD conversation, Tropic Thunder's Kevin Sandusky notes, "people thought it would come down to pixel rate or refresh rate and they were pretty much the same. What it came down to was gamers and porn." It helped that...   read

 
 
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Russian man faces 5 years in jail for playing Pokemon Go in church

I would like to point your browser towards two links first by way of remembrance. Pokemon Go is still chugging as the 'fastest game ever' to hit $500 million in revenue, to remind you that there are still a lot of people playing Pokemon Go....   read

 
 
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The best theme song in video game history comes from an unlikely place

Before Sony used "Take Me Out" in that great, futile PSP campaign, Franz Ferdinand's 2004 hit showed up in EA's NFL football game, Madden. For the last 15 years or so, the series' soundtracks have been filled with licensed music, an eclecti...   read

 
 
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Hitman is going to Colorado this month

After four strong episodes, our tall, bald son Agent 47 is coming home to America, baby. The fifth Hitman episode, "Freedom Fighters," is coming out at the end of this month, September 27. The "toughest assignment yet" tasks 47 with infiltr...   read

 
 
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Japanese teens, um, rap about Miitomo

This is...something. Non-English rap has always rung weird to me. It's like that hit Italian song that's meant to sound like hit American music, but the singer is just stringing together nonsense sounds. There's something uncanny about it....   read

 
 
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Criminally slept-on Jazzpunk is coming to PS4 as a Director's Cut

Please enjoy what a video game trailer can be. Remember when David Lynch directed PS2 commercials? Either just show a shit ton of gameplay, or make something cool enough to stand on its own, I say. It doesn't have to be obtuse, either. Rem...   read

 
 
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Time's '50 best video games of all time' list has broken me

Time Magazine is a tabloid, clickbait before internet teens learned to sling the word at anything that didn't mesh with their ideology, but because it has a veneer of respectability owed to its near 100-year run, it continues to make bolder...   read

 
 
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Tormentor X Punisher is metal beyond good taste

Let's fucking do this! Sure at first glance it looks like I Made a Game with Zombies in It! without a tongue in its cheek, especially with the live-action trailer bits that look like Strafe with 1/10th the budget (I mean, a professional ba...   read

 
 
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These Pokemon hamburgers are to 'dye' for

Australian burger pop-up Down-n-Out (In-n-Out down under) is selling a two-week run of Pokemon-inspired hamburgers. Squirtle got the shaft as the crew went with two starters, Bulbasaur and Charmander, as well as the ubiquitous Pikachu. The ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go loses over 10 million daily players

Pokemon Go made record profits in its first month, but the reason King sold for $6 billion, for example, wasn't Candy Crush's first month (a paltry $25 million earned to Go's $200 million), but sustained engagement.  After peaking 2-3 ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch x Metal Slug

Overwatch's bright, styling characters make for some sharp sprites. 2D is best D, just sayin'. Shout out to artist and animator Josh Hano.   read

 
 
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Get half off Street Fighter V plus Capcom classics in the PlayStation Humble Bundle

If you like Capcom/PlayStation games bundled humbly, then boy do you have a very specific wheelhouse which I am about to pleasure. One dollar or more gets you Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 (PS3), Strider (PS3 or PS4), Super Puzzle Fig...   read

 
 
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New Pokemon Crabrawler is an incredulous rock lobster

My first thought reading the name "Crabrawler": the balls on the localization team with that one, innit? I was so impressed I turned British, despite being the red-bloodiest American on staff. It's a crab and it's a brawler. It's a crabraw...   read

 
 
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Dishonored 2 still looks amazing as hell

The last Dishonored 2 trailer out of QuakeCon was Corvo-heavy, which is fine, if you're into that sort of thing. That's fine, no judgment. Some of my best friends are Corvo. But this gamescom trailer shifts the focus back to the other prot...   read

 
 
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What minigames are better than the games they're in?

We had a fabulous question this week that ended up comprising the bulk of our conversation in this, the slow season for games, and that is: which minigames actually surpass the game they're housed within, like an 8 ball hidden within a matr...   read

 
 
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Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity Falls writers tapped for live-action Pokemon film

Last month The Pokémon Company and Legendary Entertainment reached a deal for a new film franchise based around Detective Pikachu. According to Variety, the project has found its writers, too: Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. Perlman ...   read

 
 
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Good-ass Rayman Origins is free as hell today, come get it

Rayman Origins is five years old this year and I can't think of a pure platformer I've enjoyed more in those five years. As part of Ubisoft's dirty 30 birthday celebration, it's free as hell to download right here. Just sign in with a Uplay...   read

 
 
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EA reverses position on remasters, hints towards Mass Effect

One year ago, noble mega-publisher Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore said of the recent trend of remastering slightly older games and re-releasing them on current console hardware, that, it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out...   read

 
 
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Internet compiles exhausting list of features 'missing' from No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky is hugely popular and, depending on who you ask, a neat Jules Verne-esque romp through space or an abject failure of procedurally-generated lies. I'm not sure where I sit because I admittedly got a bit bored and then got obse...   read

 
 
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We're taking Podtoid questions

I know what you're thinking: "A call for Podtoid questions on a Tuesday!?" Well guess what buckos, now that Kyle's gone, I've gone too. Gone mad, that is. With power. Now the Podtoid boys can stay up as late as they want, watch all the naug...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Uranium 'more alive than ever' despite Nintendo's takedown

A story in two headlines: Fan-made Pokemon: Uranium finally releases after nine years, August 11. Nintendo drops the hammer on Pokemon Uranium, August 13. Yes, Nintendo put the kibosh on the years-in-the-making, not-for-profit fan project q...   read

 
 
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