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‘Watch Dogs’ puts you in the center of a nearly-real surveillance state

We chat with Jonathan Morin, Creative Director for Ubisoft Montreal in charge of Watch Dogs, about the development of the game, and the thin line between science fiction and technology.
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‘Super Smash Bros 4’ for Wii U will do away with the pantywaist online fights of its predecessor

Super Smash Bros Brawl for Nintendo Wii introduced a massive cast to the fighting game series, as well as an enormous single-player campaign, but the game still managed to disappoint due to lackluster online play. Super Smash Bros 4 for…
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Arkane heads back to the city with ‘Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall’ DLC

Just two weeks after details leaked out about the first big story expansion for Arkane's Dishonored, the studio makes it official. Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall is the first story-based Dishonored DLC and it puts players in the role of…
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Nintendo expands the Pokemon universe with NFC technology, and plenty of new toys for you to buy

Nintendo Wii U has always been about more than a tablet-style controller for Nintendo, but the company's been strangely silent about the device's other capabilities. The Wii U's secret weapon: The controller has NFC technology ready made…
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Sony’s handheld is blowing up in Japan, but it’s not because of the PS Vita price cut

Sony finally gave fans the PS Vita price cut they'd been asking for at the end of February, but even then, it was only Japanese players that got the discount. Now weekly PS Vita sales have quadrupled in the country. The PS Vita price cut…
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Square-Enix closes out the PS3 in style with Sony exclusive, ‘Drakengard 3’

Since 2009, Square-Enix has treated game consoles as nothing but a market for Eidos-made games like 'Hitman: Absolution' and 'Tomb Raider' as well as 'Final Fantasy XIII' and its sequels. The company surprised fans on Wednesday announcing…
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Disney and LucasArts star in: The Curse of the unfinished Star Wars game

Since acquiring Lucasfilm in October, Disney has talked plenty about its plans for the Star Wars film franchise. It's been almost entirely silent about the future of video game studio LucasArts. A source within the studio says that Disney…
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Ron Gilbert continues his solitary journey and announces his departure from Double Fine

It's been a long time since Ron Gilbert ran his own studio, but the Maniac Mansion creator has a good system going: Join the team that can best make your game, then move on. With work on The Cave completed, Ron Gilbert is ready to continue…
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The co-founder of the team that made ‘Just Cause’ talks new opportunities with the next-gen, and embracing fear

Digital Trends sits down for an extensive chat with Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg about the studio's Just Cause successes, the coming of the next-gen, and the dev team's overall ethos.
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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes could herald a new way of making games

Making even a small game is an expensive business, but staring down the next generation of consoles like Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4, developers are starting to worry about the cash crunch. Hideo Kojima thinks that television-style pilots…
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 dips its tow in the microtransaction pool

While its rival Electronic Arts has carefully transformed its console games into microtransaction-fueled machines over the past few years, Activision has been content to rely on DLC expansions for after market profits. No more. Call of…
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‘Sound Shapes’ drops the mic with enough new DLC to double the size of the game

Sound Shapes beat the odds, cultivating a sizable community of creators making slick platforming levels that double as sweet electronic songs. Those players that wanted more of the curated "albums" that made up the game's campaign have more…