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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…
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Sony cuts price of PS Vita 3G to $199 at ‘majority’ of its US stores

Sony has reportedly dropped the price of its 3G PS Vita gaming device at the "majority" of its US stores. The move comes a few weeks after the handheld console was discounted in Japan, a move which saw sales of the machine quadruple.
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The Steam Box cometh, and it brings a hefty price tag with it

Depending on who you speak to, whether it's a game developer, journalist, or industry analyst, the game console is either dying or about to be replaced by the living room PC. Valve is the would be conqueror, working with a humber of…
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Nintendo branches with a new Pikmin animated series

Nintendo has always relied on other companies to make its original video content, from the old Super Mario Bros. cartoons to the Nintendo Channel programming on Wii. Shigeru Miyamoto, the famed designer of Nintendo's most famous characters…
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SimCity’s launch debacle highlights EA’s bigger problem: Its own business practices

The best civil engineers know that you can't just fix one little problem to make a city run perfectly. You have to consider the whole organism to make it work. Electronic Arts, Maxis, and Origin have a much bigger problem than overloaded…
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‘SimCity’ review: This reboot isn’t for loners

Maxis re-envisions it classic series for an online world in the newly re-tooled SimCity, which uses an always-online requirement to create the feeling that your creation lives within a larger world.
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PS4 gets the director of ‘No More Heroes’ and ‘Killer is Dead’ horny

The talk of the video game industry is that the game console business is not long for this world. Big game developers aren't ready to give up the ghost just yet, though, as evidenced by Sony's big PlayStation 4 reveal. Grasshopper…
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SXSW comes to Pandora with hints of a brand new playable character for Borderlands 2

Gearbox Software promised at least four downloadable expansions for Borderlands 2 Season Pass holders. With word that the studio plans to update the game before the end of March, that DLC should be coming soon. It may bring more than just a…