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Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Biden: Games are not being singled out in media violence debate

Following meetings with representatives from the NRA and games industry, Vice President Joe Biden offers assurances that violent video games are not being viewed as the root cause of gun violence in America.
Diablo III Patch 1.07 preview

Pick a fight: Diablo III finally adds PvP combat in 1.07 patch

Though we were promised player versus player combat in the initial version of Diablo III, Blizzard has seen fit to keep it from us. At least until the next patch makes it debut.
Axis Game Factory

Try Axis Game Factory for free: Kickstarter project gets public prototype

In an effort to boost its ongoing Kickstarter project, the creators of Axis Game Factory have opted to offer prospective funders a free prototype of the game to try at home for free.
Dust 514

Join the fight: Dust 514 beta opens doors to the public January 22

CCP Games wants your help in testing its upcoming hyper-ambitious MMO Dust 514, and you'll get your chance to aid in this effort come January 22.
Far Cry 3 High Tides DLC

Far Cry 3 expands as High Tides DLC washes ashore on January 15

High Tides, a PlayStation 3 exclusive downloadable addition to Far Cry 3, now has a release date: January 15, 2013.
Blake Kikorian

Media-hungry Microsoft adds Slingbox entrepreneur to Xbox team

After acquiring smartphone developer id8 Group R2 Studios, Microsoft has tapped its head, Blake Kikorian, to serve as corporate vice president for the company's Interactive Entertainment wing.
Time Crisis 3

Drive by shooting: Massachusetts pulls violent games from roadside rest stops

In the wake of the Newtown, CT tragedy, Massachusetts officials have decided that motorist rest areas in the state shall no longer feature violent video games as an entertainment option.

Grab your guns: Four-day ‘Gear Up Weekend’ event hits Borderlands 2 [Update]

To celebrate the imminent release of Borderlands 2's next DLC pack, Gearbox Software is hosting a massive in-game event for the next four days.
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Be afraid, be very afraid: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct arrives March 26

Activision and developer Terminal Reality hope to strike it big with a first-person shooter based on Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead scheduled to debut on March 26.
Y: The Last Man

From cake to Capuchin: Portal fan to direct Y: The Last Man movie

Dan Trachtenberg, creator of the excellent Portal: No Escape fan film, has been tapped by New Line Cinema to direct the studio's upcoming adaptation of Y: The Last Man.
Skulls of the Shogun

Indie hit goes mainstream as Skulls of the Shogun finds a release date

Haven't heard of Skulls of the Shogun? You're about to. Indie developer 17-BIT just announced that the game will be appearing on the Xbox 360 and Windows platforms before the end of the month.
Dead Island Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition

Fans built Dead Island Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition, now let’s see what’s inside

Dead Island Riptide developer Deep Silver asked fans to vote on the contents of a special edition of the game. Now the firm has opted to reveal what the general public selected.
Planetside 2

Planetside 2’s next patch squashes bugs and boosts firepower

Sony Online Entertainment creative director Matt Higby has exposed January's Planetside 2 patch while also offering an ongoing commitment to continuously improve the firm's flagship online shooter.
Tera: Rising

Gratis grinding: Tera becomes a free to play MMO

Next month, En Masse Entertainment's massively multiplayer online roleplaying game Tera will join the ranks of MMOs that require no subscription fees.
Joe Biden.

Vice President Joe Biden taps developers, NRA to discuss gaming violence

Vice President Joe Biden will meet with video game creators and representatives from the NRA this week to discuss media violence and America's extant gun regulations.
Axis Game Factory

Fund your own adventure: Axis Game Factory hits Kickstarter

Developer Heavy Water hopes that a Kickstarter project might raise the necessary funds to bring newbie-friendly game development suite Axis Game Factory to market.
Shadow of the Colossus

Pen trumps sword: Shadow of the Colossus movie finds a writer

When Shadow of the Colossus hits movie theaters at some point in the near future it will feature a script penned by Canadian Seth Lochhead.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution DLC

Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC brings killer halfpipes ‘exclusively’ to the Xbox 360

Revolution, the first DLC release for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, brings inventive new gameplay modes and a new gun to Activision's flagship shooter, though Xbox 360 players will be enjoying it long before anyone else.
Demon's Souls

Bargain-priced suffering: Atlus revives Demon’s Souls on PSN

Due to popular demand, Demon's Souls has returned with a full complement of online features, a newbie-friendly World Tendency and a cut-rate price tag.
Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi

Team Ninja head fires back at Metro developers in defense of Wii U

Nintendo's latest console has its share of detractors, but Ninja Gaiden 3 director Yosuke Hayashi is not one of them.
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Judge denies THQ bankruptcy plan, claims it’s unfair to creditors

If you've been following video game news of late, you're likely aware of THQ's ongoing financial issues. Sadly things continue to get worse, as the courts have denied the publisher's stated plan to bounce back from bankruptcy.

Apologies from the crypt: New content delayed DayZ retail release

DayZ creator Dean Hall opens up about the status of the game's retail release, and explains why missing its 2012 deadline is actually a positive.

Portal fan Guillermo del Toro confirms GLaDOS/Pacific Rim connection

Director Guillermo del Toro's latest, Pacific Rim, features an AI that sounds suspiciously similar to GLaDOS, the malevolent star of Valve Software's Portal series. According to del Toro, this is all by design.
Primal Rage 2 logo

Primal Rage II finally revealed! (Just 14 years too late)

After 14 years in storage one man rediscovers footage from the canceled Primal Rage II, allowing fans to finally witness the game in all of its poorly thought out, disappointing glory.
runescape reaches 12 years as a free to play mmo

Happy 12th Birthday to Runescape! A dozen years later, the game continues

Massively popular free-to-play MMO Runescape just hit twelve years old, mere months after seeing its 200 millionth registered player accounts.
Wii U GamePad

Buying a used Wii U could give you access to previous owners games

According to reports on the Internet, purchasers of used Wii U consoles are finding those systems full of free games, courtesy whoever owned the console previously.
Guardians of the Galaxy concept art

Marvel adds two more actors to potential Guardians of the Galaxy cast

Michael Rosenbaum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are the latest actors that Marvel Studios is considering for a role in the Guardians of the Galaxy cast.

Minecraft XBLA tops 5 million in sales

Hours before the end of 2012, the Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft hit a very impressive sales milestone: 5 million units sold to date.
Ghost Recon

Ubisoft wants to add Ghost Recon to its film production slate

As with Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, Ubisoft's Ghost Recon franchise will be hitting theaters at some point in the near future.
Wii U Gamepad

Unlimited streaming porn coming to Wii U

The Wii U is a very family-friendly console, but the kind people at SugarDVD are working on an app that will also allow the machine to satisfy a person's more base desires.
THQ Logo

NASDAQ delists THQ following bankruptcy filing

THQ's financial fall continues as the company has been dropped from the NASDAQ stock exchange following a dip in value resulting from the firm's recent Chapter 11 filing.
Tomb Raider

Eidos confirms multiplayer in upcoming Tomb Raider

It looks like the new Tomb Raider sequel will feature a fully-functional multiplayer component. Beyond that, we're largely in the dark.
Justice League -- Alex Ross

Rumor: Justice League movie’s heroes have been revealed

As rumors surrounding Warner Bros. big screen adaptation of DC Comics' Justice League ramp up, we've finally got word on which heroes might feature in the movie.

Phil Fish: Fez will hit new platforms in 2013

Those jealous of Xbox 360 owners for their exclusive grip on indie hit Fez will not have to wait much longer to see the game on other platforms.