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It's also been a challenge for games designers, who have had to find new ways of guiding players around spaces that don't literally exist.
When Nintendo finally unveiled the Switch last week, it showed off the console running a mixture of upcoming titles like Breath of the Wild, as well as current Wii U games like Splatoon. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim also got prominent placement (in its ...

For too long the definition of "Game of the Year" has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at we're doing what we can to put a stop to ...
Chicago -- If you want to watch the World Series in a bar around Wrigley Field, get ready to pay. According to DNAinfo, some Wrigleyville bars are charging as much as $250 per person to get inside and watch the games on TV. Many will offer drink and ...
"Over the past few years, I see more games creators thinking differently, realizing that films, books, poetry--any art form--can talk about those issues, so why not games?" he added. "Why should we always focus on zombies, monsters, or things that are ...
Microsoft's Windows Creator Update event included a brief segment about the company's game-specific updates. That Wednesday segment kicked off with an announcement that Windows will now come with live, online game-streaming capabilities built in.
The 97-year-old Elgin resident, who this week is set to attend his second World Series featuring the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, predicted the score of Tuesday's game would be 6-0. But Everett "Jim" Schlegel thought the Cubs would be the team to ...
The Toronto Raptors have improved their W-L record in each of the last five seasons and won a franchise-record 56 games last season.
Tampa Bay Rays' catcher Dioner Navarro watches as Philadelphia Phillies' Shane Victorino scores on a sacrifice RBI by Chris Coste in the first inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series in St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. (AP Photo ...
Not so long ago, you could be relatively sure that, if a publisher withheld early review copies from members of the press, it was probably because the publisher knew the game was a stinker that would get panned. Now, some of the biggest game makers are ...
And songwriting might just be the beginning. With the growing accessibility of high-end living-room consoles and virtual reality headsets, it's easy to imagine a video game on a list of Nobel nominees in the near future. Nowhere was that more apparent ...
At key points throughout the terrifying narrative, the game provided a questionnaire inspired by the "Big Five" personality test, a method used by academic Psychologists for personality research.
Every time you fail, the game starkly reminds you why lethal fruit-bombardment might be the only sane response to our current electoral dilemma: "Game Over," it says. "You Have Condemned the World By Not Stopping Trump." I just refused to accept the ...
While the device does have its fair share of titles that are little more than glorified tech demos, there are some must-have games for the peripheral. These are titles that provide full, deep, and meaningful gaming experiences that will entertain PSVR ...
Over the next two months, the game industry is pushing out one of the more crowded product lineups of recent years. What's different is the sheer amount of stuff: not just blockbuster titles for gaming consoles, but also new hardware, independent games ...

The mechanics of all escape the room games are essentially the same: a series of intricate puzzles that multiple people must solve while racing against time.
[ASHBURN] In past seasons, nine players and two coaches on this year's Washington Redskins roster have participated in NFL games in London as members of other teams. Their memories of those trips are a mixed bag of business, fun and logistics.
The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC can now bring the game directly to your home. Developer CD Projekt Red started sending out invitations to the closed beta for Gwent, the standalone version of the card battler that first appeared in the studio's epic ...
Images and references to alcohol and tobacco in popular video games may be influencing UK teens who play the games and the age restriction system is not working, according to a new study.
I brought back more than gashapon from Japan. I hit up four Super Potato stores, multiple Yodobashi and Bic Camera locations, and pretty much every storefront in Akihabara and came back with a bag full of classic video games. I'm talking Kirby's ...
In the 15 years I worked at toys "R" Us, I sometimes leaked information about video game sales and posted them on message boards.
Penn State's upset of Ohio State has cleared the way for the Nittany Lions to win their final five regular-season games. I certainly would not have said that after the 42-39 loss to Pitt or the 49-10 drubbing from Michigan. But Penn State, at 5-2 ...
Bethesda Softworks, makers of Skyrim, Dishonored and other fine games and franchises, is the latest game publisher not rushing to have their games reviewed, at least not by game reviewers. It's something all gamers should factor in as they assess when ...
Don't let anyone tell you that playing with supernatural forces is not a game, because that's precisely what it can be.
Admit it: At some point this season, you're going to miss a Warriors game. Company holiday party, nephew's baptism, a honey-do list too long to be finished before tip-off ... whatever the reason, we know that most of you aren't going to go 82-for-82 in ...
Last week, NBA Digital announced it was going to stream one live game per week in a VR-optimized experience. That sounds cool and exotic, but there's also another new way you'll be able to stream live basketball games this season. This one doesn't ...
The NFL season is in Week 7, and the Indianapolis Colts enter Sunday's road meeting with the Tennessee Titans facing the prospect that they could have a loss to all three AFC South opponents by day's end.
In front of a home crowd waiting literally decades for this night to come, the Chicago Cubs struck early to beat Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
We're only four days away from the start of the 2016-17 NBA season, therefore there's no better time than now to rank the most appealing Thunder games of the year. Related: Westbrook, Durant Transparent When Discussing Each Other In sports Illustrated, ...
The Saints don't just allow 301.6 passing yards per game. No, the unit also allows 117.8 rushing yards per game.
15 Florida has five games remaining, including four of the toughest games on its season schedule - all on the road. The Gators (5-1, 3-1 SEC) sit atop the SEC East standings - one game up on top challenger Tennessee - and control their own destiny ...
The Flyers have been suspended an NHL-most 12 games. Forward Brayden Schenn served a three-game suspension to start the season for a hit in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, while defenseman Radko Gudas is currrently serving a six-gamer for a check ...
That's why Jeanneret, who beat throat cancer two years ago, is working 42 games this season. "I probably feel better than I have in a long time," he said.
If you're a video game aficionado of sorts, or even if you simply missed the memo entirely, it's no secret that actress Jennifer Hale has an extensive resume within the gaming industry.
Near Death, a first-person survival game released this summer, is easiest to describe in terms of the things it's not. Taking place in an abandoned Antarctic research base in the 1980s, Near Death shares a setting with John Carpenter's The Thing - but ...
This year, more than 174,000 avid gamers, designers, Publishers, and vendors showed up for the 33rd Essen Spiel. Exhibitors from 50 countries brought with them an estimated 1,200 (!) new games to show, indies nestling cheek by jowl with major companies ...
What if there was a way for games to change every time they were played? They discussed ways in which decisions made in one gaming session might carry over into the next.
San Antonio -- rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he expects guard Patrick Beverley to miss the first 20 games of the season with a left knee injury.
Boise, Idaho - When BYU needed to score in its season-opener against Arizona, trailing by two and entering a two-minute drill offense under fifth-year senior quarterback Taysom Hill, the Cougars rallied and drove the length of university of phoenix ...
Major League baseball announced Wednesday evening the start times for Games 1 and 2 of the National League Championship Series.
Are you still figuring out what the announcement of the PS4 Pro means for your company? A new video from game dev 101 show Extra Credits suggests that the recent release of the PS4 Pro could mean developers will soon be treating console game ...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a remastered version of the popular RPG by Bethesda Game Studios. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered.
Oakland, CA - DECEMBER 24: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers gets sacked in the endzone for a safety by Denico Autry #96 of the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter of their NFL game at Coliseum on December 24, 2015 in Oakland, ...
GREEN BAY - The Packers-Falcons game on Oct. 30 has been flexed to 3:25 p.m. Central Time instead of its original noon timeslot, the NFL announced on Wednesday.
"Spil Games impressed us with their vision and understanding of the world of Valerian," Valerian producer Virginie Besson-Silla said Wednesday in making the announcement.
You may not be all that familiar with Jackbox Games, but it has quite the following: party games like Quiplash have helped it stand out in a sea of indie studios.
The latest offer is a BOGO entree mobile coupon after playing the burrito roller's new online game. Just like the Guac Hunter game that the chain introduced in March -- where freebie seekers had to spot differences in a digital photo hunt to win a free ...