Category Archives: New

“Industry will need to work together to continue to price goods in a way that sustains profitability.”

GameStop is worried that digital games could drive game prices dangerously low, according to a statement from the company's president Tony Bartel in its most recent quarterly earnings report. Bartel said that GameStop estimates that $100 million-worth of games have been digitally delivered for free as part of hardware bundles like the Xbox One Assassin's Creed Bundle and the PlayStation 4 upcoming Black Friday Bundle. "We want to help ensure that our industry does not make the same mistake as other...
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Q&A: Frank Lantz of the NYU Game Center talks about Together We Game, an ambitious, first-of-its-kind game project.

Developers big and small crowdsource ideas for video games all the time, asking fans what new features or gameplay elements they'd like to see in future games. But there's never any guarantee that what fans want will make it into a final product. Developers have final say. But what if the community of gamers at large was given control of a game's creative direction? With some limitations, this is the idea behind Together We Game, a first-of-its-kind initiative that's seemed...
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In this week’s pre-Black Friday deals, get The Evil Within for $30, Watch Dogs for $30, and more.

The best new deals of the day are from Newegg, which is offering Destiny for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $40, and Walmart, which if offering games like Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4, and others for $30. Find the full list of $30 games for each platform below. Toys R Us is currently offering a "2 for $30" deal on a ton of Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS games. It's a good opportunity to catch up...
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Developers given tighter restrictions on how they can market their unfinished projects.

Valve has issued new rules and guidelines to developers regarding its Steam Early Access program, in a bid to help protect consumers from investing in risky projects. Documentation of those guidelines is not available publicly, but GameSpot's sister site Giant Bomb has obtained a copy and has outlined the key changes. The new guidelines come months after Valve decided to remove a game, Earth: Year 2066, from its Early Access program after suggesting that it was being marketed with disingenuous promises...
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Lucasfilm veterans Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick are trying to bring back the classic point-and-click adventure.

Yeah, it's another Kickstarter, and like several others it's also from PC gaming legends that want to revive a genre that doesn't get much love from big publishers. But the game that developers Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick are trying to bring back harkens back to the days of Maniac Mansion. According to the game's description on Kickstarter, "Thimbleweed Park is a new game that cuts to the core of what made classic point & click adventure games so special,...
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