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The Behemoth’s Game 4: Pit People, gets first trailer

The Behemoth, a company spawned from the flash filled portal world of Newgrounds, has developed some interesting games over the years, featuring bizarre visuals, strange stories and often silly voices. That’s not a pedigree it’s looking to ignore in its fourth game: Pit People, which now has its first official …

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Here’s how sound will scare you in SOMA

When it comes to creating a fearful atmosphere, one that makes your bones shudder and your hairs stand on end, sound can be your greatest ally. A whisper of wind at the right time, a mocking, maniacal laugh – they can set the mood and make a player doubt their …

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Blizzard may be working on a new Diablo game

Although far from an exact science, whenever a major studio announces a new job opening at their company, it’s often for something specific. There are traditionally quite a lot of open, or potentially existing jobs at large publishers and developers, but when something different shows up, it gives us a …

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Riot wants to better communicate with League players

As much as the internet can be a place where negativity goes to fester, game makers all over the world know that keeping in touch with your fan base through it is an important way to help maintain a game’s popularity. And it’s that line of communication between the players and …

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Eve Online developer is making a space shooter for GearVR

Last year, Samsung partnered up with Oculus to launch the Samsung GearVR headset, for use with Galaxy smartphones. Now, CCP Games, the team behind Eve Online and Eve: Valkyrie, has announced Gunjack, a space shooter for the mobile virtual reality headset, set in the same universe as Eve. Gunjack puts …

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Meet Total War: Warhammer’s Luminark of Hysh

The Warhammer world has a lot of weird and wonderful creatures and contraptions, with giants, griffons, cannons and ball and chain swinging goblins being common place – they’re a mad lot in the Old World. Perhaps not as mad as the wizards though, who tread that line between chaos and …

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Square Enix President explains his rule of three

Recently Square Enix President, Yosuke Matsuda has been in the news after explaining his rule for judging new IP/franchises. In an interview with Weekly Famitsu the publisher head explained that he believes that a new franchise needs at least three games before its success can be judged reasonably. “Looking retrospectively …

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Roald Dahl characters to return in new app games

The Twits and other Roald Dahl characters might have frightened, inspired and amazed children of many generations past, but they’ve never been brought to the fore in quite such a style as this. In a series of new applications, the classical author’s most iconic characters are set to make their …

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Bungie hires on Destiny subreddit mod as community manger

While games development itself is a tricky business, managing the mammoth communities that can form around them can be even harder. That’s especially so if you’re running an MMO, with ever evolving content, meta games and player numbers, so keeping your ear in to the ground is important. That’s why …

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Rovio is making a new game… Angry Birds 2

Angry Birds is a worldwide phenomenon. As much as traditional gamers may poke fun at its platform, or even cite that its entire concept was a rip-off of Crush the Castle, there’s no denying that Angry Birds, with its three billion+ downloads over various titles, is a massive success. And …

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Dead Island 2 developer Yager breaks up with Deep Silver

The publisher of the Dead Island series, Deep Silver, has announced that it has ended  its relationship with Dead Island 2’s developer, Yager, meaning that the German company will no longer be part of the game’s creation. Moving forward Deep Silver plans to announce who will be taking over the …

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Trackmania Turbo celebrates signs as much as speed

Trackmania is one of the most competitive arcade racers ever created, spawning high-level teams and Esports action, though it’s always felt like the separate games with their slightly tweaked setting and track types fragmented the community. That won’t be the case with the upcoming Trackmania Turbo though, which puts all …

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Does the Unity Engine have an image problem?

Despite not having quite the visual pedigree of the Unreal Engine or CryEngine series of developmental tools, Unity is a world wide respected piece of software that has been used by millions to create thousands of games. However, according to the company’s CEO John Riccitiello, the fact that so many people …

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Dawn of War 3 domain name registered by Sega

Although Games Workshop seems to have finally cottoned on to the fact that it’s sitting on a goldmine of nostalgic and competitive gaming IPs, announcing more projects in the past six months than it has in the past decade, its flagship Warhammer 40k product of a few years ago, Dawn of …

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