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7 hrs ago | CNET

Gamer idol Jennifer Hale to prove Everyone Games at GX3

The con that's been saying #EveryoneGames since 2012 is back for round 3. LGBTQ gamers and friends -- and Jennifer Hale fans -- mark your calendars for GX3 now. Given the current messy and divisive discussions about gaming journalism, misogyny and who gets to call themselves gamers , a lot of people are probably wanting to do something fun and positive as a community.


Related Topix: Jennifer Hale, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Video Games, Mass Effect, Journalism, Portal

20 hrs ago | The Escapist

Official Left 4 Dead 2 Patch Uncensors The Game For Aussies

Good news, Australia! Remember when Valve got Left 4 Dead 2 reclassified under the country's new R 18+ rating? Well, now that all the proper official wheels and cogs have fallen into place, the developer has pushed out a patch for the Australian Steam release of the title that brings it in line with the gore-tastic version being enjoyed by the rest of the world. To access the patch, you'll have to go to the "downloadable content" section in your Steam library and apply it manual - by default, users have the game's censorship enabled.


Related Topix: Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead, Game., 2010

Mon Sep 15, 2014

PC Magazine

Kaos Gameplay Mode Coming to Skylanders Trap Team

Activision on Monday announced a special gameplay mode for Skylanders Trap Team in honor of the evil villain Emperor Kaos. The so-called "Kaos Doom Challenge" will pit Portal Masters and their armies of Skylanders against increasingly difficult waves of Kaos's personal minions.


Related Topix: Toys for Bob, Skylanders, Activision, Video Games, Skyland, NC, The, Deep Silver, Portal, golconda, Trapped


Valve Gets Saints Row Creative Director

Steve Jaros, once the creative director at Volition, has now confirmed that he's leaving the Saints Row developer after working ten years for the studio. Volition is also responsible for games like the Red Faction series and oldies like Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War.


Related Topix: Saints Row, Video Games, Half-Life 3


Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360

After two years of PC exclusivity, developer Torn Banner Studios is bringing its action title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to consoles, thanks to a new partnership with Activision. The publisher announced today that Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is currently in the works for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and will launch as a downloadable title later this year.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, X360, Torn Banner Studios, Half-Life 2, PS3, 2012, Gliese Games

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Eskimo Malware Targets Twitch And Steam

A serious malware problem with the online video game streaming service , also involving Steam, has been discovered and Twitch users are being warned to be extra vigilant when using the platform. The issue was brought to the public's attention in a post on the website of Finnish internet security firm F-Secure on Friday September 12. F-Secure said they had received a report from "a concerned user" that the malware was appearing on the Twitch site's chat feature.


Related Topix: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Video Games

Fri Sep 12, 2014

F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog

A Twitch of Fate: Gamers Shamelessly Wiped Clean is a video gaming focused live streaming platform. It has more than 50 million viewers and was acquired by in August for nearly a billion dollars.


Related Topix: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Video Games

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Overclockers Club

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies Infecting Steam September 23

Last month, Nexon announced that it was bringing free-to-play Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies to Steam in Q3 2014. The Steam store page popped up today, and with it came the reveal of its release date: September 23. The game offers some classic Counter-Strike gameplay along with a slew of additional gameplay modes, new guns, new maps, and new characters: the game is more than just about zombies, with over twenty different modes to choose from in both PvP and PvE flavors; there are more guns at your disposal, along with crafting; there are over 60 maps, including classic maps from Counter-Strike ; and female characters join the previously male-dominated roster, along with playable zombies.


Related Topix: The Counter-Strike Team, Counter-Strike, Video Games

See How 'World of Warcraft' Pays Tribute to Robin Williams in Newest Expansion

The late comedian Robin Williams loved video games. He named his only daughter after the princess in Nintendo's Legend of Zelda games.


Related Topix: Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Video Games, Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Aladdin, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Sierra Entertainment, Half-Life


Reinventing the Science Fair with Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

Lisa: I definitely think that the digital media provides a different way of looking at the content. The thing that I love the most about the Puzzle Maker and my algebra students especially just loved was, we were talking about parabolas and we were talking about vertical motion and then we built it and they got to go in the game and experience it.


Related Topix: Puzzle+, Video Games, Portal

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

TemeculaTEMECULA: Guests get in 'toon at cosplay event

She and Moramarco expanded the festival this year, moving it to a new, larger venue and welcoming more than 30 vendors who sold everything from prints to sketches and wigs to jewelry. Moramarco is a graphic artist and cartoonist who has been teaching art through the Temecula Community Services Department for about 20 years.


Related Topix: Temecula, CA, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Portal, Video Games

Thu Sep 04, 2014


New Heroes Join League of Legends and Dota 2 - IGN Arena

With Techies coming to Dota 2 and Azir joining League of Legends , IGN Arena hosts Mitch Dyer, Kyle O'Connor, James Faulkner, and Brian Albert discuss the major changes these additions could bring. Other topics in IGN Arena Episode 11 include a viewer's question about the impossible lingo in the MOBA scene, and we wonder how to best introduce a total newcomer to the overwhelming world of Dota 2 , League of Legends , and more.


Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Digital Trends

Lenovo's Erazer X315 offers gamers on a budget a sub-$1,000 AMD-powered desktop

PC gaming systems are generally expensive, even if you decide to build one yourself.


Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games

Mon Sep 01, 2014


Uncensored Left 4 Dead 2 Rated in Australia Half A Decade Later

The Australian Classification Board has awarded the uncensored version of first-person zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2 with an R18+ rating five years after its initial release, according to a listing on the body's website.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead, X360

Inside Mac Games

Portal 2 Comes To MGS

Mac Game Store has added Valve 's Portal 2 first person action puzzler to its list of titles available for purchase and download.


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Dreamworks Dad is back with video game-inspired 'Action Movie Kid - Volume 2'

Daniel Hashimoto, the Dreamwork After Effects artist who put his son in The Matrix and sent him through time is back with a new series of well-realized imaginings with Action Movie Kid - Volume 2 .


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Escapist

Valve Ranks First for Most Desired Game Company to Work for

The 2014 IGDA Developer Satisfaction Survey listed Valve Software as the number one company developers would like to work for, above their own company.


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games, Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead

Entrepreneur Magazine

Amazon Drops $970 Million on Game-Streaming Service Twitch

Amazon's interest in the video game world is taking a huge step forward with Monday's $970 million deal to buy game streaming service Twitch Interactive.


Related Topix: Game., Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Portal, Microsoft Xbox, X360

Fri Aug 22, 2014


Valve Characters Are Coming to Super Time Force Ultra

Three new characters from both Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead will be packaged in with Super Time Force Ultra when it releases next week on Steam, developer Capybara Games revealed today on its website .


Related Topix: Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead, Video Games, The, Deep Silver


Evolve Beta Xbox One Exclusive, Release Date in January

The Xbox One may be lagging behind PS4 in sales, but Microsoft is getting some nice exclusives to try to reverse that trend.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead, Microsoft Xbox