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4 hrs ago | Kotaku

Titanfall Was Almost Destroyed By Lawsuits

Before Titanfall was Titanfall , the mech-heavy shooter went through years of development hell.


Related Topix: Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment, Video Games, 2010, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Mass Effect, Portal, Mass Effect 3, West

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Campus

Gamer's Piece: Videogames: A superior art form

Video games are the supreme art form of the 21st century because their very DNA is comprised of all other great expressions of art that have come before it.


Related Topix: Video Games, Literature, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Mass Effect, Portal

Ars Technica

Introducing Steam Gauge: Ars reveals Steam's most popular games

Right now, I can tell you that about 37 percent of the roughly 781 million games registered to various Steam accounts haven't even been loaded a single time.


Related Topix: Dota 2, EA Games, Create, They, _No Company


The Best Video Game Wingmen Ever

Main characters usually get all the attention in games, but for most great heroes, there's at least one other character helping them out.


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

Out of Hell 15 April 20141

If you have any file related to entertainment/gaming/hardware and want it hosted on our mirrors, feel free to contact us .


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games, Thief, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, WB Games Montreal, Batman: Arkham Origins, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular App, iPad miniiPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular App, iPad App, Injustice: Gods Among Us, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPad Wi-Fi + App, iPhone and iPad App, NetherRealm Studios, The Cave, Sega, Double Fine Productions

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Escapist

Half-Life Speedrun Sets Amazing New Record

Half-Life is a pretty beefy game as I recall, and while there's a tendency to remember it as a flawless classic, it drags at times, too.


Related Topix: Sierra Entertainment, Half-Life, Video Games

New Orcs Must Die! game will be a free to play MOBA

A new game in Robot Entertainment's popular Orcs Must Die! series will be released in late 2014 and will add MOBA and collectable card game elements to the series' excellent third-person orc-slaying foundation.


Related Topix: Robot Entertainment, Orcs Must Die!, Dota 2

Sun Apr 13, 2014


Becoming the monster in Evolve: Lessons from Left 4 Dead

For all of the technical wizardry going on behind the scenes, Left 4 Dead was a simple game: four players versus seemingly endless hordes of zombies, peppered with the occasional, amped-up special zombie.


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

Sat Apr 12, 2014


I never want to play Shenmue 3, Half-Life 3 or The Last Guardian

I've often wondered what would happen the day it's finally announced. The day when some leaked developer schedules, a handful of rumours and a whole wave of speculation build to a crescendo, leading the world's press to a conference hall somewhere in downtown Los Angeles, perhaps, or maybe just to an office block in Washington State.


Related Topix: Half-Life 3, Video Games

Fri Apr 11, 2014


Blizzard Unveils New Heroes Of The Storm Characters

Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's upcoming MOBA and is the developer's answer to popular MOBAs like Riot Games' League of Legends and Valve's DotA 2 .


Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games, Gadgets


Portal 2 Wall Decals

You can tell us a bit more about this wish list if you want below. If not, we'll fill in some details for you until you're ready .


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

Houston Press

Top 5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: Cakeless Dancers, Magical Doors, Killer Puppets and More

Fresh off their uplifting arts-for-all children's program say please and thank you , Hope Stone Dance Company presents i was told there would be cake , one of our choices for Friday .


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games, Arts, Ballet

Sun Apr 06, 2014

EParis Extra

Amazon enters the streaming box and video game market with the Fire TV

Android-based micro consoles seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but when online retailer titan Amazon jumps on board, it's big news.


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games, Go, They, _No Company

Thu Apr 03, 2014


Is Amazon Fire TV Ready To Take On The Console Wars?

The video game industry has gone from a mole hill to a mountain in no time flat, Chris DiMarco is your Sherpa as you endeavor to scale Mount "Everquest" It's an interesting question, really...and one we have to ask since the unveiling of the Amazon Fire TV set-top box.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Portal, The Walking Dead, Activision, Terminal Reality, You Don't Know Jack, THQ


Get a $1,776 Mac software bundle for $19.99

Even if you're interested in just two of the eight apps collected here, you'll come out on top.


Related Topix: Portal

Wed Apr 02, 2014


StoryBundle releases video game book bundle

The Humble Indie Bundle started out selling video games , but branched out into e-books down the road .


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

'Titanfall' Boasts 10 Million Minutes Streamed, But Is Anyone Really Watching?

In the first week of launch, 108,000 separate users streamed gameplay, and 30% of Twitch traffic was from Xbox One.


Related Topix: Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment, Video Games, Microsoft Xbox, Dota 2, Path of Exile, Grinding Gear Games, Bohemia Interactive, Arma III, Electronic Arts, Battlefield 4, EA DICE


Amazon Hires Portal's Kim Swift, Far Cry 2's Clint Hocking

Amazon is bolstering up talent in their video game development studio, and they've got two new high-profile snags: Portal designer Kim Swift and Far Cry 2 designer Clint Hocking have both joined Amazon Game Studios, Kotaku has learned.


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Linux Today

8 Free to Play Steam Games for Linux

Although limited, there is an increasing number of F2P games available on Steam for Linux.


Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games

Wed Mar 26, 2014


Nvidia Shield gets temporary price cut, new features coming April 2nd

Yesterday we talked about the Ouya, an Android-powered micro-gaming console. Let's stay with Android and gaming today and talk about Nvidia's Shield .


Related Topix: Yesterday, Pendulo Studios, Focus Home Interactive, Video Games, CPU, Science / Technology, They, _No Company, Portal