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Indie Platform Itch.io Wants You To Decide How Much They Make

March 5, 2015, 6:22 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

itch.io has been allowing indies to take all revenue for their games for the past few months now. Today, they're taking a cut again - but with an interesting twist. itch.io is introducing open

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Xbox Head Admits MS 'Lost Their Way' On PC Gaming, Xbox Now Means 'Gaming With Microsoft'

March 5, 2015, 6:10 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Team Xbox head Phil Spencer made the pitch for Windows 10 gaming at GDC, admitting that they lost their way on PC, but hoping for another chance. Phil did not shy away from admitting

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Steam Machines Now Listed On The Steam Store

March 5, 2015, 6:00 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Valve has put up listings for Steam Machines on their site. There are fifteen manufacturers in all. You can click through for each one below. Alienware Steam Machine Alternate Steam Machine Asus ROG GR8S

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MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore Grinds Into Steam Early Access

March 5, 2015, 5:49 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore has surfaced onto Steam Early Access. Nordic Games has picked up Rainbow Studios as developer, as they are hoping to get the game ready for release by summer of this year. This

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Brings Us Back To 1946

March 5, 2015, 12:23 am | news | 0 comment(s)

Bethesda has revealed Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. The game is a prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order, narrating the series of events that leads to the prior game. It also seems to be an episodic series,

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Ashes of the Singularity Is A New RTS That Goes Truly Massive

March 4, 2015, 10:31 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Stardock has revealed Ashes of the Singularity, a new RTS that pushes today's gaming tech to its limits. Using the Nitrous Engine, they will employ independent AI to each unit on the field, even

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Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void Beta Coming Up, May Release Late March/Early April

March 4, 2015, 10:24 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Blizzard seems set to publicly unveil a beta for Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void. Some people are already playing the beta, as Blizzard has been sending out invites to esports organizations, press, and fans with

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Thumper Is A Self Described 'Rhythm Violence' Music Game From Ex Harmonix Devs Drool

March 4, 2015, 10:19 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Some former devs from Harmonix have previewed Thumper, a self-described rhythm violence game. Thumper is a little hard to wrap your head around in, as is the fact that the developers named their company Drool. However,

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ID@Xbox Coming To Windows 10, Battletoads Confirmed Coming To Shovel Knight For Microsoft

March 4, 2015, 10:07 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Microsoft has revealed the ID@Xbox program is coming to Windows 10. The announcement is both a boon and bane for indies. The upside is thanks to Microsoft's dev tools, porting will be easier on Microsoft devices,

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Hololens Designer Mike Ey Passes Away After Car Accident

March 4, 2015, 9:55 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Mike Ey, one of the designers for upcoming Microsoft AR product Hololens, untimely passed away after a car accident. He was the victim of a hit-and-run, as suspect Robert Malsch rear ended him after

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Valve's Source 2 Is Free, But You Need To Make Games On Steam

March 4, 2015, 9:48 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

It turns out Valve has placed a huge caveat on using Source 2, their free engine. You need to make your games on Steam. To be specific, the condition is that the game needs

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EA Closes House That Built Sims/SimCity, Maxis Emeryville

March 4, 2015, 9:30 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

EA has confirmed that they have shutdown the original Maxis in Emeryville. Sims and SimCity games will continue to be made from their studios in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki and Melbourne, but the

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Valve's Steam Controller Photos Surface Online, More Powerful Steam VR On The Way

March 4, 2015, 9:17 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

We now have a better look at the Steam Controller, as Valve claims there are even more powerful Steam VR headsets on the way. This is how Gabe describes their plans: You should think of

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New X1-Powered Nvidia Shield Is Android Gaming On Hyperdrive, Can Run And Stream Console Games

March 4, 2015, 8:52 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Nvidia has unveiled the new Nvidia Shield, a 4K capable gaming console built on Android. The new Shield can natively run games like Crysis 3, and stream 8th gen games like The Witcher 3.

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Dying Light Getting Patch 1.4, Ultimate Survivor Bundle March 10

March 4, 2015, 7:56 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Techland has revealed Dying Light is getting a batch of content on March 10, including Patch 1.4 and a new Ultimate Survivor Bundle. Patch 1.4 includes a new hard mode, weapon rarity level, new character outfits

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Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Alpha Gameplay Released

March 4, 2015, 11:40 am | news | 0 comment(s)

The Warhammer series has some promising things in the works. One of those impressive bits of information carries the name Vermintide, paying reference to the creatures found within. Alas, the wait is over. Today, Fatshark released

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World of Warcraft Introduces Tokens

March 3, 2015, 11:06 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Blizzard has launched WoW Tokens, the system that will allow players to sell gold and game time to each other. If you have in-game gold, you can buy a token from the auction house for 30

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Free To Game Engine: Latest Versions Of Unity, Unreal, Source Going Free

March 3, 2015, 10:52 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Christmas came nine months early for game developers, as Unity, Unreal, and Source have announced free versions of these game engines. Clearly, Unity's early success in offering their engine for free has changed the market, as

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Review: Dragon Ball XenoVerse

March 3, 2015, 10:49 pm | review | 0 comment(s)

Developer: Dimps Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Release Date: February 26, 2015 Platforms: PC via Steam (Reviewed), Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 Price: $54.99 USD (Steam) Dragon Ball XenoVerse reveals its ambition from its first cut-scene. Summoned by

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Video Game Doc Series Critical Path Celebrates Five Years, 46 New Videos Now Online

March 3, 2015, 10:35 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Artifact Studios is celebrating their fifth year in producing video game documentaries with Critical Path. Critical Path has been interviewing developers and insiders on the craft of making games for five years, with conversations and interviews

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We Happy Few Replaces Open World Zombies With 'Happy' Folks

March 3, 2015, 10:27 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Compulsion Games has revealed We Happy Few, an open world survival game where they replaced zombies with, frankly, something creepier. This time, you're in 1960s Britain, and

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DFC: PC Gaming Worth $ 26 Billion 2014, Growth Driven By Esports

March 2, 2015, 11:23 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

DFC Intelligence has shared their findings on game industry growth in 2014. Based on their projections, the market will be growing from $ 26 billion last year to $ 35 billion by 2018. While the spotlight

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Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power Coming This Year

March 2, 2015, 10:56 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Frozenbyte has revealed Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power, coming this year. The trailer shares very little story spoilers, but it prominently features an addition to the franchise: honest to god 3D gameplay. As always, the

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Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE To Be Published By Team17

March 2, 2015, 10:47 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE's Kickstarter isn't even over yet, but they have already picked up a publisher: Team17. Ivent Games artist and director Lyubomir Iliev had this to say about getting picked up: Wow, have we

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Valve's Consumer VR Is Named RE Vive, You Can Believe The Hype

March 2, 2015, 10:38 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Valve has unveiled their consumer VR: RE Vive, made in partnership with HTC. Valve's choice of partner is smart, counterpicking HTC to compete with Samsung and their partnership with Oculus VR. In any case, Vive is incredibly

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3D Realms Is Back! "Bombshell" Primed and Ready To Explode

March 2, 2015, 9:40 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Any gamer old enough to remember what pogs are will instantly recognize 3D Realms as the pioneering studio that built the sturdy pixelated foundations that the gaming world sits on today.

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Night Dive Fails To Acquire Rights For No One Lives Forever

February 27, 2015, 11:09 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Developer Night Dive has revealed that they were unable to gain the rights for No One Lives Forever. This unfortunate news means that they will be unable to recode and rerelease the game on modern computers.

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DotEmu Celebrates Eight Years With 75 % Off Sale

February 27, 2015, 10:54 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

DotEmu is celebrating their eight year anniversary with a deep 75 % sale on their official site. All of the games on sale received a 75 % discount, and the library runs the gamut of reissues,

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Battle Chasers Becoming An RPG For PCs, Consoles, Maybe Tablets

February 27, 2015, 10:44 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

Joe Madureira has revealed plans to revive Battle Chasers as a game for PCs and consoles. Joe is making it with former coworkers from Vigil Games, under their new company, Airships Syndicate. Details are sketchy for

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Guild Wars 2 Gets New Community Requested Camera Options, Including First Person View

February 27, 2015, 9:45 pm | news | 0 comment(s)

ArenaNet and NCSoft have revealed the big changes coming to Guild Wars 2's camera options. There will be first person view, and a slider for FOV. However, you will get even more options and sliders, so

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