Gaming

Bethesda and Blizzard should learn from how Square Enix fixed its Final Fantasy XIV problem

It’s any game publisher’s worst nightmare — you’ve announced or launched the latest version of your big franchise, and instead of widespread acclaim, your biggest fans are angry and disappointed. What should you do? This is the challenge for Bethesda after Fallout 76 debuted to terrible player feedback, followed by harsh criticism for shipping its […]

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Why the game dev group will benefit from non-U.S. board chair

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has more than 150 chapters around the world representing thousands of game developers. The 24-year-old developer advocacy group recently appointed Vesa Raudasoja as new chair of the board of directors, promoting him from the vice-chair position. He replaced David Seltzer as chair, and current board member Emily Greer moved into […]

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How to record and share gameplay on the PlayStation 4

For lots of players, saving and sharing their favorite gameplay moments and playthroughs has become essential to the video gaming experience. Considering how much players like to use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and streaming services like Twitch to show off their gaming experiences, it makes perfect sense that the PlayStation 4 includes some handy tools for creating and uploading […]

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Counter-Strike GO becomes F2P, adds a shrunken battle royale mode

On Thursday, Valve Software surprise-launched a comprehensive update to its five-year-old game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) with two equally major changes: a new battle royale-inspired combat mode and a shift to the free-to-play economic model. Air-dropping onto an island to fight a bunch of other players? Valve joins the battle royale frenzy. Before dropping onto […]

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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ review

There might not be a better superhero for an open-world game than Spider-Man. Spidey brings two key elements that work extremely well for games — his job as a city-spanning crime fighter who tangles with both two-bit hoods and murder-happy supervillains; and his fast, agile movement. In Marvel’s Spider-Man, working through the story, zipping around […]