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Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Mar 2015

Minecraft is a global phenomenon. People of all ages around the world are doing incredible things with it, and it's all thanks to Mojang and its intrepid founders. They sold their creation to Microsoft, something that some people saw as selling out. But there's a much bigger story behind the headline.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 27 Feb 2015

Metal Gear Solid V still doesn’t have a release date, and following Hideo Kojima on Twitter doesn’t make the wait any easier. The series creator frequently tweets out progress on the highly anticipated sequel, such as new looks at Snake, shenanigans with Diamond Dog and now Mother Base in a brand new splash of bright pink. Turns out, this is just another way to make Metal Gear Solid V feel more personal.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 11 Feb 2015

If you had to ask me what my favourite online first-person multiplayer shooter was, it’d have to say Killzone 3. While certainly lacking in the single-player department (at least narratively), Killzone has an unmistakable weight to its shooting, movement and overall experience. The mixture of online game modes is a thrill to play, although you’re probably not alone in thinking that Shadowfall lost some of the series’ spark. But it looks like Guerrilla is ready for another crack at it.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 09 Feb 2015

The Xbox One February update is out now, and Microsoft’s console is still missing a major feature. PS4 players have been able to take and share screenshots nearly since launch, and yet it’s not yet possible on the other current-gen console. But it’s on the way, and might just be around the corner is Phil Spencer is to be trusted.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 21 Oct 2014

As a game developer, you pray for moments like these. Your game has just crawled out of the Early Access pit, ready for people to enjoy the game you actually wanted them to play when they paid you months ago. Better yet, your game is featured as part of a special Steam bundle. Everything is grand, until an incorrect listing threatens to cost you a few sales. What do you do?

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 18 Aug 2014

Phil Fish, the egotistical and self righteous developer of Fez has once again lashed out at the very people who gave him his money and showcased just what sort of person he truly is.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 14 Aug 2014

After playing Thomas Was Alone last year, you guys know I developed something of a fangirl crush on Mike Bithell. His game was awesome and one of my favorite gaming experiences of the year. While most of my stalking has been limited to the normal stuff like twitter following, it culminated today when I tracked him down and had a really rather awesome chat on camera.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 11 Aug 2014

By the time you guys are reading this, I’m probably either winging my way to Germany, or already arrived and imbibing some Kolsch. Geoff, Matty and I will be spending the week in Cologne, getting our grubby hands on all the most anticipated games and getting some cool videos and photos while we’re at it. Don’t miss any of the cool stuff - here’s how to catch it all.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 01 Jul 2014

If you think of overbearing, controlling mother figures, I’m pretty sure Norma Bates makes it fairly close to the top of that list. Now imagine Norma Bates had her very own Twitter account, only this time it was focused on how games are the single worst sin on this good green Earth.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Jun 2014

Man, that Phil Spencer seems like such a nice guy. I have a lot of new-found respect for the Xbox brand since he's been in charge - they seem to be on message and doing things right. In the lead up to E3, he is also showing some good sportsmanship that makes me happy.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 05 Jun 2014

There's an app for that seems to be the common mantra these days. No matter what you want, you can find an application that will do it on your tablet or phone. However, consoles are also trying to compete in the app world, and Microsoft has just announced some new additions.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 04 Jun 2014

The games industry is a strange place, and it just keeps getting weirder. Instead of just releasing a trailer, we get a teaser for a trailer, or maybe an announcement that a teaser for a trailer is forthcoming. Now, there is even more teasing.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 07 Apr 2014

There is no easy way to discuss this topic, so I'm just going to jump into it and prepare for the hatred that may come. People were offended by the way a Polygon reporter handled criticism over his reporting of Vlambeer apologizing for perceived pro-Nazi symbolism in his new game Luftrausers. Twitter proceeded to explode and attack the journalist.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 20 Feb 2014

When it comes to the video game industry, there often isn't much in the way of feel-good stories. Sure, there are game successes and we enjoy the products of the industry, but all too often we hear about studio closures and people losing their jobs. But this story made it feel a bit better.