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Microsoft and Sony have dominated the current console generation so far, with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 leading Nintendo's Wii U in terms of both mindshare and market share. Third-party developers and publishers have essentially abandoned the Wii U, choosing to focus instead on the larger potential audiences on computers and the two more powerful consoles. Nintendo hasn't lost…

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Game developers and publishers have made a fetish out of placing their quivering ears to the lips of consumers and 'listening' to feedback about their products being, in the perverted argot of the marketing department, 'transparent.' How much this is an exercise in public relations, and how much it actually converts into palpable action is, well, opaque. But one game…

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Blizzard has posted a very interesting job listing with some pretty steep requirements. The listing doesn't say anything about a specific game, outside of the fact it's an unannounced project, but we do know what series the project will be in: Diablo. The position requires a minimum of 10 years' experience in creating video game art, with at least 5…

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Developer Sucker Punch is going to great lengths to ensure its next-gen debut, Infamous: Second Son for PlayStation 4, believably portrays its hometown of Seattle, Wash. From the locally sourced sounds of birds chirping to the inclusion of recognizable Seattle landmarks (the Space Needle, the monorail, an iconic car wash), there's a carefully manufactured sense of place in Second Son's…

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The comic based on Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which first appeared in the pages of Nintendo Power magazine, will be reprinted this year in a single volume collection from Viz Media's Perfect Square imprint, the publisher announced today. The comic adaptation of the SNES game was illustrated by Shotaro Ishinomori, the celebrated manga artist who…

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The more you dig into this story of a YouTube copyright feeding frenzy against makers of Let's Play videos, the more you seem to find villains. Of course, everybody involved is pointing at someone else, claiming innocence for themselves or, at least, noble intentions. The makers of the videos are being portrayed as irresponsible mavericks, ignorant of copyright laws, grasping…

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Getting some hands-on time with Bungie's Destiny, as well as multiple developer interviews, was a useful exercise. But for those of us curious about this new game, plenty of big questions remain. During the recent press event at Bungie's Bellevue, Wash., offices, there were lots of questions being fired at devs, from journos who had traveled into town from all…

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As first announced last week, Blizzard has officially unveiled the sixth expansion for World of Warcraft today during an event at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The expansion will be titled World of Warcraft: Legion. The expansion will build off of last year's World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. A CG video that game director Tom Chilton called a "connecting piece" to the next…

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A company-wide meeting is currently being held at the Icelandic office of Eve Online developer CCP as the studio readies for a round of layoffs just months after the cancelation of the massively multiplayer game World of Darkness, a studio representative confirmed to Games4Life. As part of this restructuring, 49 employees will be laid off beginning today, we are told. CCP…

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AbleGamers believe they became the target of a DDoS attack over the weekend after the charity founders declined to accept funds from porn star Mercedes Carrera because of her connection to the GamerGate movement, according to the gaming and disability charity. But Carrera tells Games4Life she had nothing to do with the issues the site ran into over the weekend…

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