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Nintendo NX Revealed as the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo NX has now officially been confirmed as the Nintendo Switch. As had previously been leaked, the system will have both a console and a handheld component, with detachable controllers. Check out the reveal trailer: The trailer reveals that…

Candy Crush Being Turned Into a TV Game Show

CBS, along with Lionsgate and King, are turning the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga into a TV game show. Their press release says that teams of two people will “use their wits and physical agility to compete on…

Voice Actor’s Guild Set to Strike On October 21st

SAG-AFTRA, the guild that represents voice actors, has officially set October 21st as the date of their first strike against the games industry. The Voice Actor’s guild has been negotiating with game company managers for nearly two years, and…

Rockstar Teases Gamers With Red Dead Redemption-Related Images

Update: Rockstar has officially announced the upcoming release of Red Dead Redemption 2 for Fall 2017 for Xbox One and PS4. On Sunday, Rockstar Games tweeted an image of their logo on a splotchy red background, causing the internet…
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Short Documentary Chronicles Inspiring Story Of Girls Make Games Founder

Artifact Studios published a new short documentary about the founder of the Girls Make Games program, Laila Shabir, and about her summer camp program for budding female game designers, Girls Make Games. The video chronicles Shabir’s inspiring move from…

Mansions of Madness Beyond The Threshold Expansion Announced

Mansions of Madness Second Edition was one of best games I saw at Gen Con 2016. Fantasy Flight Games has taken the original Mansions of Madness, which required a game master, and transferred the role of the game master to…
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Overwatch Gets Spooky with Halloween-Themed Event

Overwatch is getting into the Halloween spirit with lots of spooky themed stuff. They’ve got skins, sprays, loot boxes, and a new brawl mode. The skins, profile icons, victory poses, emotes, intros, and sprays look pretty awesome, and once…

New Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer Is An Incredible Short Film

The new trailer for the expansion to the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO is a beautiful and heartbreaking story of a mother and daughter who are both strong in the force. The six-minute trailer starts with a woman…
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Unity Announces 2016 Award Nominations, Including Firewatch, Oxenfree, Inside

Unity has announced the finalists for their 2016 Unity Awards. There are eleven award categories, including the Golden Cube award, aka the best overall game award. All of the finalists in the other categories qualify for the Golden Cube…
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Oculus Announces $10M Diversity Initiative

Oculus announced at their developer convention Oculus Connect 3 that they are devoting $10 million to diversity initiatives. The virtual reality company said they want to help bring more diverse talent to the virtual reality development industry. The $10…
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Skyrim and Fallout 4 Mods Coming to PS4, with Major Limitation

Less than a month ago, Bethesda announced on their official blog that they would not be able to bring mod support “the way it should work” on the PlayStation 4 for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition. But…

The Decemberists Are Making Their Own Board Game

The Decemberists have teamed up with board game designer Keith Baker (creator of Gloom and Eberron) to make a board game. The origin story of their board game Illimat is a bit odd and goes all the way back…

Honey Rose: Underdog Fighter Extraordinaire Offers DLC That Adds Nothing To Game, Simply Supports Devs

Honey Rose: Underdog Fighter Extraordinaire is a visual novel about Red, a university student who’s life goal is to make it big in the masked fighting tournament. She has the chance to meet her idol and current champion, Big…

In Upcoming Stealth Horror Game Hello Neighbor, AI Learns From Your Actions

In the upcoming first-person, suspense horror game Hello Neighbor, you’ve recently moved into your new house. Your Neighbor seems a little suspicious. Why has he nailed up his basement? Is he hiding something down there like a person or…

Apply Now For The WomenIn Scholarship for Prospective Game Developers

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has opened the call for applications for their scholarship for female students who are pursuing a career in interactive entertainment, such as game development. The WomenIn Scholarship aims to support the inclusion…

No Man’s Sky Being Investigated For Misleading Advertisements

The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK says they are now investigating Hello Games‘ No Man’s Sky after it received several complaints about the game’s advertising. A company representative confirmed to Eurogamer that the investigation is focused on No Man’s…
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More Women In Game Composition Than Ever, But Gender Pay Gap Looms Large

As the organizers of GameSoundCon were gearing up for their convention for game sound workers, they sent out a survey that was aimed at collecting data on salary, the breakdown of salary and compensation by gender, figuring out if…

Campo Santo’s Firewatch Heading to the Big Screen

Developer Campo Santo is bring their critically acclaimed game Firewatch to the big screen, with the help of the production company Good Universe, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The indie game Firewatch is set in the wilderness of Wyoming,…

Get Your Kids Interested in Video Games Early With A Destiny Children’s Book

Bungie will soon be releasing a children’s book in the Destiny universe called D is for Destiny. The rhyming alphabet book published by Insight Editions is set to be released on October 4, 2016. The book was originally thought…
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Sony Santa Monica And WIGI Helping Girl Scouts Earn Their Game Dev Patch

Women in Games International has been working with the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles on a new patch, one that is all about video game design. The idea was to show young Girl Scouts the possibilities of careers in…

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