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Capcom Investing Around $80m Into Two New R&D Buildings

Capcom announced it’s spending approximately 8 billion yen, which converts to just under $79 million, on two new research and development buildings located near its head office in Osaka. The investment is part of Capcom’s ongoing focus to make more of its development internal and centralized with the aim of making higher quality games at lower costs. Work on the smaller eight-floor

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Borderlands Pre-Sequal Is Happening!

If you’ve ever just looked up at the sky while playing a Borderlands game you might’ve noticed the big H-shaped, Hyperion-owned moonbase suspended ominously in space above the planet Pandora. Well, in the next big Borderlands game, coming out this fall, you’ll be going to that moon. I spent part of my Friday last week at NYC’s London Hotel, a swanky building in midtown

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Borderlands 2 Prequel Rumoured For PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

Borderlands 2 is set to get a prequel game on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC later this year, according to a new report. GamePointsNow.com is suggesting the shooter will take place between Borderlands 1 and 2, with 2K Australia heading up development in conjunction with Gearbox Software. Release is rumoured for later in 2014. You’ll be able to choose between one of

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15 games worth playing on Amazon’s Fire TV

Yesterday’s reveal of Amazon’s new Fire TV focused heavily on the thin black box’s use as a media streaming device. Amazon VP Peter Larsen called the ability to play games on the device a “bonus” over competition like the Roku and Apple TV, and he later told Engadget that the Fire TV ”isn’t trying to be a game console.” The fact that the dual-stick controller pictured above

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John Carmack, The Creator Of Doom Is Now A Facebook Employee

This isn’t bizzaro world. We will soon live in a world where the maker of Doom, Quake and most of my childhood memories works for Mark Zuckerberg. John Carmack will soon be a Facebook employee. Facebook just announced its plan to buy Oculus VR for around $2 billion in cash and stock. The company will operate independently within Facebook with a focus

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New studio emerges from MotorStorm, Driveclub creator

Evolution Studios founder Martin Kenwright, the creator of MotorStorm, announced his new studio this week, Starship. The studio’s plan is to “use games to disrupt other marketplaces,” Kenwright told IGN, and that Starship already began work on “several” next-gen games. The news follows layoffs that his the Driveclub developer this week, including the reported departure of game director Col Rodgers. “Historically we’d always make software for formats that

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Report: The Last of Us is coming to PS4, says Sony Eurasia exec [update: Sony statement]

The Last of Us is making the trek to PS4 if comments from a Sony Eurasia executive are to be believed. Sony hasn’t formally announced a port of Naughty Dog’s PS3 survival horror, but Software Marketing Manager Sercan Sulun appears to have let slip of the PS4 version on a recent CNN Turk video interview. According to an IGN translation, Sulun told CNN Turk,

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A Brief History of Oculus

Less than two years ago, Oculus raised 2.5 million dollars on Kickstarter. Yesterday, they were acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. To write the words “A Brief History Of Oculus” is a bit funny — because really, the company’s very existence has been brief. From the launch of their Kickstarter campaign to their massive acquisition, just 601 days had passed. The company

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GDC: Microsoft Reveals DirectX 12, Xbox One Improvements

Today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft took the lid off its graphics API, DirectX 12. According to the company, developers will have more direct control over their visuals than ever, with more complex scenes and rendering features. And yes, these changes should translate to Xbox One games, in addition to a new focus across multiple platforms. “Xbox

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“A Geek’s Paradise”: Welcome to a Bar Where Videogames Are Cool

At first blush, Tuesday night at Folsom Street Foundry may look like just an unusually busy weeknight at a San Francisco bar. The music is loud, the drinks are flowing, and the chatter among the various 20- and 30-somethings is nonstop. However, the music is not your typical bar fare of top 40 hits and FM radio flashbacks — it’s

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Tales From The Borderlands Story and Gameplay Details

Telltale Games has revealed the first details about Tales from the Borderlands, along with some of its gameplay mechanics. Taking place after the events of Borderlands 2, Tales is set to feature two contrasting sides of a story from con-artist Fiona and Hyperion worker Rhys. It’ll then be up to players to tell who, if anyone, is being honest. Telltale co-founder

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Watch Dogs to Have 8-Player Open World Multiplayer

Watch Dogs will feature free roam multiplayer for up to eight players in its open world. The news comes via Ubisoft creative director Jonathan Morin, who responded to a fan on Twitter asking what we should expect outside of the game’s single-player offerings. The news comes hot on the heels that the game finally has a release date in May. This means that Watch Dogs received

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8-Bit Titanfall Mech? Yes Please!

So, we’ve got just under a week to wait until we can play Titanfall again. Most of us that got our hands on the Beta have been biting at the bits, waiting (rather impatiently) for March 11th to FINALLY get here. Now that we’re in the home stretch, now that we can taste the Titans (oh… Well that sounded wrong)

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Report: Xbox One Adds Dolby Digital Optical Support in March Update

The audio options on the Xbox One are about to grow a bit more diverse, according to a Polygon article. Despite the Dolby Digital audio codec being one of the world’s most popular surround sound specifications, the Xbox One currently offers no Dolby Digital support when transmitting audio via optical cable. In November, Microsoft’s director of product planning Albert Pennello apologized for

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Fez hits PS3, PS4, Vita on March 25

Fez lands with huge, happy grin on PS3, PS4 and Vita on March 25 in the US, Polytron Producer Marie-Christine Bourdua announced via the PlayStation Blog today. Fez hits European Sony systems on March 26. The port comes from a collaboration with Blit Software. “The PS4 version is what we consider to be the best-looking and smoothest Fez experience you can get on a TV set, running

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The Day Mario Kart Died: Nintendo’s Kill Switch Of Online Consoles

Nintendo fans, mark your calendars for May 20, 2014. As Nintendo announced yesterday, that’s the last day you’ll be able to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to play hundreds of online games on the Wii and Nintendo DS. Single-player modes for those games will still work, of course, but any parts of the games that require an Internet connection will be completely non-functional

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Call Of Duty: Elite Shuts Down On Friday. It’s Okay To Cry.

Remember back in 2011 when Activision’s ambitious online service dedicated to the Call of Duty franchise and its players was going to be the best thing ever? It’s shutting down forever on February 28. That skull logo has never been more appropriate. Clans and stat-tracking and advanced matchmaking and original comedy programming! All of these were things that would make Call of Duty: Elite the

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