Playing Other People’s Stories

Thinking about the stories games tell, it’s easy to see how similar in theme and substance most are to traditional narratives we know from film, television and literature. The three-act progression is usually there, for example, and within that the familiar rhythms of disturbance, plan, surprise and resolution. Character archetypes ...

Deus Ex on Wii U Adds Dev Commentary, Better Boss Fights

The exclusive Wii U content in Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut won't find its way onto other platforms, according to game designer Emile Pedneault. Speaking to PAR, Pedneault explained numerous new features for the 'ultimate' edition of Human Revolution. So what exactly is everyone else missing out on? ...

Indie developer defends Microsoft

Castle Crashers studio The Behemoth says it has 'absolutely no problem' with XBLA team amid recent negative comments about Microsoft's developer relations policies. Indie developer and Castle Crashers creator The Behemoth has spoken out to defend Microsoft and its Xbox Live Arcade team. During a recent ...

Whore of the Orient Team Shut Down

The team working on L.A. Noire creator Brendan McNamara’s Whore of the Orient at Kennedy Miller Mitchell Interactive has reportedly been shut down, according to sources who have contacted MCV Pacific. KMM absorbed an unspecified number of former Team Bondi staff members after the L.A. Noire studio was liquidated. Subsequently, KMM ...

Borderlands 2 Level Cap Increase Announced

During a panel at PAX East today, Gearbox revealed that Borderlands 2’s level cap will be raised on April 2nd for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC players. The cap will add 11 new levels (bringing the total to 61) and will be free to Season Pass holders (or $4.99 ...
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