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first person shooters

Sorry to say it, but keyboard and mouse are losing the FPS market

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Directors Cut brings point-and-poke adventure to Android

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If you're not familiar with the point-and-click classic Broken Sword, then you owe it to yourself to snatch up the Directors Cut of Shadow of the Templars. Originally released in 1996, this title is considered by many to be the pinnacle of genre, one that has fallen out of...
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Directors Cut brings point-and-poke adventure to Android
Unmanned presents a nuanced, psychological perspective on modern warfare
Original 'Half-Life' finally available for OS X through Steam nearly 15 years after its release

Game of the Year? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

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The Seattle region may be known for operating systems, airplanes and coffee, but video games play a huge role in the technology scene, and today we’re pleased to present a new GeekWire Awards category that recognizes this important field. Below you’ll find the five finalists for Game of the Year...
Game of the Year? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

E3 2013: PS4 games hands-on

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We test Killzone: Shadow Fall, Driveclub, Knack and InFamous: Second Son - and explore the Dual Shock 4 controllerSlick presentations are all very well, but can hide a multitude of sins - there's no substitute for getting your hands on a game in order to gauge its merits. Currently, exact...
E3 2013: PS4 games hands-on
No, EA won't license guns in its 2013 games--but it never has

GDC: OnLive’s Cloud-Powered Gaming Service To Launch June 17

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During the GamesBeat keynote at GDC today, OnLive CEO Steve Perlman took the stage to showcase the company’s game streaming technology, which allows gamers to play high quality 3D games without a console — OnLive does all of the intense rendering in the cloud, then streams it back to a...
GDC: OnLive’s Cloud-Powered Gaming Service To Launch June 17
Twitch Has The Power To Make Or Destroy A Professional Gamer's Career

Microsoft’s Project Natal Is Hot. Like Pong Hot

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Around 1976, when I was a very young lad, I somehow convinced my parents to spring for a home version of the most cutting edge consumer video game available at the time – Pong. I fondly remember sitting in the living room and playing that game for tens of hours....
Microsoft’s Project Natal Is Hot. Like Pong Hot

20 Best iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone games this week

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Crazy Taxi, Wild Blood, Real Football 2013, NFL Pro 2013, Babel Rising 3D, Topia World Builder and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of new games for smartphones and tablets, this time covering iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone.The week's pick of new and notable games spans driving, football (from...
20 Best iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone games this week
Moga game controller for Android devices to debut Oct. 21 for $49.99

Google adds mouse lock to stable Chrome 22 for 3D shooter mavens

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Google's fast-track approach to updating Chrome gives a different theme to each update: last time, it was all about visual acuity. For the just launched Chrome 22 stable version, the focus swings to gaming. Web apps can now lock in the mouse control for first-person shooters, simulations and other...
Google adds mouse lock to stable Chrome 22 for 3D shooter mavens

A TV Browsing Experiment That Lifts From First-Person Shooters

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Browsing the web on the television has never quite worked. But now, Valve, makers of the biggest PC gaming platform, Steam, have released an attempt with gaming at its core....
A TV Browsing Experiment That Lifts From First-Person Shooters

Half Life remake Black Mesa now available for download

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When people think of great first-person shooters they typically recall Doom and Unreal Tournament. Not me, though; I think back to the game that really started it for me, the one that did single-player right: Half-Life. Published by Valve Software in 1998, the original Half-Life was a journey through...
Half Life remake Black Mesa now available for download

Ignite Takes $5 Million Series C To Build World Of Warcraft For Car Racing

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If you want to slay orcs and elves, there’s plenty of options, but the millions of car racing gamers out there have few places to chase the checkered flag. That’s going to change because today, Ignite Game Technologies closed a $5 million Series C round from private investors bringing it to $17.5...
Ignite Takes $5 Million Series C To Build World Of Warcraft For Car Racing

ARAIG is an exoskeleton suit that gives players instant feedback for every shot taken in-game

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As Real As It Gets (ARAIG) is a new Kickstarter project that hopes to give players a more immersive and realistic video game experience by delivering sound and feedback through a multi-sensory bodysuit. The peripheral, spotted by Polygon, is equipped with 16 vibratory sensors across the torso, 16 on the...
ARAIG is an exoskeleton suit that gives players instant feedback for every shot taken in-game
Bladepad: A Kickstarter Project to Make iPhone Gaming Less Painful
Gameloft bringing 12 Xbox-enabled titles to Windows Phone 8 including 'Modern Combat 4'

Press Start: Gearbox buys Homeworld, Nordic Games buys Darksiders and more

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Plus, Xbox 720 rumour round-up, new Vlambeer cloning row, and games industry event planned in lovely Leamington SpaA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Gearbox Software has acquired the Homeworld franchise | GamasutraThe intergalactic real-time strategy sim is now in the company of Borderlands and Aliens: Colonial Marines...
Press Start: Gearbox buys Homeworld, Nordic Games buys Darksiders and more

Namco encourages fan art with Tekken Instagram competition

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Fans of Tekken Tag Tournament are being asked to send Instagram images to Namco throughout August, with the best set to be shown in a London galleryOf all interactive entertainment genres, the fighting game seems to provoke the strongest sense of community and identity from its fan base. While first-person...
Namco encourages fan art with Tekken Instagram competition

Mad Catz ships $200 Tritton Pro 5.1 gaming headset

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Mad Catz has began offering its Tritton Pro True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset in five countries on Friday, including the Canada, France, Germany, the UK, and the US. The headset is compatible with Sony's PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in North America but can also be used with PCs and...
Mad Catz ships $200 Tritton Pro 5.1 gaming headset

Far Cry 3 - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC; £39.99; 18+; UbisoftThe modern games industry's trend towards milking successful games by turning them into franchises and churning out new iterations every other year is profoundly depressing. Yet every so often, a game comes along which is so irresistible that it leaves you wondering whether sequelitis...
Far Cry 3 - review
Play this: 'Vonneguts & Glory' is a lo-fi FPS tribute to 'Slaughterhouse-Five'
Eizo FS2333 gaming monitor makes it easier to spot hidden enemies

3D Realms seeking crowdfunding to get back into first-person shooters

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After over a decade of work on Duke Nukem Forever ended with the unceremonious firing of the game's development team (and a critically planned release under replacement developer Gearbox), it appears that storied PC developer 3D Realms has finished licking its wounds. The company is gearing up to get back...
3D Realms seeking crowdfunding to get back into first-person shooters

Freshly-funded Cmune brings its cross-platform FPS UberStrike to the iPad and Android tablets

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Fresh off a new round of funding, game developer Cmune has released iPad and Android tablet versions of its cross-platform first-person shooter UberStrike. A paid beta version of the iPad release had been in the App Store for a while, but the company has now made the app a free download,...
Freshly-funded Cmune brings its cross-platform FPS UberStrike to the iPad and Android tablets

Halo 4 - preview

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Eleven years on from the first classic version of Halo, along comes a fourth incarnation, and it's packed with even more bangsThere's something almost nostalgic about Halo 4 (Xbox 360). It is 11 years since the galaxy-trotting saga began with the defining flagship title of the original Xbox, Halo: Combat...
Halo 4 - preview

What Games Are: Where Did Wii U Go Wrong?

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here. Two years ago I was very excited by the possibilities of the Wii U. I instantly fell in love...
What Games Are: Where Did Wii U Go Wrong?

Editorial: Why America's most popular gaming genre likely won't work on Nintendo's new console

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When first-person shooters made the transition to consoles from PCs over a decade ago, they weren't very good. Or even just good. Despite being today's go-to genre for blockbuster console game franchises (Call of Duty or Halo ring any bells?), the first-person shooter got a rough start on consoles....
Editorial: Why America's most popular gaming genre likely won't work on Nintendo's new console
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