/Gaming/ Last Updated: Oct 24, 2014 @ 8:15 am EDT

Gamespot

Eddie Makuch

Major Layoffs at WildStar Dev Affect 60

Just four months after the release of sci-fi PC MMO WildStar in June, developer Carbine Studios has cut "around 60" positions, in addition to further layoffs at publisher NCSoft's western business unit.

This according to a statement received by Polygon, which says the job losses were part of a "restructuring of key operations with [NCSoft] West."

NCSoft added that it remains committed to its major MMO franchises such as WildStar, Aion, Lineage, and Guild Wars, though it also plans to move...

Gamespot

Eddie Makuch

Watch: Funny Super Smash Bros. Wii U Amiibo Trailer

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that highlights its support for the physical Amiibo toys, which launch alongside the fighting game in November.

Just how the video goes about doing that is the funny part. This is a story about love, or what one young man thinks is love. We won't spoil the video for you, but be sure to watch through the end.

This video follows an information blowout last night about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. During a special Nintendo...

Kotaku

Brian Ashcraft

A Good, Horrible Look at Korea KFC's Double Down

In South Korea, KFC's take on the Double Down is, well, something else. You might have seen the promotional pics. Let's have a look at pics of the actual sandwich.

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Kotaku

Richard Eisenbeis

Tokyo Ghoul Builds an Emotional World of Horror and Violence

This past summer’s anime Tokyo Ghoul may ostensibly be a dark and twisted horror story about superpowered monsters who feed upon humanity; but beneath its surface, it's so much more.

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Gamespot

Rob Crossley

New Moves for Ryu, Ken and Co. in Street Fighter 4 Omega

A tranche of new special moves and EX-attacks for Street Fighter 4 have been detailed by Capcom.

The Omega Mode, which is expected to launch in a matter of months if not weeks, is a free update that tweaks the playing style and adds many new manoeuvres to the game. Some of the major changes include the removal of red focus attacks and ultra combo doubles, both of which were introduced in Ultra Street Fighter 4. However, Omega mode is an optional extra, with players free to switch back to the...

Kotaku

Gergo Vas

Richarizard Nixon And Other U.S. Presidents As Pokémon

Now that's an unexpected combination. And if the drawings weren't enough, artist Brandon Dayton added new pun names too for these Pokémon Presidents.

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Kotaku

Brian Ashcraft

The U.S. Military Is Developing a High-Tech Sandbox

Dubbed the ARES Sandtable, this U.S. Military prototype uses a Kinect, a projector, software, and sand to recreate real-world environments like never before.

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Gamespot

Rob Crossley

Sequel Confirmed for Creepy Horror Game Outlast

A developer who worked on Outlast, the unsettling first-person survival horror game set in an asylum, has said his team are now working on a sequel.

Philippe Morin, the co-founder of Outlast developer Red Barrels, has said the development team still has more ideas on how to approach the survival horror genre.

"After shipping the Xbox One version of Outlast, we took some time to analyse our situation and we quickly realised we had at least another horror game in us," Morin said in an interview...

Kotaku

Brian Ashcraft

Cartoon Dog Cafe Will Rot Your Teeth with Sweetness

This is cute. Really, really cute. Is too much? Probably! But golly, Japanese cafes don't get much more adorable than this.

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Kotaku

Richard Eisenbeis

Let's Rank Fatal Frame, Best to Worst

The Fatal Frame series is one of the creepiest survival-horror game series out there and certainly my personal favorite of the genre . But as with all series, some games are better than others. So let's rank them, shall we?

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Kotaku

Brian Ashcraft

Why These Chinese Sanitation Workers Dress Like Spider-Man

You might think this is just some gimmick. But it's more than that. Much more. The Spider-Man outfits are a reminder these two men are risking their lives.

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Kotaku

Brian Ashcraft

Watch People Freak Out Over Mewtwo in New Smash Bros.

Yesterday, Nintendo announced that Mewtwo was heading to the new Super Smash Bros. games as a downloadable character. Some people went bonkers. Others filmed themselves going bonkers.

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Gamespot

Rob Crossley

Xbox Sales: 2.4m Consoles Shipped Last Quarter

Microsoft sold about 2.4 million Xbox systems, both last gen and new, to retailers between July and September.

The software giant revealed the details to investors during its quarterly earnings report on Thursday, but did not specify further on how many of those shipped consoles had sold through to customers. Nor did it specify what proportion of consoles were Xbox Ones as opposed to Xbox 360s.

Nevertheless the additional console on the market had helped drive combined Xbox sales up by...

Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

Hack, Love, Relax, Drink Coffee, Whatever

Else Heartbreak is an upcoming adventure game for the PC

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Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

DigiPen is a school famous for feeding fresh meat into the grinder that is the games industry.

DigiPen is a school famous for feeding fresh meat into the grinder that is the games industry. In this terrific story on Motherboard, Jagger Gravning takes a look at what the school's massive gender gap (it's 80% dudes) means for the student's social lives.

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Kotaku

Nathan Grayson

The Legend Of Korra: The Kotaku Review

The Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra universe is tailor-made for a good video game. It boggles my mind that the much-loved series still hasn't gotten one.

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Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

You Probably Don't Know Him, But You've Seen Maxx's Art Everywhere

Maxx Burman is a matte painter and visual effects supervisor based out of Los Angeles, California. He works across pretty much every field, from movies to games to TV to commercials, and in just the past year has contributed to Destiny, Godzilla, The Walking Dead, Dark Souls 2 and Iron Man 3.

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Joystiq

Jessica Conditt

Assassin's Creed: Unity shows off sneaking, sweeping, PC specs

There's lots of room for activities in Assassin's Creed: Unity - activities such as murder mysteries, treasure hunts and high-intensity sweeping, as shown off in the game's Open World Activities trailer.

To prepare your rig for these feats,...

Kotaku

Kirk Hamilton

​Why Destiny Needs A Screenshot Tool

Among the many tweaks and changes we think would make Destiny a better game, a HUD-free screenshot tool features prominently. Destiny is a gorgeous game, but it's very difficult to show that off without a huge gun or some HUD-clutter getting in the way.

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Kotaku

Luke Plunkett

And YOU Thought It Was Hard To Get To Blizzcon

Getting tickets to Blizzard's annual fan convention is hard enough when you're an American who lives relatively nearby. So spare a thought for Andrey "Trolden" Nolden, one of the biggest Hearthstone personalities on YouTube, who can't even get into the country, let alone the show.

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