/Gaming/ Last Updated: Feb 01, 2015 @ 3:25 am EST

Joystiq

S. Prell

Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is riding into the sunset

I guess we should just call this "Final Webcomic Wrapup," huh? With Joystiq closing its doors, the webcomic buck stops here. And you know what? It has its upsides. For example, now I can tell you all what I really thought of doing the webcomic wrapup...

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Mike Suszek

Joystiq Presents: Too good to be real

Mike Suszek (@mikesuszek) talks with Reviews Content Director Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM) about the years Richard spent watching Joystiq grow. He reminisces about his Xbox 360 Fanboy days as well as the time he accepted a job at Joystiq.

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Kotaku

Mike Fahey

Stud-Free LEGO Enterprise Is Much Larger Than It Seems

It's one thing to build a model of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek with LEGO bricks. It's another to build it so that none of those signature LEGO studs show. It took builder extrodinaire Chris Melby eight months and around 18,000 pieces to make this five foot-long masterpiece a reality.

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S. Prell

Joystiq Discussion: Do you have a gaming tattoo?

Alright guys, I may not get another chance to tell you this, so here goes: I've decided to get a video game-themed tattoo. I already have nine tattoos and plans for a 10th, but this design easily trumps them all. It's a collection of characters and i...

Gamespot

Emanuel Maiberg

Mario Maker May Launch Later Than We Expected

Mario Maker, the Wii U game that will allow players to create their own Mario levels, may arrive later than we've expected.

The game was scheduled to release in the first half of 2015 when it was first announced at E3 2014, and is still listed with that release window on Nintendo's site. However, Nintendo's recent earnings release for the nine-month period that ended on December 2014 includes a list of the company's upcoming games and launch dates, which now shows Mario Maker with the less...

Polygon

Owen S. Good

Real games make the scene in Law & Order's GamerGate episode

Say this for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: When the show's creators decided to take on video gaming as a subject, and needed to create an expo floor full of them, they went out and got real ones, made by real developers.

For Remi Crespo and Henry Yamada of Orlando, Fla.-based Heroic Stand, it means a star turn for their recently released Temple Tap, (iOS and Android) which struggled to stand out among numerous mobile games latching onto the popularity of Temple Run. "We're in a...

Polygon

Colin Campbell

The Pirate Bay is back online

Seven weeks after a raid on its Stockholm servers, The Pirate Bay is back online. Despite being targeted for repeated closure attempts by authorities, the file-sharing service is live once more, making use of virtual servers hosted by secret cloud storage companies around the world, according to The Verge.

Earlier this month, The Pirate Bay posted a cryptic message stating that it would be returning. Its new front page features an image of a phoenix.

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Kotaku

Charlie Jane Anders

12 Monkeys' Heroes Both Do The Unforgivable, But We Still Root For Them

Last night's episode of 12 Monkeys went to an incredibly dark place, showing both Cole and Cassandra Railly doing things that are basically unforgivable. It's actually hard to say whose transgression was worse. And yet, we still manage to sympathize with both of them, which is kind of impressive. Spoilers ahead...

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Mike Suszek

Four in February challenges you to finish the fight

The shortest, yet greatest month of the year is upon us, February. If you followed along with us last year, you know what that means: Four in February is back! The month-long initiative starts tomorrow, challenging you (yes, you) to pick four games t...

Polygon

Owen S. Good

MLB 15 The Show reports its new features, and more Thursday

MLB 15 The Show will kick off the sports video gaming calendar when it launches March 31 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the PlayStation Vita. Sony is ready to discuss what the latest edition will bring, and has offered an official feature list in advance of a fuller reveal on Thursday.

Some of this either was known or teased earlier, but now has a little more detail beyond a one- or two-word description. Most intriguing will be the "Inside the Show" suite of news updates meant...

Gamespot

Emanuel Maiberg

Watch Star Citizen Devs Talk Wormholes, In-Game AR, and Much More

Last week, Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games held its 2015 Town Hall presentation at PAX South, where it discussed various aspects of the space sim at length. Yesterday, Cloud Imperium uploaded videos of the presentation to YouTube, where you can watch the developers discuss the game's wormholes, persistent universe, and much more.

In the first part of the persistent universe presentation (above), you can see some early NPC character models, and early concept footage of what jump...

Kotaku

Mike Fahey

That's Certainly A Metal Gear Rising Looking Number Two Right There

Appearing incredibly briefly in a Sony flavor reel shown during the Taipei Game Show, this is definitely the sort of two one might expect to find following the words "Metal Gear Rising."

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S. Prell

Who The Hell Is: Shulk

The following feature contains substantial spoilers for the game Xenoblade Chronicles.

The rumors are true, and Joystiq is closing. I had only just started my "Who The Hell Is" series, where I gave a brief history lesson on video game characters su...

Polygon

Owen S. Good

Taiwan games show appears to tease sequel to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

A games expo in Taiwan this weekend appears to have teased a sequel for 2013's Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

The tease came in this sizzle reel (below, at 2:46:39) put on by Sony at Taipei Games Show 2015. Alongside mentions of The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4 and other known quantities, this brief appearance of the number 2, in the Metal Gear Rising typeface, kicked up a lot of buzz.


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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was a...

Kotaku

Kate Knibbs

The Pirate Bay Is Back 

Popular torrenting site The Pirate Bay is back after it was shut down by Swedish police late last year. While tons of copies popped up after the original disappeared, the swift resurrection of thepiratebay.se makes it clear that it's damn near impossible to stop determined pirates.

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Emanuel Maiberg

Square Enix's Project Code Z Is a New, PS4-Exclusive Spelunker

A new Spelunker game, Minna de Spelunker Z, is coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4, publisher Square Enix has announced.

Earlier this week, the Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider publisher launched a teaser website for an upcoming game with the working title "Project Code Z." Today, during the Tokaigi 2015 event in Japan, the company revealed that game is based on the original Spelunker, which was first released in 1983.

These days, you might better recognize Spelunker's gameplay from a...

Gamespot

Emanuel Maiberg

Twitch Hits 100 Million Monthly Viewers

Last year, Twitch hit the impressive milestone of 100 million unique viewers per month, the games streaming service has announced.

Twitch launched a little website yesterday highlighting that impressive number and other stats from 2014. Last year, the site also hit a peak of 1 million concurrent viewers, 11 million total videos broadcast per month, and 1.5 million unique broadcasters per month.

You can see the most impressive milestones in the image above, and check out the full 2014...

Kotaku

Patricia Hernandez

Watch The Biggest Smash Bros. Tournament of The Year Live, Right Here

Apex 2015—the biggest Smash tournament ever—almost didn't happen . But thanks to the community's rallying, the tournament was able to quickly find a new venue for the competition. Which means that we can start enjoying some great top-level play!

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Steven Walton

Dying Light Benchmarked: Graphics And CPU Performance

Most known for developing the Call of Juarez and Dead Island franchises, Techland is back this week to launch a new open world survival horror title for the PC (including Linux and SteamOS), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Gamespot

Emanuel Maiberg

Sony Teases Metal Gear Rising 2 -- Report

It looks like Metal Gear Rising: Revengence, the character action game spun off from the Metal Gear series, might be getting a sequel.

The news comes from the 2015 Taipei Game Show, where during a sizzle reel of PlayStation 4 games, the number two, stylized like the Metal Gear Rising logo, appeared for only a second. It appeared specifically during a short clip showing off the PS4 exclusive third-person shooter The Order: 1886. As the character was counting down, the Rising tease...

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