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dave

by dave

Want early access to the Destiny beta? Win a code, right here!
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Bungie’s latest game, Destiny, will be available on September 9th. That’s a long time to wait! Well, guess what? We’re giving away 30 Destiny beta codes this week! Take that, ongoing passage of time!
Want a chance to win a beta code for your favorite platform? Just follow these directions.
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  1. Add your console to your have list (Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 or Xbox One). You can add it to your list by visiting any of the
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kris

by kris

Operation Finish all the Games, June 2014
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The point of this project was to try and reduce my games backlog, which goes back at least 10 years for some games. Unfortunately, new games continue to come out, and plenty of retailers (Steam, GOG.com, Humble Bundle) keep having great sales that I can't ignore, making my task almost Sisyphean. But I'm not giving up just yet, not after I've come so far!
As always, the basic rules of this quest:
  1. Finish or beat one game a month....
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kris

by kris

Operation Finish all the Games, April 2014
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And here we are again, it's always such a pleasure, remember when I tried to
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So I've just wrapped up the fifth month of trying to plow through my backlog. I'm actually quite proud of myself, though not as much as I will when I've been doing this for a year, or have finished up my backlog, whichever comes first.
A quick recap of what this is all about:
  1. I have to finish or beat at least one game a month. That...
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frankspin

by frankspin

What are the worst games you ever played?
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ET may go down as one of the worst games ever made. If it's not at the top of every worst-of list, it's usually in the top three. It wasn't considered a bad game because of the era it was released, it was just a downright bad game. Critics slammed it for it's controls and called it a repetitive game. The game was so bad it's been long rumored that Atari dumped every remaining game... Read more →
kris

by kris

Operation Finish all the Games, March 2014
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It's that time of month again, where I tell you how much progress I've made on my project to
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and you tell me how you're doing, if you've chosen to join me on this quest of dubious usefulness but surefire satisfaction. First, for those of you just joining us or those with short memories, a quick recap:
I have to beat or finish one game a month. This means making it through the main story mode and prompting a... Read more →
kris

by kris

Operation Finish all the Games, February 2014
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Today ends month three of my little project (month two for those who decided to join in after my first post). A shorter month, but that's no excuse not to try. How did I do?
First, for those just joining us, a little recap of the "rules," what little there are:
  1. Beat or finish one game a month. This means doing what it takes to complete the main story mode and prompt a credits scroll.
  2. Side-quests and post-credit content are not...
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dave

by dave

How close do you sit in front of the TV when gaming?
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I've been playing a lot of BF4 lately and had an interesting realization. I sit entirely way too close to the television when I play games. I think my original justification for it is that I wear glasses, so I need to sit closer to see. Except I wear glasses when I play, so it makes that point moot.
Anyway, I sit about 3 to 5 feet away from the 32" TV that I use for gaming. I'm sure that it's not good for my eyes, but hey. How close do you find yourself sitting in...
TimSeppala

by TimSeppala

The Engadget Game Club
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Taking a page from our database czar Kris, I thought that a good way to encourage us to finish a game a month would be to have a place where we could talk about what we're playing. Today marks the release of the survival horror game Outlast on PS4 (finally!) and I thought this would be a great place to start. It's a free download if you're a PS+ subscriber, or $20 if you aren't and I'm going to imagine it isn't... Read more →
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Mario.

adidigm

by adidigm

Pathmaking in Games
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I am working on a Master's thesis in architecture and am interested in pathmaking and pathfinding as they are implemented in the virtual worlds of gaming. There appear to be two basic approaches to both: manual (i.e., designed) and procedural (i.e., algorithmic like roguelikes). My goal is to apply strategies garnered from an analysis of these topics to an architectural design (e.g., museum or game design company offices). Does anyone know of any good resources I could read or search out?
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frankspin

by frankspin

Favorite games from 2013
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We've had some exciting gaming discussions here in the forums over the past year. We talked about our initial impressions of the new consoles, if Nintendo can survive, and even what games we're all playing. As the year wraps up I thought it'd be fun to get a good idea of the communities favorite games to come out in 2013. This serves as a great way to check out games you may have missed or forgotten about.
QuizUp (iOS): This is nothing more than a simple trivia game that you can play against... Read more →
kris

by kris

PlayStation Plus: when will the other shoe drop?
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For a while now I've had friends touting the wonders of having a PlayStation Plus account: the free games, the discounts. But I was never willing to up the $50, so I passed, since I actually do have plenty of games to play already.
However, Amazon offering PlayStation Plus for $30 on Black Friday? That was too good a deal to pass up, so my boyfriend and I each bought codes: we redeemed one for now, and we'll redeem the other next year. Yesterday, Best Buy also had a... Read more →
zero00

by zero00

The Sims 3 DLC and Update Installation PS3 FIX?
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When launching the game it says it needs to update, which completes successfully. It then says it needs to install game data and DLC to run. The install process will get all the way to %100 and then permanently freeze the game. The console is still running fine and I can the frozen install at any time. There is plenty of space for content on my PS3. I have tried deleting the game data and starting from the beginning with no luck. My PS3 system is up to date.
marcher22

by marcher22

RE: PlayStation 4 or Xbox One: Which game console to buy this holiday
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Today, Ben Gilbert posted on article in which he gives his opinion on which console to buy this holiday season. I realize that everyone has their opinion and since Ben shared his, I would like to share mine.
To be quite frank, the PS4 and the Xbox One are not worth the money right now. Here's why I believe so:
  • Both consoles are missing out key features that were promised and are waiting on updates in the "future" . In some cases, these "next-gen" consoles lack basic functionality that their...
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dave

by dave

Gaming headsets that are PS3 / PS4 (*and* potentially Xbox One) compatible?
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For the longest time, I've been using a Tritton AX 720 with my PS3.
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I have a rather bizarre issue with it. Whenever I turn it off (mostly on purpose after a gaming session, but sometimes on accident if my foot bumps the amplifier), it's ridiculously hard to turn it on again. Basically, it will turn on for a second, everything will light up, and then it will turn off again.
It's really obnoxious!
So, I'm in the market for a new... Read more →
kris

by kris

Where can I rent Rock Band instruments for PS3?
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My cousin was asking if I knew a place that rented out the instruments for Rock Band. Renting/borrowing the game itself is easy enough, but are there any places that will rent you the guitars and drums for an evening?

(I feel like this is something that video rental stores would/could have done, if so many of them hadn't been driven out of business by Netflix and Gamefly. Guess there is still a purpose to in-store rental...)
frankspin

by frankspin

Details about the next Playstation are leaking out and they're not looking good.
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Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5896996/the-next-playstation-is... wrote a post yesterday detailing information they received about the next console from Sony codenamed Orbis. This looks like it's going to be the successor to the PlayStation 3 and it very well may keep the Orbis name.
The plus side of what has come from this is that it looks like spec wise the Orbis... Read more →
molofson

by molofson

mlb.tv 2012 :: Which connected device is best?
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The MLB TV service is available for many connected devices this year (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/index.jsp?co... including Xbox [new], PS3, Roku and AppleTV.

I was wondering if one device was better than others in terms of featureset and performance for the 2012 version of the MLB app when connected to a 1080p HD TV.