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That juicy explosion of a crushed skull in Mortal Kombat X is actually the sound of a watermelon splattering on a layer of plastic in NetherRealm's foley studio. The remaining bone snaps, cranium hits and squishy organ sounds are mostly made with various fruits and vegetables, Warner Bros Marketing...

August 13th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Gamescom 2014 Day 3 – the Malta edition. This is your classic Gamescom episode: A group from the indie side. Tune it to hear Graeme Struthers of Devolver Digital, Aubrey Norris of Deep Silver, and Shams Jorjani of Paradox Interactive talk about the state of independent games publi...

August 13th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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"Every month, more than a million players are logging in, playing with their friends, and embarking on their own personal Star Wars Saga," EA claimed today at its Gamescom press event. If you're one of those million players, then you'll also want to know that Galactic Strongholds will release next...

August 13th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima confirmed that the interactive horror game unvealed during Sony's Gamescom 2014 press conference is indeed Silent Hills, a new, pluralized game in Konami's Silent Hill series. Kojima is working with Hellboy director Guillermo Del Toro on a game that will make players...

August 13th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Never Alone, the Arctic platformer that tells stories passed down by Alaska Natives, will launch digitally on November 4 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Developed by Upper One Games, the studio created by the Alaskan non-profit Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Never Alone will debut for $14.99. The developer...

August 13th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Swedish developer Poppermost will bring its open-world skiing game Snow to PlayStation 4 as well as PC, which gets additional Oculus Rift support. Snow arrived on Steam's Early Access service in October and is expected to move into a closed beta phase by the end of the year as a free-to-play game....

August 12th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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An American McGee/Alice joke almost destroyed this one, but the crew proved that they are true heroes and powered through. It's day two Gamescom 2014, and things don't get much bigger and crazier than this outside of E3. Microsoft and Sony both held their big press conferences, and there were a se...

August 12th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Joystiq's Ludwig Kietzmann and Sinan Kubba reflect on Sony's Gamescom 2014 press event held today in Cologne, Germany. The event featured new game announcements from Rayman creator Michel Ancel (Wild) and Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory (Hellblade) among many other bits of news covered in ou...

August 12th 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments
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Has your purchase of a next-gen console been reliant on finding out which one of them will get a MOBA on it? Your wait is now over. SMITE is set to launch on the Xbox One via the platform's ID@Xbox program at some point in 2015, as announced today during the Xbox Gamescom event. No specific date...

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After Microsoft rolled out a whole bunch of announcements earlier today, it was Sony's turn to take the stage for its Gamescom 2014 press conference. We watched the stream, we followed the liveblog and now it's time to recap all of the event's announcements. Head past the break to dive into our r...

August 12th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments