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To cement its place as the leading purveyor of acrobatic yet physically implausible action games, Ubisoft has hired famed freerunner Michael "Frosti" Zernow as its new Chief Parkour Officer. "Ubisoft's new Chief Parkour Officer will serve in a strategic advisory role, ensuring an ongoing commitmen...

July 16th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Hover: Revolt of Gamers is inspired by Jet Set Radio's "crazy and fun" atmosphere, parkour aspects of Mirror's Edge and the sci-fi vibe of Star Wars – so it's no wonder it reached its crowdfunding goal weeks before the deadline. Hover has raised more than $60,000 of a $38,000 goal, with 23 d...

April 29th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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As we reported earlier this week, Korean fantasy sandbox Black Desert has gone into beta. Steparu has published part one of an extensive preview including both a hands-on article and a series of lengthy high definition gameplay videos. The clips show everything from combat and group play to explor...

October 19th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Many of us at Joystiq were excited by the long-awaited announcement of the Mirror's Edge next-gen reboot, as was UK parkour production house Ampisound, who put together this hugely impressive head-cam vid of Neil Cointet leaping about the rooftops of Cambridge. We also reacted to the news by skip...

September 5th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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It's early on the first day of PAX Prime and I haven't had my coffee yet. The coffee is necessary to catch me up to the boundless enthusiasm of the ponytailed dev who sits across from me gesticulating wildly. With each wave of the hand a new image pops on the large monitor to the right of us, showi...

August 31st 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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With that pesky SOE Live embargo out of the way, we can finally stop speculating and start talking about EverQuest Next! And if you're a sandbox fan, you're going to love it because when SOE declared last year that it was doing something really, truly different with EQ Next, it wasn't kidding. EQ N...

August 2nd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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It's easy for a robot to perform in a sterile lab environment, but only a select few devices -- like Boston Dynamics notorious AlphaDog -- have proven themselves in the wild. However, the University of Pennsylvania's X-RHex Lite has also made that leap, as it were, and a new video shows just how t...

July 25th 2013 at 9:33am 0 Comments
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I'm a bit spoiled by Age of Wushu's flying skills. Parkour in Wushu is one of the most satisfying things in any game, as heroes can truly go anywhere and do anything. When I was first playing the game in beta and was unsure about everything else, I said with certainty, "Any game with airdashes can'...

July 3rd 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Most think of Halo 4 purely as a shooter, but this "trick jumping" video might turn your world upside down. The video comes from Jumprs.org forums user ReiKo, who recently recorded a number of baffling ways to traverse the game's environments and land on previously-unreachable spots."I just wanted...

January 6th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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After conquering the urban jungle, free-runner Ronnie Shalvis steps through time to bring his brand of parkour to the colonies, a la Assassin's Creed 3. As before, the accomplished flips and jumps impress as much they make you wonder if a direct route is sometimes better advised.

November 5th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Black Desert is rapidly approaching too-good-to-be-true territory, at least for this sandbox-starved gamer. While there are still a ton of unanswered questions regarding the newly announced Korean import, we have seen some spectacular visuals and an interesting twist on player housing. Today the...

September 26th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Major cities in the United States suffer from a severe shortage of hay piles, but free-runner Ronnie Shalvis still makes an impressive Altair as he parkours around a concrete jungle. If you're a fan of peeking behind the curtain, there's also a making-of video right here.

September 6th 2012 at 2:15am 0 Comments