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Updated: 2021-04-23 12:08

Sources: All | Polygon | Gamasutra | CNET

2021-04-23 10:00 | CNET
Sony PlayStation DualSense Wireless Controller for $60 + free shipping - CNET

Sony PlayStation DualSense Wireless Controller for $60

2021-04-23 06:01 | CNET
Mortal Kombat review: Glorious action and fatalities, but shallow characters - CNET

The movie reboot will satisfy fans looking for gory cinematic battles, not those hoping for a deep dive into the game series' rich history.

2021-04-22 23:52 | CNET
Jeff Kaplan left Blizzard, but he wants fans to 'take care of the Overwatch team' - CNET

Overwatch's former lead tells fans that the team is full of "wonderful, caring, brilliant people and they need you right now."

2021-04-22 22:33 | CNET
PS5 restock update: How to find inventory at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart and other retailers - CNET

The Sony PS5 is still the hottest ticket in gaming. These vendors are your best bets for finding one in stock.

2021-04-22 22:21 | CNET
Where to buy a PS5: Everything you need to know to get Sony's new console - CNET

Finding a PS5 is tricky business, as new consoles are immediately snapped up by keen customers.

2021-04-22 21:43 | Gamasutra
Get a job: Join Insomniac Games as a Character TD

This talented person will contribute to the design, implementation and maintenance of the animation and rigging pipeline. ...

2021-04-22 20:48 | CNET
Xbox Series X restock: Updates from Best Buy, Amazon, Target, GameStop and more - CNET

Microsoft's new console isn't as difficult to find as the PlayStation 5, but that doesn't mean scoring one will be easy.

2021-04-22 20:47 | Gamasutra
Don't Miss: Examining the 'pay-to-flay' monetization of 2015's Mortal Kombat X

F2P monetization mechanics are seeping into premium game design, and with Mortal Kombat X selling "Easy Fatality" consumables, Gamasutra asks: how do you monetize without compromising game design? ...

2021-04-22 20:36 | CNET
Where to buy the Xbox Series X and S: Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart and more retailers - CNET

Finding Microsoft's new console is hard. Here's the latest on retailers that sell the Series X and Series S.

2021-04-22 20:10 | Gamasutra
Gearbox pushes back against discriminatory Texas bills

"We bring a lot of money into this state. We†™re headquartered here. Don†™t drive us to where we have to start expanding outside of Texas and outside of the country." ...

2021-04-22 19:47 | CNET
Alien: Isolation is just one of two free games you can get this week from Epic - CNET

Hand of Fate 2 is the other freebie. Together, you get to keep games totaling $70.

2021-04-22 18:56 | Gamasutra
Supergiant's Hades named Game of the Year at 24th DICE Awards

Supergiant Games' narrative roguelike Hades has walked away with top honors at the 24th Annual DICE Awards this year, while also leading the pack as the most awarded game of the 2021 event. ...

2021-04-22 18:01 | Gamasutra
Video: An AMA session with Obsidian's Carrie Patel

In this 2021 GDC Showcase AMA, Obsidian Entertainment's Carrie Patel answering questions about her experience working on both The Outer Worlds and Pillars of Eternity franchises. ...

2021-04-22 17:41 | Gamasutra
Explore the world of Black Games at GDC 2021

University of Miami Knight Chair Lindsay Grace will be giving an overview on the history of games by Black developers at GDC 2021. ...

2021-04-22 16:47 | CNET
This Pikachu printer is made for the new Pokemon Snap on Nintendo Switch - CNET

Set your Nintendo Switch screenshots free with this Pikachu printer.

2021-04-22 16:05 | Gamasutra
CD Projekt: Over $303 million in profit, 13.7 million Cyberpunk 2077 copies sold in 2020

CD Projekt says that it sold over 13.7 million copies of Cyberpunk 2077 between the game's December 10 launch and the end of both the calendar year and its fiscal year weeks later. ...

2021-04-22 15:42 | Gamasutra
Firewalk Studios signs publishing deal with PlayStation for debut title

Firewalk Studios has signed a publishing partnership with PlayStation for its debut multiplayer title. ...

2021-04-22 15:28 | CNET
The best gaming laptop deals right now at Amazon, Dell, Best Buy and Newegg - CNET

You can save big on gaming laptops from Acer, Alienware, Asus, Dell, HP, MSI and Razer, including models that boast Nvidia's latest GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics.

2021-04-22 15:19 | CNET
EA is bringing Battlefield to mobile in 2022 - CNET

There's also a new mainline series game coming to consoles and PC later this year.

2021-04-22 14:47 | Gamasutra
Indie marketplace Itch has been added to the Epic Games Store

Epic has added a number of new PC apps to the Epic Games Store, including the indie-centric game marketplace Itch.io. ...

2021-04-22 14:06 | Gamasutra
EA is bringing the Battlefield franchise to mobile platforms for the first time

The publisher said a new mobile version of the shooter is being developed by Industrial Toys, who'll be working closely with the DICE team. ...

2021-04-22 13:35 | Gamasutra
Sony says its cloud gaming experience will 'be unique and only on PlayStation'

Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan says the company is working on a cloud gaming experience that will "be unique and only on PlayStation." ...

2021-04-21 22:18 | CNET
Diablo Immortal closed alpha starts tonight - CNET

Android users in Australia are the lucky few to participate in the test.

2021-04-21 22:15 | Gamasutra
Steam Labs' new navigation options are now a bona fide Steam feature

A feature trialed in Steam's experimental Steam Labs program has now been upgraded to appear on Steam proper. ...

2021-04-21 22:00 | CNET
Facebook's Oculus Quest game event: Everything announced - CNET

Resident Evil 4, Star Wars and a Nintendo 64 classic reborn -- sort of.

2021-04-21 21:43 | Gamasutra
Get a job: Join PlayStation as a Facial Modeler

PlayStation is looking for a Blendshape Artist/Facial Modeler to bring highly realistic faces to life for both cinematic and in-game sequences. ...

2021-04-21 21:33 | Gamasutra
Departing GameStop CEO to land $179 million on exit thanks to recent stock saga

GameStop CEO George Sherman announced his departure from the struggling retail giant this week and will do so with an extra $179 million in his pockets. ...

2021-04-21 21:00 | CNET
Saddlebred Light-Up Bean Bag Toss for $15 + free shipping w/ $49 - CNET

Saddlebred Light-Up Bean Bag Toss for $15

2021-04-21 21:00 | CNET
Hover-1 Gambit Folding Electric Scooter for $180 + free shipping - CNET

Hover-1 Gambit Folding Electric Scooter for $180

2021-04-21 20:42 | Gamasutra
The perfect Steam trailer, overlooked tools, & more

What do you really need in your Steam trailer? What video game data tools are you not aware of, but should be? This and more game platform round-ups within... ...

2021-04-21 20:16 | CNET
Xbox All Access: How to purchase an Xbox Series console for as little as $25 a month - CNET

Is a payment plan a good option when it comes to buying your next console?

2021-04-21 16:00 | CNET
Xbox lets you play multiplayer games like Destiny 2 for free - CNET

You no longer need an Xbox Live Gold membership to jump into free-to-play games like Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite.

2021-04-21 14:35 | CNET
A 'sizable' Xbox Series X restock is now available at GameStop (Update: Sold out) - CNET

You can get the console via Microsoft's All Access financing option -- which is actually a great deal for most gamers.

2021-04-21 11:00 | CNET
Best Xbox Series X or Series S accessories for 2021 - CNET

From controllers to headsets to storage, this list will help you build a better gaming experience.

2021-04-20 23:43 | CNET
Discord reportedly ends talks for $10B acquisition by Microsoft - CNET

Microsoft won't be replacing Skype anytime soon.

2021-04-20 21:00 | CNET
MTV The Throwback Party Game for $10 + free shipping w/ $25 - CNET

MTV The Throwback Party Game for $10

2021-04-20 19:00 | CNET
Best gaming PC for 2021 - CNET

From cheapie computers that can just about handle HD to 4K PC monsters, we'll help you navigate the terrain.

2021-04-20 19:00 | CNET
Gund Starflower Rainbow Unicorn 15" Plush Stuffed Animal for $12 + free shipping w/ $25 - CNET

Gund Starflower Rainbow Unicorn 15" Plush Stuffed Animal for $12

2021-04-20 18:14 | CNET
Best Lenovo laptop deals: Half-priced ThinkPads, discounted Yoga 2-in-1s and more - CNET

You can save big on ThinkPads, Yoga convertibles and a powerful Legion gaming laptop.

2021-04-20 18:00 | CNET
Best gaming chair for 2021 - CNET

We tried gaming chairs from DXRacer, Secretlab and others to help you find the size and style that's right for you.

2014-10-31 21:40 | Polygon
THQ's de Blob rights picked up by Nordic Games

More than 18 months after Nordic Games snapped up rights to THQ franchises Darksiders, Red Faction and more from the bankrupt publisher, Nordic announced today it has acquired the de Blob intellectual property from the company. "de ...

2014-05-28 15:28 | Polygon
THQ's abandoned office is a ghost town full of video game relics

When THQ declared bankruptcy and dissolved, it abandoned its office, leaving boxes, games, marketing materials and more behind, according to a gallery created by Reddit user Soulessgingr.  The Redditor works for a company that moved ...

2013-10-09 21:54 | Polygon
EA discussed buyout of THQ a year before it went bankrupt, say court docs

Electronic Arts and THQ discussed a potential buyout of THQ, the former Darksiders, Saints Row and Red Faction publisher, as early as December 2011, a year before the company filed for bankruptcy, according to documents filed in ...

2013-10-09 21:28 | Polygon
THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC video game license

Defunct publisher THQ is suing Electronic Arts and Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), over the UFC video game license, which THQ formerly held and EA now possesses. In the complaint, which THQ filed ...

2013-06-19 03:00 | Polygon
Nordic Games' plans for THQ titles in early stages, Deadly Creatures high on the list

Young video game company Nordic Games now owns the majority of bankrupt publisher THQ's most famous properties, including Darksiders, Red Faction and the MX series. Its plans for those franchises are still gelling, says Reinhard Pollice...

2013-05-09 15:30 | Polygon
THQ 'couldn't change fast enough,' says former exec Danny Bilson (update)

Danny Bilson joined now-bankrupt publisher THQ in 2008 to help shift it from a licensed and kids' games company to a core games publisher, but the company "couldn't change fast enough," he said yesterday at the GameHorizon conference. ...

2013-04-26 06:26 | Polygon
THQ creditors claim hundreds of millions owed, include Double Fine, Microsoft, UFC

Bankrupt publisher THQ has a lengthy list of creditors seeking money from the former video game maker, with more than $200 million in claims to date from various parties filed against THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries since the company ...

2013-04-23 20:00 | Polygon
The future of Darksiders, Red Faction and THQ's other IP at Nordic Games

In an industry thick with creators, Lars Wingefors is an unapologetic business man first, perhaps only. "I've seen bad experiences with trying to handle creative people," said Wingefors, self-described entrepreneur and owner of Nordic ...