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WRUP: All Hallow's Firmware Hiccups JS 07:00PM PDT Oct 31, 2014
Why look! The ol' PlayStation 4 is blinking its orange light really fast. It must be a Halloween miracle! No wait, now it's ejecting the disc and powering on all by itself. The PS4 is possessed! THE SHARE PLAY IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE?! What's everyone playing?
This week's Super Joystiq Podcast thinks energy drinks are worth the risk of zombification. Do you like 5-star games? Hope so, because we are talking about one this week. Ludwig, Susan, Xav, and Sam convene to discuss the Xbox One's latest killer exclusive, Sunset Overdrive.
Sorcerer King Early Access Review GS 05:12PM PDT Oct 31, 2014
GameSpot's early access reviews evaluate unfinished games that are nonetheless available for purchase by the public. While the games in question are not considered finished by their creators, you may still devote money, time, and bandwidth for the privilege of playing them before they are complete.
The New Nintendo 3DS, which is slated to come to the West sometime in 2015, will be region-locked. And just last year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata justified his company's commitment to region-locked content. However, during this week's investor meeting, it sounds like that's not a set-in-stone...
Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay safe and have fun. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming out in just a few days and we have a lot of coverage coming post-release. Until then, why not catch up on some of the news and features that you may have missed over the past few months. There's a lot to cover, so let's get to it, soldier!
The second annual Day of the Devs, an independent game showcase hosted by Double Fine and iam8bit, kicks off on Saturday, November 1 at Mint Plaza in San Francisco. It's free, open to all ages, and runs from 4 - 11PM PT. And it's probably tons of fun.
Square Enix today uploaded a video from the Paris Games Festival that shows off new gameplay from Final Fantasy XV. Titled "Tabata Director's Active Time Report," the lengthy video doesn't actually get into the gameplay for FFXV until 33:24, but it does give you a glimpse of part of the game's...
In lieu of rebuilding Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from scratch for its recent Xbox 360 re-release, Rockstar Games simply ported the existing Android version of San Andreas to Microsoft's console, according to the tech sleuths at Digital Foundry. In a test comparing numerous versions of San...
Front End Changes Changelog The current item drop system doesn't function well as a reward mechanism. It drops many items on players who aren't interested in them (the items are extremely common, or they're for a hero the player doesn't play), and in the process dilutes the value of the items.
Nearly half of everyone who bought a Wii U also owns a copy of the system's marquee racing game, Mario Kart 8, according to sales information released by Nintendo this week. Mario Kart 8 has now sold 3.49 million copies as of September 30. With Wii U hardware sales currently sitting at 7.29 million...
We've run the horror gamut during our Halloween Horror Streams extravaganza. We've done old school, we've done new school, we've done zombie apocalypse and haunted zeppelin and even camp. What we haven't done, however, is pit a member of the staff against a game that originally scared them so much...
If your PlayStation 4 is behaving badly after this week's 2.0 update, Reddit user Nestledrink has a potential fix that may get your ailing console back up and running. The fix is for users who are unable to wake their PlayStation 4s up from Rest Mode.
Sony's PlayStation Plus paid service now has 7.9 million subscribers, executives at the Japanese technology giant revealed today during an earnings call (via GamesIndustry International). The company did not say how many of the subscribers are PlayStation 4 owners (Sony has sold 13.5 million PS4s...
iPad Air 2 feels insanely thin and light, like you're holding a tablet made of puppy dog breath and clouds. Bully for the people that have one of those, but some folks out there are still rocking an iPad 2. It's only three years old, who cares if it's really heavy and the screen isn't quite as nice!