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GameStop to Launch Video Game Publishing Division

By Derrick J. Lang | Apr 20
The retailer best known for selling games announced plans Monday to launch a new division called GameTrust that will help distribute and market them.

Video Game Hall of Fame Reveals Finalists for May Induction

Apr 1
"Sonic the Hedgehog," ''Space Invaders" and "John Madden Football" are among 15 games named Tuesday as finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Review: Manhattan Becomes A Battlefield in 'The Division'

By Lou Kesten | Mar 25
It's dirty, noisy and crowded, and everyone who's lived there has occasionally wished everyone else would just go away. The plot of this video game grants that wish via the "Green Poison."

Microsoft Says Hiring Go-Go Dancers At Xbox Party Was Wrong

By Brandon Bailey | Mar 19
Microsoft says it was "unequivocally wrong" for hosting a party with scantily dressed female dancers during a video game developers' conference.

Review: 'Hitman' Goes to Paris in Part 1 of A Yearlong Epic

By Lou Kesten | Mar 17
Ah, the glamorous life of an international assassin. What other career gives you the chance to hobnob with world leaders, models, fashion designers, chess masters and other celebrities - and then murder them?

Hollywood Learns A New Storytelling Language For VR

By Ryan Nakashima | Mar 12
Virtual reality filmmakers are grappling with challenges as they explore a medium that hasn't had a century to develop the way movies have.

Girls Keep Out: Female Video Gamers Face Vile Abuse, Threats

By Tali Arbel | Mar 12
Online harassment of women, often involving threats of horrific violence, has become a big issue - and video games are a frequent flashpoint.

With A New Episodic Model, 'Hitman' Game Aims for Everyone

By Derrick J. Lang | Mar 12
The creators of "Hitman" are pulling the trigger on an unorthodox way of releasing their espionage saga that could reshape how the interactive industry approaches video game launches.

'No Man's Sky' Reaching to Infinity and Beyond on June 21

By Derrik J. Lang | Mar 9
"No Man's Sky" creator Sean Murray wants everyone in the world to know that his galaxy simulator isn't merely a ridiculously ambitious idea that's wowed crowds at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It's actually a video game.

'Uncharted 4' Creators Plot Nathan Drake's Last Hurrah

By Derrick J. Lang | Feb 27
The creators of "Uncharted 4" - much like cliff-diving, treasure-hunting series protagonist Nathan Drake - aren't afraid to take a few risks.

'Fallout 4' Crowned Game of the Year at DICE Awards

By Derrik J. Lang | Feb 20
Bethesda Softworks' role-playing video saga set in a post-apocalyptic Boston won the game of the year prize at the 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards.

GameStop, Insomniac Games Will Duet with 'Song of the Deep'

By Derrick J. Lang | Jan 29
GameStop is dipping a toe into the video game publishing business. The retailer is partnering with Insomniac Games to release and sell merchandise based on the studio's upcoming underwater-set adventure "Song of the Deep."

Nintendo Nixes Controversial 'Gay Conversion' From New Game

Jan 21
Officials from Nintendo confirmed Wednesday they removed a plot line from a new video game that includes a "gay conversion," which involves a male character drugging a lesbian's drink thinking it ostensibly changes her sexual orientation.

'Deus Ex,' Dishonored 2' Among Anticipated Games Due in 2016

By Derrik J. Lang | Jan 15
If the video games set to be unleashed this year are any indication, this will be a year of interactive exploration.

Virtual Reality is Finally Here, Yet Still Has A Ways to Go

By Anick Jesdanun | Dec 26
With the launch of Samsung's Gear VR headset a few weeks ago, virtual reality for the masses is finally a thing. Now comes the next big challenge: Who, exactly, will care?

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