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Daniel has been an avid gamer for over 20 years, and his passion for gaming and the industry behind it inspired him to write about his favorite hobby five years ago. After starting his own website, Daniel moved on to work for popular fighting game website iPlayWinner before settling down with The Inquisitr, where he writes on gaming and other topics. Email: DanielM@Inquisitr.com


‘Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs’ Review: Unfamiliar Territory

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the first in what would eventually become a franchise from a small, relatively unknown developer (Frictional Games), was arguably one of the most terrifying video games ever made. It gave you a sense of helplessness; there were evil creatures that roamed the unfamiliar halls of the mansion your protagonist found himself… Read more »

‘Mineshaft’ From Machinima Is John Shaft Meets ‘Minecraft’ [Video]

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When you’ve got ne’er-do-wells running around your Minecraft world stealing all of your precious Diamonds and your embarrassingly large collection of Ender Pearls, you know there’s only one person to call to set things right. Yep, we’re talking about Shaft. Mineshaft, that is. “Mineshaft” is a new fan film featured on Machinima Prime’s YouTube Channel… Read more »

‘The Witcher 3’ Developers Are Against Selling You Extra Content

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The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED has traditionally offered extra content for entries in the series at no extra charge. In an industry that is more than willing to sell you extra content, they stood apart – and it sounds like that won’t be changing with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Speaking with the Examiner… Read more »

Xbox 360 To Allow Self-Publishing As Early As Next Month [Report]

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Microsoft threw a bit of a curveball earlier this week when it announced that the Xbox One would allow for self-publishing, and that all units would be able to function as development kits – meaning that, in theory, anyone with enough drive, time, and money can put their game on the service. Now it seems… Read more »

Eidos Montreal Founder Bails Due To ‘Irreconcilable’ Differences With Square Enix

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Stephane D’Astous, the founder and general manager of Eidos Montreal, has resigned from his position at the company, Polygon reported earlier today, citing “irreconcilable” differences with the studio’s parent company, Square Enix. “Since last year’s financial short-coming performance of Square Enix Europe, we (HQ London and GM Eidos Montreal) have had growing and divergent opinions… Read more »

‘Battlefield 4’ Singleplayer Details Reveal Your Enemy

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The footage we’ve seen of Battlefield 4, most of which has been mostly focused on multiplayer, suggested that China would play some sort of major role in the game’s singleplayer campaign. As it happens, that is the case – in fact, China will be the enemy. Sort of. It gets complicated. In a recent post… Read more »

Apple Considering Buying Company Behind Xbox 360′s Kinect Sensor? [Report]

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Apple is looking into purchasing Israeli tech firm PrimeSense, the company whose 3D sensor is responsible for Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for the Xbox 360. The price? $280 million, reportedly. This is all according to a report from Israeli publication Cataclist. The report claims that Apple is looking to purchase the company to include the firm’s… Read more »

Xbox One Can Play Games That Are Being Downloaded

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We already knew that Microsoft’s Xbox One console will allow you to play a disc-based game while it installs in the background – which is apparently required – but now it has also been confirmed that you will be able to play a game while it’s still downloading. The confirmation comes from a Microsoft representative… Read more »

‘Killer Instinct’: Glacius Shown Off For The First Time At EVO 2013

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When Killer Instinct was first revealed at E3 last month, the only two characters on display were series staples Jago and Sabrewulf – but at EVO 2013 this weekend, developer Double Helix pulled back the curtains on Glacius, another fan favorite from the classic fighting game franchise. Over the weekend, EVO 2013 attendes have been… Read more »

Xbox One: Some Removed Features May Be Coming Back – Eventually

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Some of the features that were removed from the Xbox One following Microsoft’s policy reversal may be coming back at some point in the future which, for those gamers angry enough over their removal to start a petition, we imagine should be good news. In an interview with IGN (via VG247), Xbox One chief product… Read more »

‘Minecraft’ Developer Hit With Cease-And-Desist Order Over Community’s Use Of ‘Putt-Putt’ Name

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Mojang, developers of the wildly popular sandbox game Minecraft, have apparently been hit with a cease-and-desist order from mini-golf franchise owner Putt-Putt over the use of the company’s brand in Minecraft. The problem is, the order is referencing community-created content. Minecraft creator and Mojang’s own Markus “Notch” Persson posted an image the cease-and-desist letter on… Read more »