“Shadow Puppeteer”

“Shadow Puppeteer”

One Boy, His Shadow, and an Evil Shadow Puppeteer

On Sept. 29, PC’s across the globe get a shadowy new adventure that stands on the lighter side of fun. "Shadow Puppeteer" is a co-op adventure set in the simple world of a boy and his shadow. The boy manipulates his shadow and chasing the Shadow Puppeteer. However, it’s not as sinister as it might sound. Read more »

Massive Capcom, Square Enix Sale on PSN

Massive Capcom, Square Enix Sale on PSN

“Street Fighter x Tekken” and “Tomb Raider” Among the Sale Titles

Capcom and Square Enix fans, rejoice! While some of you may have missed the recent Capcom sale on Steam and Square Enix's RPG sale, here's your chance to get your hands on some deals. For a limited time, PSN is offering select titles from both companies at a discount. Read more »

Nvidia Game24

Nvidia Game24

Nvidia's 24-Hour PC Gaming Event

The long list of reasons to devote a day or weekend to gaming of any kind is growing by one. On Sept. 18 at 6 PM PDT, Nvidia is kicking off their first, 24-hour long celebration of PC gaming called Game24. Read more »

One Million “Smash” Challengers Appear

One Million “Smash” Challengers Appear

“Super Smash Bros.” Hits It Big in Japan

“Super Smash Bros.” for 3DS joined the ranks of games like “Pokemon X/Y,” “Monster Hunter 3,” and “Yokai Watch 2” by selling over one million copies during launch weekend in Japan. This is a milestone that few 3DS games have reached, and despite the roster leaks and technical difficulties, “Super Smash Bros.” has thrived. Read more »

Microsoft Purchases Mojang for $2.5 Billion

Microsoft Purchases Mojang for $2.5 Billion

Notch, Manneh, and Porser to Leave Company

Yes, you read that right: $2.5 billion dollars. That's probably enough to buy an island and some dinosaurs. Read more »

“Sledge”

“Sledge”

We Can Rebuild Him...

In May 2014, Chris Biancardi had homework to do. He was a student at Wake Technical Community College, and as his final project, he resurrected an idea he'd envisioned the year before, and so "Sledge" was officially born. Living in a world filled with treacherous rats bent on ending all of mouse-dom and huge, shadowy hawks who constantly threaten death from above, Sledge is a mouse who discovers that there is more to his island home than he thought. Read more »

New “Super Smash Bros.” Having Some Issues

New “Super Smash Bros.” Having Some Issues

Lets Hope This Isn't a Bad Omen

The "Smash Bros" demo and the full game have been out in Japan for a little while, and already there are reports of problems. Players are reporting the analog slide pad on the 3DS is coming off and/or breaking. Due to the motions and frantic pace of the game, users find standard gameplay is ruining their analog sticks in one way or another. Read more »

Fantasy Flight Games Sends Cease & Desist and Order to NetrunnerDB

Fantasy Flight Games Sends Cease & Desist and Order to NetrunnerDB

"Netrunner" Just Became a Little More Real

In somewhat of a surprise move by Fantasy Flight Games, the popular game company sent a cease and desist order to NetrunnerDB, a fan-built site dedicated to "Netrunner" deck building and strategy. Read more »

“Cones of Dunshire” Coming to a Store Near You

“Cones of Dunshire” Coming to a Store Near You

No Really, It Is

"The Cones of Dunshire," a board game created by Ben Wyatt in the sixth season of Parks and Recreation, is being developed as a retail board game. What company took up this task? Mayfair Games, creator of the classic game "Settlers of Catan." It is difficult to really explain what the "Cones of Dunshire" actually is, so I think it best to just let the game's creator explain it: Read more »

Extended Trailer for Latest “Fatal Frame” Installment Released

Extended Trailer for Latest “Fatal Frame” Installment Released

See the Camera Obscura in Action

Nintendo of Japan released a new trailer for the upcoming “Fatal Frame V: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden” which shows the usage of the Wii U's GamePad. The title (referred to in Japan as “Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko”) utilizes the GamePad as a real-world counterpart to the in-game Camera Obscura. Read more »

Guy Trades in 203 Copies of “Night Trap”

Guy Trades in 203 Copies of “Night Trap”

So That's Where They All Went

Earlier this week, a man sold a bunch of older Sega items to a store in Albuquerque, N.M. Among these items were 203 copies of "Night Trap." For those who don't know, "Night Trap" was a Sega CD game released in 1992 that stirred up all kinds of controversy and was even said to be one of the factors in creating the ESRB ratings board. Read more »

Microsoft to Purchase Mojang AB

Microsoft to Purchase Mojang AB

Unknown if Payment Will Be in Diamonds

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Microsoft is about to close a deal to purchase Mojang AB. The deal could close as early as this week. Read more »

Kicking it with Tanya Short

Kicking it with Tanya Short

We're All Stories in the End...

Our current gaming market is flooded with shiny, high-end graphics that render dust in sunbeams and ultra-realistic physics that make sure your character's hair blows in the gentle breeze swirling around them just so. All of that is incredible, and for some genres, namely fantasy and shooters, those visuals really pay off. But then you come across something like "Moon Hunters," and you remember that simplicity is beautiful in its own right, too. "Moon Hunters" by Kitfox Games is an action/adventure RPG for one to four players and offers a vibrant, beautiful experience which utilizes pixel art and is currently collecting a pretty penny on Kickstarter. Read more »

“Prisma”

“Prisma”

Running Through Dimensions!

At tiltExpo this year, Player Theory had the opportunity to sit down and try out a demo for an interesting platformer called "Prisma." Read more »

Kicking it with Lindsey Handley

Kicking it with Lindsey Handley

Teaching with Magic (and Code)

As young people finish school and try to advance in their careers, it starts to become apparent that basic computer knowledge isn't enough anymore the way it used to be. In order to get far in just about any field, you have to learn how programs work - how they talk. And that can be boring or even difficult for some. Right now my roommate, someone with practically a master's in biology, is going through an online course to learn some computer programming skills to help advance her career. While she seems to be getting it, the sounds of her frustration echo through the apartment whenever there is a homework assignment due and her program isn't working right. Read more »

Mike Bithell Brings “Volume” to EGX 2014

Mike Bithell Brings “Volume” to EGX 2014

Bring the Stealth, Bring the Noise

The critically acclaimed “Thomas Was Alone," a hit that thrust Mike Bithell into the spotlight has a successor sneaking up on it. Originally announced last year “Volume” will be on show at EGX 2014 and creator Mike Bithell will be there to discuss his work Read more »

“Mortal Kombat X” Gets Official Release Date

“Mortal Kombat X” Gets Official Release Date

Fatality Action Headed Your Way

"Mortal Kombat X" has a worldwide release date of April 14, 2015. Over the past few months, we have been seeing character reveal trailers for the new "Mortal Kombat" game. They have shown a few new characters, but mostly the roster has mostly been filled with old favorites. Read more »

“Slender: The Arrival” Coming to PS3, Xbox 360

“Slender: The Arrival” Coming to PS3, Xbox 360

Launches Sept. 23

Nearly two years after its original launch, Blue Isle Studios announced via the PlayStation Blog that a version of "Slender: The Arrival" will be hitting PSN Sept. 23. Additionally, an Xbox 360 version will land on Xbox Live Arcade the day after. Read more »

ESPN’s John Skipper Dismissive of eSports

ESPN’s John Skipper Dismissive of eSports

Network President Claims “[Esports] Is Not a Sport—It's a Competition”

During the Code/Media Series: NY conference, ESPN president John Skipper trivialized the rise of eSports in his comments regarding Amazon's recent purchase of Twitch. Read more »

tiltEXPO

tiltEXPO

And why Player Theory is excited about it!

Durham, N.C. isn't the first place to come to mind when someone mentions "gaming convention," but starting today through Sunday, Sept 7. tiltExpo is coming to town! tiltExpo replaces the EscapistExpo, which took place last year, but still focuses on the same theme: games. Read more »

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