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Don't Starve Together on December 15

The wolves of the original Don't Starve and the massive creatures in the Reign of Giants will now be joined by that most deadly of predators: man. Don't Starve Together, the multiplayer expansion to Klei Entertainment's runaway indie hit, will enter Steam Early Access on December 15. Days before...

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Paradox halting Runemaster 'until further notice'

Paradox Interactive's fantasy epic Runemaster is taking a perma-break. Revealed early this year, with a console edition announced at Gamescom, the publisher is casting a freeze spell on the game's development "until further notice." "Runemaster was a very ambitious project for us, and the team w...

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Hearthstone's Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion available now

Hearthstone's first expansion, Goblins vs. Gnomes, is available now, featuring 120 new cards for the collectible card game with 20 million registered players. Anyone who logs into the game between now and December 19 will receive three free Goblins vs. Gnomes card packs. The new cards should giv...

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Monument Valley, Threes! receive Apple year-end awards

It's the year of the puzzler on mobile, as Apple awards the numerical master class of Threes! and visually luxe Monument Valley with game of the year nods. The gorgeous platformer Leo's Fortune was the runner-up iPhone game of the year. If these awards seem like deja vu, that's because these gam...

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WRUP: And the nominees are...

The Game Awards are in an hour... here are the nominees. We'll be streaming right here. Join us! What's everyone playing this weekend?...

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Blackman to head 2K's Hangar 13 studio

Former LucasArts staple Haden Blackman will head a new studio for publisher 2K. Designated Hangar 13, the Novato, California studio is working on an unannounced next-gen title. Blackman was senior executive producer for the Star Wars games at LucasArts, working on Knights of the Old Republic and...

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Nintendo sued after actor suffers heart condition in Donkey Kong suit

An actor hired by Nintendo to wear a Donkey Kong suit at a Los Angeles Zoo event last year is suing the publisher over a heart condition he claims was caused while working in the southern California heat. Attorneys for the actor tell the LA Times that he was denied breaks and not provided with a...

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Target pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 off shelves in Australia

Target Australia will cease sales of Grand Theft Auto 5 following "feedback from customers about the game's depictions of violence against women," according to a company press release. "We've been speaking to many customers over recent days about the game, and there is a significant level of con...

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Epic issues Fortnite alpha invites

Fortnite, Epic Games' co-op tower defense game, has just sent out its first wave of alpha invites. If you signed up at Fortnite.com, check your email and spam filters. "The emails either say 'You've Been Selected!' or 'You're Invited' depending on whether it's a friend invite or they've been sel...

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WRUP: Game of the Year 2014? Go!

We've reviewed a lot of games in 2014 and it's time for the Joystiq crew to begin their annual battle for their favorites to compose the "Top 10" of the year. Those that don't make it are honored in our "Best of the Rest." So, let's hear it from you, what are the tops of the year? What's every...

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