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N++ PS4 screens are fit to print

Metanet Co-Founder Mare Sheppard discussed N++'s visual inspirations on the PlayStation Blog recently. Sheppard said the game drew its clean, bold look from print-based graphic design, as seen in new next-gen screenshots of the twitchy platformer. N++ is due to launch on PS4 this year. ...

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Design your own team logos, uniforms in Madden NFL contest

EA Tiburon kicked off a design contest late last week for the next game in the Madden NFL series. The developer is challenging fans with creating new logos and uniforms for the game, and is accepting submissions now through March 7. EA's last release in the series, Madden 25, brought back the...

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Radiohead launches experimental interactive app PolyFauna

English music group Radiohead launched its own interactive app on iOS and Android today called PolyFauna. The app is an "experimental collaboration" with design studio Universal Everything, and is free to download. While it's not a game in the traditional sense of the word, PolyFauna presents...

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Xbox One controller design contest winners are largely green

The Xbox One Take Control contest asked fans to design fresh, new Xbox One controllers, with a grand prize of $1,000 – and here are the winners. Michael, the grand prize winner, received $1,000, five Xbox One wireless controllers and the opportunity for Microsoft to evaluate his design for...

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Longtime Square Enix artist Akihiko Yoshida joins Unsung Story team

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the tactical RPG from Level-5 and Square Enix veteran Yasumi Matsuno, will feature the character artwork of Akihiko Yoshida. The news comes from an update on the project's Kickstarter page, which revealed an excerpt of the game's story as well. Yoshida...

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Immersion prototype headset tracks gamer rage, ramps up difficulty

Seattle-based designer Sam Matson developed a headset that tracks "gamer rage" and adjusts a custom game's difficulty to compensate for it. Dubbed "Immersion," Matson's headset uses an optical sensor that reads "minute color changes in the user's ear tissue to approximate a pulse." Matson's...

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Swedish designer's R-Kaid is a gorgeous, vintage-looking custom PC

Swedish designer and craftsman Love Hulten has shaped wood and metals into pure class with his "all-in-one" gaming system, R-Kaid Revelation. The gorgeous machine was crafted from walnut and copper, and features built-in peripherals and a backlit LCD screen that showcases the computer's...

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Microsoft explored 75 Xbox One prototypes before deciding on final console

Microsoft's senior industrial design manager Carl Ledbetter revealed that the company examined more than 75 sketched and 3D-printed prototype Xbox One designs before settling on the console's final look. The Xbox One's Kinect sensor additionally saw more than 100 drafted designs before Microsoft...

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Minecraft belongs in a museum, according to MoMA

New York's Museum of Modern Art has announced that it is adding six video games, including Minecraft, and a console to its famous collection of contemporary art. The Museum chose to honor fourteen games last year (including Pac-Man, SimCity 2000, EVE Online, and Portal) based on their traits of...

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Diablo 3's missing runestones found at GDC

If you've followed Diablo 3's development for a long time, you might remember the idea of Runestones. They were meant to be actual in-game items that could supplement character abilities in various ways, such as adding a fire attack to a melee hit, or doubling the power of a spell for free. When...

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