Key Nevada gambling establishments are looking to replace slot machines with video games.
The goal is to attract younger audiences, who see slot machines as antiquated and boring, and make them waste their money in casinos instead of on freemium games.
Bally Technologies, the world's oldest manufacturer of slot machines, purchased Israeli Facebook and mobile developer Dragonplay for $100 million last month.
The purchase signals a shift from chance-based games to games of skill, combining free-to-play psychology with cash incentives.
The Nevada Gaming Commission will officially consider the new paradigm later this year.
Dishonored 2's Emily Kaldwin presents a "completely different" experience to the first game's protagonist, says co-director Harvey Smith.
In the first Dishonored, Emily was a child, the daughter of assassinated empress Jessamine Kaldwin, but fifteen years later, she's an "empress outlaw on the run".
The sequel will see players controlling Emily for the first half hour, then making a choice between Emily and Corvo for the rest of their playthrough.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's latest patch brings about numerous significant and welcome gameplay tweaks.
Among the changes in the v1.07 patch, which will come instead of developer CD Projekt Red's usual weekly free DLC, are:◆ A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is set to hit PS4 next week on July 15th.
The PS4 version has been remade in Unreal Engine 4, and heralds a similarly rebuilt PC version of the game to come in "a few weeks".
Adrian Chmielarz, the game's creator, told Eurogamer the PS4 version is "close to what's on PC but it just plays better".
Valve's former economist Yanis Varoufakis has left his post as Greek finance minister amidst continued financial worries.
Hours after Greece voted to reject further economic austerity measures, it seems Varoufakis was quietly shown the door by a government more fond of its creditors than he was.
"I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted 'partners', for my..."absence" from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful," he wrote in a blog post. "For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today."
Sony has updated its PS4 hardware with a new version that is cheaper to produce, quieter, and more energy-efficient.
Available only in Japan for the time being, the revision, labelled CUH-1200, sports numerous motherboard changes but no alterations to the chassis design.
The console's 8GB of RAM are now provided by eight modules instead of sixteen; circuit board chip placement has been optimised; and a new, lighter power supply has been added.
Comedian David Cross says Bungie toyed with the idea of making Destiny’s Ghost more of a comic relief character.
Speaking with IGN, Cross said he and fellow comedian Brian Posehn were flown to Bungie headquarters to punch-up the script for the flying AI, which was voiced by actor Peter Dinklage.
"Brian Posehn and I got asked and jumped at the chance," he said. “We were both very excited about it.”
AllGamesBeta has uploaded 51 screenshots from the Star Wars: Battlefront PC alpha.
The first set were taken during the game’s co-op survival mode on Tatooine, while the second set are from a competitive multiplayer session on Hoth.
All screens were taken with PC settings on Ultra, and are available to view on AllGamesBeta at a resolution of 4K: Hoth, Tatooine.
An extremely rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype (also known as a SNES-CD) has been found in an attic in America.
As reported by Polygon, Dan Diebold found the console – one of only about 200 made – a couple of years ago, but has only now managed to get photos of it online.
The console came into the possession of Dan's father Terry when he worked as a maintenance man at a company called Advanta Corporation, whose president was former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Olaf Olafsson.
“By and large, Arkham Knight succeeds as an epic conclusion – even if, in the manner of older epics, it has a few too many equivalent pages of elves singing.”
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