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Blizzard explains how Diablo IV is different from Diablo III

Blizzard explains how Diablo IV is different from Diablo III

At BlizzCon, I had a chance to chat with Diablo IV lead systems designer David Kim and lead lighting artist Sean Murphy about the new game.
Overwatch 2 brings the charm of the cinematics to the actual game

Overwatch 2 brings the charm of the cinematics to the actual game

I wasn't sure if a single cooperative mode, no matter how big, could justify a sequel to Overwatch. It turns out that I was wrong.
Marc Merrill interview: Why Riot Games took a decade to come up with new games

Marc Merrill interview: Why Riot Games took a decade to come up with new games

Marc Merrill, cofounder of Riot Games, spoke with GamesBeat about why it was so difficult for the maker of League of Legends to come up with new games.
Diablo IV hands-on — Hello darkness, my old friend

Diablo IV hands-on — Hello darkness, my old friend

iablo IV feels gritty and brutal. It might even actually be scary. It's bringing horror back to Diablo, and I'm happy to welcome the darkness back.
Overwatch 2 revealed at BlizzCon

Overwatch 2 revealed at BlizzCon

Overwatch 2 is real. Blizzard announced the sequel today during the opening ceremonies for BlizzCon 2019 in Anaheim, California.

The DeanBeat: Death Stranding and the madness or genius of Hideo Kojima

Death Stranding, the big exclusive for the Sony Playstation coming Nov. 8, will reveal the madness or genius of rock star game developer Hideo Kojima.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beats Black Ops 4 and WWII with $600 million in first weekend

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beats Black Ops 4 and WWII with $600 million in first weekend

Activision Blizzard announced today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare made $600 million in its first three days, a best for the generation.
PlayStation 4 sales surpass Wii and the original PlayStation

PlayStation 4 sales surpass Wii and the original PlayStation

Sony announced today that PlayStation 4 sales have now surpassed 102.8 million units as of September 30. It's the second best-selling home console ever.

Sanrio and MomentSQ are bringing Netflix hit Aggretsuko to mobile gamers

Sanrio and MomentSQ are teaming up to take Aggretsuko, based on the hit Aggretsuko Retsuko on Netflix, to mobile gaming on iOS and Android.
EA puts Battlefield on ice until at least April 2021

EA puts Battlefield on ice until at least April 2021

Don't expect a new Battlefield game for a few years, as EA noted in a conference call for its fiscal earnings today that the series is taking a break.
Sony will shut down PlayStation Vue in January 2020

Sony will shut down PlayStation Vue in January 2020

Sony announced today that it will end PlayStation Vue. The internet-based television service will go offline on January 30, 2020.
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint prepares to recover from rough launch

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint prepares to recover from rough launch

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint came out on September 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but the tactical shooter has been a critical and sales disappointment.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 review — Stepping into Nintendo’s top tier

Luigi’s Mansion 3 review — Stepping into Nintendo’s top tier

This is a huge step up for a franchise that has always been enjoyable but never felt special. Well, Luigi's Mansion 3 is special.
The DeanBeat: Coming to terms with brutality in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

The DeanBeat: Coming to terms with brutality in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Everybody has a line. We all draw it in different ways. That is the theme of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, this year's combat game from Infinity Ward.
Watch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s most gut-wrenching scenes

Watch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s most gut-wrenching scenes

You can't unsee some of the brutal scenes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, this year's first-person combat game from Infinity Ward and Activision. If you don't want to see them, stop right here.
The birth of League of Legends proves how innovation can be a losing strategy

The birth of League of Legends proves how innovation can be a losing strategy

How Blizzard Entertainment's billion-dollar blunder led to the birth of League of Legends.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review — disturbing and thoughtful

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review — disturbing and thoughtful

Infinity Ward has pushed the limit of comfort in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The result is both disturbing and thoughtful.
The RetroBeat: Digital Eclipse revisits (and maybe improves) Aladdin for Genesis

The RetroBeat: Digital Eclipse revisits (and maybe improves) Aladdin for Genesis

Now Aladdin for the Sega Genesis will be easily available for modern gamers, and we have Digital Eclipse to thank for that.
Ubisoft lowers financial targets after soft Ghost Recon: Breakpoint launch, major game delays

Ubisoft lowers financial targets after soft Ghost Recon: Breakpoint launch, major game delays

Ubisoft announced today that it is lowering financial targets for fiscal 2019 - 2020, now expecting net bookings of $1.6 billion.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer impressions — A romp through a battlefield playground

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer impressions — A romp through a battlefield playground

While single-player is ponderous and serious, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's multiplayer is more like a competitive sport.