Category Archives: Gaming

Around Azeroth: The most self-righteous

“In the darkness there stands a stoic light, a silhouetted radiant beacon among the unknown, a savior of souls, just and righteous,” writes submitter Danny. ‘Where there is scourge or hysteria, there will be a hand, a hand held out for those in need. A risen shield, bolstered and displayed — to protect the weak […]

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: Where do the Tauren come from?

The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You’re playing the game, you’re fighting the bosses, you know the how — but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft. Last week, we talked […]

Breakfast Topic: Do you play solo or in groups?

Certainly at the highest levels, WoW is designed to favor group play in dungeons, raids, and arenas. This can be a big change of pace for the new player since up to level 90, you can get through most of the game solo. But even then, players who would rather be lone wolves in a […]

Carmack joins Oculus VR as Chief Technology Officer

John Carmack, co-founder of iD Software, has joined Oculus VR as Chief Technology Officer. Carmack will begin work on the Oculus Rift augmented reality headset on a full-time basis out of Dallas, Texas. Carmack has experience in working with the headset in the past, showing it in conjunction with Doom 3 BFG at QuakeCon 2012. […]

Wind Waker HD coming October 4 in Europe

While we were totally aware that the Wii U port of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD was arriving in October, Nintendo dated the game for October 4 in Europe in today’s Direct presentation. However, Nintendo of America didn’t provide a date in its presentation, so it remains in its October release window in […]

Watch today’s Wii U, 3DS Nintendo Direct right here

It’s that time again. Stretch those legs, place some fruit sustenance nearby, and make sure your body is ready for another Nintendo Direct workout. One thing you don’t have to move is that cursor, because you can watch today’s Direct right here on Joystiq. Mario HQ says today’s Direct covers “new details on previously announced” […]

Dishonored GOTY rated in Australia

Dishonored is conjuring up a “game of the year” edition, according the Australian Classification Board. Gleaned by Gamespot, it doesn’t take mystical powers bestowed by The Outsider to divine the bundle will likely include the core game, along with downloadable content Dunwall City Trials, The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches. The GOTY edition […]

Pokemon Rumble U shakes a trailer, rattles off new features

Pokemon Rumble U hurls itself at North America on August 29, landing on the eShop with a $18 price tag. The Poke-brawler uses NFC tech to ‘scan’ figurines into the game, where up-to-four players can rough it up in 100-monster skirmishes. There are 18 figurines, available at GameStop for $4 a pop, but it’s worth […]

Potemkin, May, Venom and Chipp return in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

More characters have been revealed for Arc System Works’ highly anticipated Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, and like the swallows returning to Capistrano, so too have series veterans May, Venom, Chipp Zanuff and Potemkin returned to the roster. This brings the game’s list of fighters up to seven confirmed combatants, as Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske and […]

Mark of the Ninja ‘Special Edition’ DLC drops on Aug. 16

The “Special Edition” DLC for Mark of the Ninja will launch on both Xbox Live Arcade and Steam on August 16. The package is priced at $5 and includes developer commentary, a new level, two new items and a new costume. Mark of the Ninja is a 2D stealth game that first launched on Xbox […]