Disney Infinity 2.0's Intro Reminds Us It's Not All Marvel

Tuesday’s North American release of Disney Infinity 2.0 is all about Marvel Comics’ finest, but the intro movie is totally Disney.


This Is The New Oculus Rift Prototype: Crescent Bay

No, you still can’t buy a consumer version of the amazing Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but it’s getting really, really close! Oculus just announced a brand-new prototype at the company’s Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles, and they claim it’s a GIANT leap forward.



The Red Bull Battle Grounds StarCraft II Competition Reaches Its Grand Conclusion Today.

The Red Bull Battle Grounds StarCraft II competition reaches its grand conclusion today. The Grand Finals have been taking place in Washington D.C. this weekend, and today it’s the semi-finals and finals. Watch the action live over at the tournament’s official website.


This Week In The Business: Down With The Popular Kids

“As an industry person, I hope they drop like a fly. It’s better when the industry gets shaken up.” — Unity CEO David Helgason, joking about Supercell’s Clash of Clans, though he was making a serious point about wanting to see more variety.


Sega Is Getting Serious About Mobile

Sega is no longer the force it once was in the games industry, long overtaken by its historical rival Nintendo and replaced by the likes of Microsoft and Sony. On the flip-side, the company has done its best to be flexible, allowing properties such as Sonic to feature in games on a variety of platforms. One platform it’s taken a significant interest in is mobile, with reports suggesting Sega has dedicated nearly a third of its devs to the creation of iOS and Android titles.


Hackers Claim Credit For Downed Destiny, Call Of Duty Servers

Hacker group Lizard Squad claims it’s behind attacks that laid low servers for both Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts today, leaving players unable to connect and play.


Square Enix's New 'Cloud' Gaming Service Is Called 'Shinra'

This is pretty much perfect. Last night Square Enix announced a cloud-gaming service called Shinra Technologies. They’re working with Avalanche Studios on the deal.


Kickstarter's New Terms Of Use Holds Creators More Accountable

Kickstarter is a platform for all sorts of crowdfunded activities, though we know it best for the games it’s helped launch — and those that failed spectacularly. Investing in a project always carries risk, but surely creators should be held more accountable when things don’t go to plan? Kickstarter it seems has been listening and in response, has updated its terms of use.


Terrorists Are Using First-Person Shooters To Spread Their Message

“ISIS has refined the mechanics of the sale of violence.” Writing for the New Yorker website, Jay Caspian Kang thoughtfully examines how the terrorist group invokes well-worn motifs from shooters like Call of Duty in its recruitment materials.