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Minecraft creator feeling pressure to repeat

Markus 'Notch' Persson describes sandbox game as 'freak thing,' says he is beginning to struggle creatively for next project. Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson is feeling pressure to replicate the success of his landmark sandbox game. In a New Yorker profile, Persson said making Minecraft was simpler because no one knew who he was. ...

Help IGN Win a Webby Award

There are only two days left to help IGN win the 2013 Webby Award for 'Best Games Related Website.' IGN has been nominated for both the general accolade as well as a People's Voice award, the latter of which is open up to the public. This means you should head over to the site and show some love for your ...

Study Finds Tetris Effectively Treats Lazy Eye

A small Canadian study has found that playing Tetris may be a more effective way to treat lazy eye than existing practices, as it trains both eyes to work together. “ It's much better than patching, much more enjoyable, it's faster and it seems to work better. The findings from the study carried out by McGill University have been published in Current Biology ...

Win a Chance to Be on Defiance

Trion Worlds has announced the Defiance Most Wanted contest, a chance to get your likeness into the SyFy television series. (Update: This article previously stated that players could get their character in the game, but Trion has since clarified that the winner will be in the show instead. This article has been updated to reflect that change.) Beginning today and running ...

AU Wrap Up April 22-26

What Aussie gaming news went down this week? We round up the happenings in one handy post, presented in glorious chronological format! AU Shippin’ Out April 22-27: Dead Island: Riptide First-person shooter Dead Island: Riptide shuffled onto Aussie shelves this week, with gamers able to pick up the Zombie Bait edition. The game follows the events of the ...

Beyond: Two Souls’ Script Is Over 2,000 Pages Long

Developer Quantic Dream is run by a man named David Cage, and as anyone even remotely familiar with the studio knows, Cage takes his job very seriously. His upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive title Beyond: Two Souls is another game in his company’s newly-minted genre – Interactive Drama – and to prove just how humongous and dense the game is, Sony ...
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