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GameStop, Insomniac Games Will Duet with 'Song of the Deep'

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BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - GameStop is dipping a toe into the video game publishing business. The retailer is partnering with Insomniac Games to release and sell merchandise based on the studio's upcoming underwater-set adventure "Song of the Deep." "I think this will work because we've both been in the games industry for a long time," said Insomniac Games President and CEO Ted Price. "There's a lot of trust involved. They trust us to shepherd o... more

Def Leppard to Debut New Music Video in 'Guitar Hero' Game

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Def Leppard is pouring some video into "Guitar Hero." The rock band will be the first artist ever to debut a new music video through the long-running video game series. The music video for "Dangerous" from the band's recently released self-titled album will premiere Wednesday on "Guitar Hero Live," the latest edition of the Activision rhythm game franchise. "It seems like everything has been done, and MTV doesn't really e... more

'Deus Ex,' Dishonored 2' Among Anticipated Games Due in 2016

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the video games set to be unleashed this year are any indication, this will be a year of interactive exploration. The line-up includes titles that will send players into the woods ("Firewatch"), under the sea ("Abzu"), over rooftops ("Mirror's Edge Catalyst"), through outer space ("No Man's Sky") and across time ("Quantum Break"). There will also be excursions to several thrilling islands ("The Witness," ''Dishonored 2,"... more

Inspired by Reality, 'Division' Takes on Interactive Terror

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - At the beginning of "Tom Clancy's The Division," players portraying top-secret operatives are dropped from a helicopter into a rendition of New York City that's been crippled by a terrorist attack. Central Park is a mass graveyard. Madison Square Garden is a makeshift hospital under siege. The James A. Farley Post Office Building is being transformed into a base of military operations. The Lincoln Tunnel has devolved into a... more

The Golden Controller Awards - The Best (and Worst) Video Games

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What a great year for the video game industry 2015 has been! To celebrate the release of so many great games, it's time to announce the winners of the second annual Golden Controller Awards, or "Goldies" as I like to call them. The Goldies honor the best games and trends in the world of video games for the year. How were the winners chosen? I hired the accounting firm of Ernst & Young to tabulate the results of a survey that I gave to myself.... more

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