E275: Batman: Arkham Knight – The superhero game for a new generation

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The Dark Knight stands ready on the cover of our latest issue – which is out now in print, on iPad, Google Play and Zinio, – as Rocksteady puts the finishing touches to Arkham Knight, signalling the end its eight-year spanning Batman trilogy. We visit the studio and go hands-on with the game in our ten-page cover feature. It’s also time for… Continue reading

4J Studios scoops Game Of The Year prize for Minecraft at TIGA Games Industry Awards

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4J Studios picked up the Game Of The Year award for its console versions of Minecraft at last night’s TIGA Games Industry Awards. The UK trade body held the event at the OXO 2 building in London. The GOTY award, which is voted for by the public, exceeded last year’s record with just under 12,000… Continue reading

E273: Rime – Inside PS4’s first great adventure

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Our latest issue, which is out now in print, on iPad, Google Play and Zinio, features Tequila Works’ captivating open world adventure Rime on the cover. We head to Spain to visit the small Spanish studio behind the game, meet its creators and hear about their ambitions to give players more freedom than they might be used to. Our other previews this… Continue reading

Win an Xbox One and a copy of Dead Rising 3 with Argos

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To celebrate Halloween, Argos is offering Edge readers the chance to win an Xbox One along with a bundle of zombie­themed prizes and a copy of Dead Rising 3. Along with Microsoft’s console, the winner will receive a customised Xbox One controller with zombie decals, a 3D­printed zombie model sporting their own face, a reversible… Continue reading

TIGA announces 2014 Games Industry Awards finalists, opens public voting for Game of the Year

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Public voting for the TIGA & Edge Game of the Year award is now open, and you can cast your vote here. The winner will be announced at the 2014 TIGA Awards, which takes place on November 6 at OXO2 on London’s Southbank. The deadline for submitting your vote is Tuesday October 20. If you’d… Continue reading

Region Specific: Berlin – index

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In E267, we visited Hamburg to check in on its thriving, online-game-focused development scene. Germany’s other development hub, Berlin, has had similar success in the browser and F2P markets, but many of the city’s studios have recently turned their attentions to mobile games and are proving every bit as successful there, too. The scene is… Continue reading

Region Specific: Berlin – overview

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Berlin is a city defined by unification. This year it celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a barrier that separated East from West Berlin for nearly 30 years, and in the time since the city has become an international hub for European trade, finance and politics. The videogame industry here,… Continue reading

Region Specific: Berlin – roundtable

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The most striking aspect of the offices of Berlin Partner For Business And Technology, the location for today’s roundtable discussion, are the elevators that move between the floors in the building’s large glass atrium. Constructed of brushed steel and wood, with a hint of simplified Art Deco to their shape and design, they suggest that… Continue reading

Region Specific: Berlin – Bigpoint

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Bigpoint had a turbulent 2012. The company axed 120 jobs and saw its CEO step down as its success stuttered. Today, however, the studio behind Battlestar Galactica Online, Drakensang Online and DarkOrbit Reloaded is practically unrecognisable. New attitudes to development, players and, perhaps most importantly, staff have reversed that decline and put the company in a… Continue reading

Region Specific: Berlin – Yager

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Spec Ops: The Line, Yager’s powerful exploration of wartime morality, cleverly subverted genre conventions to carve out its own space. The studio itself is no stranger to standing apart, either, since it’s one of the few remaining traditional development studios in Berlin – there’s not even a whisper of mobile or browser games during our visit…. Continue reading