Fallout 4 named 2015's top game at BAFTA Game Awards

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Fallout 4 named 2015's top game at BAFTA Game Awards

And Her Story cleans up

We may be four months deep into 2016, but the British Academy of Film and Television have just crowned last year's best games. Fallout 4 won the top prize during the ceremony, which the organization streamed live on Twitch today.

Other big winners during this year's event include Polygon's Game of the Year Her Story, which picked up three awards for Best Debut Game, Best Mobile and Handheld Game, and the prize for most innovative 2015 release. Batman: Arkham Knight won top honors for Best British Game; its developer, Rocksteady Studios, is based in northern London.

Here's how The Division's next update is changing crafting and loot drops

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Here's how The Division's next update is changing crafting and loot drops

Some big tweaks to endgame

Massive Entertainment went in-depth about changes coming to Tom Clancy's The Division in its first big update, which launches April 12. While publisher Ubisoft issued patch notes for Update 1.1 earlier this week, a blog post clarifies how it will tweak the game's crafting system and item drops.

One of the most notable changes is that killing any named non-playable character over level 30 guarantees players to a high-end item drop. Enemies in the Dark Zone at level 32 will also have a 40 percent chance of dropping Division Tech, making it easier to grab more coveted loot in The Division.

Feminist Frequency's next video series hits crowdfunding goal

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Feminist Frequency's next video series hits crowdfunding goal

Ordinary Women's post-production has been funded

The crowdfunding campaign for Feminist Frequency's upcoming video project, Ordinary Women, has met its goal of $200,000. The series hit that figure, which covers post-production, during its six-hour livestream counting down to the end of the funding period today.

Members of the nonprofit organization, including media critics Anita Sarkeesian and Carolyn Petit, were joined by game developers, fellow critics and others as they played games — from Super Mario Maker to a variety of titles on HTC Vive — at Double Fine Productions. The stream kicked off this morning at 6 a.m. PT and ran until just after noon PT, when the goal had been met.

Attack on Titan arrives stateside in August

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Attack on Titan arrives stateside in August

Man, those Titans are creepy

A video game adaptation of Attack on Titan, the popular anime and manga series, will launch on August 30, Koei Tecmo announced. The action game will receive a physical release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with digital versions coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC.

Attack on Titan is based on the first season of the anime, in which young soldiers take on destructive, disturbing, man-eating giants. The launch trailer above shows off the game's combination of cutscenes and combat, both of which will look familiar to fans of the brutal action anime hit.

Umbrella Corps delayed into June

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Umbrella Corps delayed into June

The Resident Evil co-op shooter was first set for May

Capcom will release Umbrella Corps, its team-based shooter take on Resident Evil, on June 21, the company announced. The confirmed release date is a month later than previously announced for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC game, which was first scheduled for May.

The delay is a result of the developer requiring extra "optimization time" for the game, according to the Capcom-Unity blog. Umbrella Corps will be available digitally for $29.99 when it does arrive, offering various competitive modes and maps inspired by other games in the survival horror franchise.

Telltale publishing zombie survival game 7 Days to Die on PS4, Xbox One this summer

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Telltale publishing zombie survival game 7 Days to Die on PS4, Xbox One this summer

Steam Early Access hit is coming to consoles

Telltale Publishing will bring 7 Days to Die, the "survival horde crafting game" from developer The Fun Pimps, to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Telltale Games announced today. 7 Days to Die will get a physical release on those consoles, making this the second Telltale Publishing-released retail game (their first was The Jackbox Party Pack).

Originally released in 2013, 7 Days to Die is currently available on Linux, Mac, SteamOS and Windows PC in Early Access on Steam.

Fear Effect series coming back, thanks to Square Enix Collective

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Fear Effect series coming back, thanks to Square Enix Collective

Our first look at the crowdfunded Fear Effect: Sedna

Eidos' Fear Effect franchise, which spawned a pair of PlayStation games in the early 2000s, will return with Fear Effect: Sedna, developer Sushee announced today.

Fear Effect: Sedna will be the third official game in the franchise, if it meets its crowdfunding goal. Sushee is taking its Fear Effect game to Kickstarter in the coming days and is doing so with the permission of Square Enix Collective, the division of publisher Square Enix that launched in 2013 to help foster and promote indie games. (Square Enix Collective was originally born of a partnership with another crowdfunding site, Indiegogo.)

Team behind World of Warcraft's biggest private server calls for change after shutdown

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Team behind World of Warcraft's biggest private server calls for change after shutdown

Blizzard ordered mega-popular Nostalrius to cease and desist

One of World of Warcraft's largest, most popular private servers will shut down April 10 after receiving a letter of notice from Blizzard Entertainment. The team behind Nostalrius announced its impending termination on its website, attaching an open letter to the massively multiplayer online game's developer imploring it to revise its legacy server policies.

"Yesterday, we received a letter of formal notice from US and [F]rench lawyers, acting on behalf of Blizzard Entertainment, preparing to stand trial against our hosting company OVH and ourselves in less than a week now," the announcement on Nostalrius' homepage reads. "This means the de facto end of Nostalrius under its current form."

Disney Crossy Road launches today for mobile devices

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Disney Crossy Road launches today for mobile devices

Which of your favorite childhood characters will survive?

Disney Crossy Road — a new, Disney-themed version of the "endless Frogger"-style game Crossy Road — is launching today for mobile devices, Hipster Whale announced.

The game will include nine worlds based on Disney and Pixar properties, with more than 100 characters. Each of the worlds, which span The Lion King, Toy Story, Inside Out and more, will feature different challenges and music based on their respective setting. According to Disney associate producer Travis Marshall, the team wanted to offer support across Disney's entire portfolio, from its classic characters like Mickey to attractions such as The Haunted Mansion.

How Hasbro is using enterprise crowdfunding to find the next great tabletop game

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How Hasbro is using enterprise crowdfunding to find the next great tabletop game

Indiegogo says crowdfunding isn't just for indies anymore

Crowdfunding has been instrumental in the rise of tabletop gaming over the past five years, and toy and game giant Hasbro is taking notice. It's teaming up with Indiegogo for the Next Great Game Challenge, a contest that aims to pluck an indie tabletop game out of obscurity and elevate it to mainstream success.

It's not the first time Hasbro and Indiegogo have partnered. Last year's Challenge attracted 500 entries from the U.S. alone. This time, the challenge is being opened up to British, Canadian, French and German creators as well. All will compete to be among the five finalists, who will each receive a $2,000 cash prize and help — from both Hasbro and Indiegogo — in polishing the game and a creating a crowdfunding campaign.