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Video game coverage with an emphasis on PC gaming, performance benchmarks and innovative platforms based on the cloud. Game industry and development news complement our coverage.

From 1982's E.T. to Present Day's Watch Dogs: How Much Does It Cost to Make a Video Game?

You pay $60 for many of the new games you play, but how much does a blockbuster game cost to make? Many in the industry don't even know the budgets of games. It is not unusual for developer working on a big-budget game to have no idea of the game's budget. To answer the question, we've pulled a bunch of scattered data from public sources as a first attempt to get a comprehensive sense of how much money the world's biggest and most expensive games cost.

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Rust exceeds Facepunch Studios' expectations

Rust exceeds Facepunch Studios' expectations

Back in 2004, Garry Newman crafted a specialized “mod” for Half Life 2, and aptly named it, Garry's Mod. The finished product eventually morphed into a Source Engine-based standalone title and made its way to Steam in 2006. Now, 10…
Deck 13 releases first Lords of the Fallen screenshots

Deck 13 releases first Lords of the Fallen screenshots

Developers of the upcoming action-RPG, Lords of the Fallen, have released a couple of screenshots to satisfy the public's appetite. For anyone unfamiliar, the gothic-looking title is the brainchild of Tomasz Gop, the executive producer of the first two Witcher games.…
Dark Souls 2 trailer showcases slew of angry enemies

Dark Souls 2 trailer showcases slew of angry enemies

Prepare yourselves, a new era of bone crushing, heart pounding, repetition is upon us. The death-filled epic Dark Souls gripped gamers with its grueling, monster-loaded dungeons and macabre landscapes. Now its successor, Dark Souls II, is hopeful to continue the…
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