Video Games

Golden Joystick Awards 2014: The winners are...

From Software's 'Dark Souls II' bags the most coveted award as the Game of the Year at this year’s Golden Joysticks Awards. Read on to find out who the other winners are.

Video Games October 28, 2014

Rockstar is celebrating Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' 10th anniversary: Here's how

It’s “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’” 10th anniversary, and Rockstar Games is celebrating the occasion with a number of special events and gamer perks.

Video Games October 27, 2014

Two faces of Gamergate and why it's time to stop it

An online movement called Gamergate is gaining momentum. While the movement claims that it defends ethics, in reality, no one wins with Gamergate.

Video Games October 27, 2014

New 'Gears of War' not a reboot, will trace back dark roots

The 'Gears of War' game franchise is developing a new game for Xbox One. The new game is not a reboot and sees no need to be one.

Video Games October 26, 2014

'Dark Souls II' grabs top gaming award

With a sip from the estus flask and a clamor of armor, 'Dark Souls II' is crowned as 2014's Game of the Year at the 32nd annual Golden Joystick Awards. 'Witcher III' is voted the most-wanted game of the year.

Video Games October 24, 2014

Xbox One: 'Banjo-Kazooie' launching for console at E3 2015? Maybe, maybe not

Rumors have it that Rare is hard at work on a new game for the Xbox One. This game is likely the much anticipated 'Banjo-Kazooie,' a popular platformer from the past.

Video Games October 25, 2014

Violent 3D games trigger aggression more compared to 2D games: Study

A new study shows a combination of immersive gaming and violent video games can lead to more aggression than playing violent video games on flat 2D screens.

Video Games October 25, 2014

Camp Pokémon lands on iOS, another reason for kids to be busy

Camp Pokémon is the latest game from the Pokémon Company to land on iOS. The free app features several fun Pokémon-themed activities, which include a photo booth.

Video Games October 23, 2014

Xbox One November update brings custom backgrounds, new Live TV and Twitter integration, and more

Xbox One's upcoming firmware update in November features a more personalized desktop background and a slew of other interesting upgrades. There's just no exact launch date yet.

Video Games October 22, 2014

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' will roll out Nov. 11 and everything you need to know

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be released in most parts of the world in Nov. 11. It will include the first four Halo games and a sneak peek on Halo 5.

Video Games October 21, 2014

Minecraft player spends two years, uses 4.5 million blocks to create Titan City

Minecraft player creates a virtual city called Titan City. The player spent two years building the virtual city and plans to expand it even further.

Video Games October 18, 2014

Hatred puts gamers in shoes of mass murderer: Should this video game be banned?

A new video game is making the rounds of the Internet because of its nature as a mass murder simulator, where players' end goal is simply to murder as many innocents as possible.

Video Games October 18, 2014

Gamergate continues: Female video game developer flees home after receiving chilling death threats on Twitter

Gamergate has sent another female game developer fleeing her house after an anonymous Twitter user published her home address online, along with threats to 'kill her children.'

Video Games October 15, 2014

GamerGate flares on with latest debate focusing on death threats

Death threats fly as GamerGate goes critical. One side decries corruption and the other condemns the objectification of women in video games.

Video Games October 14, 2014

Humble Bundle, Mozilla team up on a special game bundle

Humble Bundle and Mozilla have teamed up to offer a special game bundle with games that can be played straight from a user's Internet browser. This is the first time Humble Bundle has offered games that can be played online.

Video Games October 14, 2014

'League of Legends' a billion-dollar winner for Riot Games

The billion-dollar strategy of 'League of Legends' is detailed in a new report. Putting gamers first actually pays off.

Video Games October 13, 2014

'Bayonetta 2' review roundup: Perfect sequel to a great game?

"Bayonetta 2" is a third-person action-packed sequel that is one of Nintendo's Wii U big hitters for the season. Developed by Platinum Games, it will be released on Oct. 24.

Video Games October 14, 2014

The Evil Within release date nears: New survival video guide and Windows PC system requirements released

Bethesda Softworks publishes system requirements for “The Evil Within” on PC and releases a new video trailer that guides gamers through the abandoned asylum that is the setting for the new survival horror title.

Video Games October 13, 2014

'League of Legends' teaches the hows and whys of a successful video game

Putting players before revenue, Riot Games has set a new standard on how video games should be made and maintained. ESPN may not be ready to call it a sport, but Riot Games' 'League of Legends' championship rivals any finale the sports network broadcasts.

Video Games October 14, 2014

'League of Legends' success formula? Player experience before profits

“League of Legends” is now a huge name in the e-sports gaming world. It now has a whopping 27 million active players daily and 67 million playing monthly.

Video Games October 11, 2014

Lego Minecraft sets on way? You bet!

Want to see what Lego's new Minecraft sets will look like once they debut later this year? These leaked images from a Russian website will show you.

Video Games October 10, 2014

Words with Friends app gets huge update: Here's the goodies that Zynga gave

Words with Friends celebrates its fifth birthday by getting a new app – New Words with Friends – complete with offline mode, matching features and a modernized look.

Video Games October 10, 2014

How to install and play Nintendo games on your iOS 8 iPhone and iPad without jailbreak (Video)

If you enjoy Super NES games and would like to play them on your iOS 8 device, you can do it without jailbreaking. Try this easy-to-follow guide and video.

Video Games October 8, 2014

'Alien: Isolation' scary enough to rank among the best horror video games

Sega unleashes 'Alien: Isolation,' the most horrific first-person space science fiction video game. The release is inspired by Ridley Scott's iconic 1979 horror film.

Video Games October 8, 2014

'Alien' gets its own interactive game starring Sigourney herself

Creative Assembly's 'Alien: Isolation' is bathed in '90s nostalgia. Cast members from the original 'Alien' movies return to reprise their roles in the game.

Video Games October 8, 2014

'Assassin's Creed' rocks blood, guts and gruesome carnage. Ready to play?

'Assassin's Creed: Unity' promises to be a refreshed game both in terms of storyline and character development. Not only that, but the game is also set to be one of the more political 'Assassin's Creed' games, being set during the controversial French Revolution.

Video Games October 6, 2014

Microsoft aims to make your living room the ultimate gaming room

Microsoft's RoomAlive enchants living spaces, turning them into interactive games. Microsoft Research says there are a lot of avenues it wants to explore with the augmented reality's projector array and depth cameras.

Video Games October 6, 2014

Belgian teen spends $46,000 in free-to-play 'Game of War: Fire Age'

A 15 year old boy from Belgium reportedly used his grandfather’s credit card to purchase in-game gold in the “Game of War: Fire Age.” His total spending reached over $46,000.

Video Games October 7, 2014

Ubisoft releases new 'Far Cry 4' trailer, showcases exclusive pre-order content

Included in the limited edition of the Far Cry 4 is access to The Impaler, a whale harpoon gun that can impale both enemies and helicopters.

Video Games October 7, 2014

Forget Oculus Rift. Microsoft RoomAlive turns entire room into augmented gaming environment

RoomAlive is the future in interactive gaming that uses the concept of projection mapping. It is Microsoft’s updated version of the research project dubbed as IllumiRoom.

Video Games October 6, 2014

GamerGate pressure prompts Intel to shelve ads early, will controversy ever subside?

Intel gives into the pressures of GamerGate. The chipmaker pulls an ad series from Gamasutra, effectively taking a stance against ideas a freelance writer penned for the gaming news site.

Video Games October 3, 2014

Sims 4 update promises a swimmingly ghoulish and fashionable experience

Maxis to release the first of three planned patches, with spooky content that may just arrive in time for Halloween. The update also includes swimming pools, apparently.

Video Games October 1, 2014

'The Evil Within' trailer reminds gamers to treat every bullet as their last

'The Evil Within' features the character of Sebastian Castellanos, a detective assigned to investigate the slaughtering of officers by a mysterious force.The game, set for release on Oct. 14, teaches classic survival skills.

Video Games October 1, 2014

'The Crew' Closed Beta for game consoles starts Sept. 30

'The Crew' moves from Windows PC to Closed Beta for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next. Players can sign up for invites from Ubisoft.

Video Games September 30, 2014

Xbox One officially lands in China but gamers can't get CoD, Destiny or Halo

Xbox One from Microsoft officially goes on sale in China. It is the first gaming console to hit stores after the ban on the product was lifted.

Video Games September 30, 2014

Destiny, CoD Ghost servers go down. Lizard Squad strikes again?

The Lizard Squad strikes again, taking down servers of Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts. The servers, however, are back up and running.

Video Games September 29, 2014

'Super Smash Bros. 3DS' review roundup

Two weeks after the Japanese release, 'Super Smash Bros. 3DS' verdicts are in. How well did the game do on its first venture into handheld territory?

Video Games September 27, 2014

Bungie shutters 'Destiny' loot cave exploit, let the real fun begin

The magic is gone, at least for one fertile cave in Bungie's 'Destiny.' A new patch fixes respawn timers so players can't farm engrams in the Magic Cave quite as easily as before.

Video Games September 28, 2014

Car racers rejoice! Forza Horizon 2 delivers ultimate driving fantasy with European flair

Forza Horizon 2 doesn't stray from what made the original great. Drivatars are more human like and the Horizon Festival is more lax.

Video Games September 25, 2014

Valve offers up Steam player, which will likely be music to users' ears

Valve has announced the Steam Music player, which lets users control music directly from Steam rather than having to use a third-party media player. It reveals a big shift in strategy.

Video Games September 25, 2014

Heads up gamers: Angry Birds Transformers landing in October

Rovio has announced release dates for the new Angry Birds Transformers game. It's coming to iOS on October 15 and Google Play on October 30.

Video Games September 25, 2014

'Forza Horizon 2' reviews are in. What gamers are saying

It's definitely expansive and it's definitely exciting. Critics drive around Southern Europe to weigh in on the 'Forza Horizon 2' ahead of the game's official release.

Video Games September 26, 2014

FIFA 2015 vs. PES 2015: Early comparison on which game can score with gamers

FIFA 15 of EA Sports and PES 2015 of Konami are rival football simulation video games that will soon be released. The brand manager of PES 2015 believes that PES 2015 is much better than FIFA 15.

Video Games September 24, 2014

Blizzard Project Titan canceled after 7 years in development: Bad news. Very bad news

Blizzard has decided to put out “Titan” after seven years of development, citing the company’s creative struggles of developing a game it didn’t identify well with.

Video Games September 24, 2014

No contest: FIFA hits 5.5M download mark as EA game scores big with fans

The demo for EA's annualized soccer franchise sets a company record. Soccer fans catch fire and the emotion-packed Ignite engine returns.

Video Games September 23, 2014

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