Video Games

Xbox One May update comes with new sound mixer, opt-in for speech data collection

Microsoft is all out when it comes to its Xbox One fans as it rolls out new updates on the device and the system. Read what Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson has to say about the new features.

Video Games May 5, 2014

If Comcast, Electronic Arts deal pushes through, customers can buy games through their TVs

Customers may soon be paying for their video games pay-per-view style – right through their own TVs with the help of Comcast partnering with EA.

Video Games May 5, 2014

Will the 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' be the reinforcement Activision is looking for?

The "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" trailer was recently revealed and it seems that Activision used a Hollywood production to draw the attention of gamers. The game appears to focus on a PMC that will go against the government.

Video Games May 5, 2014

Microsoft's Xbox One will be the first western gaming console in China, hits stores in September

Microsoft Xbox One is going to China in September after the Chinese government lifted a ban on gaming consoles set 14 years ago.

Video Games May 1, 2014

Bungie teases Destiny trailer: What to expect

Bungie is hoping to make Destiny the next first person shooter every gamer wants to play, but this might not happen at the rate things are going after latest previews.

Video Games May 1, 2014

Documentary crew unearths vast trove of Atari ET games in New Mexico landfill

After 31 years, the E.T. Atari video games that were buried in New Mexico have been excavated. These games were solely blamed for the near death of video games when everything came crashing down.

Video Games April 30, 2014

Documentary filmmakers find 'E.T.' Atari cartridges in New Mexico: Why this is a big find

What used to be the stuff of gaming legends has come true. A film crew finds a huge pit filled with “E.T.” games and a heap of other Atari video games from the 1980s.

Video Games April 28, 2014

Denmark has just created Minecraft version of entire country and it is simply amazing

The government of Denmark has done something quite extraordinary by recreating the country inside the popular video game, Minecraft.

Video Games April 28, 2014

'Skylanders Trap Team' coming to life Oct. 5, new game borrows 'Pokemon' get-all-the-villains concept

The new Skylanders title is set to wow its young audience as Activision promises to bring onscreen characters into the real world using a nifty device called the Traptanium Portal. It is portable across platforms, so kids can continue play on a different console at a friend's house.

Video Games April 25, 2014

2k Games announces temporary shutdown of 'Borderlands' and 'Civilizations' as it transitions to Steamworks

Gamers won’t be able to play in multiplayer mode for an indefinite period of time as 2K Games transfers “Borderlands” and “Civilizations” to Steamworks following GameSpy’s bid goodbye.

Video Games April 23, 2014

Codemasters to announce 'Grid 3' on April 22? Vroom!

Codemasters has just released a teaser trailer with the title “Brace Yourselves…Racing is Coming.” The trailer may add veracity to a rumoured April 22 release date.

Video Games April 21, 2014

Microsoft sells 5 million Xbox One consoles, PS4 still dominating the consoles wars

Microsoft announced that 5 million Xbox One consoles have been sold and that its owners are piling up millions of hours of play time. The company gave a huge hat tip to the game Titanfall for its recent sales success.

Video Games April 18, 2014

Warm up your tractor, Zynga's FarmVille 2: Country Escape ready to be harvested on iOS and Android

Zynga followed through on its promise last month with the launch today of FarmVille 2: Country Escape. Unlike the original, the latest version is designed to be played on mobile devices.

Video Games April 17, 2014

Sony beats its own expectations in selling 7M PlayStation 4 consoles

Game maker expected to sell 5 million game units by March but demand was greater than expected and causing a bit of a manufacturing challenge.

Video Games April 16, 2014

Xbox One April update rolls out, improves friend notification and Kinect gesture functionality

Xbox One seems to be getting better every month, with the company rolling out new features based on feedback from a previous trial with its Xbox Live members. Find out what’s in store for gamers.

Video Games April 15, 2014

Titanfall to get Swampland, Runoff and Wargames DLC maps in May: Respawn Entertainment

Titanfall’s upcoming DLC entitled Expedition will soon be released. The DLC comes with three new maps and will be available this coming May.

Video Games April 14, 2014

Titanfall DLC Expedition coming with 3 exciting maps in May: Get ready for adrenaline rush

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed release of three new maps in the upcoming Titanfall DLC Expedition due in May this year. Here's what to expect.

Video Games April 13, 2014

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth takes gamers on an alien ride

This fall, Firaxis Games is gearing up to release Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth.

Video Games April 14, 2014

Change in gaming: How Anita Sarkeesian’s GDC Ambassador Award is a game-changer

GDC's Ambassador Award went to Anita Sarkeesian, the first woman to ever be a recipient, highlighting the role women are having in changing gaming culture.

Video Games April 11, 2014

Conan O'Brien enjoys gamer's dream of a lifetime: Playing on the Jumbotron

He might not be replacing Letterman but late night show host Conan O'Brien did get an opportunity nearly just as rare.

Video Games April 10, 2014

Microsoft's Xbox live chief Phil Spencer talks gaming, motivation and his time at the company

Microsoft gave an inside look at what makes Phil Spencer, leader of its Xbox division, tick in an interview posted today. Spencer talked with Xbox Live's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb about his time with the company and the type of team he wants in place to take Xbox to the next level.

Video Games April 10, 2014

Researchers at Stanford University create mind-reading video game controller

Researchers have found a way to create a video game controller that is capable of reading the mind.

Video Games April 9, 2014

Titanfall for Xbox 360 gameplay footage leaks prior to April 8 launch [Video]

While the Xbox360 release of Titanfall may have been delayed, Xbox 360 owners can get a sneak peak at the game with leaked Xbox 360 Titanfall gameplay footage.

Video Games April 8, 2014

Philly Tetris fans play on 29-story screen, help celebrate game's 30th anniversary

A Tetris fan group from Drexel University turned a downtown building into a gigantic Tetris screen so local gamers got the chance to take part in history Saturday night.

Video Games April 7, 2014

Tetris game on a skyscraper? Why not, says Philadelphia

Tetris made the Philly night sky spectacular with a large Tetris game played on high-rise Cira Center. Will this event bring back the old video games?

Video Games April 7, 2014

Microsoft Xbox One security gets pwned by five-year-old boy: Here's how

Microsoft has praised a five-year-old boy over his finding a security flaw in the Xbox One password system.

Video Games April 6, 2014

Five-year-old boy hacks into dad’s Xbox Live account: Space...enter... w$#@ Microsoft

One boy from San Diego did not use any complicated hacking technique but has hit the headlines for getting into his dad's Xbox Live account. Find out what Kristoffer Von Hassel did.

Video Games April 5, 2014

'Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn' beta for PS4 is free to play until April 7

Gamers should grab the opportunity while it's hot and free! See what's in store in the beta test of the new Final Fantasy game.

Video Games April 7, 2014

Microsoft to push gaming on the go with its $899 Surface Pro 2 tablet bundle

The average hard-core gamer may not spend that much time outside the house, but for those who do Microsoft has put together a bundle that includes a tablet, two games and a wireless controller for $899, which generally is the cost of the 64GB version of the tablet alone.

Video Games April 4, 2014

BAZINGA! Xbox One Vs.PS4: Sheldon Cooper decides

The Big Bang Theory took on one of the nation's most pressing problems last week, no not climate change, but Sheldon Cooper had to choose between going with a PS4 or Xbox One. The running conversation Sheldon has with the other characters is certainly funny, but as with all good jokes there was a grain of truth involved that made the show a must watch for fans and gamers.

Video Games April 6, 2014

Titanfall for Xbox 360 is being sold by some retailers: Requires 1GB free hard drive space

Titanfall for Xbox 360 is just around the corner, but some lucky gamers have already got their hands on the title. However, no need to jump off the roof because the multiplayer-only game won't be playable until April 8.

Video Games April 6, 2014

Midnight Star maker gets $5 million in VC backing; beta to launch this summer

Industrial Toys has picked up a cool $5 million in funding to launch its star game Midnight Star. The game is a first-person shooter designed solely for the smartphone and tablet gamer.

Video Games April 1, 2014

Oculus Rift fans don't trust Facebook - Are their privacy concerns unfounded?

Mark Zuckerberg and Palmer Luckey have spent the better part of the week defending Facebook's purchase of Oculus VR. Luckey promised that Oculus would stay open and focused on gaming, but Oculus fans aren't buying it. Are their concerns about advertisements and privacy valid?

Video Games March 29, 2014

GameStop welcomes Walmart to the trade in biz, will stock more older titles

GameStop is not letting Walmart's appearance in the video game trade in business get it down as the chain's CEO today rattled off a string of new ventures the retailer will dive into to help it stay viable. This will include beefing up the number of older titles it sells along with adding to its trade-in program.

Video Games March 27, 2014

Microsoft adds Major League Gaming, MLB and new Starz content to Xbox systems

When gaming is just not enough Xbox live subscribers now have several new options to keep themselves fully entertained. Microsoft has added access to the Major League Gaming network, baseball and more movies through its Xbox One and 360 consoles.

Video Games March 26, 2014

Facebook buys Oculus VR - Why early backers and fans went nuclear

Not everyone is so happy that Facebook bought Oculus VR. Many of the early backers of the Kickstarter project and fans of Oculus Rift are extremely upset, but why?

Video Games March 28, 2014

Xbox 360, PS3 BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 2 ready for download at $14.99

2K and Irrational games released BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 2 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 today. This will mark the last installment in the BioShock line as creator Ken Levine is looking to move on to something new.

Video Games March 25, 2014

Ooh la la! 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' for Xbox One, PS4, PC coming Christmas 2014, Ubisoft confirms

Ubisoft has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming game Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Heads will roll as the company prepares for the launch of their new title set during the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Video Games March 23, 2014

Sony Project Morpheus virtual reality vs. Oculus VR: No clear winner in brand new rivalry

The virtual reality headset wars are becoming totally real as Oculus Rift and Sony both placed their newly developed headsets in the ring this week at the Game Developers Conference. Each is similar to the other and the winner could be the company that convinces the most and biggest game developers to jump on board.

Video Games March 24, 2014

Xbox One vs. PS4: Will Titanfall $50 bundle price drop help Microsoft?

Walmart's $50 price drop to $450 for its Xbox One/Titanfall bundle raised a few eyebrows last week as gamers wondered if the move indicated poor Xbox sales for the retailer or if they were just trying to boost the already sky high hype surround the title.

Video Games March 22, 2014

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