Video Games

Not a Merry Christmas: Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Get Pwned by Lizard Squad

Gamers who received a new video game console this Christmas won’t be able to play on their new PlayStation or Xbox gaming systems for the holidays. Gaming Networks Get Pwned by Lizard Squad.

Video Games December 26, 2014

Xbox One/Xbox 360 Free Games with Gold Announced: Here's the List of Freebies

Microsoft is ringing in the New Year by offering freebies to its Xbox Live Gold subscribers. As part of the Games with Gold program, it is offering three games - "D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die," "MX vs. ATV Alive" and "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings" - for free in January.

Video Games December 26, 2014

PlayStation Now Games Coming to Samsung TVs and Sony is Happy: Here's Why

Sony and Samsung have teamed up to bring the PlayStation Now games streaming service to the select Smart TVs from the South Korean company in 2015. With Samsung dominating the global TV market, Sony seems poised to expand its services on non-Sony platforms effectively.

Video Games December 25, 2014

Game of the Week: How to Play 'The Witcher 2' While You Wait for 'The Witcher 3'

'The Witcher 3' is complete, but it's still months out. 'The Witcher 2' is a great primer for the 'Witcher' series, though it won't hold gamer's hands and guide them through the tough spots.

Video Games December 25, 2014

Licensed to Thrill: Signs of Hope for Video Game and Movie Tie-Ins

Licensed video games have struggled to make interactive experiences out of a narrative that electrified moviegoers. But now with game developers going off-script and working with bigger budgets, licensed games are primed to see more success.

Video Games December 23, 2014

Watch New Final Fantasy XV Trailer: A Sneak Peek into a Wild Road Trip

Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV at the annual Jump Festa in Tokyo that includes an imperial invasion, leisurely driving and a massive giant adorned with tattoos.

Video Games December 23, 2014

Steam Early Access Games Holiday Sale: More Ways to Lighten Wallets

For those who feel like their wallets haven't bleed enough cash to prove allegiance to Steam and its holiday sale, there is more that can be done. The sale offers gamers a chance to find Early Access games where developers have cut prices and pledged allegiance to PC gaming.

Video Games December 24, 2014

Xbox One Bundle $299 Last-Minute Holiday Sale Deals: Discounts, Free Games, Shipping from Amazon, Target

Target and Amazon are offering a great discount deal on the Xbox One 'Assassin's Creed Unity' bundle just in time for Christmas. All retailers have the bundle on sale for $349 plus a $50 gift card, with Best Buy also throwing in a free 'Destiny' game.

Video Games December 23, 2014

'Sunset Overdrive' Music Is the Gaming Music of the Future

'Sunset Overdrive' has been getting rave reviews, with many saying that it's a refreshing take on an apocalyptic game. There are a number of factors that contribute to this, one of those being the music.

Video Games December 23, 2014

History of CES Ilustrates Electronic Device, Gadget Evolution

For decades, the Consumer Electronics Show has been unhooking the velvet ropes in front of prototypes and giving the public hands-on time with new tech. With the 2015 CES on the horizon, now's a great time to look back at the history of the trade show.

Video Games December 23, 2014

Microsoft Sorry for 'Halo' Issues by Giving Away Free Upgraded 'Halo 3 ODST' and More

Halo: The Master Chief Collection let a lot of people down when matchmaking issues tainted its release. Microsoft comes bearing gifts as a peace offering, making some freebies available for players.

Video Games December 21, 2014

Mobile Gaming Base Hits 1B, 30B-Plus Downloads a Year

Analysts project mobile game downloads will double from over 30 billion in 2014 to 60 billion by 2018. Free-to-play and MOBAs are helping mobile gaming grow, but there's still a strong contingent of gamers who want premium games.

Video Games December 22, 2014

'Star Citizen's' Chris Roberts Congratulates 'Elite: Dangerous' on Successful Launch

'Star Citizen' director Chris Roberts says he welcomes 'Elite: Dangerous' and 'No Man's Sky.' There is no rivalry, he says.

Video Games December 22, 2014

Mojang Partners with Telltale Games: Say Hello to Minecraft: Story Mode

Mojang has teamed up with Telltale Games for the development of Minecraft: Story Mode. The game will be released in episodes, beginning next year.

Video Games December 19, 2014

'Duck Hunt' Arriving for Wii Christmas Day

Nintendo has announced it will release the classic 1980s game 'Duck Hunt,' which will be downloadable to Wii U through Virtual Console. The game is set to be released on Dec. 25.

Video Games December 19, 2014

Top Indie xBox One, PC Games Arriving in 2015

Yes, the expected launches of 'Dying Light,' 'Project Cars' and other AAA games are right around the corner, but don't let them overshadow upcoming indie hits. Here is a look at some of the best indie games launching in the first quarter of 2015.

Video Games December 18, 2014

Xbox Welcomes Khan Academy. Who Said Gaming Can't be Educational and Fun?

Xbox users can now put the frags down for a bit and enjoy lectures from a library of over 5,000 videos. The Khan Academy brings a wealth of education videos to Xboxes, all for free.

Video Games December 17, 2014

Video Game Dug Up from Landfill Ends Up in the Smithsonian

A video game from the 1980s -- representative of the video game crash of the era -- has been acquired by the Smithsonian. The E.T. video game cartridge for the Atari 2600 is, however, deemed one of the worst video games ever made.

Video Games December 18, 2014

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' Lands on Android Tablets

‘Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’ is now available as a free downloadable game for Android. Though a global roll out is expected in the coming days, the game is initially available in the select regions of New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

Video Games December 16, 2014

'Half-Life 2: Episode One' Locked and Loaded for Nvidia Shield Tablet Users

Nvidia has announced the release of 'Half-Life 2: Episode One' for the SHIELD tablet. According to Nvidia, the device is the 'ultimate' gaming tablet.

Video Games December 16, 2014

PlayStation Plus Subscribers Enjoyed $1300 Worth of Games in 2014

For the year, North American subscribers to the PlayStation Plus service received 71 free games worth a total of $1,349, representing a true bargain for the $49.99 annual membership.

Video Games December 15, 2014

Play 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Multiplayer for Free This Weekend on Steam Ahead of Winter Sale 2014

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' multiplayer is free for this weekend and on sale until Monday, preluding the supposed launch of Steam's Winter Sale.

Video Games December 13, 2014

XBox Beats PS4 in Console Sales. Price Cut May Have Helped Just a Bit.

The Xbox One moved 1.2 million units in November, beating out the rival PlayStation 4. Consoles aren't dead yet, says Xbox's chief.

Video Games December 12, 2014

Gem Exploit Stalls Steam Holiday Auction, Bidding Back on Course

Steam's Holiday Auction is back on track after Valve worked to patch an exploit. Some users found ways to duplicate millions of gems, which brought the auction to a halt.

Video Games December 12, 2014

Week in Review: Top 5 Tech Headlines Not to Miss

It's been a busy week in tech and many don't have the time to keep up. So to help here are the top five tech headlines for the week.

Video Games December 12, 2014

You can Now Buy Xbox Games Using Bitcoins. Perfect Timing for 'Destiny,' 'Call of Duty' Sale on Dec. 13

Consumers can now use their Microsoft account to purchase digital content from the company for its Windows and Xbox platforms using Bitcoins. However, the use of the virtual currency for making purchases is currently limited to the U.S.

Video Games December 12, 2014

NPD November Numbers Are In and Xbox One is Finally the King

Microsoft’s Xbox One set a record last month for selling the most number of video game consoles in the U.S. Should Sony worry about PlayStation 4?

Video Games December 12, 2014

Sony Delivers PlayStation 4 and Vita to China, Nintendo Not Far Behind

With the 14-year-long console ban lifted, Sony prepares to launch the PlayStation 4 and Vita in China. Sony will try to make the PlayStation experience in China consistent with its global products, as best as it can within the bounds of Chinese law, Sony says.

Video Games December 11, 2014

Sony Sells Anniversary Edition of PlayStation 4 Consoles for £19.94 and One Resold for $20,100

Sony sold its 20th anniversary edition PlayStation 4 consoles in London for only £19.94, equivalent to about $37, while eBay auctions are reaching winning bids of $20,100.

Video Games December 11, 2014

Destiny The Dark Below DLC: New Missions, Strike, Gear, Maps, Level Cap and More

Destiny's expansion The Dark Below DLC is out. Gamers can look forward to being enthralled by new exciting missions, level caps, gear, strikes and more.

Video Games December 9, 2014

PS4 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Sells for $20,000 on eBay

Sony's special 20th anniversary edition of the popular gaming console PS4 is creating quite a stir among consumers. The limited edition of the PS4 has sold for a whopping $20,100 on eBay.

Video Games December 9, 2014

Destiny Racing Mode Might Become Official, Bungie Mulls but No Promises Yet

The unofficial Sparrow Racing League allows Destiny players to race head to head in the absence of an official league.

Video Games December 9, 2014

Sony PlayStation Network Recovers from Lizard Squad Hack: Investigation Underway

Sony Pictures' woes are still far too many, as Sony becomes the subject of another attack crashing the PlayStation Network. Who is behind the attack this time?

Video Games December 9, 2014

'Street Fighter' PS4 Exclusivity No Big Deal: Xbox Chief

Xbox chief Phil Spencer has voiced his opinions on 'Street Fighter V' only being released to PS4 and PC, essentially saying that business is business and it was no big deal. Many Xbox gamers, however, are likely to be frustrated at the news, which was made official on Dec. 6.

Video Games December 8, 2014

Latest Pokemon 3DS Titles hit 7.7M Copies Sold

The latest Pokémon titles from Nintendo marked a milestone when the two games have accounted for more than 7.7 million in global shipments. The two games are dubbed as ‘Pokémon Omega Ruby’ and ‘Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.’

Video Games December 9, 2014

Video Game Pioneer Ralph Baer Dies at 92: The Brown Box Technology Inspired the Magnavox Odyssey

Ralph Baer, widely known as the father of the video game, passed away on Saturday. Baer’s Brown Box is seen as the predecessor to all video game consoles, including the PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Wii.

Video Games December 8, 2014

Free-to-Play Multiplayer Shooter 'Kill Strain' Headlines Sony PlayStation Experience Event

Sony's San Diego Studio announces 'Kill Strain,' a freemium title that pits two teams of five and a group of two against each other. The 'Kill Strain' site is up, again, though the studio hasn't set a date for the start of the game's beta.

Video Games December 9, 2014

'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' Gameplay Trailer Debuts at Sony's PlayStation Experience Event with New Mechanics

Sony has started the PlayStation Experience event with a bang, showcasing the upcoming Uncharted game, 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.' In a 15-minute video, we see the protagonist of the game show off the beautiful new environment and gameplay as well as a number of new tools.

Video Games December 8, 2014

The Game Awards 2014: And the Winners are...

The award for Game of the Year this year went to 'Dragon Age: Inquisition,' in The Game Awards' first year ever. Nintendo also saw success, being hailed as the best developer, as well as receiving a number of awards for 'Super Smash Bros.' and 'Mario Kart 8.'

Video Games December 8, 2014

The Game Awards 2014: The 'Legend of Zelda' Wii U Trailer Steals Headlines

The next 'Legend of Zelda' game was shown off at The Game Awards 2014 by none other than Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma from Nintendo. A video with the pair playing the game shows a huge and beautiful environment in which the game takes place.

Video Games December 8, 2014

'Mario Maker' Will Let You Create Your Own Awesome Mario World

Nintendo presented a new trailer for 'Mario Maker' at the Game Awards 2014. The new Wii U game title is designed to let players customize their own Mario courses.

Video Games December 7, 2014

Game Awards 2014: 'No Man's Sky' Gameplay Trailer is All About Space Travel, Colorful Worlds [Video]

'No Man's Sky' is one of the biggest indie titles showcased at the recently concluded Game Awards 2014. The game is coming first to PS4 and later to PC gamers.

Video Games December 6, 2014

Street Fighter V Fans Get Early Holiday Gift as Teaser Leaks

While Street Fighter V is expected to debut at Sony's PlayStation Experience event, a trailer for the game has been leaked, revealing the game will likely only be available for PlayStation 4 and PC owners, cutting out Xbox gamers.

Video Games December 5, 2014

5 Videos Illustrating the Future of Gaming

With advances in technology, gaming continues to be improved upon, with better graphics and larger worlds to play in. But what does the future of gaming look like? We've taken a look at five of the most promising areas in technology and how they could impact gaming.

Video Games December 11, 2014

Sony Celebrates 20 Years of PlayStation with Special Gray Edition

The special limited edition gray PlayStation 4 pays homage to the classic console that changed the entire world of gaming. Here is how gamers can get the PS4 20th Anniversary Edition.

Video Games December 6, 2014

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