Video Games

Xbox documentary series to kick off with Atari E.T. burial

Xbox Entertainment Studios will produce new documentary series on technological events that will be aired exclusively on Xbox Live.

Video Games December 22, 2013

Oculus VR plans to gain more support from video game developers with its new publishing arm

Oculus VR has set up a new publishing arm that will convince developers to create new games that will take advantage of what its virtual reality headset is capable of doing.

Video Games December 22, 2013

Steam Machine gutted

After dissecting Valve's Steam Machine, the guys at iFixit estimate a tag price that can hit the $1,300 mark.

Video Games December 20, 2013

Minecraft debuting on PS3 today

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is available for download, starting today.

Video Games December 17, 2013

Gold-plated Xbox One spotted at Harrods, sells for almost $10K

A luxury retailer in UK is selling an Xbox One at a price most gamers can't afford. Unless you're a very rich gamer.

Video Games December 16, 2013

Xbox One, PS4 breathe new life in struggling game console industry

The launch of Xbox One and the PS4 in November has driven gaming hardware sales this year.

Video Games December 15, 2013

Goji Play makes exercising fun

The brothers behind Guitar Hero is giving video games for fitness a shot.

Video Games December 13, 2013

MIT researchers create awesome 3D motion tracking system

Researchers at MIT have created WiTrack, a 3D motion-tracking system.

Video Games December 12, 2013

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes set for March 18 launch

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be released on March 18. The game will serve as a prequel to the upcoming game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Video Games December 12, 2013

Valve will ship Steam Machines and Steam Controllers to beta testers on December 13

Beta testers to receive the Steam Machine and Steam Controller for beta testing soon

Video Games December 12, 2013

Doom turns 20: Taking a look at its rich legacy

Doom, the game that began the first person shooter craze, is now 20.

Video Games December 11, 2013

2 mn Xbox One units sold in 18 days, console gets firmware update

Microsoft has released a new update for the Xbox One, which addresses certain problems with SmartGlass, while providing several performance boosts for the console.

Video Games December 11, 2013

DARPA makes bug-spotting fun

The DARPA has found a new way to scan millions of software code for vulnerabilities via games and puzzles.

Video Games December 10, 2013

NSA, GCHQ spied on online gamers in virtual world

It seems the American and British spies are not content with simply tapping phones, hacking into computers or checking whether any radical Muslim is frequenting any porn site. According to the documents leaked by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, NSA and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (or GCHQ) also regularly patrolled the virtual world of online gaming viz. World of Warcraft and Second Life, to collect gamers' chats and snoop on suspects.

Video Games December 9, 2013

Ripped: Nottingham teen pays £450 for Xbox One limited edition Day One

A Nottingham teen unwittingly purchased a photo of a limited edition Xbox One in lieu of the real thing. The product was listed on eBay as a "photo" leading to the misunderstanding.

Video Games December 9, 2013

VGX 2013: And the winners are...

Grand Theft Auto V (or GTA V) has won the coveted Game of The Year award at VGX 2013.

Video Games December 9, 2013

PS4 outsells Xbox One on eBay during launch week

PlayStation 4 has outperformed Xbox One in terms of sales on Ebay, during their respective launch weeks, mainly because of price difference.

Video Games December 9, 2013

Beware: Xbox One hoax may brick your console

A recent hoax has been making rounds around the Internet that you can enable backwards compatibility on Xbox One console. Following the instructions, however, could actually lead to bricking your console.

Video Games December 10, 2013

Destiny global release set for September 2014

Bungie release date for the upcoming FPS Destiny has finally been announced. The game's beta version will be released summer next year while the final game will come out on Sept. 9 2014.

Video Games December 7, 2013

Battlefield 4 scorches Electronic Arts in Wall Street

Electronic Arts (EA) share prices suffer as company announced plans to halt development of projects for Battlefield 4 to fix glitches.

Video Games December 7, 2013

How successful is Xbox One really?

The Xbox One has met with resounding success with 50 million hours of usage being reported by Microsoft.

Video Games December 5, 2013

Sony PlayStation 4 global sales hit 2.1 million

Sony said that it has sold 2.1 million PlayStation 4 units globally. Note: Sold, not shipped.

Video Games December 4, 2013

Sony sets new record in the UK with 250,000 PS4 units sold in 48 hours

PlayStation 4 sets sales record in the United Kingdom toppling the performance of the PSP, PS3, and Microsoft's Xbox One.

Video Games December 3, 2013

How will Wii U fare this holiday shopping season?

By revenue, Nintendo is the world's largest video game company. However, this holiday season, the tale could be very different, as the company is visibly struggling to get its flagship console Wii U off the shelves.

Video Games December 2, 2013

Gears of War is not dead: Microsoft

Microsoft's Phil Spencer has let on that its Gears of War franchise is not dead.

Video Games December 4, 2013

Southwest passengers receive pleasant surprise from Nintendo: Free Wii U

Passengers aboard Southwest Airlines received free Wii U game consoles as part of the company's holiday promotions.

Video Games December 1, 2013

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will get mobile version in December

GTA: San Andreas is set to get its mobile version this December.

Video Games November 27, 2013

Twitch cracks down on PlayStation 4 users who stream objectionable content

A gamer used the PS4 to broadcast online, naked images of his drunken wife over the weekend. In response, Twitch TV, which was used to live stream the incident, has tightened its monitoring of broadcasts and has reminded users of its terms of service.

Video Games November 27, 2013

Xbox One record launch weekend marred by drive issues

This past weekend would have witnessed a dream debut of Xbox One, had it not been for the various niggles gamers encountered with their console.

Video Games November 25, 2013

Can Xbox One ultimately beat PlayStation 4?

This holiday season will witness a catastrophic war. A war that will decide which game console - the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 - will get to rule your home.

Video Games November 24, 2013

Game on: Xbox One equals PlayStation 4 debut day sales record of one million

Initial sales stats put the Xbox One toe-to-toe with the PlayStation 4 as both video game consoles hit the one million sales mark on the first day.

Video Games November 23, 2013

Doom creator John Carmack leaves id Sofware for Oculus VR

Big catch for Oculus VR as Doom creator John Carmack has decided to put all his energy into the Oculus Rift.

Video Games November 23, 2013

Xbox One users report hardware and software issues

Microsoft couldn't have asked for a better launch with Xbox One selling 1 million units within 24 hours of its debut. However, some gamers are reporting problems.

Video Games November 24, 2013

With Xbox One U.S. release, Microsoft officially declares war on Sony

A week after Sony launched its PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One finally hit store shelves.

Video Games November 25, 2013

Xbox One Kinect 2.0 gutted: A peek at what’s inside

iFixit takes a look at the inner workings of Kinect 2.0. And no, there was no spy camera planted by the NSA.

Video Games November 23, 2013

Xbox One less elegant than PlayStation 4 but very much repairable: iFixit

The boxy design of the Xbox One might not be as cool as that of the PlayStation 4 but both game consoles are easily repairable as iFixit sees it.

Video Games November 23, 2013

U.S. erupts with Xbox One midnight launch

The Xbox One has finally hit stateside and gamers are going ecstatic.

Video Games November 22, 2013

Moga game controller for iOS 7 devices launched

At a time when gamers are turning their attention to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the maker of gamepad accessories for Android, MOGA, has quietly released a new version of the game controller that will work with iPhone and iPod touch having Lightning connector.

Video Games November 21, 2013

Massive fan could be reason behind Xbox One's massive size

The Xbox One console is huge, but why?

Video Games November 21, 2013

Logitech PowerShell iOS 7 device game controller looks to take on Moga Ace Power

Logitech's PowerShell and Moga's Ace Power become the first licensed gaming centered controllers for iOS 7.

Video Games November 22, 2013

Sony says less than 1 percent of PlayStation 4 units sold are defective

Sony insists that only a small chunk of total deliveries of PlayStation 4 so far have been reported to be defective.

Video Games November 21, 2013

Sony investigating reports of 'defective' PlayStation 4 units

Sony has acknowledged that some users who bought PS4 found them to be defective or bricked and assured that these were isolated incidents and are very small in numbers.

Video Games November 18, 2013

Sony sells record 1mn PlayStation 4 units in North America on first day amidst hiccups

The PlayStation 4 became the fastest-selling console for Sony as it hit the million mark within just 24 hours in market.

Video Games November 19, 2013

What makes PlayStation 4 tick? iFixit finds out

On iFixit's repairability score, the PlayStation 4 managed to get 8 out of 10, and that's pretty impressive.

Video Games November 17, 2013

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