Video Games

Kinect-less Xbox One sees sales double but lags PS4

A cheaper Kinect-less Xbox One bundle sees sales for the gaming console more than double, but that is still not enough to catch up with the booming sales of the PlayStation 4.

Video Games July 19, 2014

Panama ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' creator for portraying him as villain

Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, filed a lawsuit against 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' publisher Activision Blizzard for the alleged inclusion of his likeness in the video game.

Video Games July 19, 2014

Stitch & Tinkerbell coming to 'Disney Infinity 2.0,' maybe female Thor too

Add two more classic characters to the 'Disney Infinity 2.0' lineup. Stitch and Tinkerbell are joining the fun, and here's who else will be added, too.

Video Games July 16, 2014

'Tekken 7' fighting game goes back to its roots, shrouded in a bit of mystery

Roughly five years after its sixth installment, Bandai Namco says 'Tekken 7' is in the works. The decades-old fighting game will use the power of Unreal Engine 4 as its foundation.

Video Games July 14, 2014

New 'Assassin's Creed Unity' trailer kicks off the French Revolution

'Assassin's Creed Unity' has a new gameplay trailer, showing off the advanced moves of its new hero. But the real story is how realistically the title recreates the French Revolution.

Video Games July 14, 2014

Namco Bandai announces 'TEKKEN 7' at EVO 2014

Namco Bandai announces TEKKEN 7, which will be powered by Unreal Engine 4. The company did not reveal the platforms for which the game will be available.

Video Games July 14, 2014

'Project Cars' Wii U version will not be out until 2015

Slightly Mad Studios is launching “Project Cars” in November 2014. While the game will be available in several versions, the Wii U version will be released in early 2015.

Video Games July 17, 2014

Google rolls out iOS version of 'Ingress' augmented reality game

Google releases augmented reality game "Ingress" for iOS users as well. The game is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running on iOS 5.0 or above.

Video Games July 16, 2014

Using an Android tablet, kids with disabilities teach robots to play 'Angry Birds'

Researchers from Georgia Tech used a robot and Angry Birds on an Android tablet for the rehabilitation of developmentally challenged children.

Video Games July 11, 2014

GameStop getting involved in game development but not creative process

GameStop puts an end to rumors by announcing its non-involvement in the game development’s creative process. Instead, it will focus on funding video game content to make it exclusive.

Video Games July 13, 2014

Amazon Zocalo is hired assassin to kill Dropbox, Box, other cloud storage services

Amazon seems to be putting up a stiff competition with other cloud-based storage services and products with its own Amazon Zocalo storage service. Learn what Zocalo has to offer.

Video Games July 13, 2014

New lifeline for Microsoft flight simulator game

Microsoft announces deal with Train Simulator developer to revive 'Flight Simulator X' with a Steam release. Rival Laminar Research says 'X-Plane' is coming to Steam as well.

Video Games July 10, 2014

Halo 3 last Easter Egg found... after seven years

After seven years of the game’s initial release, the last Easter Egg from “Halo 3” is finally found. The discovery is sure to excite loyal Halo fans.

Video Games July 10, 2014

Microsoft hasn't discarded plans for Xbox One to double as a dev kit

Contrary to initial reports, Microsoft says it hasn't scrapped plans to allow retail Xbox Ones to double as developer kits. Microsoft promises to release more details soon.

Video Games July 9, 2014

Play 'Alien: Isolation' mission pack as Ellen Ripley (if you pre-order)

'Alien: Isolation' is going to let gamers play as Ellen Ripley and other characters from the film in a downloadable mission pack, but there's a catch: you have to pre-order the game.

Video Games July 9, 2014

Video games are as bad as heroin, according to UK newspaper

UK newspaper The Sun claims Britain is 'in the grip of a gaming addiction,' but a key source from the story says they don't have their facts straight.

Video Games July 13, 2014

Epic Games prepping new free-to-play Fortnite game

Fortnite from Epic Games may be available on consoles in the future. The game is free-to-play and is currently being developed for PCs.

Video Games July 8, 2014

Xbox One update countdown: Just a matter of days til debut

Microsoft has announced a series of Xbox One updates will take place in the coming days. The hope is that the system upgrades will help boost interest in the platform.

Video Games July 8, 2014

Violent video gaming could be making for more compassionate, moral human beings

New study says bad video game behavior may be increasing the moral sensitivities of video game players. So what your momma says about violence in gaming could be all wrong.

Video Games July 8, 2014

Atari, Denny's serve old video games and fast food

Atari teams up with Denny's to release three remixed version of popular classic games Centipede, Asteroids and Breakout. The games are available as a free download from Apple App store and Google Play store.

Video Games July 9, 2014

Destiny beta release date July 17 announced: Exclusive access for those who pre-order

Bungie has announced the beta for Destiny, coming this month to both PlayStation and Xbox platforms, and ending on July 28. The beta is only available to those who pre-order.

Video Games July 9, 2014

Destiny beta begins July 17, three collector's editions announced

Bungie and Activision have finally given a date to the Destiny beta. It sounds like PlayStation gamers are getting a better deal.

Video Games July 9, 2014

PES 2015 set for Winter 2014 roll out on Xbox One, PS4

The PES 2015 from Konami will soon be available to PS4 and Xbox One users. The new game franchise is scheduled to have its release around winter 2014.

Video Games July 9, 2014

Lindsay Lohan thinks Rockstar's hit title GTA V is based on her life. Do you?

Washed up actress Lindsay Lohan has set her sights on Rockstar, the creators of GTA V. The actress and her lawyers claim a character in the game was created in the image of Lohan.

Video Games July 7, 2014

Valiant Hearts game feedback: Stirring, beautiful are reviewers' take

Bringing nothing new in terms of gameplay mechanics, Valiant Heart: The Great War touches the hearts of reviews through art and storytelling. The puzzler-platformer receives generally warm reviews from the gaming world.

Video Games July 3, 2014

New D&D launches today with free online rulebook

Wizards of the Coast released Basic Rules today, to kickoff the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

Video Games July 4, 2014

Lindsay Lohan no fan of 'Grand Theft Auto V,' sues game maker for misuse of likeness

'Mean Girls' star alleges 'Grand Theft Auto V' features her likeness and scenes from her life without permission. After rumors of the pending lawsuit surfaced in late 2013, Lohan filed suit on July 2.

Video Games July 2, 2014

WWE 2K15 will feature John Cena on cover

WWE Champion John Cena will be the latest cover of the 2k15 Video Game by Yukes and Visual Concepts. Cena is popular fixture in media so he’s expected draw more attention this year.

Video Games July 3, 2014

Bigger is apparently better, at least with TVs as super-size screen sales take off

Sales of television screens 65-inches and up are soaringj, up 50 percent in the past year while overall TV sales have dipped. Hardcore TV watchers and video gamers are finding affordable prices and are in a buying mood.

Video Games July 2, 2014

Xbox One to cost $800 when it launches in China: A blow to Xbox One success in the country?

Microsoft needs all the help it can get to turn tide against the Sony PlayStation 4. However, selling the Xbox One for $800 in China where there are over 500 million gamers, might not be the best idea.

Video Games July 2, 2014

Xbox One vs. PS4: Which game console is more popular in which U.S. state? Facebook to the rescue!

The Xbox One is the most popular next generation video game console in the United States, but only on social media. PlayStation 4 takes second place, while the Wii U is nowhere to be found.

Video Games June 24, 2014

Video gamers duke it out as Major League Gaming Championships get underway in Anaheim, California

The next big thing in athleticism is eSports, as it is gaining strong momentum year over year. The next Major League Championship is taking place in California beginning Friday to Sunday.

Video Games June 23, 2014

Steam Summer Sale is on: Which games will you buy?

Gamers rejoice! Steam's entire catalog enjoys discounts for its Summer Sale. Get your wallets ready. If want to know how to find the best deals, read on.

Video Games June 22, 2014

UK court finds Nintendo Wii infringing on Philips hand gestures, motion patents

Patent woes: Nintendo Wii has infringed on hand gesture and motion tracking system patents filed by Philips. This is bad timing as the Nintendo Wii U gets a bump in sales.

Video Games June 22, 2014

Nintendo 64 games will make jump to Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo announced that Nintendo 64 games will soon be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. The online gaming platform only previously showcased titles from the NES and SNES consoles.

Video Games June 22, 2014

Valve's Steam Summer sale is on: Best-selling games at bargain prices

Wallets, beware. PC and Mac owners can get popular video games at deep discounts from the Steam Store for the next 10 days.

Video Games June 19, 2014

Lego snaps together a virtual tablet, smartphone app connection

Lego is bridging the virtual world and the physical one with a new app game. It should continue to move the brand into new territory as it banks on the success of its recent film.

Video Games June 19, 2014

OnLive, Wikipad team up on gaming strategy

Wikipad gets a lift from OnLive revamped service. OnLive's CloudLift enables Wikipad 7 to stream blockbuster games over the cloud.

Video Games June 19, 2014

Gamers hack 'Watch Dogs' to restore higher graphics fidelity and character abilities

The 'Watch Dogs' shown at E3 2012 isn't the same game players are enjoying at home. Modders have found the features that are missing and added them back in.

Video Games June 17, 2014

Sony PS4 leading the gaming resurgence wave

Sony beat out rival Microsoft for top gaming platform in May, for the fifth straight month. It also shows that gaming appears to be getting new traction in the market.

Video Games June 17, 2014

Wii U is No.2 in console war, says Nintendo of America boss. Surprised?

Nintendo's Wii U has outsold the Xbox One to date. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes that trend will continue thanks to the console's strong upcoming titles.

Video Games June 18, 2014

PS4 outsells Xbox One in May. Fifth month in a row. Weep, Microsoft, weep

Sony’s PS4 has taken the lead in the sales of video game consoles for the past five months, surpassing Microsoft’s Xbox One. Come holiday season, will it retain its lead?

Video Games June 17, 2014

Consumers spend $586 million on video game hardware, software in May: Report

The NPD Group reported that new video game hardware sales amounted to $187 million while new physical software sales amounted to $274 million. The report also said that the PlayStation 4 beat the Xbox One in sales for the fifth straight month.

Video Games June 18, 2014

Virtual Reality: Is it hype or is it really reality?

The state of virtual reality seems to be gaining some more steam. The media push for the sector has garnered much attention, but is VR here to stay?

Video Games June 16, 2014

Destiny may help rewrite Bungie's destiny: E3 2014 trailer shows why

Destiny made its second debut at E3 2014, and what Bungie showed is a game that could turn out to be the best first person shooter of 2014.

Video Games June 18, 2014

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