Video Games

'Star Wars' Guru Heading up New Game Studio Hangar 13

2K Games reveals its latest studio, Hangar 13. Storied LucasArts writer Haden Blackman will head up the new San Francisco-based studio, but the group isn't ready to tease details about games just yet.

Video Games December 4, 2014

Retailers Pull 'Grand Theft Auto V' from Target, Kmart in Australia

Target Australia is pulling video game title 'Grand Theft Auto' from store shelves after receiving feedback from customers that the game shows violence against women. Kmart joins Target in the pullout.

Video Games December 6, 2014

Sony PS4 Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Goes Gray in Nostalgic Design

Sony is releasing a limited-edition PlayStation 4 console that is reminiscent of the original PlayStation, released in Japan in 1994 and later in the U.S. in 1995. The console will be available from the company's website for $499.

Video Games December 3, 2014

Sony Unwraps PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Limited Edition, Sports PS1 Original Gray Theme

Sony celebrates the 20th anniversary of PlayStation 4 by unveiling a limited edition of the console. To make it more commemorative, the consoles bear the original gray hue and will come in a special white retro box.

Video Games December 3, 2014

Steam Launches Beta Live Broadcasting Service

Steam slams down the hood, rubs the piston grease off its hands and announces it has just installed live streaming in its popular gaming client. Steam broadcasting is in its beta stage and is available now -- go watch!

Video Games December 2, 2014

Nintendo to Deliver Game Boy Fun on Phones, Airplane TVs, Maybe Even Tablets

Nintendo revives its efforts to patent a Game Boy emulator. But with the success of the 3DS handheld, Nintendo may not be ready to bring its back catalog of games to smartphones and tablets anytime soon.

Video Games December 2, 2014

'Broken Age Act 2' Set for Early 2015 Launch

The launch of Broken Age Act 2 will be pushed back to early next year. Buyers and backers of Broken Age Act 1 will be able to get Act 2 for free.

Video Games December 1, 2014

Xbox One Sales Prevail Over PS4 Sales on Black Friday: Surprised?

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the top-selling gaming console during this year's Black Friday. What happened to PlayStation 4?

Video Games December 2, 2014

Nintendo Files Patent for Game Boy Emulation on Mobile Phones

Nintendo lays out plans for Game Boy emulation, detailing the software in a patent application. If Nintendo's earlier assertions are to be believed, the patent filing for the emulator is merely an act of prudence.

Video Games December 1, 2014

Ubisoft Apologizes for 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' Launch With Free Games

Ubisoft is apologizing for the dismal launch of 'Assassin's Creed: Unity,' which was riddled with bugs and issues, by giving users a free game from a selection of other Ubisoft games.

Video Games November 28, 2014

Black Friday PlayStation Flash Sale: Big Discounts on PS4 and PS3 Games, Movies

Sony has started its Black Friday PlayStation flash sale, which offers several titles for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, along with movies and TV shows for up to a 65 percent discount.

Video Games November 28, 2014

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Havoc DLC Pack Throws Exo Zombies into Co-op Gameplay Experience

Activision announced the soon to be released ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies’ which shall introduce zombies to its survival gameplay. It will be part of the first DLC pack called ‘Havoc’ and is scheduled to launch in January.

Video Games November 28, 2014

FTC, Sony Settle Vita Marketing Issue, Partial Refunds Heading to Consumers

Sony settles accusations of deceptively marketing the PS Vita. Now, the FTC is turning its attention to one of Sony's marketing partners for the way the firm promoted the portable console.

Video Games November 25, 2014

'Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin' Hits Xbox One, PS4, PC on April 7

‘Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin’ is coming to next-gen consoles in April 2015. Apart from featuring a host of changes and improvements, the game will also include all of past released DLCs, new story content and characters.

Video Games November 26, 2014

Latest Sony PS Vita Ad is Disgusting and Sexist: What was Sony Thinking?

Sony faces backlash over a newly posted video advertisement that users all over the Internet have dubbed sexist and misogynistic. Sony has pulled the ad, but you can view it here.

Video Games November 26, 2014

Apple Shows Its True Color: Goes Red to Help Battle AIDS

Apple partners with app developers in a campaign that will divert two weeks of proceeds from 25 games to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day. Apple will also gift a portion of its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to the fund.

Video Games November 24, 2014

Sony Yanks PlayStation Vita Commercial After Sexism Outcry

Sony has quickly pulled an ad promoting the PlayStation Vita after it was accused of being sexist. The accusations come at the height of controversy surrounding sexism in the gaming industry.

Video Games November 24, 2014

Redbox Issues A Bah, Humbug in Jacking Rental Prices. Ho-Ho-Ho

Redbox raises its prices just in time for the holiday season. For those who don't feel it's a good thing, Redbox says it will use the extra revenue to pump boxes with more top movies and expand its offering of video games for new-generation consoles.

Video Games November 24, 2014

Black Friday 2014: Best Game and Game Console Deals from GameStop

Retailer GameStop is running a promo from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, right before Black Friday Family Weekend. We take a look at the Black Friday 2014 specials that GameStop has to offer.

Video Games November 25, 2014

Assassin's Creed Unity is Buggy: Ubisoft Announces Game Crash Workaround But Why Not Refund and Recall?

Ubisoft offered a workaround on an issue that caused the ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ title to crash at the main menu. The extent of the issue can be seen on the company’s ‘Unity’ blog, now littered with patches, fixes and workarounds.

Video Games November 24, 2014

Microsoft Celebrates Xbox One 1st Birthday with Free Games and Digital Goodies

The Xbox One's birthday party continues as some of the console's early adopters report being chosen to receive a free copy of 'Limbo' once the game is ready. While the 'Sunset Overdrive' free play is over, Microsoft has lots more gifts to give early adopters.

Video Games November 28, 2014

Nintendo Throws a Combo with 'Super Smash Bros' for Wii U, Amiibo Interactive Toy Figures Launch

Nintendo officially launches 'Super Smash Bros' for Wii U and amiibo figures of Mario, Pikachu, and Donkey Kong, building on the success of the game and interactive toys.

Video Games November 23, 2014

'Super Smash Bros.' Wii U Getting Super Reviews

'Super Smash Bros.' for Wii U was released Friday and is getting great reviews. The game combines the classic game play of 'Super Smash Bros.' while adding a number of new features.

Video Games November 21, 2014

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' Fix for Matchmaking Issues, Game Stability, Other Problems -- Delayed

A patch fix that is designed to address a number of issues in 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' is delayed. Initially scheduled for a Nov.19 release, the update is now pushed back to later in the week.

Video Games November 19, 2014

‘World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor’ Release Dogged by Laggy Servers, DDoS Attack and WoW Subreddit Shutdown

'World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor' proves to be very popular. Unfortunately, its makers weren't ready for such a huge demand, putting the fifth WoW expansion off to a rocky start.

Video Games November 18, 2014

Google Screening Android TV Apps Prior to Play Store Arrival

Google is planning on screening apps before they become available to Android TV. The decision highlights the control the search company wants to have over the platform as it aims to market it as a gaming device.

Video Games November 17, 2014

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Lands Tuesday. Are You Ready for BioWare's Latest Epic?

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' is set to hit shelves on Tuesday and is the first 'Dragon Age' game to be released since 2011. The game includes a number of great features, including the ability to import player data from previous 'Dragon Age' games.

Video Games November 17, 2014

Sony Announces PS4 Bundle Deals for Black Friday 2014: Here's What You Get

Sony officially announces Black Friday deals for the PlayStation 4. Here are the two big games that gamers will get with a PS4 purchase for $400.

Video Games November 17, 2014

Play 'Super Smash Bros.' on TI Graphing Calculators

A game programmer has developed a version of the popular 'Super Smash Bros.' game for Texas Instruments' TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators. The game comes shortly before the release of the popular 'Super Smash Bros.' for Wii U game.

Video Games November 21, 2014

Video Gaming Boosts Learning, But it Must Be Fast Action

Fast-paced video games like 'Call of Duty' and 'Battlefield' actually make people better-equipped to learn, according to a new study. And, the effects aren't fleeting.

Video Games November 14, 2014

'Destiny' Update 1.0.3 Brings Opt-in Voice Channel, Bungie Releases More Iron Banner 2.0 Info

Bungie has released its newest ‘Destiny’ Update 1.0.3, which features an opt-in voice channel under beta testing. The game developer has also rolled out a similar voice chat channel with the Iron Banner 2.0 update.

Video Games November 15, 2014

Ubisoft Promises 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' Patch to Fix Arno's Endless Fall, Hay Cart Traps, and More

Ubisoft has promised that it will fix several issues with 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' in upcoming updates. Some glitches include the protagonist falling right through the ground, disappearing faces, characters awkwardly floating or running in place, and odd bodily contortions.

Video Games November 14, 2014

Sony Preps PlayStation Streaming TV Vue Service

Sony prepares to stream live and on-demand TV from the cloud. Vue could be a big step forward for the TV viewing experience, but it's not quite ready to leave behind the current structure of pay TV.

Video Games November 13, 2014

Nvidia Shield Gets Lollipop Love, Grid Gaming Graduates Beta

In a series of announcements, Nvidia will be offering users of its Shield tablets Android 5.0 Lollipop this month. Not only that, but the company is pushing its Grid gaming platform out of beta and will be offering a number of games to stream for free until June 30, 2015.

Video Games November 13, 2014

Xbox One Sales Hit 10 Million Globally, outsells PlayStation 4 in U.S.

Microsoft announces new sales record of Xbox One, saying that sales in the U.S. have more than tripled. The company adds that almost 10 million consoles were shipped globally.

Video Games November 14, 2014

Nintendo goes vintage, takes familiar design path in 2DS color choices

Nintendo says its 2DS handheld gaming console will be available in Crystal Blue and Crystal Red colors. The news comes as the company partners with Loot Crate to offer users a subscription to its Amiibo NFC toys.

Video Games November 11, 2014

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' review roundup: Discover a massive open environment

‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ is a vast and engrossing role-playing game where players can intimately explore matters of faith and devotion. It is the most personal game in the series.

Video Games November 12, 2014

Xbox One November update brings custom backgrounds, Twitter game clip sharing, and more

The Xbox One November System Update is one of the most significant ones ever. Introducing new options for customization, features for watching TV and Xbox One Store improvements.

Video Games November 10, 2014

Warcraft movie cast and characters, posters, websites unveiled at BlizzCon 2014

The cast of the highly-anticipated Warcraft movie has been announced and stars Toby Kebbell and Travis Fimmel in the lead. Blizzard also released two fan websites and posters as part of the promotion.

Video Games November 10, 2014

'Monument Valley' expanding its shores, 1.4M apps sold

UsTwo prepares to release an expansion for 'Monument Valley' that will bring eight more chapters to the mobile game. It should be all killer and no filler, if the team's development philosophy shines through.

Video Games November 7, 2014

Blizzard teases team-based shooter 'Overwatch' at BlizzCon: Watch trailer (and everything else you should know)

Blizzard has announced 'Overwatch,' a first-person shooter that will be the company's first franchise in 17 years. Will it be as successful as 'World of Warcraft'?

Video Games November 9, 2014

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' review roundup: A very sweet deal for gamers

Reviews are in on Microsoft's remaster of four top-selling 'Halo' titles. The verdict? 'Halo' is still the 'definitive first-person shooter game.'

Video Games November 8, 2014

Internet Arcade is every gamer's dream: A free 900-game archive collection

Porting 900 games over to a web-based emulator and preserving them in the Internet Arcade was said to be easier than expected. Deciding what to play may be a lot harder.

Video Games November 6, 2014

'The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask' will hit Nintendo 3DS in Spring 2015

‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’ is finally coming to 3DS in Spring 2015. Nintendo promises that the remake will be in the style of ‘Ocarina of Time 3DS.’

Video Games November 8, 2014

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