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NPD Report: Consoles Good, Games Not So Much

So just ahead of the weekend last week, the NPD Group report came out and spelled out gaming by the numbers. Perhaps the biggest point in the article was the unexpected reversal of Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter's bombshell prediction...

Xbox One May Have Tipped The Scales On PlayStation 4 Last Month

While the last several months have been a nigh-endless litany of how the PlayStation 4 is soundly handing it to the Xbox One in virtually every point that's measurable, one unexpected development came to light recently as an analyst estimate...

Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Blows Previous Versions Away

The first ever Oculus Connect conference recently took place, and with it came a new prototype version of the Oculus Rift known as the Crescent Bay. What's known about this version so far, however, is going to really put some...

Project Morpheus Closes in on Completion

A new report has emerged to suggest that the virtual reality (VR) market might well have a new kingpin soon, and that kingpin may not be the Oculus Rift. While it was the first among us—at least in development kit...

The iPhone 6: Good News for Gamers?

It's easy to look at the arrival of any new gaming platform and wonder if it will be, ultimately, good news for gamers or not. Certainly, before the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ultimately made appearances, the question was often...

Is Cross-Platform Gaming The Next Big Thing?

Admittedly, we haven't seen a lot of this going on lately. There's a certain amount of rush to exclusives in gaming, but what we don't hear much of is something called "cross-platform play," in which those gamers playing one game...

Gamefly's Game Over: Online Games Distributor No More

It's always kind of sad to hear about a firm getting out of a business. Sad for those who actually used said business' services or bought said business' goods, but also sad in general, because that means the market is...

Kinect's Grand Return Comes With A Game

Now here's a smart idea from Microsoft, one that would have been even better had it not waited so long to put it into action. After de-bundling the Kinect from the Xbox One to help the device put on some...

New Sony Firmware Update May Mean Big Things

The ongoing battle for console supremacy likely won't stop any time soon, but a new report suggests that Sony may have a trick up its sleeve that's likely to secure Sony's win in this go-round of the great console wars....

Sony Has No Clue Why The PS4 Sold So Well

There's an old saying that, while failure is an excellent teacher, success has few lessons. While this isn't exactly the case—success often has lessons to teach for those who want to repeat it—sometimes the lessons of success are just a...

So, Who Won Gamescom?

It's the question that launched a thousand discussions, and given how E3 went, and how the console wars in general have been faring so far, it was a question that largely had to be asked. Who “won” Gamescom? Who came...

Gamescom 2014: Sony, The Revived

Back in 2012—even in a hefty chunk of 2013—Sony was the also-ran of the gaming community. The releases never came quite as fast or as often, and Sony often wound up on the bad end of the conversation. But then...

Gamescom 2014: Microsoft Shows Its Hand

It's easy to forget about Gamescom; after all, it's not E3, it has nothing to do with Penny Arcade, and CES is still almost five months out. But Cologne, Germany's big gaming event packs in the excitement in its own...

Microsoft's Uphill Battle For The Chinese Gaming Market

On September 23, a little slice of history will land in mainland China as the Xbox One goes on sale in the country, the first such dedicated gaming machine to be sold in the country since the country established a...

New Xbox One Bundles Incoming; Another Price Drop To Follow?

Some exciting news is afoot for those who haven't pulled the trigger as yet on landing a new Xbox One. Specifically, those interested in Xbox One and certain titles will be able to land a complete box set of the...

EA Access: An Idea The Industry Can Learn From

It's easy to hate on EA. Really, it is; not so long ago it won The Consumerist's award for worst company ever two years running, losing out on a three-peat this year to Time Warner Cable. But EA may have...

Microsoft's Quarterly Numbers Prove Xbox One's Worth

Last quarter, Microsoft shipped 1.1 million Xbox units. That's a pretty stark number to start things out with, but there's quite a bit more to that number than meets the eye. In fact, starting to run down that number along...

Xbox Shuts Down Microsoft Entertainment Studios

Today was an absolutely grim day for large portions of Microsoft. The company dropped somewhere better than 10 percent, by some reports, of its global work force, planning to drop 18,000 jobs out of a total work force around 130,000...

Microsoft Reconfirms Commitment To Xbox Line Amid Insecurity

It seems like every so often, new word emerges suggesting that Microsoft's commitment to the Xbox line isn't as strong as it could be. Some even go so far as to suggest that Microsoft wants out of the game business...

Microsoft Offers $75 In Freebies--Smart Move?

It's hard to imagine that the idea of offering free goodies to the fan base could ever be considered as not being a smart move, but the idea has more validity than some might think. Though it's got its high...

Family Sharing on Xbox One? It's Not Dead Yet.

Back in the days of the 2013 E3, when Sony landed the biggest hit against Microsoft that had been seen before—arguably, if nothing else—by having two guys pass around a disc box, Microsoft had some plans for the Xbox One....

Why Does The Midwest Love PS4?

A new and somewhat unusual map recently came into view, as the Movoto Real Estate Blog took a look at breakdowns of Facebook likes in various states and discovered that certain states in the United States had some rather clear...

A New Nintendo Game System--A Mixed Blessing?

About a month ago, word started emerging about a whole new breed of system for Nintendo. It was a strange idea, but the word continued to circulate that Nintendo was indeed planning a whole new next-gen title just as the...

Why Nintendo's Not Out of the Console War Yet

It's the first weekday after E3, and we're all still just a little glassy-eyed. And why not? A host of new developments came out, huge packs of new games were shown off, and all around, there was joy for gamers...

E3 2014: So Who Won E3 This Year?

It's a question that becomes pretty inevitable these days when talking about E3. We saw very clearly last year how possible it is to “win” E3, to walk away from the Electronics Entertainment Expo with the biggest swelling of consumer...
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