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Sony Makes a Push for the Past in PS4

There's been a lot made of backward compatibility lately, particularly as it relates to Microsoft. With good reason, too; people don't want to stop playing old games just because the console generation changed. With signs console generations may be changing...

A Gamer's Thanksgiving: What I'm Thankful For in Gaming in 2016

Long-time readers of this blog know that, when Thanksgiving rolls around, I softball a bit and go into the Gamer's Thanksgiving mode, an article I've written slightly differently every year for the last five years now. This has let me...

How Watch Dogs 2's Own Nudity Got a Player Briefly Banned for Code of Conduct Violations

No good deed goes unpunished, as a recent revelation from Sony proved. When a gamer found nudity in a copy of Watch Dogs 2, and decided to clue some other users in, Sony landed on said gamer with both feet....

A Future for Gears of War May Go Beyond the Shooter

Sometimes a game franchise takes on a certain look, and the idea of going beyond that can be unnerving to say the least. It can turn off gamers, and make a release that required a lot of time and cash...

Microsoft Takes Stabs at Sony Practices, Future Models

Microsoft has been on the attack of late in the console wars, and running down the events of the last couple weeks suggests that Microsoft may be planning a way to take back its top slot from the drubbing it...

Why Sonic Mania is So Important to Sega

Admittedly, when I first heard about Sonic Mania, I rolled my eyes sufficiently hard that they landed in the next room. It's not pleasant fishing your eyes out of the kitchen sink. A bit of hyperbole, yes, but the eye-rolling...

"Secret Stupid Legal Nonsense" Concludes, No Man's Sky Keeps Its Name

The vagaries of the legal process aren't always clear to the average layman, whether by happenstance or by design. So when Hello Games noted that some "secret stupid legal nonsense" had finally been settled, all that most gamers would likely...

So Who Won E3 This Year?

It's the question that launched a thousand arguments, and it comes around every year. With E3 2016 now one for the history books, we've got the inevitable question to try and answer, and this year is unusual. We've been asking...

Are Gaming Journalists Irrelevant?

Any time a notion like that crops up, it's the kind of thing that should take anyone aback. Are game journalists irrelevant? The answer, as is commonly the case with any broad question like that, is a little of yes...

Report: Xbox Plans to Step Into VR Come to Fruition Next Year

With all the hubbub around PlayStation VR and the Oculus Rift and a host of other entrants into the VR realm, Microsoft has remained noticeably silent about the whole thing. That's about to change as new reports suggest Microsoft could...

FROM Software Gearing Up for New VR Entry

Unexpected news arrived from FROM Software, a company perhaps best known for its ultra-difficult Dark Souls series. It may have something new in mind to go for its best-known title, however, based on a new FROM Software recruitment video. And...

A Big Month of Indies Ahead of Microsoft

It wasn't so long ago I was wondering where the indie games were for Xbox One, and as though Microsoft was listening, a cavalcade of indies are set to hit throughout May. The focus of May will be a month-long...

ID@Xbox On the Rise, Over 1400 Dev Kits in Play

One of the greatest parts of the earlier Microsoft generation was the sheer bulk of indie gaming content on hand. Granted, not all of it was that good. A large portion of it was godawful. Much of it took some...

How About More PC Games Coming to Xbox One?

Microsoft's recent moves to better integrate the Xbox One and the PC--as seen in moves like the Desktop App Converter and the ability to run Windows 10 on Xbox One--has left some concerned, and some optimistic. That led to Phil...

A Third Round of Two Worlds?

Two Worlds was, depending on who you talk to, an underappreciated gem or a colossal waste of time. The second Two Worlds, meanwhile, was somewhat better received. With this pair of examples in play, it's easy to see why a...

Wii U, RIP

And so, that's it. One of the shortest hardware generations of all time has kicked off the beginning of the end, such as it was. The Wii U is done, and already, some are talking about the Nintendo NX and...

Fable Legends Halts Development, Closures Considered

While Fable Legends wasn't exactly well-regarded by the gaming community as a whole--its substantial deviation from the norm didn't sit well with some--some were looking forward to seeing how well it all worked out. Sadly, they'll never find out--nor will...

Ark: Survival Evolved--A Minecraft Killer?

The Xbox Game Preview program has brought out some interesting advance looks at some unexpected titles, and one of the most exciting just recently arrived. It's "Ark: Survival Evolved," and console gamers are getting their first taste of a game...

The Easiest Way to be a WWE Wrestler Ever

Have you ever harbored secret fantasies of being a WWE wrestler? If you have, you're likely not alone, but the thought of bulking up to that degree and learning that much about stunt work and drama likely puts it out...

Ready for Ark: Survival Evolved on Xbox One?

Ever since I heard about this, and saw plenty of Let's Play footage and other such images show up online, I've had a clear hankering for Ark: Survival Evolved on Xbox One. It's no Fallout 4, but this interesting combination...

2016's Xbox One Lineup To Be Huge

With December now about a week down and Christmas approaching--surely the JibJab Year in Review can only be a few days away!--it's about time to start looking back at 2015 and forward to 2016. We'll do both right now after...

Buy a New Game System on Black Friday / Cyber Monday? You Weren't Alone

While the battle between Microsoft and Sony for sales dominance has been ongoing for years now, Black Friday generated good news for both sides. The ongoing battle shows no signs of stopping, but a new report suggests Black Friday was...

The New Xbox One Experience: Some Big Changes, a Few Problems

So the Xbox One update finally rolled out, and there's quite a bit going on under the hood. Some have said that this new update makes this fully Phil Spencer's Xbox One, and while that's a debatable point, it doesn't...

Blizzard Shuts Down Reporting by the Numbers

Preface this article with a slice of onomatopoeia: Gulp.For quite some time now, Blizzard has, on a quarterly basis, brought out word of its total subscriber numbers for the long-running World of Warcraft franchise as part of its earnings report....

What's Coming to PlayStation Experience 2015?

With some major game releases to come, it would be easy to forget that there's a major new show from Sony coming soon. It would be easy, but it would also be a bad idea. Because while there's a lot...
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