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One in Four Games Sold as Digital Download?

We all knew that digital game sales were catching on, and while we all likewise knew that digital game sales had plenty of problems associated with them, a new report from The NPD Group suggests that digital game sales have...

The Value of Nostalgia May Give 3D Realms a New Lease on Life

When Duke Nukem made his...triumphant?...return to gaming, it was a conversation starter the Net over. This bizarre hyperviolent misogynist who made his biggest hits back in the early days of gaming had a tough time stepping into the future, and...

How GameLock is Shaking Up the Used Game Market

Used games are a wonderful thing; they give budget-minded gamers a chance to enjoy the good stuff at a substantially reduced cost, though sometimes it can take a bit of patience to get hands on just that right title as...

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...

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...

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...

Could The Retron 5 Kick Off A Retro Gaming Renaissance?

There's a certain kind of value in retro gaming, a kind of value that's hard to deny, and potentially somewhat difficult to quantify. Maybe it's the feel of old friends come home again, or the expansion of a historical perspective,...

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...

A New Twitch Record...Thanks to E3

It's been an absolutely amazing Electronics Entertainment Expo this year, sufficiently so that people are actually still talking about it almost a week after the fact. While there were huge quantities of great games shown off, and new technology besides...

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...

E3 2014: So What About Nintendo?

Over the last two days, we've had a look at Microsoft's press conference, and we've done likewise for Sony, and the end result seems to be a bit on the inconclusive side. But despite some of the commentary out in...

E3 2014: Sony Brings The Gaming Heat In Its Press Conference

We saw yesterday that Microsoft did an absolute knockout job with its E3 presser, and it was a job that Microsoft sorely needed. With last year's huge defeat ringing in its ears, Microsoft made it clear, it was a gaming...

Going to E3 This Year? More Going Virtually Than Ever

E3 arrives next week, and with it the hope of gamers everywhere swells to staggering proportions, wondering what amazing treats will debut at the big show, what games will be coming out, and what we'll be seeing and playing in...

A Nintendo News Round-Up Shows Nintendo Has A Serious Battle Plan

Nintendo has been a big part of the news in recent days, with its sales numbers and net losses making some wonder how long before a big old “for sale” sign is hanging on the Mushroom Kingdom proper. But several...

Apocalypse Gaming: Why Do People Love It So?

Whilst on the hunt for news to discuss—and for once, not Nintendo-backed news—one of my favorite haunts for news came in from VentureBeat, who described the field of apocalypse gaming. Indeed, many of the biggest titles of the last few...

Can Nintendo Solve Its Problems By Opening Up Its Vaults of History?

  Yesterday, the news looked pretty bleak for Nintendo. The incredibly slim number of Wii U consoles sold looked like an obituary for a company that started a lot of gamers down the path of staying indoors and having most...

Trouble for Nintendo as New Numbers Emerge

The word came out just recently about Nintendo's sales and profit figures, and the word sounded like a disaster the second it hit. While earlier word suggested profits afoot for Nintendo in its fiscal year, the newest reports hit like...

Microsoft Takes The Next-Gen Fight To Sony's Home Turf

For sheer brass, you've got to hand it to Microsoft. No, really; you do. Microsoft is looking to bring this round of the next-gen fight directly to Sony by bringing the Xbox One to Japan starting September 4. It's not...

Only On Ouya: Can Exclusives Give Ouya An Edge?

The Ouya was a game platform that seems to be comprised of one part great idea and one part less than sound execution. News about the platform has been slim on the ground of late, but a new item has...

Why The Wii U Could Be The Indie Developer Console of Choice

We've heard about indie development quite a bit when it comes to gaming. The PC has probably been the ultimate destination for same for some time going back as far as the days of shareware and game modding. Mobile devices...

New Oculus Rift DK2 Shows VR Is Gaming's Future

We all knew that the Oculus Rift was likely to shake things up when it came to gaming, and with new developments coming out in the rest of the gaming world, it became pretty clear that, indeed, gaming was never...

Nintendo: The Healthy Game Maker?

Things have not been good for Nintendo of late, and that's almost a bit of an understatement. With rivals Sony and Microsoft trouncing the daylights out of the company on shelves and Nintendo itself seen regularly apologizing to gamers over...

How Microsoft Can Save The Next Generation

The numbers have been coming out, and frankly, it's not looking good for Microsoft. While it's posting some decent numbers--word direct from Microsoft says that the company brought out 3.9 million as of December 31, with an unknown quantity since--the...

Is Nintendo The Canary In Gaming's Coal Mine?

While Nintendo's fortunes of late haven't exactly been good, the idea that the company's woes might be reflective of the wider industry's woes haven't much been considered lately. But the head of PlayStation in the United Kingdom, Fergal Gara, recently...
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