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Microsoft Arcadia: Microsoft's Streaming Service in the Making?

The competition between Sony and Microsoft has been downright frantic for most of the last year now, and while Sony has been the clear winner for some time now, there are signs that Microsoft is making some gains and posing...

For Freebies, It's Tough to Beat PlayStation

An unusual development hit recently, as discovered out at U.K publication Push Square, and it was a development that's going to render some shocks to console gamers with special account passes. Push Square did an analysis on how much value...

Microsoft Takes November; Changes Afoot?

In life, there are few better ways to get people interested in a product than to offer it up cheap. That basic premise proved to be no exception for the Xbox One, as an NPD report showed that Microsoft didn't...

Carrots and Sticks: Destiny Players Who Forego Dark Below Reportedly Lose Bonuses

The growth of downloadable content online has been a major move indeed for a lot of companies, as game makers realize that sales don't need to stop just because everyone who wants a copy of a game has one. But...

Trouble for Microsoft? Street Fighter V Goes Exclusive for Consoles...to PS4.

A bit of dark news closed out last week, at least, it's news of a darker variety for Microsoft fans. Capcom closed out the week with the announcement that Street Fighter 4 was making its way to consoles and PC,...

Xbox One Takes Top Slot in Black Friday Sales

Two things have been very clear for the last few months: 1. Microsoft its getting its lunch eaten by Sony in the market, and 2. Microsoft is not taking this development lying down. Several recent developments have hit from Microsoft...

A Gamer's Thanksgiving, Once Again

So it's a great day to be a gamer. There's a nice long weekend afoot, and though there will be lots to do with family and friends and the like, there will also be plenty of time to throw in...

Sony Doubles Down on PlayStation

Sony does a lot more than just the PlayStation line; it's also a presence in mobile devices, in televisions, and in a variety of components. A recent ad for Sony showed Sony buying a film script, and then building that...

Are Digital Games Too Cheap?

It's not surprising that we see some significant differences between the price of digital games and the prices of their disc-based equivalents. But word from Tony Bartel—GameStop's president—suggests that the discrepancies between prices for digital and disc-based games may have...

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...

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...

No Marketing? No Problem. "State of Decay" Clears Two Million Games Sold

It's almost staggeringly counter-intuitive, the idea that a game—or anything else for that matter—could sell, and sell extremely well, without the benefit of formal marketing methods behind it. Whether extensive social media work or expensive advertising work or anything like...

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...

Is There Still Value in the Console?

While speaking at the Gamesbeat 2014 event, Wedbush Securities' Michael Pachter offered up an idea on one question that's likely dogged a lot of gamers in the wee small hours of the morning. That particular long dark night of the...

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: 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...

MMOs and Xbox One Making an Increasingly Great Team

For anyone who's ever played an MMO, there's certainly an appeal there. Teaming up with friends, teaming up with people you've never even met, and going out to conquer worlds or just blow up large portions of them certainly has...
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