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Part Game, Part App, Part Movie: The Hunting

I'm a sucker for a good horror movie. But even horror movies can get a bit dull, as you do nothing but sit there and watch. A game allows you to control the action, and that makes things a bit...

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,...

Razer Gets a New Edge with Gideon Yu

Razer is pretty well known in gaming circles—particularly in PC gaming circles—for offering up some really top-notch peripherals as well as even some impressive gaming platforms outright. But the company known for its keyboard, mice, and similar such matters now...

What Role Does the Arcade Have in Modern Gaming?

It's actually kind of strange to think about, but the arrival of “Star Wars: Battle Pod”--which we talked about last week—kind of got me to thinking. Back in my younger days, I was an arcade enthusiast from a long way...

Is It Time to Revive a Few Good Classics?

Not long ago, I spotted plans from Sierra to put a bit of a new spin on an old classic. Specifically, there were plans afoot to revive the Gabriel Knight series by making a 20th anniversary special remake of Gabriel...

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...

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....

The Legend of Zelda on Oculus Rift Shows VR's Truest Power

When the original Nintendo Entertainment System came out, way back in the 1980s, there were fewer bigger names around than The Legend of Zelda. In many ways one of the first open world games, the tale of brave warrior Link...

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...

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...

Three Things The Google / Twitch Affair Shows About Gaming

Recently, word started emerging about plans on Google's part to pick up Twitch, the livestreaming company with a particular focus on games. The reports suggested that Google was prepared to pay $1 billion for the company in a straight cash...

Huge News From Microsoft Gives It New Ground In Console Wars

It was as though a valve opened somewhere, and a flood of amazing news landed from Microsoft just over the course of the last few hours. Some very staggering revelations, some which gamers had been hoping for for years, emerged,...

Who's Watching E-Sports, Anyway?

We've talked a lot here about e-sports, from their potential to overtake and even replace regular sports to their increasing viewership numbers even to the scandal that can crop up in the field. But a new report from Newzoo and...

Google's Green Throttle Games Buy May Be The Start Of Something Big

Earlier today, word emerged around Google's purchase of Green Throttle Games, a studio that had two key parts of a gaming equation right under one roof. But this newest bit of news joins a wider coalition of facts that suggests...

What's Driving the Comparative Dearth Of Horror For Consoles?

One of the great things about this time of year--yes, even given how dark and horrendously cold it's been lately--is that it's a great time of year for horror movies. Turn off the house lights, fire up some popcorn, and...

The VRcade: Is There A Future In The Arcade?

Let's face it, kids. The arcade is mostly a dead prospect these days. Oh, sure, there are still examples of the concept around; every so often you'll find a place still devoted to keeping the old machines alive, or even...

Product Placement, YouTube, And the Win-Win For Gamers

The idea of paying for promotional consideration in online videos these days has become something of a cause celebre, particularly in recent days. No matter what side of the issue one lands on—and there's plenty of room for debate here—there...

A Sad Last Look At 2013: The Lows Of The Year in Gaming

About this time of year, most folks involved in writing like to start looking back at the year that was, and start looking forward at the year that is yet to be. There's quite a bit to look back at,...

On Copyright, Let's Play Videos, and Symbiosis

A recent development in the YouTube community is proving somewhat jarring to fans of video game-related content, and to those viewers of same. Specifically, several providers of what are known as “Let's Play” videos are finding themselves on the bad...

Freemium and Premium On One Console?

Just before we all tuck in to a monster Thanksgiving feed of turkey, assorted vegetables, and both stuffing and potatoes in one shot—not to mention dessert, seriously, don't mention dessert. I actually picked up a cherry cordial chocolate cake for...

Who Needs A Game Publisher, Anyway?

Recently, while at the Casual Connect game conference, Kixeye's chief executive Will Harbin took the stage to talk about game publishing, which made sense given that he was a game publisher. Though what Harbin had to say about game publishing...

Big New Numbers For Major League Gaming

An exciting development recently landed in the annals of Major League Gaming: the Spring Championship event recently concluded, and not only was it a big event for prize money, it was also a big event for drawing attendance. The Spring...

Oculus Rift, Virtuix Omni, FPS Gaming--Virtual Reality Redux?

Some new and exciting news came out earlier today around the Oculus Rift, which managed to land a major infusion of funding in the form of a $16 million shot in the arm from Spark Capital and Matrix Partners. With...

Twas The Night Before Microsoft's Big Debut

There are only a few hours left until the big event, where the console wars are joined in earnest by the newest launch from Microsoft. But what will show up at tomorrow's event? What won't? I know there are some...
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