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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,...

Is Microsoft Taking Pages From The Book of Steam?

Those paying close attention to Xbox Live sales, whether for Gold members or otherwise, may have noticed that Microsoft started something up a couple days ago, a big “countdown to 2014” sale featuring a slew of good deals, including a...

Microsoft is Down Against Sony in the Console Wars, But Is There Hope Ahead?

The numbers tell the story so far, and the story is not a good one for Microsoft. Online shopping portal BuyVia makes the numbers very clear, and both demand and interest in the PlayStation 4 is outstripping that of the...

The Next Generation Of Console Wars May Get Crowded

Right now, with the newest generation of the console wars in place, it's looking like a two-horse race. Sony and Microsoft are dueling for the hardcore gamer market while Nintendo doesn't seem to be doing much of anything but waiting...

Three Things To Be Thankful For In Gaming

And now, with Thanksgiving winding to its inevitable close, and the events of the longish weekend stretching out before us, it's worth taking a step back and looking at all the things out there that make us thankful. Of course,...

Microsoft Steps Up Customer Service, Shows Value of Digital Delivery

Microsoft may well have just pushed ahead in the “who had the better launch” race thanks to a new development that will no doubt prove well-received on the parts of gamers who bought an Xbox One at launch and fell...

Microsoft's Xbox One Launch Not Without Its Own Problems

It was a little under a week ago where we discovered that the launch of Sony's newest entrant in the console wars, the PlayStation 4, was having some pretty substantial mechanical problems, up to the point where positive comments and...

Third Quarter Game Spending On The Rise In New Report

With a new generation of the console wars about to kick off in earnest and the Xbox One about to emerge—the PlayStation 4 only recently made its own appearance in stores—it could be expected that gamers would curtail spending in...

Where Do Xbox One Games Go After Launch?

The good news about the upcoming Xbox One launch—still set to hit this Friday to the delight of plenty of gamers out there—is that this is not at all likely to be a one-off affair. No, Microsoft is already looking...

PlayStation 4 Already Seeing Mechanical Trouble?

Over the weekend, a couple of different articles popped up that lead me to thinking. They were both found on the same site, from the same author, published about four hours apart. But the two of them together were unsettling,...

PlayStation 4 Launches Tonight, But Where Does It Go From Here?

It's been a night that many out there have been looking forward to since June or so. A night that some have been actively planning to avoid, and a night that for some will come at an undetermined day sometime...

Gaming May Get A Bigger Boost From Tech Than Expected

New word out of GamesBeat 2013 is heavily into technology, as everything from augmented reality to game development is making an appearance and being hashed over as the show frantically looks for the next big trends to come in gaming....

How the Sunflex Unu Reflects the "Battle for the Living Room"

Earlier today, the German device maker Sunflex announced the Unu tablet, a tablet with a surprising variety of features that comes in at a surprising price for a device that can do so much. This entertainment Swiss army knife offers...

Oculus Calls Together The Biggest Names In Virtual Reality

Conferences aren't exactly new; there are conferences for just about every industry out there, and commonly, conferences are regarded as valuable tools to show off new products and services, as well as network with others in that particular field. Sometimes...

The Mobile Gaming Market: Changing Minds

A recent interesting fact cropped up earlier today, as facts have a tendency to do, that showed that—in a survey staged by Goo Technologies—more users were turning to browser gaming than were turning to console gaming. The majority's margin here...

Microsoft ID@XBOX Games May Hit Early 2014

It's not the best news that gamers could have had, especially those gamers spoiling for a sweet, sweet slice of indie gaming joy from Microsoft and its new entrant into the next gen gaming stakes. But the indie developed games...

Are Microsoft's Dreams of Living Room Dominance Nightmares To Be?

Today I'm going to really open up shop on a topic that some might not expect, but I'm looking at the overall thrust of Microsoft's marketing ambitions and suggesting that on this point, perhaps the Emperor's clothes are of substantially...

Sixense's New Controller Hits Kickstarter, May Be Oculus Rift's Best Friend

While there has been plenty of attention paid around the launch of the Oculus Rift lately—still a forthcoming event at last report—there's the issue of controllers that will work well with the incredible visual display system. While some have suggested...

Microsoft Ratcheting Up The Xbox One Offerings

Sometimes the best stories come around as a result of combining separate news items into a new and exciting whole. Microsoft is going to give us the chance to do just that today as it looks to show off the...

Battle Lines Are Drawn In The New Round of the Console Wars

With November—and the launch of two new consoles—just around the corners, strategies are now quite clear and there's quite a bit to cover. But who's got the best position going in? Who's likely to lead in the early stages? And...

Sony and Virtual Reality May Be Getting Closer Together

The Oculus Rift is a device that's captured imaginations like few before it since the creation of the Internet got going in earnest. But according to some new reports, it may not be the only game in town when it...

Xbox One Gets A New Edge, This Time Thanks To Skype

Granted, for a lot of people out there, the idea of playing multiplayer matches on Xbox Live with anyone short of close friends or family is a disturbing idea indeed. But with the coming of a new console comes a...

Unity Making Huge Gains In Game Development

For game developers, one of the biggest words to watch as the next generation of gaming kicks off in earnest is likely going to be one no one expected. The word of choice here? "Unity."Not only is Unity itself making...

Cash Is Now King On Xbox Live Arcade As Microsoft Points Decommissioned

It's a big move for Microsoft, and while some think it couldn't have come fast enough to suit them, some can't help but wonder what all the fuss is about. Still, on Xbox 360, cash is now king thanks to...

Why The Elder Scrolls Online May Mean Trouble For Sony

It's a strange thought, to consider that a game that so many are looking forward to may ultimately mean trouble, but in this case—as is so often the case—it's not necessarily the one point in isolation but rather the impact...