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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...

E3 2013: Microsoft's Press Event Hits The Game Button

And so it arrives! It's the time of year that gamers look forward to almost as much as they look forward to Christmas in many cases; it's the Electronic Entertainment Expo, when the biggest names talk about the biggest games...

Trouble for Microsoft? "Dead Rising 3" Jumps Ship

A bad sign for Microsoft, though not a particularly big sign of trouble, emerged today as word that “Dead Rising 3” would no longer be an Xbox One exclusive made the rounds. While the news isn't as bad for Microsoft...

By This Winter, You'll Watch A Lot More Television on Xbox One

Anyone remember the winter we just had? Yeah, I know, of course you remember it, it only stopped like three weeks ago. It was a long, cold affair jammed full of snow, hazardous road conditions, and a lot of days...

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...

Play Games, Win Stuff: Lootsie Brings Real-World Swag To Gaming

Admittedly, when we had reached the point in gaming where it was entirely possible—if only technically so—to make a living playing video games thanks to various tournaments and the like, we all kind of remembered how it used to be,...

Why Gamers Don't Lose With Microsoft's New Moves

With the flood of news that arrived yesterday regarding Microsoft's gaming future, it wasn't surprising that some would start considering the implications of such news, much as we did yesterday. But I caught one article today about how the end...

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,...

OneDrive, Xbox Music May Be Set To Combine

Microsoft's cloud might be about to get a little fuller, according to some new reports, thanks to a potential combination in the works that would combine OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage platform, with Xbox Music, the company's app for bringing music...

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...

PlayStation 4 Welcomes Indies With Plenty Of Titles To Follow

It's been pretty readily apparent for some time now that indie games are going to be pushing the next generation of console gaming as hard as—or potentially even harder than—most anything else in the field. While we've seen quite a...

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...

State of Decay Starts Down a "Long-Term" Path

It's been a long time since we got to talk much about “State of Decay,” but some recent events have worked together to change that particular point. But the game that almost didn't make it to consoles thanks to Microsoft's...

It's been a long time since we got to talk much about “State of Decay,” but some recent events have worked together to change that particular point. But the game that almost didn't make it to consoles thanks to Microsoft's...

Does Microsoft Have What It Takes To "Change the World" For Gamers?

A new interview with new Xbox kingpin Phil Spencer showed up recently, as Spencer sat down with Director of Programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb and made it clear that Microsoft had some very big plans for the gaming community, noting...

Backpedaling on Backward Compatibility: Xbox One May Work With 360 Games

Before Don Mattrick left Microsoft for the apparently greener pastures offered by Zynga, he left a pithy remark about backward compatibility on the Xbox One, saying “If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards.” And apparently, Microsoft is all nice and...

Xbox Gamers Take Heart; New Moves At Microsoft Make Xbox "First Class Citizen"

It wasn't so long ago that gamers all over were a bit on edge about the moves at Microsoft, especially when there was word that Stephen Elop would be slipping into devices at Microsoft. That was a particularly distressing development,...

Redbox To Rent Next Gen Games This April?

The long, cold winter of 2013 – 2014 is coming to a close—whether it likes it or not, and based on the weather for much of this week the answer is decidedly “it does not like it one bit because...

Numerous Improvements Set For Xbox One; Too Little, Too Late?

While Microsoft's position in the latest round of the console wars is perhaps best described as weak against its chief competitor Sony, Microsoft certainly isn't down and out yet. In fact, a couple of new developments are poised to emerge...

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...

The release of “Titanfall” on the Xbox One was regarded by many as a big move for Microsoft; the launch of this title was going to either make or break the Xbox One, at least in the short term. Though...

Wii U Debut Beating PlayStation 4's In Japan

That's a statement right there that would act like a brick to most anyone's temple, but the reports suggest it is indeed the case. While the PlayStation 4 is having a field day over most of the planet, and likely...

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...

Titanfall A Huge Download On PC--Are Games Getting Too Big?

I spotted an odd bit of news earlier today about the PC release of "Titanfall," in that it would represent around a 22 gigabyte download, and an even bigger installation thanks to the use of uncompressed audio. And after having...