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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: 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...

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...

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...

Is Amazon Fire TV Ready To Take On The Console Wars?

It's an interesting question, really...and one we have to ask since the unveiling of the Amazon Fire TV set-top box. Yes, Amazon's great foray into console gaming—at least, after a fashion—may not seem like much of an issue to the...

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...

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...

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...

Microsoft Drops List of Names For ID@Xbox Developers

There's good news today as Microsoft just dropped a big list of names on the gaming community. Sadly, it wasn't a huge list of upcoming game releases, but it was news almost as good nonetheless. Yes, with winter seeming to...

Is Stephen Elop A Good Fit For Xbox?

A bit of a sea change has landed at Microsoft, and it's big news indeed. With Microsoft's new CEO in line as Satya Nadella readies to step in, a new report—subsequently confirmed by Microsoft—is that Xbox's former showrunner Julie Larson-Green,...