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Sony’s ‘Uncharted’ Film Finally Has A Release Date

For years now, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series has been praised as one of the most “cinematic” in all of gaming. So naturally, someone believed bringing the game to actual cinemas would be a smart move. But the process to get there has been exhausting, as the film is already on its third attached director, settling [...]

Lessons Learned From A Week With ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’

While I’ve been playing both the Hearthstone expansion and the Destiny beta this week, there’s one more game that’s taken up a fair bit of my time. That would be : Hollywood, a game that caught my attention not for its subject matter, but for its massive profitability. The game has reportedly brought in $200M [...]

Hearthstone’s ‘Curse of Naxxramas’ Is An Expansion Of The Concept Of DLC Itself

The first expansion for Blizzard’s Hearthstone launched today, called Curse of Naxxramas after an old foe in Warcraft lore. I’ve been able to spend my time playing the first wing of the game, The Arachnid Quarter, released free today as a teaser for the other four future wings, which will debut weekly from here on [...]

Why ‘League of Legends’ Is Thinking Too Small

What do you do with the most popular game in the world when it’s the only title in your roster? Have fun, it seems, is Riot. Last we heard from the company, League of Legends was dwarfing all its competition with 27 million daily, and 67 million monthly players. The free game has grown [...]

Bungie Explains Why ‘Destiny’ Doesn’t Have Cross-Platform Play

The Destiny beta is in full swing on PlayStation, and I’m sure a number of you have a stable of maxed out characters already, making your Xbox friends jealous. Bungie’s genius idea to give each pre-ordering beta participant three separate codes has likely made this a much larger test than anyone was anticipating, and I’ll [...]

‘World of Warcraft’ Still A $1B Powerhouse Even As Subscription MMOs Decline

After years of assassination attempts by various WoW-killers hitting the market, it’s more clear than ever that World of Warcraft has not only weathered the storm, but continues to thrive even in the face of a declining model. SuperData Research has a new set of numbers based on the most popular subscription MMOs still in [...]

Why eSports Doesn’t Need ESPN

Yesterday news broke that Valve’s Dota 2 tournament, The 2014, would be broadcast on. Well, ESPN2. Well, a preview show on ESPN2 with the event itself on streaming service, ESPN3. Still, it’s pretty cool news all the same, as it’s mainstream recognition for Dota 2 fans and the tournament itself, which has likely attracted [...]

Kim Kardashian May Make $85 Million From Her Video Game

, game icon? I honestly can’t say covering games for a living, I ever thought our paths would cross, but the woman who embodies the concept of being famous for being famous apparently has entered a new form of media, games. The game is called : Hollywood, and it’s a massive hit on mobile. The [...]

The Pay-For-Coverage YouTube Debate Seems Pretty Clear Cut

Earlier this week, the folks of Yogscast debuted a perplexing new revenue sharing system, one that revolves around taking a cut of the sales of some games featured on their massively popular YouTube show. Specifically, the model is set up so that if a game in the new “YogDiscovery” program sees a sales spike after [...]

Why ‘Destiny’ Beta Progress Shouldn’t Be Saved

The Destiny beta for PS4 begins tomorrow, with the Xbox One session starting up a week later. We’ve been promised at least a few story chapters, and some more multiplayer maps, and it’s one of the most anticipated video game events of the summer, despite the fact that it’s not even the full release of [...]

Bioware Hosting ‘Mass Effect 4? Panel At SDCC 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition may be the big Bioware title of the year, but the developer wants to continue to engage its audience regarding the upcoming Mass Effect 4, to be released sometime within the decade, we hope. Bioware is confident enough in the pending existence of the game to host a panel about Mass Effect [...]

Nintendo Has A Rather Fantastic Super Smash Bros. Marketing Strategy

One of the most anticipated of the year is next Super Smash Bros. game, with a somewhat abridged version coming to the 3DS this fall and a full console release for the Wii U promised by the holiday. It remains to be seen if the Wii U version will hit that target in the wake [...]

Sony Explains Why PS4 Hasn’t Caught Fire In Japan

Even though console has gotten off to a blockbuster start worldwide, selling over 7 million units to consumers last we heard, and likely a few million more since, there’s one market that it’s found to be a rather tough nut to crack. That would be home turf of Japan, where the PS4 has sold reasonably [...]

Sony Considering Steam-Style ‘Early Access’ For PS4

Valve’s Steam has experimented with a controversial practice known as “Early Access” as of late, allowing developers to sell unfinished games in order to acquire additional funding while receiving player feedback and bug reports. Now, says they’re considering a similar program for PS4. Speaking to Gamasutra, Adam Boyes discusses the pros and cons of Early [...]

Japan Getting Exclusive, Official, Bizarre ‘Frozen’ Edition PS4 From Sony

If you have family and friends like me, chances are you know at least a few little kids who haven’t stopped playing “Let It Go” on repeat for the better part of a year now. There’s no escaping Frozen, nor its soundtrack, though it appears Japan might even be bigger fans of the film than [...]

Stopping The Spread Of Gaming’s Most Offensive Mechanic, The Time Gate

It’s a great time to be a gamer, with three new consoles to choose from, a thriving PC scene and continued innovation in mobile. We’ve seen amazing games released left and right over the past few years, with more always on the horizon. And yet, in a quest to seek out new revenue streams other [...]

Sony Making A ‘Heavenly Sword’ Movie Starring Fringe’s Anna Torv

Once upon a time, it seemed like Heavenly Sword might end up being a pretty substantial PlayStation franchise. But that time was 2007, back when the game was released for PS3, and we’ve heard little from the series since, other than heroine Nariko being a combatant in PlayStation. Until now, that is. has announced [...]

Blizzard’s ‘Hearthstone’ Reveals Flexible Pricing For Its ‘Curse of Naxxramas’ Expansion

Blizzard has brought card battling to the mainstream masses with free-to-play hit Hearthstone, and now they’re trying to push the envelope yet again when it comes to additional content for the game. The first expansion for the game, “Curse of Naxxramas,” has been teased for ages now, but finally at long last, Blizzard has revealed [...]

Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Gets Finalized Beta Dates, Special Editions, New Trailer

If Destiny is one of the biggest launches of the fall, its beta might actually be one of the bigger launches of the summer, given a relatively sparse selection of games coming out during that time. Bungie has just unloaded a new wave of beta-related info, including the official dates for both the PS4 and [...]

Microsoft’s Kinect 2.0 For Windows Priced at $200, Out in July

We were told that it wouldn’t be until fall when the Kinect would be available as standalone “sold separately” accessory to the Xbox One, but it appears its Window counterpart is nearly ready for prime time. Kinect 2.0 for Windows will be on sale starting July 15th for $199. is selling it mainly as a [...]

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