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Nintendo Debuts New 3DS Named ‘New 3DS’

used a Japanese Direct this morning (which many hoped would contain a Super Smash Bros. Wii U release date) to announce a new version of its 3DS handheld. The news has surprised many, and so have the details about what the 3DS revamp actually contains. The new pair of 3DS models appear to be literally [...]

Why It’s A Good Thing You Can’t Trade Items In Bungie’s ‘Destiny’

Destiny seems consistently caught between its shooter identity and its MMO DNA, as the two don’t often meet in gaming. The one thing that can be said for the game is that it seems to be consistently inconsistent when it comes to picking a side. Raids are heavily skewed toward traditional MMOs, with Bungie saying [...]

Watch The Insanity Of A Counter-Strike Player Being ‘SWAT-ed’ Live On Stream

Pranks aren’t what they used to be. Some crank calls, some bags of flaming excrement left on a doorstep. Those are the gags that come to mind when thinking about kids and teens messing with one another in the past. But in the internet age and in the gaming scene, things have escalated dramatically in [...]

FBI-Hunted Hacking Group Continues Attacks, Targets Twitch

Despite tweeting out a bomb threat to ground a executive’s flight this Sunday and landing themselves on the radar of the FBI, hacking group “Lizard Squad” remains unmolested and continues to orchestrate attacks on various gaming services. After targeting PSN, Xbox Live, Riot League of Legends and Blizzard’s Battle.net, the group turned their attention toward [...]

Pokémon Fighting Game ‘Pokken Tournament’ Revealed

What if I told you there was going to be a Pokémon game in glorious HD with fully fleshed-out battles between the elementally charged monsters? Cheering, swinging from the rafters, raucous applause. What if I told you that no, of course the game wasn’t an open world RPG where you catch, train and battle Pokémon, and [...]

Nearly One Third Of PS4 Owners Switched From Xbox 360 Or Wii

When you 10M units of a new console, all those sales have to come from somewhere. While is stumped about how the PS4 has sold so well, Nielsen has looked at the data which reveals that a large part of the total are those who jumped ship from their former or consoles. According to data [...]

Sony Online Entertainment President’s Flight Diverted By PSN Hacker’s Bomb Threat

Gamers have been annoyed all day today as a hacker collective (or individual) known as the “Lizard Squad” succeeded in taking offline many gaming services include Blizzard’s Battle.net and PSN. But things took a turn from irritating DDoS attacks to another level of harassment earlier this afternoon when the group took to to publicly announce [...]

PSN Down As Sony, Blizzard, Riot And Others Are Under Siege By Hackers

If you’re trying to play a game on PSN today, you may be running into some issues. Despite routine maintenance set for tomorrow, over the weekend PSN service has been hit by a series of crippling attacks from a hacker/vandal collective known as “Lizard Squad.” The group also claims to have been working to sabotage [...]

Destiny, P.T. And Why The Best Games Of The Summer Were Ads

I’m currently listening to the soothing sounds of my PS4 homescreen, a necessary break after spending the better part of the last hour listening to laughing babies and croaking dead women in the P.T. “playable trailer” for Silent Hills. I finally hooked up my PS4 after a lengthy move and was able to play what [...]

‘Star Wars: Commander’ Can’t Escape ‘Clash of Clans’ Comparisons

Two new apps are tearing up the charts this week. One is Dong Nguyen’s frustrating new tap-title, Swing Copters, determined to take back Flappy Bird’s #1 spot and viral success. The other is Star Wars: Commander, one of the first new Star Wars gaming IPs released since Disney bought the brand from George Lucas. I’ve [...]

The Truth About Video Game Journalism

It’s been a strange week in game land, particularly on the front of the unfortunate war between gaming fans and the gaming press, which is reaching new levels of insanity. All this week, every forum thread I read is decrying the state of the gaming press. My feed, conversely, full of gaming journalists, is decrying [...]

The Ten Most Desirable Video Game Companies to Work For

With the explosive growth of the gaming industry, especially in recent years, new graduates are flooding into the field with stars in their eyes, hoping to create the next indie darling or blockbuster mega-hit. It’s a tough business with long hours and high expectations, and there are plenty of lessons to be learned from those [...]

Nintendo Loses Third Party Staple As ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Will Skip Wii U

It’s been a rough string of headlines for as of late, and the company is facing serious trouble trying to hang on to what little third party support the Wii U had at launch. First, it was Ubisoft announcing that despite two different games being released across the two console generations this year, no Assassin’s [...]

‘Destiny’ Writer Departs To Work On Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Destiny may be still a few weeks from release, but at least a few members of staff are looking toward their next project already. One of the writers who worked on the game, Joshua Rubin, announced via Twitter that he was moving on from Destiny to help pen Telltale’s upcoming game set in the Game [...]

PlayStation’s ‘Powers’ Casts Sharlto Copely And Michelle Forbes

While TV ambitions for Xbox are up in the air, is pressing forward with their own ventures, specifically Powers, their live-action adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis comic. Fans may remember Bendis talking up the show (for a rather long time) during E3 press event this year, but now it’s made perhaps its biggest step [...]

Microsoft Bringing Reddit To Xbox One With ‘ReddX’

Browsing the gaming sections of Reddit this past year will likely lead you to the impression that the hivemind community doesn’t take too kindly to or the Xbox One, but that’s changed at least for today as has reached out to them directly with a new app. It’s called “ReddX,” and though the name sounds [...]

How Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Should Spend Its $500M Budget

Destiny is less than a month away now, and we’re caught in a limbo after the massive beta and before the retail release of the game on Xbox and PlayStation. With the most compelling title released so far this month a playable ad for a future game (Silent Hills), I figured it might be time [...]

Microsoft May Be Looking To Sell Xbox Entertainment Studios To Warner Bros.

The recent closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios by as an effort to refocus the company signaled that the company’s digital TV ambitions on Xbox was likely coming to an end. Outside of a few existing projects in the works like the high profile Halo: Nightfall, it seemed that Xbox would not focus seriously on TV [...]

Nintendo Bringing Pokemon To iPad In Trading Card Form

The eternal dream of showering the smartphone/tablet community with their Pokemon license may still never come to pass, but at least one aspect of the series is heading that direction. The Pokemon Trading Card Game is coming to iPad, competing with other recent digital card battling games that have found success on the platform like [...]

As ‘Warlords of Draenor’ Debuts, Remembering The Best Of Blizzard’s Cinematics

Blizzard has just debuted their new cinematic for World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, and with it, a revealed release date of November 13th, 2014. The cinematic is epic, which you can see below, but that’s par for the course when it comes to Blizzard, who has been giving us amazing CGI scenes [...]

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