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Apple Promotes Strange New Game Type In iOS App Store, ‘Pay Once And Play’

is using their position as a leader in mobile to promote a new kind of game that has the potential to take the scene by storm. has employed their much coveted “Featured” section in the iOS app store to showcase games in a category they call “Pay Once and Play,” which includes a host of […]

SEGA Reveals ‘Sonic Boom’ Is The Worst-Selling Sonic Game Ever

I recently finished reading Blake J. Harris’s book, Console Wars, a fascinating account of the early ‘90s hardware/software race between and SEGA. It’s far and away one of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read, and one of the best bits is seeing SEGA try and develop a new character to rival the universal appeal […]

The Case For ‘Evolve’ As A Single-Player Game

Week one of Evolve continues in full-force, and for a game that has a concept so firmly rooted in online multiplayer, I’m surprised to find myself playing, more often than not, by myself. We all know the “perfect” way to play a game like Evolve, getting three other friends on headsets together to take down […]

‘Evolve’ Only Has One Problem, But It’s The Core Concept Of The Game

Evolve is a game that gets almost everything right. After spending time with the alpha, beta and now final retail release of the game, I’m now confident in making that statement. Talking about the game itself has to be a separate conversation from 2K’s pre-order/DLC ideas, which has been the main focus of press surrounding […]

EA Indicates ‘Titanfall 2? Will Come To PS4, Not Just Xbox One

It’s been whispered since before the original Titanfall even came out for Xbox One and PC, that a future sequel would ditch the “anything but PS4” release policy and expand to ’s system as well in later installments. EA and Respawn were very clear that their deal with extended only to the first game in […]

Will Bethesda Announce ‘Fallout 4? At Their First Ever E3 Event?

Bethesda made a short, but significant announcement today, a mere 80 words on their blog. Despite the length of the post, what they said was completely unprecedented: Bethesda will have an E3 press event for the first time ever. Major software companies like Ubisoft and EA have had E3 press events for years, and obviously hardware […]

‘Evolve’ Reviews Will Have To Continue Evolving Over Time

It’s a weird market these days for video game reviews, and that’s probably best exemplified by the release of Evolve tomorrow. Right now, a smattering of sites have early reviews up, a mix of big and small outlets. Some have scores, some are simply “in progress” and some have both. Polygon, for instance, scored the […]

‘Arrow’ Actor Admits He Could Become Green Lantern, But Should He?

David Ramsey, Arrow’s John Diggle, has revealed there are serious discussions going on among the show’s producers about whether or not his character could potentially morph into John Stewart, one of the more famous incarnations of DC’s Green Lantern. In a ComicBook.com interview with Ramsey, the actor tries to play coy and doesn’t say anything […]

Every Reason Why Nintendo’s ‘Legend of Zelda’ Netflix Show Is A Bad Idea

Yesterday, the Journal brought us word that was planning to partner with to make a live-action Legend of Zelda series. It quickly became the most buzzed about topic in the industry, with a million snarky jokes a minute flying off of keyboards, most of which involved fantasy Tingle casting. Whether or not the rumor pans […]

Netflix May Be Making A Live-Action ‘Legend of Zelda’ Show With Nintendo

When said last year that they were going to be a little more loose with their character IPs in regards to branding opportunities, I thought we’d seen that manifest itself mainly with Mario Kart Mercedes DLC and the like. But this? This is a whole different level. According to The Journal, is partnering with to make a […]

Nintendo Updates Their Bad YouTube Policies By Making Them Worse

made an attempt to get with the times last month by instituting new YouTube policies regarding the monetization of their videos. Though their new stipulations were a step up from “we’re taking all your money,” which is what had been doing previously with monetized videos using their games, the new policies still rubbed YouTubers the […]

How ‘Destiny’ Could Reach Its Potential Through Microtransactions

During Activision’s earnings call yesterday, the company revealed that there are 16 million registered accounts across all platforms on Bungie’s Destiny, and those who are still around have an average play time of three hours a day. We don’t know how many active there are, but those numbers are fairly significant regardless, and despite a […]

Katy Perry Getting Mobile Game From ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ Studio

In the wake of her much-discussed Super Bowl halftime show, where a dancing shark stole much of her thunder, has landed her own game from Glu, the developer behind the insanely successful : Hollywood. announced the recently-inked deal today, but details remain scarce about what the actual project will look like. They do promise, however, that […]

The Score Releases The Most Comprehensive eSports App On The Market

Given that my inbox is flooded with a tsunami of app announcements every day, it takes something rather unique to catch my eye. So when veteran eSports journalist Rod “Slasher” Breslau told me that a major sports organization had assembled a to make the most in-depth eSports app on the market, I was more than a […]

Bungie Warns ‘Destiny’ Players Not To Trust ‘House of Wolves’ Leaks

Destiny’s next content expansion, House of Wolves, is still months away, but that’s not good enough for who are so determined for new information about the DLC, they’re now juicing it out of the code of the game itself. One Japanese player managed to unlock a whole vault of information about new armor, weapons and […]

League of Legends’ DJ Sona Is The Mona Lisa Of Microtransactions

I will fully admit the strangeness of spending my limited column space here discussing a singular item of cosmetic DLC in a game. After all, League of Legends is a game with 123 champions, each of which have anywhere from two to eight skins (character costumes) a piece, and this is just one more on […]

Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Does A Dangerous Dance With Lore

Today marks the release of the second episode of Telltale’s long-awaited Game of Thrones series, which centers on a minor house, the family Forrester, and their role in the larger universe of the series. Their story takes place embedded inside existing lore, between seasons three and four of the show, or books three and four/five, […]

The Xbox One And PS4 Don’t Need To Make 4K A Priority

Yesterday, I read a great piece from our own John Archer about how is making bold predictions about the future of 4K, namely that they expect both ’s Xbox One and ’s PS4 to support the format within the year. Now, before gamers get alarmed, there’s a big difference between the One and PS4 supporting […]

Clash of Clans vs. Game of War — Which Is Better?

Three mobile games ran ads during the Super Bowl last night, and two of them are the current titans of the scene, rival titles with similar formats both dying to get you to spend real-world money on their digital goods. That would be Clash of Clans, Supercell’s long-running megahit, and Game of War: Fire Age, from […]

The Most Prominent Video Game Super Bowl Ad Will Be Kate Upton In ‘Game of War’

game ads will be few and far between during this year’s Super Bowl, unfortunately. While we’ll see a host of new trailers for movies and surely a bunch for new NBC shows, the few game ads we will see aren’t exactly going to do the industry proud. Right now, it seems that the most prominent game […]

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