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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 […]

There Is Now No Chance George RR Martin’s Books Will Outrun HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Trying to get the bad news out of the way early on in the year, George RR Martin’s publisher for A Song of Ice and Fire, HarperCollins, has officially confirmed that no, 2015 would not see the release of The Winds of Winter, the long-awaited sixth book in the series. Even though they tried very hard […]

PewDiePie Calls Nintendo’s New YouTube Program ‘A Slap In The Face’

As I explained in detail yesterday, has come out with a rather odd new program meant to license their game footage to be used in “Let’s Play” style YouTube videos that are currently all the rage in the industry. Though the change is better than a blanket ban or swiping 100% of ad revenue on […]

Nintendo’s New Deal With YouTubers Is A Jungle Of Red Tape

There’s no better game maker around than Nintendo, but the company is struggling to keep up with the changing face of the video game landscape in other ways. Namely, in deciding how footage of their games is used and distributed online by fans and content creators. Nintendo upset YouTubers last year when videos featuring their […]

The Wii U Is Nintendo’s Slowest Selling Console Ever

2014 seemed like the year of the Wii U, with critics and fans falling over themselves to praise games like Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. and Bayonetta 2, and for good reason. But while the Wii U may boast a lot of quality first party software, the console is still far from the kind […]

Spotify Mercy Killing Sony’s Music Unlimited On PlayStation

Everyone questioned the effectiveness of  using their own music service for the PlayStation, ditching established players in the scene for their own product. Now, they’re rectifying that mistake with a new partnership with Spotify, which will effectively kill ’s Music Unlimited. Show More Summary

Anita Sarkeesian Planning Two New Video Series For 2015

In the wake of Feminist Frequency’s annual report that showed it raised over $440,000 in 2014, Anita Sarkeesian has announced that she’ll be expanding from her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series into two new topics. While the original series will continue (and a new installment, Women as Reward, is on its way) the […]

‘Dying Light’ First Impressions (PS4): The Running Dead

Yesterday, there was a bit of an incident involving WB/Techland not getting out review copies of Dying Light out to members of the press. In my original post, I criticized them for making a big deal about not having a review embargo for the game ahead of launch, yet the solution to that was apparently […]

What Do The WWE Royal Rumble And Metal Gear Solid Have In Common?

It was meant to be a coronation this past weekend at WWE’s Royal Rumble. The eventual champion, Roman Reigns, slugged it out with over two dozen other wrestlers in the melee, and emerged the last man standing, giving himself a shot at the world title, up against Brock Lesnar at this year’s Wrestlemania. Reigns is […]

‘Dying Light’ Promises No Review Embargoes, Delivers No Review Copies [Updated]

[Update: Reports are coming in that review codes have now been issued to many members of the press. That leaves ~12 hours or so for reviewers to form opinions before launch, meaning that coverage either has to be first impressions pieces that will likely duplicate discussion of preview builds, or full reviews that have to be written […]

Could Microsoft’s HoloLens Be The Real Deal?

Shortly after Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic paired with the HoloLens Augmented Reality headset, upstaging Windows 10 at its own event, my cynicism meter shot up to 11. Not for no reason, mind you. As I explained in the piece I wrote that day shortly after the event wrapped, it feels important to be skeptical of […]

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