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Blog Post Archive

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 [...]

Should Video Games Go On Your Resume?

That’s the question asked in a recent article over at WSJ, where they dive into the recent trend of many job applicants putting their experiences with on their resume, in an effort to show they have the leadership and teamwork skills necessary in order to hold a real life job. The game focused on is [...]

Microsoft’s Xbox ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Deal Is A Timed Exclusive

There were a hundred questions after announced that the next installment in Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider series was going to be an Xbox exclusive. This morning, many of those have been answered by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer. The headline? Rise of the Tomb Raider will be exclusive to Xbox One and 360 in holiday 2015, but [...]

Yes, Bungie Killed Your ‘Destiny’ Beta Characters

To follow up on a piece I wrote a little while back, “Why Destiny Beta Progress Shouldn’t Be Saved,” it turns out Bungie agrees, though I’m sure if for the same reasons. In a blog post this past weekend, Bungie announced that no, your characters are dead, your stash is empty, and it’s going to [...]

Microsoft Debuts New White and 1 TB Xbox One Bundles

The big news out of Gamescom this morning is that has landed the Tomb Raider sequel as a platform exclusive from Crystal Dynamics, but it was hardly the only story to come out of their presentation. Now that the Xbox One is free of Kinect, more and more new bundles are going to be released [...]

Why It’s Perfectly Fine If Microsoft Has Lost $400M On Xbox One

According to a recent SEC report, Xbox division revenue is now up to $1.7B annually, because of the Xbox One, but its costs are up to $2.1B, also because of the Xbox One. That’s yielded a collection of startled headlines about how has dropped the ball with their new console by losing $400M already. Microsoft’s [...]

Paul McCartney’s Next Single Is The ‘Destiny’ Theme

Destiny’s soundtrack has been a focal point of the game for two reasons. First, it’s fantastic. On every pro/con list, the score is always listed as one of the shining spots of the game. Second, because of Bungie’s ugly fallout with longtime composer Marty O’Donnell, who was fired from the company after Destiny was scored, [...]

Beating ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ Reveals The Sad Truths Of Celebrity Life

My time with : Hollywood is drawing to an end, as the game slowly starts to slide down the app chats. When I began, it was the #1 free app on Apple’s iOS, but now it’s #11, reflecting the short attention span of the average app consumer. But before I never click that animated tile [...]

Twitch Muting Further Demonstrates Copyright Law Needs To Relax For Its Own Good

There have been two camps of reactions following Twitch’s recent decisionto mute certain VODs based on whether or not they contain copyrighted audio. The first is that they’re the scum of the earth and the worst content host of all time, and the other is “well, of course they’re doing this.” After $100M lawsuit with, [...]

Blizzard Explains The Riddle Of Importing Your ‘Diablo 3? Saves For Ultimate Evil Edition

One of the biggest (and only) releases of August is the arrival of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition across last and new-gen consoles. On August 19th, console players will finally have access to the expansion, along with a few new tricks added just for their version. But what’s always been one [...]

Twitch Starts Swinging YouTube-Like Copyright Sledgehammer

If you ever wanted confirmation of the worst-kept secret in the gaming industry, that Twitch is very likely about to be acquired by, this is it. The streaming service has announced that it will be implementing what it calls “technology intended to help broadcasters avoid the storage of videos containing unauthorized third-party audio.” In [...]

Ubisoft Not Releasing An Assassin’s Creed On Wii U This Year

If you want to visualize how caught between generations the Wii U is at present, there’s perhaps no better example than Ubisoft’s latest slight to. Assassin’s Creed:  Unity was announced some time ago as a new-gen game in the series to be released for PS4 and Xbox One. Then, yesterday, we saw the official [...]

GameStop Says Two-Thirds Of Their Customers Don’t Understand What ‘Trade-In’ Means

According to an internal memo obtained by Kotaku, GameStop is about to simplify their trade-in policies, offering more money for games with less confusing options for trades. Given that the used game economy is still in full-swing as all new-gen consoles still use discs (and didn’t end up locking them in any weird way), GameStop [...]

Nintendo’s Indie Lead Dan Adelman Leaves The Company, Returns To Twitter

“Happy to announce I reached an arrangement w/ @NintendoAmerica whereby I can tweet again. Arrangement includes my not working there anymore.” – @Dan_Adelman That’s one way to announce you’re leaving a company, but it’s one that has a specific origin story when it comes to Dan Adelman’s tenure with. Adelman was the company’s lead [...]

The Solution To Destiny’s Friends-Only Raid Problem

It seems more and more people have caught wind of the issue I addressed last week, where Bungie has revealed that end-game raids in Destiny will require you to secure five friends in order to play them, as there is no randomized matchmaking for the instances. While there is plenty to do in Destiny’s end-game [...]

Flappy Bird Returns To Life On Amazon’s Android App Store

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen made good on his promise to resurrect Flappy Bird this month after previously deleting the #1 app at the peak of its popularity this past February. It’s an entirely new game this time around, not a simple reinstatement of the old one. But right now, “Flappy Birds Family” is only [...]

PlayStation Now Isn’t Too Expensive, It’s Just Too Complicated

is looking for feedback when it comes to their new games streaming/rental service, PlayStation Now, which just began open beta on PS4 yesterday. My feedback? There’s a lot of potential here, but it’s marred by a bizarre and complex model. The technology is pretty great. With only a few hiccups, playback of streamed games seems [...]

Destiny’s End-Game Raids Require Five Other Friends To Play

Most of us have now experienced the first eight levels of Destiny, which contained story missions, three-player strikes, deathmatch multiplayer, and exploration. But Bungie’s Luke Smith is more excited about what’s to come after hitting the level cap of twenty, epic end-game raids. Unfortunately it seems like many players, myself included, may not get to [...]

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