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Rockstar Apologizes For Further ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Heist Delays

I’m pretty impressed with Rockstar’s commitment to bringing in a steady stream of new content to Grand Theft Auto Online in the form of missions, guns, clothing, cars, etc. But the praise has a limit as they still have yet to deliver on the best fundamental concept of GTA Online, co-operative heists. And now after [...]

Bungie Details Its Sony-Exclusive ‘Destiny’ Content

In a relatively drama-free E3, one of the only irritating trends was and doing battle to lay claim to “exclusive content” on non-exclusive games. That takes the form of early DLC downloads, early beta access, or straight-up exclusive gameplay/items for certain AAA titles. has had Call of Duty series on exclusive content lockdown for a [...]

‘Battlefield: Hardline’ May Worsen EA’s Problems With The Series

At least initially, EA’s presentation of Battlefield: Hardline during their press conference was one of the cooler moments of E3. They had an elaborate (albeit scripted) multiplayer battle sequence where coordinated teams of cops and robbers tried to take each other out, and it seemed like it could be a new twist on a shooter [...]

A Short Term And Long Term ‘Destiny’ Wish List

The Destiny Alpha draws to a close today, and though I’ve already shared an extensive list of my thoughts, I thought it best to collect some brief observations on items that the game could tweak in both the short and long term. The purpose of an Alpha is to collect player feedback, and this is [...]

The 100 Biggest Gaming YouTube Channels Now Bring In 3.5 Billion Views A Month

There’s no disputing what genre of videos has the largest presence on YouTube these days. According to data from Tubefilter, the 100 largest gaming channels on the video site now bring in 3.5 billion views a month. To put that in perspective, the 100 biggest channels period on YouTube have 8 billion views a month. [...]

The Good, The Bad And The In-Between of Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Alpha

You may think that it’s too soon to write up impressions of Bungie’s Destiny Alpha less than 24 hours after it launched, but given the fact that I’ve spent the majority of those hours playing the game on PS4, and I’ve done everything there is to do in the public test, I think I’m able [...]

Bungie Releases The Only ‘Destiny’ Trailer You Should Watch

I’ve always been excited to play Destiny, Bungie’s MMO shooter that seems more ambitious than anything else in the video game industry’s pipeline right now with a ten year, $500M franchise plan. But I haven’t been enamored with the marketing for the game so far. Even after countless trailers, gameplay demos and developer interviews, it’s [...]

The Running Theme of E3 2014, ‘We Listened To You’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Forbes has just published : The Fight For The Future Of, an eBook that takes a warts-and-all look at the clashes between the video game business and its passionate fans. Written by Forbes contributor Paul Tassi, this examination of the best and worst aspects of video game culture is available for download [...]

Grading Nintendo’s Wii U E3 Press Event: The Search For Starfox

This will likely be a shorter analysis than my past two pieces discussing and events, given that those were 110 and 90 minutes respectively and “Digital Event” turned out to be barely 45. It’s a shame, too, because what was shown was fun and impressive, but in the end the abruptness of the conclusion and [...]

Livestream: Nintendo’s E3 2014 Wii U Event

It’s been a rough year for , with the Wii U and 3DS missing sales targets by a wide margin and the company being heavily in the red as a result. Recently, however, there’s been a bit of a turnaround now that Mario Kart 8 is a smash hit for the Wii U, and has been [...]

Liveblog: Nintendo’s E3 2014 Wii U Event

 is once again opting out of a live stage show this year at E3 in the favor of a recorded video event. Considering most “attending” E3 are watching online anyway, it’s not really a huge deal, but it does give the impression that wants a carefully controlled, edited presentation while its competition is more comfortable [...]

Sony and Microsoft Need To End Their Idiotic ‘Exclusive Content’ War

There have been a few trends at E3 this year, most of them more or less welcome. Cartoony action, giant dragons, cops and robbers, and of course “we listened to your feedback,” as a way of directly appealing to fans. But there’s a trend that’s popping up in nearly every AAA game presentation at the [...]

Grading Sony’s PS4 E3 Press Event: Manifest Destiny

rather lengthy E3 press event just wrapped up, the fourth of the day and the last one before not-live video finale tomorrow. So let the comparisons begin. The PS4-focused event was pretty heavy on games, but not 100% focused the way was with the Xbox One this morning. While literally didn’t deviate from games once [...]

What Makes ‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ The Most Impressive Game Of E3 So Far

Three of the big five press conferences are down, with and still to come. Ubisoft just wrapped up their event, and closed with what is shaping  up to be one of the coolest looking games of the show, a genuine surprise, Rainbow Six: Siege, replacing the cancelled Rainbow Six: Patriots. Why all the attention for [...]

Grading Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 Press Event: Better Safe Than Sorry

While everyone assumed would bring the games this year for their Xbox One show, emphasizing their commitment to their core fanbase, I’m not sure many predicted that their E3 press event would quite literally be nothing but games. It seems that has been working to get all of their hardware announcements out of the way [...]

Where And When To Watch The E3 2014 Press Conferences

E3 is imminent, and if you’re wondering where to find all the action of the “big five” press conferences,,,, EA and Ubisoft, look no further than the link collection below. Forbes will have wall-to-wall coverage of the event, and the press conferences in particular. We should have our own stream feeds for [...]

How Microsoft Can Avoid Pulling A ‘Microsoft’ At E3 2014

As we head into E3 this year, it’s easy to remember how different things were back in 2013, when both the Xbox One and PS4 had been announced, but there were still many questions about each system ahead of the event. The dueling press conferences during the show from and made for one of the [...]

‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 2 Debuts With A ‘Flappy Bird’ Clone

Netflix season premieres are like movie openings these days, with most fans trying to binge watch 13 or so episodes over the course of the debut weekend. Orange is the New Black Season 2 has premiered, and though I haven’t started it yet due to seeing The Fault in Our Stars last night instead, I [...]

The One Problem Titanfall, Watch Dogs And Destiny May All Share

It’s been a big year for new IPs in the wake of the debut of the Xbox One and PS4, and it’s abundantly clear what the three biggest arrivals of the year have been/will be. That would be EA/Respawn’s Titanfall, Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs and Activision/Bungie’s Destiny, two released already, with one still yet to come [...]

The Curious Idea To Put ‘Game of Thrones’ In Theaters Each Week

It’s hard to understate just how much of a pop culture behemoth Game of Thrones has become at this point. With 18.4 million average viewers (over the course of the week via the original airing, repeats and HBO Go), the show is closing in on cable rival The Walking Dead, and has just surpassed HBO’s [...]

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