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Blog Post Archive

Nintendo Won 2014, But The Wii U’s Fundamental Problem Remains

As I expected, I played a lot of video games over the holidays with family and friends around, and also as expected, I played most of them on the Wii U. While I’ve played games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. previously, this was the first time I really got to experience them in […]

Do Not Pre-Order ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ 9+ Months Early

343 and are caught in a bit of a bind as of late, desperate to move on from the launch disaster of Halo: The Master Chief Collection (which is still ongoing, in part, as the multiplayer had rarely felt stable). That means turning everyone’s attention to a different ring of the circus, the upcoming Halo […]

‘The Interview’ Made $15M At The Digital Box Office On A $44M Budget

This weekend I wrote about how despite the constant conversation surrounding The Interview in relation to North Korea and the hack, the most interesting, overlooked angle of the story was getting a glimpse into the utopian future of first-run digital movie releases. With only a scarce handful of theaters willing to show The Interview after […]

Netflix’s Next Original Series Should Be A New ‘Avatar’ Show

I’m a week or so behind the times, but I’ve finally caught up with the final season of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, including its absolutely sublime finale that fans will be talking about for years to come. In it (spoilers), there are many fantastic moments, including Korra essentially forgiving the big-bad villain of the […]

What ‘The Interview’ Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution

In the end, couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple and This is The End in terms of quality. Instead, it practically started World War […]

How Kim Dotcom Saved Christmas From The Lizard Squad

A week ago, I read an article that claimed the infamous Lizard Squad had been dismantled for good, taken down not by the FBI, but by a rival group of “whitehat” hackers, Finest Squad. It’s a rather good piece, chronicling how the new group essentially beat the digital vandals at their own game, and outed […]

Halo 5?s Mike Colter Will Be Marvel’s Luke Cage In Upcoming Netflix Series

It’s been quite a year for Mike Colter, the 38-year-old actor that seems to have found his groove in 2014. He’s had a great run on The Good Wife as Lemond Bishop, drug kingpin, then made himself known to gamers by stepping into the central role of Halo 5 as Agent Locke. Colter plays the […]

Why I’ve Spent $639 On ‘Hearthstone’ (And Don’t Regret It)

I finally did something I’ve been dreading for over a year now. I sat down and dug through my email for every message that began “Your Order From Blizzard…” and added up all the dollar amounts they contained. None of them were me buying actual games from Blizzard; Diablo, Starcraft and the like. Rather, each […]

‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Multiplayer Beta Review: A Possible Return To Form

I had to double check my email when I saw an early beta invite for Halo 5?s multiplayer that started this weekend. What on earth was 343 doing giving out beta invitations in December 2014 for a game that was supposed to be coming out in Fall 2015? In short, changing the conversation, and trying […]

The Christmas Question: PS4 Or Xbox One?

Christmas is less than a week away, and it’s time to make some big purchasing decisions, if you haven’t already. Out of every question posed to me by readers (and even Forbes staffers), one comes up more than any other. PS4 or Xbox One? Obviously there are other gaming options this holiday season, but it […]

Predicting When ‘Call of Duty’ Will Head Back To World War II

Despite being an annual series, Activision likes to keep its Call of Duty plans pretty close to the vest, and is usually better than most than preventing leaks about their upcoming titles from slipping out. Mostly. But with Advanced Warfare winning the fall (and the entire year), it’s already time to start thinking about where […]

‘Flappy Bird’ Dominated ‘Destiny’ As Google’s Most Searched-For Game Of The Year

Based on the stories we’ve written here at Forbes over the past year, I could probably give you a rough approximation of the most search-for video of the year as a reflection of our page views. But I should probably just let give the official word. They’ve come out with their grand “year in search” […]

‘Hatred’ Lands Back On Stream Greenlight, Fans Request ‘SJW’ Victim NPCs

Hatred set out to create a publicity campaign based entirely on shock and outrage, and by that measure, they’ve succeeded immensely. Yesterday, developer Destructive Creations attracted a huge amount of attention when Valve yanked the game from Steam Greenlight, with Doug Lombardi saying it was “not something they would publish on Steam.” Now, the game […]

‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ Patch Mistakenly Mutates Into 40GB Game Replacement On Xbox One

The comedy of errors that is Assassin’s Creed Unity doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon, but now things are getting downright bizarre. The game has now reached its fourth major patch, appropriately named Patch 4, where the first one was the day one update meant to fix all the known problems that were shipped […]

Why Nintendo’s Wii U Might Be The Best Console To Unwrap Christmas Morning

In the next week or so, there will likely be many articles stacking up the three major consoles, the PS4, the Xbox One, and the Wii U, comparing price, features, graphics, games and so on as you try to understand which one to buy for someone (or yourself) this holiday season. I may even write […]

What Makes The Blacklisted ‘Hatred’ Different From ‘GTA 5? Or ‘Human Centipede’?

When it was announced that unknown Polish studio Destructive Commons would be making a “mass murder simulator” in the form of the new game “Hatred,” the reaction from press and the industry alike was unified in condemning the game. The developer was hoping that creative license would allow their game to be distributed on a […]

Leaked Windows 10 Build Shows Xbox App, Cortana Integration

In continued effort to combine all their products into one giant software amalgam, Windows 10 will be a little more gaming-infused than its past installments. That’s courtesy of a new Xbox App, and the Halo AI turned phone AI turned PC operating system AI, Cortana. The news comes from a leaked consumer build of Windows […]

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ US Retail Sales Reportedly Less Than ‘Ghosts’

Activision has plenty of bragging rights this year with Destiny the top-selling new IP of the year, Skylanders the top-selling kids game, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the top-selling game period. And yet there’s a worrying trend about the last franchise on that list. It seems Call of Duty continues to be in decline, […]

‘Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame’ Takes On ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’

While it may sound like the title above is comparing the new reality shows of two famous starlets, in reality, Lohan and are now doing battle in a different medium, and app stores. In the wake of : Hollywood reportedly making the star $85M of the $200M total haul of her app (these numbers may […]

How To Fix Destiny’s New ‘Dark Below’ Loot Problem

I’ve spent this week detailing the content of the new Destiny expansion, The Dark Below. And yet despite focusing on what was actually added to the game, missions, Strikes, map areas and what have you, I haven’t really discussed the implications of a raised level cap and new gear, another aspect of the expansion that […]

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