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Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata Won’t Be At E3 2014 Due To Health Concerns

As heads into a competitive E3 this year, it will be without their fearless leader, President Satoru Iwata. reps confirmed that Iwata would not be attending E3 2014 on the advice of his doctors, though he is absolutely still performing his duties as the company’s president. “He’s been instructed by his physician not to travel [...]

How ‘Watch Dogs’ Could Dethrone ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Down The Road

Ubisoft is gunning for Take Two and Rockstar, that much is clear from the recent release of Watch Dogs. While the game is meant to be focused on espionage, spying and hacking, it’s without question also supposed to compete with Grand Theft Auto on an action sandbox shooter level, trying to get a piece of [...]

The Five Best Video Game Trailers

Mortal Kombat X has received its fair share of internet hate this week after debuting a trailer that was promptly criticized as “everything wrong with video game trailers.” It’s a boring smattering of “is it gameplay, or is it just CGI” combat set to what is one of the least appropriate music choices imaginable. A [...]

‘Uncharted 3? Currently Free For All PSN Members

In a deal so good everyone’s questioning whether or not it’s a glitch, Uncharted 3?s single player campaign has just been listed as free to download for all PSN members. That’s PSN, meaning so long as you’re signed up with  free online service, you don’t need a paid PS Plus subscription. You know, the thing [...]

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Is The Latest Blockbuster Game Delayed To 2015

While I understand that game delays are a part of the business, and no title should be rushed to completion (cough, Battlefied 4), this is starting to get just a little bit absurd. With the announcement that Batman: Arkham Knight is being delayed from October 2014 until “TBA” 2015, the fall AAA game landscape continues to [...]

‘Wildstar’ And The Fundamental Issues With Old World MMOs

Today marks the official release of the new MMO Wildstar, though many players have already experienced the game through its beta or this past weekend’s “head start” event. It’s a game meant to be an MMO for those who aren’t usually into MMOs, and is supposed to cater toward more casual players, both with its [...]

Mortal Kombat X, Homefront: The Revolution, and Forza Horizon 2 Revealed

E3 is barely a week away, and as such, we’re going to be drowning in leaks and reveals leading up to the big event. Normally everything is kept under wraps heading into the show, but as we’re living in the internet age full of non-stop accidental reveals, this kind of thing keeps happening often. Here [...]

Take-Two CEO Worries About ‘Anti-Social’ Oculus Rift

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick recently spoke to Bloomberg about a number of gaming-related topics, the upcoming Oculus Rift among them. Usually you hear nothing but gushing praise for the VR headset, but Zelnick is a little wary of its potential effect on gaming.. “I think for a core gamer, it could be a wonderful experience; [...]

Telltale Bringing ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘The Wolf Among Us’ To Xbox One And PS4

Good news for new-gen console owners today as Telltale has announced that they’ll be bringing The Walking Dead (both seasons) and The Wolf Among Us to Xbox One and PS4 later this year. The have been successful as digital downloads, particularly on PC, but the news comes with images of the games being packaged in [...]

Nintendo Unveils Gamecube Controller Adapter for Wii U Super Smash Bros.

has always been a company known for looking to their past successes for present day offerings, and that couldn’t be more clearly the case with their announcement today. They’ve just unveiled a new Wii U adapter that will allow players to use original Gamecube controllers to play the new Super Smash Bros. when it debuts [...]

Nintendo Forms Unusual Partnership With Mercedes for ‘Mario Kart 8? DLC

A few weeks ago when was sharing their vision for the future after a disappointing fiscal year, they mentioned that they were going to be open to “new licensing opportunities” with their characters. Specifics weren’t discussed, but it appears we may be seeing the first bizarre iteration of that idea in action. is partnering with [...]

Aiden Pearce, Snooping Superhero: The Strange Moral Compass of ‘Watch Dogs’

In the age, of Edward Snowden, and (Bradley) Manning, Watch Dogs seemed like it was going to be one of the more culturally relevant video game releases of our time. The NSA is overreaching so far and so often, even the government itself is raising eyebrows regarding its practices. Giant social media sites are constantly [...]

Ten Things To Know As You Start Playing ‘Watch Dogs’

I published my massive 3,600 word review of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs late last night, but I thought it would be wise to write a separate, shorter post to ease new players into the game with tips and hints I learned in my 20+ hours of gameplay over the weekend. There are a few things I wish [...]

On Bungie’s Pre-Order Only ‘Destiny’ Beta

Bungie revealed the other day that Destiny is now in closed employee alpha, with the “big, hands-on, pre-launch experience,” being the fan-filled beta event, open to those who have pre-ordered the game. Many have protested Bungie’s decision to offer beta access as a pre-order bonus, myself included, but now I find myself thinking more and [...]

Blizzard Throwing ‘Hearthstone’ World Championship With $100K First Prize

Blizzard seems to know they have a hit on their hands with the release of their card battling game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The game has only been out for a few months officially now, but already Blizzard is embracing its popularity as an eSport, a scene which rose up on its own when the [...]

Sony Says PS4 ‘Likely’ To Surpass Profits Of PS2

In a recent investor meeting, Kaz Hirai made a very optimistic remark about the future of PS4, based on how well the console has sold already. In the meeting reported on by Impress Watch and translated via Eurogamer, Hirai expresses his high hopes for the system. “It is likely that PS4 will become the platform [...]

Nintendo’s Wii U Getting A Gamecube-Style Controller In Time For Super Smash Bros.

has a unique ability to design controllers that look like complete nonsense, yet are beloved all the same. Despite the fact that the third D-pad leg of the N64 controller was like an extraneous evolutionary appendage that hadn’t dropped off yet, it’s regarded as one of the best gaming controllers in history. The same goes [...]

Xbox One Getting External Hard Drive Support In June Update

As I’ve struggled to download a whopping 51 GB of Wolfenstein: The New Order over the past 30 hours, there couldn’t be a better time to announce that the Xbox One will receive support for external hard drives in an upcoming June update. The update allows for support of USB 3.0 drives of at least [...]

The Misadventures Of Trying To Play ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ Via PS4 Digital Download

Like so many others today, I wanted to check out Wolfenstein: The New Order as the game has received surprisingly good reviews and I’ve been looking for a reason to use my next generation consoles for well over a month now since Titanfall/Infamous were released. That said, I didn’t want to put on pants and [...]

The Curious Case Of Self-Proclaimed ‘Pay-to-Win’ SoulCalibur: Lost Swords

I just finished reading what has to be one of the strangest interviews I’ve seen in quite a while, one that SiliconEra conducted with Bandai Namco’s Masaaki Hoshino, producer of PS3?s SoulCalibur: Lost Swords. In it, Hoshino details why exactly they decided to make a single player-only fighting game, one where you don’t even have [...]

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