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Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Gets Finalized Beta Dates, Special Editions, New Trailer

If Destiny is one of the biggest launches of the fall, its beta might actually be one of the bigger launches of the summer, given a relatively sparse selection of games coming out during that time. Bungie has just unloaded a new wave of beta-related info, including the official dates for both the PS4 and [...]

Microsoft’s Kinect 2.0 For Windows Priced at $200, Out in July

We were told that it wouldn’t be until fall when the Kinect would be available as standalone “sold separately” accessory to the Xbox One, but it appears its Window counterpart is nearly ready for prime time. Kinect 2.0 for Windows will be on sale starting July 15th for $199. is selling it mainly as a [...]

Xbox One’s ‘Forza Horizon 2? Will Feature A Kinect-Enchanced AI Assistant

The Kinect is currently in purgatory, attached to older Xbox Ones, cut from many newer models, and sold separately starting this fall. And at this stage in its lifecycle, it’s actually newsworthy when a game announces that it will indeed be utilizing the motion/voice control system while most other titles are content to ignore it. [...]

The Cole Train Returning For Xbox One’s New ‘Gears of War’ Game

We’ve heard nearly nothing about the installment of the Gears of War series, not even at E3 where many thought would at least hint at a new game. Rather, the show closed with the revelation of Crackdown instead. As such, any time we get even a morsel of information about the next Gears, it’s cause for [...]

After ‘Dungeon Keeper’ Ad Ban, Do We Need A Hard Line Between Free And ‘Free’?

Yesterday, news broke that UK watchdog agency, the Advertising Standards Authority, ruled against EA being able to market the much-lambasted Dungeon Keeper reboot as free. The ad in question was deemed misleading, and you can read the full text for yourself below: “GET DUNGEON KEEPER ON MOBILE FOR FREE! … DIG. DEVISE. DOMINATE. Build the [...]

EA’s Peter Moore Is Wrong About Video Game And Music Distribution

GamesIndustry recently published a rather interesting interview with Peter Moore as he attempts to explain EA’s often-controversial business practices and the public’s reaction to them. The article was reposted with a headline that said EA “blames their own customers” for failing to see the changing winds, though I think the issue is a bit more [...]

Hearthstone Tournament Showcases Misguided Plan To Segregate eSports By Gender

Professional video gaming, or eSports, is on a quest to be taken seriously. So far, it’s done a pretty good job of it, with Starcraft airing on TV in Korea, League of Legends selling out LA’s Center for their finals, and Dota 2 fans raising over $10M for a prize pool. And yet, there are [...]

‘Escape Dead Island’ Looks To Be A Mysterious Departure For The Series

Apparently some sort of preview embargo has broken on Escape Dead Island, a new quasi-sequel in the zombie series from Deep Silver, coming only to last-gen and consoles along with PC this fall. The game is meant to be a detour from the original game ahead of Dead Island 2, making its way to PS4/Xbox [...]

Steam Reaches Record 8 Million Concurrent Users At The End Of Its Summer Sale

Valve’s Steam distribution service continues to grow and grow, putting to bed eternal rumors about the pending death of PC gaming. In January, Valve revealed that they had 75 million active Steam user accounts, and now at the end of their 2014 summer sale, they’ve just broken a record regarding how many of those users are online [...]

Sony Dramatically Outspending Microsoft In PS4/Xbox One TV Ad Campaigns

Last we heard, had sold 7 million PS4s to consumers while Xbox One had sold 5 million to retailers. It’s a significant gap, even early in this new console generation, and everyone has their own opinion as to why the PS4 is ahead. The usual suspects are the Xbox One’s higher price (which now even, [...]

Bungie ‘Updating’ Peter Dinklage’s Destiny Voicework

In one of their many frequent updates regarding the current and future status of Destiny, Bungie answered a question many have wondered about since the alpha first debuted. “What the hell is going to be done about Peter Dinklage’s awful voice acting as the game’s AI?” Though they phrased it bit differently in their own [...]

‘Game of Thrones’ Season Five May Feature The Biggest Book Change Yet

Few would say that Game of Thrones has been a poor adaptation of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. While there have been many, many edits to trim down the books to fit into ten episode-long seasons, fans have usually forgiven many of the omissions for the sake of the greater [...]

Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Beta Coming To Xbox Systems In Late July

As part of Actvision’s best buds deal with, the PlayStation edition of Destiny is getting everything from exclusives weapons to vehicles to armor to missions, and early beta access to boot. We’ve known for a while that the PlayStation Destiny beta begins July 17th, but now we have word about the Xbox beta as [...]

Female Game Developers Have Doubled Since 2009, Men Still Dominate Industry

The International Game Developers Association has just released a new report about the state of the industry, one that covers many interesting angles from average salary to number of employers and projects. But perhaps the most important point of data has to do with gender. The IGDA report shows that the number of female developers [...]

Xbox One’s Next Hurdle, Developing True Exclusives

There’s a storm brewing over at Crytek right now, and it may soon impact a host of future games, a sequel to Xbox One launch title, Ryse, among them. Kotaku has a full piece detailing the drama behind the scenes at the company, which includes many employees leaving, and those who stay behind not getting [...]

The Electoral Map Of PS4 vs. Xbox One Console Popularity

While I can’t claim that the data that follows is conclusive proof of one console’s dominance over another in America, it’s interesting all the same. Real estate site Movoto spent some time collecting social media data via likes to see which consoles were the most popular in a given state. The result is something that [...]

PlayStation Now: A Good Idea With A Bad Plan

has revealed new details regarding their PlayStation Now Beta pricing scheme. They say that the prices for the service are being set by the content owners themselves, not Sony, which has resulted in some pretty steep costs across the digital rental service. But the real problem may be the entire concept of the model. Game [...]

Illinois College Makes ‘League of Legends’ A Varsity Sport, Offers Scholarships

Prospective college students can now tell their parents they’re attempting to further their education by playing League of Legends, as one has now made the game a part of its varsity sports program, and is offering scholarships to top players. Robert Morris University is a 7,000 student college in Chicago that is now making headlines [...]

Should Aiden Pearce Return In Watch Dogs 2?

In a relatively drama-free, Ubisoft probably left E3 as the most controversial brand, pushing back against claims that they weren’t doing enough to promote diversity among their playable characters. Specifically they said in interviews that they were “inches away” from having a playable female character in Far Cry 4, and that female assassins in the [...]

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 [...]

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