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Monday Apr 21 | TechSpot

Happy Birthday: Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 today

It was 25 years ago today that Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan.


Related Topix: -8, Video Games, Science / Technology, CPU

Sun Apr 20, 2014


Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation PS4 Release Date: May 8

After more than one month of timed exclusivity on Xbox One, the Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation PS4 release date is finally known.


Related Topix: Infinity Ward, Activision, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Video Games, Visceral Games, Electronic Arts, Ripper, -8

Cinema Blend News

Don't Have A Wii U For Mario Kart 8? Check Out GMod Tower's Source Karts

Nintendo is looking to recapture the console market next month, this spring, starting May 30th.


Related Topix: _No Company, Tower, SCEA, Video Games, Nintendo, Mario Kart 8, Wii U, -8, Mario Party, Mario Kart

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Digital Trends

Two classic Silent Hill games heading to the PS Vita

European PS Vita owners will soon be able to experience two notable survival horror titles from the past: Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories .


Related Topix: Konami, Silent Hill, Video Games, -8, PSP, Sony Playstation 2, The, Deep Silver

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Ambot ah!

Moga Pro Power Controller Review

The Moga Pro Power is a Bluetooth gamepad designed for serious Android gamers. We tested the controller for a couple of weeks to see if it can indeed deliver on its promise to " transform your Android device into a mobile gaming system ".


Related Topix: Gamepads, -8, Video Games

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Study: Female Web Gamers Outnumber Males 2 to 1

Of the 117 million Active Gamers in the United States - or people who are 13 years old or older, have a game console to call their own and who play a game for at least an hour every week - approximately 56 percent play some form of online game in 2006, according to Nielsen Entertainment's third annual Active Gamer Benchmark Study.


Related Topix: Video Games, Family, Teenagers, -8, The, Deep Silver

Video Games Live: Bonus Round Comes to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in June

Video Games Live comes to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Video Games Live comes to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Do you enjoy listening to the music of your favorite video games? If so, you won't want to miss Video Games Live : Bonus Round in concert coming to Nokia Theatre L.A.


Related Topix: -8, Video Games, Sega, Sonic

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Gamer builds Lego life-sized EVA-8 shotgun from video game Titanfall

A 20-something avid Xbox player and Lego fan has just unveiled his newest creation: a life-sized Lego replica of the EVA-8 shotgun featured in Titanfall.


Related Topix: Video Games, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment, -8, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Mass Effect, Halo, 343 Industries, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Game Studios

Fri Apr 11, 2014

'Halo 5' publisher reflects on Xbox One DRM controversy

Phil Spencer has reflected on the DRM controversy surrounding Microsoft Studios, the publisher of the upcoming tentatively-titled " Halo 5 ."


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox, The Escapist, Backstab Games, -8

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Blue's News

Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation Next Month

Activision announces a May 8th release date for the PC, PS4, and PS3 editions of the Devastation DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts , the military shooter sequel.


Related Topix: Infinity Ward, Activision, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Video Games, Visceral Games, Electronic Arts, Ripper, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE, -8

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Willamette Week

Bar Guide 2014: Westside Bars

11 am-10 pm Monday-Friday, 9 am-10 pm Saturday-Sunday. Strange but true: With the hybrid, qualified exception of Caps & Corks, inner Northwest Portland has never had a true bottle-shop beer bar.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Beer, -8, Video Games

Aggression in video gamers comes from failure, not violent content

Washington, April 8 : Slamming popular belief, psychologists have claimed that feelings of failure and frustration lead to aggression in video game players rather than the videos' violent content.


Related Topix: Video Games, Psychology, Science, -8

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The WSU Signpost

An 8-bit Conversation: 'Elder Scrolls Online' provides welcome break

As another long and grueling semester winds to an end, many students at Weber State University look dreamily toward the sun-filled days of summer and a much-needed escape from academia.


Related Topix: Scrolls, Mojang AB, Video Games, -8, The Elder Scrolls Online, ZeniMax Media, Bethesda Softworks

Fri Apr 04, 2014


The Deep Sea Is Terrifying, And This Game Proves It

My hands are sweating. As I walk inside narrow metal hallways, I notice that I'm hearing things that, frankly, I'm not even sure are actually there.


Related Topix: Amnesia

Thu Apr 03, 2014

[VIDEO] Nintendo Reveals Trailer and New Features For Mario Kart 8

The game has original track designs and a new anti-gravity feature. It allows the players to race upside down or up vertical surfaces.


Related Topix: Nintendo, Mario Kart 8, -8, Video Games, Super Mario, Mario Kart, Wii U

Digital Trends

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S5 mini specs point to mid-range device

Last year, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S4, the company also announced a "mini" version of the now-year old handset, the Galaxy S4 Mini .


Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, -8, Video Games, Cameras

Digital Trends

Daylight may be delayed, but at least we have a new trailer and screens

The upcoming survival horror game Daylight is going to miss its scheduled April 8 release date, but not by much.


Related Topix: Zombie Studios, Daylight, Video Games, -8, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

Computer And Video Games

Video: SOMA trailer reveals an unexpected setting

Previous trailers and gameplay snippets have explored the corridors of what sci-fi fans may have assumed was a spacecraft or extraterrestrial colony, not unlike the perennial haunts of Alien, Dead Space, and dozens of other futuristic horror franchises.


Related Topix: Amnesia, Video Games

Computer And Video Games

The best and worst Mario Kart tracks

"Aw, not this one". The words uttered by many a Mario Kart player when a track they don't like shows up during a multiplayer match.


Related Topix: Nintendo, Mario Kart 8, -8, Video Games

Wed Apr 02, 2014


The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 -- A Crooked Mile

The Wolf Among Us takes place prior to the comics and lets players take on the role of Bigby Wolf , who has been exiled to New York City.


Related Topix: The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games, Video Games, Evolution Debate, Amnesia