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18 hrs ago | Metro

Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: The power of exclusives

Readers reveal whether they've ever bought a new console based on a format exclusive and how they feel about Rise Of The Tomb Raider.


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Mass Effect, Battlefield!, The, Deep Silver, Konami, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid

Yesterday | ITworld

Microsoft Research may have solved the latency issue for cloud gaming

Many concepts of computing have moved to the cloud, but gaming has not been one of them.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Activision, Call of Duty , Video Games, Fable, Lionhead Studios, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Yesterday | Cult of Mac Blog

Capture epic feats of gaming in all their high-def glory

When you're gaming on a new-generation console like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you'll be astounded by the crystal-clear graphics and the silky-smooth 60 frames per second animations.


Related Topix: Game., Video Games, Hidden Path Entertainment, Culture, X360, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE, Microsoft Xbox

Yesterday | Computer And Video Games

Halo 2 Anniversary video shows 1 hour of multiplayer gameplay

The action takes place on two of the six Halo 2 maps set to be included, Ascension and Sanctuary .


Related Topix: 343 Industries, Halo, Video Games

Yesterday | Edmonton Journal

Virtual hockey game brings real-life results at Edmonton rehab hospital

Bryanna Forest has always been fearless on the ice and now she is showing the same determination - and using the same hockey moves - in the rehabilitation room.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Kinect

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Sony Has No Clue Why The PS4 Sold So Well

The video game industry has gone from a mole hill to a mountain in no time flat, Chris DiMarco is your Sherpa as you endeavor to scale Mount "Everquest" There's an old saying that, while failure is an excellent teacher, success has few lessons.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE, PS3, Kinect, WII

The Escapist

Destiny Launch Trailer Wants to Know What You Will Become

Activision and Bungie are gearing up for the launch of Destiny with a gameplay trailer released today.


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, The, Deep Silver, Mars, _No Company, Spiders, Halo, 343 Industries, Microsoft Xbox


Ascend: Hand of Kul removed from Xbox 360 without warning, dev says

Toy Soldiers developer Signal Studios has discovered that its free-to-play role-playing game Ascend: Hand of Kul has been removed from the Xbox 360 Games Store.


Related Topix: Signal Studios, Toy Soldiers, Video Games, Happy Wars, Toylogic Inc., The, Deep Silver, 2010, X360, Ascend: Hand of Kul


Xbox One Titanfall Bundle no more, new Bundles no longer include Kinect

This year Microsoft had released an Xbox One bundle with Titanfall, the game that was chosen to show the capabilities of the Xbox One and be that "must get" title.


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment


Nielsen: One-Third of PlayStation 4 Owners Switched From Xbox or Wii

With 10 million units sold since November, the PlayStation 4 is currently winning the latest console war.


Related Topix: Activision, Call of Duty , Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Kinect, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Computer And Video Games

Halo Master Chief Collection video shows remastered maps

Below you'll find a new Halo Master Chief Collection video showing off some of the game's remastered maps.


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Microsoft Xbox, Halo 4

'Rise of the Tomb Raider' and 'Uncharted 4: A...

Phil Spencer has further commented on the Xbox exclusive deal that was recently made for "Rise of the Tomb Raider."


Related Topix: Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix, Video Games, Thief, Eidos Montreal, Halo, Gears of War, 343 Industries, Epic Games, X360

Wed Aug 20, 2014

International Business Times

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Release Date Update: 4 Feature Upgrades That Really Matter

So it's fair to say that before September ends, many hands would be playing around with the flagship phablet.


Related Topix: _No Company, Matter, Video Games

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: Microsoft Azure technical sweepstakes ends August 31

On July 1, we announced a sweepstakes to help you prepare for and pass exams and assessments related to Microsoft Azure.


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games, X360

Computer And Video Games

BattleBlock Theater, Castle Crashers dev teases 'Game 4' with video

Aptly codenamed 'Game 4', the new title is the latest from the studio behind Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers, and BattleBlock Theater.


Related Topix: BattleBlock Theater, The Behemoth, Video Games, Castle Crashers


Castle Crashers dev teases its next game with Earth-shattering bear

The Behemoth, developer of Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater , is teasing the impending announcement of its next game.


Related Topix: BattleBlock Theater, The Behemoth, Video Games, Castle Crashers

3BLACKDOT Snags Machinima Vet For Game Development Effort

Los Angeles-based 3BLACKDOT --founded by Machina Vets Angelo Pullen, Luke Stepleton, Adam Montoya, and Tom Cassell--said Tuesday that it has snagged another Machinima vet, Marwan Abderrazzaq, to head up game development at the company.


Related Topix: Mortal Kombat, Video Games, 343 Industries, Halo


Video: Head into battle with Toy Soldiers: War Chest gameplay

On the upside, it's great to see the series return and franchise founder Signal Studios remain at the helm.


Related Topix: Toy Soldiers, Signal Studios, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox


'Fantasia: Music Evolved' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentive - Trailer

Fantasia: Music Evolved transports players to a breathtaking world where music and magic combine to transform extraordinary interactive landscapes in entirely new and creative ways! In Fantasia: Music Evolved , players enter the magical realms of Fantasia, selected by the legendary sorcerer Yen Sid to hone their musical and magical prowess as his ... (more)


Related Topix: Harmonix Music Systems, Disney Interactive Studios, Fantasia: Music Evolved, Video Games, Pop/Rock, Kinect, Mars, _No Company, Spiders

Gaming Nexus

Sniper Elite 3

When it comes to first- and third-person shooters, I've never been one to play as a sniper.


Related Topix: Sniper Elite, 505 Games, Video Games, Gears of War, Epic Games, Sniper Elite III, Rebellion