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Report: Wii U purchasing intent surges by 50% following E3

A new survey commissioned by IHS in partnership with parent company Gamer Network has shown that E3 gave a huge boost to the number of people interested in buying a Wii U, with purchasing intent growing by 50 per cent over the course of the event.


Related Topix: Nintendo, Wii U, Video Games, Halo, 343 Industries, Battlefield!, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software

5 hrs ago | IGN

First Picture of Agent Locke in Ridley Scott's Halo: Nightfall

The first character still from the upcoming Ridley Scott-produced Halo: Nightfall has been released, showing off new Spartan Agent Locke.


Related Topix: 343 Industries, Halo, Video Games

Mon Jul 21, 2014

International Business Times

Sony PlayStation 4 Outsells a Resurgent Xbox One in June

PlayStation 4 has emerged as the top-selling gaming console for the month of June in the U.S., NPD research has revealed.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Kinect, X360, Microsoft Xbox, PS3

Microsoft quotes Rocky in latest Xbox One video

Whether the quote is a clever way of Microsoft showing how they are battling hard after so many setbacks over the past year with the console is anyone's guess, but it's an interesting way to promote the console.


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

Live Science

Truck-Mounted Cannon Can Shoot Drones Out of the Sky

A new weapon designed to defend against combat drones looks like it's straight out of the video game "Halo."


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games

Dark Horizons News

Game News: Doom, Dates, Mass, Quantum

Doom The developers behind the upcoming "Doom" reboot say that we won't see anything more from the game until a formal announcement until next year.


Related Topix: Game., id Software, Bethesda Softworks, Doom, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Project Spark, Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar North, Rockstar Games, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Mass Effect

Microsoft's 3D Windows Phone flagship? It's apparently dead

Microsoft has reportedly killed its upcoming flagship Windows Phone , a motion-tracking smartphone codenamed McLaren, with attempts to motivate developers to use its 3D Touch control system supposedly falling flat.


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

Computer And Video Games

Sims dev Maxis working on Minecraft-inspired F2P game

Maxis is hiring for a new free-to-play game in the "creative space", according to a job listing posted by the studio.


Related Topix: Electronic Arts, Maxis, SimCity, Video Games, Flavien Brebion, _No Company, Infinity, Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive Studios, Avalanche Software, Project Spark

Computer And Video Games

Dance Central Spotlight dated, will cost $10

Set to launch exclusively as a digital download, the game will be priced at $9.99 and come with ten tracks.


Related Topix: Dance Central, 2010, Kinect

Cape Cod Times

World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition Rapid Fire Update Now Live

Wargaming today deployed another exciting slew of content with the "Rapid Fire Update" for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition,

'The Phantom Pain' screenshot used in a RT news report on child soldiers

During a special news report on child soldiers in Africa that aired on July 14, RT featured a screenshot of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as a stock photo.


Related Topix: The Phantom Pain, _No Company, Moby Dick Studio, Video Games, Konami, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Snake, RicolaVG, Halo, 343 Industries, Boss, Nocturnal Studio

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Harmonix Gauging Interest in Rock Band Return?

Dev hosts survey on Rock Band habits and asks if fans would like to see the series come to Xbox One and PS4.


Related Topix: MTV Games, Rock Band, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Dance Central

'GTA 5,' 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' and more discussed for Xbox One

Microsoft Studios provided a new statement in regards to the state of the Xbox One as well as several upcoming video games for the next-generation system such as " GTA 5 " and "Halo: The Master Chief Collection."


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Activision, Call of Duty , Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed , Kinect, X360

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Eleven year Crytek engineer veteran joins id Software

Tiago Sousa has joined id Software as a Lead Rendering Programmer to work on Doom and the id Tech 6 game engine.


Related Topix: Crytek, EA Games, Crysis, Ryse, id Software, Bethesda Softworks, Doom


Survey hints at Harmonix getting the (Rock) Band back together

Harmonix is asking gamers how excited they'd be for a return of Rock Band to the current console generation - PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox One - in a survey that furthers the impression the rhythm game pioneers are serious about getting the Band back together.


Related Topix: MTV Games, Rock Band, Video Games, The, Dance Central, Deep Silver, 2010, X360, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

Fri Jul 18, 2014


TMNT: Training Lair snapping at Kinect next week

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Training Lair will launch July 22, a source close to the game has informed Joystiq.


Related Topix: Ninja!, Video Games, Kinect, Halfbrick Studios, Fruit Ninja Kinect, X360

Hollywood Reporter

Showtime's David Nevins on 'Happyish,' 'Halo' and Emmy Controversy

"What we do at Showtime is make shows that challenge the boundaries of the medium," he tells the TCA of his programming philosophy.


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Comedy, Death, The, Deep Silver, Microsoft Xbox

Computer And Video Games

Xbox One August update adds remote purchases, downloads

August's Xbox One update will improve the system's social features and let players remotely buy and download games.


Related Topix: Turn 10, Forza Motorsport, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox


Project Spark tips and tricks

Project Spark might not be the easiest tool for creating your own game content, but it's probably the easiest tool that works across a wide range of genres, and that can create highly-sophisticated, visually appealing results.


Related Topix: Project Spark, Video Games, Opinion

Sunderland Echo

Sunderland Gears of War video games company Pitbull doubles its...

The firm was one of seven up for a Business Development Award at the Develop Awards in Brighton, after seeing its net worth increase by 1,100 per cent and its headcount go up from 22 to 45 last year.


Related Topix: Gears of War, Epic Games, Video Games