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1 hr ago |

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!, Microsoft Game Studios, X360, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software

6 hrs ago |

'Elder Scrolls Online' subscription detailed prior to PS4 and Xbox One versions

The subscription number has been revealed for " The Elder Scrolls Online " prior to the release of the PS4 and Xbox One versions.


Related Topix: They, _No Company, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, X360, Scrolls, Mojang AB

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, Microsoft Game Studios, X360, PS3

Computer And Video Games

'Collectible Xbox One' units up for grabs at Comic Con

Microsoft will give away a number of 'collectible Xbox One' consoles at the San Diego Comic Con event this weekend.


Related Topix: X360, Video Games

'Dance Central: Spotlight' launching for Xbox One on Sept. 2 for just $10

An announcement on the official Xbox Wire website states the base game will come with 10 songs, while an additional 50 songs will be available for download in the game's store at launch.


Related Topix: Dance Central, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Kinect, The, Deep Silver, Rare Ltd., Kinect Sports, X360


Destiny's First-Ever 1080p Xbox One Footage - " IGN First

The Destiny beta that begins Wednesday on Xbox One looks great, but it runs at 900p because the beta, in practical development terms, had to be branched off and finished a while ago.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software


Which entertainment device do you want in your living room? [Poll]

Home entertainment has been in the news a lot lately. This past week Microsoft, which positioned its new Xbox One as an entertainment device just as much as it is a games console, announced it would be killing off its own entertainment studio.


Related Topix: Electronics, X360, Video Games

Cinema Blend News

Destiny Beta Going Down For Maintenance, Special Rewards Incoming

Bungie shared the full schedule for Destiny 's beta today. The schedule reveals that the PS4 and PS3 test will be shutting down for several days for maintenance.


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, The, Deep Silver, They, _No Company, X360

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Cinema Blend News

Xbox One's August Update Detailed By Microsoft

The Xbox One will receive another major system update in August. Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb outlined the patch's major features in a new blog post this weekend.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, They, _No Company, X360, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment

Games get double trade-in value at Target, plus $15 off titles with pre-orders

Target updated its game deals for the week of Sunday, July 20. The offers include a $15 discount on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC titles when pre-ordering select games plus a gift card when purchasing an Xbox One console.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed , Activision, Call of Duty , Toys for Bob, Skylanders, X360


Destiny's Guardians Can Move Between Next-Gen And Previous-Gen Consoles

One of the most hotly anticipated games of this year is now in beta. Bungie's Destiny, which Activision bankrolled to the tune of $500 million , is destined for release later this year.


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, X360, PS3, Gadgets


Xbox One 3D Blu-ray Support Coming Next Month

When the Xbox One console was released back in November some customers were not to happy to find out that the console's Blu-ray player couldn't play 3D Blu-rays .


Related Topix: X360, Video Games, Gadgets

Cinema Blend News

Frame-Rate Is King On Xbox One, PS4, Says OlliOlli Dev

Gameplay is dictated by a couple of factors: how well the game plays mechanically and how well people can enjoy the experience technically.


Related Topix: They, _No Company, Video Games, Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix, Infinity Ward, Activision, Call of Duty: Ghosts


Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is in beta, please excuse the dust-iny

The beta for Activision and Bungie's sci-fi epic Destiny started earlier this week for PlayStation owners, and it won't be long before those wielding Xbox controllers are able to jump in and enjoy the fun.


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Destiny Beta first impressions: Is it on course to be the best game of all time?

The Destiny Beta is finally here for Bungie to test its servers before the full game release on 9 September and we have to say that here at Pocket-lint we couldn't download it fast enough.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Mass Effect, X360


Destiny doesn't have cross-platform play so last-gen players aren't at a disadvantage

Destiny doesn't support cross-platform multiplayer because Bungie didn't want players with more powerful consoles to have an advantage; When it comes to things like shooting, a difference in a pixel or two could making the playing field uneven, engineer Roger Wolfson told Digital Trends .


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, X360, PS3, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

'Minecraft' PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Xbox One and Xbox 360 potential patch detailed

A new patch may feature an aesthetic change for " Minecraft " on multiple systems.


Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, X360, PS3

Fri Jul 18, 2014


AMD Plunges 18%: Is the Console Market a Bust, or Is it Just Lumpy?

Shares of chip maker Advanced Micro Devices are down 83 cents, over 18%, at $3.74, continuing last night's crash, after the company yesterday afternoon delivered in-line revenue numbers for Q2 but missed on the bottom line, and offered a Q3 revenue growth projection below what the Street has been modeling.


Related Topix: Advanced Micro Devices, Startups, Microsoft, CPU, Science / Technology, Video Games

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, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Comedy, Death, The, Deep Silver

Showtime still wants 'Halo' despite Xbox Entertainment Studios closure

Microsoft made a surprising move when it announced on July 17 that it closed its Xbox Entertainment Studios only several months after announcing a large original content slate..


Related Topix: Video Games