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  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Is A Timed Exclusive For Xbox, Could Release On Other Platforms

    In an interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer confirms what many suspected – Rise of the Tomb Raider will only be exclusive to Xbox One for a "duration" of time. When asked to clarify the terms of the exclusivity deal Microsoft signed with publisher Square Enix, he... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Has Sold 100 Million Units Of PlayStation 3, Vita, And PlayStation 4

    The combined sales of Sony's recent consoles have crossed a big milestone. Sony Japan recently released a video to YouTube aimed at peripheral and manufacturing licensees, encouraging them to make officially licensed PlayStation products, revealed that the combined sales of PS3, PS4, and Vita now... More
  • Blog Post: Reading Rainbow Could Be Headed To Gaming Consoles

    "Butterfly in the sky. I can go twice as high. Take a look. It's on a video game console." Sure, the lyrics aren't catchy, but they could be accurate if LeVar Burton's Kickstarter raises more money. LeVar Burton just can't let go. Despite the fact that Reading Rainbow ran for... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft On Consoles Is Getting Bigger

    The open world crafting title MInecraft has proven to be one of the most important titles of last generation, but the game is also slated to come over to the newest round of consoles. Interestingly, when Minecraft hits the PS4 and the Xbox One, the world size will be even bigger. A world in the PC version... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Unreal Engine Subscription Program Now Supports Consoles

    For only $19 a month, upstart game developers can have access to Epic's powerful Unreal Engine 4 technology. Today, Epic just added support for console platforms to the program. Epic generated huge headlines following its announcement during Game Developer's Conference. The program allows aspiring... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Xbox One's Uphill Race To Catch PlayStation 4

    If Microsoft wants the Xbox One to have a larger worldwide install base than the PlayStation 4, it will face a harder road than it did in the last generation. Microsoft's Xbox 360 was the defining console of the last generation in North America. A year head start, lower initial price point, and games... More
  • Blog Post: Ouya Everywhere Partners With Mad Catz's MOJO Microconsole

    Just when you thought Ouya's business strategy couldn't get any more confusing. Today, Ouya announced that it will be partnering with Mad Catz and its MOJO Android-powered microconsole. This deal is part of Ouya's new "Ouya Everywhere" program which will bring Ouya games to other... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop, Amazon Reassure Gamers Who Bought Watch Dogs Console Bundles

    Two of the largest video game retailers have released statements confirming that those consumers who preordered Watch Dogs console bundles will still be receiving their consoles. We contacted GameStop [full disclosure: GameStop is the parent company of Game Informer] and received this statement: "With... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Pledges To Support Xbox 360 For Three Years

    In the last console transition, Microsoft kicked the unprofitable Xbox to the curb in favor of the 360. According to an MS executive, things will be much different this time around. Microsoft chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi stresses that the company plans to keep supporting the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Report: New 12GB PlayStation 3 Model To Retail For $199

    Evidence of a new PlayStation 3 model, which features 12GB of storage and will retail for $199, has surfaced. The website Engadget broke the news, based on a page on the Canadian retailer Future Play's website. The page was removed, but not before Engadget grabbed a screenshot (see above). It's... More
  • Blog Post: John Carmack Talks Wii U, Vita, Xbox One, and PS4

    At his annual QuakeCon keynote, legendary programmer and id Software founder John Carmack weighed in on the current handheld systems and next-gen consoles with some frank opinions. Carmack sounded disappointed with the commercial sales of Wii U and Vita. He mentioned that he had intended to bring Doom... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop Taking Pre-Orders For Xbox One Again

    Most retailers have already sold through their allotments of day one Xbox One consoles. However, GameStop still has day one units left and has reopened Xbox One preorders on its website. You can pre-order the Day One Edition Xbox on the GameStop website . The Day One Edition comes with a special controller... More
  • Blog Post: Resident Evil: Revelations Gets Console Demo And Developer Diary

    The best Resident Evil game of last year wasn't Resident Evil 6. It was actually the handheld game Resident Evil: Revelations for 3DS. Soon console players will be able to play the game themselves. Don't worry if you're not sold on the game based on our review , you'll be able to try... More
  • Blog Post: Top Developers React To PlayStation 4

    Every new console causes excitement among gamers with promises of better graphics, more complex gaming experiences, and new functionality. However, it's often the opinions of the developers who make the games we play that really matter. Any system must court the world's best development talent... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two CEO Squashes GTA V Next-Gen Rumors

    During a financial call with reporters and investors, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick talked about the company's next-gen plan, which currently does not include a next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V. According to Gamasutra , Zelnick said that the company has an "extensive pipeline of unannounced... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 3 Worldwide Sales Eclipse Xbox 360's

    While the general perception is that this generation has been "won" by Microsoft -- largely due to the Xbox 360's dominance in North America -- analyst firm IDC's data now shows a slight advantage for Sony's PlayStation 3. In a new report entitled "Worldwide Video Game and... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Lays The PlayStation 2 To Rest In Japan

    We'd almost forgotten that Sony was still selling its last-gen console, but the company has finally stopped shipping PlayStation 2 units to retailers in Japan. The system is nearly 13-years-old. It's time to move on. Japanese gaming mag, Famitsu , recently ran a story stating that once Sony runs... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Play PC Games On Your Television?

    During a recent interview with Kotaku , Valve's Gabe Newell discussed the popularity of Steam's Big Picture mode and the future of PC gaming on television sets. "I think in general that most customers and most developers are gonna find that [the PC is] a better environment for them,"... More
  • Blog Post: The Binding Of Isaac Is Coming To Consoles

    The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen confirmed on his official Formspring blog recently that the game is being remade for consoles. The remade console version will include the Wrath of Lamb expansion and will feature new modes, bosses, items, playable characters, co-op and other additions that... More
  • Blog Post: Over Half Of U.S. Households Have A Modern Console

    According to data-tracking giant Nielsen , gaming is on the rise. The numbers show that gamers in the U.S. are spending more time and money on video games. One of the most interesting figures is the fact that over half of U.S. households – 56 percent – own at least one current-generation... More
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