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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussions: What Still Annoys You About The Xbox One And PlayStation 4?

    The most recent round of video game consoles are some of the most impressive pieces of tech gamers have gotten their hands on (insert PC snobbery here), but that doesn't mean that the PS4 and the Xbox One are perfect. What bugs you most about them? We recently shared some of our complaints about... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat's Shao Kahn Immortalized As $500 Statue

    Pop Culture Shock Toys is no stranger to expensive Mortal Kombat collectibles. Last year, the company released a $700 Sub-Zero statue . Starting today at 3 p.m. PT, fans can add a $500 Shao Kahn statue to their collections when preorders open. The statue is expected to ship on November 16. Shao Kahn... More
  • Blog Post: Former Secretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Releases Video Game

    Bet that's not a headline you expected to read today, eh? Strap in. It gets more interesting. Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense under Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, has released a mobile game version of a card game called Churchill Solitaire . The project, created by digital agency Javelin... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Celebrities Would You Team Up With A Developer

    Ubisoft just announced that Dean Evans, creator of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, would be teaming up with Elijah Wood's production company SpectreVision to make an unannounced VR game. It sure sounds like an April Fools story, but it's true . Which got us wondering what other kinds of Hollywood gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out The Awesome Fan-Made Star Wars Cars In Forza 6

    You can't use the Force to knock opponents off of the road, or strap two giant engines on the front of your ride to experience extreme pod racing speeds, but if you're willing to spend a little time shopping, you can fill the track with cars decked out in Star Wars-themed paint. A lot of it is... More
  • Blog Post: Prepare To Drown In Five Nights At Freddy's Merchandise

    We periodically see video games take the merchandising world by storm. A few year back, you couldn't walk down a store aisle without seeing an item branded with an Angry Bird. Now Minecraft is everywhere. In a few months it appears it will be Five Nights at Freddy's turn. The indie game series... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft: Story Mode Hits Wii U This Week

    Telltale Games' highly lauded The Walking Dead series appeared on most systems, but never made its way to Wii U. In fact, none of Telltale's games have been on Nintendo's console. That changes on January 21, when the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode hits the Nintendo eShop. Retailing... More
  • Blog Post: New Dying Light: The Following Video Shows Off Vehicle Weaponization

    A new video for the Dying Light's forthcoming expansion, The Following, gives us a meaty look at how the player's vehicle can be weaponized. Players can still hack zombies to bits with makeshift weapons and blow them to bits with heavy artillery, but a buggy can also be used to send them six... More
  • Blog Post: This May Be The Best Just Cause 3 Video We'll Ever See

    From the moment Just Cause 3 launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the internet became a goldmine of videos showing protagonist Rico Rodriquez doing ridiculous things. If you enjoy watching hapless civilians rocket into the air, the latest video I stumbled upon will be hard to top. Titled "Rico's... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5's Master Chief & Spartan Locke Join Square Enix's Play Arts Line

    Square Enix's long-running Play Arts Kai line of action figures welcomes another two video game characters this April. Halo 5: Guardians' Master Chief and Spartan Locke will retail for around $125 each, and stand in at around 12 inches in height. No details regarding accessories have been given... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Have Video Games Shaped Your Life?

    We're all video game fans for different reasons. Let's hear what brought you into the hobby, discussing the larger impact video games have had on you. Today my colleague, Brian Shea, wrote a very personal piece about how video games have shaped his life . It got me to thinking about how we all... More
  • Blog Post: Adam Sandler Fights Pac-Man And Donkey Kong In The First Trailer For Pixels

    In Pixels, Adam Sandler is joined by Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan in a battle for Earth against city destroying video games. To answer your question in advance, yes this is a real thing that I did not make up. Despite knowing about the movie for some time , seeing the... More
  • Blog Post: The Year In Gaming In Under Two Minutes (2014 Edition)

    Every year YouTube user Malcolm Klock puts together an impressive, approximately two-minute video summing up the games of the year, and 2014 is no exception. Below you will find Klock's 2014 video which features just about every video game you remember from the year all set to a tune from The National... More
  • Blog Post: Donate To Charity For A Chance To Play Video Games With Will Ferrell

    Will Ferrell is holding a contest for a winner to play some video games with him, and it's all in the interest of raising money for charity. To be part of Will Ferrel’s Super Mega Blast Max Charity Gaming Extravaganza, taking place in San Francisco on October 26, all you need to do is donate... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Who's Your Favorite Gaming Princess

    In honor of national Princess Peach month, we get down to the pit of the matter by asking a hard hitting question. Okay, National Princess Peach month isn't a real thing, but it actually is National Peach month, and Nintendo thinks that includes its popular princess. August is National (Princess... More
  • Blog Post: Stanford University Bioengineer Creates Organic Microbe-Powered Video Games

    Bioengineer Ingmar Riedel-Kruse of Stanford University has created a series of games where players control organic microbes. The games, which you can see showcased in the video below, places a collection of single-celled protozoans called paramecia in a thumbnail-sized chamber with electrode-lined edges... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall, PlayStation 4 Top April NPD Charts

    Microsoft's big exclusive was the best-selling game of April, but Sony continued its run atop the hardware sales charts. Overall, the industry saw 17-percent growth over the same month last year, due largely to the continued strong sales of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. "Life to date, sales of... More
  • Blog Post: Countdown 50 Of The Most Frustrating Moments In Video Games

    Video Games can be a lot of fun, but they can also sometimes make you want to smash stuff or say words that aren't very possitive. Here is a list of 50 moments from games that have sent players into a tizzy. Check out this video of 50 of the most frustrating moments in video game history, courtesy... More
  • Blog Post: Anti Video Game Violence Crusader Arrested On Corruption Charges

    California state senator Leland Yee loved to publicly denounce violent video games like Grand Theft Auto. It turns out he may have more in common with those gritty Rockstar anti-heroes he targeted than he was letting on. NBC Bay Area reported earlier today that Yee, a Democratic candidate for secretary... More
  • Blog Post: Seth Rogen Making Film About The '90s Console War

    Actor Seth Rogen ( Pineapple Express, Knocked Up ) and writer/director Evan Goldberg ( This Is The End ) have signed on to make a movie detailing the '90s console war between Sega and Nintendo. Sony optioned the movie rights to a book by Blake Harris called Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo And The Battle... More
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