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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Considered Giving Away The Original Xbox For Free

    It takes a lot of time and money to develop a video game system. So much money that console manufacturers often lose cash on the system's early sales. Which makes it all the more crazy that Microsoft even considered giving away the original Xbox before it released in late 2001. A recent article on... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Teases A New Console JRPG

    If you like the Final Fantasy series, you have no shortage of games to play today. Not only did Final Fantasy Type-0 HD release, but the demo for Final Fantasy XV came with it. According to Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, the company has another console RPG in the works. Speaking to Nikkei Trendy... More
  • Blog Post: Retailers Begin Dropping Price Of PlayStation TV

    Most major game and electronics retailers have significantly cut the price of Sony's streaming media/home console the PlayStation TV. GameSpot noticed the price drops. Right now, Amazon , Wal-Mart , Best Buy , and GameStop ( Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer's parent company.) are all selling... More
  • Blog Post: Internet Arcade Offers Up Over 900 Arcade Classics For Free

    Archive.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our Internet and digital history. It's now expanded its collection to include emulations of classic arcade games. According to Archive.org , its newly opened Internet Arcade is "a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo III Now Allows Over The Cloud Cross-Platform Saves

    In the latest console update for Blizzard's bestseller, the company has enabled the ability to transfer saves between Xbox and PlayStation platforms. You will be able to import saves from Diablo III to the Ultimate Evil Edition when it releases. This feature works cross-platform and cross-generation... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs And Mario Dominate June NPD Numbers, Console Sales Strong

    Ubisoft's open-world hacking epic and Nintendo's latest racer posted strong sales in June. In the latest NPD charts, last month's big games continued to dominate the charts. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 experienced strong sales. Nintendo has confirmed that Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Not Giving Up On Xbox Anytime Soon

    In an employee memo titled "Bold Ambition and Our Core", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed and clarified Microsoft's stance on the Xbox. Despite past rumors of misgivings , the Xbox is here to stay. "The single biggest digital life category, measured in both time and money spent... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Much Have You Spent On Free-To-Play Console Games?

    With free-to-play making a big push onto consoles, especially during the PlayStation 4’s launch, we’re curious if the format has found purchase. Have you spent money on Warframe, World of Tanks, or DC Universe Online? More importantly, are you still playing these games? Free-to-play isn’t... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Shortage Will Continue Into Summer

    If you've walked into a store looking to buy a PlayStation 4 console, then there is a chance that you've been disappointed. Prepare for the possibility that your disappointment will stick with you until this summer. Sony's new console has been selling strong since launch . So strong that... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Amazon Console Will Resemble Chromecast, Stream PC Games

    The rumors are flying hot and heavy regarding Amazon's entry into the video game console market. The latest revolves around the unit size, and possible ability to stream PC games. The report comes from TechCrunch, which states that the "console" will actually be a dongle - similar to Google's... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Offering New Xbox 360 Bundle For Spring

    As we enter spring and much of our nation thaws out, one activity springs to mind: staying indoors and playing video games. Microsoft has announced a deal that might keep a few players from enjoying the fresh air. The Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundle includes an 250 GB Xbox 360 console, Forza Horizon , a... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Becomes Microsoft's Biggest Console Launch

    The Xbox One hasn't even been out a full day yet, but Microsoft has already sold more than one million consoles across 13 markets making the software giant's new console it's largest hardware release to date. The Xbox One is sold out nearly everywhere but gamers who were lucky enough to get... More
  • Blog Post: Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Significantly Boosts Wii U Sales In Europe

    Sales of Wii U consoles have increased by 685 percent in Europe thanks to the success of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Nintendo revealed the impressive sales numbers to MCV . Nintendo UK's head of consumer marketing James Honeywell said ,"We have long believed that software sells hardware... More
  • Blog Post: GameStick Android Console Shipping in September

    The GameStick, a Kickstarter-funded Android console similar to the Ouya, will hit retail in September. The GameStick raised over $647,658 on Kickstarter (well over its original goal of $100,00). Its big selling point is its price ($79) and its size, which makes even the diminutive Ouya look like a beast... More
  • Blog Post: Zelda-Themed Wii U Bundle Accidentally Revealed By Nintendo

    We're a little over a month away from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD's October 4 release date, and it appears that Nintendo has accidentally jumped the gun with an additional announcement. In a trailer that demonstrates the game's Hero Mode, an image at the end (seen above) clearly... More
  • Blog Post: Amazon Developing Android Console

    Sources have approached Game Informer with an interesting bit of news from one of the world's largest retailers. Amazon is developing an Android based console for release by the end of this year, most likely by Black Friday. According to those we spoke with who have knowledge of the in-development... More
  • Blog Post: Nvidia Shield Gets A New Release Date

    The Nvidia shield, the hand-held current-gen console, experienced some good news and some bad news in June. Shortly after the announcement of a price drop from $349.99 to $299.99, the device was delayed to an indeterminate date in July. Nvidia has finally revealed what that indeterminate release date... More
  • Blog Post: Get Your Hands On The PS4 And Xbox One During The GameStop Expo

    We're not marketing shills; some people might actually be interested in this kind of news. This year's GameStop Expo in Las Vegas will give the public their first chance to play the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Video game retailer GameStop runs a yearly video game conference where game publishers... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Google Is Developing A Game Console

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the tech giant Google is creating an Android-powered game console, and a wristwatch device that will connect with your Android phone. According to the Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati, his sources have revealed that Google "The Internet giant hopes... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Introduces The Xbox One

    Microsoft just announced its new system called Xbox One. The system looks slick. Here is a picture of the system. It looks pretty black and smooth and shiny, and you can see the new Kinect unit, which looks like might come bundled with the system. What do you think? Visit our Xbox Reveal Headquarters... More
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