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  • 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
  • Blog Post: The Next Xbox Will Not Be Released In 2012

    While not ruling out the possibility that a new Xbox console could be revealed at E3, a French Microsoft executive stated that the company will not release new hardware in 2012. When asked to respond to rumors that a new Microsoft console was going to be unveiled at E3, Microsoft France marketing director... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Tweets Diablo III Console Confirmation [Update: Not Confirmed]

    [Update] Blizzard issued Game Informer the following statement on the current release of Diablo 3 on consoles: Bashiok’s response on Twitter was intended as a confirmation that we’re actively exploring the possibility of developing a console version of Diablo III, as we’ve mentioned... More
  • Blog Post: The Japanese Home Console Business Declines For 4th Straight Year

    Much has been written about the decline of the Japanese video game industry. Today, the Japanese retail tracking service Enterbrain delivered more bad news. Jiji Press reports that new Enterbrain sales data from 2011 shows another dip in sales of Japanese home consoles and home console software. The... More
  • Blog Post: Industry Rebounds In November With Strong Retail Sales

    The past two years have been hard for the game industry, as retail sales have sagged since February of 2009. However, the strong holiday lineup of 2011 seems to have jumpstarted the industry, thanks to titles like Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and better home console sales. Gamasutra... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox 720 Logo Spotted In Real Steel Trailer!

    Hugh Jackman's new robot fighting movie Real Steel looks incredibly stupid. However, it might have provided us with one of the biggest video-game scoops of the year. In a new trailer for the game, an observant gamer spotted an Xbox 720 logo in a shot of in-arena advertising in the trailer. Does this... More
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