Topic: Gaming

Will Microsoft Buy Mojang for $2 Billion?
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Will Microsoft Buy Mojang for $2 Billion?

It seems that Microsoft is in a spending mood; a new report from the Wall Street Journal yesterday says that Microsoft “is in serious discussions” to buy Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind the megahit … [Read more...]

Gear VR to Cost $199, But No Galaxy Note 4 Included
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Gear VR to Cost $199, But No Galaxy Note 4 Included

Last week, Samsung finally unveiled the long-rumored Gear VR headset, a slick looking piece of hardware that gives users mobile virtual reality experiences. On Friday, the company told VentureBeat that the headset itself … [Read more...]

DEAL: Free Game With the Purchase of an Xbox One, from Sept. 7-13
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DEAL: Free Game With the Purchase of an Xbox One, from Sept. 7-13

Have you been holding out for a great Xbox One deal? With Madden 15 just released and Destiny coming on September 9, the deals may not get any better than this one. From September 7-13, anyone who purchases an Xbox … [Read more...]

Grand Theft Auto 5 for Xbox One, PS4, PC is Indeed Coming This Fall
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Grand Theft Auto 5 for Xbox One, PS4, PC is Indeed Coming This Fall

The rumor mill disappointed some fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise recently, as word got around that the next-generation version of GTA 5 might be delayed. Thankfully, that won't be the case. According to … [Read more...]

The Latest Remastered Halo 2 Map to Be Unveiled is Lockout
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The Latest Remastered Halo 2 Map to Be Unveiled is Lockout

I haven't played a game of Halo 2 since 2005. That is nine years ago. Nine years since I logged into Xbox Live on my now-ancient Xbox and got into some Halo 2 multiplayer. Nine years. A lot has happened since then, … [Read more...]

Nintendo to Launch New 3DS and 3DS LL Handhelds (in Japan)
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Nintendo to Launch New 3DS and 3DS LL Handhelds (in Japan)

Ready for another Nintendo 3DS redesign? After the original, we got the 3DS XL and the 2DS. Now we're getting another revamped 3DS and a model called the 3DS LL. Both feature a brand new "c-stick," which might please … [Read more...]

Finally, the Standalone Xbox One Kinect: $149.99, Launches October 7
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Finally, the Standalone Xbox One Kinect: $149.99, Launches October 7

For several months, it seemed like Microsoft was phasing Kinect out entirely. It all started with the introduction of the $399 Xbox One back in June. Microsoft went ahead and began selling a Kinect-less console, even … [Read more...]

Xbox One Pre-Ordering and Pre-Loading: A Pretty Painless Experience
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Xbox One Pre-Ordering and Pre-Loading: A Pretty Painless Experience

Last night, I bought Madden 15. $59.99 of Xbox Store credit later, it was downloading to my Xbox One, even though the game didn't officially release until early this morning at 3AM ET. When I checked my console this … [Read more...]

Amazon Buys Twitch for $970M
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Amazon Buys Twitch for $970M

Months ago, reports swirled that Google was in talks to buy game streaming site Twitch for something like a billion dollars. That arrangement made some degree of sense considering Google already had YouTube under its … [Read more...]

Sony PSN Hit with Massive DDOS Attack
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Sony PSN Hit with Massive DDOS Attack

If you, like me, tried to jump onto your PlayStation 4 yesterday and spin up some games, you might’ve noticed some issues with that. As it happens, Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) was targeted by a hacker group … [Read more...]