With the PS4 and Xbox One launching over the next couple of weeks, I've been asking my fellow editors whether they're getting one, and if so, which one? Many currently have a PS3 or Xbox 360 -- or both -- so they're in the game, so to speak, and would be candidates for a new system. However, the answer I'm getting more often than not is "neither." Most seem to have have adopted a fairly cynical attitude toward next-gen consoles and as such, are taking a wait-and-see approach and won't be hopping on … Read more
I can't say enough good things about TT Games' Lego series, which have brought everything from Batman to Harry Potter to "Star Wars" to life in glorious brick form.
And last year's Lego Lord of the Rings was among the best yet, an epic and thoroughly entertaining game version of the entire three-movie series. Of course, you needed a PC or game console to play it.
By now, corporate America has probably heard of Twitter.
It's less because CEOs and CMOs might have seen a hashtag during their evening viewing of "The X Factor." It's more because Twitter had an IPO this week, which means CNBC mentioned it a lot.
Perhaps now might be the time, then, to stop those with the sense and taste of a rabid stoat from taking the controls of corporate Twitter accounts.
I mention this only because of a tweet emitted by Home Depot.
Microsoft's Xbox One will have very little functionality out of the box when it launches later this month.
Speaking to Engadget in an interview published on Friday, Microsoft's senior director of product management, Albert Penello, said that owners of the Xbox One "will be able to do very little without taking the day one update." When pressed on what users could do with the Xbox One before the update is added to the console, Penello said "nothing."
That Microsoft is requiring Xbox One buyers to download the day one update is no surprise. The … Read more
I'm about to make/ruin your weekend. Make it, because I've rounded up five seriously sweet deals. Ruin it, because you're going to want to buy them all. Food, clothing, feh -- who needs 'em?!Answer the Call of Duty
Can't afford the $60 price tag on the hot new Call of Duty: Ghosts? Give it time; in six months or so, you'll be able to get it for half as much, maybe even less.
Sony has announced the entertainment apps that will be available on the PlayStation 4 when the console launches on November 15. Dominated by familiar names like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Crackle, and Hulu Plus, the lineup is similar to what's offered on the current PS3 console.
According to Sony, the launch lineup is as follows:Amazon Instant Video Crackle Crunchyroll Epix Hulu Plus NBA Game Time Netflix NHL GameCenter Live Redbox Instant Sony Music Unlimited Sony Video Unlimited Vudu YuppTV
The most notable name missing from the list is YouTube. Also absent (despite being available on the PS3) are Cinema … Read more
Video games have evolved over the years from the early arcade styles to cutscenes fit for the big screen. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the opening title sequences of games. In just over two minutes, you can experience the entire history of game title design and marvel at the changes.
This super-cut of title sequences spans 35 games starting with Donkey Kong in 1981 and ending with The Last of Us from this year. It was created by editor Ian Albinson from Art of the Title as a companion piece to a Gamercamp presentation on how cinema has influenced the creation of gaming titles.… Read more
But this one may just top them all.
Sony's PlayStation 3 is just about as popular as Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Sony announced on Wednesday that it has shipped 80 million PlayStation 3 units worldwide. The news comes just a few weeks after Microsoft announced the same milestone for its Xbox 360.
Sony's console, which launched in 2006, took roughly seven years to reach the mark. The Xbox 360 launched in late 2005 and hit the milestone in eight years.
Regardless, Sony and Microsoft are now looking ahead. Both companies are planning to launch new consoles later this month. The PlayStation 4 will hit US store … Read more
This is your brain. This is your brain on Super Mario 64. See how the gray matter is increased? A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry suggests a whole lot of benefits to playing video games.