Nintendo Death of the Wii U

Nintendo May Kill Off the Wii U Sooner Than Any of Us Expected

By on July 8, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

Nintendo May Kill Off the Wii U Sooner Than Any of Us Expected

From the moment Nintendo unveiled the Wii U at E3 2011, I knew that something had gone wrong.

After a generation of trying and failing to keep up with Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo struck gold with the Wii. It was different than anything we’d ever seen before, but somehow still more approachable than the PS3 and Xbox 360.

It sold as well as any console in history for half a decade, but when it was time for Nintendo to follow it up, we didn’t get the Wii 2. Instead, we got the Wii U — a half-baked upgrade with an undersized tablet for a controller. More →

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Worst Gamer Ever Drugs Girlfriend

German Man Knocks out Girlfriend with Sedatives so He Can Keep Playing Video Games

By on July 8, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

German Man Knocks out Girlfriend with Sedatives so He Can Keep Playing Video Games

Plenty of male gamers get annoyed when their girlfriends or wives bug them when they play too many video games — and in the ladies’ defense, we really should know when to put down our controllers and actually interact with other human beings. That said, most of us have never been desperate enough to keep playing a game without interruption that we’d think of knocking out our significant others with sedatives. More →

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Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale

Get Over 30 Xbox One Games on the Cheap During Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale

By on July 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Get Over 30 Xbox One Games on the Cheap During Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to expand your Xbox One game collection, you might want to check Microsoft’s online game stores this week. Starting today, Microsoft has kicked off its annual Ultimate Game Sale, during which dozens of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and add-ons are discounted by up to 80% of their original price. More →

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Nintendo DS Emulator for iPhone

How to Play Nintendo DS Games on Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking

By on July 6, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

How to Play Nintendo DS Games on Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking

As we discussed in a recent post, iPhone and iPad owners who are willing to jailbreak their devices are treated to countless features, tweaks and upgrades that everyone else will never see, but for many users, it’s just not worth the hassle. After all, your iPhone probably already does everything you need it to anyway, including play Nintendo DS games without a jailbreak. More →

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How Much Money Does PewDiePie Make

You Will Hate All Your Career Choices Once You Learn How Much Money PewDiePie Makes

By on July 6, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

You Will Hate All Your Career Choices Once You Learn How Much Money PewDiePie Makes

Go to school… get an education… work hard and start a lucrative career as a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer… or a guy who makes goofy jokes about video games on YouTube. Swedish YouTube sensation Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (a.k.a., PewDiePie) is living this particular dream as we speak. Gamespot flags some new financial documents that show PewDiePie hauled in an estimated $7.5 million last year, a remarkable number that’s surprising even when you consider he has an estimated 37 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. More →

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Minecraft Story Mode Trailer

Watch the Amazing First Trailer for the Upcoming New Minecraft Game

By on July 6, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Watch the Amazing First Trailer for the Upcoming New Minecraft Game

Minecraft is nothing less than a phenomenon, and the game’s upcoming new chapter is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of 2015. Minecraft: Story Mode will be an entirely new take on the pixelated masterpiece, injecting the popular characters into a narrative reminiscent of a LEGO game.

And now, Telltale has released the hotly anticipated first trailer for the upcoming new Minecraft game. More →

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Best Xbox One Indie Games E3 2015

Game Trailers of the Week: Top 10 Most Anticipated Xbox One Indie Games

Game Trailers of the Week: Top 10 Most Anticipated Xbox One Indie Games

By on July 3, 2015 at 3:46 PM.

New trailers are hard to come by in the weeks following E3, so we’ve had to get a little creative to keep this feature up and running.

Last week, we shared our favorite gameplay videos from E3 2015, some of which weren’t made available until after the show came to an end. This week, we’re going to choose 10 of our favorite ID@Xbox trailers for Xbox One indie games from the 124 (!) that have been published on the Xbox YouTube page over the past few weeks. More →

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Arrow Hero Free Browser Game

Play This Now: This Free Browser Game Will Have You Glued to Your Screen All Weekend

By on July 3, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

Play This Now: This Free Browser Game Will Have You Glued to Your Screen All Weekend

It’s been several weeks since we last shared a free browser game to occupy your free time, but thanks to a tip from The New York Observer, we finally have our next recommendation. The game is called Arrow Hero, and like all good browser games, it’s both deceptively simple and highly addictive. More →

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Star Wars Battlefront Leaked Gameplay Footage

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Leaked Gameplay Footage: See the Game in Action

By on July 2, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Leaked Gameplay Footage: See the Game in Action

There were few third-party games as anticipated as Star Wars Battlefront at E3 2015. I wasn’t as pleased with the reboot as I’d expected to be, but I only had a chance to play a single match on a single map. Battlefront only really thrives once you get a hang of the character classes and learn the maps backwards and forwards.

Unfortunately, we aren’t going to have that opportunity for another few months, but there are gamers out there who are currently participating in the closed alpha, and one of them decided to share some footage from the game. More →

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Nintendo Cross Leaked Video

‘Nintendo Cross’ Is an Obvious Hoax, But Nintendo Should Steal These Ideas

By on July 1, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

‘Nintendo Cross’ Is an Obvious Hoax, But Nintendo Should Steal These Ideas

You have to hand it to the gaming community — when they want to prank one another, they really go all out. Late last year, one graphic designer spent hours photoshopping Rayman into the character select screen for the new Super Smash Bros. and now another prankster has put together a fake concept reveal video for the unannounced NX, or Nintendo Cross, console.

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Full Uncharted 4 E3 Demo Video

Watch the Full ‘Uncharted 4′ Gameplay Demo You Didn’t See at E3 2015

Watch the Full ‘Uncharted 4′ Gameplay Demo You Didn’t See at E3 2015

By on July 1, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

It might not have been the most surprising trailer at E3 2015, but the stage demo for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End certainly knew how to get our adrenaline pumping. There were firefights and daring escapes and car crashes, but the trailer was abruptly cut off just moments before Nathan Drake slammed into the side of a bridge.

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games

Here Are All the Free PS4, PS3 and PS Vita Games You Can Download in July

Here Are All the Free PS4, PS3 and PS Vita Games You Can Download in July

By on July 1, 2015 at 12:37 PM.

After putting diehard fans into cardiac arrest during its E3 2015 press conference, Sony couldn’t possibly surprise anyone with its Instant Game Collection for July 2015. But even with expectations at an all time high, the company seems to have delivered a pretty solid offering, highlighted by a game that I haven’t stopped talking about since May.

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