Call of Duty Live-Action Trailer

The latest Call of Duty trailer brings Advanced Warfare to the real world

By on October 30, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

The latest Call of Duty trailer brings Advanced Warfare to the real world

Next week, one of the most popular video game franchises of the past decade will return with its latest entry, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It’s fair to say that the buzz has died down slightly from the record-breaking days of Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 2, but Activision has a great deal of faith in Sledgehammer Games, the recently minted developer which has yet to release a full game. More →

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Stephen Colbert Targets Gamergate With Anita Sarkeesian

Video: Stephen Colbert targets Gamergate with the help of feminist Anita Sarkeesian

By on October 30, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Video: Stephen Colbert targets Gamergate with the help of feminist Anita Sarkeesian

On Wednesday night, Anita Sarkeesian, creator of feminist video game critique “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” stopped by The Colbert Report to discuss the Gamergate movement. Gamergate started out as a revolt aimed at alleged poor ethics in video game journalism, but then devolved into a misogynistic movement that harassed prominent women in the video game industry. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games November

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you’ll be able to get for free in November

By on October 30, 2014 at 4:17 PM.

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you’ll be able to get for free in November

Every month, Sony announces a new slate of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The announcement typically comes a few days before they’re made available on the PlayStation Store, but list for November leaked at least a few hours ahead of schedule when Sony accidentally published a video featuring all six games. Sony is sure to have an official post up soon, but until then, here is the Instant Game Collection for November. More →

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Nintendo Wii U Sales Analysis

The 3 weird gimmicks Nintendo is using to build on its newfound momentum

By on October 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM.

The 3 weird gimmicks Nintendo is using to build on its newfound momentum

Against odds, Nintendo turned a profit in the September quarter. It turns out that Mario Kart 8 was successful enough to give the Wii U home console enough of a sales bump to help Nintendo to eke out a $86 million profit during the autumn period. Nintendo also repeated its vow to achieve profitability for the full fiscal year and after its autumn surprise, this suddenly seems achievable. More →

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Super Smash Bros For Wii U Preview

Hands on with the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s 8-player mode

Hands on with the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s 8-player mode

By on October 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Earlier this week, Nintendo invited me to its New York office to go hands-on with the final build of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. I’d had the opportunity to play the console version of the new Smash Bros. twice before, but this was the first time I was able to see all of the new modes and features, including 8-Player Smash, Smash Tour and the Amiibo NFC figures. More →

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Destiny The Dark Below Expansion

Destiny’s first expansion brings a ton of new content to the popular shooter on December 9th

By on October 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Destiny’s first expansion brings a ton of new content to the popular shooter on December 9th

On Wednesday, Activision and Bungie finally announced an official release date for Destiny’s first major expansion, The Dark Below. The paid DLC will be available on December 9th, bringing new weapons, gear, missions, multiplayer maps and a higher level cap to the immensely popular first-person shooter. More →

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Mike Tyson Plays Punch Out Tonight Show

Video: Mike Tyson hilariously boxes himself in the 1987 classic ‘Punch-Out’ for NES

By on October 29, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Video: Mike Tyson hilariously boxes himself in the 1987 classic ‘Punch-Out’ for NES

On Tuesday night, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon invited former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson on to the show. The highlight of the night, however, came after the interview when Fallon decided he’d like to see what would happen if the retired boxer faced off against the digital Mike Tyson in the classic NES game Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

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Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle Giveaway

We’re giving away a free Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle!

By on October 29, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

We’re giving away a free Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle!

It’s been just over a month since our last big giveaway, so we figured it was about time for a new one. This time around, Microsoft and Xbox have been gracious enough to give away a brand new Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle on our site. The bundle features the white Xbox One console and wireless controller, a standard headset and a digital copy of Sunset Overdrive with its Day One Edition in-game bonus items. More →

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GTA V Next-Gen Exclusive Content

Returning players will receive exclusive GTA V content for PS4, Xbox One and PC

By on October 28, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Returning players will receive exclusive GTA V content for PS4, Xbox One and PC

The rerelease of Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most anticipated video game launches of the new generation, but Rockstar is aware that many of the customers who already bought the game once are going to need a few incentives to consider double-dipping. The graphical overhaul and expanded multiplayer options might be enough for some, but Rockstar is sweetening the deal with exclusive content as well. More →

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PS4 Update 2.0 Video

Watch a guided video tour of the PS4′s first major system update

By on October 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Watch a guided video tour of the PS4′s first major system update

On Tuesday, Sony is finally going to roll out the first substantial update for the PS4. We’ve written repeatedly about the disappointing pace of system updates since launch, but firmware 2.0 should be enough to tide PS4 owners over until after the holiday season. We already covered most of new features of 2.0 in a previous post, but Sony has posted a short video of the update in action. More →

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Xbox One Price Drop

Starting next week, the Xbox One will finally be cheaper than the PS4

By on October 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Starting next week, the Xbox One will finally be cheaper than the PS4

Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft is making its biggest push yet for the Xbox One. Starting on November 2nd, every Xbox One will receive a temporary $50 discount. That includes the current standard console, the console with Kinect, the Sunset Overdrive bundle, the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle and the Assassin’s Creed bundle. Each and every Xbox One will retail for $50 cheaper. More →

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Sunset Overdrive Review

Sunset Overdrive review: Amped up

Sunset Overdrive review: Amped up

By on October 27, 2014 at 3:01 AM.

Sunset Overdrive is the explosive amalgamation of everything Insomniac Games has ever created. There are trace elements of each of the team’s previous games: the colorful, cartoony world of Spyro the Dragon; the diverse weaponry of Ratchet & Clank; even the world-ending infection storyline of Resistance: Fall of Man.

Although Sunset Overdrive wears its influences on its sleeve, it manages to form its own identity, thanks in large part to one of the most peculiar stories in Insomniac’s canon.

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