PlayStation Network Status

PlayStation Network buckles from massive hacker attack; Xbox could be next target

By on August 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

PlayStation Network buckles from massive hacker attack; Xbox could be next target

Sony has confirmed that a massive DDoS attack took down its popular online gaming network this past weekend, leaving millions of gamers out in the cold as they tried to connect to the service. Two different entities, a hacker group called “Lizard Squad” and a lone hacker named “Fame,” both claimed responsibility for the PlayStation Network attack, but an investigation is ongoing. Sony says that no user data was compromised during the attack and PSN service has been fully restored. More →

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Wii U Call of Duty

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

By on August 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

Nintendo has always thrived on the strength of its first-party games, from Super Mario Bros. to the The Legend of Zelda, but a modern game console can’t survive without support from third-party developers. Worryingly, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be getting any this generation. More →

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Review
CounterSpy Review

CounterSpy review: Your mission, should you choose to accept it

CounterSpy review: Your mission, should you choose to accept it

By on August 22, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

I’ve never been particularly good at stealth games. Either I don’t have the patience or I’m just not savvy enough to pick up on important cues from the bad guys, but my experiences have been repeatedly soured by my lack of skill. Fortunately, CounterSpy is a very different kind of stealth game, but all of the best aspects from the genre have been carried over. It’s a thoughtful, fast-paced game with impeccable style and enough collectables to keep you coming back for more even after you’ve saved the world once or twice. More →

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Minecraft Functional Hard Drive Design

Functional hard drives have already been built in Minecraft

By on August 21, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Functional hard drives have already been built in Minecraft

Minecraft players have taken a huge step towards building a functional computer inside the game by creating a critical computer component: A hard drive that can actually store data. In fact CNET reports that two such hard drives have already been created by two distinct players, including one that can store 1KB of data and a slightly bigger one that can store 4KB of data. More →

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Sony PS4 Sales 10 Million

Sony exec admits he doesn’t understand why the PS4 is so popular

By on August 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Sony exec admits he doesn’t understand why the PS4 is so popular

It’s safe to say that even Sony is surprised by how popular the PlayStation 4 has been. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says that while the company is obviously pleased with how many consoles it’s sold so far, it’s a little apprehensive about it because it really has no idea why it’s this popular. More →

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Xbox One Free Play Day

Leaked promo reveals a sweet new Xbox One feature you won’t see on the PS4

By on August 21, 2014 at 1:17 PM.

Leaked promo reveals a sweet new Xbox One feature you won’t see on the PS4

Game demos had a minor resurgence during the last generation. A quick search on either the PlayStation Store or the Xbox Marketplace brings up hundreds of results for demos of PS3 and Xbox 360 games, but the same can’t be said for PS4 and Xbox One. We haven’t heard much from either console maker regarding the future of game demos, but one Reddit user might have uncovered Microsoft’s plans. More →

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James Bond Plays Goldeneye

The funniest thing you’ll see all day: Pierce Brosnan plays GoldenEye on the N64 with Jimmy Fallon

By on August 20, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see all day: Pierce Brosnan plays GoldenEye on the N64 with Jimmy Fallon

Before Halo, before Call of Duty, there was one first-person shooter that could bring people together just as easily as it could tear friendships apart. One game could be the focal point of a 10-year-old’s birthday party or a pregame at a college dorm. That game was GoldenEye. The movie-licensed Nintendo 64 classic set the stage for console shooters for generations to come and still holds some cultural relevance nearly 20 years later. More →

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The Witcher 3 Gameplay Video

Watch over 30 minutes of gorgeous gameplay from The Witcher 3, the most anticipated RPG of 2015

By on August 19, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Watch over 30 minutes of gorgeous gameplay from The Witcher 3, the most anticipated RPG of 2015

We have plenty of great games to look forward to this fall, from console exclusives like Sunset Overdrive and Driveclub to huge third-party releases in the Call of Duty, Battlefield and Assassin’s Creed franchises, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about 2015. And one 2015 release that quickly shot to the top of our most anticipated list after E3 this year was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. More →

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Swing Copters Gameplay Trailer

Footage from Flappy Bird creator’s crappy new game shown for the first time

By on August 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Footage from Flappy Bird creator’s crappy new game shown for the first time

It was only a matter of time before Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen unleashed another crappy mobile game onto the world, although there’s no guarantee that he’ll ever score another hit like 2014’s shockingly addictive Flappy Bird. TouchArcade scored some exclusive footage from Nguyen’s new game Swing Copters and you’ll be unsurprised to learn that it looks just as crappy as Flappy Bird did. More →

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Xbox One August Update

The latest major Xbox One update is now available to download

By on August 18, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

The latest major Xbox One update is now available to download

The Xbox One might not be topping the sales charts, but with every system update, Microsoft is building upon what has quickly become the most capable console on the market. Although the most exciting new features aren’t due until later this fall, the August system update brings many additions that users have been clamoring for over the past few months. More →

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Video Game Sales PS4 Xbox One July 2014

PS4 continued to crush the Xbox One in July

By on August 15, 2014 at 9:34 AM.

PS4 continued to crush the Xbox One in July

For seven consecutive months now, the PlayStation 4 has dominated the sales charts. Sony announced at Gamescom this week that PS4 sales have surpassed 10 million units sold through to consumers, another huge milestone for the nine-month-old console and an indication that sales won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Even with a fairly limited selection of games, PS4 also took the top spot in software, accounting for more than half of all new generation game sales with The Last of Us Remastered coming out on top. More →

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Candy Crush Saga Vs. Kim Kardashian Hollywood

Candy Crush Saga may finally have peaked… but you’ll hate what replaces it even more

By on August 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Candy Crush Saga may finally have peaked… but you’ll hate what replaces it even more

Good news, Candy Crush haters: King’s flagship game may have finally peaked and is trending downward in value. The bad news: You’ll probably hate the next smash-hit mobile game even more. Business Insider points us to a new research note released by Deutsche Bank this week that downgraded King because the company’s top game has seemingly lost its mojo to Kim Kardashian’s godawful game, called Kim Kardashian Hollywood. More →

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