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EA Dungeon Keeper Review

EA exec mounts a ridiculous defense of his company’s shamelessly sleazy practices

By on July 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM.

EA exec mounts a ridiculous defense of his company’s shamelessly sleazy practices

As we’ve noticed in the past, EA is a widely disliked company among many gamers not just because they make mistakes but that its executives can never own up to their mistakes in a remotely honest manner. Case in point: In an interview with Games Industry International, EA mobile boss Frank Gibeau admits that EA botched the launch of Dungeon Keeper for mobile phones and tablets but he offers the single most ridiculous explanation for why it failed. More →

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PS4 vs. Xbox One Release Date

How the PS4 took a lead over the Xbox One before it even existed

By on July 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM.

How the PS4 took a lead over the Xbox One before it even existed

One of the keys to the early success of the PlayStation 4 was its release date. When Sony took the stage in February last year to reveal the PS4, everyone was a bit taken aback, Sony included. Speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton, SCEI President Andrew House admitted that although Sony wasn’t prepared to show off the new console at the time, the company knew that it wanted to be the first on the scene. More →

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Microsoft CEO Nadella Xbox

Microsoft’s new CEO explains why dumping the Xbox would be incredibly stupid

By on July 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM.

Microsoft’s new CEO explains why dumping the Xbox would be incredibly stupid

It’s sort of sad that Microsoft has to defend keeping around its most popular consumer product to Wall Street analysts, but apparently it does. Late last year, Normura analyst Rick Sherlund and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen called on Microsoft to dump the Xbox because it was a persistent money loser for the firm. However, in his new manifesto sent out to Microsoft employees, CEO Satya Nadella spends a good chunk of time defending the Xbox’s place in Microsoft’s product line and explains why keeping it around is hugely important to the company’s future in consumer electronics. More →

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Gameplay Video

Here’s everything you need to know about Dragon Age: Inquisition

By on July 9, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Here’s everything you need to know about Dragon Age: Inquisition

Some of the most exciting games we saw at E3 won’t see the light of day until 2015 at the earliest, but Dragon Age: Inquisition, the first new generation title from BioWare, is coming at the beginning October and there’s still a great deal we don’t know. That’s why BioWare took to Raptr for an lengthy Q&A session with fans of the series, answering dozens of questions about the game’s story, mechanics, romantic interests and returning characters. More →

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Xbox 360 Upgrade to Xbox One

Even after a recent Xbox One price drop, Microsoft will pay you $75 to upgrade

By on July 8, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Even after a recent Xbox One price drop, Microsoft will pay you $75 to upgrade

After launching a cheaper Kinect-less Xbox One version that put it on par with Sony’s PS4 when it comes to price, Microsoft is now taking additional measures to convince even more people to buy its newest gaming console. A NeoGAF user discovered on his Xbox 360 that the company will offer him $75 in credit that can be used for games, add-ons, movies and other purchases when upgrading to the Xbox One. More →

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GTA V Next-Gen Updates

Here’s everything GTA V is bringing to next-gen consoles

By on July 7, 2014 at 1:51 PM.

Here’s everything GTA V is bringing to next-gen consoles

Rumors of a next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V have been swirling since before the game even released, but now that Rockstar Games has made the port official, what exactly are we hoping to see? Prima Games has put together a list of additions and upgrades we can expect in GTA V when it lands on the PS4Xbox One and PC this fall. More →

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EA COO Moore Interview Freemium Games

EA exec: ‘Core gamers’ have only themselves to blame if they hate freemium games

By on July 3, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

EA exec: ‘Core gamers’ have only themselves to blame if they hate freemium games

Is EA itching to reclaim the crown from Comcast for the title of America’s worst company? That’s the impression we get from a GamesIndustry interview with EA COO Peter Moore, who dismissed concerns about the gaming industry’s move toward a new “freemium” model where games are free to download but can be miserable to play unless you pony up for in-game purchases. More →

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PS Vita Out of Stock

The mysterious case of the vanishing PS Vitas

By on July 3, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

The mysterious case of the vanishing PS Vitas

If you’ve waited until now to try to get your hands on Sony’s latest portable console, you might be out of luck. Polygon has noted that even though the PS Vita was recently re-released with a slimmer frame and improved battery life, the Borderlands 2 bundle is currently out of stock at every major online retailer, including Target, Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop. The listing on Target even states that the bundle is “not sold in stores.” Amazon is no longer selling the bundle directly either — you’d have to go through a reseller to buy one from the online marketplace.

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Android TV vs. PS4 Xbox One

Here’s how Android TV could compete with PS4, Xbox One

By on July 2, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Here’s how Android TV could compete with PS4, Xbox One

Android gaming consoles haven’t had any success to speak of thus far, from the swift decline of the Ouya to the overlooked debuts of M.O.J.O. and GameStick, but Android TV might be the first platform capable of bringing Google Play Games to the television. More →

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Sunset Overdrive Chaos Squad Video

New gameplay video shows Sunset Overdrive is chaotic in the best possible way

By on July 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

New gameplay video shows Sunset Overdrive is chaotic in the best possible way

Sunset Overdrive is one of our most anticipated games of the year, but we haven’t seen a whole lot of it through the first half of 2014. The walls finally came down at E3 2014 as the press went behind closed doors to see the game up close and personal while everyone else had the chance to go hands-on with the Chaos Squad mode on the show floor. In case you weren’t in attendance at E3, Microsoft just published the first official video preview for the cooperative multiplayer mode of this Xbox One exclusive, showcasing the assortment of activities players will have at their disposal. More →

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GTA V Trailer Real Life

This real life recreation of the Grand Theft Auto V trailer is the greatest thing you’ll see today

By on July 2, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

This real life recreation of the Grand Theft Auto V trailer is the greatest thing you’ll see today

Why on Earth would anyone want to make a real life recreation of a trailer for a video game? Because it’s awesome, that’s why. The team at Zapruder Pictures recently released a truly amazing recreation of Rockstar Games’ trailer for the smash hit Grand Theft Auto V. Every single scene has been acted out by live actors and some nifty special effects fill in the blanks. The result is a recreation so great that even Rockstar Games had to tweet it out in appreciation. More →

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