Console Wars Nintendo Facts

Check out these ridiculous, recently uncovered Nintendo facts, including Yoshi’s ‘real’ name

By on August 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Check out these ridiculous, recently uncovered Nintendo facts, including Yoshi’s ‘real’ name

Nintendo has survived as long as it has, through thick and thin, on the strength of its characters — a group of plumbers, princesses, puffballs and emotive animals who have persisted from console generation to console generation since the 1980s. In all this time, you think we’d know all there was to know about Mario and his friends, but the Mushroom Kingdom holds many secrets, as Console Wars author Blake J. Harris has recently uncovered. More →

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Assassin's Creed Rogue Release Date

This great-looking new Assassin’s Creed title will be for old-school gamers only

By on August 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM.

This great-looking new Assassin’s Creed title will be for old-school gamers only

Even if you haven’t made the jump to the new generation of console quite yet, you’re still going to get an Assassin’s Creed title this holiday season. Game Informer revealed on Tuesday that Assassin’s Creed Rogue, a game exclusive to the PS3 and Xbox 360, will be gracing the cover of the September issue. More →

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Do Video Games Cause Violence Research

Shock study: Kids playing video games over an hour a day are better adjusted

By on August 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Shock study: Kids playing video games over an hour a day are better adjusted

Finally good news for parents — a well-constructed research study in a leading pediatric journal finds that children playing 1 to 3 hours of video games a day are more well adjusted than their non-gaming peers. Crucially, the mental health benefits go only to kids who play more than an hour a day. Playing just half an hour is not associated with either positive or negative effects. More →

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BioShock For iPhone iPad

One of the best console games of the last decade is coming to the iPhone and iPad

By on August 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

One of the best console games of the last decade is coming to the iPhone and iPad

Over the past few years, the smartphone has become the most popular gaming platform in the world. Anyone with an iPhone has at least dabbled in free-to-play games, from Clash of Clans to the ubiquitous Candy Crush Saga, but there’s a growing premium market on the App Store as well, featuring ports of some of the biggest console games of the past generation. XCOM: Enemy Unknown made a successful transition to iOS last year and now 2K Games will be attempting to recreate the magic with BioShock later this summer. More →

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Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle

These awesome deals might finally convince you to pick up an Xbox One

By on August 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

These awesome deals might finally convince you to pick up an Xbox One

If you’re a sports fan who has been holding out on buying an Xbox One, this new offer might be too good to pass up. Microsoft announced on Monday that it will be releasing an Xbox One Madden NFL 15 bundle on August 26th for $399. The bundle includes both the Xbox One console, a download code for Madden NFL 15 and three Pro Packs for Madden Ultimate Team. If you preorder the bundle before 2pm PT on August 22nd, you’re guaranteed to receive it the day it’s released. More →

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Flappy Bird Returns Amazon Fire TV

Now you finally have a way to play Flappy Bird again

By on August 4, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Now you finally have a way to play Flappy Bird again

Flappy Bird might have been the biggest mobile game of all time, causing a craze like no other game before it, nor since. However, the game was pulled from the Apple App Store and Google Play after the founder became concerned it was too addictive. Now, it looks like the game is back. More →

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Xbox One Price Cut Gamescom

Is Microsoft already getting ready for another big Xbox One price cut?

By on August 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Is Microsoft already getting ready for another big Xbox One price cut?

Based on a recent update to the Spanish version of Xbox.com on mobile browsers, the Xbox One might be receiving a $50 price cut in the near future. NeoGAF user Hydragyrus was the first to point out the message on the Spanish webpage, which shows a picture of the Xbox One with the message “Ahora desde 349,99 €” (Now from 349,99 €) beneath it. A hashtag for #xboxgamescom also appears on the page, indicating that Microsoft might be saving the announcement for its press conference at the Cologne trade show on August 12th. More →

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Play GBA Games on iPhone

How to play any Game Boy Advance game on your iPhone without a jailbreak

By on August 1, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

How to play any Game Boy Advance game on your iPhone without a jailbreak

Back in February, we showed you how to play classic NES games on your iPhone without having to resort to a jailbreak. If your mobile Nintendo game fix still isn’t satisfied, you might want to give GBA4iOS a try. There are versions for both iOS 6 and iOS 7, but the instructions to download the app are the same: set your iPhone back at least one day, head to the website to download the app, open GBA4iOS at least once and then set the date back to normal. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games August

Here are all the free games PS4, PS3 and PS Vita owners can download in August

By on July 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Here are all the free games PS4, PS3 and PS Vita owners can download in August

Not to be outdone by Microsoft’s increasingly attractive Games with Gold program, Sony has announced the August lineup of the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PlayStation Blog. This month, PS4 owners will be treated to the brand new downloadable title Road Not Taken for free on the day it releases. Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game from Spry Fox, the creator of Triple Town, and will be available on the PlayStation Store on August 5th. More →

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PlayStation Now Open Beta for PS4

PlayStation Now beta open to all PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada

By on July 31, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

PlayStation Now beta open to all PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada

Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming initiative is moving closer to launch, as the company is ready to allow any PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada to try it starting today. The company on Wednesday announced on its PlayStation blog that while the open beta is available only to PS4 buyers for now, a beta option will be coming to PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV and select 2014 Sony TVs. More →

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Xbox One China Launch Price

Did Microsoft just botch another Xbox One launch?

By on July 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Did Microsoft just botch another Xbox One launch?

Microsoft’s exclusive deal with China Telecom to bring the Xbox One to a huge new market could be the boost the company needs to begin catching up with the PlayStation 4, but one major detail might be curtailing sales before the console even launches: The price. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Xbox One (without Kinect) will cost 3,699 yuan ($600) when it releases in China on September 23rd. More →

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PS4 Vs. Xbox One EA

Here’s why you can’t get EA’s awesome game subscription service on the PS4

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

Here’s why you can’t get EA’s awesome game subscription service on the PS4

When EA announced its new EA Access subscription program for the Xbox One, we were surprised because it sounds like a pretty good deal. Given EA’s past antics, we actually expected the program involved asking gamers to pay an extra $5 per month just for the privilege of playing games on Xbox Live that they’d already purchased. But no — EA Access actually will give you the ability to play games like Madden NFL 15, Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 even if you’ve never bought the games themselves for just $5 per month or $30 for a full year subscription. More →

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