Top 15 Video Games Of 2014

TIME just named an iOS game the best video game of 2014

By on December 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

TIME just named an iOS game the best video game of 2014

Pundits love to talk about how the quality of the mobile gaming experience on the iPhone and iPad is quickly catching up to the quality of the experiences afforded by consoles like the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. Of course, if you ask game developers or hardcore video game fans, they’ll laugh in your face at the mere suggestion.

Don’t tell TIME, however, because the online magazine has just issued its list of the 15 best video games of 2014, and an iOS game is surprisingly found at the top. More →

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Free Xbox PlayStation Games

All the PlayStation and Xbox games you’ll get for free in January

By on December 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

All the PlayStation and Xbox games you’ll get for free in January

Both next-generation consoles had great years in 2014, moving millions of units and gaining value from dozens of great new games. Gamers had plenty to love this past year, and one of the best perks Microsoft and Sony have offered this year are the free games they give away each month.

Of course, the free game giveaways aren’t going to stop in the new year, so here’s everything you need to know about the games that will be made available for free in January 2015. More →

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Video Game Controller Evolution

Awesome GIFs show the evolution of every major console controller

By on December 22, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Awesome GIFs show the evolution of every major console controller

The evolution of video games is pretty obvious — just look at the difference between, say, the original Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart 8 to see the insane improvements video games have made to graphics since the 1980s. But the games themselves aren’t the only things that have evolved, as console controllers have undergone some drastic changes over the years as well. More →

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10 Gaming Gifts Under $25

10 must-have gaming gifts under $25 on Amazon

By on December 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

10 must-have gaming gifts under $25 on Amazon

Christmas is less than a week away. Hopefully, you’ve already finished your gift shopping, but it never hurts to have a last-minute guide to fall back on just in case you need a few extra stocking stuffers.

The sales aren’t as easy to find as they were a few weeks ago, but we managed to cobble together a selection of affordable games and accessories for every modern game console that any gamer would appreciate. More →

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Best Games of 2014

The 10 best video games of 2014

By on December 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

The 10 best video games of 2014

The first full year of the new generation is coming to a close. After much deliberation, I’ve settled on the ten games that stood out above all of the rest. These were the games that delighted me in 2014 — the games that I kept returning to, the ones I kept thinking about even after I’d put them back on the shelf.

I didn’t have a chance to play every game released this year, so if your favorite game didn’t make this list, it’s probably not because I hated it — I just didn’t get around to playing it.

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Best Buy PS4 Xbox One Deals

This is your last chance to get a great deal on an Xbox One or PS4 in 2014

By on December 18, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

This is your last chance to get a great deal on an Xbox One or PS4 in 2014

Let’s say you missed all the Black Friday deals last month and you didn’t pay attention during all the subsequent sales events, but you still want to pick up a new console before the end of the year.

Best Buy has you covered. More →

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PS4 Sales Black Friday

Sony has sold more than 16 million PS4 consoles

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Sony has sold more than 16 million PS4 consoles

Microsoft stole the spotlight earlier this month after announcing that the Xbox One had finally topped the PlayStation 4 for the month of November in the U.S and the U.K., but based on the latest data from VGChartz, Sony wasn’t far behind.

VGChartz reports that Sony sold 1,193,346 PlayStation 4 consoles during the week of Black Friday alone, bringing total lifetime sales to over 16 million. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Holiday Sale

Over 30 games on sale for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week – up to 70% off!

By on December 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Over 30 games on sale for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week – up to 70% off!

The third week of the Holiday Sale on the PlayStation Store has arrived, and it’s the best selection of cheap games yet. This week, some of the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games are being discounted up to 60% for regular users and up to 70% for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The discounts aren’t quite as steep as last week’s, but the amount of recent AAA releases should make up for that. More →

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Preview
Battlefield Hardline Preview Hands On

Battlefield Hardline preview: A risk worth taking

By on December 12, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Battlefield Hardline preview: A risk worth taking

Building a franchise is a risky proposition. Change too much from game to game and the hardcore fans start to turn against you. Change too little and the casual fans begin to get restless. It’s something that Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield have each grappled with for the past several years, but Visceral Games decided to throw caution to the wind with Battlefield Hardline. More →

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Xbox One vs. PS4 November 2014

Xbox One breaks PS4’s hot streak, wins November with 1.2M units sold

By on December 12, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Xbox One breaks PS4’s hot streak, wins November with 1.2M units sold

Microsoft’s aggressiveness finally paid off. According to the NPD results for November, the Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 in the United States for the first time since January. Microsoft’s console also topped Sony’s in the U.K., another huge achievement for the Xbox One. More →

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Video Best Games of the Year

Video: Watch dozens of the year’s best games in just two minutes

By on December 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Video: Watch dozens of the year’s best games in just two minutes

2014 was a busy year for gaming. Unless you have a PS4, an Xbox One, a Wii U, an above-average PC and more time than you know what to do with, it’s unlikely that you had a chance to play every major release this year, but don’t worry — YouTube user Malcolm Klock has got you covered. More →

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Most Disappointing Games of 2014

These were the 5 most disappointing games of 2014

By on December 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

These were the 5 most disappointing games of 2014

There were some great games released in 2014, but there plenty of stinkers as well. In fact, several of the biggest critical flops had been highly anticipated up until the day they launched, enticing gamers into believing that the new generation had finally arrived. Not all AAA titles are destined for greatness, and the following list is proof of that. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Holiday Sale

Over 25 games on sale for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week – up to 80% off!

By on December 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Over 25 games on sale for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this week – up to 80% off!

Trying to decide what to do with all the money you saved after Black Friday, Cyber Week and Green Monday? Sony wants to lend you a hand with its second week of deals in its annual Holiday Sale on the PlayStation Store. A long list of games and movies are on sale for up to 60% off this week (and up to 80% if you’re a PS Plus subscriber). Read on for more details. More →

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