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Xbox One Sold Just 300 Units In Japan Last Week

Microsoft’s Xbox One had its worst week ever in Japan last week.<p>Since the video game console launched (with just over 23,000 sales in its first, sad week) last September, the Xbox One has consistently languished at the bottom of video game hardware sales charts. This is no surprise, as non-Japanese …

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Heists Finally Come To 'Grand Theft Auto Online'

“I know you’ve been complaining, but you weren’t ready,” heist mastermind, Lester, tells a player in the opening seconds of a trailer for <i>Grand Theft Auto Online’s ‘Heists’</i> trailer.<p>And I suppose this is also Rockstar speaking through Lester to its legion of GTA fans. Heists—the centerpiece of the …

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' US Retail Sales Reportedly Less Than 'Ghosts'

Activision has plenty of bragging rights this year with Destiny the top-selling new IP of the year, Skylanders the top-selling kids game, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the top-selling game period. And yet there’s a worrying trend about the last franchise on that list. It seems Call of Duty …

Sony Gave Me $1349 Worth Of PlayStation Games This Year -- I Paid $50 For All Of Them

In North America alone during 2014, Sony handed out 71 free games totaling a value of $1349 to PlayStation Plus members. I paid $49.99 for all of them.<p>That staggering statistic comes courtesy of website Push Square, which recently published a comprehensive evaluation of Sony’s premium PlayStation …

What 'GTA 5' Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, Target and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an …

15 Minutes With 'Adr1ft' On Oculus Rift -- Weightless, Terrified, And Mesmerized

One of the most captivating moments at this year’s Game Awards show — and an apparent hit with the live audience — was a new trailer for Adam Orth’s <i>Adr1ft.</i> I was enthralled with the premise, environment, and suspense depicted by the <i>Adr1ft</i> trailer, so when I had the opportunity to try the game for …

ASUS Republic Of Gamers G20 Compact PC Review

It’s an argument that’s become increasingly truthful as the years go by: When it comes to PC gaming, size rarely matters. Look no further than the insanely powerful Falcon Northwest’s Tiki-Z as concrete proof of that. ASUS is the latest to jump into the small form factor pool with the Republic of …

Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 Leaks, Google's Best Android Games From 2014, Lollipop's Big Review

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including leaks around Samsung’s 2015 flagship, J. K. Shin stays in charge at Samsung’s Mobile Division, Lollipop reviewed in-depth as it arrives on the Galaxy S5 in Poland, …