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Here's how Halo looked back in 1999

Bungie's biggest bet yet, <i>Destiny</i>, is coming out next week. So here's a trip down memory lane back to when the studio was independent, just like it is today.<p>In July 1999 at the Macworld conference in New York, Steve Jobs, then the interim CEO of Apple Computer, announced Halo: Combat Evolved. The …

Shovel Knight Finally Classified for Release in Australia

We'll soon be able to play the game on the 3DS and Wii U.<p>Aussies will soon be able to play Shovel Knight on their Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, as …

Oculus Rift Consumer Model Will Be As Cheap As Possible

Virtual reality headsets for the price of a console.<p>The consumer model Oculus Rift could sell for $200-$400 according to Oculus VR co-founder Nate …

The Shadow of the Colossus movie has a new director

Sony Pictures' feature film adaptation of PlayStation 2 adventure game <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i> has a new director in Andrés Muschietti, the studio announced today.<p>Muschietti is likely best known for 2013 horror film <i>Mama</i>, which starred Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The Argentine director …

Analyst: Mobile-gaming revenues will surpass $21B in 2014 with — guess who? — Asia leading the way

Asia’s mobile-gaming market is an unstoppable, money-generating monster, and it’s going to push worldwide spending on smartphone apps to new heights over the next few years.<p>By the end of 2014, mobile gaming will reach revenues of $21.1 billion, according to the analysts at SuperData Research. That …

With The iPhone 6 And iOS 8, Apple Is Ready To Reward The App Developers

If, as widely expected, Apple announces the iPhone 6 on Tuesday (with pre-orders opening on the 12th, and a street date two weeks after), it is not just Apple who should expecting a spike in sales and income. Countless third-party developers will be ready to cash in on a rush of new users, …

Blizzard's Robin Williams tribute spotted in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta

Blizzard began working on a World of Warcraft tribute to Robin Williams almost immediately after his tragic death in August, and little more than a …

PlayStation Network Brought Down By DDoS Attack

Gamers woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Sunday morning when hackers brought down Sony's PlayStation Network by way of a distributed denial-of-service (DDos) attack.<p>Sony tweeted that the problem was being addressed:<p>The company also confirmed the outage in a blog post, saying that there had been …

Gmail smartphone app vulnerable to hackers, researchers say

Researchers have found a weakness in Google’s popular Android operating system that let them hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate.<p>The …

Google cleans up Google Play store, removes dozens of Swing Copters clones

When <i>Flappy Bird</i> creator Dong Nguyen released his latest game <i>Swing Copters</i> on the Google Play store on Thursday, it hit alongside dozens of clones that had already flooded the Android app store. Today, the Google Play store looks vastly different, with nary a <i>Swing Copters</i> clone in sight.<p>Dozens of …

Google Play hammers many Swing Copters clones right off the app market

If you released a Swing Copters clone on Google Play yesterday, it’s probably not available to download anymore.<p>Google cleaned up its Android app store today by eliminating a ton of clones that used Swing Copters name or art assets (as Android OS newsite Phandroid first spotted). Flappy Bird …

The 15 Best Games of Gamescom 2014

Here are the games we'll be playing through 2014 and beyond.<p>Gamescom 2014 proved to be an amazing show filled with some truly incredible games. And …

Nintendo Fan Mathematically Challenges Ubisoft's Statement "Wii U Owners Don't Want Mature Games"

Earlier this week, Ubisoft\’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, stated that the company would stop producing mature titles for the Wii U after Watch Dog on the …

The Wii U's first PC and iOS cross-platform game gets a release date

Last year I wrote about how 3D strategy game Cubemen 2 would be paving new ground by being the first Wii U game that offers cross-platform …

Are First Person Shooters A Game Or Propaganda (Or Both)…

I've always sort of viewed the happenings in the video game industry a bit different than others. While most tend to look at upcoming releases and …