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Gamers Should Be Worried About Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Windows 10 is just around the corner. Microsoft’s newest operating system rolls out to the masses in just a few days, on July 29th. Many early reviews of the operating system have been positive. Better still, it’s rolling out as a free update for Windows users.<p>But there are already causes for …

Is The Windows 10 Store The Next Step For PC Apps And Games?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a games industry analyst, design consultant and the creator of leading blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. He is currently writing a book called Core Game Design. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Writing has a kind of half-life. As you’re drafting you tend to find your way to what you …

Hori delivers PS4 keyboard/mouse controller in time for Black Ops 3

Hori, maker of fine fighting sticks and other game controller accessories, plans to release an updated version of its PlayStation 3 mouse and keyboard controller for the PlayStation 4 this fall, according to Amazon.<p>Like the PS3 Tactical Assault Commander 3, the Tactical Assault Commander 4 delivers …

OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman leaves the company she co-founded

Julie Uhrman, CEO of OUYA, has announced that she'll be leaving the Android gaming company that she co-founded. The executive took to Twitter to make the statement, spending the better part of an hour thanking employees, developers and backers. Her tweets also confirm the long-rumored purchase of …

Razer confirms it has acquired Ouya’s software assets, founding CEO departs (updated)

[Updated 8:42 am July 27: CEO Julie Uhrman has departed].<p>Razer’s living on the Ouya edge.<p>The gaming hardware company confirmed today that it had purchased Ouya’s software assets. Ouya was a Kickstarter success story that created a microconsole that allowed players to download more than 1,124 …

Razer Purchases Ouya

Hardware manufacturer Razer recently purchased the Android-based Ouya console—quietly and without fuss.<p>The first many heard of the acquisition was when Ouya founder Julie Uhrman tweeted this:<p>It may seem like an odd purchase for the San Diego based company to make. After all, the Ouya has been …

The PS4 Is Getting Its Own Mouse And Keyboard (But Not From Sony)

Microsoft made news last week when they announced that they were working to ensure that the Xbox One had full mouse and keyboard support soon enough. The idea is that the functionality is needed in order to effectively implement PC to Xbox One streaming of computer games, where currently only Xbox …

Steam Accounts Hijacked Via Huge Security Loophole -- Valve Responds

Over the past week, hackers were able to utilize a security loophole in PC game service Steam to hijack other users accounts, leading to stolen accounts and Valve scrambling to plug the hole. The problem appears to be fixed now, but Valve had to take the Steam store temporarily offline to implement …

Nintendo’s NX could be the Wii of augmented and virtual reality, predicts one analyst

Nintendo has already promised fans that it’s working on its next dedicated gaming hardware, but we know nothing about it. But that hasn’t stopped an advisory group from making a bold prediction based on Nintendo’s history, public statements, and market position.<p>Digi-Capital, a firm that provides …

Virtual Reality

Gamestop Adds A Much-Needed Feature To Sony's PS4

Sony hasn’t given us any information about when we’ll be getting a 1 TB PS4 in North America, but some people aren’t waiting. The PS4 supports customized hard drives in addition to the 500 gb one that comes with the system, and Gamestop is taking advantage of that fact as part of their “premium …

Daily Deals: Xbox One With $50 Gift Card, PS Plus $40, Fallout 4 and Mario Maker Pre-Order Discounts,

Actual cash discounts on pre-orders!<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>A Year of PS Plus For $40</b><p>Bank a discounted year …

Microsoft Is Repeating Xbox One Mistakes With Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Windows 10 is nearly in the wild, and it’s already experiencing its first PR disaster. Microsoft’s new operating system features mandatory automatic updates, and Gordon Kelly reports that it’s causing trouble for people with NVIDIA graphics drivers — in some cases causing their PCs to stop working …

Xbox One with $110 in bonuses as Best Buy attempts Cyber Monday in July

Retailers are making an earnest attempt at making July a “shopping spree” month similar to November and December. We’ve seen everything from Amazon’s recent Prime Day earlier this month to last Friday’s “Black Friday in July” sale from Best Buy. Now comes the corresponding “Cyber Monday in July” …

The Walking Dead

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's final add-on hits Aug. 4

The fourth and final downloadable add-on for <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>, <i>Reckoning</i>, will come to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game on Aug. 4, publisher Activision announced today.<p>Included in the DLC are four new multiplayer maps and the final episode of developer Sledgehammer Games' …

Call of Duty

Your PlayStation Can Study Black Holes

With a little modification, of course. And a few of its friends. At least, that’s what the US Air Force found out.<p>Their project, dubbed the ‘Condor Cluster’ was built in 2010, following the advent of another supercomputer. Dr. Gaurav Khanna, out of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, set out …

There's Something Off About This 'Destiny 2' Leak

This morning, a reddit thread is being passed around the <i>Destiny</i> fan community claiming insider knowledge about aspects of not only <i>The Taken King</i>, but also <i>Destiny 2</i> itself. I’ve read it a few times (you can see it here for yourself), and each time it gets a little less plausible. There’s just …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying An Xbox One Instead Of A PS4, 2014 Edition

The holidays are coming. For the video game industry, this is when things get real. We’re about one year into the console war and PS4 has a solid lead. That doesn’t mean Sony’s machine is the right decision for every gamer — Microsoft’s Xbox One still has a lot going for it, and the fight is a …

Call of Duty's best accessories are these $7 pieces of rubber (update)

If you have giant hands (like I do) or if you recently made the move from Xbox 360 to PlayStation 4 (like I did) I would like to recommend you these fine, rubbery nodules for your controller.<p>They're called PlayBudz and they look ridiculous.<p>I, like many ShooterBox consumers, was lulled over to the …

Microsoft is already planning a dozen more updates for Xbox One in 2015

The Xbox One is nearly a year old, and Microsoft has already changed a ton of things about the console through updates. And Xbox boss Phil Spencer wants to add a ton more to the system next year.<p>Spencer revealed that the Xbox One’s monthly updates will continue throughout 2015. On a podcast with …

'The Music of Grand Theft Auto V' offers 59-track collection on vinyl and CD

Rockstar today announced a limited edition (5,000 units) release of <i>The Music of Grand Theft Auto V.</i><p>Timed alongside the launch of the new versions of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, the music collection will be available on Dec. 9 in CD and vinyl formats.<p><i>The Music of</i> …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Story Mission - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Walkthrough - IGN Video

IGN guides you through mission 01 of the Campaign in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Induction. For more on Advanced Warfare, check out our full wiki …

Top 5 Ways Destiny's Raid is Broken

5 Game Breaking Bugs That Need To Be Fixed Now!<p>One of the best and arguably worst parts of Destiny right now is the Raid. Going through with a team …

Activision thinks digital will help Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare outsell 2013's Ghosts

Analysts predict that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare could sell significantly worse than last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, but Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg disagrees.<p>The CEO said that analysts’ estimates are off because more people are planning to buy digitally than ever before. …

Story Mission 11: Collapse - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Walkthrough - IGN Video

** POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD ** IGN guides you through mission 11 of the Campaign in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Collapse. For more on Advanced …

IGN Plays Highlights for the week of 10/26 - IGN Video

A highlight video showing some of the best plays from IGN this week. To watch more of the videos highlighted here, check out these links! The Evil …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Single-Player Campaign Review

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> is the best game in the series since <i>Black Ops II</i> as far as single-player campaigns go. It’s a far, far better game than <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, and more interesting and memorable than <i>Modern Warfare 3</i>.<p>Sledgehammer Games has put together a single-player experience that’s …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Special Edition Xbox One Unboxing - IGN Video

Is it as hideous in person as in the pictures? Alfredo and Ryan open it up and discuss.

Destiny Patch Caused More Errors, Say Players

Atheon's still a pushover, Guardian.<p>Bungie's most recent Destiny patch has caused more errors than it fixed, according to some players.<p>The recent …

You can now get an Xbox One starting at $349

The offer runs until January 3, 2015 at participating retailers. So far, Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, Walmart, and the Microsoft Store are all …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Interview: On Innovation, Risk, And Video Games

“Sometimes the biggest risk is not taking one,” Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg tells me.<p>I asked a question I’ve been asking Activision for some time now about its blockbuster series <i>Call of Duty</i>: How do you balance innovation and risk?<p><i>Call of Duty</i> is sort of like the <i>Transformers</i> of video …