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Nintendo Quiet on NX Console Over Worries of Competitors Taking Ideas

Nintendo is prioritizing satisfying Wii U customers.<p>Nintendo won’t discuss its next-generation hardware codenamed NX yet as it believes competitors …

Gaming

The original Xbox was almost a free console for 'casual' gamers

Microsoft's Xbox launch in 2001 marked a turning point for the home video game console market and for the game industry as a whole, but it could have …

The 11 PlayStation games you absolutely cannot miss in the coming year

From Last Guardian, Uncharted 4 and Dreams to Destiny, Project Morpheus and Call of Duty Black Ops III, here’s everything you need to know<p>Sony showed off a large collection of new games, gave new details on exclusive elements in some big games, and announced that its Project Morpheus virtual …

Call of Duty

E3 2015 Winners & Losers: Day One

Welcome to the first actual day of E3 2015! Unlike the battlefield that was Day Zero, today was a little more chilled. Despite this, things still …

Why some of today's hottest video games are coming from small, independent studios

Affectionately known as "indies," these developers and their eccentric games are now sought after by the biggest names in the industry.<p>"Our goal is to have the best of everything."<p>Adam Boyes of Sony

Blockbusters

All The Games Seen At The PC Gaming Show Press Conference

The PC Gaming Show press conference ends off today's round of E3 2015 press conferences. And there are sure to be a lot of PC games shown.So here's a list of all the big games we see during the conference as they are shown. Keep checking back as time goes on to see what else gets added to the …

Gears of War

Microsoft aims to shake up console wars with cheaper Xbox

As Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. battle for the hearts and minds of gamers, Sony has held one big advantage: the PlayStation 4 was cheaper than the Xbox One. But things are different now.<p>Xbox has steadily moved toward cheaper prices, and one of the things that Sony didn't announce at E3 this year …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Xbox chief admits Microsoft had 'lost its way' in the PC game market

At PC Gamer's PC Gaming Show at E3, Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer admitted that his company has dropped the ball lately when it comes to …

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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The Witcher 3 gets an enormous console patch and new free DLC this week

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> is getting two updates this week from developer CD Projekt Red, including patch 1.04 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and some free new downloadable content that includes a new quest and Gwent cards.<p>This week's free DLC contains a quest called Fool's Gold and a neutral set of …

E3 2015: List of Publishers/Devs Showing off New Games/Genre For PS4 And Xbox One Possibly Revealed « GamingBolt.com: Video Game News, Reviews, Previews and Blog

The entire list of publishers and developers that will be showcasing new game titles for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during E3 2015 have been possibly …

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U sales to surpass 200M consoles by 2019

Your love for games is going to push the industry to new highs over the next few years.<p>The market for games on consoles, PC, and mobile will reach $100 billion by 2019, according to research from DFC Intelligence. That number includes software across all of those platforms, but it does not factor …

Court dismisses lawsuit surrounding Killzone: Shadow Fall graphics

A U.S. federal court dismissed on May 4 the class-action lawsuit that charged Sony with misrepresenting <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i>'s visual fidelity, according to a court filing.<p>Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, with the agreement of both parties, …

Games have basic, huge accessibility problems (that we celebrate)

People need to be able to play a game before they can begin to digest or critique it.<p>While gaming has made some incredible strides the past few years, it's rare to find one that I genuinely, passionately love that I can also share with my non-gaming friends and family. That basic fact goes a long …

Star Trek

Evolve Review In Progress: Learning My Place And Grinding It Out

<i>The toughest and most pressing question that needs to be answered about Turtle Rock and 2K’s Evolve is this: Will you want to continue playing 40+ hours later? On day one, that answer eludes me, but I’d like to hazard an educated guess based on my first 10 hours with Evolve.</i><p><i>In order to help us</i> …

Machine Learning

Upset Fans Lash Out Over 'Evolve' DLC, Lack Of Content

<i>Evolve</i> has already gotten some pretty rave reviews from critics and gamers alike, but 2K’s 4 vs. 1 monster shooter is facing backlash from gamers.<p>That’s because of the sheer amount of day-one DLC (downloadable content) available at launch: $60 total, or exactly how much the game itself costs.<p>This …

Mario Kart

You Only Have One Life In Alien: Isolation's Latest DLC

Sega has announced a new downloadable content pack for its action-horror game Alien: Isolation. The DLC pack, named Lost Contact, is available for purchase from today and adds a new Salvage Challenge to the game's Survivor Mode.<p>Lost Contact also adds the second Survivor Challenge in which players …

Gaming

Millions Of Gamers Are Still Buying Consoles, Here Is Why

Whenever a new gaming platform comes along all kinds of talk starts as to whether it will replace what is currently available. In the past few years we’ve heard all sorts of comments and analysis as to the death of games consoles, even further back we heard something similar as to the end of PC …

Gaming

Pay $12, Get 12 Star Wars PC Games

The latest Humble Bundle, the Star Wars Humble Bundle, was already one of the best in recent memory. But now it's even better.<p>Three new games have been added to the sale, meaning you can pay $12 to unlock a total of 12 classic PC Star Wars titles. The three new games are Star Wars: Jedi Knight: …

Star Wars

Evolve Launches With Lots and Lots of DLC

<b>[UPDATE]</b> It's been brought to our attention that, while you <i>could</i> buy all of Evolve's available DLC right now for $136+, that might not be the best idea. For example, the Bog Monster Skin Pack ($7) includes Bog skins for the Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith Monsters. You can also buy these three skins …

Grand Theft Auto

Turkey Investigating Minecraft Over Claims That It's Too Violent

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Following the publication of this story, a Microsoft representative provided a statement on the matter to GameSpot. You can read the full message below.<p>“Minecraft is enjoyed by many players in a wide variety of ways. Many enjoy the creative freedom that's presented by Minecraft and its …

Minecraft

Star Wars comes to the Humble Bundle for the next week

<i>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy</i> and <i>Dark Forces</i> are among the games in the Humble Bundle's latest pay-what-you-want promotion, which ends in six days.<p>The three titles can be had for any price the buyer names, including one cent. Paying more than the average everyone …

Gaming Can Give Troubled Teens Another Shot At Learning

Students who get turned off by education can struggle to see the point of schools, but one project is showing how gaming can give troubled teens another shot at learning.<p>Games developer Kuato has already won plaudits for its work in schools, where students have to learn basic code to take a robot …

Education