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Blizzard to fund competitive gaming at the college level

The world of competitive gaming revolves around young players, but it's not always easy for them to participate -- many of them are college students without the resources to host large tournaments. They'll soon get a helping hand from Blizzard, however. The <i>StarCraft II</i> developer is now promising …

Flappy Bird Developer Says He’s Taking The Hit Game Down Tomorrow

The developer of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird just declared that he’s taking the game down tomorrow.<p>Dong Nguyen, an indie game developer based in Hanoi, Vietnam, tweeted, “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.” He then …

App Store Update: January 15

Help the Lost Yeti shift ice blocks to clear a safe path home, score Mr. Runner 2 for free and visit a new island in Assassin's Creed Pirates.<p>Every …

Project CARS’ Visuals Put Every Other Racing Game To Shame, New Screenshots | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

And it keeps getting better and better (at least visually). Slightly Mad Studios has released a new set of screenshots for Project CARS, displaying …

PlayStation Now game-streaming service requires DualShock controller on mobile

Sony is taking its huge library of PlayStation 3 games to the cloud, which means players can soon access those titles from their tablets and smartphones … but they’ll need a DualShock 3 controller handy to actually control those games.<p>Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed that while the PlayStation …

Steam Machines are here, but who are they for?

Too many options can be a bad thing<p>Last year at CES in Las Vegas, Valve finally announced its long-rumored Steam Machine platform, designed to bring the PC gaming experience into your living room. At the time, the appeal was obvious: a small PC that fits under your television and lets you play the …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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PS4 Official Headsets to be Made by Turtle Beach

The audio giant will reveal its wares this summer.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Turtle Beach has entered a partnership with Sony, meaning the gaming audio …

GameSpot on Twitter: "Terraria is a perfect fit on the Vita - Full Review. http://t.co/jx2SYUqeJs http://t.co/KYE4j555Lf"

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GameSpot on Twitter: "Our big news break down from #CES2014. http://t.co/mGyzfz0HW9 http://t.co/JsLJZgAb7l"

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Get Even teaser trailer sets up a first-person shooter mystery

<i>Deadfall Adventures</i> developer The Farm 51 shared the first teaser trailer for its upcoming first-person shooter <i>Get Even</i>, demonstrating the title's melding of thriller and horror elements as we watch unnamed players explore an abandoned building.<p>The trailer, posted above, indicates that nothing may …

Xbox One exclusively debuts FX animated series 'Chozen' for some cable customers

Now that <i>Eastbound & Down</i> is over, the creative team behind that show is launching a new animated series on FX called <i>Chozen</i>. Microsoft has snagged an exclusive for the premiere episode, so owners of the Xbox One can load up their FXNow app January 6th and watch a week before it airs on TV. We don't …

LG's latest 84-inch 4K TV breaks cover at CES

Sure, a 105-inch curved, ultra-widescreen TV is LG's pride and joy at CES 2014, but it's also brought a handful of flat Ultra HD televisions along for the ride. We've just laid eyes on the 84-inch variant of the 4K (3,840 x 2,160) set and came away fairly satisfied. Sure, the LCD panel isn't nearly …

Microsoft sold 3 million Xbox Ones in 2013

On December 11th Microsoft announced that it had sold more than 2 million Xbox Ones, and it only took until the end of the month for that number to jump to 3 million. According to the company, it managed to reach that sales milestone by the end of 2013, and that includes sales from all 13 of its …

The Moto X Becomes A Bit More Affordable

The Moto X, when it first debuted, had a lot in its favor; lots of customization, an up-to-date OS with new ideas, fancy magazine ads, and the fact …

Say Hello To Lenovo's 4K Gaming And Entertainment Laptop

<i>Lenovo is poised to launch a new line of gaming and entertainment laptops featuring 4K displays and a new generation of mobile GPUs from AMD and Nvidia.</i><p>Lenovo is unleashing a ton of new product at this year’s annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and it’s my job to highlight the standouts. …

Nvidia Kicks Off CES With New Mobile Graphics Chip That Inspired California Crop Circle

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled a powerful mobile graphics chip that aims to transform the look and feel of video games and to power photorealistic digital dashboards and promote self-driving cars in the not so distant future.<p>But the new Tegra K1, which boasts 192 cores, may be generate more …

SteelSeries announces its officially supported wireless iOS controller

Peripheral company SteelSeries announced today its officially supported Stratus Wireless iOS Controller, offering a glimpse at a controller designed for console-style gameplay on mobile titles.<p>The Stratus features four face buttons, four shoulder buttons, two analog sticks and a traditional D-pad. …

GTA 5 is the UK's Fourth Biggest-Selling Game Ever

Expected to hit the top spot within three months<p>Grand Theft Auto V is officially the fourth biggest-selling game of all time in the UK.<p>The …

GameSpot on Twitter: "Nvidia has unveiled its next-generation mobile processor, the Tegra K1. #CES2014 http://t.co/iSbvNnlT1y http://t.co/fUtrmvYiG1"

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DayZ sales hit 'nearly 800,000' in first month

Bohemia Interactive sold "nearly 800,000" copies of <i>DayZ</i> during its first month of release, creator Dean Hall revealed on Reddit this weekend.<p>According to Hall, the brisk sales were more than he expected and will have an effect on the development team's plans.<p>"We (Bohemia and I) had very ambitious …

CyberPowerPC Steam Machine will compete with consoles at $499

While some of the companies adopting Valve's living room gaming fomula are simply grafting the SteamOS operating system onto powerful Windows PCs, CyberPowerPC has just announced a Steam Machine designed to actually compete with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for around the same price point.<p>AMD …

Nintendo ordered to give up almost 2 percent of 3DS sale money in patent suit damages

Nintendo will pay an ongoing royalty of 1.82 percent on the wholesale price of every 3DS after losing a patent infringement suit in March of last year. In mid-December, New York district judge Jed Rakoff officially set the amount the company must send to Tomita Technologies, which was found to have …