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Removing Kinect from Xbox One creates a 'virtuous cycle' with more games, VP says

Making Kinect an optional Xbox One peripheral will create a "virtuous cycle" that will result in more games for the console, Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison told OXM.<p>Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it would release a Kinect-free version of the console June 9 for $399 — …

World's first Watch Dogs "review" comes from Conan O'Brien

The world's first Watch Dogs review has arrived, but it's come from an unlikely source: comedian Conan O'Brien. As part of his regular "Clueless Gamer" segment, O'Brien plays and critiques the PlayStation 4 version of Watch Dogs, wreaking havoc on the game's fictional Chicago and making fun of …

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Xbox Memorial Day sale: buy two games get one free

The Microsoft Store is holding a Memorial Day weekend sale, offering customers a free game if they buy two titles from a selected range.<p>The sale applies to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One games. Among the Xbox One games that players can choose to buy as part of the deal are <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black</i> …

GameStop Seeing 'Stronger Demand' for Xbox One Following Price Cut

The new price point is resulting in higher interest.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>GameStop has seen increased interest in the Xbox One following Microsoft's …

The Clueless Gamer plugs in to Watch Dogs' all-seeing computer

<i>Watch Dogs</i> isn't on shelves yet, but this week Conan O'Brien was provided a copy for the "Clueless Gamer" segment of his show. The game's higher concepts of privacy, information security and government control may not seem like fertile ground for joke-making, but the late night host finds a …

Sony Says PS4 'Likely' To Surpass Profits Of PS2

In a recent investor meeting, Sony's Kaz Hirai made a very optimistic remark about the future of PS4, based on how well the console has sold already.<p>In the meeting reported on by Impress Watch and translated via Eurogamer, Hirai expresses his high hopes for the system.<p>“It is likely that PS4 will …

Hearthstone's world champion will win $100,000 at BlizzCon

Blizzard will offer $250,000 to the best players of its new free-to-play card game, <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft,</i> at the game's world championship, to be held at BlizzCon 2014.<p>The winner of the tournament will receive $100,000; second place gets $50,000. Third and fourth place take home $15,000 …

Mario's 12 Weirdest Power-Up Suits

The only thing more unmistakable than Mario's theme song is his signature ensemble — at least, most of the time.<p>The mustachioed plumber is much more …

How One Video Game Became a Million-Dollar Professional Sport

Last October, the Staples Center was filled with hundreds of thousands of passionate fans, though not the type you would expect in the storied sports …

Watch Dogs: Everything you need to know in under 3 minutes

<i>Watch Dogs</i> has taken an interesting path from its announcement at E3 2012 to release this week.<p>The initial demonstration showed a game trying to do provocative and original things with the popular open-world genre. For months, fans speculated about how the game would play and whether or not it …

Things to Do in Dark Souls 2 - Dark Souls II Wiki Guide - IGN

Exit Theatre Mode<p>No matter how far you delve into Dark Souls 2, you'll always find new adventure waiting. Even if you've overcome the challenge of …

Guacamélee's next edition gets a new trailer, but not a release date, yet

<i>Guacamélee</i>'s next-generation offering — <i>Guacamélee!: Super Turbo Championship Edition</i> — still is "coming soon" for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though this latest trailer from developer Drinkbox Studios could mean that "soon" is sooner rather than later.<p>Also arriving for Wii U and Xbox 360 (the …

Campaign promises: How PS4 and Xbox One compare to the original visions

Sony and Microsoft have both made a lot of promises to us over the last year about the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Some they’ve kept — others have yet to materialize.<p>It makes sense that the hardware companies would want to promise the world. After all, it’s difficult to get people to spend $400 or …

From pixels to polygons: 2D characters get three-dimensional

With video game visuals looking more photo-realistic with each new generation, it’s hard to believe characters used to resemble flat, squared waffles not long ago.<p>Let’s travel back in time a few decades to see what your favorite heroes — plus an evil pig-man and a six-time NBA champion — looked …

The real-life hacking behind Watch Dogs' virtual world

It starts out simply. One day, you're scrolling through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service database, identifying a perp's body when an alert flashes red on your monitor. "<i>INTRUSION DETECTED</i>," it screams. You're getting hacked and there's only one solution: Call your bumbling partner over and …

Shake your moneymaker: PlayStation 4 is already profitable for Sony

While Sony is struggling as a corporation, its gaming division is doing what it can to bring in the cash.<p>The PlayStation 4 is already making money for the Japanese company after only half a year on the market. Sony chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai revealed that the latest console is booming and …

The Game That Conquered the World

What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality.<p>For lack of anything better to do, I tear up a vegetable patch. Thrash, thrash, goes my club of a right arm: green matter flies, satisfyingly. With a <i>pop!</i> a large carrot appears in my hand––so now I’m armed. I mount …

Minecraft on Xbox One, PS4, and PS Vita soon!

Update: As of February 25, 2015 this upgrade offer and the DLC content transfer offers are no longer available.<p>Hello!<p>We’re finally able to share news …

Here's what a rampage and car chase look like in Watch Dogs

<i>Watch Dogs</i> has been promoted as an action game with a serious story about surveillance, privacy and technology. But beneath all of that, it's an open-world game.<p>Whenever I play a new open-world game, the first thing I do is cause havoc — not because I enjoy wild violence (though, I don't know, …

New Character in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS - IGN Conversation - IGN Video

Tim Gettys and Jose Otero take a deep look into the latest batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots.

Sony reveals new The Order: 1886 gameplay video on Twitch

A stream shown today on the official PlayStation Twitch channel revealed new gameplay for developer Ready at Dawn Studios' <i>The Order: 1886</i>.<p>Sony teased a "sneak peek" at the gameplay this morning on the PlayStation Blog. The brief gameplay snippet, which streamed at 4 p.m. ET today, begins at the …

Try As I Might, I Can't Convince My Friends To Get The Wii U

Ever since the new season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> started, I've gathered with a group of friends each Sunday night to play video games for a few hours …

Web broadcaster John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain diagnosed with cancer

Internet broadcaster and YouTube personality John "TotalBiscuit" Bain has been diagnosed with cancer, he revealed on Twitter today.<p>"[T]ook too long," Bain, who also goes by Cynical Brit and TotalHalibut, wrote. "It's full blown cancer. Starting chemo soon, then surgery. Doctors optimistic. Don't …

Disney scraps 'Star Wars: Attack Squadrons' dogfighting game

In another blow to <i>Star Wars</i> fans who like playing <i>Star Wars</i> video games, Disney Interactive has called it quits on what was set to be an upcoming game in the series canon. <i>Star Wars: Attack Squadrons</i> — which let up to 16 people engage in space dogfights with one another — is being shut down following …

Filming on World of Warcraft movie is complete

The filming of <i>Warcraft</i>, the live-action movie based on Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft franchise, was completed today, said director Duncan Jones on Twitter.<p>"Final day on <i>Warcraft</i> now officially... wrapped," said Jones, who joined the project after Sam Raimi, the original director, moved …