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Report shows how mobile free-to-play is taking over games TV advertising

TV commercials for mobile games dwarfed traditional console games advertising in the first quarter of 2015, as makers of titles like <i>Candy Crush Saga</i>, <i>Game of War</i>, <i>Clash of Clans</i> and <i>Heroes Charge</i> spent big.<p>Supermodel Kate Upton's ubiquity on TV screens these past few months, extolling the virtues of …

NBA 2K14 Server Shutdown Wipes Player Save Files

<b>Update:</b><p><b>Original story follows:</b><p>A scheduled server switch-off for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions of NBA 2K14 has wiped players' save files because they required online synchronisation.<p>Despite publisher 2K Games previously assuring fans that save files would survive the transition, players …

Customers

Snapchat Clues Point to Black Ops 3 Reveal

Call of Duty fans are following a breadcrumb trail of clues which is expected to lead up to the formal reveal of Black Ops 3.<p>On Monday, an unexpected update to the console editions of Black Ops 2 was deployed, but it appeared at first to make no noticeable changes to the popular first-person …

Posters

Shy people make more online gaming friends, says new research

People with fewer-than-average friends in real life are likely to make more friends in online games, according to new research.<p>German psychologists compared the online gaming patterns of people who are shy, with those who are more outgoing, via hundreds of telephone polls. They found that "a …

Four more DLC Super Smash Bros. characters we should get

The possibilities are now endless.<p>Yesterday, Nintendo revealed that Mewtwo will become Super Smash Bros.’s first downloadable content character. This is the first time in the series’ history that the Japanese developer and publisher has added a fighter to the roster of a Smash Bros. game after it …

Smash Bros. for Wii-U Opening Cinematic - IGN Video

Smash Bros. Wii U's Opening Cinematic is Decidedly Awesome.

Oculus riff: Archos unveils a $30 phone-powered virtual reality headset

Although some consider virtual reality an ephemeral niche, corporate bullishness towards the burgeoning field makes an exodus of competitors seem …

LeBron James denies that he forgot what team he was on

Cavs superstar LeBron James unsurprisingly thought it was "stupid" that people joked about him appearing to set a screen for Heat guard Norris …

Basketball

Signed Winston items top 2,000

An in-depth search of the verification page on the James Spence Authentication website reveals the company has authenticated more than 2,000 …

Football (U.S.)

How To Import Japanese Games

Across the ocean there is a magical land where some games debut months or even years before they do in the West—or sometimes never at all. But how do …

Game Freak will only bring Pokémon to mobile if it solves a 'problem'

Pokémon may be heading into mobile territory with the recent release of the official trading card game for iPad, but fans shouldn't expect to see a port of the handheld games anytime soon.<p>Producer Junichi Masuda served with Game Freak on design, script writing and more since the launch of the first …

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone

The iPhone is home to some of the best portable video games ever made. Unfortunately, they must be downloaded from one of the worst digital marketplaces. Farming simulations and clones too often dominate the App Store's best selling list. Unusual and inspired games are left to fight for short …

Almost A Year Later, Pokémon X & Y's Ghost Girl Is Still A Mystery

<i>Pokémon</i> <i>X & Y</i> are rather happy-go-lucky games—that is, with the exception of a mysterious ghost girl that managed to freak players out last November. …

I Bet Kanye West Uses Yoshi In Smash Bros., And Other Guesses

Whenever I talk to a <i>Smash Bros.</i> player, the first question that inevitably comes up is "who do you main?" The characters you pick and play the most, …

Super Smash Bros. Isn't Finished Being Made

With <i>Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS</i> out, creator Masahiro Sakurai's job is only half done. When one fan asked him how it felt to be done with the …

Sakurai hints at a Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct

In Sakurai's weekly Famitsu column, he discusses the challenges of game development and hints at an upcoming Nintendo Direct.

Diggin' in the Carts Explores the Hidden History of Japanese Video Game Music

8-bit music will never die.<p>When Metal Gear director Hideo Kojima talks about scoring his upcoming The Phantom Pain as if it were a Hollywood movie, …

Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Review Discussion - IGN Video

A panel of IGN's best Smash Bros. players discuss our recent review of the 3DS installment.

Super Smash Bros. Ushers In Big Gains For Nintendo

by luminaire1 Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 05:51 PM<p>I keep telling people. Nintendo is kinda like novacaine. It may start slow, but it never fails. …

Giuliani takes on former dictator Noriega in 'Call of Duty' dispute

Former New York<p>Mayor Rudy Giulianiwill be in court in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon to take on Panama’s former military dictator, Manuel Noriega, in a legal fight about a video game.<p>Noriega sued Santa Monica video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. in July because he didn't care for the way he …

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Alpine’s Slick New Headphones Make You Feel Your Beats

I’ve spent the better part of today playing with the new Alpine Headphones, a $299 pair of cans that promise to make you feel your music with the company’s “Full Frequency Immersion” technology.<p>An Alpine spokesperson told me that the product is “targeted to millennials,” which I assume means that …

Here’s an early look at Samsung’s software on Android L for the Galaxy S5

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: SamMobile<p>Google’s Android L software will surely be pre-installed on the next Nexus phone. Recent phones will get the …

The Wii U version of Smash Bros. will include a nice little homage to the 1979 arcade game Sheriff

<b>The Wii U version of Smash Bros. will include a nice little homage</b> to the 1979 arcade game <i>Sheriff</i> in the form of an assist trophy. This was …

The best new characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

The new Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS adds new modes, gameplay changes, and better online options, but let’s be honest: Many of us care most about the new characters.<p>Thankfully, the newest version of Nintendo’s cross-over fighting game series, which comes out for the 3DS tomorrow and for the …

Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Definitely picking up Harmony of Dissonance when it shows up in Europe. It's hard to tell what that will be though. Sometimes these games show up in …

Top Ten: Zelda Games

The time has come, and Nintendojo is laying down the top ten Zelda games! In terms of gameplay and quality, few video game series can compare to the …

Resident Evil: PS4 vs. GameCube Graphics Comparison - IGN Video

Capcom gives IGN a peek at a work-in-progress build of Resident Evil's HD remake.

See a Supply Drop Loot-splosion in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – IGN First

We weren't sure we'd ever see the day when a Call of Duty game would somehow remind us of Diablo, but Advanced Warfare has done it...and it's kind of …

Nintendo's Strange Two-Year Journey Into DLC

Two years ago, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata made some lofty promises about his company's approach to what was then a new venture for them: downloadable …