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Now everyone can buy Xbox 360 games on Xbox One

Plus, party chat has been expanded to 16 people<p>At the beginning of the month Microsoft introduced a new Xbox One update for preview members, and it included a number of welcome improvements; most notably the ability to buy Xbox 360 games from the digital store, and an expanded 16-person party chat …

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Asuka 120% Burning Fest LIMITED - Part 1 | Pom Poms & 120% Hands

Microsoft asks if Xbox gamers OK with selling back titles

Before digital copies of video games proliferated, there was a sub-market that thrived in selling second hand, or “slightly used”, cartridges and …

Our junior reviewer says Marvel Battlegrounds is not a bad little brawler, but rues the 13-to-1 gender imbalance

<b>Disney Infinity 3.0 may have been sharply focused on Star Wars, but its expansion content is branching out to other Disney brands, including</b> …

Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors | We Found The Meat... and it was hard

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Marvel Battlegrounds, Disney Infinity 3.0 - Part 1 | Fight, Fun, & Purple Drank

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The Time is Right for Rock Band vs Guitar Hero Round 2 - COGconnected

April 10, 2015<p>Share This<p>A little less than a decade ago Guitar Hero was born, a rhythm based music game with plastic guitars. By the second iteration …

Geoff Keighley Gives His Predictions on Xbox One and PS4 Slim and E3; Talks About Game Exclusivity

The Game Awards Host Geoff Keighley is probably one of the best connected game journalists in the industry, and today he gave his insight on a few …

'Mistaken' Xbox One release makes for some un-Happy War-riors

Developers sometimes release games too early, knowing that they're full of potential issues and just hoping to get them out the door. But in the case …

Limited edition 'Batman' PlayStation 4 scratches that superhero itch

If you missed out on that coveted 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4, don't fret: there's another special-run model coming soon. Sony has unveiled a limited edition <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> PS4 bundle that gives you a "steel grey" console emblazoned with the Caped Crusader's silhouette alongside the …

PlayStation

'Mario Maker' level-design game launches in September

<i>Mario Maker</i> is due out for the Wii U in September, Nintendo announced today during its live stream. <i>Mario Maker</i> allows players to design their own Mario levels, featuring styles from across the series' storied history.

Next 'Animal Crossing' adds characters via amiibo cards, not toys

Nintendo said it'd offer different ways to handle amiibo shortages and a new <i>Animal Crossing</i> is where at least one of them will debut. With <i>Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer,</i> you'll use cards rather than plastic toys to insert characters into the no-chores, interior design-focused game. Don't fret …

Watch the peppy, neon 'Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem' for Wii U trailer

"Thank you for waiting, everyone." That's how Nintendo capped the new trailer today for <i>Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem</i>, a Wii U game it's developing with Japanese publisher Atlus, announced back in January 2013. While the video is fairly gorgeous and shows off some gameplay, it doesn't offer a …

Shin Megami Tensei

'Binding of Isaac: Rebirth' reborn on 3DS, Wii U and Xbox One (updated)

Prepare your consoles for ritual sacrifice. An edited version of <i>The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth</i>, the adorably disturbing roguelike from <i>Super Meat Boy</i> co-creator Edmund McMillen, is on its way to 3DS, Wii U and Xbox One. This is really happening, despite a few years of uncertainty about the game's …

Gaming

Pong, Pac-Man and Space Invaders meet in mega mashup

We may have reached peak video game nostalgia. Mega-hybrid game <i>Pacapong</i> takes <i>Pong</i>, <i>Pac-Man</i>, and <i>Space Invaders</i> and crams them into a two-player mish-mash extravaganza. Players launch Pac-Man from <i>Pong</i> paddles through his maze hoping that he makes it to the other side without running into a ghost. If a …

Retrogaming

Microsoft isn't selling Kinect for Windows anymore

Given that Microsoft has consolidated so many other parts of how it operates lately, word that it's discontinuing the new Kinect sensor for Windows shouldn't be much of a surprise. From here on out, Redmond will no longer sell the now redundant desktop-specific version and instead point app …

Kinect

'Skullgirls' on PS4 gives you the chance to brawl with your PS3 friends

If you were quick to buy a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you've probably had that horrible moment when you realized that your friends with last-generation systems couldn't join you in online games. You won't have to leave them behind when <i>Skullgirls</i> arrives, however. The fighting game's senior …

Fighting Games

Chrome extension adds 'Animal Crossing' music to every website

In <i>Animal Crossing</i>, life isn't supposed to be stressful. Whether you're catching bugs, rearranging furniture or simply chatting with your fellow townsfolk, each game has always offered relaxing and utterly charming moments of escapism. The soundtracks complement the laid-back gameplay perfectly, and …

Animal Crossing

'Mario Kart 8' is about to get absurdly fast

How big of a difference do those extra 50 cubic centimeters in <i>Mario Kart 8</i> make? Well, Iwata and Co. have a video showing the current fastest/most difficult setting (150cc) side by side with the 200cc level the outfit announced last week. The trip around Piranha Plant Slide starts out slowly …

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Lego's answer to 'Skylanders' and Amiibo arrives this September

Activision's <i>Skylanders</i> franchise has been a huge success, combining colorful toys with a video game platform that players can easily manipulate with their personal collection. Disney and Nintendo have followed with slightly different takes on the toys-to-life concept, and now Lego is jumping into …

Lego

JXE Streams: Grinding rails with 'OlliOlli 2' developer Roll7

One of the most commonly and inappropriately used words employed to describe video games is "visceral." As combinations of vowels and consonants go it's a humdinger, but it's impact disappears when you're talking about a game where a happy plumber jumps on turtles. Viscera is not affected. <i>OlliOlli</i> …

Xbox 360's latest update makes it an even better media center

For a lot of people, now that the Xbox 360 is in its twilight years it's transforming from a gaming device to more of a media center. It makes sense then that the first update going out to the console's preview program members is support for bigger external hard drives. Just how big? Two terabytes. …

Xbox 360

Publishers are fighting to keep abandoned games dead

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit group that defends civil liberties in the digital world, is facing off against the Entertainment Software Association, the organization that represents most major video game publishers in the US. The EFF wants to allow players to put abandoned games …

The second 'Destiny' expansion lands on May 19th (updated)

"House of Wolves," the second batch of downloadable content for open-world shooter <i>Destiny</i>, will hit on Tuesday, May 19th. House of Wolves should offer a slew of fixes to Destiny's shared economy, making the climb to level 32 easier and offering more incentives for players to customize their gear …

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The 'Grand Theft Auto V' Rockstar Editor is exclusive to PC

Anyone who plays <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> on PC will get a special treat when the game launches tomorrow, April 14. The Rockstar Editor is exclusive to the PC version of <i>GTAV</i>, offering tools that allow players to cut up in-game shots, create unique scenes with hand-selected characters, animals and physics, …

Grand Theft Auto

PS4's Bloodborne Beats Battlefield for PlayStation Store Sales in March

Sony on Monday published best-seller charts for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita games and add-ons sfor March through the PlayStation Network.<p>For PS4, From Software's new IP Bloodborne beat out Battlefield Hardline to take the top spot. Although Bloodborne had the weight of Sony …