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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the system’s fastest-selling game

The new Smash Bros. is off to a strong start (and I strongly resisted the urge to say “smashing start”).<p>According to Nintendo today, Super Smash Bros for Wii U is the console’s fastest-selling game. It sold a combined 490,000 physical and digital copies during its first three days of availability …

Sony will refund consumers over ‘deceiving’ PlayStation Vita ads

Sony stretched the truth of the PlayStation Vita’s capabilities in early advertisements for the handheld, and now the company is paying the price for misleading consumers.<p>Sony Computer Entertainment has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that the game and hardware maker …

Sony might owe you $50 if you own a PS Vita, thanks to the FTC

Sony will compensate early adopters of its PlayStation Vita to settle a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission over ads for the portable game machine that were deemed misleading to consumers.<p>The FTC and Sony Computer Entertainment America announced the proposed settlement today, which will see …

Nintendo turns Mario Kart 8 into an arcade machine, takes it on the road

Nintendo is hitting the road for nearly a month, bringing an interactive gaming space to 16 malls across the country from Nov. 24 to Dec. 21.<p>The set-up includes 2DS, 3DS, amiibo and Wii U games, but the real show stealer is a <i>Mario Kart 8</i> tournament played on an over-sized, high-definition screen. …

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Oculus Rift can now be used to simulate being a bird

A group of deisgners at Zurich University in Switzerland have figured out a way to simulate bird travel using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: meet Birdly.<p>Birdly uses the Rift, along with a fan, scent machine and rather complex setup to make players feel like they're birds. Players "flap" …

Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

We know that spending all day hunched over laptops is shortening our lifespan and expanding our waistlines. Still, the threat of never growing up to be an Anderson Cooper-caliber silver fox may not be enough to motivate young tech workers to switch to a treadmill desk and sign up for some daily …

Halo, Destiny composer Martin O'Donnell fired by Bungie (update)

After composing some of the most memorable songs in gaming for Bungie games including most of the <i>Halo</i> series, <i>Myth</i> and <i>Oni</i>, Martin O'Donnell tweeted tonight that he has been terminated "without cause" by Bungie's board of directors. It's not entirely common for a game soundtrack to get the album …

Super Smash Bros. Director Explains Greninja's Crazy Teleport Move

Super Smash Bros. Director Explains Greninja’s Crazy Teleport Move<p><b>By Ishaan</b> . April 14, 2014 . 11:00am<p>At the end of last week’s <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> …

Five-Year-Old Boy Uncovers Xbox Live Security Flaw

Able to log into another's account without the password.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>A five-year-old boy who discovered a security vulnerability on Xbox Live has …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Tall Heights<p>Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, VA<p>Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Chris Hennessee<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, …

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Minecraft puts the 'block' in 'blockbuster' on Xbox 360: 12M copies sold (and counting)

The evidence suggests that humans really, really like snapping blocks together. Mojang’s bank account certainly supports that theory.<p>The developer of the block-building phenomenon Minecraft and Microsoft revealed today that fans have purchased over 12 million copies of the Xbox 360 version. That …

Minecraft Passes 12 Million Sales on 360

Sales of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft are catching up to those of the PC version.<p>Minecraft continues to sell phenomenally well on every platform …

Let's Play Walking Dead with an AMC's The Walking Dead Actor - IGN Video

Josh McDermitt -- Eugene on AMC's The Walking Dead -- had never played Telltale's game. We fixed that.

iJustine vs. IGN - Greg's Turn in Titanfall - IGN Video

iJustine is an Internet superstar who thinks she's pretty good at first-person shooters. So, she's coaching IGN's Greg Miller in a game of Titanfall …