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I’m paying for what? How Xbox Live Gold must change for a new age of free

A new chief executive, a new head of Microsoft’s Devices business, a new corporate philosophy. But Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold subscription service, especially on its new Xbox One game console, seems stuck in the past. Some of the included services are still arguably worth the money, but the rapid …

Turning The Game Boy Into Art

Ok, Game Boy, you're 25 years old. Let's turn you into awesome things.<p>Back when Nintendo's iconic video game handheld was an actively thriving …

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review

Borderlands is a game of deadly math, but the numbers don’t quite add up in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.<p>Borderlands is a game of deadly math, but the …

New Destiny Info Coming Soon!

We’ve got fresh hands-on impressions, video, and more.<p>Good news everyone -- we finally got to play Destiny! Tune into IGN on Monday, April 28 at …

Xbox One Production Slowing Down: What's Next for Microsoft? - Save/Continue

Earlier this week, <b>Microsoft</b> had their investors call; a meeting with investors where the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) <b>Amy Hood</b> discussed their …

Call of Duty's Onslaught DLC free to PlayStation gamers to Monday

Onslaught, the downloadable extension to <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, is free to PlayStation 4 and PS3 gamers until tomorrow afternoon.<p>The trial has been running all weekend; it lasts until tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET. Onslaught features four new maps plus "Nightfall," the first of the four-part Extinction …

Why We Need More Telltales And Quantic Dreams

Telltale Games is a busy studio. They’re in the second season of their critically acclaimed Walking Dead series, and are up to episode three of modern fairy tale fable, The Wolf Among Us. Past that, they have upcoming games set in both the Game of Thrones and Borderlands universes, and who only …

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More scenes from the excavation of Atari's E.T. landfill

It was true all along.<p>When the filmmakers at Fuel Entertainment declared their intentions to dig up the landfill where thousands of the 1982 flop <i>E.T. The Extra-Terrestria</i>l have long been said to be buried, many imagined — if not secretly hoped for — an outcome like Al Capone's vault: Shovels full …

Destiny: All the Beta Teases - IGN Video

We've seen a lot of Destiny teases from Bungie the last few days. See them all in this video showcasing the classes, enemies and planets in the beta.

Why iPhone 6 will be \’mother lode\’ of upgrades: ISI analyst

'BioShock' creator Ken Levine wants to make infinitely replayable video game plots

The words "combinatorial explosion" have probably never come up in a video game storytelling talk as many times as they did with <i>BioShock</i> creator Ken Levine's "Narrative Legos." At the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Levine outlined an ambitious — if vague — idea for endlessly …

Microsoft trims year-end prices on Xbox 360 games

Xbox 360 owners will get more from Microsoft for the holidays than a lump of coal.<p>A new promotion dubbed Countdown to 2014 slashes the prices of Xbox 360 games, add-ons, avatars and other content downloaded from the Xbox Game Store. Launching Tuesday and lasting until the end of the year, the sale …

Three Secrets Of The Only 5 Year Old iPhone Hit App

In March 2009, an iPhone app called “Doodle Jump” debuted and entered rapidly the Top 20 paid download chart. Apple's iPhone app platform was still in its infancy and nobody realized just how huge the content empire would be. One early app hit held on for half a decade of app industry turmoil. Five …

HTML5 Based Game Boy Emulator Comes To Smartphones

New York-based programmer Ben Midi has created a HTML5 Game Boy emulator for smartphones. Simply visit this link to begin playing thirteen Gameboy …

See How Borderlands 2 Looks On The PS Vita Compared To The PC and Consoles

Borderlands 2 is getting a PS Vita port and many might be wondering how it compares to the PC and the console version of the game. You shouldn’t …

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XBox One vs. PS4 vs. Wii U: Are Graphics Still Relevant in the Eighth Generation?

Graphical upgrades between console generations used to be <i>jaw dropping</i>. The difference between an 8-bit NES game and a 16-bit Super NES game was …

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Microsoft releases Xbox One cheat sheet: here's what you can tell Kinect to do

Every Xbox One comes with a new Kinect sensor — a powerful peripheral that lets the game console read your heart rate and respond to your voice commands. In our review of the Xbox One, however, we discovered that the Kinect typically only recognizes extremely specific vocal cues like "Xbox turn …

Bizarre 'fix' discovered for faulty Xbox Ones as Microsoft hands out free games

Microsoft is offering faulty-Xbox owners a complimentary game. The software maker is replacing a "small number" of consoles, with most of the failures involving the inability to read discs. Some owners have complained of a loud grinding or knocking sound when discs are trying to be read by the …

Broken Xbox One? Microsoft will give you a free game

Stuck with a broken Xbox One? It's not all bad, as Microsoft is offering a free game for your troubles.<p>As reported earlier, If you have a broken Xbox One, Microsoft will ship you a replacement console right away. A Microsoft representative further clarified that process in a message to GameSpot …

How to use Xbox One and Kinect as a universal remote

The Xbox 360 let you use the Kinect to control your console and, to a limited extent, some of the menus. But the Xbox One lets you control your entire entertainment center.<p>If you're a new Xbox One owner and you haven't set your system up yet, the editors at CNET put together a comprehensive how-to …

Skyrim modder lands dream job ... on Destiny

A modder who spent 2,000 hours creating a<i>Skyrim</i> mod in order to snag a development job at Bethesda has been rewarded in an unexpected way. Bungie has hired him to work on <i>Destiny</i>.<p>Alexander Velicky spent a year building the impressive <i>Skyrim</i> mod Falskaar (pictured). At the time he said his work was …

Skyrim's Falskaar mod maker lands games industry job

Alexander J. Velicky, the 19-year-old who invested 2000 hours into creating epic Skyrim mod Falskaar as a way of applying for a job at Bethesda, has landed a job in the games industry.<p>Velicky is now working at Bungie, presumably on the Destiny series.<p>In a thank you post written on the Bethesda …

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Have a broken Xbox One disc drive? Fix it with punches (Microsoft says: Don’t do that)

Some early Xbox Ones are having issues with their disc drives. When players insert a game into the Xbox One, the system can’t read it, and it makes an awful-sounding grinding noise.<p>Microsoft is sending out replacement consoles for those experiencing the issue, but that will take time. For the …

Microsoft doesn't want you swearing in Xbox One videos

<b>Microsoft has confirmed that it is cracking down on profanities in the Upload Studio app on the Xbox One. Swearing in your uploaded videos could lead</b> …