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Flappy Bird becomes an MMO

Because no horse is so dead that it can't be further beaten, Flappy Bird has gotten the MMO treatment. Brought to to our attention by NeoGaf, you can join hundred of other players in simultaneous Flappy Bird pipe-dodging action in the FlapMMO.<p>In case you've somehow missed the tragic, winding story …

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Sales of EA games on Xbox 360 and PS3 dropping faster than expected

Sales of Electronic Arts' video games for older consoles have tailed off more quickly than expected, the publishing giant said yesterday. Blake Jorgensen, EA's chief financial officer, said there was a "much sharper decline than anticipated in demand for current-generation software," as third …

Xbox One update arriving in March, white console later this year

Microsoft is preparing to release its first major Xbox One dashboard update in March. Sources familiar with the plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the update will focus on fixing a number of issues with the Xbox Live service on the console, alongside other system fixes. Party-chat problems and …

Xbox One new game in 2014 teases fans

Are you waiting for more new Xbox One games to come out in 2014? If the answer is yes, we have a quick heads-up for you on something big that is …

Media Molecule, Insomniac leaders to speak at DICE 2014

The list of speakers at this year's DICE Summit will include Media Molecule's Rex Crowle and Insomniac Games' Ted Price, the conference's organizers announced today.<p>Crowle most recently served as the creative lead of <i>Tearaway</i>, the papercraft adventure released last fall on PlayStation Vita. In a …

Red Dead Redemption 2 in development, GTA V PS4 coming soon - PlayStation Universe

A sequel to Red Dead Redemption is in development and is likely to be announced for release this year, according to Baird Equity Research (via VG247).<p>…

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PlayStation Now’s Canada problem: Stingy data caps

It was only a matter of time before somebody took an honest shot at rolling out the Netflix of games, and speak of the devil, here comes Sony with PlayStation Now – a cloud-based streaming service starting in North America this summer that will offer access to a whole catalogue of titles for one …

Microsoft Studios acquires rights to Gears of War franchise

<b>Post updated to include current franchise logo: 1/27/14– 10 a.m. PST</b><p>Today we’re excited to announce that Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to …

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 servers down this week for full release prep

Wargaming.net is taking down servers for <i>World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition</i> later this week to prep the title for its move from beta to full release, according to a post on the developer's website.<p>Servers will be taken down on Jan. 29 at 2 a.m. ET and will remain down "for a few days" as Wargaming.net …

Video Game High School crowdfunding gets off to a good start

Freddie Wong’s crowdfunding campaign for a third seasons of the web film series Video Game High School is off to a good start. The Indiegogo campaign has raised $170,296 out of its goal of $750,000 after one day.<p>The results so far suggest that the campaign will be successful, but it still needs to …

EverQuest Next could be the first MMORPG to support the Oculus Rift

Since the release of the Oculus Rift development kit, many major game developers have been experimenting with virtual reality in their labs. Now, another one of them has come forward in support of the technology: Sony Online Entertainment, the company behind <i>EverQuest.</i> Now, it sounds like the …

Sony to Use "Well Known DRM Solution" For Multimedia Apps on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

While most users share a (at times a bit exaggerated) dislike for any use of DRM, it’s no mystery that platform holders are always on the prowl for …

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GTA 5 for PC: GTA 5 Map for GTA 4 PC Version Gets Polished With Major Developments [Gameplay Video]

Over the last month, a group of modders have been in the limelight for their attempt to bring GTA 5 onto the PC by recreating the game's map on the …

DayZ creator doesn't see Rust, Project Zomboid as competitors

Dean Hall's standalone version of <i>DayZ</i> isn't intended to compete with survival games <i>Rust</i> or <i>Project Zomboid</i>, the developer said during a recent AMA session on Reddit.<p>Like <i>DayZ, Rust</i> and <i>Project Zomboid</i> are Steam Early Access titles that focus on surviving for as long as possible. When asked how he …