Mateo Valderrama

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Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

Sony isn't the only one that had a fantastic next-gen console launch. Microsoft has just announced that it, too, sold through one million Xbox One game systems in less than 24 hours. It's not a direct comparison, however: Microsoft launched in 13 countries, while the PlayStation 4 racked up one …

Move over Pixel: Another touchscreen Chromebook may be in the works

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Talk of a touchscreen Chromebook(s goog) from Acer was a discussion point on this week’s Chrome Show podcast. …

Microsoft previews Xbox One dashboard, reveals console can control your home theater

Despite having seen plenty of impressive Xbox One games in action, we're decidedly less familiar with the console's user interface. To this point, Microsoft has only demonstrated the UI in small doses, both at the Xbox One unveiling and later E3. Aside from brief glimpses of a live programming …

Batman: Arkham Origins: your costumes will define you

Every player needs to be their own Batman, according to <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i> creative director Eric Holmes.<p>Holmes told Polygon that the decision to launch so many extra Batman costume skins as downloadable content is just one way the studio hopes to help players connect with the Dark …

First Look At 'Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate'

<i>Pow! Sploosh! Whammm! Ooooof!</i><p><i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i> is coming to a variety of home consoles on October 25th. Launching alongside it is the first <i>Arkham</i> handheld game—<i>Blackgate</i>.<p>It’s a side-scrolling 2.5D brawler and it looks terrific. Better still, the team behind the game—Armature—is comprised of a …

Why PS4 And Xbox One Will Be The Biggest Console Launch Ever

The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 should have a few cards stacked against them. They’re being launched at a time when huge swaths of their target demographic already carry around powerful, gaming devices in their pockets, they’re very expensive in an era when even fancy games are going …

Why Dan Houser believes GTA Online fixes Rockstar's online woes

Next week, Rockstar Games, masters of the narratively-driven, singularly-focused offline game, tries once more to expand their reach into meaningful online gaming.<p><i>GTA Online</i>, a free, but separate component of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>, arrives for everyone who purchased the game in an attempt to expand the …

Valve's New Steam Controller Is Truly Next-Gen

<i>The Half-Life 2 developer’s innovative new video game controller could change how we play games.</i><p>The other day, I mentioned that it seemed likely Valve’s Friday announcement would be a new gamepad designed for Steam and the newly announced Steam Machines/SteamOS. I hoped we’d see a game …

The science of time in Grand Theft Auto 5

<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>'s speedy day-and-night cycle makes it easy for players to pass the time, but how much would it affect the game's world? According to Buzzfeed, such rapid rotation would make the planet a tricky place to live.<p>The publication did some hypothetical pondering to find out if a planet …