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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Microsoft's official Xbox Support Twitter account

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked Microsoft's official Xbox Support Twitter account over the weekend as a part of a larger cyberattack campaign targeted towards the corporation.<p>The series of posts by the SEA included tweets such as "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here via @Official_SEA16 #SEA" and …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

Professional Halo player Eric Hewitt joins 343 Industries

<i>Halo</i> developer 343 Industries has hired professional gamer Eric "GH057ayame" Hewitt, best known for competing as part of Team Carbon.<p>Hewitt finally broke his silence on social media over the weekend after uploading a photo of a flight ticket suggesting the pro-gamer was headed to the Seattle-based …

Wii U Outsold By Vita In UK During 2013?

Online gaming publication Eurogamer has posted hardware sales figures for 2013 in the United Kingdom. The publication says the PlayStation Vita …

One of Japan's Oldest (and Most Hardcore) Gamers Passed Away

On January 11, famed actress Keiko Awaji passed away in a Tokyo hospital from esophageal cancer, reports <i>Nikkan Sports</i>. She was 80 years old. And she …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC petition reaches 650,000 signatures

Will 2014 be the year Rockstar Games brings its acclaimed open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V to PC? That's the hope of the 650,000 people who have signed an online petition at Change.org calling on Rockstar to release the game for PC. This figure is up from 600,000 in October.<p>GTAV was …

Are Gamers Interested in the Steam Machine?

Full Steam Ahead?<p>14 Steam Machines were revealed to the world last week at CES 2014. With all this new information, we wanted to gauge interest from …

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online launching for Steam Early Access

Tactical third-person shooter <i>Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online</i> will be available for Windows PC via Steam Early Access, Ubisoft announced today.<p><i>Ghost Recon Online</i> is a team-based shooter in which players participate in 16-player matches. The game is available through Early Access in Canada today; a …

Kojima shows Metal Gear Solid 5 running on Vita Remote Play

In his latest tease, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has shown the PlayStation 4 version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes running on Vita via Remote Play.<p>"This is not 'TRANSFARRING' but Remote Play," said Kojima on Twitter, adding "by using PS4 as family cloud environment, you can play it …

Unity 4.3 adding PS Vita support

Cross-platform development software Unity version 4.3 will add support for Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld, according to a post on the Unity blog.<p>Licensed developers can use the Unity engine to create PS Vita games with support for the handheld's cameras, dual analog sticks, motions sensors and …

GTA Online Maintenance Announced For Tonight

Expected to last 24 hours.<p>Rockstar has announced Grand Theft Auto Online will be unavailable for roughly 24 hours from later tonight due to …

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Xbox One “Titanfall” Limited Edition Wireless Controller

Today we’re announcing the Xbox One “Titanfall” Limited Edition Wireless Controller. This unique controller was a collaborative effort with the Xbox …

Lets Play The Game

The world of gaming is mystified with games galore, yet each one has their favorite and keeps playing till they are a winner. Imagine winning a bag …

Ubisoft hops on Steam’s Early Access bandwagon with Ghost Recon Online

Indie studios aren’t finishing their games before releasing them on Steam, so now Ubisoft isn’t going to, either.<p>The French publisher announced that it’s releasing an early test version of Ghost Recon Online on Steam’s Early Access platform. Ubisoft first released Ghost Recon in its unfinished …

Alienware's Steam Machine will arrive in September

Alienware has perhaps the most exciting Steam Machine coming to market, and now we know when it will arrive. According to a tweet from Dave Oshry, a video game marketing exec attending Valve's Steam Dev Days developer summit, the company just announced that Alienware's Steam Machine will launch in …

Alienware's Steam Machine Launching in September

Company drops new info about release plans.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Last week at CES, Alienware unveiled its upcoming Steam Machine to the world, but many …

Steam gained 10M new users in three months

Steam announced today a staggering growth in its number of user accounts, reporting that the past three months have seen the number of Steam accounts jump 15 percent to 75 million from 65 million.<p>The company also revealed the geographic breakdown of its 2013 sales revenue. North America made up 41 …

Alienware's Steam Machine gets a launch date, 'specs'

<i>UPDATE:</i> <i>During a panel discussion Thursday, Alienware claimed its Steam Machine will be similar in price and specs to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. If true, that's not nearly as pricey as we expected</i>—<i>and with such an attractive case, could be a huge sales boost for Valve's Steam Machine</i> …

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Building Steam: What we know about Valve’s new game machines

When Valve Corp. announced its ambitious plan last summer to use its success on the PC as a springboard into conquering the living room with PC-like Steam Machines, gamer reaction generally fell into one of two camps: excited anticipation or cynical skepticism.<p>Will this relative outsider, which has …

Xbox Ones that leak oil? Microsoft’s never seen that before

Some users are reporting that their new Xbox One consoles are leaking a strange liquid substance, but that’s new to Microsoft.<p>Late last week, a small number of Xbox One owners on Microsoft’s forums reported that their consoles were seeping an oil-like fluid from their top vents. Xbox forum user …

What if Call of Duty: Ghosts were a text adventure?

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> and the entire Call of Duty series are known for offering aggressively linear single-player campaigns, a fact that's lampooned in PC Gamer's piece pondering what <i>Ghosts</i> would be like as a Zork-style text adventure.<p>Call of Duty campaigns aren't just laid out in a linear fashion; …

Call of Duty dog gets its own fan-made action figure

<i>Call of Duty: Ghost</i>'s now famous dog friend Riley has been immortalized with a fan-made custom action figure, in an image made available by eBay user sigsauerp2269 and shared by developer Infinity Ward.<p>The custom figure, which includes <i>Ghost</i>'s David Hesh - based on a GI Joe Cobra figurine - was sold …

Predicting The Biggest Video Game Disaster Of 2014: The Elder Scrolls Online

As we head into 2014, it’s an exciting year for gaming with a number of huge, potentially fantastic titles on the horizon from Titanfall to Destiny to Watch Dogs to The Division and many, many more.<p>But I have a bad feeling about one upcoming title, one that’s never really made sense to me from the …

One man has spent over $3,000 on Steam Holiday badges

Meet PalmDesert, a Steam power user who just spent $3,160 on Steam Holiday cards. The level 260 Steam user reached level 1,000 on the Snow Globe from …