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Razer tries on wearables with the Nabu smartband

Every year there are a few obvious trends at CES, and this year wearables are everywhere. We've seen fitness tracker announcements from Sony, Intel, Garmin, and one rather surprising candidate: Razer. Best known for its stylish peripherals and gaming laptops, the company is jumping into the fray …

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 …

5. Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)

The game was the only fully next gen FPS on the market for 2013. As such, it really did a great job showing off what the system was capable of. Killzone may not have reinvented the wheel, but it was a solid shooter experience with one of the better campaigns of the year.

Titanfall anger is based on a misunderstanding of what the game is trying to do

It’s important to remember that most of the people complaining about the "small" size of <i>Titanfall</i>'s 6-on-6 player count have never played the game, and many are suffering from a lack of understanding of what <i>Titanfall</i> is and what it’s trying to do.<p>I can't speak to the game's launch or the overall …

CES: Steam Controller Hands-On Impressions

One IGN editor got a chance to try out Valve’s upcoming controller. Here’s what he thought.<p>Valve came to CES 2014 in Las Vegas with something to …

Why you should be excited about PlayStation Now

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Sony’s recent announcement of PlayStation Now has led to a lot of discussion already about the Gaikai-based game-streaming service. Some are hailing it as a …

Study: we cheat in video games because we assume everyone else does

Bad behaviour online such as cheating in MMO games is strongly influenced by how players identify with gaming communities.<p>That's the conclusion …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Sep<p>7<p>Fri<p>DC Young Fly, IamZoie, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Conceited, Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips, DJ D-Wrek and Rip Micheals | …

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Why Valve thinks you'll want a Steam Machine

For Valve, the promise of its living room gaming PC initiative, dubbed Steam Machines, is less about replacing consoles and more about giving its existing audience a way to bring their Steam experience into the living room.<p>Speaking to Polygon at CES, Valve's Jeff Cain said many of Steam's 65 …

With New Update, Microsoft Aims To Work On Xbox One's Social Features

If you’ve got an Xbox One, you may have run into any number of problems with the operating system, from frustrating voice and gesture commands to oddly hidden features. The OS is one ambitious beast — so ambitious that naturally, it doesn’t always work all that well. There’s an update coming that …

Will 'The Elder Scrolls Online' Have The Last Laugh With Its Subscription Fee?

When the new year started, I wrote an article detailing why it seemed like The Elder Scrolls Online was shaping up to be a potential disaster for ZeniMax and Bethesda with a bloated budget, average gameplay and a seemingly outdated subscription model.<p>The piece unleashed a flood of gamers who either …