Rachel Earlene Kretz

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Xbox One created 'with advertising in mind'

The Xbox One and its dashboard user interface were built with advertising in mind, key members of Microsoft’s UK Xbox Live Advertising team have told website StickTwiddlers on a recent visit to the company’s headquarters.<p>A two-hour discussion with the senior digital art director/user experience …

Minecraft Pocket Realms For Online On-The-Go Crafting

With the release of Minecraft Pocket 0.7.2 (for those that are keeping count) we have access to a host of new features and bug fixes, including updates for the Realms server function. This is the part of the game that enables you to play on remote servers online via your tablet or phone running …

Game Freak introduces new Pokémon, Honedge, and explains the inspiration for X and Y

Nintendo will finally release the first Pokémon games for its 3DS handheld in October. Pokémon X and Y will take place in a new region, and it will introduce several new pocket monsters.<p>Pokémon developer Game Freak revealed one of those new creatures today. The Pokémon’s name is Honedge. It is a …

Rumored EA survey suggests SimCity could get offline mode and bigger cities

Electronic Arts is looking to change some core functionality in SimCity to attract players back to the game. The title drew widespread criticism from gamers due to its always-online connection, which caused numerous and constant connection issues for weeks following its March debut.<p>When the …

Miyamoto blames software delays on Wii U development requiring ‘about twice the human resources’

Developing HD games is very labor intensive. This is something most of the industry learned around 2007 while developing for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Nintendo was probably too busy swimming in its Wii Sports money to realize what was going on.<p>Now, Nintendo has an HD console of its own, …

Pokemon X and Y limited edition 3DS XLs coming to Japan

<i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Pokemon Y</i> will launch this fall in Japan alongside two limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL handhelds, The Pokemon Company announced earlier today at the Japan Expo in Paris.<p>Japanese players will get their choice of a deep blue 3DS XL featuring the new Generation 6 Pokemon Xerneas and …