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Xbox One's Kinect removal is 'good for the consumer,' designer says

Selling the Xbox One without its Kinect is a move its designer, Carl Ledbetter, considers "good for the consumer," according to a recent interview with Develop.<p>"I think I share the same opinion that everybody does that by having more choice for the consumer, and a new point of entry for them, it's …

U.S. video game spending stagnated at $4.6B in the first quarter

Total consumer spending on video game hardware, software, and accessories fell 1 percent to $4.6 billion in the first quarter in the U.S. despite the arrival of two new consoles on the market.<p>Market researcher NPD Group did have some positive news on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 front; video game …

Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your Xbox 360

Whether you're holding out for the Kinect-less Xbox One or you've already unpacked a new system, there's still plenty of life left in the Xbox 360. Microsoft will have its new system properly on track after another half dozen or so software updates, but until then, it's all about getting everything …

Batman Prepares to Battle Scarecrow in 'Arkham Knight' Trailer

Gotham City is in the grips of a panic as Scarecrow threatens to release a toxic gas that will make everyone experience their nightmares in the …

The New Vita Is An Improvement, Mostly

There's a new PlayStation Vita handheld out today. It's called the Vita Slim, and while for the most part it's similar to the first model, it does …

The Cover Athlete for NBA 2K15 is...

League scoring champion, MVP to be the face of the next NBA 2K game.<p>Newly crowned NBA league Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant has been named the …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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MLB 14: The Show - Graphics Comparison (PS4 vs. PS3) - IGN Video

Curious to see how the PS4 version of Sony's stellar baseball sim compares to the PS3 version?

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Nintendo loses $229M for its fiscal year as the Wii U’s nosedive continues

The Wii U home console continues to be a lead weight on Nintendo’s bottom line.<p>Nintendo suffered both an operating loss and net loss for its fiscal year that ended March 31, as the Wii U’s sales continue to be a problem. The Kyoto, Japan-based company has sold only 6.17 million Wii U game consoles …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Will Feature Brand-New Engine

Anyone who thought that the Call of Duty game engine has started to show its age will finally, at long last, be getting a reprieve. The series ran the same (albeit improved) engine throughout the entirety of the Xbox 360/ PS3 generation, and those fans that notice this sort of thing took that as …

Activision is spending $500 million to make 'Destiny' the next 'Halo'

Activision Blizzard will spend $500 million to launch the upcoming <i>Destiny</i>, the next sci-fi epic from the studio behind <i>Halo</i>. According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who revealed the sum at the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, the number includes both development and marketing …

Electronic Arts Revealing 6 New Projects at E3 2014

It's likely we'll see some big name games on the EA stage.<p>Electronic Arts will be revealing six new projects at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in …

Press Event Invitation From Microsoft Hints At Surface Mini Unveiling

A simple invitation sent to members of the press for an upcoming Microsoft Surface event on May 20th contains a not-so-subtle clue about the company’s next hardware announcement.<p>The invitation leads off with the playful phrase “Join us for a small gathering” and is followed by a location, time, and …

Google aims for the mainstream with 20 new, more powerful Chromebooks

If you haven't picked up a Chromebook just yet, you might want to wait a little longer. Intel has just announced plans to roll out as many as 20 new Chromebooks by the latter half of this year. This new set will be thinner, lighter, more powerful and generally more diverse in terms of design. It's …

'Game of Thrones' Sets Dubious Record: 200,000 Pirating At Once

Internet<p>It's no secret that HBO's "Game of Thrones" is one of the most popular shows ever. But it's not just leading ratings on TV — it's also seeing unheard-of levels of piracy. The latest record? Over 200,000 people pirating Season 4 Episode 5 at once using file-sharing protocol BitTorrent.<p>The …

Titanfall nears 1 million sold in three weeks

Many looked at <i>Titanfall</i> as being the first tentpole game for the Xbox One, but how many people actually bought it? It turns out 925,000 units were sold through for the quarter, according to publisher Electronic Arts' latest earnings call. Unfortunately, Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore was …

New adhesive system makes a circuit board that is 90% recyclable

Three British companies have developed a 90% recyclable and reusable circuit board, whose components can be easily separated by soaking in hot water. Funded by the UK government's Technology Strategy Board with a view to help industry conform to European electronic waste regulation, the National …

Classic Mortal Kombat on Wii U has no chance of happening, says series creator

There is a zero percent chance that classic Mortal Kombat games will release to Wii U virtual console, series creator Ed Boon stated on his official Twitter account.<p>Responding to a fan question regarding whether the NetherRealm Studio creative director believes SNES version of <i>Mortal Kombat 1</i> …

Same Name, Different Game: SNES vs. Genesis

In our most recent issue of Game Informer (with The Elder Scrolls MMO on the cover), I wrote a Classic GI piece that compared 16-bit games that …

[Review] Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition (Wii U)

<b>System:</b> Wii U <b><br>Release Date:</b> April 3rd, 2014 <b><br>Developer:</b> Armature Studios <b><br>Publisher:</b> Warner Bros. Interactive<p><b>Author:</b> Jack<p>Think prison life’s bad? Having …

How 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Can Reverse The Series' Downward Sales Trend

Like so many other big name games in an industry that can’t keep secrets anymore, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has stumbled into the spotlight. There were a few planned teasers released yesterday via a VICE video, viral audio recording and Game Informer screenshot, but the trickle soon turned …

Samsung Is Undisputed King Of Smartphones; Apple Still Distant Second

The fact that Samsung stands atop the global smartphone heap isn’t new information, but the sheer volume of smartphones the Korean company has shipped so far this year is staggering. With the Galaxy S5 just beginning to ship, Samsung’s total shipment volume for the first quarter of the year came to …

NASA's New Z-2 Spacesuit Glows

The design of NASA’s Z-2 spacesuit, which will be used for surface-specific planetary mobility, has been chosen, with 63-percent of the votes going …

Redbox Instant for Android arrives on Chromecast

If you've been hoping for Redbox Instant to come join the Chromecast party, then your wish has just been granted. The Android app's latest update gives you the power to beam whatever flick you want to watch from a phone or tablet to the biggest display in your house. Sure, you've been happily …

Apple’s MacBook Air lineup updated with faster Haswell processors, now starts at $899

In line with our recent scoops, Apple has updated its MacBook Air lineup early this morning. The refresh features the slightly updated Intel’s Haswell processor and all models are now priced $100 less than the previous models. The design is exactly the same and we don’t expect any significant …

How Destiny Handles Cross-Generation Save Transfers

Bungie doesn't want players to waste time.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Bungie is "really interested" in allowing players to transfer their Destiny characters …

How the PS4 might crush the Xbox One once and for all

In terms of which next-generation video game console gamers think is better, the “console war” we hear about so often is somewhat trivial. In terms …

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …