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Nielsen: 64% of Americans age 13-and-older are gamers

More people are devoting their free time to gaming.<p>Nielsen, the data group you know best for TV ratings, released its 2017 report on the gaming market today. It notes that 64 percent of U.S. population 13 years of age and older are gamers in 2016, up from 63 percent in 2015. That figure was at 58 …

Nintendo Switch Games: 3rd-Party Devs Reportedly Asked To Release Games ASAP

Nintendo Switch games are coming from small third-party developers, and an interview from Nikkei suggests the hardware-maker pushed creators to get …

NBA Playgrounds Is Not The New NBA Jam

<i>NBA Playgrounds’</i> trailer—indeed, its entire existence—is a throwback to arcade sports games like <i>NBA Jam</i> and <i>NBA Street</i>. The kind of experiences where …

Nintendo details E3 2017 plans

Super Mario Odyssey playable, tournaments and Treehouse live<p>Nintendo’s E3 presence this year, still not the big booth of years past, will focus on <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i>, the upcoming sandbox adventure game for the Nintendo Switch, the company announced this morning.<p>It will be the first chance to play …

Teams are abandoning 'Overwatch' before its official league debuts (updated)

Yesterday, Blizzard announced that it had formed a dedicated eSports division within the company. It will operate under the name Major League Gaming, the organization bought by the studio in 2015, and run the official Overwatch League (OWL) and World Cup. But several major eSports teams have …

Zelda: Breath of the Wild First DLC Pack Details Announced

Nintendo has unveiled new details about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — The Master Trials, the game's first DLC pack coming later this year.<p>…

'Grand Theft Auto' has never looked this good

Even though blockbuster game "Grand Theft Auto V" is nearly four years old, some players are making it look better than ever.<p>Just look at this madness:<p>How's this possible? Simple! Take the PC version of the game and apply a single, ridiculously impressive modification. Check it:

Most Hotly Anticipated Video Games Of 2017

We always knew another Arkham game would arrive at some point, and thanks to a massive leak from a disgruntled Warner Bros. employee, we know the …

A Collection of Unbelievably Hot and Amazing Jessica Nigri Cosplay

Jessica Nigri Cosplay Reigns Supreme<p>It’s the weekend and we are back at it again with another collection of brilliant cosplay. If you have been …

Throw more money at your favorite Twitch streams

If you're eager to regularly support a partnered Twitch streamer beyond the usual $5 per month subscription, you don't have many options. You can send them some bits, of course, but you're otherwise left contributing to a Patreon campaign or some other outside fund. However, you'll soon have a way …

Why Apple should cater to 'serious' gamers - and why it probably won't

Opinion<p>In 2016, the worldwide video game industry generated over $91 billion in revenues, mostly through mobile platforms like the iPhone and iPad. …

PlayStation 4 Great Exclusives Will Defeat The Purpose Of Getting A Project Scorpio

The Scorpio will have loads of great looking games, and most multiplats will definitely look better on it than they will on the PS4 or PS4 Pro. Heck, …

Nintendo is reportedly planning to launch a miniature SNES before Christmas

As a follow-up to the wildly-popular miniature NES, Nintendo is reportedly planning to launch a miniature SNES before the end of the year. A report from <i>Eurogamer</i> citing “sources close to the company” says the microconsole is scheduled to launch in time for Christmas, and that Nintendo is sticking …

Breath of the Wild players are killing its toughest enemy in absurd ways

No items, Link only, final destination<p>One of the most satisfying things you can do in <i>T</i><i>he Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is take down a Lynel, a super powerful, centaur-looking enemy who can resist almost any attack. Tons of players have made it a point to defeat these creatures when they run …

The Top 25 Nintendo 3DS Games

Best of the best.<p><i>Last updated March 28, 2017.</i><p>Nintendo 3DS owners have a lot of games to choose from. No matter what genre you prefer, this handheld …

Shin Megami Tensei

Samsung's 'unbox your phone' event gave us a phone that's still a box

Before Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 to the world, it teased the audience with a device that would break the conventions of the traditional smartphone. The event's pre-roll animation showed an enormous 1980s brick phone morphing into a 1990s-era flip phone, which in turn evolved into a modern …

Deals With Gold Pair Up With Ubisoft For Some Amazing Offers This Week

This Week’s Deals Offer A Huge List of Some Great Titles<p>Following the release of Styx: Shards of Darkness today, Xbox players who don’t feel like …

The 50 best video games of all time, according to critics on Metacritic

There are dozens of ways you could put together a list of the best video games ever made.<p>You could look to classics, like "Super Mario Bros." here. You could look at impact on the medium, or highest sales. You could write down your personal favorites on a bunch of pieces of paper, then throw them …

Metal Gear

Zelda Williams to stream The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for charity tomorrow

Robin Williams’ daughter to honor her namesake<p>It’s well-known that actress Zelda Williams was named after Princess Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series. The man who chose that name was her father, beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died tragically at his own hands in 2014.<p>With the new …

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Review

A repetitive military shooter saved by crazy co-op antics.<p>After 42 hours, 1,415 enemies, and 17,644 bullets, I have completed Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ …

Ghost Recon

Nintendo Switch launch sales are good news — but not great news yet

Don’t read too much into that Wii comparison<p>Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that the Nintendo Switch has sold faster than any other Nintendo system in the Americas, which is pretty good news if you’re a Nintendo fan.<p>But it’s <i>not</i> an indication that the company is bouncing …

Gaming

Review: 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' Is the Open-World Shooter You've Always Wanted

To play a Ubisoft game these days is to participate in a grand experiment. You may not realize this, but it’s true. Look at any of the company’s …

PlayStation 5

Sony is rumored to launch the PlayStation 5 next year. Latest reports, however, suggest that the gaming console will not arrive until 2020.<p>2016 was a …

PlayStation

Crackdown 3 Will Be A “Truly Massive Destructible World” Unlike You Have Ever Seen on Xbox One

Crackdown 3 Will Have a Destructible World Unlike You Have Seen<p>A few months ago, we wondered if Crackdown 3 had been canceled as it had been radio …

Borderlands 3 Screenshots Reportedly Leaked from Tech Demo

Update: The Photos are not Leaked but revealed from an obscured segment of a 2016 tech demo for Borderlands 3 streamed on Twitch. Our Initial source …

Guerrilla Games Reveals How they Created Non-Linear Quests in Horizon Zero Dawn

During a talk at GDC 2017, Guerrilla Games Gameplay Programmer Leszek Szczepański gave a nice rundown on how the developer created non-linear …

Game Development

Is It Too Soon to Give Up On GameStop?

By<p>Feb. 28, 2017 5:37 p.m. ET<p>GameStop investors have a few new things to worry about.<p>The videogame retailer -- already dealing with weak demand for …

Gaming