Admitting failure is usually not an option for Nintendo. Now that the 3DS has had well over a year to settle in, Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata finally admits that 3D might not have been the most compelling feature to push onto consumers.
Nobody knows for sure what the next Xbox will pack, but with so many clues cropping up, a clearer picture is slowly taking shape. A newly discovered patent reveals that the next Xbox could allow for simple upgrades — PC style.
The setting for Borderlands 2, the Mad Maxian world of Pandora, is a savage jungle to be sure. It's packed full of bloodthirsty beasts that roam the land and skies, mutant bandits of every shape and size, robotic hordes that assault you from a distant moon base, and loads and loads of crazy guns to shoot everything mentioned.
Surprising everybody from left field, the Ouya slipped out last week claiming to be a new type of Android-based game console that would be cheap and encourage hacking. What we didn't know was that it would not be bringing next-gen graphics, but rather, mobile gaming to the living room. This post contains new information.
Sam DeHority and Matt Tuthill co-wrote this article. Depending on how you look at it, Frank O'Connor either has the best job in gaming or the worst. The head of 343 Industries is the man most directly responsible for launching a brand new Halo trilogy — and not a prequel or offshoot this time, but a new story arc set after the events of Halo 3. Hallowed gaming ground is beset with all sorts of pitfalls, as O'Connor is well aware having began work on the franchise during the development of Halo 2. He recently showed off the first few minutes of Halo 4 at E3 2012 — a sequence that sees a frightened Cortana wake the Master Chief out of hyper sleep so he can defend the frigate Forward Unto Dawn from what appears to be a rogue band of Covenant. It's clear the campaign mode will waste no time with exposition and thrust players right into the heart of the action, though O'Connor remains somewhat guarded on what role the Covenant will ultimately play and who the real antagonists are. In a recent interview, we picked his brain on campaign, multiplayer and bringing Halo into a new era.
Are you a huge Starcraft II fan? Do you spend way too many hours playing real-time strategy games with your fingers curled over the keyboard? Then, this custom Starcraft II arcade stick with its 29 buttons and giant mouse ball is the RTS controller you should lust over.
Sony might be keeping its lips sealed on the inevitable PlayStation 4, but that doesn't mean it can't still release smaller and slimmer PS3 models. A newly unearthed FCC filing suggests that Sony could show off a "super slim" PS3 at next month's Gamescom.
Where did this come from? A new game console that's not built by Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft? You read that right. A new game console is entering the ring. Meet the Ouya.
Nothing beats free and that's why Nintendo is going to continue offer its online service for zero dollars when the Wii U launches this fall. Does that mean Nintendo's online service is going be lousier than Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network once again?
The next generation of console gaming hasn't even officially begun yet and Sony's already put a large egg in its basket. Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed that it has bought cloud gaming service Gaikai for a bucketload of money.