Alienware Launches Alienware Alpha Game Console

Dell has announced the launch of the Alienware Alpha, a new type of gaming console. The system boots up into the Alpha-UI, a special user interface that enables controller-based navigation instead of a mouse. The device is sold with a Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller and is compatible with most other controllers and peripherals. Read more... December 8, 2014

Sony to Launch Grey PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition

Nintendo has unveiled plans to launch a limited edition PlayStation 4 model to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the console. The first PlayStation launched in Japan on December 3, 2014. The special anniversary console will feature the grey PlayStation finish that was found on the original PlayStation console. The anniversary edition will be sold in a commemorative box. Read more... December 4, 2014

Alienware Launches New Area-51 Desktop

Alienware has launched a new type of gaming PC called the Area-51 gaming desktop. It has a triangular shaped chassis instead of the traditional rectangular one. Alienware calls it a Triad. Read more... October 28, 2014

Microsoft's RoomAlive Transforms Rooms Into an Immersive Gaming Experience

Microsoft has introduced its new RoomAlive technology with a YouTube video. The technology can transform a room into an immersive gaming experience. Microsoft has 10 researchers working on the technology. Read more... October 6, 2014

Angry Birds Developer Rovio Cuts Jobs

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, one of the most popular mobile games ever created, has announced plans to cut jobs. The company has turned Angry Birds into a major franchise, with numerous game titles, toys, apparel and more. They even have a motion picture in the works with Columbia Pictures. Read more... October 4, 2014

Threshold to Make Movie Based on Tetris

Tetris is one of the most popular arcade games of all time. It is now going to be turned into a major motion picture. Threshold Entertainment has partnered with the Tetris Company to create a live-action movie based on the arcade game. Read more... October 2, 2014

Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

Minecraft has been sold to Microsoft. The deal was rumored over the weekend. Microsoft has purchased Mojang, the company that developed and owns the popular construction game for $2.5 billion. Minecraft has become huge over the past few years. The sandbox construction game lets people build anything in the virtual world. There are also monsters that try and destroy what Minecraft players have built. Markus Persson (Notch), the creator of Minecraft and majority shareholder of Mojang, will not be joining Microsoft. Read more... September 15, 2014

Patrice Bergeron Named Cover Athlete for NHL 15

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has been named the cover athlete for NHL 15. Bergeron won an online vote held by EA Sports. Bergeron had over 10 million votes according to EA Sports. Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban came in second. Read more... June 25, 2014

Nintendo to Launch Pushmo World for Wii U

Nintendo has created a console game using its Pushmo character for the first time. Pushmo World is a new game for the Wii U. Players have to push, pull and climb blocks in the strategy game, which includes 250 puzzles. Players also jump and hop as they explore the puzzles. The game also has create and share features. Created puzzles can be given a QR code so they can be easily shared with others. Read more... June 4, 2014

Microsoft Unveils Arctic Camouflage Controller for Xbox 360

Microsoft has unveiled an Arctic Camouflage controller for the Xbox 360. Microsoft says the design for the controller was inspired by snow-covered environments. The wireless controller has a 30-foot range. Read more... May 18, 2014

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