Conan O'Brien Reveals What Minecraft Version of Show Would Look Like

Conan wanted to do an entire episode of the Conan show in the Minecraft environment. Conan says they got excited about animating the episode but unfortunately Minecraft's creators were not on board for the idea. Read more... January 28, 2015

Life-Sized Pac-Man Game Featured in Bud Light Super Bowl Ad

Pac-Man is brought to life as a full-sized real world game in Bud Light's Super Bowl commercial. The 60-second ad is called "Coin." Budweiser is also bringing back its Budweiser Clydesdales in another Super Bowl ad. Read more... January 26, 2015

New Nintendo 3DS XL to Launch in February

Nintendo will be launching its new Nintendo 3DS XL portable handheld console in the U.S. on February 13, 2015. The console will cost $199.99. Nintendo says the new console has enhancements that make for smoother and more engrossing game play. Read more... January 20, 2015

The Princess Bride Mobile Game Launches

A new mobile game is out based on the wonderful The Princess Bride book and movie. The mobile game was developed by Gameblend Studios. It recreates some of the memorable scenes from the film. Read more... January 18, 2015

Internet Archive Adds Thousands of Free MS-DOS Games

The Internet Archive has added thousands of free MS-DOS games. The games can be played in your browser through the EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator. The browser-based emulator is still in beta mode so you may experience some bugs. Read more... January 8, 2015

Dying Light Video Game Involves Parkour and Zombies

Players use parkour skills to fight zombies in the upcoming video game Dying Light from Techland. The game is set in Urfa, Turkey where the city is full of deadly, hungry zombies. The parkour style of the game could take some getting use to but it does provide a unique element for a zombie apocalypse adventure game. Read more... January 3, 2015

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Knocked Offline

The PlayStation Network and Xbox Live have both been offline during hacking attacks over the holidays. The hack comes at a time when many hackers are trying out new games they received for Christmas. DDoS attacks were used by the hackers to bring down the networks by overwhelming them with requests. Read more... December 27, 2014

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

Nintendo Announces Pokemon Art Academy for the Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has announced Pokemon Art Academy for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. The game offers 40 lessons that teach gamers how to draw Pokemon characters, including Pikachu, Oshawott, Charizard, Torchic, Fletchling and Fennekin. Professor Andy is the game instructor. Pokemon fans who love to draw will have fun with this art game. Read more... May 12, 2014

Nintendo Apologizes for Failure to Include Same-Sex Relationships in Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Life is a virtual world simulator for Mii characters on the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has been criticized because the game only allows for straight Mii relationships. A Twitter account was event set-up pushing for @Miiquality. Read more... May 9, 2014

Kevin Durant Named Cover Athlete for NBA 2K15

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has been named the cover athlete for NBA 2K15. Durant was the 2014 NBA MVP. The latest version of the game will be released on October 7 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. Read more... May 7, 2014

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