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The Xbox One has only been out since November 22 and already it has sold over 2 million units with a daily average of 111,111.
The success of their newest console is definitely appreciated by the team over at Microsoft. “We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans,” Yusuf Mehdi, who is the corporate vice president of strategy and marketing for the Xbox, said in a press statment.…Read More »
Valve has just announced that SteamOS will be released on December 13, 2013.
The new OS will be coming out at the same time as the beta versions of Steam Machines as well as Steam controllers, which are being delivered to 300 participants.…Read More »
Bethesda Softworks, the game-making company that has brought hits such as Fallout 3 and the now legendary Skyrim, has just released the dates on which their newest game, Elder Scrolls Online, will come out.
“We’re pleased to announce The, the latest chapter of the award-winning franchise that brings the legendary experience online for the first time, will be launching worldwide for PC and Mac on April 4, 2014 (4.4.14),” the studio said to the Examiner.…Read More »
The government in South Australia has unveiled a new facet in their war on gaming and this one focuses on gambling. According to them, if you gamble in a video game as a kid, it will lead to a gambling addiction later in life.…Read More »
It was just announced that since the PS4 has launched on November 15, there has been over 38 years of gameplay streamed on Twitch and Ustream. There have been 800,000 broadcasts and the system has had millions of spectator sessions.
10 percent of all the content streamed through Twitch has come from the PS4 since its launch and the games that have received the most views include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and Killzone: Shadow Fall.…Read More »
Ben Krasnow, who works at Valve as a mechanical and electrical engineer, has designed two new, interesting, and yet very unconventional controllers. One is controlled in your mouth and the other essentially by your bum.
The tongue mouse is similar to a retainer, works by biting down on it to click the mouse, and you move the cursor by using your tongue to rub it against the plastic, which has a built in sensor.…Read More »
Some trolls on 4chan have left instructions that supposedly unlock new features on the Xbox One, but in reality, once applied, throw the console into a constant cycle of reboots which essentially destroys the system.
The prank involves several steps and starts by accessing the Developer Console menu and after being followed leaves the Xbox in a state that it cannot recover from.…Read More »
There has been a lot of speculation over the website TheSurvivor2299, and whether or not it was a promotion made by Bethesda to announce the much-anticipated Fallout 4. Over the weekend it was revealed that it wasn’t a hoax when Bethesda confirmed that they hadn’t had anything to do with it and the creator on the hoax has posted on Reddit, saying that “I know I’m a douche.”
Initially the site held a countdown clock as well as hints that Bethesda would announce that Fallout 4 was a reality.…Read More »
It has just been confirmed that Telltale will be working on a video game series for Game of Thrones.
Though details are hazy at this point, it is known that Telltale wants to get it out next year and that it will be based more off the television series than the books.…Read More »
It seems like rumors about a Warcraft movie have been around for years, with even Sam Raimi being attached to work on it at one point. Recently it was revealed that Duncan Jones has been brought in as the director and now we have details on six more cast members.…Read More »
In case you missed the newest Tomb Raider and also have the Xbox One of PS4, you will be able to play a version designed for the newest generation of consoles with Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition.
The newest iteration in the long running video game franchise took the origin story approach and featured a Lara Croft who was younger and not fully come into her own yet.…Read More »
Kaveh Kamooneh was arrested in Georgia and kept for 15 hours after he “stole” 5 cents worth of electricity from the Chamblee Middle School.
Kamooneh had parked his Nissan Leaf and was charging it at a nearby outlet while watching his son play tennis when a police officer, who was clearly on a very important mission to stop people from taking even the barest amount of electricity without paying for it, told him to stop and then filed a report.…Read More »
Peter Clatworthy, a 19-year-old who lives in Billborough, which is near Nottingham, UK, spent £450 (roughly US$749.02) on an Xbox One. Or so he thought. Turns out, what he ended up buying was a picture of an Xbox One.
The ad for the Xbox One was posted on eBay and although the ad was a little suspicious, Clatworthy brushed it off anyway because it was still a little cheaper than the rest of the Xbox Ones on there.…Read More »
Applebee’s has reported a plan to purchase 100,000 tablets for 1,800 of its US locations and using them to allow customers to order without having to actually talk to someone.
They plan on buying their tablets from Presto, who specialize in making food service tablets; each tablet will have a normal credit card reader and near field communication (NFC) capabilities that will allow you to connect the tablet to your mobile wallet applications.…Read More »
It has just been revealed that Ouya, the company which created the mini-console with the same name, will now be accepting Bitcoin as payment.
The Ouya was released earlier this year and allows people to play Android-based games on their TVs.…Read More »
Blockbuster has announced that it will be closing 62 more stores in the United Kingdom. This will also mean that 427 previous employees of the company will now be out of a job.
The closure will take place in just a few days, on December 8th, just a month after it was reported that 72 other Blockbusters would be closed.…Read More »
Samy Kamkar, a hacker already well known for his past hacks such as crashing MySpace in 2005, has revealed both the hardware as well as software specs on how to build a drone which can find other drones, hack and then give control over to the hacking drone.…Read More »
The Affordable Health Care Act has definitely had a tumultuous couple of months. Finally it seems to be working for the most part and on Monday it was able to handle a million users, though there are still some bugs that need to be worked out.…Read More »
Paul Campos, who is known as “Lord Eternal”, has reportedly spent $3,999 Brazilian real, which equals out to roughly $1,697.22 USD, for a PS4. Now he is definitely a serious gamer.
According to their Sony’s Latin America General Manager, Mark Stanley explained that hefty price has been “allocated to compensate for the fees and taxes that are applied to the product during the import process.” Still, it is definitely one hell of a price for a gaming console and he admits that its “not good for our consumers, and it is not good for the PlayStation brand.” These comments were written in a post on the Brazilian PlayStation Blog and translated via Google.…Read More »
On December 1st, a young man named Ikenna Uwakah was shot and killed in San Fransisco, after agreeing online to meet up and sell a PS4.
Uwakah was only 22 and Ronnie Collins has been arrested on suspicion of his murder.…Read More »
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, will be coming to PS4 in April of 2014, after a beta which will start on the 22nd of February.
The game is already currently available on PC and PS3.…Read More »
Steam has reached a milestone on Sunday, when at 11 a.m. its store had 7.19 million concurrent users. That is to say, 7.19 people were using Steam at the same time, worldwide.
Lately when it comes to the gaming news world it seems like Microsoft and Sony have been ruling the scene.…Read More »
So far Call of Duty: Ghosts is the most popular multiplayer game on the Xbox One and is dominating the PS4 as well.
It hasn’t been out for that long, but aside from that, it also the best selling PS4 game.…Read More »
Finally, after a few months and a tremendous effort to fix the Affordable Health Care Act’s website, it seems that it is finally running smoothly, for the most part.
The debacle over the HealthCare.gov website and how many problems it had has been well documented as of late.…Read More »
On December 2 China will be launching a probe to the moon. Chang’e-3 will depart from Xichang, which is a Chinese launch center for satellites, and aim to land on the Moon 12 days later, on December 14.
Once there, the probe, which contains a rover that has been named Yutu, will traverse the Moon and survey it.…Read More »
Anil Valiv, a government officer in India, has created PositiveSaathi.com, which is a site that helps HIV positive Indians find romantic matches.
To date Valiv has helped create matches that resulted in between 200 and 400 marriages so far. He got the idea after organizing HIV tests for truck drivers, in India’s Latur town, where he heard about a story, from a doctor, about a man getting desperate to find a partner for marriage.…Read More »
Gamers have reported being suspended from Xbox Live’s Upload Studio for using bad language. Microsoft stands by this decision and apparently they are losing patience when it comes to the use of “filthy” language.
“(W)e take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously.…Read More »
As far as early indications go on how the console wars went on Black Friday, it seems that so far Microsoft is in the lead.
This information comes to us through a survey conducted by InfoScout, a market research firm, and according to their findings, so far, Xbox One console sales make up 31% of the market.…Read More »
If you’re having trouble redeeming your vouchers on the PlayStation Network (PSN), it is because it has been suspended.
The news was announced yesterday on the PlayStation Blog by Sid Shuman, who is a social media manager at Sony.
“Unfortunately this means that money cards, product vouchers, PlayStation Plus vouchers, PS3-PS4 upgrade vouchers and any other vouchers for digital content are not redeemable at this time,” Shuman said in the blog post.…Read More »
The US government is being ordered to pay $50 million to Apptricity for violating a licensing agreement and spreading Apptricity’s software among its military ranks without actually paying for it.
The software, which tracks supplies and troops, was authorized for use on five of the military’s servers and thousands of workstations.…Read More »
With the advancement of technology and social media, privacy is becoming more and more of a concern. Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, believes that privacy is something that will be harder and harder to maintain. As items that could be used to easily violate privacy, like Google Glass, become more prominent, it will be interesting to see the reaction they get, because already, there is some backlash.…Read More »