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Analysis of Nintendo’s Wii U Conference in NYC

After two disastrous E3 showings, Nintendo had a lot to prove with Thursday’s Wii U conference in New York City.  What will the price be?  When is it coming out?  What are the system’s online capabilities (if any)?  Most importantly, what games are coming out for the system?  Thankfully, Nintendo delivered definitive answers to most […]

Battle.net Hacked; You Should Probably Change Your Password

Anyone who has played Diablo III, World of Warcraft, or StarCraft II recently and has a Battle.net account, take note; Blizzard reports that its Battle.net servers have been hacked.  Specifically, Battle.net’s North American servers have been hacked.  While Blizzard doesn’t think that personal information like credit card numbers or home addresses were taken, many users’ […]

I’d Call the Ouya Console Kickstarter Campaign a Success

The latest Kickstarter craze is for the Ouya console.  The Ouya is a small Android-powered console built around mobile phone technology that is meant to be easy to develop for.  The console will supposedly come out by March 2013.  After a month-long Kickstarter campaign that lasted almost a month and was initially seeking only $950,000, […]

Industry Not Doing Well Overall, but Digital Revenues are a Bright Spot

The video game industry has had a rough year so far.  Everyone knows that.  What you might not be aware of, however, is that the digital sector of this great industry (which includes things such as full downloadable games, DLC, subscription fees, and mobile/social games) is actually doing better than the retail, disc-based games market.  […]

The Last of US Wins the Game Critics Award for Best of E3 2012

E3 2012 has come and gone, but the memories of the show’s best games linger on.  The Game Critics Awards–the most prestigious E3 awards considering they’re voted on by multiple publications–have named Sony’ and developer Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us as the Best of Show of E3 2012.  The Last of Us was also […]

E3 2012: Nintendo Press Conference Reactions

Coming into E3 2012, Nintendo looked like the surefire “winner” of the show.  While Sony and Microsoft drag their feet on showing or even talking about their next-gen consoles, Nintendo was getting ready to show off the Wii U.  The Wii U was said to feature hardware better than Xbox/PS3, an improved online service called […]

E3 2012: Sony Press Conference Reactions

Ubisoft was a top act to follow, but Sony did a decent job with their E3 conference.  It reminded me a lot of Microsoft’s earlier in the day–some great games, but some boring stretches, too.  Things started off predictably enough, with a montage that went on for about 10 minutes.  Bucking traditional Sony trend, however, […]

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