Ever since Microsoft reversed controversial DRM and "always-on" policies back in June, the company has been promoting a sense of transparency in regard to Xbox One and information about the surrounding ecosystem.
Editors' note: Nvidia released an over-the-air (OTA) update on October 28, adding new features and upgrading the OS to Android 4.3. There's a new section below covering the changes. We've also adjusted the overall score up as the features address some of the Shield's major problems.
When you think "portable gaming," Android isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. But with iPhones and iPads gobbling up more and more of the on-the-go gaming market that was once ruled exclusively by Nintendo and Sony, Android is getting in on the game. And … Read more
One of 2013's brightest moments in gaming is poised to get even better.
Today, Irrational Games, the Boston-based development studio responsible for BioShock and BioShock Infinite, has announced two of the three promised DLC packs to complement BioShock Infinite, and has clued us in as to what the third pack will be.
Clash in the Clouds, which is available today for $4.99 or 400 MS points, features four new maps spread across Columbia where Booker will take on wave after of wave of the game's iconic baddies. Completing challenges unlocks achievements and players can compete online by … Read more
Let's imagine Nintendo were to enter the world of mobile phone game development. What sorts of games would it make? Would social and physical activity be a part of the game?
You don't have to wait around to see such a game right now: Nintendo has stealthily released four of them on the Nintendo 3DS, but buried them in a place few people tend to check. And along with Animal Crossing, they represent a more mobile-oriented game approach than you'd expect.
When I say "mobile-oriented," here's what I mean: these games actually require you … Read more
To date, the footage we've seen from Grand Theft Auto V has been trailers highlighting the cinematic cutscenes. But today, gamers can get their first look at actual GTA V gameplay in this brand new trailer the Rockstar drive-and-crime epic, hitting Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17.
See more Grand Theft Auto V coverage at our sister site, GameSpot.
Back in March, Microsoft's CVP of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi told Forbes that the Xbox One would support 4K gaming, saying that there was "no hardware restriction there at all".
However, some testing from AnandTech suggests that while that statement might be technically accurate, whether it's playable or not might be a different matter.
At Computex, AnnadTech's Ian Cutress got his hands on a 4K monitor and decided to run some gaming benchmarks and see what happened.
One of the surprise announcements of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was an open-world action-adventure game set in the same post-apocalyptic universe of the Mad Max film series. There was just one problem: Max had a generic American accent. Deliberately so.
This morning, Christofer Sundberg, founder and executive producer of Avalanche Studios, capitulated to the fan outcry. He tweeted:
Attn. fans who want Max to have an … Read more
The 3DS hits its stride We have a rule: if a game platform has 10 good games, it's worth getting if it's affordable. That "rule of 10" means the Nintendo 3DS is finally worth investing in, if you care about great portable Nintendo games. The game library's filled out at last, and it's now, without a doubt, the best Nintendo platform of the moment. Game for game, it might even be the most impressive platform so far in 2013.… Read more
If you’ve come here wondering whether you should buy the Ouya, let me answer that straight away: no, you shouldn’t. At least not yet.
Instead, let the hacker-types, tinkerers, and the extreme hard-core gamers be the guinea pigs for the Android-based console, because it currently needs all the testing it can get.
With any luck over the next six months, the Ouya's software library will grow to a much more compelling state, bugs will get fixed, the interface will have much-needed features added, and native nongaming content will be released. Harder to address will be the cheap … Read more