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08.18.12

A dark cloud had been hovered over the cloud gaming pioneer OnLive all day Friday as it was on death watch after reports that employees were leaving in mass with boxes in tow in the company's parking lot as the company was rumored to be prepping for a bankruptcy filing. Then late Friday, the company issued a statement announcing the sale of its assets to an unnamed buyer that would continue the cloud gaming service. We talked to CEO and Founder Steve Perlmean in happier times as he talks about OnLive's products and mission in this exclusive video interview.

07.12.12

Ubisoft’s award winning historical fiction action-stealth franchise ‘Assassin’s Creed’ will receive some much needed star power for its upcoming live action film in the form of German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender.

04.16.12

LAS VEGAS -- As the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show officially starts Monday in Las Vegas, the major camera manufacturers have already kicked the show into full gear and this NAB is all about 4K (4096 x 3072). 4K is the next high definition standard for displaying HD content with a display resolution that is four times higher resolution than 1080p (1920 x 1080). At their respective press conferences today, Canon demoed its recently announced Cinema EOS C500 and 1D C cameras and showed two short films shot on the new cameras while Sony showed off its NEX-FS700 for the first time which will be a 1080p camera that will be 4K ready via a future firmware upgrade and external recorder. Panasonic showed off a 4K Varicam prototype camera as well as announced its AVC Ultra codec for supporting 4K workflows in its camera ecosystem. Meanwhile, RED, the pioneer in 4K cameras, kept a couple steps ahead of the competition as RED's CEO Jim Jannard posted an announcement late Sunday night on the its RedUser.Net forums giving specs, availability and pricing info on its new 6K (6000 x 4000) Dragon sensor which will be a $6,000 upgrade for its EPIC camera and an as yet undisclosed upgrade price for its Scarlet camera.

03.09.12

Deadly Premonition is one of those weird cases in the game industry.  There’s some stuff that just doesn’t make sense about it, and its production values aren’t as high as other games you’ll find on the market, but somehow you just can’t help but be mesmerized by what it has to offer within its strange little world.  It’s been a huge hit on Xbox 360, and now, according to news we’ve stumbled across at the Game Developers Conference, PS3 owners will soon get a turn.

02.29.12

The "Doctor Who" series is one of the richest scifi series to hit television sets. The series has been around for more than fifty years providing their fans thrills week to week. While their have been video game spin offs of the "Doctor Who" franchise, none of them have carried elements of the show, which made it so great. Fans want to relieve experience and be apart of the show.

01.29.12

Kim Dotcom, the founder and mastermind of the beleaguered file-sharing site Megaupload that was recently shut down by authorities, doesn't just face prison time and substantial fines for his alleged crimes, he has also lost his status as the world’s highest ranked player in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. With millions in the bank and a huge mansion from his illegal file sharing empire, Dotcom apparently had a lot of time on his hands and was playing a lot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 under the gamertag MEGARACER. Dotcom had earned the top spot in the first-person shooter video game late last year, according to MSNBC. With around 15 million players worldwide and over $1 billion in sales, Modern Warfare 3 is one of the best selling video games of all time.

01.15.12

LAS VEGAS -- Last year at CES 2011, tablets were all the rage and they used the show as their coming out party. While CES 2012 was more evolutionary versus revolutionary for tablets, they were many bright spots in the tablet world especially for gaming. We roundup the best gaming tablets and tablet technology from this year's CES in Las Vegas.

10.27.11

There were a lot of memorable moments that came about in 2K Games' Borderlands when it released in 2010.  Dancing robots.  Huge explosions.  A mammoth boss battle or two.  Then there's Crazy Earl, a character that not only stood out in his own right with his craziness, but also expanded the campaign by adding various missions that we didn't see coming.  Well, hang onto your hats, boys and girls, because he's coming back with a vengeance.

09.28.11

Ever since its debut last year for PlayStation 3, Gran Turismo 5 has been enthralling race fans.  However, we've heard for months now that the series was going to get some sort of expansion through downloadable content, though Sony has remained mum on said rumors.  Now, thanks to the series creator, CEO and racing mastermind Kazunori Hamayuchi, those big changes look to finally be coming this October.  But what are they?  And are they enough to keep up with Microsoft's upcoming Forza Motorsport 4?

09.14.11
When some of the more compact cell phones came out in the late 1990s, they all came packed with games like Snake, but most people never really thought anything of them. With the advent of smartphones such as the iPhone, mobile gaming has become the latest craze. It slowly gained momentum as the iPhone became more popular, and now has reached an all-time high thanks to games like Angry Birds. If one wanted to make an easy profit, it would make sense that developing a game on this platform can bring in some nice profits. However, Satoru Iwata recently stated that Nintendo will not be joining the party and instead focus on console-based gaming.
08.22.11

Despite Activision's attempts to call a cease fire, the war of words between Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 continues on, with the developers pushing the envelope to make their war effort the better one this holiday season.  This time around, though, EA made a bold statement indicating that the Call of Duty series in general may not have much of a future.  But is that the case?

08.21.11

Bioware already had more than enough going on at GamesCom this past week, showing its highly anticipated Mass Effect 3 to an eager onslaught of gamers and gaming media.  But Dr. Ray Muzyka, Bioware's CEO, had more sequels to talk about besides the sci-fi saga.  He hinted that the next game on the Dragon Age series, which is reportedly underway, will actually take some elements from the best-selling Origins and combine them with parts from Dragon Age II, creating a new experience that fans of both games will thoroughly enjoy.

08.08.11
When Call of Duty: Black Ops hit the market last year, sales numbers hit amazingly high numbers, totalling over $1 billion in sales worldwide. However, there wasn't much competition against it in the world of first-person shooters because Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was released 8 months prior to Black Ops. Now that Battlefield 3 is right up against Modern Warfare 3 by being only two weeks apart in release, you would think that it would slow Call of Duty's momentum down even just the slightest bit. However, CEO of Activision Bobby Kotick likes to think otherwise.
08.03.11

Both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have their fair share of streaming services available, including NHL GameCenter (just wait till next season!), ESPN, Hulu Plus and Netflix.  But HBO is about to join the fray, as HBO CEO Jeff Bewkes has announced that the HBO Go service will be coming to consoles sometime in the near future, along with high-definition televisions.  Several users out there are complaining that this plan doesn't make much sense, but in the long run, it really does...just as long as HBO performs one small move to solidify its plans.

07.12.11

PopCap Games, developers of such popular titles as Bejeweled and Plants Vs Zombies, has just been acquired by EA, one of the leading publishers in the game market. EA has already been focusing more on the casual market, with such games as Risk: FACTIONS and a host of iPad and mobile games they've published. With this in mind, and the recent rumors that PopCap Games was being bought by an unnamed group, this announcement makes a lot of sense.

07.05.11
This upcoming holiday season will be hosting an interesting battle taking place between two of the biggest franchises in video games: Call of Duty and Battlefield. At E3 this past June, John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts, took some shots at the Call of Duty franchise, boasting that Battlefield has what it takes to usurp the throne that Call of Duty currently sits on. To heighten the rivalry, EA moved Battlefield 3's release date to October 25, placing it merely two weeks before Modern Warfare 3 hits store shelves. With all of this in place, just what does Modern Warfare 3 need to do in order to win the rivalry?
07.01.11
The word "limbo" could mean several different things depending on who you talk to. It could mean a state in the afterlife, or it could mean being trapped in a dream state like in the film "Inception." But for some, it's actually a video game. Last year, PlayDead Entertainment introduced XBox 360 gamers to a puzzle platformer that captivated a lot of people because of its art style and the puzzles that needed to be solved. But now, that same game will be making its way onto the PS3 and Steam sometime later this year.
06.12.11
With Microsoft kicking off E3 in disappointing fashion, it was up to Sony to try to get things back on a happier track with a press conference that would feature better games and other content. Sony had a lot on its plate at E3. They suffered a network outage that lasted over a month due to it being hacked, leaving many PS3 owners upset. Plus, they had a new piece of hardware to show off. Things started to go their way as the Playstation Network was back in full force before E3. Did Sony capitalize on its momentum and blow us away with a great press conference?
05.23.11
 The NBA 2K series has quickly grown over the years to be the leading basketball video game franchise. It had its humble beginnings on the Sega Dreamcast, garnering a lot of attention due to its visual prowess as well as its tight gameplay. Since then, the series has jumped onto every major console and the PC. Earlier today, the NBA and 2K Sports extended their partnership, ensuring that the series will see more releases for the next few years.
01.05.11

LAS VEGAS (CES) -- At AT&T's Developer Summit a day before CES officially opens, AT&T Mobile President Ralph De La Vega introduced its 4G network introducing availability of its new 4G LTE network in Spring 2011 and including its HSPA+ network upgrade under the 4G moniker, following T-Mobile's "4G" HSPA+ marketing.

01.05.11

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at CES with his annual pre-CES keynote speech by announcing that Microsoft had sold over 8 million Kinect controllers in its first 60 days since its launch and also introduced AvatarKinect for Kinect which can track facial expressions such as eye winks, mouth movements and other facial movements and display that on your Xbox Live avatar online. AvatarKinect will be available as a free update for all Kinect customers in the summertime.

04.08.10

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced today to a packed audience that multitasking is finally coming to the iPhone as part of the new iPhone OS 4.0 which will ship this summer. Jobs said that Apple has finally figured out how to implement third party multitasking without hurting performance or battery life, which he demoed on stage at the press conference. To activate the multitasking, users just need to double click on the iPhone home button and a list of your apps will pop up on screen. Users can then just tap the app they want to switch to.