Gaming

Nintendo NX Won't Appear at E3
May 12, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Nintendo is sure to have big plans for E3 2015, what with the vague state of the next Legend of Zelda and the continued silence around other classic IP. But their next home console, currently known only as Nintendo NX, won’t be part of their showing. During a recent investor’s call, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata…

GameStop Selling Retro Games
April 17, 2015 at 9:23 am

Remember when GameStop used to sell older games, until they stopped making money and just… vanished? Well, people want old games again (thanks no doubt to cool stuff like the Retron 5), and GameStop is going to test the waters.

It's Official: Guitar Hero is Back
April 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm

THE RUMORS ARE true: After five years off the road, Activision is bringing Guitar Hero back on tour this fall. If you’ve been keeping score, that means that yes, the stage is indeed set for a new battle of the bands, as Activision’s longtime rival in the music spaceHarmonix is releasing Rock Band 4 this fall.

Best Buy Hosting Nintendo Demos
December 8, 2014

Nintendo and Best Buy said this week they are offering hands-on game play at some stores, featuring the company's hottest new games.

It's All About the Games Now
December 1, 2014

With the dust settled from another E3 showcase, gamers have some exciting game announcements to pine

Klipsch Debuts Gaming Headset
November 5, 2014

Klipsch has announced the availability of the  KG-300 wireless headset, which works with PlayStations, Xboxes, PC and Mac. 

Study: Killing Used Games Could Be Profitable, or Suicide
May 29, 2013

If the marketplace of used videogames were to disappear, game publishers would see their profits decline - unless they massively lowered game prices.

Those are the results of a recent study conducted by marketing professors Masakazu Ishihara of the New York University Stern School of Business and Andrew Ching of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Titled "Dynamic Demand for New and Used Durable Goods without Physical Depreciation: The Case of Japanese Video Games," the paper uses data collected from the Japanese gaming market to simulate the effect that the removal

Best Buy Lists Locations Holding The Nintendo Experience
May 29, 2013

The Nintendo Experience is a new venture for Nintendo. It's a part of the company's strategy to communicate directly with fans during E3 2013 instead of hosting a big press conference. Nintendo partnered with Best Buy to provide demo stations for unreleased Wii U games the public can enjoy. Those locations have been posted today on Best Buy's website.

The Nintendo Experience will be held on two dates. The first will be on June 12 from 4pm-8pm. The second and final opportunity will be on June 15 from 1pm-5pm. The promotion also mentions

Microsoft Reportedly to Take Cut on Used Xbox One Game Sales
May 24, 2013

Microsoft's policy concerning used Xbox One games has proven a bit confusing, but a new report may have spilled more concrete details.

Citing information from "retail sources," gaming news site MCV claims that Microsoft and gaming publishers will take a bite out of the sale of each used Xbox One game. In the process of selling a used game, original owners would also see the game wiped from their online accounts so they no longer can play it.

Microsoft has already confirmed that Xbox One users who install a game

GameStop Results Beat as Mobile Sales Rise
May 23, 2013

Video games retailer GameStop Corp's quarterly profit beat estimates for the fourth consecutive quarter, suggesting that its strategy of expanding its digital and mobile offerings is paying off in a tough video-gaming environment.

Sales of video game hardware and software sales have dropped as gamers lean towards lower-priced online offerings on tablets and smartphones.

However, GameStop has managed to buck the trend by selling new and used games to console owners and iOS and Android devices in some stores.