Gaming

Sega debuts free classic games on mobiles
June 22, 2017 at 8:00 am

Sega has started to release free mobile versions of classic games from its back catalogue. The first five, including Sonic the Hedgehog, are available now via the Apple and Android app stores. The gamemaker said it planned to release additional titles every two weeks for the Sega Forever service. Some fans have complained about the…

NBC Sports Jumps on the Esports Bandwagon
June 21, 2017 at 8:08 am

Comcast Corp.’s NBC Sports plans to announce Wednesday it will televise an esports tournament later this summer, the latest broadcaster turning to competitive videogaming to grow viewership at a time when many consumers are cutting the cord. The cable network hopes a tournament built around a popular quirky game called “Rocket League” will attract hard-to-reach…

4K is the wrong target for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
June 20, 2017 at 7:52 am

The dust has settled on E3, and we now know a lot more about how Microsoft hopes to revive its fortunes with the console formerly known as Scorpio. Like thePlayStation 4 Pro, the Xbox One X is a souped-up system laser-focused on displaying 4K images. You can argue over the degree to which either console…

The E3 2017 Recap for CE Retailers
June 19, 2017 at 12:39 pm

A handful of major product announcements out of last week's E3 video game show should draw interest from the CE retail community.

'Pokémon Go' to get raid battles and simplified gyms
June 19, 2017 at 9:29 am

A year after Pokémon Go captivated the world with its location-based catch-athon, Niantic is making some changes. The biggest is raid battles, a concept that was teased in the very first trailer for the game. They'll launch "in the coming weeks" and take place at existing gyms, allowing groups of players to take on rare…

E3 2017: all the announcements from gaming's biggest show
June 14, 2017 at 8:52 am

E3 2017 is arguably the biggest event in the gaming industry calendar and it's under way right now in Los Angeles, California. It's on to day five at the conference where we'll get a chance to check out even more must-see games and take in the packed show floor. Following Microsoft and Sony's mega showcases,…

10 most exciting PS4 games Sony showed off at E3 2017
June 13, 2017 at 7:50 am

Sony's E3 2017 was much like its last - a no frills event that cut away all the big on-stage monologues and guests in favour of game demos and trailers. While there certainly weren't enough live demos for our liking (and a few too many edited trailers), its clear PS4 has a lot of content…

Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know
June 13, 2017 at 7:43 am

Scorpio no more. The next Xbox will be Xbox One X. It's coming November 7 for $499. One year after revealing the existence of Project Scorpio -- an Xbox capable of playing games at 4K resolution and supporting virtual reality -- Microsoft is lifting the lid on the last few details here at the 2017…

10 most exciting Xbox One games Microsoft revealed at E3 2017
June 12, 2017 at 7:44 am

Microsoft came to E3, saw and conquered everyone (so far) with Xbox One X, and the most powerful console in the world is bringing upgraded processing power, graphical oomph and the might of the cloud. A new console must mean new games, and Microsoft hasn’t disappointed, with one of the most impressive lineups ever. We’ve…

Microsoft's mysterious new trademark hints at holographic gaming
June 9, 2017 at 7:46 am

With just under three days left until Microsoft's big E3 2017 presentation, the tech giant has filed for a mysterious trademark that could possibly shake up its gaming repertoire. Microsoft has applied for a trademark patent for "Direct Reality," which is described as "computer software for holographic applications," according toGameSpot. Though "holographic applications" could apply…