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About Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about art, technology, and digital media. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

Posts By Jeff Chabot

Microsoft purchases entire ‘Gears of War’ franchise

January 28, 2014 |

News broke early this morning that Microsoft Studios had purchased the rights to the “Gears of War” franchise from Epic Games, adding to the company’s list of exclusive titles. The acquisition includes rights to all existing and future games, … Read More

Xbox employees get white Xbox One design, jealous?

December 4, 2013 |

Microsoft employees were given a special white edition of the Xbox One, a limited edition design apparently reserved only those working on the Xbox One product launch. An employee has posted quite a few photos of the white Xbox … Read More

Sony confirms indie games for PS4 launch

November 6, 2013 |

Sony has confirmed several indie games will be available on or before the launch of the PlayStation 4 on November 15. Of the titles, four of them are newly confirmed for the PS4 release including Blacklight Retribution, Super Motherload, Trine 2: The … Read More

Valve posts Steam controller demo video

October 11, 2013 |

Valve has released a demo of the new Steam Controller in action, playing a variety of Steam games including Portal, Civilization 5, Counter-Strike, and Papers, Please. The controller, of course, is a prototype. But the demo shows off the … Read More

Microsoft announces Xbox One release date, CPU gets an upgrade

September 4, 2013 |

This morning Microsoft announced the official release date for the Xbox One will be Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. As well as in the US, the ‘One’ will also launch in 12 other markets including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, … Read More

Firefly Online announced at Comic-Con San Diego

July 20, 2013 |

At Comic-Con International San Diego 2013, Quantum Mechanix announced Firefly Online (FFO), a multi-user, social online RPG based on Joss Whedon’s almost cult status television series Firefly. FFO puts you in command of a trade ship that needs a … Read More

OUYA to offer $1M matching funds to developers on Kickstarter

July 18, 2013 |

OUYA, the game console that got its start on Kickstarter by raising over $8.5 million, is now going to launch its own Kickstarter campaign with $1 million to help Android game developers. It’s been a year since OUYA’s campaign (one … Read More

Ouya delays retail launch — fixing sticky controller

May 9, 2013 | | One Comment

ouya console & controllerFor those of you anxiously awaiting the Ouya’s arrival to stores on June 4th, you’ll have to wait another 21 days until Tuesday, June 25th. The original drop date has been delayed by the startup game company, giving Ouya a chance to manufacture more units but also to fix a sticky controller issue Kickstarter backers have complained about. The problem, apparently, was due to the size of the hole the button sits in under the faceplate (exactly which button(s) not specified). Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman told JoyStiq, “we’ve increased the size just a little bit, so now the buttons don’t stick under it.” Ouya backers can request replacement controllers from the company’s customer service. Read More

‘Battlefield 4′ new extended gameplay video, release date confirmed

March 27, 2013 |

DICE has just released a new gameplay video showing 17-minutes of Battlefield 4. With “Total Eclipse of the Heart” set as the background soundtrack, the new video shows the realistic nature of the single-player campaign. The video, titled “Fishing … Read More

‘SEGA Company of Heroes 2′ release date pushed

March 7, 2013 |

Sorry to disappoint anyone who has been waiting patiently, but SEGA has announced the official release date for Company of Heroes 2 has been pushed to June 25th, 2013. Company of Heroes 2 was originally scheduled for an earlier 2013 release, … Read More