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With Mario Kart 8, Nintendo gets DLC right

November 12, 2014 |

This week, Nintendo rolls out the first of two downloadable content packs for the Wii U’s Mario Kart 8. The release marks the beginning of a new strategy for the Kyoto-based game maker: instead of a steady stream of … Read More

GameSoundCon starts October 7th in Los Angeles

October 2, 2014 |

A while back we showcased BEEP, a documentary exploring the history of music and sound in video games.  On its final day, the Kickstarter has earned well over its initial $40,000 goal, with more than a thousand backers and a … Read More

Is PS Vita Becoming an Indie Console?

September 24, 2014 | 3

In the land of handheld gaming – already a dying breed – the PS Vita is a clear loser.  It’s sold just a 10th of the models as its predecessor the PSP, and the Nintendo DS has outstripped sales 20-to-1.  … Read More

Debate About Gaming Journalism Spawns #GamerGate Phenomenon

September 9, 2014 | 1

The Zoe Quinn scandal has sparked an active debate that shows no signs of abating.  United under the hashtag #GamerGate, advocates of gaming journalism reform are making their views heard – and many critics are arguing that the issue … Read More

Mojang’s Minecraft now available for Xbox One

September 5, 2014 |

Mojang’s Minecraft is now available for Xbox One. The 553 MB downloadable game is priced at $19.99 and available on Xbox Live. There are also several downloadable add-ons available for Xbox One including Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Skin Pack, Minecraft Fantasy … Read More

Director Seeks Funding for Video Game Music Documentary

September 2, 2014 | 1

A Kickstarter campaign launched by Karen Collins, a researcher at the University of Waterloo in Canada, seeks to give video game sound the attention it deserves.  The campaign seeks to fund “Beep,” a documentary all about the history of sound … Read More

Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest Sparks Debate Over Gaming Journalism and Misogyny

August 30, 2014 |

If the name “Zoe Quinn” doesn’t immediately ring alarm bells in your mind, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks (or busy slaying mobs in Azeroth).  The Internet has been abuzz recently about this new … Read More

2k releases ‘Bioshock’ for iPad & iPhone

August 28, 2014 | 1

2k’s Bioshock was first released in 2007 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Now the company’s China subsidiary has released the game for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch iOS devices. The new title is priced at $14.99, … Read More

ReddX app for Xbox One brings Reddit content to Console

August 19, 2014 |

Reddit users with Xbox One consoles will want to check out the newly launched free app called ReddX. The app lets Xbox Live users interact with others similar to the Reddit.com experience, and unlock media achievements named after popular Internet … Read More

Open-World Survival Games: The Newest Gaming Zeitgeist

August 18, 2014 |

It’s no shocker that game genres come and go in phases, and the popularity of these games is always intimately tied to the technology available for developing them.  As internet connections became stronger and LAN parties grew obsolete, the … Read More