Category: Video Games

Super Mario Bros. game sells for over $100K

February 19, 2019

A rare copy of the iconic game fetches a huge premium at auction Super Mario Bros. has always attracted a considerable amount of attention. It is one of the most iconic video games ever created and has seen its way into a number of different industries, from Hollywood films to songs. Its legend lives on […]

Nintendo working on reviving a buried video game

February 18, 2019

Nintendo is raising the dead with a revival of a long-lost game Nintendo is reportedly considering giving a video game that was “dead and buried” a second life. While the name of the game has not yet been revealed, the information comes from a reliable source and will be announced additional information can be confirmed. […]

Fortnite off the hook for using the Carlton Dance

February 15, 2019

The U.S. Copyright Office won’t let Alfonso Ribeiro copyright the dance Last December, Fortnite found itself in a little bit of trouble for using the “Carlton” dance, moves that were made popular by Alfonso Ribeiro when he starred as Carlton in the hit sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ribeiro threatened to sue for using […]

Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to tax video games

February 14, 2019

The added money would be used to provide security at schools If one Pennsylvania lawmaker has his way, certain video games sold in the state could be taxed more than others. State Representative Christopher Quinn wants to tax games that are rated “mature” or “adults only” and adds that the tax revenue would be used […]

Violent video games don’t lead to violent behavior, study shows

February 13, 2019

Teenage aggression doesn’t stem from playing violent video games It would seem that those opposed to violent video games will have to find a different argument to try and keep them out of the hands of adolescents. Often said to be behind a rise in violent behavior, the video games have now been shown to […]

Sony taps new boss to head up video game development

February 12, 2019

Sony PlayStation has a new leader Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), the arm of Sony that manages its video gaming operations, is getting a new leader. Jim Ryan has been tapped to become the group’s president and CEO, with an effective date of April 1 of this year. Ryan was most recently the Deputy President of […]

Activision Blizzard announces massive layoffs

February 11, 2019

The company is preparing to cut “hundreds” of jobs Activision Blizzard is having a difficult time keeping up with competitors such as Take-Two Interactive and Electronic Arts and weaker sales are beginning to take their toll. The company has announced that it will be cutting its staff, stating that the layoffs could reach into “the […]

Several games pulled from Xbox One store

February 8, 2019

Microsoft has pulled a number of titles from the digital shelves Microsoft has decided to pull a number of popular titles from the digital shelves of the Microsoft Store. The titles will most likely be replaced with newer games, but Xbox One fans of games like Tetris Ultimate, Ghostbusters and #WarGames will no longer see […]

Monster Hunter video game to appear on the big screen

February 7, 2019

The star of the movie should come as no surprise to anyone Monster Hunter has been a huge success with video game fans. The Capcom-developed video game franchise began to impress in 2004 and is still going strong with its latest release, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, which was released in August of last year. Now, […]

Disney, EA Games to continue relationship

February 6, 2019

EA Games is keeping Disney happy with its creativity If anyone was concerned that Disney might pull the plug on its marriage to EA Games, they can rest easy. Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that it is happy with the current arrangement and plans on keeping EA around, at least for a little while […]

Microsoft has something big planned for mobile devices

February 5, 2019

Xbox Live is coming to Android and iOS devices, as well as to the Nintendo Switch Where it was intentional or not, Microsoft has let the cat out of the bag. It appears that the software giant is bringing Xbox Live to mobile and other platforms and its cross-platform solution could be available as soon […]

GameSpot’s days are numbered

February 4, 2019

Previous reports about the video game store’s impending demise are being strengthened GameSpot has been in financial trouble for a while. It hasn’t been able to keep its numbers up as more video game fans turn to digital downloads and there have been rumors that the brick-and-mortar retailer could be facing an end. Those rumors […]

New AI beats Google DeepMind in video games

February 1, 2019

The new artificial intelligence seems to be smarter than Google in Atari games DeepMind, the artificial intelligence (AI) created by Google, is probably feeling a little jealous and underappreciated now. A new breed of AI has been developed that reportedly mastered Atari video games “ten times faster” than DeepMind when it was put to the […]

February to be hot with new video game releases

January 31, 2019

Next month could be a good month to stay indoors playing new games If the weather in the U.S. in any indication, February could be a cold month. It might be better to spend time indoors, and a slew of video games are going to be released that will make passing the time a little […]

Fortnite to lose some of the surprise surrounding loot boxes

January 30, 2019

Epic Games has decided to remove certain characteristics loot boxes due to criticism Loot boxes in video games have been a controversial subject for the past couple of years. Some have argued that they are a form of gambling, while others dismiss those arguments as absurd. For those who don’t know, loot boxes offer tools […]

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