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Nintendo Scoops E3 With Previews of Upcoming Titles

Nintendo has once again gone straight to gamers with its latest Nintendo Direct video to generate hype for its latest offerings. The video game console maker and game publisher announced Friday that popular characters will arrive for the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS handheld system. The latest Ni...

EA Spurns Social Game Wallflowers

Electronic Arts will shut down three of its less popular games on Facebook, citing waning interest in some of the company's social network offerings. Starting June 14, The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society will not be available to Facebook users. It was a difficult decision to kill the gam...

Ridge Racer Makes Daring Free-Style Move

There are several notable standout series in the world of car-racing games, including The Need for Speed from Electronic Arts' and Gran Turismo from Sony. However, Namco Bandai's Ridge Racer could surge past the competition with a new free-to-play model. Namco Bandai is far from the first company t...

The Video Game Circle Game: What’s Old Must Be New Again

The video game industry has been suffering one of its most notable slumps in recent years. Sales in February were down compared with the same period a year ago. March's numbers have yet to be released, but they will likely reflect some improvement, as a handful of high-profile titles have arrived. T...

GAME REVIEW

SimCity Is More Magical Than Mundane

The latest version of the long-running SimCity was a long time coming, and when it finally arrived, server issues kept many gamers from getting to the good stuff. It's been nearly a decade since the release of SimCity 4, and now the fifth version -- titled simply SimCity -- is offering gamers the ch...

Riccitiello Booted as EA Reboots

John Riccitiello, who was at the helm of video game publisher Electronic Arts as it tried to navigate major shifts in the industry, will step down as CEO on March 30. Chairman Larry Probst, EA's CEO when Riccitiello took over in 2007, will serve as the company's executive chairman and temporary lead...

SimCity Mod Gives Gamers a Glimpse of What Could Have Been

Since it was announced months before its official release that SimCity would require an online connection to play, fans of the urban planning game have voiced their frustration. Their angst only intensified after this month's launch, which was plagued by crashes and server connection issues that mad...

Swamped Servers Barricade SimCity From Players

Virtual city planners faced a crisis this week as a plague of server issues kept SimCity 5 gamers from connecting. This meant that building virtual roads, zoning communities, and all other jobs involved in creating a city in the game couldn't be accomplished. While essentially a single-player game, ...

Wii U Wii U Rock You

Nintendo's next-generation video game console system, the Wii U, will arrive at stores on Sunday and is expected to sell out quickly. This could leave many holiday shoppers unable to find one as Nintendo will be unable to meet the demand. In many ways this is a replay of the 2006 launch of the Ninte...

Goko Shows Its Hand

Startup game company Goko emerged from its 2011 stealth launch on Thursday, officially unveiling its HTML5-based lineup. The company -- which released its software development kits to independent developers interested in publishing and monetizing games for the HTML5 platform -- has held its cards cl...

Linux Gaming Begins Gathering Steam

Linux users have been mostly left out when trying to get in on the gaming action, but soon they'll be able to be "Left 4 Dead 2" instead. On Tuesday, Valve announced that it would bring its digital distribution service Steam to the Linux platform. The company reportedly formed a new team last year ...

CONFERENCE REPORT

Microsoft’s E3 Message: It’s All About Games – and Everything Else

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, remains the biggest video game trade event in the world, but Microsoft proved that the electronic entertainment world could be very much in transition as the Xbox looks to continue its dominance in the living room. "Xbox has moved from being the best-selling...

WEEKLY RECAP

Another iThing, Another iTempest

The debut of the latest iPad was once again an orgy of revenue for Apple. The company claims 3 million were sold in the opening weekend, and that certainly does sound like a lot. But just as iPad sales are running hot, apparently so are the iPads themselves. Some users claim the devices are growing ...

Nvidia’s New GPUs Could Be Real Game Changers

Nvidia has launched the first graphic processing units based on its next-generation Kepler graphics architecture, which offers the promise to deliver superior gaming performance, according to the company. One of the key components of video games on the PC is, of course, the graphics, and as long as ...

‘Mass Effect 3’ Gamers Demand Satisfaction

Normally, the resolution of a video game's story line -- even one as popular as "Mass Effect 3" -- would not be news outside the gaming sector. In this case, however, some fans are so disgruntled that they've lodged a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Electronic Arts and BioW...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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