Video Games Category

Google Look to Boost YouTube with $1 billion Twitch Acquisition

YouTube has reached a deal to purchase the popular video game streaming service, Twitch, for “more than $1 billion” according to Variety’s sources. If successful, the deal would be the most significant in YouTube’s history and would significantly bolster the service and its content offering, with Twitch being far and away the number one service […]

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‘Halo 5: Guardians’ is coming to Xbox One in fall 2015

Halo 5

Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced the next-installment in the hugely popular Halo franchise, Halo 5: Guardians, via a blog post by 343 Industries’ General Manager, Bonnie Ross, detailing the future of the Halo franchise. Set for a fall 2015 release on Xbox one, Master Chief’s imposing frame graces the Halo 5 teaser image, confirming a return to action […]

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Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Blake J. Harris’  Console Wars chronicles Sega’s remarkable transformation from industry punchline to global video game powerhouse, focusing on the console war of the early 90s that was waged between Sega and Nintendo, Mario and Sonic, and children around the world that felt compelled to take to the playground and passionately defend their platform of choice. Despite […]

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‘Hundreds of Titles’ Coming to PlayStation Now at Launch

PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now is Sony’s upcoming video game streaming service, set to open the door for classic titles on current-gen PlayStation hardware, as well as other non-gaming platforms like smartphones and tablets. Set to launch in North America later this year, Sony recently announced that the service will feature “hundreds of titles” on day one, with […]

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Things I Learned From Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct

Last night saw Nintendo stream the first Nintendo Direct broadcast of 2014. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata took the reigns once again – with his trademark Engrish and restrained enthusiasm – for a stream focusing on Wii U and 3DS titles set to hit store shelves and the eShop this spring. Here’s what I took from […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors

Announced in the December Nintendo Direct broadcast, the tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors takes the much loved characters, enemies and weapons from the Legend of Zelda and attempts to tie them with the hack-and-slash action of Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors series. I’m all for Nintendo giving their IPs to external developers to create fresh experiences, but […]

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Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Alongside Super Mario Galaxy, Donkey Kong Country Returns is one of the most highly regarded games in the Wii library and Retro Studios is giving it a second lease of life on Nintendo’s 3DS. Adding some new levels into the mix and toning down the challenge with a brand new mode that could make this […]

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate In Massive eShop Sale

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Those looking to indulge their JRPG Monster Hunting cravings should head on over to Nintendo’s eShop, as Capcom’s critically acclaimed Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has received substantial 40% discounts in both European and US eShops. The 3DS version can be had for the paltry sum of £23.99, while the Wii-U version will set you back […]

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The next gen is here, and while the rest of the world is busy getting excited over yet another annual release of Assassin’s Creed or the latest Call of Duty, I decided that playing the role of a sword swinging elf-child, clad in green and on an adventure to save a princess would be a […]

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