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  • Opinion: Sony Releases PlayStation Vita Bug Fix Before U.S. Launch

    Sony has released a software update for the PlayStation Vita to fix bugs with the device ahead of its U.S. launch in February. The PlayStation Vita 1.51 firmware comes just over a week after the device was introduced in Japan and fixes an issue that affects progress in NEXT Dynasty Warriors, one of the 26 games available at launch.

  • Opinion: Anomaly: Warzone Earth Invades Kindle Fire and Other Android Devices

    Two things you never wanna see made: laws and sausages. But who said anything about video games? See what making games is all about in this surprisingly dramatic timelapse video documenting the process of bringing Anomaly: Warzone Earth to the Kindle Fire, with one caveat: it usually takes quite a bit longer.

  • Opinion: The (Not So) Great Holiday 2011 Xbox LIVE 'Oops'

    Can't get online with your Xbox 360 after running the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update? You're not alone, though the number of people affected by this unfortunate Xbox LIVE access goof is said to be small.

  • Opinion: Batman: Arkham City Adds New Skins, Fresh DLC

    The public adulation for Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham City has not gone unnoticed, and they’re showing their gratitude by releasing a free in-game skin for the Caped Crusader. The skin is based on the Grant Morrison comic called Batman Inc., and can be obtained from the Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and Games For Windows Marketplace. The Batman Inc. skin doesn’t look too different from Batman’s primary pajamas (as opposed to the Batman Beyond skin, which is very distinct), but let’s be honest: The point for a real Batman fan isn’t to nitpick. It’s to collect as much Batman awesomeness as their hard drive can hold.

  • Opinion: And Facebook's Top Games of 2011 Are…

    Ever heard of Bingo Blitz? DoubleDown Casino? Gardens of Time? Me neither, but they made Facebook's "top games of 2011," a list derived from games "with more than 100,000 monthly active users and giving priority to those games with the highest user satisfaction scores."

  • Opinion: Dragon Age III May Draw Inspiration from Skyrim

    So Dragon Age II, do we need to talk about this? What a mess of a slick-looking mostly action-adventure game and an enormous letdown from a company that's been stuck in a developmental rut since Knights of the Old Republic, turning out clones of the latter designed, one assumes, to appeal to a niche, hardcore, D&D-obsessed audience.

  • Opinion: The PlayStation Vita Brings Gaming Into Your Reality

    Game developers and publishers have thrown about the term "augmented reality" for many years, but with usually disappointing results. Sony thinks it may be able to deliver on the promise, however, as the freshly-released (in Japan) Playstation Vita offers an integration between gaming and reality... all in mobile form.

  • Opinion: Sony PlayStation Vita Launches With Technical Problems

    The Sony PlayStation Vita launched in Japan on Friday, and over the weekend the hotly anticipated handheld console had a bit of a rocky start.

  • Opinion: Minecraft Creator Notch Makes Minicraft in 48 Hours

    Last weekend, Minecraft creator and Monhang AB founder Markus Persson (aka Notch) entered the annual accelerated game development competition Ludum Dare. In the competition, developers attempt to create a game from scratch in one weekend based on a community suggested theme. This year's theme was alone and in 48-hours, Persson created a game mash-up of The legend of Zelda exploration and Minecraft crafting called Minicraft.

  • Opinion: Ready, Set, Star Wars: The Old Republic Reviews Incoming

    Let's be frank: What we really wanted from BioWare wasn't a Star Wars MMO, but another single-player something-or-other, Knights of the Old Republic style. Because—and I think I speak for most here—the original Knights of the Old Republic remains BioWare's finest hour, easily the best Star Wars game yet made. Why mess that up by cramming jedis, wookies, smugglers, and sith lords into another boilerplate MMO?

  • Opinion: This Is How the World Ends: Steam Holiday Sale 2011

    To the surprise of absolutely no one, Valve kicked off its annual lapse in responsibility today with a series of daily sales and discounted publisher catalogues on its digital distribution platform, Steam. Although our meteorological marketing experts have gained the ability to predict these regular calamities with a high degree of accuracy, this seasonal vortex of bargains—a particularly monstrous object in the pattern of storms that threaten to ravage our wallets—has caught us all off guard by fiendishly masquerading as a seemingly innocuous series of “fun” challenges meant to lure you into the monstrous Charybdis of buying things as you struggle to unlock achievements and post on friends' walls for no reason. What's this? You imagine yourself to be safe from such horrors? You've built an incredibly elaborate storm shelter and reinforced your wallet with steel plating? My poor, deluded friend, I haven't even told you about the prize yet.

  • Opinion: Treat Yourself to Free Indie Games from Ludum Dare 22

    Looking for something fresh and innovative to play over the holidays? How about Minicraft, a self-referential game from Minecraft superstar Markus "Notch" Persson that plays a bit like if Zelda and Terraria were smashed together in 48 hours to become some sort of beautiful 8-bit hybrid. And that's exactly what happened during the 22nd Ludum Dare, which ends today at 6 pm PST.

  • Opinion: Urban Flipper Turns a Building Into a Giant Pinball Game

    Pinball may seem like your grandparents' game, but the "Urban Flipper" may make you take a new look at an old favorite. French lighting company CT Light Concept put together an interesting presentation in which pinball bumpers and flippers were projected with colored lights onto the side of the Celestine Theater in Lyon, France.

  • Opinion: Portal 2 Science Kit Has Talking, Evil Potato GLaDOS

    Let's set aside a quick disclaimer before we get started. Although it would be incredible if this Portal 2 GLaDOS module could actually be powered by a simple potato, this science kit is actually powered by a CR2030 battery. So, you're not really achieving the time-honored tradition of lighting things up with phosphoric acid, but you can probably plug a light bulb into this thing somewhere.

  • Opinion: Star Wars The Old Republic, One Day and Counting

    Will the force be with BioWare when Star Wars The Old Republic officially launches tomorrow? The company's going to need all the help it can get, as it readies to square off, all in, with MMO juggernaut Activision Blizzard.

  • Opinion: PlayStation Vita Launches in Japan

    Sony's hotly anticipated handheld console, the PlayStation Vita, may not be launching in the United States and Europe until February 22, 2012, but it's officially out in Japan.

  • Opinion: Sony's Tablet S Update Just Made Your Old PlayStation Obsolete

    Playing older video games, especially on a console, is a downright hassle. Without backwards compatibility, you often need to have the actual system on-hand, keep tabs on all the wires, and adjust your TV settings every time you want to get retro. Thankfully, Sony is a little bit ahead of the curve, as their line of "PlayStation Certified" gadgets seeks to work with the PlayStation Suite in order to break you free of your archaic technology.

  • Opinion: Hands-Free Phones are Just as Risky as Handsets, Research Says

    You may be aware of the dangers of driving and texting, using mobile apps, or talking with a handset. But did you know that just talking--even on a hands-free device, such as a Bluetooth headset--is too distracting for most drivers?

  • Opinion: New Humble Indie Bundle Includes Great Games, Breaks $1 Million In 24 Hours

    Confession time: I just bought the fourth Humble Indie Bundle, and you should too. Not because Humble Bundle Inc. is offering you an opportunity to pay whatever you please for five great games, including Shank, Super Meat Boy, NightSky, Bit.Trip Runner and Jamestown. And not because you get to choose where your money goes, whether straight to the developers, the Humble Indie Bundle team or established charity organizations like the American Red Cross, Child's Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

  • Opinion: Carrier IQ Explains Itself: 5 Highlights

    Mobile device and network diagnostic firm Carrier IQ early Tuesday issued a detailed report about what it is up to with your smartphone data. The company has been under fire ever since Trevor Eckhart discovered CIQ software working behind the scenes on a variety of smartphones. Eckhart originally accused CIQ of installing malware on people's phones and monitoring users' key presses, SMS messages, location data and web browsing history.



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