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  • Opinion: Minecraft Plus LEGO Equals Minecraft LEGO!

    Instead of trying to sue the pants off developer Mohang for making Minecraft—a world-fiddling game involving random realms constructed from textured cubes—it sounds like Danish toymaker LEGO is joining forces to release a physical set of toys based on the multimillions selling sandbox builder.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Puts Siri-like Tech into Xbox 360 In Living Room Play

    Forget about the rumored Siri-enabled Apple HDTV, Microsoft is rolling out an Xbox 360 system update that uses the Kinect sensor to turn your voice into a remote control. You can use the new voice features to find games, movies, TV shows and music from a variety of content providers on Xbox LIVE such as Netflix, Hulu Plus (December 6), and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The new Xbox 360 update will roll out to users in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. starting Tuesday through the next few weeks. Microsoft first announced the Xbox 360's new voice navigation features in July during the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles.

  • Opinion: Want to Beta Test Microsoft Flight?

    After over half a decade of radio silence, Microsoft's finally preparing to take the wraps off the newest iteration of its venerable flight simulation series. If you want to take Microsoft Flight out for a spin, Microsoft's accepting beta applications now.

  • Opinion: Developer: The Witcher 2 Has Been Pirated 4.5 Million Times

    For every copy of the Witcher 2 sold, its developer CD Projekt says more than four copies have been pirated. That, estimates the company, amounts to roughly 4.5 million illegal downloads of the critically acclaimed dark fantasy roleplaying game.

  • Opinion: Can Knockdown 2 Review: Simple Gameplay With Impressive Graphics

    Can Knockdown 2 is a collection of three minigames: In the first game, you get five balls, and face a bunch of cans neatly stacked on a shelf. You have to throw a ball at the cans and knock them down. Knock all the cans down (in one shot, ideally), and you can move to the next level.

  • Opinion: PlayStation 3 Firmware Update Turns 4.00, Adds Vita Support

    Everyone ready for the PlayStation Vita's launch in just a few weeks? Well get on over to your PlayStation 3, download the new milestone 4.00 firmware, then get ready to sync your...oh wait, wrong country.

  • Opinion: Test Drive Windows Phone Mango on your Android or iPhone

    Sick of your iPhone or Android handset? Want to try out Windows Phone Mango? Microsoft is letting Android and iPhone users try Windows Phone 7.5 Mango with an HTML5 demo that runs in your smartphone's browser.

  • Opinion: Verizon Launches Xbox 360 Streaming TV Service Offer for FiOS Customers

    Verizon FiOS customers can now get live HD TV streaming on their Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming consoles.

  • Opinion: Rumor: Kinect 2 Will Read Lips and Track Your Emotional State

    Hackers--and Internet culture in general--have had Kinect fever for a year now, and if rumors are to believed, things are only going to get better with the Kinect 2.

  • Opinion: New Skyrim Patch 1.2 Fixes All Kinds of Stuff

    I wouldn't normally bother writing about a game patch, because aren't there better things to bother you with? But I'm still playing Skyrim, and I know a bunch of you are, too, and that as miraculously playable as Skyrim turned out to be at launch, it has its share of buyers struggling with the game's undocumented technical monsters.

  • Opinion: PS Vita Memory Card Prices Revealed: Far From a Deal

    It's a slow Cyber Monday for game news, so if you're looking for info about the next Xbox or Sony's PlayStation 4 or Nintendo's plans to release a smartphone, well, I could make something up. Or I could just tell you about Sony's PlayStation Vita memory cards, which now have sticker prices, courtesy GameStop.

  • Opinion: Consumers Surprise: Black Friday Bargain Hunters Aim for Big Tix Electronics

    Expectations that consumers would confine spending to modestly priced electronics on Black Friday might to be unsound, according to Black Friday search data from a major price comparison website.

  • Opinion: Nintendo's Miyamoto Initially Fought Mario Kart 7 Features

    This isn't fair, but it's honest: I'll be playing Mario Kart 7 over the holiday break. It arrived yesterday with a glossy review guide and a list of all the stuff we can't talk about until a few dates have come and gone. The one you'll want to know: December 4, the Sunday it'll be in stores, a week-and-a-half from today.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Kinect for Windows: It's Coming

    A few weeks ago, Microsoft delivered the news that Kinect for Windows was a reality, and released the Kinect for Windows SDK. Microsoft Kinect is making waves in the development of tools to help the disabled, assist injured or handicapped with rehabilitation, and lend a hand in the operating room to make doctor's jobs easier (it's the Kinect Effect; you can see it on the Xbox site).

  • Opinion: Skyrim Performance Review: It's Definitely a DirectX 9 Game

    HardOCP just threw the PC version of Skyrim on the bench, pulled it apart, and typed up a nice summary of how it performs on various systems. It's also a nice read for those wondering how Bethesda's new Creation engine works, its strengths and weaknesses, and how fiddling your GPU's custom driver settings might improve the graphics in ways even the game's "ultra" detail setting can't.

  • Opinion: Hey Torchlight II, Take Your Time, We'll Wait for You

    Delayed indefinitely, that's the bad news all you Torchlight II fans who, like me, would rather play this than Blizzard's upcoming Diablo III (if I had to pick one, that is). The good news: The game we'll eventually see, probably sometime early next year, should be the game Runic actually wants it to be, and if it winds up kicking cloven-hoof-to-cloven-hoof with Diablo III, so be it.

  • Opinion: Modern Warfare 3 Has Best 5-Day Sales in History of Known Universe

    The season's most popular first-person shooter is now the bestselling slice of entertainment in the history of the world: Modern Warfare 3 grossed $775 million worldwide in five days time, claims Activision, roundly making it the bestselling video game of all time.

  • Opinion: Zelda Skyward Sword Gets Rare Perfect Score in Famitsu

    Time to brush off those dusty Wii Remotes and Nunchuks, sounds like: Nintendo's nearly-here Zelda Skyward Sword just received a rare 40 out of 40 from Japan's Weekly Famitsu.

  • Opinion: Assassin's Creed Revelations Review Roundup

    What are we, seven games into the Assassin's Creed saga? Eight counting Revelations? The portable versions aside, I've liked (and sometimes maybe even loved) every one to date. Even the first, which a few groused about because of the late-game mission repetitiveness, held me riveted from Abstergo to Jerusalem and back again. I blame my unwillingness to view games as strictly the sum of their rules. Sports like football and baseball are absurdly repetitive, too. It's how you get from A to Z--how a game system lets you--that matters.

  • Opinion: Gamers Go Wild Over Latest Call of Duty

    Gamers are going to great lengths to get their hands on Activision Publishing's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 despite mixed reviews from pros and the average Joe.

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