Microsoft has updated its rules regarding videos that include footage from its games to allow creators to make money from ads—as long as they don't use the game's title in their video titles or include anything the company considers "objectionable" (does that mean no Spartan poop stance clips?). [via Windows Central] » 1/11/15 3:45pm 1/11/15 3:45pm

Is anyone else totally into Outlander? It's a bit sappy, but it also has time travel, and historical accuracy, and beautiful women and men, and great writing and cinematography and music (by Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary!). Watch the new trailer here. » 1/10/15 7:01pm 1/10/15 7:01pm

Our Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review will run tomorrow morning. I know Fahey promised Wednesday, but Fahey promises a lot of things, and has a tendency to talk in third-person. That guy, I swear. Tune in bright and early tomorrow morning for his full review. » 11/05/14 7:00pm 11/05/14 7:00pm

In Japan, Shinji Mikami's upcoming game The Evil Within will be sold as a toned down version when it's released here on October 23. To get the full version, Game Impress Watch reports that Japanese gamers can download content called "Gore Mode DLC," which is being offered as pre-order bonus. » 7/08/14 6:50am 7/08/14 6:50am

The Xbox One with Kinect bundle sure is pricy in South Korea! Today, it was listed at 598,000 Korean won ($592), but that's slightly cheaper than what was listed earlier this month. The console's set to arrive "this year" in South Korea, but we can probably expect a firm release date soon. [Thanks for tip, Sang!] » 7/03/14 5:40am 7/03/14 5:40am

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is working on a new role-playing game. Called Terra Battle, it is slated for smartphones. Details are currently scant, but Sakaguchi reveals more about the game in the upcoming issue of Famitsu. » 7/01/14 7:20am 7/01/14 7:20am

Sony boss Kaz Hirai was heckled at the recent investors meeting in Tokyo over Sony's poor performance, AP reports. One investor, for example, asked how Sony had lost its glory and expressed disappointment in Hirai. » 6/19/14 4:20am 6/19/14 4:20am

Well, this seems slightly worrying: Capcom has not renewed its "takeover defense." Meaning? Another company could possibly take over Capcom, I guess. Read the full release here. [Thanks, Sang!] » 6/17/14 5:41am 6/17/14 5:41am

There's a new King of Fighters game! It's...a network-based mobile game that's based on KoF 2012 but has role-playing game elements. Called King of Fighters M, it will be out the first half of this year in South Korea. No word on a Western release. [Thanks, Sang!] » 5/16/14 7:40am 5/16/14 7:40am

Xbox One To Drop In China This September


The Xbox One will finally be heading into China later this year. Microsoft's home console, the first console officially announced for the Chinese market, will launch sometime this September. » 4/29/14 11:30pm 4/29/14 11:30pm

The 13 year-old video game console ban was "lifted" late last year with the creation of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Since then, there have been revisions to the regulations on how the FTZ will be governed. Today, People's Daily reports that the regulations are now set and game consoles are okay for sale in China. » 4/21/14 6:00am 4/21/14 6:00am

The only PSP color left, it seems, is "Piano Black." The Japanese PlayStation site shows that that the other colors will no longer be released in the country. No word yet about outside Japan. » 4/08/14 6:00am 4/08/14 6:00am

Popular Japanese manga Bleach is going on a five-week hiatus so its creator Tite Kubo can recharge. He'll need his full energy, because once the manga resumes in September, it will begin its "final act", with Kubo giving, what sounds like, the last story arch his all. » 7/17/13 4:30am 7/17/13 4:30am