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How The Xbox One Harnesses The Mighty Power Of The Cloud

The cloud — that's a powerful term these days. If you release a product that doesn't do something with the cloud, then you probably shouldn't even bother putting it out. Snack foods, floor cleaners, maid services and even consumer electronics like the newly-announced Xbox One use the cloud to do great and magical… » 5/21/13 6:25pm 5/21/13 6:25pm

Hideo Kojima: This Is What Fox Engine Is All About

The Fox Engine. You've heard about it. You've seen the PR. We know it's going to be the game engine for the next Metal Gear The Phantom Pain. So what's it all about? Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, in a recent tweet, revealed the concept of the Fox Engine, his thoughts on games, and reminded people that he is a… » 3/21/13 5:00am 3/21/13 5:00am

The PS4 Will Stream PS1, PS2, And PS3 Games

The PS4 will not feature backwards compatibility with older PlayStation titles, according to today's PlayStation 4 conference. Instead, Sony will use cloud gaming to allow the system to access older PlayStation back catalogue. No details as of yet in regards to whether or not we'll be able to play games we already own. » 2/20/13 8:58pm 2/20/13 8:58pm

A Weekend Without Internet Made Me Worried About the Always-Streaming…

Friday night, we went out to a movie. And when we stepped out of the theater to come home, we found ourselves standing in a maelstrom the likes of which neither of us had ever before seen around DC. The storm caused astonishing levels of damage in under an hour, and left 1.3 million of our neighbors sitting in the… » 7/02/12 6:00pm 7/02/12 6:00pm

There's No Wedding Proposal Like a Final Fantasy Wedding Proposal

When Seth Hay arrived at the "Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy" concert last weekend in Toronto, he was met with a lovely surprise. His girlfriend, Cheryl Murray, had bought him tickets to a meet-and-greet with legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and conductor Arnie Roth. After the show, they would… » 4/03/12 2:30pm 4/03/12 2:30pm

PlayStation Plus Subscribers Score Online Games Saves Tomorrow

Sony gives PlayStation Plus subscribers the ability to store game saves online via the PlayStation Network with tomorrow's 3.60 system software update, allowing up to 1,000 data files to be stored on 150MB of space as long as the money keeps coming in. Check out the PlayStation Blog for more details. » 3/09/11 1:06pm 3/09/11 1:06pm

And Japan's Favorite Video Game Characters Are...?

Thrilling non-scientific poll time! Online research site Oricon polled 1000 men and women about their favorite video game character. The results?
10. Squall Final Fantasy VIII 10. Yuna Final Fantasy X 10. Professor Layton Professor Layton series 8. Toad Mario Kart 8. Doraemon Doraemon series 7. Chocobo Final Fantasy » 8/12/08 5:00am 8/12/08 5:00am