PlayStation U.S. Boss Says He Gave Up His PS4 So Someone Could Buy One

When PlayStation's U.S. chief says Sony isn't rigging an artificial PS4 shortage, I give him the benefit of the doubt. When he says 12,000 PS4s sold out in half an hour on Amazon, that's not an incredible thing to say. When he says he has no PS4 yet, telling the company to sell it instead, nah. I'm not buying that » 12/15/13 7:00pm 12/15/13 7:00pm

EA Sports' First Amendment Defense in College Lawsuits Shot Down Again

For the second time, a federal appeals court has struck down a key defense Electronic Arts has used in its long-running legal fight against college athletes who say their likenesses have been used in EA Sports video games without their permission. » 7/31/13 3:30pm 7/31/13 3:30pm

The Greatest Athlete in Video Game History Returns Next Week

When he visited our television sets a generation ago he came to us in two different forms, one of them human. In his time he was unmistakably the best athlete of both realms, and his latter manifestation—the indestructible, immortal, and still unstoppable Video Game Bo Jackson—returns to the field next week. » 7/02/13 11:00am 7/02/13 11:00am

If NCAA Football 14 Still Sounds the Same This Year, You Can Blame Me

On Oct. 6, North Carolina's Tobacco Road triumvirate of State, Duke and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill all played home games on the same day, and all of them won. Audio from all three games wil be in NCAA Football 14, on shelves in two weeks. Some of that may come from a microphone I held. » 6/26/13 4:00pm 6/26/13 4:00pm

Mario's Creator Likens Game Ownership to Toy Ownership

It's clear what Microsoft thinks of game ownership—the Xbox One's policies don't communicate much of a belief in it. Sony scored a lot of points on Monday, but to be fair, it was a defense of the status quo. Where does Nintendo come down on the subject? » 6/13/13 10:20am 6/13/13 10:20am

Redbox Takes a Mild Shot at Xbox One, PS4 Over Used-Game Concerns

While the rent-by-mail service GameFly is keeping quiet on what Xbox One may mean to its future, the kiosk rental service Redbox has begun a modest lobbying campaign to remind gamers that game rentals, used games, even taking them to a friend's home are in serious jeopardy under the new console generation. » 6/09/13 1:00pm 6/09/13 1:00pm

Nintendo Will Have a Large Booth at E3

Previously, Nintendo said it was not holding a big E3 press conference. It also said it was bringing E3 to...Best Buy retailers across the U.S. But that doesn't mean Nintendo will have a rinky-dink E3 booth. No siree! » 5/23/13 6:30am 5/23/13 6:30am

Producer of Michael Vick's Video Game Won't Give Out His Real Name

In one of the more unusual interviews I've seen for a new, licensed sports game, the producer of Mike Vick: GameTime, on iOS, asked that his real name not be used. Might being associated with Vick, the NFL quarterback who did federal time for running a dogfighting operation, have something to do with that? » 4/30/13 3:30pm 4/30/13 3:30pm

EA's Peter Moore: 'We Can Do Better' (And Aren't the Worst Company in…

Video game giant Electronic Arts might not be rumored to be launching an always-online console, but people are pretty mad at them nonetheless. They have been a lot, lately, and now it seems that EA might be about to repeat its standing in a web poll that invites the online public to name the worst company in America.… » 4/05/13 2:15pm 4/05/13 2:15pm

The Next Xbox and Its Controller Are Currently Covered In Crazy Stripes

Controllers for the next Xbox as well as prototype versions of both Microsoft's new, powerful console and the machine's new, mandatory Kinect sensor have been in the hands of game creators since last month. But that's not much of a surprise. What is a surprise is that all of that gear is covered in criss-crossing,… » 4/02/13 12:00pm 4/02/13 12:00pm

End of an Era: Jay Mohr Won't Host the DICE Gaming Awards This Year

Comedian Jay Mohr won't be hosting the annual video game awards show at the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas this year. He's hosted the awards every year since 2006, merrily insulting part of his audience full of gaming industry professionals and snarking about video games for over half a decade. » 1/14/13 11:00am 1/14/13 11:00am