Valve Requires New Public Disclosures From All Steam Users

Talking about a game in a Steam review, broadcast, curation, Greenlight upvote, or even forum post? If it's a compensated promotion of any sort, all Steam users—yourself included—are now required to publicly disclose that info. » 3/17/15 3:45pm 3/17/15 3:45pm

Thanks For the Net Neutrality, Oligarchs

"Net neutrality" will be the law of the land following the Federal Communications Commission's vote to reclassify broadband Internet services as public utilities. Please take some time this week to thank the outspoken citizens who made this possible. These heroes of the open Internet are regular folk, just like you… » 2/28/15 10:55am 2/28/15 10:55am

Nintendo's YouTube Plan Is Already Being Panned By YouTubers [Update]

Nintendo launched a new affiliate program yesterday for YouTubers that, on paper sounds like a good thing. It's a way to let YouTubers make money off their Nintendo-related videos on YouTube, after all. But if you look at the finer details, things don't look so great. » 1/29/15 12:30pm 1/29/15 12:30pm

How To Trick Dying Light Into Giving You Loads Of Money [UPDATE]

Dying Light is a game with a lot of loot and a lot of grinding. If you're looking for an easy way around its loot grind to maximize your time spent killing zombies for fun and fun alone, fear not: players have uncovered a handy exploit to do just that. » 1/28/15 12:15pm 1/28/15 12:15pm

College Student Found The Perfect Gamer To Win $6,000 From

When 22-year-old Nate Danziger booted up Cordial Minuet, he wasn't sure what to expect. Cordial Minuet, a psychological puzzler from designer Jason Rohrer, asks people to use their own money. You only need a few dollars to start, but it's still real money! Danziger discovered Cordial Minuet because he loved The Castle… » 1/09/15 1:20pm 1/09/15 1:20pm

The Best Perks of Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus You May Not Know

Whether you have an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4, if you want to play online with friends, you'll need to cough up money for Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus. You may even pick it up just for free games every month. Still, there are some other perks to that membership you may not know about. Let's look at them. » 12/29/14 10:00am 12/29/14 10:00am

I Spent $100 In Assassin's Creed Unity So You Wouldn't Have To

Ten hours into Assassin's Creed: Unity, I'm having difficulty finishing up memory sequence 6. That's just about the middle chapter of the game. I think my character is too weak. His armor isn't strong enough. Neither are his weapons. » 11/21/14 12:00pm 11/21/14 12:00pm

Sweden Invests $36,672 in Gender Equality for Video Games

Sweden's government has turned its eyes to the portrayal of women in games and gender issues. Swedish news site, The Local, reports that the Nordic country has issued a $36,672 (272,000 kronor) grant to research gender issues in Swedish games. » 11/14/14 6:46pm 11/14/14 6:46pm

Facebook Makes About $407 Every Second

Yesterday evening Facebook was was down for a little over 30 minutes. In that time, the company lost somewhere in the ballpark of $854,700 in revenue. That figure's based on a revenue report for last quarter. The company's total takings from July to September? $3.2 billion. » 10/29/14 5:48pm 10/29/14 5:48pm

China Is Cracking Down On Imported iPhone 6s

Apple's latest iPhones, the 6 and 6 Plus have yet to get released in China. That said, many Chinese already have purchased the phones from foreign markets—purchases where China makes no money off the sales tax. Now, Chinese customs is looking to crack down and cash in. » 10/13/14 7:00am 10/13/14 7:00am

How Much Money Have You Spent On Your Wii U?

The Wii U has taken roughly $300 from your wallet already, but chances are you've purchased more than a few games for Nintendo's newest home console. Just how much money depends on who you are. » 10/09/14 11:30am 10/09/14 11:30am

The Messy Story Behind YouTubers Taking Money For Game Coverage

Before Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor's release, a curious thing happened: critics on YouTube (and some in the traditional press) tried to obtain early PC copies for review, but couldn't. And yet, YouTube entertainers were able to—if they agreed to terms like, "videos will promote positive sentiment about the game." » 10/08/14 8:23pm 10/08/14 8:23pm

How Much Money Have You Spent On Your PS4?

You're already out 400 bucks for Sony's newest gaming console, but you've likely purchased a few other accessories and games to go along with it. So in the roughly one year since it's launched, what's that number add up to for you? » 10/08/14 11:30am 10/08/14 11:30am

How Much Money Have You Spent On Your Xbox One?

You may have dropped the initial $500 (or, without Kinect, $400) it cost to actually own an Xbox One, but you no doubt pumped more bills into Microsoft's new-generation console than just that since its launch. » 10/07/14 11:30am 10/07/14 11:30am

Five Best Places to Buy Used Games and Consoles

If you're looking to save some money on video games, you have plenty of options, from local stores to huge online retailers, all offering gently used games for all platforms, as well as consoles and handhelds as big discounts. This week we're looking at five of the best spots to grab good deals on used gaming gear,… » 9/21/14 8:00am 9/21/14 8:00am

When Players Help Make Games... But Don't Get Paid For It

Chinese Government Pledges To Support Game Developers

In an almost "weird that it didn't happen sooner" kind of way, Chinese state media reports that two Chinese ministries will join together to help develop and support burgeoning animators and game developers. » 8/11/14 6:30am 8/11/14 6:30am

How Much Game Makers Get Paid

Making video games sure looks like a fun gig from the outside, doesn't it? Pouring your talents into a creation that can get played by thousands or even millions of people worldwide is not something many people can say that they do. But bragging rights and cool points don't pay bills. Just how much did video game… » 7/22/14 12:00pm 7/22/14 12:00pm