New Jersey Game Store Swatting Takes An Uglier Turn

Gamers attending a monthly social gathering at Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, New Jersey Saturday evening had no idea the sudden massive police presence outside the store was pointed their way, until a caller posing as a fire department representative started giving them questionable instructions. » 3/29/15 1:37pm Sunday 1:37pm

Before Elder Scrolls, Bethesda Created...Madden

Bethesda is a developer famous for its work on the Elder Scrolls and (more recent) Fallout games. It's also now a successful publisher. Over twenty-five years ago, though, it started small, playing an important—and controversial—part in the creation of the...Madden series. » 3/23/15 9:40am 3/23/15 9:40am

The Best Windows 10 and Xbox Updates Microsoft Announced Today

Today, Microsoft held another event to show off even more features of Windows 10 and other consumer products coming this year. Here are the best things the company announced. » 1/21/15 2:33pm 1/21/15 2:33pm

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

Norway Mass Murderer Demands Better Video Games in Prison

Anders Behring Brevik killed 77 people in Norway in 2011. Since he said that he used Call of Duty to practice his aiming and World of Warcraft to hide his plans, video games have been became part of the story of his horrific crime. Now, 18 months into a 21-year prison sentence, he's demanding that his PS2 be upgraded… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm

What a Nice Debate About Violence. Wait, What is Luigi Doing There?

You have to hand it to the BBC. It's always exciting to see an adult, nuanced debate about responsible parenting. Wait, what is Luigi doing there in the background? » 1/09/14 5:30pm 1/09/14 5:30pm

Kid Stays Up Late Gaming, Saves Family From Burning House

If you're still young enough to have someone telling you when to go to bed, remember this story the next time your mother tries to tell you enough's enough for one day. » 12/29/13 11:00pm 12/29/13 11:00pm

News Station Thinks "The Cake Is A Lie" Joke Is Proof of the Paranormal

For anyone that's played Portal, 'the cake is a lie' very well may be an old, tired joke. But that doesn't mean everyone knows where the joke comes from, judging from some this footage of a recent Oklahoma newscast.
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iOS 7's Most Common Bugs (and How to Fix Them)

No operating system launch is without a few bugs, but it seems like iOS 7 has had more than it's fair share of blunders. From iMessages not working to lock screen exploits, here are some of the biggest bugs, and how you can fix them. » 10/04/13 4:02pm 10/04/13 4:02pm

Introducing The Nintendo 2DEES... That IS a Mistake This Time

Watching this clip of ABC News reporting on the 2DS, I am honestly surprised that I've never heard someone mistakenly refer to the 3DS as 'three-dees.' Sure, it's wrong, but I can kind of see why someone would mispronounce it that way! Same goes for the 2DS. » 8/29/13 6:00pm 8/29/13 6:00pm

Cable News Discovers You Can Run Over People In GTA, Is Horrified

Look — we all know that the best experiments are conducted on daytime television by people without medical degrees. That's why this TV segment is so special. » 8/27/13 5:30pm 8/27/13 5:30pm

What Would Happen If Chris Bosh Was A Huge Basketball-Playing Raptor?

Chris Bosh already has raptor-like features, but what if he was literally a raptor? Someone ran with that hypothetical on a game in NBA 2K13, and it turns out that being a raptor that's eight feet tall is a decent advantage. » 8/10/13 9:08pm 8/10/13 9:08pm

TTU Footballers Urged To Be Active, And That Doesn't Count Video Games

Workout schedules for college football players can be complex, what with varying needs for strength/fitness/flexibility based on position and those ever-complicated NCAA limits on supervised activities. One thing's clear for Texas Tech players, though: video games don't count as "being active." » 5/07/13 5:06pm 5/07/13 5:06pm

You Won't Be Able to Buy Adult Games on Windows 8's Marketplace

Casey Muratori wrote a great piece yesterday speaking out against Microsoft's Windows 8 for all kinds of reasons, but one point that struck me was his suggestion that, because there are age restrictions on the operating system's marketplace, this would affect adult video games. » 10/10/12 11:30pm 10/10/12 11:30pm

Kevin Butler Actor Sued For "Creating Confusion" and "Causing Damage"…

Aside from mention that the case is being fought over "trademark infringement", there really isn't much information in the court filings detailing the legal battle between Sony and Jerry Lambert, the actor who for years has played the fictional PlayStation executive Kevin Butler. » 10/07/12 6:05pm 10/07/12 6:05pm

Maybe it Wasn't a Good Idea to Let Players Fight Each Other to Run a…

New MMO Tera isn't just notable for its lavish visuals, it's also trying something new with its endgame. Those getting to the pointy end of the game can be elected as a member of the "Vanarch", Tera's in-game parliament. » 7/09/12 2:00am 7/09/12 2:00am

Nintendo to Reveal a New Model of the 3DS?

Ahead of Nintendo's E3 press conference tomorrow, it appears some news of what they'll be discussing has already spilled out in the Japanese press. The most important piece being that the company plans to launch a new model of the Nintendo 3DS. » 6/04/12 2:43pm 6/04/12 2:43pm

Nintendo's Wii U Has a Proper Online Community

Here's a pleasant surprise: the Wii U looks like it's going to have a proper online community built into the console. In a video shown during a pre-E3 conference, a user on the console jumps onto the controller and consults a GameFAQs-like service, while at the same his friend is monitoring Tweet-like messages on his… » 6/03/12 6:13pm 6/03/12 6:13pm

Looks Like the Next Big Star Wars Game Stars Boba Fett

The same GameTrailers spill that leaked the announcement of a Castlevania Lords of Shadow sequel also mentions a new Star Wars game called 1313. » 5/31/12 9:06pm 5/31/12 9:06pm