Humankind Has Played More Than 6 Billion Hours of Halo Online

When we talk about a franchise as popular as Halo, sometimes the numbers get so big as to grossly outsize human comprehension. Today, Microsoft announced that the tentpole franchise has sold more than 60 million copies to date, and that people have put in over 6 billion hours into the online modes. » 10/22/14 4:01pm Wednesday 4:01pm

Mario Kart 8's Online Multiplayer Is Getting Lonelier

"If you build it, they will come," the saying goes. It's never that simple when it comes to playing video games online. I love Mario Kart 8, and have been playing it consistently since it came out in May. But lately I've been running into a problem: other people aren't. Or it sure feels that way, at least. » 10/02/14 4:00pm 10/02/14 4:00pm

Rockstar Is Making It Easier To Find GTA's Craziest Players

"Encouraging civility in online behavior" might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a blockbuster video game franchise that's best known to the general for introducing multiple generations of children to soliciting and then brutally murdering prostitutes. But leave it up to the Grand Theft Auto » 5/13/14 10:40am 5/13/14 10:40am

One Chinese Gamer Has Kept His Game Point Cards For Over 10 Years

Pre-paid charge cards for video games have been around for ages. They had them for NeoPets, they had them for Nexon games such as Gunbound, and they're super useful—but only until the points run out. But for one Chinese gamer, his collection of old point cards may just win him a brand new smartphone. » 3/31/14 6:00am 3/31/14 6:00am