Batman: Arkham Origins Prioritizing DLC Over Patching Game-Breaking Bug

The developers of Batman: Arkham Origins have no plans for any further patch to address bugs or problems gamers are reporting in the official forums. However, they are "working hard on the upcoming story DLC." Ruh roh. » 2/09/14 5:36pm 2/09/14 5:36pm

Schools Give Kids Free iPads, Immediately Regret It

The Los Angeles schools' billion-dollar big idea to give every kid an iPad has skidded to an embarrassing stop after the first recipients—including a valedictorian candidate—figured out a way to crack the security imposed on the devices to play games like Temple Run. » 10/08/13 4:30pm 10/08/13 4:30pm

Judge Bans Teen From Playing Video Games. Uh, What?

A Judge in Wisconsin banned a 17-year-old from playing video games after he was arrested and charged with assaulting his mother when she unplugged his PlayStation 3. So, this kind of thing doesn't happen just with Xbox 360 players, just sayin'. » 9/25/13 6:00pm 9/25/13 6:00pm

Guy Suing Subway Over Sandwich Length Sues GameStop Over DLC

Electronic Arts may have ended its odious online pass policy, but GameStop still is on the hook. A judge will allow a lawsuit to go forward with allegations GameStop didn't disclose the hidden cost of downloadable content. The plaintiff has also sued Subway for making 11-inch sandwiches and selling them as footlongs. » 8/10/13 7:00pm 8/10/13 7:00pm

Crimefighting Babysitter Foils PS3 Robbery by Telling Suspect's Mom

Oklahoma's most idiotic robbery (this week) ended in the arrest of two teenagers who brandished a firearm at a babysitter and two children and stole a PlayStation 3 from their home. However, one of the suspects forgot to tuck in his bandana properly, helping Nancy Drew crack the case before the commercial break. » 5/11/13 3:00pm 5/11/13 3:00pm

Man Busted with Pot-Stuffed Pac-Man Machine; Sheriff has Witty Retort

Luis Tyler, a small businessman from Orangeburg, S.C., needed a creative shipping solution for acquiring 55 pounds of a common agricultural product. So he asked that his vendor stuff it inside a Pac-Man arcade cabinet. Which the cops knew all about, of course. » 4/23/13 11:30am 4/23/13 11:30am

Hack Exposes War Z Players' Data, Takes the Game Offline Again

The kazoo still blows for The War Z, the Benny Hill theme of game that saw one of the most inept launches in PC gaming history back in December, a game so bad it was yanked from Steam for about two months. Now the entire game is offline after hackers breached the game's databases and its forums, gaining access to… » 4/02/13 9:40am 4/02/13 9:40am

There Are a Lot of Filthy Words Written in Simlish in The Sims Freeplay

The Simlish alphabet has been translated before, but The Sims Freeplay, the game's mobile edition, appears to use a different one. Redditor Bump424 this morning published what figures to be the game's Rosetta Stone, and found some wirty-dords hidden in the signs. » 3/16/13 1:00pm 3/16/13 1:00pm

Cops Say Dad, Visiting Badly Burned Son, Stole Three Game Consoles From…

A five-year-old boy playing with a cigarette lighter set his shirt on fire and went to the hospital with serious burns on Wednesday. Cops allege that his father went to the hospital's family waiting room, and consoled himself with a Wii, PlayStation and Xbox raided from a supply cabinet. » 2/24/13 12:30pm 2/24/13 12:30pm

Of Course Penn State is Leading EA Sports' NCAA Football 14 Cover Vote

Ostensibly put up to a series of fan-voted Facebook polls, NCAA Football 14 » 1/02/13 8:00pm 1/02/13 8:00pm's cover also will be . A field of all 126 Football Bowl Subdivision teams was supposed to have been thinned to 32 candidates after Monday, but we don't yet know who the finalists are. With P among fan voting on Facebook—and —I think it's…

Yeah, So, About That 'Easy Mode' for Dark Souls ...

The biggest thing Dark Souls (and spiritual ancestor Demon's Souls) has going for it is that it's hard as shit. Suffering through countless deaths to the end is a serious badge of honor. So when the series' director said earlier this week "I am thinking about whether I should prepare another difficulty that everyone… » 9/08/12 2:00pm 9/08/12 2:00pm

EA Sports Practically Begging for South Alabama's Forgiveness Now

Whoever screwed up—whether EA Sports or some paper-pusher at the NCAA—the University of South Alabama will not be in NCAA Football 13 during the school's debut year in major college football. » 7/05/12 6:30pm 7/05/12 6:30pm

Jimmy Fallon Thought the Wii U was a Wii Peripheral

This morning we ran a roundup of clips from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's big post-E3 "Video Game Week," highlighted by his hands-on time with the Wii U. Fallon's opening monologue, however, is where the entertainment is, really. » 6/16/12 2:00pm 6/16/12 2:00pm

Excuuuuse Me, Princess, Would You Like to Fulfill Link's Freaky Fantasy?

OK, let's get something straight first. Many of you know I live in the Eugene, Ore. area. Longtime readers remember I got bored and trolled the Craigslist personals in this 2009 post. But I swear to crap I am not the weirdo who posted this. » 6/03/12 1:00pm 6/03/12 1:00pm

Is It a Dead Ball Situation When MLB 2K12's 'Zombie Player' Walks on…

If this is the end of MLB 2K12 » 3/14/12 6:15pm 3/14/12 6:15pm, I suppose we couldn't say goodbye to the series without one final, terribly embarrassing glitch. Everyone, say hello to the zombie player, thanks to this video .

OK, Now We're Just Being Trolled About Fez

How long has Fez been in development? I can remember my pal Sander going all OMFG showing me this video of the thing while we were goofing off at work. That was before I worked here. » 2/26/12 2:00pm 2/26/12 2:00pm

This Probably Isn't What EA Sports Had in Mind for SSX

In my demo impressions I suggested that you lay off the stick because the physics lends itself (themselves?) to oversteer. Some dudes in Europe took that advice to the extreme and this what they got: You can finish a race without touching the controller. » 2/26/12 1:00pm 2/26/12 1:00pm

PS3 Bandit's Larceny Plans Foiled by Store Manager

Protip: Aluminum foil is only useful for protecting you from the mind-controlling radio signals sent out by the CIA. If you're using it to shoplift games, all it does is attract the attention of the store manager. » 2/04/12 1:00pm 2/04/12 1:00pm

Here's the Voice of Mass Effect 3's Newest Character

Mass Effect 3 will introduce James Vega, a new character whose journey through the story is included to help newcomers understand the trilogy. The voice actor for Vega is this man, Fred from Scooby Doo. Zoinks! » 1/21/12 1:00pm 1/21/12 1:00pm

Club Nintendo Calendar Invents a New Month

Announced this summer, Club Nintendo's gifts were customarily dumped on, then turned out to be not that bad. For the platinum level, anyway. Elite level members had to settle for a desk calendar. And one containing a new month, between October and December, named "Nobember." » 12/22/11 8:30pm 12/22/11 8:30pm