Digital Distribution Could Learn from Nintendo’s Disk Writer Kiosk

A few weeks ago, I saw the Retro Game Master movie, half of which took place in 1986 Japan. In the film, the characters are often seen visiting a game store—a store complete with one of the coolest things Nintendo ever created, the Nintendo Disk Writer Kiosk. » 3/14/14 4:30am 3/14/14 4:30am

Hulu Plus Will Be Free On Xbox 360 For A Week, Thanks To Beef Jerky

The Hulu Plus service launches on the Xbox 360 tomorrow, enabling people to stream episodes and clips of popular TV shows—or at least a subset of the ones that are available through your computer—through an Xbox 360 and onto a TV. Usually, this will cost you both the price of an Xbox Live Gold account and an $8/month… » 4/28/11 2:15pm 4/28/11 2:15pm

Sony Not Playing "Catch Up" With Xbox LIVE Anymore

Xbox LIVE first debuted back in November 2002. Sony had an online service for the PS2, but it was no where near Xbox LIVE. Sony got competitive when it launched the PlayStation Network in November 2006. » 7/07/09 11:00pm 7/07/09 11:00pm

800 Point XBL Cards Might Be At A Retailer Near You

They've been on the boil for a while, but it seems Microsoft are only now giving consumers the option of buying a smaller, cheaper allocation of Microsoft Points from a retail store. » 12/19/08 1:30am 12/19/08 1:30am

Fracture Demo Hits Next Week

A demo for upcoming LucasArts sci-fi shooter will hit the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace on Sept. 18, LucasArts announced today. The demo will allow players to mess around with the game's terrain deformation, the key gameplay mechanic that separates Fracture from all of those other shooters flooding… » 9/10/08 12:00pm 9/10/08 12:00pm