It looks like video games aren’t that bad after all. After hundreds of reports about how video games have a bad influence on society, we finally have reports that they can actually encourage healthy living. Researchers have discovered that video games can help people going through physical therapy as part of the accident recovery process.
It looks like people are just trying to discourage today’s youth from playing video games. In one of the strangest studies that recently took place, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition came up with a conclusion that video gamers tend to eat more than people who don’t play video games. As reported by the National Post, Canada, the doctors believe that video games aren’t only poor replacements for physical activities, […]
There’s a a paradigm shift happening right now in the video game world. No I’m not talking about moving away from traditional controllers to flapping our hands in the air with motion controls. I’m talking about the selling physical video games versus selling them as downloads. On the one hand, Microsoft has embraced digital distribution the most – offering Xbox 360 games for download over its Xbox Live Marketplace. On […]
If Sony or Microsoft dropped a PlayStation 4 or Xbox 720 tomorrow, developers of Battlefield 3 DICE would be ready to go. DICE’s executive producer Patrick Bach says that his team is “desperate to move on into the next generation.” With both Microsoft and Sony sticking to their guns of a 10 year life cycle for their respective PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles, Bach and co. might have to wait […]
After years of rumors, Game Informer says it’s been able to confirm with multiple sources that Nintendo will unveil the successor to the Wii at E3 this year. This comes off news that the Wii will receive a $50 price cut next month. As far as information on the console goes, all GI knows is that it will have high-definition graphics, but are unsure whether or not it will exceed […]
Nintendo 3DS Review - This in-depth review of the Nintendo 3DS covers its design, select games and the effects of stereo 3D on games and the user experience.
Tony Hawk is not giving up on making video games. After working with Activision to develop two underwhelming skateboard games: Tony Hawk Ride and Tony Hawk Shred, Hawk says that the games will be returning next year. Any gamer who’s played the terrible Tony Hawk Ride and Shred (I’m cringing at the thought of Ride) will wonder why the Birdman is doing another skateboarding video game. Isn’t grinding on rails, curbs […]
A few months ago, Activision said that it was killing off the Guitar Hero franchise because of a decrease in interest for music rhythm games. In a new interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Activision developer relations VP Dan Winters said that the series was on “hiatus” and that the publisher would “continue to sustain the channel.” Winters added, “the brand won’t go away. We’re just not making a new one for next year, […]
And the best selling PlayStation Network game is…? Is it Final Fantasy VII? Not even close. It’s…Angry Birds. Rovio’s smartphone game that has players hurling frustrated birds at a legion of green pigs was the top purchased game on PSN in January and February. Seriously, who hasn’t already played this game a million times over? After conquering the iPhone, iPad, Android, PC and Mac, Angry Birds is now making a killing […]
Ubisoft must be out of its mind. The mega giant publisher’s CEO Yves Guillemot is blaming lack of new consoles for the drop in creative new IPs. Guillemot says that without new consoles, game publishers are too afraid to invest in new games and new franchises because buyers are already accustomed to what they’re being served. He believes that gamers are more apt to try new IPs when there is also […]
Yeah, we’ve heard this story before. Speaking to an analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, Sony reiterated that it was not preparing a plan to release a PlayStation 4 in the near future. In regards to building the video game console to succeed the PS3, Sony remained firm on their position: the PS3 is here for the long haul – 10 years. Again, gamers might not be receiving any new PlayStation […]
Think the Nintendo 3DS’s cute AR card games is the first video game system to take advantage of augmented reality? Better think again. Sony made a video reminding everyone that it’s the pioneer of augmented reality games, starting back in 2003 with the PlayStation 2’s EyeToy. Since then, Sony’s evolved the EyeToy into the PlayStation Eye for the PlayStation 3, expanded its usage with the PlayStation Move and even built […]
When Peter Moore left Microsoft’s Xbox 360 team to become president of EA Sports, he wanted to make the gaming brand the Nike of video games. For years, Moore’s pushed the envelope for sports games, but his latest dream is bigger than just improving sports games – it could change change the way gamer profiles are managed in third-party games. His latest idea is to unify everybody’s gamer profiles across multiple […]
Yesterday, news broke out that there would be a special edition of racing game Dirt 3 on Xbox 360 and PS3 that would cost a hefty $300! Where games on those platforms usually retail for $60, special editions usually don’t max out at more than $150 or so – that’s including special figurines, artwork, soundtracks, plastic Master Chief busts, night vision goggles or whatever the game publishers try to shoehorn […]