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A lot of people eagerly awaited Grand Theft Auto V's debut on PC, and those same people turned up to play it as soon as they possibly could. When the game finally released on Steam yesterday, more than 300,000 players simulta...
Dota matches have a reputation for becoming grindy slogs, but I'm pretty sure they aren't supposed to resemble the intractable grind of WWI trench warfare. On Friday a qualifying match between competitive teams Cloud9 and SFZ...
Back in Pokémon's heyday, it was difficult enough to catch 'em all with legitimate friends, additional cartridges, and link cables, let alone do it in record time. One talented 21-year-old speedrunner from Ohio who go...
Wanna know what you have to do to be the best? The new Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition hosts a diverse listing of various gaming records. Wanna have the largest Tomb Raider memorabilia collection in...


A lot of people cite Super Metroid as the first game that showed them how tense and isolated videogames can make them feel. For me, that realization came four years earlier when I picked up Splatterhouse on the Turbograf...
4 million in two days? Yep. That's Pokemon for you. Nintendo's first worldwide Pokemon launch was a success. They report that that Pokemon X and Pokemon Y managed to sell more than 4 million units across Japan, Europe, and Th...
Last weekend, we reported on a battle that was taking place in EVE Online. At the time, it wasn't hard to see that it was the literal largest battle that had ever taken place in the game since it launched back in 2004. Develo...
It appears that after official confirmation from Blizzard community manager Bashiok, Canadian Diablo player Kripparian (with assistance from Krippi) is the first person to complete Inferno Mode on Hardcore in Diablo III. Wha...
The people at Ubisoft who made the decision to pick up Trials developer RedLynx probably had a pretty terrific weekend. It was recently revealed that Trials Evolution broke the record for "highest grossing day-one sales" amon...
[Update: As expected, the endless cycle of record breaking continues onward. While we aren't going to report on every incremental change until the end of time, we will point out that Travis Houk played DDR X2 for 40 hours an...
As usual, this past November saw the launches of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed games in recent memory. Nothing was going to top Call of Duty, of course; in fact, that mammoth franchise showed continued gro...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has broken entertainment records across the board, making over $775 million worldwide within five days. The previous record was set by Black Ops at $650 million. Records have been brok...
EA Sports' venerated FIFA franchise is continuing its tradition of staggering success with another monster year in 2011. The newest installment of the series, FIFA 12, has scored unprecedented sales numbers with an estimated ...
AMD and its arch rivals have been duking it in the field of CPU dominance for years. Back in the day, you could reel off a number like 1.8 or 2.2 GHz and proclaim your rig was "better" than your mate's. With the invention of...
The current world record holder for the highest amount of Gamerscore on the Xbox 360 has just hit the 600,000 mark. Raymond Cox, better known by his Xbox LIVE Gamertag as "Stallion83," is on a mission to reach 1,000,000 Game...