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8:00 AM on 04.23.2013

Pizza Hut Kinect ordering coming to Xbox 360 today

Microsoft has added a new way to make cash aside from its advertisements, sponsored games, and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, now offering an app that lets you order Pizza Hut food directly from your Xbox ... and it's better w...

Jim Sterling

12:15 PM on 03.26.2013

Tomb Raider, Hitman, Sleeping Dogs all failed Square Enix

Despite each game clearing at least a million sales, Square Enix has revealed Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs all failed to meet their targets. This news comes on the same day the company projected a 13 bill...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 02.27.2013

EA plans a future of micro-transactions (Update)

[Update: According to TheSixthAxis, EA's CFO "misspoke" on the subject of game prices, and is actually expecting games to cost between $49 and $59, rather than the $69 he original talked about. Don't worry, they can always ma...

Jim Sterling

8:30 AM on 01.22.2013

Dead Space 3 crafting system includes microtransactions

Dead Space 3 is going to see a fair few changes, boasting a faster pace, cover-based shooting, and a weapon crafting system. While I'm not a big fan of some of the alterations, the one thing I did find praiseworthy was that l...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 01.08.2013

Videogames now accused of giving children cancer

British tabloid the Mirror has decided to try something a little different. With its peers implicating videogames in school shootings, this particular rag has a new approach -- blaming games for giving kids cancer. ...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 01.03.2013

Connecticut town physically destroying violent videogames

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, yet more rudderless speculators have seized upon the opportunity to blame violent videogames, because that'll always be easier than trying to solve actual problems. So it is that...

Jim Sterling

10:17 AM on 12.20.2012

Black Isle needs a Kickstarter to Kickstart a Kickstarter

On this day, the concept of crowd-funded gaming has finally reached farce status, with a ridiculous proposition from Black Isle Studios. First off, the studio wants your money to become a studio, at which point it will ask fo...

Jim Sterling

4:45 PM on 12.17.2012

Dynasty Warriors implicated in school shooting

As if the circular blame game surrounding violent crime wasn't bad enough, one particular British tabloid has decided to implicate Dynasty Warriors in the Adam Lanza school shooting. Yes, we've moved on from Mass Effect and a...

Jim Sterling

4:45 PM on 08.08.2012

Silent Hill HD Collection patch canceled on Xbox 360

Good news: Silent Hill HD Collection has been patched following reports of frankly grotesque problems with the unfinished code.  Bad news: This patch will only be available to PlayStation 3 customers. If you bought the X...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 07.06.2012

New game invites players to beat up Anita Sarkeesian

Anita Sarkeesian is a name that many gamers really weren't familiar with before she became the latest gamer harassment target. Now she's everywhere, and her controversial opinions have led to things like this -- a game in whi...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 06.11.2012

Kickstarter project leads to harassment and threats

In today's episode of "What the Hell, Gamers?" the creator of a Kickstarter project has become the target of harassment after planning to make a video series exploring female stereotypes in videogames. The abuse includes thre...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 12.16.2011

EA selling a $100 DLC car in Need for Speed World

Usually I get angry or dismayed when one of Electronic Arts' shenanigans come to light, but when it comes to the downloadable content for Need for Speed World, I can't help but laugh. The free-to-play PC racer is offering car...

Jim Sterling

8:14 AM on 12.06.2011

EA's new Theme Park game is a rotten scam

Electronic Arts is resurrecting Theme Park on iOS, but if you think that's Bullfrog's charming little simulation game has returned, you're in for a sour awakening. EA has made it a "freemium" game, which wouldn't be so bad if...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 12.02.2011

Oh, EA: Subscription charges added to Tetris mobile app

Oh, EA! What have you cheeky scamps gone and done now? It would seem you've added a subscription service to a Tetris app of all things. Now why would you go and do something as positively zany as that? Electronic Arts has rel...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 09.16.2011

Cliffy B 'upset' by hateful 8/10 Gears of War 3 reviews

With any other videogame, scoring an 8/10 would be considered glowing praise. According to Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski, however, that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, according to him, anybody who dares give Gear...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 09.10.2011

Max Payne 3 potentially cost $105 million to develop

When all is said and done, it is quite possible that Rockstar will have spent roughly $105 million to develop its oft-delayed Max Payne 3. Worded differently, the game will have to sell around four million units just to make ...

Tony Ponce