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2:15 PM on 03.05.2014

Try to kill Hitler again in Sniper Elite 3's pre-order mission

505 Games has released new details regarding Sniper Elite 3, including a release date. You'll be able to take down targets this coming June 27 on PC, with releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 a fe...

Conrad Zimmerman


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Jimquisition: Xbox One and the Death of Ownership photo
Jimquisition: Xbox One and the Death of Ownership
by Jim Sterling

Well, Microsoft went and did it. It took the step publishers have fantasized over for years, and destroyed the concept of videogame ownership.

The Xbox One will sell you games, but it keeps what it sells, while controlling and overseeing your actions. You're bagged, tagged, and possessed. You're owned and you're observed. Meanwhile, the false target of its actions will laugh it up with Microsoft, and the end user gets what it always gets -- shafted.

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12:00 PM on 06.02.2013

Wolfenstein 3D is back on XBLA/PSN

With Wolfenstein: The New Order's release date nearing, Bethesda has relaunched "the game that started it all" on Xbox 360 and PS3. Yes, Wolfenstein 3D is once again available on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network (...

Harry Monogenis

12:30 PM on 02.14.2013

Rebellion's teaser was for Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army

Rebellion has delivered the full announcement for its mystery game, which seemed to be Sniper Elite-related with an extra hint of otherworldliness. Pretty much! It's called Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army, and it's a standalo...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 12.19.2012

SimCity cranks the always-online DRM up to eleven

A Reddit AMA thread can do wonders for somebody's publicity, as companies and personalities engage directly with one of the largest online communities. However, Maxis didn't quite get what it wanted from the system,...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 12.12.2012

Nintendo can transfer Network IDs from Wii U consoles

The good news is that your Nintendo Network ID is not bound by chains to a single Wii U system, and can be transferred to a new console. The bad news is that Nintendo doesn't trust you with such power, and has to do the trans...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 09.24.2012

Nintendo will region-lock the Wii U ... obviously

Nintendo has surprised absolutely nobody by confirming that the Wii U will be region-locked, meaning European, American, and Japanese games will only work on systems made specifically for the corresponding country. Importers ...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 08.03.2012

Call of Duty Supremacy Nations = Kickstarter of the year

Ladies and gentlemen, you can stop arguing about videogame tropes, VR headsets, and gay conventions. The Kickstarter to rule them all have been unveiled, and you are all to bask in its glory. Call of Duty Supremacy Nations, b...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 06.22.2012

Diablo III's new user restrictions further explained

Blizzard has clarified some details surrounding the "review process" that new players will have to undertake when purchasing a digital copy of Diablo III. It seems that the studio misspoke when it said that players under revi...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 05.02.2012

Nintendo wants digital and retail to be priced the same

Nintendo, always so close and yet so far. As the publisher makes baby steps toward the 21st Century by offering full digital versions of its retail games, president Satoru Iwata believes that the ethereal options will not pro...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 04.02.2012

Rumor: Next Xbox will use always-on DRM

An unsettling new rumor suggests that Microsoft's next generation Xbox will require a permanent Internet connection, ostensibly becoming a box of DRM in order to curb console piracy.  Further gossip contradicts previous ...

Jim Sterling





11:15 AM on 01.20.2012

Ubisoft: Anno 2070 DRM is 'working as intended'

The latest miserable press surrounding Ubisoft's trashy DRM concerned news that Anno 2070 would confuse a simple hardware change with an entirely new PC -- a real problem when you can only install the game three times before ...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 12.30.2011

Man gets cease & desist for fiddling with Skylanders toys

Graphing calculator programmer Brandon Wilson likes to tinker with machines and post his findings online, for no reason other than entertainment and curiosity. Recently, he turned his attention to Skylanders, the unique game ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 12.07.2011

Xbox 360 dashboard update tries to stop you suing MS

Following in the sleazy footsteps of Sony and Electronic Arts, Microsoft has become the latest company to restrain one of the few legal recourses available to screwed customers. Seizing upon the opportunity to cram ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 09.12.2011

Quantic CEO whines that used games cost him millions

Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has joined the ranks of the idiotic in whining about used games. Wait, aren't we supposed to only play Heavy Rain once, right? Surely he of all people should understand why it g...

Jim Sterling

5:40 PM on 03.28.2011

Ignition: Reich is being totally reworked

The discovery of a completely balls-mental Nazi shooter known as Reich caused an excited stir within the gamer community, but the status of the game has been fragile at best. Sometimes canceled, sometimes not, Ignition is ada...

Jim Sterling