FCC Net Neutrality Comments from Video Game Industry Stand Alone

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The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today reversed its Net Neutrality position from last year, redefining its definition of the Internet so the web can be regulated as a utility. In FCC Net Neutrality comments from the video game industry, this would seem to be a victory to U.S.-based gamers. But the industry's FCC Net Neutrality comments seem to be in the minority. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the video game industry and is best known as the organizers of the … [Read more...]

Zen Pinball Iron & Steel Pack Hits Consoles, Mobile Platforms

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There's a new two-pack of pinball action hitting the PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo systems this week. Heck, Zen Studios is even unleashing the Zen Pinball Iron & Steel Pack on mobile devices, PC and Steam. In other words, there's no excuse not to pickup the new Zen Pinball Iron & Steel Pack, because it's a safe bet you have a device on which to play it. Zen Pinball has a long history of getting new tables, but the Zen Pinball Iron & Steel Pack is notable because it's technically the company's first original table in … [Read more...]

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Releases for PlayStation, Xbox Consoles


Bandai Namco today began shipping Dragon Ball Xenoverse for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360, leaving owners of a Nintendo system out in the cold with the biggest DBZ game ever created. Dragon Ball Xenoverse is the first DBZ game to appear on the next-gen consoles. Dragon Ball Xenoverse takes the DBZ franchise in a totally different direction, as as time-traveling villains Towa and Mira have created temporal distortions in the past as part of their evil plot to spread chaos and alter Dragon Ball history. … [Read more...]

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Flies onto Nintendo Wii U

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Nintendo has always done different things with its Kirby games. For instance, in one game Kirby has ridden on hamsters, and in another the lead character has been made of yarn (a la Sony's Sackboy, in a way). But for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which is now in stores for $39.99, the entire Kirby-based world has undergone a transition, as the game world is made entirely of clay. Not only that, but the control mechanics themselves have undergone a chance, as players control Kirby exclusively by using the touch screen … [Read more...]

Mutant Football League PS4 and Xbox One Versions Playable at GDC

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Back in the 16-bit day we lost many an hour to Mutant League Football. Crazy tackles, crazy characters, outlandish zombie-like teams of monsters. It was great fun, to be sure. Now that 16-bit game is getting a remake, as Mutant Football League has been in the works for some time now. Even better news, at least for gamers attending Game Developers Conference (GDC), is that Mutant Football League will be completely playable on PS4 and Xbox One. A PC version and Android/iOS versions will also be on display, though the … [Read more...]

Evolve Game Ships for PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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After an extensive open beta, the Evolve game has shipped in its final form today for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Evolve is also available for PC, for those who prefer to do their monster slaying (or playing) on the Windows platform. Evolve had had an interesting development cycle. Last year it was one of the most talked-about games of E3, but its closed beta late in 2014 had some trouble getting off the ground. The Evolve open beta was much more successful, with the four-vs-one gameplay model getting a ton of play … [Read more...]

Dying Light Modding Tools on the Way, Says Techland

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When Techland's new zombie game Dying Light shipped last week, enthusiastic gamers flew right into creating mods for the open-world game. The developer's initial response was reportedly less than warm, but let's put the emphasis on "initial." Now Techland says a full suite of Dying Light modding tools is on the way - and the company wants gamers' help deciding what to include. According to a statement from Techland, "many PC players have already been creating mods that alter and revamp the game. At Techland, we want … [Read more...]

The Landscape of Online Gaming is Changing Overnight

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For two full years after the original Xbox launched, thousands if not millions of people claimed the console was little more than a Halo adapter for their television. When Microsoft launched Xbox Live, the early adopters realized something radical was afoot, as online gaming hadn’t before been as intuitive on a console. Yes, there was a fee, but Xbox Live kick-started a feature we now all take for granted: online cooperative and competitive multiplayer gaming on a console. Say what you will about the subscription … [Read more...]

Adventure Game “Silence” Coming to PS4 in Addition to Xbox One

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The adventure game "Silence" was announced a while back for Xbox One, PC and Mac, leaving PS4 gamers out in the cold. Daedalic Entertainment is turning that PS4 frown upside down, announcing that Silence will also be coming to PlayStation 4 in late 2015. A specific release date for Silence was not announced. Daedalic is saying all the right things about its first Xbox One and PS4 game. High production values. Narrative driven. Breathtaking graphics. It's not just flagrant PR, though, as the publisher sounds … [Read more...]

New Far Cry 4 DLC, Hurk Deluxe, Launches on Xbox One, PS4

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It hasn't taken long for Ubisoft to launch a new round of New Far Cry 4 DLC, after fair (at best) reviews for its initial Far Cry 4 DLC hit Season Pass holders. Called Hurk Deluxe, the downloadable content is part of the Far Cry 4 Season Pass or can be purchased separately. Hurk Deluxe includes five missions playable in either single-player or co-op mode. Three of the missions are called Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk's Redemption, so it's quite clear Ubisoft is going for more of a narrative thread this time around … [Read more...]