MCV: Big First Party Titles for NX Launch Window 

Sources have told MCV that Nintendo’s upcoming NX platform is slated to have a “dream” lineup during the launch window. In the first six months, we should see the already announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in addition to a new Mario game and a Pokémon title by GameFreak. With three of Nintendo’s biggest franchises, the first party lineup will be well represented from the start on the … Continue reading MCV: Big First Party Titles for NX Launch Window 

GameStop Continues to Diversify, Acquires 507 AT&T Mobile Stores

As video game retail sales have begun to stagnate in recent years, GameStop has begun shifting its focus towards new markets as a means of maintaining its growth as a company. In 2011, the retail giant began its phone trade-in program, now a pillar of the business. Just this year its new publishing arm – GameTrust – was announced, leading to the release of the first video game … Continue reading GameStop Continues to Diversify, Acquires 507 AT&T Mobile Stores

Successful Debut for Evo Finals on ESPN

Two weeks ago, the world’s largest fighting game event – Evo – broke ground by broadcasting its final event live on ESPN2. While the television broadcast differed from the official Twitch stream with its own commentators and cutaways, it appears that the ESPN broadcast was a success. To put these numbers into perspective, the nearly 2 million viewers is slightly higher than the average Sunday … Continue reading Successful Debut for Evo Finals on ESPN

Report: Nintendo NX is the Long-Rumored Hybrid Console

Eurogamer published two reports on Tuesday regarding the upcoming Nintendo NX. The information shared in these reports confirmed quite a few rumors that have been circulating over the past year and brought to light some new information that paints a clearer picture of what the NX will be when it is released next March. Perhaps the biggest story in all of this revolves around the NX’s … Continue reading Report: Nintendo NX is the Long-Rumored Hybrid Console

XBOX One Discounted for Limited Time

According to a tweet from XBOX’s Major Nelson on Sunday, 500GB XBOX One consoles are set to be discounted to $249 for a limited time starting immediately: Starting today and for a limited time in the US: All 500GB Xbox One Consoles will be $249 https://t.co/Byg74z1lvo pic.twitter.com/XITBD8C260 — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July 24, 2016 This sale price comes after a string of recent bundle deals leading up … Continue reading XBOX One Discounted for Limited Time

Pressure Mounting for Sony to Allow Cross-Network Play

Back in March of this year, ID@XBOX head Chris Charla made headlines by saying that Microsoft would begin to allow cross-network play with PC as well as other consoles. While nothing was guaranteed, Charla summarized that the new policy would allow “players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live…to play with players on different online multiplayer networks–including other consoles and PC networks.” In … Continue reading Pressure Mounting for Sony to Allow Cross-Network Play

PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 Announced

Back in 2010, Namco Bandai released PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX on PS3 and XBOX 360. The game was a huge hit with its fast-paced and addictive high score chasing gameplay and excellent soundtrack. With its excellent critical reception on top of that, it’s no surprise that Namco Bandai is returning to its winning formula with PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 this September! For me, PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX was one of those … Continue reading PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 Announced

Ubisoft Executives Bullish on Nintendo NX

With little known about the upcoming 2o17 release of the Nintendo NX, Ubisoft seems to be the only publisher talking about the platform. Speaking with MCV yesterday, Ubisoft’s EMEA boss Alain Corre spoke highly of the upcoming console: We have always appreciated the relationship with Nintendo, the co-creation and the fact that they are really concentrating on quality – they have fantastic brands…and they are addressing … Continue reading Ubisoft Executives Bullish on Nintendo NX

Roundup: EA at Star Wars Celebration

This past weekend, thousands of Star Wars fans gathered in London to celebrate all things from a galaxy far far away. Among those were a handful of announcements and teases from EA about their upcoming Star Wars games. Here’s a look at some of the information that was teased about a couple of upcoming projects… Star Wars Battlefront – Death Star & Rogue One DLC It’s no surprise that Star Wars Battlefront … Continue reading Roundup: EA at Star Wars Celebration

Nintendo Announces NES Classic Edition

Yesterday, Nintendo announced a new console…well, sort of. The NES Classic Edition – or NES Classic Mini in Europe – aims to capture fans of retro gaming when it launches on November 11th, but also has a price tag that will likely make it one of the most popular gifts on the market this holiday. $59.99. While the NES Classic Edition feels like Nintendo’s answer to the … Continue reading Nintendo Announces NES Classic Edition