China’s Regulators Block New Video Games

China is taking more steps to combat video game addiction, blocking new games from being licensed in the country.

Microsoft, Nintendo & Sony Announce Shared Commitment to Safer Gaming

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are collaborating to make gaming safer, especially for those most vulnerable.

Video Gaming Increasing Across All Age Groups

In further evidence of the impact the pandemic is having on everyday life, video gaming has seen a significant uptick across allage groups.

RSF Creates ‘The Uncensored Library’ In Minecraft

Minecraft is already one of the most successful video games in the world, but now it’s also serving to help preserve information in its uncensored form.

Facebook Gaming Helps Streamers Combat Trolls

VentureBeat is reporting that Facebook Gaming is adding a dashboard and toolkit to help streamers deal with trolls. Facebook Gaming is tied with Microsoft for a distant third placing among game steaming services with 3% market share. The company is…

China Just Lifted New Video Game Ban

China just lifted its year-old ban on new video games but interestingly in the first batch approved none were from Tencent. Steinberg also noted that China “has gone very hyper” with the control they have put on games.

Lego Jurassic World Trailer Arrives, Thankfully Contains Goldblum

The most disappointing thing about the upcoming Jurassic World movie is its unsettling lack of Jeff Goldblum – but at least the folks over at Warners Bros, LEGO, and TT games know what’s up. There will be Goldblum in the…

Kanye West Has Been Working on a Video Game About His Mom

For the past six months, Kanye West has been working on a video game about his mother going to heaven. He dropped this little tidbit at the conclusion of an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, as he was…

Lego Jurassic World, Avengers Games Coming in 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to relive the magic of the Jurassic Park films (mostly the first one) in Lego form, well, you’re in luck. Warner Bros, LEGO, and TT Games have just announced the next slate of Lego video games…

Xbox One: Is It Time To Get One?

The Xbox One is a little over a year old this month. In that year, Microsoft’s next-gen console has gone through more changes than most consoles do in their lifetime. Does that mean the console is now worth owning? Like…

Redbox DVD Prices Are About To Go Up

Redbox is raising its DVD rental price by 25%. The price, which has been $1.20 per night, will be raised to $1.50 per night starting December 2. The price for Blu-rays will go from $1.50 to $2.00 per night. Video…

Internet Archive Launches Internet Arcade

The Internet Archive at archive.org, which has given us great things like the Wayback Machine, has launched the Internet Arcade, a web-based library of arcade games from the 70s, 80s and 90s. You can play these for free right from…

Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition

The big news on Monday was that Microsoft is buying Mojang, the company behind the hugely popular Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. Naturally, the subject came up on Conan, who checked in with the inventor of the game to see how…

Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

Rumors circulated throughout the media last week that Microsoft was preparing to acquire Mojang, the makers of the massively popular game Minecraft. On Monday, Microsoft officially announced that it is doing so. The company says it has reached an agreement…

Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

Update: VentureBeat is reporting that Google has reached a deal to buy Twitch for $1 billion, and that the company is joining YouTube. Still, neither company is commenting. Original article (May 19): Google is reportedly in talks to acquire video…

Kim Jong-Un Stars in ‘Glorious Leader!’ Video Game

Independent video game developer Moneyhorse has announced a title for PC and mobile called Glorious Leader!, which stars North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un as the main playable character. Players can guide the rotund despot through seven levels in the…

Shaq Fu 2 Is Coming, A Sequel To An Abysmal Game

It was by 1994 that we grew familiar with 2D fighting games: a one vs. one matchup where characters would yell “Hadouken” or “GET OVER HERE!” and beat the living tar out of each other. Street Fighter II and Mortal…

Battlestar Galactica’s Sackhoff Voices EVE: Valkyrie

Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff is starring in CCP Games’ upcoming multiplayer virtual reality dogfighting shooter, EVE: Valkyrie, playing the role of Rán Kavik. Sackhoff’s Rán isn’t a playable character, but rather a voice that can be heard in the player’s…

The Atari E.T. Game Land Fill Legend

The year is 1983. The Alamogordo Daily News reported in September that between 10-20 (actually 14) semi-trucks coming from a storehouse in El Paso, Texas, traveled 90 miles to a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. At night, they would unload,…

Contrary To Popular Belief, Video Games Don’t Turn Your Brain To Mush

I, like many children who grew up in the 80s and 90s, spent a lot of time playing video games. We could have spent those hours outside, but we instead chose to stay inside trying to save the princess or…