Welcome to an especially swampy installment of the News Blips. My air conditioner broke, so the act of writing is physically demanding enough to cause my eyeballs to sweat out.
In Call of Duty: Black Ops II, a terrorist leader takes over America’s drone and robot armies and turns them against their creators. But some gamers have reacted to this scenario — set in 2025 — with scepticism.
Any fan of classic, 2D side-scrollers knows that you usually want to move to the right. It's a pretty simple law of retro gaming, but the video posted below takes the simple, horizontal act and elevates it to motivational and epic proportions. Move over Rocky running up a bunch of steps. You can't touch the simple act of video game characters moving right.
While developers referencing other companies’ games is nothing new, a few game makers have gone all-out with their nods to other titles.
A count of daily active users for smash-hit app Draw Something reveals a loss of 3 million players in a 30-day period.
Leisure Suit Larry will live again in the land of the lounge lizards.
The second exclusive Pre-Mortem for King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North, where an individual team member discusses specific aspects of the game, shedding light on the decisions made, sources of inspiration, and much more.
Microsoft and Motorola Mobility are locked in a bitter patent suit regarding the use of H.264 video compression and encoding. The ongoing legal battle lead to German courts issuing an injunction that could halt the sales and distribution of the Xbox 360, Windows 7 software, and even Internet Explorer in the country.
Activision Blizzard‘s Treyarch game studio lifted the veil on Call of Duty: Black Ops II yesterday. We got a special briefing at the company’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. Here’s the list of the most surprising revelations from the rundown about this next game, which is the latest in the series that has dominated sales in recent years.
Firaxis has released its second developer diary for the upcoming XCOM: Enemy Unknown. In this episode, the studio focuses on the game’s art direction, emphasizing the influence of “the sheer terror” of the original, X-Com: UFO Defense.
In a commendable move, Atlus is releasing a video series on how to play its upcoming fighting game, Persona 4 Arena.
Jason Citron scored big when he sold OpenFeint to Japan’s Gree for $104 million. Now the entrepreneur is back again with a new company called Phoenix Guild.
Talk about a horrible concept that could only come from the 1980s.… Soldier Girl Amazon (known in Japan as Sei Senshi Amatelass) sets the mighiest female warrior on a quest to recapture the men capable of continuing the "only race of giant womankind." Sometimes you really can't make this up.
Publisher Activision Blizzard just released this trailer for the newest Call of Duty title, Black Ops II, which will debut this fall.
Now that it’s NBA Playoffs time, we decided to take a look at the best-selling hoops games (and series) of all time. Is it NBA Live, NBA 2K, NBA Jam…?
Oprah wants to spread kindness around the globe via her latest venture, Oprah’s Thank You Game for Facebook.
If you’re looking to buy all of Max Payne 3′s downloadable content, you might want to crack open that wallet now, says Rockstar Games.
Developer Bethesda Game Studios announced the first downloadable content for Skyrim today.
Sony has gotten a lot of knocks for the way it handled the PlayStation 3 jailbreak, the subsequent dealings with the hacker involved, the hacking of the PlayStation Network, and the resulting six-week disruption of the network last year.
PlaySay has launched a new language learning app on the Apple iTunes App Store that helps people to learn a foreign language using a non-classroom, game-like setting.