As I'm typing this, I'm sitting in the historic Orpheum theatre, waiting for the newly christened "worst company in America" to begin their press conference. I don't know exactly what history took place in this theatre, but it sure seems rustic and historic. I also don't know what EA did exactly to be named the worst company in America over such contenders like Haliburton, Wal-Mart, or the Bank of America. Read More.
News Articles By Andrew Sztein
You'll forgive us if we were feeling a little green walking into the Galen Centre first thing in the morning on June 4th. No, we weren't in fact jealous of anyone or feeling ill that morning, but rather, the green lighting scheme that dominated the entire Arena definitely got us into the Xbox mood. Read More.
In what was easily the most surprising announcement at EA's Press Conference at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on June 4, EA Sports has accquired the Ultimate Fighting Championship license in a multi-year deal. Read More.
Our friends at Microsoft must be very excited, because a week into their Xbox Live Arcade NEXT program is continuing with a quadruplet of exciting games for the Xbox Live platform, including the sequel to the aewsome Trials HD, Fable Heroes, Minecraft, and today's release of Bloodforge. Read More.
I got a really interesting email in my inbox this morning from our friends at Raptr, a service that tracks game playtime and popularity. By tracking playtime, they do a great job of measuring a game's longevity, which can be a much more useful indicator of a game's shelf life as opposed to how many copies it sold in its first month. Read More.
Our friends at Konami have passed us this little tidbit outlining what gamers can expect from the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Limited Edition. If you're any sort of Metal Gear fan, you'll want to get your hands on this one as soon as it comes out. I can attest from my fruitless search for Metal Gear Solid 3's limited edition, that these ones are truly limited and are generally filled with goodies. Read More.
Let's not mince words here, THQ's Homefront was something of a disapointment, especially after we crowned it the best game of E3 in 2010. Not that it was BAD per se, it was just lacking that certain spark that turns a good game into a great one. The campaign was short, filled with visual glitches and mediocre AI, had little to offer between linear shooting galleries. Read More.
2K Sports has officially announced that NHL 2K12 will not be published on any console next year, according to Kotaku. The venerable series got its start on the Dreamcast with NHL 2K, gave EA a run for its money in the past generation with 2K4-7, and was quickly crushed this generation by EA's skill stick enabled Xbox 360 and PS3 hockey titles. Read More.
If the six existing Call of Duty titles since the dawn of this generation of consoles isn't enough for you, Activision will be brining more Modern Warfare to consoles and the PC this November. November 8, 2011 to be exact. Read More.
If you're like many of the staffers here at GE, you embraced the news of the return of online services for the PlayStation Network. However, the PlayStation store remains MIA, which means that many new games still can't be played online until the security issues with the store get sorted out, which could be as much for another two weeks. Read More.
You may not know the name Jerry Lawson, but if you've ever put a game cartridge into a video game console, you owe him a debt.
The man who originally designed the system for placing and removing software cartridges, Jerry Lawson, has sadly passed away of a heart attack and complications from diabetes at the age of 70. Read More.
It turns out that the first Grammy award to be given out for video game music was just the first droplets of water to come rushing out of the floodgates. In the last edition of the Grammy awards, Christopher Tin won for his theme to Civilization 4. Never mind the fact that Civilization 4 came out in 2005. Read More.
The latest salvo in the video games as art debate has been launched, as Rockstar's upcoming cinematic love letter to film noir, LA Noire, has been honored with a an official selection at Robert De Niro's Tribecca Film Festival in New York City. Read More.
The Duke Nukem series has always been a touch mysoginistic, what with the strippers, scandidly clad women, and the ability to splatter said strippers. It was never really encouraged per se, but having the ability to do so certainly got feminists and parents up in a tizzy about the series violent content. Read More.
Hardcore gamers may not be fully sold on Xbox Kinect yet, but hackers worldwide have done some truly amazing things with the device. Perhaps the most amazing of all is a Toronto hospital using the Kinect sensor in cancer surgery. Read More.