What Xbox One Games Gain And Lose With The New Kinect-Free Option

Microsoft recently said that game developers will be able to get a little more power out of the Xbox One to make their games more visually impressive if they choose to forgo some Kinect features. What's the actual trade-off? » 6/16/14 5:30pm 6/16/14 5:30pm

Project Morpheus Hands-On: The Virtual Future Is Very, Very Bright

When Sony announced its intentions to take Oculus Rift head-on, we were excited. The Rift (rightly) gets all of the attention and praise for its VR prowess, but a little competition would be good for the emerging technology. Today at E3 in Los Angeles we finally got to try Project Morpheus for ourselves. And man, it's… » 6/10/14 6:25pm 6/10/14 6:25pm

I Watched Sony's E3 Experience From a Movie Theater in Alabama

Last night, Sony simulcast its E3 press conference to dozens of movie theaters across the United States, including the Regal Trussville Stadium 16, a Big Lots-facing megaplex just off of County Highway 10. That's where I watched it, along with a few dozen PlayStation faithful. Disclaimer: I am not a gamer. » 6/10/14 4:45pm 6/10/14 4:45pm

This Wireless Keyboard Contraption Brings Your Desktop to Your Lap

Anyone who tries to play PC games on their TV inevitably runs into the same problem: What do you do with that damn keyboard and mouse? Roccat has a clever if not super elegant solution. Just put an entire desk-top on your lap. » 6/10/14 3:20pm 6/10/14 3:20pm

Playstation Now, the service that will let you stream old Playstation games on your new Playstation (and pretty damn well) will be going into open beta on July 31st. It'll come to PS4 first, but later PS3, Vita, and select Sony smart TVs (Dual Shock 3 controller required). » 6/09/14 10:16pm 6/09/14 10:16pm

Holy crap, the new Star Wars Battlefront game looks incredible

Even while you can only see a few glimpses of the in-game engine of Star Wars Battlefront, the new game by Swedish studio DICE seems impossibly good. They say they are making the game that, as Star Wars fans, they always wanted to play. I think they may succeed. » 6/09/14 9:14pm 6/09/14 9:14pm

The Good News About Xbox One That Microsoft Brushed Right Over

E3 is over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. An internal, seemingly official Microsoft PR document about the Xbox One just leaked out, but it's not full of horrible secrets, or general shadiness. Nope, it's actually full of good news that Microsoft just didn't bother to stress. » 6/14/13 6:38pm 6/14/13 6:38pm

Can't Get An Xbox One Online? Buy An Xbox 360.

Is there any way around Microsoft's mandatory 24-hour "check in" on the Xbox One? Nope. Well, there is one. It just doesn't involve buying an Xbox One. » 6/11/13 7:15pm 6/11/13 7:15pm

Sony's PS4 Is $400, Available This Holiday Season

It's throwdown time. We've finally got prices on both of this generation's flagship consoles and PS4 is coming in low at $400, undercutting the Xbox One by a cool $100. The console war is on. » 6/10/13 11:02pm 6/10/13 11:02pm

You Can Now Preorder an Xbox One

Microsoft's new Xbox One hotness is now up for real preorder, not that fake pre-preorder stuff. You can hop on the train over at Amazon, or directly from Microsoft itself. The one-bundle-fits-all pack will run you a cool $500. » 6/10/13 3:56pm 6/10/13 3:56pm

Don't Buy New Video Game Hardware. Not Now.

With fantastic games on offer across just about every platform, with libraries that grow more accomplished with each passing day, you might think it's always a good time to buy new video game hardware, should you still be without one of the major systems. Mostly, you would be correct. But not this month. » 6/06/13 4:00am 6/06/13 4:00am

The New Xbox Will Probably Arrive This E3

It seems that everything is aligning for the launch of the next generation Xbox at E3 2013. We knew that the rumors are piling on. Then someone told us that the Xbox buildings at Microsoft's campus are on lock down. And now we know that Xboxmeister Major Nelson is very excited about E3. » 1/02/13 3:06pm 1/02/13 3:06pm

This Near Collision Between Two Airplanes Will Make Your Heart Skip a…

This seems like yet another boring refueling video taken by a KC-135 Stratotanker's flying boom operator—until the NATO E-3 Sentry AWACS plane almost crashes with it. At the last second, the Sentry's pilot pushes down in a massive negative G-force party, avoiding a fatal outcome. Things look fun when a major… » 10/26/12 11:00am 10/26/12 11:00am

Samsung Cloud Gaming to Stream Console-Quality Games Straight to Smart…

It was announced at E3 today that Samsung Cloud Gaming, developed in partnership with Gaikai, a leading cloud-based video game platform provider, will stream a mix of family-friendly and AAA video games directly to owners of 2012 Samsung LED 7000 series and up Smart TVs in the U.S. » 6/05/12 11:40pm 6/05/12 11:40pm

The Xbox 360 Just Got Streaming Music, Nike+ Fitness, NBA, ESPN and More

Microsoft is continuing to bolster the Xbox 360 and turn it into something more than a video game console and make it the best box for your living room. At E3, Microsoft just announced Xbox Music, streaming music with over 30 million songs, NBA League Pass, NHL, WatchESPN and even Nike+ Kinect Training. » 6/04/12 1:12pm 6/04/12 1:12pm

Examiner: Microsoft Plans to Unveil "Smart Glass" at E3

According to a report from the Examiner's Nicholas Gigante, Microsoft is ready to debut a revolutionary XBox 360-integrated system at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo, June 5th-7th. Various outlets are describing it as either an actual, physical tablet or as a "companion application" that will run on your… » 6/01/12 2:54pm 6/01/12 2:54pm

All the Most Awesome Nintendo, Xbox and PlayStation News from E3

E3 is happening now: That means games. The Nintendo Wii U is crazy! And good! Microsoft revamped the Xbox with new Live TV, Bing (Bing!) and more. Sony? The NGP became the PlayStation Vita. And there's a PlayStation TeeVee. » 6/08/11 5:59pm 6/08/11 5:59pm

We've Played Nintendo's New Wii U, the Next-Generation of Motion Control

I played Nintendo's Wii U earlier this week, the exciting successor to the Wii that not only plays a lot like the Wii—only with a new, unique twist—and a console that plays nicely with the Wii you already have.… [ Kotaku » 6/07/11 1:00pm 6/07/11 1:00pm]

Nintendo's New Console Wii U and Its Crazy Touchscreen Controller

Nintendo's new console is called Wii U, and it's got a full touchscreen controller that looks almost like a stretched out, tabletized DS with twin analog sticks and full motion controls. It is insane. Updating live. » 6/07/11 12:46pm 6/07/11 12:46pm