video games

  • For Your Protection: Vietnam Bans Late-Night Gaming

    For Your Protection: Vietnam Bans Late-Night Gaming

    It’s not the best time to be a gamer in Vietnam. The country’s government, by way of the Ministry of Information and Communication, has decreed that ISPs there block access to online games between the hours of 10pm and 8am. No late-night raiding for you, I’m afraid. Read More

  • Games Industry Down 5 Percent In January (But Kinect Is Doing Fine)

    Games Industry Down 5 Percent In January (But Kinect Is Doing Fine)

    Everybody panic. The video game industry was down 5 percent this past January compared to January 2010, even if Activision still managed to sell an inordinate number of Call of Duty: Black Ops copies. Read More

  • Portal 2 Now Available For Pre-Order

    Portal 2 Now Available For Pre-Order

    Valve has released the details surrounding pre-ordering Portal 2. The game is available for pre-order right now on Steam (and other retailers), and if you pre-order the game they’ll knock $5 off the price, bringing it down to $45. Read More

  • Video Game Leaks: The Long & Ignoble History

    Video Game Leaks: The Long & Ignoble History

    It’s not the first time this has happened, and it most certainly won’t be the last time. A reasonably complete build of Crysis 2 (reports suggest people have already beaten the game) leaked at the weekend, prompting Crytek, the game’s developers, to release a statement saying that it, along with EA, the game’s publisher, was “deeply disappointed by the… Read More

  • Crysis 2 Dev Build Leaks

    Crysis 2 Dev Build Leaks

    It would appear that Crysis 2 for the PC has leaked in some capacity. A quick look at some of the more popular sites when it comes to this kind of thing suggests that many thousands of people have no problem downloading Crytek’s unfinished game, which is due for release next month. Well, was due for release next month—who knows how this leak will affect development? Read More

  • Analyst: Prepare Yourselves For A Pay-To-Play Call Of Duty

    Analyst: Prepare Yourselves For A Pay-To-Play Call Of Duty

    Now here’s a rumor that will stop many people in their tracks. An analyst at Wedbush Securities, “one of the largest securities firms and investment banks in the nation,” says that he’s “certain to [his] core” that Activision is planning a pay-to-play Call of Duty. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the sound of millions of gamers around the country… Read More

  • Guitar Hero Didn't Die A Natural Death, But Was Killed By Myopic Greed

    Guitar Hero Didn't Die A Natural Death, But Was Killed By Myopic Greed

    Kudos to Activision for doing exactly what so many people had been predicting for years now. The world’s biggest video game publisher said yesterday that it was going to “disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit,” citing a decline in interest in the music game genre. And what could possibly be the reason for that, hmm? Maybe releasing sequel after… Read More

  • In 2011, PC Gamers Will Regain Their Place In The Sun

    In 2011, PC Gamers Will Regain Their Place In The Sun

    Let it be known that 2011 will be the year that console gamers will be jealous of their PC gaming brethren. (As if that matters, but whatever.) Red Orchestra 2, Crysis 2, and the mighty Battlefield 3 will be best experienced on the PC, and if you’re sitting there on your couch, controller in hand, you’re really not getting the full experience. Sorry. Read More

  • Pobody's Nerfect: Call Of Duty Developer Says It's Impossible To Ship Bug-Free Games

    Pobody's Nerfect: Call Of Duty Developer Says It's Impossible To Ship Bug-Free Games

    What do fans of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Mass Effect 2 have in common? One group of fans spends its time playing a pop-a-mole shooter set in outer space, while the other group of fans spends its time playing a pop-a-mole shooter set on earth. Oh, and both groups of fans have been fighting game-breaking bugs for some time now. One such bug, gone unpatched for more than two weeks now… Read More

  • The LED Pong Clock, Sans DIY

    The LED Pong Clock, Sans DIY

    At the CrunchGear offices, after all our tireless work, we sit around and talk time; watches, clocks, and 2012 occupy our general water cooler discussions. But, when we aren’t talking time, video games is usually next on the list. So combining 1 and 2 would be like the sweet combination of peanut butter to our chocolate. That combination can now be had in a clock called the Wise Clock… Read More