video gaming

  • Arms brings the punch to the Nintendo Switch

    Arms brings the punch to the Nintendo Switch

    Arms, a flagship Nintendo Switch title from the same folks who brought us Splatoon, is a fighting game only Nintendo could release. The object of the game, as in many fighting games, is to knock down your opponent. How you do it, obviously, is the trick. In Arms your weapons are, well, your arms. There are 30 different arms for ten characters and the arms spring out and can twist towards enemies. Read More

  • Xbox One gets Beam streaming, a new guide and more starting today

    Xbox One gets Beam streaming, a new guide and more starting today

    Xbox One is getting an update starting today, echoing some of the major changes coming to Windows in its forthcoming Creators Update. The big new additions include streaming via Microsoft’s own Twitch competitor Beam, as well as a brand new Xbox user experience made up of a new design for Guide, improvements to Home and more. The new features are designed around encouraging gamers to… Read More

  • PlayStation 4’s 4.50 software update adds HDD support, 3D Blu-ray capability for PS VR

    PlayStation 4’s 4.50 software update adds HDD support, 3D Blu-ray capability for PS VR

    PlayStation 4’s next big software update is going out now to beta testers, and it adds a lot for owners of the console to get excited about. There’s support for external USB HDDs, which means regardless of how much internal storage you have on your PS4, you can add up to 8TB of additional space via external drives, ensuring you’ll never run out of room for games and… Read More

  • Nintendo has sold 1.5 million NES Classics, and that’s good for both gaming’s past and its future

    Nintendo has sold 1.5 million NES Classics, and that’s good for both gaming’s past and its future

    Nintendo is selling a heck of a lot of NES Classics, its tiny retro Nintendo Entertainment System gadget with built-in games. The company revealed that it has sold more than 1.5 million to date, a figure that probably could’ve been a lot higher — the retro reboot console was a hot holiday seller, and was consistently unavailable despite immense demand. Even now, it’s hard to… Read More

  • What to expect from Sony’s PlayStation event

    What to expect from Sony’s PlayStation event

    Sony is having a PlayStation event tomorrow in New York, where it plans to provide an update on its PlayStation business and PS4. Most people agree that means it’s going to show us a couple of PlayStation hardware updates, including a previously announced more powerful PlayStation 4 (supposedly codenamed “Neo”) with support for 4K and more robust virtual reality, and a… Read More

  • Nintendo 3DS sales up 80% year-over-year on Pokémon Go success

    Nintendo 3DS sales up 80% year-over-year on Pokémon Go success

    Nintendo had a very good month in mobile gaming, according to NPD Group’s latest data. The 3DS won in both hardware and software sales for the analyst firm’s latest tracker report, with the 3DS and its family of systems (including New 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS devices) up 80 percent for July this year versus July 2015. Pokémon Omega Red and Alpha Sapphire, the latest console titles in… Read More