News and Features - Yahoo Games

  • Microsoft's big plan for the Xbox One: Make it more like Microsoft Office

    No matter how you slice it, Microsoft is losing the latest round in its video game console war...

    Business Insider17 mins ago
  • Pokémon: The First Movie can be streamed for free due to 20th anniversary celebration

    With the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon series coming up at the end of the month, the Pokémon company has uploaded  Pokémon: The First Movie to its streaming media service. In order to watch the 1998 film, the streaming service can be accessed through a standard Web browser at the Pokemon site or…

    Digital Trends
  • Lost Nintendo classic Kuru Kuru Kururin resurfaces on Wii U

    A long-lost Game Boy Advance classic makes its first ever appearance in North America this week as part of Nintendo’s latest eShop update. Previously available exclusively in Japan in Europe, the Nintendo-published puzzler Kuru Kuru Kururin is now available for download on the Wii U. Kuru Kuru…

    Digital Trends
  • Splatoon Splatfest pits Red vs. Blue for Pokemon’s 20th anniversary

    Splatoon ‘s latest Splatfest event is a true trial for the Nintendo faithful, asking participants one simple question: Pokemon Red  or Pokemon Blue ? For many devout fans, picking a favorite first-generation Pokemon game is an impossibility. By the end of this weekend, however, one game will…

    Digital Trends
  • Pikachu zaps Schwarzenegger: Pokémon’s Super Bowl ad beat Mobile Strike’s

    If you ever see Arnold Schwarzenegger fighting a yellow electric rat, you shouldn’t put your money on the Governator. When it comes to games, only Pokémon and military strategy game Mobile Strike (for iOS and Android) had advertisements during last weekend’s Super Bowl 50. And it turns out that…

  • Mario Maker Adds Three Pokemon Costumes

    Pokemon are coming to the Koopa Kingdom. In celebration of Pokemon's 20th anniversary, Nintendo has released three new costumes for Super Mario Maker, which allow players to run through levels as 8 bit versions of Bulbasaur, Squirtle or Charmander. The costumes are for show only, unfortunately, [...]
  • The original Pokemon starters are now in Super Mario Maker

    Between the Super Bowl commercial, new games like Pokken Tournament and Pokemon Go, and the re-release of the original Game Boy games, you might think you've already had enough Pokemon for one year — but you'd be wrong. Today Nintendo released a trio of new costumes for…

    The Verge
  • Why This Year’s Grammy Gift Bags Include Xbox One Controllers

    Infinity 1 controllers will be in artists' gift bags.

  • You Can Now Plant Cacti in Pokemon, Just Like You Always Wanted

    When we used to play with Pokemon cards in the '90s, our fantasy was always for the various Pokemon to come alive and be real, three-dimensional beings, so that we could put dirt in their backs and plant things....

  • The making of Rise Of The Tomb Raider: Crystal Dynamics on continuing Lara Croft's journey

    Back in 2013 Crystal Dynamics released Tomb Raider, a gritty, grounded and surprisingly compelling reimagining of the 1990s classic that convinced players and critics alike this was the version of Lara Croft we'd been waiting for. After hitting the ground running, Crystal wanted to do the same…

    International Business Times
  • Fallout 4 patch 1.3 brings improved graphics for PS4 and Xbox One users

    Bethesda has released the much-awaited patch 1.3 for Fallout 4 for Steam, PS4 and Xbox One users, bringing a lot of visual improvements. The new patch largely fixes some glitches and improves visual details moving closer to a PC-like experience.

    International Business Times
  • PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One at U.S. retailers in January

    Sony’s home gaming console got off to a strong start in 2016. The PlayStation 4 outsold the Microsoft’s Xbox One in the first month of the year, according to data from industry-intelligence firm The NPD Group provided to GamesBeat by Sony. NPD only tracks new sales at retailers in the United…

  • Someone built a Rocket League pitch in Halo 5 for Xbox One players

    There’s finally a way to play Rocket League on Xbox One. No, the Xbox One version of the game is not out yet, but custom level designer TurbTastic has recreated the game as a multiplayer level in Halo 5: Guardians . The breakout hit of 2015, Rocket League is an odd, but compelling soccer game…

    Digital Trends
  • An Xbox One player is worth more to Ubisoft than a PlayStation 4 owner

    PlayStation 4 is a dominant sales force, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft’s console is withering and dying. For every $1 that the average PlayStation 4 owner spent on Ubisoft games in the French publisher’s fiscal third quarter, the average Xbox One gamer spent $1.25 on the same products. This…

  • Super Smash Bros’ DLC characters fight it out in Nintendo’s final trailer

    Nintendo has released a final DLC trailer showcasing all of the characters added to Super Smash Bros ‘ playable roster over the past year, giving a memorable sendoff to its landmark cross-franchise brawler. The trailer focuses on the seven new combatants introduced in the months after the launch…

    Digital Trends
  • Quantum Break is coming to PC the same day as Xbox One

    Several high-profile Xbox exclusives have released on PC over the past few years, including launch games like Dead Rising 3 and even  Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare . But it looks like the “Xbox-exclusive” window is about to be completely eliminated, as one of the console’s most anticipated…

    Digital Trends
  • Quantum Break is Microsoft’s latest weapon in linking Xbox One and Windows 10

    Microsoft is giving all sort of goodies to anyone who buys the digital version of Quantum Break, a third-person shooter that allows the player to manipulate time. Digitally preordering the title for Xbox One so will give you a free copy of the PC version of the game. Microsoft also revealed that…

  • Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break heading to PC this April

    Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break will arrive on PC alongside the console release on 5 April, developers Remedy Entertainment has announced. The game will also include a download for developer Remedy Entertainment's last game – Alan Wake, plus the game's two DLC packs. The minimum and recommended…

    International Business Times