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  • Can Your PlayStation Stop a War?

    Video games are being used for everything from helping find cures for HIV to losing weight. It's time to start using them to make peace.

    Foreign Policy Magazine
  • Internet Compares Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Outfit to Pokemon, Other Fictional Characters

    Lady Gaga's outfits have always bordered on the bizarre and extreme. So when she showed up to sing the National Anthem during last night's Super Bowl in a patriotically inspired Gucci sparkly red pant suit and an...interesting blonde hair bump, the Internet reacted with its usual snark and [...]

    Comicbook.com
  • Videogame Stock Round Up: Changyou, Take-Two Beat on Earnings; Glu Mobile Announces Taylor Swift Game

    Last week, Changyou.com Limited (CYOU), Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) and Glu Mobile, Inc. (GLUU) announced their quarterly results. Apart from earnings, Glu Mobile added the Taylor Swift game to its celebrity roster.

    Zacks
  • Pokémon’s $5M Super Bowl ad ranks among Sunday’s big winners

    The Denver Broncos are your Super Bowl 50 champions, but Pikachu had a pretty good day as well. The Pokémon Company produced one of the most viewed commercials that aired during the NFL championship event last night. Looking to YouTube, the pocket-monster promotion has nearly 18 million views.…

    GamesBeat
  • Red Dead Redemption briefly appears on the Xbox One, is quickly pulled

    Over the weekend, Xbox One owners were surprised to find out that Rockstar Games’ open-world western, Red Dead Redemption, was available to download and play. They were surprised again when the game was pulled and they found they could no longer play online. As it turned out, it hadn’t been…

    Digital Trends
  • 20 Years of Pokemon: Train On

    Check out Pokemon's Super Bowl 50 commercial....

    ThePostGame
  • Pokemon 20 Super Bowl Commercial Extended Version

    One of the more interesting commercials that will air during Super Bowl 50 is from the Pok?mon Company International. The commercial was shot in Rio de Janeiro, and it explores ambition, drive, and training. The ad is also filled with hidden Pok?mon references.The ad ends with a call to action [...]

    Comicbook.com
  • Red Dead Redemption is playable on Xbox One after getting backward compatibility

    Update on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time: It looks like Microsoft has patched this. If you go through the process detailed below, you will now end up with Hexic HD (which is crazy). If you’ve already downloaded Red Dead Redemption to your Xbox One, it will now ask you to download an update…

    GamesBeat
  • Nintendo officially gives up on non-wearable ‘Quality of Life’ sleep tracker

    After more than a year, Nintendo revealed it will not continue development of its fitness-minded sleep monitoring device. Announced by former company president Satoru Iwata in October, 2014, the wireless sleep sensor was part of a proposed “quality of life” initiative at Nintendo, intended to build…

    Digital Trends
  • H1Z1 zombie game splits into two strains — and spreads to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

    The thing about a zombie virus is that it spreads so fast you can’t contain it. Now, publisher Daybreak is finding that something similar is true of zombie survival games. H1Z1, Daybreak’s open-world online zombie survival game that is still in development, is splitting up into two discrete games.…

    GamesBeat
  • GamesBeat weekly roundup: Hearthstone’s big changes, and Nintendo’s mobile debut imminent

    Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Nintendo’s earnings fall a little short of expectations, someone builds a calculator inside Super Mario Maker, and Uncharted 4 gets its own PlayStation 4 bundle. Happy reading, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The…

    GamesBeat
  • Nintendo has decided to cancel its work on a sleep sensor that nobody ever asked for

    The "quality of life" device was meant to track your sleep patterns using wearable sensors, similar to those that already exist, and Nintendo would provide health updates with a fun spin. The video game company debuted the Wii Vitality Sensor in 2009, which would reportedly integrate with the Wii…

    The Daily Dot_Tech
  • Nintendo hits snooze button on its sleep tracking gadget

    More than a year after Nintendo announced it was developing a fun game-y spin on sleep tracking gadgets, the company is putting the initiative on hold indefinitely. Nintendo originally planned to launch the device called QOL Sensor — a fatigue- and sleep-monitoring device that goes on your…

    Mashable
  • Nintendo gives 'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess' a HD makeover

    "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess " has been given a makeover in the form of an HD upgrade.

    AFP Relax News
  • 5 Reasons Playing Xbox One Or PS4 Can Actually Be Good For You

    For decades, people assumed that playing games was a waste of time - and the popular press have been keen to link games to everything from obesity to psychosis. A test with 72 volunteers at Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL) found that playing Starcraft 2 for 40…

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Nintendo's sleep-tracking device may never wake up

    Nintendo's mysterious "Quality of Life" initiative was meant to have launched by the end of this March, but the first product in the program isn't going to make that date — if it ever comes out at all. CEO and president Tatsumi Kimishima made a point of bringing up QOL himself during an investor…

    The Verge
  • Nintendo details Zelda: Twilight Princess HD gameplay improvements

    Nintendo has a number of major changes in store for its upcoming HD revamp of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess , resulting in a streamlined experience that eliminates many of the flaws present in the game’s original 2006 release. Among other tweaks, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess…

    Digital Trends
  • Uncharted 4 is getting its own PS4 this April

    It seemed inevitable, given the popularity of the flagship PlayStation franchise, but it has now been confirmed that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will also launch with its own limited edition PlayStation 4 console. Unlike some other limited edition consoles, however, this one looks like it actually…

    Digital Trends