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Need for Speed returns to Hot Pursuit
— 11:11 AM on June 15, 2010

All sorts of new hotness is being demoed at E3 this week, and an unexpected addition to the Need for Speed franchise looks very interesting...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Microsoft Project Natal gets its final name: Kinect
— 6:00 AM on June 14, 2010

The Xbox 360's upcoming motion controller has gotten its official name: Kinect. Formerly code-named Project Natal, the device has made headlines over the past few...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Friday night topic: FPS gaming with kids
— 5:59 PM on June 11, 2010

It's not an exaggeration to say that FPS games have altered the course of my life. Since my very first experience with Quake back...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Take-Two, Apogee settle Duke Forever lawsuit
— 3:30 PM on June 11, 2010

Speaking of settlements, remember how Take-Two Interactive filed a lawsuit against what was left of 3D Realms for not completing Duke Nukem Forever last...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Portal 2 postponed until next year
— 3:41 PM on June 9, 2010

Valve isn't exactly known for timely game releases, so today's news should come as little surprise: Portal 2 won't be ready for its originally announced...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Fallout: New Vegas will use Steam for copy protection
— 8:51 AM on June 9, 2010

The people at Bethesda Softworks and Obsidian Entertainment aren't sitting around twiddling their thumbs. Four months after announcing Fallout: New Vegas, the latest game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Friday night topic: What are you playing?
— 5:33 PM on June 4, 2010

It's getting worse every year. During the holiday season, a million new games come out, and there's simply not enough time to play them...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

NPD: Avid PC gamers are older than the average
— 9:07 AM on May 28, 2010

Market research firm NPD has published some fresh statistics about the wild and wonderful "gamer" demographic, and the report includes interesting tidbits. For one,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Blizzard: Content and features trump DRM
— 4:15 PM on May 27, 2010

Some publishers have escalated the fight against illicit game copying lately, with Ubisoft going so far as to require an uninterrupted connection to its authentication...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

— 9:41 AM on May 25, 2010

As you may know, I am a big fan of Valve's Steam service. I buy nearly all of my games there, and I think...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Google celebrates Pac-Man birthday with playable logo
— 3:36 PM on May 21, 2010

The granddaddy of arcade games is turning 30 tomorrow, and to celebrate the occasion, Google has changed its search engine logo to a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Talking shop with Corrinne Yu, part two
— 10:20 AM on May 21, 2010

Those of you who enjoyed watching part one of the Corrinne Yu interview we posted the other day may want to check out part...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Game consoles

Corrinne Yu talks shop
— 4:51 PM on May 17, 2010

If you're a PC gamer who's never heard of Corrinne Yu, you're missing out on one of the more intriguing folks in 3D gaming. ...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles Windows

Portal looks, performs worse on Macs
— 6:00 AM on May 14, 2010

Valve has gotten a lot of press for porting its Steam client and games, starting with Portal, to Mac OS X. However, users of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Mac

Darwinia: a great game for notebooks
— 12:00 AM on May 14, 2010

I love budget ultraportables—especially my Aspire 1810TZ. For my needs, the Aspire's Consumer Ultra Low-Voltage processor is snappy enough to make the thin-and-light...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Mac Steam client arrives, Portal offered for free
— 4:54 PM on May 12, 2010

Who ever said Macs can't play games? Valve released the Mac OS X version of its Steam client earlier this afternoon, allowing users of...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Mac

id Software's Rage not coming this year
— 9:44 AM on May 4, 2010

We'll have to wait a few more months for MegaTextured post-apocalyptic action. As Shacknews reports, id Software sister company and publisher Bethesda has revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

StarCraft II to arrive on July 27
— 5:15 PM on May 3, 2010

Almost exactly three years after first announcing the sequel to its futuristic real-time strategy game, Blizzard has set a release date for it, at...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming