New games to keep you occupied in the summer

| Jul 25, 2014

New games to keep you occupied in the summer

These warriors rule What would you get if you crossed Nintendo’s “Legend of Zelda” with Koei Tecmo’s “Dynasty Warriors”? “Hyrule Warriors” is a hack-and-slash Zelda spin-off by Koei Tecmo’s in-house game studios Omega Force and Team Ninja, both of which are famous for their ...

Gaming that looks good inside and out

| Jun 23, 2014

Gaming that looks good inside and out

by Brian Ashcraft

Xbox keeps its cool for the summer Just in time to make you look cool this season, Microsoft is releasing an arctic-camouflage-themed Xbox 360 controller. Even though the Xbox One has been released in the West, Microsoft is still showing its support for the ...

Game on as Sony faces Microsoft in China

May 26, 2014

Game on as Sony faces Microsoft in China

Sony Corp. plans to launch its PlayStation 4 video game console in China, according to its Chinese partner for the project and other sources. Following Microsoft Corp.’s lead, Sony will become the second major foreign company to launch a video game console in China, ...

BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play

Mar 13, 2014

BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play

by Jason Coskrey

After a successful debut last year, former Q-Games producer James Mielke once again shone a light on Japan’s independent gaming scene with the second edition of BitSummit, a gathering of independent developers. This year’s event, held March 7-9 in a large exhibition hall at ...

Sony to distribute games for PS4 via cloud

Jan 8, 2014

Sony to distribute games for PS4 via cloud

Sony Corp. will start distributing games for the PlayStation 4 via cloud computing technology this year, President Kazuo Hirai said Tuesday, revealing the electronics company’s focus on the entertainment business. In his speech on the opening day of the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show ...

Nov 18, 2013

Sony's PS4 sales top 1 million in debut, despite 'issues'

Sony Corp. sold more than 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in North America in the first 24 hours of sales, though some buyers reported “issues” with the new gaming device, it said. The record sales, which top initial results for its predecessor, the PlayStation ...

Showcase PS4 game has the Knack

Nov 6, 2013

Showcase PS4 game has the Knack

by Yuri Kageyama

Knack was created to be the perfect beast to show off the spectacularly vamped-up visual powers of the PlayStation 4 game console. The main character in the game, which is also titled “Knack,” is made up of 5,000 parts that cluster together and hang ...

U.S. holidays to slow PS4 Japan debut

Sep 10, 2013

U.S. holidays to slow PS4 Japan debut

Sony Corp. will release the PlayStation 4 in Japan three months after it hits shelves in North America as the company seeks to avoid shortages that hurt sales of the console’s predecessor. The timing will allow Sony to focus on meeting demand in its ...