Summer releases: bring your A-game

Digital | ON: GAMES May 21, 2017

Summer releases: bring your A-game

by Brian Ashcraft

Stuff they don't teach at school It's May and it's virtually summer — the perfect time to play "Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection," in which you tutor and hang out with schoolgirl Hikari Miyamoto. This game was released as a download last October, but ...

New releases for wintry nights in

Digital | ON: GAMES Jan 21, 2017

New releases for wintry nights in

by Brian Ashcraft

Bring on the virtual terror New "Biohazard" ("Resident Evil" in the West) games are always a very big deal, so it's no surprise that "Resident Evil 7" is causing a fuss. "RE7" is set in Louisiana four years after "Resident Evil 6." The protagonist is Ethan ...

Games you've been waiting a long time for

Digital | ON: GAMES Aug 27, 2016

Games you've been waiting a long time for

by Brian Ashcraft

An endless exploration The biggest game to land this fall is "No Man's Sky." And we mean literally the biggest. This sci-fi survival adventure title features an estimated 18 quintillion planets! The massive game is procedurally generated, meaning that data algorithms randomly create the universe, ...

Xbox, PlayStation game networks felled by known hacker group

Business / Tech Dec 26, 2014

Xbox, PlayStation game networks felled by known hacker group

Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox Live and Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Network, Internet services that video gamers use to play online, were hit by connection failures Christmas Day, with the hackers Lizard Squad claiming responsibility. The group, which took credit for an attack on Sony earlier this year, ...

New games and Japan's Xbox One launch

Digital | ON: GAMES Aug 22, 2014

New games and Japan's Xbox One launch

Xbox One launches in Japan — finally! After debuting in the West last fall, the Xbox One, Microsoft's most powerful console gaming machine, is finally getting its long-awaited Japan release. Players will also be able to get the newest version of Kinect, Microsoft's motion-control system ...

Gaming that looks good inside and out

Digital | ON: GAMES 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 Xbox 360, ...

BitSummit reveals tantalizing homemade worlds of play

Digital 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 Kyoto's ...