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EA has a ‘Fortnite’ on its hands with its new game, ‘Apex Legends.’ So what does that mean for ‘Anthem’?

Electronic Arts is a massive video game publisher, responsible for major franchises like “Madden,” “FIFA,” and the upcoming “Anthem.” EA also publishes “Apex Legends,” the latest blockbuster hit in the nascent Battle Royale genre popularised by games like “Fortnite.” The sudden release and impact of “Apex Legends” is a major […]
EA has a ‘Fortnite’ on its hands with its new game, ‘Apex Legends.’ So what does that mean for ‘Anthem’?
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The 6 hottest video games in a surprisingly action-packed February

It’s just weeks into the new year and we’re already waist-deep in major new games. February kicked off with the surprise announcement-slash-launch of the excellent “Apex Legends” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game’s already a breakaway hit, with over 10 million players. Several other blockbuster titles are […]
The 6 hottest video games in a surprisingly action-packed February
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One chart perfectly illustrates the needless complexity of buying video games in 2019

Video games should not require a spreadsheet to figure out when you can buy them. As game publishers have struggled to extract more profits from increasingly expensive video-game productions, some have turned to complex “early-access” programs. EA’s upcoming blockbuster debut “Anthem” is the latest example of this phenomenon. At the […]
One chart perfectly illustrates the needless complexity of buying video games in 2019
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Activision loses major developer in split with ‘Destiny’ maker Bungie

Video game publishing powerhouse Activision and blockbuster game development studio Bungie are splitting up. The two companies agreed to a 10-year, multi-game deal tied to the “Destiny” franchise. That deal has been dissolved, and it appears to be an amicable split. Video game publisher Activision and blockbuster video game development […]
Activision loses major developer in split with ‘Destiny’ maker Bungie
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The 12 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in early 2019

2019 looks like another huge year for video game fans. Between “Kingdom Hearts 3” in January and “Anthem” in February, the first few months of 2019 are packed with major game launches. The first quarter has become a kind of junior holiday season, where major game publishers launch major games […]
The 12 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in early 2019
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Why is the guy who played Carlton on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ suing the makers of ‘Fortnite’? The lawyer behind the lawsuit explains.

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actor Alfonso Ribeiro is suing “Fortnite” maker Epic Games. The lawsuit accuses Epic Games of misappropriating Ribeiro’s iconic dance from the “Fresh Prince,” often known as “The Carlton.” “The right of publicity claim that we have is that these celebrities have the right to control […]
Why is the guy who played Carlton on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ suing the makers of ‘Fortnite’? The lawyer behind the lawsuit explains.
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This might be Sony’s first teaser for the PlayStation 5

Sony’s next PlayStation console is in the works. It’s still unannounced, but all signs point to it being named “PlayStation 5.” PlayStation fans spotted a new theme on the PlayStation 4 that they say teases a PlayStation 5. The tease, they contend, is in a tiny detail: The “S” in […]
This might be Sony’s first teaser for the PlayStation 5
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The 33 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in 2019

2019 is a major year in gaming. The year started strong with the launch of a long-awaited sequel, “Kingdom Hearts 3,” which arrived in late January, and the explosively popular “Apex Legends” in March. But that’s just the beginning – major games are expected in 2019: A huge new “Star […]
The 33 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in 2019
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A ton of new games were announced this week at The Game Awards, including a brand new ‘Mortal Kombat’ — here are the 8 biggest ones

A bunch of new games were unveiled on Thursday night during the annual video game industry awards show, The Game Awards. Some of the biggest games unveiled were from major franchises: “Mortal Kombat 11” and “Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fuelled” are among the most recognisable. EA’s long-rumoured new “Dragon Age” game […]
A ton of new games were announced this week at The Game Awards, including a brand new ‘Mortal Kombat’ — here are the 8 biggest ones
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The 10 best PlayStation 4 games for your new console

With dozens of killer games available right now, it’s a great time to buy a PlayStation 4. Maybe you’re one of the millions of people buying one this year! Or perhaps you got one as a gift! After five years, the PS4 has a massive game library. We put together […]
The 10 best PlayStation 4 games for your new console
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The best-selling video game of every year, from 1995 to 2019

From the early days of arcades, video games have grown into a multibillion-dollar industry. The most popular video games, like “Tetris” and “Minecraft,” have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Looking at the changes in game sales over time reflects the rise and fall of popular genres and major […]
The best-selling video game of every year, from 1995 to 2019
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The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’

“Diablo 3” is the latest major game to arrive on Nintendo’s Switch that’s nearly identical to versions of the game on competing platforms, like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Diablo 3” is known for being a multiplayer game, and would benefit greatly from bringing in players on competing platforms. […]
The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’
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The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’

“Diablo 3” is the latest major game to arrive on Nintendo’s Switch that’s nearly identical to versions of the game on competing platforms, like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Diablo 3” is known for being a multiplayer game, and would benefit greatly from bringing in players on competing platforms. […]
The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’
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The next PlayStation is already in the works, says Sony’s new president

Sony’s new president, Kenichiro Yoshida, spoke about the successor to the PlayStation 4 in a recent interview. “It’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware,” Yoshida told the Financial Times. This isn’t the first time Sony’s spoken about the currently-in-development game console; PlayStation division head John Kodera said the company is […]
The next PlayStation is already in the works, says Sony’s new president
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Nintendo is reportedly planning to release a new Switch next year

Nintendo is planning to release a new version of the Nintendo Switch in the second half of next year, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Nintendo Switch hit the shelves in March 2017, and while it has sold just under 20 million units, momentum has slowed. The Journal’s report suggests […]
Nintendo is reportedly planning to release a new Switch next year
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Sony gives in: After months of criticism, Sony is finally allowing ‘Fortnite’ players on PlayStation 4 to play with people on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

“Fortnite” is the first game to allow players across competing video game consoles – the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch – to all play together. The announcement of support for cross-console play with “Fortnite” comes after months of Sony refusing to allow it. Both video game fans and […]
Sony gives in: After months of criticism, Sony is finally allowing ‘Fortnite’ players on PlayStation 4 to play with people on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
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How Sony created the perfect video game controller

In 1997 Sony’s Teiyu Goto designed what became the standard for video game controllers. The DualShock controller used a curved design that fits more comfortably in player’s hands and the inclusion of two analogue sticks allowed for a greater range of controller input. Sony’s DualShock controller ushered in a new […]
How Sony created the perfect video game controller
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One of gaming’s biggest annual franchises is taking a year off in 2019

In 2019, Ubisoft is pausing its annual “Assassin’s Creed” franchise, according to the company’s CEO. Instead of a new game, CEO Yves Guillemot told GameSpot, the company will give the franchise a rest after this year’s launch of “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.” Guillemot cited the company’s previous decision to move its […]
One of gaming’s biggest annual franchises is taking a year off in 2019
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The massive popularity of ‘Fortnite’ is inspiring copycat modes from major games — here’s the latest example

The massive success of “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is making major waves in the video game industry. Earlier this year, Activision announced that this year’s “Call of Duty” would have a Battle Royale mode. Then, in June, EA announced that this year’s “Battlefield V” also will. The announcement is indicative […]
The massive popularity of ‘Fortnite’ is inspiring copycat modes from major games — here’s the latest example
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The makers of ‘Fallout’ and ‘Skyrim’ just issued an ultimatum to Sony over the PS4, and it could have a huge impact on the future of gaming

Microsoft and Sony directly compete in the video-game market, where the PlayStation 4 has a commanding lead over the Xbox One in hardware sales numbers. Since last year, Microsoft has been pushing the concept of “cross platform” play: the ability to play games like “Minecraft,” “Fortnite,” and more with friends […]
The makers of ‘Fallout’ and ‘Skyrim’ just issued an ultimatum to Sony over the PS4, and it could have a huge impact on the future of gaming
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The ‘Madden NFL 19’ soundtrack censors Colin Kaepernick’s name

A song in the upcoming “Madden NFL 19” censors a reference to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The song – YG’s “Big Bank” – features a verse by Big Sean that directly references Kaepernick’s last name. His name is replaced with silence. It’s unclear why the song is […]
The ‘Madden NFL 19’ soundtrack censors Colin Kaepernick’s name
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For the first time in over 30 years, Nintendo’s original NES console was the top-selling game system, beating out the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Nintendo’s miniaturized version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was the top-selling game console in June. The tiny console outsold heavyweights like the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even Nintendo’s own Switch. The NES Classic Edition was re-released on June 29, yet it still beat out the competition with […]
For the first time in over 30 years, Nintendo’s original NES console was the top-selling game system, beating out the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
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The 13 hottest games to help you stay cool all summer long

The sun is trying to kill us all. Let’s just be honest. Instead of spending your summer dashing between shaded spots, why not play some great new video games? Here are the 13 best games coming out this summer: 1. “OnRush” If “Overwatch” were a car-based game, it would be […]
The 13 hottest games to help you stay cool all summer long
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‘Fortnite’ players are furious at Sony for locking accounts to the PlayStation 4 — an exclusionary tactic that’s burning years of goodwill with fans

PlayStation owners are furious at Sony, and they have started a hashtag to air their grievances: #BlameSony. The reason? Sony is locking “Fortnite” accounts on PlayStation 4 to its service, PlayStation Network. If you tie your “Fortnite” account to PSN, you’re unable to use it – and anything you’ve earned […]
‘Fortnite’ players are furious at Sony for locking accounts to the PlayStation 4  —  an exclusionary tactic that’s burning years of goodwill with fans
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The company behind the biggest game of 2017 is suing the company behind the biggest game of 2018 — here’s what’s going on

The company behind the biggest game in the world, “Fortnite,” is being taken to court by the studio responsible for the second-biggest game in the world, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” also known as “PUBG.” Stranger still: The two companies involved share a mutual investor, the Chinese holding company Tencent. Bluehole, the South […]
The company behind the biggest game of 2017 is suing the company behind the biggest game of 2018  —  here’s what’s going on