Inevitability Rears Its Head as Call of Duty Sales May Be Lower Than Usual

The videogame industry lacks any single, reliable sales tracker, particularly when accounting for digital sales, which is absolutely crucial for getting a full picture of the industry.

Black Friday Videogame Deals – 2012 Edition

Thanksgiving is now just a day away here in the United States, but what many people are looking forward to is the crazy shopping day that ensues the following day.

Wii U Hardware Review: A Solid, if Imperfect, Start

The Wii U has arrived! We’ve said plenty about it already, so let’s just skip the preamble and jump right into the main event: Our Wii U hardware review.

Charticle: Let’s Compare Nintendo’s Console Launch History

Nintendo’s next console launches in just two days — perhaps you’ve heard about it ? We’ve seen plenty of hand-wringing about the future of the system, a perceived lack of hype for it, the changing nature of video games, and more doomsaying.

Gallery: Our First Look at the Final Wii U Hardware

With less than two weeks remaining until the Wii U arrives here in the U.S., Nintendo has finally delivered hardware to the press for review purposes. At this point, you’ve probably decided whether or not you’re planning to pick up one of these new consoles at launch, but we know a lot of people are curious about the system. So we’ve decided to go old-school by posting a simple photo gallery of the hardware, the games, and their packaging

More Obscure Game Re-Releases Could Result From ESRB’s Free Digital Ratings

The Entertainment Software Rating Board faces a difficult task in assigning ratings to digital games, one not about to be made any easier on it by game makers. Setting aside the matter of increasing complexity of these titles, the number of digital releases continues to grow at a strong pace

From Japan: Will Dragon Quest X Fly or Flop?

Feature Share it: Tweet From Japan: Will Dragon Quest X Fly or Flop? Overseas: Making sense of die-hard fans' reaction to the online shift for Japan's most consistently popular RPG. Fame, accolades, respect — having a legacy is all gravy until you fail to live up to it in the public’s eyes, and no series in Japan has a bigger throne to fill than Dragon Quest.

That Difficult Question: How to Decide Which Platform to Buy a Game For

Those of us fortunate enough to own more than one gaming system are faced with a tricky question anytime a multiplatform game is released: which platform should I buy it for? All other things being equal, there are some factors that make that decision much easier — heavily discounted prices or serious technical issues, like those plaguing the PlayStation 3 version of Skyrim , can help to rule out certain versions. Continuing that example, you’re still left to weigh a list of pros and cons if you own both a PC and Xbox 360.