PS3 Digital Games Could Be a Gentle Way of Easing Us Into Streaming on PS4

Much like their disc-based counterparts, PlayStation 3 downloadable games won’t be supported on PlayStation 4. What that means is your entire PlayStation Network library is going to have to stay put, and won’t be carried over to the next generation as many people were hoping it would

Rayman Legends Going Multiplatform Lets Down Wii U Owners And Nintendo

Rayman Legends was, for myself and many others, a major reason to pick up a Wii U early on. Although it was known more than a month in advance of the system’s launch that Legends would be coming in the first quarter of 2013, rather than in November as originally planned, it had been a game touted as a Wii U exclusive for some time. It seemed inevitable that it would eventually come to other platforms, but it would still be a game that could only be had on Wii U for a period of time, and it would only be on Wii U that you could take advantage of the GamePad-specific features.

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.

10 Years Later: How GameCube and Xbox Defined The Current Gen

Feature Share it: Tweet 10 Years Later: How GameCube and Xbox Defined The Current Gen PlayStation 2 may have dominated last generation, but its competitors set the stage for this one. By: Jeremy Parish November 16, 2011 No one would challenge the claim that Sony’s PlayStation 2 was the decisive victor of the sixth generation of consoles, that nebulous post-32/64-bit era that never lent itself to an easily applied label.

Nintendo Spent 11 Years on Three Kirby Games it Canceled

Trailer of unreleased Kirby GC game Before Kirby’s Return to Dreamland hit earlier this week, it had been 11 years since a core Kirby game was released on consoles. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards came out in 2000 and since then Kirby has been limited on consoles to Air Ride , Epic Yarn , and his appearances in the Super Smash Bros. games