April 27th, 2012, 11:20 AM

EA Said to be in Take Over Discussions

Bloomberg and CNN Money are reporting that South Korean, though Tokyo headquartered, game company Nexon has made a bid to take over Electronic Arts. Maeil Business, a major South Korean business publication, first reported the possible takeover earlier this week, citing unidentified industry officials. “Nexon has a policy of never commenting on rumors,” the company [...]

April 26th, 2012, 2:34 PM

Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative Begins May 8

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the free Portal 2 DLC titled “Perpetual Testing Initiative” will be available for the PC and Mac on May 8th. The “Perpetual Testing Initiative” allows players to easily create, share, and play Portal 2 [...]

April 23rd, 2012, 6:12 PM

Clinton Hallahan: G4 is Killing Video Games

There’s a school of thought that points to High Times magazine as a major contributor to the continued prohibition of marijuana. As the arbiters of a certain kind of marijuana culture — the giggling, dreadlock wearing, post-hippie navel-gazing segment — they represent the face of anti-prohibitionists for better or worse. High Times presents an immature [...]

April 22nd, 2012, 12:57 PM

Hayter Coy on Snake’s Return in New Metal Gear

It is uncertain whether Solid Snake will be making an appearance in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, according to the actor who lends his voice to the iconic super solider. When asked by Hardware Canucks at the Canadian Video Game Awards’ red carpet gala, David Hayter, the actor who voices Solid Snake said, “I have no [...]

April 22nd, 2012, 12:12 PM

Indie Games and Blockbuster Titles Sweep at Video Game Awards

An award-winning video game can come from a budget of frugality or profligacy, as last night’s Canadian Video Game Awards showed. Although two ‘blockbuster’ games, FIFA 2012, and Dues Ex: Human Revolution, took home the top awards for Game of the Year and Best Console game, respectively, Toronto-based indie studio Capybara Games took home five [...]

April 21st, 2012, 4:13 PM

Canadian Video Game Awards Liveblog

  See: Indie Games and Blockbuster Titles Sweep at Video Game Awards The Canadian Video Game Awards begin at 6:30 PM pacific, from the Vancouver Convention Centre. News Editor Sam Reynolds, and Vancouver based arts journalist Clinton Hallahan will be on the scene bringing you updates as the night progresses. Here we are, on the [...]

April 20th, 2012, 12:25 PM

N-Control Launches Avenger Elite Gamepad

David Kotkin, the founder of N-Control, the company that manufactures and markets the Avenger Controller, an adapter for the PS3 and Xbox 360, today announced the launch of the Avenger Elite. The company’s new product is expected to be popular with gamers worldwide. The Avenger Elite is expected to be released at the end of [...]

April 5th, 2012, 10:34 AM

Consumer Watchdog Calls EA Games America’s Worst Company for 2012

Consumer watchdog publication The Consumerist announced Wednesday that it had crowned EA Games “The Worst Company in America”, usurping usual “merchant of death” victors and surprising the game mega publisher. As EA Games hasn’t brought some Americans to financial ruin, peddled foreign governments technology to oppress their people, or polluted the Gulf of Mexico, the [...]

March 29th, 2012, 10:50 AM

New Rumors Suggest Playstation 4 to be Named “Orbis”, Use AMD Chips

According to new rumors from one of Kotaku’s “reliable sources”, then semi-confirmed by the British edition of Official Playstation Magazine, Sony’s next generation Playstation will be called “Orbis” and will be powered by chips from AMD. Kotaku’s source spoke on the condition of anonymity, but the site claims that they have previously been notably reliable. The source [...]

March 27th, 2012, 1:40 PM

Congressmen Propose Tobacco-Style Warnings for Video Games

Ignoring all reputable qualitative and quantitative research on the subject, two American politicians have put forward a bill to the House of Representatives that would require video games to have tobacco style labeling warning of the risks to players’ mental health. The bill has bipartisan support from Democrat Joe Baca, and Republican Frank Wolf. “The video [...]