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Jay-Z makes mark on 'NBA 2K13' as executive producerupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 09:47:00

In hopes of raising its game off the court as well as on it, 2K Sports has announced a partnership with hip-hop impresario and part-NBA owner Jay-Z, who is the executive producer of the upcoming "NBA 2K13" video game.

The rebirth of turn-based strategy gamesupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 19:27:00

As video game technology improves, games are getting quicker, deadlier and more reactive. This, in some cases, is requiring gamers to be faster on the draw, more reflexive in their actions and to be able to act with little time for a thought-out strategy.

5 games to watch from Comic-Conupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 11:03:00

Geek is chic these days, especially around the San Diego Convention Center. The worlds of Hollywood, video games and comic books collided for four days at the annual International Comic-Con 2012.

Is 'Diablo III' a broken game or just too hard?updated: Tue Jul 10 2012 11:41:00

"Diablo III" has the distinction of being a great role-playing game with an intense and passionate fan base while causing much angst and anguish among gamers when problems -- real or perceived -- arise.

Chatty, blocky LEGO action in 'Batman 2: DC Super Heroes'updated: Fri Jun 22 2012 18:28:00

"Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" is a blocky-looking comic book come to life, with an open world for exploring, more new heroes and villains, and (for the first time ever) actual dialogue from LEGO characters.

Screens twice as big on new Nintendo 3DS XLupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 10:32:00

Having already gone 3-D, Nintendo now wants to go big, announcing a new version of its handheld gaming console with screens nearly twice as large.

E3 2012: 5 mobile games to watch forupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 18:31:00

As mobile games migrate to powerful smartphones and tablets that are becoming direct competition to portable gaming devices such as Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita, the E3 convention has become a prime stage for game publishers to showcase new titles.

Xbox SmartGlass aims to link devicesupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 12:10:00

Microsoft wants to link all your smart devices with Xbox SmartGlass.

How Xbox SmartGlass will workupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 12:10:00

Perhaps the biggest splash in the early going of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles was made by Microsoft with its unveiling of Xbox SmartGlass.

With new titles, Nintendo works to explain Wii Uupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 02:16:00

A year ago, Nintendo announced the Wii U, the next generation of its massively popular gaming system that incorporates a handheld controller with its own video screen into play with the more traditional Wii console.

Sony highlights mature games, cross-play at E3updated: Tue Jun 05 2012 09:22:00

With a nod to the future, Sony paid tribute to the gamer and revealed new, power-packed and very bloody titles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on Monday.

Halo 4 demo makes E3 appearanceupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 09:22:00

Microsoft reveals a demo of Halo 4 during a press event at Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

As gaming grows more casual and mobile, developers scramble to adaptupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 09:37:00

In 2012, when people build farms on Facebook, kill pigs on their phones and gun down mutant space aliens on their home consoles, how do you define the word "gamer"?

'Build and Battle,' multiplayer action shine in 'Starhawk'updated: Wed May 30 2012 18:35:00

Using a new "Build and Battle" game mechanic, "Starhawk" offers more than your typical third-person shooter, tapping ino the player's strategic thinking while creating an enjoyable ride.

Building a New World with Minecraftupdated: Mon May 28 2012 09:40:00

CNN looks at how one man changed the gaming world one block at a time.

How 'Minecraft' became an Xbox blockbusterupdated: Mon May 28 2012 09:40:00

Do gamers prefer to build or destroy? A look at the combat-intensive themes of most top-selling console games would suggest the latter.

'Black Ops 2' trailer hints at series' dark futureupdated: Fri May 04 2012 18:04:00

A new teaser trailer for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" reveals important details about the setting and gameplay options for the latest title in the blockbuster "Call of Duty" series.

Call of Duty II: Geek Warsupdated: Fri May 04 2012 18:04:00

The popular Call of Duty video games have a new offering - a war against computer geeks other geeks might like playing.

Microsoft takes the Kinect beyond Xboxupdated: Thu May 03 2012 09:38:00

The software giant released Kinect for Windows, a $250 motion sensor marketed toward businesses, not gamers.

Report: Microsoft to offer $99 Xbox 360 bundle with service commitmentupdated: Thu May 03 2012 09:38:00

Buying a home video game console may soon become a lot more like buying a cell phone, according to a new report suggesting Microsoft is planning to offer a subsidized, $99 bundle including a 4GB Xbox 360 and Kinect sensor to anyone who commits to two years of a new, $15 monthly online service package.

NBA stars have game off the court, tooupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 19:10:00

Between games, practices, travel and promotional appearances, you'd think that the NBA's multimillionaire stars would be too busy.

Review: 'Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' extends legacy with a deep storylineupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 16:33:00

Let me start by saying "Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings" is rated 'M for Mature' for a very good reason. There is more cursing in the game than at a Yankees/Red Sox playoff game and quite a bit of nearly full frontal nudity.

Review: The Force proves weak in 'Kinect Star Wars'updated: Fri Apr 20 2012 13:55:00

Whenever anything involves the "Star Wars" franchise, there are certain expectations that need to be met to satisfy die-hard, and even casual, fans. So when a new video game wants to bring "Star Wars" to life like never before, that's setting the bar really high.

Norway mass-shooting trial reopens debate on violent video gamesupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 12:22:00

Norway's alleged mass killer testified on Thursday that he played video games as a way to train for a shooting spree that killed 77 people last summer. In particular, Anders Behring Breivik said at his trial that he played "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" as a means of shooting practice, according to CNN's report.

Alleged mass killer shows no remorseupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 12:22:00

CNN's Diana Magnay reports on the trial of Anders Breivik, who showed no remorse for killings he claim were "necessary"

Review: 'Kid Icarus: Uprising' burns its wingsupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 18:58:00

When the Nintendo 3DS was introduced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2010, one of the announced games that drew the most favorable reaction was "Kid Icarus: Uprising."

'Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' comes to Kinectupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 10:01:00

Game developer Bethesda Softworks is ready to take role playing to the next level by adding voice commands via the Kinect controller to its wildly popular video game, "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim".

Smithsonian celebrates 'Art of Video Games'updated: Wed Apr 04 2012 07:07:00

Thirty to 40 years ago, when arcade and console games were primitive and parents condemned them as a new threat to their children's schooling, it was probably hard to imagine one of America's leading museums embracing video games as an artform.

Play ball! A pair of baseball video games for opening dayupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 15:53:00

The crack of the bat and a bellowed "Play ball!" are annual rites of spring.

Tiger Woods goes controller-free for new video gameupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 14:55:00

He's no longer the No. 1 golfer in the world, but there's no question that the sport of golf still revolves around Tiger Woods. And Woods remains a key player in the video game world, as well.

Five games to watch from GDC 2012updated: Fri Mar 09 2012 13:13:00

Apple's new iPad wasn't the only game in town this week.

The new iPad: A video-game changer?updated: Wed Mar 07 2012 19:23:00

Since the iPad first appeared in 2010, video gaming has been one of the key features Apple has touted for the device, alongside video viewing, electronic reading and Web browsing.

Review: 'Mass Effect 3' a beautiful, fitting finaleupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 10:18:00

"Mass Effect 3," the final installment in the tale of Commander Shepard and his fight to save the universe, brings the series to a resounding and satisfying crescendo with tight combat, excellent storytelling and majestic visual effects.

Can 'Mass Effect 3' appeal to fans and new players? updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 10:29:00

The widely anticipated "Mass Effect 3" will be the culmination of a story spanning a galaxy and eight years of development and drawing millions of fans around the world.

Gaming is a top priority for mobile-tech makersupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 22:10:00

The smartphones and tablets debuting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week share one very important ingredient that has allowed Apple's iPad and iPhone devices to become mainstream cash cows: videogames.

Mobile phone boasts built-in projectorupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 22:10:00

CNN's Jim Boulden tries out one of the hottest new mobile gadgets, a phone with a built-in image projector.

5 quad-core mobile games to watchupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 13:32:00

The buzzword in gaming at Mobile World Congress was definitely "quad-core," and that's likely to become an even hotter topic when Apple is expected to unveil its iPad 3 device next week in San Francisco.

Review: 'Syndicate' visuals hamper the funupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 09:17:00

"Syndicate" tries to remake a '90s title into a modern-day, first-person shooter and as far as gameplay mechanics go, it succeeds. But, visually, the game falls so short that it ends up being far from an enjoyable experience.

Sony's gaming sequel - the PSVitaupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:18:00

The successor to the PSP faces serious competition from Nintendo's 3DS and iPhone and Android smartphones.

Hands-on with the new PlayStation Vitaupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:18:00

Sony's PlayStation Vita, which hits stores in the U.S. and Europe next Wednesday, is much more than just another portable gaming device.

'Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning' is a deep, rich experienceupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 21:15:00

"Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning" (38 Studios, Big Huge Games) blends the best of role-playing and fighting game mechanics, then uses them to back up a deep, rich story, resulting in a fresh-feeling entry into the world of fantasy gaming.

The vision behind 'Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning'updated: Tue Feb 14 2012 16:54:00

"Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning" hopes to be the next big, addictive role-playing video game, and its creators are putting an emphasis on "big" with a wide-ranging environment and a deep story line.

'Metal Gear Rising' game to emerge from ashesupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 11:09:00

The name he chose for the next installment in his "Metal Gear" video game series makes Hideo Kojima seem prescient.

Sims to get Katy Perry's helpupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 18:32:00

Singer-songwriter Katy Perry will lend her "distinctive talents, style and personality" to the virtual world of The Sims through an extensive collaboration with Electronic Arts, the computer game company said Tuesday.

Will.i.am has game -- like, literallyupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 16:44:00

Most people know international recording artist Will.i.am (born William James Adams Jr.) as the producer and front man for The Black Eyed Peas, the Grammy-winning group that has performed at the Super Bowl and sold more than 18 million albums worldwide.

Atari embraces new era of gamingupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 13:06:00

To adapt to the new era of gaming, Atari is returning to its roots.

Sony: PlayStation 4 unveiling not coming soonupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 18:35:00

Sony says it's not quite game over for the PlayStation 3.

Gaming preview 2012: From PlayStation Vita to 'Halo 4'updated: Thu Jan 05 2012 07:07:00

Gaming in 2012 is going to be a very wild ride, with the introduction of two new consoles, a return to the "Halo" universe and the potential for even more entertainment choices.

The top 10 gaming stories of 2011updated: Fri Dec 30 2011 17:25:00

It was a year of crippling -- and creative -- hacks, a year of blockbuster sequels and (yet again) a year of slinging vengeful birds at corpulent pigs.

The top 10 video games of 2011updated: Fri Dec 23 2011 14:36:00

Enough already about "Angry Birds" -- there were plenty of great console video games in 2011.

'Zelda' games to focus on realistic sword fightingupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 14:34:00

Video gamers who want to train for the next "Legend of Zelda" may want to enroll in fencing classes.

Behind the 'Star Wars: Old Republic' game sagaupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 14:44:00

A long time ago, by technology standards, in this very galaxy, the founders of video game developer BioWare received a phone call.

Seniors benefit most from 'exergames,' experts sayupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 07:35:00

When the Nitendo Wii Fit debuted in 2007, experts were skeptical about the system's health benefits.

Next for Nintendo's creative leader: 'Something really new'updated: Thu Dec 08 2011 23:00:00

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of beloved Nintendo game franchises including "Super Mario," "Donkey Kong" and the "Legend of Zelda," wants to make something new.

'Grand Theft Auto III' coming to smartphones and tablets next weekupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 14:54:00

In the 10 years since the debut of "Grand Theft Auto III," several video games have upped the ante in the naughty category -- including some other "Grand Theft Auto" games.

Xbox upgrades aim to be 'future of TV'updated: Mon Dec 05 2011 12:22:00

An update rolling out Tuesday for the Xbox Live network aims to do what Microsoft has been teasing for a while -- turn a platform designed primarily for video games into one that will be the major hub for all television viewing.

'South Park' console game to debut next yearupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 20:05:00

Gamers who want to kill Kenny may soon have their chance.

Game review: This 'Zelda' needs a refresh updated: Fri Nov 25 2011 14:34:00

"The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" is, in a way, a tough game to figure out.

Microsoft cuts Black Friday prices on Kinect, laptops, gamesupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 15:46:00

Microsoft may be a relative newcomer to in-store retailing, but it's getting the hang of this Black Friday thing.

Review: 'Modern Warfare 3' hits all the right notesupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 13:57:00

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" continues the franchise's tradition of high action, detailed fighting and a highly competitive multiplayer mode while still trying to let players play the way they want.

'Call of Duty' to let gamers track stats across platformsupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 12:51:00

The "Call of Duty" franchise is a perennial blockbuster, with more than 65 million units sold so far in the United States and hordes of fans lining up each fall to buy the latest installment of the war-simulation video game.

With 'Sonic Generations,' Sega races back to its rootsupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 11:28:00

Age has slowed Sonic, the beloved blue hero from an earlier generation of video games, but Sega may have finally rehabilitated the venerable hedgehog.

Review: 'Battlefield 3' fights for top military simulation titleupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 12:33:00

"Battlefield 3" continues its franchise tradition of offering a realistic wartime experience with a variety of weapons and vehicles in a beautiful environment.

'Grand Theft Auto' and the power of gamesupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 17:12:00

It's been 10 years since Rockstar Games released "Grand Theft Auto III" on PlayStation 2.

Review: Beautiful 'Rage' disappoints with lackluster endingupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 15:43:00

"Rage" starts off full of promise and beauty but finishes with clunky game mechanics and an ending that was probably the most disappointing I've experienced in years.

Sony PlayStation Vita's U.S. debut set for February 2012updated: Wed Oct 19 2011 08:14:00

Sony plans to release the PlayStation Vita, a portable video game player, on February 22, 2012, in the United States, Canada and Europe, the company announced at a technology conference on Tuesday.

'Batman: Arkham City' is bigger, bolder, betterupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 18:10:00

"Batman: Arkham City" takes everything that was great about the first Arkham title and makes it bigger, bolder and better.

Why gamers are a great fit at the gymupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 07:36:00

They've been trained to focus for weeks at a time on a single goal. They know how to clearly identify obstacles and form step-by-step plans to overcome them.

Review: 'Gears of War 3' puts bloody bow on trilogyupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 13:18:00

With an awesome story and continuation of the gameplay that has made the franchise great, "Gears of War 3" ties a brilliant and bloody bow atop a video-game trilogy that's been seven years in the making.

'El Shaddai' on rare video-game turf: the Bibleupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 15:10:00

There's "God of War" and "Devil May Cry." "Kid Icarus" and "Battle for Asgard."

Gamescom 2011: Five upcoming games that stand outupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 12:22:00

Gamescom is probably the biggest video game show you've never heard of.

'The Sims' comes to Facebookupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 16:44:00

What do you get when you combine the top-selling PC game franchise of all time with the world's biggest social network?

Why most people don't finish video gamesupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 08:00:00

Once considered a cult pastime, video games have grown immensely in the last 30 years to become a mainstream fixture alongside movies and music.

Sony cuts PlayStation 3 price by $50updated: Wed Aug 17 2011 06:09:00

Sony is reducing the price of the PlayStation 3 game console, hoping to help the 5-year-old system reach a larger audience, the company said on Tuesday.

PlayStation hacked, 70 million at riskupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 06:09:00

CNN's tech guru Mario Armstrong discusses how the security breach of the Sony PlayStation network could affect you.

'Grand Theft Auto' director's next game explores 1979 Iran revolutionupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 13:43:00

Vice City. San Andreas. Liberty City. Tehran.

Nintendo announces 'Flame Red' 3DS, new gamesupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 03:01:00

Two days before the price of Nintendo's 3DS gaming system will drop, the gaming company is highlighting a set of hardware and software updates geared toward spurring popularity of the groundbreaking but slow-selling handheld device.

Research into your well-beingupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 07:41:00

Deepak Chopra discusses his research into the various regions of consciousness and well-being.

Deepak Chopra: How video games and tech can reduce stressupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 07:41:00

For many people, video games conjure adrenalized scenes of gunning down enemy fighters or steering race cars at thumb-blistering speeds.

Amazon temporarily suspends sales of Nintendo 3DSupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 17:29:00

Amazon on Monday temporarily suspended sales of the Nintendo 3DS, the 3-D handheld video game console, on its popular marketplace website.

'College Humor' joins first wave of Nintendo 3DS videoupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 19:13:00

Nintendo 3DS users now have access to 3-D video. And they can launch it with a laugh.

Why 3-D gaming hasn't caught onupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 18:51:00

You say you want a revolution? Despite TV and console makers' best efforts, it just doesn't appear to be happening in 3-D for video game fans.

'NBA 2K12' cover art to feature Bird, Magic, Jordanupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 13:55:00

If one legendary basketball superstar on the cover of your video game is great, what about three?

Who says social games are shallow?updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 12:58:00

Popular wisdom holds that because they're more intuitive, approachable and inviting than traditional video games, social games are shallow.

New James Bond 'GoldenEye' game to debut this monthupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 21:55:00

Activision is reloading the golden gun to take another shot at reviving a James Bond video game relic.

Review: 'The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D' improves a classicupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 12:50:00

"The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D" (Nintendo) is a delightful trip down memory lane that brings back memories of the original Nintendo 64 version with a new shine.

Today's video gamer? It might not be who you thinkupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 08:29:00

At 37, Lisa Sharp is comfortable calling herself a video-game junkie. But that wasn't always the case.

Nintendo says Wii U won't play DVDs or Blue-ray discsupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 08:26:00

Want to play DVDs or Blu-ray discs on your shiny new Nintendo Wii U when it's available sometime next year? You're out of luck.

Review: 'Alice: Madness Returns' a grotesque head tripupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 18:59:00

"Alice: Madness Returns" is full of twisted imagery, strange combat weapons and puzzles that don't really tax the imagination.

How game companies brought E3 news to gamers' homesupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 12:30:00

While 46,800 attendees spent the weekend recuperating from the video game industry's largest annual convention, diehard gamers were catching up on all the news from their couches.

Inside what's new at E3updated: Fri Jun 10 2011 16:21:00

Join Doug Gross to see the latest games on the floor of the world's biggest gaming expo, E3.

What we learned from the E3 Expoupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 16:21:00

It's been a big week for video gamers.

Video games meet art at 'Into the Pixel'updated: Fri Jun 10 2011 15:46:00

Keep debating whether video games are art if you wish. At E3, the world's biggest gaming expo, it's a closed question. Here, video games are definitely art -- and a gallery-style exhibit aims to prove it to as many people as care to look.

Video games as fine art?updated: Fri Jun 10 2011 15:46:00

Art from different video games is displayed at the Into the Pixel gallery at E3 2011.

Iwata: Wii U unites divided gaming worldupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 11:03:00

At the world's biggest showcase for video games, Nintendo made the biggest splash this week with the unveiling of Wii U -- the next generation of its popular, motion-controlled gaming system.

'Fruit Ninja' slices its way to Kinectupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 18:33:00

"Fruit Ninja," a top 10 iPhone app is coming to Kinect, Microsoft's motion-control system for the Xbox.

Phone favorite 'Fruit Ninja' slashing its way onto Kinect, Facebookupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 18:33:00

Conquering the Apple Store apparently wasn't enough for these ninjas.

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