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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
Microsoft wants to link all your smart devices with Xbox SmartGlass.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft reveals a demo of Halo 4 during a press event at Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
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"?
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.
CNN looks at how one man changed the gaming world one block at a time.
Do gamers prefer to build or destroy? A look at the combat-intensive themes of most top-selling console games would suggest the latter.
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.
The popular Call of Duty video games have a new offering - a war against computer geeks other geeks might like playing.
The software giant released Kinect for Windows, a $250 motion sensor marketed toward businesses, not gamers.
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.
Between games, practices, travel and promotional appearances, you'd think that the NBA's multimillionaire stars would be too busy.
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.
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'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.
CNN's Diana Magnay reports on the trial of Anders Breivik, who showed no remorse for killings he claim were "necessary"
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."
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".
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.
The crack of the bat and a bellowed "Play ball!" are annual rites of spring.
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.
Apple's new iPad wasn't the only game in town this week.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
CNN's Jim Boulden tries out one of the hottest new mobile gadgets, a phone with a built-in image projector.
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.
"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.
The successor to the PSP faces serious competition from Nintendo's 3DS and iPhone and Android smartphones.
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" (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.
"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.
The name he chose for the next installment in his "Metal Gear" video game series makes Hideo Kojima seem prescient.
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.
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.
To adapt to the new era of gaming, Atari is returning to its roots.
Sony says it's not quite game over for the PlayStation 3.
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.
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.
Enough already about "Angry Birds" -- there were plenty of great console video games in 2011.
Video gamers who want to train for the next "Legend of Zelda" may want to enroll in fencing classes.
A long time ago, by technology standards, in this very galaxy, the founders of video game developer BioWare received a phone call.
When the Nitendo Wii Fit debuted in 2007, experts were skeptical about the system's health benefits.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of beloved Nintendo game franchises including "Super Mario," "Donkey Kong" and the "Legend of Zelda," wants to make something new.
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.
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.
Gamers who want to kill Kenny may soon have their chance.
"The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" is, in a way, a tough game to figure out.
Microsoft may be a relative newcomer to in-store retailing, but it's getting the hang of this Black Friday thing.
"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.
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.
Age has slowed Sonic, the beloved blue hero from an earlier generation of video games, but Sega may have finally rehabilitated the venerable hedgehog.
"Battlefield 3" continues its franchise tradition of offering a realistic wartime experience with a variety of weapons and vehicles in a beautiful environment.
It's been 10 years since Rockstar Games released "Grand Theft Auto III" on PlayStation 2.
"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 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" takes everything that was great about the first Arkham title and makes it bigger, bolder and better.
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.
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.
There's "God of War" and "Devil May Cry." "Kid Icarus" and "Battle for Asgard."
Gamescom is probably the biggest video game show you've never heard of.
What do you get when you combine the top-selling PC game franchise of all time with the world's biggest social network?
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 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.
CNN's tech guru Mario Armstrong discusses how the security breach of the Sony PlayStation network could affect you.
Vice City. San Andreas. Liberty City. Tehran.
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.
Deepak Chopra discusses his research into the various regions of consciousness and well-being.
For many people, video games conjure adrenalized scenes of gunning down enemy fighters or steering race cars at thumb-blistering speeds.
Amazon on Monday temporarily suspended sales of the Nintendo 3DS, the 3-D handheld video game console, on its popular marketplace website.
Nintendo 3DS users now have access to 3-D video. And they can launch it with a laugh.
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.
If one legendary basketball superstar on the cover of your video game is great, what about three?
Popular wisdom holds that because they're more intuitive, approachable and inviting than traditional video games, social games are shallow.
Activision is reloading the golden gun to take another shot at reviving a James Bond video game relic.
"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.
At 37, Lisa Sharp is comfortable calling herself a video-game junkie. But that wasn't always the case.
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.
"Alice: Madness Returns" is full of twisted imagery, strange combat weapons and puzzles that don't really tax the imagination.
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.
Join Doug Gross to see the latest games on the floor of the world's biggest gaming expo, E3.
It's been a big week for video gamers.
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.
Art from different video games is displayed at the Into the Pixel gallery at E3 2011.
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," a top 10 iPhone app is coming to Kinect, Microsoft's motion-control system for the Xbox.
Conquering the Apple Store apparently wasn't enough for these ninjas.
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