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New Xbox Coming: Microsoft Announcement Of New Video Game Console Slated For May 21

Microsoft Corp will unveil its much-anticipated next-generation Xbox on May 21 following months of speculation the company is gearing up to announce a new video game console this summer.


White House Science Fair Acknowledges the Importance of Video Games

Young video game designers will be included in the 3rd White House Science Fair to be held on Monday, April 22nd. This is the second time that winners of the STEM Video Game Challenge have been invited to the Science Fair. Now in its third year, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a competition among middle school and high school kids who design their own video games.


Fowl Play: Angry Birds Help To Spawn Happy Tablet Gamers

Angry Birds - WC

New research shows that tablets have made big inroads against traditional gaming platforms among U.S. adults who play video games. For marketers, the research brings good news in the form of an acceptance to seeing advertising within video games—as long as the games themselves are free—and a willingness to see familiar brand names and products within games.


First Details on Batman: Arkham Origins, Out Oct. 25

The next chapter in Rocksteady's Batman series is coming. Batman: Arkham Origins is the subject of next month's Game Informer Cover, and it's on its way to the PS3, Xbox360 and Wii U on October 25th, along with a companion title on the PS Vita and 3Ds. Next-gen consoles remain a question mark.


Event for new Xbox could happen in May

The next generation of Xbox could finally be announced this spring. On May 21, the company will forget about the troubled Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems and lavish a bit of attention on the Xbox, according to bloggers who cite sources familiar with Microsoft's plans.


The empire strikes: Disney shutters LucasArts games studio

Lucas Arts - The Globe and Mail

Walt Disney Co. plans to shut the 30-year-old LucasArts studio it inherited with the acquisition of George Lucas’ film company last year, and focus on licensing its Star Wars brand externally, a spokesman said on Wednesday.


Logitech Leans On Science For Updated Line Of PC Gaming Accessories

Logitech is no stranger to the accessory market. From universal remote controls to laptop cooling pads to my favorite iPad keyboard, the company covers the bases. With today's announcement of a refreshed line of PC accessories, Logitech seems to be improving their focus on PC gamers -- and they're utilizing science to make a difference.


"Gears of War: Judgment" review

New lead protagonist. An additional developer. Revamped multiplayer modes. You couldn't accuse Microsoft of playing it safe with the latest entry in the Gears of War franchise -- "Gears of War: Judgment." But are all these changes for the good in a series that has become the preeminent third-person shooter?


Electronic Arts CEO to Resign

Electronic Arts - WC

Electronic Arts Inc. said Monday its Chief Executive John Riccitiello is stepping down and that its fourth-quarter results could fall short of expectations.


Microtransactions Descend on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

With the announcement that all EA games would contain microtransactions (just kidding, all mobile games, sure...), it seems Activision had a war room strategy meeting of their own. They're now rolling out the model for their most popular series by far: Call of Duty.


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