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    • CES 2010: Recap of Microsoft’s game-related announcements

      Microsoft held its keynote address yesterday (January 6, 2010) during CES 2010, during which there were several notable game-related announcements. The keynote starred Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, and included a power problem and a few handoffs to other execs (esp. Robbie Bach). It featured a tree-pronged approach TV, “cloud” and NUI (natural user interface) technology. Here’s a bullet-point list of all the gaming announcements Microsoft had to offer:..

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    Teen calls police because his parents took his Xbox

    by Jenni Lada on Nov 20, 2009 at 01:26 PM

    On a typical Sunday, November 15, 2009 afternoon, a teenager in Buffalo Grove, Illinois decided that he wasn’t about to just take his Xbox ban lightly. After a 15 year old boy had been told by his parents that part of his punishment for misbehaving to have his Xbox taken… Continue Reading »

    Five games that can prepare you for Black Friday

    by Jenni Lada on Nov 16, 2009 at 07:08 AM

    Video games can often be used to build essential life skills, or to educate players. You can learn new languages, improve hand-eye coordination, find new recipes, study for exams, prepare for stressful situations or build your vocabulary. So this year train for the Black Friday shopping rush by picking up… Continue Reading »

    Important Importables: Shin Megami Tensei

    by Jenni Lada on Nov 13, 2009 at 07:05 AM

    When people think of the Shin Megami Tensei series started by Atlus, they probably first think of the PlayStation versions of Revelations: Persona or Persona 2 as the start of the series. It isn’t their fault, really. After all, for people in North America, that was probably their first encounter… Continue Reading »

    Black Friday 2009: Half Price Books promotions

    by Jenni Lada on Nov 5, 2009 at 04:10 PM

    Anyone who’s stepped into a Half Price Books store knows that you can find used video games, half price PC games and even used video game strategy guides on sale at reasonable prices. While the store never offers traditional Black Friday sales, they do offer special promotions to customers who… Continue Reading »

    Gamertell Review: Ion Assault for Xbox Live

    by Jessica Moen on Oct 10, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    If you are a fan of those old space adventure games like Asteroids, then you will love Coreplay’s Ion Assault. It’s a new arcade game available through Xbox Live where you can battle space aliens and other creatures while shooting at any and all asteroids that may be blocking you.… Continue Reading »

    Project Natal could be coming to Windows

    by NEWS on Jul 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    FROM GADGETELL – Back in the start of June, Microsoft made quite an impression on many people when it announced Project Natal for the Xbox 360 on the stage at E3.  The technology allows for full body movement, face recognition and voice commands for the Xbox 360, allowing users to interact with the… MORE »

    A few great “versus” game names

    by PJ Hruschak on Jun 5, 2009 at 08:24 PM

    There seems to be an unusually high number of “vs” games being released this year: Stalin vs Martians, Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper, Monsters vs Aliens, Plants vs Zombies and even Kids vs Zombies. I guess the best way to generate conflict is to simply put two forces together… Continue Reading »

    Microsoft Xbox 360 to stream videos from Zune video service

    by NEWS on Jun 1, 2009 at 06:19 PM

    FROM GADGETELL – Already, the new Microsoft Zune HD is looking pretty good, with its HD playback and all.  At the E3 tradeshow today, Microsoft unveiled an announcement, which didn’t really come as a surprise but definitely got people excited for the latest Microsoft device.  The Xbox 360 would be able stream movies… MORE »

    Eight great games you may never have heard of (but should have)

    by Jessica Moen on Apr 28, 2009 at 09:04 AM

    Whenever people talk about the greatest games of all time, you hear the usual ol’ Halos, Final Fantasys and possibly Metal Gear Solids come up. Yes, these are great games but there are plenty of games out there that are truly great but get little or no recognition. In fact… Continue Reading »

    Recession rough on gamers, good for pawn shops

    by Jason Townsend-Rogers on Feb 26, 2009 at 09:05 AM

    While most businesses are currently feeling the economic pinch, there is at least one sector that is currently witnessing an economic boost: Pawn shops. And who do pawn shops credit for this business upswing? The answer is, quite simply, the video game community. According to a story in the Chicago… Continue Reading »

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