Microsoft's RoomAlive Transforms Rooms Into an Immersive Gaming Experience

Microsoft has introduced its new RoomAlive technology with a YouTube video. The technology can transform a room into an immersive gaming experience. Microsoft has 10 researchers working on the technology. Read more... October 6, 2014

Angry Birds Developer Rovio Cuts Jobs

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, one of the most popular mobile games ever created, has announced plans to cut jobs. The company has turned Angry Birds into a major franchise, with numerous game titles, toys, apparel and more. They even have a motion picture in the works with Columbia Pictures. Read more... October 4, 2014

Threshold to Make Movie Based on Tetris

Tetris is one of the most popular arcade games of all time. It is now going to be turned into a major motion picture. Threshold Entertainment has partnered with the Tetris Company to create a live-action movie based on the arcade game. Read more... October 2, 2014

Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

Minecraft has been sold to Microsoft. The deal was rumored over the weekend. Microsoft has purchased Mojang, the company that developed and owns the popular construction game for $2.5 billion. Minecraft has become huge over the past few years. The sandbox construction game lets people build anything in the virtual world. There are also monsters that try and destroy what Minecraft players have built. Markus Persson (Notch), the creator of Minecraft and majority shareholder of Mojang, will not be joining Microsoft. Read more... September 15, 2014

Patrice Bergeron Named Cover Athlete for NHL 15

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has been named the cover athlete for NHL 15. Bergeron won an online vote held by EA Sports. Bergeron had over 10 million votes according to EA Sports. Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban came in second. Read more... June 25, 2014

Nintendo to Launch Pushmo World for Wii U

Nintendo has created a console game using its Pushmo character for the first time. Pushmo World is a new game for the Wii U. Players have to push, pull and climb blocks in the strategy game, which includes 250 puzzles. Players also jump and hop as they explore the puzzles. The game also has create and share features. Created puzzles can be given a QR code so they can be easily shared with others. Read more... June 4, 2014

Microsoft Unveils Arctic Camouflage Controller for Xbox 360

Microsoft has unveiled an Arctic Camouflage controller for the Xbox 360. Microsoft says the design for the controller was inspired by snow-covered environments. The wireless controller has a 30-foot range. Read more... May 18, 2014

Nintendo Announces Pokemon Art Academy for the Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has announced Pokemon Art Academy for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. The game offers 40 lessons that teach gamers how to draw Pokemon characters, including Pikachu, Oshawott, Charizard, Torchic, Fletchling and Fennekin. Professor Andy is the game instructor. Pokemon fans who love to draw will have fun with this art game. Read more... May 12, 2014

Nintendo Apologizes for Failure to Include Same-Sex Relationships in Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Life is a virtual world simulator for Mii characters on the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has been criticized because the game only allows for straight Mii relationships. A Twitter account was event set-up pushing for @Miiquality. Read more... May 9, 2014

Kevin Durant Named Cover Athlete for NBA 2K15

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has been named the cover athlete for NBA 2K15. Durant was the 2014 NBA MVP. The latest version of the game will be released on October 7 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. Read more... May 7, 2014

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