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Playing video games can increase brain size, according to study

Playing video games can increase brain size, according to study

Sure, you can say that playing video games improves motor skills all you want, but are there any physical effects on the brain by doing so? That is what researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus. The researchers wanted to find the link between playing video games and cerebral structural plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to physically change over time. According to the authors of the study, which was published in […]

Humble Warner Bros. Bundle includes F.E.A.R., Batman, and Lord of the Rings

Humble Warner Bros. Bundle includes F.E.A.R., Batman, and Lord of the Rings

Humble Bundle is at it again for these next two weeks, introducing The Humble Warner Bros. Bundle. The latest bundle includes six games from publisher Warner Bros. Games’ portfolio in a pay-what-you-want structure. Pay whatever you want, and you will receive the Game of the Year edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum, as well as F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, F.E.A.R. 3, and Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Pay more than the average, which is currently $4.55, and in […]

Best Buy announces Unlocked Epic Gaming Package, offers customers video game discounts for two years

Best Buy announces Unlocked Epic Gaming Package, offers customers video game discounts for two years

Talking to Polygon, a Best Buy representative revealed that the brick-and-mortar retailer will launch a video game-centered program called Unlocked Epic Gaming Package. This program will give participants 20 percent off new video game purchases for any console for two years. Those interested will need to purchase a $119.99 two-year Gamers Club Unlocked membership. Customers will be able to reap the benefits of the 20 percent discounts on Sunday, November 10. Trading in games will net customers double points for […]

Report: First PS4 allegedly shipped to Dubai by Amazon (Update: it’s fake)

Report: First PS4 allegedly shipped to Dubai by Amazon (Update: it’s fake)

Update: And just like that’s it’s debunked. It seems to be a debug unit rather than a retail version of the PS4, so nothing to see here, folks. Original story: Sony’s PlayStation 4 is not scheduled to be released for another week and half, but already, it seems to be in the hands of one lucky consumer all the way in Dubai. The customer in question chose to remain anonymous, though At7addak reports that the customer received the PS4 through […]

Rockstar founders at #4 on AskMen UK’s “most influential men of 2013,” beat Obama

Rockstar founders at #4 on AskMen UK’s “most influential men of 2013,” beat Obama

Sure, you might be a little busy playing Call of Duty: Ghosts, but you might not have been aware that Rockstar founders Sam and Dan Houser are both #4 in AskMen UK’s top 49 men of 2013 list. The Houser brothers can thank Grand Theft Auto for getting them on the list, which includes men such as US president Barack Obama (#13), Daft Punk (#15), and Jay Z (#49). AskMen notes that the Houser brothers “are chiefly responsible [for the […]

Ubisoft bids adieu to online passes, free passes for Assassin’s Creed IV

Ubisoft bids adieu to online passes, free passes for Assassin’s Creed IV

As of today, Ubisoft’s Uplay Passport program is no more. In other words, Ubisoft followed Electronic Arts’ lead and has effectively killed its online pass program. “The Uplay Passport program was initiated as a means of giving customers full access and support for online multiplayer and features, along with exclusive content, bonuses and rewards,” wrote Ubisoft communications manager Gary Steinman on the company’s blog. “However, games today are blurring the line between offline and online, between what is ‘single player’ […]

Sony explains why it expects to ship 5 million PS4s by April 2014

Sony explains why it expects to ship 5 million PS4s by April 2014

During Sony’s investor call this morning, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha, Sony chief financial officer Masaru Kato revealed why the company expects to ship 5 million PlayStation 4 units by the end of Sony’s fiscal year — March 31, 2014. Back during Tokyo Game Show, Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House stated that very forecast, and during today’s investor call, Kato was asked to elaborate on the matter. According to Kato, two factors played a major role […]

Report: Some Assassin’s Creed IV single-player content locked behind online pass

Report: Some Assassin’s Creed IV single-player content locked behind online pass

Normally, an online pass is used to access a game’s multiplayer content. Unfortunately, Ubisoft’s Uplay Passport seemed to have locked away an element of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag‘s single-player campaign. Game Informer discovered that not activating the code will result in the game locking you away from its fleet management system. This system allows players to add any vessels they chose to board to their fleets and send those ships on missions in order to earn money. As such, […]

Saints Row IV Ultra Super Ultra Deluxe Edition will see an ultra super ultra deluxe release in Japan

Saints Row IV Ultra Super Ultra Deluxe Edition will see an ultra super ultra deluxe release in Japan

Famitsu reports that Saints Row IV Ultra Super Ultra Deluxe Edition will be released in Japan on January 23, 2014. The interestingly-titled edition for August’s Saints Row IV will include all previously-released international DLC for the game, though publisher Deep Silver noted that the game would only be released in Japan. “We won’t even be finished with DLC releases in January, so it won’t include all SR4 DLC,” a Deep Silver representative told Joystiq. “That edition is for Japan only […]

Steam now boasts 65 million active users, surpasses Xbox Live

Steam now boasts 65 million active users, surpasses Xbox Live

Steam, Valve’s digital distribution, celebrated its 10th birthday today. As a present, Valve revealed that Steam boasts a user base of 65 million active users. This represents a 30 percent increase from this time last year. The recent figure eclipses Xbox Live’s user base, which is composed of roughly 48 million users. However, the PlayStation Network boasts 110 million accounts, though we do not know how many of those are active. “The main goal of Steam has always been to […]

Outlast DLC on the way, will introduce a new storyline and protagonist, full game now on sale

Outlast DLC on the way, will introduce a new storyline and protagonist, full game now on sale

Developer Red Barrels revealed that it is currently working on downloadable content for its scare-fest of a game, Outlast. The only hint Red Barrels gave us was that the DLC would feature “a new protagonist and storyline, further exploring the secrets of Mount Massive.” More details will be revealed on, appropriately enough, Halloween, October 31. To celebrate the announcement of an announcement, Outlast is on sale over at Steam, where the game is currently seeing a 33% discount. However, purchasing […]

Electronic Arts cancels Command & Conquer, shuts down Victory Games

Electronic Arts cancels Command & Conquer, shuts down Victory Games

Command & Conquer is no more. According to Electronic Arts, not only did the publisher cancel the latest entry in the strategy series, but it also disbanded the game’s Los Angeles-based development studio, Victory Games. “The team at Victory Games will be disbanded,” said an EA spokesperson to Polygon. “Wherever possible, we are working to help these talented people find other opportunities within EA.” The following is the full statement of the game’s cancellation, posted on the game’s official website: […]

Zelda-themed 3DS XL now available for pre-order at GameStop, looks so awesome

Zelda-themed 3DS XL now available for pre-order at GameStop, looks so awesome

Back when GameStop’s Black Friday ads were leaked, we noticed that the ads included a The Legend of Zelda-themed 3DS XL bundle that includes The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. While Europe will get the bundle soon, the bundle was not announced for the United States. At least, until now. If you make your way to GameStop’s website, you will notice that the Zelda-themed 3DS XL is now available for pre-order. Well, congratulations, because that is indeed the […]

PlayStation-exclusive levels in Assassin’s Creed IV will not be released on other platforms, says Ubisoft

PlayStation-exclusive levels in Assassin’s Creed IV will not be released on other platforms, says Ubisoft

Not too long ago, Sony released what is essentially a promo video for its PlayStation 4 console, which is due out next month. In the video, we noticed that the PlayStation-exclusive DLC for both Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs would be exclusive to the PS3 and PS4 for six months, after which it would probably make the jump to other platforms. At least, that is what we thought. Ubisoft told Eurogamer that the PlayStation-exclusive levels for Assassin’s […]

Respawn: EA made deal for one Titanfall game, future entries will not be Microsoft-exclusive

Respawn: EA made deal for one Titanfall game, future entries will not be Microsoft-exclusive

We recently reported that Titanfall would remain an exclusive for Microsoft platforms, namely the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Apparently, developer Respawn Entertainment just found out about that exclusivity deal, which publisher Electronic Arts apparently made with Microsoft: That, by the way, is Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella. Before you start crying, his next set of tweets were very interesting. Responding to a fan question about whether Respawn will make any games for the PlayStation 4, Zampella had an interesting […]

Major Nelson: Titanfall will remain a Microsoft-exclusive

Major Nelson: Titanfall will remain a Microsoft-exclusive

Ever since Titanfall was shown to the world during June’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, many have wondered whether the game would eventually make its way to the PlayStation 4. Xbox Live director of programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb took to Twitter to nip the possibility in the bud. Hyrb made it as plain and simple as possible:   If you need further convincing, during Electronic Arts’ quarterly earnings call, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said that Titanfall “is exclusive only for the […]

Killzone: Shadow Fall now available at GameStop

Killzone: Shadow Fall now available at GameStop

While the PlayStation 4 will not be released for a couple of weeks, that did not stop GameStop from selling Killzone: Shadow Fall, developer Guerrilla Games’ PS4-exclusive launch title, much earlier than anticipated. GameStop officially announced that Killzone: Shadow Fall will hit GameStop shelves starting today. “GameStop is the first place for gamers to pick up their first PS4 retail game,” said a GameStop representative. You can purchase Killzone: Shadow Fall through the retailer’s website, if you so choose. Keep […]

Telltale Games officially unveils The Walking Dead: Season Two, now available for pre-order

Telltale Games officially unveils The Walking Dead: Season Two, now available for pre-order

After teasing that more information on the second season of The Walking Dead: The Game would be made available today, series developer Telltale Games kept its word and officially unveiled The Walking Dead: Season Two. Here is the short and vague description Telltale provided for Season Two: The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series will continue the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, now left to her own devices to […]

Square Enix considered an American-developed Final Fantasy game, will definitely “think about it”

Square Enix considered an American-developed Final Fantasy game, will definitely “think about it”

In an interview with OXM, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII game director Yuji Abe revealed that there were internal conversations of having one of Square Enix’s Eidos studios develop of a Final Fantasy game. “Obviously, Square Enix bought out Eidos a number of years ago, and now we have direct access to American development teams,” said Abe. “That’s certainly been discussed within the company, the possibility of say, Eidos or maybe someone else to look after or maybe take on […]

Analyst says Xbox One will outsell the PS4 at launch

Analyst says Xbox One will outsell the PS4 at launch

Here we go again. With the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 drawing dangerously close, analysts are coming out in droves, predicting which will outsell which. One such analyst is Baird Research’s Colin Sebastian, who opines that the Xbox One will outsell the PS4 at launch. “While many forecasts still give an edge to Sony/PS4 in North America sales, we continue to expect similar or even slightly higher sales of Xbox One by the end of the launch […]