That's right, those vintage consoles and games your mom dumped in the basement years ago could be worth some serious cash to the right buyer. Got a copy of "Nintendo World Championships 1990?" Then you're looking at $100,000. But it's not all about the cash. Many collectors are more interested in rounding out their personal game libraries, reliving the games they loved as … [Read more...] about Your old video games could be worth serious cash
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"They're trying to profit off of it, and I think it's disgusting," said Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter Alyssa was killed after being shot 10 times at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. "We are trying to prevent this from happening again, and they are encouraging it. It is despicable. It is vile." The computer game is slated to be released next month via digital marketplace Steam, and is … [Read more...] about ‘Active Shooter’ video game prompts outrage amid spate of school shootings
Scott Peters had never played Mario Kart before, but he sure as hell wasn’t going to lose to Darrell Issa. Peters, a Democrat from San Diego who represents California’s 52nd congressional district, battled Issa, a Republican from the neighboring 49th district, at last year’s Comic-Con. Peters had been pretty good at Pac-Man back in the day, during law school … [Read more...] about Meet the Members of Congress Who Play Video Games
This week Giant Bomb's Abby Russell joins Jeff on Quick Question, answering all those spicy inquiries you've been sitting on for years. Find out the first game Abby ever played, what TV show they think would be a great video game, and who does a better impression of Meatwad from "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." Here, follow Jeff and Abby and make sure you join in on all the fun next … [Read more...] about What’s the first video game you ever played?
In September of last year, the developer of Firewatch issued a DMCA takedown against now infamous YouTuber PewDiePie after he used a racial slur during a live stream of another title. The incident didn’t make headlines only because of PewDiePie’s profile or the fact that the game Firewatch wasn’t directly involved—this also represented a rare instance of … [Read more...] about The (still) uncertain state of video game streaming online
One of my favorite genres of video game is the RPG. The reason that I like role-playing games so much is because of the variety of ways you can play them. Ironically, I almost always gravitate to one particular play style — stealth. It is also probably why I'm fond of sneaky RPGs like Styx. Whether it is The Elder Scrolls, Fallout or some other RPG, I nearly always choose … [Read more...] about Weekend Open Forum: What type of character do you typically choose to play in video games?
Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass program should have been a huge hit. For $10 a month, subscribers can download and play more than 100 Xbox One games, including older Xbox exclusives like Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4. The program was already an affordable way to bulk up your game library, but without access to new games, it meant you’d always be playing … [Read more...] about What if Xbox becomes the Netflix of video games?
Professional sports are a big business in video games, but it's mostly thanks to licensing deals. Major League Baseball is set to change that in 2018. Since 2014, the corporate side of the league has been relying on for-hire studios to drive its R.B.I. Baseball series. But this March, R.B.I. Baseball 18 will arrive as the product of a completely internal development team inside … [Read more...] about In a first for video games, a major sports league is making its own game
The U.S. video games industry earned $36 billion in revenues in 2017, according to The NPD Group and Entertainment Software Association (ESA). This is an 18 percent increase from 2016. Revenues includes sales from hardware, peripherals, software (physical and digital), and in-game purchases. 2017 saw the launch of Nintendo’s home console/portable hybrid Switch in March. … [Read more...] about NPD: U.S. video game revenue grew 18% to $36 billion in 2017
The nostalgia wave was strong at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. I got a taste of it when I saw Atari Table Pong, a mechanical and digital table game in which you spin foam paddles to play. It’s sort of like an air hockey table, with the action taking place under a glass enclosure. You spin a mechanical dial to move your paddle. A foam ball … [Read more...] about Atari Table Pong cleverly re-creates the classic video game using physics