July 3, 2012

You May Already Own a PlayStation 4

Stephen Totilo, Kotaku

AP Photo

We can always count on the people at PlayStation for planting crazy ideas about the future of gaming in our heads. These are the people who advertised the PlayStation 2 with a commercial for the PlayStation 9, who told us that their PS2 games would look like Pixar movies and who, at one time, were trying to convince us that the then-upcoming PS3 would be more powerful if it was on the same home network as a refrigerator that had its own PS3-style computer chip. Or was it a toaster? It doesn't matter. It didn't happen.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: video games, Playstation


June 28, 2012
As Atari Turns 40, Catching Up with Its Founder
Harry McCracken, Time
The consensus among analysts the day after Google's (GOOG) jam-packed I/O keynote is that Apple (AAPL) doesn't have much to fear from the hardware unveiled on Wednesday. The $299 Nexus Q mimics Apple TV but at three times the... more ››
June 26, 2012
Blade Gaming Laptop: Do You Need It?
Mike Snider, USA Today
Razer, a video game accessory company, brought the pricey $2,800 product to market late last year, and the laptop earned an Innovations award at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. But last month's debut of Diablo III, the... more ››
June 25, 2012
In the Future All Video Games Are Free
Hamish McKenzie, Pando Daily
In a coup that signals its accelerating shift to a freemium model, gaming company EA has conducted a talent raid on Microsoft’s Shanghai office, poaching dozens of its top developers to build a global ecommerce platform... more ››
June 24, 2012
What Economists Can Learn From Video Games
Yanis Varoufakis, Valve
Arbitrage is the holy grail of every trader. The dream of buying low and selling high (for this is what arbitrage is all about) is the driver of all commerce but also its own worst enemy: for as everyone is trying to pursue it,... more ››
June 23, 2012
How Nintendo Can Get Its Groove Back
Ben Parr, CNET
Nintendo is one of the most iconic companies in gaming, but it faces the real possibility of oblivion if it doesn't find a way to turn its fortunes around. more ››