Tagged with: Video Games

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 16, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 16, 2014

Destiny, the first big ticket, cross-platform next-gen game is finally here. While other high profile games came out earlier this year –Titanfall on Xbox One and Infamous on PlayStation 4 – Destiny is the first game that’s a true next-gen system seller across the board. Everywhere except the Wii U, which isn’t ...

Microsoft Officially Buys Minecraft Creator Mojang for $2.5 Billion

Microsoft Officially Buys Minecraft Creator Mojang for $2.5 Billion

Following rumors of a potential acquisition, Microsoft on Monday confirmed that it will be purchasing Mojang, the developer of the insanely popular Minecraft game, for $2.5 billion. As noted, the move isn’t unexpected, but it is a notable one for a company struggling to break into the mobile market in a big way, and one ...

Microsoft is Working on a Way to Play Xbox One Games in Your Browser

Microsoft is Working on a Way to Play Xbox One Games in Your Browser

Microsoft is a technology company and when they see a problem that they think they can solve, they put their best and brightest minds to a solution. So when the question arises as to why cloud-based gaming hasn’t taken off and the answer is lag (to put it simply), the company sees this as a time to get to work. A few ...

Will Ferrell is Going to Play and Stream Video Games for Cancer Research

Will Ferrell is Going to Play and Stream Video Games for Cancer Research

Will Ferrell, Saturday Night Live alum and star of the Anchorman films, is not a fan of cancer. On Oct. 26, he'll be hosting a gaming event on Twitch in order to raise funds for children with cancer and their families. In the video, "Will Pharrell" claims he once played Asteroids for 37 hours straight with no bathroom ...

Report: Microsoft to Buy the Company Behind Minecraft for $2 Billion

Report: Microsoft to Buy the Company Behind Minecraft for $2 Billion

Microsoft is nearing a deal to buy Mojang AB, makers of the Minecraft video game franchise, according to a new report. According to the Wall Street Journal, the deal would value Mojang at more than $2 billion and could be signed as soon as this week. Microsoft and Mojang declined to comment to the Journal. As the Journal ...

The Destiny of the Wii U

The Destiny of the Wii U

In about an hour, I’ll have my copy of Destiny in my hands. I thought about turning this blog into a review, but I’m no good with reviews. Also, here’s the review for Destiny: It’s great. It has to be great. With the amount of money that Activision is throwing at it (along with Bungie’s Halo pedigree), ...

Cricket’s Prepaid Cell Phones Are Coming to GameStop

Cricket’s Prepaid Cell Phones Are Coming to GameStop

Cricket Wireless will start selling its wares in nearly 3,000 GameStop stores across the country as parent company AT&T continues to take the prepaid cellular brand nationwide. “Our mission here is all about growth,” Cricket President Jennifer Van Buskirk said in an interview, noting that the company now has roughly ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 4, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 4, 2014

Amazon recently announced that it was acquiring video game streaming site Twitch.tv for $970 million. For months, it looked like it was a done deal for Google to buy Twitch for about $1 billion. So what happened? Reports suggest Google was concerned about antitrust issues, because Google already owns YouTube, which competes ...

Microsoft ‘DeLorean’ is the Future of Cloud Gaming

Microsoft ‘DeLorean’ is the Future of Cloud Gaming

Cloud gaming may sound like little more than a marketing buzzword, but the idea of running games off of powerful servers and streaming them to small boxes under your TV is incredibly promising. You wouldn't need to buy costly new consoles every five years, and you could play any game in seconds without running to the store ...

Report: Ouya is in Talks to Be Acquired

Report: Ouya is in Talks to Be Acquired

Ouya, the maker of a low-cost Android-based gaming console of the same name, has been engaged in preliminary acquisition talks with multiple big players in China, as well as a few here in the U.S., according to several sources close to the situation. Sources said the talks are early, but that the company considers it one of ...