Tagged with: Video Games

Amazon (Not Google) Has Bought Twitch for $970 Million

Amazon (Not Google) Has Bought Twitch for $970 Million

  Amazon has officially purchased Twitch.tv for $970 million. In Twitch's announcement of the deal, CEO Emmett Shear repeatedly thanked the Twitch community for helping build the company, and that "with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch." The letter states that Twitch ...

7 Ways Other People Are Productive While You Play Candy Crush

7 Ways Other People Are Productive While You Play Candy Crush

Look, I know you love Candy Crush. We all do. But every time I receive this Facebook notification… [Facebook friend] invites you to play Candy Crush Saga. …I think, “Man, what a time sucker that game is.” The super-addictive app and its red, orange and yellow candies steal precious seconds from our ...

YouTube Has a New TV Interface on Xbox One (Other Platforms Coming Soon)

YouTube Has a New TV Interface on Xbox One (Other Platforms Coming Soon)

YouTube launched a redesigned HTML5-based TV interface on Thursday that will put a stronger emphasis on your playlists and the channels you subscribe to. This new version is rolling out for the Xbox One now and will find its way to other connected devices like the PS3, Roku, smart TVs, streaming players and Blu-ray players ...

‘Share Play’ Proves the PlayStation 4 Owns This Console Generation

‘Share Play’ Proves the PlayStation 4 Owns This Console Generation

It’s tough to come up more than a couple reasons why anyone should buy an Xbox One instead of a PlayStation 4 right now. Sure, the Xbox One is a great system with great exclusives (with more coming soon) and a great media hub. But what began as a console with next-gen potential now seems stuck playing catch-up, while Sony ...

PlayStation 4 Owners Can Remotely Play Their Friends’ Games This Fall

PlayStation 4 Owners Can Remotely Play Their Friends’ Games This Fall

Sony on Tuesday announced that Share Play will arrive this fall as part of the PlayStation 4's 2.00 software update. First announced during the PS4's unveiling, Share Play will let any PSN friend hop into and play your games so long as he or she is a PlayStation Plus subscriber. Here's the kicker: only one person will ...

The Xbox One Will Soon Be Able to Stream TV to Your Phone

The Xbox One Will Soon Be Able to Stream TV to Your Phone

Microsoft kicked off its press event at Gamescom on Tuesday by announcing some significant improvements to the TV experience for Xbox One owners. Preview users will soon get access to a streaming TV feature on the Xbox One, allowing you to watch TV on a Windows, iOS, or Android phone or tablet using the SmartGlass app on a ...

NYU Undergrads Can Soon Major in Video Game Design

NYU Undergrads Can Soon Major in Video Game Design

Starting in 2015, the NYU Game Center, a department within the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, has just announced they’ll be offering bachelor of fine arts degrees in video game design. Only 20 students will be accepted into the selective program, which offers courses including “Play Labs”--opportunities to ...

“The Adventures of Ai” Tells a Story that Spans an E-Book and Video Game

“The Adventures of Ai” Tells a Story that Spans an E-Book and Video Game

The latest story from New York Times Best-Selling Author Craig Bouchard transports you to 16th century Japan -- while also helping raise money for children's charities around the world. Bouchard's latest tale, "The Adventures of Ai," is now available as an e-book through Apple, Google, Samsung and Amazon, as well as in ...

Sony’s ‘PlayStation Now’ Enters Beta, Pricing Still Bonkers

Sony’s ‘PlayStation Now’ Enters Beta, Pricing Still Bonkers

When pricing information for the closed beta of Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service leaked last month, many PS4 owners were up in arms over prices of up to $30 for 90-day rentals of games like Final Fantasy XIII-2, which sell new on disc for roughly half that price. While Sony hasn't significantly altered that ...

‘EA Access’ on Xbox One May Be My New Favorite Video Game Thing

‘EA Access’ on Xbox One May Be My New Favorite Video Game Thing

EA announced a new service called EA Access on Tuesday, which delivers some of its games on the Xbox One at incredibly inexpensive prices. Check it out: EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play.  During the beta, gamers will have unlimited ...