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Xbox’s Phil Spencer calls E3 a “console show”

Microsoft’s presentation at E3 was all about Xbox and her games. No mention was given to PC gaming or the company’s stake in the Windows gaming ecosystem. Polygon caught up with Phil Spencer to ask why Microsoft didn’t talk about, well, Microsoft. Spencer is the Xbox guy. “I’m head of gaming at Microsoft,” he said, more »

E3 2014: Day Zero revisited and reviewed

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is officially underway. We’ve seen several of the press conferences now, so it’s a good time to stop and talk about the hits and misses of the events. First up was Microsoft, trying to get the Xbox One out of second place in these console wars. The 2013 Xbox One reveal more »

WWE 2K15 will be out in October

The next iteration of Take-Two Interactive’s WWE franchise is due out on October 28. WWE 2K15 will be launching in North America on that date followed by international releases on October 31. 2K Sports shared this information with Polygon today. This information shows us that it’s business as usual despite chances of the game’s release more »

Video Games Made Me into a Man

Yeah, okay, that headline is eye catching nonsense. Now of course, the idea that video games can somehow make a person into a “man” is ridiculous. I’ve been male since birth (or as long as I can remember anyway) and to think that something can imbue me with the spirit of masculinity is absurd. What more »

GDC 2014: Abe’s Oddysee is looking New ‘n’ Tasty

It’s GDC 2014 time, which means Oddworld Inhabitants, the developers behind and , have released a new trailer featuring gameplay from Oddworld: New ‘n’Tasty. That’s their upcoming remake of their first game, Abe’s Oddysee. It’s being developed by Just Add Water, the studio behind the previous remakes of Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath released for the PS3. more »

PS2 and Dreamcast ushered in video gaming’s second golden age

I previously explored the 16 bit era and discussed some of the things that I felt led to it being video gaming’s first golden age. As amazing as those games were, they would go on to serve as but a stepping stone to the next “golden era” of gaming. After the 16-bit consoles came the more »

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII E3 gameplay demo footage released

Sqaure Enix has released footage of the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII gameplay video that will be shown at E3 2013. The video shows the pink haired heroine as she runs, jumps and battles her way through an ominous old building. What do I think of the trailer? Well, it’s disappointing to see that it more »

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Say hello to the Xbox One

Microsoft revealed the next Xbox at an event from its campus in Redmond, Washington today. Simply called the Xbox One, Microsoft is expecting the console to be an “all in one” system that’s “simple, instant and complete.” The Xbox One also comes with a new version of Kinect. By saying “Xbox On,” the console activates more »

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10 exclusives we hope reappear on the Xbox One (update)

The Xbox One conference is fast approaching. In a few hours, at 10am PST/12pm CST/1pm EST, we have the option of spending an hour hearing about Microsoft’s newest console. Which, based on early indications from Microsoft, is all we’ll be hearing and seeing. The company has already said this presentation will be all about the more »

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Black Heroes of Gaming: Carl “CJ” Johnson

February is Black History Month, and to celebrate GamerTell is looking back at gaming’s most memorable Black characters. These heroes are a part of our pop culture fabric, and there is growing ethnic diversity among them. Next up Carl “CJ” Johnson, the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He’s trying to get out of more »

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The Walking Dead sweeps Spike’s 2012 VGAs

The Spike Video Game Awards were on December 7, 2012. Did you catch them? Me either. Sadly, I was out doing other things. I mean, it is a Friday night. Fortunately, all of us who didn’t watch them live as they happened can catch up on Spike’s website with the 2012 VGA recap. All the more »

Goin’ Retro: A conversation between three old consoles (or is it consouls?)

The Tell game channel editor pulls out an oldie but a goodie that pits a PS2 against an Xbox in a battle of words and wits that could only have taken place back in 2004…