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EA's Peter Moore: Digital revenue will overtake retail in two years

EA COO Peter Moore is betting on a dominating role for digital revenue in video games. Speaking at the Digital Entertainment World conference, Moore said (via GI.biz) he expects digital sales to fully eclipse retail numbers in two years. He likened the rising prominence of downloads as a type of...

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Story of Nintendo vs. Sega coming to the movies

Hollywood is turning the bitter battle of bits between Nintendo and Sega into a feature film. Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, an upcoming book by Blake J. Harris, attempts to outline the biggest video game rivalry of the '90s. Through backchannels and behin...

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PS Vita celebrates anniversary with deals on Hotline Miami, Flower and more

Most birthday celebrations involve a cake, paper hats and some light tomfoolery, but celebrating the life anniversary of an inanimate object is understandably a little less rowdy. The PS Vita enters its third year of existence by slashing prices on a bunch of games, starting tomorrow. The PS V...

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All Gran Turismo 5 DLC drives off into the sunset April 30

Online play for Gran Turismo 5 is set to expire in May, but the company has announced it's pulling the plug on the game's DLC early. On April 30, all Gran Turismo 5 DLC will vanish from the PlayStation Store. In order to access Gran Turismo 5's "Racing Car Pack" and "Course Pack" after April 30,...

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Garry's Mod earns $30 million, but Rust is the bigger cash cow

Garry Newman's physics sandbox, Garry's Mod, has surpassed $30 million in revenue, the creator has revealed on Twitter. The $10 download has been available on Steam since 2006. More surprising, however, is Newman's latest Rust, which has already earned him more than Garry's Mod. In a follow-up t...

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PBS' Game/Show asks, 'What is a Gamer?'

The latest episode of PBS' series Game/Show aims to define what a gamer is. Is it anyone who plays a game or is it simply anyone who plays a certain type of game? Despite gaming's strong community, the term isn't as inclusionary as we might think. Game/Show argues that the "gamer club" has bec...

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Iconic PC shooter Descent 2 sets sights on Steam

Little over a week after its predecessor came to Steam, Descent 2 is now available on Valve's digital distribution platform. You can grab Descent 2 on Windows PC for $10 right now. Descent 2 takes place directly after the events of the first 3D first-person shooter. At the outset of Descent 2, p...

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Ubisoft sale, free dino hunts and Riley time headline Steam weekend

Steam is making a strong case for a mini-staycation this weekend. Festivities kick off today with the Ubisoft Publisher Sale, which lasts until February 24 and offers discounts of up to 75% across just about every Ubisoft game on Steam. Daily deals, additional discounts on select games, will furthe...

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Spelunky meets Metroid in the caverns of Zebes

The Metroid Mod is an impressive recreation of Nintendo's NES classic within punishing roguelike, Spelunky. The mod isn't out yet, but that can't stop you from watching Samus Aran explore Zebes-inspired caverns and avoid giant Metroids, speedy Skrees and even Ridley....

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Killer Instinct patch to help fighters avoid Jail time

Spinal's introduction to the Killer Instinct roster hasn't been as smooth as Microsoft would've hoped. After adding the character and a new "Jail" feature, where players who habitually disconnect from online matches get paired up with similarly unstable brawlers, players started experiencing consis...

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