Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere free on Xbox, for now


In honor of the season 4 premiere, owners of Xbox 360 and Xbox One can currently watch the first episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones for free on the official HBO Go app. The episode premiered Sunday April 6, and is currently available to any Xbox Live subscriber until April 14. HBO Go recently came […]

2013 Final Grades for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo


Going into 2013, we weren’t so sure that it would be a strong year. We knew a few things for certain — like the fact that BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto 5, and The Last of Us would release, and that Sony and Microsoft would probably announce new consoles for release later in the year — […]

Hands-on Preview: World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition


World of Tanks is a massively multiplayer online game focused around armored warfare. Players control tanks from the World War II era through the present in a variety of deathmatch and objective-based game modes. PC gamers around the world have had the opportunity to engage with one another in this “freemium” style game, and on […]

Five reasons to get on board with Xbox One

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On May 21 2013, in front of esteemed members of the press and a global internet audience of 8.5 million, Microsoft announced the Xbox One and was met with a widespread sigh from the gaming masses. Their press conference detailed the company’s continued shift in focus from a gaming orientated device with multimedia capabilities to a multimedia […]

Top Ten Xbox 360 Moments

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The Xbox 360 is eight years old, and we’re beginning to see the curtain close on a generation highlighted by countless highs and lows. As eyes begin to transition toward the future of gaming in which the Xbox One looks to be a big contender, it’s only appropriate to look back at what has made […]

2013 Mid-Year Grades for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo


Can you believe 2013 is already half over? With E3 2013 in the rear view mirror, and the summer months halfway finished, it’s time for us, once again, to hand out the mid-year grades for the big three of the games industry. While the past few years have seen Nintendo as the constant bottom-dweller while […]

Review: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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Raiden the lightning If you’re an avid Metal Gear fan, chances are you were disappointed by the shift in tone that accompanied the handing off of Metal Gear Rising to Platinum Games, leading to its updated sub-title, Revengeance. Kojima fans like myself tend to get very protective of the series, and news of the game’s changes sparked an […]

E3 2013, Day 1: A good day to be a gamer

Stills just cannot do Mirror's Edge 2 justice.

For plenty of gamers, myself included, E3 is an event to look forward to all year; a fact that is especially true any year when new consoles are expected to make a debut. This year, I was indisputably excited to find out about these new powerhouses and the cool new games they would launch. As […]

VGW Roundtable: The E3 2013 Press Conferences

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After a beyond busy day at E3 2013, the members of the VGW staff sat down and chatted about all they saw. Check out the conversation below and let us know which staff member you tend to side with! ————————————————————————————————————— Microsoft’s E3 2013 Media Briefing Brian Shea, Editor-in-Chief: Alright, so a ton of stuff to […]

Konami confirms no patch for Xbox 360 version of ‘Silent Hill: HD Collection’


Konami has confirmed that they will not be patching Silent Hill: HD Collection for Xbox 360, citing “technical issues and resources.” The much anticipated HD refresh of Konami’s classic, fan-beloved Silent Hill 2 and 3 was met with mixed praise from critics due to a number of technical hiccups including errors with audio, frame rate and visuals. The company […]

2012 Mid-Year Grades for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony


With the year reaching its mid-point this week, it’s time to look back at what has happened to this point. While 2011 saw an all-out slugfest between Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, 2012 has been slightly less eventful. There were no major hacking scandals and no overwhelming first-party support for any platform in particular, but there […]

Watch the Microsoft E3 2012 Press Conference live


While Microsoft isn’t expected to unveil a new console, there is a lot to talk about. The event, which is set to be hosted by Major Nelson and Julie Alexandra, will undoubtedly feature news about the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment, as well as news from Rock Band/Dance Central developer, Harmonix. Check out the live […]

The First Year: Nintendo 3DS versus current-gen consoles


March 27, 2012 marks the one year anniversary of the Nintendo 3DS’s US launch. After its rough launch lineup, many doomed it to failure after only a few months of being on shelves. Holiday 2011 changed that, however, as a price-drop, combined with some insanely strong releases, caused sales to soar. Since 2012 hit, the […]

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