Avoid Browser Glitch That Causes Unintentional Xbox Live Purchases

Avoid Browser Glitch That Causes Unintentional Xbox Live Purchases

If you like to look for free Xbox 360 game demos via Xbox.com on a browser, it’s easy to make a mistake that causes you to accidentally buy the product rather than just test it out. [More]

Sony's Next Handheld Requires Sold-Separately Memory Cards

Sony's Next Handheld Requires Sold-Separately Memory Cards

Due out in February, the PlayStation Vita starts at $250, but those who would like to be able to save their games will need a proprietary memory card that isn’t included with the device. Unlike Sony’s last handheld, the PSP — which accepted relatively cheap run-of-the-mill memory sticks, the Vita demands special memory sticks that range from $20 to $100. [More]

Report: Xbox 360 Update Uglies Up Video Playback

Report: Xbox 360 Update Uglies Up Video Playback

That Xbox 360 update that makes gamers promise not to sue and reportedly broke some consoles also may have brought another annoyance along with it. Reports say updated machines have trouble properly playing video, making colors appear washed out. [More]

Mandatory Xbox 360 Update Breaks Some Consoles, Microsoft Claims 'Coincidence'

Mandatory Xbox 360 Update Breaks Some Consoles, Microsoft Claims 'Coincidence'

Last week’s exciting Kinect Dashboard update for Xbox 360 consoles didn’t just ask users to waive their right to sue and make customers pay to be advertised to. It also appears to have caused problems with a number of consoles. Nothing major: it just keeps them from reading any discs…no, wait, that is major. Microsoft representatives say that this is a coincidence, and that customers with freshly broken consoles need to send them in for repair for $100 or so. [More]

Nintendo 3DS Gets Free WiFi At 42 Airports

Nintendo 3DS Gets Free WiFi At 42 Airports

While people-watching, reading and nervously quadruple-checking your boarding pass are perfectly valid ways to pass the time before your flight boards, they pale in comparison to squeezing in a few online rounds of Mario Kart 7. Thanks to a deal between Nintendo and Boingo, 42 airports now have free 3DS WiFi hotspots. [More]

Microsoft Makes Gamers Promise Never To Sue It After Xbox Update

Microsoft Makes Gamers Promise Never To Sue It After Xbox Update

It turns out that shiny new mandatory Xbox 360 update was something of a Trojan Horse that allows Microsoft to twist gamers’ arms and make them agree never to sue the company. [More]

Video Game Online Pass Codes Can Expire

Video Game Online Pass Codes Can Expire

Game publishers have been competing against used game sales by restricting online play or adding bonus contest that is only acceptable through unique codes packaged with new copies. But according to game publishing giant Electronic Arts, those codes that provide the backhanded bonuses could potentially expire, although they’re usually not expected to. [More]

Reasons Not To Buy Video Games At Launch

Reasons Not To Buy Video Games At Launch

The video game hype machine is geared to spend months — and sometimes, years — getting fans to want to line up at midnight sales and pounce on titles as soon as they become available. But it seldom makes financial sense to jump in immediately. You can stretch your gaming dollar by refusing to buy brand-new stuff. [More]

Steam Database Hacked

Steam Database Hacked

The popular online video game distribution system Steam was hacked and a database containing user names, passwords, user credit card information was compromised. [More]

Best Buy Pricematching COD:MW3 At $51.99

Best Buy Pricematching COD:MW3 At $51.99

Anyone who rushed out and bought the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for $59.99 at Best Buy… should rush back in and ask for $8 back. That’s because BestBuy.com dropped the price to $51.99 and Best Buy brick and mortars are supposed to pricematch the online site. [More]

Police Say Man Threatened To Bomb Best Buy Because It Didn't Have Game

Police Say Man Threatened To Bomb Best Buy Because It Didn't Have Game

Authorities say a Colorado man was so irate over not being able to buy the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at a Colorado Best Buy that he said he would shoot staffers and blow up the store. The man allegedly went into a rage at the customer service desk after employees revealed the store ran out of copies of the game early Tuesday morning. [More]

Sony Clamps Down On Downloaded Games Sharing

Sony Clamps Down On Downloaded Games Sharing

Sony currently lets you store downloaded games on a total of five PS3s or PSPs, but it’s cutting back on those limits. Starting Nov. 18, you’ll only be able to store a game on two PS3s or two PSPs. Some games, such as PlayStation 1 classics and PSP Minis, are playable on both systems, and you can play those on two PS3s and two PSPs each. [More]

Kmart Reportedly Sold "Modern Warfare 3" Early, Buyers Look To Flip Games Online

Kmart Reportedly Sold "Modern Warfare 3" Early, Buyers Look To Flip Games Online

Some Kmarts were rumored to have started selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this week, days in advance of its release date next Tuesday. The snafu was apparently due to mislabeled boxes that led managers to believe the game could be stocked and sold immediately, and the sales have initiated a grey market in which the games are going for a significant premium online. [More]

Game Publisher Fails To Deliver On Promised "Battlefield 3" Bonus

Game Publisher Fails To Deliver On Promised "Battlefield 3" Bonus

In a press conference at the E3 video game expo in June, Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton announced that the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 would include a copy of one of its predecessors, Battlefield 1943. But Battlefield 3 hit stores Tuesday without Battlefield 1943 in tow. [More]

What To Do If Your Batman: Arkham City Game Has No Download Code

What To Do If Your Batman: Arkham City Game Has No Download Code

To give gamers a reason to buy Batman: Arkham City new rather than used, Warner Bros. packed in cards with codes that allow them to download add-ons. The problem is that some of the codes don’t work, and some cards are blank. [More]

Nintendo Competes Against Self By Offering Slightly Worse Wii At Same Price

Nintendo Competes Against Self By Offering Slightly Worse Wii At Same Price

If you’re looking for a Wii that lacks the ability to play old GameCube games for the same price as one that can, Nintendo has a deal for you. In a press release, the company reveals that it’s releasing a newer version of the console that takes away its backward compatibility for $150, the same price as the old version of the product. [More]

93,000 PSN Accounts Suspended After Latest Attack

93,000 PSN Accounts Suspended After Latest Attack

PlayStation announced they’ve suspended 93,000 PSN accounts after the latest attack against their network. [More]

Direct2Drive Charges $149.85 For Stuff You Didn't Buy

Direct2Drive Charges $149.85 For Stuff You Didn't Buy

Reader Andrew noticed a funny Paypal charge from Direct2Drive, a site that lets you buy computer games online and download them to your computer. Direct2Drive had helped themselves to $149.85 from his account, even though he didn’t order anything from them. [More]