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The best deals on Xbox consoles, controllers, and games right now - including $20 off 'Assassin's Creed Valhalla'

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Microsoft's latest Xbox consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Microsoft Microsoft's newly launched next-gen video game consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, the company's most popular consoles to date and remain hard to find in stores.Games released for Xbox One still work on the new consoles, and Microsoft says games developed for Xbox Series S|X will keep working on Xbox One ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Gaming, Microsoft, Xbox One, Trends, Tech, Features, Tech Deals, Xbox, Ubisoft, Gamestop, Blu Ray, Valhalla, Microsoft Microsoft, Tech Insider

The 4 main reasons that GameStop stock became the target of a Reddit forum with more than 2 million members

Inside a GameStop store people line up to purchase a Sony PS5 gaming console in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 12, 2020. Carlo Allegri/Reuters GameStop is having a wild week that has little to do with the video-game market. The largest video-game retailer's stock value has exploded, from around $40 on January 20 to over $360 on January 27. But why GameStop? And why now? These are the main reasons. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The abs...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Finance, Wall Street, Trends, Features, Sony, Reddit, Manhattan, Blackstone, Stock, Gamestop, Palantir Technologies, Cohen

GameStop nearly died in 2019. Now, hedge funds are scrambling to deal with the company's exploding stock. Here's what's going on.

Inside a GameStop store in Manhattan, New York City, on November 12, 2020. Carlo Allegri/Reuters The world's largest video game retailer has had a wild few years. As recently as this past summer, its stock value was in the gutter: Below $5 per share as of mid-August. Things started looking better in the second half of 2020 as game consoles launched, but the stock has exploded in recent weeks. It turns out that explosion has nothing to do with video games, GameStop, or the video game market...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Trends, Reddit, Retail, Stocks, Stock, Hedge Funds, Gamestop, Michael Burry, Citron, Manhattan New York City, Wedbush Securities

Plex launches a subscription-based retro game streaming service, ‘Plex Arcade’

Plex, the media software maker that’s expanded into streaming in recent years, is adding to its service once again with today’s launch of game streaming. Unlike other game streaming efforts from companies like Microsoft or Google, the new “Plex Arcade” isn’t focused on top gaming titles and new releases, but rather on retro games. At launch, the service is offering around 30 games, including titles like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Adventure, and Ninja Golf. The game streaming service ...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Games, Media, Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Nvidia, Game Streaming, Plex, Streaming Service, Plex Labs, Today Plex, Falcon Fatal Run Food Fight, Charley Chuck, Linux NAS

The most underrated games of all time

While there are plenty of video games that get their fair share of attention, some seem to fly under the radar. Here are the most underrated games of all time.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Playstation, Xbox, Ps4, Current-gen, Underrated Games

Microsoft says it ‘messed up’ on Xbox Live pricing, won’t raises rates

Microsoft has backtracked on an announcement that it would raise the price of Xbox Live Gold memberships after an outcry from gamers.
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Trends, Xbox, Xbox Live, Breaking Twitter

Microsoft doubled the price of Xbox Live Gold memberships to $120 per year and gamers aren't happy

Microsoft Microsoft said Friday it's raising prices for new Xbox Live Gold memberships. Six-month plans will now cost $60, but that new price won't apply to existing members. The move brings Gold plans closer to the $180 annual Game Pass Ultimate, prompting gamer backlash. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft is raising prices for Xbox Live Gold memberships in certain markets in an apparent effort to convert more users to its Xbox Game Pass Ulimate, and the gaming...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Trends, Gold, Markets, Xbox, Nintendo, Subscriptions, Xbox Live, Microsoft Microsoft, Xbox Live Gold, Tech Insider, Charlie Intel, Xbox Game pass Ultimate, Tyler Sonnemaker, Gaming (Reference

Sony's PlayStation 5 is setting the bar for gaming in 2021, but the system will need more exclusives to truly prove its value

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Kevin Webb / Business Insider The PlayStation 5 is now available in two models: a $500 standard edition and a $400 all-digital edition.As a next-gen console the PS5 doesn't disappoint; it's powerful and delivers a big leap in performance from the PS4.With that said, the system will need more blockbuster exclusives to truly prove its worth.For more next-gen gaming coverage, check out our reviews of ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, New York City, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Playstation, Sony, Manhattan, Amd, Ssd

Microsoft withdraws Xbox Live Gold price hike following uproar from users

Updated at 10:26PM PT, January 22: Microsoft is backtracking on the planned price hike of Xbox Live Gold, less than 24 hours after making the announcement as the gaming giant attempts to mend its relationship with fans. “ We messed up today and you were right to let us know. Connecting and playing with friends is a vital part of gaming and we failed to meet the expectations of players who count on it every day. As a result, we have decided not to change Xbox Live Gold pricing,” the company wrote...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Microsoft, Tech, Xbox, Xbox Live, Manish Singh

Xbox Live Gold is getting a big price hike

In what feels like an attempt at kicking some bad news under the rug on a Friday, Microsoft announced this morning that the price of Xbox Live Gold is going up. Here’s how the price changes break down: The one-month plan is going from $10 per month to $11. The three-month plan is going from $25 to $30. The six-month plan is going from $40 to $60 — but only for new customers, says Microsoft. “But what about the twelve-month plan? Didn’t they used to offer those?” They did! It was $60 — or the...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Microsoft, Tech, Xbox, Xbox Live

Forget about 'Animal Crossing' and the PlayStation 5: 2020's biggest sellers in gaming were 'Call of Duty' and the Nintendo Switch

Julian Stratenschulte / Picture Alliance via Getty Images In 2020, more people bought and played video games than in any year prior. Despite all the hype around "Cyberpunk 2077" and the PlayStation 5, two "Call of Duty" games dominated sales for the year — and Nintendo's Switch was the best-selling console. "Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War" and "Call of Duty Modern Warfare" took the top two sales spots for the year, followed by "Animal Crossing" and this year's "Madden" entry. Visit Busi...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Xbox One, Trends, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation 4, Call Of Duty, Ps4, Switch, Glassdoor, Afp

Video game spending increased 27% in 2020

If you’ve been following the gaming space – or just the state of the world, generally – over the past 12 months, this shouldn’t come as a major surprise. Spending saw big increases pretty much across the board in 2020, as a homebound populace sought comfort and distraction in gaming. This comes in stark contrast to much of the rest of the consumer electronics space, in which economic uncertainty  curtailed purchasing on non-essentials. According to the latest figures from NPD, spending on gaming...
Tags: Gaming, Hardware, Microsoft, US, Tech, Playstation, Sony, Nintendo, NPD, Animal Crossing

Sony's PlayStation 5 remains hard to find months after its launch - here are the latest details on where to buy the next-gen console

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sony Sony's PlayStation 5 launched with two models- the $500 standard PS5 and a $400 digital edition with no disc drive.The console has been consistently sold out since release, but major retailers have been restocking every few weeks.We'll continue to update this post with purchase options if a restock is announced and if we learn any new details about the PS5's long term availability.For detailed...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Trends, Tech, Features, Playstation, Sony, Gamestop, Tech Insider, Sony Sony, Kevin Webb, PlayStation 5, PS5, Best Buy Target Walmart

Mash the Buy Button for Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last of Us Part II, and More in Today's Best PlayStation Deals

Featured Deal: Final Fantasy VII Remake | $30 | AmazonRead more...
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In the wake of the 'Cyberpunk 2077' debacle, the studio's CEO apologizes: 'I and the entire leadership team are deeply sorry.'

CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski. CD Projekt RED After years of development, "Cyberpunk 2077," finally launched on December 10 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. But just one week later the game was pulled from the PlayStation digital store, and both Sony and Microsoft were forced to offer full refunds to anyone who bought the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Now, one month later, the co-founder of the studio behind the game issued a lengthy apology video: "The console version of...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Xbox One, Trends, Sony, Xbox, Playstation 4, Ps4, Apology, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, CD Projekt Red, Playstation 4 pro, Ps4 Pro

It's official: Disney's long-standing exclusivity deal on 'Star Wars' games just ended

"Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" was the most recent "Star Wars" game from EA. EA/Respawn Entertainment Since 2013, "Madden" and "FIFA" maker Electronic Arts has held exclusive rights to make "Star Wars" games, per a deal with Disney. The agreement officially ended Wednesday with the announcement of a new "Star Wars" game made in partnership with "Assassin's Creed" maker Ubisoft. "EA has been and will continue to be a very strategic and important partner for us now and going forward," Disney...
Tags: Gaming, Star Wars, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, EA, Fifa, Ubisoft, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda, Assassin

How to fish in Stardew Valley

Fishing is surprisingly difficult in Stardew Valley. Here's everything you need to know about the popular pastime before heading out to the local waterways.
Tags: Gaming, Games, Video Games, Trends, How-to, RPG, Stardew Valley

The best capture cards for 2021

The best capture cards provide the highest quality gameplay for recording or streaming across the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. But which one should you choose?
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Playstation, Computing, Xbox, Best Of, Buying Guides, Capture Card, Tier 4

How to Support Your Brothers During Quarantine

Quarantine has proven incredibly taxing for even the most resilient amongst us. Women have been conditioned to be open and communicative with their feelings. For the most part, men do not share with the frequency or zeal with which women tend to share. The truth is: keeping intimate platonic relationships between men alive during the pandemic can be especially difficult because it involves a robust and vulnerable line of communication between the two parties. Men usually can rely on external d...
Tags: Gaming, Diy, Entertainment, Cdc, Fun, Jazz, Quarantine

Over 2.4 million people watched a Spanish 'Fortnite' streamer reveal his in-game skin, and it smashed through Twitch records for concurrent viewers

David Cánovas Martínez, aka "The Grefg." Twitch Twitch streamer "The Grefg," whose real name is David Cánovas Martínez, smashed through Twitch records on Monday afternoon with over 2.4 million people watching concurrently at one point. People were watching as Martinez revealed his in-game skin for the wildly popular game "Fortnite." Previous Twitch viewer records were held by the likes of Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which Martinez surpassed by millions of viewe...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, News, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Nasa, Streaming, Twitch, Streamers, Martinez, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Fortnite, Tyler Ninja Blevins, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

The world's largest video game retailer was poised to fail before it was buoyed by the pandemic - and now GameStop has the backing of one of Wall Street's darlings

Chewy co-founder and former CEO Ryan Cohen. Courtesy of Ryan Cohen On Monday, GameStop announced that Chewy co-founder and former CEO Ryan Cohen is taking a board seat at the company and installing two other board members from his investment firm. Together, they'll make up a third of the company's new board. In September, GameStop's stock price leapt as Cohen bought up a boatload of shares. He currently owns over 12% of the company's stock. GameStop is by far the world's largest video game...
Tags: Gaming, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, CMO, Stock Market, Gamestop, Cohen, NPD Group, NPD, Tower Records, Chewy, Ben Gilbert, Xbox Store, Tech Insider, Ryan Cohen

Fable 4: Release date, trailer, and everything we know

A Fable reboot was announced at the 2020 Xbox Games Showcase. Here's what we know about the next installment in the Fable series, helmed by Playground Games.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Gaming News, Xbox, Fable, Playground Games, Fable 4

Acer's New 28-inch Nitro Monitor Was Made for Next-Gen Consoles

Right now, pickings are kind of slim for anyone looking for an HDMI 2.1 monitor to pair with a new PS5 or Xbox Series console, but that’s about to change thanks in part to Acer’s newest 28-inch Nitro monitor.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Acer, Xbox, Displays, Consoles, Monitors, Consumer Tech, PS5, CES 2021, Acer Nitro Xv282k Kv Monitor

Everything we know about God of War Ragnarok

The follow up to 2018's God of War, rumored to be called God of War Ragnarok, is coming. Here's everything we know about the forthcoming sequel.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Playstation, Sony Santa Monica, God Of War, Santa Monica Studio, PS5

The best video game Easter eggs of 2020

Easter eggs are the little cherry on top of the gaming experience you'd miss if it weren't there, which is why we've rounded up the best ones we found in 2020.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Easter Eggs, Video game Easter eggs

Warzone: Tips and tricks to conquer Rebirth Island

Rebirth Island is new with Warzone & Black Ops: Cold War Season 1. Here are five specific tips and tricks to secure more wins for your team on Rebirth Island.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, How-to, Playstation, Call Of Duty, Warzone, Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Rebirth Island

How to sync an Xbox Series X controller

There are s a few things you should know about pairing Xbox controllers to your shiny new Xbox Series X system. Here's how to sync an Xbox Series X controller.
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Trends, How-to, Xbox, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X controllers

Microsoft Says It's Investigating a Fix for Disconnecting Xbox Series X Controllers

While millions of gamers are still struggling to find a retailer that have an Xbox Series X in stock, those who already have their hands on the device may have noticed that their controllers aren’t staying connected to their consoles. Microsoft is now acknowledging the problem and is promising to fix it. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Bugs, Xbox, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Xbox Controller, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series X Controller Disconnects, Known Bugs

You can connect up to 4 controllers to your PS4 at once - here's how that stacks up to the competition

You can connect up to four controllers to a PS4 at once. Sony It can be hard to tell how many controllers can connect to a PS4 at a glance, since you can connect controllers wirelessly. While the PS4 can charge two controllers at once, it can connect up to four controllers wirelessly. This is less than its predecessor, the PS3, and also less than its competitors, the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, which both support up to eight controllers at once. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference...
Tags: Gaming, Xbox One, Trends, Playstation, Sony, Nintendo, Playstation 4, Ps4, Ps3, Controllers, Tech Insider, Gaming accessories, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 pro, Ps4 Pro, Dualshock 4

Nintendo is buying the North American studio behind 'Luigi's Mansion 3,' a rare move for the 132-year-old Japanese company

"Luigi's Mansion 3" on the Nintendo Switch has sold nearly 8 million copies since it launched on October 31, 2019. "Luigi's Mansion 3"/Nintendo In a rare move, Nintendo is outright buying a game-development studio: Next Level Games, the Canadian firm behind the smash-hit Nintendo Switch game "Luigi's Mansion 3." Next Level Games and Nintendo have worked closely in the past, with Next Level taking on major franchises like "Punch-Out!" and "Luigi's Mansion." Their most recent collabo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Japan, Texas, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Nintendo, Luigi, Nintendo 3ds, Purchase, Acquisition, Nintendo Wii, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider

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