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Tetris Turns 30: How the World’s Favorite Puzzle Game Came to Be

30 years ago today, a Russian video game designer named Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov invented Tetris while working as a computer programmer for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Although Pajitnov had no formal video game design training, he often programmed games in his spare time to test new equipment using simple […]

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Nintendo is Skipping E3 (Again)

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is one of the biggest video game trade shows in the industry. Every major company from Activision to Zynga makes the annual trek to this premier event to showcase the latest in video game technology. Tens of thousands of people attend from over 100 countries and the list of attendees […]

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Win the Ultimate Gaming Internship with Complexity Gaming

L337 Gaming, XFX, and Newegg are teaming up to offer you the chance of a lifetime: an all-expenses-paid trip to MLG Anaheim to be a member of Team Complexity as an intern! Major League Gaming is returning to the west coast and will be featuring hundreds of the best players from around the world. One […]

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Looking Back on Nintendo’s Game Boy 25 Years Later

The Game Boy setup was simple: up, down, left, right, a, b, start, select, and a 2.6-inch olive-green screen. When it launched in Japan on April 21, 1989, at the price of 12,500 yen ($121 USD), it immediately sold out of its first batch of 300,000 units. The Game Boy was an instant hit. By […]

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Sony Unloads 9.5 Million Shares of Square Enix, Future of Company is Uncertain

UPDATE: Tech Radar mention has been rewritten for clarity.  In an effort to cut costs, Sony has announced they are selling their entire stake of video game company Square Enix. The message was delivered yesterday on a very short press release written in Japanese and doesn’t delve into any details. Sony had been an investor in […]

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Newegg is Heading to PAX East

The Penny Arcade eXpo is one of the biggest celebrations of gaming culture. Held at different cities throughout the year, thousands of gamers flock to PAX to get the inside scoop on what’s going on in the world of video games. Among the attractions at PAX are keynote speeches from industry insiders, gaming-inspired concerts, panels […]

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Xbox Announces Free Games for the Month of April for Live Gold Subscribers

There are many perks to being an Xbox Gold Live member. For about $50 a year, subscribers are able to get the most out of their Xbox and have access to one of the most exciting entertainment networks in the world. Nearly 50 million people take advantage of Live Gold membership for its unrivaled multiplayer experience, […]

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Newegg Launches GameCrate: A New Website Dedicated to Gaming

Newegg has long been a destination for gamers. We sell the newest games, the top consoles and everything you need to build your ultimate gaming rig. And now we have GameCrate – our very own editorial website dedicated to gaming culture and everything it entails. This marks Newegg’s foray into content publishing and enriches the […]

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Is Facebook Buying Oculus VR a Good Thing?

Oculus VR is a company that’s building the next-generation of virtual reality platforms for gaming. Their first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows you to step inside digital environments and play games by actually being in them. Needless to say, it’s a very cool idea. The Oculus Rift is supposed […]

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Ubisoft Releases First Teaser Trailer for ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’

Ubisoft has been steadily working on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game for more than three years. And although they aren’t quite ready to show us their full vision of the game, alpha footage has just become available. The game is code-named Unity and looks to be more realistic than ever before. Not much is shown […]

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