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From humorous articles about PlayStation gaming to features centered around social issues and videogames, here we feature original articles and stories from around the web.

The Destiny Beta: Thoughts on the Future of Gaming
Thoughts on the Destiny beta and how it holds up to expectations that the September shooter from Activision and Bungie could be GOTY material.

The Five Best Lego Games to Date
Almost ten years after Lego Star Wars, which games qualify as the five best to date?

Third-Party Highlights of E3 2014
Highlights of the 2014 E3 Conference from Activision, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and EA.

Highlights of Sony's 2014 E3 Presentation
Sony made a splash in 2013 with the announcement of the PlayStation 4. How did they follow it up in 2014?

The Five Best PlayStation Games of 2014 So Far
We are halfway through the first full year of the PS4 generation. What are the best titles of the first half of 2014? What do you need to play before we turn the half-year over and get ready for the big games of the Fall? These are the best five so far.

Eight Reasons to Still Get a PS3
The PS4 is around the corner as the next generation begins on November 15, 2013. What do we do till then? Do we just stop gaming? Of course not. We'll cover the PS4 extensively, but here's what we'll be talking about until then.

The 5 Most Cinematic PlayStation Games
This is a piece on the five PS3 games that feel the most cinematic including Uncharted, Heavy Rain, and more!

The Five Best Films Based on Video Games
With the imminent arrival of Need For Speed and a COMPLETE lack of interesting new games on the market, it makes sense to look back at the rare instances when video games made the transition to the big screen successfully.

The PlayStation 4 Awards
This is a feature on the best games of the PS4, broken down by category.

The Five Best Downloadable Games For the PS4
This is a feature on the best downloadable games available for the PlayStation 4, including Contrast, Zen Pinball 2, and more!

The Five Most Anticipated PlayStation Games of Early 2014
This is a feature on the five most anticipated PlayStation games of early 2014 including Thief, Infamous: Second Son, DriveClub, and more!

Which PS4 Games Are Worth the Upgrade?
This is an article focusing on the three PS3 games that can now be upgraded to PS4 versions for only $10. Are they worth the fee?

The Best Family Games of the 2013 Holiday Season
This is a feature on the best family games this holiday season, including LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Puppeteer, Angry Birds: Star Wars, and more!

2K Games Wants to Dominate Your Holiday Video Game Dollar
This is a gift guide to bundles and new games released by 2K Games for the PS3 and PS4.

The Best Video Games of 2013
A feature on the best games of 2013, including The Last of Us, Dead Space 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, and many more!

First Impressions of the Sony PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4 is in stores and flying off shelves. We'll have a ton of coverage but here are the five first impressions of the Sony next-gen system.

PS3 Games Calendar
With so many exciting games hitting shelves, it can be tough to keep track of what's being released when. Let us guide the way with this handy calendar of upcoming games scheduled to be released for the PS3. All dates are subject to change.

Five Reasons to Buy a PlayStation 4 Instead of an Xbox One
It's decision time. PS4 or Xbox One? Let us make the case that there's really no contest.

Nine Underrated PS3 Games You Must Play
The PS4 is almost here but there's still time to catch up with great PS3 games that you may have missed. Here's 9 that you probably didn't play but that you really should.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance PS3 Review
The third DLC of multiplayer maps and zombie chaos for Call of Duty addicts is finally available for the PS3. Is it as good as Uprising and Revolution? Better? Check out our map-by-map review of Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Vengeance.

PS3 Release Dates: May 2013
Want to know what's coming soon for PS3 gamers? Check out our monthly installment of weekly highlights for the coming turn of the calendar. Underground armies, zombies, racing games, and non-stop action -- feels like May.

Injustice: Gods Among Us PS3 Review
What could end up being the best fighting game of 2013 is here already and it features some of the most iconic superheroes and villains of all time. Batman, Superman, The Joker, and many more battle it out and gamers everywhere are going to love the fight.

Bioshock Infinite PS3 Review
It's only March but the 2013 Game of the Year may be here in the highly anticipated Bioshock Infinite from 2K Games. Does it live up to the hype? Does it ever. Read on for what might be the most praise-filled review you'll ever read on About.com.

PS3 Release Dates: March 2013
March 2013 could very well be the last major gaming month for this generation of systems. What will be the most important games of the final year of the PS3? At least one, and probably more, are in this release date feature. Get your calendars out.

Sony Announces PlayStation 4, Reveals New Games
The Sony PlayStation 4 is here! While we may not know all of the details (or even many given the lack of price, date, or even console images), we do know quite a bit. Find out what Sony has revealed about the PS4 as of February 20, 2013!

Guide to PlayStation Move Games for the Entire Family
Families and children have drifted to the Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Kinect but there are great family games for the PlayStation that use the new technology of the PlayStation Move. What are the best games for both kids and adults?

The Ten Best Sony PS3 Exclusives
Let's say you just got a PS3. With so many games to choose from, which ones are the most essential? What do you NEED to play to make your Sony PlayStation 3 complete? Let us guide the way.

What We Know About the PlayStation 4
With the Sony PS4 sure to be announced at E3 and released by the end of the year, speculation is rampant about what it will be able to do, what it won't, how the controller will look, and even what games will join launch. What do we know? Not much but we can guess...

The Most Exciting Games of Early 2013
Do you have gift card money burning a hole in your pocket from the holiday season? Wondering if you should spend it on a 2012 title or wait till 2013? Here are six reasons to wait.

The 10 Best Video Games of 2012
It's that wonderful time of the year when we look back at the last 12 months of gaming goodies and try to pick the best titles out of the pile. What made the cut this year? What just missed? And what were the overall trends?

The Five Scariest Games of All Time
It's the time of year when people look for horror movies of TV shows to amplify their Halloween experience. Why not video games? Lock the doors, turn out the lights, and play the five scariest PS3 games ever made.

The Five Best 2012 PS3 Games So Far
It hasn't been the best year for PS3 owners but 2012 has produced a few titles that everyone should play. From the spiritual experience of Journey to the controversial ending of Mass Effect 3 to one of the best sports games of all time -- these are the PlayStation 3 titles that stand out with half the year in the books.

Five Franchises That Need LEGO Games
With LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes getting cash registers ringing and LEGO: Lord of the Rings already finding its place on holiday wish lists, what's the next franchise to get the LEGO treatment from Traveler's Tales? We have five great suggestions.

E3 2012 Highlights: Third-Party Companies Bring Out the Big Guns
E3 2012 is over and gamers are just now catching their breath and assessing what's to come. What were the biggest highlights? What should you start saving your paycheck to buy? And where does the world of a PS3 gamer go from here? Check out these third-party highlights and find out.

E3 2012 Sony Highlights
E3 2012 has just ended and it's time to assess what we've learned. What do Sony PS3 owners have to look forward to? Is the company continuing to push forward or are they treading water, waiting for the next console advancement? Read the highlights and decide for yourself.

Spec Ops: The Line -- 'Moral Choices' Interview
Cory Davis, Lead Designer of 2K Games' Spec Ops: The Line, speaks about his upcoming shooter and the tough moral decisions on which it is built.

Everything You Need to Know About the Sony Tablet S
The Sony Tablet S has been designed to seamlessly transition Sony PS3 players from their console to their first tablet. With PlayStation games bundled in, access to the Sony Entertainment Network, and use of Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited, it's the obvious choice for PlayStation fans. Is it the right one?

How to Choose the Best PlayStation Video Service for Movie Night
This is an article comparing the options for movies on demand on the Sony PlayStation 3.

The 5 Most Anticipated PS3 Games of Summer 2012
With Summer movies set to dominate spending dollars, what will gamers have to turn to when they get home from the multiplex? The Fall season seems to dominate the headlines but there are a few title worth marking the calendar for in the warmer months like "Max Payne 3," "Darksiders II," and more. Let us guide the way.

PS3 Essentials: The Best Downloadable Games Available on PSN
With so many games cluttering up the PlayStation Network, how does one know which ones to buy and which ones to leave for another day? In this edition of PS3 Essentials, we present the best downloadable games, including Flower, Pain, Braid, Limbo, and more. Your PS3 is incomplete without them.

The Success of "Mortal Kombat"
Warner Bros. release of "Mortal Kombat" has gone on to sell 3 million copies, shooting past both "Super Street Fighter 4" and "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" in total sales despite having less time on the shelf. Why? Satisfying, easy, local multiplayer, or at least that's my argument.

What to Expect From Sony's PlayStation Press Conference at E3 2011
Prior to all the security problems, PlayStation was on a roll. With E3 right around the corner what can we expect to see from Sony as they try to regain momentum for the PlayStation brand? I've got E3 coverage of what Sony should be showing off straight from the PlayStation rumor mill.

PlayStation Network (PSN) and Qriocity Welcome Back Package
Free PlayStation 3 games, free PSP games, free/extended PlayStation Plus and more are all part of Sony's "Welcome Back!" or "Customer Appreciation" package for the PlayStation Network and Qriocity users. We've got the complete details, straight from Sony's mouth, about all the goodies you'll be receiving.

Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) Crash: How & When, a Timeline
We've got the complete story of how the PlayStation Network (PSN) came tumbling down, and what caused it.

Figuring out video game in-game promotions, and virtual property
Microtransactions and in-game virtual property are not only staples of today's games, but also the world of cross-promotion. From Taco Bell offering "Sims" and "Madden 11" in-game merchandise to 7-11 giving you "LittleBigPlanet 2," "Killzone 3," or "God of War III" virtual trinkets for drinking Slupees, the virtual goods as a reward for real world activities model seems like the future of cross-promotion, and a new form of consumer motivation.

PS3 Hacks Released to the Public, Security Doors Blown Off the PlayStation 3
It looks like the PS3 has been hacked. Installing Linux again, and playing copied games/copied Blu-ray movies may be around the corner thanks to the one-two punch of hacker group fail0verflow releasing PS3 security research, and hacker Geohot making it accessible to the public.

Top 10 PlayStation 3 (PS3) Games of 2010
So, which PS3 games made it to the top 10 and which sunk like stones? Read on to find out the best PS3 games of 2010.

Buy a Videogame Console
Want to buy a last-gen videogame console? Look no further, here we compare the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube.

The emotional impact of videogames
New research shows that video games carry the same emotional impact as other art forms, including books and movies. Perhaps this is one step closer to legitimizing the study of video games as art.

PSP Midnight Release Pilgrimage
Freezing snow, locked chambers, armed gaurds... nothing would stop me and my party from conquering the mall and completing our midnight pilgrimage to obtain the blessed PSP.

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Song List
THUG 2 has an amazing soundtrack. Check out the complete song list for Tony Hawk's Underground 2.

PSP Dreaming: What if the PSP were Crossed with a PDA?
The PSP looks like it will rock our worlds, but why can't they include and address book?

Carmen Electra and Tom Arnold to Star in Playboy Videogame
No stranger to working with Playboy, Carmen Electra has signed on with other celebrities, including Tom Arnold, to star in The Playboy Mansion, an adult oriented videogame.

Brooke Burke in Need For Speed Underground 2
Electronic Arts announced that they have signed one of the world’s sexiest thrill seekers and cover girls, Brooke Burke, to star in Need For Speed Underground 2, the sequel to the best selling game of 2003, Need For Speed Underground.

Video Game Journalists Share Insider Insights at The Art Institute of ...
Journalists from Electronic Gaming Monthly, Xbox Nation magazine, GameSpot.com, 1UP.com, GameHelper.com part of First-Ever Game Journalism Forum at Design School.

Summer Video Game Workshop
The Art Institute of California – San Francisco to Host Summer Video Game and Computer Animation Workshops for High School Students

Before you buy a next generation console
Want to buy a next generation video game console? Look no further, here we compare the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube.

E3 2010 - Booth Babes and Boys Image Gallery
E3 2010 was as grand as any in the past. With Natal/Kinect, PS3 Move, and the 3D Nintendo DS on the line, as well as a bevy of massive games, the big players in video games spared no expense, big extravagant booths, and of course lots of gorgeous models, or booth babes, there to promote their goods. This year there were more men (booth boys) and characters than in years past, which was a …

PS3 Move Launch Details
Get ready for the party, Sony is rolling out the red carpet for the Sept 17th launch of the Move, and we've got all of the details.

E3 2013 Third-Party Highlights
E3 2013 just ended and developers hoped to build buzz for hundreds of video games. Which PS3 and PS4 games garnered the most attention? Let us guide the way.

PLAYSTATION 4 (PS4) Specifications and Details
Want to know what to expect from the Sony PlayStation 4? What it looks like? What it will cost? How much storage you'll have? What you'll play on it? Look no further.

What Will You Play on Your PS4
By now, the story of how Sony brought their PS4 to E3 and impressed just by not taking away rights to which we've become accustomed (used games! not always on!) has been well-recorded. But what about the games Sony presented at E3? What will you play on your PS4?

Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Uprising PS3 Review
The second map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II is finally available for the PS3 and Uprising is worth your time and money. Whether you're one of the many addicted to the world of CoD or someone who's left Black Ops II and are looking for a reason to come back, sign up for Uprising.

Summer 2013 PlayStation 3 Games Preview
When you're not seeing Summer blockbusters and saving cash for your PS4 purchase, what will you be playing this season? Let us guide the way.

Preview: The Last of Us
The next contender for Game of the Year comes in June and it's exclusive to the PS3. We were allowed early access to two scenes from Naughty Dog and Sony's The Last of Us. Did they live up to expectations? No, they shattered them. Read more in our preview.

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