Category Archive: Yahoo! Games

Oculus fights back against ZeniMax lawsuit

Back in May, virtual reality pioneer Oculus was served with a scathing lawsuit over accusations that it stole technology from ZeniMax Media, the parent company of gaming powerhouse, Bethesda. Now, Oculus is firing back. Read… Continue reading

Pre-order Assassin’s Creed: Unity, win a prize (maybe)

Game publishers loooove pre-orders. And to encourage gamers to plunk down cash a few months early, they often dole out rewards in the form of extra characters, weapons or missions. Occasionally, you’ll get… Continue reading

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 coming to iOS

Civilization: Beyond Earth isn’t the only entry in the time-sucking franchise coming out this year. Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 is on its way to iOS devices on July 2 and Android devices… Continue reading

Steam launches massive summer sale

Hang onto your wallet. Valve’s coming after your money again. The annual Steam Summer sale, a blowout event designed to trigger the impulse nodes of your gamer brain, is on. And, as always, the… Continue reading

E3 2014 trinkets commanding insane prices on eBay

E3’s not only where gamers get an advance look at what’s to come, it’s also where savvy entrepreneurs can freely scoop up items worth hundreds of dollars. As happens every year, a cottage… Continue reading

Fake FIFA Instagram account scamming gamers

As World Cup fever grips the nation, interest in EA’s FIFA soccer games is on the rise as well — and that’s bringing out the scam artists. A popular Instagram account offering new… Continue reading

World’s largest video game collection sells for $750,000

The world’s largest video game collection has found a new home. Michael Thomasson’s epic collection, which includes over 11,000 unique games, was sold for a whopping $750,250 at auction this week. While the name of… Continue reading

Watch Dogs, Mario Kart power stellar sales for video game industry in May

A hacker and a kart racer have delivered some unabashedly good news to console makers and game publishers. Sales of both video game hardware and software were up — way up — in… Continue reading

Mario Kart 8 gives Wii U a huge sales boost

Mario Kart 8 is proving to be quite the power-up for Nintendo’s Wii U. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Yahoo Games that the kart racer has resulted in a significant bump… Continue reading

VR at E3: The best of Oculus and Morpheus

While it’s still anyone’s guess as to when the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus will be commercially available, this year’s E3 made one thing clear: there’s nothing virtual about the fun these… Continue reading