Here’s how to get a sneak peek at the Xbox One

You can’t get your hands on the Xbox One until sometime in November, but Microsoft is giving gamers a sneak peak at the next-gen console in its stores across the country. Inside Microsoft Stores there are now Xbox One consoles enclosed in a glass box. While you can’t touch, you’ll be able to get up-close-and-personal… Read More


Amazon rumored to be working on a game console

If a new rumor is true, Amazon may be getting into the console business by the end of this year. According to a report by GameInformer, Amazon is rumored to be developing an Android-powered game console for release in late 2013, in time for the holiday shopping season, complete with its own dedicated controller. Following… Read More


Xbox 360 vs. Wii vs. PS3: Who won the console wars?

Sony’s earnings report yesterday provided some of the final pieces of data to answer a question that goes back to 2005: Will the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii prevail in the video-game console wars? Eight years later, it turns out the answer isn’t as clear as we might have hoped. Nintendo raced out… Read More


Microsoft preps new Xbox Live beta for Xbox 360

Microsoft is getting gamers ready to test an updated version of its Xbox Live service for Xbox 360, promising better overall system performance and setting the stage for the company’s shift away from Microsoft Points to local currency. It’s part of the company’s plan to continue releasing updates for its existing game console even after… Read More


Game over? Heavily-funded iPad device maker Discovery Bay Games vanishes without explanation

It looks like time has run out on Discovery Bay Games, a Seattle-based maker of gaming accessories and add-ons for tablet computers. Sources tell GeekWire that the company closed its doors in May. We contacted Bob Belknap, VP of Finance at Discovery Bay Games, but he would neither confirm nor deny the closure. Belknap said he “couldn’t… Read More


Your old Microsoft Points will be worth ‘equal or greater value’ as real currency

Microsoft confirmed earlier this week that it will be shifting away from its Microsoft Points virtual currency for purchasing games and other items on Xbox Live, as transactions will soon take place with your local currency. But what about the gamers who have Microsoft Points outstanding? What will happen to those points? Microsoft cleared that… Read More


Report: Xbox One to hit shelves in November 2013

It looks like you’ll be able to buy an Xbox One this November. That’s what Rare development director Danny Issac just said during an interview with Geoff Keighley on the GameTrailers’ E3 pre-show. I guess Xbox One launches in November! Guy from Rare just said it on the pre-show during Kinect Sports Rivals demo. #GTE3 —… Read More


The Startup Game! An 8-Bit Entrepreneurial Adventure

It’s time to break out of your cubicle and play the startup game! Land some seed funding, build your team, create a product, take on some venture capital and battle the final boss in this one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial adventure. We’re pleased to present this special video, “Adventure of the Startup Kid,” which was created by the… Read More


Always on? Study says 72% of U.S. gamers now play online

The number of people who play video games without an online connection is quickly dwindling, according to the results of a study released today. The report by the NPD research firm found that 72 percent of U.S. gamers now play games online, up 5 percentage points from last year. It’s not a huge surprise, but the… Read More


Game of the Year? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

The Seattle region may be known for operating systems, airplanes and coffee, but video games play a huge role in the technology scene, and today we’re pleased to present a new GeekWire Awards category that recognizes this important field. Below you’ll find the five finalists for Game of the Year — the top video games… Read More