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Microsoft Touts HoloLens, Backward Compatibility of Xbox One

By Ryan Nakashima | Jun 18
Microsoft has promised that hundreds of games designed for its older Xbox 360 will work on its newer Xbox One console, starting with a handful of titles this year.

Nintendo Charts Return of 'Zelda,' 'Star Fox' at E3

By Derrik J. Lang | Jun 17
Link is set to return to the Nintendo 3DS before he arrives on the Wii U. Nintendo announced plans during the Electronic Entertainment Expo for a multiplayer-focused installment of "The Legend of Zelda" on the Nintendo 3DS set to debut this fall.

'Pong,' 'Tetris' Make Video Game Hall of Fame's First Class

By Carolyn Thompson | Jun 8
The first inductees into the new World Video Game Hall of Fame include "Pong," the game that introduced millions to electronic play, "Doom," which triggered a debate over the role of games and violence in society, and "Super Mario Bros."

Hollywood Dipping Toes into Virtual Reality Worlds

By Ryan Nakashima | Jun 4
Universal's Focus Features recently launched its first virtual-reality experience for movies, promoting the upcoming release of its "Insidious: Chapter 3" horror film. It's driving a truck around the country, inviting fans to wear virtual-reality goggles.

Is Your PC Strong Enough to Handle a Virtual Reality?

May 22
As cool as virtual reality gaming might be, the odds of your computer being strong enough to handle it are pretty slim. CNET's Dan Ackerman joins CBSN to explain why.

LGBTQA Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Gaming Convention Sets Dates

By EDGE | May 21
HavenCon offers gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning and allied community members a fun, safe haven filled with gaming experiences, geek activities, incredible artwork, and pop culture panels from industry professionals and local talents.

Gay Fighting Video Game Released in Time for Pride

By EDGE | May 21
In time for this year's pride season, Handsome Women Productions, in collaboration with Bearded Man Studios, presents the world's first gay fighting game, "Gay Fighter Supreme," with ten LGBT fighters.

The Top iPhone and iPad Apps on App Store

May 20
App Store Official Charts for the week ending May 18, 2015.

Live, Local TV Soon to be Available on Microsoft Xbox

May 11
You may soon be able to watch live, local television on the Microsoft Xbox. CNET's Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with the more.

Head Games: Virtual Reality Could Improve Brain Surgery

May 6
Virtual reality is about to enter the operating room. The breakthrough technology is being introduced at a gathering of neurosurgeons in Washington, D.C. Kara Finnstrom gets a sneak preview from the inventors in Southern California.

Video Game Site Steam Pulls 'Kill the Faggot' Game

By EDGE | May 5
Officials from popular online video game website Steam removed a video game called "Kill the Faggot" after users complained about the anti-gay and transphobic game.

Computer Program to Take on World's Best in TX Hold 'Em

Apr 24
Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players.

Zynga Founder's Return as CEO Drags Down Stock

Apr 10
The return of Zynga founder Mark Pincus as the digital game maker's CEO is bringing back bad memories about the problems that prompted him to step down as the company's leader nearly two years ago.

HTC Unveils Virtual Reality Technology

Mar 31
HTC is developing new technology for an immersive virtual reality experience. CNET's Dan Ackerman sits down with HTC America President Jason Mackenzie to preview the product.

Takei Calls for Boycott of Ind., Gamers Threaten to Leave

By EDGE | Mar 25
LGBT activist George Takei is calling for a boycott of Indiana and a popular gaming convention has threatened to pack it up if Republican Gov. Mike Pence signs the anti-gay bill currently sitting on his desk.

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