Arcade shoot-’em-up dev Cave pitches crowdfunding for Steam, PS4 ports

Cave, a Japanese developer of arcade-style shoot-'em-ups, proposed a crowdfunding structure for upcoming console and PC ports of its legacy titles this week, potentially leaving the company's future in the hands of its fans.

Fallout 4 rounds out new Xbox One console bundles for holiday season

Microsoft's Major Nelson has announced the final new Xbox One console bundle in anticipation of the upcoming holiday shopping bonanza, and it is one of the most anticipated: Fallout 4.

Hearthstone’s American champion will be determined on Oct. 10-11

Eight of the best Hearthstone players in the Western hemisphere will compete on Oct. 10-11 to determine the Americas Champion, as well as choosing which four players will stand against Asia and Europe at BlizzCon.

Lian-Li’s carry-on computer case is a perfect fit for the traveling gamer

Lian-Li is putting out a portable PC chassis, dubbed the PC-TU300. The computer case, the company says, features a "rugged, portable chassis compact enough to count as carry-on luggage."

Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired Freedom Planet joins Wii U eShop

This week's Wii U eShop update marks the console debut of Freedom Planet, an indie-developed tribute to 16-bit era platformers and Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Movies & TV

New NBC trivia game show to let QuizUp users compete against show contestants for cash

Start practicing your trivia. NBC has joined forces with the app QuizUp to create an interactive trivia game show that will pit contestants against at-home players for a chance to win big money.

Minecraft: Story Mode gets a “World Premiere” Hollywood event

Minecraft: Story Mode launches next month, and developers Telltale and Mojang are holding a Hollywood Premiere event to celebrate, complete with what they're billing as "The World's Largest Let's Play."

Cougar targets the eSports crew with the highly customizable 700M

The Cougar 700M packs in every feature that you find further down the line, as well as some unique to it, without putting on too much weight.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-orders have been simplified in response to fan outcry

In an admirably responsive move, Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal have canceled the "Augment Your Pre-Order" program for their upcoming action/stealth RPG, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, instead granting all perks to anyone who pre-orders.
Product Review

Razer Mamba Tournament Edition Review

Razer's psychedelic Mamba Tournament Edition is the ultimate wired gaming mouse.

Twisted Pixel separates from Microsoft, returns to indie development

Developer Twisted Pixel, creator of games like 'Splosion Man and Comic Jumper, has "returned to its indie roots" this week, announcing that it has split from Microsoft Studios following its 2011 acquisition.

Super Meat Boy, Broken Age on tap for PlayStation Plus in October

Sony has announced October's lineup of free PlayStation Plus games, revealing that Super Meat Boy, Broken Age, and other titles are due to join the program's Instant Game Collection next month.