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Rock Band and Guitar Hero to release for next-gen (rumor)

Both Harmonix and Activision are rumored to have plans to revive their plastic instrument games After a recent (and, at the time, strange) downloadable song pack for Rock Band hit the Xbox and PlayStation stores, fans speculated whether a new Rock Band was in the works. According to a report filed by GameSpot, Rock Band…

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Nintendo’s Amiibo are extremely popular

After shipping over 5 million figurines, Nintendo reveals the most popular characters Several gaming sites, including Engadget are reporting lists of the most popular characters in Nintendo’s interactive action figure line. The company’s Amiibo line has officially shipped more than 5.7 million units to date, according to Nintendo. Along with the announcement, Nintendo released lists of…

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Mobile Spotlight (Episode 1): Puzzle Cube

Episode 1 of Mobile Spotlight focuses on a puzzle game by an up-and-coming app creator This first edition of Mobile Spotlight highlights an up-and-coming app creator named Charles Cozad. SCG talked to Charles about his game Puzzle Cube as well as his inspirations behind the game, his other work and his upcoming projects. SCG: Why did you…

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ABC’s Nightline explores Gamergate

A segment from the popular ABC News program focuses on the death threats, discrimination and abuse directed toward women in the gaming industry ABC News’s Nightline aired a segment during its Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 edition on the “Gamergate” (not to be confused with Gamers Gate) controversy that has targeted women in games journalism and…

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Xbox Avatars to get an upgrade, expand to more platforms

Microsoft details its plans for a bigger focus on the virtual versions of ourselves, including giving them a vacation to other devices GameSpot is reporting that a find by DualShockers suggests that Microsoft has big plans for the Xbox Avatars, which first made their way onto the Xbox 360 on Nov. 19, 2008, on Xbox…

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Sony announces subscription model for PlayStation Now

Sony’s online streaming service to be available with a monthly fee, prices announced Sony has been fairly silent in recent months when it comes to its streaming gaming service, but early today, via a post on the PlayStation blog, Sony announced a new subscription service model that will go into effect Jan. 13, 2015. This…

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On two of the less appreciated films of 2014

You probably never heard of these two It was a great year for movies. For all the doom saying and fear mongering about the franchising of cinema and the creative gloom it’s supposed to bring, 2014 yielded one of the strongest years in the millennium. I’ve seen 17 of the theatrical releases from this year…

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Sac City Gamer’s Top 10 games of 2014

Daniel lists the games that kept him in front of his consoles this year 2014 was a great year for gamers, and despite all of the game delays (which are making 2015 look even tastier), it was a year that saw innovation and big leaps in getting closer to the next-gen gaming we’re all waiting…