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Never mind that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are both becoming specks in the rear view mirror, the deals, they just keep coming. One of them comes from Sony, which is getting into the holiday spirt by carving the subscription cost of its PlayStation Now streaming service to a hundred bucks, for a limited time.The temporary reduction goes into effect December 8 (tomorrow). It's a 55 percent savings off the regular monthly subscription, and though it has to be paid in full via one lump sum, it works out to less than $9 per month. Also worth noting is that the discounted subscription isn't just for... Read more...
It's pretty easy to build up a sprawling tower of games through Steam. In fact, it's difficult not to, what with the constant barrage of sales throughout the year. The frequent deep discounts provide ample opportunity to add to your catalog of games whether you have the time to play them all or not. But what if an impulse purchase turns out to be a dud? Not just a stinker of a game, but one that's so bad you want to wipe it from memory forever? Well, it's been discovered that Steam now allows you to permanently delete titles. Simply deleting the game from your PC won't rid your Steam account of... Read more...
After taking a mulligan on the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, which was pulled from store shelves just days after its release and re-launched a month ago, developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (just WB from here on out) have released yet another patch to fix a litany of issues. This newest update introduces over a dozen fixes and improvements for various issues. They run the gamut from fixing a hitch during some game saves and squashing a bug that causes full screen movies to play at half the monitor's refresh rate on some systems, to addressing... Read more...
One thing you won't find in any of the reviews of Fallout 4, including our own, is any mention of a harpoon gun. Nevertheless, it exists, though not in the final version of the game that made it to retail. Apparently it's a weapon that Bethesda's developers created but later scrapped, or maybe it's intended for a future DLC release. Either way, it's been found by modder xxdeathknight72xx, who dug the weapon up from the game's code. There's a YouTube video that shows the harpoon gun in action, complete with trails of bubbles, a strong indicator that an underwater level was either in the plans at... Read more...
Developer and publisher Bethesda is over the moon happy with the initial response to Fallout 4, the newest and fifth major installment in its highly popular post-apocalyptic Fallout series. Fallout 4 exploded onto the market with 12 million copies shipped and $750 million in sales on its first day of availability and, as Bethesda notes in a gushing blog post, it can't thank fans enough for their response. "Thank you! We can't say it enough -- thank you for the amazing support you've given us," Bethesda says. "We're incredibly blessed to have so many incredible fans. You've made Fallout 4 not just... Read more...
One of the web's most popular adult video sites saw a significant dip in traffic in the hours after Bethesda released Fallout 4, one of the most anticipated video games of the year. Keeping in mind that correlation doesn't necessarily mean causation, the trend observed is at least interesting, if nothing else.Adult video site Pornhub said its viewership from gamers dropped 10 percent below its average after Fallout 4 (our review) released on November 10. The decrease in traffic started at around 5 AM, or about the time gamers would have finished downloading and installing the title. The unusual... Read more...
It's a great time to be a gamer, don't you think? Gamers have access to all kinds of awesome technologies, things like 4K displays, blazing fast graphics cards, and G-Sync for smoother game play. There's also a whole bunch of big budget titles in the pipeline this holiday season, and if you're rocking an NVIDIA graphics card, the GPU makers says it will have your back with Game Ready drivers for each and every one of them. "We introduced our Game Ready drivers program two years ago. Rather than release drivers according to arbitrary timetables, our timelines for drivers are in lockstep with major... Read more...
Attending midnight releases for popular video games has become somewhat of a tradition in recent years, though not everyone enjoys the experience of trucking out in the cold (I live in the mid-west folks, and yes, it's chilly this time of year) to stand in a long line. Amazon understands your plight and, depending on where you live, is offering midnight delivery for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Well, it's sort of midnight delivery. The way is works is you have to be a Prime member and place your order using Amazon's Prime Now app. Amazon will be accepting delivery reservations at midnight (Eastern... Read more...
With all due respect, if watching the official launch trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront doesn't get you pumped for the game's release next month, you might not have a pulse. Seriously, we think it's even listed as a warning sign for a zombie related disease in WebMD. That also means the pressure is on developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts to deliver an epic multiplayer experience that lives up to the pre-release hype. Though the newest Battlefront title will be the third in the series, it's not a sequel to the previous versions, but a reboot. You'll play from either a first-person or third-person... Read more...
Holy relaunch, Batman, Arkham Knight is returning to PC! We always knew it would, the question was when, and now we know. Publisher Warner Brothers Interactive posted a message to Valve's Steam Community boards announcing that Batman: Arkham Knight will be re-released to the PC platform this Wednesday, October 28, at precisely 10 AM Pacific.WB made the tough decision to cease sales of the PC version of Arkham Knight on Steam and in stores after numerous reports of performance issues. Many users complained of dropped frame rates and scores of glitches. It was an embarrassing moment for WB and developer... Read more...
For many people, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) helped define their childhood with games Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. If it helped define yours, you might find it a punch in the gut that the NES is three decades old, having been introduced in the North American market on October 18, 1985. Time flies, doesn't it?Two years prior, Nintendo released the same console in Japan, only it was called the Famicom. However, the North American launch of the NES is a more significant blip in the history of gaming because it came during the tail end of the video game crash that rocked the... Read more...
The hard part about upgrading to a new generation game console is saying goodbye to your vast collection of games on the old one. That's not necessarily the case for Xbox 360 owners. Microsoft is adding backwards compatibility for over 100 Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One this fall, and sometime in the future, you might be able to play Xbox 360 games on your PC as well.Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division, stated as much in an interview with Gizmodo Brazil. He talked about the Xbox 360 emulator Microsoft built for the Xbox One and noted that it wouldn't take a ton of work to do it for... Read more...
Bethesda has put together a handy guide on just about everything you need to know to prepare for the launch of Fallout 4, including specific release times and what kind of hardware you'll need  to play the game.The good news is, you won't need anything outrageous to get your foot in the vault. Minimum system requirements consist of an Intel Core i5-2300 (2.8GHz) or AMD Phenom II X4 945 (3GHz) processor, 8GB of RAM, 30GB of free storage space, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti with 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870 with 2GB graphics card, or something equivalent. You'll also need a 64-bit version of... Read more...
Back when I was a kid, mobile gaming meant packing up my collection of He-Man figures, Voltron and GoBot toys, and other awesome 1980s items and bringing them to a friend's house. It's a different world now, one that's dominated by pocket-sized computers (we call them smartphones) capable of playing graphically intensive games. They're not only capable, they're the preferred method for playing games among today's youth. According to market research firm The NPD Group, more kids and teens between the ages of 2-17 in the U.S. play games on mobiles devices like phones and tablets (63 percent) than... Read more...
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