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It's been quite an eventful year so far for Microsoft and its Xbox One, and the company is only just getting started. Last month, we learned the surprising news that Microsoft would be enabling cross-network capabilities on its Xbox One. That means that Xbox One gamers - with a supported game - would be able to play against those on the PC or, eventually, Sony's PlayStation 4. The first cross-network game on the Xbox One is a crowd favorite: Rocket League. Psyonix's vehicular soccer game became one of the rare games that could be played between PC and PS4 gamers, so the company could have... Read more...
Sony is readying a new update (version 3.5) for the PlayStation 4, one that will introduce the ability to stream games to Windows PCs and Mac systems. The long overdue Remote Play feature brings parity to Microsoft's Xbox One in this regard, the latter of which gained the same functionality last summer.The ability to stream games to PC was well received pretty much from the get-go on the Xbox One, and barring any hiccups, the same is likely to be true of the PS4. The caveat? You'll need a modern version of Windows (Windows 8.1 or Windows 10) or Mac OS X (OS X 10.10 Yosemite or  OS X 10.11... Read more...
The original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) debuted at $200 when it was released in the U.S. market over three decades ago. Gamers have since moved on to faster and more powerful systems since then, though if you're feeling nostalgic for old school NES action and want to go the luxury route, a company called Analogue will happily sell you the original NES guts in a fancy new chassis. They'll even gold plate it!Never heard of Analogue? The company made a name for itself by selling a luxury console that plays original NES cartridges. Unlike many of the cheap NES alternatives out there, Analogue's... Read more...
The latest buzz from the gaming community is that Sony might be working on an upgraded version of its PlayStation 4 console, one that's built with a burlier GPU capable of playing games at 4K Ultra HD resolution. Nothing is yet official, but if Sony makes a bombshell announcement, will Microsoft follow suit with a beefier Xbox One? Don't count on it.Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, poured water on the fire just as it was getting lit. The inevitable question came up at Microsoft's 2016 Build conference last week, and rather than offer a canned response that would have left the... Read more...
If you're one of the holdouts that doesn't believe eSports has a future, you may want to step back and look at the big picture, because it's here to stay and having significant impact. In fact, we're sure that many gamers who grew up any time before eSports began to explode is probably surprised that it wasn't so popular until fairly recently. To be fair, Nintendo did treat us to some cool competitions revolving around the NES in the 80s, but that was but a minor appetite whetting. Today, eSports is such big business, that it seems like no peripheral vendor is without a sponsored team. Those who... Read more...
At the start of March, Microsoft surprised the world by announcing that it'd be bringing all future Xbox One games it publishes to Windows 10. Even more exciting is the fact that Microsoft has extended the ability to any Xbox One developer that wants to take advantage of the company's Universal Windows Platform. With it, Windows would see more Xbox One games, and perhaps the inverse could happen as well. As Tim Sweeney pointed out not long after Microsoft's announcement, UWP does bring with it a number of big caveats, including one that involves Microsoft having... Read more...
Those who've preordered an Oculus Rift or are planning to get one in the near future are in for quite a treat. To help get people kick-started on the awesome VR journey ahead, Oculus includes two free games, Lucky's Tale and EVE Valkyrie. Two games are a great bonus, but for Ross Martin, his Rift came with a perk beyond that: a personal visit from Oculus founder Palmer Luckey. Ross happened to be the very first person to preorder the Rift, so to give his thanks, Luckey decided to pay him a visit. While Ross at first seems a little unenthusiastic, we'd wager that he was merely... Read more...
Just like other hardcore gamers out there, we’re eagerly awaiting id Software's next DOOM release, which is still quite a ways off from its May 13th launch. There’s plenty for everyone including a single player campaign, which is expected to last about 13 hours, or for those who want to tear it up (literally) online through the game's huge multiplayer mode. When details were released about the multiplayer component earlier this month, we found out that we could do something unexpected: we can become the demon. This marks the first time since the DOOM series... Read more...
Ever since the release of its SHIELD Android TV device last spring, NVIDIA hasn't slowed down in its attempt to bring as many hot games to the platform as possible. While many of the top-tier game releases have been tied to the company's GeForce Now streaming service, Android-native titles do come along every once in a while. In the past, we've seen NVIDIA help usher in Half-Life 2, Portal and Trine 2 on Android. Now, it brings us Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. The Pre-Sequel is the third entry in the Borderlands series, although it's more... Read more...
One thing that can be said about Sony is that it doesn't give up without a fight. We witnessed the rise and fall of the admittedly very cool Xperia Play smartphone, which acted as both a phone and portable gaming device. Then came the company's PlayStation Mobile gaming network, which was shuttered last summer. However, is attempting to get its foot in the door once again with a new company called ForwardWorks Corporation. ForwardWorks will be 100 percent focused on mobile gaming using PlayStation IP, and while details are rather thin at the moment, we're going to... Read more...
There's quite a bit of mystery and intrigue surrounding Nintendo's forthcoming NX console. It's still anyone's guess what the darn thing will be like, though Nintendo may have at least hinted at the console's controller design when it filed for a patent (PDF) late last year. Interestingly enough, leaked photos purporting to show the NX controller look very similar to the sketches in Nintendo's patent filing.A user on reddit created a post titled "NX controller pictures," which contained a link to two photos of an oval shaped device on Imgur. Perhaps what's most surprising about the leaked photos,... Read more...
Action From Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Firefight Halo 5: Guardians’ Warzone multiplayer mode is one of the main reasons gamers keep coming back to the title. The large maps and intense action are one of Halo 5’s mainstays. But in an update due to be released soon, 343 Games and Microsoft are kicking things up a few notches and introducing a new mode, dubbed Warzone Firefight, that takes the multi-player Warzone concept and scales it up to what they’re claiming is “the biggest Halo cooperative experience ever in franchise history”. In Warzone Firefight mode, up to eight players can work together... Read more...
Piracy is often cited a reason why many game developers don’t focus their efforts on the PC. Here at HotHardware, we believe the PC is the ultimate gaming platform and urge developers to leverage the PC to properly showcase their wares, but there is no denying that a large number of PC gamers pirate games. How that piracy impacts actual, real-world sales is a matter of debate, since many pirates probably wouldn’t have made a purchase in the first place, but the fact remains piracy is a very real thing in the PC and developers remain concerned.It turns out PC gamers aren’t alone, though. Many Android... Read more...
Bungie released the latest major Destiny expansion, The Taken King, about six months ago, and since then there's been little reason for advanced Guardians to keep on grinding. In December, we were treated to a cool racing mode called Sparrow Racing League, which offered 320 Light Level head/feet drops, and just this past Valentine's Day, a neat 2v2 PvP mode sweetened things up a well. Both the SRL and Valentine's Day modes were well-received overall, with many players hoping to see their return in the near-future. While Bungie hasn't admitted if (or when) those modes would come back, it has finally... Read more...
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