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It's always unfortunate to see a really hyped game experience major issues upon its release. It sucks not just for those who purchased the game, but for the developers who put thousands of development hours into it. Unfortunately, this is the reality that Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios experienced first-hand last year. While Evolve was well-received overall, it had a couple of niggles that prevented long-term support. Some didn't care much for the map design, and many didn't like the company's DLC plans. With all issues combined, Evolve didn't experience the kind of success that the industry... Read more...
It's been known for a while that Microsoft has been planning to roll out a mechanism that would allow someone to purchase one copy of a game and have it playable on both the Xbox One and PC, and at last month's E3 event, we discovered that it'd be called 'Xbox Play Anywhere'. Now, we also know its launch date: September 13. It's almost surreal to think that Xbox Play Anywhere is actually going to happen, as it's something that gamers have wanted for a long time. Sometimes, people simply like to play a game on multiple platforms, but never does someone actually want to spend twice the money to do... Read more...
Microsoft is hoping to usher in a new era in console gaming just over a year from now. While the company is just a month away from launching the Xbox One S refresh in the United States, Project Scorpio is the console that really has gamers talking. During E3, Microsoft provided scant details on the console, only cluing us in to the fact that it would support virtual reality, 4K gaming, and push 6 TFLOPs of computing power. Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, CD Projekt Red’s Principal Narrative Designer, had a few things to say about that last bullet point regarding compute performance. If you recall, AMD’s... Read more...
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right? High schoolers and especially college students often feel like their entire lives revolve around performing well in school and getting a leg up on the competition academically. So, it stands to reason that everyone needs a little bit of a breather from time to time to relieve some stress or to just simply “veg out” for a while. Thankfully, it looks as though Microsoft is trying to kill two birds with one stone by offering a new promotion for students that purchase a brand new Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book. Microsoft is taking a combined $300 off... Read more...
It's been a pretty interesting year for Destiny so far, for better or for worse. The year kicked off in a rather interesting way when Bungie's president Harold Ryan stepped down, being replaced by Pete Parsons, the company's former COO. The move caused a bit of concern among those in the Destiny community, but when the mammoth April update got pushed out, with its revamped Prison of Elders mode, increased Light Level, and the introduction of new items, it helped smooth over some concerns and gave the impression that things would be alright. Thankfully, nothing has changed since then. The future... Read more...
2016 has been a great year for Halo 5: Guardians so far, as it's received five great content updates which have included new game modes, new maps, and of course, new REQs to seek out. The next update, though, called Warzone Firefight, looks like it will be the biggest of the eight updates released so far. As we teased about a couple of months ago, this particular update includes a new multiplayer mode called Warzone Firefight. As its name implies, Warzone Firefight is a fork of Warzone, which means that the huge maps you've come to appreciate are going to be featured here. The mechanics behind... Read more...
There are plenty of competent first-person shooter (FPS) games on the Xbox One gaming console, but they all rely on Microsoft’s wireless controller. Any PC gamer worth his (or her) salt will tell you that the only way to truly become dominant in FPS titles is to use a mouse and keyboard. Microsoft has heard those cries, and mouse/keyboard support will be arriving on the Xbox One in the coming months. After last referencing mouse/keyboard support back in July 2015 in a tweet, Xbox chief Phil Spencer is once again talking up the feature. Given Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which... Read more...
It appears that Microsoft isn’t finished with its Xbox One price cuts. Just two weeks ago, the software gutted the price of the base Xbox One console from $349 to $299 in an effort to spur sales ahead of E3 (and to likely make some inroads on Sony’s nearly 2:1 sales lead with the PlayStation 4). Microsoft is once again pulling out its pricing gun, dropping the price of the entry-level Xbox One by another $20, taking it to $279. Microsoft says that this is a promotional discount that will last until October 1st. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Microsoft is trying to clear out... Read more...
We learned last week that Sony is planning to release an updated PlayStation 4 console, one with much greater capabilities than the original. While specifics are being kept mum until later, Sony's confirmation of the 'PS 4.5' spurred questions about whether or not Microsoft would follow-suit, even though certain executives have shot down the idea in recent months. Well as it happens, Microsoft is going to be releasing an upgraded Xbox One, codenamed 'Project Scorpio'. It's said to be up to four times faster than the original Xbox One, which should put it well ahead of the PlayStation 4.5 (we still... Read more...
Microsoft’s brand new, slimmer Xbox One S leaked yesterday afternoon, just ahead of today’s E3 keynote. Painted in a shade of “Robot White”, the console is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One and can now stand vertically (Microsoft includes a stand in the box if you want go this route). There’s also support for 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, which means that you can take advantage of 4K UHD Blu-rays that are starting to trickle into the market. This will also open the door for 4K gaming in the future on the Xbox One S Although its absence likely won’t be missed by many, the dedicated... Read more...
We’ve been hearing rumors about the Xbox Slim for weeks, and just ahead of E3, the console has leaked to the internet. The official name of the console is Xbox One S, and it’s quite the looker. The scant details that are provided with the leaked images confirm what we’ve heard in our previous reporting on the console: it’s roughly 40 percent smaller than the current Xbox One and it comes with a 2TB hard drive. In addition, the Xbox One S supports 4K Ultra HD video and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content along with a more streamlined wireless controller design. Microsoft is even tossing in a stand... Read more...
Scheduled fixes for the Xbox Store didn't go quite as planned for Microsoft heading into the weekend. For a short period, the Fallout 4 Digital Deluxe Bundle was being given away for free as a digital download to Xbox One owners, and as you might imagine, many gamers pounced on the deal. It was inevitable that Microsoft would catch wind of the pricing error, and now that it has, licenses are being revoked.The bundle includes every bit of DLC Bethesda has ever released for Fallout 4, including Far Harbor, Wasteland Workshop, and Automatron, along with a Season Pass for all future Fallout 4 DLC,... Read more...
Exactly one month ago today, Dice took the veil off of the next major Battlefield title. The oddly-named Battlefield 1 will take a break from more futuristic combat to bring us way back to the World War I era. While World War II-styled games used to be poked fun at due to the sheer amount available, it seems now is the right time to give ourselves a new-age WW1 experience. To say that the hype surrounding this game is huge would be an understatement. While we've learned the hard lesson of not putting our complete faith into launch trailers, Battlefield 1's was so good that even if it doesn't live... Read more...
We first brought you news last week that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update would be coming to the Xbox One shortly in preview form. Well, Microsoft today not only officially announced that the update will land this summer for everyone, but that it will actually be available in preview form for Xbox Preview participants “in the coming weeks.” Perhaps the biggest change that will come with the new Xbox One update is the arrival of the Cortana digital assistant for the console. Gamers in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, Germany and Spain will be the first to take advantage of Cortana, and will be able... Read more...
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