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Talk about intense—publisher Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games have released the first game trailer for the Call of Duty: WWII campaign, and it is a powerful one. The nearly two and a half minute clip does not feel like it is showcasing a game, but is something you would expect to see Hollywood put out for a full fledged movie. Part of that is due to this campaign being a story-driven one. And of course the content plays a big role—is is World World II we are talking about, and about midway through the trailer it becomes clear that even though this particular story is fictional, Activision... Read more...
Evidence recently started mounting that something interesting was afoot in Fortnight, a game developed by Epic Games that is available for both Xbox One and PS4. The first indications of cross-play between the Xbox One and PS4 for this particular title came when PS4 gamers noted that there were players running around in their games that had spaces in their online usernames. The PS4 doesn't allow spaces in usernames, only underscores or other characters. A bit of sleuthing by some of those users turned up the same exact players and usernames active on the Xbox One version of the game. More definitive... Read more...
The developers at Gearbox have one final update in store for Battleborn, and then no more. Randy Varnell, creative director of Battleborn at Gearbox and self-proclaimed senior nerd, made the announcement in a blog post while simultaneously apologizing to fans for the delay in pushing out what will be the last update. "As of this week, there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update. Details of any future changes or news will be made on our forums or through social media, so keep your radars on," Varnell said. The announcement comes just a little... Read more...
Nintendo has a long history of selling its consoles with at least one game so you can play right out of the box. Way back in the day the Nintendo Entertainment System came with the light gun for Duck Hunt and a janky robot game with spinning tops that a robot connected to the console would move around to open sliding doors in the game on the screen. Wii buyers got Wii Sports and could play virtual golf and other sports. When the Nintendo Switch came along, however, no games were included, or were they? A while back it was discovered that an NES Emulator was packed away inside every Nintendo... Read more...
For anyone wondering why the Nintendo Switch is still hard to find now six months after it launched, the answer is the same as before—Nintendo just is not able to produce Switch consoles fast enough to meet demand. While there will still be some who contend that it is an artificial shortage, consider that the Switch was once again the best-selling game console on the market in August, according to The NPD Group. It is the second month in a row that Nintendo Switch sales have come out on top of the competition. After outselling both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in July, the Switch was able to... Read more...
Blizzard seems to have struck gold with Overwatch, which attracted 10 million gamers within a month of launching. It has only grown since then, and unfortunately there are always going to be jerks in big crowds who try to ruin the fun for everyone else. Overwatch has a problem with toxic players, one that Blizzard has been trying crack down on. In case anyone though Blizzard would slow down its effort to thwart bad behavior in Overwatch, game director Jeff Kaplan explained in YouTube video what efforts are being done. "So as you guys know we recently added the reporting feature, which existed before... Read more...
Nintendo Switch gamers have some awesome Bethesda franchises to look forward to later this year and in 2018. Bethesda has announced that two of its most popular game franchises are coming to the Switch with both Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Doom are coming to Nintendo's latest hybrid convertible console. Bethesda tweeted that Doom would land in time for holiday 2017, but an exact launch date is unannounced. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will land in 2018, exactly when we don't know. All we know about the games so far is that they will be playable on the go and at home, thanks to... Read more...
Researchers are doing some wonderful things with machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies—gaining a better understanding of weather patterns, creating safer and more efficient transportation, predicting heart attacks, and even helping save a princess. Not just any princess, mind you, but Princess Peach. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Interactive Computing have harnessed these awesome technologies to give AI a better understanding of how video games work, and they used Super Mario Bros. to do it.Granting, teaching an AI to watch a video game and learn... Read more...
One of the things Microsoft focused on when developing the original Creators Update for Windows 10 was playing games. Features such as Beam (now called Mixer) and even a dedicated Game Mode intended to make gaming performance better were introduced with the update. Unfortunately, so were some bugs that had the opposite effect—users have been complaining of stuttering and random drops in frames per second in games such as Overwatch and Rocket League. Now several months later Microsoft says it is working on fixes. Yes, fixes, as in plural. There is not just one issue causing these problems, but several... Read more...
Do not hold your breath waiting for Nintendo to fully embrace virtual reality gaming. Along with augmented reality and mixed reality experiences, VR has captured the attention of hardware makers and developers who believe that we are on the verge of a revolution in gaming. Not everyone is buying into it, though, and certainly not Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "The problem with VR is that there aren't a lot of experiences that are truly fun," Fils-Aime said at Variety's Entertainment and Tech Summit Presented by Twitch.Image Source: Flickr (Jeff Dlouhy) It is not surprising to... Read more...
Participants of the Xbox Insider program were recently treated to a Minecraft beta that added mouse and keyboard support to the mix. If you have been wondering when Microsoft will roll out official support for keyboards and mice to the Xbox One community at large, Microsoft still does not have a specific date to share, though Xbox Platform CVP Mike Ybarra did promise that it is coming soon. "Keyboard and mouse support is definitely coming. We have to be very smart in how we do that. We'll leave it a lot up to developer choice. A lot of people tweet me and say 'you can't do this because of fairness,'... Read more...
Developer CD Projekt Red gave thanks to fans of The Witcher series by posting a short video reminiscing about the past 10 years, narrated by Geralt. Oh, you were not aware? Difficult as it may be to fathom, next month marks the 10th anniversary of the original The Witcher game, which would go on to spawn two sequels and an Enhanced Edition of the first title, followed by a Director's Cut (same as Enhanced version, but without the censorship that was applied to the release in North America). The video is particularly emotional if you are the type who measures life's milestones and relentless pace... Read more...
Microsoft is gearing up for the launch of the new Xbox One X game console that will bring higher resolution gaming to console gaming fans. Pre-orders for that console kicked off late last month and it will actually land in stores for purchase on November 7. Ahead of shipping for that new game console, Microsoft is offering up some specials on Xbox One S game console bundles just in case you don't want to fork over $500 for an Xbox One X. There are no shortage of bundles for you to choose from on the One S side of things, but sadly, not all the cool bundles are discounted. For instance if you... Read more...
If you've been considering picking up one of Razer's beautiful Blade Pro notebooks, you're going to be happy that you've waited until just this moment, as the company has released a new Blade Pro notebook, and lowered its starting price at the same time. With the new Blade Pro, users can now dive in at the $2,299.99 price point with a laptop that includes NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060, a 120Hz IPS 1080p panel, and Intel's Core i7-7700HQ. The laptop also includes a 256GB SSD, as well as a 2TB hard drive. Also included is 16GB of DDR4-2400MHz memory. Razer is letting users upgrade certain components... Read more...
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