Two highly-praised titles have finally made their way to Xbox One. Shovel Knights stellar reputation as a platformer on PC, the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U precedes it, while State of Decays runaway success on Xbox 360 speaks for itself. Get em!!!
Honestly, I really want to say enough with the HD remasters already, but hopefully (if true) this re-visitation to the original Gears of War will rekindle interest in the franchise and build momentum for the inevitable sequel to Gears of War 3.
Sadly, its not co-op play, but the ability to bring in Robin, Nightwing or Catwoman to finish off baddies mid- combat is still bound to be a very exciting new feature in Rocksteadys third and final Batman game.
If this weeks platforming genre offerings didnt turn you on, perhaps this massive 20-player online melee action-fest might float your boat.
The Assassins Creeed franchise gets a new installment, heroine and locale in the form of a 2.5D action platformer, and is joined by a 2D and 3D platformer on the Xbox store today! Platforming RULES (at least today it does)!!!
The Xbox is also known as the Call of Duty box for a reason. Oh well, whatcha gonna do.
We knew it had to happen sooner or later. If you dig Spartan Lockes gear, it looks like the place youll be pre-ordering your copy of Halo 5: Guardians from has already been decided for you.
And guess what? You can already pre- order your copy! However, you might want to read the press release and watch the official trailer in order to grasp what the new Guitar Hero is. CH- CH-CH-CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES!!!!
This runaway Xbox 360 hit is on the verge of its Xbox One debut, and Microsofts Major Nelson will be celebrating its coming out party tomorrow with a special livestream event.
The digital Metro Redux bundle and The Evil Within in particular are at the lowest prices theyve ever been, so if youre interested in checking either of these incredibly beautiful, frightening and highly underrated titles out, you should do so now.
Microsofts Major Nelson is giving away two MKX prize packs consisting of a digital copy of the game as well as the official Xbox Wired Fight Pad from PDP, and all you have to do is join the Disqus thread on his blog to enter. Have at it!
They promised more deals on the weekend, and they delivered! Hope you feel like platforming, fighting, dancing and rhythm-playing your butt off!
In addition to all the free content that CD Projekt Red has promised for their upcoming game, they are whipping up an old-school expansion-disc style add-on that players who want more can dive into, or wait for an inevitable sale if thats their bag.
No shortage of stuff to shoot this weekend!
Stay tuned, as there are even more bonus savings to be found this weekend!
As sure as the sun rises in the east, there will be a new Call of Duty, and this time its Treyarch and their immensely popular Black Ops franchises turn at bat.
Lets face it, we will never run out of opportunities to get the latest, most complete version of Call of Duty. This is Xbox Land!
If you managed to get into the Preview Program for Xbox 360, youve just been granted a whole new world of optional storage (and its about time)! The rest of us will have to wait until later in the year. The Xbox 360s still alive and kickin folks!
Up until now, the Xbox One only supported FREE Over-The-Air HD signals in select countries in Europe via the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner. But soon, thanks a partnership between Microsoft and Hauppage, youll be able to do the same here.
Adam Jensen is back, and not only does he have new enemies, he’s got a whole new repertoire of awesome augmentations in his goodie bag. If you’re not excited about this game, you need to start getting excited by watching this video.
If youre on Xbox One and dont have Forza Horizon 2 yet, this is your week to get in on the action AND save. Meanwhile, if youre itching for Mortal Kombat X on 360, these deals will keep you and your fightstick or pad busy during the long delay.
Best Buy Canada is offering a $10 Best Buy Gift Card with any purchase of Dark Souls II (current-gen) this week. Grab your copy while there are still copies and gift cards left!
Apparently, that new Furious 7 movie did pretty damn well at the Box Office. Interested in extending the fun rush of the film into your Forza Horizon 2 experience for just another $5?
Americas Favorite Pastime or Cranium-Confounding Clones? The choice is yours. Or you can simply buy both.
Unfortunately, of all the time-powers Quantum Break hero Jack Joyce can wield, shortening the time until the games release is not one of them.
They had me at zombie killing and superpowers. But its only for 24 hours, so be sure to get your Dying Light playtime in tomorrow!
And in case youre worried about not being able to afford both games, Neverwinter is free-to-play, so youve got nothing to lose.
This week is heavy on the EA and LEGO deals on both Xbox platforms, with some Bioshock: Infinite love as well.
Is Master Chief really a hero, or a traitor? Is Spartan Locke barking up the wrong tree? Are you on Team MC or Team Locke? Watch and decide...or not.
Hisako is hands-down one of the most "original" looking new characters ever to be introduced to the Killer Instinct franchise in both looks and gameplay, and it looks like shes bringing an old favorite along with her (check the end of the video).
Xbox One Preview members are now getting a taste of whats due to arrive for everyone in April, including the long-awaited arrival of voice messaging to the Xbox One platform (which will be cross-compatible with Xbox 360 voice messaging).
Cant speak for how good the film will be, but this is still probably one of the coolest (and genre-appropriate) film-game crossovers ever. You dont need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play, and its FREE to download until April 10th. So get it now!
And for Xbox 360 theres also some Life is Strange and Minecraft love.
April 2015 will definitely go down as one of the best GwG offerings of all time. Not only will Xbox One owners be getting Child of Light and Pool Nation FX, but Xbox 360 owners will be getting FOUR games, including GoW Judgment and AC4 Black Flag!!!
Also some great deals on several contemporary classics, including Deus Ex: Human Revolution, X-COM Enemy Within, Borderlands, Spec Ops The Line, Hitman Blood Money and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.
We dont usually post updates on fighting games here due to the closed nature of those games niche communities, but EVERYBODY who grew up in the 80s knows who Jason and The Predator are. Can we look forward to Spawn showing up as well?
And for those of you chomping at the bit for Mortal Kombat X, you can pre-order and pre- download that sucker right now as well.
Another sneak peek into the very new near future of Xbox One is now upon us (provided you are in the Preview Program). If youre not yet, youll have to wait a bit longer, but no worries, youll eventually get the improvements as well.
Its not exactly the triumphant Triple-A return that Conker fans had been hoping for, but "Conkers Big Reunion" is still the beginnings of a new game, and players can also make their own Conker game if they feel so inclined.
Its looking like the end of an era. Is it possible that Kojima has simply become too big for Konami to handle?
Nows the perfect time to jump into GTA V on Xbox One or Xbox 360 with online heists finally becoming available. But if thats not your bag, GTA 4, Risen 3, Sacred 3, Escape Dead Island and Persona 4 Ultimax are also on discount.
You might have had some trouble playing Hardline online last night due to an annoying DDOS attack, but hopefully by now youre good to go. If not, there are plenty of other new games to enjoy in the meantime.
343 is determined to assure us that those who bought Halo Master Chief Collection did not make a mistake with their purchase, and with each update theyre doing a pretty good job of it.
A more "complete" version of Sniper Elite III as well as a curious pair of indies have just hit the Xbox Store.
Aw look...widdle Titanfall is all grown up now and is ready to play in the big multi-plat sandbox!
Phil Spencer just walked back on stage, stuck out his foot Kudo Tsunoda-style and said "BAM!!!" Something tells me the Titanfall community on Xbox 360 and Xbox One is going to experience a huge resurgence over the next few months. As always, enjoy!
But wait, theres more! Far Cry 4 gets an ABOMINABLE (wink) expansion, and Final Fantasy steps its current-gen game up with FF Type-0. Remember, the game comes with an exclusive demo of the long-awaited Final Fantasy XV!!!
If I were Phil Spencer, I would have smiled, dropped the mic and strutted off stage by now. Enjoy, everybody!
He showed us what the bottom of an Xbox Avatars foot looks like ("BAM!") and was instrumental in the creation of Microsofts upcoming Hololens product, but now hes going to be directly involved in several franchises were looking forward to.
Let us all take a moment to mourn our wallets.
Its not just for Preview Program peeps anymore!
At this time of year, its not about the quantity, its about the quality, and there are two (technically three) extremely high-quality hits from last generation making their debut on Xbox One over the next month. Keep your guns and swords primed.
But will it be coming to Canada in any shape or form?
You heard right, Harmonix’s most successful game franchise ever is coming back as Rock Band 4 for current-gen consoles, and the Xbox One version will support almost all of the previous DLC purchased on Xbox 360!
Cross-platform play with PC, and now the game wont even cost me a cent to play if I dont want to spend money? This game is easily the biggest gamble Microsoft and Lionhead Studios have taken with one of their tentpole franchises.
Contrary to what you might think, its not DLC, its a standalone $20 prequel!
Technically, youve been able to purchase Xbox One Games with Gold games without owning an Xbox One for quite some time now via Xbox.com, but now you can add them to your library directly via your Xbox 360 as well.
Assassins Creed Unity is naturally the star of this weeks deals, but there are some other standouts and classics being discounted as well, especially on the Xbox 360 side.
Say what you will about last monthss lackluster offerings, but this month Xbox is coming out swinging on all fronts, not only with the Games with Gold collection but also some great deals on some fantastic titles on both Xbox platforms!
Japanese action is the order of the day this week, from survival horror to martial arts mania to...well...even more martial arts mania. Enjoy!
You heard right. A Fast and Furious tie- in expansion built in the Forza Horizon 2 engine is coming, in part to celebrate the imminent arrival of Furious 7. And its ABSOLUTELY FREE from March 27 through April 10th!
Three stellar titles from the recent past will be totally free for Xbox Live members next month.
By now Rockstar must sound like a broken record on this topic, but Heists really are coming to GTA Online, and really soon. Unless youre waiting for the PC version, that is.
Has enough time passed that Rock Band fans have only fond memories of all those great times rocking out to their favorite tunes in their living rooms, and not the terrible clutter of all those pricey plastic instruments? Bloomberg seems to think so.
If you own an Xbox One, I guess youre going to have to look at this weeks deals as a glass half full (as in GTA 5). Thank goodness theres also an Ultimate Game Sale going on.
Plenty of discounts this week! Dont miss out!
Hyper-violent rail shooting, Trivial Pursuit, deadly card-dueling and brawny beaus and beauties engaging in lethal hand-to-hand combat. No shortage of excitement this week!
The first Xbox One system update of 2015 is now live. Come in and check out whats new!
Pre-downloading is officially no longer the future, it is now an everyday thing, and perfect for those of us with busy schedules and zero patience on launch day.
Time to gather four of your friends and have a blast hunting down one of them for sport...or a monster of a time trying to keep him or her from slaughtering you.
It had to happen sooner or later, folks.
The second episode of Telltale Games take on the Game of Thrones series is now available Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and if that isnt enough strategic backstabbing fun for you, that ol classic you know and love, RISK is out for Xbox One as well.
The makers of Everquest, DC Universe Online, Planetside and other well- known MMOs shall be known as Daybreak Game Company going forward, and will now develop its existing and future roster on multiple platforms, including the Xbox platform. Whoah.
Its February, and that means time for more four-wheeled goodies for Forza Horizon 2 car-pass owners!
If youve been waiting on a deal for the digital edition of Far Cry 4, this is your week! Also, the 360 gets a bevy of discounts on Assassins Creed Rogue, Payday 2 and selection of THQ titles like the Darksiders games and more!
The Xbox 360 also gets Life is Strange, a 5-part episodic game. This is definitely a week for quirky and unusual titles!
Despite Evolves focus on multiplayer, solo players will be able to play the game alone, either as the monster or as the entire 4-man team of hunters, with the ability to shift between roles.
Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners will be getting a second early taste of Dice and Viscerals Battlefield spin-off early next month!
This is all that needs to be said: New Maps. New kickass gun. EXO ZOMBIES.
Ready to parkour your way through a city of bloodthirsty zombies that only get more vicious and aggressive at night? Well heres your game. Good Night and Good Luck!
Goodies for the Xbox One are a bit light, but if youve still got an Xbox 360, youre in for a treat this month.
Cant complain about this weeks deals on either Xbox platform, with some serious savings on a large number of triple-A titles, new and old.
There’s something irresistible about hydro jet games, isn’t there? Well, now the Xbox One has another option apart from Kinect Sports Rivals for you play.
With this new update, the Xbox One controller will boot up faster and connect wirelessly to your Xbox One in 2 seconds or less. If youre in the Preview Program, you should go and download it now.
This has been a long time in coming, but it looks as though the spiritual successor to Crackdown and previously PC-only rival to Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5 is finally coming to consoles in its updated 50v50 glory.
One bombshell after another was dropped at this weeks Windows 10 Media briefing. With Windows 10, gamers will be able to play games streamed directly from their Xbox One to their Windows 10 PC or Tablet, play cross-platform games and MUCH more.
When Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited comes to Xbox One this summer, only a valid Xbox Live account will be required to play; the subscription-fee that existed on PC and Mac will now be optional and naturally will give players extra perks.
The Saints assault Xbox One owners with the irresistible one-two punch of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and the new expansion, Gat Out of Hell, while Resident Evil shuffles aboard both Xbox One and Xbox 360, proud to show off its new rotting face-job.
Things will be heating up on the Xbox One- exclusive tip, starting in March!
If you missed out on State of Decay and its expansions on Xbox 360, you no longer have an excuse to pass it up as the new- and-improved remaster is coming to Xbox One, along with a new character and sweet discount for those who bought it already!
The Xbox One preview program is still going strong, allowing the most dedicated of Xbox One owners to get an early taste of what is coming to the Xbox operating system before new features go public. Heres a peek of what you can look forward to.
Evolve is finished and is nearly in all of our hot little hands. Why wait longer than you already have to? Download that sucker!
Wrestling, Basketball and indies dominate this weeks Xbox One offerings, while the Xbox 360 has just about something for everyone with a strong showing of action- adventure, puzzle, strategy and shooting games.
Remember, the Dead Kings DLC is free for anyone who owns Assassins Creed Unity, whether you have the Seasons Pass or not. Youll have to pay for Far Cry 4s Durgesh Prison DLC if youre not a Season Pass holder, however.
Have you driven a Ford lately? If you have, its very unlikely it was one that looked as hot as the new Fort GT does. For the rest of us, however, theres FORZA MOTORSPORT 6!
If there was ever a game that could be said to have come out of nowhere, this is probably it. An afro-sporting Perseus in a funk-inspired version of Clash of the Titans? Colour me surprised.
Second Christmas is just around the corner, as the long list of games pushed into 2015 by last years deluge of AAA titles are starting to trickle in, starting with the first-person zombie parkour game, Dying Light.
You may be the master of unlocking, but Capcom is the master of Resident Evil revisiting. Now in glorious H-dizzles.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Zoo Tycoon and Styx: Master of Shadows are now discounted on Xbox One, while GTA IV, V and San Andreas are slashed on Xbox 360. Meanwhile, both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 get some Forza Motorsport discount love.
It may be 2015 but the Forza Horizon 2 Festival is still going strong with new entrants, and this months G-Shock Car Pack is kicking off the year with six brand new and visually unique vehicles.
Theres still time to take advantage of several of the deals offered during last months Countdown to 2015 sale in case you missed out.
Whether you live in the United States or Canada, you can expect to see the Xbox One return to it’s regular price in early January as the holiday Season winds up. The Canadian Microsoft Store in fact is offering some pretty sweet deals right now...
The time has finally come for owners of the Master Chief Collection to partake in the Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta. Get crackin or youll get left behind!
Have you been taking advantage of the daily and weekly deals? Well, theres a few more days left to save, so keep your eyes peeled and your wallet close at hand. This last week is LEGO- themed, apparently.
Just trust us on this one, theres a lot of stuff in here, and youre bound to find at least a couple of deals that interest you.
This is a fantastic deal if you never got to try the quirky madness that is D4 or want to catch up with the Witcher franchise before the Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt comes out.
W...T...F... Isnt Telltale Games working on enough already?
Wondering what all the fuss over Telltale Games has been over the past few years, but dont own a previous generation console? Well Telltale has put together the perfect compilation for you to catch up with, containing FIVE of their signature series.
If you have a copy of MC Collection and havent played it online, get online RIGHT NOW so youll qualify for all the free swag! Dont miss out!!!
January will belong to Halo and Master Chief.
Today is a second chance to get the Metro Redux bundle at Black Friday weekend pricing; thats Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light at just a little over 15 dollars each! On Xbox 360, Metro 2033 and Saints Row IV are on discount.
Both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of this supernatural murder mystery adventure are on sale at over 60 percent off the sticker price!
Today Only! It’s a great time to pick up these titles if you don’t already own them. And don’t forget – there are over two dozen games still on sale until Dec 22nd. More Daily Deals incoming tomorrow!
And the game train just keeps on rolling, all month long. Broke yet?
Its not free, but its optional and VIP members get a 50 percent discount. For the money, players get a whole new tropical island to race around on in all sorts of mad weather, 90 new events, 5 new event types and six new cars built for the terrain.
This week’s Deals with Gold includes discounts on a huge and diverse number of titles including many recent hits and even Ubisoft bundles. On top of that, each day counting down to 2015 will have a special Daily Deal, so keep checking back every day!
Anything worth having is worth waiting for, and its been a long, long wait, so youd best believe Rockstars been working hard on this long-promised content to live up to GTAO fans expectations. And just like past DLC content, IT WILL ALL BE FREE.
Square Enix should have trademarked the word "definitive" because something tells me we are going to see this word a lot in relation to HD redux remakes like this one.
If you own the Ultra Edition of Season 2, get ready for some reptilian slashing, biting and fire-breathing action. The rest of you will have to wait just a little longer.
Old-school platforming is alive and well on Xbox One, and here’s the proof.
Usually these sorts of offers are only available in the States, but the Canadian Microsoft Store is also honouring this special flash sale as part of its 12 Days of Deals promotion. There arent many left, so youd best snag yours while you can!
Ready for some more grinding? Good! The first Destiny expansion is now available for your consumption.
The Twitch on Xbox One app just got a huge update, thanks to some great new technology. The update brings a slew of advanced broadcast filtering features that should help you find exactly what you want to watch at a moment’s notice.
Theres also some Bejeweled, Zumas Revenge and Feeding Frenzy in there too.
No telling how this will affect whether the next game in the Tomb Raider franchise appears on other platforms or when, but this new bit of information hints at just how deep Microsofts involvement with ROTRs development actually is.
Its been over 4 years since Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was released on Xbox 360 Live Arcade, so its high time that we got a sequel. And this time, you can bring three friends along for the ride instead of just one!
In a year that has seen some pretty earth-shaking exclusivity deals on both sides, Street Fighter V is one of the biggest, and impossible to ignore given its predecessors multi-plat status. The Head of Xbox has commented and plans to make amends.
A couple of significant game drops happened just before the weekend, so just in case you missed them, here they are.
As a HBO Game of Thrones series fan, It’s already here! I’m excited about playing this, but can Telltale be as brutal, ruthless and naughty as the source material? Looks like we’ll all have to be the judge of that, starting today.
A new McLaren supercar, Audi 4-door and a free Lotus Esprit are the highlights this month.
It will be live, it will be on YouTube, and it intends to cover a number of topics, including some of the latest game releases and the upcoming The Games Awards with Geoff Keighly. Hopefully it will also be fun and ugly Christmas sweater-free.
This is the perfect time for those of you who have been on the fence about trying out the remastered Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light games, as they are now available together or separately for a song. Also a wide range of discounts on Xbox 360 too!
The 2000-year old mummy sorcerer and brand-new addition to the Killer Instinct roster will be unwrapped next week, and a even a tad earlier for Combo Breaker purchasers.
Its now officially Black Friday, and the second round of deals are in for many recent Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Youre sure to find a bargain or two here!
If you’re looking to pick up your first Xbox One or a second unit for a family member or friend, as well as save big on games, this weekend might be the best time to pull the trigger.
Current AC: Unity Season Pass holders will receive a free game from a list of select titles. They include The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015. Nice way to make good, Ubisoft!
Dont you dare say you dont have anything to purchase or play this week.
Was there every any doubt? This week is chock full of extra deals in anticipation of the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday weekend. Dont miss out on these bargain basement prices! And theres more to come before the week is out!
Depending on your region, you might be in for some really big savings on several Xbox 360 games and related DLC!
Xbox Live Gold members will be able to access the full game, both single- player and multiplayer, for a whole 24-hours tomorrow, free of cost, and should they purchase the game later, continue playing off of the same gamesave. Whats not to like here?
Its hard to believe its been a year already! Be watching your Xbox Live- registered e-mail inbox, as you might actually be lucky enough to score some free digital swag, including a brand new game! Fingers crossed!
Tomb Raider for Xbox One is available at its lowest digital price ever, and if youre feeling nostalgic for Laras older 360 adventures, this week has you set! Enslaved is a highly underrated classic, and AC: Verdict Day is perfect for mech-heads.
Not impressed by this week’s triple-A offerings in the form of Far Cry 4 and GTA V? No problem, we have some smaller, more unique and digestible fare for you. From kids entertainment and party games to artistic storytelling, this week has it all.
Microsoft Studios has announced the next playable character to debut in KI Season 2, Kan-Ra (no, not Mum-Ra!). They also spill the beans on their upcoming schedule, the 360 version that was originally in development before Xbox One and more!
I think my head just exploded.
The second coming of GTA V is just around the corner. Do you really want to start downloading the game at midnight if youre going to buy it anyway? Come on, pre-order, you know you want to. Get that $1M GTA bucks bonus!
Theres still time to take advantage of these kickin deals!
Billiards, a tried and proven rogulike, a promising fitness title and The Beautiful Game await you on Xbox One this month. PES 2015 is also out on Xbox 360, by the way.
Not much longer now, people! The only question is which generation of Xbox will you be playing those heists on?
Why, oh for the love of everything holy, WHY?!?!? ...."Just Cause." Thank you ladies and gentlemen, Ill be here all week.
More than 13 years after the first Halo game launched in 2001 on the original Xbox, the legendary franchise has arrived on Xbox One with the worldwide release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Get your first look the Halo 5 Guardians beta here!
Halo freaks, Assassins Creed nuts, the day is finally here! Get downloading!
The last system update of 2014 bakes in new social features for the Xbox Ones robust TV functionality, gets more social with Twitter and even lets you restart your console without having to use a controller.
Ill bet youve been considering buying an external hard drive to store all these games on, right?
Were quickly closing in on Xbox Ones first anniversary and its pretty clear that the Xbox One we have now is far better than the already impressive console that we started with. Check out this list, you might be reminded of features you forgot!
Three very recent, excellent Xbox One games, all under $25. And a game that with all due respect, kicks all their asses, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, for under $5 on Xbox 360. Good luck keeping that wallet in your pocket.
The more Rockstar reveals about the "new-gen" version of GTA V, the more were convinced that buying this game a second time on Xbox One is absolutely worth it. Take my money, Rockstar!!!
Right on the heels of The Walking Dead: Seasons 1 and 2, The Wolf Among us has barged onto Xbox One like the Big Bad Lupine it is, while the evergreen Xbox favorite, Magic the Gathering, is now ready to spellbind yet another console generation.
Hey, wait, its a Monday, not a Tuesday. Isnt that a little early? Hell, who cares, get on that Xbox Store and start downloading your Day Zero Edition or Digital Pro Edition RIGHT NOW!!!
Its common knowledge that game console manufacturers are always looking for ways to make consoles more cost-efficient to manufacture, as it leads to cheaper prices and more sales. This may be our first clue to how MS plans to do this with Xbox One.
Gearing up for Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month? Well weve got the perfect movie to warm you up, and its available for viewing on your favorite console first, before anywhere else.
Xbox One Gold Members will be treated to the old-school arcade-inspired Volgarr the Viking, while their counterparts on Xbox 360 will get Viva Pinata: Lost in Paradise and Red Faction Guerrilla (the best of the Red Faction games IMHO).
Its not going to make it in time for Halloween, but you can at least have it sitting on your hard-drive for the occasion.
We’ve got some costume and monster fun here for you, just in time for Halloween.
Lots of variety and good deals this week on a number of popular games, not to mention deep price-cuts on Titanfall and the Season Pass - perfect timing as the final DLC update just dropped. And the $4 GTA San Andreas HD remaster deal is still on!
And the new-gen hits just keep on coming. Hooray for Xbox One and ROCKtober!
Your Xbox Ones hard-drive wants this game taking up space on it right now!
The developer argues that the game is too complex and pushes the current limits of new-gen hardware to the point that an equivalent experience would be impossible on old-gen hardware.
While Rockstar certainly wants new customers, they also very much want people who played GTA V on last-gen consoles to experience it again on the new consoles, so theyre offering some next-gen only bonuses to sweeten the pot.
On November 2, for a limited time, youll be able to nab an Xbox One for only $349, or save $50 off a selection of previously advertised Xbox One bundles, if you live or happen to be passing through the US. Hopefully the deal will come to Canada too.
In what appears to be an unadvertised flash sale, the recently announced HD update of GTA San Andreas for Xbox 360 is being sold for only $3.74, instead of the regular price of $14.99. Also GTA V is featuring GTA SA-themed jobs.
Sacre-bleu! Like Master Chief Collection, Unity is about three weeks away from release, but at least you can start downloading it now.
Not into Trick-or-Treating? No problem, Master Chief has your back, as a documentary on the making of the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection is premiering that night on Twitch, with encore screenings on Xbox Video and The Halo Channel.
Cant afford the round-trip ticket to L.A.? No problem, you can check out all the HaloFest action by streaming from the comfort of home on Xbox.com and Twitch!
Looks like the new generation consoles arent the only ones getting an improved version of a last-gen GTA game, as the biggest, most critically acclaimed GTA game of the PS2-Xbox era is getting an HD port on Xbox 360, complete with achievements!
Why just buy the game on launch night when you can have fun with the community, win free stuff and save money while doing it?
Itching for new stuff to play? Look no further! And FYI, Voice Commander is FREE!
You may have forgotten about Titanfall, but Respawn Entertainment hasnt forgotten about its game or its fans, as this new co-op mode demonstrates.
While in-game screenshots are still a few months away, nothing is stopping you from customizing your background with your own high-quality photos, provided youre in the Xbox Preview Program.
Apparently, putting in the ability to take in-game screenshots is more complicated than it appears.
This weeks a bit more sedate and old school in its offerings, but there are already so many options of stuff out there to purchase this month that its hard to complain!
If youre part of the Xbox One Preview Program, theres a whole new load of features that might already be up and running on your console right now. Check out this rundown of the update before you start playing around and break something.
This ROCKtober week really is about rocking out, as we have three new music and dance themed games on the store, as well as some next-gen zombie survival horror goodness filled with difficult decisions.
The Master Chief Collection is finally available to pre-order on the Xbox Store, though it might be preferable to pre-order the physical version from the Microsoft Store if youre looking for the best bang for your buck.
If youve been waiting for a more technical, simulation alternative to Forza Horizon 2 to play on Xbox One this year, it looks like it will be limited to Forza Motorsport 5 for the time being.
Prepare yourself, this game is going to get very meta for you competitive and completionist types. For the rest of you, just know that this game just got a whole lot deeper. Layers upon layers...like an onion!
Its Wednesday, and you know what that means, great deals for Gold and Silver members!
Theres not enough room to cover all the improvements and new features here, but all I needed to hear was DLNA baby! Read on for all the deets!
Forget that so-called wizard that came from the moon! Weve got anti-gravity moon-walking Vault Hunters and Air, Water, Fire and Earth-bending Avatars over here!!!
If youre an Assassins Creed fan, the latest Xbox One bundles to be announced are sure to strike your fancy, packing not just Assassins Creed Unity but also its predecessor, Assassins Creed IV Black Flag. And maybe even some Kinect dancing love.
Microsoft Studios and the development team at Iron Galaxy are excited to announce the global launch of Killer Instinct: Season 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 15, exclusively on Xbox One.
Yes, Duck Dynasty is available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360, and no, we cant possible think of a weirder combination of games to come out on the same day either.
How is it you still have money to spend after the ROCKtober weve had so far? Fear not, your too-much-dispensable- income problem is now solved, courtesy of the Xbox Store.
Are you an Xbox Live Rewards member? Do you like pre-ordering games? Do you still think physical copies are the way to go? Then the Microsoft Store has some great deals for you (Xbox Store also gets some deals, but not so much). Happy Pre-ordering!
Now you can try (and rock out) before you buy on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
We’ve got your potential invite! Check inside on how to sign up!
Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One has just gone Gold and can now be pre-ordered on the Xbox Store, along with a couple more games that you might happen to know something about. Late ROCKtober is going to be wild!
Get ready to cut a rug in the comfort of your own home later this month, but in the meantime, warm up with some medieval and modern butt-kicking.
If you arent already busy enough with all the new games, theres plenty of games this week that you can revisit or experience for the first time at a great discount.
Three new highly-anticipated titles as well as a returning favorite headline this Tuesdays Xbox One launch list.
Yes, its a bit of bad news, but on the bright side, the game is still coming out in 2014 just in time for Christmas and will now have a much less crowded launch window than it did previously.
The intravenous drip of cars has begun. Hope you bought your FH2 Car Pass!
Just a reminder of all the great NEW games you could be playing on Xbox One right now, as well as whats right around the corner.
More great deals to part your hard- earned money from your wallet. You know you like it.
And remember, Forza Horizon 2, Sherlock: Crimes and Punishments are out on Xbox 360 as well. Still plenty of love monthly for one of the best consoles ever made.
And ROCKtober has only just begun.
Remember that Xbox One-exclusive game called Titanfall that was the bees knees until Destiny showed up? Well, that game is still alive and kicking and chruning out kick-ass content. And if youve got the Season Pass, you can download now for free!
So many games were released in this one week that we have to do a recap. And its not even "Rocktober" yet...this is only a taste of the game avalanche to come. Even the Xbox 360 got some creepy love in the form of Slender: The Arrival.
Better make room on your Xbox 360 hard drive, because the Second Horseman of the Apocalypse is coming your way free of charge (if youre an Xbox Live Gold member that is).
This is the second time in over two years that Mass Effect 3 DLC has gone on sale, so now is the time to snag it up at a discount price. The Orange Box is also a steal at just $5 CAD, and the recently released GRID Autosport is also over 50% off!
Disney Interactive and Marvel today launched Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes – the follow up to last year’s #1 best-selling new hybrid toy / video game of 2013.
With all the goings on this month, it might have gone unnoticed by many that we are now in the second half of the month, which means Halo: Reach is now free as this months second Xbox 360 Games with Gold. If you dont have it, get it now!
Killer Instinct Season 2 will be here soon, and Maya is now ready to make her official entrance. And shes never looked better.
If you play games on PC often and want to use your Xbox One controller, this might be the best choice for your second or third controller. Its ideal for PC gaming but will also work wired or wirelessly with your Xbox One.
This is the best news since Kinect Sports Rivals. I just have one question: Why isnt this feature in EVERY game that allows you to create your own avatar? Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Destiny -- youve officially been put on notice.
Good console deals north of the U.S. border are hard to come by these days, but Walmart and Target continue to try and strike a balance. An Xbox One or Xbox 360 console purchase at Walmart this week will net you $50, $25 at Target (Xbox One only).
This long-awaited Kinect games been flying under the radar for some time now, but will be surfacing shortly. Brought to you by the creator of cult-classic Deadly Premonition, this quirky title can be played with Kinect or controller and is only $15!
Long-time Forza vets know by now that a new Forza game means a literal monsoon of content. Players content with the base product will have over 200 cars to play with, but for the ultimate Forza fans, theres the VIP Membership and Car Pass options.
An interesting variety this month. Significant JRPG love, astmospheric first- person shooter fixes, and fisticuffs.
No further introduction is needed, you Naruto fans know who you are, and if you do, then you know this is your jam.
Just a heads up, the demo is also available for those wishing to whet their appetites for the game early, and if you dislike purchasing digital, you can save five dollars and get a gift card by pre- ordering the game at your local Microsoft Store.
Dont panic, Minecraft will still be available across all platforms it currently runs on, including mobile, PC and Playstation, not just Xbox platforms.
What sort of wizardry is this? The kind that eats Playstation 4s Remote Play lunch, I would think!
This version will be the definitive version of the game, and it will be out months before the PC version!
Xbox One isnt the only Microsoft console getting a new look and game bundle options this Fall.
If youve been holding off visiting Pandora or Chicago because youve been waiting for a good discount travel deal, nows the time to pull the trigger.
Yes, Destiny is not the only game that came out on Tuesday. Theres also a pretty fantastic hockey videogame out as well. Why not get both?
If you’ve got digital currency on your Xbox Store account and pre-ordering Destiny didn’t succeed in clearing it out, you’ve got yet another upcoming game to blow your money on in advance.
Let’s be honest, Arkham Knight is going to sell like gangbusters regardless of when it comes out, and it’s great to know there are some special collectors’ editions coming, but seeing this game delayed yet again is certainly a bummer.
Wondering where weve been and what weve been doing lately? Apparently what everyone else has been doing, buying and playing A LOT of Destiny!
Futureshop Canada appears to be making an effort to approximate a deal being offered in the US next week where new Xbox One purchasers can get a free game of choice with any Xbox One (including bundles). We get the deal with the core unit only.
Can anything else be said, other than FINALLY?!?!?
Rumor has it that the current-generation Xbox One version will bring back the fluid, 60fps visuals that are lacking in its 360 cousin, in addition to new characters and other improvements. But will this be the FINAL DOA? Highly doubtful.
The sales keep getting better and better!
Dance like Usher, move and strike like a ninja cyborg or fight to the death like a samurai; the choice is yours.
Microsoft wants to get you all warmed up for Forza Horizon 2 later this month, so they are making Forza Motorsport 5 free to download and play all this weekend (after which you can choose whether or not to buy and own it forever).
No, the "Man" in the title is not Microsoft!!!
The survival-horror RPG goodness that is State of Decay is too great to be confined to just one console. Now it’s coming to Xbox One, remastered in 1080p with all the goodies and more this coming Spring!
This could possibly be one of the best Games with Gold months ever, especially if youre a fan of Halo and Bungie.
The Xbox One keeps improving, and this months update comprises several features that many system owners have been asking for since day one, and more are on the way. Xbox One definitely wins the award for "Most Adaptive Game Console".
The NHL 15 demo sort of snuck out onto the Xbox One store two days ago to the delight of North American (read Canadian) hockey fans everywhere. This is just a heads up for the rest of you that dont normally follow OUR GAME. This demo is GORGEOUS!!!
In the coming weeks, all 103 Microsoft Stores will be hosting a series of in- store events to celebrate the launches of Madden NFL 15 and Destiny.
Another remastered, atmospheric masterpiece (wait, make that pair of masterpieces) is now yours for the buying on Xbox One.
And thats just the way we like it! Lots of Triple-A franchise savings this week, including Need for Speed Rivals, Killer Instinct, State of Decay, The Walking Dead Season 2, Watch Dogs, Murdered Soul Suspect, Far Cry 3 and more!
Forza Horizon 2 fans, you’ve been asking for it and today we’ve got news: The Forza Horizon 2 demo for Xbox One is coming on September 16!
The standalone Kinect sensor comes with Dance Central Spotlight, the latest in the dance series from developer Harmonix, and will be available for only $149.99 US.
It would probably be a fib if we said we had any idea this game was coming, but here it is!
Thats right, you can purchase and pre- download Madden NFL 15 right now on the Xbox One Store, so you can begin playing it right away on the release date.
Xbox Live Gold members may soon be able to try out the full version of certain games for an entire day before making the decision to purchase it digitally or not. Combine this with the confirmed option to pre-load games and youve got quite a system.
Modern military warfare, crazy stunts with a motocross bike or ultra-violent open world, sandbox-style adventures. Pick your poison, its all pretty awesome.
Whether youre into Top Gunning fools in the world of GTA V, playing the perfect 18 holes on the most exotic golf greens in the world, or dungeon crawling and hoarding loot, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One have you covered.
For those of you who lamented the closing of Xbox Entertainment Studios, there is still hope that the enterprise will continue on under a new, ambitious partnership. After all, why throw the baby out with the bathwater?
One of the new Xbox exclusives announced at Gamescom last week was ScreamRide, an amusement park simulator in which your goal is not to make money, but instead push guests to their physical limits and beyond, with total disregard to their well-being.
Whether you’re a regular Xbox One owner or lucky enough to be part of the Preview Program, you can expect a whole bunch of new features to be added to your console this week, if they haven’t been already.
And in a twist thats becoming rather familiar post-Gamescom, you get to play as a villain (The Keeper) as part of the DLC.
But you’ll still be able to play the latest PES on Xbox 360 as well. A demo will be available in mid-September.
Registration for the closed console beta is open right now, so make sure to follow the link inside to register!
Got plans post-Christmas and pre-New Years? Well youd better scrap em, because youve got a hell of a lot of Halo to do.
Created by 343 Industries, the Halo Channel is home to all your Halo content and entertainment, and includes an abundance of interactive features that allows fans to immerse themselves in Halo like never before.
Time momentarily stopped at the Xbox gamescom 2014 Media Briefing as Sam Lake, Creative Director of acclaimed Remedy Entertainment took to the stage to raise the curtain on its highly anticipated new game, Quantum Break.
Starting in the early access program later this month, new social features making it easier for gamers to connect with their friends and new ways to access their TV and entertainment throughout their homes will be coming to Xbox One.
If you’ve been holding out on getting an Xbox One because you’re not a fan of the standard black, it’s finally your time to pre-order, as you now have two distinct new looks to choose from. Please note, neither come with a matching Kinect!
Is your jaw on the floor? Mine certainly is. That’s right, Lara’s next adventure will only be available to play on the Xbox One platform. That probably means a lot of happy Xbox One owners and a lot of angry PC and Playstation gamers.
The Golf Club will officially release on the Xbox One and PC on August 19th, 2014 for $34.99!
All the songs can be purchased individually, so you only have to jam to the tunes you like.
Check out the full recording of the World Premiere Broadcast inside, as well as the new Multiplayer Reveal Trailer!
Do you love EA Sports and just about every game that comes from the house of Electronic Arts? If you do, then EA Access is a new, Xbox One-exclusive subscription service that you might be very interested in trying out.
Best of all, in addition to being pretty much in lock-step with the updates for the PC version of the game, the Xbox One version will indeed run at 1080p via a Day One patch. And make sure to hold on to those Xbox 360 and PS3 gamesaves...
Lets hope that Microsoft brings this optional peripheral to North America in some form, as there are many gamers here who have cut the cable and receive their HD television signals over-the-air.
Its rare to see discounts of any kind on actual digital currency in these parts (save for iTunes cards), and even less so for the Xbox Store, so when a large franchise like Target throws down the gauntlet like this, it pays to take advantage.
With the recent comeback success by Tomb Raider, it was only a matter of time before Sleeping Dogs (which like Tomb Raider was quite the looker on PC last generation) made the leap to current-gen consoles. Now the game will have a new lease on life.
The rumors have turned out to be true. Ubisoft has revealed a second Assassin’s Creed game set to come out this November. Everybody pull out your wallets, this fall is going to be pricey...
It’s a big week on the discount front – in addition to this week’s Deals with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360, you’ll find a large number of Capcom classics 50% to 75% off. Also, some of Xbox Ones top titles will be permanently priced at $49.99.
"Rocktober" just got a lot more affordable, as one of its most anticipated games has moved into February of next year. Anyone get the feeling that early 2015 is going to get very crowded over the next few months?
As always, with Games with Gold, its for a limited time, so get downloading, Xbox Live Gold Members!
See you on the Frontiers Edge tonight...
Plus it will include KI Season 2 character TJ Combo, for the low, low price of $19.99.
The Xbox One’s close ties to Microsoft’s PC heritage is bearing RPG fruit.
Ubisofts got your cheap (as in free) RTS Mech fix right here.
For a $5 monthly fee or $30 annual fee, EA plans to provide Xbox One owners with free access to games in their catalogue, significant discounts and early access to future games among other benefits. This could be a game changer for Xbox One.
Additional maps, in-game currency, the ability to sell unwanted burn cards and more are coming to Titanfall tomorrow. Prepare for new-and-improved Titanfall!
The Games with Gold program on Xbox One and Xbox 360 is picking up steam.
This weeks offers scream quantity as well as quality, not to mention some serious savings!
Forza Horizon 2 fans, today is the day! We are officially kicking off the car reveals for Forza Horizon 2 with our first huge reveal of cars. Today we are announcing the first 100 of the just over 200 cars that will be featured in Forza Horizon 2.
If youve already registered on the Bungie website, make sure to watch your e-mail inbox for your beta invite codes for your chosen platform. If you havent registered your original pre-order code yet, what the heck are you waiting for?!?
The initial game will feature 10 tracks, cost only $9.99 and will be compatible with previously purchased Dance Central DLC. I think its safe to say that Dance Central is officially back! Next in line, Rock Band!
And just in case you dont catch it near the bottom of the page, the Xbox One is getting 3D Blu-Ray playback! In yo face, PS4!!!
Its come so far over the years that its hard to believe this franchise started out as a collectible card game...
One look that never gets old on controllers are camo skins. Well not only will the Xbox One controller be getting some camouflage action, the stereo headset will be getting a new look to match!
Yes, the Xbox One is finally getting some discount game love again. Also on Xbox 360, some good deals on the Bioshock games and DLC can be found, as well as some super low prices on old- school Wolfenstein 3D and Doom!
Canadian video game developer, HB Studios, announced a significant endorsement today by Greg Norman Golf Course Design for The Golf Club’s course designer program.
From the looks of it, new-gen fighting is now officially on for the Tekken franchise. But could it also be the last Tekken game ever? If it is, it better include every fighter, and I mean, EVERY FIGHTER!!!!!
Uhh...Bioshock Infinite and Peggle 2 are in this last bunch, so thats kind of like going out with a bang, right? Right?
Burglary just got a whole lot cheaper.
And she looks a hell of a lot better than she did in Killer Instinct 2, with a lot more armor on.
Deep discounts on Left for Dead 2, Madden NFL 25 and Peggle are also on offer.
Best deal in town on GTA V if youre not planning to get the current-gen version when it launches this October!
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has hinted as much in a recent investor call.
Microsofts Canadian retail site has extended their $10 Xbox Store Gift Card offer to all of the Xbox One games in their pre-order section, and most of the games are still at $60 CAD, instead of the new Canadian standard of $70 CAD.
Not a lot of picks today, but there are a couple of winners.
What else is there to be said, other than... "THAT WIZARD CAME FROM THE MOON!"
It’s like a modern FPS, Dynasty Warriors, My Little Pony and Thundercats all thrown together. Or at least that’s my take on it. Check out the video and decide for yourself!
Even the biggest Disney critic has got to admit that Disney Infinity is a hell of a lot cooler with Marvel characters in it! I mean, whod have thought wed ever see Rocket Raccoon in a Disney game?!? Wait...that actually makes a lot of sense...
Halo 4 is going for a song today, so if you arent one of the many planning to get the game as part of the Xbox Ones Master Chief Collection later this fall, youd better jump on this.
Project Spark was destined to become a retail product eventually, but when it does hit the shelves it will pack plenty of extras that will make it worth the coin.
The second of three planned content packs for Titanfall will soon be upon us. If you already own or are buying the Season Pass, you then not to worry, youre taken care of. For everyone else, its 10 bucks.
Day 1 of the Ultimate Game Sale begins July 8th and features deals on Fable Trilogy, King of Fighters XIII and Halo Spartan Assault among others. Also, great deals on Titanfall for Xbox One and a plethora of other Xbox 360 titles throughout the week!
Has it already been a full season? Be warned, the trailer contained within has SPOILERS!
Not even the next generation can derail the Cole Train, baby! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Because it just wouldnt be a Halo game without The Covenant, the Arbiter and the voice of Keith David.
The first free Games with Gold title in July is the sublime Guacamelee: Super Turbo Champion Edition. Expect to see news of a lawsuit from Capcom shortly.
Dont miss out on the latest steals. Get it? STEALS! Because...thieves and pirates.
Your profile on both Xbox One and Xbox.com just got a whole lot more personalized.
Good things come to those who wait.
If the game can measure up to the superb animation and action of the TV series, this game could be the result of a match made in heaven.
And the deluge of games continues this week for Xbox One! The Xbox 360 also gets Valiant Hearts and Putty Squad.
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood will also remain a free Games with Gold title in July.
Okay, fence-sitters, you absolutely have NO EXCUSE now to miss out on the Saints Row IV experience (unless you are under the age of 16). This $30 edition of the game has EVERYTHING, meaning it will contain all of the 29 previously released DLC packs.
Theres something on sale this week for just about everybody.
Tuesday has come and gone, which means new titles have dropped onto the Xbox One store. Take a peek at whats new.
Attention Canucks: More great pre-order pricing deals have surfaced on three of this years most highly anticipated games. You might want to jump on them and lock those prices in before Walmart realizes that theyve made a mistake.
You’d think there was a conspiracy out there to keep this information from us, but right now, the Canadian Microsoft store website appears to be the ONLY Canadian retailer that is still selling games at 2013 prices, both first and third party titles.
E3 was all about games, games games, and even in the gaming drought of summer, were getting sunshowers.
Xbox One gets two fantastic games at a discount and Xbox 360 gets some sweet discounts on select Rockstar titles this week.
The offroad-style racer is back, this time without all those pesky microtransactions!
After the less-than-stellar welcome from fans that Forza 5s token system received, the team behind Forza Horizon 2 has decided not to race down the same path.
Even though it’s now possible to buy an Xbox One without Kinect, and future games stand to benefit from increased processing power gained from disabling some Kinect features, there’s no need to pack your Kinect camera away and sacrifice key benefits.
A full-grown, confident, dual-pistol wielding Lara, co-op for up to 4 players, and all done in the same style as Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light? What’s not to love here?
With Battlefield: Hardline and Grand Theft Auto V also coming to new-gen consoles this Fall, the cops-versus-robbers multiplayer space is about to get real crowded, real quick.
Apparently it may come out later this year, according to a leaked advertisement from UK retailer ShopTo.
Thats right, its been another month, so its about time we heard about the improvements for the next Xbox One update in July...so consider this a taste of whats to come.
E3 is where gamers discover all of the great exclusives in store for the holiday. And this upcoming holiday caps off an epic year of blockbuster exclusives for Xbox One fans.
Forget about Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Thats so last-gen. In this gen its all about synergy, as a new character from the Ridley Scott-produced Halo: Nightfall will play a key role in the next game. Wait, isnt that what happened in the last game?
If there was one word that could be called the "Official Word of E3 2014", it would be "beta". Seems like every game were looking forward to playing is getting one, including Halo 5. Thats good news of course, since the game is slated for 2015...
The free-to-play multiplayer shooter Warframe is coming to Xbox One later this year, developer Digital Extremes announced today.
Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX+ Alpha is a new DLC arcade adventure set within the Dead Rising 3 universe; its filled with Capcom references and is available now on Xbox Live.
The folks from Xbox Wire got a chance to sit down with Sunset Overdrives EIGHT- WAY multiplayer mode, Chaos Squad, and it really solidifies the game as one of the most bombastic, wacky and hilarious titles at the show.
Tom Clancy’s enduring tactical shooter franchise returns after a six-year hiatus with "Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege," scheduled for release in 2015. And it looks like the wait has been more than worth it.
Making good on Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore’s promise that Electronic Arts would have plenty of new titles to show at its press conference, the publisher brought its game face – and lots of games – to its E3 presentation.
On Monday, Ubisoft rolled out its full slate of games coming up this year and beyond. At its press conference preceding the official opening of E3, Ubisoft announced new entries for many of its most popular series, as well as a few new properties.
Criterions new title aims to go far beyond cars, and will take things to the extreme, whether you are in a vehicle, on land, on the water, in the air, or even in mid-air. TO THE EXTREME, DUDES!!!
Its finally happening! GTA V is coming to next-gen, and youll be able to bring your GTA Online save over to Xbox One in order to retain all your ill-gotten gains from the xbox 360 version. Hopefully all the hackers and bugs wont be along for ride.
5-on-5 Terrorist versus Counter-Terrorists in tense hostage situations? Sign me up!
Drive all across America with your peeps.
Microsoft is allowing the community to play a large part in the future of Xbox. Help build Xbox One into the next-gen console we all want by contributing your feedback!
Kinect gets a new lease on life with the return of one of it’s most popular games. Digital only and promising more music with faster, regular updates, the long-awaited Dance Central sequel is coming this September!
Achievements are going to become a whole lot easier to track and pursue on Xbox One in an upcoming update.
It’s an exciting E3 for gamers, as today we showed an amazing lineup of exclusives, blockbusters and a vibrant catalog of games from independent developers. ID@Xbox announced that hundreds of studios are developing innovative games for Xbox One.
It’s no surprise that Inside is the follow up to Limbo...this game is even more beautiful, dark and creepy. Don’t worry though, it’s in color.
Thats right, 4-on-1, because one of you can be the villain, remember?
The coming of age story is a timeless, universal narrative that we’ve seen in many different forms over the years. With the release of “Ori and the Blind Forest” this Fall, developer Moon Studios is taking the coming of age tale in a new direction.
“Halo 5: Guardians” may not be hitting until the fall of 2015, but faithful followers of Microsoft’s flagship first- person shooter can curb their Covenant- crushing appetite this November with “Halo: The Master Chief Collection.”
With an exclusive SmartGlass app previously announced and now timed exclusive content, the Xbox One version of Tom Clancy’s The Division is shaping up to be the best version to get on Day One.
Lets face it. Xbox One, Japanese developers and dragons just go together, and the tradition is set to continue with this new announcement.
In addition, theres a nice new Nurburgring car pack filled with rides you can purchase, race and customize.
Lara may hate Tombs, but she’s back at it again, and we all love her for it.
Fans of freaky psychic powers and post- apocalyptic worlds (or Akira) rejoice!!!
At its E3 conference today, Microsoft announced that the new Crackdown is being developed by David Jones, the franchise’s original creator.
Xbox One is reclaiming the "first on Xbox birthright", one game at a time.
Forza Horizon 2, the follow-up to 2012s Forza Horizon, will launch on Sept. 30, Microsoft announced today at its E3 news conference.
If youre not going to say it, I will: TEEE JAAY COMBOOOOOOO!!!
This E3 is going to be so awesome...its already bursting at the seams with leaks!
Missed out on Forza 5 at launch? No worries, the GOTY edition is rolling into stores this summer!
Beginning today, new PC drivers for the Xbox One controller will be available for download, offering PC gamers a better way to play using the Xbox One controller. Today, Microsoft is offering early access to these drivers on MajorNelson.com.
Thanks to Disney, Harmonix and both generations of Kinect, you’ll actually be able to ’rock out’ this ROCKtober!
Its a videogame basketball version of The Prodigal Son biblical tale. While one sons been dutiful and working hard, the others been away...doing not so great stuff. Will they embrace each other as basketball family, kill each other, or both?
Now that youve finally got a concrete release date, you now know exactly how much time you have to redeem yourself by going back and playing The Witcher 2.
The continued leaks of Battlefield: Hardline information have collectively forced EAs hand. The new official trailer for the game is now available to the public, complete with a release date in mid-Fall.
FYI, this is NOT an announcement that the new Kinect-less SKU will have better performance than an Xbox One with Kinect connected. However, the potential performance benefits by "scaling back" Kinect in the Xbox One ecosystem are encouraging.
There is bound to be a whole load of Dark Souls fans who sold their copy of Dark Souls 2 and are kicking themselves right now. Youd best find yourself another copy by July if you dont want to miss out.
All this time, I had a feeling that Xbox One was missing something...I just couldnt put my finger on it. Then today, it came to me. Of course! The Xbox One needs FOUR-PLAYER TETRIS!!!
If you already own a copy of SSF4 or SSF4: Arcade Edition, then you can upgrade NOW to Ultra Street Fighter 4 for $15. If you dont but youre a Gold Member, wait until June 16th when SSF4: AC joins Games with Gold, download it free, then upgrade!
Apps are usually a bad word these days in the world of Xbox, but some much needed attention to the entertainment side of Xbox One and 360 is being addressed today. Most importantly, the biggest FREE app of them all, Twitter, is coming to Xbox One.
You no longer need be anonymous or suffer awkward moments with your online friends when they’ve forgotten that you know them in real life (because they can only see your gamertag)! Also, external storage is now available for storing games!
Were not done yet! Theres still all the other weekly sales to contend with! Far Cry Classic, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and Rayman Legends highlight this weeks Xbox 360 selection of bargains.
Dont forget, Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be free to download for Gold Subscribers on June 16th!
Dont forget, Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be free to download for Gold Subscribers on June 16th!
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault are now available for free on Xbox One to kick off the Games with Gold Program on Microsofts next- gen console. Crimson Dragon is also on sale as part of the Deals with Gold program.
Only two months after the game was first announced, Batman: Arkham Knight has now joined the parade of games whose release dates have been pushed into next year. On the bright side, several other competing games can breathe easier this October.
Fueled by next-gen technology, Mortal Kombat X combines unparalleled, cinematic presentation with dynamic gameplay to create an unprecedented Kombat experience.
We knew that Homefront would resurface again the minute we learned Crytek would be handling the property, and the sequels coming much sooner than you might think!
No Louisiana Bayou for our Forza Horizon! The sequel to the Forza spin-off will be taking place in Southern Europe this time, and will feature Drivatars just like in Forza 5.
As a part of the regular release of new content for Forza Motorsport 5, Turn 10 Studios released the Bondurant Car Pack, which is available for download now. Car fans can collect and customize while putting their virtual driving skills to the test.
We finally get some dates for the Xbox 360 GwG releases. Specific dates for the Xbox One GwG games for June are yet to be announced.
When Batman says "Youre not done with me, youre never done with me!" in The Dark Knight Returns, hes really talking about the Lego DC Superheroes franchise.
And the pre-E3 leaks just keep on coming. Will there be any surprises left on June 9th? This Battlefield will apparently be taking a turn in a different direction, focusing on crime and law enforcement.
The good news is, the game hasnt been delayed into 2015 like several other highly anticipated titles. The bad news however is that Shinji Mikamis new survival horror game will have plenty of competition to contend with in October, including Batman.
It might be Memorial Day long weekend in the US, but the military never sleeps, and apparently, neither do zombies or the folks at Undead Labs.
PC and Xbox One got the update last month, now its Xbox 360s turn.
That $50 Forza 5 Car Pass is about to go a whole lot further than originally planned, and with the recent changes in place it also means you’ll be able to start racing with all the new cars immediately.
Demos are rare on Xbox One right now, but a substantial one has just dropped in the form of a free trial version of Powerstar Golf, which can be upgraded to the full version should you like it.
Now we know the pre-order details, and we know the October release date. But how much do we know about Evolves four hunter classes, and the selection of characters players will be able to inhabit in each role? Thankfully, more light has been shed.
Feeling that uncomfortable Minecraft withdrawal? If so, great news: Minecraft creator Mojang has just announced that “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition” is coming to XBL this August, and if youre a current Minecraft enthuisiast, it will only cost $4.99!
We already knew this new-gen update was coming, but now weve got pricing, plus a rundown of new features, enhancements and modes.
2K Games has finally given a release date to go along with the Evolve pre-orders they secured from us over three months ago.
The Grandaddy of first-person shooters is back in next-generation form as Wolfenstein: The New Order for Xbox One, and if you didn’t already have to worry about buying that game, there are also some deals on Xbox One and 360 you can’t afford to miss!
The next update for Xbox One will bring the console even closer to what was promised at launch, achieve even more parity with Xbox 360 by reintroducing Friend Notifications and Auto Sign-in, and FINALLY roll out OneGuide in Canada for TV watchers.
For gamers with true ADD, this will be a very nifty feature. Just dont get mad when you get berated for playing your games and not paying attention to your family!
Layoffs following a games release are now par for the course in the industry, especially when the game doesnt set the world on fire, but the fact that this news comes on the heels of Kinects de- coupling from Xbox One is especially disconcerting.
Its past the 15th, that means the second free Games with Gold title is available for download to your Xbox 360. This one is a modern classic: Saints Row: The Third.
"Xbox, On." "Xbox, open up wide and say AAAAAAAWWW."
If the reports are right, the Xbox One wont just be seeing an HD remake of Halo 2, but rather all four numbered Halo games re-released for new-gen.
The wait for Ultra Street Fighter IV is almost over, as long as you are willing to purchase the game or upgrade in digital form.
As many of us suspected, Halo 5 wont be out until 2015, but we can expect some sort of Halo experience in 2014 in addition to the already much-talked- about TV series and film. The details of course, will be revealed at E3 2014.
Tom Clancys The Division may have been delayed, but thankfully, Far Cry 4 has swooped in to fill the void.
Looks like every year at least one big Ubisoft title gets delayed. Last year it was Watch Dogs and The Crew. This year its Tom Clancys The Division. Oh well, one shouldnt rush quality.
Free-to-play games and MMOs like The Elder Scrolls Online will still require an Xbox Live Gold Membership to play, even though entertainment apps like Netflix and YouTube will soon be accessible without one.
Respawn will inject new blood into Titanfall for Xbox One with its first official expansion pack, Expedition. Xbox 360 owners will have to wait until next month, however.
Now that the smoke has cleared on yesterdays bombshell announcements, Phil Spencer and Yusuf Mehdi break down exactly what the changes will mean for Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers going forward. Dont worry, its ALL GOOD NEWS!
The Kinect-less Xbox One will be on store shelves June 9th, but theres no need for you to wait to secure your yours. Best Buy Canada and Futureshop Canada have your hookup!
You heard us right - $399! But also a pile of new changes to the Xbox Live service! If you dont have an Xbox One now, that will change!
LOTS of zombies and Square-Enix titles are the themes of this weekly sale.
New custom loadouts and custom private match enhancements are here! Also, a first glimpse at the upcoming Expedtion expansion.
Could this be the next step towards having TRUE custom soundtracks on Xbox One, via the power of The Cloud?
You wont have to go it alone in Microsoft and Insomniacs latest Xbox One-exclusive title.
It’s possible that one of Sony’s advantages over Microsoft on the entertainment front may soon be vanishing.
Youll be able to enjoy the ultimate version of Diablo 3 regardless of which Xbox you own, unless youre still rocking the original Xbox from 2001.
The next update should see improvements to Party Chat functionality when unsnapped, as well as DVR tweaks.
Seriously, you can’t complain about not having enough stuff to play now.
Unfortunately, owners of Titanfall for Xbox 360 will once again have to wait an additional month for the games first DLC pack. Porting a new-gen game like Titanfall to old-gen isnt easy, you know.
Free Xbox character-themed Minecraft skins, and 50% off almost all the others!
Insomniac’s first exclusive game for Xbox One is crazy beautiful, crazy chaotic, and well, just CRAZY. You need to check out this first official gameplay video to understand just what we’re talking about here.
Today has not been a good day for next- gen console game announcements, as Dying Light has now officially joined Elder Scrolls Online as the second game to be delayed significantly, slipping into an early 2015 release window.
We’ve been grateful to our fans for the wonderful response to our recent launch of The Elder Scrolls Online for PC/Mac, but we know many of you are eagerly waiting to play the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Once again weve called shotgun for E3! The Microsoft E3 2014 Press Conference will be at 9:30 AM Pacific Time on June 9th, 2014.
It’s high time for some new-gen hockey!
Anyone who owns an Xbox One knows that Kinect could be a heck of a lot more accurate. Well soon well have the ability to volunteer our voice data to Microsoft to help improve Kinects listening abilities. Plus new audio controls in Snap mode.
No weary franchise jokes here. This trailer (captured from Xbox One footage) must be witnessed.
Yep, Activision has effectively given Star Wars and "May the 4th be with you" Day the finger in order to announce the next Call of Duty game. By Jar-Jar, this game had better be good! Its got Kevin Spacy in it though, so its off to a good start.
Sony beat Microsoft to the punch on digital pre-loading by including the feature in the PS4s 1.70 update, but Microsoft promises that well eventually be able to do the same on our Xbox Ones as well in the near future.
Sick and tired of the recent $10 price hike on most new games? Well, Best Buy is offering a return to the good old days when we used to pay the same price as Americans for new games -- for Watch Dogs anyway.
Reports of Spider-Man’s absence on Xbox One have been wildly exaggerated.
Will this help Xbox One gain advantage over the PS4, or open up the Xbox One to piracy? Or both? Things are going get really interesting this Fall.
And every comic book geek who already loves Disney just soiled themselves.
Grandia and Rayman Legends fans, rejoice! An RPG that will press all your buttons has arrived!
No one should be complaining about these two freebies, unless you already own them.
This is a BIG deal for Xbox One owners, as theyll no longer need to pay a fee for video chats involving more than two people on top of the Xbox Live Gold subscription needed to use the app in the first place.
Starting this June, you’ll have more reasons to love your Xbox: Xbox Originals – premium dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, unscripted shows, and live events.
If youre looking for wushu martial arts action mixed with waste collection flair, interesting art style, mesmerizing music and a punishing level of difficulty, look no further than Dustforce.
Were you one of the handful of Xbox One or Xbox 360 owners that were pissed off that they got the infinitely more awesome "Jamais-Vu" Raiden DLC for Ground Zeroes instead of the"blocky- Snake" Deja-vu DLC that PS4 owners got? Well, gripe no longer.
Prepare for some more gorgeously brutal punishment with the latest Ryse: Son of Rome add-on.
Looking for something to keep you occupied until Defense Grid 2 comes out for Xbox One later this year? Look no further than similar (but not directly related) gameplay of Defense Technica.
Newest Skylanders game - Skylanders Trap Team - Takes toys-to-life phenomenon to new levels by bringing digital characters into the physical world. Toys for Bob Returns with this Ground-Breaking Innovation.
Old gen still has plenty of quality racers coming, and the latest installment in the GRID franchise promises to return to its pure, technical racing roots.
Iron Galaxy may be picking up the slack for the franchises recently departed developer Double Helix, but it looks like that isnt stopping them from shooting for the moon.
Crytek and Free-to-play? Whats not to love here?
It seems Spider-man is too busy to fight crime on both new-gen consoles, and has started picking and choosing his battles, possibly forgoing Xbox One altogether. Hmm...the film rights to Spider-Man still belong to Sony. Interesting...
Sony and Microsoft and the rest of the game industry have seen some pretty big shakeups and departures lately, but this latest sudden departure is one of the most puzzling. Bungie has just fired Marty ODonnell, famed composer of the Halo franchise.
If youve been holding back from buying games and DLC starring the caped crusader, this is the best time to take the plunge as there are some great deals to be found! Plenty of DLC for Borderlands 2, State of Decay, Skyrim, Thief and more is on sale!
Technically, the update started rolling out late last night, so chances are likely if you have your Xbox One set to automatically update, youve already got the latest version of the operating system already!
Remember, we play the games, not the resolution.
No, you didnt misread the title. Its exactly what you think it is, a game about drinking soda. Now Ive seen everything.
Xbox One’s Kinect will be getting some more loving of the mature kind in the hyper-violent, on-rails shooter Blue Estate. Who says Kinect is only for kids?
Watch out, Undead Labs! Micrsosoft has approved Broken Window Games for the ID@Xbox program, and from the looks of it, their new game Grave is out to eat State of Decay and Class 4’s lunch!
Just like Mass Effect 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One players will be able to deliver commands to their party members with Kinect.
The first map pack for Titanfall will involve lots of tree-running and zip-lines . Wait, is this Titanfall or Attack on Titan were talking about? New game modes and Burn Cards are on the way as well!
In case you dont already know this, BRUCE LEE IS GOING TO BE PLAYABLE IN EA SPORTS UFC!!! Its kind of a big deal, and the Xbox Wire folks have gotten the skinny on just how he will play in the game.
Youll soon be able to have private matches with 11 other of your friends and or rivals in Titanfall, though you wont be able to earn any stats, just bragging rights.
It looks as though the Xbox 360 won’t be riding off into the sunset without one last trip to the Badlands, courtesy of 2K Australia. This game takes place between the first two games and features Handsome Jack and his crew.
Getting more cars in a Forza game is nothing new, but getting new tracks post-release are rarer, and Forza 5s track selection wasnt exactly astounding. It just got a whole lot better today though with a new free Long Beach circuit track!
And just remember, Disney also owns The Muppets and Star Wars. The singularity is upon us.
If youve been waiting patiently to play Titanfall on Xbox 360, but biting your nails with worry that the game wont measure up to the Xbox One version, you can relax, as it runs well above 30fps. Way to make a last-gen port, Bluepoint Games!
Need for Speed: Rivals let you and your frienemies drive about and cause havoc all over the fictional roads of Redview County. The Crew lets you do the same thing all over the USA. How can you not be excited for this game?!?
Remember the days when system improvements and enhancements came only twice a year? No longer!
The good stuff keeps on coming! There are also some great Deals of the Week on Xbox 360 as well for both Gold and Free Members!
In case youve been living under a rock and have no idea about this game, the folks at Xbox Wire have kindly provided a Q&A with developer Born Ready games to catch you up. Read it, and then get on your Xbox One and download that sucker!
Use Upload Studio to edit your Xbox One gameplay videos and upload them directly to YouTube! And when youve gotten tired of watching your own exploits, why not hop onto Xbox 360 and check out some folks showing off in real-life with GoPro cams?
EA announced today that Bruce Lee, “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts”, will make his historic first step into the Octagon.
Already running out of space on your Xbox One’s internal 500GB HDD? Never fear, external HDD support is still very much in Microsoft’s plans.
The topic of running Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One has been banded around since long before the Xbox One hit the shelves.
Concerned how Titanfall for Xbox 360 will compare to its big brother on Xbox One? Relax. Bluepoint Games, the developer handling the 360 port, has assured us that the 360 version will be the true Titanfall experience (albeit with a lower framerate).
Does this mean that the next Doom game wont be available on previous generation consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3)?
In a discussion with Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) regarding his new role as Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer reiterates the divisions increased focus on games and listening to customer feedback.
Its finally been confirmed that the voice of actress Jen Taylor (Halo 4s Cortana) will be the VOICE of Windows Phone going forward. Is it possible that Xbox One might also be getting a similar voice-operated upgrade?
Finally, Xbox One owners north of the border will be getting access to some of the expanded TV and DVR features that have been available only in the US up until now.
Another rumor confirmed! Xbox One owners will have the opportunity to experience both Metro games in current gen, meaning well get to see these already gorgeous games running with the safety off!
If youve got Gold, then these games are on the house next month.
Ubisoft has reassured gamers once again that while they are now working on an exclusively current-gen Assassins Creed game, theyll still be supporting Xbox 360 for years, stoking rumors that another Assassins Creed game is coming for last-gen.
Something tells me we can expect to see a lot of previous-generation games getting a new coat of 1080p, 60 frames-per-second paint. I call the Crysis and Far Cry Trilogies!
Recently Phil Harrison has been personally stepping up and taking much of the responsibility and criticism of Xbox One on his shoulders, so it should not be a surprise that he will now be leading the Xbox divisions into the future.
Respawn put out a little tweet to remind everyone about a Titanfall Achievement that has a very limited shelf life. Achievement-hogs, youve got until the end of today to reach Level 50!
Okay, you cant really complain about this lineup, especially if you havent played these games before.
Forza 5 owners will no longer have to spend in-game credits or real money to unlock cars that theyve already paid for via the Season Pass, Car Packs or individually with the new update that just rolled out. And more actual FREE stuff is coming!
Its a few days late, but its now rolling out for Battlefield 4 Premium members on Xbox One.
Enough of this Modern Warfare nonsense! It’s time to return to the days where men were men, Nazis were seen as the ultimate evil and killing hundreds of them without remorse was the only thing that mattered. Wow, was that really just nine years ago?
Thats right, for this weekend only, Wargaming.nets free-to-play tank shooter is truly free-to-play, as you wont even need an Xbox Live Gold membership to get in on the action. Remember though, you still need to be Gold Member to buy in-game Gold.
Well, that sure didnt take long! Strike Suit Zero Directors Cut will be making its way to Xbox One in less than two weeks, just in time to scratch that burning mech itch that Titanfall left you with.
Iron Galaxy will officially replace Double Helix as co-custodian of the Killer Instinct franchise along with Microsoft Studios going forward. But before that transition, we still have Fulgore and a number of updates to look forward to!
If youve logged on to Battlefield 4 for Xbox One lately and have been wondering why the recently announced Naval Strike DLC still isnt available for Premium members, heres why.
The beta for Cryteks free-to-play shooter that was once open to a select few is now open to all on Xbox 360.
Young man, if you continue being a jerk on Xbox Live, were going to take away your Twitch privileges!
Dont worry, these and other features are still coming to Xbox One down the road.
Many of the enclosed deals are only being offered from this coming Friday through Sunday, while others are being offered until Monday, so make sure to grab them up ASAP lest you miss them!
All we need now is Major Nelsons alter- ego Crazy Larry touting this promo on TV with those intentionally-bad-car- salesman-style commercials he used to do, because THESE DEALS NOW BE OFFICIALLY CRAZY!!! Once again, it sucks to be in Canada, eh?
Battlefield 4 Naval Strike takes the intense and dramatic water-based combat introduced in Battlefield 4 to four all- new maps set in the South China Sea while introducing a new game mode and vehicle.
Just when you thought Xbox One couldn’t get more "mechy" than Titanfall, indie developer Space Cowboys signs up with ID@Xbox and drops this treasure in our laps. Fans of Macross, Gundam and the classic space shooter Colony Wars, this game’s for you.
If you live in the States or are eligible for international shipping and were doing some online window shopping this morning, you may have stumbled across one of the quickest, most ridiculous Amazon Xbox One sales to date. F.Y.I., its ALREADY OVER.
Major League Gamings Xbox 360 app will launch today in Australia, Canada, the U.K and the U.S. for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, according to the eSports organization.
So, its confirmed by Blizzard to be in development, but it might not come out?!? This ones definitely a head-scratcher, but lets all try to stay positive. Where theres smoke, theres fire, right?
Remember the early Xbox 360 days when the console was showered with Japanese exclusives like Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon and Eternal Sonata? Well, we can at least get excited about one such title being announced for Xbox One at Tokyo Game Show 2014.
Sony laid down a serious VR gauntlet at GDC in the form of Morpheus, a VR headset for PS4 that incorporates the PS4 camera as well as company’s already existing PS Move peripherals. So it shouldn’t be surprising Microsoft is considering VR as well.
"Kept you waiting, huh?" The prologue to the next chapter in the Metal Gear Solid saga is now available to purchase on store shelves as well as the Xbox Store, and Project Spark can now be accessed via the store without need for an access code.
The world’s best Call of Duty players will soon come together to shoot it out for their share of $1 million, in the first-ever eSports world championship on Xbox One.
You want Xbox One indies? We got yer Xbox One indies!!!
While I would love to work in videogames, I don’t envy the crew that had to climb Mount Everest amid bitter cold and treacherous conditions for research and art resources!
One of the two Assassin’s Creed games rumored to be in the works has been officially outed by Ubisoft today via a sneak peek trailer, and not only is it destined exclusively for ’next-gen’ consoles, it’s also taking place in Ubisoft’s native country!
Walmarts sale includes both the console itself, which is available for $449, as well as the recently released bundle that includes a free digital copy of Respawn Entertainments Titanfall, which is discounted by $50 to $449.96. (US Only)
This was kind of an obvious one to predict, but it now means that Microsoft will likely have to write a much bigger cheque if they want to keep the fledgling hit franchise exclusive to Microsoft platforms.
Its coming folks, Titanfall is arriving on Xbox 360, April 8 2014!
The first wave of quirky Indie game lovin is not too far off.
Look out, Sony, it’s about to get a lot more crowded worldwide. Hope made the best of that head-start we gave you.
Updates and improvements once a month instead of every six months? Sign me up!
Yep, you heard right. Tomorrow, and free! New customizations, new character abilities and new pun-inspired game mode included!
Are You Ready to Take on Your Rivals?
Following the launch of Xbox One, the most successful launch in Xbox history, the Xbox team is sad to share today that Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer of Xbox, will be leaving the team to become Chief Product Officer of Sonos.
Microsoft may not have a whole load of new IP for the Xbox platform (particularly Xbox One) at present, but now at least we know they have one other studio besides Rare, 343 and Black Tusk that they can throw at the problem.
As with everything on Xbox One, Skype is getting better and better with time.
I dont know about you, but a $450 PS4 is a lot less appealing to this Canadian than a $500 Xbox One with a free digital copy of Titanfall. PS4 accessories are going up in price as well. Lets hope Microsoft keeps Xbox One prices where they are!
Forza Horizon went off the beaten path, but a new title set in the Louisiana Bayou could be sumthin interestin. I GAARONTEE!
Kudos to Respawn Entertainment for focusing on getting the game to work first before spending too much attention on secondary features, like mobile apps. Though now that the game is out and its good, theyre more than welcome to experiment!
Dammit, Spencer, I promised myself I wouldnt, but my eyes are watering up...how dare you make me cry! Oh, who am I kidding, you already had me at...Titanfall.
Believe it or not,this game is only a month away, so its about time we saw what this game looks like! Ditto for Titanfall on Xbox 360.
Hey baby, whats your Titan type? Take this quick personality test and find out!
Bad news, were going to have to wait a lot longer to continue the dark adventures of Geralt of Rivia. But the good news is that well now have a lot more time to play Watch Dogs, not to mention finish playing Witcher 1 and 2 if we havent already.
Now now, folks, lets not start hating on Xbox 360, as cross-platform play ever happening between Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC was a longshot. But Xbox 360 owners will at least be able to boast having the largest install base of Titanfall players.
The Xbox Store is an exciting place, isnt it? A cursory browse might occasionally turn up a yet-unreleased game that can be downloaded for free (oops!), or spill information on an upcoming product or beta. This is the ERA OF THE WORST KEPT SECRET.
As a financial analyst popular in the games industry, Michael Pachter is known for stirring up a lot of controversy with his predictions. But hes often right, which means his guesses bear watching. Take his predictions as you will.
MS is well aware that Xbox gamers arent quite blown away by recent Games with Gold offerings when compared to the PS Plus Instant Game Collection, and that the promotion for Gold subscribers is still lacking on Xbox One, but improvements ARE coming.
If youre liking how Titanfall looks on Xbox One at 792p, youll be happy to hear that Respawn might actually be able to squeeze a little more visual juice out of Xbox One to bump it to 900p resolution. But thats in the future. Enjoy your game now!
The Xbox Addict team is busy putting together a launch party video from the Toronto Titanfall event, but we’re happy to belatedly announce the arrival of Twitch in addition to Titanfall on Xbox One. In fact, Xbox Addict is twitching right now!
Taking a page from games such as Dark Souls and Need for Speed: Rivals, Watch Dogs will feature a multiplayer mode that seamlessly blends into the single- player experience, but players can opt out for single-player if they wish.
Given that Alucard is prominently featured in the actual game, it should come as no surprise that hes also a playable character in the upcoming March 25th DLC. Should be interesting, as the DLC is a prequel to the finale!
The ability to broadcast any game youre playing on Xbox One via Twitch will soon be a reality, and theres a number of important features and apps you should get familiar with in advance so you can hit the ground running. Get up to speed right now!
Want to be part of the Titanfall launch festivities on Monday? Well heres your invitation! All you need to do is make it down to Toronto! And if youre passing through later in the week, you can still drop by to play a few rounds of Titanfall!
If you managed to get a legitimate copy of Titanfall early, go nuts and enjoy your weekend! If you live in South Africa however, our condolences, because this news will suck hard for you.
If you were disappointed that the Titanfall Xbox One bundle announced last week turned out to be just a plain black Xbox One with a Titanfall download code, you werent alone. And chances are, this new info wont make you feel any better about it...
Devastation, the second DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, debuts April 3, first on Xbox. This pack features four unique multiplayer maps, an all-new tactical 2-in-1 weapon, and Episode 2: Mayday – the next installment in Extinction’s four-part saga.
To use the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter with your Xbox One Console, you’ll need to MANUALLY update your Xbox One Controller with the latest software to support the Adapter. Heres how.
Who let the dogs out? Who cares, because now we know theyre actually coming! According to a new story trailer for the game, Watch Dogs will be coming to current and next-gen consoles (except for the Wii U) in just under three months. WATCH DAAAHGSS!
Damn, that Hitler is popular, as it seems Sniper Elite fans cant get enough of killing him, not to mention paying extra for the privilege.
If you havent decided yet which platform youre getting Titanfall on (Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PC) and fancy the idea of getting the Season Pass, youd best decide now, as the Season Pass wont be transferable.
Believe it or not, people still like to drag their consoles and monitors over to a friends house and network them together for offline, multitplayer experience. It will be hell to do so with an Xbox One, but at least now it can be done.
In other news, they sky is still blue and the earth is still round. Oh, and sorry last-gen folks, youve still got an extra two-week wait for Titanfall.
Many long-awaited features and improvements to the Xbox One operating system will be available for your consumption shortly! Just make sure to put your console into ’Instant On’ mode to check for updates while it’s off!
This week features a nice selection of deals and some much needed discount love for Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox One.
Its a little bit later than originally projected, but finally, the Project Spark Beta is now open to Xbox One owners. Dont just stand around, get in there and start creating!
Murdered: Soul Suspect will be in our hands sooner than we originally expected, and right before E3. Be prepared to pay a bit more for it if youre getting it on next-gen though.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman™: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady Studios’ conclusion to the series of award-winning, best-selling titles Batman™: Arkham Asylum and Batman.
Twitch is finally coming as promised to Xbox One in a big way, and Microsoft cant wait until its roll-out next week to blow the lid on it, so Major Nelson will be previewing the app on twitch tonight at 11pm ET (8pm PT for those of you out West).
Gotta love those leaks! Reddit is the guilty party this time.
If youre a Street Fighter purist who say, doesnt like some of the changes made to your favorite fighter during any of the revisions made to SF4 over the years, youll be pleased to learn youll be able to pick your favorite version in USF4.
Games are becoming more expensive for Canucks, but if you look around, there are often great opportunities to save. This deal gets you $10 in Xbox Store or credit if you pre-order Titanfall from the Microsoft Store, regardless of the Xbox platform.
Finally, owners of existing third-party Xbox One and Xbox 360 5.1 surround sound headsets (and surround sound systems that exclusively use optical input) can rejoice!!!
Its that time of the month when we find out what goodies await us next month! If youre a dungeon crawler or fan of God Games, Marchs games will make you very happy (if you dont own them already, that is).
If you managed to weather the storm of bugs, hacks and other exploits that plagued GTA Online and are still enjoying the game, your continued commitment and is being rewarded again next week. No...theres still no Heist missions, but its all FREE!
DLC for Call of Duty games are as plentiful as snowflakes, but very few allow you to play as iconic villains from past games, so this one is particularly worthy of mention.
The question is, what exactly will the news be? Halo 5? Halo 2 Anniversary Edition? Or something else entirely? Hopefully its not a sequel to Spartan Assault...way too soon.
Make sure to drop by your Xbox 360 and Xbox One’s respective digital storefronts today, as there is a ton of content discounted for two major Call of Duty titles. Also, Thief and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare are available on both platforms.
Last week it was announced that Bioshock Infinite developer Irrational Games is closing its doors in order to restructure, and Sonys Santa Monica Studios (God of War) was hit with layoffs. As they say, one mans loss is another mans gain!
The zombie-slaying fun continues with the release of the third chapter of the “Untold Stories of Los Perdidos”, and the storys main character, Hunter, seems to have just as many tattoos as the last one.
Today, Xbox Lives Major Nelson and Richard Irving from Xbox Engineering are providing a detailed look at what improvements we can expect to see made to the Xbox Ones Friends and Party system in the coming weeks.
You complained, and Konami listened, sort of. Both physical and digital copies of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on next-gen will be $10 cheaper, but a price gulf still remains between the next-gen and current-gen digital prices.
An inexpensive surround sound solution may be waiting in the wings for all Xbox One gamers in the future. But what happened to 5.1 surround sound optical support?
Finally, Xbox One owners will be able to broadcast their gameplay and much more via the Twitch app (instead of just being able to watch streams) in two weeks. And with Titanfall out that day, it couldn’t come at a better time! XBOX BROADCAST!!!
Hey, if we keep rolling the dice right, we might actually get a gamer boss one of these days. For now, well make do with former Nokia CEO and returning MS executive, Stephen Elop.
Are you ready to kick WWE Cable Box PPV fees to the curb? Well with the new and far more-affordable $10 a month WWE Network app, you can also drop-kick them, put them into a full nelson and then piledrive them into the mat. Or a table. That works.
Theres little point in buying an Xbox One unless youre purchasing a good game alongside it, so how about Microsoft throwing in THE BEST, MOST HIGHLY- ANTICIPATED XBOX ONE GAME FOR FREE? Say...no...more!!!
A lot fitting references to the end and the afterlife here! Saints Row IV, LIMBO and Metro: Last Light appear to be the biggest winners of the lot.
Theres probably only ONE game that anyone here in the Great White North is concerned with today, but once thats done, head on over to the Xbox Games Store for some good deals on Diablo III, Dark Souls, COD: Ghosts and more.
Payday 2, Mortal Kombat 2011 and State of Decay are the highlights among todays discounts.
Some good deals can be found here, including discounts on the recent Tomb Raider Reboot, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 1 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
This weekend is not only a great opportunity to get out there and boost your COD stats, its also an opportunity to bling your soldier up with some pretty wacky items, including SPACE CATS!
The tradition of allowing select Xbox owners to preview upcoming updates to their favorite consoles operating system is continuing on Xbox One, as invitations are going out as we speak to test out the March update! Check you e- mail!
The leak reported earlier this month is true; Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition will be making its way to the Xbox 360 Games Store in April.
Ever thought that your video game habit might be destroying your life socially? Well now youll have the chance to destroy it financially as well, provided that you stink at Street Fighter but enjoy gambling your cash away in skill- based bouts.
It should come as no surprise that WB Interactives latest Tolkien-inspired game will look better on next-gen consoles, but apparently the depth of the games nemesis system will also be highly dependent on the Xbox Ones added horsepower.
No more rumors, its real, its coming out in March, and its buttons even glow in the dark!
Todays sale is quite an assortment of hits, including the zombie shooters Left 3 Dead and Dead Island: Riptide, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, Skyrim, Darksiders and FIFA 14.
If you thought the mech-goodness on Xbox One couldn’t get any better with Titanfall, you’d be wrong. Strike Suit Zero promises to take the mech-action into space and deliver on all those anime space battle fantasies you had as a child.
Todays Daily Deal highlights are Darksiders II, Farming Simulator and the Soul Calibur II HD update.
Wolfenstein: The New Order has been given a release date, and in celebration a new trailer has been unveiled as well as a new incentive for pre-ordering: access to a beta for the next Doom game.
Capcom and Double Helixs long-awaited reboot-meets-remix of Strider is finally here for your old-school action- platforming consumption, and according to Capcom Unity, apparently a lot of folks like it.
Today the OneDrive team announced worldwide availability of OneDrive – including new features that will let you get more out of the new OneDrive app on Xbox One. The updated app will connect all your content seamlessly across all of your devices.
By now youre probably used to paying for car packs, but every now and then, its nice to get a Forza freebie, especially when its a new track, a category that Turn 10s latest racer is a bit short on. Naturally, theres also a car pack you can buy!
Proof that self-publishing is alive and well on Xbox One, Warhorse Studios has received approval from Microsoft and Sony to bring its open-world role-playing game to the next-gen consoles.
The armless and legless hero has now made his way to Xbox One in style, as his latest adventure is now available for purchase on the Xbox One Games Store, in addition to a discounted RYSE: Son of Rome. Theres also some nice weekly deals on Xbox 360!
Another week of daily deals awaits! This week, Dishonored, Halo: Reach and Bastion top the handful of games on discount until tomorrow. And of course, theres also the week-long discounts!
As of tomorrow, RYSE: Son of Rome will be temporarily going on sale on the Xbox Games Store, with more discounts and new DLC to come, but only for a limited time!
Not only will the Transformers franchise make its leap to the next-gen consoles alongside current-gen with its next entry in the series, but it will also be developed by a new studio and merge the cinematic and videogame universes. Fingers crossed.
Amid all the noise created by the Titanfall and Warface betas this week, Wargaming.net has also launched the full version of World of Tanks for Xbox 360, so if infantry and mech warfare arent your bag, the more strategic combat of tanks might be.
It appears that EA and Respawn have stress-tested the Xbox One Titanfall beta enough during the past few days to deem it safe for the public, so if you haven’t received a code yet, no worries, as you can now join in the action without one.
Now that weve covered some of the strategies needed to succeed in Titanfall, its time to cover some of the common mistakes that will get typical FPS players killed. Dont worry, there are tips inside too! Make sure to check out all the video links!
The Titanfall closed beta is here and if you were lucky enough to snag a code, youll probably want to hit the ground running this weekend! Check out this video to learn how to keep your soldier and Titan at the top of the leaderboard!
Looking forward to that helpless feeling of being stalked, hunted down and killed by monstrous humanoid oddities, complete with optional next-gen trappings? If so, hang in there, that day is creeping ever closer.
The gang behind Need for Speed: Shift and other top end racers of last generation just wants to remind us that another option to Forza will be available soon. Check out the next gen raindrops on those chassis!
The voice actor behind Master Chief himself has said that we can probably expect a Halo 2 Anniversary Edition sooner than we can expect the next new chapter of the Halo saga. But will it be on Xbox One, Xbox 360, or both?
Because sometimes, Kinect voice and motion commands arent always enough.
The Titanfall closed beta for Xbox One is just around the corner, so you might want to prepare for the oncoming onslaught by getting your eyeballs on the following trailer and preview, direct from the Xbox Wire staff.
No more Kinect 1.0 waggle nonsense for you, cadets! Like the Coach says, it’s time to put your grown-up, Kinect 2.0 pants on and pick a faction! Who will you side with? Team Viper, Team Wolf, or Team Eagle?
EA and Respawn Entertainment have just opened registration for the second Titanfall beta on the games official website. Codes are guaranteed to run out fast, so youd best get over there and sign up (the link to the registration page is inside)!
Its not over yet for Xbox Live Arcades darling zombie survival horror game, State of Decay, as the game will soon have more territory to romp around in, and possibly a new way to play it.
Fable fans may have been surprised when it was first announced that Fable Legends was being built with a 5-10 year plan in mind, but now it appears that developer Lionhead Studios is moving the game and its future ambitions in an MMO- like direction.
Gotta love those leaks! At this rate, the Xbox Games Store might become a bigger source of upcoming game leaks than Amazon!
With all this future news talk, its nice to have at least one news story about something you can experience and play TODAY.
While most of these improvements are just streamlined versions of what we already have on Xbox 360, they’ve been sorely needed and will no doubt be much appreciated when they go live.
Patience, Grasshopper. The update will likely be out in time for Valentine’s Day.
Good news all around for Xbox One owners not happy with the standard pack-in headset. Both a new official stereo headset and the long-awaited adapter that will allow a variety of third-party options will be out next month.
The long wait for Battlefield 4 Premium members who dont own an Xbox One (Thats YOU, Xbox 360 owners) for the first of the expansion packs they paid up front for may soon be over, as Second Assault should be available to download next week.
2014 is already turning out to be a year of pleasant surprises in the form of smaller, bite-sized games, including this watercolor-and-Grandia-inspired RPG from Ubisoft called Child of Light. Oh, and everything in the game rhymes, isnt it sublime?
If you were worried about having too many betas to try out, Activision has just made your life easier by pushing the long-awaited beta for Destiny into the summer. Hopefully this wont affect the games September 9th release date too severely.
Rayman leaves no console unturned.
February may be a slow time of year for games in general, but it appears as though developers have seized upon this period as the perfect time to drop demos and betas on us, and its possible that Dying Lights Techland is no exception.
We’ve had the original Far Cry on Xbox 360 before in the form of Far Cry: Instincts Predator, but forget about that hack-job. This version is based on the PC original, with an upgraded interface and new cutscenes. Best of all, it’s only TEN BUCKS!!!
You cant have a Disney Infinite without at least one iteration of Mickey Mouse, right? Whats scary is that soon well be saying the same thing about Star Wars and Marvel characters, now that Disney owns them.
Step into a LEGO game unlike any other and become a true Master Builder! The LEGO Movie Videogame is now available in retail stores for Xbox One & Xbox 360.
The Wolf Among Us Season Pass has been experiencing some hiccups, as the game has been prompting Season Pass holders to purchase Episode 2 a second time. Check your Xbox Messages if youre one of those affected.
Is that a flock of pigs flying overhead? Is that a snowball in hell that refuses to melt? Must be, because the Call of Duty franchise is stretching its legs out a bit for its dev teams. We can probably still expect a new COD game every year though.
360 owners eager to get in on the jetpack- hopping, mech-shooting action of Titanfall will need to grow a bit of extra patience next month, as the current-gen version of the game wont be arriving at the same time as its PC and Xbox One counterparts.
Fable Anniversary is now available on store shelves, and if you havent picked up your copy yet, you might be curious about whats new. Well, look no further than this new video.
Speaking of Double Helix, the other big reboot theyve been working on, Strider, will be out for Xbox 360 and Xbox One in just under a two weeks! Lets be grateful that were getting this gem BEFORE Amazon gets their grubby paws on the developer!
This is the shocker of the week. Double Helix, developer behind the Microsoft- owned, Xbox One-exclusive fighter, Killer Insinct, has been bought by Amazon, not Microsoft! KI fans neednt worry though, as the game will continue under an internal team.
The conclusion to the Burial at Sea DLC storyline that sees a key Bioshock Infinite character "revisiting" the underwater world of Rapture from the original Bioshock will be surfacing soon. Beware, plenty of SPOILERS await inside.
The only thing that sounds better than a free-to-play, first-person shooter from Crytek is an absolutely free-to-the-public, no-pre-order-necessary OPEN BETA for said free-to-play first-person shooter from Crytek (Psst, theyre the Crysis guys)!
Xbox Ones dashboard interface is about to get a lot more familiar and your content easier to manage come next week, and that little game called Titanfall is going to be so big that it will require a separate update of its own next month!
And if you dont let him in, Bigbys gonna blow your house down, right after hes done kicking your ass.
How this new appointment will affect the Xbox division is unknown, but at least for the moment, its good to know that someone capable is in the pilots seat, particularly someone with cloud experience. See what I did there?
Tired of how your Avatar gamerpic looks on Xbox One, even in gorgeous 1080p? Not happy with whats already out there? Well theres just been an injection of new user-designed content that might do the trick for you.
If youve got the $10, Turn 10 Studios have the wheels to set your digital asphalt on fire, baby!
The Killer Instinct game of musical chairs continues! If you have an Xbox One and download the free version of Killer Instinct, youll now be rewarded with Orchid as your default fighter, as Chief Thunder has left the building.
The next-gen pickings are bound to be slim for the next while, so any quality Xbox 360 titles that get the Xbox One treatment are more than appreciated in these parts.
Yep, that’s right, it’s STILL in beta, but if you haven’t been able to get access to it yet, you should be very shortly.
Im not sure what is more shocking about this story...that the NFS franchise as a whole could be in peril despite the recent success of Need for Speed: Rivals, or that there is a POLICE-THEMED BATTLEFIELD GAME IN THE WORKS.
Obviously, Microsoft doesnt comment on rumors and speculation. But come on, its the weekend, lets have some fun and speculate on all this MAD GOSSIP!!!
Time to escape the Polar Vortex for sun, sand, and fighting for your life against ravenous zombies at a five star resort. Then when youre done that, you can go to war. You realize were talking about videogames, right? It all starts tomorrow!
More rumors have begun to stir regarding what developer Undead Labs follow up to their Xbox Live Arcade hit State of Decay will be, following the addition of veteran MMO game developer Patrick Wyatt to the companys ranks.
One of the best things about having an Xbox One-exclusive fighting game is that the actions of cheaters and spoil-sports are taken VERY seriously on Live. Along with todays addition of Spinal, expect a more balanced KI leaderboard going forward.
Killer Instinct‘s swashbuckling skeleton has joined the fray: Spinal will become available today for owners of the Ultra Edition and Combo Breaker Pack bundles (Note: he will automatically download for owners of those bundles.)
The Titanfall beta and now this? Many an Xbox Gamer’s thumbs are going to be plenty busy on February 14th, and probably about just as many girlfriends and wives are going to be PISSED.
Time for some Halo-inspired, twin stick action on current gen!
Nothing more needs to be said. Get your eyeballs on this video NOW!
Well thats one way to overcome a price gap. For a limited time, the Microsoft Store will give you $100 of store credit when you trade in your PS3 or Xbox 360. The offer runs from 23rd January till 2nd March 2014 in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada.
If you’ve been holding out on buying an Xbox One because you desire it in a colour other than black, you may not have to wait too long.
With Boss Mode also being an X1 exclusive, the Xbox One version of Garden Warfare is looking to be the definitive version of the game.
You know that pretty cool Kinect game that you can download to your Xbox One absolutely for free? Well now you can compete in that game against the best in the world and possibly win some free swag and bragging rights for the full game when its out!
Dashboard improvements are incoming for Xbox One, which is hardly unexpected, but increased chatter surrounding a White Xbox One similar to the special edition model for MS employees and a future model without Blu-Ray has piqued the interest of many.
Considering the troubles Battlefield 4 has had since release, EA and DICE might have to announce a Battlefield 4 National Holiday to make it up to everyone. But a "Player Appreciation Month" sure beats a week, or a Double XP weekend.
Black Tusk Studios are back in the spotlight again as they have just inherited the Gears of War franchise, not to mention the series former Director of Production, Rod Fergusson. But where does that leave the studios other unnamed AAA project?
Sadly, it looks as though well have to pony up a little bit more a month than our PlayStation rivals to play The Elder Scrolls Online after all.
Xbox One received a number of performance tweaks in the lead up to its launch last November, but it’s possible that another significant boost of power is in the offing, which could translate into better visual performance and framerates for games.
Welcome back to the good old days, my fellow Canadians! The recent beating that our dollar has encouraged retailers the to increase the price of many upcoming games by $5-10. Thankfully, console and accessory prices still remain the same for now.
It looks like were finally going to get that Halo movie we were long promised all those years ago, just in smaller, more digestible chunks! With MS now in the business of creating its own TV content, a Halo movie or TV show is actually possible now.
Looks like even more gamers looking to try out Titanfall early will get their chance next month, at the cost of their wives, girlfriends and significant others. Ironically, we have the French to thank for this news. Gotta love those Daft Punk robots.
Stop the presses! Contrary to what Microsofts Phil Spencer has said about Gears of War having run its course, the Gears of War will live on, as Microsoft has just bought the rights to the franchise and assigned its stewardship to Black Tusk Studios.
Looks like Xbox 360 owners will be able to get in on the gameplay uploading craze later this year without needing to own a next-gen console...provided the destination is YouTube and the game is Ultra Street Fighter IV.
Its no secret that pricing of content on the Xbox Store has generally not offered discounts as deep as some retail and digital competitors. But Xbox Lives Major Nelson has indicated that this state of affairs may eventually be changing.
Strider Hiryu is ready for his official return.
Remember that Looney Toons cartoon where Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf stop fighting and punch out from work while another sheepdog and wolf punch in to take their places for the next shift? Its kind of like that.
In case youve forgotten, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers from January 16th to 31st. Make sure not to miss out on owning this classic two-player action- adventure puzzler if you dont have it already!
Maybe Powerstar Golf’s arcade-like style isn’t enough for you. If so, Xbox One- owning golf nuts can look forward to The Golf Club, which promises matches in which two courses will never be the same, if that is what you desire.
That’s right, not only are this week’s deals jam-packed with some good ol’ Xbox 360 fantasy-style RPG and action adventure, there’s even a nice discount on Xbox One’s first official golf title.
After a brief technical hiccup that saw this demo appear on Xbox Live for a scant few hours last week, Square-Enix has located and pulled out the monkey- wrench, releasing a taste of their heroines latest adventure into our hands once again.
Dead Rising 3 owners will be happy to learn that the recently delayed "Operation Broken Eagle" DLC originally planned for late December will be available for download later today. However, a sizeable 13GB patch must be downloaded first.
Access is extremely limited, but may still be able to get in, even if you didnt get an e-mail from EA. Check inside for how to join!
Another day, another BF4 patch.
This rumor refuses to die, and there are probably very few Halo fans out there that would want it to. Now if only theyd add Cortana to the Xbox One experience and wed really have something to get excited about.
This ought to get you mech-heads pumped up for Titanfall this Spring! And lets face it, the standard Xbox One controller could use a bit of livening up, colour-palette wise.
With 2K Sports abandoning the MLB 2K franchise, the door is literally wide open for another company to sweep in with their own baseball game, so the MLB has decided to cut out the middleman and get into publishing themselves with a classic IP.
Will there ever be another Viva Pinata game? Only if Rare equips all the Pinatas/Pinatae with bazookas and throwing stars - amirite, peddlers of received wisdom about market trends?
Just because the holidays are over doesnt mean that the savings have to end. If you havent already, nows your chance to experience the epic metroidvania experiences that are Darksiders 1 & 2 at a discount, and take on a seriously deep western RPG.
A new versatile weapon kit, four exciting new medium sized maps and Episode 1 of the brand-new, alien-filled Extinction campaign round out this first DLC pack. Oh, and Michael Myers. No, not the one from Wayne’s World, we mean the psychopathic one.
"The Xbox One is the greatest thing to happen to mankind." Er, maybe that’s overstating it a bit, but it’s still pretty awesome. Oh, and if you’re starting to see cuts appear on your body after playing Ryse, you might want to take a break. Seriously.
The HD remake of the classic original Xbox RPG Fable is only a month away, and Lionhead Studios is ready to spill the beans on what virtual goodies pre- ordering the game will get you. Unfortunately, just like in the games, youll have to CHOOSE...
As if there was any doubt? The Cloud is cool, but it isnt everything.
Have you seen this game? Project CARS plans to give Forza 5 a run for its money with night racing, highly detailed graphics and a blisteringly fast framerate to match. Developer Slightly Mad Studios also has its own plans for "The Cloud" too.
Its clear that the developer behind the runaway Xbox Live hit State of Decay and Microsoft Studios like each other, so theyve collectively agreed to put a ring on it.
One thing that sets this new generation of consoles apart from the last is how deeply integrated games are becoming with mobile devices and second-screen gameplay. Project Spark is at the forefront of this change, and will be in our hands soon.
Soon, Pay-Per-View won’t be the only way to experience big WWE events, as World Wrestling Entertainment has just announced a 24-hour video-streaming, subscription based service that quite possibly will change the way we consume wrasslin’ forever.
Not only have reports of hitman Agent 47s next-gen death been greatly exaggerated, hes also managed to scrounge up some new work in the present. Current owners of Hitman: Absolution can now download a FREE, brand new, official contract to complete.
Its no secret that forming parties, engaging in chat with friends, and just navigating around the Xbox One Experience is not as straightforward as is on Xbox 360, and the team at MS are well aware of it; fixes are coming SOON. Twitch...not so much.
Looks like Battlefield 4 won’t have any competition from Titanfall--when it comes to player count, that is. According to developer Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall will only support 12 players (6-vs-6) multiplayer gameplay. But there will be BOTS!
Next-gen co-op for the win!
Finally, for the first time in a long time, it looks like well be getting an Alien game worthy of the franchise name. And Survival Horror, not Action, is the key theme. Take a look!
Ah, LinkedIn profiles! Many a surprise game announcement has been spoiled on the internet by involved parties posting their related credentials on their profiles, but rarely do cancellations get outed this way. Luckily, this hit missed the mark!
In their official thanks to Xbox fans for an "Epic 2013" (see above) Microsoft dropped some big names of titles coming out for Xbox One in 2014, but the next Halo game was absent from the list. Don’t worry, Master Chief is still coming this year!
Killer Instinct has just received a major patch which fixes several bugs and enables a number of new, convenient features, but the biggest change for newcomers is that the free character has now been switched from Jago to Sabrewulf. Bark at the moon!
If youre one of the many Canadian Xbox One owners who feel youre getting the short shrift when it comes to the Premium OneGuide features that Americans are enjoying, youre not alone. Not to worry however, Microsoft is working on the issue.
From the folks behind Charlie Murder and the Dishwasher series. That’s about all we can say that makes sense about a game with a title like this, as the title pretty much says it all. It’s only $1, so enjoy, and Happy New Year!
Quickscoping and no-scoping with a sniper rifle in Titanfall will prove ineffective, according to one of the games developers. This should make a lot of close-quarters style players very happy.
Yep, you can have a sweet discount on any Xbox 360 game you want today, as long as that game is Call of Duty Ghosts.
Xbox Gold Members are sure to enjoy these January freebies, as these are both high quality titles that many people missed the first time around.
Season Passes for some of this year’s biggest hit games are today’s daily discount. Which ones? Here’s a hint: If you like Pirates, Superheroes or Post- apocalyptic anti-heroes, you’re likely to be happy about these deals.
Zombies are the theme of this one-day-only sale.
Dead or Alive 5, Left 4 Dead 2 (best co-op shooter ever) plus DLC, Killer is Dead and Red Dead Redemption are December 27ths Today-only deals. Lovely ladies, co-op and lots of zombie slaying and shooting. How can you go wrong here?
Can you believe they snuck The Wolf Among Us discount by us on Christmas day, when most of us were busy making merry? Not cool, MS. Not cool. Hope you were able to catch it late last night.
From now until January 5th, Christmas is taking over Grand Theft Auto Online, including actual snowfall starting on Christmas Day. Players can hop online right now and prepare for the weather, with discounts on winter clothes, weapons and more!
Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 for FREE, Brothers for 67% off, Ducktales: Remastered for 50% off and Diablo III for 33% off are some of this week’s highlights.
The minds at Microsoft were correct in assuming wed all be pretty busy tomorrow with last-minute Christmas shopping and preparations, so theyve kindly released Halo: Spartan Assault for Xbox One for download one day early! Merry Christmas!
Day 7 features NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, FIFA Street 3 and NHL Arcade, all at 75% off. Today only!
Not happy with the matte black look of the Xbox One controller? Think you can design a better one? How about getting paid $1000 if your design gets chosen? Read on for details!
In case you missed it, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood arrived this Friday for Xbox One, and will be coming to Xbox 360 in early 2014. To celebrate its next-gen release, Microsoft and developer Press Play have released a new trailer and interview.
Todays featured discounts are of the fisticuffs variety. Of particular note is the very-recently released Soul Calibur II HD at 50% off and Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown and Street Figher III: Third Strike Online Edition at 75% off!
Just in case you missed it, youve still got time to catch a good deal on some Castlevania games and content.
Beloved off-road racing series given new life as key team members reform ahead of 2014 releas. YAY!
The prognosis for Battlefield 4 on Xbox One has been drastically improving, which means more stability and balanced online multiplayer. No more reason to hold off playing, so get out there, soldier!
Today, Xbox Entertainment Studios announced an original documentary series that will debut exclusively on Xbox in 2014.
Remember that new campaign DLC that was just announced for Dead Rising 3, due out on Christmas Eve? Looks like well be waiting a tad longer for that...
The Avengers and Minecraft? Seems like a perfect fit! OK, well, maybe not, but there are some fans out there that just gots to have it.
If you havent picked up Forza Horizon yet, nows the time. Today only!
Major discounts are to be had on three of Xbox Liver Arcades most popular platformers, up to 75 percent off! Today only.
Co-op is always a good thing. Free is even better. But if youre itching for even more content, a paid DLC pack is offering two new arenas in which you and a friend can continue to partake in Ryses glorious bloodsport. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?
New GTA Online features are coming in fast and furious, as new "Capture the Flag"- inspired game modes have now made their debut. Hopefully the long awaited Heist missions are not too far off.
That’s right, it’s time for another Holiday Sale! Borderlands 2 and select related DLC are part of today’s One Day Only sale, and each day up until 2014 will feature something new. There’s also a weekly sales featuring deals on many other games.
Have you driven (and smashed up) a Ford lately?
While this may not interest many of you, Microsoft and Xbox One are still interested in bringing you TV TV TV TV and even more TV.
Hallelujah, its a Christmas miracle!
Its Friday, and theres tons of good news. Battlefield 4 got an Xbox One patch. Walking Dead Season 2s out next week. Strider music is still awesome. Forza 5s economy is getting balanced. And Christmas is coming! A great time to toot our own horn!
After Killer Instinct, do we really need any more evidence that Double Helix is awesome? Well, theyre even more awesome for reviving Capcoms Strider IP, and they brought on an uber-awesome composer to remix many of Striders classic soundtracks!
Dead Rising 3 owners have some new content to look forward to buying, which will star a different character and add new weapons to the mix, but XP that will carry over into the main game. Also, a limited play-demo is coming for the curious out there.
Times running out fast to finish The Walking Dead: Season 1, people!
If youve been grinding away at Forza 5 and finding it takes forever to earn money to score your favorite ride, its probably because its too darned expensive. Turn 10 has heard your complaints, and has both a fix and some new content in the works.
Who says February will be a bad time for RPGs? Not Lionhead.
Its a few months later than the PC release date, but better late than never.
The Fallout 4 teaser website may have turned out to be a hoax, but theres still plenty of evidence that the game is real.
YouTube Unleashes Strange Storm Of Copyright Claims On Video Game Content Producers
Today, Ubisoft announced that Rayman Legends will enter the next generation of gaming on Xbox One, across North America on February 25th 2014.
Nothing quite says Christmas Eve quite like blasting Covies and Floodies in the face.
The first important update for your Xbox One went live this evening. If you havent already downloaded and applied it, be prepared to set aside a few minutes of your time.
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag enthusiasts are going to have their hands full for the next two weeks. Today a new Blackbeard-themed multiplayer pack will drop, and next week the games first single-player expansion, Freedom Cry is due. YEEAAAAR!
Next week marks the beginning of player- created custom game modes for GTA Online, starting with Deathmatch and Race modes, soon to be followed by CTF, Infiltration and other popular modes. Best of all, new GTA V single-player missions are coming!
Well, the secrets out. We can expect to get our hands on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes in March (reports say March 18th to be exact), and while Playstation will be getting Blocky Snake, well be getting the much cooler Raiden "Jamais Vu" mission.
Some people say you can never have too much of a good thing, others say the opposite. Guess we’ll find out soon enough as next year promises to bombard us with up to 4 different Telltale Games franchises, including Game of Thrones and Borderlands!
To paraphrase my favorite gamer celebrity Aisha Tyler (who should have been co-host at #VGX last night instead of Joel "absolutely-not-a-gamer" McHale), I saw both these trailers yesterday and have to admit, even as a male, I got a little #girlwood.
Did you catch that scent? Its the smell of victory!
It seems like it’s been forever since we’ve gotten any new info on Quantum Break, but Remedy has delivered the goods via a new gameplay trailer shown during yesterday night’s VGX awards.
While Spike TV’s VGX was an utter disaster of a videogame awards show, some good news still came of it, including the official confirmation and first look at the next-gen version of Tomb Raider, featuring an even more gorgeous and vicious Lara Croft.
Finally, we have a release date for Bungies highly anticipated online first- person MMO.
Ultra Street Fighter 4 is still many months away, which means you have plenty of time to practice your combos and prepare before the the "ultimate" version of Street Fighter turns everything upside down again. Great savings for digital owners!
Since when did we get so lazy? Remember the days when we bought a new game or console, and the first thing we did before anything else was pore through the instruction manual to learn everything about the product wed just bought? Now we have video.
If youve already plunked down the cash for Battlefield 4 Premium, you may want to sit down, as weve got some bad news for you...but its likely that youve already got plenty of problems with the game already. What a bummer.
Xbox Ones self-publishing situation has been rather slow out of the gate, but the wheels are already in motion to rectify the situation. Today, Microsoft is excited to share some of the names of the many participants in its fledgling indie program.
When Microsoft’s Marc Whitten confirmed months ago that every Xbox One could be made into a developer kit, they weren’t kidding. Apparently it’s rather easy to do, but Microsoft has warned against doing so as the results could be harmful, and costly.
We dont normally report on these types of promos, as past Xbox "buy for a chance to win" contests have largely centered around junk food (and still do). At least Quarter Pounders and ravioli have SOME nutritional value, and the win odds are good!
Canucks, if the only thing holding you back from getting an Xbox One right now is not being able to get that commemorative Day One controller and achievement, its not too late. You can still get a Day One console, provided youre fine with a bundle.
Sure, the Xbox Ones biggest competitor is still suffering from some supply problems, but as Dominic Toretto from The Fast and The Furious says, "Winning is Winning".
Theres nothing that signals the coming of Christmas better than shooting robots and grubs in the face, and youre going to be able to do a whole lot of that for absolutely free in December, provided you have an Xbox Live Gold membership.
The deals wont just be in the stores. Major Nelson has a full list of digital games that will be on sale this long weekend. Some deals are for one day only, so make sure to check them out and prepare to be online accordingly.
While youve been busy playing with your new Xbox One via the sweet new voice commands, you may have forgotten that Kinect can be controlled with hand gestures too! We have an updated list that highlights these actions in addition to voice commands.
Isnt next-gen great? Not only are we getting cheap upgrades on cross-gen titles like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4, Turtle Beach is now offering free upgrade kits for their current line of high-end headsets!
Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Thorin Oakenshield and Company On Their Quest to the Dwarven Kingdom in the Next LEGO Videogame Coming 2014
Now onto what you’re really wondering…is this compatible with my Harmony remote? YES! We’ve worked hard with Microsoft to make sure your Harmony remote would be compatible on day one.
Just because Kinect for Xbox One can understand complex voice commands doesn’t mean it’s human. You’ll need to pick up some lingo in order to help it better understand you. Prepare to be enlightened.
After hearing that the PS3 and PS4 versions of Ground Zeroes will be getting a classic, low-res version of Snake to sneak around the game with, Xbox owning Metal Gear fans felt left out. Not anymore! Kojimas promised us some Xbox love as well.
Don’t panic, you’ll still be able to get stereo sound and DTS via an optical digital connection, and Dolby Digital will come later via an update. If you’re using HDMI to connect to your sound system, this issue won’t affect you. Read on for details.
Contrary to an earlier official Microsoft FAQ, Xbox One will still require a connection to the internet to download the Day One patch. The USB solution provided by the FAQ is not guaranteed to work, and the FAQ has been taken down. Good luck tonight!
With Xbox One launching tonight at midnight with a host of launch parties taking place all around the world, it makes sense that Microsoft is taking the time to explain how the new Xbox One Party System works. Cuz’ after the party is the AFTER-PARTY!
Lucky bastards! Even Lourde got one before us. LOURDE!
Yep, thats right, even when you get your shiny new Xbox One, theres a whole army of Microsoft Xbox employees who will still have a better looking console than you. Now I know why the Xboxs colour is green. Its symbolic of all the envy.
Why you would want to be watching YouTube on Xbox One at launch instead of playing your brand new games is beyond me, but here you go. Hopefully theyll be your own gameplay videos created and edited entirely on Xbox One. That would be forgivable.
If youre concerned about not being able to download the mandatory update for Xbox One on launch day, fear not, you can now download it in advance via PC and complete the process offline, provided you have a 4GB (or bigger)USB drive in NTFS format.
We already know that a sequel to Square- Enix’s reboot of Tomb Raider is in the works, and that it will likely be on next-gen consoles, so it’s only fitting that next-gen owners have access to the first game as well, right? More Lara is always good!
Just in case you missed the opening of the last colossal Xbox One in downtown Toronto, heres what came out of it.
More than 100 stores opening at 12:01 a.m. on November 22 to sell biggest launch in Xbox history.
The countdown to Xbox One’s launch is days away, and Microsoft is building up to the big day with a collection of videos focusing on more of the Xbox One’s features.
The improvements to GTA have been part of a long and ongoing process, but today players are being rewarded with more balances, tweaks, fixes and the long- promised Beach Bum expansion.
If there was ever proof that zombies havent worn out their welcome, its Xbox Lives runaway success story, State of Decay. Its long awaited Breakdown DLC, which promises to make zombies tougher and resources more scarce, will be out by months end.
If youve been waiting out the launch of Xbox One by diving eyeballs-deep into Minecraft on Xbox 360, your hours of toiling away may not have been completely wasted, as developer 4J is looking into a way of transferring your save file to next-gen.
After a zombie apocalypse in Vancouver and a thrill-ride in Montreal, Xbox One Source lands in Toronto. The console is located at Yonge-Dundas Square—come down and check it out!
With all the noise going on today surrounding console launches and upcoming console launches, you may have forgotten that starting tomorrow up until November 30th, Iron Brigade (aka Trenched) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members!
This game has received a good deal of attention since it kindly stepped in to pinch-hit for DriveClub in the PS4s launch-day lineup, but its also a current gen title and available on Xbox 360 today!
When you want to take a break from playing all your new games on Xbox One in order to check out its many other features, youll find that it has the most robust and powerful net-browsing experience ever, further enhanced by Kinect, tablet and mobile.
Fear not, free monthly games are coming to Xbox One for Gold subscribers as well as on Xbox 360! What they will be and exactly when remains to be seen.
At one minute after midnight next Thursday, gamers the world over will be celebrating the launch of Microsofts next console, Xbox One. Where will you be on launch day? I know where Ill be. Care to join us and become a part of history?
Now that the major bugs have been patched and stimulus packages distributed to all affected players, Rockstar has deemed GTA Online fit and ready to receive its first free expansion pack, complete with new vehicles, weapons, missions and diversions.
No, its not some fool or early birds attempt to make a quick buck. Its legit and for a good cause.
Ill tell you whats going to "snap". My sanity, waiting for November 22nd to finally get here!
So close, yet so far away. Oh Microsoft, why do you torture us so?!?
The Superbowl of game console showdowns is only two weeks away, and you cant have a Superbowl without COMMERCIALS! Check out the latest trio of Xbox One spots released today. And guys, dont neglect your girlfriend. Kinect knows how to treat a lady!
Ready to dust off that free SkyDrive account? Xbox One will be packing some serious media enhancements right out of the box that will make you want to show off and share all your latest pictures and videos with your friends, fast and easily!
Highly-Rated Kids Game will be One of the Few Family Launch Titles for Next-Generation Platforms This Holiday
If you woke up this morning to a message from the Microsoft Store saying your credit card had expired, don’t worry. Was a glitch, and everything is cool.
Microsofts Marc Whitten and Yusuf Mehdi are giving us what weve all been waiting for: A LIVE demonstration of the Xbox One interface, including Snap, DVR, Live TV, Skype and Kinect, all working seamlessly with actual games and profiles logged-in.
Worried about taking a chance on one of Xbox One’s launch titles? BB and FS have you covered, as they are offering to knock $10 off the top of any used $60 Xbox One game, and offering $40 credit for any next-gen title you trade in until January 2nd.
Looks like that Call of Duty: Ghosts Double XP weekend is gonna have a little competition. This weekends also the last chance to get into the World of Tanks beta on 360 before the game rolls towards final spec. Also: Double XP and a special prize!
Major Nelson shows of the speed of entering (or not) a redeemable product code.
As the launch of Madden NFL 25 on next-gen consoles nears, today EA SPORTS released details on how the game will bring the excitement and emotion of Sunday into the game.
The Call of Duty: Ghosts 2XP Launch Weekend kicks off on November 8, 2013 at 10am PST and runs until November 11, 2013 at 10am PST.
Xbox fans can test drive the unparalleled all-in-one gaming and entertainment system before it’s available to purchase in-store.
Here’s a question though...what happens when Hitman sits with his back to Xbox One? Does he get scanned, and will the company come after him?
In addition, Kinects microphone will make it a whole lot easier to be nice to your teammates and hitch rides...wait...hold on, what game is this again?!?
If you are a current or aspiring independent developer interested in bringing your creations to the Xbox One platform, theres some good news here for you!
Our 500,000 GTA bucks payday is just a couple more days away...hopefully.
Crazy Kojima is at it again! His prices wont be beat! And for a limited time only, hes throwing in all the DLC. Thats right, you heard me, ALL THE DLC! Thats over 25% added value, on top of a 50% discount! Thats HUGE, Ladies and Gents, HUUGE!!!
Play Call of Duty: Ghosts Today on Xbox 360. Take all Multiplayer Stats, Progression, In-Game Achievements and your Season Pass With You to the Next Gen Consoles When Youre Ready to Upgrade.
However, in true Kojima fashion, there’s still some confusion, as the Xbox One and PS4 digital versions will cost the same as the retail versions but will cost $10 more than the Xbox 360 and PS3 digital versions.
Yes!!! Fulgore is back! Oh, and apparently theres a Pin Ultimate Edition!
What gave it away that this car was extra special? The fact that there will only be 499 of them in existence or that the name literally says "THE FERRARI"? "Pony up" now to save later!
If you believe in Ryse, you need to get this Season Pass.
Believe it or not, this is actually news, thanks to Sony dropping a bomb a few days ago revealing that the PS4 wont play CDs, stream content via DLNA or support MP3s at launch like PS3 and (in a more limited sense) Xbox 360 do. Whod have thought.
Dont expect to see any more Gears of War games in the near future...at least on Xbox One.
So THATs what it was all about...videogame playing zombies.
Weve been hanging on, awaiting the $500K stimulus package promised by Rockstar for all players who played the game in October. Well, Octobers finally over, so now seems like the perfect time to finally nail down when were actually going to get it.
The pirate with a terrible eating disorder has been confirmed as a returning character in Double Helixs Killer Instinct reboot. Because as Assassins Creed 4 has shown us, you can never get enough of pirates. Oh, and Orchids back, and shes HOT!!!
Kefling hi-jinks and mechs with trenches for cockpits are up for grabs this month for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
Those of you who are Battlefield 4 Premium members and getting an Xbox One can expect the Microsoft timed-exclusive Second Assault DLC to arrive in time for the next-gen consoles launch, with China Rising to come just a couple of weeks later.
More than any other before it, the next generation of consoles is built just as much (if not more) on the POTENTIAL of what they will offer us as well as what they will do out of the box. Now MS is teasing Game Gifting in addition to Family Sharing.
It seems like only yesterday that it was revealed Microsoft was working on its own original TV content, and now it appears that the first fruit of their labour is ripe for the picking: A four- part live-action series based on Ryse: Son of Rome.
You can tell were near the end of a generation when games start having to sacrifice features for fidelity. For the first time in years, a Call of Duty game on Xbox 360 will limit multiplayer to only 12 people, and will demand a sizeable HDD install.
One Source draws on the power of the Canadian community to unlock unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experiences
A small victory was won for Xbox One owners today, as Titanfall has been confirmed by both its publisher and developer as being exclusive to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC for the life of the title. This doesnt rule out sequels, so enjoy while it lasts.
Any part of the Halo Universe, even the tiniest, most portable part of it, is too big to be contained to one device. Yep, Halo: Spartan Assault is spreading it’s wings and coming to the big boy boxes, complete with online co-op and the new expansion!
Yes, the second season (of the video game, not the show) is finally upon us! Read on for details. I however, shall go no further, as I still haven’t finished Season 1...spoilers and all that.
WAS THERE ANY DOUBT?!?!?
Dont you love new console launches? Theyre like Christmas, they give us excuses to buy all kinds of extra stuff to go along with the main goods. That includes the Forza 5 car pass, which will make swallowing the extra $20-50 a little less painful.
Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, the latest installment of the award-winning franchise set in the gritty and exotic Golden Age of Pirates, is now available
While it’s almost a certainty that Tiger Woods will continue to be a playable character in future EA golf titles, the PGA Tour Golf games will no longer bear his name.
In case you missed it, check out this gorgeous, three minute video of a 16-car race on Forza Motorsport 5s Spa- Francorchamps circuit. Forza 5 is still looking to be one of the best reasons to buy an Xbox One at launch.
Black Opss special thing was zombies. What will Ghosts special thing be? Aliens, apparently.
It was bad news for anyone intrigued by the XBOnes camera when Kinect Sports Rivals was delayed into 2014, as the game implements one of Kinects most impressive game-related features: Face Capture. Luckily, well still get a sneak peek at launch.
Thank you PDP! Thanks to you Ill be able to continue my practice of gaming on my couch in the nude with Xbox One.
If youve been waiting to see more concrete evidence of how the Xbox One dashboard functions in motion, youre going to love this...especially if you have ADD.
Looks like if you want the finer things in virtual life, youve still got to put in a lot of hard work, at least for a little while longer. Theres some good news though: The first free add-on and content creator are both incoming. Details inside.
As if you even needed to wait for an invitation! Still, the invites still worth opening (meaning that the video commercial is well worth watching). Oh, and Spock clearly prefers Xbox One.
You see, World Peace is possible. Microsoft and Sony both agree that the perfect number for Party Chat is EIGHT. And if you turn the number 8 on its side, you get INFINITY! The console wars are OVER. FOREVER.
It’s not often in a console war that the competition throws you a bone, but here we are. Devoted Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs fans on Xbox and other platforms can expect the PS3- exclusive DLC to arrive on their machines eventually.
We’re fresh from our first preview of Assassin’s Creed IV on next-gen hardware! We spoke with Ubisoft’s Associate Producer Sylvain Trottier, DLC Game Director Wesley Pincombe and DLC Mission Director Hugo Giard about the game, features and new DLC.
Looks like Batman: Arkham Origins will have a bit of competition for its Friday launch, as the Xbox Live Arcade version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of fate will be available four days earlier than on PSN.
I know what colour Im choosing. Midnight Purple.
Theres a free Batman One Million costume in it for you if youre willing to give up some personal deets to Warner Brothers. Heck, everybody else has your info already, whats one more? You can also get a Batman Red Son skin for the mobile app.
The art of of turning left shall continue to live on in videogames forever, that is if developer Eutechnyx and publisher Deep Silver have anything to say about it.
Respawn Entertainments long-awaited answer to the Call of Duty Monster they helped create finally has a release date. It will be coming exclusively to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC in March.
Looks like youll have to keep the volume down on your late-night online game sessions during your first few months with Xbox One, as both the adapter for current third-party 360 headsets and even new headsets designed for Xbox One have been delayed.
If you’ve been holding off buying Grand Theft Auto V because you’re against buying physical media, you’re a sad, sad individual that’s missed out on a whole month of pure gaming joy already. Anyway, now’s your time to catch up, HDD install bug-free.
The latest GTA Online patch addresses disappearing vehicles, a reduction in respawn costs and a host of other issues. Just a reminder, you have to play GTA Online in October to qualify for the 500K GTA bucks Stimulus Package!
If you live in the States or have a friend there, there are a few deals here that you might want to check out.
Uh...wait, so it was only for a limited time before?!?
If you missed out on the Xbox One Test Drive Tour when it passed through your area, there are still opportunities to get some hands-on time with an Xbox One before and after launch, courtesy of Future Shop and Best Buy. Read on for all the details!
A number of web-based entertainment providers plan to be up and running on Xbox One at launch, and Machinima is one of them. Their app will be fully integrated with the Xbox One experience, which means "Snap" and "SmartGlass" functionality.
Clearly were living in an age of Online TMI (Too Much Information), and while Microsoft has no plans to stand in the way of us sharing, theres been a bit of a snag with using our real names in place of our Gamertags, at least for the moment.
Microsofts not done talking about Cloud Computing and all the cool sounding things it will enable developers and gamers to do and experience on Xbox One. Even cooler however are the sweet Xbox One steering wheel options coming for racing fans!
As we announced weeks ago, Halo 3 is the second Games With Gold title for the month of October, and is available NOW (Better late than never!). Help Master Chief finish the fight again (before he goes to sleep, wakes up and starts a whole new fight)!
Players who want the optimum Battlefield 4 experience on Xbox 360 will need to free up as much as 13 GB of space for all the data, which will ship on two discs. If youre tight for space, 2GB will suffice, but dont expect the best visuals.
Ubisoft announced Watch Dogs and The Crew have been delayed to 2014 when the company released there financial targets for 2013-2014 earlier today.
Bad news: If you were one of the many players who accidentally erased their GTA Online character because of a recent bug, youd best get working on a second or a third, as the first is gone forever. Rockstar will compensate you for your loss however.
When it comes to Xbox Live on Xbox One, Microsoft isnt aiming to reinvent the wheel; after all, if it aint broke, why fix it? Nonetheless, gamers can expect some serious improvements, and a whole lot more friends in the next generation of Xbox.
Its a good thing that Killer Instinct is going to be a cheap game (Free with just Jago or $40 for the Ultra Edition), because serious KI players are gonna need to invest all that money theyre saving into this bad boy. At least its out at launch...
Bugs, deleted characters and server problems in GTA Online has left many players who have been there from the beginning with a sour taste in their mouths. Rockstar intends to make it up to them with a stimulus package. Mine’s going towards a condo!
Belching and farting with your friends while playing games online has never been more appropriate.
Whatchu talkin about, Willis?!?
Sheesh...just when defending the planet couldnt get more complex, suddenly competition shows up.
With Mirror of Fate HD and Lords of Shadow 2 rounding out Mercury Steams Castlevania trilogy, its only natural that a collection would show up, right? Only problem is that it will still be incomplete, as Lords of Shadow 2 comes out in February.
Achievement Unlocked...and recorded. How convenient!
A game about a crime-fighting janitor? Hopefully it will clean up in the New Year and not get swept under the rug by all the new game releases...
And in a surprise twist, the Xbox One version will be coming to retail a week before its PS4 counterpart, despite Sonys console launching a week earlier.
Bigby the Wolf said to Microsoft: "Let me in, let me in, or I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in." Microsoft said they’d get back to him on Friday.
Were getting quite used to these Rockstar announcements now, arent we? Just read on, since now that the online performance has improved, it would really suck to lose that character youve been working on for the past week.
EA is teaming up with Microsofts SmartGlass to take playing defense in Madden NFL 25 to a whole new level.
The yet-unreleased KI is already a shining example of the future of fighting games; a game that in part can be shaped and improved upon throughout its development by users, and Double Helix intends to give them an even greater influence beyond that.
Okay, time to take a break from that Battlefield 4 beta and get your behinds back over to Los Santos! Your crew needs you, dammit!
Just a reminder, The Xbox One Tour Test Drive van will be making two official stops outside Torontos Air Canada Centre on October 5th and 12th from 4pm to 7pm (though a rep has confirmed a potential 3pm start time, so get there EARLY!!!).
Suffering the blues from GTA Onlines numerous bugs? Well EA has just the stress relief for you: helping them squash bugs in their upcoming game, Battlefield 4. Have fun and serve your gaming compatriots at the same time! Its OK. GTA V can wait.
And yes, "North America" includes Canada! Festivities are already underway in Ottawa and should also reach Toronto early this afternoon. Check Xbox.com/onetour for details!
Read on for details on the latest (and much needed) live and upcoming patches aimed at improving GTA Vs offline and online experience.
Its a slow news day, so now is the perfect time to get reacquainted with Kinect for Xbox One in detail. Because, well...SCIENCE!!! (Psst! You can always just watch the videos if you want the Coles Notes version.)
Kenji Inafune fans can rest easy. Mighty No. 9 has reached it’s final Kickstarter stretch goal of 4 million, so it is coming to EVERYTHING. That is unless Capcom sues Inafune for the game’s similarities to Mega Man and actually wins. Let’s hope not.
We liked The Bureau: XCOM Declassified OK, but the game apparently loves all of us more, as some Xbox 360-exclusive DLC will be dropping next week. Do you feel that? Thats a big Grey Alien bear-hug. Watch out for the fingernails though. They smart!
If you’re a regular to Xbox Addict then such promotions likely don’t apply to you (because you’re already an XBL Gold subscriber), but if you’ve got curious friends or know cheapskates who aren’t, this might be the one that gets them off the fence.
While not directly responsible for the many AAA Ubisoft games that have and continue to bear his name, his famous books starring the character Jack Ryan created the universe that inspired them. Thanks, Jack, gamers the world over are in your debt.
Eidos Montreal head David Anfossi has revealed the next game in the Deus Ex franchise, Deus Ex: Universe, which is slated for next-gen consoles and PC, and has also confirmed a date for the long- awaited Deus Ex: HR Director’s Cut for current-gen.
Injustice fans, Netherrealm hasnt forgotten about you. Today theyre dropping a free Man of Steel Zod Skin for those of you who love playing as Supermans fellow-Kryptonian adversary, but prefer the new movie take on his sinister goatee and haircut.
Activision Blizzard and Bungie announced today that fans who pre-order “Destiny” at participating retailers worldwide will get early access to the beta, which will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and more in early 2014.
Overwhelming evidence that Valve is actually capable of counting to three.
Its the same thing as GTA 5, Ubisoft confirms. Better get another USB with lots of storage on it if you dont want to have your disc spinning in the drive.
In what is probably one of the most ingenious ideas to ever come to the Assassins Creed franchise (and videogames in general), Ubisoft is allowing players to influence the future of Assassins Creed mission styles by allowing them to RATE them.
Patience, Grasshopper. When youre the fastest-selling and most successful game franchise in history, theres bound to be some problems when your online mode flicks the on switch. At least well be able to get our characters created today, right?
It all begins tomorrow morning! But will the servers hold up under all the pent-up initial demand? Just make sure that when you click that download button that your other hand has its fingers crossed.
As we get ever closer to the Xbox Ones Nov. 22 launch date, info about additional enhancements to the console continue to trickle out. From the looks of it, Upload Studio will be quite a versatile tool for sharing and broadcasting gameplay clips.
It took a long time in coming, but as promised way back in June, Halo 3 is finally joining the Games with Gold program later next month, preceded by Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes.
In a recent interview with Major Nelson, Turn 10s Dan Greenwalt confirmed that players "will feel the ABS" with Xbox Ones Impulse Triggers. Thankfully he did not follow up the statement by pulling up his shirt and asking Major to check out HIS abs.
Mark your calendars, Ladies and Gents! The Xbox team is taking Xbox One on the road, offering you the chance to experience the new generation of gaming before Xbox One launches on Nov. 22. Read on for all the locations, dates and details!
Rod Fergusson reveals hes launching a new studio for 2K Games.
Xbox One and Kinect are ready for Round Two against obesity and sedentary lifestyles, and this time they’re bringing in fitness celebrity muscle and disposing with a disc-based approach in favor of an online subscription service. Just might work.
It looks like there will be more opportunities to get a hands-on with the Xbox One prior to its November 22nd launch via an upcoming (but still unconfirmed) Xbox One tour. At the very least it appears that 3 new Canadian cities have been added.
Sony has Gaikai, and now Microsoft has...well something. The takeaway here is that this could mean all sorts of live-streaming features, including backward-compatability, may be in the works for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows and Windows mobile devices.
It’s a bit unreasonable to expect that EVERY Xbox One launch title will run in Full 1080p at a silky 60 frames-per- second, but one game that definitely will is Forza Motorsport 5, and Microsoft has just released the first direct-feed footage. Enjoy.
Ubisoft has finally given us a release date for South Park: The Stick of Truth, and has detailed what we can expect to get in the just-announced Grand Wizard Edition. And you thought youd have no new games to play this Christmas. You silly!
What else can be said about this other than that the Batman: Arkham games have had the coolest collection of costumes and stages of any superhero game thus far. You gotta admit, its hard to say no to getting the bulk of them up front at a discount.
WB is once again is testing our loyalties by offering our mortal PS3 enemies Batman: AO-exclusive swag, but they’re still giving Deathstroke DLC to Xbox 360 pre-orders, and he’s way cooler anyway. Thief, meanwhile, is offering a bank heist!
We all know that Forza Motorsport 5 will be drop dead gorgeous, but now is the time that we really start salivating, as the first handful of cars has been announced.
Perhaps the Summer of Arcade 2013 selection left you cold, but weve got a sweet mech-inspired indie game thats going to explode on the Xbox Store next week that you might want to check out. Its not afraid of using lots of vowels, either!
Looks like those GTA Online cash card pics floating around on the internet are indeed the genuine article, as Rockstar has confirmed that players will be able to bling-bling up faster if they’re willing to pay, but game balance won’t be affected.
It’s been TWO E3’s since we first heard of Ascend. Now it’s here, and it’s Free-to- Play. Will you meet the challenge and ASCEND?
Could the multiplayer portion of Grand Theft Auto V possibly be going PAY TO WIN?
Mr. Director, my gameplay is ready for its closeup!
Reality check! Microsoft has been doing great job of regaining much of the goodwill lost over the years with indie developers, but Rome still wasnt built in a day. Those first XBOne indie games still need time to be developed, like until early 2014.
Over 300 pre-made gamerpics will be available for new Xbox One owners to personalize their profile, and theyll even be able to create full-body poses for their avatar using Kinect. Avatars will continue to look the same for the time being though.
Guess what? Thats right, another GTA V bug! Apparently this ones out to gobble up your custom vehicles. Depending on how attached you are to your expensive car creations, you might want to take a random car or cab to your next set of missions.
In a recent TGS interview with Xbox Wire, Swery65, developer of the cult-hit Deadly Premonition, has revealed long- awaited details about his upcoming game D4: Dark Dreams Dont Die for Xbox One, and explains why it requires the Kinect.
Anyone who played the original Metal Gear Solid in its day remembers how eerie the infamous torture scene was, and how high the stakes were if you failed. Wary of this, Hideo Kojima doesnt plan to put the player in the same position again in MGS V.
This newest KI trailer is for all the ladies out there (and the fellas who love fighting as them as well). The mysterious "spider-woman" has been confirmed as a new character named Sadira, and it looks like Orchid is back -- and she brought a pet!
Does this essentially make you a Dragon Pimp?
According to Microsoft’s Albert Penello, the Xbox One should only be used in the horizontal position, and surprisingly, the reason is due to the system’s slot- loading drive, something that the vertically-capable PS3 and PS4 both have.
Heres a conundrum. Xbox One supports up to six simultaneous profiles signed in at once, but supports up to 8 controllers at once. So what happens with the other two players? And what about second-screen devices like SmartGlass? Read on and learn.
Yeah. So all of you complaining about Microsofts focus on TV, TV, TV, TV, Sports, TV, TV, TV, Games, TV, TV, and TV have only yourselves (and according to MSs Kevin Turner, your wives and or girlfriends) to blame.
Drop-in, drop-out two-player co-op will be a big feature of Dead Rising 3, allowing you to make every playthrough as social or as lone-wolf as you want it to be.
The (optionally) Kinect 2.0-powered, spiritual successor to the Panzer Dragoon games, Crimson Dragon, will be inexpensively priced at $20 and will feature an exclusive extra for those who purchase it before the end of the year.
In a bid to play catch up with its tech adversaries Apple and Android, Microsoft is reportedly developing a voice-activated digital personal assistant codenamed "Cortana." Yes, that Cortana from the Halo series. Nerdy indeed.
Looks like we finally have a date..a date with DEATH.
Looks like the all the positive reception for their DuckTales remake has convinced developer WayForward to give the Xbox 360 version the retail treatment after all. You may not like the price though.
Apparently that new open-world crime- action-adventure game from Rockstar is pretty popular.
The last time we saw head-tracking implemented in a game for the Xbox platform was Forza Motorsport 4, and the results were so-so. With the significantly-increased power of the new Kinect however, the feature could be a next-gen FPS game-changer.
Yay! Sega has now officially acquired Atluss parent company, which means they now likely own the Persona, Shin Megami Tensei and other well-known franchises from the developer. Could this mean theyll finally share the wealth on the Xbox platform?
Uplay will be playing a much bigger and hopefully more seamless role in Ubisofts games come next generation, according to Ubisofts Casual & Online Games Director, Stephanie Perotti.
Some people simply cant stand the sound of their Xbox loading game information off of a disc. I like to call those people anal-retentive, but Digital Foundry has found a workaround the GTA V play disc problem that should make even those folks happy.
If you opened up GTA V this morning and were wondering where the heck the instruction manual is, the answer for the moment is on your i-device (iPhone or iPad). Those of us with Android and Windows devices, Macs and PCs will have to wait.
EA made a boo-boo. Those promised early access to the Battlefield 4 Open Beta via BF3 Premium purchases, Medal of Honor: Warfighter pre-orders and the like will have early access to the Beta on October 1st. The rest of us will have access on the 4th.
No worries about having your shiny new Xbox One and not having the latest EA game to play on it. Battlefield 4, FIFA 14 and Madden 25 for Xbox One will all be on store shelves three whole days before the console becomes available.
Fellow fighting game fans, did you ever think wed live to see the day where the a Microsoft console would be considered the platform of choice over a Sony console by ANY fighting game tourney? Things really have changed.
Those of you wanting to avoid putting extra wear and tear on your Xbox 360’s disc drive will have to make an exception for GTA V, as Rockstar warns installing the game’s second "Play" disc will result in performance problems. Just let it spin, folks.
You thought you had one more day to spend with your work colleagues, family and friends before you shut them all out of your life indefinitely to play GTA V, but if you have an iPhone, you’re already doomed. The iFruit app launches today!
Those of you looking to get a head-start on BF4 will be able to do so starting in October. With only a $10 upgrade fee from the current to next-gen version of the game, many 360 players will be doing the same, so youd best get some practice in.
The fact that GTA V’s multiplayer mode will not be shipping with the game but instead will be available as a free download beginning in October is actually a blessing, as we’ll have a little time before Rockstar’s behemoth of a game devours us.
Lionhead boss John Needham says "were playing the long game" for upcoming online-focused Xbox One role-playing game.
Lionhead says it needs a "little more time" to give players "the best game possible."
If they use the same actress from the Halo games to voice the Windows 8 UI, it might be really cool...or super creepy, depending on how "attached" to Cortana you are.
Time for some topographic ****- measuring! In one corner, you have the current-gen beast, Grand Theft Auto Five! In the other, you have the next- gen XBOne-exclusive Dead Rising 3! Get out your rulers and protractors, its gonna be wild!
If this move by Valve is anything to go by, we might be seeing the return of Microsofts Family Sharing policy for Xbox One much sooner than we expect. As they say, competition breeds creativity!
Major Nelson has provided details of the upcoming Xbox One Tour: Road to Launch, where the XBOne will be available to the public for hands-on play. Unfortunately, theres only one Canadian stop, so if you dont live near Alberta, youre SOL for now.
Microsoft has bought the XBOne domain, even though Major Nelson has gone on record saying that the nickname is "disrespectful" to the Xbox One team. Looks like someone in marketing didnt quite think things through long enough. Remember "Puck Man"?
Finally, Xbox 360 owners who currently do not now or ever plan to own a PS Vita can experience the adventures of Aveline de Grandpré on the big screen in HD with their trusty Xbox 360 controller (and minus sloppy touch-screen gimmicks).
The work and investment put into Rayman Legendss UbiArt Framework engine is paying back dividends, as two new games just announced by UbiSoft will be using the same engine to provide vastly different experiences in two distinctly separate genres.
Since the PS4 reveal, Sonys been promising backwards compatibility with PSOne, PS2 and PS3 for the PS4 via its Gaikai streaming service. Since the Xbox One is powered by the cloud, why cant it do the same? Why not indeed, says MSs Albert Penello.
Gran Turismo isn’t the only franchise capable of crossing over into real life. An actual Xbox One Racing Team will be participating in the 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, and to celebrate, MS has announced an exclusive car and track for Forza 5.
Enjoy your favorite music from a 30-million-song global catalog powered by the one service that integrates your music experiences across your tablet, PC, phone and TV. All the music you love, every way you want it.
SmartGlass for Xbox One will be a different beast than the Xbox 360 version, supporting up to 16 devices simultaneously and running circles around the current SmartGlass. Microsoft has given us the full scoop on what to expect.
An unusually long and hard-fought, 8 year console war (with a 3-year tail still awaiting it) has taught Microsoft and Sony a hard lesson for next- gen: If youre good at something, never do it for free. Microsoft is determined make a profit on Xbox One out of the gate.
As well Inafune-san should. Because thats where the Mega Man and future Mighty No. 9 love REALLY is.
Some features lost when Microsoft dropped the Internet connection requirement could eventually return.
This is a big week for Xbox One! I am pleased to share a few exciting developments as we continue our journey to deliver the best Xbox ever.
Or "How I Stopped Worrying About the Next-Gen Lineup and Learned to Love the Gazillion Titles Coming to Current Gen."
With Sony having laid down the gauntlet with the announcement of a November 15th PS4 launch date, there is increasing pressure on Microsoft to finally spill the beans on when we can expect the Xbox One to make its debut. Will MS lead, or follow?
Back-to-School? Who are they kidding? With offers like these everyones likely to skip school and stay at home all week virtually shooting each other in the face.
Disney Infinity just hit store shelves with plenty of starter packs, characters and add-ons, but thats nothing people, as the next deluge of Infinity products, including a yet-to-be-released IP, will be arriving in late November.
Only $1.6 Million more to go to ensure this spiritual successor to Mega Man comes to Xbox 360! Come on, Inafune fans! YOU CAN FUND IT!
While change in the videogame industry is usually for the better, its also painful at times. The Xbox One has turned its back on traditional backward compatibility, and it appears there will be less game demos as well, as games will be "just games".
After months of steadily inching forward with last-minute performance tweaks on the Xbox One hardware, MSs Chief Xbox Marketing Officer Yusuf Mehdi has announced that units are now in full production, all boasting increased CPU performance.
It appears that console gamers wanting access to the XCOM: Enemy Within expansion for the hit game XCOM: Enemy Unknown will have to pony up again for a second retail disc, as the content has been deemed too big to be released as console DLC.
With a number of recently touted Xbox One features like external storage support and Kinect voice control for several regions not making launch day, MS has been forced to address growing suspicions that the console may not be quite ready for release.
Its almost as if Sony looked back at how many PS3 games actually supported 7 controllers at once and deemed the feature impractical, while Microsoft elected to over-compensate this gen. Does this mean Xbox One gets 8-player FIFA while PS4 gets 4?
In a surprise announcement Tuesday morning, the company’s Canadian CEO said that Microsoft will buy Nokia’s handset business for €5.4-billion ($7.2-billion)
Although running out of storage space on the Xbox Ones non-removeable 500GB HDD is unlikely to be a problem at the outset for most early adopters, its a bit disappointing that well have to wait a while before we can hook up our external drives.
While the game is early in development and no platform has been 100% confirmed outside of PC, consoles such as Xbox 360 and potentially Xbox One will likely be stretch goals for the project.
Xbox One. PS4. Dualshock 4. Forza 5. The next generation of consoles is already obsessed with numbering things, even if some of them dont make sense (Xbox One is not the first Xbox). So it makes sense that the next Halo game should be called Halo 5.
Seems like Techland just cant stop churning out these zombie games. To their credit however, Dying Light shows a lot of promise and theres also some interesting multiplayer aspects...but if you want the whole MP package, youll have to pre-order...
Septembers Games with Gold titles are a tactical trip down a neon and blood spattered memory lane and a popular fantasy card trading-and-playing game you may of heard of (without the trading).
Amazon has leaked a PS4 bundle including Killzone: Shadow Fall, the still- unproven PS4 camera and two Dualshock 4 controllers for €499, a direct challenge to MSs Xbox One offering in Europe, and hints that the camera will have voice recognition too.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed by Sonys Worldwide Studios Boss Shuhei Yoshida that the PS4 can be turned on and perform downloads remotely. Not to be outdone, MSs Marc Whitten has confirmed that the Xbox One will be capable of doing the same.
Namco Bandai has just proved that we can all get along regardless our console preference by bringing back Soul Calibur 2s formerly console-exclusive guest characters Heihachi and Spawn and making them available on BOTH Xbox 360 and PS3.
Time to pile on the Kinect again. Already fingered by MS as being the real reason behind the delayed launch of the Xbox One in Europe, it appears as though only 5 of the 12 countries will initially be able to utilize the full range of voice commands.
Between Crysis 3 on multi-plat and Ryse exclusively on Xbox One, Crytek has been pretty busy lately, but hey, what’s one more gorgeous game to look at and play? Get ready, because the F2P Crytek shooter Warface is making the leap from PC to Xbox 360.
Apparently, that Saints Row game managed to sell more than a few copies. Time for a good ol’ celebratory country hoe-down, and developer Volition has you covered.
If youve ever needed a reason to loathe GameStop and EB Games store managers, you have one now.
If youve never had a reason to envy and loathe the folks who work at Microsoft, you do now.
Whats holding the Xbox One back from launching in eight European territories this Fall isnt a supply and demand issue, but rather the Kinect voice- command localizations required for each territory. So blame Kinect. Everyone else does, even MS!
The highly-anticipated conclusion to the Call of Duty Season Pass has arrived! Award-winning Treyarch and Activision Publishing cap off an epic season of Call of Duty: Black Ops II downloadable content (DLC) with Apocalypse.
Today’s a special day for lots of gamers, but also one that leaves them torn. Some folks are asking themselves “Do I buy Madden NFL 25 now, or wait for next-gen in a few months?”
Obviously, Halo 4 did win a handful of Game Of The Year Awards across the internet, so this edition is legit. And at only $50 for well, ALL THE CONTENT, whos going to argue the point anyway? GOTY editions are meant to be enjoyed, not critiqued.
On the heels of Marc Whitten confirming that digital versions of Xbox One games will get pre-order bonuses and special edition versions just like their retail cousins, Major Nelson has detailed the pre-order swag for Ryse, Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3.
Thats right, all your Microsoft Points become cold hard cash today. Are you ready?
The Xbox One operating system appears to improve upon Xbox 360s OS in almost every way. Some of the new additions include the ability to have 6 profiles signed in at once, Kinect-enabled voice control of your TV set and apps running alongside games.
A recent YouTube video features the dynamic soundtrack tech that Killer Instinct will employ to follow the action and add the appropriate level of tension and intensity to strike thrown and every pause taken in battle. Check it out!
A universe as big and populated with beloved characters as Disney needs environments just as vast and varied for players to play in, so knowing that Disney Infinity fans can expect a weekly influx of content is exciting news.
Grand Theft Auto V has gone gold and will be in all our grubby little hands in less than a month. Unfortunately, a screw-up via a PlayStation Store Europe preorder file has resulted in assets being leaked on the internet, containing several spoilers.
To quote Madonna, "Whos that girl?" Is this character a new entrant to the franchise, or a returning fighter with a new look and style? This writers money is on a re-envisioned, less- stereotypical Orchid, but who knows?
Board of directors initiates succession process; Ballmer remains CEO until successor is named.
If youve got some talent with video and truly love Xbox, Microsoft might have use for your skills. Read on to find out how you could score an Xbox One, a handful of X1 launch titles, and a sweet gig promoting them to the world via Upload Studio.
Just in case you missed it, if you are an Xbox Live Gold member, significant savings on the Metal Gear Solid, Zone of Enders, Silent Hill and other Konami games can be had this week if you get yourself over to Xbox Live and push the "Buy" button.
MS recent confirmation that Xbox One does not require the Kinect to be connected to operate has given many Kinect naysayers hope that the company will remove it altogether from the package and release the Xbox One at a lower price. Not happening.
Have you been wondering why Killer Instincts most expensive SKU is only $40, even with all 8 characters, special skins, and the emulated original arcade version of Killer Instinct included? Heres the reason: No Story Mode. Thats for Season Two.
Activision Announces Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox Upgrade for a Suggested Retail Price of Just $10. Announcement Joins Other Policies Designed to Smooth Transition to Next Gen for Call of Duty Gamers. Awesome news!
Just Dance haters out there, calm down for a moment, because you and I all know that Kinect 2.0 is going to be awesome, so Just Dance 2014 will be too. Better yet, the franchise will be an online virgin no longer! NOW THAT’S A REASON TO CELEBRATE!!!
Microsoft has finally unveiled its plans on how it will embrace Indie developers along with larger publishers on Xbox One, and rest assured Indies, Microsoft will be there for you.
As previously promised by Mercury Steam, Lords of Shadow 2 will be released in the Winter, or more specifically, February 25th, while the HD remake of its portable prequel, Mirror of Fate, will auspiciously be coming to XBLA this very HALLOWEEN.
As previously rumored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting an expansion pack titled Enemy Within on November 12th, which should prove to be a significantly satisfying extension of the popular third-person turn-based strategy game.
If youre a Battlefield 3 veteran, then you know that the full experience involves a Premium Membership, and with Battlefield 4 on the horizon, you can expect to pony up an additional $50 again soon...but read on to see what youll get!
The star of the Forza Motorsport games have always been the cars, but a sexy set of wheels means nothing if you dont have a gorgeous environment to drive it in. No worries, Forza 5 will definitely have you covered.
8 initial characters, $5 bucks each. Or buy the whole set for $20. OR get the whole set, plus a bunch of extras and the ORIGINAL Killer Instinct arcade game for $40. No question which option Im getting!
Take that, Titanfall, says Activision! Dedicated servers on Xbox One!
Apparently as compensation for the delay of the Xbox One launch in several parts of Europe, European pre-orders of the console will come with a free copy of FIFA 14. Also announced is that FIFA Ultimate Team Legends will be an MS platform-exclusive.
We STILL dont know the exact launch date of Xbox One, but at least now we know what games will be launching alongside it.
Finally, a Fable game that promises to shake up the paradigm. Online, multi- player, and a live Dungeon Master? You can’t say you’re not intrigued!
Could this mean that Atlus IPs such as Dragons Crown and the Shin Megami Tensei RPG franchise may finally be no longer be exclusive to Japanese consoles such as the PS3 and 3DS? Yes, we got Persona Arena and Catherine, but those dont really count!
Exclusives are good. Exclusives are good. Just PLEASE, dont let this game be the lone exclusive that Microsoft is announcing at Gamescom tomorrow. And PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let this game be MUCH, MUCH better than Ubisofts FIGHTERS UNCAGED!!!
If you plan to be among the first to see all the latest announcements and news tidbits from Microsofts Gamescom reveals, including a new exclusive game for Xbox One, youd better be ready to get up early. Unfortunately, there will be no live stream.
Gone is the 90s Mohawk, but its been replaced with one hundred percent more kick-ass! Chief Thunder is now a grappler, and a force to be reckoned with.
So what will it be? The snazzy Day One Edition, or the Limited Edition? Ill be getting the one that has the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera in it, thank you very much.
Today Rockstar Games revealed Grand Theft Auto V Online as a persistent world with a constantly evolving multiplayer experience, and while it will be downloadable via GTA V on October 1st, it will be absolutely free, and will not be sold separately.
Head over to Rockstargames.com right now and ENJOY!!!
It had been hinted by Mercury Steam quite some time ago that the 3DS exclusive Castlevania: LoS Mirror of Fate may make the jump to HD consoles, as the HD assets were reportedly in existence already. Looks like that possibility is now a reality.
It wont be long before we have the Xbox One in our hot little hands, but if you had plans to plug the new controller into your PC straight away and play some games there too, youre going to have to wait a while. Hold on to that Xbox 360 controller!
Move over, State of Decay. Zombies are out. Running your own farm is in! All I need now is an updated Densha de Go! so I can pilot my own Japanese Bullet Train and I will be in sim heaven.
Because one Naruto game in one year is never enough.
In a similar fashion to their Season Passes, both Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts will allow gamers who own their titles on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One to transfer their stats, profile, prestige and achievements between both copies of the game.
In a VERY smart move, Microsoft has pledged to honor Season Pass purchases for upcoming cross-platform releases on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Provided that you own both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 version of the same game, one Season Pass will cover both.
Some eager European fans of Microsofts next-gen console will have to wait until next year to get their hands on it -- unless they live in the U.K., Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Austria, or Italy. But theyll get a free game if they pre-ordered.
The running joke has always been that the Red Ring of Death was eliminated with the Xbox 360 Slim due to no red LEDs being installed in the unit at all, but REAL overheating problems should be a thing of the past with Xbox One.
Marc Whitten has confirmed today that Xbox One will work even when the Kinect is disconnected, but in a limited sense. Experiences that specifically require Kinect will require that the camera be connected. Nonetheless, it’s still a win for everyone!
Its only fitting that Disney videogame featuring ACTUAL toys would follow up its upcoming release with a play set featuring toys that come to life. Brilliant! Youll have to buy Woody separately though. Wonder how he feels about that? DEJA VU, MAN!
Thats right. You have four more days before Rockstar shows you exactly why you can kiss all of your spare time goodbye on September 17th.
Would you like a copy of Saints Row IV to go along with your new Lamborghini Gallardo, Toyota Prius, and FLIGHT INTO SPACE? Bravo, Deep Silver, youve officially concocted THE MOST LUDICROUSLY AWESOME (and vice- versa)SPECIAL EDITION EVER SOLD, EVER.
Death will not just be a minor inconvenience in The Divsion, according to the games director. Players will have a very powerful incentive to play cautiously and stay alive, as dying will result in the loss of their hard-earned gear.
Weve known that this change was coming for months, but we may not have to wait much longer now. When the next Xbox 360 system update drops, MS points will be out, and your local currency will be in. Read on for the official details.
It’s not the Family Sharing concept that Microsoft originally conceived back in May, but it appears that being an Xbox Live Gold member on Xbox One will be much more fleixble than on Xbox 360, allowing non-gold members more access to your content.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2s final DLC entry is going all out to please the fans, even going back in time to resurrect old maps, heroes and--you guessed it--ZOMBIES from Call of Duty: World at War, plus new weapons and a giant mech to run away from.
We have barely seen enough of Below to even know whether we like it yet, but like many an indie game that releases exclusively on an Xbox platform, we know it wont be exclusive forever. Developer Capy Games clarifies within.
In addition to the unboxing video posted on Xbox Wire and Major Nelson’s blog earlier today, Microsoft has released three videos focusing on the new Xbox One controller, the Headset, and the Charge and Play Kit.
Larry Hryb tells us what’s in the box, and guess what? It has an included headset. That should make a lot of gamers happy!
Uh...how did this character beat Red Hood in fan votes?!? Oh well...prepare to be astounded, I guess.
Didn’t it drive you nuts in State of Decay when you always had to go on highly dangerous missions all by yourself, even after you’d built up a community of survivors armed to the teeth? Well now you don’t always have to go it alone.
It could be a case of mixed messaging, but at the moment, the Canadian Microsoft store has listed the Xbox One version of COD: Ghosts as coming out on November 5th, 2013, which means that the console will also have to be out so people can play it.
Lets face it, people. If you currently own an Xbox 360 and dont have a current Xbox Live Gold subscription, you arent getting much out of your Xbox 360. This will be even more the case with Xbox One, as youll need Gold just to use the Game DVR.
Haven’t those Reddit guys ever heard of an NDA? Oh well, news of a next-gen follow up to Left 4 Dead or Half-Life is always good news, regardless of the source or the means by which it was obtained.
Did you know that the main character of Saints Row IV is fully customizable, right down to his or her sex, physical attributes (ahem) and clothing (even drag)? This free download will give you a head start before the games August 20th release.
Sigh...something had to give sooner or later. Looks like if you want to use any of BF4s second screen features (potentially including Commander Mode), youll need to upgrade to a next-gen console pretty soon.
Microsoft’s Chief Xbox Platform Architect Marc Whitten confirmed today that Avatars will still be very much a part of the next-generation on Xbox One, and will be there from launch.
If you were planning to use your Xbox One to upload stunning Full 1080p videos of yourself humiliating noobs in Killer Instinct on Twitch, you might have to do it the old fashioned way with an external device, as the built-in DVR will only do 720p.
There have been so many stories of Nintendos console being left out of current and next-gen game releases and features that youd begin to think almost every Wii U loss ends up being the other platforms collective gain. Sucks to be a Wii U owner.
Last Fall Turn 10s Jon Knowles confirmed in an interview with Xbox Addict that the Forza franchise was moving towards a more annualized release strategy, and now it appears that Playground Games is already at work on the follow-up to Forza: Horizon.
Well, its not the MOST bizzare collectors edition weve seen...but its close.
The long-dormant XCOM franchise made a triumphant return with Enemy Unknown last year and hopes to continue the momentum with the third-person action strategy game The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, but that doesnt mean 2K is resting on its laurels.
Video review, video walk-through, YouTube and other online video content creators can rest easy, as it will still be possible to capture gameplay from your Xbox One via external devices, such as HD PVR. Now if only the thing could record Live TV...
Id Software co-founder John Carmack might be seen by many as a spokesperson for the PC Master Race, but hes pretty keen on the new consoles that are coming out soon. Hes not afraid to point out where each console may be lacking, however.
The Xbox One is proving itself to be like an onion...the closer it gets to release, the techs fine tune it, peeling away one layer at a time, revealing a new discovery. Increased clock speed! Dont you want to cry with happiness? An onion indeed.
Square-Enix may have laid much of the blame for its recent financials on the sales performance of Western-developed titles such as Tomb Raider, but it has not given up faith on the franchise. Like Hitman, we can expect to see Lara Croft next gen.
No Red Rings of death to worry about with Xbox One...because this baby is designed for industrial strength use and minimal power consumption. Whether the console generation will actually last 10 years this time however is a different matter.
With all the positive PR that the PS4 has enjoyed since E3, it seems foolhardy that Sony would give an edge to MS by launching their new console in mid- December when all odds point to Xbox One launching in November, but Toys R Us UK says different.
Penny pinchers, rejoice! As hinted by Microsoft last month, youll be able to continue using your current official and third-party Xbox 360 headsets via an upcoming adapter that will be sold separately. A headset in the box may also be a possibility.
Online cheaters, bullies, bigots, racists, misogynists, screaming 10-year old kids and all your ilk beware, the next-generation of Xbox Live has your number. It will be watching you closer than ever, judging you, and outing you to the community.
Xbox and Call of Duty have been thick as thieves for years, and the marketing relationship between platform and franchise looks like it will continue well into the future, as Major Nelson will be hosting COD: Ghosts MP reveal on CallofDuty.com.
Wait! It’s not as bad as you think! In fact, it might even be awesome. The Batman and the Boy Wonder are finally reunited, interfering in a war between gangs led by the Joker and Bane. The Dynamic Duo versus two Trios of Terror. Holy mayhem, Batman!
Looks like well have to wait a bit longer until the previously promised Halo 3 becomes free, but August is still looking to be the best Games with Gold month yet. Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 and the latters DLC, Case Zero, are all free next month!
If you’ve been wondering what DLC you can expect to get when one buys the Bioshock: Infinite Season Pass, and what the heck’s been taking it so long to come out, you will be pleasantly surprised...dare we say, enRAPTURED? Read on.
Smart Match was first introduced in May during the Xbox One reveal, but no doubt it was lost in the confusion. Now more details have emerged about how Smart Match will making online multiplayer on Xbox One better, and MS is ready to tell you how.
How does one kill time in the long, LONG 4-month lead-up time to the launch of Xbox One and PS4? You get Digital Foundry to build PC mock-ups of both consoles’ specs and make them fight in a graphical eye-candy battle to the death, that’s what!
$60 for a second controller? $25 for a headset? $25 for a Play and Charge Kit? Welcome to our world, Americans. This is the way weve been rolling since 2005.
Outspoken indie dev Phil Fish has cancelled work on the sequel to FEZ (and perhaps quit the videogame industry altogether) following an argument on Twitter with Annoyed Gamer Marcus Beer. Looks like that patch for FEZ on XBLA isnt coming after all!
Did you know that the sequel to the PS3- exclusive co-operative heist game, Payday, is coming out later this summer on XBLA? If you didnt, its time you did. Read on for the skinny as well as links to the games web-series, dev diary and trailers.
Microsoft is apparently opening the floodgates on indie-development, as the company has now confirmed that their new policies on self-publishing will now extend to the Xbox 360 as well, potentially adding years of new life to the aging console.
ALAS...HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN...
Microsoft VP Marc Whitten has already gone on record stating that Gamescom is where Microsoft will spill all the beans on its self-publishing strategy, but most of us are just hoping to see some kick-ass Xbox One games, and LOTS OF THEM.
Looks like youll have to wait a bit longer to get your actual face and body into Kinect Sports: Rivals, as the game is being held back by Rare for extra polish and quality. Polish and quality are important! Lets hope for a stellar Kinect 2.0 game.
Madden and FIFA are doing it, and now Battlefield 4 might be getting in on the action as well, allowing transfer of those all important stats from your Xbox 360 version of Battlefield to your Xbox One version. You ARE buying both versions, right?
Dont think you can wait until next-gen arrives to get into the latest version of Madden or FIFA? No prob, EA has you covered, as Ultimate Team items will transfer from this years Xbox 360 versions to the Xbox One versions. Yep. Its a double-dip.
Forza 5? Meh. Gran Turismo 6? Pshaw! Time to watch some REAL racing, an F1 2013 speed-lap, to be exact, complete with narration by a professional racer with a very fancy accent!
Konamis continually underrated answer to FIFA, Pro Evolution Soccer, is coming out early this Fall, and will be the first game to market powered by Hideo Kojimas new FOX Engine, the same one that Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain is running on.
Yesterday Microsoft dropped the self- publishing bomb and made a lot of people (and potentially a whole bunch of indie devs) happy. Now weve got more details as to what it means and how long we can expect to wait before well see results.
If you thought that the only second- screen experience youd be getting from Battlefield 4 is Commander Mode, think again. The currently existing Battlelog app will also be getting a serious upgrade, incorporating all kinds of cross-platform goodness.
Microsoft has shown a renewed love for indie devs with their announcement to allow self-publishing on Xbox One. But what do the indies think?
Butt jokes...now that’s the way to end a news day! BUTT seriously, the Saints Row Season pass is a super deal, consisting of two DLC packs, including the long- awaited Enter the Dominatrix DLC and, yeah, a weapon that goes up your ying- yang.
Like Mass Effect, decisions that players have made in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II will carry over into Dragon Age: Inquisition. The details as to how are still vague, but it might be a good idea to hold on to your save files, just in case.
Microsoft has confirmed todays earlier report on Xbox Wire, but is still nebulous about the exact details, which they claim will be explained at the upcoming Gamescom event in Germany.
The game may have just been recently announced via a brief teaser at E3, but development on the next generation of Star Wars: Battlefront is actually well underway at DICE.
Just because Microsoft has been unexpectedly flexible with a number of their policies, doesnt mean theyre afraid to put their foot down. The Kinect remains a mandatory, non- neogtiable part of the Xbox One, and MS believes youll see its value.
Outrage from gamers and initially poor pre-order numbers forced MS to reconsider its used game, DRM and always-on policies, and now it appears that the constant tongue-lashing from indie devs has resulted in some compromise on XBONE self-publishing.
The Hatters back in Batman: Arkham Origins, and hes madder than ever...though, since this is a prequel, he actually shouldnt be as mad as he was in Arkham City, right? Oh well, he still wants to kill The Bat, so thats all that matters. Settled.
When Square Enix blamed its recent losses on stellar, western-produced games such as Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs and Hitman Absolution for not meeting the companys unrealistic sales expectations, it was clear that upheavals were coming. Exhibit A.
Check out the link within to be taken directly to the Xbox Live Deal of the Week page, where youll find discounts on Tom Clancys Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Hawx and Endwar titles for Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Gold Members only).
Despite a lackluster reveal, the Xbox One may still outsell the PS4 at launch—at least according to one analyst. More good news!
The World of Tanks closed beta, albeit far from complete, is already going strong on the Xbox 360, but that doesnt mean that everything is perfect in paradise. According to Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi, theres still much work for Microsoft to do.
Forza fans can breathe a sigh of relief...you wont need to have an internet connection to start playing Forza 5 at launch. However, if you really want to get the most out of the game (even when youre offline), youll need to get online eventually.
It should come as no surprise that Dead Rising 3 is a game that could not have been done on the Xbox 360...not that Capcom didnt try. Just read the story and watch the video. Oh! And CO-OP!
Despite the poor PR and bad press that have hounded the Xbox One since its May reveal right up through EVO 2013, were finally getting some GOOD NEWS about the console where it really matters, its gaming-related features, and apparently, THEY ROCK.
The Season Pass DLC has all been released, but there is still more DLC coming for Borderlands 2s consummate fans, including a second Ultimate Vault Hunter update that increases the level cap to 72.
Square-Enix may have unfairly labelled 2012s Tomb Raider reboot as a failure for not pulling in the expected sales numbers, but the game has its fans, and theyll be pleased to know that Laras journeys are far from over on the page or on console.
Dynasty Warriors fans on Xbox 360 have it rough. Not only are you hopelessly dedicated to a franchise that was born on PlayStation (where even there its ridiculed), but you got a slow, buggy version of the latest game. Koei still loves you though!
To date, this will be the THIRD Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game to simply be titled "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" released on Xbox 360, and the second TMNT game released by Activision this year. Cant see how that would be confusing at all.
If you were one of the Soul Calibur 2 fans that was miffed at getting Spawn in the Xbox version instead of Heihachi, that wrong has finally been righted. The games also getting a pretty new coat of HD paint, and ONLINE too!
If youre a cheap bastard who wants to play next-gen multiplayer games but dont want to put up the cash for a next-gen console, then Ubisoft has some apps for you. Youll at least need to own a modern tablet or smartphone, however.
In Batman: Arkham Origins, Copperhead is no longer a dude, but a female. A sexy, HIGHLY flexible female contortionist. Is this going to get weird? And will you ever be able to see the original Copperhead the same way again?
Fed up with supporting roles in fighting games, Capcom’s coolest avant-garde ninja is striking out on his own again in an all new, long overdue installment in the Strider series, simply called, "Strider". And he’s got a brand new plasma-cape too.
Gotta love online retailers and their website leaks. Let the speculation and excitement begin! Gotta go, Ive got an appointment with a bookie.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has chosen to not renew its multi-year license agreement with Electronic Arts, but EAs continued dominance of virtual football shall remain undaunted. Read on for the details.
According to Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Isgreen, Kinect for Xbox One will be able to use its facial recognition features to streamline player-switching during Killer Instinct sessions involving multiple players, even during tournaments.
Like the sleek black monolith from 2001 which it resembles, the Xbox One contains many unsolved mysteries, but one of them was cleared up today. The Xbox One will indeed allow games to be played while it is still being downloaded, or installed.
With Rayman Legends having been originally conceived as a Wii U-only title, one would think the Wii U tablet features would also make it over to the Xbox 360 version via SmartGlass. According to Rayman creator Michel Ancel, its not so simple.
If youre planning to get Forza 5 and you dont have access to high-speed internet, youd better have a tether- capable smartphone with a large data cap available, as Forza 5 will need to download additional content from the internet to work AT ALL.
MS is following up its Ultimate Game Sale with some timely deals! Several Capcom games are on sale, including SSFIV at 50% off (just in time for the 2014 update), Crysis 3s lone DLC pack is 50% off, and Mortal Kombat (both game and DLC) are on sale!
You knew it was coming, it’s finally here. Make some space on your hard drive or USB and go get it! Select Assassin’s Creed games and related DLC are also on sale, too.
The once buggy State of Decay may be fixed for the most part, and the many people who loved it may have already finished it twice over by now, but Undead Labs is still working on incentives to play through it again, as hinted in a recent livestream.
A wrestling legend has stepped forward to assist 2K Sports in securing your WWE 2K14 pre-order. The Ultimate Warrior, complete with sinewy body and big hair compels you. Okay, well in the video he’s buzzed off the hair, but you get the idea.
The next character to be revealed in Killer Instinct will be Chief Thunder, at least the end of this video would have us believe.
KI is shaping up to be a fantastic- looking game, but its presentation at EVO 2013 was its first official presentation in front of its harshest critics, the tournament fighter community, and was literally booed by the audience. Chin up, Double Helix!
The inclusion of alien superhero Jonn Jonzz was hinted way back via his cameo at the end of the Injustice trailer for Scorpion, but now its official, along with a new John Stewart Green Lantern skin. Seems like the theme this month is "John."
ULTRA COMBOOOO...oh wait. Wrong game.
Here comes a new challenger! Five of them, in fact. Rolento, Elena, Hugo, Poison and an all-new, yet-to-be- announced fighter will be added, along with six new stages, more balances and tweaks, and a new title name, all to be released on disc & DLC.
If you werent a fan of Desmond and the entire present-day storyline of the Assassins Creed saga, Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag will be the first game that allows you to completely avoid it if you dont want to. Sign me up!
That’s right, another Ace Combat game is on the "Assault Horizon". If you don’t like it, "Go fly with the angels" and perish in the "Fires of Liberation!" (UPDATE: Unfortunately it will be a download-only game for PS3. BOO!)
Was another Far Cry game ever in doubt, after the runaway success of Far Cry 3? The REALLY big question is, will it be on current gen, next gen or both?
First Ubisoft, now Konami. I knew I shouldnt have made my last password "UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A START"!
Did you know that theres a petition going around demanding that Microsoft reverse their post-E3 reversal? Well, according to Marc Whitten, head of the Xbox One team, its not happening, but compromises such as Family Sharing may still come back.
Looks like a new coat of paint won’t be the only thing new in the XBOne remake of Killer Instinct. A recent "making-of" video on the game has confirmed that blood is in, and a brief shot displaying a third character icon may have outed a tag mode.
For many a gamer of a "certain age", NHL 94 was the pinnacle of virtual hockey greatness, even among those who didnt really understand hockey. Well, now youll be able to invite such fellows over for a game without breaking out the SNES or Genesis.
If youre already in the World of Tanks closed beta, then you can look forward to a bucket-load of improvements during this weekends play sessions. Wargaming.net is still accepting submissions for beta codes, so sign up! Weve got the link inside.
Yesterday, Capcom U.S. saw the voluntary departure of Senior V.P. Christian Svensson amid a impending swath of layoffs within the company, which Capcom has claimed is part of a major restructuring in preparation for the next generation of hardware.
So let me understand this. You build unanimous excitement around your upcoming HD remake of DuckTales, then choose to release it on disc for PS3 only, and release the XBLA version a month later than every other platform? Install base, anyone?
As rumored earlier this month, former Windows Division head Julie Larson-Green will now be in charge of all things Xbox. Time will tell how this affects the XBOne and Xbox 360s street cred with the hardcore. Lets hope Julie is a closet core-gamer!
One great thing that people often forget about when an Xbox Classic gets the HD Remake treatment is that they can play the game once again, this time with Achievements. And now, one very creative Fable fan will have the chance to be immortalized!
One returning franchise announced as an Xbox One and Xbox 360 exclusive early on at E3 2013 was Zoo Tycoon. Microsoft Studios and Frontier Developments share what will be new about this iteration and how it will take advantage of the Kinect hardware.
Old friend, its been far too long! ...But...a RAIL SHOOTER?!?
According to Dark Souls 2s director Yui Tanimura, Dark Souls 2 will grant players far more freedom of exploration and even let them jump ahead to later parts of the game if they wish, provided they are brave enough and skilled enough to survive.
For those of you that missed the tattoo and car customization of GTA III San Andreas, the recent GTA V gameplay trailer has already revealed plenty to suit your fancy, but youll be able to customize guns as well, and trade your sweet rides online!
The GTA franchise has never had the best shooting mechanics, but with Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3 under Rockstars belt since GTA IV, gun combat has been long overdue for an upgrade in a GTA game. Read on to see whats better in GTA V.
We’re going to make this easy for you. 1) Click on this story. 2) Watch video. 3) Defecate in your pants. 4) With pants still soiled, pre-order this game if you haven’t already, because there’s no time to waste, mutha-fatha!!!
Didn’t feel like taking part in the Halo 4 Championship but you still want access to the associated bling-bling? No problem! On August 20th you’ll be able to buy Championship skins for your Spartan and weapons, and play an all new gravball mode!
A leaked list of new trophy achievements for a DLC pack called "Stasis Interrupted" for the PS3 version of Aliens: Colonial Marines seem to indicate that despite being late, Gearbox still intends to make good on their Season Pass obligations.
Summer of Arcade is just around the corner, and the lineup is not half bad (literally)! Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Flashback look like sure-fire winners, and Charlie Murder is an intriguing XBLA exclusive. Theres a special deal if you buy two!
For those of you who have finished Season 1 of The Walking Dead: The Video Game and cant wait to play through the inevitable Season 2, developer Telltale Games has just the thing. Its only 400 MS points, one MS point for each zombie- infested day.
Say what you will about the lateness of this news, but this is actually a sign of progress! Console owners who have felt their Xbox Live Arcade version of FEZ is lesser than its PC counterpart can now celebrate, soon theyll have a fixed version.
The Ultimate Game Sale ends on a high note with Tomb Raider, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bioshock Infinite, Gears of War: Judgement, Hitman: Absolution and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Lots of savings and colons (:) to be found.
Good news, it’s that time once again where a select number of Xbox Live Members can get a sneak peak at the next Xbox Live Update before everyone else, and this time you can sign up via the dashboard. Now available in Canada!
If you were dying to have the ability to redeem a DLC, Xbox Live Membership or MS Points code by holding it up in front of your Kinect camera, then the Xbox One is your console.
For the first time since 2005, Microsoft will be holding a press conference at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. As Gamescom is the worlds largest videogame conference, the event should provide MS with the perfect stage to mount an Xbox One PR comeback.
The Witcher 3, Forza Horizon, The Orange Box, Left 4 Dead 2 and Crysis 3 round out todays one-day-only deals, and theres still plenty of persistent deals up until July 8th. One more 24-hour sale day to go, so grab what you can while you can!
While the games survivalist-horror simulation nature literally screams for some co-operative multiplayer, State of Decay developer Undead Labs has confirmed that it wont be happening, at least not for this installment in the franchise.
One thing that we can all expect on Xbox One is a completely overhauled Xbox Live, and Microsoft plans to have a new system in place that will bring like- minded gamers together like never before while keeping undesirables out. Read on for details.
If the videogame industry has taught us anything in the past month, its that when gamers congregate on social media and protest, the industry listens to them (and pre-order numbers). Mad Max will no longer be a Yank, hes still an Aussie. Victory!
Thankfully, the large number of offline Xbox 360 and PS3 owners convinced Blizzard to include an offline mode. Also, crafted items will tailor their stats more to the class that crafted them, and class-in-play-related items will drop more frequently.
Titanfall was easily one of the best standout titles shown at E3 2013, and now the critics have spoken, bestowing no less than six awards on this highly- anticipated title, which by the way is exclusive to the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC platforms.
Weve said it once, and well say it again: Better late than never. Assassins Creed II will be the next free "Games with Gold" game for Xbox Live Gold subscribers between July 16th and the end of the month.
Today 343 Industries announced the Halo 4 Global Championship.” They have teamed up with Virgin Gaming for this global tournament. Read on for the details from the official press release.
If you like yourself some Lego games, Monopoly, Table Tennis or Kinect Sports, then this is your day to spend and save!
Don Mattrick may be gone, but Xbox Ones march towards unification with Windows 8 has not been deterred in the slightest, as Windows boss Julie Larson-Green will be absorbing his job. On the bright side, a female perspective might be a good thing...
As expected, GTA V will be too gargantuan a game to fit on one Xbox 360 disc, but unlike Mass Effect 2 & 3, you’ll make one mandatory install onto your HDD or USB drive and run the game entirely from the second disc. IN YO FACE, KOJIMA!
It’s great fan-service stuff like this that is slowing the game industry’s gradual shift towards a 100% digital future, and frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you have a Ubisoft account of any sort, and other accounts using the same login info, its highly recommended that you change them right away as your information maybe compromised. Read on for the link where you can get your Ubi account sorted.
Former Xbox boss move to Zynga must have been long-planned, but it gives Microsoft a chance to fight back from a horrific month.
Battlefield 4 has "Devolution" and a big skyscraper that can be brought down in one of its multiplayer maps. COD: Ghosts will have a "Free Fall" MP map as pre- order DLC. But are they they really the same thing and is Free Fall worth the deposit?
Don’t lie. You FFXIII fanboys and girls really wanted this, even though you know it’s totally icky and weird on a number of levels. Well, they did it, so go plunk down your pre-order money.
Dont forget, in addition to this weeks Ultimate Game Sale, theres the regular Deal of the Week, which has a few winners in it. Best deal: Select Borderlands 2 DLC is 50% off, perfect if youre buying Borderlands 2 for $10 in todays UGS sale!
Once again, MS is holding an Ultimate Game Sale on Xbox Live, where the usual weekly sales (meh) give way to significant discounts on a number of high profile games (most for one day only). Among todays steals: Max Payne 3, AC III and Borderlands 2!
Better late than never. Defense Grid: The Awakening is now available for free to Xbox Live Gold Members until July 16th.
Microsoft is following up their Limited Edition Red, Blue and Silver Chrome controllers with a Gold edition, for those of you that only want to be seen playing with THE very best of interface options.
The only person who probably had a rougher time at E3 than Microsoft is Don Mattrick, who is not only the head of Xbox, but has recently become the face of all things awkward and controversial about Xbox One. Well, word is he’s moving on to Zynga.
If you thought the mixed messages that came out of E3 only surrounded the Xbox One, you’d be wrong, as apparently, there was a big misunderstanding WITHIN MICROSOFT regarding the first games that would be available for the "Games with Gold program".
Google Inc. is developing a videogame console and wristwatch powered by its Android operating system.
Calm down tech-heads! MS hasnt swapped the 8GB DDR3 RAM in the Xbox One for the faster DDR5 variety, but the previously announced specs for its RAM may have been a tad conservative. How so? Put on your reading glasses, fellow geeks...its a doozy.
EA announced today that New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has been selected by fans as the EA SPORTS NHL 14 cover athlete.
Another popular game with an extremely prolific amount of DLC content is Borderlands 2, which has been churning out regular releases since Fall of last year. The last installment, "Tiny Tinas Assault on Dragon Keep" is out now, and its VERY D&D.
With all the recent drama surrounding Xbox One and Paula Deen, you probably forgot that there was some GoW: Judgement DLC incoming, right? Well, were righting that wrong right now because the content is no longer Season Pass exclusive! Get on it!
Enjoy your reign while it lasts, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Not only does the President of the United States in Saints Row IV have superpowers, but hes bringing his snazzy super-duds too! If you want to try them on, youll have to pay though.
If you’ve been putting off playing or purchasing State of Decay because you’ve been waiting for the latest patch to drop, your wait is now over. Title Updates 1 & 2 are now available to auto- download, bringing with them a "horde" of improvements.
In a landmark deal announcement for Xbox 360 and Time Warner Cable customers, we’re excited to share a new partnership that will deliver up to 300 of the most popular live TV channels to Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold members.
Next week, the Xbox Live Marketplace will kick off their “Ultimate Game Sale” and they sent over this list of upcoming titles that are scheduled to be on sale.
Whatever issues you may have with the Xbox One, put your gripes aside for a moment. This is a free Avatar T-Shirt we are talking about. I already have mine on. Im serious! You DID pre-order your Day One Xbox One console, right?
Microsoft has clearly been responding to the demands of the hardcore lately with it’s sudden reversals of its Xbox One always-on DRM and used game policies, and now they might be going one step further, providing a "Kinect-less" Xbox One option.
Owners of first and third-party Xbox 360 headsets can now rejoice, as Microsoft will be providing an adapter that will allow older headsets to be used with the Xbox One. It’s unclear whether the adapter will come in the box or be sold separately.
Like it or not, even if you prefer to play games offline, regular online game patches have become necessary to address unforseen, post-release bugs in this generation. Thankfully, Microsoft has taken some steps to speed up this process going forward.
Those of you who have been waiting for State of Decay’s second update patch before continuing to play the game shouldn’t have long to wait now. Title Update 2 has been submitted and is awaiting certification, so it should be available any day now.
So alien drugs, abductions and anal probes are considered to be too raunchy and violent in your country? AWW COME O-- Oh. Well, okay, I can see how you came to that conclusion.
Uh...so using the stimulants in my backpack to stave off zombie infection equates to illicit drug use in your country? AWW COME ON!!!! Arent Canada and Australia both part of The Commonwealth?!? I mean, COME ON!!!
If you were one of the folks who noticed a Crackdown icon during the May 21st reveal of Microsofts next console, you werent dreaming and it wasnt an accident, but it doesnt explicitly mean that a Crackdown sequel is imminent. Lets hope, though.
Bioshock Infinite Season Pass purchasers will have to make do for now with a $6 DLC pack that contains content from the Premium and Ultimate Songbird editions, as the promised single-player DLC is still in development.
Breaking with an 8-year tradition, Microsoft will not be including a headset with the Xbox One, as it already has the Kinect. The sound you just heard was the collective groan of long- suffering wives and girlfriends worldwide.
Originally showcased at E3 as an Xbox One title, Project Spark in fact is a "game creation" game coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows 8 PC that will use SmartGlass integration and Kinect voice commands. What are you waiting for? Sign up!
Terraria will be getting a Collectors Edition next month, and while it may have made a name for itself as a digital download, the CE will include a physical disc copy of the game, along some nice, tangible swag.
With games like Titanfall, Assassins Creed 4, Thief, Battlefield 4, MGS V and COD: Ghosts all coming to current-gen consoles as well as next-gen, Xbox 360 owners are sitting pretty. Expect the trend to continue for a couple more years, says EA.
Remember those 300,000 servers that Microsoft said would be powering the Xbox One? Well some serious headway was made on those claims today, as MS plans to buy some serious online real-estate via a new datacenter in Iowa.
Ill bet Don Mattrick wished he had someone like Respawns Jon Shiring taking questions at E3, as youre bound to find this article FASCINATING. That AND the fact that Titanfall on Xbox 360 & PC will ALSO take advantage of Microsofts cloud servers!
If youre looking for an alternative, scantily-clad-women-fighting-other- scantily-clad-women fighting game to the Dead or Alive franchise, you probably cant go wrong with Girl Fight. Then again, you could. You probably could. You be the judge.
World of Tanks comes to Xbox 360 with the custom built version of the global online multiplayer phenomenon dedicated to tank warfare in the mid-20th century. Go sign up for the beta!
Dead Rising 3 will be one of the first Xbox One titles to incorporate Microsofts SmartGlass app in actual gameplay, and may also be the title to push FULL SmartGlass compatibility on devices other than Win 8 phones and Surface (i.e. iOS, Android).
This FIFTH Dragon Ball Z installment comes with a double dose of Z (and a Super Saiyan God form)!
We all knew they were going to do it eventually, and hey, you gotta admit, its pretty cool that theyre doing it. Now the only thing thats missing is a Superman II Terrence Stamp skin and voice for Zod. Terrence isnt THAT busy these days people!
Titanfall will exclusively feature a multiplayer campaign with narrative but will not have a single-player campaign. Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella explains that for his small 60-man studio, focusing on solely on multiplayer is time better spent.
Good news for Master Chief fans. While the next Halo game has not been given a number, it is indeed the next game in the series, as opposed to a spin off (like Halo: Reach or Halo 3: ODST). Also, the Reclaimer Trilogy is now being considered a Saga.
Wondering when you’ll be able to get those 2 free 360 games with your Gold account that MS has been talking about? The 1st and 15th of every month starting in July, but only one game will be free at a time. (NB: Fable 3 is available free right now!)
Just when we thought the Xbox Ones pre- launch troubles were over, members of the US Government are now weighing-in on Kinect 2.0. A new privacy bill has been proposed that may severely hamper the devices functions with mandatory on- screen EULAs.
KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!!!
Doodle Jump Kinect, the Kinect-based version of the popular mobile game, will be released June 28 on Xbox Live Arcade for 400 Microsoft Points ($5), publisher D3Publisher announced today.
While the Xbox One no longer requires to be always online to work, youre still going to need to connect it to the internet somehow to download the first mandatory update. Its nothing that a decent smartphone or mobile wifi hotspot cant fix though.
Were you one of the many Garrett fans who were heartbroken when it was announced the next Thief game would be leapfrogging current generation consoles? Well weep no more, as the game will also be coming to Xbox 360, also courtesy of Eidos Montreal.
Many Xbox gamers gave a huge sigh of relief when Microsoft announced today that they were repealing their controversial always-on DRM policies for Xbox One, but the change also means that the Family Sharing and Disc-free gaming features are gone too.
After the controversial war at E3 between the two giants, looks like Microsoft listen to us and took "Backsies". Thats OK with us!
Its possible that Microsoft may actually be backing down regarding its always-on DRM and used games policies for Xbox One, a sign that they have indeed been listening to the recent complaints of gamers worldwide following last weeks E3.
The first DLC available for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will be exclusive to the Xbox 360, which will make the arrival of this long-awaited title on the Xbox platform all the more special.
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag has just been confirmed as a launch title for the next-generation platforms, completing the games absolute domination of all the major home consoles this Fall.
Thunder Wolves has landed on XBLA bringing with it a permanently reduced price on Steam.
Be the First on the Field with Three Exciting Matchups and Nike Skills Trainer.
Ubisoft has just announced Spartacus Legends, a Free-To-Play fighting game for Xbox Live Arcade. And just like the Starz TV series that inspired it, its violently gruesome. Avert your eyes, kids.
As Xbox One will reportedly need to check-in via the internet every 24 hours in order for games to be playable on the console, a common fear is that should the servers ever close, gamers libraries will become useless. Not so, says Major Nelson.
Despite its launch troubles, State of Decay is still the fastest selling original game on Xbox Live, and developer Undead Labs isnt resting on its laurels. A new "pure survival" sandbox mode is in the works, and a follow-up game is under discussion.
Shortly after our review of State of Decay was submitted last week, Title Update 1 was released in order to address the game’s many bugs. We tested it and found that it only works with brand new gamesaves. Developer Undead Labs is working on a fix.
It doesnt seem to get any easier for the western studios owned by Square Enix. The developer behind the Hitman franchise was cut down to half by the Japanese publisher, reportedly in order to refocus solely on a future "Triple-A" Hitman title.
Xbox One Killer Instinct purists who want to purchase the entire roster of fighters rather than pay for each one piecemeal can rest easy, as a Season Pass option will be available at launch. Either way, the game will be download only, though.
Of course, there might be other solutions to the Xbox Ones apparent PR struggles that dont involve changing Microsofts proposed always-on strategy. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has his own solution...and naturally, it involves money.
Its no secret that MS got quite a PR hammering at E3 as a result of the many concerns surrounding the Xbox One and topics such as DRM and "always-on". But a recent comment on Reddit by Major Nelson suggests there may be some flexibility after all.
Good news! Gamers can expect Microsoft First-party, full-retail Xbox One games to sell for $60, the same as most current Xbox 360 games do. Hopefully, next-gen third-party publishers will follow suit.
To all of you Assassin’s Creed fans out there worried about running out of virtual people to stab in the face, don’t sweat it. Ubisoft has you covered for at least another three years.
Metal Gear fans who played MGS 4 when it first launched on PS3 may remember that it came bundled with an online multiplayer component called Metal Gear Online, which was eventually sold as a separate game. Well, its coming back! Cardboard box ready!
One big advantage of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain going open-world is that it wont have as many lengthy cutscenes (something that will make players who suffered through the near- feature-film-length scenes in MGS 4 on the PS3 very happy).
Just in case you were afraid that EAs recent decision to stop putting Online Passes in brand new retail games and making all the passes for their pre- existing games free was some sort of a clever ruse, rest assured, they meant it. Heres the proof.
Okay, all you Xbox Live Achievement-wh-- er, Addicts out there, you now have a new set of goals to go after to prove to everyone you have no life. Drum roll, please. Ladies and Gentlemen, we bring you: CHALLENGES. Read on for the full skinny.
If there was a trend at E3 2013, it was that almost every game and its cousin was showing off real-time tablet and smartphone integration with next-gen gameplay, but Kojima-san promises something very different with MGS V: user-generated content.
This open-world, third-person action game based on the classic film starring Mel Gibson is being developed by the creators of the Just Cause series and has now been confirmed for Xbox One and PC in addition to the PS4. Doesnt look like Mel is in it.
Its coming a little bit late for the E3 party, but its still good news that Patriots hasnt been cancelled. Instead the game is being moved to next-gen consoles, where publisher Ubisoft feels the game will be a better fit.
We were all blown away by the MGS V demo that opened Microsofts E3 press conference, but creator Hideo Kojima promises the game will look even better than what was shown on Monday, even hinting that the 360 version might actually look THAT good now.
At Tuesday night’s Forza Motorspot 5 E3 Showcase event in Los Angeles, Forza fans were treated to a host of automotive delights as part of the official announcement that open-wheel cars will make their debut in Forza Motorsport 5.
One of the more overlooked stories from Microsofts E3 presentation is the official announcement of Xbox Lives transition from Microsoft Points to real money. Youve probably got plenty of questions and Microsoft has provided some answers.
As we suspected from its coming out trailer at EA’s E3 Press Conference, the next Mirror’s Edge game will be a reboot, not a sequel (thus the reason why its not being called Mirror’s Edge 2). It will also be an open-world game.
In now what has come to be expected following a Microsoft E3 presentation, theres a bit of bad news...some territories will have to wait longer for Xbox One than others.
Deux Ex: HR fans on Xbox 360 are finally getting what they want...sorta. The formerly Wii-exclusive Director’s Cut version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is now coming to Xbox 360 with SmartGlass features (as a standalone product, not a DLC update).
As with Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3 will be coming to Xbox One as well as the PS4.
Microsoft announces launch details, pricing, reserve program, a special commemorative bundle and accessories for one of the most anticipated consumer products of the year.
In a new take on the hybrid pricing model made infamous years ago by THQ, Killer Instinct will be available day one for the Xbox One console with one character, Jago, unlocked for free. Players will have to pay to unlock the other fighters.
The team behind Kinectimals is broadening their scope from adorable wild kittens to the entire population of a zoo with Zoo Tycoon for Xbox One and Xbox 360, a franchise that originated on PC.
Hankering for some next-gen Hot Shots golf? Well theres no sign of that happening yet on PS4, but Xbox One will definitely have you covered.
Say goodbye to those old, cutesy avatars, Kinect Sports Rivals will allow you to use the Kinect 2.0 to scan yourself and create a more "realistic" cartoon version of yourself and participate in all new types of athletic minigames.
Take the most recent Need for Speed game, and then imagine that the open world that it takes place in isnt the size of a city, or even a state, but the size of the entirety of the United States of America. Yeah. Thought youd be impressed.
The long-delayed Final Fantasy XIII Versus has been renamed to Final Fantasy XV and will be coming to Xbox One as well, as announced at Square-Enix’s "The Future of Final Fantasy" event.
The Daedric Prince Molag Bal has stolen your soul and plots to destroy Tamriel. Gather your allies and find out if you can thwart his sinister plan as you explore the world of The Elder Scrolls Online in Spring 2014.
You asked for exclusives, and you got them, and almost as if to answer for the lukewarm reception FUSE received, this one is full of Insomniac Games’ trademark charm.
Talk about a way to open up a press- conference in a fresh new way and take a jab at your biggest competitor at the same time! Plants vs. Zombies is going third-person action on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC (oh, and Playstation as well).
The next Mirror’s Edge game has been confirmed as coming..."when it’s ready". No platforms have been confirmed, but it definitely looks like a next-gen game, and that means Xbox One. But will it actually be called Mirrors Edge 2?
Now its official, Respawn Entertainments next game will be coming not only to Xbox One, but PC and Xbox 360 as well. Prepare yourselves from some first-person mech-piloting, on-foot wall-running, jet-packing goodness!
While it has not yet been officially called Halo 5, it might as well be. Perhaps this is a deliberate naming refresh of the franchise (remember, the original Halo was actually called "Halo: Combat Evolved", not "Halo"). 60 frames- per-second FTW!
It wont be enough to satisfy all our questions, but at least we got something!
No worries, it’s all optional, but being able to use Kinect Voice commands to quick-switch weapons during combat and cast spells sounds pretty cool!
The Crimson Dragon lives on, now on the Xbox One!
Was there ever any doubt? Prepare yourself to see a LOT, and I mean A LOT of ZOMBIES, and some really cool ways to kill them all.
ULTRAAAA COMBOOOOOOOO! Killer Instinct is back, exclusively for the Xbox One, developed by Double Helix Games (NOT RARE). Looks like its in good hands so far.
Microsoft is going after Little Big Planets lunch with Project Spark, a next- gen game that allows players to both play and create using Xbox One, Smartglass and Windows 8.
From the director behind the "so bad it’s good" Deadly Premonition, D4 will be an Xbox One exclusive...wait for it...EPISODIC MURDER MYSTERY!
The first look at Remedy’s exclusive title for the Xbox One, Quantum Break, has been shown at the Xbox One E3 event.
Forza Motorsport 5 was re-revealed for the Xbox One during Microsofts E3 2013 press conference, this time with developer Turn 10 Studios focusing on a special feature included in the next gen racing game: the Drivatar.
Its an Xbox One exclusive, Kinect is nowhere to be seen so far and the immersion and violence is beyond Russell Crowe "Gladiator" levels. SIGN ME UP!
Max is back for some sibling rivalry on XBLA next spring.
Chicago’s Wargaming West is bringing Free- To-Play to the Xbox 360.
Xbox 360 has gotten another redesign to match the look of its MUCH bigger next-gen brother. Also, Xbox Live Gold Members will be getting two free games every month starting in July!
Designed to improve matchmaking and weed out cheaters.
Uh...is this one of the 15 promised Xbox One exclusives? It’s still coming to Xbox 360 as well, so...maybe not?
NetherRealms has been about as quiet about this DLC addition as one of Scorpions opponents running around on fire, but its finally official that our favorite yellow-clad ninja will be joining the Super Friends. MM and Zod are also strongly hinted.
A Google Play slip-up has led to the cover of the next issue of Game Informer being leaked, its art revealing Respawn Entertainment’s first next-gen game, Titanfall, a futuristic, multiplayer- focused mech-shooter exclusive to 360, Xbox One and PC.
If there is one part of the Xbox One that just about everybody who has seen or touched it unanimously likes, its the new controller. The team at Xbox who designed it likes it a lot too, so much so that they want to share all the details with us.
Xbox Lives Major Nelson has taken to his blog to provide Microsofts OFFICIAL stance regarding Xbox One DRM, Always-on and Kinect, via three detailed articles on Xbox Wire. If you keep an open mind, you might even find that the futures not so bad.
Developer Mercury Steam has confirmed via the Konami Pre-E3 2013 Press Conference that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this winter, and has released a lenghty new trailer showing off their efforts so far. Enjoy!
One things for certain, Volition and Deep Silver are PROLIFIC. This week alone has seen not only the announcement of the Saints Row IV "Super Dangerous Wub Wub Collectors Edition", but also a brand new trailer (parental guidance is recommended)!
For those of you that have been living under a rock until just recently, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have just posted some slick YouTube trailers to get you all in the mood for their E3 2013 Media Briefing on June 10th.
It’s sad that David Hayter won’t be voicing Snake in The Phantom Pain, but the role of the older, original Snake/Big Boss couldn’t have gone to a better fellow Canuck. I mean, come on, it’s Jack Bauer we’re talking about here!
As if there weren’t enough new consoles and games vying for your attention this Fall, Activision has decided to bring a whole new meaning to the expression "game decision hell" by announcing Diablo III for Xbox 360, due out early this September.
Good news: Were finally getting another installment in the Deus Ex franchise, its not an April Fools joke, and it directly connects to the story in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Bad News: Youll need an iOS device to play it for the time being...
If multiplayer zombie games such as Left 4 Dead and Resident Evil 6 don’t float your boat, then you might want to take the exclusively-solo State of Decay out for a spin.
Its clear that the lions share of attention at E3 next week will be on the next generation of videogame hardware and software, but as far as Konamis Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 is concerned, Konami will be solely focused on the current gen.
New entries in the Halo, Banjo Kazooie, Killer Instinct, Fable, and Dead Rising franchises are all rumored to be exclusive titles that will be shown at MSs E3 2013 Media briefing, along with appearances by Mirrors Edge 2 and Beyond Good and Evil 2.
The Halo Saga continues with Halo: Spartan Assault, a new 3/4 top-down action title exclusively for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Disney Interactive today announced that “Fantasia: Music Evolved,”a breakthrough musical motion video game inspired by Disney’s classic animated film “Fantasia,” will be available for Xbox One.
Make some room, MadCatz and PDP, Polk Audio, a 40-year veteran producer of high-performance audio products, is stepping into the ring with its own line of Xbox One products, which will be revealed next week at E3. Time to go big, or go home!
How would you feel about the possibility of new Achievements being added to the game you are playing every week? Would you be excited by the possibility of endless challenges or frustrated by what seems to be a completionists exercise in futility?
With Halo CE Annversary getting an HD makeover almost two years ago, it’s about time that Fable got an HD facelift as well. Expect Full HD 1080p visuals, achievements, Xbox Smartglass functionality and more!
Hey, its yet another "Xbox One exclusive" rumor, but anything that increases the chances of each one of those promised "15 exclusive titles" being awesome and NOT A KINECTIMALS 2 game is more than welcome.
We still have next to no idea what the heck Quantum Break is about (aside from a creepy live-action girl), but at least we have a good idea what the games North American box art will look like, based on its recently revealed European counterpart.
Wedbush Securities’ Analyst Michael Pachter hasnt been pulling his punches lately, as he predicts both the PS4 and Xbox One will sell out at launch at $349 and $399 respectively, but that the Xbox One will ultimately be the more popular console.
When it comes to opinions about Xbox One, its probably safe to say by consensus that the next-gen consoles large, squarish design is the least exciting part. However, it might surprise you that a less-sexy design is exactly what MS was going for.
If you’re driving past the L.A. Convention Center, you might happen to glimpse a very large poster that officially reveals the previously unannounced release month of Dark Souls II. Praise The Sun!
Oh, those crazy folks at Amazon Italy. People would think you were leaking these in-production EA games on purpose. Of course, we knew about Dragon Age 3 before, but could the game have become an Xbox One exclusive?
No mention of TV at all at Microsofts E3 Press Briefing? Can such a promise be kept? Major Nelson seems to think so. Well, a great drinking game could come out of it either way: Everyone downs a shot whenever the words "TV" or "Games" are uttered!
In case Major Nelson’s statement during his online Yahoo Chat promising "Games, Games GAMES" didn’t convince you, even the title of MS’s upcoming E3 Media Briefing features the word "Games", so things are looking up. Read on to learn how to watch.
It was a LONG wait for Crysis 3 DLC (well over 3 months), but it’s nearly here. Better yet, the multiplayer maps and modes contained therein will be inspired heavily by the setting of the original Crysis, giving players plenty to look forward to!
Mirror’s Edge 2 is looking more and more likely as EA themselves have now let the Faith out of the bag on one of their own webpages. Hopefully where there’s plenty of smoke, there’s fire.
When EA declared that they were eliminating the Online Pass program, they really meant it, as they are now retroactively making many of their older Online Passes free on the Xbox Marketplace. Could it be that a future DRM scheme is replacing it? Hmm.
PDP today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Microsoft to design, manufacture and sell officially-licensed accessories for Xbox One
For the second time in two weeks, Mirror’s Edge 2 has appeared in an online Amazon listing, giving more weight to earlier rumors that Battlefield developer DICE is indeed working on the sequel to this fan favorite, perhaps as an Xbox One exclusive.
Contrary to recent rumors, the Xbox One is not always watching and/or listening, as it can be turned completely off if the user desires. We suppose that also means that the device really isnt "always on"!
To say that last weeks Xbox One Reveal was a disappointment among the core Xbox gaming community would be a gross understatement. Microsoft has been listening however, and the company has officially pledged to make amends at E3.
Anyone who watched the Xbox One Reveal might remember Marc Whittens statement "Powered by The Cloud" during his tech- specs presentation. But does "Cloud Power" truly make a console more powerful? Read on and form your own impressions.
Not only will you be able to control the Xbox One via voice commands, it will recognize and register new people, speak and ask questions back to you a-la-Siri, and allow you to use Skype to get help from other players while in-game. Take that, PS4!
The Xbox One will continue the tradition of locking games, movies and entertainment services by region. Its unfortunate, but thats the way of the entertainment- business world, my friends.
While Microsoft execs have been reassuring us that the Xbox 360 still has plenty of life left in it, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen is one of the first in the industry to suggest a possible expiry date. Thankfully its FAR off. Heres to a huge install base!
In case you missed it, Xbox Lives Major Nelson (Larry Hyrb) recently confirmed in an online Yahoo chat session that the Xbox One will indeed support 3D and 4K.
While the reveal of the Xbox One has officially signaled the coming of the next generation of Xbox, the current Xbox 360 generation is still going strong, and its likely well be hearing a very big announcement regarding the 360s future at E3.
Fear not, Indie games will still have their place on the Xbox One, despite developers not being allowed to self- publish on the console, Microsoft’s Head of Interactive Entertainment, Don Mattrick assures.
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today that it has started working with Microsoft Corporation on the development of next generation accessories for the Xbox One.
Its been confirmed by Activision Publishing head Eric Hirshberg that COD: Ghosts on Xbox One will feature voice commands, among other Kinect 2.0 features. No word as to whether the Xbox 360 version will also be "Kinected".
What is Halo: Bootcamp? Is it a PC port or spin-off of Halo 3? A new game based on one of the Halo novels? Or something else? No one other than Microsoft knows for sure, and for the moment, all they want us to know is that its coming soon.
Steven Spielberg is lending his Executive Producer clout to a new Halo TV series that will be broadcast exclusively on Xbox One via Xbox Live. Will it be free to Gold Subscribers? And more importantly, will it be any good? Only time will tell.
Just as the original Kinect was released for the PC, the new Kinect Sensor that will be bundled with every Xbox One console will also see a PC equivalent arrive in 2014.
The most consistent complaint about the Xbox One Reveal is that Microsoft didnt show enough games, but for one fleeting moment during the show, an image of the Xbox One HUD may have let a total of 8 games slip. Let the E3 2013 speculation begin!
The above prediction might seem ludicrous, until you remember that the Xbox 360 launched in 2005 with two different SKUs, with the 20GB Premium model costing $399.99, and it would have cost hundreds more if you added the wifi adapter and the Kinect!
Believe it or not, Microsoft and Google are not exactly the best of friends, and its not because the Xbox 360s default search engine is Bing. For those of you who may have forgotten, Microsoft and Google have a case before the courts.
The developer behind Dead Island: Riptide and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger are partnering with Warner Brothers to bring us Dying Light, a new survival horror game that combines Dead Islands zombies with the parkour elements of Mirrors Edge.
The "Back" and "Start" buttons of the Xbox 360 controller have been replaced with two new buttons on the Xbox One controller. What are they called and what are they all about? Read on to learn more.
Xbox One Kinect must be connected and powered-on for the console to work, and it can see you clearly in the dark, but that doesnt mean that it always needs to be watching you.
Will Xbox One allow players to play used games or not? Will there be fees to do so, and how much? While not having all the answers, Microsofts Major Nelson made an official statement on his blog that at least provides hope of a reasonable solution.
Unfortunately, while your Gold Membership will carry over to Xbox One, your Xbox 360 Headsets, including your fancy surround sound Turtle Beach or Tritton cans, wont, at least not without some sort of adapter.
Its now been clarified that Xbox Live Gold Memberships will not only transfer back and forth seamlessly between Xbox 360 and Xbox One, they will also allow multiple users on the same Xbox One to share one account -- perfect for family scenarios.
15 games are coming to Xbox One in its first year, and 8 of them are exclusive to the Xbox One platform. Of course, there are many more in the works.
Come one, come all (unless you are Friend #1001)!
While its unlikely that most people will be able to afford TWO Xbox One consoles at launch, the possibility of starting a game on one console, pausing and then moving to another console to continue playing it will be possible, thanks to "The Cloud".
It also can read your heart rate and your emotions, see your body in high definition (even your fingers) and even recognize you based on voice alone, among other cool things. The potential of Kinect-enhanced gaming just got real.
Remember that weird, live-action TV show that you could stop and watch on almost any television in Alan Wake, Night Springs? Well, it seems that developer Remedy has taken the concept one step further, merging game and TV show in a fresh new way.
Forza 5’s long rumored appearance at the Xbox One reveal was hardly a surprise, but the fact that it is coming out this year AT LAUNCH and will look as good as the trailer and dashboard presentation suggested is enough to get excited about!
The more things change, the more things stay the same, but if you are loyal to both Call of Duty and the Xbox platform, then this can only be a good thing, as once again, you’ll be getting all Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC first on Xbox One.
As we all suspected, the new x86 architecture-powered Xbox One will not play Xbox 360 games -- in any fashion whatsoever. But once again, theres a bright side, as the Xbox 360 will still have a future alongside the Xbox One...
Is it the all-in-one box that weve always wanted (and feared)? Yes. Does it come with and require Kinect 2.0 to function? Yes again. Is it a hulking mass of a machine? Bingo! But on the bright side, tech behind the console and Kinect look BADASS!
Forget "Infinity", "Fusion" or all those silly names you heard before. The Next Xbox is simply Xbox One, and frankly, Microsoft couldnt have picked a better name.
They say good things come to those who wait, so youd better dig in, as theres a good possibility that the Next Xbox will launch closer to Christmas that we thought.
Unfortunately, in contrast to an earlier report, Kevin Conroy will not be lending his signature, gravelly voice to Batman: Arkham Origins’ younger caped crusader, and Mark Hamill won’t be playing the Joker either. Read on to see who’s replacing them.
Injustice: Gods Among Us whetted our appetite to play as Deathstroke (a.k.a. The Terminator), and now it looks like well be getting a double-dose of Slade love as well also be able to play him in the upcoming Batman game via pre- order DLC.
It looks like once the cat is out of the bag on the Next Xbox, well have a whole new way to get info about everything straight from the horses mouth, as "Xbox Wire" is now live.
It seems only natural that with the Next Xbox spearheading Microsofts plans to expand the Xbox brand beyond just one device, that the Xbox 360 would also share in many of the upgrades that are coming, cosmetically, at least. Read on to learn more.
It would be a shocker if Rainbow 6 Patriots is cancelled, as it was rumored to be making a possible appearance at Microsoft’s upcoming reveal or at one of the E3 conferences, but when GameStop pulls a game from its database, it doesnt look good.
The Locust arent done with you yet, soldier! Pick your Lancer back up, steel your nerves and prepare for the coming onslaught in June!
Wondering whats the big deal with this Minecraft thing, but youre not one of those "always on" whippersnappers? No problem! Soon you can buy it at the store and play it offline with friends.
Well, come on kids, you didnt expect Microsoft to play their entire hand just a couple of weeks before the "Super Bowl" of the games industry, did you? That would be silly.
As we get closer and closer to Microsofts May 21st reveal, rumors that the Next Xbox may usher in a future without MS Points seem to be more credible than ever before.
Starring in a Grand Theft Auto game is no easy gig. Apparently you have to divulge your personal info as well as a picture of yourself on some dodgy website, then give up all your personal belongings and wear white robes all the time. Uh, sign me up?
Finally, a story thats not just a rumor! WWE fans can look forward to some more wrasslin this coming October.
There will be games and rumors of games. Naturally, both Rockstar and EA are gearing up for the coming gaming apocalypse with a number of predictable sequels, but its also possible that a follow-up Mirrors Edge may finally be in the works.
What is Xbox TV ultimately going to be? A Next Xbox add-on? A slimmed-down Next Xbox SKU? Or something else altogether? Well, regardless of what it will be, if its still in the works, you can expect Microsofts stage to be VERY crowded on May 21st.
A twitter contest being held by MS that concludes on the eve of the Next Xbox announcement has inadvertently suggested the likely appearance of a new Forza title and possibly even a new EA exclusive at the upcoming reveal, via its "follow" requests.
With the specs of the PS4 and the Next Xbox approaching that of "super-charged PCs" and console exclusives quickly becoming a thing of the past, it may fall to secondary apps to differentiate them. Skype, now MS-owned, might be that difference-maker.
Some of these suggested titles are complete no-brainers, but there are some unknowns as well as some long forgotten gems in the list as well. We can always dream, cant we?
We now have a date for the Xbox 360 HD remake of Capcoms popular 3DS game.
Just as a friendly PSA, I advise you wear protective glasses while playing this game, as theres a good chance you might get one or both of your eyes poked out while oggling DOA5 Ultimates "sensual yet realistic style". Consider yourselves warned.
While Microsoft wasn’t known to put much support behind the recent trend of free- to-play models on the Xbox 360, things will be very different in the next generation, according to Epic Games Vice President, Mark Rein.
Ubisoft CEO Yannis Mallat believes that the next generation of consoles will knock our socks off visually, despite concerns next-gen games looking awfully "same-y". If theres anyone who should know, its Ubis vice commander-in- chief, right?
Snubbing multiplayer modes has been a growing trend among game franchises that are big enough to take the risk (e.g. Bioshock Infinite) or street cred (The Witcher). But is the new Wolfenstein taking a risk given its prequels and fan base?
EA has locked up the FIFA license for another 10 years. If you still like it, you better put another ring on it, right?
No Xbox hardware launch would be complete without a new entry in the Project Gotham Racing franchise, so here’s hoping Microsoft and Lucid Games have found a way to "bring the band back together".
Xbox Infinity has seemingly been confirmed as the name of the new Xbox, previously referred to as the Xbox 720 or by its alleged development codename, Xbox Durango.
Bethesda has announced Wolfenstein: The New Order for both current and next- generations consoles, signalling that FPS games are far from dead and that shooting evil Nazis in the face will never get old.
Given the mixed reception Windows 8 has been receiving since it launched in October, recent rumors suggesting the Durango OS would be based on it havent exactly set gamers on fire. But what if both operating systems were due for an upgrade?
Electronic Arts and Disney have entered into an exclusive, multi-year agreement to produce Star Wars games. On the bright side, at least EA has experience with The Force Unleashed games. Maybe they could take Star Wars: 1313 off of Lucasarts hands?
Speaking of Blu-Ray, it turns out that the only reason why we havent seen Metal Gear Solid 4 on the Xbox 360 is because of the consoles distinct lack of a Blu-Ray drive, an injustice that might finally be rectified should the Next Xbox have one.
Now the potential bad news about that Blu-Ray disc inclusion in the Next Xbox; like the PS3 before it, Blu-Ray could cause Microsofts next system to be unfashionably late to the next-gen party -- this time licensing issues being the culprit.
An internal Microsoft e-mail, reported on by ArsTechnica, has all but quelled rumors of the Next Xbox requiring a constant internet connection to function (whew), as well as all-but-confirmed support for Blu-Ray disc, among other things. HOORAY!
The first multiplatform title from Insominiac Games is almost upon us, and what better way to introduce ourselves to the "shooterrific" stylings of the Ratchet & Clank developers new IP than a demo? Next week, consider it done.
One great advantage of having the PS4s secrets out of the bag is that we can all now get a sneak peek of what to expect from titles also slated to appear on the Next Xbox. Watch Dogs will feature a denser, livelier atmosphere on PS4 for example.
Its likely no one saw this coming until now, but it looks like Batgirl will be joining the Injustice roster, following the previously announced Lobo DLC. This is going to make fights with Batman, Joker and Nightwing ESPECIALLY AWKWARD for DC fans.
Interest in Durango is reaching such a fever pitch that even Forbes.com is throwing in their two cents in guessing what the system will ultimately be called. What will it be? Fusion? Xbox? Infinity? I call "Infinity Plus One", so I automatically win.
Despite the seemingly "sub-series" title (theres no number in it), some old hands will be at the helm of Activisions latest entry in the Call of Duty Franchise, namely, the (new) Infinity Ward.
IGN, Gamespot and Gametrailers can stop fighting with each other for superiority on the Xbox 360 dashboard now, because they now have the new kid Machinima to pick on.
Some new info from Polygon.com sources suggest that cross-platform achievements between Xbox and Windows devices is highly likely and that an "Always On" requirement will be at the discretion of individual game publishers.
Never one to be known for being at a loss for words, Peter Molyneux has revealed hell likely be at Microsofts unveiling of the Next Xbox later this month, but not on stage.
"Fusion" makes a lot of sense, given Microsofts relentless efforts to position the Xbox platform at the core of the family entertainment center. Then again, it also makes me think of western sushi joints and "pro-glide" razors. What do you think?
All-New World, Story, Characters and Experience, All Powered by New, Next Gen Call of Duty Engine from the Developer that started it all, Infinity Ward.
On the upside, Respawn Entertainment’s \"Titan\" could be one of the best mech games on an MS platform ever. On the downside, it could become Steel Batallion: Heavy Armor 2. Fingers crossed and praying for the former.
If you thought the Kinect took getting used to, things are bound to get next- level freaky in the next-gen, if Microsoft has anything to say about it. IllumiRoom will apparently create a wider field of view surrounding your tv and add cool effects!
While the logic makes complete sense, a Batman game or animated feature without the gravelly vocal stylings of Kevin Conroy is a bitter pill to swallow. Next thing theyll say Mark Hamill is out too...oh wait...he was never in for this game, was he?
Someone at Capcom still remembers the day when words like "Resident Evil" and "Survival Horror" went together like Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Well, those days arent necessarily lost forever, as this upcoming demo will hopefully show.
Nothing but good news for CD Red Projekts upcoming finale to the Geralt Saga, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is the official name of the XCOM shooter thought to be missing in action over the past two years. The name isnt the only thing that was given a facelift -- its changed from an FPS to a tactical third- person shooter.
Mark your calendar kids! May 21st is the next gen announcement day! We cant wait!
Reports of XCOMs death have been greatly exaggerated. As previously assumed, 2K Marin has gone back to refine and re-brand the XCOM shooter they first revealed back in 2010, in order to differentiate it from the successful XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Platinum Games denied. Crytek USA thwarted. The Darksiders IP, along with Red Faction, MX vs ATV and a number of older IPs have been auctioned off from THQ to Nordic Games for less than 5 milllion dollars.
Shinji Mikami is bringing survival horror back, baby, YEAH! The creator of Resident Evil is returning to the roots of the genre with a brand new IP (formerly named Zwei).
That crazy, ultra-violent, dreadlocked alien (hes Czarnian) will be the first DLC character made available for Injustice: Gods Among Us. Apparently hes popular with the DC fans, and a perfect fit for NetherRealm Studios latest fighting game.
The whole concept seems bizarre until one recalls Microsoft’s renewed focus on placing the Xbox at the centre of the living room entertainment experience, both in this generation and the next through its Xbox TV service. But can Heroes be good again?
The photogenic (not) Gotham mob boss Black Mask will be the Dark Knights primary foe in Batman: Arkham Origins, and he wont be alone, as he has put out a hit on the caped crusaders head. Deathstroke has now become the least of his problems.
They gave you three HUGE expansions. They gave you Legendary Difficulty. They gave you an arrow to the knee. The folks at Bethesda have given you enough. Their jobs are done. Theyre moving on (possibly to make a new Fallout game). DEAL WITH IT. ;)
Ever since XCOM: Enemy Unknown arrived on the scene and stole the thunder of the controversial XCOM FPS that was previously in development, the fate of the latter game has been a mystery. The recent pulling of its website may be a clue, however.
Turn 10 and Playground Games are still pumping out content for their fans, and this time, its free for all Forza Horizon owners, regardless of whether you bought the Season Pass or not. Included are literally over 1000 challenges and two free cars!
Last weeks report about Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse coming to XBLA has now been confirmed. It will be a new-and-improved HD remake of the original Genesis game, rather than a straight port (which honestly would have looked awful FUGLY).
Ubisoft is bringing back yet another classic 2D action adventure that hasnt seen the light of day in a long time, but has every chance of being an instant hit...again. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Flashback.
Side-load no more! The official Xbox SmartGlass App can now be downloaded for Android tablets with screens 7-inches or larger. No "second screen" options apart from the remote (e.g. Halo Waypoint, UFC) seem to be featured as yet, but its a start.
Electronic Arts is the latest company to be hit by another round of layoffs, this time apparently in their Mobile division, where the company had planned to make the most strides in the past fiscal year.
Having recently received a launch date of May 1st, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon appears to be keeping the core open- world shooter elements that made FC3 great, but the rest of the game will have an intentional 80s Sci-fi B-movie feel. And Michael Biehn!
Did you really think that the Castle Map Pack was all 343 had in store for you this week? Ha! You just got Drop Shocked! But unlike getting Rick Rolled, theres actually much more to this. Read on.
If for some reason you passed on ODST back in the day and are interested in playing the games intentionally dark and fragmented narrative, the solo campaign (including Firefight but sans classic multiplayer) is now available via Games On Demand.
At long last, we finally know what the first Batman: Arkham game not developed by Rocksteady will be called. That doesnt mean it wont be any less awesome. Deathstroke is in it, after all!
It looks like even more Disney goodness might be coming our way. While its unlikely to get the same HD treatment as the recently announced Duck Tales remake, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse might be re-released on XBLA very soon.
Console players can now join their PC counterparts in returning to the land of Skyrim to challenge a new difficulty level, complete with a new level cap for each skill once it reaches 100.
If Microsoft is truly planning to reveal its plans for the Next Xbox on May 21st, that day cant come soon enough as the same rumors (such as no backward- compatibility) keep resurfacing over and over, this time backed by a fairly credible source.
Microsoft had originally been planning to unveil its next-generation Xbox details at an event in April.
Start Your Engines! Motocross Madness Is Coming April 10th.
Ugh...the futuristic theme was an April Fools joke, until it wasnt...or isnt it?!? You know what, maybe we should just stop talking about it until someone at Ubisoft explains it in a press release. My head hurts, Im going to go lie down now.
It seems like this is one rumor that the Next Xbox cant shake, as a Kotaku source has just reignited the pesky fire once again. If you dont have a persistent internet connection, the Durango wont function, or so scuttlebutt would have us believe.
And the hits just keep on coming.
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Lucasarts wasnt strong enough with the Force to prevent this. Now that all games are cancelled, what does this mean for the future of Star Wars video games? Difficult to see, always in motion is the future.
Squeenix LA is not the only office having it rough today, as Activision has laid off 40 staff from Deadpool developer High Moon Studios, well before the games summer release.
And now the bad news. Last week’s restructuring at Square-Enix has resulted today in an unspecified number of layoffs at Squeenix’s LA office. Meanwhile, Japanese teams behind FFXIII, FFXIV, & FFXIII Versus remain untouched and at large. Hmm.
Good news! The second multiplayer DLC pack for Tomb Raider, titled "1939" is out today, following up on last months Xbox 360 exclusive "Caves and Cliffs DLC" with two new maps, and even more packs are on the way. Stay tuned for bad news, though...
Those of you bummed out by how Mass Effect 3 turned out might look at the headline and scoff, but those of you who have played Witcher 2 know that such a feat is not only attainable but brimming with potential in developer CD Projekt REDs hands.
In his own Twitlonger twitter post yesterday, David Hayter recently came clean and confirmed that he wont be voicing Snake/Big Boss in the upcoming MGS V, and clarified that it was not his choice. Unfortunately, it wasnt an April Fools Joke.
You know that its a Grand Theft Auto game when a cover art reveal garners the same if not more attention than the announcement of exclusive DLC for other titles. Speaking of which, I wonder if there will be an early Xbox 360 DLC window this time?
The 1980’s Terminator-inspired visual and audio leanings are apparently fake, but the game is still real. Read on if you want to live...
Apparently, Epic Games are not the only company who can release highly anticipated free DLC early, not if 343 Industries has anything to say about it.
Need we say more?
Remember that free DLC that Epic Games and sponsor Maxim promised to make available shortly after launch? Well, its now available to download, even earlier than originally expected. So what are you standing there for, soldier? Go download it ASAP!
In an recent interview with GameTrailers, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima finally unwrapped the bandages on MGS V, addressing the Phantom Pain shenanigans, the absence of David Hayter and his future involvement with the franchise after MGS V.
You know Easter Weekend is over when DC Superheroes start pummelling and impaling the crap out of one another. Oh, and the Injustice demo is also coming out. And NO, neither Jesus or Jesse Custer (Preacher) have been confirmed as playable characters.
Ubisoft Toronto will have LOTS on its plate once it wraps up work on Splinter Cell: Blacklist, as the studio has already been pegged as one of the houses assigned to the next Assassins Creed game, as well as Rainbow Six Patriots, among other titles.
In what might bring fans some sense of relief, the Darksiders IP, which has strangely failed to find a buyer up until now, will be bid on by its former developers now at Crytek, with the aim of keeping the franchise in the hands of its creators.
Microsofts elusive, low-key Xbox LIVE Rewards program is getting some much- needed face time with a new monthly promo that encourages members to play and purchase games in order to earn Avatar gear, discounts, rewards and bonus reward draw entries.
The Walking Dead: The Videogame creators are continuing to build their cool street cred with yet another comic-book- inspired franchise that promises challenging narratives and thought- provoking gameplay. Better yet, it stars the Big Bad Wolf!
David Hayter, the actor/screenwriter who has been the gravelly US voice of Snake since MGS1 will not be reprising his role. Another shock, the next best thing, Kiefer Sutherland is providing voice work for the game, but wont be voicing Snake either.
Contrary to statements made earlier today by Hideo Kojima himself at GDC, an update by Joystiq.com claims that MGS 5 will consist of TWO games after all. Dont panic, this is Metal Gear, youre supposed to feel confused. More contradictions to come.
Following an interesting trend that sees camouflage-themed controllers come out right around the announcement or release of a military-themed game, Microsoft will be releasing a camo-themed Xbox 360 controller in May. Perfect for use with MGS5!
Finally, one of the worst kept secrets in the modern videogame industry has finally been put to rest today as Kojima Productions has revealed that Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are one and the same. Shocked? Thought not.
Heres an extremely rare win-win situation in movie-game development - Star Trek, a potentially good movie game is being held back in order to launch closer to the film Star Trek: Into Darkness, giving the developers plenty of extra polishing time!
If Double Dragon: Neon didnt give you enough retro Billy and Jimmy love, then prepare yourself for Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons, which not only boasts more of our classic pugilists but also 100% more PLAYABLE Marian. Girl Power!
Despite garnering wide critical acclaim, recent titles Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs failed to attain the sales targets publisher Square-Enix had expected them to reach, and heads are rolling. How will this affect future releases?
It’s time for us to shine the spotlight on our Canadian talent! 22 of our brightest and most creative studios have been selected to be part of Telefilm Canada’s Video Game Showcase at the GDC! On Tuesday March 26th at 10am
The Konami Code will never die! Bioshock Infinites hardest difficulty can be unlocked early at any point by inputting the classic code made famous by classics such as Contra and Gradius. No 999 lives, though.
In case youve been living under a rock (and if youve been playing a lot of Minecraft, you probably have been), a new update for this addictive "little" title is incoming. Not that theres been a shortage of them.
Like some Dig Dug, platforming and big bosses mixed in with your Minecraft? Then you might like the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup that is Terraria, finally coming to a console near you courtesy of 505 Games.
Annoyed that you cant buy a new game such as Tomb Raider or Gears of War: Judgement from the Xbox Live Marketplace on launch day, or games like Binary Domain or Never Dead were only added to Games on Demand last week? Blame retail, says MS.
Its been 12 years since we last saw Strider Hiryu in his own game (outside of his appearances in the Marvel vs. Capcom titles). Could our wild-haired Ninja from the future be making a comeback?
As is the trend these days, Injustice: Gods Among Us will feature a Season Pass, providing a discount on upcoming DLC characters as well as an exclusive alternate skin pack.
Its no surprise that Elizabeth, the enchanting heroine of Bioshock Infinite, is actually an amalgamation of four equally fascinating women, making her an "uber" woman of sorts, as this video explains. Note: No actual pinky fingers were cut short.
New rumors reinforcing old rumors. Scuttlebutt indicates that that the Durango controller will be more ergonomic and easier to use for "non- core gamers", and that games will come on Blu-Ray disc and require mandatory installation, among other things.
Players looking for more island adventures in Tomb Raiders Dragons Triangle beyond the campaign will have to settle for multiplayer DLC for the time being, as no single-player updates are in the works at present.
Much like Deux Ex: Human Revolution, players who want to keep their consciences clean will be able to complete the next Thief game without killing anyone, or so developer Eidos Montreal promises.
Just a reminder that if youre still on the fence as to whether to pick up GOW: Judgement, the OverRun Multiplayer demo is available free for download from Xbox Live RIGHT NOW, so you can be the judge. "Judge", get it? Im here all week.
GameTrailers (along with Redbox Instant in the States) is the newest App to hit Xbox Live. Considering how notoriously buggy the video player on GT’s own website is, Xbox Live might be the only place you can get a reliable feed. Cheers!
If youve been looking for a reason to revisit the silent, blood-soaked world of the Ninja With No Name (seriously, he doesnt have one), Klei Entertainment has something planned for this summer that just might lure you back in.
Apparently, even in this day and age, there is still a strong resistance among videogame publishers towards games starring female protagonists, according to Remember Me’s creative director.
Shazam (aka Captain Marvel)s longtime nemesis, Black Adam is the latest in a seemingly endless parade of playable character reveals for Injustice: Gods Among Us. And the comic geek in yours truly says "just keep em coming, Netherrealm Studios!"
This is crazy another rumor, but this one takes the cake! To launch the 720 in June 2013?
What happens when two of the most popular survival-horror-action franchises in videogame history collide? One of the coolest gaming crossovers ever, that’s what. Hopefully it will come to the Xbox 360 as well if we make enough noise.
The purchase of Volition by Deep Silver doesn’t appear to affected their plans one bit, as Saints Row 4 will be appearing on store shelves near you in late August. Question is whether it will come packaged with a purple "sexual aid".
Joystiq (via Gametrailers) has confirmed that the mysterious Raven will be a playable character in Injustice: Gods Among Us, on the very same day that it was hinted to us by Netherrealm Studios that she might not be. And GTs video was pulled. Hmm...
It looks like more games from Konami stand to benefit from Hideo Kojimas much talked about Fox Engine, including the next Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) slated for next-gen consoles.
Next-gen? We dont need no stinkin next-gen! Or at least, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger doesnt seem to think so, given the slick gameplay trailer they dropped today. Prepare for a lot of varmints gettin shot in the face.
More multiplayer goodness is incoming for Halo 4. "Castle" will be the final map-pack included in the War Games Map Pass, so if you plunked down the money for the pass, make sure you dont forget to download that sucker and get your moneys worth!
Apparently, the Ultimate Xbox Live Sale from two weeks ago has spawned some copycats, as Square-Enix is holding its own massive clearance sale on Xbox Live this week (expected to go into effect tomorrow). Check out the super savings on Deus Ex: HR!
All good things this generation must come to an end eventually, as made evident by Harmonixs announcement to terminate Dance Central 3 DLC releases by the end of this month. Its your last dance, its your last chance for DC3 love, my friends.
It appears the offer of a Family Gold Pack Subscription, which cost $99 per year and allowed four family members to have Xbox Live Gold access, has been discontinued. Not cool!
More DLC goodness incoming! In just a few days, Dead Space 3 players will be able to continue the PTSD-and- hallucinogenic nightmare-fuelled misadventures of Issac and John in "Awakened".
Those of you who played the hell out of Far Cry 3 and are still craving new island jungle adventures might be in luck, as a standalone downloadable adventure is apparently in the works.
All you bro-tacular action fans better make some room on your Xbox 360 hard- drives, because EA is dropping some free co-op goodness on your behinds in anticipation of Army of Two: The Devils Cartel, which will be released on March 26th.
Weve already heard that we will likely be getting some transitional DLC for The Walking Dead: The Video Game in the very near future, but it looks like the next season of this popular franchise will be upon us sooner than expected.
Finally we now know exactly when well be able to continue stomping around in the snow while decimating hordes of giant bugs. The inevitable question remains however; where do we pre-order? Gamestop? Amazon? Best Buy? Choose wisely.
You told Lara Croft that you love her in Tomb Raider(most of you with your dollars). Now shes telling you she loves you more with a mulitiplayer map pack that will have an exclusive early window on Xbox 360. Unfortunately it requires more dollars.
Sheesh, as soon as someone confirms a next generation of consoles is coming, all the stragglers jump ship to the next big thing. No big surprise, you’ll have to wait for the Xbox 720 to play the next Thief game now. At least it’s coming, though.
Never pulled off that double-death-from below stealth kill (from the water), or found that the game didnt make you work hard enough to survive? Well now youll be able to relive all that hunting, stalking and running for your life at will.
Those of you who were a little jealous of the PS4 video upload features showcased at Sonys recent conference fear not, the Xbox 360 version of Ninja Gaiden 3 will feature both second-screen and video upload features via Smartglass! Its the future!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a downloadable title coming to from Activision. These aren’t the cute, cartoony turtles you’ve come to know and love however, but rather the dark, gritty, Laird and Eastman ugly-in- a-cool-way kind.
What was easily the worst kept game release secret of the year has been confirmed by Ubisoft’s teaser site,ironically leaking a release date and confirmation "for next-gen consoles".
Indie developer 17-BIT today announced that Skulls of the Shogun now has new pricing on Xbox Live Arcade
Yup. Our next Assassin is a going to be a pirate. And blond!
If you completed Witcher 2 on Xbox 360, you might want to hold on to that save file for a bit...
Xbox Lives Major Nelson will be hosting the Worldwide Premiere Event for Gears of War: Judgement, LIVE on an Xbox 360 near you, provided you live in the US or Canada. Tweets will be answered, prizes will be awarded. Read on for details, soldier!
Make a mental note: Remember Me is coming out on June 4th, the week before E3 2013. Think you can remember that? Well, our girl Nilin has some skills that say different, and shes coming for ya, so you better write it down in your calendar.
If you enjoyed the sea battles of Assassins Creed 3, then you will probably love the concept for AC4, which appears as though it will involve even more ships, parlay, and lots of folks shouting "YAR!"
Look out Scott Pilgrim, a new 2-D 4-player brawler is in town, and not only does it out-Japanify the pants out of Pilgrim, it also has onlne co-op play. Otaku alert!!!
An odd partnership between Epic Games and Maxim magazine has resulted in a free map and game mode for Gears of War: Judgement, scheduled for release soon after launch. What a beautiful baby those two made!
As with Gears of War 3, Judgement will be getting a Season Pass. This time however, it appears that all included DLC will be multiplayer-focused only.
THQ will part ways with its few remaining IPs thorugh a court-supervised auction. Can you believe that Darksiders and Red Faction are still among them?
Those who have been longing for an Xbox Live sale with discounts deep enough to give Steam and the Playstation Store a run for their money need wait no longer, because the biggest sale to ever hit Xbox Live begins tomorrow, with new deals every day.
Cant wait for Season Two of The Walking Dead: The Videogame? Well, if developer Telltale Games has anything to say about it, your Zombie Apocalypse prayers may have just been answered.
Dont panic! Its only more of the Bioshock you love - at least three DLC packs worth, and none of it multiplayer.
As if to outdo Spelunky, EA will be releasing their last single-player and multi-player add-ons for Mass Effect 3 next week.
Two new downloadable packs for Mossmouths charming "rougelike" platformer add 24 new multiplayer deathmatch arenas as well as 8 new wacky characters, including a Viking, a Golden Monk and a Ninja. Sounds like the start of a pretty funny joke.
It was only recently confirmed that Take-Two Interactive acquired the WWE license following the fall of THQ, but now we finally have a release window for the next game, and with developer Yukes back on board, the franchise wont even miss a step.
Bungies Destiny may very well be the primer that separates the online manly-men from the little offline boys -- the game will require an online connection, even for single-player.
Bungie has lifted the curtain on its latest project, Destiny, a sci-fi FPS epic that promises to span 10 years, dwarf the adventures of Master Chief in terms of scale and allow players to customize their avatars MMO style. Watch the Vidoc for more!
Talk about a day for leaks! Posters for Bungie’s upcoming game destiny have arrived at GameStop stores today and naturally have found their way onto the internet, along with some details about the game.
Some leaked promotional materials for Watch Dogs suggest that the "next- generation" title may be coming to all home consoles under the sun, implying that it may appear on the Xbox 360’s imminent successor as well as the current-gen consoles.
What was originally rumored following last months THQ auction has turned out to be true. 2K Games (Take-Two Interactive) will be publishing the Yukes-developed WWE wrestling game franchise going forward.
Good news, players can look forward to another Arkham-themed Batman game this year. Potential bad News, it likely wont be from Rocksteady, the developers behind Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.
If you are chomping at the bit for more info on Bungies upcoming game Destiny, youre not alone. In fact, Bungie is counting on thousands of curious players like yourself to work together online to uncover Destinys secrets.
As anticipation for the next generation of consoles heats up, more Xbox 720 specs "appear" to be leaking, and among them a report that the next Xbox will come packaged with a next-gen Kinect that will require to be "always on" and connected to work.
More than 100 Million Skylanders Toys Sold to Date. Skylanders Toys Outsold #1 Action Figures U.S. and Europe in 2012.
Imagine an alternate universe where Sony and Microsoft were actually friends. Or a reality where Microsoft actually bought Sega. No, it’s not an episode of the Twilight Zone. Read on to hear from a former MS exec on how close we actually were.
In the latest Bungie Community Theater video, host DeeJ revealed that news on the developer’s Destiny project will be coming “within a matter of weeks.”
Today, Ubisoft announced that its forthcoming title Rayman Legends will be released on the Xbox 360 in early September 2013.
16 New Characters With Swappable Top and Bottom, Halves Can Be Customized into More Than 250, Unique Combinations, Taking Skylanders and the \"Toys to Life\" Category to a New Level.
Nickelodeon And Activision Sign Global, Multi-Year Deal To Produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Themed Video Games.
Only hours after the Wii U-exclusive Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge is revealed to be coming to Xbox 360 and PS3, Konami UK has hinted that another upcoming Nintendo-exclusive title may jump ship to the competition as well, this time from the 3DS.
Looks like the Wii U enhanced version of Ninja Gaiden 3 will be coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in April with a number of improvements over both the original as well as the Wii U port. Even bloodthirsty ninjas deserve a second chance...
Okay, bad news first. Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will still be the final game in the Geralt trilogy. Hulk sad. Good news is, its NOT the final Witcher game. Hulk back to being angry all the time. This is like Mass Effect and Gears all over again.
Will Hollywood ever learn?!? Paul Walker of Fast and Furious fame will be starring as Agent 47 in the next film based on the Hitman franchise, replacing Timothy Olyphant, who was also horribly miscast as our favorite bald assassin.
According to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, Grand Theft Auto V will not be coming to the next generation of consoles. Of course, that doesnt rule out the possibility of playing GTA V on those consoles should they have backwards-compatibility, right?
Along with rumblings that further support earlier rumored specs of Microsofts next console is a new rumor that it will also require a persistent connection to the internet in order to function.
CD Projekt RED has confirmed that not only will the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt be the final game in The Witcher Saga, but it will also feature a sprawling, open-world 30 times bigger than that of Witcher 2.
Use the Force to guide the silver ball and become a Jedi Master pinball pro.
2K Games announced today that players can expand their gameplay experience which bundles into a single packaged product all of the digital content previously released on the Xbox LIVE up to the second add-on campaign.
Deep Silver today announced it has achieved a major milestone in worldwide sales for the zombie action game Dead Island.
Once more, the DLC that would allow us all to play Scott Pilgrim vs. The World online has been held back again, and worse, it may be for reasons totally unrelated to multiplayer.
It’s no secret that Microsoft is hurting for new exclusive properties to bolster its next gen ambitions, and it turns out that the recently acquired Black Tusk studios will be leading the charge with three more IPs than originally expected.
Time to put those racing gloves back on, as Turn 10 and Playground Games are far from done delivering content for Microsofts elite racer.
Sources: Next PlayStation unveiled this month, shipping this holiday alongside next Xbox!
TOYSRUS Times Square invites kids to be among the first in the world to receive a complimentary, hotly anticipated skylanders giants character, Ninjini.
Skulls of the Shogun is now available worldwide for Xbox 360.
Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide on September 17, 2013.
The Medal of Honor franchise has been taken out of rotation by parent company EA after disappointing sales its of Medal of Honor: Warfighter last fall.
Right on the heels of THQs closure, Disney has shuttered Junction Point Studios, the developer behind Disney Epic Mickey and Disney Epic Mickey 2.
If you were one of the few who held out on buying Scott Pilgrim vs. The World two years ago due to the lack of online multiplayer, rejoice, as youll now be able to find some pugilistic friends to play with online for only an extra two dollars!
While the fate of Vigil Games and the Darksiders IP is still unknown in the aftermath of the recent THQ auction, Crytek is welcoming a select number of Vigil staff on board for their first stateside venture.
Who says you need to be a Call of Duty game to include expensive radio- controlled toys in your Collectors Editions? Definitely not Sam Fisher. I would have gone for Stealth goggles, but I guess COD already took that idea...
Gears of War: Judgement wont be launching all by its lonesome. A multiplayer demo will be available on launch day for anyone who wants to test the waters before jumping in and getting curb-stomped.
Disney’s upcoming Skylanders Killer will actually include future movie IP content on discs, which potentially could lead to hackers unlocking content ahead of time, spoiling future Disney movies and breaking chidren’s hearts everywhere.
While THQ’s IPs are all likely to live on in the hands of their respective buyers, THQ the company and its brand will disappear for good in the coming weeks, along with hundreds of people losing their jobs, many of them finding out only yesterday.
Perhaps in an even stranger twist than the popular Darksiders IP not being snagged up immediately during this week’s THQ auction, Japanese developer Platinum Games (of Bayonetta and Vanquish fame) is considering purchasing the game on the cheap.
Hope you’re ready to stomp around Crytek’s beautiful (and literal) concrete New York jungle once again, as the Crysis 3 open beta starts next week. Just try not to take an arrow to the knee while you’re hopping about in that nanosuit, okay?
One of THQ’s biggest licensed properties has found a new home, and surprisingly, it’s not at EA.
Relic (Company of Heroes 2) goes to Sega. Crytek snags the Homefront IP. Take 2 gets \"Evolve\", and Ubisoft purchases THQ Montreal, getting back one of their key game designers in the process (awkward!). But what of Vigil Games and the Darksiders IP?
Koch Media announced today that it has secured the intellectual property rights of Metro and Saints Row.
Today, Ubisoft announced the acquisition of THQ Montreal as well as the publishing rights for the upcoming South Park: The Stick of Truth video game, being developed externally by Obsidian.
Looks like when THQ proposed to put up all its properties for sale earlier this year in order to get out of bankruptcy, they didnt run it by South Park Studios, the team behind The Stick of Truth. You know what comes next... Lawsuits!
And now the circle is complete. Early copies of Gears of War: Judgement will come with a digital copy of the original Gears of War. You see what they did there? They just made the game that started it all a sequel and a prequel at the same time!
Still not liking the new Dante? Well, hes not going away, sorry. But at least youll be able to look like the old Dante while youre playing the new DMC...provided you are ready to pay for it.
According to 343 Industries’ community forums, Halo 4 will be getting its first "Community Playlist Update" in order to test out Forge levels developed by community members. If you’ve been hankering for new maps, this is your chance for input!
Season 1 of Spartan Ops brings more co-op gaming goodness to Halo 4 fans today. Read on for details, but be warned, plot spoilers lie ahead for those still playing through Episodes 1-5!
Apparently Master Chief never got around to finishing the fight on PC, as a group of around 20 people have been keeping Halo 2s multiplayer alive on the platform long after its 2007 release. Sadly, thats all about to end next month...
Anyone who thinks the latter half of 2013 will be devoid of heavy hitters for the Xbox 360 forgot about Sam Fisher, who will be marking, executing, kicking ass and taking names late this summer.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced that MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship will be available for the Xbox 360.
Your New Years resolution was to stop buying collector edition controllers. Theyre the Faberge Eggs of video games. Theyre the devil. But how can you say no to a Tomb Raider controller all scratched up and bandaged like Lara Croft? You cant, eh?
Capcom has dug into their arcade classics hat many a time in the past, and theyre even known to double, triple and quadruple-dip to relieve us of our hard earned cash each generation. But this collection may promise some rare, more obscure classics.
Few countries are known for breaking as many sexual taboos as Japan, but even there apparently Far Cry has too much sex and violence for their tastes - so much so that it can even end the game if players abuse it. Read on to see what got cut.
According to data from the NPD Group, the Skylanders franchise crossed $500 million in retail sales in the U.S., inclusive of accessory packs and figures, and reached this milestone faster than any other kids gaming property.
Marvel Super Heroes are assembling for an action-packed, brick-smashing good time!
Don’t you just love social media? Once again a yet to be officially announced sequel has been outed by an insider who was just trying to do some honest self-promotion (or brag to his buddies). Will we see another Dead Rising game in this generation?
Microsoft is at it again, buying up yet another company that supposedly will further entrench the current and/or next Xbox in the entertainment space.
THQ ended 2012 in a shroud of suspense as it filed for bankruptcy, putting the future of games like Metro: Last Light and South Park: The Stick of Truth in jeopardy. Now it seems that THQ has a solution, but its creditors aren’t too happy about it.
Those of you who have been looking forward to the spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon but feared it had vanished into oblivion can now keep hope alive. A leaked Xbox Live demo for the game indicates chances for a future release are looking good.
Turn 10 is keeping up with its Monthly Car Packs, starting off January with the Recaro Pack plus a sweet bonus Pagani Zonda for Season Pass holders.
Did you run out and buy the retail copy of The Walking Dead for your Xbox 360 following its VGA GOTY win? Or receive it as a present? You might not want to open it yet, if you havent already.
Sharks? Deep Sea explorers? Passenger Planes? SHARKS?!? Rockstar Games has dropped another tantalizing set of screenshots that will have GTA diehards foaming at the mouth.
Enough holiday cheer, it’s time for more chest-pounding! According to Google Trends, the Xbox 720 will rule the next generation of consoles...provided that the world doesn’t end on December 21st.
Just in case youre still holding on to your copy of Rage (or eying that copy in your local game shops bargain bin), the long rumored Scorchers DLC will be available next week.
If you want to play the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo without shelling out the cash for the Zone of Enders HD Collection, youll finally be able to get a taste of Raiden-style slice n dice action early next year.
Recovered from your 12/12/2012 wedding ceremony? Good. While you were out getting hitched, EA, Crytek and the director from The Book of Eli made a baby on Youtube. Don’t just stand there, soldier, drop the wife, click here and get your eyes on it!!!
Square Enix today announced HITMAN HD: TRILOGY, a deadly combination of games including Hitman Contracts, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Hitman Blood Money.
Democracy is alive and well in the videogame industry! If you hated the final box art for Bioshock Infinite as much as everyone else, Irrational Games boss Ken Levine is inviting all offended to vote on an alternate reversible cover. Choose wisely!
Double Fine Production’s follow-up to Happy Action Theater will be available next week, and will be free to download until the end of the year. Very little is free on Xbox Live, so make sure to grab it while it’s hot!
Microsoft has announced today that 40 new Xbox apps will be made available shortly. Including Skydrive!
Sega and Hot Wheels have developed a unique partnership to further enhance the racing experience of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
343 Industries and Virgin Gaming are teaming up to host the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge, where players across North America have a chance to win BIG prizes, including a UNSC-branded Ford F-150 or two minutes of immortality in an upcoming Halo game.
Companies Will Work Together with Actor Tom Hardy and Screenwriter Eric Warren Singer To Bring Video Game Franchise To The Big Screen
Commander Shepard’s adventures arent quite over yet, but the next one Bioware is working on is rumored to be pretty big, involving a full staff of writers and several returning voice actors. Could this be the REAL ME3 ending fans have been craving?
Forza Horizon fans should definitely make a note to fire up their game discs today and download the December IGN Pack, which will add another 7 luxurious cars to their collection. And don’t forget, the Rally Expansion is due later this month!
Americans who just bought Xbox 360’s and are enjoying the big Triple-A games of the holidays should pause for a moment and be thankful, as many of them don’t know how close they came to not being able to buy an Xbox 360 this season...ANYWHERE.
Today, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 3, the open world first person shooter from Ubisoft Montreal and Massive, is now available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
First Downloadable Content for Assassin’s Creed III Available Today for Season Pass Holders.
Just when you thought you were out of Skyrims life-sucking orbit, that pesky arrow you took to the knee slowed you down enough so that ALL the dragons could suck you back in. At least youll be getting it early if you play on an Xbox 360.
While its still unclear as to why Microsoft applied to renew the Killer Instinct license back in September, it turns out that a long-cancelled TV show has ensured that if there is ever another KI game, It wont be called "Killer Instinct".
Those sly sons of guns! Long before officially handing over the reigns of the Halo franchise to 343 Industries, Bungie was dangling a clue to what their next big epic would be right in front of our noses! We’d like to say we’d seen it coming, but...
Microsoft Corp. will release the next version of its Xbox video-game machine, the top-selling console, in time for the holidays next year, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.
Much like how Mitt Romney took his sweet time conceding defeat to Barack Obama, Sony has finally divulged its sales numbers for the US Thanksgiving Holiday, revealing a very good pickup in unit sales, but still far below that of the Xbox 360.
Spartans, get ready to take the fight to new frontiers. 343 Industries announced today the “Halo 4” Crimson Map Pack will be available for download starting Dec. 10, featuring three new environments for you to wage battle on Xbox LIVE with friends.
From Thursday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 2. will be a great time to check out the Xbox LIVE subscription service.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment Add Deathstroke to Injustice: Gods Among Us Roster.
Today, Microsoft Studios officially introduces its newest first-party developer, Black Tusk Studios, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
If that initial Destiny screenshot from Bungie left you hungering for more details, additional screens and info on the games story unearthed by IGN will have your mouth watering, trust us.
Bungies Denstiny game got leak all over the net. Its more like screenshots. Looking good!
Irrational Games is offering free shipping within the U.S. and reduced rates worldwide on all items in their online store.
Aksys Games is proud to announce that two more contests to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of BlazBlue are currently live: "Caption the Blue" and "All Eyes on the Azure."
According to Xbox Lives Major Nelson, Xbox 360 sales, Xbox Live subscriptions and Xbox Live activity skyrocketed over the long weekend.
Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Realmforge Studios are pleased to show off a selection of exciting new screenshots from DARK, the upcoming action-RPG for console and Windows PC.
System update going out today to fix various issues, such as Xbox Music, Xbox Smart Glass.
Skylanders Mobile Starter Pack lets you bring the Skylanders to life on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch! Connect the Bluetooth portal to your device, place a Skylanders character on the portal and let the adventure begin.
From the entire staff here at XboxAddict.com, wed like to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.
343 Industries first foray into new content in the Halo Universe has been an impressive success.
GODUS is a delightful reinvention of the god game from 22cans and Peter Molyneux, who created the genre.
Microsoft is building an Xbox set-top box. Multiple sources familiar with Redmond’s plans have confirmed to The Verge that the company plans to introduce a low-cost alternative to its Xbox console.
Universes are about to collide as Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced today that Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is now available at retail outlets nationwide.
The Next Xbox Will Have a Quad-Core Processor, 8GB Ram, Blu-Ray, Kinect 2.0 and More!
Been going with your friends to Karaoke bars lately but getting sick of waiting 30 minutes for your song to come up? Want to save money by bringing and mixing your own alcohol? Well, soon you’ll be able to cut out the karaoke middle-man on Xbox Live.
Sequel To The Award-Winning ‘Disney Epic Mickey’ Is Now Available At Retailers Nationwide.
The new console’s name, for instance, will be simply "Xbox" with no numerical modifiers to speak of, according to the magazine.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 delivers more than $500 million in worldwide retail sales in first 24 hours.
“VGA Ten” to stream on Xbox Live with roundbreaking new interactivity via Smart Glass.
New PGA TOUR and LPGA Golfers Also Make Their Debut In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Franchise.
Head over to twitter and follow @majornelson today, youll have a chance at some celebration prizes! #XboxLIVEISTen
If youve been with Xbox Live since the beginning with the same account, then you might be getting a VERY special surprise in your mailbox courtesy of Microsoft. Drat! I missed it by just one year!
What could be cooler than Tom "Bane" Hardy playing the role of Mr. Sam Fisher, apart from having a Michael Ironside voice-over? Casting seems perfect, but are we really ready to see only the bottom half of Hardys face for an entire movie this time?
Just like the "skeletons in your closet", you can’t hide from this trailer if you’re on the internet. So says Stevie Wonder!
With Call of Duty: Black Ops II in players hands, here are five important features fans need to know about Call of Duty Elite for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and the LEGO Group today announced the launch of LEGO The Lord of the Rings™ for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Preemptively kicking dirt into the Deluxe Wii U’s face, Microsoft has quietly increased the maximum USB drive storage limit on Xbox 360 to 32GB per drive -- great news for anyone playing Halo 4 on a 4GB Arcade/Slim Xbox 360 who’s tapped for space.
The second weekly episode of Halo 4’s post-campaign co-op story mode is now available for download via the game’s Infinity multiplayer mode. The SWAT gametype is also now available in Halo 4’s multiplayer playlists.
"Halo 4" is officially the biggest "Halo" launch in history and the biggest entertainment launch of the year to date!
The embattled Canadian developer of Too Human has been court-ordered to destroy all existing copies of its games using Unreal Engine 3, including the aforementioned Xbox 360 exclusive. Better grab em quick, as they might be collectors items someday!
Video game retail sales fall 25 percent year-on-year in 11th straight month of decline.
More details about GTA5 have emerged thanks to Game Informers cover story released earlier today. Among them are the names of the three protagonists, the ability to switch between them at almost any time, and an original musical score.
Even more exclusive Skylanders Giants coming to our friends at Wal-Mart. "Glow In the Dark" - Sonic Boom.
Chomping at the bit for more news about GTA5? Well, just on the cusp of Game Informer Magazines exclusive cover story set to drop later today, its been revealed that GTA5 will feature not one but three playable characters.
Remember that OTHER big franchise on Xbox 360 where you shoot aliens and stuff? Well, if you can stop playing Halo 4 for a minute, check out the goodies youll get if you pre-order your copy of the next Gears of War installment (due out next Spring).
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will allow players to live stream Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer League Play games, as well as the player’s webcam and audio commentary while playing.
Microsoft is offering dedicated Halo 4 fans a multitude of ways to earn MS Points via the Xbox Rewards Program until November 30th. The question is, will you have enough time, money and friends to make it worth the investment? Read on, soldier.
It seems lately that new info about the Xbox 720 is just as likely to incite doom and gloom as it is excitement, but a new patent filed by Microsoft might very well allow Big Brother to enter our living rooms to limit unauthorized access to content.
AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., today announced a software update for its popular Game Capture HD standalone HD video capture solution for gamers that bring support for 1080p video at 60 fps.
Microsoft is building its own 7-inch gaming tablet. Multiple sources familiar with plans within Redmond have confirmed it.
Smart Glass is now available for iOS, finally! iPhone, iPad, iPod touch while playing Halo 4.
Today Codemasters® announced that a demo for F1 RACE STARS will be available for download this week ahead of the game’s race into retail on November 13th.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces the launch today of Midway Arcade Origins, a collection of Midway titles from the golden age of arcades.
125+ piece set features an assault tank with four working wheels and a mobile front tread.
The highly anticipated first chapter of a brand-new “Halo” saga is poised to surpass “The Avengers” as the biggest entertainment launch of 2012 to date.
You think youre good at Halo multiplayer now, eh? Well come next year, youll need even bigger skills to pay the bills, if 343 Industries has anything to say about it.
Turn 10 believes in the loyalty of Forzas hardcore fan-base. Why else would they launch Forza Horizons first DLC pack on the same day that Halo 4 comes out? Still no drivable Warthog, but plenty of Lamborghini and BMW love in this one.
Microsoft has recently come up with a service that allows you to handle all your music collection with one single app across as many platforms as you have that are working under the Microsoft license.
The famous game designer Jordan Mechner will release the highly anticipated remake of his 80s chart-topper, Karateka.
Xbox Live FigurePrints are on their way out. Get them while you can! At $49.95, why not?
Got your copy of Halo 4 ready to go on launch day? Well if youre an American Express holder, you could be eligible for some bonus goodies, including a trip to the 2013 E3 show! Want to know more? Of course you do...
Many years in the making are now boiling down to months of anticipation and anxious tension as we await the most expansive Grand Theft Auto ever.
What does 4 Billion dollars buy? Episodes 7, 8 & 9 are on the way, with Episode 7 slated for a 2015 release!! New games are sure to hit.
Bethesda isnt a company that will let a newly released game go long before announcing DLC. With that said, Bethesda has recently announced three new DLC for their smash hit Dishonored.
Since the beginning of Borderlands 2, gamers have witnessed bugs that have negatively affected gameplay, but now hackers have turned their sights on attacking your individual characters.
Media giant hopes to get $100 million for the network of video game and pop culture Web sites, for which it paid $650 million in 2005, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.
A nice side effect of Windows 8 launching this past Friday is that Xbox SmartGlass, an app meant to enrich and enhance the Xbox 360 experience has been released for PC, Windows Phone, iOS and Android. It’s not all good news for Android, however.
After three episodes, Master Chief will FINALLY be making his debut in the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn web-series...very soon. If you’ve been watching the series, all signs point to Episode 4. Wait...oh, I see what they did there now.
With Halo 4 just under two weeks from release, Microsofts 343 Industries has just revealed details about the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass and the three upcoming map packs that it will save you money on.
Today, Ubisoft and New Regency announced that they are partnering on the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed film.
The Fall Dashboard Update has taken some casualties...Twitter and Facebook are now gone, replaced with the far more capable Internet Explorer 9 app.
The much talked-about David Fincher-produced, Tim Miller-directed Halo 4 \"Scanned\" trailer debuted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday, revealing a bit about Master Chief’s origin and the emergence of an enemy even more badass than him.
Toys "R" Us stores in the US will open at 8am on Sunday, October 21st to welcome Skylanders fans.
Portal Masters everywhere will once again face the evil Portal Master Kaos in a brand new adventure in Skylanders Giants!
A trailer released by Sega of Japan hints that two more classic Sega arcade games will be joining the previously announced Virtua Fighter, Fighting Vipers and Sonic the Fighters on XBLA. Get ready for the return of Virtual On and Virtua Strikers!
Developer Turn 10 has promised a significant expansion for Forza Horizon in December, and theyre not wasting any time with the reveal. Expect Rally races, rally-tuned cars, new race surfaces and even more hot rides to round out the package.
For a limited time, Xbox 360 shoppers in the United States are getting a $50 price drop on a select number of consoles, but wheres the love on this side of the border, eh folks?
The annual Fall update for the Xbox 360 is now available to download (or will be shortly, depending on your area), bringing new Windows 8-style features such as Internet Explorer, Pinning, Enhanced Bing Search, and eventually, Xbox SmartGlass!
As development on BioShock Infinite winds down, three of Irrational Games best and brightest have left for jobs at Microsoft. Could this be another sign of MS readying up for the next generation Xbox?
An investigation led by Microsoft into the possibility of leaked retail copies of Halo 4 has indirectly forced the company to reveal the games multiplayer installation requirements. Better make some more room on those hard drives and USBs!
TTT2s Director Katsuhiro Harada makes good on his promise to Tekken fans to provide extensive DLC support in both the free and paid variety, starting off with a free patch unlocking new stages and characters, and old school tunes for purchase.
Microsoft is now allowing gamers to migrate their Xbox Live accounts to different countries. While this is a huge step forward for Microsoft, there are some not so good details, more info inside!
Tis a fittin day to be a fan of Xbox and all things green, as WB Interactive has confirmed Green Arrow, Green Lantern and our favorite green-haired villain, The Joker as playable characters in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Faith n Begorrah!
5 years of development hell apparently wasnt enough to stop the Gears from turning: The hope that Marcus Fenix and Co. will eventually grace the silver screen is still very much alive in Hollywood.
The German Ratings Board (USK) has outed the impending release of Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers and Sonic the Fighters for XBLA.
Recent changes to Windows 8 hint at the possibility of Microsoft eventually doing away with the MS Points system on Xbox 360 in favour of real money, perhaps as soon as the imminent Fall Dashboard Update.
Today we are saying farewell with warm regards to Cliff Bleszinski, who is departing as Epics design director to chart the next stage of his career.
For those of you who are achievement hunters, Microsoft is finally rewarding your efforts! Before you start jumping for joy over the possible rewards, theres a few things you should know. Details inside!
Love or hate the company, one thing is for certain and that is Bioware has helped shape gaming into what it is today. From all of us at XboxAddict we want to wish them both the best in their future and thank them for all their company has provided.
Very few gaming companies who claim to be on the side of gamers will actually back up their words. Gearbox though has done just that and in doing so has touched all of our hearts here at XboxAddict. Great job Gearbox!
Yes your eyes are not going bonkers. Its true. Microsoft has actually given the long demanded Killer Instinct series some love! Will this translate into a title for the upcoming system? Does this mean the beginning for Killer Instinct 3?
Someone with access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops II internal beta appears to have leaked details on the multiplayer maps for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC shooter. No word yet if these are the only maps included. No single player plot lines.
Microsoft unveiled Kinect PlayFit, a new Kinect fitness dashboard on Xbox LIVE that lets players track calories burned across multiple Kinect games. Available as a free download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
With a hefty amount of video game companies deep in the middle of legal wars, Jeremy McGrath has decided to donate proceeds from his XBLA game to BeTheMatch.org. This is a great example we hope other companies follow.
The Xbox 720 rumors have been flooding the internet over the past few months, but now new pics have surfaced possibly shedding some light on the new dev kits for the Xbox 720.
Just in time for the holidays, DICE has confirmed that the upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC called "Aftermath" will be launching in December, well hopefully.
With the upcoming DLC for Battlefield 3, DICE has stated that they will continue to "work" on delivering Battlefield 3 experiences into the future.
Its finally here! XBA swag! Check it out!
Xbox Addict has a special announcement for all the gamers looking to beat this summer heat wave! Well, what are ya waiting for? Click already!
We all have heard about the troubles that face the gaming company THQ. From selling off IP control over UFC, canning various titles while changing others, now THQ faces a class action lawsuit. Rule to learn, never upset your investors.
The Saints Row DLC called "Enter the Dominatrix" has been cancelled so that it may be included in the next Saints Row game.
Looks like Far Cry 3 got lost in the jungle on its way to release. Now we all have a new date to look forward to, but heres hoping that this date stays valid. Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?
While Fez is a very popular game on the Xbox Live Arcade, certain bugs prompted a patch. Many gamers waited for this patch to fix the problems, but something happened after it went live....
In an interview for videogamer.com, Team Ninja talks about future character DLC for Dead or Alive 5 as well as hinting at something for "next gen" consoles.
SEC filing reveals publishers VP, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer Teri Manby stepping down on July 6; seven-year company vet Rose Cunningham promoted.
One of the games that stood out at Ubisofts E3 press conference was the innovative game Watch Dogs. However at the end it was unclear if the game would come to the Xbox 360, and now we have our answer.
While DOA5 is shaping up to be a stunning entry to the fighting game genre, there will be no more online lobbies like there were in DOA 4
Well we have seen a lot of volitle movements happening within THQ and apparently the news keeps getting worse for the company. Who knows when the bottom will hit but we all wish the best for those who were let go.
E3 may be looking for a new home. If a deal can not be reached, then the massive video game trade show will be looking to move to a new location next year.
UFC signed a multi year, multi title partnership agreement. Looks like EA decided that instead of trying to pursue their MMA title, they just opened up the pocketbook.
For the first time in Dead Space, we get new characters plus a co op campaign!
The voice of Sam Fisher for over a decade has departed from the character. How will this transformation of an iconic character impact the Splinter Cell series?
Finally Microsoft has decided to bring Internet Explorer 9 to the Xbox 360 with Kinect with a wide range of controls.
New Xbox Smart Glass, Microsoft is positioned to have control over Xbox Live services on both smart phones, tablets, and more.
Massive new upgrades are comming to the world of sports on the Xbox 360. What do you think of having 24 hours of ESPN, plus NBA and NHL?
Ubisoft starts the surprise list at this years E3 by unveiling a brand new Splinter Cell title and from the beginning Sam has undergone some changes.
Cant wait till the Xbox E3 showcase less than 48 hours away? We cant either! Here are some first details on EPICs new game, Gears of War: Judgement. Enjoy!
The upcoming July issue of Gameinformer has revealed a brand new Gears of War title! More details will be announced at this years Microsoft E3 Press Conference, but for now, click inside!
Throughout Activisions lawsuit a lot of details have become now public knowledge. One surprise though is the details surrounding Bungies upcoming game. Want to know more? Click inside!
38 Studios and Big Huge Games lay off entire staffs. We here at Xbox Addict want to wish the best for all the employees who worked so hard only to have the door slammed right in their face. Looks like this may spell doom for a second Amalur.
An International Trade Commission judge has recommended a ban on the import of 4GB and 250GB Xbox 360 Slim consoles to the US, effectively putting an end to further sales of these models should the ban be upheld.
2K unveils a $149.99 Borderlands 2 Collectors Edition, complete with replica chest! More details, photo, and press release inside!
38 Studios may be closing its doors for good. 38 Studios was unable to make payroll but more damaging than that, the company could not make the 1.125M payment on a 75M loan. What does this mean for the taxpayer? Find out inside.
Battlefield 3 relying on its community to pay for servers, much to players chagrin. Players are now forced to play on rented servers as official servers are all but gone.
Activisions "Project Icebreaker" could hurt its reputation among devs. CEO Bobby Kotick is said to have authorized Infinity Ward email hackings. While the settlement may be in the works between Activision and EA, this doesnt look good.
THQ is in financial turmoil. They have a brave face to the public, but now Tomonobu Itagakis next project may be laid to rest. Maybe. What does this spell for the future of THQ?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3s second DLC collection, due out later this month, includes a new multiplayer mode called Face-Off, developer Infinity Ward has announced.
This falls much-anticipated BioShock Infinite will now be released in February 26, 2013, publisher Take Two announced this morning. Looks like those who were waiting to take to the skies will have to wait a bit longer.
Microsoft supposedly infringed on a lot of Motorolas currently standing patents. The two sides could not come to terms, so Motorola took Microsoft to court, and so far Motorola is winning. This could spell BIG trouble for the xbox 360 console.
Gamers who have yet to pick up last years Batman: Arkham City will have an all-inclusive version available to them next month. Rocksteady Studios announced the Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition
After abruptly leaving developer Infinity Ward in late March, former Call of Duty creative strategist Robert Bowling is opening a game development studio called Robotoki.
I know the title may mislead some into thinking that Ubisoft kidnapped Princess Zelda, but Ubisoft and Game Trailers are prepping for another court case. The outcome of this case could cease the Assassins for good.
Is anyone surprised by this news? So I guess the focus shifts from talks of layoffs and a possible NASDAQ delisting to delaying a sequel to a popular game. Looks like THQ wants to go toe to toe with other AAA titles. For full details look inside!
The US navy has awarded a contract to a team of tech experts to buy up old games consoles and uncover new ways of hacking into them. The US government thinks it will prevent criminals from communicating online, but what does it all mean
Its time to awaken Master Chief from his cryo sleep. He told us to wake him when we need him and we need him this fall. Want to know the release date?!?!? You know what to do!
Well apparently secrets are no fun. EAs Origin has leaked Crysis 3 on accident. The details are scarce but weve got some intel on the upcoming game for you!
The Halo games have always been a source of top quality music and the fans throughout the years have been outspoken in either their like or dislike for the music, well its confirmed Mr. Marty is out, so who is the new composer for Halo 4?
While the rest of the world waits to unleash Master Chief. A wealth of new information has surfaced on some of the details of Halo 4. Want to know more? Of course you do.
Take Twos CEO goes on the attack of THQ. Speaking at the MIT Business of Gaming conference, Take Twos CEO says that THQ will be out of business within six months. THQ fires back.
Warnado, Camo and Wham-Shell, are on their way to major retailers. But have no fear -- all 32 Skylanders characters can join a new cast of characters when Skylanders Giants launches this fall!
According to Ubisofts creative director for Assassins Creed III, the public apparently produces nothing that could be considered a good idea in their eyes. Thanks for making us all feel good Ubisoft, hows that market share holding up?
Ok so moral of the story, if you dont think something lives up to your expectations, cry and complain a lot and youll get your way. Granted its free, but were guaranteeing that even after release were still going to hear gamers cry.
Wireless controllers coming in three colors and feature transforming d-pads.
The gaming addicts from the XboxAddict.com website will play Xbox LIVE Gold members in a Community Playdate on April 6 from 8-11 PM ET (5-8 PM PT). Hop on the site and meet the good folks from XboxAddict.com as they play Halo: Reach. Details inside.
For fans of the Call of Duty brand, Robert Bowling is more than likely a familiar name. The Creative Strategist for Infinity Ward, the major team behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, had been working directly with fans for years.
The time has come for ALL MW3 players to have access to the maps that Premium Elite members have downloaded and begun getting used to.
We are set to release Title Update 4 for Gears of War 3 tomorrow morning at 2:00 AM PT. Once the update is live you will automatically be prompted to download it if you are connected to Xbox LIVE.
The decisions to retire older EA games are never easy. The development teams and operational staff pour their hearts into these games almost as much as the customers playing them
Peter Molyneux is leaving Lionhead Studios and Microsoft, but he will finish Kinect Fable. Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure, he did have a vision.
New Skylanders Spyros Adventure characters, Lightning Rod and Zook, along with Sunburn as part of the Dragons Peak Adventure Pack are now available at major retailers.
With launch of Mass Effect 3 looming days away now, a problem with the cloud may cause you tons of headaches. Oh but there is a fix, read away!
Game Informers April cover revealed that Assassins Creed III is indeed set in the American Revolution time period. See for yourself, pics are inside!
With the Battlefield 3 community enraged over the lack of support from DICE, finally some fixes are on the horizon but no date given for this upcoming solution. What fixes are there you ask? You know what to do...
Defy reality and own the planet by jumping into the boots of the classic SSX character Zoe Payne to complete a tutorial run in the Rockies, then experience reality-defying gameplay through Race it, and Trick it events.
Feel the rush with the exhilarating dance-fitness sequel to the original global smash hit! Get your body rockin with a red-hot blend of contagious choreography set to Zumba music plus electrifying tracks by Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger and more.
The final chapter in the DLC for Gears of War 3 has been detailed. Maps, pre-order bonuses and more make this a fitting end to the Gears trilogy.
With the launch of Mass Effect 3 looming overhead, Bioware has a green light for limited orbital copies of Mass Effect 3. Want to know more? Of course you do...
I wanted to let you know that the team has just released a system update for the Xbox 360 over Xbox LIVE. Starting today when you sign in to Xbox LIVE youll receive a prompt to accept this mandatory update.
Syndicate is a re-imagination of the classic 1993 Syndicate game a cyber punk FPS set in a dystopian world where large Syndicates rule and Business is War. In the 4-player co-op demo, team-up to take down rival Syndicate Cayman Global.
Sources confirm fall 2013 release, detail graphics processing power. New details have emerged confirming some new details on the next gen Xbox gaming console.
The best selling fighting franchise is back with UFC Undisputed 3.
Earlier this month at CES, we announced the line up of House Party titles and today I am happy to share with you the full release schedule and prices.
THQs confirmed the demo for UFC Undisputed 3 will launch on Xbox Live
Capcom has officially announced Resident Evil 6. The game will be produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who previously produced Resident Evil 4.
Indie developer Tequila Works announced today that thier upcoming zombie action game, Deadlight, would be releasing this summer exclusively on XBLA.
Welcome to Benjys Mansion - a spooky haunted house where you are the first visitor for a generation!
Scarygirl is a wondrous adventure through a beautifully-bizarre world based on the Scarygirl graphic novel created by acclaimed artist Nathan Jurevicius.
Dont sign up if you see websites claiming to be giving away access
Microsofts various Xbox entertainment apps have seen a rise of fifty per cent in the number of users utilising them since the dashboard redesign late last year.
The date comes at the end of a brand new trailer that showcases the BioWare RPGs Kinect compatibility.
Max Payne has been dormant for 10 years, but Rockstars taken the reins from Remedy with fantastic results.
Rumours of THQs demise have been greatly exaggerated, the publisher has maintained, flatly denying cancellations of its 2014 line-up. THQ may be down, but they claim theyre not out... yet.
UK retailer GAME has seen its website hacked, with more than 200 email address and passwords affected by the breach. Do you get your games through GAME? May want to check out your account.
Details and photos showcasing what you get with your collectors edition of Ninja Gaiden 3. Press release inside! As if we needed to ask if youre going to get it.
Microsoft Corp has put its talks with media companies about an online subscription service for TV shows and movies on hold, according to people familiar with the discussions.
In a blow to Windows Phone 7, Microsoft will soon build apps that let iOS and Android users play its wildly popular Xbox Live games, a developer familiar with Microsofts plans confirmed today.
A patent first filed by Microsoft in early 2007 (and approved on December 27, 2011) would seem to suggest that the yet-to-be-revealed successor for the Xbox 360.
Great Moments in PR FAIL: Ocean Marketing. Simply a terrible thing!
According to a post on the Epic Games Forums, Community Manager Will Kinsler, Microsoft will be removing all gun-like Avatar items from the Xbox Live Marketplace on January 1, 2012
Xboxaddict.com would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Already Pegged A Holiday Hit By Consumers And Industry, Skylanders Spyros Adventure Spreads Its Wings At universe.skylanders.com
Last week was the biggest sales week in Xbox history as bargain-hunting punters snapped up almost a million consoles.
Weve begun rolling out Skyrims 1.2 update, our current ETA for Xbox 360 and PC players is this Wednesday, November 30th
Welcome to Wellspring, a small oasis of civilization in the Wasteland. The Ghost Clan, a cult of murderous fanatics, has infiltrated the waterworks beneath the town with plans to poison the water supply.
Microsofts new Xbox 360 dashboard will be made available on December 6.
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 is the personalized fitness game on Xbox Kinect that delivers serious results. With this demo, check out the intensity of Bootcamp.
Microsofts Xbox console came to life on November 15, exactly 10 years ago.
Microsofts Xbox sales jumped last month to report a record October for the company.
The cloud is on its way to Xbox, according to Microsoft exect Brian Prince.
The software giant has made it possible to disable auto Xbox LIVE renewal on accounts.
One of the video game industrys biggest franchises is bringing home even more spoils of war. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 generated $400 million worth of retail sales in the U.S. and Great Britain on its launch day Tuesday.
In preparation for tomorrows launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty Elite is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Coming via French news channel TF1, Eurogamer has reported that an armed robbery took place in France over the weekend that resulted in the theft of approximately 6000 copies of Activisions Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
A lucky selection of Xbox Live users were temporarily granted access to a rough, unfinished beta of Mass Effect 3, following Microsoft leaking the internal version onto the Xbox Live fall update preview.
The Battle is Building! Based on the last three Harry Potter books and final four films, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 takes players through Harry Potters heroic adventures in the Muggle and wizarding worlds.
An all-time arcade favorites gets a second helping as BurgerTime World Tour elevates classic gaming to the next-gen universe.
The Rabbids have already invaded the past, the world, your TV, the moon, and now they are set to invade your own home, coming out from the floor and interacting with you through ridiculous and humorous physical challenges.
Four unlikely heroes find themselves caught in a fight for their lives when the Zombie Apocalypse hits their Canadian community.
Shake out your hair, turn up your style, put on your face and release your inner rock and roll party queen this Autumn. This is Grease for the New Generation, inspired by the 50s and danced by you!
Rockstar Games has officially announced Grand Theft Auto V is in development.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will sell twice as many copies as Battlefield 3, according to Wedbush Morgans Michael Pachter.
The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges.
Play as General RAAM in Gears of War 3s First Campaign-Focused DLC. Epic claims RAAMs Shadow is the "biggest DLC release weve ever made."
The demo consists of a single-player and multiplayer component. Smart move on EAs part.
You might want to make some room on your 360 hard drive to install the game next Tuesday.
Its looking like Sony Pictures will be involved with the development of an Assassins Creed film. Could this be a good thing or another failed movie attempt?
Players on 360 will have the choice of playing as Ezio next year. When next year? Well youll have to look inside to find out!
The second Portal 2 DLC pack is expected out early next year. The key words to focus on are "expected" and "early next year".
The first three DMC games are being remastered and bundled together for the Xbox 360. Expect a full retail release and not a digital download.
Halo Anniversary Kinect Voice Support details, plus Hang Em High makes a return, real-time maps on Windows Phone, and new Kinect details.
Catwoman is only accessible to those who redeem a code included with new copies or pay $10 extra. You may want to thank Gamestop for this one.
The four-player co-op mode is one aspect of the Galaxy at War system. Now before you start lighting your torches, read inside first!
Four of its first five games had been Xbox 360 exclusives. Will this turn into a great business partnership, or will this be the next "Rare" incident with Microsoft. One thing is for sure, MS is building a stable.
Classic Arcade Racer Coming to Home Consoles with Online Multiplayer This Month
On the verge of Battlefield 3s release, we put a selection of reader questions and other queries to producer Patrick Liu. Just dont ask about projected sales figures...
Found the Battlefield 3 Beta buggy and glitchy? So did a group of hackers who didnt take well to it. Ah yes, the digital revolution continues.
Ubisoft is set to launch Tom Clancys Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 6 in the US.
Forza Motorsport, the highest rated racing franchise of this generation, makes its return to the race track in Fall 2011 with Forza Motorsport 4.
With the new Xbox hopefully only a few years out, the latest issue of Xbox World offers some incredible new rumors involving Epic, Rare, Turn 10 and more. Will these rumors become true? Only time will tell.
Microsoft and Epic Games today announced that the Xbox 360 exclusive sold more than three million copies in its first week since release.
Jump into a storybook adventure with the Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster demo.
Dead Space 3 has yet to be announced but will reportedly take place on an icy planet called Tau Volantis. So far no word on spaceships, zero g, or more.
Forza 4s $30 Season Pass Includes Six DLC Packs, 60 Cars. Save 30 percent off the six DLC packs by picking up a Season Pass.
Thousands of retailers across the globe opened at midnight to celebrate the launch of Gears of War 3 on Tuesday.
In Renegade Ops you must defeat Inferno, a madman intent on global domination. Destroy enemies across a range of stunning environments using a wide variety of vehicles.
Not only is some small light cast upon the upcoming multiplayer mode, but now if you were one of the millions wanting to break their controller at the difficulty of NG games, well, now youre covered.
Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary is set to drop from orbit this coming fall. New details on that and on Halo Reachs new update have been intercepted. Transmission commencing.
The fast paced fighter returns with a vengance in 2012 to the Xbox 360. Yes Ryu is back and more brutal than ever. Are you ready? Round 1.... Fight!
Xbox Live is now invading everywhere lol. As if you werent addicted already right? Want to know more? You know what to do...
While the game Bodycount may not have hit major success with gamers, we here at XboxAddict feel bad for those who are now without jobs. More details inside!
Gunstringers launch DLC will be free for all Xbox Live users, and will shoot its way out on Sept. 20
Winner of 20 Best Sports Game of E3 awards, including the prestigious E3 Game Critics award, FIFA 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine.
Microsoft has tightened the loose nuts and bolts affecting both Xbox Live and Xbox.com earlier today.
The PC crasher finally makes its debut on consoles, albeit a download title, single player only, and a hefty 1600 MS points. Oh and it releases this October. Excited? We are.
Like XCOM, Syndicate will make the move from an isometric view to first-person. Press release inside!
Batman Arkham City is trying to increase the replay value by adding a new Game Plus mode. More details inside!
A panel has ruled in favor of Activision. So future domain holders beware, you may have an army of high priced lawyers beating a path to your door if you dont play by the rules.
The latest Max Payne gets a new release window. With almost a decade since the release of Max Payne 2, Max Payne 3 gets a date of March 2012. Now lets see if that holds up.
Eager to get back into Solid Snakes adventures? Now according to Kojima, you and 3 of your friends will be able to play Peace Walker online together, oh and all this goodness will be running at 60FPS
Dead Islands day one patch is designed to fix various problems and bugs with the game. What exactly does this patch fix? Quite honestly, it fixes a lot and we dont know if thats good or bad.
Halo 4 creative director Ryan Payton leaves Microsoft, opens Camouflaj. What does this mean for the future of Master Chief and why did he leave?
Good news if you bought Driver and got an incomplete Uplay Passport code! Due to printing problems, Ubisoft is now offering their Uplay Passport for free.
Halo 4 is officially a direct sequel to Halo 3 and this new upcoming trilogy is being dubbed "The Reclaimer Trilogy". That is until the public in millions demands more Master Chief. Hopefully this wont go the SW route.
For a price of $30 Gears of War 3 is offering a deal for future DLC (which start to launch this november). Want to know more about this? Check out the press release!
Youll have to wait an extra 30 days to play the first two DLC packs on PS3 and PC. Apparently though, more DLC is planned, and hopefully none of it involves horse armor.
Gears of War 3 is shaping up to deliver every bit of goodies that its community is hoping for. If you got to go out, then go out with a bang right? Full press release inside!
With the upcoming launch of Halo CE Anniversary, new maps have been announced. Thankfully now it seems that there are going to be PC maps included that console owners never got to experience originally.
Halo Reach is getting another title update this September, however, some may be surprise, and angry when they realize some of the changes that are being made.
Ever wonder what it was like to see a sticky thrown right at your face? Well if you own a 3DTV you will get your chance this coming November!
Upset about the previous news on Forza not having Porsches? Well Turn 10 offered up an easter egg treat in the form of a Halo 4 Warthog. Alas this cant be used in any race. Just like marriage, look but dont touch.
Bethesda finally gives a date to the latest Fallout New Vegas DLC, but they also announce a few other goodies to help you through the wasteland. Click to read more! Radiation free!
Youll have to make do with RUFs in Forza Motorsport 4. In Forza 3 we had a lot of different models of Porsches to choose from, but now we have none? Does this make sense to anyone?
No new date was announced, but it wont be out this year. Not only does this affect the game, but the R2-D2 console as well. Is anyone really surprised by this?
Here is a look at some of the upcoming content scheduled for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
As with every Call of Duty release, youre likely going to find yourself spending countless hours glued to your television in the heat of battle, and Modern Warfare 3 will be no different.
Its exciting, but almost for no reason. Youre no closer to playing the game than before it went gold, but somehow hearing that Gears of War 3 development has been completed makes its September 20 release feel that more real.
So with this massive battle shaping up between the two war games, one thing is for sure, if youre planning on playing MW3 on consoles, you unf. will NOT get dedicated servers. Lucky $@^ PC players wont have to deal with IWNet this time around
So now that we get co-op missions in Battlefield 3, we need to be clear on the fact that your partner will now need their own xbox, game, tv, and a whole bunch of time on their hands.
Want to know more about DICEs upcoming war game Battlefield 3? What are we saying, of course you do! Thankfully a list has been revealed that sheds a TON of light on new information, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
With racing games producing a large fanatical fanbase, Ferrari is finally entering the realm of video game accessories, thank you Thrustmaster.
Global Offensive brings new maps, modes, matchmaking, and more. At least when you picket the offices of Valve you get results. Maybe Washington D.C. should pay attention?
Yup, thats not a typo in the title. Your Xbox 360 is going to need a total of 22GB of free space to install Rage. Imagine though what your 360 will be going through if you dont install it? Dont have a large hdd? Time to upgrade.
Both Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake are packed in thanks to Subsistence. With different content packaged in different regions, the North American release is shaping up to be the best.
Spoil Gears of War 3, Risk Getting Banned at Launch. Those who leak or spoil the game might face an unpleasant surprise on September 20. Epic is watching.
Silent Hill HD Collection also heading to Xbox 360, Konami aiming for simultaneous launch on both consoles. Yet another PS3 exclusive that is making its way to the Xbox 360.
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor uses Xbox 360 controller and Kinect simultaneously. Now get the best of both worlds without the massive controller. But we do kind of miss the massive controller.
Work together or die alone. Now you can team up and head through campaign style missions in Battlefield 3. Want to know more? Click to see more!
The digital attacks continue, this time Activision may have had a secret exposed to the public. Will this be a reality, only Activision can confirm this.
Batman: Arkham City supports 3D whether you have a 3DTV or not. Get ready for some cape flappin action in stereoscopic 3D! Press release inside!
The Skyrim collectors edition includes a map, 12" statue, art book, and making-of DVD. Oh how we all love the dragons. Now you get to own your own.
Return to Pandora on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 sometime between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Now that is a true launch window. Thanks guys for the 364 days.
A sequel to the cel-shaded shooter may be coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC next year. Get ready for more loot collecting and twisted humor while you waste away hours of your life.
Get a 20% discount on DLC and play certain games three days early by paying a yearly fee. While some other companies make the DLC free, this one you pay to have a discount.
Katsuhiro Harada talks about the issues that need to be addressed regarding Hadoukens. This is going to be interesting since a vast majority of SF characters have some sort of projectile.
A fourth map pack should be hitting by the end of September. We can never have enough zombies in a Call of Duty game, thankfully this next map pack gives us all we could ever want.
"[E]xpect to see more from us [at] Microsoft studios as we leverage the power of Kinect." Now we wait and see what games will be coming out.
Microsofts Skype Xbox integration might be coming sooner than expected.
DICE isnt "evil or stupid," its just "really hard" making it identical to the PC version. We still get jets and 24 player multiplayer.
New multiplayer content is on the way for free as a show of thanks. The DLC isnt as hefty as the previous DLC, but then again, its free right?
The brothers Billy and Jimmy are back in this upcoming remake. Wander of the Dragons has two-player co-op, but no word yet about online support.
THQ doesnt have meaningful plans for Red Faction after Armageddon sold poorly. Could this be the end of the Red Faction games? Only time will tell.
Darksiders II skipping multiplayer due to technical challenges. Its absence is not for a lack of interest in including it.
We enjoy games that are oh so smooth, and thankfully the new Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will be smooth as ice at 60FPS.
Upcoming patch to expand Duke Nukem Forevers weapon limit. Only a multiplayer patch, but now Duke will be able to hold more weapons, hopefully. Try to contain your excitement.
Brinks Agents of Change DLC arrives on Aug. 3, still free for first two weeks. After that, the price goes up.
Interact with a variety of virtual bears using Kinect this fall. Lions, tigers, and now BEARS..... oh my.
Youll be paying $40 total to get the HD remakes of these old Resident Evil games. Lets be clear on this, no new content, just updated HD graphics. Is it worth your $20?
Capcom has released a half-hour direct feed video of Street Fighter x Tekken being played at the companys booth at Comic Con.
Microsoft revealed Today that it plans to ship an ESPN app update in August.
THQ CEO Brian Farrell has admitted that an experimental new pricing structure the publisher tried with MX vs. ATV Alive was not a success.
Discover a unique Modern God game where nature is the star: From Dust, the latest original concept by Eric Chahi, visionary creator of Another World.
Bethesda has recently released a 5yr anniversary version of Oblivion. Upon purchase of said game you get $10 off Skyrim, or at least thats what we all thought until we had to jump through hoops to get to the truth.....
With instant social information technology such as FB, Twitter and more, now we get our information instantly. Thankfully we got a pic of the new MW3 hardened edition. Want to see???
Four new characters have been announced at Comic-Con. While the final character roster has yet to be confirmed, what we are seeing now is a great start.
The A Nightmare on Elm Street antagonist is coming to Mortal Kombat in August. Not really sure why or how he fits into the MK universe, but I guess well find out soon enough? Maybe Scorpion has bad dreams?
Looking for more information on Skyrim? Who are we kidding, of course you are! Well why are you reading this? Click the news link and read for yourself, but remeber "choose wisely"
Try to guess which characters that didnt make the cut last time are now in. Think Capcom is happy about this news? We say probably not.
Now not only do you have to get the Epic edition and the limited edt. console, but Mad Catz is making sure every part of your Gears addiction gets fullfilled. Yes the throat communicator is back! Pics and details inside!
Cant get enough of Street Fighter on Xbox? Capcom says NO and therefor brings us the latest Street Fighter game on XLBA: Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, one question though, why wasnt this included in the Summer of Arcade?
Originally slated for only a UK release, Batman: Arkham City Collectors Edition is also taking flight here in the United States. Thankfully this doesnt fall into the same path that other companies do with their collectors editions.
We know the story, a fan of Battlefield 3 registered the domain name ModernWarfare3.com about two years ago and now Activision is hunting hard for a way to get this domain. Nothing like crying to get what you want right? GoDaddy says yes.
A new Battlefield 3 gameplay video has hit the net showing off more of Frostbite 2 capabilities when it comes to destruction.
Kojimas Twitter confirms that at least Snake Eater will be re-recorded. Heres hoping for the best, but were just excited to have this Metal Gear collection on the Xbox 360!
Quick recap, a Battlefield fan bought the domain ModernWarfare3.com where it redirected you to the Battlefield 3 website, now since Activision wasnt smart enough to aquire this back in 2009, now they are crying..
Following numerous complaints about various aspects of Modern Warfare 2, Activision decided to grant the wishes of gamers by offering more options for party chat!
Two Worlds II: Velvet Game of the Year EditionTM coming this October! Including the expansion; Pirates of the Flying Fortress, which also releases this October, Two Worlds II: GOTY hits shelves with a grandiose entrance! Press release inside!
Driver: SF is the first of "many of Ubisofts popular core games" to feature Passport. We all had to see this coming at one point or another.
Track what friends are doing, chat with other players, check out stats, and more. Early details have been leaked and have since been removed but we got you covered!
Get your copy of Black Ops ready and check your e-mail inbox tomorrow. You may be selected to join the Elite Beta!
With the formation of 343, Bungie is handing the reins of Halo over the beginning of August 2011, thus ending a decade of relations to the gaming world. Now its on to Activision for their new project....
Valve promised the new "Dead Air" DLC early if the community worked together to help unlock it, little did they know how fast they would have to back up their promise.
Visiting ModernWarfare3.com right now will send you to Battlefield 3s official site.
EAs planning on shutting down online support for older games such as Battlefield 2, Army of Two, Need for Speed, and more. Want those online achvs? Better hurry up!
Mad Catz announced today it has entered into a Publisher License Agreement with Microsoft Corporation.
The leak doesnt contain final code from the game, which wont be out until September. This isnt the first time something like this has happened, but it doesnt make it any better.
Will Xbox 360 and PS3 owners soon be able to play Crysis without the need for a PC? According to a leaked image, it might just be true.
Ticket sales will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment non-profit group. Tickets will be $150 which is sort of expensive, but it goes to a good cause.
"I think 60 is our competitive edge and you just dont throw that away," says Sledgehammer boss.
On July 11th, Xbox.com will merge with Games For Windows in an attempt to create an "all-in-one" place for your videogame addiction!
Microsoft confirms that its motion controller is more accurate now than at launch
Microsofts confirmed final details for this years Xbox Live Arcade Summer of Arcade promotion, which kicks off on July 20.
Microsoft has shown off some tighter Windows Phone and Kinect integration
Microsofts successful Xbox 360 games console is around halfway through its lifecycle according to one Microsoft executive.
Microsoft is expected to unveil its Avatar Kinect service within the next few weeks.
Fable creator Peter Molyneux has admitted that the third game in the adventure series didnt quite turn out the way hed dreams.
Add BioWare to the long list of game companies that have dealt with hackers in recent weeks. Dont worry your XBA account is just fine.
Sega Pass members may have had their personal data obtained by hackers. It looks as though support is coming from an unusual source.
Rumored details on Mass Effects new multiplayer mode. Nothing has been made official but it looks like a question of "when", not "if".
Following up on the success of L.A. Noire, Warner Bros. decides to offer a season pass for future DLC. Press release inside!
The vile, lewd and brutal day has arrived. After years (and years, and years) of anticipation, Duke Nukem Forever is finally ready to take on the world June 14th, 2011 and with it a Guinness World Record is finally settled.
Bethesda and id Software have delayed the release of Rage by one month, according to the games official website.
Why? DICE is being very upfront, telling press that the SKU simply "isnt ready" and that it doesnt want to show the game "until its the best that it can be".
The Xbox 360 limited edition Gears of War 3 Bundle includes an exclusive red and black console design with two custom-designed Xbox 360 wireless controllers
Microsofts E3 2011 press conference confirmed that Dance Central 2 is in the works for Xbox 360.
Microsoft has kicked off a round of video game conferences at this years E3 with the headline reveal of Halo 4, the first title in a brand new trilogy.
Microsofts confirmed cloud storage for Xbox Live, via a statement released after its E3 press conference.
An entirely new car experience" coming this October
Microsoft has officially announced Kinect Fun Labs, a series of motion control mini-games debuting on Xbox Live today for all Xbox Live users.
Peter Molyneux showed off the title on stage, promising that it will "connect you to the world of Albion like never before."
Password and login data for publishers website were compromised. Now this makes the 4th incident in the growing line of cyber attacks on video game companies.
Seamus Blackley to form new production company. Thus ends the final chapter of the founding fathers of the Xbox 360.
8-player multiplayer, co-op modes, and more! Imagine the frantic pace of 8 ninjas flying around trying to kill each other... mmmmmmmm
Xbox.coms box art for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier appears to confirm that the third person shooter will feature Kinect support.
Xbox Live users are reporting problems accessing Xbox Live Marketplace through both Xbox 360 and PC.
Infinity Wards comms boss Rob Bowling has confirmed that the first Modern Warfare 3 gameplay trailer will air tonight in the US.
Bethesda has said it aims to release a new patch next week for Brink to tackle ongoing lag issues that have plagued the game since launch.
If the graphics, sound, or story isnt enough to get you excited for Skyrim, then how about adding in an unlimited amount of fire breathing (and talking) dragons?
You can let go of any hope for a Half-Life 3 reveal at this years E3. Valve made a short annoucement that they will not be in attendace for this years E3. Maybe they got stuck in a Portal.
The latest installment into the life of Alan Wake is called Night Springs. Night Springs is the name of a fictional, Twilight Zone-style show in the original Alan Wake.
The new update also introduces a new "Auto-Standby" mode which makes your 360 use less power when its idle for more than one hour.
Students looking to purchase a Windows 7 PC for school will be in luck when they realize that they will get a free 4GB Xbox 360 Slim. The only caveat is that the computer needs to cost $699 or more.
Avatar Kinect will launch later this Spring, with Kinect owners able to hang-out with up to seven friends in a number of simulated environments.
The date was confirmed in a special video message from Gearboxs Randy Pitchford this morning.
Batman: Arkham City may be the center of superhero attention right now, but the Dark Knight has another trick up his sleeve. Warner Bros. development studio Monolith Games is working on a downloadable multiplayer Batman title.
Square Enix says up to 25,000 e-mail addresses and 350 resumes may have been taken. Looks like Sony isnt the only company taking hits.
Tons of details on this years Call of Duty have made their way onto the web. There are spoilers inside.... oooohhh you want to look dont ya?
"We are applying the very [same] product template to our other strong franchises." Get ready for some new directions from your favorite Ubisoft games!
Mortal Kombat fans new and old have more reason to rejoyce. Now you will be able to get the classic arcade ports of MK1, MK2, and MK3 all for only 800 Points! More details inside!
Eden games finally faces the realization of what happens when you: A) release a broken product and B) ignore the gaming community.
Splash Damage is "urgently investigating" the issue of lag in multiplayer. Not a good sign right out of the gate for this title.
Leading Console Developer 2XL Games, Reverb Publishing, and D3Publisher Announce Jeremy McGraths Offroad for Xbox LIVE. Arcade.
Xbox 360 Spring Update reportedly adds PayPal, new disc format support soon. The update is allegedly going to be rolled out in phases between May 19 and May 30.
Following rumors of Alan Wake 2, Remedy has confirmed its working on more Alan Wake. Is it Alan Wake 2 though? No. Is it more DLC for Alan Wake? No. Think thats cryptic? Read inside.
Sources say this years larger, more epic game could see the return of Soap and Price. Nothing says "fun game" like laying waste to an entire city.
The spiritual successor to Demons Souls has a release window. No more PS3 exclusive, the next installment is going to be on the 360 as well.
Namco announces the next chapter in its weapon-based fighting series. So far no Star Wars tie-ins announced.
Hitman 5 has a title and a release window with more details to come next month.
Microsoft buys Skype, plans to add support to Kinect and Xbox Live. Looks like Microsoft is going full force with adding more services to Xbox Live. Press Release inside!
Assassins Creed: Revelations concludes Ezios story this November. Will this be the final game in the Assassins Creed line? We hope not.
Harmonix doesnt plan on releasing Rock Band 4 this year. Looks like we will have to wait for the latest version of Rock Band, but how long will we have to wait for it?
Numerous resumes list Far Cry 3, perhaps indicating a reveal at E3. With so much information filtering out there, its a safe bet to say that something will be announced at E3.
Last years unique racer wont see a sequel produced by Black Rock Studio. We hope that those who are let go find work soon to keep great games coming.
Sega brings back Treasures incredible side-scrolling brawler in HD. Sega is not holding back on this classic Saturn title. Want to know more? You know what to do.
We are proud to announce the XboxAddict.com app! It is available for both the iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch), and the Android platform.
So where will Ubisoft take our assassination adventures next? It looks like Istanbul is a key area?
Looking forward to completing the Mass Effect story? So were we, but now millions of us have to wait as the game has been delayed till next year.
THQ confirms the sequel wont be called Metro 2034. Domain names have been registered, and heres hoping that the sequel offers up a better game.
Too Human Trilogy isnt Dead. The developer plans to continue, however litigation with Epic Games is currently an issue, though.
Now another additional service has been launched on XBL to take your money. Hulu Plus has launched and if you were interested in joining up you can add an additional $7.99 per month to your bill.
We all knew that in the beginning Fallout had its share of glitches and bugs, but now after a patch seemingly caused more issues, Bethesda worked around the clock to patch the um... patch. Did it work? Details inside!
In the middle of Balance and Chaos, now stands one man whose efforts may bridge the ancient divide, or doom the world to destruction.
Discover TROUBLE WITCHES NEO , horizontal shooting in which cute and comical little witches roam the skies of Xbox LIVE!
In the middle of Balance and Chaos, now stands one man whose efforts may bridge the ancient divide, or doom the world to destruction.
Bethesdas fired out a new Brink video, the first showcasing the shooters SMART system.
THQs announced that a playable demo of Red Faction: Armageddon will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace.
EA has delayed the release of Shadows of the Damned on Xbox 360 for two weeks.
If you have Bulletstorm Epic Edition, its now time to download the Gears of War 3 beta. Its pretty simple.
Classic side-scrolling action and 3D adventuring combine forces on Xbox 360. Classic feel, redesigned HD graphics.
Bethesda and Id Software announces Rages multiplayer suite, plus the extra wasteland schwag you get from pre-ordering. A free upgrade is always nice, dont you agree?
Lockout or not, the newest Madden game will be out at the end of August. Voting has now begun for the cover, make your voice heard!
Xbox 360 was the "No.1 console in the US in March 2011, based on console and software sales", according to NPD data released by Microsoft.
Assume the role of Yar, a deadly agent of destruction brainwashed by the Qotile race to hunt down innocents. After realizing the terrible truth behind her captors, Yar sets off on a mission to exact revenge and save her kind from extinction.
The award-winning Might & Magic Clash of Heroes is now on XBLA! Live the epic adventure of 5 young Heroes leading their armies to save the world of Might & Magic.
Microsofts latest Xbox Live downloads schedule may not have many new games to get excited about, but it does have discount deals on some sweet games you shouldnt pass up.
Bethesda has moved the release date for Brink forward by a week.
Microsoft is reportedly set to launch free-to-play video games on its Xbox Live service.
Today Activision has announced Escalation, the next game add-on for Call of Duty: Black Ops and that it will be available first to Xbox LIVE members
Details of a secret, presumably cancelled Rockstar game for Xbox 360 have emerged, alongside concept artwork.
Fantastic Pets is the only video game that lets players create the pet of their dreams
Those crazy guys at Q Entertainment have made a suit peripheral that vibrates your body in conjunction with the action in its latest game, the Kinect-powered Child of Eden for Xbox.
Mass Effect 3 is a reality that is anticipated by millions. This months Game Informer issue delivers some spoilers. Some spoilers inside.
Streamlining should be the word of the day. EA Sports wants your profile to follow you throughout all your EA games. Great idea, now lets see how the execution goes.
The PS3 gets Kratos, so what does the 360 get? Rumors have been flying and the latest and greatest are inside! Could something be free on day 1?
Yes you read it correctly. No, there isnt a typo in the price. For the same price as a Xbox 360 250GB slim console, you can get a game and a RC car. Is it worth it? Details inside!
THQ has finally officially announced (i.e. more than just Danny Bilson talking about it - theres a press release and everything) UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System.
Add this free demo to your Xbox 360 download queue today.
Not exactly Xbox news, but Panasonic has 100GB triple-layer Blu-ray discs!
Three marks remain! Unlock The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile to dig further in to Yukis bloody quest for revenge.
The destructive gameplay from the Red Faction franchise comes to the arcade with twin-stick shooter Red Faction: Battlegrounds!
The release date of the new CoD Black Ops DLC called Escalation was leaked on a retail flyer. Image inside!
505 Games and Rebellion have a green light to bringing an award winning sniper experience to the Xbox 360. Press release inside!
A Codemasters representative confirmed to IGN that Operation Flashpoint: Red River has been delayed in North America.
Tokyo Game Show 2011 will take place as originally scheduled, at the Makuhari Messe convention centre from September 15-18.
A new Mass Effect novel will touch down this autumn ahead of the next game in the franchise, Mass Effect 3.
Heres a new trailer for the gorgeous-looking Brink, showing off some the special abilities the various player classes will be capable of.
Activision has released the first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Edge of Time.
Happy Birthday Microsoft 36 years old today.
Microsoft may announce Silverlight for Xbox next week
Kaos has launched an Xbox 360 title update for Homefront designed "to address all Profile Freeze issues".
Activision Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment, LLC today announced Spider-Man: Edge of Time, where Spider-Man faces one of his greatest challenges ever.
Microsoft has signed a product placement deal making its Xbox Kinect 360 game Kinect Sports the first product placement to air on Sky channels.
Mathews steps down after 22 years with the company.
NASCAR racing is back in the hands of the fans with the release of NASCAR The Game 2011.
The last time we heard about Max Payne 3 was back in June 2010 when Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two announced it was delaying the title indefinitely.
Continue Sid Morrows mission to retrieve Gibson and uncover the dangerous secrets looming in the shadows of the Cold War.
Islands of Wakfu is an action/adventure game set in the universe of the world-famous DOFUS and Wakfu MMORPGs.
Battlefield 3′s campaign will last up to 12 hours, according to a report.
Ubisofts released a new Child of Eden trailer - thats the promising Tetsuya Mizuguchi Kinect game seen as a spiritual sequel to the excellent Rez.
Capcoms announced this morning that Marvel vs Capcom 3 has shipped 2 million units since launch.
Microsoft is running a public preview program to test out "an updated Xbox 360 disc format".
RedLynx today announced that Trials HD, its award-winning Xbox LIVE Arcade game, is coming to retail stores as part of a new Microsoft Triple Pack.
EAs put out a lunch trailer for Shift 2: Unleashed, which hits US stores next Tuesday.
THQs announced that sales of its US invasion based FPS Homefront have passed one million units.
Just when we thought we were finally about to get our hands on infamous vapourware Duke Nukem Forever, Gearbox Software has gone and delayed it by a month.
Strap on your proton packs for an all-new Ghostbusting adventure! Ectoplasmic threats are spawning all over New York, and only you and your team of rookie Ghostbusters can stop them.
Swarm features fast-paced platformer action and includes death medals, boss fights and a scoring system that encourages heated competition with your friends.
Capcom has release a small patch for Marvel Vs Capcom 3 which, according to reports, introduces a number of tweaks and changes to the games fighters and clears up a few glitches.
EAs released the launch trailer for Cryteks gorgeous looking Crysis 2, which hits the States today.
Warner Brothers has detailed a couple of Batman: Arkham City pre-order bonuses via the games official website.
Heres the first of a another great video series from Valve that has fictional company Aperture Science launch a marketing campaign for its many inventions on sale.
Activision and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions developer Beenox will reveal a new Spider-Man game at the WonderCon comic convention in San Francisco next month.
The greatest WWE match-ups havent happened Until now.
Rockstars confirmed that LA Noire wont see a Collectors Edition when the game launches in two months time.
EAs announced that the cover for Madden NFL 12 will be picked by fans of the series.
Game Informer continues its week long look at Saints Row: The Thirds characters this time with information on the Morning Star gang.
Scans from the Official Xbox Magazine have detailed the multiplayer modes folks will be able to get in on with Duke Nukem Forever.
At the furthest edge of the galaxy, the Reapers are preparing to make their return. Will Commander Shepard have what it takes to stand in their way?
MGM is digitally replacing all references to China with North Korean images in its Red Dawn Remake. It seems that the remake is drawing even more similarities to THQs Homefront.
A video from PAX EAST for Duke Nukem Forever was released.
A kinect head tracking video has surfaced, which is neat and all but this is something that will be featuring in the Forza Kinect game.
If youve got swinging hips and a good sense of rhythm then you might want to check out a new Kinect enabled demo of Zumba Fitness.
Square Enix has confirmed the cancellation of Xbox 360 third-person shooter Gun Loco.
Lionhead boss (and BAFTA Fellow) Peter Molyneux has admitted that Fable 3 couldnt compete with the industrys best on a technological level.
EA and Crytek have teamed up with legendary composer Hans Zimmer
Kaos Studios says its exploring reports of "freezing issues" with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of just released shooter Homefront.
An Internal Windows Gaming Experience video leaked to the internet on Thursday.
According to a La Presse Affaires report, Square Enix is to set up a second Canadian development studio for work on next generation consoles.
THQ has announced that Homefront sold approximately 375,000 units in North America during its first day of availability.
Bethesdas released a teaser trailer for just-announced FPS sequel, Prey 2. Here it is.
Activisions announced its working on a Kinect game based on US TV show Wipeout, which is the American version of Richard Hammonds BBC splash-fest.
Aksys Games, acclaimed localization studio and leading video game publisher, announces today a new DLC package for Deathsmiles
EA has just unleashed a brand new gameplay trailer for Battlefield 3. Its pretty spectacular.
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