Microsoft Xbox One China Launch

Microsoft is ready to attack China with an exclusive Xbox One deal

By on July 25, 2014 at 7:05 PM.

Microsoft is ready to attack China with an exclusive Xbox One deal

Microsoft is far from beating Sony in the new gaming console war, but the company is reportedly ready to attack a huge market in the coming months. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the Xbox One maker will partner with China Telecom, the country’s most important fixed-line operator, to launch its latest console. More →

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Halo 2 Anniversary Trailer

This is what Halo 2 looks like on Xbox One

By on July 25, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

This is what Halo 2 looks like on Xbox One

For many Xbox fans, the long-awaited announcement of Halo 2: Anniversary was a highlight of E3 2014. No one ever doubted that Xbox classic would be remastered for the new generation, but it was an exciting announcement nevertheless, especially when coupled with the reveal of The Master Chief Collection. Now 343 Industries has returned to the stage just a month later to show off the first overhauled cinematic cutscene from the Anniversary edition of Halo 2, and it’s even more stunning than you might have imagined. More →

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Xbox One vs. PS4 Updates

The one way Xbox One is crushing PS4

By on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM.

The one way Xbox One is crushing PS4

Sony took advantage of Microsoft’s early missteps to ensure that the PlayStation 4 would come out on top as the new console generation kicked off, but after being on the market for over half a year, one surprising disparity has begun to arise in the Xbox One’s favor. Despite a steady stream of updates on both consoles, the PS4 has gained very little in the way of new features while the Xbox One is loaded with functionality it didn’t have at launch. More →

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Watch Dogs Graphics Mods

This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before

By on July 22, 2014 at 10:25 PM.

This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before

Watch Dogs is one of the best games of the year and a decent showcase title for the new generation consoles, but it still doesn’t stand up to the seemingly professionally doctored demo from E3 2012. What we saw two years ago was a game that looked more stunning than just about anything else on the market — the reality wasn’t quite as impressive. Now, just two months after the game’s release, PC modder Federico Rojas (aka TheWorst) has released the final version of his graphics mod for Watch Dogs on the PC, bringing the retail release up to speed with the pipe dream from the original demo. More →

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Dragon Age Inquisition Battlefield Hardline Delays

Two of the biggest games of the year just received worrying delays

By on July 22, 2014 at 4:52 PM.

Two of the biggest games of the year just received worrying delays

Anyone who bought Battlefield 4 when it released last year could tell you just how broken it was out of the box. EA simply didn’t put enough time into what should have been a massive blockbuster, and it cost them dearly. Now, just months from the first real holiday season of the new generation, EA announced in its quarterly financial report that Battlefield: Hardline isn’t going to make its October release date. In fact, it’s not even going to go on sale this year. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita August Game Releases

Here’s why PS4 and PS3 fans should be very excited right now

By on July 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM.

Here’s why PS4 and PS3 fans should be very excited right now

Summer can be a rough time of year for gamers. The slow release schedule coupled with the beginning of a new console generation has made this summer especially difficult, but things are finally going to start picking back up in August, as evidenced by a rather strong lineup of games for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. More →

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Review
The Wolf Among Us Season 1 Review

Review: The Wolf Among Us – Season 1

Review: The Wolf Among Us – Season 1

By on July 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

When Telltale Games was presented with the monumental task of following up The Walking Dead, the writers took it in stride. Rather than breaking too far from the formula, Telltale innovated just enough with The Wolf Among Us to bring us something that feels both familiar and entirely fresh. Having finished the first season, I can say with some confidence that I won’t be missing any future installments. More →

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Nintendo Wii U Upcoming Releases

The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

By on July 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

The release of the critically acclaimed Mario Kart 8 gave the Wii U a nice sales boost but Nintendo can’t rely on just one game to make the Wii U relevant. This is why when we look at the calendar of upcoming Wii U releases, we get a sinking sense of dread, especially because we still don’t have a confirmed release date for the new Super Smash Bros. game yet. More →

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Xbox One 9 Year Lifespan

Why the Xbox One looks like a terrific long-term investment

By on July 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Why the Xbox One looks like a terrific long-term investment

For many of us, nine years was far too long to wait for a new generation of consoles. Although the PlayStation 3 and especially the Xbox 360 were as much platforms for continued growth as they were gaming consoles, many would argue that the industry was going limp by 2013. There were plenty of standout releases, but if anything was going to reinvigorate developers, it would be new hardware. More →

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Destiny Beta Codes

Giveaway: 5 codes for the Destiny beta – Act fast, they won’t last long!

By on July 17, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

Giveaway: 5 codes for the Destiny beta – Act fast, they won’t last long!

As of 1pm ET on July 17th, the public beta for Destiny is officially live on the PS3 and PS4. In order to get in, you need to preorder Destiny from a participating retailer, but we managed to get our hands on a few extra codes for those of you with quick fingers. Each code will need to be entered on Bungie.net, where you will be able to decide which platform you want to play on. You should then receive three codes for your chosen console, which you can with as you please. Keep in mind that although the beta is live on PlayStation consoles, Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners will have to wait until July 23rd to join in on the fun. More →

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Microsoft Xbox One Sales Double

Ditching Kinect may have saved the Xbox One from falling permanently behind the PS4

By on July 17, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Ditching Kinect may have saved the Xbox One from falling permanently behind the PS4

So far it seems like Microsoft’s decision to unbundle Kinect from the Xbox One has been a good one. Microsoft said this week that monthly sales of the Xbox One in the United States more than doubled ever since it decided to start offering the console by itself without the Kinect sensor for $400, or $100 less than what the console cost with Kinect. More →

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Video Game Console Prices Chart

One chart shows the wild fluctuation in game console prices over the years

By on July 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

One chart shows the wild fluctuation in game console prices over the years

When we try to justify the price we pay for a game console, we rarely think back past the last generation. At just $400, the PlayStation 4 is a steal compared to its $600 predecessor, yet Microsoft has received plenty of flak for launching the Xbox One at $500. What’s interesting is that when we step back just a few generations further, prices suddenly plummet to $300 or less. More →

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