PlayStation Now Open Beta for PS4

PlayStation Now beta open to all PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada

By on July 31, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

PlayStation Now beta open to all PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada

Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming initiative is moving closer to launch, as the company is ready to allow any PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada to try it starting today. The company on Wednesday announced on its PlayStation blog that while the open beta is available only to PS4 buyers for now, a beta option will be coming to PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV and select 2014 Sony TVs. More →

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Xbox One China Launch Price

Did Microsoft just botch another Xbox One launch?

By on July 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Did Microsoft just botch another Xbox One launch?

Microsoft’s exclusive deal with China Telecom to bring the Xbox One to a huge new market could be the boost the company needs to begin catching up with the PlayStation 4, but one major detail might be curtailing sales before the console even launches: The price. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Xbox One (without Kinect) will cost 3,699 yuan ($600) when it releases in China on September 23rd. More →

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PS4 Vs. Xbox One EA

Here’s why you can’t get EA’s awesome game subscription service on the PS4

By on July 30, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Here’s why you can’t get EA’s awesome game subscription service on the PS4

When EA announced its new EA Access subscription program for the Xbox One, we were surprised because it sounds like a pretty good deal. Given EA’s past antics, we actually expected the program involved asking gamers to pay an extra $5 per month just for the privilege of playing games on Xbox Live that they’d already purchased. But no — EA Access actually will give you the ability to play games like Madden NFL 15, Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 even if you’ve never bought the games themselves for just $5 per month or $30 for a full year subscription. More →

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Xbox Games With Gold August

Xbox steps up its game with the best free Games with Gold offering yet

By on July 29, 2014 at 7:55 PM.

Xbox steps up its game with the best free Games with Gold offering yet

It wasn’t long ago that we talked about the one way the Xbox One was beating the PlayStation 4, but if the free monthly offering of Games with Gold keeps getting better at this rate, we’ll have to add an asterisk to that headline. Microsoft announced via the Xbox Wire on Monday that the Games with Gold for August would include Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut on Xbox One as well as Motocross Madness and Dishonored on Xbox 360. More →

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Campaign Trailer

Kevin Spacey has all the power in the latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer

By on July 29, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Kevin Spacey has all the power in the latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer

The yearly ritual that is the release of a new Call of Duty has become more than a little stale, but with a new setting, a new story and a villain for the ages, Advanced Warfare might give the series the kick in the pants it needs to become as widely praised as it is widely purchased. In the latest trailer for Advanced Warfare, Sledgehammer Games takes us through the story of its first entry into the Call of Duty timeline. More →

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EA Access Subscription Service

EA just unveiled an awesome gaming subscription service that you can only get on Xbox One

By on July 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

EA just unveiled an awesome gaming subscription service that you can only get on Xbox One

EA announced on Tuesday that it would be partnering with Microsoft to introduce a new $4.99 a month membership service called EA Access exclusively on the Xbox One. The service is in beta at the moment and will only be available to a limited number of Xbox One owners at first, but EA Access will launch for everyone else soon. More →

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Review
The Last of Us Remastered Review

Review: The Last of Us Remastered

Review: The Last of Us Remastered

By on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Trying to fix what isn’t broken is typically a fool’s errand. When The Last of Us launched last year to widespread acclaim, many gamers expressed dismay that the series couldn’t have been ported to the next generation, but Naughty Dog was up to the challenge and managed to turn around an upgraded version of the game in just over a year. The Last of Us Remastered isn’t the most ambitious re-release, but it’s still an indispensable part of any PS4 owner’s library, especially those who missed it the first time around. More →

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gameplay Video

Leaked footage shows Halo: The Master Chief Collection in action

By on July 28, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Leaked footage shows Halo: The Master Chief Collection in action

Although Halo: The Master Chief Collection comprises four games we’ve already played, 343 Industries still hasn’t shown off much in the way of gameplay footage since announcing the project at E3 this year. That changed this week when the team took the stage at Comic-Con to reveal not only the gorgeous new cinematics that would be appearing in Halo 2, but also the graphical differences between Halo 2 remastered on the Xbox One and the original game, which you can swap between with a single button press. More →

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Destiny Beta All Access

Everyone is now invited to play the Destiny beta

By on July 25, 2014 at 9:05 PM.

Everyone is now invited to play the Destiny beta

If you somehow missed out on all the code giveaways and couldn’t bring yourself to preorder the game, you’re in luck — the Destiny beta is now open to anyone with a active subscription on Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus as of 4pm PDT on Thursday. Bungie is basically conducting a stress test over the weekend by allowing everyone to join in the beta, so don’t be surprised if there are some issues on Friday night after everyone gets off work. The beta was already taken offline for an extended period of time earlier in the week for maintenance though, so hopefully the servers are prepared for a massive influx of Guardians. More →

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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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