Best Game Trailers 3/30

Here are all the best video game trailers we saw this week (3/30)

By on April 4, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Here are all the best video game trailers we saw this week (3/30)

You’ve probably noticed that ever since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, BGR has been expanding its gaming coverage rather substantially, from previews and reviews to features and trailers. We’ve decided to combine some of that coverage to bring you all the week’s best game trailers in one convenient location. Here are the five best game trailers for the week of March 30th. More →

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Xbox One Live Compute

Video: The Xbox One has a big ace up its sleeve to help it win the console war

By on April 4, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Video: The Xbox One has a big ace up its sleeve to help it win the console war

The PlayStation 4 has certainly won the early battles of the console war but it’s still way too early to count the Xbox One out. Why? Because Microsoft thinks its cloud computing prowess is the ace up its sleeve that will help it pull ahead of Sony over the long-term. In a new video posted on the official Xbox blog, Microsoft shows us how its Xbox Live Compute cloud gaming platform has helped give Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment the ability to concentrate on making the best game possible without fretting over whether its multiplayer components will overpower Microsoft’s server capacity. More →

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Xbox One Security Vulnerability

5-year-old discovers huge Xbox One security vulnerability

By on April 4, 2014 at 1:37 PM.

5-year-old discovers huge Xbox One security vulnerability

Out of the mouths of babes… come the secrets of the video game industry, apparently. San Diego news station KGTV reports that five-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel stumbled upon a blatant security flaw while playing on his family’s Xbox One, giving him access to games his parents thought they had restricted. More →

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Mario Kart 8 Trailer Wii U

Video: Mario Kart 8, the Wii U’s best hope, shown off in new trailer

By on April 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Video: Mario Kart 8, the Wii U’s best hope, shown off in new trailer

The release of Mario Kart 8 was always going to be a big deal but it’s more important than ever because both it and the new Super Smash Bros. game are now the last, best hope for the Wii U. Nintendo on Thursday unleashed a brand-new trailer for its Mario Kart 8 racing game that showed off some new characters that have been added to the mix as well as some killer new courses that we haven’t seen before, including the newest version of Rainbow Road. Mario Kart has long been one of Nintendo’s biggest hits and it’s banking that Mario Kart 8 will be the game that finally helps boost Wii U sales. 2008′s Mario Kart Wii has sold an estimated 38.8 million copies and 2011′s Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS sold around 18.1 million copies, so if Mario Kart 8 sells as well as either of those two games it would give Nintendo’s newest console the jolt that it desperately needs. The new Mario Kart 8 trailer follows below. More →

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Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft for iPad

Video: Blizzard’s Warcraft universe hits iPad with a twist

By on April 3, 2014 at 6:25 AM.

Video: Blizzard’s Warcraft universe hits iPad with a twist

While Blizzard is far from releasing its any of its Warcraft games on mobile devices, the company has come up with a card game based on the characters of Warcraft, that’s currently available on iPad in selected markets, Mac and PC. Additionally, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft versions for iPhone, Windows tablet and Android will be available in the near future, according to the company. More →

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Microsoft Xbox Universal Windows Apps

Microsoft reveals its game-changing plan to make the Xbox rule your world

By on April 2, 2014 at 1:29 PM.

Microsoft reveals its game-changing plan to make the Xbox rule your world

Microsoft on Wednesday showed off what could be the key to its future: Universal Windows apps that will be available on the Xbox console. This means that developers will one day be able to develop apps that run on Windows PCs, Windows Phones and the Xbox all at once. This has some major implications for gaming since it has the potential to completely tear down the wall between PC gaming and console gaming.  More →

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PS4 Sales Vs Xbox One Sales

PS4 sales double Xbox One as console war heats up

By on April 1, 2014 at 5:34 PM.

PS4 sales double Xbox One as console war heats up

We’re now well past the initial launch phase of the next-generation video game console “war” that began last November when Sony and Microsoft each launched their new console offerings. Sales of both systems exploded out of the gate, but the PlayStation 4 soon pulled ahead and now the Xbox One trails by an increasing margin. At last count, Sony sold more than 6 million units through the beginning of March, while Microsoft’s last official sales figure was 3 million Xbox One units sold in 2013. Now, according to the latest sales estimates, Sony’s PS4 may in fact be widening its lead over the Xbox One. More →

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Xbox One Head Phil Spencer

Xbox has a new boss, and he wants to ‘do what’s right for fans’

By on March 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Xbox has a new boss, and he wants to ‘do what’s right for fans’

It’s been nearly a year since the anyone held the title Head of Xbox, but Microsoft is finally ready to announce the next chief. Phil Spencer, former VP of Microsoft Game Studios, has been appointed head of the division, filling a spot left open by Don Mattrick, who left last July to head Zynga. Spencer has been the de facto face of the Xbox One for some time now, answering dozens of questions from curious fans on Twitter week after week, and his first message to Xbox owners as head of the division is in line with outward facing strategy. More →

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In-Game Advertisement Survey

Gamers would rather deal with in-game advertisements than pay up front

By on March 31, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Gamers would rather deal with in-game advertisements than pay up front

Gamers are frugal. If you’ve kept up with mobile gaming at all over the past several years, you’re already well aware of the rise of freemium games — they’re free up front, but require a small monetary investment, usually in the form of in-app purchases, for a reasonable rate of progression. The freemium market came to a head with the release of Candy Crush Saga about a year and a half ago, converting millions of non-gamers to obsessed puzzle fiends. In light of the shifting market, WildTangent has teamed up with research and analytics firm IHS Technology to examine the new trend of bucking one-time fees. More →

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Xbox Co-founder Ask Me Anything

Xbox co-founder discusses PS4′s early lead and virtual reality gaming

By on March 31, 2014 at 12:08 PM.

Xbox co-founder discusses PS4′s early lead and virtual reality gaming

Ed Fries, co-founder of the Xbox project and former Microsoft VP, left the company more than 10 years ago to pursue other interests, but last week he re-entered the world of console gaming to discuss the new generation. In an “Ask me Anything” on Yabbly, Fries answered a wide variety of questions concerning the game industry, from his thoughts on Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR to what he would have done differently if he could relaunch the original Xbox. More →

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PlayStation Plus Free Games April

Video: Here are your free PS4, PS3 and Vita games for April

By on March 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Video: Here are your free PS4, PS3 and Vita games for April

Sony has announced the April Instant Game Collection lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PlayStation Blog. As with every update since the launch of the PlayStation 4, only one game will be featured for the new generation console, but it’s one that PS4 owners should be excited to get their hands on. Mercenary Kings is the latest 2D send-up from Tribute Games, the team that brought Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. Mercenary Kings pays homage to the 2D shooters of old with challenging enemies and customizable weaponry. More →

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Best Video Game Trailers

Video: Here are all the best game trailers we saw this week

By on March 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

Video: Here are all the best game trailers we saw this week

You’ve probably noticed that ever since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, BGR has been expanding its gaming coverage rather substantially, from previews and reviews to features and trailers. We’ve decided to combine some of that coverage to bring you all the week’s best game trailers in one convenient location. Here are the five best game trailers for the week of March 23rd. More →

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