Xbox One Weekend Trials

The Xbox One gets yet another great feature you won’t find on the PS4

By on September 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

The Xbox One gets yet another great feature you won’t find on the PS4

Taking a page out of Valve’s book, Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One will be free for all Xbox Live Gold members from Thursday to Sunday in order to celebrate the upcoming launch of Forza Horizon 2. Weekend trials of big, recently releases games has become commonplace on Steam, but it’s not something we’ve seen on consoles up to now. More →

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GTA V Next-Gen Release Date

All signs point to a mid-November release for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One and PC

By on September 2, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

All signs point to a mid-November release for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Now that we know for sure that Grand Theft Auto V is still on track to be released for the PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall, all that’s left for Rockstar Games to announce is the release date. There have been a few hints about the exact date the game would be released in the past, but after several online retailers temporarily listed the same date this week, the puzzle pieces are beginning to fall into place. More →

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Destiny Planet View Google Maps

Explore Destiny’s incredible virtual worlds using a cool new Google Maps-style tool

By on September 2, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Explore Destiny’s incredible virtual worlds using a cool new Google Maps-style tool

There are several notable game releases this month, such as Disney Infinity 2.0 and Hyrule Warriors, but none have received more buzz than Bungie’s massively multiplayer first-person shooter, Destiny. Activision, the game’s publisher, has spared no expense when it comes to marketing Destiny — a stroll through Times Square might be the most prominent evidence of this. Now Destiny is taking a page from Google Maps for a unique experiment that will allow fans to explore the worlds of Destiny before it launches. More →

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PS4 PS Vita Themes

Customize your PS4 and PS Vita with themes in the next major updates

By on September 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Customize your PS4 and PS Vita with themes in the next major updates

The success of the PlayStation 4 in the international market has been well-documented, but that doesn’t mean Sony’s latest home console is without its own unique flaws. In our review last fall, we noted that the app stream on the dashboard was going to become problematic as the PS4’s library began to expand, yet Sony still hasn’t found a way to address the issue in any of its recent updates. In the meantime, the company plans to distract us with dashboard themes. More →

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GTA V PS4 Xbox One PC Release Date

Don’t worry, GTA V is still coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall

By on September 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Don’t worry, GTA V is still coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall

One of the most anticipated next-gen titles of the holiday season is already out… but just not on the platforms we want it. Rockstar Games announced at E3 2014 that Grand Theft Auto V would be making the transition to the PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall, but three months later, we haven’t heard or seen any new signs of the highly anticipated port. Rumors began to spread that GTA V might be delayed, but Rockstar wants to ensure fans that the game is still on track. More →

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New Nintendo 3DS Release Date

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

By on August 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

It’s been a trying year for Nintendo as the Wii U struggles to compete with the PS4 and Xbox One, but with the holiday season approaching, the company has a few tricks up its sleeve to entice fans. Unfortunately, those plans do not include an upgraded home console on par with the next-gen system from Microsoft and Sony. More →

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Xbox One September Update

The Xbox One update you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived

By on August 29, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

The Xbox One update you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been incredibly successful up to this point, but there’s no question that the new consoles would have benefitted greatly from a little more time in development before launch. By lacking a few key features, both consoles felt unfinished, but Microsoft has been hard at work getting the Xbox One up to speed. The latest update might be the most significant one yet. More →

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Xbox Games With Gold September

Here are the 3 free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in September

By on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Here are the 3 free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in September

Xbox One owners have a lot to look forward to this fall, from a healthy supply of third-party releases to some huge console exclusives, but the one title that loyal Xbox fans can’t wait to pick up is Halo: The Master Chief Collection. With over 100 multiplayer maps and four complete campaigns, the collection is going to be one of the best deals of the holiday season, but the package doesn’t contain everything. That’s where next month’s Games with Gold comes in. More →

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PS4 and Xbox One vs PC and Mobile

PS4 and Xbox One are fighting back against mobile and PC gaming

By on August 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM.

PS4 and Xbox One are fighting back against mobile and PC gaming

Over the last several years, there has been a paradigm shift in the gaming industry. Consoles, unchallenged for years as the PC market faded, slowly started to lose ground as smartphones and tablets became competent gaming platforms. Suddenly, everyone was playing games on their mobiles devices, from casual fans to hardcore gamers. Things got even more contentious when Steam hit the scene, bringing triple-A and indie developers alike back to the PC in droves. More →

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Infamous First Light Review

Infamous: First Light review: Highlighting the heroine

Infamous: First Light review: Highlighting the heroine

By on August 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Despite being one of the standout console exclusives of 2014, Infamous: Second Son had one egregious flaw — we never got to know any of the secondary characters. Some of the best moments of the Infamous series revolve around the interactions between the protagonist and his companions, but Sucker Punch failed to flesh out the colorful cast in Second Son. Infamous: First Light is how they’re going to fill in the blanks. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games

Here are all the free PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games you can download in September

By on August 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Here are all the free PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games you can download in September

As the holiday season draws closer, the game release schedule is going to pick up to a pace that might not be safe for your wallet. Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield, Dragon Age, Super Smash Bros. — that vacation you were planning may have to wait until next year. Thankfully, Sony is taking a little bit of the pressure off with its latest collection of free games for PS Plus members on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. More →

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Xbox One Standalone Kinect Release Date

Microsoft thinks you’ll pay $150 for something you didn’t want to spend $100 on

By on August 27, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

Microsoft thinks you’ll pay $150 for something you didn’t want to spend $100 on

One of the smartest moves Microsoft made this year was unbundling the Kinect from the Xbox One. The Kinect is an intriguing device, but lacking significant support from virtually every game released on the Xbox One up to this point, gamers in the market for a new console saw the $500 price tag and decided to take their chances with the PlayStation 4 instead. Sales picked up though once the Xbox One dropped to $400 and now Microsoft is finally ready to reintroduce the Kinect as a separate product. More →

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