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Most Anticipated Xbox One Exclusives of 2015

The 5 most anticipated Xbox One exclusives of 2015

The 5 most anticipated Xbox One exclusives of 2015

By on December 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Maybe all of the controversy surrounding the launch of the Xbox One was for the best. It meant that Microsoft had no choice but to shake things up if it wanted to get back on the right side of the gaming community. In fact, by slashing prices, providing frequent updates and releasing some stellar exclusives (including my game of the year), the Xbox One became my favorite home console. More →

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Microsoft’s most ambitious Xbox One plans appear dead

By on December 30, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Microsoft’s most ambitious Xbox One plans appear dead

Remember back in long-ago days of 2013 when Microsoft was pushing the Xbox One as an all-purpose cloud-based entertainment system that wasn’t just for games but also for movies, music and television shows? Well, those days appear to be over and Microsoft for now seems happy for people to think of the Xbox One as just a gaming console. The Verge’s Nilay Patel notices that all of the key executives behind the push to make the Xbox One more than a gaming console have either been reassigned to new positions or have left the company. More →

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PlayStation Store Holiday Sale

The last PlayStation Store sales of the year have been extended following massive hack

By on December 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The last PlayStation Store sales of the year have been extended following massive hack

Sony announced on Monday that it would be temporarily extending the final week of the Holiday Sale and the most recent Flash Sale on the PlayStation Store following the PSN outage resulting from a massive hack. The Holiday Sale will now end on January 6th at 3 p.m. ET and the Flash Sale will end on New Year’s Eve at 3 p.m. ET. More →

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Most Anticipated PS4 Exclusives of 2014

The 5 most anticipated PS4 exclusives of 2015

The 5 most anticipated PS4 exclusives of 2015

By on December 30, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Now that we’ve thoroughly explored the top 10 games of 2014, it’s time to look ahead to the new year. 2015 promises to be an interesting year in gaming not only because developers are becoming increasingly comfortable with the new hardware, but also due to the high-profile delays that shook the release schedule this fall. More →

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PSN Online: Service Restored

It took Sony three days to restore PSN after crippling attack

By on December 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

It took Sony three days to restore PSN after crippling attack

Sony and Microsoft were both hit by hackers on Christmas Eve, with a group calling themselves Lizard Squad claiming responsibility for the DDoS attacks that took down both the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live services. The companies confirmed the attacks and eventually restored service to their online portals after being hit, but PSN remained offline for nearly three days. More →

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Top 15 Video Games Of 2014

TIME just named an iOS game the best video game of 2014

By on December 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

TIME just named an iOS game the best video game of 2014

Pundits love to talk about how the quality of the mobile gaming experience on the iPhone and iPad is quickly catching up to the quality of the experiences afforded by consoles like the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. Of course, if you ask game developers or hardcore video game fans, they’ll laugh in your face at the mere suggestion.

Don’t tell TIME, however, because the online magazine has just issued its list of the 15 best video games of 2014, and an iOS game is surprisingly found at the top. More →

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Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta Preview

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta preview: Halo’s new breakneck speed

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta preview: Halo’s new breakneck speed

By on December 24, 2014 at 2:19 PM.

Last weekend, I played my first few rounds of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer. I’d seen the videos and I’d heard the concern from Halo fans, but I wanted to actually get my hands on it before I made any judgments. After all, Halo’s competitive multiplayer has never been my strong suit, so I was more excited about the changes than the Halo purists.

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Free Xbox PlayStation Games

All the PlayStation and Xbox games you’ll get for free in January

By on December 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

All the PlayStation and Xbox games you’ll get for free in January

Both next-generation consoles had great years in 2014, moving millions of units and gaining value from dozens of great new games. Gamers had plenty to love this past year, and one of the best perks Microsoft and Sony have offered this year are the free games they give away each month.

Of course, the free game giveaways aren’t going to stop in the new year, so here’s everything you need to know about the games that will be made available for free in January 2015. More →

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Video Game Controller Evolution

Awesome GIFs show the evolution of every major console controller

By on December 22, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Awesome GIFs show the evolution of every major console controller

The evolution of video games is pretty obvious — just look at the difference between, say, the original Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart 8 to see the insane improvements video games have made to graphics since the 1980s. But the games themselves aren’t the only things that have evolved, as console controllers have undergone some drastic changes over the years as well. More →

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Halo 5 Multiplayer Live Stream

BGR plays Halo 5 multiplayer live starting at 4:00 p.m. ET – watch right here!

By on December 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

BGR plays Halo 5 multiplayer live starting at 4:00 p.m. ET – watch right here!

The highly anticipated mutliplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians is launching later this month, but Microsoft has given us the opportunity to jump in for an early preview event this weekend. Starting today at 4:00 p.m. ET, the beta will go live and, providing there aren’t any issues, we’ll be playing for at least an hour right here on the site with an embedded stream from our Twitch channel. More →

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Best Games of 2014

The 10 best video games of 2014

The 10 best video games of 2014

By on December 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

The first full year of the new generation is coming to a close. After much deliberation, I’ve settled on the ten games that stood out above all of the rest. These were the games that delighted me in 2014 — the games that I kept returning to, the ones I kept thinking about even after I’d put them back on the shelf.

I didn’t have a chance to play every game released this year, so if your favorite game didn’t make this list, it’s probably not because I hated it — I just didn’t get around to playing it.

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Minecraft Story Mode Telltale Games

We finally have details on the next Minecraft game – and it’s nothing like the original

By on December 18, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

We finally have details on the next Minecraft game – and it’s nothing like the original

From the first alpha all the way up to its most recent update, Minecraft has never stopped growing. To this very day, Mojang is still consistently improving upon and adding to what has become one of the biggest games of the decade, but people still want to know what’s next. We finally have an answer… sort of. More →

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