PS4 Update Share Play

Here’s what you need to know about Sony’s latest major PS4 update

By on August 13, 2014 at 6:10 PM.

Here’s what you need to know about Sony’s latest major PS4 update

Sony revealed on Tuesday that PS4 system software update v2.00 would be arriving this fall with a few features that owners of the new generation console have been waiting for since launch. Some of those additions include new broadcast features, the ability to upload directly to YouTube and an enhanced real-time activity feed in the What’s New section on the dashboard, but the real bombshell is Share Play. More →

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Xbox One Call of Duty Bundle

Microsoft just gave you another great reason to buy the Xbox One

By on August 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Microsoft just gave you another great reason to buy the Xbox One

If you’re waiting until the holiday season to pick up an Xbox One, you’re going to have a wealth of options to choose from. The most appealing offer might be the long-awaited white Xbox One included in the Sunset Overdrive bundle, but Call of Duty fans have their own exclusive bundle to look forward to. Microsoft announced at Gamescom on Tuesday that it was teaming up with Activision to release a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare-skinned Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive for $499.99 this fall. More →

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Xbox One Update: MKV, DLNA Streaming

The Xbox One is about to become movie pirates’ best friend

By on August 12, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

The Xbox One is about to become movie pirates’ best friend

Microsoft announced a huge new update to the Xbox One on Tuesday and it included a full-scale video player capable of supporting just about any kind of file you can think of, including including .avi, .jpg, .gif, .mov, .mp3, .mpeg, .wma and .wmv files. Ars Technica’s Peter Bright was particularly struck by one codec mentioned that he says could be of great use to people who like watching pirated movies and TV shows: MKV containers. More →

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Top 10 PS4 Gamescom Trailers

Here are the 10 trailers you need to watch from the PS4 Gamescom event

By on August 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM.

Here are the 10 trailers you need to watch from the PS4 Gamescom event

So you’ve watched our 10 favorite trailers from Microsoft’s Gamescom event, but you’re thirst for new games still hasn’t been quenched. Thankfully, Sony just finished its own PlayStation 4 media briefing and a slew of new trailers have made their way online. Unlike Microsoft, Sony had several brand new games to show off, some of which had been hinted at in weeks prior and others of which came completely out of left field. More →

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Top 10 Xbox One Gamescom Trailers

Here are the 10 trailers you need to watch from the Xbox One Gamescom event

By on August 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM.

Here are the 10 trailers you need to watch from the Xbox One Gamescom event

Microsoft took Gamescom by storm on Tuesday morning with a huge showing of games coming this fall and early next year. Most, if not all of the games had been announced at previous events, but many of the attendees in Cologne, Germany will be the first to go hands-on with some of the biggest Xbox One games of the year, including Halo: The Master Chief Collection. More →

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Sony PS4 Sales 10 Million

Sony has sold 10 million PS4s in just 9 months

By on August 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM.

Sony has sold 10 million PS4s in just 9 months

Sony announced today during its Gamescom press event that 10 million PlayStation 4 units have been sold through to consumers worldwide since the console launched last November. This marks another huge milestone for the new generation console as Sony continues to stay well ahead of the competition from both Microsoft and Nintendo. More →

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Xbox One Media Player

Microsoft continues to outpace Sony with another huge Xbox One update

By on August 12, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Microsoft continues to outpace Sony with another huge Xbox One update

Gamescom only just began, but Microsoft has already made a splash with a couple of huge Xbox One bundles, some exclusive game announcements and a software update that Xbox One (and PS4) owners have been waiting for since the consoles launched last fall. Major Nelson took to the Xbox Wire shortly before the media briefing kicked off to announce that a full-scale media player would finally be coming to the Xbox One. More →

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Review
Hohokum Review

Hohokum review: Eye for an eye

Hohokum review: Eye for an eye

By on August 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

I can’t figure out how best to describe Hohokum. Interactive scenery would do developer Honeyslug an injustice. Movable soundscapes might be more accurate. Whatever Hohokum is, it’s what it isn’t that makes it so special. It’s not a puzzle game, it’s not an adventure game and it’s not a platformer, but it has elements of all three. Hohokum is the latest in a lineage of downloadable PlayStation exclusives that redefine gaming in small but meaningful ways. More →

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Steam Movies TV Shows Music

Steam beta code reveals movies, TV shows, music and more coming in future updates

By on August 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Steam beta code reveals movies, TV shows, music and more coming in future updates

There have been rumors for years that Steam would eventually evolve from a gaming platform into a full-blown multimedia service, and now it appears that Valve is taking the first steps to make that a reality. Steam Database (@SteamDB on Twitter) was one of the first to notice the addition of the following new app types in the most recent Steam beta update: film, TV series, video, plugin and music. More →

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EA Access Xbox One Subscription

You can start using EA’s awesome Xbox One game subscription service right now

By on August 11, 2014 at 4:25 PM.

You can start using EA’s awesome Xbox One game subscription service right now

Over the past week couple of weeks, we’ve been pleasantly surprised by everything we’ve learned about EA Access, a new Xbox One gaming subscription service that 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. And on Monday EA announced that you can subscribe to EA Access starting today and get an unlimited fix of top-level EA games for as long as you subscribe. More →

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Worst Parents Ever World Of Warcraft Addiction

World of Warcraft addiction lands couple in jail after kids are found locked in a mobile home

By on August 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

World of Warcraft addiction lands couple in jail after kids are found locked in a mobile home

Gaming addiction can be just as dangerous as any other type of addiction — and not only to the addicted, but to their loved ones as well. We saw one couple go so far as to sell their children to buy in-app purchases and now another couple has gone off the deep end as well. According to a press release from the Orange Country District Attorney, Lester Louis Huffmire and his wife Petra Huffmire were convicted after police discovered they had been keeping the two children they were responsible for locked in a mobile home without appropriate provisions for three years while they played World of Warcraft. The description of the trailer sounds like something out of a horror movie. More →

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