Xbox Games with Gold April 2015

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

By on March 26, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

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

This has been an incredibly busy month for game releases, but Microsoft isn’t planning on letting its foot off the gas in April either. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the latest slate of Games with Gold, but in April, Xbox owners are getting double the free games that they normally do. That means two free games on Xbox One and four games on Xbox 360. More →

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GTA 5 Graphics

Did GTA 5 just receive a massive graphics downgrade?

By on March 26, 2015 at 11:44 AM.

Did GTA 5 just receive a massive graphics downgrade?

That’s the question that YouTube user ElAnalistaDeBits is trying to answer after GTA 5 players started noticing that vehicle collisions didn’t look quite right following the latest updates to the game. In order to discover the truth, “the analyst of bits” reinstalled the vanilla version of the game and recorded the differences between it and the newest version. More →

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a great reason to own a New 3DS

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a great reason to own a New 3DS

By on March 25, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

One of the best RPGs of the last generation was smashed down into a bite-sized portion for the New Nintendo 3DS XL, and against all odds, it actually works.

Let me be clear: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is the full Wii game, from start to finish. Every massive landscape, every explosive cutscene, every screen-filling boss battle is present — but it’s been completely reworked to fit on the New 3DS. More →

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PS4 System Update 2.50

The biggest PS4 system update yet will be released tomorrow

By on March 25, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

The biggest PS4 system update yet will be released tomorrow

After months of waiting, the most anticipated feature is finally coming to the PS4. On Thursday, system update 2.50 will finally go live, bringing Suspend/Resume functionality to the PS4. This will allow users to put their consoles into Rest Mode without shutting down any active applications. More →

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Halo 5 ARG Hunt the Truth

Halo 5 alternate reality game will reveal the truth about Master Chief

By on March 23, 2015 at 7:10 PM.

Halo 5 alternate reality game will reveal the truth about Master Chief

One of the most fascinating stories in video game history is that of Master Chief, aka John-117. We’ve never even seen the face of the hero of the Halo franchise, but in anticipation of Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries has launched an ARG (alternate reality game) that will dig deep into the Chief’s past.

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Star Citizen EVE: Valkyrie Game Trailers

Star Citizen, EVE: Valkyrie and State of Decay highlight the best game trailers of the week

Star Citizen, EVE: Valkyrie and State of Decay highlight the best game trailers of the week

By on March 20, 2015 at 4:54 PM.

Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hit the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a single post. More →

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Nintendo iOS Android

Legendary Nintendo designer won’t be making iOS or Android games

By on March 20, 2015 at 9:41 AM.

Legendary Nintendo designer won’t be making iOS or Android games

Earlier this week, gamers rejoiced amidst news that Nintendo is planning to bring some of its most storied and beloved franchises to smartphones and tablets. As we highlighted earlier in the week, this is an opportunity Nintendo has long neglected, not only to the detriment of gamers, but to its own bottom line as well.

Nintendo sits on a gold mine of underutilized properties. It hasn’t been bothered to do another Advance Wars game despite its rabid global fan base that would pay $70 a pop for a new iteration. It has lost its passion for Castlevania and Metroid. It has neglected the clever little puzzle games that defined the early Nintendo DS years. Many of these franchises are perfect fits for tablet. Advance Wars games were practically designed to be played on large touch screens and came out years before tablets were even on the market.

While it remains to be seen what type of games Nintendo and its mobile gaming partner DeNA bring to the table, it’s worth noting that Nintendo’s legendary ace-in-the-hole game designer won’t be involved in the process.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Gameplay Video

BGR plays Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: 52 minutes of gameplay from the action RPG spinoff

BGR plays Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: 52 minutes of gameplay from the action RPG spinoff

By on March 19, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Admittedly, the demo for Final Fantasy XV was a huge part of why I was so excited about Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, but this action-heavy spinoff is a great game in its own right. More →

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Star Wars Battlefront Gameplay Debut

First footage of EA’s hugely anticipated Star Wars Battlefront will be revealed next month

By on March 19, 2015 at 2:50 PM.

First footage of EA’s hugely anticipated Star Wars Battlefront will be revealed next month

There are plenty of games worth getting excited about in the coming months, but none have quite as much impact as the reboot of Star Wars: Battlefront. At E3 last year, EA unveiled that the series would be returning soon, and promised to share more in the spring. Well, spring has arrived, and it looks like we’ll finally get to see Battlefront in action next month. More →

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Smartwatch Games 10 Second Sessions

Smartwatch game wars start right now – but can a 10-second game really work?

By on March 18, 2015 at 1:33 PM.

Smartwatch game wars start right now – but can a 10-second game really work?

A new Finnish mobile game company called Everywear has made a radical decision: It will only develop games for wearable devices. This leap seems gutsy, almost foolhardy… but the people backing the company are bound to give skeptics a pause. The lead investors in a newly announced €500,000 seed round are Lifeline and Sunstone, two institutions closely linked to the massive Nordic success stories of Supercell and Minecraft. More →

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ScreamRide Gameplay Video

BGR plays ScreamRide: 20 minutes of gameplay from the roller coaster builder

BGR plays ScreamRide: 20 minutes of gameplay from the roller coaster builder

By on March 17, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

There aren’t enough theme park games on modern consoles. When I was young, theme park management and roller coaster construction games were a dime a dozen, but now you’ll be hard pressed to find one that doesn’t charge you $0.99 to restore your energy. More →

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Nintendo iOS Android Games

Nintendo embraces the one thing that can save it from oblivion: The iPhone

By on March 17, 2015 at 9:40 AM.

Nintendo embraces the one thing that can save it from oblivion: The iPhone

How perfectly dreadful. Nintendo, that last defender of console-only auteurism, is now succumbing to that basest of commercial instincts and is launching potentially hugely lucrative mobile apps. This could lead to something quite disturbing: Massive profit growth. More →

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