Xbox One Cross-Network Play

Microsoft reveals Xbox One gamers will be able to play against PS4, PC players

By on March 14, 2016 at 1:31 PM.

Microsoft reveals Xbox One gamers will be able to play against PS4, PC players

In an blog post on the Xbox Wire this Monday, ID@Xbox director Chris Charla announced that Xbox One developers will now have the ability to include cross-network support within their games. Xbox One games have always been able to interact with other Xbox Live games on Windows 10, but this will bring other console and PC networks into the fold as well. More →

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Hitman Review

The first ‘Hitman’ episode is a stunning, confident debut and I can’t wait for more

The first ‘Hitman’ episode is a stunning, confident debut and I can’t wait for more

By on March 10, 2016 at 4:24 PM.

I’m standing on a balcony, pistol drawn, waiting for the heat to die down. A photographer happened to see me knock out a male model and change into his clothes in broad daylight. Understandably frightened, she called to a nearby security guard, at which point I hightailed it back into the mansion and ran upstairs.

Not everyone had seen my disguise, so I managed to make it through the throngs of guests without being noticed. Unfortunately, as the guards began to spread the news that an intense-looking bald man was choking people into submission and undressing them, they started to search the mansion more thoroughly.

It didn’t take long before they stumbled upon the four or five other unconscious bodies I’d stashed in various lockers and side rooms. Needless to say, I’d failed my mission and it was time to start over. But the great thing about Hitman is that every failure feels like progress, as you learn more about the level every time you play.

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3DNes Emulator

This online emulator turns classic 2D Nintendo games into 3D remakes

By on March 9, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

This online emulator turns classic 2D Nintendo games into 3D remakes

Have you ever tried to go back and replay classic games from previous generations? Whether they hold up or not, it’s often difficult to adjust your expectations accordingly, especially when we live in a world where massive, open world games are the norm and the virtual reality revolution is just weeks away.

But the 2D classics of yore aren’t being left behind entirely.

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Gears of War 4 Details

‘Gears of War 4’ is a true sequel, but will take huge risks to push the series forward

‘Gears of War 4’ is a true sequel, but will take huge risks to push the series forward

By on March 8, 2016 at 7:15 PM.

Last year, Microsoft revealed Gears of War 4 at its E3 presentation to the surprise and delight of Gears fans. It was one of the biggest announcements of the keynote presentation, but in the nine months since the reveal, we really haven’t learned much more about a game that is sure to be one of the biggest Xbox One exclusive of the year.

On Tuesday, that changed, as Game Informer revealed its latest cover story. More →

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Clash Royale Review

I desperately want to hate ‘Clash Royale,’ but I can’t stop playing it

I desperately want to hate ‘Clash Royale,’ but I can’t stop playing it

By on March 7, 2016 at 4:20 PM.

I’m not sure what I expected when I downloaded Clash Royale last week. Did I think it’d be so bad that I’d have no choice but to delete it? Did I think that Supercell would have completely changed its formula, despite the fact that Clash of Clans is one of the most successful experiments in the history of mobile gaming?

Whatever my expectations were, Clash Royale immediately exceeded them. At least until it forced me to stop playing.

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The Division Leak

Days before launch, a huge leak tells us everything we wanted to know about ‘The Division’

Days before launch, a huge leak tells us everything we wanted to know about ‘The Division’

By on March 7, 2016 at 2:15 PM.

The Division, one of the most anticipated games of the year will be on store shelves in less than 24 hours, but a huge leak over the weekend revealed just about everything there is to know about the game ahead of time.

Reddit user itsgamerdoc spent an significant portion of his weekend data mining The Division and managed to dig up information about the game’s missions, weapons, vehicles and more. More →

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Google Maps Legend of Zelda

Nintendo teams up with Google Maps to bring ‘The Legend of Zelda’ to Street View

By on March 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Nintendo teams up with Google Maps to bring ‘The Legend of Zelda’ to Street View

In celebration of the release of Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U, Nintendo has collaborated with Google to bring Link, the hero from The Legend of Zelda franchise, to Google Maps. In order to find him, just head to the browser version of Google Maps and look in the bottom right corner. Pegman, the small, yellow figure, has been replaced with the savior of Hyrule. More →

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Quantum Break Preview

‘Quantum Break’ could be the future of crossover entertainment

‘Quantum Break’ could be the future of crossover entertainment

By on March 4, 2016 at 3:14 PM.

From the moment I laid eyes on Quantum Break, I wasn’t sure what to think about it. I knew that its creators had a great pedigree, but I couldn’t fathom how Remedy Entertainment was going to overcome to countless issues that other equally ambitious teams have tried and failed to work through in the past.

Many of the greatest games of recent years have been laser-focused. That focus may have been on story, on gameplay, on visuals or something else entirely, but they were focused. I think back to the brilliant puzzles of Portal, the awe-inspiring boss battles in Shadow of the Colossus and the joy of racing through the world of Forza Horizon 2.

What’s crazy about Quantum Break is that it isn’t doing just one thing really well. It’s a full-fledged, live-action show, an engaging third-person shooter and an engrossing drama all at once. And I think it might actually work.

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Xbox One Hardware Upgrades

Xbox One hardware upgrades could extend the life of Microsoft’s console

By on March 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Xbox One hardware upgrades could extend the life of Microsoft’s console

For decades, the video game console has been a transient purchase. From the moment you set up an Atari or an NES or a PlayStation in your living room, you know it’s only a matter of time before the next console makes it irrelevant.

But what if it didn’t have to be that way? More →

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Play PS4 Games on PC Mac

Play PS4 games on your PC or Mac with the next major console update

By on March 1, 2016 at 8:43 AM.

Play PS4 games on your PC or Mac with the next major console update

On Tuesday morning, Sony revealed that the next system software update for the PlayStation 4 will be available to those in the beta program starting this week. Codenamed MUSASHI, the 3.50 update is one of the most meaningful to hit the PS4 in months, bringing both minor improvements and major new features to the console. More →

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