PS4 TV Ad Spending

Yet another way that the PS4 is wiping the floor with the competition

By on June 30, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Yet another way that the PS4 is wiping the floor with the competition

The PlayStation 4 took an early lead last fall, partially because of Microsoft’s PR stumbles and partially because of a promising lineup of exclusives scheduled to release in the following months, but Sony isn’t giving Microsoft a chance to catch up. The Wall Street Journal shares the latest data from research firm iSpot, which shows that Sony has spent nearly $60 million on TV advertisements for the PS4 since the beginning of 2014. More →

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Microsoft Halo Xbox One

Secret new Halo game revealed by Microsoft job ad

By on June 30, 2014 at 4:36 PM.

Secret new Halo game revealed by Microsoft job ad

The popular Halo franchise is going to see a huge resurgence over the next year and a half, from Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the Halo Nightfall digital series this fall to Halo 5: Guardians next year. That’s three distinct Halo projects all releasing before the end of 2015, but based on the appearance of a job listing on Microsoft’s website this weekend, it looks like developer 343 Industries is already prepping another Halo game for the Xbox One. More →

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Xbox Games With Gold July

Here are all the free Xbox 360 and Xbox One games Live Gold users get in July

By on June 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Here are all the free Xbox 360 and Xbox One games Live Gold users get in July

Microsoft finally caught up with Sony this month as the Games with Gold program expanded to the Xbox One, bringing two free downloadable games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers who have moved on to the new generation. As the month comes to a close, Microsoft is preparing a new batch of games for Xbox One and Xbox 360, but Xbox One owners are getting the short end of the stick this time around. More →

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Hearthstone Curse of Naxxramas Release Date

One of 2014’s most addictive iPad games is getting its biggest update yet in July

By on June 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

One of 2014’s most addictive iPad games is getting its biggest update yet in July

Hearthstone took the gaming world by storm this year when it launched on the iPad, ushering in thousands of new players and topping the charts on the App Store for weeks. There’s no question that Blizzard’s take on the collectible card game has been a phenomenon, but Hearthstone is about to take another step forward with the release of its biggest content update ever on PC and iPad, featuring 30 new cards and a brand new single-player adventure mode called Curse of Naxxramas. More →

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PS4 Vs. Wii U Sales

The PS4’s surprising summer sales weakness

By on June 27, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

The PS4’s surprising summer sales weakness

The strong early sales performances of the Xbox One and PS4 consoles have caused some jubilation. The PS4 is clearly leading the Xbox One in sales volume at this point, but both consoles can be claimed to have beaten expectations at least marginally. One sign of this strength can be found in the share prices of Electronic Arts and Activision, which have jumped giddily since the new consoles hit stores.

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GameStop Xbox One Discounts

Huge discounts on Xbox One games and accessories coming this weekend at GameStop

By on June 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Huge discounts on Xbox One games and accessories coming this weekend at GameStop

If you’ve been holding out for the right time to pick up a new Xbox One now that Kinect is out of the picture, this weekend might be your best bet. GameStop sent out a press release earlier this week detailing an Xbox One event “you won’t want to miss,” featuring sales, trade-in offers and more. Not only will you receive 50% bonus credit on any console you trade in towards the purchase of a new Xbox One, you’ll also have the opportunity to buy an extra Xbox One controller for $10 off and a 12 or 24-month Xbox Live Gold Membership for $20 off. More →

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Destiny PS4 Beta July 17th

Here’s how you can play Destiny on PS4 and Xbox One before everyone else

By on June 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Here’s how you can play Destiny on PS4 and Xbox One before everyone else

Some lucky gamers got a sneak peek of Destiny, Bungie’s new massively multiplayer shooter during a short First Look Alpha test earlier this month, but the beta test will bring in a much larger crowd. Unlike the alpha, the Destiny beta will be available on every current and last-gen console, including the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. PlayStation owners will get in first on July 17th, but Xbox gamers will be able to join before the end of the month. More →

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Xbox One Games 2014

The 36 biggest games coming to the Xbox One this holiday season

By on June 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

The 36 biggest games coming to the Xbox One this holiday season

Xbox One owners have a lot left to look forward to in 2014. As was showcased at Microsoft’s press conference during E3, the Xbox One has a substantial lineup of games coming throughout the rest of the year, from blockbusters like Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection to potential indie hits Ori and the Blind Forest and Project Spark. The team has taken to the Xbox Wire to discuss the huge lineup. More →

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GTA 5 First Person Mod

Awesome videos show Grand Theft Auto V as you’ve never seen it

By on June 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Awesome videos show Grand Theft Auto V as you’ve never seen it

Have you ever wanted to see the seedy world of Grand Theft Auto V through your own eyes? Well a new mod that’s being shown off by YouTube user XBLToothPik does the next-best thing for you by letting you play the game as a first-person shooter. Where the game really gets cool, however, is when you break into a car or a plane and see the entire thing in first person. XBLToothPik apparently created the mod using a modified Xbox 360, which means that the average gamer won’t be able to use it. However, when GTA V comes out for PC this fall, we expect that PC gamers will be able to use this mod or something like it. Be sure to check out both videos below. More →

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Xbox One Vs. Ps4

Sony execs were ‘dancing in the aisles’ watching Microsoft’s Xbox One blunders

By on June 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Sony execs were ‘dancing in the aisles’ watching Microsoft’s Xbox One blunders

It’s been said before but it bears repeating: Microsoft inexplicably shot itself in the foot in creative and amazing ways when it unveiled the Xbox One last year. Whether it was telling gamers who didn’t want to check in online once a day to buy an Xbox 360 or being completely unable to coherently explain its reasons for putting new restrictions on used games, Microsoft spent 2013’s E3 making one unforced error after another. To the company’s credit, it has backtracked off some of its most controversial decisions but that may not have been enough to fully reverse the damage that Microsoft did to itself last year. More →

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Summer Games Done Quick 2014

You need to watch these speedrunners tear through your favorite classic games in record time

By on June 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

You need to watch these speedrunners tear through your favorite classic games in record time

Twice a year, the biggest names in video game speedrunning from all around the world come together for Games Done Quick, a livestreamed charity marathon which has quickly become one of the most popular gaming events on the Internet. Summer Games Done Quick 2014, the latest incarnation of the marathon, started this Sunday with a speedrun of Super Mario 3D World, one of our favorite games of 2013. Of course, we didn’t beat it in under 2 hours. More →

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Titanfall Free Download

One of the best new games of 2014 is free for 48 hours beginning this weekend

By on June 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

One of the best new games of 2014 is free for 48 hours beginning this weekend

Gamers who somehow haven’t yet played Titanfall, which is easily one of the best new video games that has debuted thus far in 2014, should do everything they can to rectify the situation immediately. And as it turns out, this weekend marks the perfect time to do just that. Electronic Arts on Friday announced that beginning this weekend, users can download Titanfall for free and play as much as they want for two full days at no charge. More →

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