Destiny Beta All Access

Everyone is now invited to play the Destiny beta

By on July 25, 2014 at 9:05 PM.

Everyone is now invited to play the Destiny beta

If you somehow missed out on all the code giveaways and couldn’t bring yourself to preorder the game, you’re in luck — the Destiny beta is now open to anyone with a active subscription on Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus as of 4pm PDT on Thursday. Bungie is basically conducting a stress test over the weekend by allowing everyone to join in the beta, so don’t be surprised if there are some issues on Friday night after everyone gets off work. The beta was already taken offline for an extended period of time earlier in the week for maintenance though, so hopefully the servers are prepared for a massive influx of Guardians. More →

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Xbox One vs. PS4 Updates

The one way Xbox One is crushing PS4

By on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM.

The one way Xbox One is crushing PS4

Sony took advantage of Microsoft’s early missteps to ensure that the PlayStation 4 would come out on top as the new console generation kicked off, but after being on the market for over half a year, one surprising disparity has begun to arise in the Xbox One’s favor. Despite a steady stream of updates on both consoles, the PS4 has gained very little in the way of new features while the Xbox One is loaded with functionality it didn’t have at launch. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita August Game Releases

Here’s why PS4 and PS3 fans should be very excited right now

By on July 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM.

Here’s why PS4 and PS3 fans should be very excited right now

Summer can be a rough time of year for gamers. The slow release schedule coupled with the beginning of a new console generation has made this summer especially difficult, but things are finally going to start picking back up in August, as evidenced by a rather strong lineup of games for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. More →

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Destiny Beta Codes

Giveaway: 5 codes for the Destiny beta – Act fast, they won’t last long!

By on July 17, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

Giveaway: 5 codes for the Destiny beta – Act fast, they won’t last long!

As of 1pm ET on July 17th, the public beta for Destiny is officially live on the PS3 and PS4. In order to get in, you need to preorder Destiny from a participating retailer, but we managed to get our hands on a few extra codes for those of you with quick fingers. Each code will need to be entered on Bungie.net, where you will be able to decide which platform you want to play on. You should then receive three codes for your chosen console, which you can with as you please. Keep in mind that although the beta is live on PlayStation consoles, Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners will have to wait until July 23rd to join in on the fun. More →

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Video Game Console Prices Chart

One chart shows the wild fluctuation in game console prices over the years

By on July 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

One chart shows the wild fluctuation in game console prices over the years

When we try to justify the price we pay for a game console, we rarely think back past the last generation. At just $400, the PlayStation 4 is a steal compared to its $600 predecessor, yet Microsoft has received plenty of flak for launching the Xbox One at $500. What’s interesting is that when we step back just a few generations further, prices suddenly plummet to $300 or less. More →

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Preview
The Last of Us Remastered Preview

Here’s everything The Last of Us Remastered is bringing to the PS4

By on July 16, 2014 at 11:22 AM.

Here’s everything The Last of Us Remastered is bringing to the PS4

A remastered version of one of the most esteemed games of the last generation, The Last of Us, is coming to the PS4 in two weeks. I haven’t done any extensive research on the matter, but I think this might be the shortest turnaround on a upscaled, triple-A rerelease in the history of console gaming, which immediately had me concerned as to the quality of the final product. After seeing the game in action on Tuesday, I’m happy to report that Naughty Dog is giving fans of the game and newcomers alike a whole lot to look forward to. More →

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PS4 Xbox One Early Access Games

You might soon be able to test out hot new Xbox One and PS4 games before they release

By on July 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

You might soon be able to test out hot new Xbox One and PS4 games before they release

When Minecraft first went on sale, it wasn’t finished yet. In fact, it’s still not finished, but when the first Minecraft alpha release hit the Internet, a light went off. Five years later, early access games have become an indelible part of the PC gaming ecosystem, perhaps most notably with DayZ and Rust, and now console makers are looking for a way to bring unfinished games to the living room as well. More →

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Last Generation of Consoles

PS4′s lead architect discusses the death of console gaming

By on July 14, 2014 at 12:32 PM.

PS4′s lead architect discusses the death of console gaming

Five years ago, video game fans and analysts alike would have told you the next console generation would be the last. Many suspected the next round of consoles would fall flat, a prediction which gained some credence after the Wii U took a nosedive right out of the gate. The market was shifting to mobile and PC gaming, the generation had lasted years longer than it should have and nothing could possibly impress the skeptical enthusiasts. Then the PlayStation 4 launched. More →

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Why Is The PS4 Outselling The Xbox One

All the reasons why the PS4 is consistently crushing the Xbox One

By on July 10, 2014 at 1:46 PM.

All the reasons why the PS4 is consistently crushing the Xbox One

When the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One launched last November, everyone expected it to be a close race. If anything, Microsoft had a slight advantage coming off of an enormously successful near-decade with the Xbox 360, but eight months later, Sony is so far out in front that the lead seems insurmountable. So how did the PS4 become an international smash hit, doubling the sales of the Xbox One month after month? More →

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PS4 vs. Xbox One Release Date

How the PS4 took a lead over the Xbox One before it even existed

By on July 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM.

How the PS4 took a lead over the Xbox One before it even existed

One of the keys to the early success of the PlayStation 4 was its release date. When Sony took the stage in February last year to reveal the PS4, everyone was a bit taken aback, Sony included. Speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton, SCEI President Andrew House admitted that although Sony wasn’t prepared to show off the new console at the time, the company knew that it wanted to be the first on the scene. More →

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Gameplay Video

Here’s everything you need to know about Dragon Age: Inquisition

By on July 9, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Here’s everything you need to know about Dragon Age: Inquisition

Some of the most exciting games we saw at E3 won’t see the light of day until 2015 at the earliest, but Dragon Age: Inquisition, the first new generation title from BioWare, is coming at the beginning October and there’s still a great deal we don’t know. That’s why BioWare took to Raptr for an lengthy Q&A session with fans of the series, answering dozens of questions about the game’s story, mechanics, romantic interests and returning characters. More →

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GTA V Next-Gen Updates

Here’s everything GTA V is bringing to next-gen consoles

By on July 7, 2014 at 1:51 PM.

Here’s everything GTA V is bringing to next-gen consoles

Rumors of a next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V have been swirling since before the game even released, but now that Rockstar Games has made the port official, what exactly are we hoping to see? Prima Games has put together a list of additions and upgrades we can expect in GTA V when it lands on the PS4Xbox One and PC this fall. More →

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Android TV vs. PS4 Xbox One

Here’s how Android TV could compete with PS4, Xbox One

By on July 2, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Here’s how Android TV could compete with PS4, Xbox One

Android gaming consoles haven’t had any success to speak of thus far, from the swift decline of the Ouya to the overlooked debuts of M.O.J.O. and GameStick, but Android TV might be the first platform capable of bringing Google Play Games to the television. More →

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