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.
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 →
It’s Monday, which means The Division open beta has come to a close. Thousands of PS4, Xbox One and PC gamers had a chance to either jump back into disease-ridden New York City or visit it for the very first time, and although there were only a few new additions from the closed beta, there were still plenty of highlights caught on video. More →
Starting today, PS4 and PC owners can now join Xbox One players in The Division open beta. In case you haven’t heard, The Division is a new third-person shooter/RPG hybrid set in a post-apocalyptic New York City, ravaged by a terrible disease that was spread through banknotes on Black Friday.
The game doesn’t launch until March 8th, but the open beta this weekend gives everyone a chance to try the game out a few weeks early. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing in the live stream that will kick off around 5:30 p.m. ET. More →
After a successful closed beta test at the end of last month, Tom Clancy’s The Division returns to Xbox One, PS4 and PC this week for an open beta that anyone can participate in. If you played the closed beta in January, you’ve already seen a majority of the content that will be on display, but there are a few additions that might be worth checking out. More →
The Division is a lot of things. First and foremost, it’s a competent, if unimaginative, third-person shooter. It’s an RPG as well, with plenty of loot to collect and experience to gain and skills to choose from. It also shares a great deal in common with the modern MMO, in that you’re never more than a few button presses away from teaming up with other players online.
This kitchen sink approach has doomed other equally ambitious games, but The Division manages to stay afloat, even underneath the weight of all the adjectives that describe it.
For years, Flower has been the game that I’ve shown friends and family when I want to prove to them that gaming isn’t all about shooting aliens and screaming at strangers over the Internet. Flower is beautiful, tranquil and meaningful, but after all these years, I think a new game has finally taken its place.
Another year has passed in the new generation, and it was easily the biggest yet. Over the course of 2015, we saw sequels to many of our favorite franchises, original properties that surprised and delighted us all and several shocking disappointments that no one could have predicted. So, basically, it was another year in video gaming. More →
Last December, Sony kicked off its first annual PlayStation Experience event, giving fans an opportunity to explore a show floor similar to E3 without needing press credentials to get in. It was a big enough success that the company decided to hold a second PSX in 2015, this time moving from Las Vegas to San Francisco.
Although there are a few stragglers remaining before 2015 comes to a close, most of the year’s biggest game releases have already launched. And it’s been a great year for gaming by and large, with many of our favorite franchises returning and a few original IPs taking the industry by storm, but now it’s time to look forward to year three of the new generation. More →
Late on Friday night, Paris was brutally hit in a highly coordinated terrorist attack that ISIS later claimed responsibility for planning. At least 127 people died in the massacre, with gunfire and explosions injuring more than 300 people. The team of agents planned and carefully executed the hit, targeting various sites inside and around the French capital, including the stadium where a football match between France and Germany was underway and where French President Francois Holland was in attendance.
That means the attackers were likely communicating with each other before the event, as this sort of operation can’t be pulled off without thorough planning. But instead of using encrypted mobile devices, like iPhone or Android devices, the attackers may have been using an unexpected communications platform, Sony’s PlayStation 4 console, a report speculates. More →
If you’re desperate to pick up a PS4 this holiday before all of the big game releases start dropping, you might not have to wait until Black Friday after all. On Sunday, a Sam’s Club employee took to the Cheap Ass Gamer forums to share a leaked flyer for a promotion that would give customers the chance to pick up a PS4 bundle with a free game for $299. More →