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Xbox One Getting External Hard Drive Support In June Update

As I’ve struggled to download a whopping 51 GB of Wolfenstein: The New Order over the past 30 hours, there couldn’t be a better time to announce that the Xbox One will receive support for external hard drives in an upcoming June update. The update allows for support of USB 3.0 drives of at least [...]

The Misadventures Of Trying To Play ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ Via PS4 Digital Download

Like so many others today, I wanted to check out Wolfenstein: The New Order as the game has received surprisingly good reviews and I’ve been looking for a reason to use my next generation consoles for well over a month now since Titanfall/Infamous were released. That said, I didn’t want to put on pants and [...]

The Curious Case Of Self-Proclaimed ‘Pay-to-Win’ SoulCalibur: Lost Swords

I just finished reading what has to be one of the strangest interviews I’ve seen in quite a while, one that SiliconEra conducted with Bandai Namco’s Masaaki Hoshino, producer of PS3?s SoulCalibur: Lost Swords. In it, Hoshino details why exactly they decided to make a single player-only fighting game, one where you don’t even have [...]

Why Google Buying Twitch Is An Unsettling Thought

Last night, Variety reported that is close to a deal that would purchase streaming giant Twitch for $1B. This morning, The Wall Street Journal says that the two parties are merely in “early talks,” and not necessarily close to an agreement yet. Neither nor Twitch are commenting on the potential deal, as can be expected [...]

‘Puzzles and Dragons’ Makes $12 Per Player, Five Times Its Closest Mobile Competitor

Digital goods tracker SuperData has come out with a new report that reveals the top earning titles in the massive games scene. Free-to-play hits attract tens of millions of users, but then must figure out how to get those to pay. As such, averaging even 50 cents to a dollar per user is quite good [...]

Bioware Reveals The Most Popular ‘Commander Shepard’ Names From Mass Effect 3

As we wait for Bioware to announce a Mass Effect sequel, prequel, spin-off or complete remastering of the trilogy for PS4/Xbox One (the most likely option), they’ve given us a new infographic to distract us from a lack of actual franchise news. Bioware poured over Mass Effect 3 player data to deduce what the most [...]

‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ Delayed Until 2015

At E3 2013, Tom Clancy’s The Division was one of the most talked about games of the show with Ubisoft’s gorgeous new Snowdrop engine on display. It’s the company’s first major push into the new generation of consoles with the completely overhauled engine, but it seems they need more time to get it right. It was [...]

Will ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Have A Female Protagonist?

Ridiculously early this morning, announced the Fall 2015 launch of Halo 5: Guardians. The game has been teased since even last year’s E3, but it appears they’re going to take their time in bringing it to market, ensuring it’s the best possible product. Few details were revealed about the game other than its box art, [...]

Microsoft Offering Xbox Live Gold Refunds After The Paywall Comes Down

recently announced major changes to Xbox Live Gold, namely that nearly all third party apps will no longer be hidden behind the service’s paywall. While Gold is still required for multiplayer games and downloaded free-to-play titles, everything from to Hulu Plus will be available without Gold. For those using their Xbox as less of a [...]

Nintendo Says They’re ‘Not At A Dead End’ And Developing New Hardware

In a recent Q&A, President Satoru Iwata made it very clear that the company isn’t heading off a cliff despite its recent fiscal news. posted big losses and missed sales targets for both the Wii U and 3DS this past fiscal year, which sparked a lot of speculation in the press about if the company [...]

‘Flappy Bird’ Will Return In August With Multiplayer

The formerly press shy Dong Nguyen spoke with CNBC today to confirm the return of his smash mobile hit, Flappy Bird. Nguyen made headlines this February when he abruptly announced he was deleting the number one mobile game in the world, which according to him, was bringing in $50,000 a day to his one-man studio, [...]

Kinect Isn’t Ready For Prime Time, And Microsoft Is Right To Cut It Loose

Yesterday, announced that they were untangling the Xbox One from the Kinect, allowing the console to be sold by itself for the PS4-equivalent price of $399. Fans had been requesting either a lower price, an optional Kinect, or preferably both for a while now, and as part of a “customer-centric” philosophy, Microsoft obliged. The move [...]

Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi Explains The Xbox One’s Split With Kinect

surprised everyone today by announcing a couple of huge changes to the Xbox One, chief among them the fact that the console would be available at a $399 price point starting in June, minus the formerly bundled Kinect motion/voice control system. There’s already a debate raging about whether or not this is good for the [...]

Microsoft Frees Xbox One From Kinect With $399 Standalone System

Hard-to-believe news out of this morning, as it’s just been announced that starting June 9th, there will be a $399 Kinect-free Xbox One. has seemed to be unwavering in its commitment to the Kinect motion/voice-control peripheral, refusing to unbundle it from the console even after altering many other aspects of the One in the wake [...]

‘Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition’ Gets An Xbox And PlayStation Release Date

It’s been known for quite a while that Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls was coming to consoles, but now the bundled package of the original game and the expansion has an official release date. The total package called “Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition” will be released for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on [...]

Why We Need A Proper ‘Game of Thrones’ Video Game

Last week, Game of Thrones broke its own ratings record with 7.2 million viewers, and tonight, it may do it again. Between live viewers, late viewers, HBO Go password sharers and pirates, probably at least 10 million people a week are following the events of the show, now midway through its fourth season. And yet, [...]

Nintendo’s Lesson Learned From ‘Tomodachi Life’

It hasn’t been the greatest week for Nintendo, mainly because their earnings report revealed less than impressive financial results, including Wii U and 3DS sales that missed even revised targets. But there was a second story creeping through the week that presented a different kind of problem for them. Tomodachi Life is a Sims-ish life [...]

Sony Reverses Controversial Driveclub PS4 Digital Download Policy

Last week, Sony announced a rather cool initiative with the long delayed Driveclub, finally making its way to PS4 this October. They’re offering a special free version of the game for PS Plus members, one with ten cars and five tracks, a bit more meaty than just a regular old demo. Then, if players wanted [...]

[Update]: Bethesda Says ‘Elder Scrolls Online’ Delayed Six Months For PS4 And Xbox One

Update: It seems the FAQ was accurate, and Bethesda is indeed delaying the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online for about six months.  Here’s the company’s official statement, which is worded similarly to what we saw in the hastily deleted FAQ entry. “?We continue to work on the console versions of ESO, and game [...]

Nintendo Misses Wii U And 3DS Sales Targets, Posts $229M Loss

Nintendo has just posted their financial results for the last fiscal year, and many of their projections fell short of their own expectations. Nintendo revised many of their forecast numbers downward in January, but the final results fell below even those altered projections in most areas. Worldwide sales ended up at $5.6 billion, down from [...]

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