The Xbox One has a daring new demo scheme, Play Day

The started off with some bold ideas that weren’t exactly gamer-friendly. But Microsoft has been trying to change that right from the start, and Play Day, their latest idea is a fascinating one, to say the least. Play Day is a clever idea, to say the least. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: Gold more »

Xbox Live update for the week of August 20, 2014

The Reaper of Souls is here in Diablo III on Xbox One. The Ultimate Evil Edition contains both the full game and the Reaper of Souls expansion. Pick your class, collect sweet loot and play with up to four friends locally or online. The storyline has five acts, and after that there’s Adventure Mode. In more »

Xbox Live update for the week of August 13, 2014

After a delay to work out some technical issues, Pinball FX2 is now available on the Xbox One. Tables purchased on Xbox 360 will now carry over to Xbox One free of charge. It includes the Sorcerer’s Lair table for absolutely free, so it’s worth trying to see if you’d like to purchase any other more »

Publishers, stop using Free-to-play as a crutch

Free-to-play games are a dime a dozen. The majority of these games come from three different genres, FPS, MOBA and MMO. A well done freemium game works for everyone involved. Publishers will see a steady income from new purchases, while players stick around for the long haul having a blast. However, publishers are now using more »

Gamescom 2014: Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed exclusive

Everybody is going to eventually get Rise of the Tomb Raider, because of course they are. Why did we even worry? This is a Square Enix game. Square Enix loves money. It loves ports too. Just look at how many platforms all of the Final Fantasy games are on! I mean, for Pete’s sake, Tomb more »

Gamescom 2014: Sierra returns with Kings Quest, Geometry Wars

Remember all that mystery surrounding Sierra? Since Gamescom is here, all that proverbial mist has been blown away and the truth revealed. Sierra is back, and will henceforth act as an indie game publisher. And it will jump right back into business before 2014 ends. The new Sierra’s first title will be Geometry Wars3: Dimensions. more »

I have high hopes for Life is Strange

I have high hopes for Life is Strange. This is primarily because I believe in Dontnod. The developer takes chances in the hopes of providing video game experiences with unique narratives. Sure, didn’t exactly pan out. The idea was sound, and the prospect of tampering with peoples’ memories was promising. It opened a moral can more »

Destiny Beta characters won’t carry over, time to move on

Bungie confirmed on its weekly blog update that Destiny Beta characters will not transfer over to the final release. It should come as no surprise, though there seemed to be quite a bit of buzz online from beta participants hoping or expecting to jump back into their Guardian’s boots at the game’s launch. Tyson Green, more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of August 6, 2014

Call of Duty Ghosts’ final DLC, Nemesis is live this week on Xbox consoles. In the final Extinction mission Exodus, your team has to get key personnel to a low orbit space station while aliens overrun Earth. Among them are the Ancestors, the deadliest enemies you’ve faced yet. It’s the last mission, don’t hold anything more »

August 9, 2014 is a GameStop Disney Infinity Day

Love Disney Infinity and can’t wait for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes? Go to GameStop on August 9, 2014. It’s a Disney Infinity Day. Theoretically, it’s an opportunity for fans to gather, swap power discs, and play the games. In reality, it’s a chance for GameStop to put the various Disney Infinity games and paraphenalia more »

Xbox Live down? Microsoft is “on it”

Having trouble launching some of your favorite games, or playing online with friends? Xbox Live is down, that is it’s still having connectivity issues, and at the moment it’s across the board for Xbox 360 games. The ‘s problems have been solved for the moment, since both consoles were having troubles all last month. Popular more »

Destiny beta population could fill a small country

Official numbers for the Destiny beta were revealed by Activision in a press release that called it the largest console beta for a new intellectual property ever. 4,638,937 unique players logged onto the beta across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. To put that number in perspective, that’s bigger than the current populations of Ireland, New Zealand, and more »