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Xbox One Reputation System Encourages Gamers To Behave

Xbox One Reputation System will reward you for playing nice online

The Xbox One Reputation System will encourage gamers to behave on Xbox Live. What is the number one reason a lot of lone wolf gamers give for not wanting to play online? Online gamers in general tend to be annoying and cheat too much. Microsoft is planning to make Xbox Live services for Xbox One… Read more »

‘SimCity’ Offline Mode Could Become A Reality

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An offline version of SimCity might be on the away after all. The folks at Electronic Arts drew the ire of many gamers when it forced them to play the latest version of the city simulator online. After a considerable amount of backlash, it would seem the developers are thinking about adding an offline mode… Read more »

‘World Of Warcraft’ May Soon Be Getting In-Game Micro-Transactions

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Blizzard has already experimented with out-of-game micro-transactions with World of Warcraft. We’ve seen in-game items like pets and mounts go on sale via the game’s website, but the famed MMO developer may be looking into adding in-game micro-transactions as well. Players began to suspect that Blizzard was planning to go the in-game micro-transaction route after… Read more »

Nintendo Petition Hopes To End 3DS And Wii U Regional Locking

Nintendo Regional Locking Petition

A Nintendo petition that is making its way around the web is asking that the gaming giant end the practice of regional locking on its popular 3DS and Wii U gaming consoles. Both the Xbox One and Sony Playstation 4 decided to ditch the restrictive practice, and Nintendo gamers are now demanding the same treatment…. Read more »

Xbox Live Keeps Them Separated … Trolls, That Is

Xbox Live keeps trolls separated using Reputation system

Xbox Live is keeping them separated. If they’re bothering you, they get their own group. Nobody likes a troll. They are the reason people get annoyed on the internet on the most part. They seem to exist only to get everybody angry, and are usually the first ones to get banned from forums, or made… Read more »

‘Rise Of The Triad’ Lands Pre-Order Trailer [Video]

'Rise of the Triad' drops pre-order trailer

Rise of the Triad just blasted away with a pre-order trailer! The fast-paced remake of the classic ’94 Apogee (then 3D Realms) first-person shooter is slated to hit PC at the end of July, and the developer has released a trailer with a sweet heavy metal background to get us pumped up. Rise of the… Read more »

Don Mattrick Leaves Microsoft, Becomes New Zynga CEO

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Here’s something that is at once somewhat expected and a total surprise: Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, is no longer with the company. That’s not the surprising part, however — what is surprising is that he has been named the new CEO of Zynga. The transition is expected to take place July… Read more »

Ouya: How Did The Android Console Fare On Launch?

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How did the Ouya do on launch? Ouya was the not so well hyped Android based console funded by Kickstarter and costing only $100, so what could go wrong? A lot, apparently. Now the Ouya should not be confused with Google’s new announcement of an Android powered game console being made to compete with Xbox… Read more »

GamePop Mini Delivers Android Gaming In A Smaller Form Factor

GamePop Mini

GamePop’s Google Android-powered TV gaming console is now available in a smaller form, and it is free to the network’s gaming subscribers. The company on Friday announced that the smaller console is available for $6.99 per month and provides access to more than 500 mobile games. GamePop hooks up to a gamers TV and allows… Read more »

‘Battlefield 4’ Singleplayer To Take Cues From Multiplayer

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Although Battlefield 3 was well received by critics and gamers alike, the game wasn’t exactly known for its singleplayer campaign; the core Battlefield series has always been about the multiplayer, and Battlefield 3‘s campaign came off as nothing more than a Call of Duty clone. With Battlefield 4, that may be changing. Battlefield 3‘s singleplayer,… Read more »

Xbox 360: Microsoft Stops Charging Publishers To Update Games

Microsoft stops charging Xbox 360 publishers to update games

Microsoft has stopped charging Xbox 360 game publishers to update their games. One of the reasons that Xbox 360 publishers have always hesitated to come up with updates to their games is that Microsoft always charged a few thousand dollars for everything they had to add after the initial disc was finalized. Thanks to a… Read more »