Environmental Agency Red-Flags PS5 & Xbox Series X Power Consumption

An environmental agency in the U.S. is warning that the recent release of Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will yield massive increases in power consumption and, in turn, higher energy costs. In turn, the next-gen video game consoles could have a sizable negative impact on the environment over the next several years. […]

Xbox Head Phil Spencer Maintains Bethesda Deal Won’t Necessarily Keep Games Off Of Other Consoles

Following Microsoft’s move to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Game Studios, id Software and Arkane Studios, there was concern that Bethesda’s popular intellectual properties could become Xbox console exclusives going forward. However, Xbox head Phil Spencer maintained in an interview published on Thursday that the purchase wasn’t made in an effort to […]

Microsoft’s ‘Netflix Of Gaming’ Plans Take Shape With Bethesda Softworks Acquisition

Technology giant Microsoft announced its acquisition of video game giant ZeniMax Media in a deal that will cost the Redmond-based company $7.5 billion. While ZeniMax may not be a familiar name to many people, it is the publisher that owns Bethesda Softworks, developer of popular titles like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. In a Microsoft […]

Xbox Series X Price Point Rumored To Be Leaked Through Halo Infinite Giveaway

It’s possible the gaming community got its first solid clue as to what the Microsoft Xbox Series X will cost when it launches later this fall. Tyler Fischer of Comic Book believes he might have cracked a code that was first revealed by Kai Powell of WCCF Tech. If Fischer did indeed crack the code […]

Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 Release Dates And Pricing Reportedly Being Announced In August

Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X are both coming this “holiday season,” but a more specific release date for either console is still a mystery. That mystery could be solved later this month if a new report from Kinda Funny Games‘ Imran Khan can be believed. On the latest Kinda Funny Gamecast, the […]

Xbox Live Gold 12-Month Subscriptions Discontinued By Microsoft

Microsoft is changing the way things are going to be done in its corner of the console gaming world. The company confirmed an earlier report on Friday by Sean Carey of True Achievements that the 12-month-long subscriptions for Xbox Live Gold are being ended. The inability to buy a year’s subscription of Xbox Live Gold […]

Xbox Project Co-Founder J Allard To Oversee Intellivision Amico Console

One of the key people in bringing Microsoft’s original Xbox console to market in 2001 will be joining Intellivision in its effort to launch an all-new console, the Amico. J Allard — who previously served as corporate vice president and chief technology officer for the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft — is joining Intellivision […]

Gaming Consoles Could Soon Be A Thing Of The Past As Google, Microsoft Compete To Revolutionize Gaming

Gamers, tighten your seat belts because the world of gaming is about to change! With an estimated 2 billion gamers around the world today, the gaming industry has come a long way since consoles were first introduced in the last century. Over the last three decades, companies and game developers have treaded new horizons — […]

Get Ready For Black Friday Week Starting Tomorrow

Remember when Black Friday was just a day — the Friday after Thanksgiving? That was during a time when we used to pretend that the Christmas season started after Thanksgiving. Of course, Monday go jealous and needed its own special day. So we invented Cyber Monday. That is the Monday following Black Friday. It came […]

Twitter Reacts To Sony Backing Down And Allowing Cross-Play On PS4

After a long time, Sony has finally relented. It appears that the Playstation 4 will begin to allow cross-platform play with its rival consoles the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. Cross-play on the Playstation 4 will begin today as a cross-platform beta for Fortnite is released, making the […]

Amazon Alexa And Google Assistant Capabilities Will Be Available Soon For Xbox One

For Xbox One gamers that also enjoy the convenience of digital assistants, there’s some good news: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant capabilities are coming soon. Currently, gamers can access Microsoft Cortana through a Kinect accessory or through headphones. However, Cortana’s abilities are limited, reported the Verge. Many speculate that the new Alexa and Google Assistant […]

Here’s How Australia Would Fare In A Zombie Apocalypse

Quite often, when the zombie apocalypse occurs, it begins in the United States of America. Fans of this genre — be it literature, movies, or television — immediately presume the outbreak will begin there and spread to the rest of the world. Automatically, people assume there will be a stockpiling of weapons along with food […]

‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ Officially Announced, Burning Fans With Nostalgic Fire This September

With the success of remastered video game compilations such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, more and more classics are being brought back to life and released on the latest gaming consoles. Spyro the Dragon and the series of games he appears in had previously been rumored to be coming out in a brand new […]

Lara Croft Returns In ‘Shadow Of The Tomb Raider,’ Coming To Xbox, PS4, And PC In September

The third and final chapter in the new Tomb Raider reboot, titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider, has just been officially announced. Square Enix officially revealed the launch date of the new action-adventure video game via a teaser trailer, which also showcased some details regarding its full reveal. The third installment in the rebooted franchise […]

‘Kingdom Come: Deliverance’ Patch 1.3.1 Brings Some Bug Fixes But Causes Visual Issues For Users

Kingdom Come: Deliverance has taken the gaming world by storm since its launch in mid-February. However, as with most massive open world games, Kingdom Come did release with its own host of bugs. Since it’s release, Czech developer Warhorse Studios has been hard at work releasing patches for PC, Xbox and PlayStation 4 users, and […]

‘Kingdom Come: Deliverance’ ExecProducer Wishes Dev Had ‘More Time To Polish’ Open-World RPG Before Release

Kingdom Come: Deliverance has recently released to pretty favorable reviews, with many sites giving the title high marks for its in-depth roleplaying mechanics and incredibly detailed visuals. However, like most open-world RPGs to come before it, Kingdom Come suffers from some pretty bad bugs – and while some only offer a mild annoyance to the […]

‘Overwatch’ Lunar New Year Event Adds New Skins, The Ability To Change Skins Before A Match

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with good fortune and new skins in Overwatch. The Lunar New Year event is back for the Year of the Dog with several new skins and a revamped capture the flag mode. Not to mention, today’s Overwatch update lets players change their skin in a match lobby before the fight […]

‘Anthem’: EA’s 2018 ‘Destiny 2’ Killer Might Actually Have Sensible Microtransactions, Says Analyst

Bioware’s Anthem maybe EA’s lifeline in 2018 after multiple ill-received game releases last year. Anthem has the potential to attract Destiny 2 and Overwatch players. However, EA must address the question of microtransactions to gain gamers’ support for the game. Michael Pachter, a prominent gaming analyst, believes that EA will approach Anthem’s monetary system differently […]

343 Industries Indirectly Shoots Down ‘Halo 6’ 2018 Release Rumors

A 2018 release date for 343 Industries’ highly anticipated first-person video game sequel Halo 6 has recently been the topic of discussion for a lot of hopeful fans ever since the year started. However, the studio has now hinted that this may not be the case after all as they are still working on a […]

‘The Sims 4’ DLC ‘Dine Out’ Comes To PlayStation 4, Xbox One Next Week

With the upcoming “Dine Out” game pack, console players of The Sims 4 can own and run restaurants. The new downloadable content is the second game pack available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One since the simulation title released on console in November. The game pack focuses on Sim-owned restaurants, creating new food, and the […]

OG Xbox Backward Compatibility Coming To Xbox One Tuesday With 13 Titles And Key Enhancements

Microsoft has already seen great success with making Xbox 360 titles backward compatible with the Xbox One. The effort to bring original Xbox titles to the console will officially go live Tuesday, October 24 with 13 titles, all of which feature key enhancements. A handful of OG Xbox games like Star Wars: Knights of the […]

Microsoft And Hyperkin Partner To Resurrect Infamous, Oversized Xbox Controller

While the Xbox One and Xbox 360 are often featured in articles around the web (thanks to the Xbox One’s growing library and backward compatibility with its predecessor), the original Xbox rarely comes up in conversation. Most of this can be explained away by its relatively small number of worthwhile, exclusive titles, many of which […]

Major Xbox One UI Redesign Rolling Out To Insiders For Testing

A major update is coming this fall to the Xbox One prior to the release of the Xbox One X in November. Microsoft began rolling out the first test build of this update to members of its Insider program Monday to check out an all-new home screen, guide menu, and community section that makes use […]

August 2017 Free Games For Xbox Live Gold & PlayStation Plus Members Available Today

Among the four free Xbox games announced for August’s “Games with Gold,” two of them can be downloaded by Xbox Live Gold members starting today. Meanwhile, PlayStation Plus members can now have the six titles that Sony is giving away for free this month. According to Major Nelson’s official blog post, the Xbox 360 game […]

Free Xbox One Games For August Feature ‘Bayonetta’ And ‘Slime Rancher’ In Games With Gold

The Xbox One Games with Gold lineup for August was revealed Tuesday with an interesting slate of titles. The Xbox One is getting the cutesy Slime Rancher, and it is launching for free to LIVE Gold subscribers. It will be joined by Trials Fusion and two classic Xbox 360 backward compatible games, Bayonetta and Red […]

‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ 1.7 PTS New 6-Piece Striker Classified Gear Set Review — Powerful Self-Heal

Tom Clancy’s The Division PTS 1.7 update was released today, and with it comes a new six-piece gear set that gives an agent additional abilities. What’s nice is that these sets are available for free at the special equipment vendor if you scroll all the way down to the bottom. That’s where you can acquire […]

OG Xbox Games On Xbox One Will Not Get Achievements, But Will Support Widescreen If Original Game Did

Microsoft is expanding the Xbox One’s backward compatibility support to include original Xbox titles later this year. Xbox head Phil Spencer spent part of Thursday answering fan questions about what console owners should and should not expect. Widescreen support falls into the “it depends” category while Achievements should not be expected at all. OG Xbox […]

New Xbox One Exclusive Deals Signed, But Not Ready To Show

Microsoft’s Xbox One was one of the most talked about showpieces at E3 2017, but some of that discussion also involved its seeming lack of major console exclusives. With both Halo and Gears of War on hiatus for 2017, it is up to titles like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2 […]

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Responds To Sony’s Decision To Block Cross-Play

If there’s one issue that’s dominated E3 this year, it’s cross-platform play. Microsoft caused a good deal of excitement earlier in the week when they announced that Minecraft players across Xbox One, Windows 10, Android, iOS, and the Nintendo Switch would soon be able to play together. However, there was one noticeable exception to that […]

Microsoft Announces Forza Motorsport 7 With Porsche Cover Car

Microsoft has officially unveiled Forza Motorsport 7, the next version of the acclaimed Xbox-exclusive racing game. The new title will render in native 4K on the company’s upcoming Xbox One X console. It will also be available on Windows 10 PCs. The game was revealed during Microsoft’s keynote at the E3 games conference yesterday. Developed […]

Microsoft Clarifies Xbox One Backward Compatibility Reports Of Less Than 2 Percent Played

A debate in the gaming community sprung up Tuesday over an Ars Technica report claiming that less than two percent of the time Xbox One owners spent with their console was on backwards compatible games. Was Microsoft sinking money into an unpopular feature? The console maker hit back with numbers of its own. Ars Technica […]

Xbox E3 2017 Teasers Point To Xbox Scorpio Launch Date And Price

Is Microsoft dropping clues about the Xbox Scorpio release date and price? The company has released a number of teaser videos leading into its upcoming E3 2017 press conference, and they contain a number of clues being ferreted out by the gaming community. The “Feel True Power” teaser videos posted to the official Xbox Twitter […]

Microsoft Rebrands Beam Game Streaming Service As Mixer

Microsoft has revealed it is renaming its popular Beam game streaming service as Mixer. The company signaled that it’s making the change to enable a wider international expansion of the platform, but some fans are disappointed by the decision. Microsoft acquired Beam back in August of 2016. Since the purchase, the company has remained largely […]

Gaming News: Bad News For Gamers, Mass Effect Franchise On Hiatus, Alan Wake Disappears From Stores

Keeping up with gaming news is always a challenge, updates for popular games are frequent, but it’s not often that we see popular games disappear from online retailers. This week two popular game franchises have dealt a blow to gamers. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is being withdrawn from sale, while BioWare, the makers of Mass […]

Xbox Game Pass Launching In June Around E3, Per T-Mobile Promotion

Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One owners three months ago with the promise of a spring 2017 release date. The season is coming to a close, and now a T-Mobile promotion confirms the subscription game service will arrive this June. A message sent to T-Mobile Tuesdays app users announced Xbox promotions would be […]

These Are The Free Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, And PS Vita Games You Can Get Starting This Week

As a new month begins tomorrow, Xbox Live Gold members can expect a fresh set of free games. Meanwhile, PlayStation Plus’ update on Tuesday will activate it’s own set of free games across the PlayStation family of systems. Via Games with Gold, Microsoft is offering two titles for Xbox One and another two for Xbox […]

‘ARK: Survival Evolved’ Getting New Xbox One & PS4 Update Tomorrow, PC Version’s Next Patch On April 30

A major game update is coming for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of ARK: Survival Evolved. Tomorrow, April 24, ARK gamers can expect the rollout of patch v753 on the Microsoft console and v506 for Sony’s PlayStation. FYI ETA on next ARK Xbox & PS4 major update's April 24. Bit complicated cause we need […]

Microsoft Offering New Free Games Tomorrow For Xbox Live Gold Members, Spring Sale Ends Monday

Two titles from the list of April 2017’s Games With Gold are going free tomorrow. Active Xbox Live Gold members will be able to get their free copies of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and The Walking Dead: Season 2 without spending a dime. According to a post on Major Nelson, Xbox One owners with Gold membership […]

Xbox Scorpio Hidden Gem Is AMD FreeSync And HDMI 2.1 Support For Even Smoother Gameplay

Last week’s Xbox Scorpio technical spec reveal held back one bit of eyebrow-raising information. The new console will support AMD’s FreeSync for monitors and the upcoming HDMI 2.1 spec for television sets to support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), per a new Eurogamerreport. The promise of smoother gameplay may be enough for hardcore gamers to hold […]

How Xbox Scorpio Benefits 1080p Gaming And Existing Xbox One And Xbox 360 Titles

Official specs for the Xbox Scorpio were revealed Thursday by Microsoft via a Digital Foundry exclusive. While the headline is how the console will run games at 4K resolutions, those still rocking 1080p televisions will see significant benefits for both new and old Xbox One titles plus backward compatible Xbox 360 games. As previously mentioned, […]

Xbox Scorpio Packs Beefy Hardware To Run ‘Forza’ At 4K With Power To Spare

Gamers are constantly in search of more power, and it appears Microsoft might satiate that desire with Xbox Scorpio in ways that the Xbox One could not. A deep dive into the console’s specs was revealed Thursday that promises gigantic gains for those in search of 4K gaming or even better 1080p experiences. Eurogamer’s Digital […]

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Patch Improves Facial Animations, Future Update To Address Gay Male Romance Options

This week a new patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Patch 1.05 will address a number of single-player campaign and multiplayer mode issues. Animations, inventory, decryption keys, and much more are adjusted in the upcoming update. Additionally, a number of balance changes are expected to launch with […]

Xbox One Scorpio Spec Reveal Coming Thursday, How Big A Jump Will Gamers See?

Gamers will finally get details on Microsoft’s plans for the Xbox One Scorpio this Thursday. Eurogamer‘s Digital Foundry outlet announced via Twitter today that they will have the reveal of the new console this week. Digital Foundry will unveil details on the Xbox Scorpio this Thursday at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT. Rumors […]

Xbox One Spring Update Rolling Out With New UI, Beam Streaming, And Screen Time

The first major Xbox One update for 2017 began rolling out Wednesday. Microsoft’s latest software upgrade to its console brings a new look to the user interface, Beam streaming, and the ability for parents to limit how much time their children spend playing games. New UI The most noticeable change with this Xbox One update […]

E3 2017 Updates: Nintendo Going ‘Big,’ Xbox Games To Have More Time On Stage

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is still a few months away, but updates regarding what gamers can expect from major players in the video game industry are already pouring in. Xbox and Nintendo, for instance, are already teasing what they have up their sleeves for the June 2017 convention. The president of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime, […]

Start Over In ‘Diablo 3’ With Seasons Coming To PlayStation 4, Xbox One

On March 31, Diablo 3 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can start participating in Seasons. During limited periods of time, playing in a Season is an option available to Diablo 3 players. They can opt to start a brand new character that cannot benefit from non-seasonal storage, Paragon levels, and more in favor […]

Free-To-Play ‘Trove’ MMO Live On PlayStation 4, Get More Experience With PS Plus

After a few months in open beta, Trove is now released officially on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The free-to-play action MMORPG from Trion Worlds features a plethora of voxel environments, 14 character classes, and numerous items to collect to increase players’ Mastery. Not to mention, players can customize their own lots, called cornerstones, and […]

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Multiplayer Features Over 25 Characters At Launch

With the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda just a week away, players are eager to learn more about the latest installment of the Mass Effect franchise. The Shepard trilogy is over, and players are heading to the Andromeda galaxy with protagonist Ryder, the Pathfinder. Squad-based gameplay, romances, and other RPG features await those in the […]

Xbox Live Gold Members Can Have These Games For Free Starting Tomorrow, March 1

A new month means a fresh lineup of free Xbox games. Also, a number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles are discounted this week, thanks to various promotion deals. Commencing tomorrow, active members of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold subscription program can download Borderlands 2 on Xbox 360 as well as on Xbox One through […]

Xbox One Challenges PS Now With Game Pass Subscription Service

Microsoft dropped an E3 style announcement for Xbox One owners Tuesday. A new game subscription service called Xbox Game Pass is coming to the console this spring that takes the concept of EA Access and blows it up even larger to challenge Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service. Xbox Game Pass will launch later in spring […]