Xbox boss offended by Sony’s reason for blocking cross-play

The head of the Xbox team, Phil Spencer, has expressed a measure of frustration or offense with how Sony reacted to questioning about their choice to block cross-play. This all came up as Minecraft and Rocket League are set to work across the PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch platforms in cross-play. If I own those games on my […]

BioWare reveals its brand new IP, Anthem, a direct answer to Destiny

Bungie, BioWare, and Bethesda were the three largest breakout game developers of the 2000s, storming into the mainstream and changing the way we look at shooters, RPGs, and a hybrid of both. This year at E3, each three of the “Bs” is bound to turn up huge, and indeed, two of them will emerge in direct competition […]

PlayStation 4 can now load games from external drives – does it make a difference?

Years ago, 500GB seemed like an unimaginably huge amount of hard drive space. For your phone and for most daily computer use, it still is. For gamers, though, it seems like a pittance, and it’s only going to get worse as games with ultra-high-resolution textures meant to be viewed at 4K become a thing. To mitigate […]

The zombies are coming (to Call of Duty: WWII)

This year’s Call of Duty is ultra-serious. Not that previous ones hadn’t been, but the return to World War II demands a bit more respect than jetpacks and spaceships. There was some concern then, among all the focus on realism and respect, that there wouldn’t be any room for the poor, unfortunate undead. Well, don’t worry. […]

Oculus owes ZeniMax $500 million after founder Palmer Luckey breaks NDA (Updated)

UPDATE: Two things, as we’ve received clarification from a PR rep. First, the total Zenimax in the suit was actually $6 billion, with $4 billion towards punitive and $2 billion to actual damages. Second, Oculus released this statement. “The heart of this case was about whether Oculus stole ZeniMax’s trade secrets, and the jury found decisively […]