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 […]
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 […]
You wanted big games? Xbox Games with Gold for June is all about big games. They’re a bit older, but there’s no doubt that most of the games this month are flagship titles.
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 […]
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.
Twitch is set to offer viewers more choices when it comes to supporting their favorite streamers on the platform. The news was made official today by the company.
We don’t have a name, a look at the outside of the box, or a price tag to hang on it, but we have a much better idea of what’s inside Project Scorpio following Eurogamer‘s extensive and exclusive reveal today. We’re likely going to be plowing through all the data for a while, but here’s […]
Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription program that will offer access to more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backwards compatible games. It sounds a lot like Netflix without the hangups of streaming games. For $9.99 per month, players can cruise through a growing list of games, pick whatever they […]
Layoffs happen in video games all the time. It’s common, but it always sucks. The latest in the long list is Activision which, according to Kotaku, has laid off 5% of its workforce. Some of those are members of Activision’s corporate offices, but game studios were included in that as well. Infinity Ward, the developer behind 2016’s Call […]
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 […]
Bastion’s been due for a buff practically since launch. The character is routinely deemed a troll pick, whether that’s true or not, and he’s a hero that is easily countered. So, Blizzard’s working on some serious fixes. On the Battle.net forums, Blizzard Principal Designer Geoff Goodman offered up a rundown of “high level stuff” they’re […]