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 […]

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.

Here’s what’s inside Project Scorpio and why it has PS4 Pro “licked”

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 […]

Xbox Game Pass announced, sounds like the Netflix of Xbox without streaming

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 […]

Activision studios including Infinity Ward hit with layoffs

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 […]

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 […]

Overwatch: Bastion might finally get that buff he deserves!

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 forums, Blizzard Principal Designer Geoff Goodman offered up a rundown of “high level stuff” they’re […]