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  • Blog Post: 2014's Upcoming Xbox One Games

    Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games. That’s why we’ve put together a quick... More
  • Blog Post: Wanted: System Sellers

    Last week I spoke with several friends who are console owners, but not the sort who wait in lines outside of retailers to buy new systems on day one. The talk inevitably shifted to my impressions of the game lineups for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. They aren't jumping at the prospect of laying... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Impressions – Shore Lunch

    Five months after launch, DICE and EA are still struggling to get Battlefield 4 running smoothly , but that hasn't stopped them from releasing a steady stream of new maps. The latest expansion, Naval Strike, focuses explicitly on amphibious assaults featuring air, land, and sea vehicles. Three of... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Phil Spencer’s Xbox One Challenge At Microsoft

    Microsoft's Xbox division has had leadership shakeups stretching back to before the Xbox One came out , but gamers have to be relatively happy now that Phil Spencer, former Microsoft Studios vice president, is the head of Xbox . Spencer says that the company needs to put games front and center, but... More
  • Blog Post: New Batman: Arkham Knight Screens Showcase Key Villain

    As part of our month-long coverage of Batman: Arkham Knight, we dug into the possible identities of the new villain character Arkham Knight . However, we weren't able to show a very good look at him. The previous imagery was shrouded in shadows. Now Warner Bros. has released several screens of the... More
  • Blog Post: Rocksteady Studios Comments On Batman: Arkham Origins

    Rocksteady Studios is the original developer and innovator of the Batman Arkham series. The team has created Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and is working on the upcoming Arkham Knight. Last year's Arkham Origins, developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, marked the first time the series was handled... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Indie Screenshot Extravaganza

    During GDC, Microsoft announced a bevy of indie games that will be heading to Xbox One for the first time as part of Microsoft's ID@Microsoft independent developer games program. Some are games that have already been released on other platforms, but many are brand new. Over the past couple days we... More
  • Blog Post: Metal Gear Through The Years

    From its beginnings in 1987, Metal Gear has gone through a huge number of changes, but there are some aspects of the game that have remained constant throughout. Snake is always performing a stealth mission, and he always has back-up – even if they can't be there with him on the field. In this... More
  • Blog Post: Testing The New Xbox One Media Remote

    During the last generation of consoles, I preferred to watch movies on my PlayStation 3 thanks to its awesome first-party Bluetooth remote control. When I disconnected my PS3 and 360 after buying my new consoles, I was disappointed to have to return to controller-based navigation. As soon as I heard... More
  • Blog Post: Confessions of An FPS Rookie: My First Day With Titanfall

    I'll be frank: You're more likely to find an RPG or sports game in my console than a shooter. Don't take that to mean I don't enjoy shooters; the issue is that you have to sink time into any given shooter to master the mechanics - something I don't have enough hours for with my aforementioned... More
  • Blog Post: New-Gen Console Features That Are Still MIA

    Post-launch updates have rolled out for the new systems, making them even more attractive. However, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are still missing some promised amenities. The benefit of a connected console is that manufacturers can push updates with new features at any time, but that's also the... More
  • Blog Post: Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #252

    A few months ago, we asked readers which new-gen controller is better, Sony's DualShock 4, or the Xbox One controller. While both controllers received plenty of love, the DualShock 4 netted 60% of the vote. Here are some of the responses. (Dual)Shock And Awe: I bought the PS4 and Xbox One both on... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Microsoft’s UK Price Drop And Titanfall Bundle Reveal The Road Ahead

    It has been three months since the Xbox One was released in North America and 12 other territories. And while its still too early in the console life cycle to declare a winner, it’s relevant that Sony’s less expensive PlayStation 4 is outselling Microsoft’s Xbox One across the board... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Hanging Onto Last Gen

    The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been out for months. If sales numbers are to be believed, you may have one of those systems nestled under your TV right now. Maybe you unplugged your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 to make room, or perhaps it just seems like time for a ritualistic retirement. The launch... More
  • Blog Post: See Evolve Gameplay In Action

    Ever since our Evolve cover reveal , readers have been asking when they can see gameplay footage of the new multiplayer-focused shooter from the creators of Left 4 Dead. The wait is finally over: Our new video contains action of Evolve's first four hunters going head-to-head with the mighty Goliath... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Opening BF4 Balancing To Player Voting Could Backfire

    Given Battlefield 4's rough launch, DICE has spent the majority of its time since Oct 29 scrambling to stabilize its servers across five platforms. The urgency of this workload required an all hands on deck approach, which meant the typical post-release balancing that inevitably happens for every... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – I’ve Lost All Excitement For Controlling Cable TV With Gaming Consoles

    Nintendo recently issued an apology for its delayed TVii services in Europe , and my first thought was, “Oh yeah, I forgot about TVii.” When the Wii U launched in 2012, one of the first things I did after updating the console was set it up to control my TV. The TVii services weren’t... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Interviews Twitch's Matthew DiPietro In Light Of 2013 Report

    Twitch today released a new report running down all of its growth statistics for 2013 ( view it now ). Twitch VP of marketing Matthew DiPietro spoke with us about the report, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One integration, combating streams that violate terms of service, and goals for the year ahead. In your... More
  • Blog Post: Hello Racing, My Old Friend

    Like most of you, racing games were always a part of my staple gaming diet growing up. I recall very vividly seeing a Pole Position arcade cabinet at a young age and being blown away by the then-groundbreaking graphics. Along the way, there were the F-Zeros and Mario Karts, the Ridge Racers and the Gran... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Live Arcade Games That Deserve Re-Release On Xbox One

    The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are not backwards compatible , and that includes the games that appear on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. In the interest of making some if its most popular games available on its new console, Sony is porting some of its best downloadable titles. Games like... More
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