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  • Blog Post: Blizzard Yanks Competitive Play Ahead Of Overwatch's Open Beta

    The newly introduced mode designed for hardcore fans will be sitting out this week's open beta. In a post on Battle.net , Blizzard game director Jeff Kaplan explained that Overwatch's Competitive Play mode will not be featured in the open beta, and will not be brought back until sometime after... More
  • Blog Post: Jet Set Radio And Two More Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

    Microsoft continues to roll out new backward compatible games on Xbox One. Today marks another three joining the service. Headlining the bunch is Sega’s brightly colored subversive skate game, Jet Set Radio. Originally released on the Dreamcast, it got a new lease on life as an Xbox Live Arcade... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda Reveals November Release Date For Dishonored 2

    Today Arkane Studios revealed its highly anticipated stealth action game Dishonored 2 is nearly ready for prime time. Bethesda has locked in a worldwide release date of November 11. Dishonored 2 sets players on another revenge quest to reclaim the throne of Dunwall. Set 15 years after the last game,... More
  • Blog Post: June Cover Revealed – Dishonored 2

    Last E3, Dishonored 2 blinked onto the Bethesda Showcase stage with a promising teaser trailer showing the next deadly threat in the Corvo Attano bloodline – empress Emily Kaldwin – only to disappear from the public eye as fast as an assassin after a stealth kill. Last month, we traveled... More
  • Blog Post: From Software's Next Project Will Support PlayStation VR

    From Software has experienced a renaissance since the Dark Souls series captured widespread attention, but the studio's been around for decades. A recent video highlights its past work – including the King's Field and Armored Core series – and offers a tiny fragment of tantalizing... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Players Can Check Out Madden 16 At No Cost This Weekend

    This weekend, Xbox One owners with Xbox Live Gold memberships can check out Madden 16 at no additional charge. If you're currently in a rut and looking for something new to play, or a Madden 16 veteran looking for a fresh batch of opponents, you might want to fire up the football game. The promotion... More
  • Blog Post: DC Universe Online Is Available Now On Xbox One

    Earlier this year, developer Daybreak Game Company announced that DC Universe Online, its free-to-play MMO, would be coming to Xbox One. Now we know the exact release date: Today. As you might guess from the game's title, it casts players as super-powered characters from the DC Comics universe and... More
  • Blog Post: Two More Xbox Live Arcade Games Now Backward Compatible

    This week has been a good one for Xbox One owners that purchased classic games last-generation. Today, two more titles join the five from earlier in the week as part of the backward compatibility program. Frogger and Galaxy Legions DX join the party starting today. The $4.99 Frogger brings the original... More
  • Blog Post: Veteran Network Coder Provides Troubling Analysis Of The Division's Problems

    The Division was a massive success from a sales perspective, toppling Ubisoft's first-day sales record . However, several problems have sprung up related to hacks and cheating in the time since launch. Some issues have made it to consoles, but the PC version is the platform most affected. With the... More
  • Blog Post: Pair Of Sega Classics Headline Five New Xbox One Backward Compatibility Games

    Microsoft has added another five titles to its backward compatibility roster. All of these originally appeared on the Xbox Live Arcade and now make their debut on Xbox One. Two of Sega's early console titles make the jump yet another generation. Altered Beast and Comix Zone give you a chance to beat... More
  • Blog Post: May Games With Gold Includes Defense Grid 2, Costume Quest 2, And More

    The end of April means the end of another wave of Xbox Live Games with Gold. With May joining us this weekend, you’ll have new games to play on your down time. Here’s what’s rotating onto the service: Xbox One Defense Grid 2 (May 1 through May 31) Costume Quest 2 (May 16 through June... More
  • Blog Post: Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition Grants Early Access To Game

    Hardcore Gears fans may want to look into the Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition. This $99.99 package includes Gears 4, the season pass, a limited edition Steelbook case, and early access to the game. The season pass (which will cost you $49.99 if you wait to buy it later) features a Vintage VIP pack with... More
  • Blog Post: Online Multiplayer And An Expansion Are Coming To Rock Band 4

    At PAX East today, Harmonix announced that an expansion is coming to Rock Band 4 this fall, and that synchronous online multiplayer will be added to the game as of the holiday season. Harmonix community manager Criss Burki wrote in her PlayStation Blog post that, "We’ve heard our community... More
  • Blog Post: The Walking Dead: Michonne's Series Finale Gets A Launch Trailer

    The final episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne is a few days away, but you can watch the launch trailer right now. The trailer threatens that everything you've become in the first two episodes leads to this, so hopefully you've made good choices. Episode 3 The Walking Dead: Michonne releases... More
  • Blog Post: Armello Is Coming To Xbox One, All Platforms Getting DLC This Fall

    Armello, a digital board game featuring anthropomorphized animals and shadowy banes, is making its way to another platform. Xbox One players will be able to roll the dice this fall. If you happen to be playing on PlayStation 4 or PC though, there’s something for you to look forward to, also. When... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Did You Check Out The Doom Or Battleborn Betas?

    While we aren't quite into the month of May, gamers had the opportunity to sample two of May's biggest releases this past weekend . First up was Gearbox's Battleborn, a hero shooter with tons of personality, which ran as an open beta. Id Software's Doom also received the open beta treatment... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Trailer For Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Eclipse Map Pack

    Activision released a trailer today highlighting the multiplayer maps coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops III in the Eclipse DLC map pack. The second pack for Black Ops III, Eclipse features four new multiplayer battlefields and a new map for Zombies. Eclipse includes a reimagining of the World at War... More
  • Blog Post: Turn Your Copy Of Dark Souls III Into A Horror Flick With Printable VHS Box Art

    Video game companies elicited a lot of groans during our April Fools’ Day fake news round-up , but some of them actually used the prank holiday as an opportunity to promote their games in a smart way. Bandai Namco released a grindhouse-style trailer for Dark Souls III, and now you can make your... More
  • Blog Post: Fallout 4’s Chryslus Rocket ’69 Debuts In Forza Motorsport 6

    Fallout 4’s retro-futuristic sports car, the Chryslus Rocket ’69, will soon join the roster of playable vehicles for Forza fans on Xbox One. Starting today, codes for the car will be sent to Xbox Live members who have played either Fallout 4 or Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox One. Codes will be... More
  • Blog Post: Doom 3 BFG And Heist Sim Monaco Join Xbox One Backward Compat Library

    Two more games have been confirmed for Xbox One backward compatibility. Take on demons and steal some jewels today. First up is Doom 3: BFG Edition. If you’re hungry for more monster killing after the Doom 4 beta, now’s a great time to jump back into the previous entry. The other, Monaco... More
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