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Microsoft has just launched a few new goodies for Xbox 360 owners after neglecting them following the Xbox One launch. First off, it's launching an Xbox 360 preview program, which "will work much like the Xbox One preview," according to Microsoft's Larry Hryb (Major Nelson). It will only be available to "select invitees" to start with, ...read more
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People really like the PlayStation 4. How many, though? Over 20 million. As of March 1st, Sony says that it's sold through (not shipped, sold) 20.2 million of its latest console. It's going to be hard to judge just how far Sony's ahead of chief rival Microsoft and the Xbox One, however, until the latter releases numbers of it own. And, with a dearth of killer exclusive games, it's going to be interesting to see how long Sony can maintain this lead.
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Valve continues to put console gaming in its crosshairs with news that a dozen new Steam Machines are hitting this November. Prices aren't concrete, but the company promises higher performance than game consoles starting at "the same price point." What's more, new units from Alienware and Falcon Northwest are on display at this year's Game Developers Conference, with the latter showing off Unreal Tournament running on a 4K monitor.
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Sledgehammer Games announced 15 additional prestiges and new ways to get Elite weapon loot. When you enter Master Prestige your player XP is reset, challenge status remains the same, and challenges are not reset. Each new rank of Master Prestige unlocks a specific Elite Loot Weapon for use in multiplayer matches. Once you hit the highest level, which is Grand Master Prestige, you will get the Grand Master Prestige purple character gear.
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Halo: Combat Evolved is now the latest game to join the ranks of the Twitch Plays phenomenon, and it's absolutely painful to watch. Previous Twitch Plays entries, including Pokemon and Legend of Zelda, featured gameplay where actions are triggered by commands written in the Twitch chat stream. In Halo, however, users in the chat are required to not only manipulate the playable character through 3D space but also a reticule, making it comparatively more difficult for the collective of players. You can watch the game as it's played below:
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Microsoft has just revealed the next set of free Xbox Live Games with Gold for March 2015. Xbox Live Gold members get three (3) new games for free on Xbox in March: Rayman Legends, Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite. On Xbox One, starting Sunday, March 1st, "Rayman Legends" will be free to download for Xbox Live Gold. #IDARB should remain ava ...read more
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Electronic Arts is preparing four separate expansions to its upcoming shooter, Battlefield Hardline. The details were disclosed via an image of promotional material for Battlefield Hardline Premium; a one-off package that bundles all future DLC at a discount. Within the blurb on the promotional material, which has surfaced on Reddit, EA adds "Premium members also gain two w ...read more
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The March lineup of free games and offers for PlayStation Plus members may be announced a bit later than usual. Speaking with fans in comments on the European PlayStation Blog, Manager Fred Dutton voiced an apology and explained that things were not yet ready for a full announcement. "Sorry to keep you good folks waiting. I appreciate you’re all ...read more
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Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The change is likely due to to fluctuation in currency value ...read more
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's first DLC pack is now available for PS4 and PS3. PC gamers will need to wait a bit longer, though. "We have encountered an unexpected issue with the PC release for Call of Duty: ‪‎AdvancedWarfare‬'s first DLC content pack, 'Havoc,' and we’re holding its release until March 3rd," the studio said. "We don't take this decisi ...read more
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