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The Gears of War 4 digital ultimate edition includes the season pass and early access to the game. If you’re eager to get stuck in to Gears of War 4 and you’re considering grabbing the season pass, it might be worth your while to download the digital Ultimate Edition. The bundle will set you back £80/ $100, and you’ll get the “base game, Season Pass and pre-order bonuses Gears of ...read more
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It's been happening in subtle increments, but the transformation is nearly complete. After launching private messaging, Party Chat and profile updates to Twitch, Amazon's livestreaming service will finally become a niche social network with today's announcement: Friends. Twitch users can add up to 500 friends to a list that shows who's online and allows them to send Whispers (private messages) ...read more
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Even if you haven't played it yet, one thing is clear about No Man's Sky: It's stunning. The entire game hinges on the idea of procedural generation on a massive scale, meaning when artists at Hello Games create a patch of grass or a fluffy animal tail, these elements are mixed and matched in nearly infinite combinations across the entire in-game universe. But, it isn't all left to random chance ...read more
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With the PS4 Neo all but confirmed at this point, we need to stop speculating over whether it exists, and start focusing more on what to do now that it does- how exactly does a half step SKU for a console work? We have already seen it in action in the handheld market a bit- the Gameboy Color, the Nintendo DSi, and the New Nintendo 3DS. But there is almost three decades worth of precedence there- ...read more
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Battlefield 5 is widely rumored to be releasing by the end of this year (though with Titanfall 2 also apparently slated for that same window, it is hard to see these rumors being true). Regardless of when it launches, however, the fact is that the game exists- and if some of the rumors and rumblings we have been hearing about it are actually accurate, then it may end up being the best game in the ...read more
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During a live edition of his Major Nelson Radio podcast held at PAX East, Xbox Live’s Director of Programming Larry Hryb talked about a variety of interesting topics. First of all, Mirosoft is going to host “a couple of days of live shows” at E3, and they have “some cool stuff” planned. Speaking of trade shows, Hryb himself will host a story time keynote at PAX Australia. If ...read more
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Yesterday during the during the Gears of War Season 2 finals The Coalition introduced a new multiplayer gameplay mode named Escalation for Gears of War 4. The new mode, dedicated to the core competitive user base, is true to its name due to a rule set that encourages the build-up of the heat of each match through several rounds towards a climax at the end. If you want to see it in action, ...read more
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During the Gears of War Season 2 finals The Coalition’s Rod Fergusson and Jack Felling detailed a brand new mode for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Gears of War 4. The new mode, named Escalation, is an evolution of the tried and true Excution mode that appeared in previous games. The team looked at the dynamics of MOBA, and how they built up to a climax towards the ending. They they ...read more
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While Apple definitely has us on our toes waiting for the iPhone 7 launch later this year, analysts predict that next year’s model is the one that we’re really gonna want. The 2017 model iPhone is purportedly being overhauled with major design changes which could merit Apple skipping its usual “s” cycle upgrade and offering the iPhone 8. By overhaul, we’re not talking about a spec ...read more
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The PS4K is an exciting and bold new step forward towards the future of gaming consoles– however, it is a first, and that means that there will be those who will oppose it simply because it represents change. Apparently, that number includes a fair number of developers. Industry insider Colin Moriarty, who has his pulse on the PlayStation development community, has revealed that ‘most ...read more
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