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On August 2, Microsoft will launch a brand new model of the Xbox One– the Xbox One S will be smaller than the original system, with better placed ports, an integrated power supply, support for 4K, UHD, and HDR video, and an improved controller. Microsoft apparently take great pride in the new system- so much so, that their new commercial for the Xbox One S, which you can see below, calls it ...read more
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Pokemon GO, although being a widely popular free to play app all around the world with over 20 million daily active users, encounters a lot of server issues and crashes. It is still undergoing further development, hopefully in an attempt to stabilize servers and traffic. However, it can be especially annoying when a player encounters a rare Pokemon, lodges a Pokeball at it, and waits for a ...read more
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According to Microsoft’s Q4 and full year 2016 financial report, gaming revenue decreased $152 million or 9% due to lower Xbox hardware revenue, offset in part by higher revenue from Xbox Live. Xbox hardware revenue decreased 33%, mainly due to a decline in consoles sold and lower prices of consoles sold. Xbox Live revenue increased 4%, driven by higher volume of transactions and revenue per ...read more
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Just a few days after Twitch announced it would be cracking down on folks streaming Counter-Strike gambling sites, one of the most popular streamers, PhantomL0rd, had their account closed by Twitch. “The community has closed this channel due to terms of service violations,” reads a statement from Twitch on PhantomL0rd’s channel. Twitch refused to provide any clarification on ...read more
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EA has made the Battlefield 4 add-on Naval Strike available to download for free on Xbox One, for Gold members. This is done as part of an ongoing promotion to celebrate the Battlefield series. So far, we’ve seen a number of Battlefield 4 as well as Battlefield Hardline expansions get discounted to $0 across all platforms. At the time of writing, only the Xbox One version has received the ...read more
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Microsoft has revealed the full list of deals available to Xbox Live Gold and Silver members on the store this week. As ever, this week’s round-up includes discounts on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One game. Highlights include 50 percent off Destiny The Taken King Legendary Edition, 75 percent off NHL 16, 80 percent off a Killer Instinct character, 60 percent off PayDay 2, and more. Battlefield ...read more
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Rise of the Tomb Raider has more than one release date, depending on which version you want. The Xbox One version came out in November last year. The PC version followed a few months after in January. All that’s left at this point is the PlayStation 4 one, which Square Enix has yet to announce an official release date for. A listing for the PS4 version popped up on GameStop Italy, before ...read more
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he Hacker group known as PoodleCorp has been very active recently, taking down Pokemon GO servers as well as the Steam network. A couple of days ago, the Pokemon GO servers were DDoS’d, which resulted in thousands of players being unable to play the game. PoodleCorp has also hacked twitter accounts and Youtube channels of famous Youtubers, such as Superwoman, H3H3Productions, LeafyIsHere and ...read more
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GameStop has been playing a rather precarious balancing act over the past several months, teasing new console hardware without outright revealing the same until Microsoft and Sony made their official announcements. There might have been a potential slip-up in a recent interview with MSNBC with GameStop CEO Paul Raines but not quite. When talking to Raines about what players could look forward ...read more
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When Windows 10 came out, Microsoft had an ambitious goal- get the OS running on over 1 billion devices by 2018. It seemed to be crazy ambitious – that many devices in such a short period of time? – but Microsoft made multiple bold moves to meet this target, including distributing Windows 10 for free for the first year, and also making Windows 10 largely platform agnostic, capable of running ...read more
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