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Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages, the company announced today, though a specific date was not named. In a blog post on the Windows website, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems team, didn't elaborate on the release time frame beyond saying it was shared at the Windows Hardware Engineering ...read more
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One of the major features in Windows 10 is the way Microsoft addresses security, user accounts and sign-on options, and though the company has touched on this topic before, it’s only now giving us a more comprehensive look in the form of Windows Hello. Windows Hello is an authentication system that uses a variety of biometric sign ...read more
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An anonymous source was just nice enough to provide sixthaxis what appear to be a few screenshots from Sony’s new PS4 2.50 firmware that’s set to be launching “soon.” Sony have already officially talked about some of the new features that are on the way but the screens show a few of them in action. For starters, we get a closer look at the new accessibility menu, and it appears we’ll e ...read more
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Executive Producer on 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, Mark Rubin, has left Infinity Ward, Activision has confirmed today. The news follows a series of changes and announcements within Activision’s line up of Call of Duty studios, including Treyarch’s development duties on Call of Duty 2015, the addition of Sledgehammer Games to the franchise’s n ...read more
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A video showing various features include in PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 has been posted. The eight-minute video above was taken from the beta courtesy of reddit user TehPoisonOne. Sony confirmed the firmware update a week after news of the beta being tested by PlayStation MVPusers was leaked.
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Nintendo has confirmed today that it’s developing new hardware dubbed ‘Nintendo NX’. The hardware was not specifically referred to as a console and was mentioned today in a press conference held in Japan. The same conference where Nintendo announced its partnership with mobile firm DeNA to bring games to mobile devices. DeNA will also work with Nintendo on a new “membership servic ...read more
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Steam had a good weekend. The concurrent user record that was set only in January, which saw 8.4 million using the platform at the same time, has already been smashed. On Sunday afternoon, Steam peaked at a massive 9.06 million concurrent users. The ten most popular games at the time is a list mostly filled with stalwarts like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but Colossal Order’s new city-builder, Cities: Skylines, also made it onto the list. Here’s what most people have been playing:
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The Elder Scrolls Online has undergone a costume change overnight, shedding its subscription model dress and donning a fetching pair of pay-for-me-once shoes. The freshly renamed The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has started rolling out to existing players, and once fully available will require just a single purchase before you' ...read more
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Despite denying it would ever do such a thing, Nintendo will start creating new games for mobile devices via a partnership with developer DeNA. The emphasis is on the word "new" -- you won't necessarily be getting Super Mario Bros. ports on your Android smartphone, for instance. Instead, the companies said "only new original games optimized for smart device functionality will be ...read more
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It looks like former Call of Duty lead designer Todd Alderman has returned to Activision's Infinity Ward studio. You may recall that Alderman was one of 38 members of the "Infinity Ward Employee Group" who sued Activision in early 2010 for $75 - $125 million for unpaid bonuses the group claimed it was owed for work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfa ...read more
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