Man faces felony for selling stolen copies of Call of Duty: WWII

Activision’s upcoming shooter Call of Duty: WWII will give players an inside look at the brutalities and consequences of war, but one man is facing his own battle in the real-world over the game. According to a report from Indiana’s local WTHI TV news, a Terre Haute resident has been arrested for the theft and sale of stolen PlayStation 4 copies of the unreleased game. Dshaye Towles, the ...read more

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Steam Fall and Winter Sales Leaked

There's nothing quite like a Steam sale to clear out your wallet. The seasonal Steam sales are always huge events, and today the start and end dates of the next two Steam Sale events have been leaked via Kotaku UK's Laura Kate Dale. As you can see, the next big sale event we have to look forward to is about a month away. The Steam Autumn sale is set to begin on November 22, and will run until ...read more

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Campaign Will Last 7 to 8 Hours

DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 will have a full-fledged story campaign this time around, unlike its predecessor. It will be handled by Motive Studios, helmed by Jade Raymond, and will feature the Empire’s Inferno Squad commander Iden Versio dealing with the Rebellion after the death of the Emperor. For a story that covers 30 years of Star Wars history though, how much time will the ...read more

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Xbox One X Gets A Teaser Ahead Of Commercial This Weekend

The Xbox One X is due to launch on November 7, and Microsoft is due to launch an advertising and marketing blitz for it this weekend, with a new commercial. Ahead of that commercial, they have released a teaser video, which gives us an idea of what the final ad will be like. It feels like Microsoft will be doubling down on the power angle in their marketing- which is sensible, because being ...read more

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Gears of War 4 October update resurrects a classic map

Gears of War 4‘s October update is going live October 23rd, and this marks the last time that new maps will be added to the game. Still, longtime fans of the franchise should be happy with what’s on offer. The two new maps arriving this month are Fuel Depot and Lift Apex. Fuel Depot is a faithful recreation of the same map from the first Gears, featuring that mad dash for the longshots on ...read more

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DOOM For Nintendo Switch Will Run at a “Consistent” 30 FPS

The newest iteration of DOOM is a technical marvel. Whether you’re playing on PC or your favorite game console, the game runs incredibly. Steady frame rates and fast gameplay is partially why the re-imagining is so great. Whenit was announced for Nintendo’s recently released hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, one of the many questions raised was “how well would it run?” According to ...read more

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Campaign Will Last 7 to 8 Hours

DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 will have a full-fledged story campaign this time around, unlike its predecessor. It will be handled by Motive Studios, helmed by Jade Raymond, and will feature the Empire’s Inferno Squad commander Iden Versio dealing with the Rebellion after the death of the Emperor. For a story that covers 30 years of Star Wars history though, how much time will the ...read more

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Xbox One X Gets A Teaser Ahead Of Commercial This Weekend

The Xbox One X is due to launch on November 7, and Microsoft is due to launch an advertising and marketing blitz for it this weekend, with a new commercial. Ahead of that commercial, they have released a teaser video, which gives us an idea of what the final ad will be like. It feels like Microsoft will be doubling down on the power angle in their marketing- which is sensible, because being ...read more

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Gears of War 4 October update resurrects a classic map

Gears of War 4‘s October update is going live October 23rd, and this marks the last time that new maps will be added to the game. Still, longtime fans of the franchise should be happy with what’s on offer. The two new maps arriving this month are Fuel Depot and Lift Apex. Fuel Depot is a faithful recreation of the same map from the first Gears, featuring that mad dash for the longshots on ...read more

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Need for Speed: Payback Xbox One file size revealed

The Microsoft store page for Need for Speed: Payback has received an update, revealing the game’s download size. Need for Speed: Payback, according to the Microsoft store, is going to be a relatively small download at just 17.81GB. This is definitely very modest compared to many games today, and if it’s anything to go by, the PS4 and PC versions shouldn’t be too much higher. The ...read more

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Hori’s keyboard and mouse controller is coming to Xbox One

The keyboard and mouse combo Hori released for PS4 this year is coming to Xbox One. Called the Tactical Assault Commander Pro One, the controller is officially licensed by Microsoft. It looks exactly like the PS4 version, only it’s white and has Xbox-branded buttons. You can adjust the sensitivity and key bindings as you like, and save separate user profiles, all managed using a mobile ...read more

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Microsoft Confused By Idea That Xbox One Doesn’t Have Enough Exclusives

Microsoft looks to have a pretty rough Christmas ahead. Sure, it’s got its new hardware, the Xbox One X, set to hit the market next month, and it has some great games with Forza Motorsport 7 and Cuphead, as well as the third-party games coming to the system. But it’s seen some share of turmoil over the past few months. Crackdown 3, its big holiday release, got delayed into next year; and ...read more

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Man faces felony for selling stolen copies of Call of Duty: WWII

Activision’s upcoming shooter Call of Duty: WWII will give players an inside look at the brutalities and consequences of war, but one man is facing his own battle in the real-world over the game. According to a report from Indiana’s local WTHI TV news, a Terre Haute resident has been arrested for the theft and sale of stolen PlayStation 4 copies of the unreleased game. Dshaye Towles, the ...read more

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Campaign Will Last 7 to 8 Hours

DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 will have a full-fledged story campaign this time around, unlike its predecessor. It will be handled by Motive Studios, helmed by Jade Raymond, and will feature the Empire’s Inferno Squad commander Iden Versio dealing with the Rebellion after the death of the Emperor. For a story that covers 30 years of Star Wars history though, how much time will the ...read more

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Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine Postponed Till November 3rd

Bungie’s Destiny 2 hasn’t been having the best of times lately, especially with hardcore fans complaining about the lack of end-game content. The addition of the Leviathan raid’s Prestige difficulty could have offset this but the lack of decent rewards and an increase to Power level don’t help. It now seems that PvP players who partake in Trials of the Nine won’t have much to do in ...read more

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Man Busted For Selling CoD: WWII Copies Stolen From A Sony Factory

According to Kotaku, a man who resides in Terre Haute, Indiana has been charged with theft and “offense against intellectual property” for selling PlayStation 4 copies of popular games – including Call of Duty: WWII. Apparently the man stole the games from a nearby Sony DEDC factory in Terre Haute, though, oddly enough, he didn’t work there. It’s there that Sony produces a number of ...read more

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Activision just got a video game patent that’s straight-up evil

One of the most debated topics in the gaming world is in-game purchases and microtransactions, with more online multiplayer games leaning into the fad for an extra source of income past game sales. One such game, Activision and Bungie’s Destiny 2, took a recent controversial stance on putting more in-game purchases into its first-person shooter, as seen through cosmetic shaders being turned ...read more

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GTA Online: Transform Races update is live, but no new vehicles to buy

GTA Online’s latest update, Transform Races, has just gone live. A continuation of the recent Cunning Stunts DLC, Transform Races challenge players to races where the vehicle changes as you pass through checkpoints. One minute you’re in a plane, next a parachute, then a car, bike or other mode of transportation. The update is now live and free for PC, Xbox One and PS4. You won’t ...read more

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Steam Fall and Winter Sales Leaked

There's nothing quite like a Steam sale to clear out your wallet. The seasonal Steam sales are always huge events, and today the start and end dates of the next two Steam Sale events have been leaked via Kotaku UK's Laura Kate Dale. As you can see, the next big sale event we have to look forward to is about a month away. The Steam Autumn sale is set to begin on November 22, and will run until ...read more

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Destiny 2 PC Receives Leviathan Raid on November 1st

Though Bungie continues to infuriate fans with its tone-deaf approach to the end-game in Destiny 2, it is putting the required amount of effort into launching the PC version. Out on October 24th and handled by Vicarious Visions, Destiny 2 will release on October 24th for PC. In its recent weekly update, Bungie has detailed what will be available at launch. First off, you can expect the ...read more

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Get Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Complete for free

Humble Bundle is giving away a free copy of Sid Meier’s Civilization III for the next 28 hours. To get your free copy of the game, simply head on over to the Humble Store and add the game to your cart. The only catch is that you need to sign up for a free account. The Complete version of the game includes the multiplayer expansion Civilization III: Play the World and Civilization III: ...read more

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Save Big on The Fallout Series In Steam’s Weekend Deal Sale

Today, Steam revealed this weekend’s deal sale; players can save up to 50% off on Bethesda’s Fallout series. This sale offers various content ranging from full games in the Fallout franchise, DLC expansions as well as Game of the Year bundles starting now until Monday, October 23 at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST. Several highlights featured in the sale include Fallout 4 Game of the Year Bundle ...read more

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Destiny 2 Trials of the Nine Postponed Till November 3rd

Bungie’s Destiny 2 hasn’t been having the best of times lately, especially with hardcore fans complaining about the lack of end-game content. The addition of the Leviathan raid’s Prestige difficulty could have offset this but the lack of decent rewards and an increase to Power level don’t help. It now seems that PvP players who partake in Trials of the Nine won’t have much to do in ...read more

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Pick Up a Steam Link for Only $1 With This Limited-Time Deal

If you love your gaming PC, but hate having to sit in your computer room every time you want to play a great game, then the Steam Link is probably a device you've already considered picking up. This nifty little gadget connects to your home network and allows you to play Steam games from your gaming PC on any TV in your house. Usually it sets you back about $50, but for the next two days, you can ...read more

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Twitch is officially more popular than HBO, Netflix, and Spotify

According to a recent study by SuperData Research, Twitch is now more popular than premium video services like HBO and Netflix. Throughout 2016, Twitch clocked in at 185 million viewers, compared to HBO’s 130 million subscribers and Netflix’s 93 million subscribers. It doesn’t look like this trend is going to change in 2017 either, as SuperData estimates that Twitch will have 212 million ...read more

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Microsoft added a new anti-cheat feature in the Windows 10 Fall Update

One of the many new features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is one that hasn’t been getting a lot of buzz. In the big Windows 10 update, which has already begun rolling out to live users everywhere, Microsoft added a new anti-cheat measure called TruePlay. This tech is intended as a tool for developers to combat cheating in PC games, according to the company. As explained by ...read more

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PUBG Chinese Mobile Game Knock Off Gets New Gameplay Footage

When something gets successful in the industry, there are two things that are assured: a) that other games inspired by its success will follow in its wake, and b) a shameless, almost 1:1 Chinese knock-off of it will definitely be made. PUBG has already seen some of the former occur with Epic Games creating a new PUBG inspired battle royale mode for Fortnite. And now, it is seeing some of the ...read more

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Sledgehammer Games Shows Off New Call Of Duty: WWII Map

Earlier today, a list of new maps were revealed for Call of Duty: WWII, alongside new information on the Zombies mode for the game. We’ve posted some mild information below, but first, we wanted to give Sledgehammer Games a chance to respond regarding the leak – and even got a nice official reveal for our trouble. Michael Condrey spoke with Charlie Intel about the leak, which included ...read more

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AOL Instant Messenger Will Shut Down for Good On Dec. 15

Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion in 2015. Its Oath media subsidiary now oversees AOL it and confirmed the move, saying the service “will always have a special place in our hearts.” The unwinding of AIM follows similar fade-outs for messenger apps from once-mighty internet gateways Yahoo and MSN. With the ubiquity of unlimited smartphone texting, social media and tools like Facebook ...read more

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Google reveals its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

After weeks of heavy leaks, Google has announced its latest handsets, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The devices were introduced as being smarter and also have news designs, pushing the Pixel design slightly forward. Both handsets offer an aluminum body with a hybrid coating; in order to add a bit of fun, Google has also added a pop of color to the power button. Those looking for more performance ...read more

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Project CARS 2 Receives a High-Octane Accolades Trailer

Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment released Project CARS 2 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One last month, and it received favorable reviews from critics. To follow up this glowing praise, an accolades trailer was released for the game today. The trailer, which clocks in at one minute and three seconds, mixes positive quotes with fast-paced gameplay. Project Cars 2 is a racing simulation ...read more

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PUBG Chinese Mobile Game Knock Off Gets New Gameplay Footage

When something gets successful in the industry, there are two things that are assured: a) that other games inspired by its success will follow in its wake, and b) a shameless, almost 1:1 Chinese knock-off of it will definitely be made. PUBG has already seen some of the former occur with Epic Games creating a new PUBG inspired battle royale mode for Fortnite. And now, it is seeing some of the ...read more

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'Assassin’s Creed Origins' Gets an Amazing Live-Action Trailer

Ubisoft has gone all out to market Assassin’s Creed Origins, and it shows. Along with the countless trailers we’ve already seen for the game, both serious and silly, the publisher has just released an epic new live-action trailer that really captures the feel of the game. In the trailer, a narrator, acting as Bayek, explains how he will strike as an assassin, while we see a number of clips ...read more

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New Dragon Ball FighterZ Trailer Introduces the Evil Cell

Today Bandai Namco Entertainment released a new trailer of its upcoming 2D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ. The video introduces one of the most classic villains from the Dragon Ball franchise, the infamous bio-android Cell. While the trailer is pretty brief, we do manage to catch a glimpse of Cell both in fast and elegant gameplay, and cutscenes. As usual, the gameplay looks perfectly ...read more

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Video: The Fall Update is now available for Xbox One consoles

Today, Microsoft announced that the Fall Update (or Fall Creators Update on Windows) is available for the Xbox One family of gaming consoles. As with all feature updates, it contains quite a bit. One of the big features is a redesigned Dashboard. You'll find Fluent Design elements throughout the OS, and on the home screen, you can add new content blocks. These allow you to give games, friends, ...read more

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Call of Duty: WWII’s New Live Action Trailer

A new trailer was revealed for Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: WWII, really playing to last-generation nostalgia. The trailer is sure to make you want to gather your World at War squad again to relive those amazing moments from the game on Xbox Live, PSN, or on Steam. The whole trailer seems to celebrate the fact that Call of Duty is finally going back to boots on the ground, World War 2 ...read more

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