New Xbox One Game “Codename Hollywood” Leaked Before Reveal

Several retailers have started posting a game called Codename Hollywood for Xbox One. We have absolutely no idea what the game is about but you can already preorder it in Europe. It doesn’t even have box art yet! Given the price, it appears to be a new AAA franchise. We’ll just have to wait tomorrow during Microsoft’s Gamescom 2017 live stream. This is definitely an exciting time to be an ...read more

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Battlefield: Bad Company Added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility

This past week has seen a few more Xbox 360 games added to the Xbox One backward compatibility lineup. A few days ago, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Screamride made their way to the service, and now Battlefield: Bad Company, the story-driven spinoff of DICE’s premiere FPS franchise, is playable on Xbox One as well. Battlefield: Bad Company, known for its comedic tone and colorful cast ...read more

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Overwatch is Adding a Reporting Feature for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Overwatch console players will soon have the option to bring judgement down on troublesome players with the upcoming addition of a reporting function. Those playing the PC version of Overwatch already have the power to report other players for a variety of reasons, and the fact that all players will now also share in that justice-bringing feature is a welcome addition to those who own an Xbox ...read more

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Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Leaks

Microsoft has been teasing a big surprise during its press event this Sunday at Gamescom. If you saw our pre-order article yesterday then you already know that the big surprise is very likely Xbox One X pre-orders going live right after the vent concludes. Today we're seeing that another surprise could be in store, though. A German website by the name of mediamarkt.de (via i4u) has reportedly ...read more

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Nintendo Switch Firmware 3.0 Exploit Found, Homebrew Coming Soon

It's only a matter of time... A group of hackers have found a gap of sorts in the last version of Nintendo Switch's firmware -- version 3.0. There was a huge exploit here which would allow those with the proper know-how full permissions to any service or feature on the Switch operating system. Here's a brief rundown from Switchbrew about the nature of this exploit: "Prior to 3.0.1, the service ...read more

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Xbox’s Gamescom plans center on a game that’s not even on consoles

Crackdown 3‘s planned November launch has fallen by the wayside, so Microsoft’s giving a big push to a surprising game: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. The upcoming Age of Empires remaster will be at the front and center of Microsoft’s show during Gamescom 2017, with its own first-look and hands-on preview events. If you’re up at an insanely early time (to correspond to the German ...read more

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New Xbox One Game “Codename Hollywood” Leaked Before Reveal

Several retailers have started posting a game called Codename Hollywood for Xbox One. We have absolutely no idea what the game is about but you can already preorder it in Europe. It doesn’t even have box art yet! Given the price, it appears to be a new AAA franchise. We’ll just have to wait tomorrow during Microsoft’s Gamescom 2017 live stream. This is definitely an exciting time to be an ...read more

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Battlefield: Bad Company Added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility

This past week has seen a few more Xbox 360 games added to the Xbox One backward compatibility lineup. A few days ago, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Screamride made their way to the service, and now Battlefield: Bad Company, the story-driven spinoff of DICE’s premiere FPS franchise, is playable on Xbox One as well. Battlefield: Bad Company, known for its comedic tone and colorful cast ...read more

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Overwatch is Adding a Reporting Feature for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Overwatch console players will soon have the option to bring judgement down on troublesome players with the upcoming addition of a reporting function. Those playing the PC version of Overwatch already have the power to report other players for a variety of reasons, and the fact that all players will now also share in that justice-bringing feature is a welcome addition to those who own an Xbox ...read more

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Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Leaks

Microsoft has been teasing a big surprise during its press event this Sunday at Gamescom. If you saw our pre-order article yesterday then you already know that the big surprise is very likely Xbox One X pre-orders going live right after the vent concludes. Today we're seeing that another surprise could be in store, though. A German website by the name of mediamarkt.de (via i4u) has reportedly ...read more

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Xbox’s Gamescom plans center on a game that’s not even on consoles

Crackdown 3‘s planned November launch has fallen by the wayside, so Microsoft’s giving a big push to a surprising game: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. The upcoming Age of Empires remaster will be at the front and center of Microsoft’s show during Gamescom 2017, with its own first-look and hands-on preview events. If you’re up at an insanely early time (to correspond to the German ...read more

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Minecraft’s Better Together Update Delayed to Fall 2017

There were plenty of people who thought the purchase of developer Mojang by mega-publisher Microsoft was signaling the end of Minecraft’s appeal of universality. Speculation within the gaming community was rife with claims that Microsoft may entirely stop developing for anything outside of the Microsoft family of systems — or worse. With all of those fears trumped up at the time, it seems ...read more

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Overwatch is Adding a Reporting Feature for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Overwatch console players will soon have the option to bring judgement down on troublesome players with the upcoming addition of a reporting function. Those playing the PC version of Overwatch already have the power to report other players for a variety of reasons, and the fact that all players will now also share in that justice-bringing feature is a welcome addition to those who own an Xbox ...read more

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PlayStation Announces Game Lineup for PAX West 2017

We’re less than a month away from PAX West, and PlayStation has announced which PS4 games will be showcased at this year’s PAX West. According to the company, there will be an abundance of PlayStation 4, and PlayStation VR games playable at booths 100, 103, 109, 203 and 209. For PlayStation VR, several notable games appearing at the convention include an expansion for the golf simulator ...read more

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PS4 Firmware 5.0 Beta Rolls Out Today

Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the beta for the PS4 system’s next major system software update 5.00 — which is codenamed NOBUNAGA — is being dished out today for those that were selected to participate in the beta program. Here’s a rundown of what is included in the beta: Family on PSN Sony is overhauling the current master/sub account system, and introducing the ...read more

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Call Of Duty: WWII Gets Fresh New Multiplayer Gameplay

The team at Game Informer has been doing a great job at covering all the aspects of Call of Duty: WWII, since Activision’s game is on the publication’s latest cover with an old-style motif. And today, it revealed even more from the game, in the form of new gameplay from the multiplayer portion of it. The footage provides a great look at the company’s top-notch map design, while at the ...read more

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Black Ops III Adds A Couple Fan-Favorite Weapons And More

Call of Duty: WWII may be just around the corner, but in the meantime, good old dependable Call of Duty: Black Ops III is still going strong. Black Ops III recently received a new exploit-squashing patch, and now developer Treyarch have added two new guns and a camo to the game’s Black Market. Let’s run through all the new additions, shall we?

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Sonic Mania is the highest-rated Sonic the Hedgehog game in 15 years

Sonic Mania has been well-received by fans and critics, in a way no other Sonic the Hedgehog game has in the last 15 years. That’s according to the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter, who tweeted a snapshot of the game’s Metacritic page to confirm that Mania is in fact the highest-rated new Sonic game in 15 years. The Sonic series’ Metacritic page is full of low-scoring entries. ...read more

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Xbox’s Gamescom plans center on a game that’s not even on consoles

Crackdown 3‘s planned November launch has fallen by the wayside, so Microsoft’s giving a big push to a surprising game: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. The upcoming Age of Empires remaster will be at the front and center of Microsoft’s show during Gamescom 2017, with its own first-look and hands-on preview events. If you’re up at an insanely early time (to correspond to the German ...read more

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Valve Changes Steam Keys Policy

Valve has decided to institute a change to how it deals with requests from developers for generating Steam keys, confirming that developers who seem to abuse the functionality and request more Steam keys than seems to be appropriate for their level of Steam sales may not have their requests honored automatically. The reason for this change is that Valve does not take a cut from any Steam keys ...read more

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds passes 7 million copies sold

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has now sold over seven million copies on PC. This comes just two weeks after the game passed the six million mark, which happened shortly after reaching 5 million. According to data tracker SteamSpy, PUBG is now at just over seven million units sold. Most copies were likely sold on Steam directly, as the game is available in very few places outside ...read more

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Battlefield 1 Premium, Titanfall 2, more discounted on Origin

There’s a nice sale going on right now on Origin that brings hefty discounts to a number of big games. It’s called the Player Appreciation Sale, and the list of deals include a number of big games. More importantly, many season passes for Battlefield games are on sale, too, with discounts up to 75%. The highlight has to be the Battlefield 1 Premium, which is on sale for %40 off. Premium ...read more

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gets new patch

There’s a pretty small, new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds patch out now. The update comes a day after developer Bluehole announced that weekly and monthly patches are no longer guaranteed, meaning updates will release when they’re ready. Earlier today, the developer pushed an update to the live game without performing server maintenance. The 140MB update brought a few bug fixes, but ...read more

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No plans to bring Destiny 2 to Steam

Recently, Steam users discovered that they could purchase Silver, the in-game currency used in Destiny, on the platform, which led to the belief that it was a test for Destiny 2 coming to Steam. However, Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague has since stated that this isn’t the case. According to Dague, Silver was made available on Steam in error and all purchases made will be ...read more

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Hey You, Yeah You! TheTechGame has an official Discord. Want to Join?

What is Discord?: Discord is a free voice and text chat app designed specifically for gaming. Why should I join?: We love to have a good time and so should you! We offer a variety of text/voice channels that you can use at any time. We also supply a music bot to listen and share your favorite tunes with the community! REMEMBER!: The server is moderated. Site rules still apply. Failure to ...read more

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Amazon Prime New Video Game Discounts Are Gone

Amazon Prime used to be the best deal around for gamers. Or, at least, it was on par with the benefits you'd receive from Best Buy Gamer's Club Unlocked. Amazon Prime members got 20% off of new physical video games at launch. From the time a game was available to pre-order, up until two weeks after its release, you could enjoy that 20% discount. Now it appears that Amazon has changed its policy, ...read more

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Discord show white supremacists the door

After the horrifying events that took place in Charlottesville, USA last weekend, Discord Inc, the company behind the popular VoIP app, are in their own small way taking a stand against hate speech and Nazi ideology. Responding to user complaints, Discord have taken down servers created by alt-right and white supremacist websites along with others linked to the tragedy in Virginia. The ...read more

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NVIDIA Praises Nintendo For The Switch: ‘They Are Risk Takers’

For the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo ended up partnering with NVIDIA for their Tegra chipset to power their new system. NVIDIA has, other than Apple, the leading mobile chipset, and given the Switch’s form factor and hybrid console considerations, they were best suited to provide Nintendo with what they needed. It seems like this has been a very happy partnership for the both of them, too. ...read more

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Discord Begins Testing Video Calls and Screensharing Features

Since its launch in 2015, Discord has grown into one of the key places that gamers get together to chat, enjoy playing games, and find new communities and friends, with the service set to expand beyond text and voice chat with its first test runs at implementing video features. In a blog post from the company, Discord has announced that video calls and screensharing features are currently ...read more

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Paris thinking about introducing esports to the 2024 Olympics

Paris is pretty much a lock to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, ever since Los Angeles ceded to taking the 2028 games. And the organizers are already considering one way to boost the games’ ratings and attendance: esports. In a recent interview, Paris Olympic bid committee co-president Tony Estanguet confirmed that he plans to discuss introducing esports with representatives from both the ...read more

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Blood Orchid Trailer

Ubisoft released a new trailer for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Blood Orchid, the second update in the Siege’s Year 2 of content, that showcases the “Theme Park” map that comes with the update on August 29. This new map is set in a deteriorating theme park in Hong Kong. It is quite a varied environment, with players being able to fight each other by a variety of rides and ...read more

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Destiny 2 Gets New Trailer Showing PC Beta Running in 4K, 60 FPS

Today Activision and Nvidia presented a new trailer of Bungie’s upcoming first person shooter Destiny 2. The trailer showcases the open beta on PC, which will run between August 29th and August 31st (it will actually open on August 28th for those who pre-ordered). To be more specific, we get to see the game running in 4K resolution, 60 FPS, even if it will actually run with uncapped frame ...read more

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Call of Duty: WW2 private beta details revealed

Call of Duty: WW2 developer Sledgehammer Games has outlined what players can expect from the game’s beta later this month. To start with, the private beta will go live first on PS4 on August 25 and remain exclusive for that weekend. The next weekend, September 1, the beta will be available on PS4 and Xbox One, but the developer did not specifically mention PC. As far as content, it sounds ...read more

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Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition Released With New Trailer

Today Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment released Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition, a new full package to get the whole experience of the game out of the box. The new edition, dubbed “the best way to jump into one of the most surprising shooters of 2016,” includes the whole content of the Digital Deluxe Edition, but it also comes with a “jump start pack” that unlocks all the pilots ...read more

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New Destiny 2 Trailer Shows Kill-Tracker Ghost

Gotta love retailer-specific pre-order bonuses… Or maybe not. Yet, whether you like them or not (personally, I despise them), Destiny 2 will come with a rather interesting and somewhat more-than-cosmetic one, and now you can see it in action. The Kill-Tracker Ghost doesn’t just have a spiffy paint job. It actually tracks your kills in two separate counts for PvP and campaign. Yesterday a ...read more

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DOOM Update 6.66 Gets New Trailer; Free Update Unlocks All DLC

Developer id software and publisher Bethesda Softworks have released a new trailer showcasing the recently released update 6.66 for its intensely gory first person shooter DOOM. The new trailer, which can be seen below, goes over all of the features that come with update 6.66. The game has sold exceptionally well on PC since its release and has maintained a ‘Very Positive’ rating among Steam ...read more

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