Nintendo Switch sales exceeding Wii sales by 10 percent

The Nintendo Switch continues to perform well for retailers. After Best Buy's earnings call, GameStop reports that the Switch is selling faster than the Wii did in the US for the first two months. This is impressive for a number of reasons, but most notably because both the Wii and the Switch had a huge shortage problem. If the Switch was able to outpace even the Wii in the first two months, ...read more

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Call of Duty: WWII gets rid of unlimited sprint

Call of Duty: WWII will remove the unlimited spring ability that has been in the last three game, according to Sledgehammer Games’ Michael Condrey. Responding to a question on Twitter about the ability being in the game, Condrey simply replied, “Nope.” The last three games in the series have all had unlimited spring as the default, while Call of Duty games before those offered it as a ...read more

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ second monthly update now live

Following its announcement earlier this week, Bluehole has released its second monthly update for the early access version of battle royale shooter PlayUnknown’s Battlegrounds. As previously detailed, the update introduces a new motorbike that can do mid-air stunts and a brand new weapon called the VSS, a suppressed sniper rifle with a permanent 4X scope that takes 9mm ammo. The update ...read more

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Grand Theft Auto Online Details New Gunrunning Update

Just recently, the video game publisher Take-Two Interactive revealed that Grand Theft Auto 5 has shipped 80 million units since its release back in 2013, which means that a plethora of gamers are primed to experience Rockstar Games’ forthcoming Gunrunners update for the multiplayer component of the open world title. Today, the developer explained that the “massive” update is set to launch ...read more

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Error Code 002-0102 Hits Tons of Modded 3DS Users

Hundreds or even thousands of 3DS gamers are finding themselves banned today, loading up their handhelds and receiving error code 002-0102 when trying to access certain features. The bans seem focused around modded and jailbroken 3DS handhelds, though no one in that community has quite figured out the exact cause of the bans. “Users in multiple countries have been getting error 002-0102, ...read more

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Xbox rebrands Twitch competitor as Mixer, adds a bunch of new features

Xbox is making a bigger push into the realm of livestreaming by launching Mixer—a rebranded, retooled version of its previous livestreaming service, Beam—today, May 25th. Not only is Xbox changing the name but it’s also adding a slew of new features to the service, and that part actually sounds pretty good. One of the more interesting features for the service, which is available on ...read more

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Grand Theft Auto Online Details New Gunrunning Update

Just recently, the video game publisher Take-Two Interactive revealed that Grand Theft Auto 5 has shipped 80 million units since its release back in 2013, which means that a plethora of gamers are primed to experience Rockstar Games’ forthcoming Gunrunners update for the multiplayer component of the open world title. Today, the developer explained that the “massive” update is set to launch ...read more

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Project CARS Developer Won’t Hold Back on Scorpio Enhancements Because of PS4

From the jump, Microsoft has been raising up its next piece of console hardware — codenamed the Scorpio — as the most powerful console ever, thus more powerful than the recently released PS4 Pro, a healthy but not overly dramatic upgrade of the base PS4. That being said, one should expect that the Scorpio could and may run certain games better than the PS4 Pro. While this remains to be ...read more

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Battle Royale Coming to Xbox June 2nd With The Culling

The Culling will be part of the Xbox Game Preview program and will allow the player to battle with another 15 players where the main objective is to survive. "We are excited to bring the Battle Royale of Xbox One with The Culling," said CEO and founder of Xaviant, Michael McMain. "Our team has put all its forces to develop to perfection the Xbox version so as to have the game in Xbox Game ...read more

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Fallout 4 Getting Free Weekend Trial Alongside Hefty Discount

Today, Bethesda announced that its hit game Fallout 4 is having a free trial period this weekend. The trial will be available on the Xbox One, and PC versions of the gam, with the aforementioned requiring an Xbox Live Gold Membership to download the trial. As of right now a PlayStation 4 version of the trial has not been announced. According to Bethesda, the trial will offer access to every ...read more

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Crackdown 3 Xbox Play Anywhere Support Confirmed

The developers of Crackdown 3 confirmed today on the game’s official Twitter account that the title will be part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program. For those who don’t know, the Xbox Play Anywhere program allows users who purchase a game on either Xbox One or Windows 10 PC to automatically get the other version of the game free of charge. Achievements, saves, and more are shared between ...read more

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Why Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed

Take-Two Interactive claims the recent delay of Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t matter as long as the game meets the quality fans are expecting. Speaking during the publisher’s recent investors call, CEO Strauss Zelnick explained why the quality of the game comes before its launch window, even claiming that he “[doesn’t] think the launch window really matters.” “And obviously,” ...read more

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Call of Duty: WWII gets rid of unlimited sprint

Call of Duty: WWII will remove the unlimited spring ability that has been in the last three game, according to Sledgehammer Games’ Michael Condrey. Responding to a question on Twitter about the ability being in the game, Condrey simply replied, “Nope.” The last three games in the series have all had unlimited spring as the default, while Call of Duty games before those offered it as a ...read more

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Destiny 2: Bungie Says Matchmaking is ‘Incompatible for Us’

Although players have been requesting it since the early days of Destiny 1, Bungie confirms that Destiny 2 will not support matchmaking in the traditional sense. There will be a new feature called Guided Games that is meant to bring players together for challenging activities, but randomly pairing players is something that Bungie feels does not work for its game. While speaking with Destiny 2 ...read more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III letting everyone play DLC maps for free

If you haven’t dipped into Call of Duty: Black Ops III‘s multiplayer DLC yet, this next month will be a special treat. For a full thirty days, all players will be able to play the DLC without paying a cent. The 30-day free trial kicks off on Tuesday, May 30th, at 10 a.m. PT. It grants players access to all of the multiplayer content in the game’s four DLC packs. Additionally, all ...read more

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Another major historical battle confirmed for Call of Duty: WWII

During the first in a series of making-of livestreams, Sledgehammer games confirmed that Call of Duty: WWII will explore the Battle of the Bulge during the course of its story campaign. Bret Robbins, creative director on the game’s campaign, revealed the new information in response to a fan question. “I’m not sure I’m supposed to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway, yes, we go ...read more

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Black Ops III Gets New Weapons; PC Version Updated with New Patch

Today, Call of Duty: Black Ops III received two brand new weapons in the game’s Black Market store. Specifically, these weapons are the M1911 pistol and the AK-74u Submachine Gun. In addition to the new guns, Treyarch is also allowing players to earn the Into the Void camo via Supply Drops. Finally, Treyarch released a brand new update for the PC version of the game. The patch is similar ...read more

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WWE 2K18 Confirmed for Fall Release

Take Two Interactive announced some big milestones earlier today in its earnings call to investors. Some of those were Grand Theft Auto V shipping over 80 million units. Not to be out shadowed, Mafia III has hit five million and NBA 2K17 eight million copies sold. One of the other 2K franchises, WWE 2K, opted for some news in the realm of a release window for its next game. As part of the ...read more

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ second monthly update now live

Following its announcement earlier this week, Bluehole has released its second monthly update for the early access version of battle royale shooter PlayUnknown’s Battlegrounds. As previously detailed, the update introduces a new motorbike that can do mid-air stunts and a brand new weapon called the VSS, a suppressed sniper rifle with a permanent 4X scope that takes 9mm ammo. The update ...read more

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Humble Game On Bundle now available

The Humble Game On Bundle is now available from Humble. “GameOn is a new gaming movement from award-winning nonprofit War Child,” Humble explains. “War Child has reached out across the globe to gaming influencers to help them highlight the importance of protecting, educating, and standing up for the rights of children caught up in conflict.” The “Pay what you want” tier includes ...read more

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds update adds a new weapon and vehicle

A new update is scheduled to go live for popular battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on May 25th, 2017. The update introduces the motorbike to the game, which can do mid-air stunts, and the VSS, a suppressed sniper rifle with permanent 4X scope that takes 9mm ammo. There’s also several gameplay changes, including a reduction in the movement speed of the two final play ...read more

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Destiny 2 won’t add dedicated servers, not even on PC

If you were unhappy with Destiny‘s use of peer-to-peer connections, you might want to sit down for this one: Destiny 2 will not be getting dedicated servers, on either its console or PC versions. While peer-to-peer connections have experienced a lot of negative press recently in games like For Honor, you can feel a little bit at ease to know that Bungie promises that it is aware of ...read more

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Overwatch might add more story for two overlooked characters

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan hopes to move Blizzard’s spotlight onto two overlooked characters: Pharah and Symmetra. There’s not much story presented within the game of Overwatch itself. Instead, most of what we know about its characters comes from animated shorts, comics, and the biographies of the characters listed on the site. Because of this, some characters have received much ...read more

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Call of Duty WW2 Won’t Be on BattleNet for PC

It’s been a busy month for Activision ahead of E3, as the company gave fans a first look at both of its highly anticipated shooters, Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WW2. New to Destiny 2 is a PC version, which offers gamers enhanced technical features such as an uncapped framerate, 4K support, and to everyone’s surprise, is exclusively tied to Blizzard’s online service, ...read more

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Xbox rebrands Twitch competitor as Mixer, adds a bunch of new features

Xbox is making a bigger push into the realm of livestreaming by launching Mixer—a rebranded, retooled version of its previous livestreaming service, Beam—today, May 25th. Not only is Xbox changing the name but it’s also adding a slew of new features to the service, and that part actually sounds pretty good. One of the more interesting features for the service, which is available on ...read more

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Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks

Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it's delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it's taking this "highly unusual" step after customers worldwide including England's National Health Service suffered a hit from "WannaCrypt" ransomware. Microsoft patched all of its ...read more

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Apple's fabled iPad redesign may arrive at WWDC

Apple could have more than one hardware treat to unveil at WWDC this year. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a mostly solid track record for Apple predictions) now believes that Apple is likely to launch a long-rumored 10.5-inch iPad redesign when the developer conference kicks off on June 5th. Kuo understands that mass production is supposed to start in the late second quarter (aka June), so it ...read more

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E3 2017: Press conference dates and times revealed

E3 is just over a month away and a plenty of big games are getting announced ahead of the show. It's time to get excited! Taking place from June 13-15 in Los Angeles, it’s where all the big guns announce their exciting new games which will be launching in the busy holiday season and beyond. This year we’ve also got the bonus of new hardware, with the Nintendo Switch making its E3 debut and ...read more

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Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

The HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset is the perfect headset for gamers who are looking for something that is light on the wallet, but still wanting that quality sound they expect in higher priced headsets. With a price point of $49.99, this gaming headset comes jammed packed with key features including high-end sound and comfort thanks to its high-quality HyperX signature memory foam. On top ...read more

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Windows Store update allows users to install apps onto Xbox One

A new Windows Store update allows users to install Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps directly onto their Xbox One, no matter where you’re purchasing the app. Previously, shoppers could purchase games from the Windows Store and have them remotely install on your Xbox One. Now, this same magic applies to apps that appear both on the PC Windows Store and Xbox Store. While Xbox users may ...read more

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Tekken 7 for PS4, Xbox One and PC Gets Explosive Opening Movie

The console and PC release of Tekken 7 is coming close, and Bandai Namco is firing from all promotional cylinders. Today the publisher released the game’s opening cutscene, which is as explosive as you can imagine. You can check it out below, and if you want to see more, you can enjoy the first of a series of character trailers here, the second one here, and the third here. Tekken 7 ...read more

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Far Cry 5 Takes Place in Hope County, Montana; Trailers Released

Today, Ubisoft revealed that the upcoming Far Cry, Far Cry 5, is set in Hope County, Montana. Additionally, it accompanied the reveal of the game’s setting with four new teaser videos showing off the different enviroments. Collectively, the four new teaser trailers show off a beautiful and serene river, a Montana mountain range, a church in the middle of nowhere, and a man running through a ...read more

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Tekken 7 Receives New Story Trailer

Bandai namco launched a new story trailer for their upcoming fighter Tekken 7, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 2. The trailer provides details a “blood feud” of the Mishima family, lasting generations “from father to son and beyond”. Additionally, the publisher teases a final showdown by saying, “what began in death will end…in death”. The publisher ...read more

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Cities: Skylines – Mass Transit Expansion Receives a Launch Trailer

Colossal Order and Paradox Interactive released a launch trailer for Cites: Skylines’ newest expansion, Mass Transit. This expansion, which costs $12.99, brings new transit service buildings, mass transit hubs, new scenarios, new landmarks, and new road types. For those eager to find out more about the expansion, here is a list of its features, straight from the developers:

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Destiny 2 Cinematic Trailer

Bungie began its live premiere for Destiny 2 with more information still coming. Until then, check out the cinematic trailer below, helpfully clipped by IGN. The trailer focuses on Zavala and how he first became a Guardian. His journey battling against the Fallen, growing stronger and stronger to eventually find humanity and the Speaker. From there, the Last City is established along with the ...read more

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Destiny 2 video sets up the story, reveals new Guardian subclasses

At the beginning of Destiny 2, Dominus Ghaul—the game’s new antagonist—attacks the Tower and strips Guardians of their powers in an attempt to harness the Light, scattering the Vanguards to far and distant worlds, and it’s up to you to retrieve them. It’s a compelling setup—and a good excuse to reset everyone’s progress from the first game. But while you may not be able to carry ...read more

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