The Turing Test and MoHAirborne are now free with Xbox Games with Gold

t's October's half-way point and just as announced, Microsoft has made available two additional games for Xbox Live Gold members. Arriving in the Games with Gold program today are Bulkhead Interactive's puzzle game, The Turing Test, for the Xbox One and EA's World War II FPS, Medal of Honor: Airborne, for the Xbox 360. Thanks to backward compatibility, the latter is also available on Xbox One ...read more

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PS4: Hacker Qwertyoruiop claims victory on Firmware 5.00

Developer Qwertyoruiop has been the only source of hope on the PS4 scene for quite a while, although the hope has been fading away, after months without a PS4 Jailbreak release in sight. Qwertyoruiop directly contributed years ago to the PS4 1.76 Jailbreak (to date the only publicly hackable PS4 firmware), but he also said 6 months ago that he had a fully weaponized exploit for firmware 4.55. ...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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Bungie Issues Statement on Destiny 2 Prison of Elders Leak

Prison of Elders will not be making its return to Destiny 2. Not yet, anyway. After a few days of rampant rumors, a member of the Bungie community team chimed in on the Destiny sub-Reddit, saying: "No current plans to bring PoE to D2. This is just some leftover bits. Pardon our dust. Just dust and echoes." The "leftover bits" he's referring to is code. Chunks of code pointed to an icon and ...read more

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Destiny 2 Goes Crazy With PC Launch Trailer

Console owners already have an idea of how great Destiny 2 is, since that version of the game released early last month. That said, PC owners have been chomping at the bit to give the game a try themselves – and they don’t have to wait too much longer. Ahead of the game’s release for that format next week, Activision and Bungie have unleashed an epic new trailer that gives owners of ...read more

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EA attempts to calm our Battlefront II pay-to-win concerns

The recent Star Wars Battlefront II beta stirred up a fair bit of ire for the shooter’s loot box system, not helped by the recent discovery that the loot boxes can be acquired through a currency purchased with real money. With the final conclusion of the beta, publisher Electronic Arts made an effort to save face by explaining why the loot box system isn’t as bad as it seems. A blog post ...read more

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The Turing Test and MoHAirborne are now free with Xbox Games with Gold

t's October's half-way point and just as announced, Microsoft has made available two additional games for Xbox Live Gold members. Arriving in the Games with Gold program today are Bulkhead Interactive's puzzle game, The Turing Test, for the Xbox One and EA's World War II FPS, Medal of Honor: Airborne, for the Xbox 360. Thanks to backward compatibility, the latter is also available on Xbox One ...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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EA attempts to calm our Battlefront II pay-to-win concerns

The recent Star Wars Battlefront II beta stirred up a fair bit of ire for the shooter’s loot box system, not helped by the recent discovery that the loot boxes can be acquired through a currency purchased with real money. With the final conclusion of the beta, publisher Electronic Arts made an effort to save face by explaining why the loot box system isn’t as bad as it seems. A blog post ...read more

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Phil Spencer reiterates he does not like console exclusive content

The Xbox brand has been criticized in recent months for not acquiring a lot of marketing deals with third-party publishers like Sony has. On top of that, there are already some who believe that Xbox’s exclusive lineup of games this year was lacking, though they just had a fantastic release with Cuphead. The ethics of locking content behind marketing deals remains a point of contention within ...read more

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Call of Duty: WWII’s Download Size Revealed

Over the past couple of years, the Call of Duty games have gotten a little hefty in download size, with Black Ops III clearing around 60GB with all of its downloadable content, and Infinite Warfare going over 90GB, mainly because of the addition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. But when it comes to the download size of Call of Duty: WWII, you probably don’t need to fret too much ...read more

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Latest Battlefield 1 Update: New Maps, Modes, and More

The October update for the popular shooter Battlefield 1 is live and brings with it a healthy dose of fresh content as players continue to show off their skills in this historically set FPS. With the changes made to the title, it is clear that the developing team over at DICE are fervently listening to fan feedback - and it shows. The October update brings with it changes to maps, new modes, and ...read more

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PS4: Hacker Qwertyoruiop claims victory on Firmware 5.00

Developer Qwertyoruiop has been the only source of hope on the PS4 scene for quite a while, although the hope has been fading away, after months without a PS4 Jailbreak release in sight. Qwertyoruiop directly contributed years ago to the PS4 1.76 Jailbreak (to date the only publicly hackable PS4 firmware), but he also said 6 months ago that he had a fully weaponized exploit for firmware 4.55. ...read more

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Bungie Issues Statement on Destiny 2 Prison of Elders Leak

Prison of Elders will not be making its return to Destiny 2. Not yet, anyway. After a few days of rampant rumors, a member of the Bungie community team chimed in on the Destiny sub-Reddit, saying: "No current plans to bring PoE to D2. This is just some leftover bits. Pardon our dust. Just dust and echoes." The "leftover bits" he's referring to is code. Chunks of code pointed to an icon and ...read more

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EA attempts to calm our Battlefront II pay-to-win concerns

The recent Star Wars Battlefront II beta stirred up a fair bit of ire for the shooter’s loot box system, not helped by the recent discovery that the loot boxes can be acquired through a currency purchased with real money. With the final conclusion of the beta, publisher Electronic Arts made an effort to save face by explaining why the loot box system isn’t as bad as it seems. A blog post ...read more

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Destiny 2 Players Find An Interesting Emote Glitch In-Game

Just like with any MMO, there are going to be glitches, exploits, and funny little hiccups along the way. While some glitches may be a frustrating mess, others you just can't help to laugh at. Such is the case with an interesting little bug that Destiny 2 players are finding with certain emotes. One emote in particular many are finding lets players glitch through almost any in-game wall - it's ...read more

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Call of Duty: WW2 More Details Possibly Leaked

Last week we reported that a user on Reddit had delved into the game files of the currently ongoing Call of Duty: WWII PC beta, and had leaked information about maps, modes, zombie mode perks and more. This week, we’ve got more of the same- another similar post has popped up on Reddit, and this time, based once again on the game files from the game’s PC beta, we have details about a lot of ...read more

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CoD: WWII Zombies Leak Mentions Bonus Map, Hints at First Zombies DLC

While we reported on a massive Call of Duty: WWII Zombies mode leak a week ago that detailed the weapons, features and more, there seems to be another COD: WWII Zombies mode info leak, and this one might be bordering on spoiler territory. YouTube channel TheGamingRevolution posted a video where it talks about the said new Zombie mode info which was obtained by digging through the PC beta ...read more

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Destiny 2 Goes Crazy With PC Launch Trailer

Console owners already have an idea of how great Destiny 2 is, since that version of the game released early last month. That said, PC owners have been chomping at the bit to give the game a try themselves – and they don’t have to wait too much longer. Ahead of the game’s release for that format next week, Activision and Bungie have unleashed an epic new trailer that gives owners of ...read more

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H1Z1: King of the Kill Undergoes Some Changes, Including Its Name

H1Z1: King of the Kill is revamping a little bit as the team behind the title gears up for the horror game to leave Steam's Early Access program. Previously, H1Z1: Just Survive recently received a name change to simply 'Just Survive', so it's not all that surprising that King of the Kill should do the same. From this point on, it is simply: H1Z1. Regarding the upcoming changes in preparation ...read more

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Rocket League Gets Spooky With New Halloween Event Next Week

Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? Well, don’t be – that’s just one of the Rocket League cars trying to score a goal. Psyonix has laid out their master plans for this year’s Rocket League Halloween event, and there’s lots of tricks and treats to go around. The event will kick off on October 16th and run through November 6th, and will provide players ample ...read more

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PUBG bans an absurd amount of players every day

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is reaching all kinds of milestones as of late. Not only has it topped 15 million sales and 2 million concurrent players on Steam, but it’s also banning cheaters at a lightning-fast pace. This is according to a handful of recent tweets from BattlEye, the third-party anti-cheat client that handles Battlegrounds‘ ban-hammer. According to BattlEye, over 322,000 ...read more

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Destiny 2 PC Version Release Times, Recommended Specs Revealed

While console players have been enjoying Destiny 2 for the past month and a half, PC owners have been (patiently) waiting for their turn to take a crack at the game. Well, relax – you’ve only got a few days left, and then it’s all yours. To help alleviate the pain a little bit, Bungie has revealed when you’ll be able to get your hands on the PC edition through Battle.net. The catch is, ...read more

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Epic is suing Fortnite cheaters

After banning thousands of cheating accounts playing Fortnite, developer Epic Games is now taking it a step further by suing two alleged cheaters. The surge in cheaters, as you might expect, came after Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode was released for free, but Epic is not messing around when it comes to rooting them out. “To start, addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority ...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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Microsoft retires Groove Music service, partners with Spotify

Microsoft rebranded Xbox Music to Groove Music two years ago, in a bid to make its music streaming service more relevant to consumers. Despite the name change, Groove always felt like a vestige of the Zune era at Microsoft and something that consumers were unaware of. Microsoft is now giving up on Groove Music today, and partnering with Spotify instead. Microsoft will stop selling Groove Music ...read more

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Windows 10 closing in on Windows 7 Market Share

It’s the first of the month again, which means it’s once again time to read the market share tea leaves. This month Netmarketshare’s data appears to have an error, claiming a 5% increase in Linux market share in one month, so I think it can be safely ignored. More interesting is Statcounter’s numbers in the header image above, which shows a steady increase in Windows 10 web usage, ...read more

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Ataribox Details, Pricing, Release Window Revealed

Today Atari revealed some brand new details about its brand new console, the Ataribox. In a press release, it was revealed that this sleek new console will actually be running Linux, and will be powered by a custom AMD processor. Official specs have no been fully revealed, so as far as the guts are concerned, this is still the extent of what we know at the moment. Since the console runs Linux, ...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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Street Fighter V's Next DLC Character Announcement Trailer

The next DLC character to be announced for the Street Fighter V lineup is none other than Zeku - and he's the last one up for additional fighters for season two. The big reveal, and new look at him in action via a new trailer, came courtesy of the South East Asia Major Fighting Event. It shouldn't be a huge surprise that Zeku has been announced as the final character to join the roster - fans ...read more

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GTA Online’s Transform Races Get A New Trailer

Rockstar is bringing a Mario Kart/Sonic All Stars inspired racing game mode to its ever growing GTA Online, called Transform Races. As we have discussed previously, Transform Races include the player racing through the air, sea, and land in wacky settings. The races will also have warps to teleport participating players to completely different parts of the map mid-race, to add to the ...read more

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Cities: Skylines for Consoles Getting Snowfall Expansion

Paradox Interactive announced the coming of the Swofall expansion for the console versions of their popular city building game Cities: Skylines. The weather focused add-on Snowfall will be available next month for PS4 and Xbox One. Cities: Skylines‘ new expansion will offer console players new ways to construct their perfect towns. Snowfall will include special maps and other winter-themed ...read more

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Gets a New Trailer Featuring Gohan

Bandai Namco Entertainment has released a new trailer for its upcoming fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, featuring the half-Saiyan, Gohan. The video below showcases his Kamehameha as he combats the series’ power villain, Cell. Also featured is the incredible 2.5D graphics faithfully recreating the animation style from the popular anime. This is just one of many trailers featuring the ...read more

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