Video game sales topped $1 billion in January, the best in seven years

Video game sales topped slighly over $1 billion in January 2018, a 59% jump not seen since the same time 7 years ago. As noted in a report by Seeking Alpha, video game hardware and software saw a general increase across all game categories. The total amount of sales for video games and hardware topped out at $1.096 billion. By comparison, in January 2017 video game hardware and software sales ...read more

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The countdown has begun for the end of net neutrality

The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality in December, but the decision has been on hold pending the appearance of the ruling in the Federal Register. The countdown timer has begun now, however, as the "Restoring Internet Freedom" decision has been published in the government publication. The publication of the ruling kicks off a 60-day timer for the rule to become law, meaning April 23 is the ...read more

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Sony Bans PSN Account 8 Years After Creation Due To Username Violation

Sony has been rather strict with the username violations that can occur on their PlayStation Network service however things can change pretty quickly so it is possible that an account name that was possible on the PS3 is outright banned on the PS4. This has now led to an unfair ban for one such user who created his PSN account 8 years ago and was banned by Sony just recently. Reddit user ...read more

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Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer is free to play on Steam this weekend

A free trial weekend for Call of Duty: WW2 PC multiplayer is going on through Steam this weekend. Starting today, folks can download and play the multiplayer portion of Call of Duty: WW2. The free weekend ends on Sunday, February 25 at 1pm PST, 4pm EST, 9pm BEST. Also, from today through February 28, the full Call of Duty: WW2 game on PC is on sale. It will run you $38.99 instead of ...read more

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Sea of Thieves’ Skeleton Forts Revealed in New Video

Rare’s Sea of Thieves is fast approaching so Rare is divulging as much information as it can to prepare us for the experience. In a new video, Senior Designer Andrew Preston and Senior Software Engineer Tom Berry talk about Skeleton Forts. Check it out below. As the name implies, Skeleton Forts are full of skeletons. There are skeletons within, outside and attacking in hordes. One Skeleton ...read more

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SoulCalibur 6 New Trailers Confirm Ivy and Zasalamel

Bandai Namco has released two new trailers for the upcoming, eagerly anticipated SoulCalibur 6, the sixth entry in their beloved sword fighting game series- and the trailers have confirmed that fan favorite character Ivy, as well as Zasalamel, will both be returning for the ride this time around, too. Their inclusion kind of makes sense- given that SoulCalibur 6 is supposed to be set right ...read more

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Video game sales topped $1 billion in January, the best in seven years

Video game sales topped slighly over $1 billion in January 2018, a 59% jump not seen since the same time 7 years ago. As noted in a report by Seeking Alpha, video game hardware and software saw a general increase across all game categories. The total amount of sales for video games and hardware topped out at $1.096 billion. By comparison, in January 2017 video game hardware and software sales ...read more

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Sea of Thieves’ Skeleton Forts Revealed in New Video

Rare’s Sea of Thieves is fast approaching so Rare is divulging as much information as it can to prepare us for the experience. In a new video, Senior Designer Andrew Preston and Senior Software Engineer Tom Berry talk about Skeleton Forts. Check it out below. As the name implies, Skeleton Forts are full of skeletons. There are skeletons within, outside and attacking in hordes. One Skeleton ...read more

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Burnout Paradise Remastered Will Not Feature Microtransactions

Having been announced yesterday, Burnout Paradise Remastered will bring players back into Paradise City to witness the stunning open-world and freedom of the 2008 classic, and now a few more details have been shared about the upcoming remaster of the acclaimed racing game. EA and Ghost Games’ Ben Walke shared a few more details about the upcoming Burnout Paradise Remastered in response to ...read more

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Major Nelson Teases Major Xbox One Changes

Oh, Major Nelson. Larry Hryb, otherwise known as "The Xbox Guy," just teased some major changes coming to the Xbox One but in true Microsoft fashion ... by telling us a lot without actually saying anything and we have no clue what it means. Hryb took to his social media account to tweet out the following, "I can't wait to tell you about the cool new features coming to Xbox One I just had a ...read more

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All editions of Fortnite are 50% off right now

The base Fortnite game is on sale right now, and if you pick it up, you’ll have ample time to participate in the Lunar New Year event going on before it ends February 22. Those who’ve been wanting to give Save the World a go can pick up Fortnite for 50% off. This deal spans all editions on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Again, this is Save the World, as Fortnite Battle Royale is free ...read more

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Dragon Ball FighterZ clips show off DLC characters

Here’s a couple of in-game screenshots and two short clips of Bardock and Broly in Dragon Ball FighterZ. The two clips of Bardock and Broly released for Dragon Ball FighterZ, oddly enough, are without sound. Still, you’re given a quick glimpse of what to expect from the duo. Bardock and Broly were recently announced as upcoming DLC for Dragon Ball FighterZ in the latest issue of ...read more

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Video game sales topped $1 billion in January, the best in seven years

Video game sales topped slighly over $1 billion in January 2018, a 59% jump not seen since the same time 7 years ago. As noted in a report by Seeking Alpha, video game hardware and software saw a general increase across all game categories. The total amount of sales for video games and hardware topped out at $1.096 billion. By comparison, in January 2017 video game hardware and software sales ...read more

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Sony Bans PSN Account 8 Years After Creation Due To Username Violation

Sony has been rather strict with the username violations that can occur on their PlayStation Network service however things can change pretty quickly so it is possible that an account name that was possible on the PS3 is outright banned on the PS4. This has now led to an unfair ban for one such user who created his PSN account 8 years ago and was banned by Sony just recently. Reddit user ...read more

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Burnout Paradise Remastered Will Not Feature Microtransactions

Having been announced yesterday, Burnout Paradise Remastered will bring players back into Paradise City to witness the stunning open-world and freedom of the 2008 classic, and now a few more details have been shared about the upcoming remaster of the acclaimed racing game. EA and Ghost Games’ Ben Walke shared a few more details about the upcoming Burnout Paradise Remastered in response to ...read more

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All editions of Fortnite are 50% off right now

The base Fortnite game is on sale right now, and if you pick it up, you’ll have ample time to participate in the Lunar New Year event going on before it ends February 22. Those who’ve been wanting to give Save the World a go can pick up Fortnite for 50% off. This deal spans all editions on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Again, this is Save the World, as Fortnite Battle Royale is free ...read more

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Dragon Ball FighterZ clips show off DLC characters

Here’s a couple of in-game screenshots and two short clips of Bardock and Broly in Dragon Ball FighterZ. The two clips of Bardock and Broly released for Dragon Ball FighterZ, oddly enough, are without sound. Still, you’re given a quick glimpse of what to expect from the duo. Bardock and Broly were recently announced as upcoming DLC for Dragon Ball FighterZ in the latest issue of ...read more

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FIFA 18 Update Makes Much Needed Changes to Ultimate Team

The latest FIFA 18 patch is now live on PC and will be coming to consoles later this week. This patch's primary goal (get it?) is to ease accessibility within the latest title, while also making a few much needed tweaks to the game's Ultimate Team. Courtesy of EA, here are the full patch notes available now:

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Video game sales topped $1 billion in January, the best in seven years

Video game sales topped slighly over $1 billion in January 2018, a 59% jump not seen since the same time 7 years ago. As noted in a report by Seeking Alpha, video game hardware and software saw a general increase across all game categories. The total amount of sales for video games and hardware topped out at $1.096 billion. By comparison, in January 2017 video game hardware and software sales ...read more

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Call of Duty: WW2 multiplayer is free to play on Steam this weekend

A free trial weekend for Call of Duty: WW2 PC multiplayer is going on through Steam this weekend. Starting today, folks can download and play the multiplayer portion of Call of Duty: WW2. The free weekend ends on Sunday, February 25 at 1pm PST, 4pm EST, 9pm BEST. Also, from today through February 28, the full Call of Duty: WW2 game on PC is on sale. It will run you $38.99 instead of ...read more

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Sea of Thieves’ Skeleton Forts Revealed in New Video

Rare’s Sea of Thieves is fast approaching so Rare is divulging as much information as it can to prepare us for the experience. In a new video, Senior Designer Andrew Preston and Senior Software Engineer Tom Berry talk about Skeleton Forts. Check it out below. As the name implies, Skeleton Forts are full of skeletons. There are skeletons within, outside and attacking in hordes. One Skeleton ...read more

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Burnout Paradise Remastered Will Not Feature Microtransactions

Having been announced yesterday, Burnout Paradise Remastered will bring players back into Paradise City to witness the stunning open-world and freedom of the 2008 classic, and now a few more details have been shared about the upcoming remaster of the acclaimed racing game. EA and Ghost Games’ Ben Walke shared a few more details about the upcoming Burnout Paradise Remastered in response to ...read more

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All editions of Fortnite are 50% off right now

The base Fortnite game is on sale right now, and if you pick it up, you’ll have ample time to participate in the Lunar New Year event going on before it ends February 22. Those who’ve been wanting to give Save the World a go can pick up Fortnite for 50% off. This deal spans all editions on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Again, this is Save the World, as Fortnite Battle Royale is free ...read more

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PUBG: PC test patch hits live servers today, comes with 2 new crates

This week’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds patch, which only just released on test servers, will be making its way to live servers later today. The patch added new features to PUBG’s player reporting through the replay, and removed the ability to see the remaining passengers on the plane to improve early-game performance. Earlier today, the test server was updated once again, though ...read more

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Video game sales topped $1 billion in January, the best in seven years

Video game sales topped slighly over $1 billion in January 2018, a 59% jump not seen since the same time 7 years ago. As noted in a report by Seeking Alpha, video game hardware and software saw a general increase across all game categories. The total amount of sales for video games and hardware topped out at $1.096 billion. By comparison, in January 2017 video game hardware and software sales ...read more

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The countdown has begun for the end of net neutrality

The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality in December, but the decision has been on hold pending the appearance of the ruling in the Federal Register. The countdown timer has begun now, however, as the "Restoring Internet Freedom" decision has been published in the government publication. The publication of the ruling kicks off a 60-day timer for the rule to become law, meaning April 23 is the ...read more

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Controversial Counter-Strike Streamer "PhantomLord" Sues Twitch

Wherever James “PhantomLord” Varga seems to go, controversy no doubt follows. A couple of years ago, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streamer got into a bit of hot water after it was found out that he owned a site where players could gamble with skins from the game, making him a great amount of money in the process. Twitch, the streaming service owned by Amazon, deleted his channel ...read more

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Twitch Delays New Community Guidelines

Twitch announced that the streaming service is delaying the rollout of new community guidelines for streamers in order to provide a clearer explanation of the new guidelines before they take effect. The service shared the news of the delay through Twitch’s Twitter account with a tweet that thanked Twitch users for their feedback and said that the new guidelines will now take effect on March ...read more

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Twitch had more viewers than CNN in January

An investment analyst says more people tuned into Twitch.tv than CNN last month, putting the site ahead of several cable networks in ratings. Benjamin Schachter, an analyst for Macquarie Capital, says he’s looked at a year’s worth of Twitch viewership data. According to his findings, Twitch attracted a record average of 962,000 concurrent viewers in January, beating out the 2017 daily ...read more

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Kentucky governor says video games are to blame for school shootings

Despite there being numerous studies out there indicating that the violence seen in realistic video games doesn't necessarily lead to real-life violence, that hasn't stopped certain entities from placing the blame on the gaming community in desperate times. Often when tragedies strike, an easy scapegoat beyond the circumstance as is are often warranted and gaming has been that scapegoat for a ...read more

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Sea of Thieves’ Skeleton Forts Revealed in New Video

Rare’s Sea of Thieves is fast approaching so Rare is divulging as much information as it can to prepare us for the experience. In a new video, Senior Designer Andrew Preston and Senior Software Engineer Tom Berry talk about Skeleton Forts. Check it out below. As the name implies, Skeleton Forts are full of skeletons. There are skeletons within, outside and attacking in hordes. One Skeleton ...read more

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SoulCalibur 6 New Trailers Confirm Ivy and Zasalamel

Bandai Namco has released two new trailers for the upcoming, eagerly anticipated SoulCalibur 6, the sixth entry in their beloved sword fighting game series- and the trailers have confirmed that fan favorite character Ivy, as well as Zasalamel, will both be returning for the ride this time around, too. Their inclusion kind of makes sense- given that SoulCalibur 6 is supposed to be set right ...read more

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400-Player Battle Royale Mavericks: Proving Grounds Trailer Released

Mavericks: Proving Grounds may be the latest in a trend of upcoming Battle Royale games that are attempting to seize the moment wherein PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players are looking for something more. Whether it be higher fidelity graphics or a higher player count, developer Automaton games is seeking to capitalize on the genre’s success with a project that is abundant in ambition. The ...read more

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Friday the 13th Game Devs Release Single Player Trailer

It's Friday, which means there's no better day to release a Friday the 13th: The Game trailer, and that's exactly what the developers at Gun Media did. The game's Single Player challenges are scheduled to release soon, at no cost to everyone who already owns the game. The new video is less of a trailer and more of a walk through, though, with Community Lead Daniel Nixon leading viewers though the ...read more

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Far Cry 5 Lands Five Minutes of 4K Footage, Showing Diverging Gameplay

Far Cry 5 is less than two months away, and everyone in the gaming community is gearing up to explore Hope Country, Montana. This includes publication IGN, who debuted a five-minute long video showcasing the variety of gameplay — especially when taking down an outpost. Seen below as part of the IGN First series, the video showcases three different ways to approach clearing out an outpost: a ...read more

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Rainbow Six Siege: New Outbreak 'Briefing' Trailer

Ubisoft has been on a slow-burn promotional kick leading up to Season 3 of Rainbow Six Siege, and this newest season will feature an exciting new co-op game mode called Outbreak. Over the past few weeks we've been learning more about this survival mode and the enemies we will be facing, but it wasn't until today, in this new trailer, that we got to stare one of them in the face. In short, it's ...read more

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