New games releasing this week: February 20 – February 26

Halo Wars 2 is the major retail release this week, but there’s so much of import happening in the digital and indie scene. Although special edition owners started playing last week, Halo Wars 2 arrives on Tuesday. It’s been a long wait for franchise fans and we’re interested to see how the strategy masters at the Creative Assembly rework the console-friendly RTS. The other big release ...read more

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Nintendo Statement on Switch Systems in the Wild, Says One Unit was Stolen

Earlier this week, someone was able to get their hands on the upcoming Nintendo Switch ahead of release. Initially, it was thought that this Switch unit was acquired through retail shipping errors but that no longer seems to be the case. Nintendo has now spoken out about the Switch systems in the wild and gave the following statement to IGN:

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Terraria has sold 20.5 million copies since its release in 2011

Since its release in May 2011, Terraria has sold 20.5 million copies, according to developer Re-Logic. The milestone was reached by the end of 2016, meaning over 4.1 million copies of Terraria have been sold each year for the past five years. 8.3 million units were sold within the last 18 months on PC since update 1.3 launched in June 2015. Along with unit sales figure, (thanks, PCgamesN) ...read more

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The NES Classic is outselling the Wii U

A surprising console has made its way onto the list of top-selling consoles: the NES Classic Edition. According to the NPD Group’s January 2017 report (via GamesBeat), the NES Classic Edition is officially selling better than the Wii U. It makes sense, since the NES Classic released to a wave of nostalgia and the Wii U is on its last legs. Still, it’s unusual for a $60 remake of an 8-bit ...read more

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Microsoft “2017 Shaping up to be One of the Most Exciting Years for Xbox”

Recently, Xbox head Phil Spencer posted a new update on Xbox Wire laying out the company’s strategy for the upcoming year. Spencer talked about their plans for 2017 saying: 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years ever for Xbox gamers. We are preparing to launch the most powerful console ever made this holiday – Project Scorpio – along with a diverse lineup of games. In ...read more

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Xbox's Phil Spencer: There will be more PC exclusive games

We’ve heard countless times that Microsoft is committed to PC gaming. And while the team has indeed made some efforts to win back PC gamers, it has also made some really stupid mistakes (UWP and Win10 Store exclusives anyone?). In his latest interview with Major Nelson, Xbox’s Phil Spencer stated that Microsoft will release some exclusives games to the PC in the future. As Phil Spencer ...read more

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New games releasing this week: February 20 – February 26

Halo Wars 2 is the major retail release this week, but there’s so much of import happening in the digital and indie scene. Although special edition owners started playing last week, Halo Wars 2 arrives on Tuesday. It’s been a long wait for franchise fans and we’re interested to see how the strategy masters at the Creative Assembly rework the console-friendly RTS. The other big release ...read more

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Microsoft “2017 Shaping up to be One of the Most Exciting Years for Xbox”

Recently, Xbox head Phil Spencer posted a new update on Xbox Wire laying out the company’s strategy for the upcoming year. Spencer talked about their plans for 2017 saying: 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years ever for Xbox gamers. We are preparing to launch the most powerful console ever made this holiday – Project Scorpio – along with a diverse lineup of games. In ...read more

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Xbox's Phil Spencer: There will be more PC exclusive games

We’ve heard countless times that Microsoft is committed to PC gaming. And while the team has indeed made some efforts to win back PC gamers, it has also made some really stupid mistakes (UWP and Win10 Store exclusives anyone?). In his latest interview with Major Nelson, Xbox’s Phil Spencer stated that Microsoft will release some exclusives games to the PC in the future. As Phil Spencer ...read more

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Xbox Games with Gold: You can now get Project Cars and Star Wars

Last month, Microsoft announced details of its latest Games with Gold for February 2017. Today, the second wave of this month's free games for Xbox Live Gold members has been released. Members can now get both Project Cars Digital Edition for Xbox One and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for Xbox 360 (also compatible with Xbox One). As a reminder, you can still get Lovers in a Dangerous ...read more

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Spencer Confident In What Xbox Will Show At E3

Microsoft announced yesterday that it would be moving its E3 show from its traditional Monday morning spot to Sunday evening- it was an interesting change, as it now gives Microsoft its own day at E3 (previously, Sony’s conference would follow Microsoft’s a few hours later, with Nintendo getting the next day all to itself). What, then, was Microsoft’s reason for this move? Responding to ...read more

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Xbox E3 Conference Date and Time Announced by Microsoft

If you’re wondering when Microsoft will hold its E3 conference this year, wonder no more, as the house of Xbox announced date and time for the briefing on Twitter. Apparently, Microsoft decided to move the briefing to the Sunday before the show open its doors, even if we don’t know the reasons behind this decision. This year, we expect to hear more about the upcoming console code named ...read more

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February 2017 PSN Flash Sale Is Live, Here’s All the Deals

Featuring Action Deals, the February 2017 PlayStation Store Flash Sale is live in North America, letting you save on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita games, including Grand Theft Auto V, The Elder Scrolls Online, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, Retro City Rampage DX, Super Time Force Ultra, and much more. Running until Monday, February 20 at 8am PT/11am ET, here’s ...read more

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'PlayBook 4 S' is a PlayStation 4 Slim in laptop, costs $1,495

A few years ago it, it was mind blowing to see someone take a video game console and stuff it into a custom built laptop. While the wonder and amazement isn't quite the same as it was back then, it's still fairly intriguing to see someone muster up the courage to tinker and provide the community with a Frankenstein-like creation. If the above gaming console looks familiar, it's because we've ...read more

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Crash Bandicoot remaster release date revealed

PlayStation has announced when “everyone’s favorite marsupial” will jump into the current generation. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be available on June 30th, 2017. The game will include remastered versions of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, all bundled together in a complete Crash package. The gameplay experience for each ...read more

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PS4 owners in US without PS Plus can play online free for a week

PlayStation 4 users without a PlayStation Plus subscription can hop online and play multiplayer free starting tomorrow, February 17. Sony has waived the sub free for the week instead of just the usual weekend. All multiplayer modes will be available for any PS4 game owned. The free multiplayer period ends in North America on February 23. Those who live in Europe will be able to enjoy a ...read more

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Rocket League PS4 Pro Support Announced

Today, developer Psyonix announced that Rocket League is set to receive PS4 Pro support. The support will arrive on February 21st — the same day the new Hot Wheels DLC releases — and will allow the game to run at both 1080p (on a standard PS4) and 4K (on PS4 Pro) at 60 frames per second in all arenas for single and two-player split-screen modes. Meanwhile, three and four-player ...read more

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PS4 price drops to $250 for a limited time

Sony has announced a new, temporary price drop for PS4 in the US. The promotion is now in effect, and will remain available until Saturday, February 25. There are three PS4 Slim bundles you can choose from. First, you have the Uncharted 4 bundle, which includes the 500GB model, and a copy of the game. There’s also the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare bundle, which comes with the 500GB ...read more

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Terraria has sold 20.5 million copies since its release in 2011

Since its release in May 2011, Terraria has sold 20.5 million copies, according to developer Re-Logic. The milestone was reached by the end of 2016, meaning over 4.1 million copies of Terraria have been sold each year for the past five years. 8.3 million units were sold within the last 18 months on PC since update 1.3 launched in June 2015. Along with unit sales figure, (thanks, PCgamesN) ...read more

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Xbox's Phil Spencer: There will be more PC exclusive games

We’ve heard countless times that Microsoft is committed to PC gaming. And while the team has indeed made some efforts to win back PC gamers, it has also made some really stupid mistakes (UWP and Win10 Store exclusives anyone?). In his latest interview with Major Nelson, Xbox’s Phil Spencer stated that Microsoft will release some exclusives games to the PC in the future. As Phil Spencer ...read more

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Ghost Recon Wildlands PC Requirements Revealed

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is almost here- but first, there will be a beta test for the game next week on consoles and PC. Ahead of that, Ubisoft has reported the specs that will be needed to run the game on PC (via WCCFTech)- it sounds like you’ll need a fairly decked up rig for this one. While not as intimidatingly high end as some other games on the market, you still need at least a competent ...read more

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Humble Freedom Bundle contains over 40 games

The latest Humble Bundle is now available, offering over $600 worth of games for just $30. Donating the minimum amount of $30 will get you over 40 games, including The Witness, Stardew Valley, Subnautica, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Invincible Inc., and Super Meat Boy. Take a look at the full list of games here. Humble Bundle notes that more games “may” be added later ...read more

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For Honor betas drew 6M players, PC version largest in Ubisoft history

Ubisoft has provided updated stats on the number of folks who participated in the For Honor betas. According to the firm, the For Honor beta periods accumulated more than six million unique players. Participants logged over two billion minutes across both consoles and PC. Over the weekend, Ubisoft said there were over 3 million playing during the open beta weekend. It was also the one of ...read more

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Activision makes it sound like Destiny 2 is coming to PC

After reconfirming that Destiny 2 is gunning for a 2017 release window, publisher Activision announced that the game would target Russia and China for launch—a statement that may be telling. According to the publisher’s recent financial briefing, it is looking to “broaden the franchise’s global reach,” which includes expanding to new markets. Games like Overwatch have managed to ...read more

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Pokémon Go’s massive Gen 2 update is live

Ever since Pokémon Go first hit our smart phones last year, lovers of the franchise have been eager to see the second generation of Pokémon to be introduced into the game. Today, developer Niantic finally put gamers minds at ease with the introduction of 80 of the 100 Pokémon first encountered in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. This update will allow players to evolve older Pokémon ...read more

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E3 2017 will be open to the public, tickets priced $149 – $249

E3 2017 will open its doors to the public this year, the first time it has welcomed consumers on such a large scale. Tickets will go on sale February 13 at midday ET. The first 1,000 tickets will cost $149, the next 14,000 will go for $249. Tickets provide access to the showfloor, panel discussions and other events over the three days, according to GameSpot. E3 is primarily an industry ...read more

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You can already jailbreak iOS 10.2

For every new update Apple puts out, there’s a small and intrepid team of hackers out on the internet trying to break Apple’s security. Running a jailbroken version of iOS lets you take full control of the software, and consequently install every UI tweak and additional feature you can think of. Jailbreaking used to be more popular, back in the day before you could delete the Stocks app, ...read more

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Two of Razer’s triple-monitor laptops were stolen at CES 2017

There’s little doubt you noticed Razer’s rather interesting triple-monitor laptop being shared all over social media last week. Well, guess what? Two of the prototypes were stolen at CES 2017 on Sunday. According to a Facebook post from Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan (thanks, Gamespot), two of the prototypes known as Project Valerie were stolen from the firm’s booth during the Las Vegas trade ...read more

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Windows 10 Game Mode To Power Xbox One And Scorpio Games

Last week, have reported that a Windows 10 Game Mode had been discovered in build 14997, a mode that promises to bring considerable improvements for gaming. Little else is known about the matter, but some very interesting new details have emerged online today. According to a report by Windows Central, the Windows 10 Game Mode isn’t just going to improve the gaming experience on Microsoft’s ...read more

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Windows 10 Getting A Game Mode Which Acts Exactly Like An Xbox One

Microsoft is currently working on a Game Mode for Windows 10 that will minimize app running resources in order to provide an enhanced gaming experience. This will be done by allocating the freed up resources to the game which will allow it to run faster and smoother than ever before. Well that’s great , but it gets to get a tad bit confusing , as many among the community have noted that it ...read more

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New Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer shows off some new gameplay

We have a new Mass Effect: Andromeda video that features some fresh gameplay. EA has released a new Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer that highlights the game’s pre-order exclusive content, and shows some bits of multiplayer footage. The pre-order items shown are the same ones previously announced, and they’re included with pre-orders of all versions. These are the Deep Space Explore ...read more

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Sniper Elite 4 Gets New 101 Gameplay Trailer

Today, Rebellion Developments released a new “101” gameplay trailer for its upcoming World War 2 shooter: Sniper Elite 4. Beyond showcasing how to snipe Nazi heads off, the trailer — being a 101 trailer — gives a six minute detailed breakdown on the game’s story, setting, gameplay features, and modes. The following is also included and showcased via the new gameplay:

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands – here’s eight minutes of gameplay

The first video you see from Arekkz below is another look at the Gunsmith, which is the weapons customization features in Ghost Recon: Wildlands. It also takes a look at the character customization. The second one, as you can see, shows close to eight minutes of gameplay from various missions across two different regions. In it, Arekkz also provides his impressions of the game after spending ...read more

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Rave in the Redwoods Zombies Trailer

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare took us to the future, but Zombies – ah! Zombies takes us to our regrettable past. The first Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC pack arrives on PS4 next week, bringing with it a new chapter in the Zombies journey. Continuing the story from the Zombies in Spaceland, the latest episode of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s co-op horde more is set in an ...read more

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Halo Wars 2 beta out now on PC, Xbox One – watch the tutorial video

Microsoft released the Halo Wars 2 Blitz beta client overnight on the Xbox Store for PC as well as Xbox One. The download comes in at 10.1GB for Xbox One, and 11.96 for PC. To help everyone get acquainted with the new Blitz mode – the only mode available in the beta, 343 Industries released a tutorial video that goes over the main mechanics of what you’ll be playing. Alongside the ...read more

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Nintendo Switch New Video Shows Off How The Console ‘Switches’

The most appealing part of the Nintendo Switch from a hardware perspective is its switching capability- the way it can seamlessly turn from being a home console to a portable to a standalone gaming unit, without having to fiddle with wires or connectors. We’ve seen the Switching in motion a lot- but we’ve never actually seen it in real time so far. And there’s always some skepticism ...read more

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