New gold PS4 Slim SKU spotted

Sony has yet to announce any new PS4 hardware, but an image has surfaced on the web claiming to be a box shot of a new PS4 1TB Gold model. There’s zero indication of the source of the shot, which appeared on Imgur earlier today with the title “New Gold PS4 Slim 1TB”, but potentially it could be something we see revealed at E3 2017 at the Sony press conference in just a couple of ...read more

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New games releasing this week: May 29 – June 4

ekken 7 headlines this week, and after close to eight years since the last main series console release, fans of Bandai Namco’s brawler are champing at the bit. Oh sure there have been Tekken games in the interim, but it’s more than time for a new chapter in the (delightful, ludicrous) plot. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the next big thing. Strap on your VR helmet and join an online session to ...read more

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COD: WWII’s campaign will not have playable Axis soldiers

During a recent 'Making Of' livestream, creative director Brett Robbins answered that he couldn’t “talk about [the Axis question] directly” and that Sledgehammer would “leave that one to mystery.” Based on that wording, it could taken as a possibility that you may be able to play as the Axis via some kind of special mission. Within a day of the livestream however, Sledgehammer ...read more

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Nintendo is reportedly boosting production of Switch consoles

It's no secret that Nintendo is facing a ton of demand for the Switch, to the point where it reportedly doubled production to keep up. Even that figure might be a tad conservative, however. The Financial Times' supply chain sources claim that Nintendo has hiked its Switch production to 18 million for its current fiscal year (which ends in March 2018), up 2 million from the Wall Street Journal's ...read more

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For Honor to Finally Implement Rage Quit Penalties

You and your eternal rival square up: Viking and Knight in a fight to the death. The Knight chants over and over in his head: “Deus Vult!” The Viking begins his charge: “ÉG RÍF ÞIG Í BITA!” The Raider picks up his mortal enemy and throws him right off of the ledge. “Disconnected from the session owner. Migrating session owner.” If this has ever happened to you, or if ...read more

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Xbox Store is getting 4K HDR content

Looking to lay your eyes on some nice looking new content? Those who invested in an Xbox One S will finally be getting a peak at the 4K HDR content that they were promised, as the Movies & TV app has begun selling The Lego Batman Movie. Strangely enough, this is the first major film to be sold on Xbox One that’s available in 4K UHD – and the first film period in the marketplace to offer High ...read more

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New games releasing this week: May 29 – June 4

ekken 7 headlines this week, and after close to eight years since the last main series console release, fans of Bandai Namco’s brawler are champing at the bit. Oh sure there have been Tekken games in the interim, but it’s more than time for a new chapter in the (delightful, ludicrous) plot. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the next big thing. Strap on your VR helmet and join an online session to ...read more

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Xbox Store is getting 4K HDR content

Looking to lay your eyes on some nice looking new content? Those who invested in an Xbox One S will finally be getting a peak at the 4K HDR content that they were promised, as the Movies & TV app has begun selling The Lego Batman Movie. Strangely enough, this is the first major film to be sold on Xbox One that’s available in 4K UHD – and the first film period in the marketplace to offer High ...read more

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Xbox One could be dumping OneGuide

Something rather curious that was revealed (possibly unintentionally) during the Beam/Mixer announcement last night was Microsoft’s apparent plans to either remove the OneGuide section from the Xbox One dashboard or rename it. The first hint of an evolution or cancellation of OneGuide came in the Mixer announcement YouTube video which offers a brief look at a new Xbox One dashboard, one ...read more

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The Division Confirmed to Receive New Content in Future

Ubisoft Massive is currently holding another Elite Task Force workshop for Tom Clancy’s The Division where members of the community are invited to take part in discussions and test out new features ahead of launch. Usually this means offering suggestions for patches, especially with update 1.7 and 1.8 next in line, but apparently there’s some new content inbound. And no, it doesn’t seem to ...read more

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Battlefield 1’s May Update Changes Operations Matchmaking

The developers over at DICE held their preview for the Battlefield 1 May Update yesterday and discussed the changes that players can expect to see in the upcoming patch. The livestream hosts, Global Community Manager Dan Mitre, Producer Andrew Gulotta, and Gameplay Designer Chad Wilkinson, began by discussing the biggest issue with operations: empty lobbies. Gulotta explained how the ...read more

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Early Feedback on Xbox Game Pass Has Been Really Strong - Microsoft

The Xbox Game Pass launches for everyone on June 1, but it is already available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The subscription service functions a lot like EA Access- it lets you access, without restrictions, a library of 100 games on the Xbox One. Speaking on Twitter, Phil Spencer said that the early feedback on the Xbox Game Pass has been really strong. He also spoke about how the service ...read more

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New gold PS4 Slim SKU spotted

Sony has yet to announce any new PS4 hardware, but an image has surfaced on the web claiming to be a box shot of a new PS4 1TB Gold model. There’s zero indication of the source of the shot, which appeared on Imgur earlier today with the title “New Gold PS4 Slim 1TB”, but potentially it could be something we see revealed at E3 2017 at the Sony press conference in just a couple of ...read more

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COD: WWII’s campaign will not have playable Axis soldiers

During a recent 'Making Of' livestream, creative director Brett Robbins answered that he couldn’t “talk about [the Axis question] directly” and that Sledgehammer would “leave that one to mystery.” Based on that wording, it could taken as a possibility that you may be able to play as the Axis via some kind of special mission. Within a day of the livestream however, Sledgehammer ...read more

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For Honor to Finally Implement Rage Quit Penalties

You and your eternal rival square up: Viking and Knight in a fight to the death. The Knight chants over and over in his head: “Deus Vult!” The Viking begins his charge: “ÉG RÍF ÞIG Í BITA!” The Raider picks up his mortal enemy and throws him right off of the ledge. “Disconnected from the session owner. Migrating session owner.” If this has ever happened to you, or if ...read more

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Titanfall 2's Monarch Reign DLC Will Add A New Titan

Respawn has confirmed that the next piece of free DLC for Titanfall 2 is called Monarch’s Reign, and that it will add a new Titan called Monarch. Monarch is similar to the Vanguard class but has some changes made to it to make this Titan more flexible and able to offer more supportive help. Abilities include being able to drain power from enemy Titans to restore its own and friendly shields.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Screenshot and Gameplay Potentially Leak

Electronic Arts has confirmed that Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set to appear during the publisher’s E3 2017 event, EA Play, and as such fans of the Battlefront series of games have been left wondering exactly what EA has planned. Thanks to a few supposed leaks, however, gamers may be able to go into the event with a little more knowledge than the publisher would have hoped for. The leaks come ...read more

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Destiny 2 Pre-Order is 20% Off on Digital and Physical

Destiny 2 is still a few months away from launch, but gamers are excited to take on the next chapter in the sci-fi universe. And thanks to a discount offered by Amazon, Prime members can now preorder the game for 20 percent off for any of the three platforms Destiny 2 is set to release. The news comes by way of a Redditor who noticed the discount when purchasing two copies of the game. While ...read more

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Devs Consider Single Player Campaign

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is an Early Access Game on Steam, but that isn’t stopping it from soaring in popularity. It seems that the fact that the game is technically still in development also isn’t keeping its developers from thinking about what a single-player campaign would look like for the game, which is currently multiplayer-only. While a single-player campaign appears to be 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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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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No rare Pokémon for Pokémon Go cheaters

Niantic has reportedly introduced a new anti-cheat measure in Pokémon Go that prevents flagged accounts from encountering rare Pokémon. According to Pokémon Go Hub, this new server-side security measure targets accounts that have previously been caught using third party trackers and prevents them from seeing rare Pokémon spawns in the scanned area. However, the site adds that this block ...read more

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Report – The iPhone 8 will feature Touch ID in the front glass

Every year there is the usual flow of leaks and rumors in regards to Apple's iPhone. While that seems to be the case this year, we have yet to solidify the placement of the device's Touch ID sensor. That all might change, as it appears that new information has surfaced that states Apple will indeed have its fingerprint sensor under the front display glass of its next device. According to a ...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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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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