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Without a doubt, Microsoft’s decision to incorporate a backward compatible aspect to the Xbox One has not only been lauded by both fans and critics alike, but also the feature has gone on to become one of the strongest selling points for the system, and the program usually boosts sales of the older games that gets added to the list. As a matter of fact, following the confirmation of Grand Theft ...read more
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Halo 5 Forge, the free Hao 5 map making tool on Windows, has gotten a huge update, one that effectively makes it a free multiplayer game. While mostly used to create maps, Halo 5 forge also offered players the ability to “test” maps in Windows with other players. This involved a bit of trickery as players needed to invite each other manually to host matches. With the new custom search ...read more
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Digital Foundry has tested yet another Xbox One backward compatible title to see how it holds up to the original. In this case, it is the recently added Grand Theft Auto IV which runs faster than the older model, but at the cost of the experience’s smoothness. Grand Theft Auto IV is the latest addition to Xbox One’s backward compatible family along with its two standalone expansions The ...read more
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Last generation, Valve was only too happy to spread the love of its games among all platforms, with SP3 and Xbox 360 routinely getting versions of its major releases (even though those versions were never quite supported all that well after launch). However, this generation, it looks like Valve isn’t going to do that. Eurogamer reports (via WCCFTech) that Valve’s Gabe Newell has thrown his ...read more
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Sniper Elite 4 is out next week, which means it’s time to give the launch trailer a watch. Also, Rebellion has provided information on the game’s Season Pass. In the trailer, you get to see Sniper Elite 4’s Karl Fairburne use all of his “cunning, adaptability and ruthless precision,” to carry out his tasks. Neat trailer. Now, let’s move on to details for the Season Pass. The ...read more
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During Activision’s financial conference call for calendar year 2016, the company confirmed that 2017’s Call of Duty game is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, that brought us Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in 2014. While this will probably surprise no one, Activision promised to take the franchise “back to its roots,” with traditional combat “taking once again center ...read more
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PS4s newest system update, 4.50, is almost here- we already know of some of the changes that it will introduce, and we also know that Sony is conducting beta testing to ensure a smooth rollout on a large scale (unlike what happened with firmware update 2.00). However, it seems like this will be a really meaty update all around, and that there will be more to it than just the big features (such ...read more
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Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto IV and its accompanying side stories, “The Lost and Damned” and “The Ballad of Gay Tony,” drew critical acclaim during their releases on the last generation of consoles, with Xbox One owners now able to relive or play the titles for the first time through backwards compatibility. Rockstar Games has announced that both Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes ...read more
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered players can earn double the XP all this weekend, lead designer Amos Hodge has revealed. From tomorrow, February 10th at 10:00 a.m. PST until Monday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m. PST players can earn double XP in all multiplayer game modes.
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The Nintendo Switch is less than a month away, and Nintendo’s ready to show fans all of the console’s little details. In its latest trailer, Nintendo offers fans a close-up look at the console from all sides, including a look at how the Joy-Con Controllers snap on or off. It also offers a look at the Switch in TV, Handheld, and Tabletop modes, as well as how the controllers work in various ...read more
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