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Microsoft and 343 announced a whole bunch of Halo news overnight. The publisher confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will in fact receive an enhancement patch for Xbox One X. Alongside this upgrade, 343 will deploy fixes for issues left untouched since the game’s disastrous launch. The updates will also “modernise” many of the game’s systems, according to 343. These ...read more
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A new patch for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds included a variety of changes with one of the most notable differences being the reduced spawn rate of items around the map. The latest update for the battle royale game was a smaller one in terms of content, but that much is to be expected as the team working on the game paves their way towards the eventual full release of the game on PC and ...read more
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Battlefield 1 has revealed a very early look at two new maps and six new guns that will come with its upcoming Turning Tides expansion by allowing certain community members access through the game’s community test environment (CTE). The two new maps, Cape Helles and Achi Baba, are in earlier stages of development—so early, in fact, that developer DICE has yet to add any textures. Cape ...read more
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343 Industries has announced Halo 5: Guardians‘ Overtime update, which will bring with it “a host of tweaks, adjustments and other goodies all designed to improve overall player experience.” Kicking things off is the return of Oddball, bringing with it a full suite of mode-specific medals, new VO, and a return of the ballyhooed and beloved skull as “the ball.” As well as this, a ...read more
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On Monday, Microsoft released the Xbox One Fall Update, enhancing several of the experiences on all Xbox One consoles. Turns out the update also introduces some new privacy-related settings, helping you further control your Activity Feed. Shared by Major Nelson, the changes allow you to decide who can see your posts to your activity feed. You can set it to everybody, friends, or block ...read more
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Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment released Project CARS 2 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One last month, and it received favorable reviews from critics. To follow up this glowing praise, an accolades trailer was released for the game today. The trailer, which clocks in at one minute and three seconds, mixes positive quotes with fast-paced gameplay. Project Cars 2 is a racing simulation ...read more
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When something gets successful in the industry, there are two things that are assured: a) that other games inspired by its success will follow in its wake, and b) a shameless, almost 1:1 Chinese knock-off of it will definitely be made. PUBG has already seen some of the former occur with Epic Games creating a new PUBG inspired battle royale mode for Fortnite. And now, it is seeing some of the ...read more
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Microsoft may have shipped the Fall Update for Xbox users recently but, the company isn't resting just yet. Its renewed focus on rolling out as many features to the platform before the year ends is assuring. We already know that gifting (most probably) is on its way to gamers on the console and backward compatibility with the original Xbox games is on track, too. Now, if reports are to be ...read more
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Ubisoft has gone all out to market Assassin’s Creed Origins, and it shows. Along with the countless trailers we’ve already seen for the game, both serious and silly, the publisher has just released an epic new live-action trailer that really captures the feel of the game. In the trailer, a narrator, acting as Bayek, explains how he will strike as an assassin, while we see a number of clips ...read more
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One of the most debated topics in the gaming world is in-game purchases and microtransactions, with more online multiplayer games leaning into the fad for an extra source of income past game sales. One such game, Activision and Bungie’s Destiny 2, took a recent controversial stance on putting more in-game purchases into its first-person shooter, as seen through cosmetic shaders being turned ...read more
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