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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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