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The Nintendo Switch continues to perform well for retailers. After Best Buy's earnings call, GameStop reports that the Switch is selling faster than the Wii did in the US for the first two months. This is impressive for a number of reasons, but most notably because both the Wii and the Switch had a huge shortage problem. If the Switch was able to outpace even the Wii in the first two months, ...read more
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Call of Duty: WWII will remove the unlimited spring ability that has been in the last three game, according to Sledgehammer Games’ Michael Condrey. Responding to a question on Twitter about the ability being in the game, Condrey simply replied, “Nope.” The last three games in the series have all had unlimited spring as the default, while Call of Duty games before those offered it as a ...read more
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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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Just recently, the video game publisher Take-Two Interactive revealed that Grand Theft Auto 5 has shipped 80 million units since its release back in 2013, which means that a plethora of gamers are primed to experience Rockstar Games’ forthcoming Gunrunners update for the multiplayer component of the open world title. Today, the developer explained that the “massive” update is set to launch ...read more
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Hundreds or even thousands of 3DS gamers are finding themselves banned today, loading up their handhelds and receiving error code 002-0102 when trying to access certain features. The bans seem focused around modded and jailbroken 3DS handhelds, though no one in that community has quite figured out the exact cause of the bans. “Users in multiple countries have been getting error 002-0102, ...read more
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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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Earlier this month, a standalone dock for the Nintendo Switch was released, giving players an easy way to use the console with various televisions around their home. However, a look inside the accessory has prompted some Reddit users to question its $90 price tag. Opening up the dock reveals that the plastic shell contains little more than a small circuit board. Even without a knowledge of the ...read more
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From the jump, Microsoft has been raising up its next piece of console hardware — codenamed the Scorpio — as the most powerful console ever, thus more powerful than the recently released PS4 Pro, a healthy but not overly dramatic upgrade of the base PS4. That being said, one should expect that the Scorpio could and may run certain games better than the PS4 Pro. While this remains to be ...read more
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The Culling will be part of the Xbox Game Preview program and will allow the player to battle with another 15 players where the main objective is to survive. "We are excited to bring the Battle Royale of Xbox One with The Culling," said CEO and founder of Xaviant, Michael McMain. "Our team has put all its forces to develop to perfection the Xbox version so as to have the game in Xbox Game ...read more
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Although players have been requesting it since the early days of Destiny 1, Bungie confirms that Destiny 2 will not support matchmaking in the traditional sense. There will be a new feature called Guided Games that is meant to bring players together for challenging activities, but randomly pairing players is something that Bungie feels does not work for its game. While speaking with Destiny 2 ...read more
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