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Microsoft is slowly but surely adding new "features" to its Skype Internet phone and video service. Today, the official Skype blog announced that it will be putting it what it calls "Conversation Ads" inside the window of free Skype-to-Skype audio calls on Windows PCs. if you have Skype Credit or use one of Skype's subscription services, these new ads won't appear. In the blog post, Skype ...read more
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At Nintendo's E3 press conference last week, the house of Mario showed its upcoming Wii U console could support two WiiPads at once. However, that doesn't mean any launch titles will support the functionality at the console's launch. In fact, they won't. "It's going to be well after launch for those game experiences to come to life," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told ...read more
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Customers of TalkTalk's Internet service in the UK are the latest to get a notice stating they can no longer access The Pirate Bay. One of our Neowin forum members, BioHead, has confirmed in a post in our message boards, that today that TalkTalk has become the fourth UK ISP to block access to The Pirate Bay website. A court decision back in April ruled that a number of ISPs in the UK had to keep ...read more
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Publisher argues it'd suffer commercial harm in the event of an import ban Activision Blizzard is one of a number of firms to oppose Motorola Mobility's request to ban the importation of Xbox 360s to the US and cease sales of the console. Along with companies including Cisco and IBM, which develops and manufactures components for Xbox 360, Activision argues it would "suffer commercial harm" ...read more
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A retailer may have done it again. Splinter Cell: Blacklist, so far announced only for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, has been listed for Wii U by Best Buy. Ubisoft itself is yet to make an announcement, though out of third parties the publisher is supporting the new console the heaviest, so it wouldn’t be a shocker if Fisher’s next would arrive on the system. Assassin’s Creed III ...read more
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There won't be a pervasive "achievement" system on Wii U, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime suggested to Kotaku. Referring to the 3DS's system-specific achievements, which honor StreetPass-based activities in the system software, "We will have that," Fils-Aime said. "Once you start getting into game-specific [Achievements] that's developer driven." Fils-Aime hinted at changes to ...read more
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Speaking to GI.Biz, Hirshberg said that it’s always interesting to work with new platforms. “We take our time to get our ducks in a row before pulling any trigger. We don’t have announcements today but we will be supporting Wii U,” he said. “I think it’s interesting to think about all the platforms. Just in general, that’s part of my job as a studio head, working with ...read more
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Activision’s publishing boss Eric Hirshberg showed off a live demo of Black Ops 2 on last night’s Fallon show. He also shared some new details about the shooter. He revealed that Black Ops 2 will feature branching storylines, with decisions you make having an impact on the final outcome of the story. He demoed a strikeforce mission as an example of this new addition. Hirsberg also ...read more
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According to the latest issue of Nintendo Gamer magazine, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 appears to be headed to Nintendo’s new console Wii U. The magazine has the game set to release in November, but keep in mind that Nintendo has yet to reveal when the Wii U launches. Black Ops II will release on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on November 13th. Earlier today, GameIndustry published an interview with ...read more
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Learn more about the armor abilities, tactical packages and support upgrades available in the multiplayer modes of Halo 4. Halo multiplayer is back in full force this November 6th with Halo 4. If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out some of the latest footage from Halo 4′s War Games and Spartan Ops game modes. Below, we’ve got a list of all the armor abilities you’ll be able to ...read more
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