2015 Call of Duty Championship Announced

2015 Call of Duty Championship Announced

In a post on their Call of Duty blog, Activision has officially announced the 2015 Call of Duty Championship, releasing information and dates for anyone interested in watching or competing in the event.  Following the example set by previous installments of the Championship, the 2015 edition will once again take place in Los Angeles and be presented by Xbox. The main event is set to take place March 27th-29th with […]

Gamer calls police regarding XBL/PSN outages, gets blunt response

Gamer calls police regarding XBL/PSN outages, gets blunt response

Many a gamer, new and old, were understandably distraught over the recent Christmas Day PlayStation Network and Xbox Live outages, which made it nearly impossible for gamers to connect to their respective services and play their games. However, one Florida gamer believed the situation to be such an emergency that he or she actually contacted emergency services to see if they had any information regarding the PlayStation Network/Xbox Live service outages. The […]

True Crime Trademark Abandoned

True Crime Trademark Abandoned

It appears that we will not getting a new True Crimes game any time soon. Activision has decided intentionally, or possibly through a mistake, not to renew its  trademark for True Crime.  The trademark was originally filed on June 5 2001, but as December 19 2014, the U.S. federal trademark for the name True Crime by Activision has been  left by the wayside.  Activision still may plan to re-trademark  the […]

Xbox Live founder leaves Microsoft after more than 17 years

Xbox Live founder leaves Microsoft after more than 17 years

Boyd Multerer, the engineer who led development on Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, as well as its XNA game development tools, has recently announced his departure from Microsoft after more than 17 years of employment at the gaming and technology giant. Multerer publicly revealed his departure from the Xbox team via his Twitter just today, December 29th, stating: “Goodbye Microsoft. It was a good run. Xbox was Great! Time to do […]

Xbox’s Countdown To 2015 Week 2 Sale Details

Xbox’s Countdown To 2015 Week 2 Sale Details

Another week, another batch of games is on sale during Xbox’s Countdown to 2015 Sale.  Select games on both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 are on sale from now until December 31. These discounts range from 15% to 85% off select games.  On the Xbox One, games like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny are 25% off and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition […]

Phil Spencer: “Before this gen is over we’ll see next gen tech”

Phil Spencer: “Before this gen is over we’ll see next gen tech”

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, recently answered a fan question via Twitter about whether the new generation of consoles will just be about improved visuals or will be more innovative. Spencer replied stating that gamers will see “next gen tech” before this generation is over: @Nicodemus9 Before this gen is over we'll see next gen tech (not just gfx, phys etc) from lots of companies. Games innovation is strong. […]

Games With Gold January Announced

Games With Gold January Announced

The Witcher 2 and more… The three titles which will be a part of Microsoft’s Games With Gold offering for the first month of 2015 have been announced via Major Nelson’s blog. The lone Xbox One title for January is Dark Dreams Don’t Die (D4). D4 is an episodic Xbox One exclusive which follows the story of a private investigator, David Young. The game’s artstyle is very reminiscent of a graphic novel. […]

Halo 3: ODST campaign free for MCC early adopters, to run at 1080p/60fps

Halo 3: ODST campaign free for MCC early adopters, to run at 1080p/60fps

With Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s plethora of issues at launch (severe multiplayer matchmaking issues, et cetera), many gamers were understandably upset with 343 Industries’ arguable failure of a launch. In light of its shortcomings, 343 Industries’ general manager Bonnie Ross previously promised fans the company would “make it right” with them. Fortunately, Ross and company have made good on their promise – recently announcing that early adopters of Halo: The Master […]

Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Patch 4 brings forth new issues on Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Patch 4 brings forth new issues on Xbox One

Ubisoft has recently released the latest patch (known as Patch 4) for Assassin’s Creed Unity, stating that it would fix most of the game’s remaining issues. However, it seems that Patch 4 brings about a much larger issue (literally) – especially in regards to Xbox One owners. The company has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s Patch 4 may unintentionally require a 40GB download, rather than the patch’s actual 6.7GB size – it appears […]

Microsoft’s game-streaming service, “Arcadia,” reportedly making progress

Microsoft’s game-streaming service, “Arcadia,” reportedly making progress

Microsoft’s mysterious game-streaming service is reportedly making good progress. Recently codenamed “Arcadia” (the name of the United Earth Government Colony in the Halo universe), the project is current in development at Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group. In various job postings for Microsoft, the company appears to be touting Arcadia as “the next big thing.” The technology was previously hinted at by Microsoft during an internal showcase of Halo 4 in 2013, with the company calling the […]