Microsoft files for “Eden Falls” trademark.

Microsoft files for “Eden Falls” trademark.

Microsoft has filed for a new trademark called “Eden Falls”. The game had been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on April 16. The trademark, discovered by NeoGAF, has been filed as a “entertainment services, namely, providing an online computer game.” While no concrete information has been released, a twitter page for “Eden Falls” has the studio LiftLondon attached. LiftLondon was opened by Microsoft back in 2013 as […]

Easter Eggs And References For Your Holiday Weekend

Easter Eggs And References For Your Holiday Weekend

Happy Easter everyone! And of course, if you don’t celebrate, then Happy Three-Day Weekend! Regardless, here’s a list of hidden and not-so-hidden gems for your Easter weekend. Happy Hunting! Crysis 2 – Elevator Rave Who said that the C.E.L.L. army doesn’t know how to throw down and have a good party? During the chapter “Dead Man Walking”, there will be a seemingly out-of-order elevator to the immediate left of the […]

Microsoft to use major IP for casual gaming?

Microsoft to use major IP for casual gaming?

In Microsoft’s case, this glimpse appears to lead us into the realm of online casual gaming.  Have you ever wondered what browser-based oddities like ‘FableVille‘ or ‘Halo Heroes‘ might look like?  Perhaps your imaginings aren’t as far-fetched as you thought (or hoped).  Today a curious little ad for a Senior Software Development Engineer has appeared on Microsoft’s recruitment pages for the Redmond area, asking for: “…a strong Software Development Engineer […]

Titanfall sales up over 200% after Xbox 360 release

Titanfall sales up over 200% after Xbox 360 release

According to the fine chaps at Chart-Track, EA have had a very good week indeed. Titanfall launched on the Xbox 360 last week, on April 8th and April 11th for North America and the EU respectively, and in spite of Titanfall‘s lowered performance on Microsoft’s earlier Xbox iteration it has pushed sales for the game up by 220%.  It replaces Fifa 14 at the sales top spot, which has gone […]

Bungie:  Planets in Destiny are same size as Halo: Reach

Bungie: Planets in Destiny are same size as Halo: Reach

Diefenbach, a veteran software engineer who previously worked at Treyarch, described the team working on the upcoming multi-platform MMO shooter as being over three times bigger than the Bungie team who worked on the Halo games.  This news will no doubt come as a pleasant surprise to console gamers, who may have been sceptical about the amount of content present in Bungie’s new game. Destiny features class-based shooter gameplay set […]

These 6 games coming in 2014 are good reasons to stick with last gen

These 6 games coming in 2014 are good reasons to stick with last gen

As devoted as I am to gaming, I’ve always been a late adopter of new game tech (usually due to monetary constraints). As such, I’ve abstained from hopping on either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 bandwagons, and I know I can’t be alone. Fortunately for us fossils, there are a few last bastions of hope for the last gen (well, the PS3 and Xbox 360, anyway). Here are a […]

Microsoft:  “Empowering a new generation of game developers is crucial”

Microsoft: “Empowering a new generation of game developers is crucial”

In a statement of support for the recent decision to include computing in the UK national curriculum, Microsoft UK has made a video blog highlighting the importance of teaching children how to code. “We have already in the UK real talent in this area,” states Hugh Milward, of Microsoft UK, “We need to make sure that we continue to invest and to nurture both the talent and the conditions for […]

Are the Halo games coming to Steam?

Are the Halo games coming to Steam?

After the recent release of Halo: Spartan Assault on Steam, PC gamers have been wondering if the other Halo titles would land on Steam. In a statement to GameSpot, Microsoft said it had no plans at this time to bring additional Halo games to Steam. However, SteamFirst.com has stumbled upon official Steam groups for Halo, Halo 2, and Halo 3, fueling hopes that this means the games are finally coming […]

World of Tanks Dev to Invest $10 Million into eSports

World of Tanks Dev to Invest $10 Million into eSports

Wargaming, World of Tanks’ developer, has detailed its plans to invest $10 million into the eSports scene.

Explained:  How DirectX 12 doubles the power of Xbox One

Explained: How DirectX 12 doubles the power of Xbox One

Hardly a surprise after the near-constant kicking they’ve been getting from articles and analyses, which have explained in very careful and unambiguous terms how Microsoft’s next-gen console is out-performed by the PS4.  Want some ointment for those bruises, chaps? Well, at Build 2014 last week a group of developers and tech heads gathered in San Francisco to talk about the latest advances in coding, processing and all things conducive to Making […]