2014: The Worst Year for Console Gaming in the Past 8 Years

2014: The Worst Year for Console Gaming in the Past 8 Years

With 2015 coming up in less than a week, there are bound to be a veritable storm of “new year, new me” and “Leave it in 2014″-esque posts on various social media networks, but when it comes to video games, it’s important to look back over the last year and identify what went wrong and what can be done better to make next year a better one. It’s a valid, […]

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. […]

30fps: Xbox software engineer on why it isn’t enough for gaming

30fps: Xbox software engineer on why it isn’t enough for gaming

Simon Cooke, a software engineer working for Microsoft in its Xbox Advanced Technology Group department, has recently explained why he believes 30fps isn’t enough for gaming. As most gamers know, there is a constant back-and-forth battle between both console and PC gamers over whether 30 or 60fps is acceptable/optimal (respectively) for gaming. The general consensus is that framerates above 30fps make digital media appear more realistic (but can sometimes lead […]

New Halo: The Master Chief Collection Update Adds Spartan Ops

New Halo: The Master Chief Collection Update Adds Spartan Ops

A new 3GB update has been made available to download for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which includes the long-awaited Spartan Ops co-op mode from Halo 4. The new update also features more fixes and additions to The Master Chief Collection that continues to resolve the issues plaguing the game collection. The following is a list of what is also featured in the new update: Matchmaking Made an update to make […]

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 […]

Respawn Working on New Non-Titanfall Game

Respawn Working on New Non-Titanfall Game

Respawn Entertainment, best known for the first person shooter Titanfall has revealed that they have a smaller team working on a new title that is not related to the shooter. Respawn has revealed that the second development team is being lead by Stig Asmussen who worked on the God of War series. Respawn’s main development team is currently working on a possible sequel to their first person shooter, Titanfall which was both a […]

Halo 3: ODST Campaign Coming To Xbox One

Halo 3: ODST Campaign Coming To Xbox One

Halo fans will be happy to hear that Halo 3: ODST will be coming to the Xbox One, and it will be free to those who played Halo: The Master Chief Collection from November 11, 2014 to December 19, 2014. Bonnie Ross, Head of 343 Industries, had this to say: “This has been a humbling experience and highlighted how we as a studio can – and need – to do better for […]

Microsoft VR Headset to be revealed at E3 2015

Microsoft VR Headset to be revealed at E3 2015

According to a recent report from VR Focus, Microsoft is set to reveal their VR Headset in 2015, most likely being an E3 2015 reveal which is scheduled in June. According to the report, multiple developers have received early developer kits of Microsoft’s VR and with both Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus being showcased this past year, Virtual Reality could become the next “gimmick” in video games.  Microsoft’s VR […]