The Crew Closed Beta NDA Lifted, First Impressions Mixed

The Crew Closed Beta NDA Lifted, First Impressions Mixed

Ubisoft announced via the game’s Twitter feed this morning that the closed beta for upcoming open world racer The Crew is no longer under NDA.  The Crew closed beta officially started on the 21st, giving players their first hands-on experience with the game.  After some time in the beta’s first few stages, there’s a feeling that they may have needed to let the game simmer a bit before lifting the lid. Road-tripping […]

Destiny Beta Returns Completely Unchanged, Disappointing Some

Destiny Beta Returns Completely Unchanged, Disappointing Some

The second phase of the Destiny beta, scheduled to release at 10am PDT Wednesday, instead launched just after 6pm PDT Tuesday night. It was a surprising treat for players, especially those on Xbox systems. Bungie announced the re-openng on their official blog: We know you’ve been waiting, so we busted our asses to finish our chores up early. You can download and play the Beta right now. This is a […]

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Just Became About Features

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Just Became About Features

Anyone backing Microsoft or Sony in the (absolutely ridiculous) ‘console war’ knows that the Xbox One receives monthly updates introducing a myriad of features, while the PlayStation 4 does not. After Firmware Update 1.74 turned out to be another stability patch, some fans are turning on Sony to demand they release updates with more content. Thus, the fight moves from resolution and games to UI and features. Both the Xbox One […]

What’s to be said about Styx: Master of Shadows

What’s to be said about Styx: Master of Shadows

Styx: Master of Shadows was revealed to us at E3 2014 in Los Angeles through 15 minutes of gameplay footage where you play as Styx, a two-centuries-old Goblin obsessed with a substance called Amber. It is being developed by Cyanide Studio for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Cyanide Studio is known for the Blood Bowl series, the Game of Thrones video game, and the very well-received Of Orcs and […]

Doom 4 Public Reveal Unlikely Until 2015

Doom 4 Public Reveal Unlikely Until 2015

When Doom 4 (or just ‘Doom’ as it’s supposedly being called) was revealed at QuakeCon, gamers the world over have been inquiring when they would get to see it. Unfortunately, the general public might not get to see it very soon at all. The preview screening of Doom gameplay was done exclusively to let people know that the game was alive and doing well, but according to Bethesda Softworks VP […]

Survey Shows Nintendo E3 Success

Survey Shows Nintendo E3 Success

Nintendo pull back their deficit after impressive response to their E3 showing. A recent survey has done much to re-enforce the idea that Nintendo ‘won’ E3. The survey, which was carried out by IHS in partnership with Gamer Network, showed Nintendo’s strong showing at the expo and how they had piqued gamer interested in the Wii U. Around 1000 ‘core’ gamers were surveyed about their intent in purchasing any of […]

Tekken 7 Could Be Coming To PC

Tekken 7 Could Be Coming To PC

At the Evolution Championship Series fighting game tournament 2 weekends ago, Katsuhiro Harada announced Tekken 7, the next installment in the long running fighting game series. We were only given a brief story trailer that highlights the bad blood between the Mishima family, the narrative’s main focus. Since then we haven’t received any concrete details regarding a release date or platforms that it will be on, however an Amazon listing […]

Should Consoles Have Early Access Like PC?

Should Consoles Have Early Access Like PC?

Having early access to a game that you’re interested in is cool, you can see what the game is about and get an early feel of the experience you will one day have. Generally these experiences are found on PC through Steam, but we are seeing a slight trend in developers wanting to offer console gamers the same experience. With the amount of love both Sony and Microsoft are showing […]

The Xbox One Isn’t Selling as Badly as you Think

The Xbox One Isn’t Selling as Badly as you Think

It is worth noting that this article discusses NPD figures, which are based on hardware sales in the US, and are only estimates.   After June’s NPD figures leaked last week, many gamers are under the impression that the Xbox One is underselling. While this is true next to the PlayStation 4, which blitzed the leaderboard for the sixth month in a row, some seem to think that the Xbox One […]

Xbox One DRM Features Microsoft Should Have Kept

Xbox One DRM Features Microsoft Should Have Kept

I have enjoyed my Xbox One since picking it up at launch – completely free of DRM. The removal of the controversial restrictions were something I took solace in upon my purchase, after being opposed to the online check-in system for other gamers’ sake. I never thought it would happen, but – after the last couple of months – I’m starting to miss it. Upon revealing the Xbox One last […]