PlayStation Now was the first major step in game streaming services. Yes, we had plenty of other attempts with services like OnLive (which I also tried back in 2010), but none ever had the weight of a massive corporation behind it. Sony acquired the service formerly known as Gaikai in 2012 and transformed it into its very own exclusive streaming service that it’s been working on to this day.
The gaming world is currently teetering on the edge of the Tokyo Game Show 2021, and as such, most companies are keeping news about their upcoming titles under wraps. But this is also an industry that rarely stays quiet, so you can be sure that we kept busy with news, some reviews, our weekly Sales Picks, and a heap of other game-loving goodness. Pull up a chair and see what's happened!
Although Black Friday gaming deals are always worth a look, we're hoping 2021's offerings will be a bit better than those we got last year. That's because next-gen games and the accessories that came with them will have had almost a full year under their belt, so they should be ripe for some discounts. Similarly, we've got our fingers crossed that tech for the older consoles will see bigger cuts now that they're being phased out.
Age of Empires 4's technical stress test was held over the weekend, and so we finally have a proper look at gameplay. Microsoft released a gameplay video, below, showing a full multiplayer match. In the match we see the Rus against the Holy Roman Empire, with useful commentary from developer...
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Xbox Game Pass just lost a handful of titles on the service mere days ago, but as usual with the subscription platform, those losses aren't going to be stopping any time soon. In fact, five more games that are presently available on Xbox Game Pass have now been confirmed to be leaving the subscription platform before the month of September comes to a close.
Back 4 Blood is a cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically-acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. The game will see you fending off hordes of undead with up to three friends or AI-controlled teammates, and will be available on both PS5 and Xbox Series X, as well as last-gen consoles and PC. The game is also coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one.
Take-two. One of the most talked about recently. If it materializes, Microsoft would be the new owner of Max Payne, Borderlands, Manhunt, Red Dead Redemption, BioShock and GTA, among others. Ubisoft. Another of the great shuffles, although perhaps this agreement will be seen on the arrival of Ubisoft + to...
Forza Motorsport is the upcoming eighth entry in Microsoft’s long-running racing game franchise and while we don’t know when it’ll release just yet we’re expecting it to be a true showcase of what the Xbox Series X can do. While it is the eighth entry in the series, following on...
Fights are exciting. Not arguments, either, I’m talking straight-up fisticuffs. Anyone who’s ever witnessed a fight break out knows there is an electricity in the air compelling us to pay attention. Call it instinct, call it morbid curiosity, call it WORLDSTAR, but we love a good fight. We’ve been fighting...
Microsoft has added touch control support for several Xbox Game Pass titles for Android and iOS including The Medium and Blinx: The Time Sweeper. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers have access to the cloud-enabled titles on their Android and iOS devices with all-new touch controls. The titles that now support touch controls include:
Well, the games start coming, and they don't stop coming... 19 titles are making their way to the Xbox platform next week, including big names such as Lost Judgment, Sable, and Diablo II: Resurrected. So much to do, so much to see! The first big game on our radar is...
The Football Manager series, for a number of years now, has offered players the chance to play the game early before the official release on November 9, with the aim being to clean up bugs. What people might not be aware of, given that for some, each year is their first year trying out the game and seeing if they like it, is how to get the game early, with the Football Manager 2022 beta. In this guide, we’ll explain how to do just that.
Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S ranked as the No. 3 best-selling video game hardware in the latest retail data from Japan. Famitsu this week said the Xbox Series X|S sold 2,089 units to rank as the No. 3 best-selling hardware between Sept. 6 and Sept. 12.