Alex Ludwigson

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These New Features Come to PC Xbox App

It's not just the Xbox One that's getting new updates. Microsoft has now pushed out a new update for the Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs and tablets, delivering features like Facebook integration and the ability to record voiceover for Game DVR clips, among other things.<p>Facebook comes to the Xbox app …

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This Is Why Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Don't Come Out Every Year

Publisher Take-Two is somewhat unique in that many of its biggest non-sports franchises, such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and Max Payne, are not released on an annual basis. By comparison, Activision releases a new Call of Duty every year, while Ubisoft puts out a new Assassin's Creed …

Grand Theft Auto

After comparing Apple to Hitler, Chinese company reveals Le Superphone

'Hello US'<p>Two weeks ago, to build buzz for the Android smartphone it announced today, Chinese tech company Letv turned to Hitler. A poster teasing the phone shows Hitler giving the Nazi salute while wearing an armband marked with the Apple logo. Apple, explained Letv CEO Jia Yueting in an …

29 of Destiny's Biggest Design Flaws

Some constructive criticism.<p>It's no secret that I play a lot of Destiny. I've logged hundreds of hours in Bungie’s world, and while it's sometimes …

FBI appeals for public help to identify English-speaking Isis jihadist in video

The FBI has asked the public to help identify an English-speaking member of the Islamic state (Isis) who appears in propaganda videos, as well as anyone who might travel abroad to join the militant group.<p>“We need the public’s assistance in identifying US persons going to fight overseas with …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now cross-buy on PS3 and PS4

Publisher Activision is making the decision about which version of <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> to buy easier on PlayStation fans. The Sledgehammer Games-developed shooter is now cross-buy compatible on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.<p>That means that if you purchase the digital PS3 version of</i> …

Why Sigourney Weaver returned as Ripley in Alien: Isolation

<i>Alien: Isolation</i>, The Creative Assembly's take on the Alien franchise, is the only game actress Sigourney Weaver has offered her talents to because it's "the first time it makes sense" to her, The Mary Sue reports.<p><i>Alien: Isolation</i> stars the daughter of Weaver's iconic Ellen Ripley, Amanda. However, …

Islamic State video threatens to target White House and US troops

Islamic State militants have threatened to target the White House and kill US troops in a new slickly made video response to Barack Obama's campaign to "degrade and destroy" the organisation.<p>The video, in the style of a blockbuster movie trailer for what is "coming soon", purports to show a masked …

Anthony Daniels Talks C-3PO's Look in Star Wars: Episode 7

Plus, the actor talks George Lucas' retirement and Star Wars Rebels.<p>C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels has revealed that he won't just be voicing the …

Destiny sales hit $325m in five days, says Activision

Epic space shooter Destiny has grossed more than $325m in five days, claims publisher Activision. The figure, which includes Chart-Track stats, retail customer sell-through information and Activision Blizzard internal estimates, puts it among some of the most successful video game launches in …

The harshest Destiny criticism is coming from a parody Twitter account

So the loot drops in <i>Destiny</i> are, to put it kindly, kind of hard to understand. When you reach level 20 and are forced to grind for objects with higher amounts of "light" in order to continue to advance in level this aspect of the game gets even more annoying.<p>The "Legendary Engram" parody twitter …

Who Cares If PS4 And Xbox One Are Out Of Date?

<i>Remember, video games are more about entertainment than tech.</i><p>Recently, Forbes contributor John Archer raised something of an Internet firestorm by pointing out what has been common knowledge for a while now: neither Sony's PS4 nor Microsoft's Xbox One are even close to the most powerful gaming …

Notch on Leaving Mojang: 'It's About my Sanity'

"I don’t see myself as a real game developer."<p>Markus 'Notch' Persson has revealed his reasons for selling Mojang to Microsoft, explaining, "It's not …

Destiny is a blockbuster shooter that has everything … except a soul (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>Activision’s Destiny, available now and reviewed here on PlayStation 4, is a massively multiplayer online shooter. And in many ways, it’s a role-playing game.<p>It’s a lot of things, actually.<p>Destiny is scoring a perfect headshot with your upgraded …

The brothers who hacked Mario Kart 8 are back with another video that gives many a new perspective o

<b>The brothers who hacked Mario Kart 8 are back with another video that gives many a new perspective on the game's racetracks</b>. It it just me, or does …

Microsoft's checkered history of gaming acquisitions, from Bungie to Minecraft

pour one out for ensemble<p>Microsoft has just generated the biggest gaming story of the year, buying indie behemoth <i>Minecraft</i> (and its accompanying developer Mojang) for $2.5 billion. To try to put this purchase in perspective, we took a look at Microsoft's 15-year history of picking up developers to …

Bungie Says Day-One Destiny Reviews Might Not Tell The Entire Story

"Destiny isn't Destiny without the most crucial component."<p>Bungie's newest shooter releases tomorrow, and the developer is warning that day-one …

Honest Game Trailers dares to tell the truth about Team Fortress 2

From <i>Minecraft</i> to <i>Pokémon</i>, no franchise is too big or beloved to get the Honest Game Trailers skewering. Step right up Valve ("the company who realized it's way easier to sell other people's games than create their own,") it's <i>Team Fortress 2</i>'s turn in the barrel.<p>Everything and everyone gets beaten up …

Halo review

<i>Eurogamer turned 15 this week (happy birthday to us, etc!) and Bungie's latest game, Destiny, is due out on Tuesday, so when we were considering</i> …

Halo

Microsoft Will Give You Any Xbox One Game If You Buy The Console Next Week

Thinking about picking up an Xbox One to play some Destiny when it launches?<p>You might want to wait a few days. Do that, and you’ll get Destiny — or literally any other Xbox One game — for free.<p>From September 7th to September 13th, every Xbox One console bought at a retailer comes with an Xbox One …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Multiplayer Deep Dive

Sledgehammer Games and Activision have released a new “deep dive” video (below) which goes into greater detail on <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s</i> frenetic multiplayer mode.<p>And frankly, the more I see of it the more I look forward to playing. Sledgehammer has taken the tried-and-true <i>Call of Duty</i> …

Turn your smartphone into a web game controller with this framework

Imagine sitting in front of your laptop or desktop computer, pulling out your smartphone, and boom — a few clicks and taps later, you’re playing a video game using your phone as a controller.<p>A few weeks ago, a group that included college and even high school students, gathered up at Y Combinator’s …

Let's Talk About Triggers and Grips For Your Controllers and Consoles

A few pieces of plastic can vastly improve the ergonomics and battery life of your controllers and portables.<p>Eons ago during the Playstation 3 era, …

Google Maps Goes to Mars (Sort Of) With Destiny Videogame Tie-Up

That marketing stunt came from the moon!<p>In July, a game delay was announced via animated GIF. In August, the creators of Fruit Ninja finally gave their blessing to a “real-life” viral video. And just two days into September, here’s another neat Internet-y marketing play: A mashup of Google Maps and …

Six of the best product placements in video games

<b>1</b> <b>Pepsi Invaders</b> <b>–</b><p><b>The Coca-Cola game</b><p>Originally it was only the attendees of a 1983 sales convention that would find themselves in possession of this particular piece of video games history. They were given a copy for the Atari 2600 as a promotional item. The game – reportedly commissioned by …