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Xbox One Dashboard Update Video Shows Off Redesigned Store

Microsoft has released a new video showcasing the changes that have been made to the Xbox One store as part of its upcoming Xbox One Dashboard update.<p>In the video above, Larry Hryb and Xbox One Partner Group program manager Richard Irving talk through the redesign, which Microsoft has designed to …

The 'Fallout 4' launch trailer has robots, beasts, mutants and more

<i>Fallout 4</i> is poised to be a massive game (even by <i>Fallout</i> standards) and today's three-minute launch trailer really drives that point home. You want a city of giant, horned, <i>Doom</i>-like monsters? Check. Do you want to build a base? Yep. Is it your dream to be in a post-apocalyptic gang with an android? …

PlayStation

Star Wars: Battlefront’s speederbikes look dangerous and thrilling

It looks like Star Wars: Battlefront is going to nail the look and feel of flying through the forest moon of Endor at high speeds on a floating bike.<p>Developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts shared the first bit of speederbike gameplay from the Endor level of the upcoming shooter, and it looks …

Bungie Teases Destiny's November and December Update Details

Having just concluded the first Trials of Osiris since the launch of The Taken King, Bungie offered some stats regarding the Destiny competitive multiplayer event, as well as some teases about what's to come in forthcoming game updates.<p>With this iteration of Trials adjusting matchmaking to make its …

PlayStation Games Get Their Own Collectible Card Series

A new series of PlayStation game-themed collectible cards will soon be available for a limited time, though unfortunately your only way of getting your hands on them is by attending PlayStation Experience.<p>Fans at Sony's upcoming event will have the chance to collect 35 different cards, each …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 review

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> has the same challenge as <i>Advanced Warfare</i> and <i>Ghosts</i> before it: How do you take the biggest thing going for one console generation and meaningfully evolve it for the next?<p>Developer Treyarch took the Call of Duty franchise in weird new directions with Cold War conspiracy in</i> …

Call of Duty: Black Ops III has a funny minigame Easter egg

Treyarch, the developer of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, likes to put gags in its games.<p>There’s a hub level in-between missions in the game. This is a safe house from which you can upgrade weapons, practice fighting, or study missions. But in one small office on the side, with a computer monitor …

The big zombie Easter egg in Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a nightmare

This is one hell of an Easter egg.<p>Treyarch, the developer of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, has put a secret mode in the latest first-person shooter game. Treyarch has been putting a zombie co-op play mode in its Call of Duty games for a while. Zombies even make an appearance in the single-player …

5 awesome things about the Call of Duty: Black Ops III single-player campaign

I’ve played through the entire single-player campaign for Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the latest installment a series that generates a billion in revenues a year and has exceeded $10 billion in total lifetime revenue. It is without a doubt one of the best and strangest games I’ve …

Apple Speeds Into Electric Car Race

iCar may arrive by 2019<p>As traditional car companies are facing the repercussions of recent events, Silicon Valley is cannonballing into the automotive market.<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported today that Apple plans to deliver an electric car by 2019, and is in the process of recruiting 1,200 more …

Department of Justice Reportedly Opening Criminal Investigation into Volkswagen Over Diesel Snafu

Details of the investigation are, at this point, unknown, and it isn’t presently clear whether the Department of Justice is seeking criminal charges for individuals at Volkswagen who knowingly skirted laws regulating diesel-engine emissions—or for the company overall. At the core of the …

BMW and McLaren in talks for supercar tie up rocking 750hp

BMW and McLaren have a history of working together to make some incredible supercars. The legendary McLaren F1 was powered by a 6.1L BMW M 12 …

8 ways that iOS 9 improves gaming on iPhone and iPad

Today’s launch of iOS 9 adds a number of new features to your iPhone and iPad devices, including 3D touch (for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus), multitasking, and new Siri, Apple Pay, Maps, and Notes features.<p>But if you are one of the millions of people who plays games on your iDevices, you probably want to …

I never expected Destiny to make me feel so very, very alone

My friends who play video games play <i>Destiny</i>. I don't. I have a hard and fast rule not to play games like <i>World of Warcraft</i> or <i>EVE Online</i>, where a reliance on collaboration with friends demands a devotion of at least a few hours each week on average.<p>This type of video game used to be called an MMO, or …

Games/Apps: Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Bundle $81 (Reg. $115), Xbox One + $50 Amazon credit from $350, iOS freebies, more

<b>Update (9/15 12:45pm)</b>:<p>Newegg has Forza MotorSport 6 on Xbox One w/ a $20 Newegg gift card for <b>$59.99 plus $2.99</b> shipped ($80 value)<br>• GameStop is currently offering a $100 credit towards the purchase of a new Xbox One with the trade-in of select Xbox One and PlayStation 3 consoles. This brings the …

Check out five minutes of The Witcher 3 on PS4

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> seems designed to push the limits of even the beefiest gaming rig, but the console versions are no slouch, according to this PlayStation 4 gameplay video from PlayStation Access.<p>Nearly five minutes long, the clip shows off Geralt riding around the world on horseback at …

The Witcher

Microsoft details new Xbox One Elite Bundle w/ upgraded SSD, new special edition controller

<b>Update (9/1 1:30pm)</b>: The Elite console is now available for pre-order via Amazon.<p>Today, Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One bundle and Special Edition controller that are set to hit online shelves this fall. The Elite Bundle will include hardware upgrades and the upcoming Elite Wireless …

Upcoming Xbox One Elite Bundle features redesigned controller, 1TB hard drive

Microsoft today announced a new Xbox One Elite Bundle that includes a redesigned controller and a hard drive that’s both larger and faster than …

Xbox

Xbox One Preview's most vocal users will get a chance to test Windows 10 for Xbox

Xbox One Preview users who've been the most vocal in providing feedback will be first in line for the New Xbox One Experience—in other words, Windows 10 for the Xbox One. Microsoft said Thursday it will invite a small, active group of users to help test out the new look and feel of the Xbox One. …

Windows 10

The Halo 5 tech that scales resolution to ensure 60fps and 'large-scale destruction'

<i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> developer 343 Industries is prioritizing framerate over resolution to ensure that the first-person shooter is always running at 60fps — but not necessarily at 1080p — according to a Halo Waypoint post this week from three of the game's creators.<p>In short, to keep <i>Halo 5</i> running at …

Halo

There's no map voting in Halo 5 Guardians

Players won't get to vote on which multiplayer maps are played next, or veto ones they don't like, in Halo 5 Guardians. That's the word from 343 …

Halo

Halo 5: There's good news and bad news

<b>UPDATE:</b> It looks like Halo 5 <i>will</i> require an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play in co-op, a mode that is now online only without split-screen.<p>"I …

Watch the 'Halo 5: Guardians' Cinematic Trailer

In the 3.5-minute clip, the Fireteam Osiris deploys for a laser-blasting action sequence.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Halo

Halo 5 Multiplayer Drops Map Voting and Veto System

The multiplayer component of Halo 5: Guardians will not include a voting system to determine what map comes up next. This was confirmed recently on Twitter by 343 Industries executive producer Josh Holmes.<p>"No voting or veto, just straight rotation," Holmes said to a fan who inquired about how map …

New $150 Apple TV Revealed With Touch/Motion-Enabled Controller

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Activision has now confirmed that Guitar Hero Live, Skylanders SuperChargers, and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved will all be playable on Apple TV. Geometry Wars 3 will also come to the new iPad Pro. See this blog post for more.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>Apple on Wednesday announced …

Apple TV supports 'Guitar Hero Live,' 'Disney Infinity' via Bluetooth

<i>Guitar Hero Live</i>, <i>Skylanders SuperChargers</i> and <i>Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions</i> are on their way to Apple TV, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch in the fall. Additionally, <i>Disney Infinity 3.0</i> is heading to Apple TV by the end of the year. But that's the old news.<p>Here's the new, technical bit: Apple TV supports …

Smart TV

Smaller iPhone 6S is Missing One Camera Feature

Apple's newly revealed iPhone 6s won't have image stabilization, despite the feature being included on its bigger sibling.<p>In Apple's press release announcing the two new phones, it specifically mentions "the expansion of optical image stabilization to video," on iPhone 6s Plus when referencing the …

Destiny's PlayStation Exclusive Echo Chamber Strike in The Taken King - IGN Video

IGN took three titans into the new, PlayStation Exclusive Echo Chamber Strike on Venus to destroy the Restorative Mind! See our exclusive footage …

Alienware will give recent laptop buyers a free upgrade

It's tough to buy a laptop when new processors are imminent -- you can't help but feel that the system you just bought will be rendered obsolete weeks later. That might not be a problem if you snagged one of Alienware's latest laptops, though. The Dell-owned PC maker is promising free upgrades if …

Laptops

Pokemon Go Announced For Android/iPhone

Nintendo, The Pokemon Company, and Niantic (which is now independent from Google) have announced Pokemon Go, an upcoming free-to-play game for mobile devices. Niantic's work has been showcased in the last few years in the mobile game Ingress.<p>The game will see players able to catch, train, and …