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Next Free EA Access Game Revealed

EA Access members have a new game to play. Electronic Arts on Friday added FIFA 15 to The Vault, bringing the total number of games subscribers can download and play for free up to eleven.<p>Last month, in conjunction with the start of the NHL playoffs, EA added NHL 15 to The Vault. There is no set …

EA Access Vault Adds Madden NFL 15 as Its Next Freebie

Not long after NBA Live 15 was added to the EA Access Vault, Electronic Arts today announced another addition: Madden NFL 15.<p>EA Access is the subscription service that the publisher launched last year. For $5/month or $30/year, Xbox One owners can download and play games from the Vault as much as …

Xbox One Was The Best-Selling Console In November And December

The Xbox One was the best-selling video game console throughout the holidays according to NPD data.<p>According to Microsoft, average weekly sales for the Xbox One outpaced the Xbox 360 by 50% during the same period in the previous-gen system’s lifecycle.<p>After a year of falling behind Sony’s PS4, Xbox …

Microsoft clarifies its rules for content creators on YouTube and Twitch

Microsoft is offering clarification of its rules for streamers using Xbox game content on services including YouTube and Twitch, with a company statement posted to Major Nelson's blog.<p>In the wake of new Game Content Usage Rules introduced last week, Microsoft has clarified the update was primarily …

The DeanBeat: The next-generation console war has taken shape

In next-generation consoles, Sony has outsold its rivals with its PlayStation 4 game console. Microsoft is a fairly distant No. 2 with the Xbox One. And Nintendo is all but out of the running with its Wii U. But in handhelds, Nintendo is No. 1, and Sony is a distant No. 2. That, in a nutshell, is …

December 2014 NPD: Xbox One outsells PS4 again

Microsoft’s price drop was enough to push give it another big win in December.<p>The gaming industry generated $3.25 billion in spending in the last month of the year, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That’s down just a smidgen from $3.28 billion last year. While December held …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare top selling game of 2014, Destiny number three

It appears the only thing people like to do more in video games than run around shooting each other, is to play football or run around on planets shooting Hive scum, and sometimes each other.<p><i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> was the top selling game of 2014, with Bungie's <i>Destiny</i> taking the number …

Minecraft dominates Guinness Book of Records’ Gamer Edition

Minecraft is building itself a record-breaking reputation.<p>You’ll see it’s true for yourself if you read the Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition. The block-building and survival-based sandbox game (which is out on just about every non-Nintendo platform imaginable) has tons of records listed …

How your taste in games will affect the games your kids play

It's weird to think that in a hundred years time there will be people who feel a strong emotional connection with <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>I'm not talking about the ten-year-olds playing the game now, living to a ripe old age and looking fondly back at lost youth. I'm talking about their kids and even their …

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The Most Disappointing Video Games Of 2014

2014 was a decent year for video games, but it was also a year filled with disappointments.<p>The following games aren’t necessarily the <i>worst</i> games of 2014. Indeed, some even made the Forbes Best Video Games of 2014 list.<p>There were some undeniably bad games released in 2014, but this list is comprised …

Grand Theft Auto V in 4K shows why the PC version’s delay to March is worth the wait

Grand Theft Auto V was supposed to hit the PC this month — but not anymore.<p>Developer Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto V won’t debut on PC until March 24. That equates to about a two-month delay for the open-world crime game, which was originally supposed to hit PC on Jan. 27. …

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This guy’s combined a PS4 and an Xbox One in a single supergaming laptop

Why choose one console when you can have two?<p>Serial modder Eddie Zarick has brokered peace between the big console rivals, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, by cramming them both into a single laptop-sized system with a 22-inch screen. He’s created what he calls the “PlayBox” for a special customer who …

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Rocket launchers and a fan-favorite map highlight the Halo 5 beta's last week

The <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> beta is entering its final leg in this coming week, and with that, 343 Industries will introduce a new mode of play, as well as a new map created with an early toolkit provided to fans.<p>Strongholds is the name of the new mode, a team Slayer variant. It features three control …