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App Store Update: October 1

The creators of Crossy Road take flight in the new endless shooter, Shooty Skies.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, …

Listen to Halo 5's Main Theme Music

Following the Halo 5: Guardians main menu music leak in August, the game's full title song has now emerged ahead of sci-fi shooter's release later this month. Halo Memes got its hands on the song, "Halo Canticles," which you can hear in the video below. It sounds very much like a Halo track, …

Playdate: Grinding through 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5'

The reviews are in and <i>Tony Hawk</i>'<i>s Pro Skater 5</i> is... not looking good. When I played the game in Chicago earlier this year, it was fine. There were a few glitches here and there, sure, but it was an early version of the game and that's to be expected. The game crashed a few times, but it wasn't …

Customer Service

Minecraft's story mode means more action, less dirt farming

Back in December, Telltale Games hinted that there was a narrative-driven installment of the <i>Minecraft</i> franchise on the way. Now in the newly released trailer, we get to see the story behind the first episode dubbed "The Order of the Stone." Players will assume control of Jesse (who can be either a …

The Walking Dead

Batman: Arkham Knight PC Available Again by "End of October," Says Warner Bros.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be available to purchase on PC again by the "end of October," according to publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.<p>Posting on the game's Steam page, community admin Yorick said the teams working on improving the performance of the PC version are still …

Activision is working to fix the woeful Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is a troubled game, not least because of a multitude of bugs and glitches.<p>Now, publisher Activision says it’s working to fix some of these issues, and it’s giving players two new stages and five new characters as an apology for the troubles. Given that the PlayStation 4 …

Driving Genre Is "Difficult" Right Now, PS4 Boss Says

Sony's PlayStation 4 racing game Driveclub has sold 2 million copies and the company is reportedly planning Gran Turismo 7 for before 2017, but the publisher still believes the driving genre overall is not an easy one to find success in right now. That's according to PlayStation boss Shuhei …

NBA 2K16 Breaks Records With 4 Million Copies Shipped in Under One Week

NBA 2K16 has broken franchise sales records. 2K Sports on Friday announced that the pro basketball game sold-in (i.e. shipped) more than 4 million copies around the world within its first week. The game was officially released on September 29, though people who preordered could start playing on …

Vainglory’s Autumn Season marks the start of its esports tournament calendar

Super Evil Megacorp is grinding away on its goal of turning its Vainglory mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game into an esport. It made some progress on that week with the launch of its Autumn Season of its official esports tournament.<p>The big update marks a milestone in the company’s …

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Getting Free DLC

Activision will release two additional stages and five more skaters as free DLC for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, the publisher announced on Friday. Right now, the game-which isn't exactly being showered with praise from gamers and critics alike--has eight stages and 10 skaters.<p>This announcement comes …

Watch Trailer for Battlefield 4's Next Free DLC Map

Nearly two years after the release of Battlefield 4, developer DICE is not done supporting the military shooter with new DLC just yet. The studio has announced that the game's next DLC pack, Community Operations, will launch as a free download later this fall across all platforms.<p>As you could have …

NBA 2K16 sells over 4 million copies in one week

NBA 2K is on fire.<p>Publisher 2K revealed today that NBA 2K16 has already sold over four million copies worldwide just a week after its release, setting a new milestone for the franchise. This shows that fans are happier than ever to pay for the newest release in a yearly sports franchise, as long as …

Watch Cars Go Flying in GTA 5's Traffic Jam-Clearing Mod

YouTube user BlackSmoke Billy has returned with his latest Grand Theft Auto V video. In this one, called "INSANE RAMP TRUCK MOD!!!" he provides a unique solution for clearing out a traffic jam. Watch as he uses various objects as ramps and then cruises down the highway, making a nice path for …

PS4 Dino Shooter Primal Carnage: Extinction Release Date Announced

Dinosaur shooter Primal Carnage: Extinction, released earlier this year on PC, will launch for PlayStation 4 on October 20. Developer Panic Button announced the release date today in a post on the PlayStation Blog. Check out the game's launch trailer below.<p>Extinction is a class-based shooter where …

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Super Mario Maker’s a hit, and inside the canceled South Park game

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Microsoft revealed a series of holiday bundles for the Xbox One, and we’ve been busy reviewing all of those fall games.<p>Enjoy, and have a great weekend!<p><b>Pieces of flair and opinion</b><p>The DeanBeat: GamesBeat 2015 will reveal the state of the game …

Microsoft’s holiday ace card is a Fallout 4 Xbox One bundle

Microsoft’s Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 last November and December, and the company is trying to put itself in a position to repeat that success.<p>Now, the hardware manufacturer has announced a new Xbox One bundle that should help sell a few extra units starting in November. Microsoft has …

Super Meat Boy PS4/Vita Forced to Drop Its Great Original Soundtrack

Super Meat Boy makes its PlayStation debut next week when it launches on PS4 and Vita. While it's still the same game mechanically that originally launched on Xbox 360 five years ago, developer Team Meat has had to replace its soundtrack--arguably one of the best parts of the game--with new …

Microsoft buys Havok from Intel, promises to keep licensing physics tech

Microsoft now owns one of gaming’s most popular middleware tools.<p>The Xbox company announced this morning that it has acquired Havok, the technology company best known for creating a physics engine of the same name, from Intel. You’ve likely seen the capabilities of the Havok engine before in games …

'Super Mario Maker' crushed my dreams of making video games

"Isn't this supposed to be fun?" I asked myself over and over again. I knew the answer was "yes," but I still wasn't having any. I'd been playing <i>Super Mario Maker</i>, a video game that lets you make your own <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> levels and play them on a <i>real</i> Nintendo console, and I was completely …

Retrogaming

New Halo 5: Guardians Trailer Coming Sunday During Fear the Walking Dead

For the second week in a row, Microsoft is buying up primetime TV ad space for Halo 5: Guardians. Following last Sunday's commercial for the game on <i>Sunday Night Football</i>, Microsoft will air a new spot for the sci-fi shooter this Sunday, October 4, on AMC, during the season finale of <i>Fear the Walking</i> …

Fallout 4 Inspires This (Unofficial) NBA 2K16 Team

Among the new features in NBA 2K16 is the ability to design your own team, including its jerseys and court. These can be original creations or those inspired by other things, such as this design themed around Fallout.<p>As shared on Reddit by user Typical_Redditor_459, the Vault-Tec Dwellers sport …

Plays.tv is now World of Tanks’ official ‘video-capture solution’

Gaming-related video is hugely popular on the Web, and now one of the competitors in that space is making a deal to grow its reach.<p>Plays.tv, the video division of Raptr, announced today that it is partnering with Wargaming to provide recorded clips of esports matches for games like World of Tanks …

Hitbox gets exclusive streaming rights to Counter-Strike tournament

Twitch’s competitor got a nice exclusive.<p>Live-streaming site Hitbox revealed today that it will have sole broadcasting rights for a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, The World Championships 2015. Counter-Strike: GO is one of the most popular games for esports, so having a tournament …