David Paskett

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Xbox One Sells Over 20 Million Units Worldwide

Last month the PS4 outsold the Xbox One yet again but despite Sony’s dominance, Microsoft’s eighth generation home console has sold a massive amount …

Call of Duty

Fallout 4 Automatron DLC Release Date Announced

Custom deathbots.<p>Bethesda released a new trailer and details about the first of Fallout 4's upcoming DLC, Automatron.<p>Automatron releases March 22 on …

E3’s organizer says that its show isn’t dead yet

At least four major video game publishers have dropped out of the show floor for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the giant gaming extravaganza held each year in Los Angeles in June. This likely forces the Entertainment Software Association, the trade group that organizes E3, to do some …

Microsoft’s cross-platform push begins with these Xbox One and PC games

Whether Microsoft’s long-term strategy either starts clicking with consumers or proves too big a challenge depends entirely on whether it can please multiple audiences simultaneously with the same slate of new titles. At its spring showcase, the company brought out the games it hopes both exemplify …

Windows 10

Xbox One's EA Access Adds First Backwards-Compatible 360 Game

The EA Access free game lineup on Xbox One continues to grow. Electronic Arts has made the surprise announcement that the first Plants vs. Zombies game has joined "The Vault."<p>Plants vs. Zombies becomes the sixteenth game in the EA Access vault, joining the likes of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden …

Utomik starts beta test of ‘Netflix for games’ with 145 titles for $5.99 per month

Utomik is launching the open beta test for its game streaming service with a special offer of $5.99 per month for access to 145 video games.<p>The Silicon Valley startup is the latest game streaming company trying to deliver a “Netflix for games” with a clever combination of cloud and client …

Last Chance to Get These Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games

It's the last day of the month, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers have until midnight to pick up some of February 2016's Games With Gold titles. You have just a few more hours to download Hand of Fate on Xbox One, while the same is true for Gears of War 2 on Xbox 360.<p>Another one of February's …

Warzone Firefight Announced for Halo 5: Guardians

Wave after wave after wave.<p>Firefight is making its return to Halo with "Warzone Firefight" in Halo 5.<p>No release window was given. However, 343 …

Gears of War 4 Making "Stunning" Progress, Xbox Exec Says

Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently saw some new Gears of War 4 footage and he was blown away. He says on Twitter that the development team at The Coalition is making "stunning progress" on the Xbox One shooter. He added that it reminds him of when he first saw "Warfare," the name for the game that …

The Division Open Beta Pre-Load Now Available on Xbox One, PS4, PC

The Division's open beta is coming very soon, and you can now pre-load it so that you can jump right in when the servers go live later this week.<p>The beta starts on Xbox One tomorrow, February 18, before launching for PS4 and PC a day later. Below are download links for the console versions, while …

Destiny Toys Are Coming, See Them Here

Bungie's Destiny franchise is joining the toy market. The Mattel-owned Mega Bloks has announced that it's producing a line of physical toys based on the sci-fi shooter series.<p>The new Destiny construction sets will debut in 2016. According to an announcement on the Mega Bloks website, the product …

Destiny sequel launches in 2017 after ‘large new expansion’ drops this year

You’ll get more Destiny this year, but not Destiny 2.<p>Activision confirmed that developer Bungie has more of its multiplayer online sci-fi shooter coming to fans this year, but the full sequel will not go on sale until 2017. This is one of the publisher’s core franchises that now stands alongside …

The Division Open Beta Confirmed, Xbox One Players Get in First

The rumors were right. Ubisoft today announced that an open beta for The Division will take place later this month. It begins February 18 on Xbox One and comes to PlayStation 4 and PC a day later. The pre-release play period, which follows a closed multiplayer last month, comes to a close on all …

How Blizzard stayed laser-focused on quality games for 25 years

Blizzard Entertainment celebrates its 25th anniversary today, a milestone that very few video game companies achieve in a very Darwinian industry. It has survived this long, and thrived, because of a relentless emphasis on quality. The company, which has been part of Activision Blizzard since 2008, …

Xbox One Quantum Break Prototype Footage Unveiled (video)

New behind-the-scenes footage has been released this week showing the development and construction of the new Quantum Break Xbox One exclusive game …

Time Travel

Red Dead Redemption Xbox One Release Was an "Error," Is Now Removed

Over the weekend, Red Dead Redemption and some other Xbox 360 games became playable on Xbox One, despite not being announced as titles joining the backwards compatibility lineup. Now, Microsoft has explained that these games were made available publicly "due to an error" and have since been …

Red Dead Redemption Comes to Xbox One, Here's How to Get It

<b>[UPDATE 2]</b> Microsoft has explained that Red Dead Redemption was released on Xbox One "due to an error." The game has now been removed.<p><b>[UPDATE]</b> Microsoft's Xbox Support Twitter account advises against using the workaround laid out below to access Red Dead Redemption, as it may be a violation of the …

The Division PS4/Xbox One Lets You Change Visual Settings to Improve Frame Rate, Dev Says

We've already heard some details about how The Division on console will afford players the ability to tweak graphical setting as PC players can, and now, a developer working on the game has shared more. In fact, it sounds like you will be able to change the lighting settings to improve frame rate, …

Fallout and Elder Scrolls director Todd Howard wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Todd Howard is the director behind Bethesda's Fallout and Elder Scrolls games - inarguably some of the most absorbing titles of all time, if not in …

Todd Howard

Ark's Latest Update Adds "Terror Bird," Grappling Hooks, and More

The wild world of Ark: Survival Evolved continues to grow today with a new update that introduces a "terror bird," grappling hooks, and a new gameplay system called Tribe Alliances.<p>The Terror Bird, officially known as the Phorusrhacidae Rapidesultor, is described as an aggressive beast that is fast …

Halo 5 Update Removes This Playlist From Team Arena

A new update for Halo 5: Guardians has removed Arena Breakout gametype from the Team Arena playlist. Developer 343 Industries said this decision was made in part because of feedback from the community.<p>The Team Arena playlist now includes only Slayer, CTF, and Strongholds. Lead multiplayer designer …

H1Z1 zombie game splits into two strains — and spreads to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

The thing about a zombie virus is that it spreads so fast you can’t contain it. Now, publisher Daybreak is finding that something similar is true of zombie survival games.<p>H1Z1, Daybreak’s open-world online zombie survival game that is still in development, is splitting up into two discrete games. …

Major Multiplayer Changes Accompany the Next Destiny Event

For some, the Crucible is getting just a bit less intense.<p>Destiny will soon introduce a whole host of multiplayer changes — both in the competitive …

No Wonder GTA V Hasn't Gotten Any Single Player DLC Yet

Rockstar hasn’t made any single player DLC for <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>, and this long after the game’s release, it’ll probably never happen. One reason …

Grand Theft Auto

New World War 2 Shooter Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Battalion 1944 has now reached its funding goal.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>A new World War 2 shooter is in the works for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game, Battalion 1944, is a multiplayer shooter from UK studio Bulkhead Interactive that aims to capture the "core of classic …

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens leaked, bridges gap between Episodes VI and VII

Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8 — the gang's all here<p><i>Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is the next Star Wars video game, according to a product page that popped up overnight on the Xbox Games Store and a trailer that leaked on YouTube.<p>The game is in development at TT Games and will be published by Warner …

Lego

New version of Xbox One update out now for testers

Xbox One Preview Program members can now download a new version of the update containing more features than before. As explained by Xbox engineer Mike Ybarra, the update to the update introduces the new Gamerscore leaderboard, a Sports section for the OneGuide, and the ability to move pins.<p>Ybarra …

Xbox

This War of Mine The Little Ones Now Available (video)

Publisher Deep Silver has this week launched the new innovative This War of Mine The Little Ones name onto the Xbox One and PS4 platforms providing a …

Gear & Gadgets

WildStar Is Hitting Steam with Lots of New Content

Carbine Studios' MMO WildStar is getting a Steam release, alongside new content in an update called "Destination Arcterra." It'll be released over the next few months.<p>The new update will add a brand new area called Arcterra. It's a frozen wasteland full of ruins to explore and creatures to defeat. …