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Xbox 360 Gold games can be played on Xbox One from November: List of free games

With the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility feature set to roll-out to Xbox One users on 12 November, owners of the latter console will be able to play …

Hands-on with the new Xbox One experience — see what’s different

<i>Cortana isn’t officially in this build of the New Xbox One Experience, but you can unlock it. Here’s our how-to guide.</i><p>The Xbox One is about a month away from getting a major overhaul, but we’ve got an early look and want to give you an idea of what to expect.<p>The New Xbox One Experience (NXOE), as …

'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3' Beta On PC Is Really Great

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops III</i> wasn’t really clicking for me on PlayStation 4 during last week’s extended multiplayer beta.<p>It wasn’t until I fired up the game on my PC that things started falling together. I had access to the beta because I own previous <i>Call of Duty</i> titles on PC, a nice little trick if …

Call of Duty

Every free Xbox One and Xbox 360 game you can download in September

We’re about to enter the busiest holiday video game release season of the new console generation, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft is going to …

Tomb Raider

'Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition' Is Just What Xbox One Needed

<i>Gears of War: Ultimate Edition</i> is more than just a prettier skin on a nearly-ten-year-old video game. The Xbox One version brings some new tweaks to the third-person cover shooter, including refined mechanics and smoother gameplay.<p>For instance, there’s a new easy mode for the casual player which is …

Gears of War

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition shows how little the series has aged

<i>We have updated this review with a score and impressions of the game based on the current state of the multiplayer servers. As of this writing, the servers are stable and the reviewer was able to find matches and co-op games online quickly and easily.</i><p>The original Gears of War is among the most …

Gears of War

GTA V's in-game video editor is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

When <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> launched on PC after numerous delays, it came with a number of great features that weren't available to console gamers, including an editor for making your own in-game videos. That's set to change next month, however — Rockstar announced that the editor will be on its way to …

Video Editor

Pacman 256 is Endless and Enjoyable - IGN Video

Pacman 256 puts the spherical protagonist into an endless maze filled with power-ups, enemies and glitches!

Pacman

You can sign up now to test the next big PS4 update

Sony has opened its PlayStation 4 software beta program to anyone, letting users sign up to test early versions of new system firmware before they're released to the general public. You can sign up to participate here as long as you have a PS4, though Sony warns that space on the program will be …

Software

Sony Wants Players To Help Test Next Big PS4 Update

Sony has called for an open beta to test it’s next big update for the PS4, according to a post on the PS Blog. The PS4 has seen several updates since launching two years ago, and the next big one is reportedly coming in the next few months, depending on how well this beta goes. There’s an …

Beta Testing

The Xbox One Needs Backwards Compatibility For Controllers, Too

When Microsoft announced backwards compatibility at E3, it hit the audience like a bombshell. Here was a feature we assumed was all but lost to the Xbox One/PS4 generation, suddenly roaring back in classic E3 surprise style. It continued the remarkable turnaround story of the Xbox One under Phil …

Backward Compatibility

Xbox One And PS4: Do Exclusives Actually Matter?

When it comes to the “console war –” though I’m not even sure we should be calling it that anymore –. It only makes sense, on a technical level. The Xbox One and PS4, despite OS and hardware differences, are hugely similar machines. Players use them for basically the same things, play mostly the …

Dark Souls

'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3' Beta: This Game Is Going To Be Even Harder For People Like Me

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not the audience for <i>Call of Duty</i> multiplayer. Call it a lack of skill, inclination, or just plain old “not being 14 anymore,” but that game stresses me out. I dabble, here and there, but mostly I spend my time getting blasted every five seconds, then trying some …

Profit

How Leveling Will Actually Work In 'Destiny's' 'The Taken King'

We got a chance to see a whole lot of the new changes that <i>Destiny</i> is bringing with it’s new <i>Taken King</i> expansion with Bungie’s livestream today, and there’s a lot to work through: new factions, new currencies, new weapons systems and more. “Quality of Life,” is what the stream was all about, and …

MMOGs

27 Major Destiny Changes in The Taken King

Today Bungie held a steam showcasing a lot of the major changes coming to Destiny with Year 2. Year 2, if you were unaware refers to September 15th, …

Gaming

Xbox One may get backward compatibility with original Xbox games

Microsoft’s Xbox boss is once again talking about the future of his gaming console on Twitter, and this time the future may involve looking back to the origins of the platform.<p>The Xbox One may get backward compatibility with the original Xbox console, according to Phil Spencer, the head of …

Backward Compatibility

Black Ops 3 PS4 beta is live right now, a bit early

The <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> beta for PlayStation 4 is live, launching a bit earlier than the publicized Wednesday kickoff.<p>If you pre-ordered a copy of the game and already registered, you should be getting your Beta token any time now. If you pre-purchased the game through the PlayStation Store, …

Pac-Man 256 is out now on iOS and Android — it’s Crossy Road studio’s latest game

Prepare for your new mobile gaming obsession.<p>The free-to-play endless maze-runner Pac-Man 256 today launched on Android and iOS devices. You can grab it from the Apple App Store or Google Play now. It’s the latest project from the two-man Hipster Whale team previously responsible for the hugely …

The Good And Bad Of PS4's 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' Beta

This week marks the passing of the torch from Microsoft to Sony as to who now gets exclusive access to <i>Call of Duty</i>-related crap early. For now, that means its PS4 players that get first crack at the beta for <i>Black Ops 3</i>, and later, they will be getting DLC earlier than their Xbox One …

Call of Duty

Windows 10's Xbox app updated to officially offer Xbox One streaming at 1080p, 60 fps

Microsoft updated Windows 10's Xbox app today, adding elements like built-in support for Xbox One streaming in 1080p at 60 frames per second as well as social features, the company announced today.<p>The app's August update is the first since the debut of Windows 10 just under three weeks ago. One of …

It's Going To Be A Weird Month For 'Destiny'

Last week, Xur Sold Gjallarhorn. To most people, the only barely intelligible word in that sentence is “sold,” and the other two are more or less unpronounceable. Even to people who know what the words mean, it might not seem that important: a vendor in a video game sold a special weapon. Okay! But …

Gameplay

Windows 10's Xbox app updated to enable 1080p game streaming

Microsoft's Windows 10 preview for the Xbox One is set to arrive for testers next month, but the company is providing a minor update to its Xbox app today ahead of the upcoming refreshed look and feel for the console. An August Xbox app update enables Windows 10 PC owners to stream Xbox One games …

'Destiny' Is Now Drowning In Gjallarhorns, Proving A Big Nerf Is Needed

Last Friday, the <i>Destiny</i> community went a bit crazy because the game’s weekend traveling salesman, Xur, showed up with one particular gun in his arsenal. That would be the Gjallarhorn, a rocket launcher universally regarded as the best weapon in the game, the object of eternal desire for players who …

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Xbox One August update starts rolling out with 1080p 60fps game streaming, achievement comparing, and more

Microsoft began rolling out the Xbox One August 2015 update today. The latest version adds a slew of new social features to the console and also improves game streaming from Xbox One to Windows 10 PCs.<p>In short, if you have the right network conditions (read: a wired connection or a very fast …

Windows 10

10 Minutes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta - IGN Video

Check out the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta a day early!

Call of Duty

Watch us play the faster, jumpier, gorier Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta

<b>Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> is introducing a ton of changes that are going to transform the franchise's multiplayer landscape, but ultimately, your success is going to depend on how well you can fold new mechanics in with the series' tried …

Call of Duty