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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Dev "So F**king Stoked" for Next Game

Sledgehammer Games co-founder and chief creative officer Glen Schofield is "so f**king excited" for the developer's next game. Writing on Twitter, he didn't give away any specifics about what the game might be, but something in the Call of Duty space is expected given the studio's history and …

Microsoft tells us how Xbox One will win the holiday and why consoles aren’t dying

Gaming’s biggest battle of year is here: holiday season.<p>This is when Sony and Microsoft bring out the big guns and try to tell as many consoles as possible. However, Microsoft is coming out especially aggressive this holiday, thanks to big releases like Halo 5 and a large selection of bundles.<p>We …

Check Out Fallout Monopoly's Custom Board and Tokens

The Fallout-themed version of Monopoly revealed earlier this month has been officially detailed, and it's now available for preorder.<p>As described on Bethesda's online store page, Monopoly: Fallout Collector's Edition lets players "rebuild civilization as you buy, sell, and trade your way through …

How Destiny's Xur Is Changing With The Taken King

Xur, the vendor who sells Exotic items and other desirable goodies in Destiny, will appear for the first time tomorrow since the launch of The Taken King on Tuesday. Much like many other aspects of the game, he, too, will be different in Year Two.<p>Today's Bungie Weekly Update, along with delivering …

Xbox One's upcoming overhaul has an opt-in beta

That new Windows 10 Xbox One update sounds pretty great, right? Well, how it works is a little different than folks in the console's Dashboard Preview Program are used to. Previous updates were pushed out automatically and you had no choice over installing them, but here you can choose as to …

Battlefield 4's Free Night Operations DLC Out Now, Alongside Huge Summer Patch

Battlefield 4 may be nearly two years old, but DICE isn't done supporting the military shooter just yet.<p>The developer on Tuesday released the new Night Operations DLC, which, as its name suggests, focuses on nighttime combat. Night Operations comes with new map called Zavod: Graveyard Shift, which …

Cosplay, Merchandise, and Best of PAX Prime 2015 Galleries

Not able to attend PAX Prime this year? No problem, we've got you covered. Here's a list of all our extensive galleries from one of gaming's biggest community events!<p>Best Cosplay at PAX Prime 2015<p>Want to see all the best cosplay from this year's PAX Prime? From The Legend of Zelda's Sheik to Street …

How Lego is using Doctor Who and The Simpsons to create the next big video game

TT was founded in 1989 as Traveller’s Tales. Its first release was a fantasy-themed action game called <i>Leander</i>, but it wasn’t long before the developer started focusing on making games based on films and other licensed properties. 1994 saw the release of <i>Mickey Mania</i> on the Sega Genesis, and in the …

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Xbox One boss infers more games still to be announced for 2016

Microsoft has a stellar lineup for the rest of 2015, with Gear of War that just released today, and games like Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb …

YouTube Gaming aims to be the most popular streaming site in town

YouTube is already the web's most popular video site, but with the launch of YouTube Gaming across iOS, Android and desktops on August 26th, it aims to claim another title: most popular streaming site. YouTube Gaming bets big on live-streamed and archived gaming videos, with separate pages for more …

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'Five Nights At Freddy's' Creator Says Nobody Has Figured Out The Game's Real Story

<i>Five Nights At Freddy’s 4</i> has been out for a few weeks now, which is usually enough time for any fanbase to piece together most deepest darkest secret: people move fast. But apparently, there are secrets that nobody has been able to find, and creator Scott Cawthon thinks this is pretty remarkable. …

Treyarch on Call of Duty: If you liked Black Ops 2 you'll love Black Ops 3

Changes are inherent in gaming as an industry as well as in franchises that have seen multiple installments, one after another. Call of Duty has been …

Special 'Halo 5: Guardians' Xbox One Comes With A Unique Twist

One tries to not be a sucker for a limited edition console. It seems, in every way imaginable, to be an absurd extravagance. I already have an Xbox One, after all, and I’m not going to buy another, even if it does come with some special controller or paint scheme to match whatever game they’re …

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Analyzing Every Single New Piece Of Information About Destiny's 'The Taken King'

A few months ago I was able to share some early thoughts and previews of <i>The House of Wolves</i> due to a studio visit to Bungie with other members of the press. But for the new <i>Destiny</i> expansion, <i>The Taken King</i>, it seems only one outlet has the golden ticket. Game Informer has a brand new cover story …

The Apple Watch's standing tracker is reliably unreliable

The other night, my Apple Watch buzzed right as I sat down for dinner. I had just finished cooking, cleaning, and setting the table, and there it was: <i>Tap Tap</i>. "Time to stand!"<p>Activity tracking is one of the most exciting things that wearables and smartwatches can do for us. But it's also something …

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China will lift its nationwide game console ban

China technically lifted its longstanding ban on game consoles last year, but only for companies that registered in the Shanghai free trade zone. Needless to say, that put a damper on sales in the world's most populous country. However, the gloves just came off -- China's Ministry of Culture has …

Windows 10 will get automatic updates for 10 years

In an update to its Window’s Lifestyle Fact Sheet, Microsoft says it will offer support for Windows 10 for ten years.<p>The post notes that it will offer “mainstream security” support until 2020 and “extended security” support until 2025. The support lifestyle cycle is in keeping with both Windows 7 …

Cortana for Android leaks out a bit early

Cortana is here for Android ... sort of. Microsoft announced back in May that it would be bringing Cortana to Android, and it was expected to land this month to coincide with the release of Windows 10. But now it looks like an Android beta release of Microsoft's digital assistant has hit the web …

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'Fallout Shelter' Review: Subterranean Apocalypse Blues

When Bethesda first announced <i>Fallout Shelter</i> at E3 this year, the game quickly skyrocketed to the top of the App Store charts.<p>It was widely praised, downloaded over and over again by hordes of gamers hyped on <i>Fallout 4</i> news, and has to-date pulled in over $5 million—an impressive haul for a new …

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Trade the limited edition 'Halo 5' code for a disc, if you want

The <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> Collector's Edition costs $250 and comes with a fair amount of stuff for die-hard fans, including this pretty little statue, a special box, a metal Guardian model and a download code for the full game. That last part was a disappointment to some potential players who were …

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Microsoft Will Release Cortana For Android In “Next Few Weeks”

Following an apparent leak of Cortana for the Android platform, Microsoft released comment indicating that it is in fact testing its digital assistant for the Google platform, and will cut it live in short order.<p>The full quote is as follows:<p>In the spirit of the Windows Insider Program, we’re …

Sexists are worse at video games, study suggests

That study, performed by Kasumovic Lab, was intended to scientifically test whether "female-initiated disruption of a male hierarchy incites hostile behavior from poor performing males who stand to lose the most status."<p>In plain English: If a man is really bad at something, from work to playing …

Halo 5 collector's edition buyers can exchange their digital code for a disc, 343 confirms

<i>Halo 5: Guardians</i>' limited collector's edition comes with an impressive set of additional physical goods that help to justify its $250 price: a statue of Master Chief and Spartan Locke, a metal Guardian statue, special packaging, a SteelBook game case and more. But it doesn't come with a physical …

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Microsoft opens Xbox-to-Windows game streaming up to everyone

Microsoft's removed the Xbox-to-PC game-streaming restrictions and now anyone with Redmond's latest console and Windows 10 can play <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> or attempt to jump into a few online <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> matches on their device. More than that, some pretty big new features are hitting …

Fallout Shelter Android Version Release Window Revealed

The Android version of popular Fallout mobile game Fallout Shelter should launch sometime in August.<p>That's according to Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines, who shared the release window on Twitter in an exchange with a fan.<p>"Coming along nice," Hines said about the Android edition. "Haven't …

Nintendo throws shade at Sony, Microsoft while defending its E3 presence

Nintendo had a rough time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show last month. Many fans weren’t happy with their lineup, and now the company is explaining itself to investors.<p>The Japanese gaming publisher held its 75th annual investor meeting on June 26, and the company has published the …

Fallout Shelter's Android version tentatively scheduled for August launch

<i>Fallout Shelter</i> publisher Bethesda Softworks is planning to release the game on Android in August, said Bethesda's Pete Hines on Twitter yesterday.<p>Asked about the Android version, Hines said it is "coming along [nicely]" and "should be out next month." Hines is the vice president of marketing and …

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Mortal Kombat X's Predator Gets Release Date

"Soon the hunt will begin..."<p>You'll be able to play as Predator in Mortal Kombat X as early as July 7th if you've purchased the Kombat Pack DLC pass, …

Here's Why Your Destiny-Themed Red Bull Code Might Not Work

Recently, publisher Activision announced a Destiny promotion in conjunction with Red Bull. Specially marked cans of Red Bull have codes which unlock an XP boost and an exclusive quest in the upcoming Taken King expansion. The cans went on sale yesterday, but if you go out and buy one right now, …