steven hicklin

316 Added | 2 Magazines | 5 Likes | 3 Following | 2 Followers | @stevenhicklin | Keep up with steven hicklin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “steven hicklin”

Xbox

WWE Items Coming to Rocket League

Rocket League is getting WWE items later this year, Psyonix announced.<p>The developer revealed the news in a recent blog post, however more details …

PUBG is resetting its leaderboards early, play will be unranked for now

The beginning of the next season has not yet been announced<p><i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> has made the unusual decision to reset its leaderboards early, prior to announcing the start of the game’s next competitive season. According to a Tweet sent early this morning, <i>Battlegrounds</i>’ leaderboard will …

PUBG give details on the next Xbox update

PUBG have addressed the frustration of some fans after the lack of new updates to thje Xbox version of the game in recent weeks.<p>Since the Xbox One …

Everything We Wish We Knew About Kingdom Come: Deliverance Before We Started

Life in medieval Europe could be harsh, and the world of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, takes that to heart. The first-person RPG transports players to 15th century Bohemia, amid a brutal civil war, and invests heavily in making gameplay a realistically tough …

5 Most Essential Upcoming Open World Video Games

Take a look back at 10 years of gaming and see the list of best-selling games and you will see most of the games on the list are Open World. Open …

Red Dead Redemption

IGN Live Presents: Red Dead Redemption 2 Reveal

Once upon a time in the west.<p>Join IGN live on Thursday, September 28 at 7:45am PT / 10:45am ET / 3:45pm UK (or 12:45am AEST on September 29) as we …

Red Dead Redemption

Microsoft creates custom Xbox One S in honor of Paul Walker

Modeled after The Fast and Furious actor’s car<p>Microsoft has revealed a special Xbox One S created in honor of late <i>Fast and Furious</i> actor Paul Walker. The custom-made console is bright green and blue. It’s modeled after Walker’s first car from <i>The Fast and Furious</i> seen in the film’s opening scene and …

'Eve: Valkyrie' drops the VR requirement

If what's been holding you back from playing <i>Eve: Valkyrie</i> has been the lack of a VR headset, that (very valid) reason has disappeared. In addition to the new subtitle, <i>Warzone</i>, there's a new capture the flag gametype, new ships, ultra abilities and customizations for said ships and a pair of new …

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Has More Offline Content Than Campaign

Star Wars Battlefront 2 seems much more complete than its predecessor, adding space battles and a single player campaign to the mix. But there’s …

PlayStation

‘Destiny 2’ Guide: How Mobility, Resiliency, And Recovery Stats Affect Your Guardian

<i>Destiny 2</i> changes the way stats are used for characters. The mobility, resiliency, and recovery stats have been pulled away from the character skill …

Biomechanics

PlayStation Plus subscribers get MGS 5: The Phantom Pain free in October

Plus both Amnesia games!<p>October 2017’s lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers is a top-heavy one, with two terrific PlayStation 4 games in <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> and <i>Amnesia</i><i>: Collection</i>.<p><i>The Phantom Pain</i> is the critically acclaimed 2015 follow-up to the appetizer that was</i> …

SNES Classic Edition review: Worth it for the games alone

The success of last year's NES Classic Edition clearly took Nintendo by surprise. The company was completely incapable of meeting demand, leaving many people unable to buy what became the must-have gift of the holiday season. Now Nintendo has given its SNES the Classic Edition treatment and …

Here's October's Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup

If you haven’t played <i>Gone Home</i> yet, or at least haven’t played it on your couch, you can have the teenage feels in October’s Xbox Live Games with …

Xbox

Destiny 2’s best legendary weapons, according to team Polygon (update)

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast<p>A bad carpenter blames his tools, and bad carpenters love to hate on exotic (yellow) weapons in <i>Destiny 2</i>.<p>In fact, I bet most players spend more time checking which legendary (purple) weapons are available for infusion into those exotics than they do the stats on those …

Activision Blizzard
Nintendo

YouTube's iPhone app got a major Chromecast update

You no longer need to return to the YouTube app on your iPhone to control whatever it is you are casting.<p>The iPhone feels less like a phone and more like a TV remote.

iPhone Apps

ZTE Axon 7 is now the cheapest Google Daydream VR-ready phone

Once you download the Android Nougat update, that is.<p>If you wanted to experience Google's Daydream before now, you had to drop some serious cash: over $600 for a Google Pixel or Moto Z handset, and another $79 for the VR headset itself.<p>The ZTE Axon 7 should make a Daydream investment a bit easier …

Mobile Technology

Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility On PC? "Never Say Never," Xbox Boss Says

The Xbox One added backwards compatibility support in November 2015, allowing users to play some Xbox 360 games. Backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games will be available with Project Scorpio, which launches this holiday. But could the popular feature also come to PC? That's the question someone …

If you love Resident Evil 7, you must play its genius ‘Bedroom’ DLC

90 Minutes at Marguerite’s<p><i>Resident Evil 7</i>’s first expansion pack is out now on PlayStation 4, and there’s a clear winner among its trio of playable episodes. “Bedroom,” an escape-the-room puzzle that pits the player against their own memory and cunning, is a brilliant set of scares that is …

Nintendo’s optimistic about winning third parties over to Switch

With the tech in place, the company plans to avoid what sunk the Wii U<p>Nintendo has a history of struggling to attract AAA developers to its platforms. But on a recent call with investors, the company assured them that the Switch will be more successful with third parties than its predecessors.<p>A …

Nioh: 13 things you can do to make it a little easier

Nioh is really hard, but remembering these things will make it easier<p><i>Nioh</i> is fast-paced and brutally punishing. Giving you a list of things to try to remember while you play would be like asking you to juggle chainsaws, except that chainsaws are predictable. This is more like juggling cats.<p>Below, …

Sony's latest sensor shoots ridiculous slow-mo video

Sony has unveiled a sensor that could bring some impressive camera tricks to your next smartphone. The 3-layer CMOS sensor does super slow motion at up to 1,000 fps in full HD (1,920 x 1,080), around eight times faster than any other chip. That's possible thanks to a 2-layer sensor married with …

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will get new weapons

New guns, new ... Roman gladiator sword?<p>Raven Software’s <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered</i> is getting a fresh batch of content as part of an update this week, including new customization options and a handful of new weapons that weren’t available in the original <i>Modern Warfare</i>.<p>According to a …

Gaming Industry

Metro GameCentral video game review of 2016 – the year the sequels failed

GameCentral celebrates what has been a very good year for quality video games, but a worrying one for anyone trying to make money from them.<p>In every …

Pokemon Go Update Removes Steps for Nearby Pokemon, Lets You Re-Customize Trainer

Bug fixes and other adjustments, too.<p>A new update for Pokemon Go has been released for both iOS and Android.<p>The update, designated version 1.1.0 on …

Pokémon

Seagate's Backup Plus Hub is an excellent drive for your desktop

CNET editor Dong Ngo explains why you're not gonna get this external hard drive for free -- and why you should get it anyway.

Seagate Technology

'Darksiders' rides again on PS4, Xbox One and Wii U

Aside from the next <i>Legend of Zelda</i> Wii U owners don't have much to look forward to in terms of forthcoming games. <i>Breath of the Wild</i> is the lone glimmer of hope in the console's twilight years, but there could be another -- perhaps even before that new <i>Zelda</i> makes its debut next spring. If those …