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Crytek closing down Warface on Xbox 360 in February

<i>Warface,</i> Crytek's free-to-play first-person shooter, will shut down Feb. 1 on Xbox 360, ending its only console version after a run of less than 10 months.<p>Crytek already has closed the game to new players, the studio announced on its official Facebook page today. Existing players still are able to …

Sony unveils a special PS4 20th anniversary ‘gray’ edition

If you weren’t feeling old already, news that Sony’s PlayStation turns 20-years-old today might’ve gone some way towards achieving that.<p>To mark today’s special occasion, Sony has announced a new 20th anniversary edition of its flagship PS4 console. It’s pretty much exactly like the PS4 you already …

OlliOlli coming to Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS in early 2015

<i>OlliOlli,</i> the side-scrolling trick-riding skateboarder from Roll7, will hit Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS sometime early next year, the studio announced this morning in a teaser video (above.)<p><i>OlliOlli</i>'s Nintendo and Xbox One versions will be ported by Curve Digital, which was behind other indie ports …

The Ten Best Video Games Of The Fall For Your Black Friday Buying Pleasure

Black Friday is here, and millions will be scrambling for all the best deals on video games in order to have satisfied friends and family members come Christmas. Tis also the season for a killer self-gift, as no one knows your tastes better than you.<p>The best hardware deals of the day we’ve already …

Alienware Alpha drops by 10% for Black Friday

Just this week the Alienware Alpha PC gaming console released on the market starting at $549.99. At midnight tonight that price drops to $499.99 from eBay Powerseller “antonline”. They’ve got two configurations in stock with the first notable price drop ever.<p><b>Alienware Alpha 1 Console is $499.99</b> …

Xbox One Japan boss stands down as weekly sales drop to just 776

Xbox Japan head Takashi Sensui resigned this week as Microsoft’s newest console fell to a sales low in the home of its big gaming rivals, Nintendo and Sony.<p>Xbox One launched in Japan back in September and sold just 23,562 units in its first week, which looked pretty bad compared to week one sales …

Ubisoft developers confident The Crew's launch won't repeat past disasters

<i>DriveClub</i> is a racing game whose online features were broken for weeks after launch. Ubisoft published <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>, so defective at launch that some are getting a free game as an apology. <i>The Crew</i> is an online racing game published by Ubisoft, and its developers seem to realize that, to …

Xbox One beats PlayStation 4 on Black Friday, according to market-research firm

Microsoft really wants to win this holiday season, and it looks like the price cuts and game bundles are working.<p>The Xbox One dominated Black Friday sales, according to market-research firm InfoScout. Microsoft’s latest system made up 53 percent of all console sales on one of the biggest shopping …

Tech Gifts For Geeky Guys This Holiday Season

I have been told that buying gifts for me is difficult. I’m obviously passionate about my PCs and technology in general, but I already have access to virtually all of the latest gadgets and PC hardware out there. Friends and family often come to my place to check out the latest gear, before heading …

Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack coming to CD and vinyl in a limited run of 5,000 box sets

Music has always been key to the Grand Theft Auto open-world action series, and developer Rockstar Games is now releasing a very limited run of CD and vinyl box sets featuring the music of GTA V.<p>Grand Theft Auto V releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 18 (followed on PC in January 2015), …

GTA 5 will have a first-person mode on PS4 and Xbox One, run at 4K on PC

Rockstar Games has confirmed that <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> will be getting a first-person mode when it arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 18. "We could’ve put it in the [last-gen version] but we were too busy making the game," Rob Nelson, Rockstar Games' animation director told IGN in an …

These GTA IV mods and add-ons reveal why GTA V's first-person mode is exciting

Grand Theft Auto V is getting a whole new perspective on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and it’s got us antsy to get back into Los Santos.<p>The open-world living-city nature of the Grand Theft Auto games make them perfect for the first-person view. In fact, on the PC, modders have gone ahead and …

Major Xbox One update with custom backgrounds and Twitter support is here

When you turn on your Xbox One this weekend, you might notice a few changes. Microsoft is rolling out one of the largest feature updates yet for its game console to all users starting this weekend. A year after launch, the console now has customizable backgrounds. You'll be able to set an …

Updated GTA: San Andreas on Steam nullifies old save files

Music licensing issues appear to have struck the <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> series, requiring a change to the edition offered on Steam. This time, the update appears to have wiped out save files from the previous version of the game, reports RockstarNexus.com.<p><i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i> is being replaced on …